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Running for 10 seasons in total and inspiring several more series in its wake, Beverly Hills 90210 is undoubtedly one of the most popular shows of the '90s. A decade-spanning look into the developing lives of upscale Beverly Hills teenagers trying to navigate their lives through high school, then college, then early adulthood, particularly as the show navigated through topics both lighthearted and serious, the long-spanning coming-of-age series became a massive ongoing success for its central players, including Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, and the late Luke Perry.
Now that Beverly Hills 90210 has been off the air for over 20 years (give or take some short-lived reboots), let's take a look at what the high-profile ensemble of this heavily-watched teen/young adult drama series are doing now. Unfortunately, as we mentioned before, Luke Perry is no longer with us, having died in 2019, but his memory remains cherished among fans of the show.
Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh)
As Brandon Walsh, the virtuous and admired lead character of the series, Jason Priestley played the male protagonist in Beverly Hills 90210. He later reprised this role and played a fictionalized version of himself in BH90210, where he also worked as a co-producer and director. His other notable TV credits include his starring turn in Call Me Fritz, where he also directed several episodes, Raising Expectations, Haven, Side Order of Life, Tru Calling, Sister Kate, and Teen Angel. Additionally, away from television, Priestley can be seen in Tombstone, Hacks, Watchers, Calendar Girl, Double Down, Made in Brooklyn, Cover Story, and Cherish.
Over the years, Jason Priestley has moved behind the camera to direct several shows, including Van Helsing, Saving Hope, The Outer Limits, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Lake, 7th Heaven, and Haven. He made his feature directorial debut with 2013's Cats & Dylan. He also directed several TV movies, including Dear Santa, Don't Cry Now, and Barenaked in America. Currently, Priestley stars in Private Eyes, which he also works as an executive producer and director.
Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh)
In the role of Brenda Walsh, a smart, driven, outgoing teenager who wants to make a good impression, Shannen Doherty played one of the lead roles in Beverly Hills 90210. She later reprised this role in 90210 and BH90210, where she also played a fictionalized version of herself. Doherty also co-produced the latter series. Away from this television franchise, the actress is best known for playing Prue Halliwell in Charmed. She also played main roles in Little House on the Prairie, Our House, and The Secret of Lost Creek, as well as recurring roles in Heathers and North Shore. Additionally, Doherty starred in the reality TV series, Shannen Says. Furthermore, her film credits include Heathers, Mallrats, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Bethany, Night Shift, and Girls Just Want to Have Fun. She can also be heard in The Secret of NIMH.
Most recently, Shannen Doherty was seen in Undateable John. The TV actress also made a cameo in Riverdale as a tribute to the late Luke Perry. Next, the actress will be seen in The Fortress, which will reportedly get a sequel prior to its original's release. She's also expected to reprise her role as Rene in a Mallrats sequel.
Tori Spelling (Donna Martin)
Playing the part of Donna Martin, a sweet, easygoing character with an eye for fashion, Tori Spelling found her star-making role in Beverly Hills 90210. The actress also played the part in Melrose Place, 90210, and BH90210, where she also played a variation of herself, which she also co-created and co-produced. Outside of this TV franchise, Spelling starred in several TV movies, including A Friend to Die For, A Carol Christmas, The Mistle-Toes, and both versions of Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Additionally, the actress starred in So Notorious, as well as reality TV series like Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, True Tori, and Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever. She also appeared in The Last Sharknado: It's About Time.
In film, additionally, Tori Spelling appeared in Troop Beverly Hills, The House of Yes, Scream 2, Scary Movie 2, and Kiss the Bride. Outside of acting, Spelling is a best-selling memoirist and the host of the podcast, 9021OMG, alongside Jennie Garth. Currently, the actress is filming Bleeding Greed.
Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor)
As Kelly Taylor, a young woman who has survived several personal challenges in her steps towards adulthood, Jennie Garth played a main character in Beverly Hills 90210. She also played this role in Melrose Place, 90210, and BH90210, where the actress also co-created and co-produced. Outside of this series, Garth is most notably known for playing Val Tyler in The WB's What I Like About You. She also appeared in Dancing with the Stars. Her other television credits include The $treet, Brand New Life, Community, Mystery Girls, The Mick, and The Larry Sanders Show. Garth also starred in TV movies like Secret Santa and Girl, Positive.
Away from television, Jennie Garth can be seen in Power 86, Your Family Or Your Life, My Brother's War. She was also heard in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. Outside of acting, Garth penned the 2014 memoir, Deep Thoughts from a Hollywood Blonde. Next, Garth will be seen in Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story. She also currently hosts the podcast, 9021OMG, alongside Tori Spelling.
Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders)
In the role of Steve Sanders, a seemingly rich and spoiled teenager with a sensitive side, Ian Ziering played one of the main characters in Beverly Hills 90210. He also played the part in Melrose Place and BH90210, along with a fictionalized version of himself, which he also co-produced. Away from this popular series, Ziering is best known for playing the lead role of Fin Shepard in the Sharknado movies, leading up to 2018's The Last Sharknado: It's About Time. Recently, Ziering had recurring roles in Swamp Thing and Malibu Rescue. He also appeared in Dancing with the Stars, The Apprentice, Worst Cooks in America, Celebrity Name Game, and Hollywood Squares.
As a voice actor, additionally, Ian Ziering is heard in Biker Mice from Mars, Mighty Ducks, Godzilla: The Series, Spider-Man, Batman Beyond, and Batman Beyond: The Movie. Outside of television, Ziering appears in Endless Love, That's My Boy, McKenna Shoots for the Stars, Domino, No Way Back, The Legend of Awesomest Maximus, F the Prom, and Malibu Rescue. Next, the actor will be seen in Hunters.
Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman)
Playing the part of Andrea Zuckerman, a dedicated and overreaching high school academic, Gabrielle Carteris played a purpose-driven young woman in Beverly Hills 90210. She also reprised the role and played a version of herself in BH90210, which she also co-produced. Her other television credits include a main role in My Alibi and a recurring role in Code Black, as well as guest appearances in Touched by an Angel, JAG, NYPD Blue, Nip/Tuck, Drake & Josh, Crossing Jordan, The Middle, Longmire, and NCIS. Additionally, on the big screen, Carteris can be seen in Raising Cain, Jackknife, and Meet Wally Sparks.
Furthermore, as a voice actress, Gabrielle Carteris is heard in Johnny Bravo, King of the Hill, Batman Beyond, Gargoyles, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. She also lent her voice to video games like Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, La Pucelle: Tactics, Minority Reports: Everybody Runs, Bionic Commando, and Spider-Man 3. Next, Carteris will appear in How to Deter a Robber. She'll also be seen in Boon.
Brian Austin Green (David Silver)
As David Silver, an ambitious kid who wants so desperately to be cool, Brian Austin Green played a primary character throughout all ten seasons of Fox's Beverly Hills 90210. He also played this part in Melrose Place and reprised this role and played a variation of himself in BH90210, which he also co-produced. Away from this series, Green was a series regular on Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, Freddie, Anger Management, and Wedding Band. Also, the actor played recurring roles in Desperate Housewives, Stacey Stone, Trailer Park Boys, and Knots Landing. Outside of television, Green appears in Don't Blink, Cross, Laws of Deception, Kickboxer 2, ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2, and Domino.
Most recently, Brian Austin Green was a guest star on ABC's The Conners. The actor was also revealed to be the giraffe in Fox's The Masked Singer. Currently, Green is a panelist on The Masked Dancer. Next, the actor will star in Pacerville.
Carol Potter (Cindy Walsh)
In the role of Cindy Walsh, the mother of Brenda and Brandon, Carol Potter plays a maternal character in Beverly Hills 90210. Outside of this Fox show, Potter played Joan Cummings in NBC's long-running Sunset Beach. Her other television credits include Today's F.B.I., JAG, Greek, Medium, L.A. Law, One Life to Live, and BH90210. Outside of television, Potter was seen in Tiger Heart, Naturally Native, and Dutch Treat. Most recently, the TV actress appeared in Donny's Bar Mitzvah earlier this year.
James Eckhouse (Jim Walsh)
Playing the part of Jim Walsh, the disciplinarian father of Brandon and Brenda, James Eckhouse plays a paternal character in Beverly Hills 90210. Prior to his time in this series, Eckhouse was seen in supporting roles in Big, Trading Places, Fatal Attraction, Cocktail, and Fat Man and Little Boy. He can also be seen in A Cinderella Story, Guess Who, The Avengers, Blue Heaven, Defending Your Life, Junior, One True Thing, and Judgment Day. The actor also produced and starred in The Boy on the Train.
Additionally, James Eckhouse's other television credits include Days of Our Lives, High & Mighty, The Good Wife, CSI, Nip/Tuck, Criminal Minds, Once And Again, The Equalizer, and Chicago Hope. Most recently, the actor appeared in Saving Paradise. He also guest-starred on Chicago Med.
Tiffani Thiessen (Valerie Malone)
As Valerie Malone, a smart and daring woman who has trouble trusting people due to her past trauma, Tiffani Thiessen played a main character on Beverly Hills 90210 starting in Season 5. Outside of this series, Thiessen starred as Kelly Kapowski in NBC's Saved by the Bell. She also appeared in Netflix's Alexa and Katie and USA Network's White Collar. Her other television credits include Fastlane, What About Brian, Good Morning Miami, and Two Guys and a Girl. She also hosted Cooking Channel's Dinner at Tiffani's and she's currently the host of Deliciousness, which she also produces. The actress also voiced a character in Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Away from television, Tiffany Thiessen appears in Son in Law, The Ladies Man, Speedway Junky, Love Stinks, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, Hollywood Ending, and Cyborg Soldier. Most recently, the TV actress reprised her role as Kate in Peacock's Saved by the Bell, which she also produced.
Kathleen Robertson (Clare Arnold)
Playing the part of Clare Arnold, a cultured, intelligent, and privileged young woman, Kathleen Robertson was a main character in the sixth and seventh seasons of Beverly Hills 90210. Away from this series, Robertson starred in the Canadian sitcom, Maniac Mansion. She also played a prominent part in Starz's Boss. More recently, Robertson played main characters in Murder in the First, The Fixer, and Northern Rescue, as well as a recurring role in Bates Motel. Her other television credits include Tin Man, Girls Club, Law & Order: Criminal Intenet, Medium, Rookie Blue, and CSI: Miami.
Away from TV, Kathleen Robertson can be seen in Scary Movie 2, Beautiful, Psycho Beach Party, Hollywoodland, The Vatican Tapes, Nowhere, I Am Sam, Three Days in Havana, Down the Road Again, and Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden. Most recently, the actress filmed a role in Quibi's Swimming with Sharks, the status of which is unknown on account of the company folding.
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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