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Where You've Seen The Cast Of That '90s Show Before

It's been 16 years since fans of "That '70s Show" said goodbye to their favorite Point Place locals. The 2006 finale ended with Eric and Donna getting back together, Kelso living in Chicago, the Formans and Hyde staying in town, and, bizarrely, Jackie and Fez embarking on a new relationship. The 2023 Netflix spinoff "That '90s Show" will reveal what happened to these characters after their New Year's Eve send-off. While Eric and Donna seemingly lived happily ever after and welcomed a daughter, Leia Forman — who is the protagonist of the new series — Mila Kunis (who plays Jackie) confirmed that Jackie and Fez's relationship did not last (via Access Hollywood).

Now set in the '90s, a new generation of teenagers are making their mark in Wisconsin. While visiting her grandparents, Red and Kitty Forman, for the summer, Leia bonds with other local kids — Gwen, Nate, Nikki, Jay, and Ozzie. Alongside these young stars, the series sees the return of most of the original cast, at least for an episode or two, as well as mainstays Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp. The spinoff comes from the minds of "That '70s Show" creators Bonnie and Terry Turner, who are returning with their daughter Lindsey. Like its predecessor, the show promises to be a nostalgic return to the past. Keep reading to see where you might have seen the cast of this Netflix comedy before.

Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman

Kurtwood Smith is back as Eric's no-nonsense father, Red Forman. However, this time he'll be laying down the law with his granddaughter Leia. In an exclusive interview with Looper, Smith expressed his excitement at returning to the franchise and noted that he and his on-screen wife Debra Jo Rupp easily fell back into step on set. Since Red and Kitty agreed to stay in Point Place in the finale of "That '70s Show," viewers will finally be able to catch up on what these characters have been up to between 1980 and 1995.

During the 16-year interim, Smith has added a number of film and TV credits to his varied filmography. Notably, the actor has starred in the second season of Marvel's "Agent Carter" as Vernon Masters, a role that was written with him in mind. He then went on to guest star in a handful of popular series like "Suits" and "Jupiter's Legacy," before bagging a regular recurring role on the Hulu series, "The Dropout." Smith plays David Boies in the Amanda Seyfried-led biographical crime drama, which was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards.

Fans of "That '70s Show" might have also noticed him playing Old Man Peterson in "The Ranch," another Netflix comedy led by co-star Ashton Kutcher. The show was a real "'70s" reunion as Rupp also had a recurring role as Janice Philips, and Danny Masterson played Kutcher's brother until he was killed off in Season 3.

Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman

Joining Red for the difficult task of keeping Leia in line is his wife, Kitty. Debra Jo Rupp reprises her role as the fan-favorite character who is best known for being something of a mother figure to all of Eric's friends. Rupp continued to work on family-orientated shows when "That '70s Show" wrapped, taking roles in shows like "Better with You," "This Is Us,"  and "I Feel Bad."

Rupp's extensive TV credits also include guest stints on other popular series like "Hart of Dixie" and "Grey's Anatomy." In 2021, she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a series regular in "WandaVision," the first installment of Marvel's Phase 4. "That '90s Show" viewers might recognize Rupp in her role as Westview Citizen Sharon Davis, aka. Mrs. Hart. Speaking about her role in the miniseries, Rupp told Looper in an exclusive interview that her sitcom and theater background is really what sealed the deal on her getting the part.

Although she was initially hesitant, Rupp loved being a part of "WandaVision," saying: "Because I am as old as I am, it just was really nice to look around and go, 'Oh, I remember a TV like that. Oh, I remember that rug.' Those things are fascinating to me, especially when they're well done, and the production values in this were great. "You did feel like you were in that world. It was easy."

Callie Haverda as Leia Forman

The first and most important addition to the new cast of "That '90s Show" is Callie Haverda, who takes on the role of Eric and Donna's teenage daughter, Leia (knowing Eric, she is likely named after Carrie Fisher's iconic character in "Star Wars"). Texas native Haverda has been acting since she was six years old, telling her high school paper The Westwood Horizon in a 2022 interview: "My parents actually wouldn't let me start acting until I was old enough to decide I wanted to do it for myself. I practically begged them to let me do a commercial my sibling's agent submitted me for, they let me and I just fell in love with it from there."

Haverda's early credits include young Mary in 2010 short "Paper Memories" at the age of 3 and Sierra in "The Adventures of Pepper and Paula" in 2015. However, she is best known for her role as Lala Marks in the Hulu crime drama "Shut Eye" in 2017, which saw her share the screen with veterans like Isabella Rossellini, Jeffrey Donovan, and David Zayas.

"That '90s Show" is undoubtedly Haverda's biggest role to date, though, and a defining moment in the actor's career. She told The Horizon that her career previously lacked direction, and finding Leia's character sparked something in her: "I fell in love with it and truly connected with the work as a whole."

Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen

"That '90s Show" will see Leia with her own group of friends, beginning with the rebellious Riot grrrl, Gwen. Played by Ashley Aufderheide, Gwen is Leia's next-door neighbor, and the two hit it off immediately, according to Deadline. In fact, Gwen may very well be living in Donna's old house, since Bob Pinciotti was moving to Florida at the beginning of the '80s.

Prior to joining the cast, Aufderheide's biggest roles included ABC's sci-fi mystery-drama "Emergence" and indie flick "Infinity Polar Bear," which stars Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. In 2020, she also featured in the British fantasy film "Four Kids and It," alongside the likes of Russell Brand, Cheryl, and Matthew Goode. This was a really exciting project for the actor, who got to focus on character development, telling family lifestyle blog Mommy Factor in a June 2020 interview: "My character Smash in the beginning seems to be very angry and a harsh person. But throughout the movie, you see she becomes very vulnerable and sweet. So that's what I like [about] her, that the first impression is very different." It's not yet clear what viewers can expect their first impressions of Gwen to be, but it's obvious Aufderheide is ready to bring a lot to the role.

Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate

Gwen isn't the only next-door neighbor Leia gets to know. She soon befriends Gwen's fun-loving brother Nate, who is played by Maxwell Acee Donovan. Nate and Gwen are sure to have an interesting dynamic on the show, and it might be intended to replicate Eric and Laurie's relationship since Leia is an only child. Thanks to Deadline, we know that "That '90s Show" is getting its own version of the Vista Cruiser, and Nate is on hand as the group's designated driver.

Viewers might know the actor behind Nate's big smile from his starring role in the Disney Channel series, "Gabby Duran & The Unsittables." Donovan plays the titular character Gabby's (Kylie Cantrall) best friend Wesley Presley and he credits the comedy series for making his dream of an acting career a reality. Speaking to Broadway World in 2021, Donovan explained: "Wesley is, at his core, a true believer — earnest, loyal, and a total dreamer. And that's what makes him so incredible to play." He added that portraying the character has helped him "go all out" with his own dream. Prior to bagging this longstanding main role, Donovan had some smaller supporting roles, such as the TV miniseries "Greenlit," and the Zoey Deutch and Nicholas Braun-led rom-com, "Good Kids."

Sam Morelos as Nikki

Newcomer Sam Morelos stars in "That '90s Show" as ambitious and intelligent teenager Nikki. There's a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to Nikki, with Deadline reporting, "inside, she has more rebellion than a frustrated debutante, and her boyfriend Nate can scratch that itch."

Nikki is Morelos' first TV role, but she's previously starred in a couple of short films, including "Forgetting Nobody" and "Extraordinary Night." The latter is a short action movie about a couple, played by Benjamin Kim and PeiPei Alena Yuan, who have to fight off unknown evils with Morelos playing their daughter. Prior to starring in the Netflix series, Morelos studied at the California School of Arts and graduated in 2021. She has since been involved in local theater productions, starring in her first play in the same year.

When filming Season 1 of "That '90s Show" concluded, Morelos took to Instagram to celebrate the experience and everything leading up to it. Alongside some behind-the-scenes content, she wrote: "Overwhelmingly grateful for the first script, the millionth script, and all of the wonderful people I met in between takes. you truly are my family."

Mace Coronel as Jay

Mace Coronel plays aspiring videographer Jay, another member of Leia's gang. Deadline describes him as "charming and flirty," and the trailer for "That '90s Show" teases that he and Leia might end up being more than just friends as it also shows them sitting atop a car in the Forman driveway like Eric and Donna used to do.

With over a decade of acting experience behind him, "That '90s Show" viewers will likely have seen Coronel before. He got his start playing R.J. Forrester in "The Bold and the Beautiful," before starring in the 2014 TV movie, "Santa Hunters." However, Coronel is probably best known for starring in Nickelodeon's comedy series "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn." He played Dicky, one of the titular quadruplets of the Harper family, for the first three seasons, but was absent from the fourth. He announced his departure in a since-deleted Instagram post, which explained that it was a mutual decision so he could focus on other roles (via Distractify).

As promised, Coronel diversified his filmography, and he went on to star in short films and some miniseries. He hoped the 2019 film "Pocket," which is a commentary on social media and having the world in your pocket, would be an "eye-opening film," and he followed this up with roles in "Wireless" and Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay's drama "Colin in Black and White."

Reyn Doi as Ozzie

As beloved as "That '70s Show" is, parts of it wouldn't be accepted today and that includes its lack of LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines. While the short-lived spinoff "That '80s Show" had a bisexual character, Reyn Doi will play the TV franchise's first openly gay character, Ozzie. Like Donna, who protested for women's rights in the '70s, Ozzie has to deal with ignorant intolerance and, as a result, is "impatient with the world for not being as accepting as his friends," per Deadline.

Doi has been acting since 2017, bagging his first job as a dancer in a Sonos commercial. He quickly racked up a number of credits in commercials and short films, before playing Takeshi, the son of an extradited fugitive, in an episode of the crime-action series "S.W.A.T." in 2020. His big breakout role came the following year, though, when he played Yoyo in "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar." He plays Kristen Wiig's sidekick, but as the New York Post notes, Doi quickly "steals the show." At the same time, Doi was working on the Nickelodeon family comedy "Side Hustle," and the TV movie "Adopted."

Olivia Sanabia as Serena

Actor and musician Olivia Sanabia has a supporting role in "That '90s Show" as Serena. She is best known for starring in the Amazon Studios series "Just Add Magic" from 2016 to 2019, in which she plays Kelly Quinn in 51 of the show's 52 episodes. While filming the third season of the magical dramedy, Sanabia started working on the Disney Channel series "Coop & Cami Ask the World." When the show ended, she bagged guest roles in a variety of other notable series — you might recognize her as Luanne in "Country Comfort," McKenna in "This Is Us," and Hailey from "Colin in Black and White."

Viewers may also know Sanabia as a singer. Her discography includes three original singles — "Star Crossed," "Evergreen," and "The Train" — the latter of which is a particularly important message about accepting your differences. "You don't have to jump on the bandwagon with everyone else, you don't have to like the same things or do the same things," Sanabia explained in a 2020 interview with Girls' Life.

Not much is known about Sanabia's "That '90s Show" character just yet. However, she's a bit older than the main cast, so it's possible she's someone they meet in The Hub. Given Sanabia's singing background, it's also possible that she'll be performing in the series.

Topher Grace as Eric Forman

Topher Grace was the leading man in "That '70s Show" before he departed ahead of Season 8 to star in "Spider-Man 3," although he returned for the series finale, concluding his story by getting back together with Donna. Grace's early exit is one of the sore points of "That '70s Show," and to add insult to injury, "Spider-Man 3" was largely panned, with director Sam Raimi even calling the film "awful." It somewhat put the brakes on Grace's rising star, but he has since gone on to enjoy big movie success.

Since the 2007 superhero film, Grace has starred in a handful of notable features like "Interstellar," "American Ultra," "War Machine," "Delirium," and "BlacKkKlansman." He's also found a permanent home on the TV comedy "Home Economics" which follows Grace as Tom, the oldest of three siblings who are all in different financial situations.

Speaking of family shows, returning to the world of Point Place again for "That '90s Show" felt like "a family reunion" Grace told ET: "It was like going home for Christmas to see your whole family ... to be able to go back and not just hang out with them together, which was so much fun, but then to be able to work again with them ... it was great."

Laura Prepon as Donna Forman

"That '90s Show" has a lot of work to do to connect the dots between the finale of "That '70s Show" and 1995, where Eric and Donna have a teenage daughter, and Donna has changed her surname from Pinciotti to Forman. Hopefully, the fiercely feminist character still went to college after reuniting with Eric and has a great job fighting for equal rights now. Laura Prepon certainly believes it does her character justice, telling US Weekly: "I can't wait for people to see it. I think they're really, really gonna get a kick out of it."

Whatever the backstory is, Donna has clearly been busy over the last decade and a half, and so has Prepon. After playing the red-haired tomboy for eight years, Prepon took on the lead role in the NBC sitcom "Are You There, Chelsea?" Of course, "That '90s Show" viewers probably know her best from her long stint as the dark-haired maven Alex Vause in "Orange Is the New Black." While filming the comedy-drama, Prepon also appeared as Cathy in the 2016 psychological thriller "The Girl on the Train." The film has an A-list cast which includes Emily Blunt, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, and Lisa Kudrow.

Mila Kunis as Jackie Burkhart

With Eric and Donna coming back, why not get (almost) the whole gang back together? Mila Kunis confirmed her return to the franchise as Jackie Burkhart in an interview with Access Hollywood, where she explained the different relationship dynamics which have taken place off-screen since the finale. Although Jackie and Fez (Wilmer Valderrama) were together when the series ended, everyone — fans and cast, included — knew she was meant to end up with her husband Ashton Kutcher's character, Kelso. Thankfully, the actor has let slip a few details about her part in the upcoming series, including the fact that Jackie and Kelso are now married with a kid, whose casting has yet to be announced.

Since 2006, Kunis has starred in a string of movies, including romantic comedies like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and "Friends With Benefits," action comedies like "The Spy Who Dumped Me," romantic action-adventure films like "Jupiter Ascending," and more dramatic features like the Academy Award nominated-film, "Black Swan," and 2022's "Luckiest Girl Alive." As well as this, Kunis has voiced the character of Meg Griffin in "Family Guy" since Season 2 in 1999. "That '90s Show" is the first time she's shared the screen with Kutcher since the original series, bar their 2014 "Annie" cameo. "It's very cute. It was weird to shoot together though," she said of returning to the show with Kutcher.

Ashton Kutcher as Michael Kelso

Ashton Kutcher credits "That '70s Show" with kick-starting his career and told Variety in a 2022 interview that the reason he and his wife Mila Kunis are returning for the spinoff is so that they can pay homage to that: "We just went back and had fun for a week. It was so random and fun."

In the years between the original series and "That '90s Show," Kutcher has enjoyed a very successful film and television career. Viewers will no doubt recognize him from one of his roles in romantic comedy films such as "What Happens in Vegas," "Valentine's Day, "Killers," and "No Strings Attached." From 2011 to 2015 Kutcher also starred in the beloved comedy series, "Two and a Half Men," replacing lead Charlie Sheen. While speaking on the "WTF With Marc Maron" podcast, Kutcher explained that he owes much of his comedic success to "That '70s Show" creator Bonnie Turner, who taught him "the rhythms of comedy." 

From 2016 to 2020 Kutcher focused on TV, namely his role as Colt Bennett in Netflix's family dramedy, "The Ranch." Kutcher has since returned to features, starring in the 2022 black comedy "Vengeance" alongside B.J. Novak, Boyd Holbrook, Issa Rae, Dove Cameron, and John Mayer.

Wilmer Valderrama as Fez

Wilmer Valderrama is best known for playing foreign exchange student Fez in all eight seasons of "That '70s Show." Since it ended, Valderrama has been the architect of his career, intentionally choosing varied projects in different genres to work on. Some of his notable credits include "From Prada to Nada," "From Dusk til Dawn: The Series," "Minority Report," and "NCIS." Speaking to People Espanol in 2022, Valderrama explained the responsibility he felt during the early stages of his career as one of few Latino actors: "I started really paying attention to the roles I was portraying, to the things that I was saying yes [to] and to what artistic demonstration of our culture was I actually amplifying by showing up to whatever movie and character [I chose]."

Fans may also recognize Valderrama from his recurring role in "The Ranch," in which he plays Umberto, and his five-episode guest stint on "Grey's Anatomy" as patient Kyle Diaz. However, "That '70s Show" still holds a big place in his heart. In fact, according to The Wall Street Journal, Valderrama still owns the original Vista Cruiser from the series, which he purchased for $500. It looks like things might be coming up Fez in the "That '90s Show" spinoff, too. Perhaps he's moved on from Jackie as the trailer shows Andrea Anders debuting a previously unseen character called Sherri Runck who says "my guy's got a bunch of salons," before it cuts to Fez cutting Kitty's hair.

Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti

"That '70s Show" alum Don Stark is also returning for the spinoff in a supporting role as Donna's dad Bob Pinciotti. Speaking about his return to set with Entertainment Weekly, Stark said: "It was amazing, it really brought back a flood of wonderful memories. All the young people who were in the new cast were terrific, and it mirrored what it was like when we started."

Stark features heavily in the show's trailer, but few details have been released about what his character has been up to in the past 16 years. Did he move to Florida and open a bait shop? Is he dating or remarried? Viewers will of course know that Stark is not returning with his on-screen wife, Tanya Roberts, who sadly passed away in 2021. While Bob and Midge officially separated in Season 7, it's possible they got back together on screen and Bob is now a widower.

Since 2006, Stark has been busy guest-starring on a variety of TV series. His knack for comedy has helped him secure roles in the likes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Shameless" and "Dollface." He's also used his comedic acting chops to play Jules Podell in Viggo Mortensen's "Green Book," and Sol in the star-studded rom-com "Café Society."

Tommy Chong as Leo

Actor, comedian, and musician Tommy Chong will forever be known to "That '70s Show" fans as veteran-turned-hippy stoner Leo. The beloved member of the Cheech & Chong comedy duo was an important member of the show's supporting cast, and although he wasn't present in every season, he often showed up just in time to make some interesting observations relating to the lives of Eric and his friends. He also took Hyde under his wing, giving him a job at the Foto Hut. "That '90s Show" just wouldn't be complete without an appearance from Leo, but thankfully, Chong is set to return.

Since the original series ended in 2006, Chong has been a vocal marijuana activist. Alongside his 2006 documentary "A/k/a Tommy Chong" which chronicles this, the actor often plays activists or characters who use drugs freely, just like Leo. More recently, Chong played stoner Hubert Wilson in the "Raising Hope" Season 4 episode, "The One Where They Get High." Viewers might also recognize Chong from his appearance on "The Masked Singer" in 2019 where he competed on the reality singing show as a Pineapple.