Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley and the 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Cast: Where Are They Now?
You wouldn't have thought that a television show about rich kids with rich-kid problems would resonate with American teens, but you would've been wrong. "Beverly Hills, 90210" was one of the most popular shows of the nineties, and many of the original castmembers are still enjoying success today.
Jason Priestley just made headlines for signing a book deal with HarperCollins. The 43-year-old actor is planning to pen his own memoirs, giving fans a peek into his personal life and a behind-the-scenes look at "90210."
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That's not to say the rest of the cast is out of work; they're all doing alright for themselves. From film, television, and even commercial work (Old Navy, we're looking in your direction), here's what Hollywood had in store for these actors and actresses after life as Brendan, Brenda, Dylan, Kelly, David, Andrea, Steve and Donna.
Since departing "Beverly Hills, 90210" after the fourth season, Doherty has appeared in a number of film and television projects including "Mallrats," "Charmed" and "Dancing With the Stars." She was also the subject of the WE tv reality series "Shannen Says," which documented her engagement and marriage to Kurt Iswarienko. In addition, Doherty recently made the news for helping a Twitter fan who was threatening to commit suicide.
In addition to writing his upcoming memoir, Jason Priestley has stayed busy with a slew of television roles, such as guest appearances on "Medium" and "Psych." When he's not reprising his role as Brandon Walsh in Old Navy advertising campaigns, the Canadian-born actor is starring on the Canadian television series "Call Me Fitz" in which he plays an unscrupulous used-car salesman.
Gabrielle Carteris, who portrayed Andrea Zuckerman on the teen drama, continued acting and began performing voice-over work for video games and cartoons. She now serves as a co-president of SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles, a merger of two labor unions of working actors and media performers.
Ian Ziering appeared on "Bevery Hills, 90210" for a full decade. He then went on to lend his voice to the animated series "Spider-Man" and "Biker Mice From Mars," in 2003 and 2006, respectively. More recently, Ziering made a cameo in the 2012 comedy "That's My Boy" starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, and had a major role in SyFy Channel's wildly popular "Sharknado" film.
Brian Austin Green
After leaving "Beverly Hills" in 2000, Brian Austin Green has appeared in recurring roles on such shows as "Freddie," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "Desperate Housewives" and "Smallville." He can now be seen on TBS's "Wedding Band," a comedy about friends who perform in — you guessed it — a wedding band. In September of 2012, Green and his wife, actress Megan Fox, also welcomed a son named Noah Shannon. In August 2013, he and Fox announced they were expecting another child.
Actress Jennie Garth reprised her role as Kelly Taylor on the CW's new incarnation of "90210" during the show's first two seasons, serving as a guidance counselor at West Beverly Hills High School. In 2012, Garth stared in the CMT reality show "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country."
Tori Spelling, the daughter of "Beverly Hills, 90210" creator and television producer Aaron Spelling, has remained in front of the camera since appearing on the show as Donna. More recently, she and husband Dean McDermott took on reality TV, including "Tori & Dean: Inn Love" (later renamed "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood") and "Tori & Dean's Storibook Weddings." Spelling is also an occasional guest on the daytime talk show "The Talk."
Luke Perry, the actor who played Dylan McKay, initially left "Beverly Hills, 90210" in 1995 but returned to the series in 1998. Afterwards, he held recurring roles on HBO's "Oz" and "John From Cincinnati," and has since guest starred on television shows such as "Law & Order: SVU," "Criminal Minds" and "Body of Proof."