Schitt's Creek had humble beginnings. The CBC Television sitcom aired its first 15 episodes in 2015 to little notice and modest praise. But as it continued to find its footing and grow its fanbase, it gradually became one of the most acclaimed and adored comedy shows on television. It was certainly recognized as such when it swept this year's seven major comedy awards — a first for either comedy or drama. The series has been lauded as one of the finest sitcoms in years, even in Peak Television, and there's a twinge of melancholy to this continued success as it came to its close with this year's sixth and final season.
Now that Schitt's Creek ran its course, what will the award-winning cast — filled with fresh faces and established comedy veterans — do next? Let's see what's in store for the ensemble of Dan and Eugene Levy's hit series!
Eugene Levy (Johnny Rose)
In the role of Johnny Rose, the patriarch of the Rose family who attempts to rebuild his family's fortune, Eugene Levy gave one of his most acclaimed performances in the show he helped create and conceive. Receiving his first Emmy nomination in 2019, Levy went on to win this year's Emmy for his outstanding lead performance in this award-winning comedy series.
As the co-creator alongside his son and co-star, Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek is undeniably his baby and one of his most triumphant successes — though he's had a career full of highlights. Such highlights include SCTV, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, National Lampoon's Vacation, Splash, Father of the Bride, and Finding Dory. He also starred in eight American Pie movies, New York Minute, Like Mike, and Bringing Down the House.
Next, he'll appear in An Afternoon with SCTV.
Catherine O'Hara (Moira Rose)
In the role of Moira Rose, the eccentric ex-soap opera star and wife to Johnny Rose, Catherine O'Hara gave another celebrated performance in Schitt's Creek. She won an Emmy this year for this award-recognized role in this hit comedy series. As a comedy veteran, O'Hara drew notice when she was a member of The Second City in Toronto. She later starred in Coming Up Rosie, Beetlejuice, Waiting For Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and the first two Home Alone movies. She was also seen in Six Feet Under, 30 Rock, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and more. She also provided voice work for Glenn Martin, DDS, Skylanders Academy, The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, Where the Wild Things Are, Chicken Little, Over the Hedge, and more.
Next, Catherine O'Hara lends her voice to 2021's Extinct.
Dan Levy (David Rose)
As David Rose, the spoiled adult son of Johnny and Moira Rose, Dan Levy made a name for himself as a star and co-creator of Schitt's Creek. Made with his father, Eugene Levy, this familial series was undeniably a family effort, and it worked out fabulous for both of them, notably as Dan Levy won a number of Emmys for his work in front and behind the camera.
His performance also gained notice for being one of the first openly pansexual characters depicted on television. As an actor, Levy appeared in Admission, Stage Fright, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Modern Family. He was also a consultant for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards and narrated The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show last year.
Next, he'll star in Happiest Season.
Annie Murphy (Alexis Rose)
In the role of Alexis Rose, Johnny and Moira's spoiled socialite daughter, Annie Murphy took over from Abby Elliott, who was unable to play the part when the show was picked up for series by the CBC. Many critics have gone on to praise Murphy's performance, considering her the show's breakout star. She eventually won an Emmy for her performance in the show's sixth season.
Prior to her role on Schitt's Creek, Annie Murphy starred in The Plateaus, as well as episodes of Beauty & the Beast, Blue Mountain State, Flashpoint, and Rookie Blue. She also appeared in music videos for Hollerado, Little Junior, and, earlier this year, Wild Pink. Now that Schitt's Creek is over, Murphy landed her next leading role in AMC's dark comedy series, Kevin Can F* Himself. Production resumed in September.
Chris Elliott (Roland Schitt)
As Roland Schitt, the mayor of Schitt's Creek, Chris Elliott was the redneck nemesis of Eugene Levy's Johnny Rose in Schitt's Creek. A veteran comic, actor, and writer, Elliott is an Emmy-winning performer and creative who's best known for his roles in Get a Life, Cabin Boy, Eagleheart, Scary Movie 2, How I Met Your Mother, Everybody Loves Raymond, Groundhog Day, The Abyss, Osmosis Jones, Kingpin, and There's Something About Mary. He's also known for his various comedic sketches on Late Night with David Letterman and his appearances on Saturday Night Live. Elliott's also the father of Abby Elliott, who was previously part of Schitt's Creek.
Outside of acting, the comedian is also the author of four books: Daddy's Boy, The Shroud of the Thwacker, Into Hot Air, and The Guy Under the Sheets. Most recently, Elliott lent his voice to The Shivering Truth.
Jennifer Robertson (Jocelyn Schitt)
As Jocelyn Schitt, the mayor's wife, Jenn Robertson played a bright, happy-go-lucky personality in Schitt's Creek. Her performance received four Canadian Screen Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Prior to this role, the actress/writer worked on The Holmes Show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Comedy Inc., Wingin' It, Canada's Handyman Challenge, The 1/2 Hour News, and several other TV shows, including guest appearances on Hannah Montana and Degrassi: The Next Generation. Robertson also starred in Twitches, Sassy Pants, Undercover Grandpa, Valentine Ever After, and more.
Following the finale of Schitt's Creek, Jennifer Robertson will have a starring role in Netflix's new drama series, Ginny & Georgia. It's expected to come out later this year. The actress is also currently filming a role in the upcoming romantic drama, Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between.
Emily Hampshire (Stevie Budd)
Playing the part of Stevie Budd, the motel clerk (and later owner), Emily Hampshire played a sardonic main character on Schitt's Creek. During her time on this comedy series, Hampshire was also starring in the Syfy drama series, 12 Monkeys. She is also known for Boy Meets Girl, It's a Boy Girl Thing, Snow Cake. The Trotsky, Cosmopolis, Good Neighbours, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, and mother! She also had a recurring role in Made in Canada, as well as voice parts in Braceface, Atomic Betty, 6teen, Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, Ruby Gloom, and Mythic Warriors.
Outside of Schitt's Creek's final season, Emily Hampshire recently appeared in episodes of Quibi's 50 States of Fright and the web series Save Me. Next, Hampshire stars in the upcoming horror-drama-mystery, Home, and she'll also play a part in Stephen King's horror-drama series, Chapelwaite.
Tim Rozon (Mutt Schitt)
In the part of Mutt Schitt, the son of Roland and Jocelyn and Alexis' former love interest, Tim Rozon played a lead role during the first two seasons of Schitt's Creek and became a guest star in the third and fourth seasons. In addition to his work in this acclaimed series, Rozon is known for the teen drama series, Instant Star. He also played recurring roles in Wild Roses, Lost Girl, and Being Human.
During his time on Schitt's Creek, Tim Rozon played a main role in Wynonna Earp as Doc Holliday. He was also seen in Flashpoint, Rookie Blue, and Against the Wall. Recently, he starred in films and shows like Lake Placid: Legacy, Diggstown, Christmas Town, and Vagrant Queen. He was last seen in the romantic film, Beginner's Luck. Next, Rozon stars in the series, The Surrealtor.
Sarah Levy (Twyla Sands)
As Twyla Sands, the friendly (if not exceptionally bright) waitress and owner of Cafe Tropical, Sarah Levy was a prominent player in Schitt's Creek. The daughter of Eugene Levy and the sister of Dan Levy, Sarah Levy's involvement in Schitt's Creek keeps the show's focus on family tradition strong. She was previously seen in Larry Crowne, Working the Engels, and XIII: The Series prior to her involvement in this show. She was also her dad's assistant on Cheaper by the Dozen 2.
Outside of her work in Schitt's Creek, for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress, Sarah Levy starred in the short film The Winner Mindset and the TV movie Best Intentions last year, and she appeared in ABC's United We Fall earlier this year. Next, she'll appear in Distancing Socially and the upcoming series, The Surrealtor.
John Hemphill (Robert "Bob" Currie)
Playing Councilor Robert "Bob" Currie, the proprietor of Bob's Garage, John Hemphill provided a cheerful character to Schitt's Creek. A seasoned comedic actor, writer, and producer, Hemphill was a member of Toronto's Second City troupe, as well as a writer for SCTV and frequently on-screen personality. His other TV credits include RoboRoach, The Jane Show, Little Mosque on the Prairie, and Maniac Mansion, the latter of which he created, as well as the TV movies, Hostage for a Day and Sodbusters, the latter of which he co-wrote with Eugene Levy (who directed the film). Hemphill also played bit parts in Adventures in Babysitting, The Man, New York Minute, Goosebumps, and Goofballs.
At the moment, John Hemphill doesn't have his next project lined-up. Or, at least, he hasn't announced it yet — though that's assuming that he's looking to do something else after Schitt's Creek's terrific success.
Karen Robinson (Veronica "Ronnie" Lee)
As Veronica "Ronnie" Lee, a member of the local town council, Karen Robinson played a supporting character who didn't hide her reservations about the Rose family. An actress of the stage and screen, Robinson is known for Against the Ropes, Lars and the Real Girl, The Line, Shoot the Messenger, King, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Morning Show Mysteries, The Gospel According to the Blues, Narc, and Love, Sex, and Eating the Bones. She also won a Canadian Screen Award for her guest role in 2018's Mary Kills People. Following the end of Schitt's Creek, Robinson starred in this month's Learning to Love Again and the short film, Pigs.
Dustin Milligan (Ted Mullins)
Playing Ted Mullins, the town veterinarian and eventually Alexis' boyfriend, Dustin Milligan appeared throughout Schitt's Creek run, though he was only a guest star in the sixth season. Outside of this show, Milligan is best known in 2008's 90210 revival. He also appeared in Final Destination 3, The Butterfly Effect 2, In the Land of Women, Extract, The Messengers, Supernatural, The O.C., Silicon Valley, Shark Night 3D, A Simple Favor, and more. He was also a series regular on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Most recently, Milligan appeared on —and won — RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race earlier this year. Next, he'll star in Peacock's upcoming Rutherford Falls.
Noah Reid (Patrick Brewer)
In the part of Patrick Brewer, David's business partner and future husband, Noah Reid played a primary role in Seasons 4 through 6 following a recurring role in Season 3. A Canadian actor-musician, Reid notably voiced the lead role in Franklin, and he also did voice work for Babar, Pippi Longstocking, and Jane and the Dragon. He also played regular roles in Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, Backpackers, and Kevin from Work.
As a musician, he's best known for his single "Hold On" in People Hold On, which he also starred in. His albums include 2016's Songs from a Broken Chair and this year's Gemini. He was going on tour earlier this year for the latter album, but such plans were delayed to the COVID-19 pandemic. He'll next be seen in the short film The Cliff and the Road, which he also wrote.
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Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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