The topic of Goonies 2 never seems to die. When asked about any possibility of a reboot of ”The Goonies” by TMZ recently, Jeff Cohen, who played Chunk in the movie, had a few choice words to offer on the topic, which TMZ posted on Twitter (

“Man, you know what? There’s no ‘Casablanca 2,’ you know?” Cohen replied. “There’s no ‘Citizen Kane 2.’ I think ‘Goonies’ — like one and done. Do it, do it right, it’s done.” Cohen is pictured, now and as Chunk, in a screen shot from the TMZ interview.

Actually, it probably doesn’t matter to him if there’s a Goonie remake or not, as he’s now an author and successful entertainment lawyer at Cohen Gardner LLP in Los Angeles (

His bio on the firm’s website ends with this parting shot: “Jeff has a unique background growing up as a child actor in the entertainment industry. His most notable role was playing ‘Chunk’ in the cult Richard Donner/Steven Spielberg film ‘The Goonies.’

“He asks that you don’t hold that against him.”

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