Both the television and movie Land of the Lost casts are packed with successful actors and actresses. The original television series premiered across the United States in 1974. The 30-minute, minute prime-time television show told the story of Ranger Rick Marshall and his family, who found themselves stuck in a prehistoric land by means of sci-fi travel. For three seasons, fans tuned in to the popular television show weekly. In 2009, Will Ferrell starred alongside several other notable actors and actresses in a movie version of this popular show.
Original Land of the Lost Television Show Cast
The original version of Land of the Lost ended in 1976. Park ranger Rick Marshall takes his two children on a rafting trip through the woods, only to wind up in a prehistoric wasteland after falling down a waterfall on a rafting expedition. The original main cast is listed below:
- Spencer Milligan - Ranger Rick Marshall
- Wesley Eure - Will Marshall
- Kathy Coleman - Holly Marshall
- Philip Paley - Chaka
- Jon Locke - Sleestack Leader
More About the Cast
Want to know more about the original Land of the Lost cast? A few of their other accomplishments besides Land of the Lost are listed below.
- Spencer Milligan: This actor has played roles such as: Ray Gibbons on General Hospital, Jinx Tobin on Gunsmoke, and Jeb Hrmthmg on Sleeper.
- Wesley Eure: He has appeared on Days of Our Lives as Dr. Michael William Horton, and also has provided voice talent for the popular children's show Dragon Tales.
- Kathy Coleman: She has appeared on Adam-12 as Dora Cassidy.
- Jon Locke: This California native has been on several television shows such as The Flip Wilson Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
The 2009 Movie Cast
The movie version of Land of the Lost was released in June 2009. It was directed by Brad Silbering. In the movie remake, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a vortex along with his two companions. There they befriend a pre-human ape-like creature called Chaka and try to find a way home. This movie is more of a parody of the original Land of the Lost, and it good-naturedly pokes fun at the television show. The cast of this modern remake includes these actors:
- Will Ferrell - Dr. Rick Marshall
- Anna Friel - Holly Cantrell
- Danny McBride - Will Stanton
- Jorma Taccone - Chaka
- John Boylan - Enik
About the Movie Cast
Most members of the new Land of the Lost cast have starred in other movies, some as major stars and others as minor characters. Below is a list of some of the career achievements of the main Land of the Lost cast:
- Will Ferrell: The famous comedian has starred in hilarious films such as: [[Elf], Talladega Nights; The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, Blades of Glory and Semi-Pro.
- Anna Friel: This beautiful English actress has been in films such as Bathory, made appearances on the television show Pushing Daisies, and set to star in Angel Makers.
- Danny McBride: McBride was nominated for a MTV Movie Award for his appearance in the film Pineapple Express. He has also been in other comedies like Drillbit Taylor and Tropic Thunder.
- Jorma Taccone: This young actor has made appearances on Saturday Night Live, appeared in 2007's Hot Rod and was also in the 2008 film Role Models.
- John Boylan: This credited actor has appeared in movies such as Fever Pitch, and Rider Pride. He's also been on several television shows and starred in the Disney television movie Cowbelles.
Land of the Lost was popular with many adults when they were children; they watched the show with devotion each time it aired. Now, today's adults enjoy the 2009 Land of the Lost movie. With an all star cast, both versions are sure to give you the full Land of the Lost experience!