NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION Reunion Panel – Steel City Con April 2022

From National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise, actors Beverly D’Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Miriam Flynn, Jason Lively, Marisol Nichols, and Ethan Embry gave a panel at Steel City Con April 2022 to talk about this amazing series of movies, their experiences, tell stories, and answer fan questions.

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to a framing error, Anthony Michael Hall was off-screen for most of the panel. Our apologies.

Beverly D’Angelo played Ellen Griswold throughout the entire series of National Lampoon’s Vacation movies, which includes the original Vacation, European Vacation, Christmas Vacation, and Vegas Vacation. She’s also well known for roles in Coal Miner’s Daughter, Entourage, Mom, Shooter, Insatiable, American History X, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Anthony Michael Hall was Rusty Griswold in the first Vacation movie but is also known for his roles in Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, The Dead Zone, The Goldbergs, Warehouse 13, The Dark Knight, and Halloween Kills.

Dana Barron portrayed Audrey in the first Vacation movie and in Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure. She is also known for Heaven Help Us, The Magnificent Seven, One Life to Live, Babylon 5, and Beverly Hills, 90210.

Miriam Flynn played Cousin Catherine Johnson in the first Vacation movie and reprised her role in Christmas Vacation and Vegas Vacation. She is also known for roles in Babe, iZombie, Suburgatory, The Land Before Time, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Malcolm & Eddie, Raising Miranda, and more.

Jason Lively played Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon’s European Vacation and has also appeared in The Dukes of Hazzard, Night of the Creeps, Maximum Force, 21 Jump Street, and more.

Marisol Nichols was Audrey Griswold in Vegas Vacation but is also known for roles in Resurrection Blvd, Blind Justice, 24, The Gates, Teen Wolf, Riverdale, and Criminal Minds, to name a few.

Ethan Embry played Rusty Griswold in Vegas Vacation but is also known for Sweet Home Alabama, Empire Records, That Thing You Do, Can’t Hardly Wait, Grace and Frankie, Stargirl, Sneaky Pete, Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead, and Dragnet (2003), among others.

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About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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