THE KIDS FROM FAME - WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Leonard Charles Curreri (Bruno Martelli - Vocals/Classical-Pop fusion Pianist) - Lee played the shy, laid back Bruno who played synths in his spare time but was battling his classically trained turor Mr Shorofsky contantly. Lee was an accomplished pianist with various bands before joining the film version and the TV series. Lee has since kept in the music business producing records for such diverse talenst as Natlaie Cole and Kid Creole and the Coconuts. He has also produced music scores for various TV commercials for Nike and others and episodes of Chicago Hope among other shows. He has also released his own album, the rhythmic-soul project, "Aquabox".
Erica Fawn Gimpel (Coco Hernandez - Vocals/Dancer/Diva) - Erica played singer and dancer Coco for 3 seasons of Fame and was the definite diva of the group. Feisty and always wanting the lead roles and questioning why. Since Fame she has acted in other films and theatre productions such as States of Shock with John Malkovic. She is an active member of the world peace organisation SGI-USA and released her first jazz inspired music album in 2010 entitled "Spread Your Wings and Fly".
Anthony Richard Imperato (Danny Amatullo - Vocals/Actor/Comedian) Anthony changed his name to Carlo when he pursued his acting career and is also his godfather's name. Carlo played Danny, the acting student and wise cracking comedian who always looked on the bright side of life with humour and to cover up personal anguish. Carlo has appeared in a few low profile films and made a few TV appearances which included an episode of Friends.
Valerie Landsburg (Doris Schwartz - Vocals/Comedienne) - Valerie played the lovable and cute Doris, who was always the comforting support and with Danny, the comedic element in the show. Valerie is an accomplished director, screen writer and singer-songwriter. Her father is renowned music producer Alan Landsburg. Since Fane Valerie appeared in a couple of sitcoms, and later appeared in episodes of Murder, She Wrote, Empty Nest, Nip/Tuck amongst other shows. In 2001 she released an album of her own compositions which included a re-recording of "Hi-Fidelity", the big hit from Fame that she sang lead vocals on.
Lori Singer (Julie Miller - Vocals/Cellist) - Lori is a brilliant cellist as well as prolific actress. She is also probably best known as Ariel in the 1984 film Footloose. Coming from a Jewish family, her father is famous conductor, Jacques Singer and her brother is actor Marc. Lori played Julie in Fame, a quiet, introspective girl who always seems to feel like an outsider even surrounded by friends she makes. Since Fame she has continued to play cello music and appeared in numerous film roles such as The Falcon and the Snowman, Warlock and Short Cuts. Lori also played at Carnegie Hall in 2008 as soloist in a memorial for Martin Luther King.
Gene Anthony Ray (Leroy Johnson - Vocals/Dancer/Street kid Diva) - Perhaps the saddest story of this look back on the Kids From Fame is left to the last. Gene was a professional dancer and choreographer and played the role of Leroy in the film version of Fame too. Leroy was a troubled street kid who despite thinking of himself a tough guy he just wanted to dance. Gene died in 2003 after complications arose from a stroke. His career nosedived after problems with partying, drugs and drink. He was fired from the show due to these problems. He appeared in only a few roles, mainly as a dancer, notably Austin Powers: Goldmember and Out of Sync in 1995 directed by Fame co-star Debbie Allen. In 1996 he was diagnosed as being HIV positive although he denied any references to his sexuality, once lived with a porn star and never married.