Both William T. Deutschendorf and Henry J. Deutschendorf II (Also know as Will and Hank Deutschendorf) are the baby actors that together played Oscar in Ghostbusters II. That however is the only acting role the Deutshendorfs were in.


Today the brothers are Martial Art Instructors for West Coast Martial Arts Academy, and they go by the names Will and Hank.[2]

After a long battle with schizoaffective disorder, Hank Deutschendorf committed suicide by hanging in a closet of an apartment he shared with his twin brother in Escondido. He was discovered the evening of June 14, 2017 by William. William started a drive for "Hank's Hope for a Cure" with the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for those who wish to offer their condolences.[3][4][5]


  • On page 11 of Ghostbusters 101 #6, the Coming Soon advertisement references Will and Hank Deutschendorf and their career in martial arts.


  2. Information from Paul Rudoff at Spook Central Web Site
  3. Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 6/21/17
  4. Ghost Corps Facebook 6/21/17
  5. E! Online "Ghostbusters II Child Star Hank Deutschendorf..." 6/21/17