Former Teen Stars Now Taking part in Mother and father on Display

If there’s one factor I am good at, it is being a thirtysomething teenager — I am presently watching three totally different teen dramas. And since I watch present teen tv but in addition grew up on the teenager tv of my precise teen years, each now and again, I actually respect seeing former teen TV stars popping up within the mother or father roles.

So listed below are some acquainted faces from our previous who’re enjoying dad and mom in a cute nod to their iconic roles, in reboots of their basic reveals or simply as a result of they’re now of mother or father age and that is how time works:


Rachel Blanchard performed Cher within the 1996 Clueless TV collection:

Now, she performs Susannah Fisher on The Summer season I Turned Fairly:

In 2020, she performed Kristy’s mother on The Child-Sitters Membership reboot:

In 2022, he performed Miguel — a single dad — in Christmas with You:


Raven-Symoné performed Raven Baxter on That is So Raven beginning in 2003:

In 2017, she began enjoying the character once more as an grownup with youngsters on Raven’s House.


Kate Bosworth performed surfer Anne Marie in Blue Crush (2002):

In 2022, she performed Auden’s stepmother Heidi in Alongside for the Trip:


Zac Efron performed 17-year-old Troy Bolton in Excessive College Musical in 2006:

In 2022, he performed the telepathic father to a toddler with pyrokinesis in Firestarter:

In 2021, he voiced the function of Agustín Madrigal in Encanto:

In 2022, they reprised their roles — their characters at the moment are married with a son named Jay Kelso:


Jason Segel performed Nick Andopolis on Freaks and Geeks in 2000.

In 2023, he starred as Jimmy Laird, a widowed father to a teenage woman on Shrinking:


Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen performed Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell within the ’90s:

In 2020, they reprised their roles on the Peacock reboot.


Riley Smith performed Dean Talon within the Disney Channel Unique Film Motocrossed (2001):

Beginning in 2019, he is performed Ryan Hudson on Nancy Drew (and IYKYK whose father he’s):


Talking of Nancy Drew, Scott Wolf performed Bailey Salinger on Social gathering of 5:

And in 2019, he began enjoying the function of Nancy’s dad Carson Drew.


Leighton Meester performed THE Blair Waldorf on Gossip Woman beginning in 2007:

In 2018, she starred on ABC’s Single Mother and father as Angie D’Amato:


Adam Brody performed THE Seth Cohen on The O.C. from 2003–2007:

He appeared reverse his now-wife Leighton on Single Mother and father as Derek, the daddy of her baby:


Benjamin McKenzie performed 16-year-old Ryan Atwood on The O.C. beginning in 2003:

In 2022, he performed the daddy of a 17-year-old within the rom-com I Need You Again:


Kristen Bell performed Veronica Mars on Veronica Mars beginning in 2004:

In 2021, she performed Anna in The Girl within the Home Throughout the Avenue from the Woman within the Window:


Barry Watson performed Matt Camden on seventh Heaven beginning in 1996:

In 2022, he performed Naomi’s father Greg in Naomi:


Chad Michael Murray performed Lucas Scott on One Tree Hill beginning in 2003:

In 2019, he performed the function of cult chief Edgar Evernever on Riverdale:


Mekhi Phifer performed Odin “O” James in 2001’s O:

In 2020, he performed Mia’s dad Harold on Love, Victor:


Sophia Bush starred as Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill beginning in 2003:

And she or he performed Veronica, Mia’s stepmom, reverse Mekhi on Love, Victor:


Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel performed childhood sweethearts Cory and Topanga on Boy Meets World:

In 2016, we noticed all of them grown up, elevating a household, and nonetheless collectively on Woman Meets World.


Luke Perry performed Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 beginning in 1990:


Nia Peeples performed Nicole Chapman on Fame beginning in 1983…

In 2010, she began enjoying Emily’s mother on Fairly Little Liars.


Skeet Ulrich performed Billy Loomis in Scream in 1996:

In 2017, he began enjoying F.P. Jones on Riverdale:


And at last, Molly Ringwald is THE iconic ’80s teen film star who was in all the things from Fairly in Pink to The Breakfast Membership:

She pivoted to enjoying a mother in a ton of sweet sixteen initiatives as nicely, together with The Secret Lifetime of the American Teenager, The Kissing Sales space, and most just lately, Riverdale.