Rarely seen without his backward baseball cap, Mark was the most sarcastic and the rudest member of the team in the first movie, especially to Banks. He’s the biggest troublemaker on the team, and he’s the player that leads a walkout on Coach Bombay after hearing Bombay say something about the team – though the quote was out of context and misinterpreted.
He thinks he’s a hotshot, often wearing a leather jacket, and often overhears things without fully understanding them. Played by J.D. Daniels; he’s a defenseman who doesn’t appear on the team after the first movie.
Aaron Schwartz as Dave Karp
When Coach Bombay first joined the team, Dave Karp was one of the players that trusted him the least. Karp often responded with sarcastic quips when Bombay would say something, but as the movie wore on, he came to accept Bombay more and more.
He is a defenseman and is often light-hearted and comedic – he liked to play pranks. Karp is part of the cast of the first film that does not reappear in either of the sequels. Played by Aaron Schwartz, he is a secondary character that does not get much development, simply there to round out the team and grow the ensemble.
Aaron Schwartz Today
Schwartz went on to have a relatively successful career in acting. His next film after “The Mighty Ducks” was as the lead role in “Heavyweights,” Gerry Garner. He was out of acting for about fifteen years, from 1995 to 2009, when he then got a recurring role on the show “Gossip Girl.”
He was also on a few episodes of “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” along with fellow Ducks actor Danny Tamberelli. “Gossip Girl” got his career going again, appearing in numerous episodes of television and movies. He was, weirdly, the facial reference for “Young Ego” in “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.” Imagine having to explain that one when you go in for an interview.
J.D. Daniels Today
Despite being in a large number of films and television episodes, Daniels's career has faltered. Aside from “The Mighty Ducks,” he was also in “The Swan Princess,” “The Pickle,” and “Going Places,” all before 1995.
He did a few voices in “Gargoyles,” “Beethoven,” and the Aladdin animated series. At the end of the millennium, he started to slow down, but he still had a few roles, including in “Superheroes” in 2007 and in “Little New York” in 2009. He actually won a 1993 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Actor in a Play for “Conversations with My Father.”
Kathryn Erbe as Michelle McKay
The duck's tutor, Michelle Mckay plays an important role in the second film installment. She intervenes to make sure that the Ducks don't fall behind on their school work. Mckay also bravely confronts Coach Bombay about his Hollywood antics that have led him to neglect his team.
Mckay even steps in as assistant coach to make up for Bombay's bad behavior! It's safe to say that without Mckay, the Mighty Ducks may not have been singing "We are the Champions" at the end of the film.