Home Alone set for Disney remake: Where are burglars Harry and Marv now?

IMDB: Home Alone (1990)

Disney have confirmed that they will make a remake of Macaulay Culkin classic Home Alone. But where are the likes of iconic burglars Marv and Harry now?

Disney is something of the master of remakes.

From the obvious remakes such as The Lion King (2019) and Aladdin (2019) to films such as Flubber (1996), which was a reformed version of 1961 movie The Absent-Minded Professor.

While some fans enjoy the legions of Disney remakes that are filling cinema screens quicker than the next Marvel superhero, others find live-animation remakes and regurgitated storylines nothing short of banal. 

Next in the queue for Disney is beloved 1990 classic Home Alone (not originally Disney).

Whether you have high hopes for a new and shiny version of the Macaulay Culkin classic or feel deflated at the prospect of the original Christmas movie having its heart ripped out, here's a look at the original cast members and where they are now.

After all, who could ever replace Harry and Marv...

IMDB: Home Alone (1990)

Long live Marv and Harry!

Home Alone's iconic hapless burglars went by the full names of Marv Merchants and Harry Lime. Harry was the shorter of the two, always sporting a classic ‘look at me I’m a burglar’ small black hat.

He also came across as the leader of the two-man gang and - although they were humiliated over and over again by a small kid - perhaps the smarter of the duo.

Example A:

Marv: "Kids are scared of the dark."

Harry: "You’re afraid of the dark, too, Marv."

According to the Home Alone trivia page, Harry and Marv's gang name of ‘Wet Bandits’ stemmed from their calling card of leaving their victims’ water running after they had looted the place.

IMDB: Home Alone (1990)

Who Played Marv and Harry in Home Alone?

Marv and Harry were played by Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci, respectively.

Joe may not have featured in as many movies but he served roles in more big-name Hollywood films such as Lethal Weapon 2,  and 4, Goodfellas, Raging Bull and Casino.

Although Joe officially retired from acting in 1999 and has only be on screen for small cameo roles, he is set to appear in new Quentin Tarantino movie The Irishman, playing Italian crime boss Russell Bufalino.

Joe has had two wives and one child.

Harry in Home Alone

IMDB: Home Alone (1990)

Joe Pesci now 

Actor Joe Pesci on the set of Actor Joe Pesci on the set of "The Irishman" on October 19, 2017 in New York City.

Daniel Stern now

Daniel has had a long career in movieland with 77 IMDB credits, although nothing you would instantly recognise.

He is now 61 years old and has three kids alongside a wife. His latest acting adventure is in Hulu series Shrill (2019), where he plays Bill Easton.

He's also managed to grow a pretty spectacular beard!

Actor Daniel Stern arrives at the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour - WGN America Presents Actor Daniel Stern arrives at the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour

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