Published On: Jun 03 2011 10:57:13 AM EDTUpdated On: Jul 14 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT
With Brian Austin Green turning 41 on July 15, it's time to stop in at the Peach Pit and see what the "Beverly Hills, 90210" gang is up to more than two decades after the show premiered.
Shannen Doherty played Minnesota transplant Brenda Walsh, who moved with her family to Beverly Hills. Doherty left the show in 1994, with her character written off as moving to London to attend acting school.
Doherty's biggest post-"90210" movie came immediately after leaving the show with Kevin Smith's "Mallrats." While movie stardom has avoided her, she has since starred on the TV series "Charmed" and "North Shore" and reprised the role of Brenda for nine episodes of CW's "90210" spin-off in 2008-09. Since then she appeared in the 2010 indie drama "Burning Palms" and has appeared in made-for-TV movies, including SyFy's "Witchslayer Gretl" in 2012 and Animal Planet's "Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys" in 2014.
Jason Priestley played the virtuous Brandon Walsh, Brenda's twin brother. He remained on the show until 1998, when his character moved to Washington, D.C. His character made a return appearance, via videotape, for the show's finale in 2000. He also directed 15 episodes of the show and served as one of the show's producers for the last half of its run.
Priestley appeared in a couple movies during his "90210" run, including "Tombstone" and "Calendar Girl." Since then, he's mostly found work on TV, including stints on "Tru Calling," "Medium," "Side Order of Life" and the Canadian TV drama "Call Me Fitz." He's also returned to directing, including reuniting with fellow "90210" castmate Luke Perry in January 2011 for the Hallmark Channel movie "Goodnight for Justice."
Jennie Garth played Kelly Taylor, who would gradually become the main character for the series. Her character appeared in all but four episodes of the show, maturing from spoiled teen vixen to grounded 25-year-old.
Garth starred in several made-for-TV movies throughout the '90s. After the show ended in 2000, she was a regular in the Amanda Bynes sitcom "What I Like About You" and reprised her role of Kelly for the "90210" spin-off in 2008-10. Her most recent role was in the 2013 TV movie "Holidaze" and she now stars alongside her "90210" co-star Tori Spelling in the ABC Family sitcom "Mystery Girls."
Ian Ziering played Steve Sanders, who went from a light-hearted, brash, rich kid to a more mature character during the actor's run on all 10 of the show's seasons.
Ziering has appeared in several TV shows following "90210," including joining former castmates Garth on "What I Like About You" and Priestley for "Side Order of Life." He also made the semifinal round in season four of "Dancing with the Stars" in 2007, appeared in the indie drama "McKenna Shoots for the Stars" and made a cameo in the Adam Sandler-Andy Samberg comedy "That's My Boy." But his most infamous role came in the SyFy channel's instant cult classic "Sharknado" in 2013. He also reprised his "Sharknado" role in the 2014 sequel, ""Sharknado 2: The Second One."
Tori Spelling, the daughter of the show's producer, Aaron Spelling, played Donna Martin for the show's entire run, with her character enduring a stalker, attempted rape and addiction. Donna first dated David Silver (Brian Austin Green) in high school and after many ups and downs they finally married in the show's finale.
Spelling became known for a string of TV movies in the 1990s, including "Co-Ed Call Girl" and "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" Following "Beverly Hills, 90210," her roles included "Scary Movie 2" and several reality TV shows focusing on her and her husband, actor Dean McDermott. She also returned for a two-episode guest spot on the "90210" spin-off in 2009. She's also released five books and designs and markets her own line of fashion jewelry on HSN. She also reteamed with Jennie Garth for the ABC Family sitcom "Mystery Girls."
Brian Austin Green played David Silver, the "in" kid at West Beverly High School. Although David and Donna married at the end of the series, during Spelling's stint on the new series it's revealed the couple separated shortly after the birth of her daughter.
Green is married to Megan Fox and has starred in the sitcom "Freddie" and the TV sci-fi action series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." He also had a recurring role on the ninth season of "Smallville" as the cyborg Metallo, was a regular on "Desperate Housewives" in 2010-11 and starred on the lone season of the TBS sitcom "Wedding Band." After appearing in a couple early episodes of Charlie Sheen's sitcom "Anger Management," he became a regular on the series in June 2013.
Luke Perry played Dylan McKay, a high school loner who falls in with the group. Dylan had various relationships with Brenda and Kelly in high school and reunited with Kelly in the series finale. In the spin-off, it was revealed that they'd gone their separate ways, though they also share a son.
Perry left the show in 1995 to seek more mature roles, but returned after three years. His other credits include the movies "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "8 Seconds" and "The Fifth Element." His list of TV roles is much longer, including the post-apocalyptic series "Jeremiah" the HBO series "John from Cincinnati" and guest spots on shows like "Oz," "Law & Order: SVU," "Criminal Minds," "Raising Hope" and "Body of Proof." He starred in the Jason Priestley-directed Hallmark Channel western "Goodnight for Justice" in January 2011, and two sequels.
Gabrielle Carteris was cast to play the 16-year-old Andrea Zuckerman when she was 29, becoming the show's oldest "teen" castmate. Andrea was a studious school newspaper editor during her first few seasons on the show, but her character was written off the show after the fifth season.
After leaving the show, Carteris became the host of her own TV talk show, "Gabrielle," which lasted only one season. She has since had guest spots on the TV series "The Surreal Life," "Criminal Minds," "The Event" (pictured), "Make It or Break It," "The Middle" and "Longmire."
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen was already well-known to audiences from her role of Kelly Kapowski on "Saved By the Bell" when she essentially replaced Doherty following the fourth season. Thiessen portrayed Valerie Malone, an old Walsh-family friend from Buffalo, N.Y., who moves into Brenda's old room. She was a regular through the ninth season and returned for the series finale in 2000.
Now going by Tiffani Thiessen, she appeared in TV shows like "Just Shoot Me," "Fastlane," "Good Morning, Miami," and "What About Brian?" after leaving "Beverly Hills, 90210." She's currently a regular on the USA Network dramatic series "White Collar."
James Eckhouse played Brenda and Brandon's father, Jim Walsh. After the Walsh parents were written off as moving to Hong Kong following the fifth season, he made occasional guest appearances in the sixth, seventh and eighth seasons. Eckhouse has since had mostly bit parts in TV shows like "CSI: Miami," "The Good Wife," "Days of Our Lives" and "Masters of Sex."
Carol Potter played the Walsh matriarch, Cindy Walsh, but like Eckhouse left the show following the fifth season. Since "90210," Potter has had guest appearances on many TV shows including "NYPD Blue," "JAG," "Crossing Jordan" and "Providence." Potter most recently appeared in episodes of "Greek" and "Medium" in 2009.
Joe E. Tata played Nat Bussichio, a former Hollywood character actor and the owner of the Peach Pit, a 1950s-styled diner where the gang hangs out. Tata reprised his role on the spin-off series "90210" during a three-episode stint in 2008. He also made one appearance on "Charmed" after "Beverly Hills, 90210."
Kathleen Robertson played Clare Arnold and appeared in 99 episodes from 1994 through 1997. Robertson has since had big-screen roles in "Scary Movie 2," "I Am Sam" and "Hollywoodland." She's also worked regularly on TV, most recently as a regular on the Starz drama "Boss" and in stints on "Bates Motel" and "Murder in the First."
Lindsay Price joined the show during the eighth season, playing Janet Sosna. Price also starred on the short-lived American version of "Coupling" as well as other TV series like "Pepper Dennis," "Lipstick Jungle" and "Eastwick." She's also recently had guest roles on the TV series "CSI: NY," "Two and a Half Men" and "Hawaii Five-0."
Mark D. Espinoza played Jesse Vasquez, a lawyer who ends up marrying Andrea, during the fourth and fifth seasons. Since the show, Espinoza has continued to work in TV, with bit parts in shows like "Parenthood," "Castle," "Scandal" and "Body of Proof." He's also done stints on both "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives."
Jamie Walters first big role was on Aaron Spelling's "The Heights," in which he also sang the hit theme song "How Do You Talk to an Angel?" In 1994, Spelling cast him on "90210" as Ray Pruit, the musician-boyfriend of Donna. Walters stuck around for two seasons before leaving to focus on his music career. He's released three albums and in 2009 appeared on the VH1 reality show "Confessions of a Teen Idol."
After six years on "General Hospital," Vanessa Marcil left the show to play "90210's" Gina Kincaid in 1998. Marcil has also appeared in "The Rock" opposite Nic Cage and Sean Connery, was a regular on the NBC drama "Las Vegas" and returned to "General Hospital" in a full-time role in the summer of 2010.
Emma Caulfield played Susan Keats for 30 episodes of "90210" during the sixth season. She would go on to star as the demon Anya in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV series. Her other post-"90210" roles include stints on TV series like "General Hospital," "Life Unexpected" and "Gigantic" and bit parts on shows such as "Once Upon a Time," "Royal Pains" and "Husbands."
Rebecca Gayheart is probably better remembered for her series of commercials for Noxema in the early 1990s, which earned her the nickname "The Noxema Girl." On "90210," she played Toni Marchette, who married Dylan during season six, but was killed by her father in a hit meant for Dylan. Shown here with her husband, actor Eric Dane, Gayheart's post-"90210" roles include stints on TV shows like "Wasteland," "Dead Like Me" and "Ugly Betty." She most recently appeared in the 2013 indie comedy "G.B.F."
Hillary Swank had a recurring role during season eight as single-mother Carly Reynolds. Swank has since gone on to an award-winning movie career, including roles in "Boys Don't Cry" and "Million Dollar Baby."
Before playing Superman on "Lois & Clark," Dean Cain played Rick, an American student who has a short-lived fling with Brenda in Paris over four episodes in season three. Cain has stayed busy in recent years, with more than 70 credits to his name since "Lois & Clark," including a recurring roles on "Las Vegas" and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" and guest spots on "Burn Notice" and "Criminal Minds."
Peter Krause would go on to star in "Sports Night," "Six Feed Under" and "Parenthood," but in 1992 he appeared in three episodes of "90210" as Jay Thurman, a short-lived boyfriend of Andrea's.
TV audiences know him better for his role as Jin Kwon on "Lost" and now "Hawaii Five-O's" Chin Ho Kelly, but in 1997, Daniel Dae Kim appeared briefly on two episodes as Dr. Sturla, who treated Kelly after she was hit in a drive-by shooting.
Before she rose to fame, Jessica Alba had a two-episode stint on "90210" in 1998 as Leanne, a homophobic young mother who rethinks her decision to give her child up for adoption to a gay couple.
Alba and Swank weren't the only stars to get a start in bit parts on "90210." Stars who appeared on the show early in their careers included David Arquette, as an abusive boyfriend with a fondness for leather jackets ...
... Seth Green as a nerdy Encino, Calif., high school student who double dates with Brenda and Kelly ...
... Matthew Perry as an overachieving high school tennis star with a dark streak ...
... and Ryan Seacrest as the host of a local TV station's dating game show.