Where did they go?: The cast of That ’70s Show

That ’70s Show was one of my favorite TV series in its original run, and it remains so today. It’s probably my most frequently re-watched series from any era of television. I can’t count on one hand the number of times I’ve completely re-watched the series — even including the much-maligned season 8.

With the exception of a few films, I haven’t seen much from the majority of cast of the show since it ended, so when I started my millionth re-watch of the series in January I decided to see what they’ve all been up to. Since the show ended quite a few years ago, I’ll mostly be focusing on their work from 2010 to the present.

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Central Cast

Topher Grace as Eric Forman
Since That ’70s Show ended, Topher Grace has had a decent amount of film, television and voice work. None of the projects have been major hits, but he’s got a lot coming up in 2014, including a supporting role in anticipated Christopher Nolan sci-fi flick Interstellar.

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: Valentine’s DayTake Me Home Tonight, The Giant Mechanical Man, The Big Wedding
2014/Upcoming: A Many Splintered Thing, Don Peyote, Interstellar, The Calling, American Ultra and Home

Laura Prepon as Donna Pinciotti
She hasn’t done quite as high a volume of projects as Topher Grace in the years since That ’70s Show ended. Aside from a couple of indie flicks, she’s had a few TV roles. But she found great success last year as a member of the ensemble cast of Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black.

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: Guest spot on How I Met Your Mother (TV series), Are You There, Chelsea? (TV series), guest spot on Men at Work (TV series), guest spot on House M.D. (TV series), The Kitchen, Orange is the New Black (Netflix series)
2014/Upcoming: Orange is the New Black season 2 (recently released)

Danny Masterson as Steven Hyde
Apparently, in addition to continuing his acting career, Danny Masterson also works as a DJ. He’s played Lollapalooza and at one point planned to release an album. While That ’70s Show remains his most well-known project, Men at Work found some success on TBS and ran for three seasons before being cancelled in May 2014.

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: The Chicago 8, California Solo, Alter Egos, Men at Work (TV series)
2014/Upcoming: Killing Winston Jones, Hot Bot

Mila Kunis as Jackie Burkhart
Mila Kunis has been one of the most successful alums of the show. In addition to continuing her voice work on Family Guy as Meg Griffin, she’s appeared in a couple of big-time films, including the recent Oz reboot. She was even nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in Black Swan.

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: Black Swan, Friends with Benefits, Ted, Oz the Great and Powerful
2014/Upcoming: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Jupiter Ascending, Hell & Back, Ted 2

Ashton Kutcher as Kelso
Kutcher’s had quite a few projects since That ’70s Show ended, but most of them have been unremarkable comedies — one even co-starred Katherine Heigl, who has seen many an unremarkable comedy in her day. Most recently, he’s been seen starring on Two and a Half Men and in the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs. He and Mila Kunis are engaged and expecting a child together.

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: Valentine’s Day, Killers, No Strings Attached, Jobs, Two and a Half Men (TV series)
2014/Upcoming: Two and a Half Men is the most recent project listed on his IMDb page.

Wilmer Valderrama as Fez
Like Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama has mostly stuck to TV since That ’70s Show ended, providing the voice for the children’s animated series Handy Manny and co-starring in the fantasy-drama Awake. He’s done a couple of films too, though, and generally seems to get a good amount of work.

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: From Prada to Nada, Larry Crowne, Awake (TV series), Handy Manny (TV series), Raising Hope (TV series)
2014/Upcoming: From Dusk Till Dawn (TV series), School Dance, To Whom it May Concern, The Adderall Diaries

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Secondary Cast

Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman
Debra Jo Rupp was always one of my favorite parts of the show in her role as Eric’s mother. I’m happy to see that she’s continued to find quite a bit of work in film and television. Over the span of her career, before and after playing Kitty Forman, she’s racked up over 70 credits!

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: She’s Out of My League, Better with You (TV series), Congratulations, guest starring role on Hart of Dixie (TV series)
2014/Upcoming: Cuz-Bros, A Bet’s a Bet

Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman
Like his on-screen wife, Kurtwood Smith has had a very long career: over 130 film and television credits since his debut uncredited role in 1978! Since That ’70s Show, he’s done a lot of voice work and television.

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: Neighbors from Hell (TV series), guest starring role on Children’s Hospital (TV series), Cedar Rapids, Hitchcock, Turbo, Beware the Batman (TV series)
2014/Upcoming: Resurrection (TV series)

Lisa Robin Kelly as Laurie Forman
Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last year at the age of 43. Since leaving That ’70s Show a few seasons before it ended, she’d only appeared in two projects, both short films.

Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti
The parents of That ’70s Show have done very well for themselves. Since appearing as Donna’s father, Don Stark has taken on plenty supporting roles in television series, TV movies and minor theatrical releases. He continues to act, with three projects listed on his IMDb page for 2014 release.

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013:Workshop (TV series), Glass Heels (TV movie), John Carter,  a guest starring role on Castle (TV series), a guest starring role on American Horror Story, Random Encounters and Hit the Floor (TV series)
2014/Upcoming: Roswell FM, Safelight, Angel Investors

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Recurring Guest Stars, etc.

Tanya Roberts as Midge Pinciotti
Tanya Roberts, aside from appearing as Midge, remains most well-known for her ’80s films. She had a couple of guest-starring TV spots in 2005, but has since stopped acting.

Josh Meyers as Randy Pearson

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: Straight A’s, guest starring role on The Mindy Project (TV series), Behind the Candelabra, The Awesomes (TV series)
2014/Upcoming: Charles, Your Hangover (miniseries), Dark Prophet (TV series), Last Supper

Mo Gaffney as Joanne

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: The Back-up Bride, God Bless America, 12 Wishes of Christmas, The Unprofessional, guest starring roles on Justified, Shameless, Good Luck Charlie, House of Lies and Hart of Dixie (TV series)
2014/Upcoming: guest starring role on Melissa & Joey (TV series), A Better You

Allison Munn as Caroline

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: One Tree Hill (TV series)
2014/Upcoming: Legit (TV series), Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (TV series), Where the Devil Hides

Shannon Elizabeth as Brooke

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: American Reunion, A Green Story, Catch a Christmas Star (TV movie)
2014/Upcoming: The Outsider, Marshall the Miracle Dog

Tommy Chong as Leo

Notable projects from 2010 – 2013: guest starring role on Franklin and Bash (TV series), six Cheech & Chong short films
2014/Upcoming: It’s Gawd!, guest starring roles on The Millers and Raising Hope

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