Troy Bolton is any individual’s dad in a film this yr…
In the event you’re like me, you had been virtually raised by teen TV — which implies teen TV mother and father had been an enormous a part of your individual childhood (despite the fact that most of them had been mainly absent, like, 99% % of the time).
And, nicely, we’re attending to the purpose the place the teenager TV teenagers (who had been usually performed by twentysomething actors) of our youth at the moment are those taking part in the mother and father on these initiatives.
So listed here are some acquainted faces from our previous who’ve lately confirmed up as TV and film mother and father:
Benjamin McKenzie performed 16-year-old Ryan Atwood on The O.C. beginning in 2003…
…now, he is taking part in a dad to a 17-year-old daughter in Amazon’s new rom-com, I Need You Again:
Then: Welcome to the O.C. bitch vs. Now: Welcome to my fancy dwelling that I personal with my very own cash, bitch.
Zac Efron famously performed 17-year-old Troy Bolton, king of gifting necklaces and never getting his head within the sport in Excessive College Musical…
…now, he is taking part in a dad within the upcoming movie Firestarter:
Then: Head in sport, coronary heart in tune vs. Now: Head in sport of elevating a baby
Raven-Symoné performed Raven Baxter on That is So Raven beginning in 2003…
…now, she performs the character as an grownup with youngsters on Raven’s Dwelling.
Then: So Raven vs. Now: Soooooo Raven.
Sarah Drew performed excessive schooler Hannah (who famously dated Chris Pratt’s character, Brilliant Abbott) on Everwood in 2004…
Then: One half of Brilliant and Hannah vs. Now: Mama to a possible sociopath
In the meantime, Nicole Bilderback performed Courtney in Convey It On in 2000…
…and now, she performed Jeanette’s lawyer, Denise Harper, in Merciless Summer time in 2021.
Then: Brr, it is chilly in right here. There have to be some Toros within the environment vs. Now: A badass protection legal professional
Chad Michael Murray performed Lucas Scott on One Tree Hill beginning in 2003…
…and Edgar Evernever on Riverdale in 2019.
Then: Weirdest factor that occurred on his present was his father’s transplant coronary heart was eaten by a canine vs. Now: One of many extra regular issues that occurred on his present was he was a cult chief who tried to flee on a rocket ship.
Winona Ryder performed 17-year-old Veronica Sawyer within the cult basic 1988 movie Heathers…
…now, she’s performed Joyce Byers on Stranger Issues since 2016:
Then: Turning her highschool the wrong way up vs. Now: Actually going to the Upside Down
Scott Wolf performed 16-year-old Bailey Salinger, who was thrust right into a parental position, on Celebration of 5…
…now he performs Nancy Drew’s father, Carson, on The CW’s Nancy Drew:
Then: Celebration of 5 vs. Now: Celebration with ghosts…
Minka Kelly starred as highschool senior Lyla Garrity on Friday Night time Lights beginning in 2007…
…now, she’s recurring as Samantha, a mother who Maddy babysits for on Euphoria:
Then: Dillon Excessive vs. Now: Euphoria Excessive
Alanna Ubach performed Serena, one in all Elle’s BFFs, in Legally Blonde…
…nowadays she performs Cassie and Lexi’s mother Suze on Euphoria:
Then: Legally Blonde vs. Now: Legally mother
Mekhi Phifer performed Odin “O” James in 2001’s O…
…and now he performs Harold, Mia’s dad, on Love, Victor.
Then: Highschool star vs. Now: School college president
Sophia Bush starred as Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill beginning in 2003…
…she at present performs Veronica, Mia’s stepmom, on Love, Victor.
Then: Love triangles vs. Now: Stepmom drama
Meredith Monroe performed Andie McPhee on Dawson’s Creek in 1999…
…and performed Alex’s mother, Caroline, on 13 Causes Why in 2017.
Then: Pacey’s past love vs. Now: No Pacey in sight
Wilson Cruz performed Rickie Vasquez on My So-Known as Life in 1994…
…after which performed the Bakers’ lawyer, Dennis Vasquez, on 13 Causes Why in 2018.
Then: My So-Known as Childhood vs. Now: My So-Known as Maturity
Molly Ringwald was ’80s teen film royalty in all the things from Fairly in Pink to The Breakfast Membership…
…and she or he’s performed a mother in a ton of teenybopper initiatives, together with The Secret Lifetime of the American Teenager, The Kissing Sales space, and Riverdale.
Then: Coping with normal highschool drama like…detention vs. Now: Coping with Gargoyle Kings and her son’s escape from jail and subsequent mauling by a bear
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel performed childhood sweethearts Cory and Topanga on Boy Meets World…
…after which we noticed all of them grown up and nonetheless collectively on Woman Meets World (2016).
Then: Boy Meets World vs. Now: Adults Meet World
Luke Perry was a teenage heartthrob as Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills, 90210…
…and he performed Archie’s dad, Fred Andrews (the guts and soul of the present), on Riverdale till his death in 2019.
Then: The perfect man on 90210 vs. Now: The perfect dad on Riverdale.
Nia Peeples performed Nicole Chapman on Fame beginning in 1983…
…she finally performed Emily’s mother on Fairly Little Liars beginning in 2010.
Then: Fame vs. Now: “A”
Skeet Ulrich performed Billy Loomis in Scream in 1996…
…after which performed F.P. Jones on Riverdale beginning in 2017.
Then: Evil assassin… vs. Now: In a city of evil murderers
And Alicia Silverstone was teen royalty as Cher in Clueless in 1995…
…and is now Kristy’s mother, Elizabeth, in Netflix’s fantastic The Child-Sitters Membership reboot:
Then: As if! vs. Now: As if this a lot time has handed!
I am certain there are SO many extra that I missed! Please be happy to inform me within the feedback!