Hocus Pocus is one of the best Halloween movies that is a joy to watch during the spooky season. With a sequel having come to fruition, it’s been fun to look back at how far the cast has come since the beginning. How old was the cast of Hocus Pocus then and now? Let’s go over the Hocus Pocus cast ages and see where they are now.
The original Hocus Pocus was released on July 16, 1993, three months before Halloween. It follows a teenager named Max, who inadvertently causes three 17th century witches to come back from the dead. They are determined to do whatever it takes to stay alive as he must work to stop them alongside his little sister, Dani, and another classmate, Allison.
Even though there was a sequel to the film, not all of the actors appeared. But we still want to celebrate the stars from the original film, especially since we’ll get to watch the movie over and over during the month of October.
Hocus Pocus cast ages
The movie has a wide array of cast members you will recognize, including Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, who play the three Sanderson sisters.
Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson
Born on December 1, 1945, Bette Midler was 47 at the time the film premiered and plays Winifred Sanderson. She also returned for the Hocus Pocus 2 sequel and has also been seen in plenty of film and television throughout her career including The First Wives Club and The Stepford Wives. She is currently 78 years old.
Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson
Parker played Sarah Sanderson in the film and was born on March 25, 1965 and was 28 when the film premiered. She is best known for her role as Carrie in Sex and the City. Parker also appeared in the sequel and is 58 years old.
Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson
Actress Kathy Najimy was born on Feb. 6, 1957 and played Mary Sanderson. At the time, she was 36 years old. She was also part of the sequel and has been seen in other films including Sister Act. She is now 66 years old.
Omri Katz as Max
Katz played the role of Max, the one who lights the candle that brings the Sanderson sisters to life. He was born on May 30, 1976 and was 17 at the time it premiered. Currently 47 years old, he was one of the few stars of the film that didn’t return for the sequel.
Thora Birch as Dani
Actress Thora Birch was born on March 11, 1982 and was 11 at the time the film premiered where she played Dani, Max’s little sister.. She has been seen in other roles including American Beauty and The Gabby Petito Story. Birch is now 41 years old and also did not appear in the sequel.
Vinessa Shaw as Allison
Vinessa Shaw played Allison, Max’s love interest in the movie. Born on July 19, 1976, the film premiered just before she turned 17 that year. Today, she is 47 years old and can be seen in the Apple+ series Swagger. She did not appear in the sequel.
Sean Murray as Binx
Sean Murray was born on Nov. 15, 1977 and stars in the hit CBS series NCIS. He played the spiritual form of the cat Binx, who was cursed to live as a cat since he did not save his sister from the witches. He was 15 at the time the film premiered and today he is currently 45 years old.
Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson
Doug Jones portrayed Billy Butcherson in both films and he was born on May 24,1960, making him 33 when the first film premiered. Today, he is 63 and has also been seen in Star Trek: Discovery and The Shape of Water.