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Whatever Happened To The Actor Who Played Fulton Reed In The Mighty Ducks?

In the time-honored annals of Disney movies, you'd be hard-pressed to find a live-action flick with quite as devoted a fanbase as 1992's crowd-pleasing hockey dramedy "The Mighty Ducks." Set in the icy confines of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the film follows Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), a hotshot attorney who, after landing himself in serious legal trouble, gets out of the jam by agreeing to serve 500 hours of community service as the coach of a peewee hockey club. But once he meets the ragtag District 5 squad, Bombay realizes his coaching gig will be more difficult than he imagined.

Bombay naturally turns things around for the team, doing so in vintage underdog Disney fashion as the cellar-dwelling Ducks transform into state champs after a series of shenanigans on and off the ice. One of Bombay's shrewder personnel moves was undoubtedly enlisting the neighborhood bruiser Fulton Reed to play the part of the Ducks' slap-shot specialist and on-the-ice enforcer. You might have forgotten, but Reed was played by a then promising up-and-coming actor by the name of Elden Henson (who was then still going by Elden Ratliff). Here's what he's been doing since playing Fulton Reed in "The Mighty Ducks."

Elden Henson has carved out an impressive acting career since his The Mighty Ducks breakout

You may not realize it, but Elden Henson was a working actor long before his big "The Mighty Ducks" break. In fact, he earned his first screen credit in 1985 for a role in the Steven Spielberg-produced fantasy series "Amazing Stories." That being the case, it should come as no surprise that Henson has continued to make a name for himself as an actor following "The Mighty Ducks."

As many of his co-stars did, Henson indeed returned for both immediate sequels to "The Mighty Ducks" in the 1990s, and even reprised his role as Reed for the 2021 Disney+ revival series "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers." In the years between, Henson appeared in a number of other well-known film and television projects, with career highlights including spots in "She's All That," "Idle Hands," "Cast Away," "The Butterfly Effect," and the final two "The Hunger Games" movies, to name a few. On the small screen, Henson also made appearances on lauded series "ER," "Psych," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Workaholics."

Still, most fans likely recognize Elden Henson for his role in the Netflix Marvel universe, where he portrayed Foggy Nelson (aka the plucky sidekick and legal partner to Charlie Cox's crime-fighting Matt Murdock) for three seasons on "Daredevil," and made further appearances on "The Defenders," "Jessica Jones," and "Luke Cage." And given the unexpected return of Cox's Murdock in "Spider-Man: No Way Home," one hast to wonder if Henson might not be MCU-bound himself.