Baywatch is a good movie by viewer standards and although some movie critics thought the idea of lifeguards going undercover in a bid to save their beach from a terrible businesswoman was ridiculous, the movie undoubtedly highlights the extents to which lifeguards are trained and willing to go to do what is right.
With a 5.6 rating on IMDb, it is safe to say even harsh movie critics thought that the movie which starred Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Hannibal Burress and Priyanka Chopra, amongst others is quite interesting. David Hasselhoff is back as the mentor in this 2017 movie remake of the 1989 – 2001 American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California.
While some actors who starred in this movie would consider the movie which grossed $177.8 million at the box office a welcomed addition to their filmography, for some others, this movie was a turning point in their careers.
In this blog post, we would be profiling 5 actors with better careers after their appearance in Baywatch.
Jon Bass is an American actor, known for playing Ronnie Greenbaum in the film Baywatch. Bass grew up in Bellaire, Texas and attended Bellaire High School, where he studied acting.
In 2014, he played a small role in the HBO comedy series Girls, and then had minor guest roles in The Newsroom and House of Lies. Later in 2015, he was cast in a lead role in the Comedy Central’s series Big Time in Hollywood, FL, portraying Del Plimpton.
In 2016, he played real-life attorney Philip Hirschkop in the historical film Loving. In 2017, he appeared in the film All Nighter. 2017 was a big year for Jon Bass as he played the significant role of Ronnie Greenbaum in Baywatch.
Following his appearance as Ronnie in Baywatch, Jon Bass has been cast in three successive movies in 2017 – as Dylan in “Post-Party” and as Nick in “Meet Cute”.
Ilfenesh Hadera is an American actress who was born on December 01, 1985 in New York USA. Prior to Baywatch, Hadera had appeared in movies like Old Boys, Chi-Raq, and TV series “Billions,” “Conviction” “The Blacklist,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Show Me A Hero.” Her most popular role yet is that of Stephanie Holden, the love interest of Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) on 2017 drama action film “Baywatch.”
Following her appearance in Baywatch and the Rock’s praise of her acting skills, the actress is now a subject of interest in Hollywood.
Jack Kesy’s filmography dates as far back as 2009 but 2017 is undoubtedly the busiest year for the American theatre, television, and film actor, raised and educated in New York City.
Having had an average of 2 appearances in movies per year, Kesy has experienced a massive improvement in his acting career after his appearance as Leon in Baywatch and is even filming for Deadpool 2 which is due to be released in 2018. In 2017 alone Kesy has appeared in 4 movies and 1 series.
The Canadian-American actress is well-known in Hollywood film scenes and often averages 2 movie appearances each year. After a 4-year film hiatus in 2010, Pamela came back in 2014 playing Groupie in Jackhammer and herself in the movie “What are men doing! 2”. Her appearance in Baywatch as an older version of a role she played in the 1995 Baywatch series, is one of the two movies she has appeared in 2017. Her second movie where she featured as herself, SPF-18 is strikingly similar to Baywatch.
Prior to her casting for the Baywatch movie, Anderson had had one Hollywood movie in 2015 and 2016.
Amin Joseph continues to make his mark in Hollywood following his appearance as Frankie on the big screen in Paramount’s film reboot of Baywatch and this led to a major role in FX’s upcoming television series Snowfall. He is also shooting a role in Johnny Depp’s LAbyrinth, a thriller about the investigation of the murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious BIG.
So it’s not just lifeguards saving people. Even movies about lifeguards are managing to salvage careers!