The Original Cast of Beverly 90210,Then and Now

Beverly 90210 was considered to be one of the biggest and memorable shows of the 90’s and Hollywood’s hottest zip code. The show ran for almost 10 years and has produced teen fashion and culture craze among avid viewers. Recently, there are strong rumors regarding the reboot of the series with the original cast being part of it. However, there’s still no confirmation regarding the reboot and what are the story arcs the original casts will play. But let’s take a trip down the memory lane and find out the “Then and Now” of the original casts of Beverly 90210.

Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh

Then:
When Beverly 90210 concluded its first season, Jason Priestley rose to prominence and became a teen idol. He was the main protagonist of the series and was considered to be the good guy. However, his character developed gambling and drinking problems as the series progresses. Being the main star for nine years, he had dated numerous girls. Eventually, Brandon and Steve co-founded the Beverly Beat newspaper which Brandon left for Bureau of the New York Chronicle.

Now:
Jason Priestley began directing after his stint on Beverly 90210. Up to this date, he has been directing for more than 15 years, one of which is an episode of the 90210 (a reboot of the original series). He has landed roles on Tru Calling, Call Me Fitz and I want to Marry Ryan Banks; and guest appearances on What I Like About You, CSI, How I Met Your Mother to name a few. He married Naomi Lowde and has two kids.

Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh

Then:
Shannen Doherty played Brenda Walsh, the fraternal twin sister of Brandon. They moved to Beverly Hills when his father accepted a new job. She got overwhelmed by her new environment but later became rebellious girl starting the second season. She has dated Brandon’s best friend, Dylan which she has fought for with Kelly until her character was written off after season 4. Brenda moved to London and went to study arts in the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts.

Now:
Shannen Doherty landed a lead role on Charmed for three seasons. She has to leave the show after an on-set tension with co-star Alyssa Milano. But on the reboot of 90210, she was able to reprise her role as Brenda Walsh. In 2010, Doherty competed in Dancing with the Stars but failed to win the competition. She starred in her two reality shows – Shannen Says and Off the Map with Shannen and Holly. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.

Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor

Then:
Jennie Garth played the role of Kelly Taylor. She’s known to be a spoiled brat but was later promoted to become the series’ female lead star after the departure of Shannen Doherty’s character. She was part of the series’ key love triangles – Dylan, Brenda and Kelly, and Dylan, Brandon, and Kelly. Kelly was a challenging role and has faced most traumas out of all the characters – trapped in a fire, shot her rapist, cocaine addiction, having amnesia and miscarriage.

Now:
Jennie Garth has reprised her role in helping the spin-offs Melrose and 90210 to gain viewers. She also starred of What I Like About You for four seasons and reunited with Tori Spelling in Mystery Girls. Garth joined reality shows like Dancing with the Stars (finished as fourth places) and renovated her home on HGTV’s The Jennie Garth Project. In 2013, she divorced Peter Facinelli after 12 years of marriage. After two years, she married Dave Abrams.

Luke Perry as Dylan McKay

Then:
Luke Perry starred as Dylan Mckay in the series. Dylan was a dangerous loner and heartthrob of the group; he was the son of the ambiguous business tycoon and hippie ex-wife. Dylan was notable by standing up to the school bullies. He is friends with Brandon who helps him to soften his rebel attitude. Later, he was entwined in a love triangle with Kelly and Brenda. After so many break-ups and confrontations, Dylan ended up with Kelly but eventually parted ways.

Now:
After “90210” has ended, Luke Perry took the risk and played more mature roles. He landed a role in HBO drama Oz, Windfall, Criminal Minds, Will & Grace, Law & Order: SVU and John from Cincinnati. In the early 2000s, Luke Perry was also active in stage plays. His notable role was playing Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show and the opposite of Alyson Hannigan in When Harry Met Sally. He currently stars as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale.

Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders

Then:
Ian Ziering played the goofy Steve Sanders. He was one of the original characters of the series and the best friend of the male lead, Brandon Walsh. Steve is a light-hearted rich kid who drives a Corvette and is popular in school. He founded the After Dark Club and started a newspaper company. He was romantically involved to Clare but eventually married Janet Sosna when Clare moved to France. Janet Sonsa was her second business partner in his newspaper venture.

Now:
Aside from being a famous American actor, Ian Ziering is also a voice actor behind Vinnie on Biker from Mars. But his popularity continued to skyrocket when he played Fin in Syfy’s Sharknado films since 2013. He has also joined reality competitions such as Dancing with the Stars, Worst Cooks for America: Celebrity Edition and Celebrity Apprentice. He married his second wife, Erin Ludwig in 2010 and raised two children together.

Tori Spelling as Donna Martin

Then:
Tori Spelling played one of the goody two shoes of the group, Donna Martin. She was famous for losing her virginity to her selfless boyfriend, David on their graduation day. She was supposed to be a supporting role but was elevated as the main role with her own storylines. She is friends with Kelly and grew up in Beverly Hills. She ended up owning a boutique and married David. In CW’s spin-off, it was revealed she expanded her design business overseas but separated David.

Now:
Tori Spelling released a semi-autobiographical VH1 sitcom entitled So Notorious; however, it failed to gain expected viewers. She began producing a series of reality shows which featured her marriage with her husband, Dean McDermott. Unfortunately, they became a tabloid staple couple after McDermott admitted he has cheated on her. Moreover, Spelling ventured on publishing and released six books. Later on, she reunited with her 90210 co-star Jenny Garth for ABC’s Mystery Girls but was canceled due to low ratings.

Brian Austin Green as David Silver

Then:
Brian Austin Green grabbed the role of David Silver. Silver was the young, snobbish, musical-inclined boy in the group. He knows how to be a DJ and can organize a festive yet vibrant teen party. Although his singing skills are undeniably poor, his rap skills are superb. He can also show sick dance moves. He was dating Donna on and off, but still ended up walking down the aisle. On the reboot, Silver separated Donna for a short time after their first daughter was born.

Now:
Brian Austin Green continued his prominence after the show. His biggest role to date was when he played the resistance fighter Derek Reese on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and John Corben or Metallo on Smallville. He had also guest appearances on different series such as CSI, Melrose Place, Growing Pains and Hope & Faith, where he met Megan Fox, her future wife. They tied the knot in 2010 and yielded two sons. However, they have separated in the summer of 2015.

Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman

Then:
The role of focused student and socially shy, Andrea Zuckerman was played by Gabrielle Carteris. She had a huge crush on Brandon, but their relationship remained platonic. Despite the unrequited love, he put his studies first in which helped her to graduate as Valedictorian. She was accepted in Yale but chose CU to be near with her friends and family. Andrea has a baby with Jesse, her college sweetheart. They married but eventually divorced.

Now:
Gabrielle Carteris left 90210 in 1995 and went on to host her own talk show entitled Gabrielle. However, this talk show was canceled after one season due to its low ratings. She was never given a lead role in a series but was continuously given a voiceover work. She has landed minor roles in limited series, made-for-TV movies and guest-starred on several network shows. But she was a trade union leader and popularly known as the Vice President of the California Labor Federation.

Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone

Then:
Tiffani Thiessen was hated by almost everyone when she played the saved by the bell good-girl character, Valerie Malone. When Brenda left the series, Valerie entered in the fifth season. She has slept with everyone’s boyfriend including a married man. No one liked her and was a mortal enemy of all the girls. She was a liar, used drugs and was a co-owner of the Peach Pit After Dark. It was revealed that her wild behavior was caused when her father molested her.

Now:
Tiffani Thiessen landed roles on several true-crime-inspired television films, limited series and was a guest star on comedies and talk shows. Later on, she landed a role in the American crime series’ White Collar for six seasons. She hosted her own show entitled Dinner at Tiffani’s aired in the Cooking Channel. She married Brady Smith on July 9, 2005, and gave birth on two children – Harper Renn and Holt Fisher.

Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold

Then:
Kathleen Robertson joined 90210 as Clare Arnold during its fourth season. This season showcased the characters transitioning to college. Clare was smart but bares her wild side sometimes. She was notable in the campus as Kelly and Donna’s roommate, and as the daughter of the Chancellor of California University. Clare was also the first girlfriend of Steve Sanders but later broke up when her character accepted an opportunity to study in France during the seventh season. But technically, she was written off the show.

Now:
Kathleen Robertson never made a big wave in the industry but was given regular roles in films and television. She starred on the Canadian series entitled The Business in 2006 but was never renewed for another season due to low ratings. In 2011, Robertson landed a role as Kitty O’Neil on Starz’s Boss and a guest role in Bates Motel. She has starred as homicide detective Hildy Mulligan in the TNT series Murder in the First since 2014.

Lindsay Price as Janet Sosna

Then:
Lindsay Price became a part of 90210 series playing the role of Janet Sonsa. Her character joined Beverly Beat as news editor. She worked hard to keep her position in the newspaper until she pursued Steve. Initially, her Japanese parents disagreed on their relationship but Steve made a move to mend fences. In season 10, Steve proposed to Janet when he found out she’s pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl around Thanksgiving. Later on, they sold the Beat.

Now:
Lindsay Price landed roles on three series – Eastwick, Pepper Dennis, and Lipstick Jungle. However, all the mentioned series were short-lived and canceled after one or two seasons because it failed to gain viewers. She was a guest star in How I Met Your Mother where she dated co-star, Josh Radnor. At the present, she was married to Curtis Stone, an Australian celebrity chef. They both have two sons together.

Mark Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez

Then:
Mark Espinoza entered the series as a bartender in Season 4. He played Jesse Vasquez, the love interest of Andrea Zuckerman. Andrea quickly fell for Jesse due to his charm. She got pregnant but Jesse proposed to her and married in a civil wedding. However, Jesse cheated on Andrea and Andrea did the same on Jesse but both endured infidelity. After many trials in their relationship, it was revealed that Jesse and Andrea were divorcing.

Now:
Mark Espinoza built his resume with a lot of theatre works. But he was also prominent on soap operas such as playing the police detective Alberto Aguilar on The Young and the Restless and as a Justice of Peace on Days of our Lives. He has guest appearances on Castle, Parenthood, and House. His most recent work is being the Chairman of Joint Chiefs on Scandal. He is popularly known as Mark D. Espinoza.

Emma Caulfield as Susan Keats

Then:
Emma Caulfield played Susan Keats, the primary love interest of Brandon which started in Season 6. She was the editor of CU’s college newspaper, The Condor and was a self-proclaimed feminist. Susan was impregnated by her ex-boyfriend, Jonathan Caston but later had an abortion. She wrote an article regarding this experience and won an award by being of her right to choose. She earned a job in Clinton/Gore campaign which caused her break-up with Brandon.

Now:
Susan Keats made into prominence when she landed a role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Anya after her stint in 90210. She has also starred in few episodes in Robot Chicken and Life Unexpected. Recently, she has guest starred in Jane Espenson’s comedy series, Husbands and Royal Pains. She has released her own Youtube channel, Essenemma. After her divorce with Cornelius Grobbelaar, she married Mark Leslie Ford and gave birth to one daughter.

Daniel Cosgrove as Matt Durning

Then:
Matt Durning was played by the charming Daniel Cosgrove. Matt Durning is an incredible, intelligent yet boring lawyer. He became gradually close to Donna Martin, Kelly Taylor and the rest of the gang. He was sometimes prone to joke with other. Matt was engaged to Kelly for a short time. Later on, he donated his sperm to his sister-in-law and brother. But when his brother died, he decided to move to the Big Apple to be with his daughter.

Now:
Daniel Cosgrove’s star didn’t shine the brightest in showbiz. But he has landed minor roles like playing Chandler on All My Children and on the daytime soaps such as Bill Lewis on Guilding Light. He had his movie debut in The Object of My Affection. He was married to Marie and had four cure children. He is a bailiff in the New Country Sheriff’s Department.

Jason Wiles as Colin Robbins

Then:
Jason Wiles played Colin Robbins. Robbins was a New York Artist who moved to L.A. He was an old flame of Valerie and later had a destructive connection with Kelly. He introduced Kelly in using cocaine. When Kelly abused and felt the damage of cocaine, he left her and got back with Valerie. But Colin and Valerie’s second shot at love was cut when he was arrested and sentenced for at least two years in jail after he found guilty of drug possession.

Now:
Jason Wiles continued his rose to fame. He starred in all six seasons of Third Watch as Bosco. His most recent work is playing Sheriff Clark Hudson of the Scream TV series. However, was later canceled after the network decided not to renew it. He landed minor roles in few television series like Criminal Minds, CSI: New York and Castle. Jason Wiles is a father of two children with his estranged wife Joanne Roberts.

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