‘Ghostbusters’: How the Classes of 1984 and 2016 Looked in Real-Life H.S. Yearbook Photos

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Long before they put on the garbagemen-inspired uniforms, when all the future Ghostbusters were graduating from high school, their yearbook photos reveal the young spitting images of their respective on-screen characters. The 1984 and 2016Ghostbusters stars had a wide range of high school senior years, from the 1960s through the early 2000s, although each decade now seems just as dated as the others (who ever thought these hairstyles were cool?).

Bill Murray (1968/1984)
Bill Murray presents a nice, small smile for his senior year photograph at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill. Not 20 years later, Murray would adopt a cheekier grin when delivering some of the classic Ghostbustersone-liners as Dr. Peter Venkman. (Photo: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library/Everett Collection)

Dan Aykroyd (1969/1984)
Dan Aykroyd ditched the glasses after St. Patrick’s High School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and went on to write the campy, now classic idea of four adult men fighting ghosts, including his own Dr. Raymond Stantz. (Photo: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library/REX)

Sigourney Weaver (1967/1984)
Sigourney Weaver may have the least embarrassing senior year portrait out of theGhostbusters cast at Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn. She would trade in her ’60s middle part for some iconic ’80s curls as Dana Barrett, or Zuul. (Photo: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library/Everett Collection)
Ernie Hudson (1964/1984)
Ernie (Earnest Lee) Hudson also skipped the awkward phase his senior year at Benton Harbor High School in Benton Harbor, Mich., and later completed the Ghostbusters team as Winston Zeddmore. (Photo: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library/Everett Collection)
Harold Ramis (1962/1984)
Harold Ramis hardly changed from his senior year at Senn High School in Chicago to Dr. Egon Spengler, and seemed to use his nerdy spectacles as an inspiration for his Ghostbusters eyewear. (Photo: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library/Everett Collection)
Annie Potts (1970/1984)
Annie Potts changed from her doe-eyed senior year at Franklin Simpson High School in Franklin, Ky., to the snarky, bored receptionist Janine Melnitz 14 years later.(Photo: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library/Everett Collection)
Kate McKinnon (2002/2016)
Kate McKinnon (Kathryn Berthold) departed from her senior year look at North Shore High School in Glen Head, N.Y., to take on the wacky and weird Jillian Holtzmann in the 2016 reboot. (Photo: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library/Columbia)
Kristen Wiig (1991/2016)
Kristen Wiig epitomized the ’90s in her senior year at Brighton High School in Rochester, N.Y., with her pearls and excessive hair volume. Luckily, she ditched the frizz for bangs as Erin Gilbert inGhostbusters. (Photo: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library/Columbia)
Leslie Jones (1984/2016)
Leslie (Annette) Jones also did a 180 from her junior year at Lynwood High School in Lynwood, Calif., giving Patty Tolan an updated look. (Photo: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library/Columbia)
Melissa McCarthy (1988/2016)
While Kristen Wiig had the ’90s look, Melissa McCarthy sported a very ’80s haircut during her senior year at St. Francis Academy Joliet in Ill. Dumping the short hair for a bun and glasses, Abby Yates makes for a modern ghostbuster. (Photo: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library/Columbia)
Chris Hemsworth (2004/2016)
Chris Hemsworth may not have a yearbook photo, but this image of him playing a student in the Australian soap Home and Away circa 2004 is basically the same thing. Growing taller and bigger, Hemsworth plays the cute but dim-witted Kevin in Ghostbusters. (Photo: Australia Network/Columbia)
Slimer (1984/2016)
Our last member of the squad may be more of a nuisance than a team member, but he is nonetheless firmly associated with theGhostbusters. Graduating from ’80s CGI to more glistening, truly “slimey” 21st century graphics, Slimer has aged beautifully along with the rest of the team. (Photo: Everett/Columbia)

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