Where Are They Now?
Keeping track on the Cast and Crew of 3rd Rock

This is the section of the website where we will post details of the current known whereabouts of all who were involved in the work of bringing together Third Rock from the Sun (aka 3rd Rock), during its six seasons run. While of course, we do not know their exact whereabouts, and can only presume that most of them value their privacy, we can keep you up to date with what they are doing professionally by posting links to their official websites.

We're just getting started here so feel free to help us out here. If you have any information, please post them to our Visitor Forum, or contact us privately if you prefer.

The Cast

Ian Lithgow

Played Leon, one of Dick's physics students at Pendleton. These days, he's a qualified psychiatrist or something. Don't believe us? Then check out his website.

The Crew

Ben Vaughn

Was music composer throughout the show's run. That would make him responsible for the theme tune and soundtrack. His official website boasts an impressive body of work.


How can we honor the memory of a man like Leonard Hanlin? Like all men, he was governed by the laws of physics. It is a scientific fact that hearts and clocks slow down as they approach the speed of light. Dr. Hanlin's heart reached that speed at 7:35 pm last night, according to the coroner, transforming his matter into energy, into pure white light. Though he is no longer with us, he is all around us. - from Season 1, Episode 8: Body & Soul & Dick

Third Rock from the Sun (aka 3rd Rock) people who have left this world and sadly passed away include:
  • Phil Hartman (1948-1998)
  • Ileen Getz (1961-2005)
  • Jan Hooks (1957-2014)
Though they are no longer with us, they are all around us.

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