Whatever Happened To…? Chunk From The Goonies

Back in 1985 the cult classic The Goonies and a worldwide phenomenon was born. The movie had everything: lots of action sequences, romance and a character named Chunk a rotund kid who fought depression with whipped cream in a can and did the truffle shuffle.

Chunk was played by Jeff Cohen. After The Goonies wrapped in 1985, Cohen had guest spots on Family Ties and Amazing Stories, as well as voicing Grunt in Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School. His last acting job was in 1991 in a Civil Rights drama called Perfect Harmony.

Since then, well…take a look for yourself!


Cohen was tired of being teased about his excess weight and decided to try playing football, which, as a result, caused a pretty dramatic weight loss. He kept on playing at UC Berkeley, where he studied Business Administration and used the tagline “Vote for Chunk” to win the election for President of Associated Students.

Cohen went on to study law at UCLA, prior to co-founding his own firm in Beverly Hills specializing in entertainment law called Cohen & Gardner. He still discusses his Goonies days, although his website asks you not to hold his role as Chunk against him.

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