’90s Teen Beat Stars: Where Are They Now?
We miss you, JTT
Flashback to the 1990s, when life got a lot sweeter with hunks like Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Luke Perry staring back at you from inside your locker.
But where are they now? Here, a look at where nine of the dreamiest dreamboats ended up.
JONATHAN TAYLOR THOMAS
We’re still bitter about JTT’s decision to quit acting in order to pursue annoying things like “college” and “travel." These days, the 33-year-old--who is still kinda adorbs--is back in L.A., making cameos on shows like Last Man Standing (beside his former costar Tim the Tool Man Taylor).
He played the bad boy on shows like Full House and 7th Heaven and in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. Now, you can find the 36-year-old actor in a defunct Venice Beach church building, leading the members of his “Full Circle” religion, a cult--er, type of advanced spiritualism--that was recently busted for illicit kombucha.
Known best for playing Bailey Salinger on Party of Five, the dude looks like he hasn’t aged a day since the show went off the air in 2000. Since then, he’s had major parts on shows like Everwood and Spin City and, just this summer, was promoted to series regular on NBC’s The Night Shift. As for his personal life, he’s got his own party of five: His wife gave birth to their third child last year.
It’s been 15 years since Beverly Hills, 90210 ended and we’re still torn up about the Brenda/Kelly/Dylan love triangle. Today, Luke's a 48-year-old divorced dad of two (remember when he famously wed a 90210 superfan who mailed him her bra?) making cameos on shows like Hot in Cleveland. Oh, and about that upcoming 90210 tell-all set to air on Lifetime this fall? He wants no part.
After wooing us--and DJ Tanner--as Steve on Full House, Scott went on to voice the lead role in Disney’s animated film Aladdin. Then he went to Harvard and has been working as a writer-producer ever since. In the fantastic news department, he’s on board for the Netflix reboot Fuller House, set to stream next year.
We loved him as troublemaker-bestie Shawn Hunter on Boy Meets World, but after the series ended, Rider took a break from acting and went to Columbia University before getting his MFA from Bennington College. Since then, his main focus has been spending time directing short films. That is, until recently, when he agreed to reprise his role as Shawn on Girl Meets World, currently airing on Amazon Prime.
It’s a tale as old as time: Former suspendered child stars makes headlines for a domestic violence suit (a claim he denies), then reinvigorates his career by appearing on Dancing with the Stars.
Too bad this guy's career never went anywhere. (JK. He's the best. Also we heart his gorgeous, flowing locks.)