I stumbled across a list from a few years ago (I think it was Entertainment Weekly) that ranked the top 100 shows of the last 25 years, and I was a little alarmed to see that Party of Five had even made the list. Really? Party of Five. Granted, it was low, and the very same list had J.J. Abrams’ Felicity very high on the list, but who’d have even thought that such a slight family drama might have merited mention in any best shows list.
Anyway, I hadn’t thought about Party of Five in years (and I was much more of a Dawson’s guy), so I thought I’d check in with the cast and see how they’re doing these days. And NO. It’s not an excuse to post images of JLo Ho. It’s an excuse to post a photo of Neve Campbell, thank you very much. I was surprised, however, to realize how many people were on Party of Five that I forgot about, and although images are scant, they include: Adam Scott, Rhona Mitra, Danny Masterson, Jane Kaczmarek, Olivia d’Abo, Billy Burke, Peter Krause, John Slattery, and Eric Stonestreet.
Here’s how the cast is doing.
Jeremy London — In 2006, after likely staging his own kidnapping as a cover for his drug use, London entered VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab” in 2011. He starred in Don’t Pass Me By with Jake Busey this year, and, er, Snow Beast with John Schneider in 2011. He did not play the beast, which seems like a wasted opportunity.
Scott Wolf — Wolf, who looks like he’s had his face in botox amber for the last 15 years, recently had a recurring role on “NCIS,” and does voice work on the animated show “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters.” He just wrapped the low-budget film, 37, alongside Tricia Helfer.
Lacey Chabert — The former Mean Girls star is doing just fine, folks, although given what a lovely looking woman she is, it seems a waste that she’s doing so much voice work (Family Guy, Transformers: Go Bot, Young Justice, and Allen Gregory). She’s still doing a lot of work, too, mostly top-lining B movies with the likes of Billy Zane (The Ghost of Goodnight Lane and Michael Madsen (The Lost Tree). Chabert is a fine example of one of those actresses who get plenty of work, but who that most of us never actually see, unless we’ve exhausted every other choice on Redbox.