The Cast Of Married…With Children: Their Life After The Show

Published on 10/28/2020
ADVERTISEMENT
Three decades have passed since we bid farewell to the Bundys, the dysfunctional family at the center of Married … with Children. For 11 seasons and over 250 episodes, the Fox sitcom managed to run, airing its finale on June 9, 1997. We can see below what Al, Peggy, Kelly, Bud, and the rest of the cast are up to now.

Katey Sagal | Then

Katey Sagal took on the role of matriarch of the Bundy family, who did not really like doing her household chores. Since she never cooked or cleaned and often treated her husband poorly, Peggy was certainly not a ‘typical housewife.’

Katey Sagal | Then

Katey Sagal | Then

Due largely to her sassy attitude and hysteric antics, Peggy was still the favorite of many show fans. You could always find Peggy sitting on the couch watching her favorite talk show with a box of chocolates.

Katey Sagal | Now

In the world of television, Katey Sagal has had a lot of success since her time at MWC. In the show 8 Simple Rules, she played the Hennessy family’s mother and lent her recognizable voice to Futurama, where she played Turanga Leela.

Katey Sagal | Now

Katey Sagal | Now

She made some guest appearances on shows like Lost, Glee, and The Big Bang Theory. Sagal has had many failed marriages in her life but has been married since 2004 to Kurt Sutter, who created the show Sons of Anarchy.

Denise Richards | Then

On Married…With Children, Denise Richards had a small role, so small that no name was given to her character. In the episode titled” Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 2,” Richards took on the role of girl# 2. It’s unfortunate, but people still knew her for her pretty face.

Denise Richards | Then

Denise Richards | Then

The Bundy family heads down to California in this episode so Kelly can get a chance to pursue an entertainment career. When she appeared in the episode, Richards was only 20 years old and, although she was only featured briefly, she went on to have a successful career.

Denise Richards | Now

In the 1999 film, The World is Not Enough, Denise Richards is both an actress and a model and is best known for her Bond girl role. Richards has appeared in many films, including Valentine and Love Actually.

Denise Richards | Now

Denise Richards | Now

She also made an appearance with the sitcom Friends as Monica and Ross’ cousin. Richards was famously married to the troubled actor Charlie Sheen, and before Richards adopted a third child on her own, the couple had two children together.

David Garrison | Then

Marcy was the next-door neighbor of the Bundy family, and her first husband, Steve, was played by David Garrison. Steve was a banker and a little bit nerdy. He was often roped into Al’s schemes, such as running after women and going to clubs that adult men sometimes frequent.

David Garrison | Then

David Garrison | Then

Steve was known to have taken swift justice on the high school bullies who came to his bank to ask for loans. Seeing as Garrison had decided to terminate his contract with the show, Steve and Mary had legally separated.

David Garrison | Now

To return to his first love, the theater, Garrison, chose to leave MWC. Garrison has had a very successful stage acting career and has appeared in musicals such as Guys and Dolls, and in the original production of Wicked, he played the wizard.

David Garrison | Now

David Garrison | Now

He has appeared in several Broadway shows, including Titanic, The Pirates of Penzance, and Torch Song Trilogy. Seeing that he’s had many successful shows now, it looks like Garrison has made the right decision to leave the show, Married…With Children.

Matt LeBlanc | Then

As one of Kelly’s boyfriends, Matt Leblanc was a recurring character named Vinnie Verducci on MWC. As Vinnie was very good looking and did not have too much going on in his brain, the two were perfect for each other.

Matt LeBlanc | Then

Matt LeBlanc | Then

The show’s success was so great that LeBlanc starred in two spin-offs that the creators tried to make, but both were ultimately canceled. However, as his biggest role was right around the corner, LeBlanc shouldn’t be too disappointed.

Matt LeBlanc | Now

In 1991, LeBlanc started appearing on MWC, but when he was cast as Joey on Friends in 1994, he had a big break. For ten years, LeBlanc played a famous role, and after that, he was given his own spin-off show, Joey.

Matt LeBlanc | Now

Matt LeBlanc | Now

However, history is bound to repeat itself, and after a short two seasons, Joey was canceled. After that, LeBlanc took a bit of a break from acting but made a return to Episodes in 2011. His role led him to receive four Emmy nominations and to win a Golden Globe Award.

E.E. Bell | Then

On MWC, Bell played the character of Bob Rooney. Bob was a high school friend of Al’s, and the two were former football teammates. Bob was a butcher, and he was married to Peggy’s friend, who is Louise.

E.E. Bell | Then

E.E. Bell | Then

One of the funniest things about this character is that he was never called just Bob since everyone called him by his full name. Bob Rooney had also been known for being a good handyman and owning home repair manuals.

E.E. Bell | Now

E.E. Bell has had many small roles in television shows since his time at MWC, but he never found success in Hollywood. But you might recognize him as he appeared in shows such as How I Met Your Mother and Drake & Josh.

E.E. Bell | Now

E.E. Bell | Now

He also made brief appearances on several Disney shows, including Sonny with a chance, Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas, and Shake It Up. In the recent Hail, Caesar! Film, Bell made it on the big screen, as well. We wish he could soon find great success!

Debbe Dunning | Then

On MWC, Dunning played Rochelle Alpert’s role. In season 5, Dunning was only in one episode when her character Rochelle auditioned as a spokesmodel in a car commercial. Kelly is also auditioning for the role, and Rochelle is her main nemesis in the episode.

Debbe Dunning | Then

Debbe Dunning | Then

Bud tries to make a move on Rochelle, but his attempt keeps on failing, and Rochelle went on to say, “I’m sorry, but I think you’ve mistaken me for someone who would speak to someone like you!” Better luck next time, Bud!

Debbe Dunning | Now

Debbie continued to land roles on television after her brief appearance on Married … with Children. Debbie started as a model and first appeared in a Foot Locker commercial on television. In the hit sitcom Home Improvement, she gained fame as the “Tool Time girl.”

Debbe Dunning | Now

Debbe Dunning | Now

She went on to appear in projects like The Jamie Foxx Show and Wicked Wicked Games. Since 2006, Dunning has not appeared much, but that could be because she takes care of the three children she has with Steve Timmons, a volleyball player.

Dan Tullis Jr. | Then

Dan Tullis Jr. was another friend of Al’s and is known to be a corrupt police officer in the neighborhood. Officer Dan is a friend of Al’s who is also a member of NO MA’AM, even though he often arrests them for their illegal shenanigans.

Dan Tullis Jr. | Then

Dan Tullis Jr. | Then

At one point, when they break into a TV studio, Officer Dan arrests Al and his friend, but when he realizes that it was a Jerry Springer episode about feminism, he changes his mind and tells Al to keep Springer tied up. Officer Dan was a recurring character in the show.

Dan Tullis Jr. | Now

Ever since his role on MWC, Dan has not performed much, but he has made a few minor television appearances. Tullis Jr. acted in Home Improvement, The Drew Carey Show, and The District. At the beginning of every ad, Tullis identifies himself by name to avoid confusion with Dennis Haysbert.

Dan Tullis Jr. | Now

Dan Tullis Jr. | Now

Tullis Jr. had also made some stage appearances when he offered his voice for the man-eating plant role in the musical Little Shop of Horrors. These days, Dan is the radio spokesman for SelectQuote, which is an insurance company.

Harold Sylvester | Then

Harold Sylvester played Griff’s character, divorced, and worked as a salesman at Gary’s Shoes with Al. Griff was more neutral on the subject and was much more polite than his male counterparts, while Al and his friends had big issues with their wives.

Harold Sylvester | Then

Harold Sylvester | Then

Griff was on the show throughout seasons 9 to 11. In the 1980s and 90s, Sylvester played a handful of other roles. Harold’s other TV roles include the short-lived 1981 series Walking Tall, Today’s F.B.I., Mary, and Shaky Ground.

Harold Sylvester | Now

Even though Sylvester was best known for his role in the MWC, he made many smaller appearances on other shows. In shows such as The Army Show, City of Angels, and CSI: Miami, the native of New Orleans have made an appearance.

Harold Sylvester | Now

Harold Sylvester | Now

Sylvester had his last known acting appearance in 2015 but may have chosen to retire at 68. In fact, the actor was the first African-American student to receive an athletic scholarship from Tulane University. Way to go, Sylvester!

Ed O’Neill | Then

Ed O’Neill played the reclusive patriarch of the Bundy family on MWC. Bundy was sort of a doofus and not a good father or husband, unlike other television fathers of the past who were responsible and level-headed. Despite his surly demeanor, he clearly still cares for his family.

Ed O’Neill | Then

Ed O’Neill | Then

Bundy was a shoe salesman, constantly reliving the glory days of his football career in high school. O’Neill’s portrayal of Bundy led him to win TV Land’s innovator award, and he was a two-time Golden Globe nominee. That’s just amazing!

Ed O’Neill | Now

O’Neill’s acting career did not slow down after his time at MWC. O’Neill made appearances in several recurring roles on shows such as L.A. Dragnet, The West Wing, and John from Cincinnati. O’Neill has also done voice-overs for TV advertisements.

Ed O’Neill | Now

Ed O’Neill | Now

In the hit series Modern Family, O’Neill’s most famous role is as the Pritchett family’s patriarch. The role earned him three Emmy nominations and led him to other jobs, like making voice-overs for TV ads and Hank, the octopus in the animated film Finding Dory.

Juliet Tablak | Then

During Season 9 of Married…With Children, Juliet Tablak played the role of Amber. Amber was Mary’s niece, and she was sent to live with Marcy because she didn’t want her mother to live in her troubled L.A. neighborhood.

Juliet Tablak | Then

Juliet Tablak | Then

Amber was one of the few girls who was not completely turned off by Bud, and she tells Kelly that she is attracted to him. Unexpectedly, after four episodes, with no explanation, the character of Amber disappears from the show.

Juliet Tablak | Now

Perhaps Juliet’s character vanished from the show because she had other dreams and ambitions. Even though Tablak made a couple more television appearances in The Larry Sanders Show and Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue throughout the 1990s, she has not acted since 2000.

Juliet Tablak | Now

Juliet Tablak | Now

As Tablak is now a chiropractor and a pilates instructor at Mountain View, California, she has taken a completely different work line. Well, all we can do right now is support her, no matter what!

Alan Thicke | Then

Alan Thicke was also a famous TV actor when he made two guest appearances at the MWC. In the family sitcom Growing Pains, the Canadian actor played Jason Seaver for 7 seasons. And he reprised his role in two reunion TV movies, The Growing Pains Movie, and Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers.

Alan Thicke | Then

Alan Thicke | Then

Thicke appeared in two separate MWC episodes, where he played two different people. He plays Henry, a businessman who, in season 10, takes Shannon on a date. He plays Bruce in season 11, a car dealership owner who takes Peggy out on a date.

Alan Thicke | Now

Thicke has made many other shows, including The Facts of Life, Diff’rent Strokes, and The Bold and The Beautiful. Sad to say, after Thicke collapsed while playing hockey with his son in California, he died of a type A aortic dissection.

Alan Thicke | Now

Alan Thicke | Now

When he passed away, he was only 69 years old, and his funeral reunited the cast of his Growing Pains show, including Leonardo DiCaprio. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, California. Thicke was the father of Robin Thicke, a singer, and songwriter.

Karen Lynn Scott | Then

Karen Lynn Scott had two appearances on the Married…With Children as two different characters. In season 6, Scott played Aunt Heather, a gold-digging widow.

Karen Lynn Scott | Then

Karen Lynn Scott | Then

Heather is arguing with Al over a gold pocket watch that Joe promised to give to Al when he was a young boy after Al’s Uncle Joe passed away. Aunt Heather shows up with her arm locked in her lawyer’s arm for her deceased husband’s funeral.

Karen Lynn Scott | Now

Ever since her glorious days at MWC, Karen Lynn Scott has not been acting much. Her last recorded TV appearance was in 2002 when she had a small role in the Hidden Hills TV series.

Karen Lynn Scott | Now

Karen Lynn Scott | Now

On shows such as The Drew Carey Show and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Scott also had small parts. We searched the web to see what Scott is up to these days, but it seems like she’s moving with her life out of the public eye.

Cheech Marin | Then

Cheech Marin made a brief appearance throughout the series in 3 episodes, but only his voice was featured on Married…With Children because he played Buck Bundy, the family dog.

Cheech Marin | Then

Cheech Marin | Then

While Buck usually acted like an average dog, he insulted his human caretakers on a few occasions in his thoughts’ safety. In the rare instance that he spoke, it was generally to express disappointment that his owners were guilty of negligence.

Cheech Marin | Now

Since he played the role of Buck on MWC back in the 1990s, Cheech Marin has stayed in the public eye. Marin is a stand-up comedian and voice actor who has gained fame as one half of the comedy group Cheech & Chong.

Cheech Marin | Now

Cheech Marin | Now

Since he played the role of Buck on MWC back in the 1990s, Cheech Marin has stayed in the public eye. Marin is a stand-up comedian and voice actor who has gained fame as one half of the comedy group Cheech & Chong.

Teresa Parente | Then

As a news anchor with an unbelievably long name, Teresa Parente made several appearances at MWC. She played the role of Cardinal Miranda Veracruz de la Hoya, who was known to be unfortunate and had to cover a lot of pitiful new stories that Al and his friends often found in the middle of.

Teresa Parente | Then

Teresa Parente | Then

While between seasons 9 and 11, she only appeared nine times, Cardinal was a memorable character as she often had some funny bits.

Teresa Parente | Now

In her time in the business, Teresa had a successful acting career and played around 40 roles. Parente has not worked since 2011, but she appeared in shows such as 3rd Rock from the Sun, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Friends, and Without a Trace before she decided to retire.

Teresa Parente | Now

Teresa Parente | Now

Her last role was as a singer in the animated series Spongebob Squarepants. Now, Parente is a widow and has three children.

Jane Lynch | Then

In the 8th season of MWC, Jane Lynch made a quick guest appearance. In the 1994 Valentine’s Day-themed episode, Lynch played Greta. Greta was a wealthy woman who stayed at a hotel near Bud, looking for a former Valentine who had become a famous singer.

Jane Lynch | Then

Jane Lynch | Then

And though the character of Jane was very short-lived, she made some funny and inappropriate jokes.

Jane Lynch | Now

Jane Lynch is currently an established Hollywood actress and comedian best known for her role in the musical hit TV series, Glee, as the ruthless gym teacher Sue Sylvester. Other notable shows, including iCarly and Two and a Half Men, have also featured Lynch.

Jane Lynch | Now

Jane Lynch | Now

Lynch pops up in several mainstream movies such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and The Three Stooges when she isn’t acting on the small screen. Lynch even has a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.

Ben Stein | Then

In just one episode of MWC, Ben Stein made an appearance, but it was a very memorable one. The Bundy family is distraught after Buck, the dog dies, and we see Buck in ‘Doggy Heaven.’ While there, Buck, played by Ben Stein, is introduced to a man in a chicken costume named Thomas.

Ben Stein | Then

Ben Stein | Then

Buck gets to choose what he wants to be reincarnated as and chooses to be an eagle, but it happens that the deciding judge is a cat and sentences him to be a dog again. At the Bundy home, Buck reappears as a puppy named Lucky.

Ben Stein | Now

And while other individuals on this list are only actors, Stein, on the other hand, is a lawyer and writer by trade. Stein worked as a speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford after graduating from Yale Law School.

Ben Stein | Now

Ben Stein | Now

Stein is famous for his monotonous voice, which in the hit film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off earned him the role of the incredibly boring economics teacher. Bueller, Bueller, anyone? Stein finds time to appear in small acting roles when he does not offer his opinion as a political panelist.

Eric Dane | Then

In season nine, Eric Dane appeared in one episode. He plays Oliver Cole, who, along with Mark Campbell, is the Trumaine University radio station host. The two hosts run an unconventional program that gets them into dire straits.

Eric Dane | Then

Eric Dane | Then

On one occasion, the hosts disclose some secrets about Steve Rhoades, the new student dean. The radio show is kicked off by both hosts and expelled for their behavior.

Eric Dane | Now

Eric Dane has had a relatively successful career as an actor since his brief appearance on MWC. He started to play small roles in shows, and TV movies after Dane moved to Los Angeles in 1993.

Eric Dane | Now

Eric Dane | Now

In both Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, he played Dr. Mark Sloan and appeared in films such as Valentine’s Day and Burlesque. The latest role for the 44-year-old was in the 2017 film Blue Mauritius. He is married to Rebecca Gayheart, a model and actress, and two kids.

Jerry Hall | Then

As a gorgeous blond woman who tries to seduce Al after Peggy and Al get into a fight, Jerry Hall makes an appearance. After Al fights with Peggy, Al heads over to his friend Luke’s place, where he is introduced to Hall’s character.

Jerry Hall | Then

Jerry Hall | Then

Her sister goes to Luke’s bedroom with him, and Al and Hall’s character is left alone in the room. In the first season of MWC, Hall would appear, her only appearance in the series.

Jerry Hall | Now

Jerry Hall has famously had a relationship with Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger since her brief appearance on MWC. The couple had been married for 9 years, and Hall was the father of the Georgia May Jagger supermodel.

Jerry Hall | Now

Jerry Hall | Now

Hall then married Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul, in 2016, and the couple is still together. Hall managed to find the time to appear in some television shows and films between raising her four kids and making appearances with her famous husbands.

Tiffani Thiessen | Then

In one episode of season 4, Tiffani Thiessen played Bud’s love interest, Heather McCoy. Bud had a crush on Heather when he was in 6th grade, and she reciprocated the romantic feelings just to humiliate Bud.

Tiffani Thiessen | Then

Tiffani Thiessen | Then

She invites Bud to go skinny dipping when she takes his underwear and puts it on a flagpole. Five years after the incident, Bud is still getting teased about it. Bud plots his revenge on Heather in high school, but his plan backfires, and Bud is yet again humiliated.

Tiffani Thiessen | Now

After Thiessen’s appearance on MWC, she had a very successful career in show business. In 1989, in the hit sitcom Saved by the Bell, Thiessen landed her role as Kelly Kapowski. She went on to appear in Beverly Hills, 90210, and What About Brian.

Tiffani Thiessen | Now

Tiffani Thiessen | Now

Until the show ended in 2014, Thiessen made recurring appearances on White Collar as a supportive wife, Elizabeth Burke. Thiessen is married to Brady Smith, and together they have 2 children.

Fergie | Then

Fergie went under her birth name, Stacey Ferguson, before. In one episode of MWC, Fergie appeared in Season 8 before becoming an internationally acclaimed superstar.

Fergie | Then

Fergie | Then

Fergie plays Ann, who asks Bud if she could cut a line in front of him to get tickets for a concert. Bud agrees, but it turns out that some guys have been paying Ann to cut, and Bud is being sent to the back of the line.

Fergie | Now

Fergie, as we all know, established a reputation for herself after her appearance at the MWC. She became known as The Black Eyed Peas’ female vocalist and eventually released a solo album.

Fergie | Now

Fergie | Now

Fergie returned to the band to sing and continued to expand her music career. It has recently been announced that, after 8 years of marriage, she and Josh Duhamel are filing for divorce. The two of them have a son together.

Gary Coleman | Then

In an episode titled “How Green Was My Apple,” Gary Coleman made a brief guest appearance. Coleman steps in to try and resolve the argument when the D’Arcy and Bundy families get into a dispute about an apple that fell into their backyards.

Gary Coleman | Then

Gary Coleman | Then

As he also appeared with Dave Madden and Danny Bonaduce, who were also child stars, the audience was thrilled to see Coleman’s appearance.

Gary Coleman | Now

Sadly, before his untimely passing, Gary Coleman went through many challenges in his life. The Diff’rent Strokes star tried to commit suicide in the early 1990s on two different occasions. By moving to a small town in 2005, Coleman was trying to escape the stress of Los Angeles.

Gary Coleman | Now

Gary Coleman | Now

He met his wife there, but the two divorced after an extremely short marriage. Coleman filed for bankruptcy for mishandling his trust fund and sued his foster parents. Coleman suffered seizures, and after suffering from an epidural hematoma, he died in 2010.

Eva La Rue | Then

In an episode titled “Rock and Roll Girl,” Eva LaRue makes an appearance as Carrie. After Bud becomes her agent, Kelly is employed as a dancer for a music video in the episode.

Eva La Rue | Then

Eva La Rue | Then

Carrie is another one of the dancers called The Gutter Cats on the band’s video set. This is the only Married … with Children episode that Eva LaRue appears in.

Eva LaRue | Now

Eva LaRue is an actress and model and is best known as Dr. Maria Santos for her recurring role in All My Children. Other shows, including CSI: Miami, Modern Girls’ Guide to Life, Criminal Minds, and Mack & Moxy, featured LaRue.

Eva LaRue | Now

Eva LaRue | Now

Her most recent role was as Karen in A Killer Walks Amongst Us. LaRue has one child and has been divorced three times in her personal life. We hope to see her act in various roles in the coming years, too!

Pamela Anderson | Then

On MWC, Pamela Anderson appeared as two separate characters in two episodes. As Yvette, Anderson makes her first appearance early in season 5. In one of his fantasies in the episode titled “Al … With Kelly,” Yvette and another beautiful blonde woman fight over Al Bundy.

Pamela Anderson | Then

Pamela Anderson | Then

She appears again in another one of Al’s fantasies later in the season. In the episode, she plays Cashew in a dream sequence.

Pamela Anderson | Now

We don’t have to tell you how Pamela Anderson turned out to be, but we’re still going to tell you. Anderson was starring in the Baywatch show and the Playboy Magazine model. She has the honor of appearing on more Playboy covers than any other model and has been working for the publication for 22 years.

Pamela Anderson | Now

Pamela Anderson | Now

Kid Rock and Tommy Lee are known to have married and divorced Anderson, and she has two children with the latter. Anderson is advocating animal rights nowadays.

David Boreanaz | Then

In 1993, in an episode called “Movie Show,” Boreanaz played the role of Frank in Married … with Children. Frank was one of Kelly’s many boyfriends that her father disapproved of.

David Boreanaz | Then

David Boreanaz | Then

He was a biker and a bad boy, and Kelly was attracted to him. Frank is unfaithful to Kelly, and Al ends up beating him up. This was the only appearance in the show by David Boreanaz. Boreanaz went on to star as Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s hit show.

David Boreanaz | Now

Today, Boreanaz is an actor, producer, and director best known for playing Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Angel. After a neighbor saw him walking his dog by their house and told the show’s producer about him, Boreanaz was suggested to play the role.

David Boreanaz | Now

David Boreanaz | Now

Boreanaz got a spin-off show of his own where he played Angel, which continued until 2004. On the SEAL Team show, he currently plays the lead role.

Vanna White | Then

As Helen Granowinner, Vanna White appeared in the season finale of season 7. In a commercial, Helen, or Coco (Al does not remember her name), appears, and Al recognizes her as a girl he went to high school with.

Vanna White | Then

Vanna White | Then

Coco visits the shoe store where Al is working, and she is invited to the Bundy house by Al. Coco and Al are revealed to have once shared an intimate moment. For half a million dollars, Coco offers to buy Al from Peggy, and Peggy initially agrees, but then changes her mind.

Vanna White | Now

In the game show, Wheel of Fortune, Vanna White famously became the woman who turns the numbers over. She took the job in 1982 and is still doing it to this day. White has had to overcome many challenges in her personal life.

Vanna White | Now

Vanna White | Now

In 1986, she was engaged to John Gibson, a dancer, and actor, but he tragically died in a plane crash. She went on to get married, and Vanna suffered a miscarriage shortly after her first pregnancy was announced on the Wheel of Fortune. She is divorced now and has two kids.

Ian Ziering | Then

Another Beverly Hills star, 90210, to make up our list is Ian Ziering. Ziering appeared in an MWC episode in 1990 called “The Unnatural.” In the episode, Al is voted to be replaced by a better player by his softball team (including his family).

Ian Ziering | Then

Ian Ziering | Then

In the end, at the Championship, the replacement player is wounded, and Al steps in. Ian plays a boy sitting next to a man with a mustache who watches the baseball game.

Ian Ziering | Now

Ian Ziering is best known for his role in the hit show Beverly Hills, 90210, as Steve Sanders. He was one of only 4 other characters to appear on the show regularly. Ziering had several small appearances on shows like CSI after the show ended, and he voiced the Harry Osborn character in Spider-man: The New Animated Series.

Ian Ziering | Now

Ian Ziering | Now

Ziering has also been a contestant on the Dancing with the Stars reality show. He and Erin Ludwig are married, and they have two daughters. We’re thrilled to see more of him in the future!

Brandi Brandt | Then

In the episode titled “Desperately Seeking Miss October,” where she portrayed herself, Brandi Brandt made a cameo. As she was already a famous Playboy Playmate at the time who posed for the October issue in 1987, Brandt played herself in the episode.

Brandi Brandt | Then

Brandi Brandt | Then

In the episode, when he realizes Peggy has sold all of his magazines, Brandt visits the shoe store where Al works, and Al returns home to search for his October issue of Playboy.

Brandi Brandt | Now

In the 1980s, Brandi Brandt was a well known Playboy Playmate. She was a model and even appeared in an Aerosmith music video. She was famously married to the Motley Crue bassist, Nikki Sixx.

Brandi Brandt | Now

Brandi Brandt | Now

Together, the couple had three children and filed for divorce in 1996. In 2014, Brandt got into legal trouble after being arrested for allegedly being involved in a ring for illegal substances.

Jerry Springer | Then

When Jerry Springer appeared as himself on MWC, he was already a famous talk show host. On the show, Springer was the host of The Masculine Feminist rather than the host of The Jerry Springer Show.

Jerry Springer | Then

Jerry Springer | Then

Springer’s character on the show was a staunch advocate for women’s rights who used his show to influence a local bowling alley to replace a men’s night with a women’s night. Al and his friends show up at the television studio and take Springer hostage before Marcy rescues him.

Jerry Springer | Now

Initially, Jerry Springer was trained as a lawyer and, as a campaign advisor to Robert F. Kennedy, ended up in politics. Springer ran as governor of Ohio in 1982, but he didn’t win. Springer started hosting his talk show in 1991, which he still hosts today.

Jerry Springer | Now

Jerry Springer | Now

The show often features guests showing outrageous behavior, and many critics have dubbed it the ‘worst television history show.’ The 73-year-old also had other host jobs in the competitions for America’s Got Talent and Miss World.

Traci Lords | Then

In two different episodes, Traci Lords made two guest appearances on MWC. Lords appear in her first appearance as T.C. A voluptuous assistant in the dental office. She takes photos and videos of Al with the dentist so that they are not sued for malpractice.

Traci Lords | Then

Traci Lords | Then

In season 6, Lords made her second appearance as Vanessa Van Pelt. Van Pelt mistakes Al as a private detective and asks him to help her find a priceless gem.

Traci Lords | Now

Traci Lords had a good career, and she started the adult entertainment industry in show business. She was a minor, and the owners of the film agency she worked with were arrested when the police discovered this.

Traci Lords | Now

Traci Lords | Now

Lords decided to move into mainstream entertainment and appeared in three Roseanne episodes and four Melrose Place episodes. In 2003, Lords wrote an autobiography where she described her experience as a star of adult films.

Milla Jovovich | Then

Milla Jovovich plays a French foreign exchange student, Yvette, who stays in Bundy’s garage in an episode titled “Fair Exchange.” The Bundys earn $500 a month by hosting Yvette, but Yvette burns wood in the garage to stay warm.

Milla Jovovich | Then

Milla Jovovich | Then

As Yvette replaces her as the popular girl at school, Kelly becomes upset. Marcy and Steve believe that Al’s mistress is Yvette, and they give Peggy the number for a divorce attorney.

Milla Jovovich | Now

A successful model and actress, Milla Jovovich is known for acting in action and sci-fi movies. When she was 15, she gained attention and appeared in the romantic film, Return to the Blue Lagoon.

Milla Jovovich | Now

Milla Jovovich | Now

In The Fifth Element and Resident Evil, she went on to star. In Zoolander 2 and The Three Musketeers, she has also been featured. She has 2 children and is married to Paul W. S. Anderson.

Morgan Brittany | Then

One MWC season three, Morgan Brittany, made an appearance on the episode titled “Life’s A Beach.” When the Bundy family goes on a trip to the beach, Marilyn Beamis runs into them.

Morgan Brittany | Then

Morgan Brittany | Then

It is revealed that Marilyn and Al were once an item, and he used to put it in his car trunk so he wouldn’t have to pay for her ticket to the movie. Marilyn is still drawn to Al, but Al turns down her offer.

Morgan Brittany | Now

Morgan Brittany was a child actress who, in the late 1950s, began her career. Gene Kelly’s Wonderful World of Girls appeared as a dancer alongside Gene Kelly in his Las Vegas show. She then moved to work as a model in New York City. Brittany appeared on several shows, including Melrose Place and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Morgan Brittany | Now

Morgan Brittany | Now

Currently, Brittany is working as a political commentator and is the co-owner and anchor of PolitiChicks, a new online website. Brittany is married to Jack Gill, and together, they have two children.

Elizabeth Keifer | Then

In an episode called “He Ain’t Much, But He’s Mine,” Elizabeth Keifer appears as Ginger on MWC. Al begins to come up with excuses for why he is coming home late, and Peggy begins to suspect that he is cheating on her in this episode.

Elizabeth Keifer | Then

Elizabeth Keifer | Then

Ginger comes into Peggy’s salon for a haircut and brags to Peggy about sleeping with another woman’s husband. Peggy believes that Al and Ginger have a romantic relationship.

Elizabeth Keifer | Now

After Elizabeth’s guest appearance on MWC, she continued acting. Keifer landed some bigger roles in several soap operas, such as Guiding Light, Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and Days of Our Lives, which she has been on for ten years. She played mostly small roles.

Elizabeth Keifer | Now

Elizabeth Keifer | Now

Kiefer now with her husband, Robert Convertino, and her two children living happily in California. We hope she continue acting from now on!

Tina Louise | Then

In the episode “Kelly Bounces Back,” Tina Louise appears as Ms. Beck. For a fancy car commercial that Kelly was auditioning for, Ms. Beck was the casting director. Ms. Beck starts to reject some of the commercial candidates, and after she steals Kelly’s move called “the Bundy Bounce,” Kelly’s nemesis Piper Bauman gets cast in part.

Tina Louise | Then

Tina Louise | Then

Later on, Kelly beats Piper up and puts her in the commercial in the back of the car. MS. Back is returning to congratulate Kelly.

Tina Louise | Now

In the 1960s, long before she appeared on MWC, Tina Louise was a popular singer and actress. She starred in some films, including The Hangman, The Trap, and For Those Who Think Young.

Tina Louise | Now

Tina Louise | Now

In her first appearance in the entertainment industry, Louise won a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year. Louise has appeared mostly in movies since her time on MWC but was featured on a couple of shows, including Roseanne and All My Children.

Jeanne Basone | Then

As for herself, Jeanne Basone guest-starred in an episode called “You Gotta Know When To Hold Them, Part II.” Al gets signed up for a wrestling match in this episode.

Jeanne Basone | Then

Jeanne Basone | Then

Al has to remain in the ring for three minutes with a female wrestler named Big Bad Momma to earn $10,000. In the episode, Basone is featured as Jeanna ‘Hollywood’ Basone.

Jeanne Basone | Now

Basone was also, in reality, a wrestler who went through Hollywood in the ring. She was a Gorgeous Ladies Wrestling member and has been featured as an on-screen character for four seasons.

Jeanne Basone | Now

Jeanne Basone | Now

Basone continued to work as an independent wrestler after the wrestling promotion’s discontinuance and appeared in several other women’s promotions. Basone has also worked as a stuntwoman and actress. She made guest appearances on Saved by the Bell and In Living Color.

Sherrie Rose | Then

Sherrie Rose made one appearance on MWC as Mandi. In the season 5 episode, Al is seen by some of the female neighbors mowing the grass, and they are all attracted to him.

Sherrie Rose | Then

Sherrie Rose | Then

Another neighbor, Mandi, was washing her car and asking Al to help her. Mandi hilariously asks, “Would it be asking too much for you to come over, you know, without your shirt, and uh, buff my bumpers?”

Sherrie Rose | Now

After her brief stint at MWC, Sherrie Rose continued to make appearances on other projects. She is best known for her appearance in the 1999 film Me and Will, which she also wrote, directed, and co-produced. In over 60 movies, including Crocodile Killer and No Retreat, Rose has been featured.

Sherrie Rose | Now

Sherrie Rose | Now

She also has television credentials, as she appeared on shows like Sons of Anarchy and Charmed. Sherrie has one child.

Jennifer Lyons | Then

In the role of Ariel on MWC, Jennifer Lyons made 3 recurring appearances. In “Bud Hits the Books” and “The Hood, the Bud, and the Kelly,” Ariel is a dumb blonde who dates Bud.

Jennifer Lyons | Then

Jennifer Lyons | Then

In season 11, Ariel returns and encourages Al to continue his ongoing feud with Marcy. This causes Al, for more reasons than the fact that she is attractive, to like Ariel.

Jennifer Lyons | Now

You may have never heard the name of Jennifer Lyons before, but most likely, you saw her face in movies or TV shows. In the movies like The Amazing Spider-Man and Can’t-Wait, she made a brief appearance.

Jennifer Lyons | Now

Jennifer Lyons | Now

On TV shows, including Valley Peaks, General Hospital, and Desperate Housewives, she also made recurring appearances. The 40-year-old actress is currently working in the entertainment industry on multiple projects.

Tonya Watts | Then

In a two-part spring break episode of Married … with Children, Tonya Watts played Scarlett’s role. Bud and his fraternity friends choose to spend spring break in Florida in the episode.

Tonya Watts | Then

Tonya Watts | Then

Kelly and her friends try to get Bud’s plane tickets, and Bud ends up on a road trip with his friends and Marcy. Watts appears in the episode as a bikini-clad Scarlett.

Tonya Watts | Now

Tonya Watts spent time working twice as a Pamela Anderson student but chose to have a music career rather than an acting career. There were several country songs she released, such as Alabama Crimson.

Tonya Watts | Now

Tonya Watts | Now

In 2012, Watts divorced Brian Gaskill, and the two of them had a daughter. Her website defines her as an artist, an entrepreneur, and a music activist.

Teresa Ganzel | Then

In the 14th episode of season three, Teresa Ganzel appeared titled “A Three Job, No Income Family.” The Bundy family runs low on money in this episode, and Peggy makes Al sign up to be a makeup salesman.

Teresa Ganzel | Then

Teresa Ganzel | Then

After hearing about the job, Peggy decides to sign up for herself and speaks about getting a job in the industry with her friend Heather, played by Ganzel. Peggy becomes a successful saleswoman, but it is revealed that she is buying her own products.

Teresa Ganzel | Now

As an actress and a voice-over actress, Teresa Ganzel made a name for herself. She gave her voice to several animated series, including Monsters Inc., The Emperor’s New School, and Rugrats.

Teresa Ganzel | Now

Teresa Ganzel | Now

In addition to her voice roles, in the Off-Broadway show Viagra Falls and the Newhart show, Ganzel appeared. Since 2004, Ganzel has been married to her husband, Richard Davis. Most recently, she appeared on Ken Reid’s TV Guidance Counselor podcast on April 20, 2016.

Ted McGinley | Then

Ted McGinley played the part of Jefferson D’Arcy, the second husband of Marcy. As he was lazy and concerned with himself, Jefferson was the male equivalent of Peggy. Jefferson was a bartender and, after she showed up at his bar, Marcy met him and started drinking heavily.

Ted McGinley | Then

Ted McGinley | Then

The next morning, she woke up and found out that she and Jefferson had tied the knot. Jefferson and Al become excellent friends and, when she is not there, Jefferson often insults his wife.

Ted McGinley | Now

After playing Jefferson D’Arcy at MWC, Ted McGinley continued his career in show business. When he played Roger Phillips on Happy Days from 1980 until 1984, McGinley got his big break. McGinley continued to have recurring television roles, including Hope & Faith and The Love Boat.

Ted McGinley | Now

Ted McGinley | Now

He has also appeared in many films, including The Outcasts and Wayne’s World 2. McGinley is married to actress Gigi Rice, and together, they have two kids.

David Faustino | Then

Bud was the youngest of the family, and he had horrible luck with girls. He also tried to be cool but never managed it. For the entirety of MWC, David Faustino as Bud Bundy. He was Peggy and Al’s son, and he was Kelly’s brother, who loved teasing him.

David Faustino | Then

David Faustino | Then

When he graduated from high school and college, he was the smartest of the Bundy family members. Bud did not have much luck with women even though he was a straight-A student. His peers often bullied him, and he never had a long-term relationship with a girl.

David Faustino | Now

Faustino continued his acting career after Married … with Children ended and appeared in several films and television shows. In the 4th Sharknado movie, Faustino appeared, and he has had a recurring role in the soap opera The Young and the Restless since 2016.

David Faustino | Now

David Faustino | Now

Besides acting such as rapping, Faustino has many talents, and he even wrote one of the MWC episodes. Now, Faustino is the host of a radio show. Additionally, the actor also voiced animated projects like ‘The Legend of Korra’ and ‘Winx Club.’

Keri Russell

In what was supposed to be a pilot episode for a spin-off Married … Children radio show at Trumaine University, Keri Russell appears. The character is played by Keri, April Adams, a girl that Bud is dating.

Keri Russell

Keri Russell | Then

She is both an intern at Marcy’s bank and a university student. Another student pursues April, and Bud tries to win her over, but she rejects both men.

Keri Russell | Now

After her time at MWC, Keri Russell became a famous movie star. Most notably, Russell played the title role in the Felicity show, and for her work, she received a Golden Globe Award. In films like Mission: Impossible III, Waitress, and August Rush, Russell appeared.

Keri Russell | Now

Keri Russell | Now

She can be seen in The Americans, a series that nominated her for some awards. Russell and Matthew Rhys are in a relationship, and she has three children. In July 2018, Russell was announced to have joined the film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, released on December 20, 2019.

Krista Allen | Then

Krista Allen played the role of Crystal Clark, who was a student at Trumaine University. Bud enlists Crystal’s help to be part of a girls’ calendar that he creates for his entrepreneurial class when he discovers that Crystal is transgender.

Krista Allen | Then

Krista Allen | Then

Clark reveals that she was born a boy on a local talk show, and Bud is depressed by the news. This is the only episode in which Crystal Clark’s character appears. After that, she had been cast in many other shows like Emmanuel In Space.

Krista Allen | Now

Krista Allen is a well-known soap opera and TV actress nowadays. Allen appeared as the starring character in the TV movie franchise, Emmanuelle, before her appearance on MWC. Allen has appeared in dozens of shows, including Rules of Engagement and Two and a Half Men.

Krista Allen | Now

Krista Allen | Now

She has also appeared in several films, such as Anger Management and Black Widow. For several years, Allen had a T-shirt line called SuperExcellent. Allen had been divorced twice, and she had a son from her first marriage.

Christina Applegate | Then

Christina Applegate played the ditzy Kelly Bundy in Married … with Children (MWC). Usually, Kelly was troubled with dating good looking boys or shopping with her father’s money. Kelly was known for mispronouncing simple words and making fun of her younger brother.

Christina Applegate | Then

Christina Applegate | Then

For every teenage boy, she was the dream girl and the type of girl that parents did not want daughters to be friends with. Christina was the perfect actress to portray the dim-witted yet cunning Kelly Bundy. While working on the series, Applegate was seen in Dance ’til Dawn and Streets.

Christina Applegate | Now

Applegate’s career has only continued to grow since her breakout role at MWC. Now a famous actress, she is also an Emmy Award winner and a Tony and Golden Globe nominee. In several movies, including Anchorman, Hall Pass, Bad Moms, and The Sweetest Thing, Applegate appeared.

Christina Applegate | Now

Christina Applegate | Now

Applegate has some awesome news in her own life as she announced that she was cancer-free after five years of fighting breast cancer. Applegate was even awarded the Saint Vintage Love Cures Award from unite4:humanity and Saint Vintage to work with Right Action for Women. Applegate is married with one child as well.

Tia Carrere | Then

Tia Carrere appeared in “Kelly Bounces Back” as Kelly’s arch-nemesis, Piper Bauman. Piper and Kelly are competing for a part in a car commercial, and for the role, Piper beats out Kelly. Piper wins by stealing a move called ‘the Bundy Bounce’ from Kelly.

Tia Carrere | Then

Tia Carrere | Then

Kelly punches Piper in the face, throws her into the car trunk, and wins the commercial role. The casting director asked Kelly what had happened to Piper, and Kelly simply responded that she was scared of the stage. So, cunning!

Tia Carrere | Now

The acting career of Tia Carrere continued to grow following her appearance at MWC, and she landed both acting and voice-over roles. In the late 80s, she had her breakout role as Jade Soong Chung in the soap opera General Hospital.

Tia Carrere | Now

Tia Carrere | Now

On The A-Team and Tour of Duty, Carrere made some guest appearances. She offered her voice in films such as Lilo & Stitch and Leroy & Stitch. She has successfully released five studio albums, which have been well received by people. Carrere has been married and divorced twice and has 1 child.

.
ADVERTISEMENT