Where Are They Now? – Jareth the Goblin King


BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK – After his betrayal by Hoggle, and being turned into an owl at the end of 1986’s Labyrinth, Jareth, the Goblin King, decided that he had had enough of the baby-napping industry and was going to take his money and live comfortably in a small wooded plot outside Oakridge Tennessee.  Unfortunately, the urban sprawl of the late 80s and early 90s led to a dwindling habitat for owls.  This coupled with a booming real estate market and some less than ‘wise ol’ owl’ decisions and Jareth needed to return to work.  He decided that the best choice was to become an actor.

Jareth’s first gig was as a model for the Hooters restaurant chain.  He thought that by representing himself he would net more income, but unfortunately, he cut a crappy deal and moved on.  Next he landed the role of ‘Wol’[sic] in a string of Winnie the Pooh movies and found adequate representation to land several movie roles.  Including being an extra in the film adaptation of ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole’

But Jareth’s big break cam with the film adaptation of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone where he landed the role of Hedwig, Harry’s Owl.  Unfortunately the constant references to Hogwart’s kept reminding him of Hoggle’s betrayal with Sarah in the Labyrinth and he suffered a breakdown and had to be recast for later episodes of the franchise.  Today, he lives out his life signing autographs and taking selfies at Ren fairs across the nation.

…and that’s where Jareth the Goblin King is now.