Where are they now: Beverly Hills, 90210

By Brittany Lavin
March 22, 2007


Before Joey Potter rowed her boat up “Dawson’s Creek” and before Ryan Atwood moved to “The OC,” Brandon and Brenda Walsh moved from Minnesota to Beverly Hills, Calif. Starting off as a teen drama, “90210” took its characters through all of the tough issues and laid them out before a viewing audience before ending its 10-year run in 2000. Seven years later those characters may be just a passing thought, but what about the actors?

Jason Priestly played the show’s central character, Brandon Walsh. Brandon was the go-to guy who was always willing to help a friend out of a jam, but he was never able to find the right girl. Priestly doesn’t seem to have much luck in love either, as his show “Love Monkey” was put on “indefinite hiatus” after eight episodes last year.

Shannon Doherty starred as Brandon’s troubled twin sister, Brenda Walsh. Doherty left the cast after four years due to a clash with the show’s creator, Aaron Spelling. She turned up again four years later on the WB’s “Charmed” after the two reconciled, but ended up bailing out of that as well.

Jennie Garth played blonde bombshell Kelly Taylor, whose tumultuous relationship with Dylan McKay seemed doomed from the start. Garth had a good run playing big sister to Amanda Bynes on the WB’s “What I Like About You,” before it had its series finale last March.

Luke Perry, the aforementioned Dylan McKay, was the show’s resident bad boy. Perry’s recent projects include the canceled NBC show “Windfall” and “The Sandlot 3.”

Tori Spelling may have only gotten the role of shy good girl Donna Martin because of her father, but the character’s awkward reserve made her likable. Spelling recently starred in “So NoTORIous,” a reality satire about her life as the daughter of a TV producer.

Brian Austin Green played geek turned heartthrob David Silver, whose relationship with Donna Martin made them the show’s “super-couple.” Green played sidekick to Freddie Prinze Jr. on “Freddie” for almost a full season before ABC gave it the boot.

Ian Ziering starred as Steve Sanders, the show’s playboy partier. After seemingly falling off Hollywood’s radar, Ziering reappeared this Monday, March 19 as a competitor on ABC’s hit show, “Dancing with the Stars.”

The only “90210” star to make it to the big time in Hollywood was Hilary Swank, who appeared in 16 episodes from 1997 to 1998 before moving on to win two Academy Awards for her performances in “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby.”

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