Then/Now: The Cast of 'Beverly Hills 90210'

'90210' was remade for the CW but we still the love the original.

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    '90210' Cast

    '90210' Cast “Beverly Hills 90210” was a pioneer in its examination of teen issues  --  love, sex, date rape, drug abuse, alcoholism, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, and so on.  It sparked several spin-offs and made its young stars huge in Hollywood. (Photo: FOX)
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    '90210' Cast

    '90210 Cast' The first few seasons of the series, which ran from 1990-2000 focused on the Walsh family, especially twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh as they adjusted to the culture shock of moving from Minnesota to Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo: FOX)
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    '90210' Cast

    '90210' Cast The show initially centered on the lives of Brenda (Shannen Doherty) and Brandon Walsh (Jason Priestly). Other main characters included spoiled Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth), good-girl Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), bad boy Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), slacker Steve Sanders (Ian Ziering), brainiac Andrea Zuckerman (Gabriel Carteris) and slightly geeky underclassman David Silver (Brian Austin Green). (Photo: FOX)
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    Then: Shannen Doherty

    Then: Shannen Doherty Shannen Doherty had a regular role on the hit show “Little House on the Prairie” before her getting her big break as Brenda Walsh at the age of 19. Early episodes focused on Brenda’s struggle to adapt to life in Beverly Hills as well as her rocky relationship with bad-boy Dylan McKay. Off screen, Shannen became a bit of a diva and her bad girl antics caused her to be written off the show in season 4. (Photo: FOX)
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    Now: Shannen Doherty

    Now: Shannen Doherty After leaving “90210," Shannen, 41, starred in several TV-movies, before being cast in another successful TV series, “Charmed,” where she played a witch named Prue. Shannen once again clashed with co-stars and left the show long before it ended. In 2008, she reprised her role as Brenda Walsh after 14 years on the CW’s “90210.”  (Photo: AP)
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    Then: Jason Priestley

    Then: Jason Priestley Jason Priestley took on the role of nice, level-headed, super-moral Brandon Walsh at the age of 21, catapulting him to heartthrob status. Brandon was a heartthrob both onscreen and off and his only vice throughout the series seemed to be the ladies. And an addiction to gambling. Other than that he was as pure as they come. (Photo: AP)
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    Now: Jason Priestley

    Now: Jason Priestley Brandon was the last Walsh to leave the show, sticking around until season 9, but Jason stuck around serving as executive producer until the show’s cancellation. After his departure, Jason made guest appearances on several shows including: “What I Like About You” and “Without A Trace”, also directing episodes of “Seventh Heaven” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Today, he continues to direct episodes of “Secret Life” and he directed the episode of “90210” when Donna returned. (Photo: AP)
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    Then: Jennie Garth

    Then: Jennie Garth Jennie Garth took on the role of beautiful rich-girl Kelly Taylor at 18. Kelly was the most popular girl in school who struggled to get people to take her seriously. Throughout the series, Kelly had it the worst: she got caught in a fire, was shot, raped, almost arrested for shooting the man that raped her, suffered from an eating disorder, became addicted to cocaine, was almost killed by a crazy stalker, and many more tribulations! During her time on the show, Jennie starred in a string of TV movies as well. (Photo: AP)
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    Now: Jennie Garth

    Now: Jennie Garth After the series, Jennie, 40, starred in a new show “What I Like About You” with Amanda Bynes from 2002-2006. In September 2008 she returned as Kelly Taylor on the CW’s spin off "90210" before starting a reality show with her daughters, "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country." (Photo: AP)
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    Then: Luke Perry

    Then: Luke Perry Luke Perry landed the role of bad-boy Dylan McKay at 25. Dylan got through some hard times thanks to girlfriend Brenda, who helped him through his alcoholism, but he eventually left Brenda for her best friend Kelly. Like Kelly, Dylan was a troubled soul throughout the series, struggling with addictions to drugs and alcohol as well as the deaths of his father and wife. While on the show, Luke also starred in the original film version of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” (Photo: AP)
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    Now: Luke Perry

    Now: Luke Perry After the show Luke, 45, has made guest appearances on several shows (“Will and Grace, “Oz,” “Law and Order: SVU”) and has done considerable voice-over work for various animated series, including “The Simpsons” and Family Guy.” He currently has several films in the works. (Photo: AP)
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    Then: Tori Spelling

    Then: Tori Spelling Tori Spelling began playing good-girl Donna Martin at the age of 17. At first, Donna was merely a sidekick but eventually she became a major player, with her virginity a major storyline. During her time on the show, Tori became well-known for starring in a string of Made-For-TV films. (Photo: FOX)
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    Now: Tori Spelling

    Now: Tori Spelling Tori, now 38, is probably the most high-profile member of the cast. She recently released a book, “Mommywood,” and has a reality show on Oxygen with hubby Dean McDermott “Tori Dean Home Sweet Hollywood.”  (Photo: AP)
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    Then: Gabriel Carteris

    Then: Gabrielle Carteris Gabrielle Carteris played super smart newspaper editor-in-chief Andrea Zuckerman at 29. Andrea made her way into the popular crowd through the years and was hopelessly in love with Brandon. At the end of season 5, Andrea left sunny California to attend Yale. She made several guest appearances as Andrea after her departure. (Photo: FOX)
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    Now: Gabriel Carteris

    Now: Gabrielle Carteris After leaving the series, Gabrielle, 51, hosted her own talk show, which lasted one season. She appeared on “The Surreal Life” in 2003 and has found success doing voice-overs. (Photo: AP)
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    Then: Brian Austin Green

    Then: Brian Austin Green Prior to landing the role of David Silver at the age of 17, Brian Austin Green had a recurring role for the three seasons of the hit show “Knot’s Landing.” Brian played David for all 10 seasons, during which he evolved from hopeless geek to sexy heartbreaker. (Photo: AP)
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    Now: Brian Austin Green

    Now: Brian Austin Green Brian, 38, has not found much success since the series ended and his greatest claim to fame being his marriage to Megan Fox. He is currently set to co-produce a big screen adaptation of “Fathom” which will star Megan.
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    Then: Ian Ziering

    Then: Ian Ziering Ian Ziering got the role of spoiled slacker Steve Sanders at the age of 26. Throughout the series, Steve constantly struggled in his relationships with women and was always in trouble with various authority figures. (Photo: AP)
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    Now: Ian Ziering

    Now: Ian Ziering Ian, 48, was back in the spotlight when he starred in season 4 of “Dancing With The Stars.” After the show he made several guest appearances on shows including “What I Like About You,” “JAG,” and “Guiding Light” and has several films in the works.
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