Portman is another character that didn’t join the team until the second movie, played by Aaron Lohr. Portman quickly becomes friends with fellow enforcer Fulton Reed, becoming the other half of the “Bash Brothers” group that helped defend the Ducks’ net. Portman doesn’t appear very much in “D3” since he chooses not to attend Eden Hall with the rest of the team.
He does, however, show up in the last fifteen minutes to help out in the Varsity vs. JV game. His physical style of play sometimes works against him, and both movies see him being penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Mike Vitar as Luis Mendoza
Joining the team in “D2,” Mike Vitar played Luis Mendoza. He's by far the team's fastest skater, clocking 1.9 seconds from blue line to blue line. His problem on the ice isn't getting up to speed – it's stopping, and the second movie in the trilogy features a number of humorous collisions before he learns more control.
In “D3,” his storyline has him flirting with the head cheerleader, who is also the girlfriend of the varsity hockey captain. By the end of the movie, he has successfully charmed her, and she kisses him after the Varsity vs. JV game.
Mike Vitar Today
Before he retired from acting in 1997, Vitar was not only in a pair of the Ducks movies, but he was a big part of “The Sandlot,” acting as Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez. He only acted for six years, first starting with the 1991 movie “Diplomatic Immunity.” Since 2002 he has been a firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department, and he currently resides in Los Angeles.
He got into legal trouble when he, along with a few other men, assaulted someone on Halloween, believing the man was handing out illegal substances. Their victim suffered cardiac arrest and had to be revived – by the same men that had assaulted him. Sounds fishy.
Aaron Lohr Today
Lohr was one of Disney's go-to child stars during the nineties. His career began in 1984, in the movie “Deniece Williams: Let's Hear It for the Boy,” which doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. His role was “young boy.” He was also in “Newsies” and provided the singing voice for Max in “A Goofy Movie.”
After the Ducks, Lohr was in “Rent” and numerous episodes of television. He is currently a family therapist and serves as the clinical director of Avalon Malibu Residential Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Center. He's married to Broadway star Idina Menzel, best known for being the voice of Elsa on “Frozen.”
Jussie Smollett as Terry Hall
Jussie Smollett as Terry Hall only appeared in the first movie in the series, along with his older on-screen brother Jesse Hall. Terry plays at the forward position. One possible explanation for not being included in the second film is that his character would have been too young to play in the Goodwill game that was the movie's central conflict.
He is just a few of the characters that appear in the first film to not appear in either of the sequel movies, including Karp, Tammy and Tommy Duncan, and Peter. While Jesse was the main character, Terry was a secondary player on the team and didn't get as much screen time.