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Where Is Alex O'Connell From The Mummy Returns Now?

Director Stephen Sommers' "The Mummy" was a game-changer when it premiered way back in 1999, for a handful of reasons. It succeeded at reinventing the titular Universal Studios monster in a modern way, pulling off an "Indiana Jones"-inspired blend of period drama and action, and making a couple of stars in the form of Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Not to mention, it sent casual viewers and critics alike home happy to the tune of just over $416 million by the time it departed the big screen, launching a franchise that has retained its popularity to this day.

Unsurprisingly, shortly after "The Mummy" wrapped up its theatrical run, work on a sequel got underway. Fraser and Weisz returned as the daring Rick O'Connell and the inquisitive Evelyn Carnahan, alongside John Hannah's Jonathan Carnahan and Arnold Vosloo as Imhotep, for 2001's "The Mummy Returns." Set a whopping nine years after the first "Mummy" installment, the film reveals that Rick and Evelyn have gotten married, though that doesn't mean they've left their archaeological interests behind. As they continue to investigate the ruins of the past, they now do so with their son, Alex O'Connell.

The second-generation explorer was played by actor Freddie Boath, who has gone on quite the professional roller coaster over the past 20 years. Here's what we know about the former Alex O'Connell's latest ventures.

Freddie Boath has embarked a new career path

Before starring in "The Mummy Returns," the young Freddie Boath hadn't a single professional acting credit to his name. Although, that didn't prevent him from nailing his audition and landing a spot in one of the most anticipated sequels of the new millennium. Surely his talent coupled with the film's popularity played a hand in his filmography getting some expansion in the years that followed, too, with him becoming a frequent face on the small screen. 2008 saw him join the cast of "The Children," and 2009 treated him to an appearance on "The Bill," but he didn't stop there.

As the 2010s kicked off, Freddie Boath continued adding to his résumé via "Doctors," "The Pillars of the Earth," and "House of Anubis." His TV run didn't make it to the halfway point of the decade, however, seeing as his last acting credit came in 2013. Therefore, what is Boath doing in 2021? According to MTV News, as of 2016, the first Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford took on the role for 2008's "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor") is now a "marketing and advertising professional." Nevertheless, he still maintains an interest in furthering his acting career.

Even though he's not on television or at the cinema as much as he once was, it's good to know that Freddie Boath is doing well outside of the entertainment sphere. "The Mummy Returns" remains a favorite among fans of the beloved series, and his rendition of Alex O'Connell will forever be a major part of that.