Where Are They Now? The Kids of School of Rock
When School of Rock premiered in 2003, nobody expected it would become the icon that it is today. It was so successful, it inspired a stage musical and a Nickelodeon series of the same name. One of the things people loved about the film is how the kids of the band actually knew how to play their instruments and how the vocalists were actually really good singers.
But before we let you know where School of Rock’s cast members are now, watch this precious clip of their 10th-anniversary reunion in 2013 in which they played “Zack’s Song” in a live concert.
School of Rock Cast’s 10th-Anniversary Reunion in 2013
Miranda Cosgrove (Summer 'Tinkerbell' Hathaway; Band Manager)
Miranda Cosgrove was already an actress before she appeared in School of Rock. She regularly appeared in Nickelodeon. Although she was the bossy band manager in the film, Cosgrove pursued a career in music in real life. She released her own album and two EPs. She also voiced Margo in Despicable Me and its sequels. In December 2020, revealed she would reprise her role as Carly Shay in an iCarly revival on Nickelodeon.
Joey Gaydos, Jr. (Zack 'Zack Attack' Mooneyham; Lead Guitarist)
Joey Gaydos pursued a career in music after his stint as a genius guitarist in School of Rock. But things didn’t play out well for Zack Attack. In 2009, he was arrested for driving under the influence while underage. Then, in 2019, he got arrested for stealing guitars from multiple stores. Below is footage of one of his heists. He was playing an $800 Les Paul guitar when he casually walked out of the store while the staff was distracted.
COME ON! When will thieves learn that almost all establishments have cameras? This sticky-fingered bandit made off with a guitar while the employee was distracted. If you have any information please call 941-486-2444, VPD case# 19-000288 pic.twitter.com/q79cZkRWiL— Venice Police (@VenicePoliceFL) February 7, 2019
Rivka Reyes ('Posh Spice' Katie; Bassist)
After School of Rock, Rivka Reyes (also goes by Rebecca Brown) experienced tumultuous years as an adolescent. She was 10 when School of Rock was filming. At 14, she was doing “drugs, sex, and alcohol.” “I’ve survived dozens of toxic relationships and three suicide attempts. I’m not saying all of this is because I played bass in a movie when I was a kid, but because I spent over a decade terrified that I’d peaked at 10 years old,” Reyes told Mamamia in December 2020. But she has overcome that. Today, she works at a skincare company, but still acts and performs on stage and travels the country as a standup comedian.
“I still get recognized randomly at airports and coffee shops. People ask me if I’m 'the kid from School of Rock.' For a long time, I used to say no and keep walking, but now that I’m in a better place emotionally, I humbly say yes,” she writes.
Kevin Alexander Clark (Freddy 'Spazzy McGee' Jones; Drummer)
Spazzy McGee hasn’t appeared in any film or television series after School of Rock. He has lived a pretty trouble-free life. Based on his Instagram posts, Clark still plays drums. He is the drummer of a local band called Dreadwolf. In the photo below, Clark sports the trucker look as he poses with Jack Black, who was his character’s mentor, Mr. S, in School of Rock.
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Caitlin Hale ('Blondie' Marta; Vocalist)
You probably remember her as the little blond who sang “ooh la la la" in "Zack’s Song." After her stint as a child actor, Hale also had a normal life. She obtained a degree in journalism and public relations and trained as a medical sonographer at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Based on her Instagram account, Hale works as an ultrasound technologist these days. On March 3, she posted an update on Instagram (with her School of Rock costar Angelo Massagli, aka "Security") about a medical procedure she underwent.
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Aleisha Allen ('Brace Face' Alicia; Vocalist)
These days, Allen works as a speech-language pathologist. After School of Rock, she landed roles in film and television, but her last project was in 2012 for the film You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You, according to IMDb.
Robert Tsai ('Mr. Cool' Lawrence; Keyboards)
Tsai pursued a career in line with his skill in the film: piano. He is currently studying classical piano and will be graduating from Dartmouth College. Occasionally, Tsai plays classical piano in concerts.
Brian Falduto ('Fancy Pants' Billy; Band Stylist)
Glitters and rhinestones. In the movie, Falduto’s character as Billy “Fancy Pants” was adamant about the use of shiny fabrics, schooling Jack Black’s Mr. S for not knowing anything about fashion. These days, Falduto is still active in the entertainment industry. His latest project was in 2020 for Fishing: The Series.
Maryam Hassan ('Songbird' Tomika; Vocalist)
Maryam Hassan played Tomika in School of Rock. These days, she still makes a living by creating music and releasing them on her YouTube Channel, Trayce. One of her most popular covers is Rihanna’s “You Da One.” On the side, she also works as a makeup artist in New York City.
Angelo Massagli ('Tough Guy' Frankie; Security)
Just because Mr. S couldn’t think of a job to give to his remaining students, he assigned “security” to Massagli’s character Frankie. Massagli also appeared as Bobby Jr. in The Sopranos. He also attended Northeastern University where he studied English minor in Business and Law. According to his LinkedIn profile, he is a manager for content protection (copyright) for Sony Music Entertainment. Not very far from his “security” role in School of Rock.