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.
Neve Campbell — Campbell, likewise, is still working, although save for Scream 4, she’s also mostly on the fringes in series like Titanic: Blood and Steel and The Philanthropist, and movies you’ve never heard of like The Glass Man, I Really Hate My Job and Partition. She is, however, starting a recurring role on Grey’s Anatomy (and look: There’s that woman from Big Love, too).
Matthew Fox — Guh. After wrapping six years on Lost in 2010, Matthew Fox starred in — in my opinion — the worst movie of 2012, Alex Cross, and apparently he has a role in Brad Pitt’s World War Z. After allegedly punching a female bus driver in 2011, and getting a DUI this year, hopefully the guy’s career is cooked and since his filmography shows nothing on the horizon, maybe that’s the case. He and Jeremy London can hang out and drink beers in obscurity.
Jennifer Love Hewitt — Hi! I’m glad you asked. She’s doing just fine with her NYTimes Bestseller, The Day I Shot Cupid (her book has been optioned for a TV Series) and as the lead in the vacuous Lifetime series, The Client List, aka, an excuse to feature Jennifer Love Hewitt’s cleavage in as many scenes as possible.
Paula Devicq — I almost completely forgot about Devicq — who is also Scott Wolf’s old girlfriend — but she’s bouncing around in small roles on television (The Gifted Man) and the movies (Arbitrage, with Richard Gere), although the last time she had any significant work was in a six-episode arc on Rescue Me in 2004-2005.
Scott Grimes — Grimes, like Chabert, does a lot of voice work (also in Family Guy, as well as American Dad) and since his long-running role on E.R., Grimes has appeared on Suits, Dexter, and as Will Scarlett in Ridley Scott’s terrible Robin Hood. He and Chabert will reunited in The Last Tree next year.
Andrew and Steven Cavarno — The Cavarno Twins, who played little Owen on the show, did one episode of The X-Files in 1999, and haven’t been seen in Hollywood since.