The Cast of Dead Poets Society

Robert Sean Leonard (Neil Perry)
Born: Feb 28th, 1969 
Web Pages: A Look at Robert Sean Leonard, Robert Sean Leonard in the Spotlight
His first starring role was in the "classic" My Best Friend is a Vampire. Since DPS he has had small roles in Mr. and Mrs. Bridge and The Age of Innocence as well as more substantial roles in Swing Kids, Much Ado About Nothing, Married to It, Safe Passage and Killer: A Journal of Murder. He can also be seen in the HBO film, In the Gloaming, directed by Christopher Reeve as well as The Last Days of Disco. He will soon be starring with Sylvester Stallone in the race car movie Driven.
Robin Williams (John Keating)
Born: July 21st, 1952 
Web Page: The Ultimate Robin Williams Website
Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, his first big break came when he was cast as the alien in Mork and Mindy. Although most people identify DPS as his first serious role, Williams proved his acting ability early on with such films as The World According to Garp, Moscow on the Husdon, and Seize the Day. Memorable films since then include Good Morning Vietnam, Awakenings, The Fisher King, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, and his Oscar winning role in Good Will Hunting.

Ethan Hawke (Todd Anderson)
Born: Nov. 6th, 1970 
Web Page: The Ethan Hawke Shrine
DPS was one of his first roles. His first came in Explorers where he co-starred with River Phoenix. Since, he has starred in a number of well-received films including White Fang, A Midnight Clear, Alive, Reality Bites, and Before Sunrise. More recent films include Gattaca and Snow Falling on Cedars as well as updates of Great Expectations and Hamlet.

Josh Charles (Knox Overstreet)
Born: Sept. 15th, 1971 
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After DPS he starred in the TV film Murder in Mississippi, the elegantly titled Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Threesome (with Lara Flynn Boyle whose scenes were mostly cut from DPS) and the HBO film Norma Jean and Marilyn. He starred in the  tv series Sports Night and was last seen in Muppets From Space.

Gale Hansen (Charlie Dalton, aka Nwanda)
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Since DPS, he has starred in a few minor films, including The Finest Hour with Rob Lowe. He was last seen in the short-lived TV series Class of '96 which aired in 1993.
Allelon Ruggiero (Steven Meeks)
Since DPS, he has acted in the never to be forgotten Mannequin 2: On the Move and in the past year has shown up in a small part in Thinner as well as the Denzel Washington film, Fallen. He also starred in and directed a short film entitled Lost which was shown on PBS's Independent Images series.
James Waterston (Gerard Pitts)
Son of actor Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields, TV's Law and Order). Since DPS he has been in Little Sweetheart, A Dog Race in Alaska, and the mini-series Christy.
Dylan Kussman (Richard Cameron)
Since DPS, he has had roles in Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken and Journey of Honor. He could be seen recently in The Way of the Gun. He also wrote the 1998 film Burn.

Alexandra Powers (Chris Noel)
Her first role came in the TV film The Day After. She also had a small role in Mask (with Eric Stoltz, not Jim Carrey) and the TV series L.A. Law and 21 Jump Street. After DPS she starred in The Seventh Coin opposite Peter O'Toole and had small roles in The Player and Rising Sun. In 1994 she played Tonya Harding in the TV movie Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story. Recent roles have been in Bruce Willis' Last Man Standing,  the Walter Matthau / Jack Lemmon comedy Out to Sea, and the tv movie Storm.
Kurtwood Smith (Mr. Perry)
Born: July 3rd, 1942 
Perhaps still best known for his role as the psychotic bad guy in Robocop, he seems to often pop up in supporting roles as various advisors in such action films as Rambo III, Under Siege II, and Broken Arrow. He also was almost unrecognizable in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as the President of the Federation. He could be seen at ground control trying to ward off asteroids in Deep Impact and plays the father in the tv series That '70s Show. He also could recently be seen with Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie in Girl Interrupted.

Leon Pownall (McAllistar)
He has acted in a number of Canadian films including Termini Station, Bye Bye Blues, and Angel-Square. He can also be seen in the TV films Spencer: The Judas Goat, How the West Was Fun, and Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story.
Norman Lloyd (Mr. Nolan)
Born: Nov. 8th, 1914 
He began his career with a couple films by Alfred Hitchcock: Saboteur and Spellbound. He is perhaps best known for his role in the TV series St. Elsewhere. Since DPS he has acted in The Age of Innocence (also with Robert Sean Leonard), TV remakes of The Omen and Fail Safe, and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. He has also appeared in numerous TV series including Murder She Wrote, Wiseguy, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wings, and Seven Days.