Ira Angustain as Rickey Gomez Angustain, 43, left acting in the late 1980s and is now a vice president of sales for a California-based maintenance company. He lives with his wife in Mission Viejo and writes screenplays in his downtime.
Byron Stewart as Warren Coolidge carver's best player, now 46, works as an account manger for worldwide security, a nationwide security firm, but still reads for acting parts regularly. He is divorced with four children and lives in Culver City, Calif.
Ken Michelman as Abner Goldstein Michelman, 45, has acted since he was 15 and appeared in several films, including Vegas Vacation. Single and living in Van Nuys, Calif., he recently wrapped up a car commercial and a public-service announcement.
Kevin Hooks as Morris Thorpe Hooks, 43, a Hollywood director and producer whose directing credits include Passenger 57 and Strictly Business, recently finished filming a remake of the 1972 movie Sounder, in which he starred when he was a teenager. He lives outside L.A. with his wife and three children.
Thomas Carter Ii as James Hayward a well-known television and film director (Save The Last Dance) who specializes in directing pilots (including those for Miami Vice and St. Elsewhere), Carter is the executive producer for the CBS drama Hack, which will debut in 2003. The 48-year-old is single and lives in Los Angeles.
Ken Howard as coach Ken Reeves In addition to costarring in the NBC drama Crossing Jordan, Howard, 58, has recently finished a manuscript far a how-to book called Act Natural, which is based on the public-speaking courses he taught at Harvard and is tentatively scheduled for release next spring. Howard lives in Malibu, Calif., with his wife of 10 years, stuntwoman Linda Howard.
Nathan Cook as coach Reese Cook died in June 1986 at age 38 from natural causes. In addition to his White Shadow role, the actor was a regular on the 1980s ABC drama Hotel. He is survived by two children.
Timothy Van Patten as Mario (Salami) Pettrino Van Patten, 43, lives in New York City with his wife and two children and is one of the directors for the HBO series The Sopranos. "Do people still call me Salami?" he asks. "I live in New York, so do I even have to answer that question?"
Of all the football mementos that fill the Hollywood home of Kopay, the most treasured are the clippings he keeps in a manila folder. They detail the fallout from Dec. 11, 1975, the day Kopay—a star running back from the University of Washington who played for five NFL teams from 1964 through '72—became the first athlete from a major team sport to publicly announce that he was gay. After he came out in an article in the Washington Star, Kopay became a celebrity within the gay community, and his 1977 autobiography was a New York Times bestseller. Yet his was a solitary voice: No flood of revelations by other pro athletes ensued. "Everyone talks about me as if I'm the only gay football player who ever lived. Well, trust me, I'm not," says Kopay, 60, who is a floor manager and buyer at Linoleum City, a company that does flooring for movies, TV shows and individual clients. "I still get letters from people telling me that they appreciate what I did, that I made things a little easier for them. Would I do it again? You bet. It was my way to make a difference."
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