School of Rock cast ages: How old was the cast then (and now)?

Dive into the past and present ages of the School of Rock cast! Explore how old the stars were during filming and their current milestones.
School Of Rock 10-Year Reunion - Screening
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The beloved Jack Black-led classic, School of Rock, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a much-awaited arrival on Netflix in January 2024! This rock-infused gem follows the uproarious journey of Dewey Finn, a down-and-out rock guitarist who finds his groove as a substitute teacher at an esteemed prep school. With an infectious passion for music, Dewey molds his students into a kick-ass rock band, leading them on an exhilarating path to a showdown in a high-stakes Battle of the Bands. The official synopsis, as per IMDb, reads:

""After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band.""


But have you ever wondered how old the vibrant cast was during the film's making and where they are now? Look no further! We've got the scoop on their ages then and now, allowing you to revisit the rockin' past while catching up with the present!

They may have been kids in the limelight once, but time has certainly had its way! The 2003 musical comedy, an absolute cornerstone of our childhood, showcased an ensemble of remarkable talents. Led by luminaries like Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, and Miranda Cosgrove, School of Rock remains a timeless classic for all generations. Curious about how old they were during the film and where they stand now? We've got all the juicy details below!

Jack Black as Dewey Finn

Jack Black
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The effervescent Jack Black brought Dewey Finn to life in the 2003 film, portraying a fervent yet luckless rock musician masquerading as a substitute teacher. Back then, Jack Black rocked the screen at 33 years old. Fast forward to the end of 2023, and he's a lively 54-year-old, still exuding that same infectious energy.

Sarah Silverman as Patty Di Marco

Sarah Silverman
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Sarah Silverman, playing Ned's disapproving girlfriend in the movie, was a sprightly 32-year-old during the film's release in 2003. As of now, born on December 1, 1970, she's embraced her 53rd year with equal parts grace and humor.

Miranda Cosgrove as Summer Hathaway

Miranda Cosgrove
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Remember Summer Hathaway, the classmate-turned-band manager? Miranda Cosgrove stepped into that role at just 10 years old during the film's debut. Born on May 14, 1993, she's since blossomed into a 30-year-old dynamo!

Joey Gaydos Jr. as Zack Mooneyham

Richard Linklater, Joey Gaydos
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Joey Gaydos Jr., the young talent behind Zack Mooneyham, the student and lead guitarist of the rock band, was a mere 12-year-old when the movie graced screens. Born on April 18, 1991, he's now a 32-year-old, mirroring Jack Black's age during the film's production!

And the rest of the cast? Here's a snapshot:

  • Kevin Alexander Clark (Freddy Jones): Born December 3, 1988, he was around 14 during filming, however, the School of Rock actor sadly passed away on May 26, 2021 during a road collision at the age of 32.
  • Rebecca Brown (Katie): Born August 18, 1992, she was approximately 11 during filming and is now 31.
  • Robert Tsai (Lawrence): Born in 1990, though the exact date is unconfirmed, he was roughly 13 years old during filming and is now estimated to be 33 years old.
  • Maryam Hassan (Tomika): Born January 27, 1993, she, too, was about 10 years old during filming and now stands at 30 years old as of the close of 2023.

Don't miss out on any of the fun and laughter! School of Rock returns to Netflix on January 1, 2024!

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