The Stars of 'Three Men and a Baby': Where Are They Now?

7:00 AM 11/25/2017

by Katherine Schaffstall

The movie — starring Ted Danson, Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg as three bachelors whose life is upturned when a baby shows up on their doorstep — was released on Nov. 25, 1987.

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Three Men and a Baby, which was released 30 years ago on Nov. 25, 1987, follows three bachelor roommates -- Peter, Michael and Jack -- in New York City who suddenly have to care for an infant left at their door with a note stating she's Jack's daughter.

The men -- played by Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson -- deal with a variety of mishaps while taking care of the baby, Mary, including struggling to change her diapers, figuring out how to feed her (and how often) and accidently handing her off to drug dealers. And it doesn't help that Jack's out of the country filming a movie when Mary arrives.

The film, directed by Leonard Nimoy, was the highest-grossing movie of 1987 at the domestic box office and was followed up by the sequel Three Men and a Little Lady in 1990.

In honor of the film’s 30th anniversary, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at what the stars has been up to since the film's debut. Read on to find out.

  • Peter Mitchell, portrayed by Tom Selleck

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    Selleck plays architect Peter Mitchell in the film. The actor was well known prior to his role in Three Men and a Baby and has kept busy in recent years. From 1980 to 1988, he starred as private investigator Thomas Magnum on the CBS crime drama Magnum, P.I. From 1996 to 2000, he made many appearances as Monica Geller’s on-again-off-again boyfriend Richard Burke on Friends. He currently stars as Commissioner Frank Reagan on the CBS police drama Blue Bloods, which is in its eighth season. He has appeared as the titular character in the Jesse Stone franchise made-for-television films on CBS and in recent years on the Hallmark Channel. His film credits include Mr. Baseball, In & Out, The Love Letter and Killers. In Feb. 2017, Selleck told Jimmy Fallon while on The Tonight Show that the stain on his shirt on the poster for Three Men and a Baby is real unplanned urine from the baby. “It’s actually, for once in my life, a genuine expression,” he joked.

  • Michael Kellam, portrayed by Steve Guttenberg

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    Guttenberg plays Michael, a cartoonist who lives with Peter and Jack. The actor starred in many films in the ‘80s including Police Academy, Cocoon and Bad Medicine. After his turn as Michael, he appeared in the films High Spirits, It Takes Two, Jackson, Cornered! and A Novel Romance. He made his film directorial debut with 2002’s P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, which he also stars in. On the small screen, he has made appearances in Syfy’s movies Lavalantula and Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. The actor recently played Wayne Hastings Jr. on HBO’s Ballers.

  • Jack Holden, portrayed by Ted Danson

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    Jack is an actor and Mary's father, who's filming a movie in Turkey when his daughter shows up at his apartment, around the same time as another package he agreed to receive. Danson starred as Sam Malone on Cheers from 1982 to 1993. His next major TV role came in 1998 as John Becker on the CBS sitcom Becker, which ran until 2004. He’s played the role of D.B. Russell on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: NY and CSI: Cyber. Danson has also starred in films like Pontiac Moon, Loch Ness, The Amateurs, Mad Money and The One I Love. He currently stars alongside Kristen Bell in the NBC sitcom The Good Place.

  • Mary, portrayed by Michelle and Lisa Blair

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    Mary is portrayed by identical twins Lisa Blair and Michelle Blair Ontonvich. Three Men and a Baby remains Michelle’s only acting credit, while Lisa appeared as Young Sarah in the 1999 thriller Morella. The role of Mary was taken over by Robin Weisman in Three Men and a Little Lady. The sisters left the world of acting to pursue other careers. Lisa now works in customer service and Michelle works in the insurance industry.

     

  • Sylvia, portrayed by Nancy Travis

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    Travis plays Sylvia, Mary’s mother who previously had a fling with Jack. The actress reprised the role of Sylvia in the 1990 sequel, as well as appeared in films like So I Married an Axe Murderer, Greedy, Fluke, Bogus and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She has starred in the made-for-television films Running Mates, The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker and The Pregnancy Pact. On the small screen, Travis has starred in the series' Almost Perfect, Becker, The Bill Engvall Show and Last Man Standing

  • Rebecca, portrayed by Margaret Colin

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    Although Peter is a self-proclaimed bachelor, he maintains a steady but casual romantic relationship with Rebecca. Colin has since appeared in the films True Believer, Martians Go Home, Independence Day, First Daughter, Deception and Equity. Her TV appearances include guest-starring roles on Magnum, P.I., Chicago Hope, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Madam Secretary, Veep and Shades of Blue. She also memorably played Eleanor Waldorf-Rose, the mother of Blair Waldorf, on Gossip Girl from 2007 to 2012.

  • Det. Sgt. Melkowitz, portrayed by Philip Bosco

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    The character actor plays Det. Sgt. Melkowitz, a cop who interrogates the roommates after they accidentally get involved with a drug deal. Bosco is an accomplished stage actor and has appeared in many Broadway productions including Twelve Angry Men, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Heartbreak House. He won the best lead actor in a play Tony award in 1989 for his performance in Lend Me a Tenor. Bosco has appeared in an extensive number of films including Working Girl, It Takes Two, The First Wives Club, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Kate & Leopold and The Savages. His TV credits include appearances on Tribeca, Liberty! The American Revolution, Law & Order, Freedom: A History of Us and Damages.

  • Vince, portrayed by Paul Guilfoyle

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    Since playing Vince in Three Men and a Baby, Guillfoyle has remained active in Hollywood. He has appeared in supporting roles in the films Wall Street, True Colors, Mrs. Doubtfire, Striptease, Ransom, Spotlight and Pandemic. The actor’s television credits include guest appearances on Miami Vice, Fallen Angels and Ally McBeal. He recently played the recurring role of former CIA Berlin station chief Alexander Quayle on Colony and can been seen on The Good Fight as Maia’s father, Henry Rindell. Guilfoyle is arguably best known for his role as L.V.P.D. Captain Jim Bass on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which he played from 2000 to 2014.

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