Who could forget the lovable, huggable, red-haired cat lover from Melmac? Of course, we are talking about Gordon Shumway, aka ALF, whose hilarious antics started over 33 years ago, in 1986. Thirty years for a Melmacian is nothing but a fart in the wind, so ALF didn’t change much. But what happened to the actors who starred in the series? It’s time to find out.
1. Michu Meszaros – ALF (full-size)
This Hungarian circus performer played ALF whenever the show needed to show him in all his 88cm glory. Because of the actor’s accent, the character was voiced by Paul Fusco – the creator of the puppet and one of the producers. Meszaros appeared in all 102 episodes of the show wearing that furry costume, but only a few fans have seen his true face. It is known that in the last years of his life, Meszaros was seriously ill and stopped working. The actor died on June 12, 2016, at the age of 76.