What Buddy’s Brother In ‘Elf’ Looks Like Now Has Us SHOOK

He's 25 now!

What Buddy’s Brother In ‘Elf’ Looks Like Now Has Us SHOOK New Line Cinema

Christmas has come and gone for another year, and we’re betting you watched Elf at some point. 

The iconic Christmas film, which never fails to bring a smile to our face, has become a regular on our TV screens during the holiday season, and we’re all familiar with the characters. 

Now, fans have decided to track down the actor who plays Buddy’s brother in the film, and they can’t believe what he looks like now!

Daniel Tay, who played Michael, was 11 years old at the time of the film and looked like this!

Image: New Line Cinema.

Now, he’s 25 - 25!!!! - and has gone in a completely different direction to acting. 

Daniel graduated from Yale University, with a BA in Economics, and he’s now a SAT instructor at Veritas Prep.

Image: Veritas Prep. 

The Veritas Prep website states: "While at Yale, Daniel served as a Teaching Assistant and Peer Tutor in the Department of Computer Science. He was also a recipient of the Richard U. Light Fellowship for his studies in Mandarin Chinese language.

"He believes that teaching and learning are expressions of the basic human need for mutual understanding. With this in mind, he works with students to cultivate relationships based in clarity, humor, structure, and respect. When away from SAT/ACT instruction, Daniel is a professional actor and avid writer.”

While we wish we could see him on the big screen again, we’re glad he’s happy and doing well!