Thankfully, Grant Gelt has kept away from the hard stuff and remained acting for a little while. Before “The Sandlot,” he had been in a few things like “Avalon,” “Marked for Death,” and was a voice actor for a Charlie Brown series. Afterward, he showed up in “Boy Meets World,” “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” and “Hey Arnold!”
His final role before stepping away from the acting world was, incredibly, a TV mini-series called “The ‘60s,” which is one of the funniest unintentional pieces of trivia on this list according to us. We wonder if he planned to step away from acting just like his character had disappeared. Gelt now lives in Nashville and runs a creative agency for a tech company.
Still Getting Plenty of Work
Adams had been in a number of famous works even before he appeared in “The Sandlot.” These include Michael Jackson’s movie-slash-music video collection “Moonwalker” as well as several seasons of “A Different World” and even “The Mighty Ducks,” (which also had Mike Vitar in it). After “The Sandlot,” he had roles in a couple of episodes of “The Fresh Princes of Bel-Air,” as well as appearances in “Boy Meets World,” “Moesha,” and “Sister, Sister.”
Eventually, he would branch out into the related industry of voice acting in video games – you might have heard him in “Kingdom Hearts II” if you enjoy that series. He was the narrator for the 2021 film “The Resort.” He’s also a family man and has said that he’s a “dad forever” when he isn’t acting.
A Funky Foreshadowing
Grant Gelt played bespectacled kid Bertram Grover Weeks, the kid who found a package of tobacco for the kids so they chew like their baseball heroes. This, as we all know, results in the kids all getting sick after going on a spinning ride, but it’s also a little bit of character foreshadowing. At the end of the film, it’s revealed that Bertram would eventually fall deep into the counterculture movement of the sixties, disappearing entirely from the lives of the other boys.
It makes a little bit of simple sense that the kid who was able to procure a substance he wasn’t old enough to have – and was eager to try – would have trouble getting through the drug crazes that swept young adults during the time.
The Older Brother
Victor DiMattia portrays the older of two brothers, Timmy Timmons. He proves remarkably adept at designing ways to get their ball back from the lair of the frightening dog Hercules and goes on to become an architect who helps to come up with the idea of the mini-mall with his brother Tommy.
These two Timmons tykes are a bit background compared to some of the other members of the Sandlot gang, but they still get their moments to shine. Shane Obedzinski plays Tommy, who is known as “Repeat” for his habit of just repeating his brother – he goes on to be a contractor, working to build his brother’s idea of the mini-mall. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
Getting Back into Acting
Before and after “The Sandlot,” Victor DiMattia had a bunch of small roles in dozens of TV shows, including “Punky Brewster,” “Designing Women,” “Married… with Children,” and more. He got to provide the voice of young Clark Kent in the “Superman” TV series, and he had a number of movie credits to his name as well. He was a frequent voice actor in the “Adventures in Odyssey” series after the Sandlot gang, and he was a star in the first season of “A Peaceable Kingdom,” in 1989.
In 1995 he took a break from acting, but would return in 2018 in the independent film “Get Married or Die Trying.” Since then he’s been in two more movies: “Death Rider in the House of Vampires” and “Breakout.” Neither of them was anything special.