Earl died on December 29, 2003 from lung cancer. Taran Noah Smith (Mark Taylor) After completing the program, Taran, who had played John between 1994 and 2002, left acting and in 2001 married Heidi Van Pelt. He and Heidi, who were 16 years old when he died, opened a luxury vegan restaurant called PlayFood in California and a non-dairy cheese plant in Kansas City when they were seniors. December 29, 2003 (6 years old) Stamford, Connecticut, U., S.
Prestia was one of the founders of the company and school of improvisational comedy and Los Angeles-based sketch The Groundlings, where the yukling in the 70s on stage alongside legends Paul Pee Wee Herman Ruebens, Phil Hartman, Laraine Newman, Edie McClurg and Cassandra Elvira Peterson.