Thanks to his turns in Casper (as the human version of the friendly ghost), Now & Then and Little Giants, as new kid in town-turned-QB Junior Floyd, Sawa was one of the ’90s ultimate teen heartthrobs, going on to star in hits like Final Destination and Idle Hands. But Junior was initially set to be played by another teen heartthrob: Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Still, with Spielberg in his corner, Sawa landed the role, even though, at age 15, he was several years older than the rest of the cast.
Of course, Devon, 42, also infamously played the title role in Eminem‘s “Stan” music video, and in 2010, he joined the cast of The CW’s Nikita.
Sawa and his wife Dawni Sawa, who have been married for six years, have two children and he made headlines in 2019 for a faux-feud with fellow ’90s idol Macaulay Culkin that the Internet became obsessed with. It remains to be seen if he can still throw a perfect spiral with a roll of toilet paper.