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What These Killed Off Arrowverse Actors Are Doing Today

The Crisis On Infinite Earths event was a massive undertaking for the Arrowverse, sending serious shockwaves across Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and Black Lightning. A huge number of people died, including some major characters. It also laid the groundwork for stories that will crop up in the Arrowverse for many seasons after.

In the world of comics, death is rarely forever. Deaths are faked, people are brought back from beyond, have a parallel universe version of themselves, get cloned, or any dozens of other ways a writer's whims might decide to bring them back. Crisis on Infinite Earths did its fair share of this as well.

Today, we're focusing on those characters that died and stayed dead across the various Arrowverse shows. Specifically, we'll be taking a look at the actors who portrayed those characters and where you can find them now. Some have half a dozen projects lined up, and a few others only appear sporadically. If you had a particular favorite, however, here's where you can see them now that they're no longer on the CW.

Chris Klein (Orlin Dwyer)

Chris Klein had a pretty good run in the late 1990s and early 2000s, appearing in several popular films like the American Pie franchise, Election, and We Were Soldiers. He has appeared in several small roles since then, and it was fun to see him take on the role of Orlin Dwyer, aka Cicada, on The Flash – even if his villain wasn't the best the show has seen. His death at the hands of his daughter from the future was a pretty heartbreaking one.

Klein hasn't had many acting credits to his name over the last few years, but he has a few things currently in the works. He's been cast in a film called Intensive Care that is still very early in production, starring Lena Olin and Katharine McPhee. He also has a regular role on the upcoming Netflix series Steel Magnolias. It is not based on the play or the movie from 1989 starring Sally Field; it is actually based on the popular romance novels by Sheryll Woods, and expected to be a ten episode season when it premieres on Netflix.

Michael Emerson (Cayden James)

Probably best known for his role on Lost, actor Michael Emerson has pretty much cornered the "That guy is a bad guy... right?" role for a variety of TV shows. His turn as the master hacker Cayden James on Arrow was a fun one, even if his demise was a bit predictable. He has been off the show since 2018, so what's Emerson doing now? We'll give you one guess...

If you said "playing a creepy TV villain," congratulations!

Emerson can currently be spotted on the surprisingly solid CBS show Evil. He plays Leland Townsend who, at this point, is definitely a bad guy and is probably some sort of demon. Evil is Emerson's only current project, but he also played small roles in Mozart in the Jungle and the Italian miniseries Il Nome della Rosa (The Name of the Rose). If you ever watch network TV, you'll probably see Emerson skulking around in a promo somewhere.

Jamey Sheridan (Robert Queen)

Robert Queen's death is really the catalyst for the entirety of Arrow, so we would be remiss to not include Oliver's dad on the list. Played by veteran actor Jamey Sheridan, Robert obviously had some serious problems in his past. However, Sheridan played the character so well that it was easy to understand and appreciate the character beyond his more dubious actions.

There is one upcoming film with Sheridan attached to it, and we don't have a ton of details on it. It's a movie called Joyful, and its IMDb plot summary reads "A seven year old boy embarks on a journey to direct a feature film in order to get his mom to return home." That's... about all we got.

If you want to check out Sheridan in some other recent work, he had a small role in a few episodes of HBO's Ballers and he appeared in Lizzie, a thriller about the Borden family murders.

Carl Lumbly (M'yrnn J'onzz)

Carl Lumbly has been at it for over forty years — he got his first film credit in 1979 and continues to appear in several films and shows each year. He did a wonderful job of bringing warmth to the character of M'yrnn J'onzz on Supergirl — his sacrifice to save the Earth, his son, and our heroes was one of the show's best moments so far.

Lumbly is in one upcoming film called I'm Charlie Walker, based on the autobiography of the same name. It stars Mike Colter in the title role, as a man overcoming racism to help a community in the wake of the 1971 San Francisco Bay oil spill. Lumbly has a small role in the film as a character named Willie. Even more notably, he's slated to appear in the Disney+ MCU series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Lumbly recently appeared in The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep as Dick Halloran, the role played in the original film by Scatman Cruthers. As in the original Stephen King novel, Halloran does not die in the Overlook Hotel like he does in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, but actually stays close with Danny for years afterwards.

Neal McDonough (Damien Darhk)

Damien Darhk had an impressive run as a villain across nearly every show in the Arrowverse. Played by the always impressive Neal McDonough, Darhk proved that you can still be menacing even if your name is spelled in the most ridiculous way possible. He was eventually defeated and killed off (a few times), but you can catch McDonough in several other movies and TV shows.

McDonough has got a lot that is either currently running or releasing soon. His look and demeanor have seen him typecast in military roles, and you can catch him continuing that tradition in movies like Sonic the Hedgehog and The Warrant. He will reprise his Captain America role as Dum Dum Dugan in the Disney+ Marvel show What If...? and he has several other upcoming movie roles with late 2020 and early 2021 release dates.

It isn't just movies that McDonough shows up in, either. He has a recurring role on Project Blue Book and a small, featured role on Altered Carbon. He's a versatile actor that you're sure to spot somewhere.

Brit Morgan (Leslie Willis/Livewire)

Her death came far too soon, but Leslie Willis, a.k.a. Livewire, was a likable character on Supergirl. After all, we're suckers for a good villain redemption arc. Brit Morgan brought real energy to the role and made it very easy to root for the character. Luckily, there are still a few ways to catch Morgan in action on screen.

You can actually still find Morgan on the CW — she plays a small role on Riverdale as the villainous Penny Peabody. You can also still spot her doing superhero work, as she had a single episode role as Rachel on Amazon's The Boys.

Morgan is also starring in the upcoming film Granite Rapids Moon, which is described as a "family friendly adventure drama" that was shot in Grand Canyon National Park. It's a small feature, so you may have to do some searching to find it once it's released.

Laura Benanti (Astra)

Astra was a great villain for the first season of Supergirl, and her death midseason was a bit of a shocker. She could have lasted for a while as a big bad, with her power level being on par with Kara — not to mention their family connection. It was not to be, however, and actress Laura Benanti has since moved on to other projects.

You can still catch Benanti taking on several starring or secondary roles in both movies and television. She played Edie on the road trip comedy series The Detour, which ended after its fourth season at the end of 2019. She has a recurring bit on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as Melania Trump. She plays Quinn on the television show Younger, which is the longest running original show on the TV Land channel.

Benanti also has a few film roles you can catch her in. She has a secondary role in Worth, starring Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci. You'll also see her in the Billy Crystal-Tiffany Haddish comedy Here Today, slated for release in late 2020 or 2021.

Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter)

Arthur Darvill has some impressive television roles under his belt. He is probably best known to U.S. audiences as Rory Williams from Doctor Who, and he also had a recurring role as Reverend Paul Coates in all three seasons of Broadchurch. He played Rip Hunter in Legends of Tomorrow, yet another Arrowverse character whose sacrifice enabled to enable our heroes to save the day.

Darvill is currently on two other TV series. One is a BBC war drama called World on Fire. The first season has ended, but a second has been ordered. It seems likely that Darvill will appear in some way when the second season rolls around. He also has a role on the animated show Sticky, which stars Tom Hardy. Currently in production for the BBC, Sticky features Darvill as a character named Dr. Boot. It looks... whole-heartedly strange — we'll see if it makes its way across the pond to the US.

Robbie Amell (Ronnie Raymond)

Common misconception — Robbie Amell is not Stephen Amell's brother. They are actually first cousins. Robbie Amell played Ronnie Raymond, a.k.a. one half of Firestorm, who (like seemingly every character on this list) sacrificed himself to help our main heroes save the day. Currently, Robbie has a lot of other projects in the works.

He recently starred in the Amazon Video series Upload as Nathan. Outside of that, he is in several upcoming films. He's in the horror sequel The Babysitter 2, and two goofy sounding comedies called Desperados and Eat Wheaties! Robbie's biggest upcoming project, though, is a starring role in the film The Hating Game, based on the novel by Sally Thorne. He has a lot of secondary and tertiary character roles, so landing a lead in a movie based on a popular book (and alongside Lucy Hale, another up-and-coming actor) could be the big break he needs.

Victor Garber (Professor Martin Stein)

Martin Stein, who later fused with Ronnie Raymond to become Firestorm, has been off of the Arrowverse shows for a few years. But Victor Garber, who played the role, has been quite busy since leaving the show. He's had several television roles and movie roles to work with, which is pretty understandable — he's been a popular actor for many years and was a pretty big name for the Arrowverse to grab.

Garber has three recurring television roles in which you can catch him these days — he plays Admiral Halsey on The Orville, Samuel Garland on Tales of the City, and Simon Stern on Power. On top of these roles, he also has several movies due out in 2020, including Funny Face, The Gettysburg Address, Happiest Season, and Kill the Poet.

Garber remains an extremely busy actor, so it makes sense why his character was the mind of Firestorm, while Robbie Amell played the physical presence.

John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn)

John Barrowman is probably best known as Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who and its spin-off, Torchwood. He appeared in several episodes across the Arrowverse shows as Malcolm Merlyn, the Dark Archer. He proved to be an excellent character — Barrowman has such an easy charm that he plays a very believable scoundrel. Appearing on Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and The Flash, the character went through several ups and downs as he maneuvered towards his ultimate destiny, finally coming to end in 2019.

Barrowman doesn't have many projects in the works currently, but he did just return to Doctor Who. He appeared in the 2020 episode "Fugitive of the Judoon," the first time he appeared on the show since 2010's "The End of Time: Part 2." Whether this appearance was just a fun callback to a fan favorite character or a hint of a bigger role moving forward with the show remains to be seen.

Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen)

Finally, we reach the big one. Crisis On Infinite Earths was the end of the line for Oliver Queen, played by Stephen Amell. Honestly, Amell is the reason the whole series of CW shows worked. He brought so much interest and intensity to his role as Oliver that you couldn't help but buy into the CW's shared universe. Amell was the anchor for the entire Arrowverse since the beginning, so it will be interesting to see how it all holds together now that he has been killed off.

Amell deserves a bit of a break after all the time he put into the Arrowverse, but he's diving right in with a new TV series. Amell plays a lead role as Jack Spade on the Starz series Heels, a drama about the world of small town professional wrestling. Amell himself is a huge fan of professional wrestling — he actually appeared at a few WWE events and wrestled at 2015's Summerslam event, one of the biggest yearly pay-per-view events put on by the WWE. Amell will star in Heels alongside Alexander Ludwig (Vikings), and it is set to premiere in late 2020.