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Not 'Lost' Anymore: What The 'Lost' Cast Has Been Up To

Updated on May 1, 2012

It has been nine months since the ABC continuous primetime drama, Lost , aired its series finale. Lost quickly became a mega-hit, airing 113 episodes in roughly six years. Lost was a thought-provoking show, based on questions, conspiracy theories, codes, and dreams. Unfortunately, when few of these mysteries were legitimately answered and more questions seemed to spring up, the series went down in viewership.

The Fans

At one time the show held over 18 million viewers, but by the end of the series, that number had dropped to 11 million, according to Nielsen ratings. However, there were the die-hard fans that ate it all up and kept the excitement in the series going. Certain circles attended Lost conventions; some dubbed themselves “Losties” or Lostaways”. It was arguably the perfect show in a technically-savvy world as weekly pod casts and websites sprang up online. These were filled with theories and discussions concerning symbols and numbers that slinked their way into Lost . Fans speculated these were codes that led to The Answers to all of the mysteries that made the show so riveting to watch.


The series ended on May 23, 2010, seemingly leaving a division within the Lost fan base. Some thought all of The Questions the series had posed had been answered, while others felt little had actually been explained. Nonetheless, Lost was a hit for ABC, ranking itself as a critic favorite.

We Are Family

Whether you feel all of The Questions were answered or not, few could argue the acting wasn’t stellar. The cast of Lost seemed almost family to many viewers who sat down in darkened living rooms with the TV blasting so nothing would be missed. The weekly dramatic video montage at the close of every episode strengthened not only the characters to each other, but bonded the viewers to them, as well.

Fret no longer. Your family is still around; they are “lost” no more. (They weren’t really dead.) Here’s what our family has been up to since.

Was Lost, Now Are Found

Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard): Fox is currently preparing for his role on the London stage in the dark comedy, In A Forest, Dark And Deep ; however, this may be the last acting gig for a while. He says he is disillusioned with the quality of today’s movies, and teases he may be quit acting for good.

Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen): Lilly will be seen on the silver screen this autumn in Real Steel , a boxing film starring Hugh Jackman.

Terry O’Quinn (John Locke): O’Quinn is in the planning phase of a new TV series, which Lost producer, J.J. Abrams, is behind. Michael Emerson has been tapped as a co-star.

Jorge Garcia (Hugo “Hurley” Reyes): Garcia has recently been spotted on ABC’s new series, Mr. Sunshine , alongside returning TV actor of Friends fame, Matthew Perry. He also regularly blogs.

Josh Holloway (James “Sawyer” Ford): Holloway is currently busy filming the next installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.

Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah): Andrews is not working on any projects at this time; he is on sabbatical. He has recently rekindled his relationship with Black Swan actress, Barbara Hershey.

Michael Emerson (Ben Linus): Emerson has been tapped to play alongside Terry O’Quinn in a future TV show, Odd Jobs . Its airing date not yet known.

Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond Hune): Cusick is expected to star in a new ABC TV drama, In Crisis , which centers around a PR professional. Cusick will play a litigator.

Yunjin Kim (Sun Kwon): Kim has returned to the Big Screen to her native Korea to star in Seven Days .

Daniel Dae Kim (Jin Kwon): Kim seemed to leap from Lost directly into CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 . He speaks really good English in this show.

Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet Burke): Mitchell can regularly be seen on ABC’s V .

Ken Leung (Miles Straume): Leung will be making an appearance on The Good Wife , set to air on March 1, 2011.

Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert): Carbonell will soon be seen on CBS’s Ringer playing an FBI agent whose main mission is to protect Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character from the mob.

Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton): de Ravin's latest film, Operation: Endgame was released in 2010, and her latest project, The Chameleon , which wrapped production in 2010, is set to hit mainstream cinemas in April, 2011.


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    • Teresa Schultz profile image

      Teresa Schultz 6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Nice to know what all the Lost stars were planning or got up to after the series. I watched the entire series on hired dvd in about 4 weeks, finishing the last episode lat night. Loved it.