Then/Now: The cast of 'Wings'
Whose careers took off after 'Wings'?


The Cast of 'Wings'

The Hackett brothers (played by Tim Daly and Steven Weber) operated Sandpiper Air in Nantucket, Massachusetts from 1990 to 1997. Viewers loved the Emmy-nominated NBC sitcom, which took place in the same “universe” as popular shows "Cheers" and "Frasier."

Where is the cast of "Wings" now? Find out whose careers took off and whose stalled ...


Tim Daly Then

Tim Daly: Then

The younger brother of actress Tyne Daly, Tim played neat-freak pilot Joe Hackett, who ran the one-plane airline Sandpiper Air with his brother on "Wings." Before being cast on the show, Daly was a theater actor. His first major role was the 1982 film "Diner."


Tim Daly Now

Tim Daly Now

Since the show, Daly has continuously gotten TV roles, including "Monk," and the HBO mini-series "From the Earth to the Moon." He was nominated for an Emmy for his recurring guest role on "The Sopranos." He starred on the medical drama "Private Practice" until his character, Dr. Pete Wilder, was written out in 2012.

The actor is currently dating his "Madam Secretary" costar Tea Leoni and has two children from a previous marriage. 


Steven Weber Then

Steven Weber: Then

Weber got his start as a child actor appearing in commercials. He then played Julianne Moore’s boyfriend on the soap "As the World Turns," and had roles in movies like "The Flamingo Kid" before landing the role of carefree pilot Brian Hackett on "Wings."


Steven Weber Now

Steven Weber: Now

After "Wings," Weber went on to his own short-lived series, "Cursed." He had a lead role in the '90s hit movie "Single White Female" and in the TV movie "The Shining." 

Weber began a Broadway career in 2001, appearing in Tom Stoppard’s "The Real Thing." In 2006 he had a guest role on former "Wings" co-star Tony Shalhoub’s series, "Monk" and appeared in the series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Recent guest roles include "Psych," "Sleepy Hollow," and "Community." 

Weber has two sons with ex-wife Juliette Hohnen.


Crystal Bernard Then

Crystal Bernard: Then

Before she was Helen Chappel Hackett, the cello player who ran the terminal’s lunch counter, Crystal was singing gospel with her Evangelical family in Texas. She progressed to theater, and went on to TV roles on series like "Happy Days." 


Crystal Bernard Now

Crystal Bernard: Now

Best known for her role as Helen, Bernard has appeared in stage productions like "Crimes of the Heart" (1999), "Annie Get Your Gun" (2001) and "Barbra’s Wedding" (2005) since "Wings." 

Bernard also released two country/gospel albums in the late 90s. 



Tony Shalhoub: Then

Shalhoub played romantic taxi driver Antonio Scarpacci on "Wings" but began his showbiz career in theater. In the same period as "Wings," the actor appeared as physicist Dr. Banton on the "X-Files."


Tony Shalhoub Now

Tony Shalhoub: Now

Since "Wings," the actor has appeared in films like "The Man Who Wasn’t There," "Barton Fink" and "Men in Black."

Shalhoub is best known for his role as obsessive-compulsive sleuth Adrian Monk on series "Monk" from 2002 to 2009. He is also the voice of Splinter in the 2014 film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." The actor has been married since 1992 and has two daughters. 



Thomas Haden Church Then

The actor was born Thomas McMillen and grew up as Thomas Quesada, but later changed his last name to Haden Church. He began his career as a radio personality before landing the role of dim-witted airport mechanic Lowell Mather on "Wings." Church left the show in spring 1995 to star in the Fox sitcom "Ned and Stacey."


Thomas Haden Church Now

Thomas Haden Church: Now

Thomas has gained fame in recent years due to roles in critically acclaimed films like "Sideways" (2004) and blockbuster hit "Spider-Man 3" (2007). The actor is also a rancher, and resides in Texas with his girlfriend and their daughter. He had a role in the 2014 film "Heaven Is for Real."



Rebecca Schull: Now & Then

Flight attendant Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran was Sandpiper Air’s only other employee aside from Joe.

She has since appeared in such films and television shows as "Roseanne," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "United 93," "Frasier" and "Little Children." She had a reoccuring role on "Suits" and is a regular on ABC Family's "Chasing Life."


(2011 Gary Gershoff)

Then/Now: The cast of 'Wings'

Whose careers took off after 'Wings'?

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