Looking at the reunion photos of the cast of Freaks and Geeks, one thing is very clear. These actors definitely did not peak in high school, in spite of the fact that the Paul Feig-created comedy didn't make it through its freshman season. The whole cast got back together for an upcoming Judd Apatow-focused issue of Vanity Fair.
And by "whole cast," we mean supporting players included. Not only does Vanity Fair's photo spread include stars Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Busy Philipps, John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, Martin Starr and Seth Rogen, but also some of the other actors who appeared in the series, including Lizzy Caplan (Nick's girlfriend Sara in the later episodes), David Krumholtz (Neal's brother Barry), Thomas F. Wilson (Coach Fredricks), Natasha Melick (Cindy Sanders) and Jason Schwartzman, who played the fake-ID selling Howie Gelfand in one episode.
See what the full McKinley High "class" looks like today...
And here's a look at the Weir family as they are today.
Bones fans know Sam Weir's John Frances Daley these days as Dr. Lance Sweets. Meanwhile, years after playing Lindsay Weir, Linda Cardellini went on to play a regular role in ER before the NBC medical drama wrapped up. These days, Jean Weir's Becky Ann Baker has been cracking us up as Hannah's mother in Girls, while the Weir patriarch's Joe Flaherty's recent TV appearances include The Life and Times of Tim and some voice contributions to Family Guy.
Vanity Fair has a bunch of great photos of the actors from F&G today, including this one, which features James Franco, Jason Segel and Seth Rogen. It barely needs to be said that these three guys have gone on to establish hugely successful film careers.
View Vanity Fair's other Freaks and Geeks photos here. Those interested in even more information about the series' history should check out Vanity Fair's "An Oral History of Freaks and Geeks", which features thoughts from Paul Feig, Judd Apatow, the cast and others as they talk about the development of the show. And you can catch Freaks and Geeks streaming on Netflix (opens in new tab).
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