The Cast Of The Christmas Movie ‘Elf’: Then And Now


4. Daniel Tay (Michael Hobbs)

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Michael Hobbs and Daniel Tay / Warner Bros. and WILL RAGOZZINO/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Michael Hobbs was the adorable little boy in the film. He is now 27 years old and generally seems to stay out of the spotlight. His last acting credit was in Brooklyn Rules in 2007. He did some voice work in 2009, but nothing since.

5. Mary Steenburgen (Emily Hobbs)

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Emily Hobbs and Mary Steenburgen Now with Ted Danson / Warner Bros. and Dan MacMedan/WireImage/Getty Images

She played Emily, Walter’s wife who tried to get him to become a family man. Mary played Will Ferrell’s mom in the film Step Brothers in 2008. She has starred in several shows since Elf and will be playing Maggie in the upcoming series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. In addition, she has also been married to Ted Danson for 24 years now.


6. Bob Newhart (Papa Elf)

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Papa Elf and Bob Newhart Now / Warner Bros. and Alison Buck/Getty Images for Backstage Creations

The iconic Bob Newhart graced us as Papa Elf in Elf. He is now 90 years old and his last acting role was in the series The Big Bang Theory.

7. Ed Asner (Santa)

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Santa and Ed Asner Now / Warner Bros. and Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

Did you know that Santa was played by the great Ed Asner? He is now 90 years old and according to IMDb, has many projects in the works! He doesn’t seem to be slowing down one bit.


In conclusion, reminisce with some of the funniest moments from Elf:

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