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Gather 'round the Big Orange Couch! Now that TeenNick is airing our favorite '90s shows, Snakkle.com did some searching and found out what the stars of “Clarissa Explains It All,” “Salute Your Shorts,” “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”—and many others—are doing today!
Jessica Alba in “The Secret World of Alex Mack”
Every supernatural teen needs a nemesis, and that's where Jessica Alba comes in. A 13-year-old Alba played self-involved Jessica in three episodes during Season 1.
Jessica Alba, Now
Hmmm, whatever happened to Jessica Alba…..? Of course, we all know, that Jessica grew up to become one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars and is also known for being a doting mom (she recently started a successful all-natural baby product line called The Honest Company). After “Alex Mack,” Jessica starred in the TV series “Dark Angel” and appeared in movies like “Never Been Kissed,” “Honey,” “Sin City,” and “The Little Fockers.” Look for Jessica on the big screne in 2013 in “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.”
Marc Summers from “Double Dare!”
When you think of an inflatable pool full of franks and beans, who comes to mind? It's Marc Summers, host of the grossest game show of the '90s, “Double Dare!” Summers braved the goo and grime with a towel and a smile.
Marc Summers, Now
Summers continued to host the family of “Double Dare” spin-offs after the original ended, but recently worked as the host of Food Network's “Unwrapped.” In August of 2012, Summers sustained severe trauma to the left side of his face in a near-fatal car accident. With an outpouring of support from his fans, Summers is recovering and believe it or not, already back to work producing other food-related shows: “Food Feuds” and “Restaurant: Impossible.”
Blake Sennett of “Salute Your Shorts”
Blake Sennett played floppy-haired miscreant Ronnie Pinsky, who came into the series during its second season. Pinsky threw a mean curveball and charmed all the girls, so naturally he became Budnick's greatest sworn enemy.
Blake Sennett, Now
Pinsky also had some other stage skills—Sennett is now the lead guitarist for the band Rilo Kiley! Before strapping on the axe, Sennett also appeared on some pretty A-list TV shows like “Melrose Place,” “Once and Again,” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Danny Cooksey of “Salute Your Shorts”
Camp villain and hijacker of Camp Anawanna's beloved theme song, Budnick's sole purpose in life was to cause trouble and maintain that monster of a mullet he was sporting at the time.
Danny Cooksey, Now
Danny actually got his big break on “Diff'rent Strokes”, but after “Salute Your Shorts,” he went on to “Pepper Ann,” “Invader Zim,” and, most recently, “G.I. Joe: Renegades.”