The Cast of “The Mummy”: Where Are They Now?

Catch up with Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and more of the franchise's stars as the first film celebrates its 25th anniversary

<p>Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty</p> Brendan Fraser in 1999

Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty

Brendan Fraser in 1999's 'The Mummy'

It had a wild plot, big stars and made more than $400 million at the box office.

The Mummy was a major early summer hit when it premiered in May of 1999, helping to further catapault Brendan Fraser's star while introducing viewers to a host of other actors. It also spawned two sequels — 2001's The Mummy Returns and 2008's Tomb of the Dragon Emperor — plus a strong following that remains loyal to this day.

“It is hard to make that movie,” Fraser told Variety in 2022, calling his series of films "fun" and a "thrill ride."

Here, 25 years after the first film's release, catch up with the stars of The Mummy, then and now.

Brendan Fraser as Rick O'Connell

<p>Moviestore/Shutterstock; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic</p> Brendan Fraser in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2024

Moviestore/Shutterstock; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Brendan Fraser in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2024

Then: Indiana native Brendan Fraser only had a handful of roles under his belt when he broke out as caveman Link in the 1992 cult classic Encino Man, which opened the door to a host of '90s hits, including The Mummy, in which he played intrepid explorer Rick O'Connell.

Now: After a string of blockbusters in the 1990s and early 2000s — including School Ties, Blast from the Past and George of the Jungle — Fraser, now 55, took a break from the industry, returning in 2022's The Whale, for which he won the Best Actor Oscar. He has three grown sons with ex-wife Afton Smith and is currently dating Jeanne Moore. Most recently, he featured in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated Killers of the Flower Moon.

Rachel Weisz as Evelyn Carnahan

<p>NBCUniversal; Arnold Jerocki/WireImage</p> Rachel Weisz in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2023

NBCUniversal; Arnold Jerocki/WireImage

Rachel Weisz in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2023

Then: London-born Rachel Weisz got her start with some television roles before pivoting to films like Bent and Swept from the Sea, finding her big break as Evelyn, the heroine saved from a tragic end in The Mummy.

Now: Weisz came back for The Mummy Returns, though afterward moved on to other projects like About a Boy, The Fountain, The Lovely Bones and The Constant Gardener and The Favourite, which both earned her Oscar nominations. Next up is 2025's Marvel feature, Thunderbolts. Off-screen, Weisz, 54, is married to Daniel Craig, with whom she has one child. Both actors each have a child from previous relationships. In 2023, she told Extra she is still in touch with Brendan Fraser and texted him following his Oscar win.

John Hannah as Jonathan Carnahan

<p>Moviestore/Shutterstock; Dave Benett/Getty</p> John Hannah in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2023

Moviestore/Shutterstock; Dave Benett/Getty

John Hannah in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2023

Then: Scottish star John Hannah had also been working in theater and television before he got his break in 1994's Four Weddings and a Funeral, later starring in The Mummy franchise as Evelyn's brother, Jonathan, who is somewhat responsible for awakening the angry titular character.

Now: Hannah has since appeared on series like Damages, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and most recently, Transplant. Now 62, he has two children with his wife, actress Joanna Roth.

Arnold Vosloo as Imhotep (a.k.a. The Mummy)

<p>NBCUniversal; Netflix / Courtesy Everett</p> Arnold Vosloo in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2022

NBCUniversal; Netflix / Courtesy Everett

Arnold Vosloo in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2022

Then: South Africa native Arnold Vosloo played the film's angry, awakened namesake, the mummy Imhotep. "This Mummy is not your grandfather's Mummy," he shared at the time, giving a nod to the original 1930s and 1940s films on which this franchise was based. Like his costars, he came up through theater and television, before scoring parts in the Darkman series, Hard Target and The Mummy.

Now: Following The Mummy, he went on to big parts in Blood Diamond, 24, Ludik and Bones, among other projects. Now 61, he's currently starring on Plan B.

Patricia Velásquez as Anck-Su-Namun

<p>NBCUniversal; Victoria Sirakova/Getty</p> Patricia Velasquez in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2024

NBCUniversal; Victoria Sirakova/Getty

Patricia Velasquez in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2024

Then: Patricia Velásquez, a native of Venezuela, got her start as a high-fashion model before landing a few parts leading up to her role in The Mummy. In the film, she played Anck-Su-Namun, Imhotep's star-crossed love he hoped to bring back from the dead.

Now: Velásquez hasn't stopped working since, appearing on everything from American Family and The L Word to Ugly Betty and Rescue Me. The 53-year-old has also done extensive philanthropic work through the United Nations and her own Wayuu Taya Foundation.

Kevin J. O'Connor as Beni Gabor

<p>NBCUniversal; VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty</p> Kevin J. O'Connor in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2019

NBCUniversal; VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty

Kevin J. O'Connor in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2019

Then: Chicago-born Kevin J. O'Connor began acting in the 1980s, appearing in films including Peggy Sue Got Married and Steel Magnolias and series like Tanner '88 and Birdland. In The Mummy, his character Beni crossed Rick, but ultimately suffered the consequences.

Now: O'Connor, 50, has stayed busy on TV shows The Others, The Beast, Chicago P.D. and On Becoming a God in Central Florida, in addition to more movie roles, too.

Oded Fehr as Ardeth Bay

<p>NBCUniversal; JC Olivera/Getty</p> Oded Fehr in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2019

NBCUniversal; JC Olivera/Getty

Oded Fehr in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2019

Then: The Mummy was one of Israeli actor Oded Fehr's first major roles; in the franchise he played Ardeth, a Medjai leader who helps Rick and Evelyn through their mission.

Now: Like many of his costars, Fehr, 53, hasn't stopped working since The Mummy, picking up roles on TV series including Sleeper Cell and Covert Affairs and most recently, Star Trek: Discovery. He is married to producer Rhonda Tollefson, with whom he has three children.

Omid Djalili as Warden Gad Hassan

<p>NBCUniversal; David Parry/PA Images via Getty</p> Omid Djalili in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2022

NBCUniversal; David Parry/PA Images via Getty

Omid Djalili in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2022

Then: London-born comedian Omid Djalili stepped into the role of Warden Gad Hassan, whose time on screen is brief but memorable.

Now: That same year, Djalili, now 58, featured in Notting Hill, and has continued working steadily in everything from Gladiator and Casanova to Whoopi and The Love Guru, in addition to theater. He and wife Annabel Knight have three children.

Erick Avari as Dr. Terence Bey

<p>NBCUniversal; Gabe Ginsberg/Getty</p> Erick Avari in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2019

NBCUniversal; Gabe Ginsberg/Getty

Erick Avari in 1999's 'The Mummy' and in 2019

Then: Erick Avari, born and raised in India, had been working steadily in television since the 1980s when he was cast as noble museum curator Dr. Terence Bey in The Mummy. He had previously worked with star Brendan Fraser seven years prior in Encino Man.

Now: Avari, 72, has appeared in an endless stream of TV shows like Days of Our Lives, Heroes and Dragnet, plus the films Charlie Wilson's War, Independence Day, Dark Matter and Daredevil, among others.

Aharon Ipalé as Pharaoh Seti I

<p>NBCUniversal</p> Aharon Ipalé in 1999's 'The Mummy'


Aharon Ipalé in 1999's 'The Mummy'

Then: Born in Morocco, Aharon Ipalé started working on British TV series before moving on to parts on American favorites like Hawaii Five-0, Taxi, The Love Boat and Dynasty, among many others. While appearing in The Mummy as the murdered Pharaoh, he was also starring on the TV series Deadly Fortune.

Now: He rejoined the cast for The Mummy Returns and went on to films including Charlie Wilson's War and Honor plus an episode of Ray Donovan. Ipalé died in 2016 at the age of 74.

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