Beverly Hills 90210 was one of the most famous television series of the 90s, broadcast for ten seasons from 1990 to 2000. What happened to the actors who played the protagonists?
If you are from the Millenials, i.e. born between 1980 and 1996, you will surely have grown up watching the episodes of one of the most popular series of the 90s, namely “Beverly Hills 90210”. It was a very successful teen drama that paved the way for other super well-known television works such as Dawson’s Creek or “The OC”.
The series follows a group of high school (later college) students living in Beverly Hills, an upscale neighborhood in Los Angeles. The characters were super interesting, easily relatable, the stories compelling – it captured the attention of millions of viewers around the world. The original stars of “Beverly Hills 90210” were eight young boys, played by up-and-coming actors, some of whom became international celebrities thanks to the success of the series.
Beverly Hills 90210: what happened to the original protagonists?
Jason Priestley he played the title role, the handsome and popular high school student Brandon Walsh. Today he is 53 years old. He has never stopped his acting career and is also a director and producer. His filmography is immense. He has also participated in series such as “Tru Calling”, “Things I Like About You”, “Medium” and “Side Order of Life”. He has two children named , Ava Veronica and Dashiell Orson. Passionate about motoring, he had a very serious accident in which he risked losing the use of his legs. Fortunately, he is now in excellent health.
Shannen Doherty played the role of Brenda Walsh, Brandon’s twin sister. After Beverly Hills she was just as successful with the series “Witches”. She has been battling breast cancer for years which, unfortunately, comes back on and off. She is a vegetarian and animal rights activist.
Luke Perry he played the beautiful and the damned Dylan McKay. She immediately became the idol of the girls of the 90s. He had two children. His television and film career has been very copious. Unfortunately, he passed away on March 4, 2019 due to a severe ischemic stroke.
The ditzy Kelly Taylor has been played for 10 seasons since Jennie Garth. The character will reveal itself deeper and deeper every year. The actress who played her had some success for the role of Valerie Tyler in the sitcom The things I like about you. She was married to Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen in Twilight) with whom he had three daughters
Tori Spelling (daughter of the producer of the series) lent her face to Donna Martin. She appeared in “Scream 2″ and “Scary Movie 2”. She married actor Dean McDermott and they had five children.
Brian Austin Green played sweet David Silver, eternal love of Donna. Green was married to the famous Megan Fox with whom he had three children. She had another one from a previous relationship. In 2022 she had her fifth child with the Australian dancer Sharna Burgess.
Ian Ziering is known for the role of Steve Sanders. He was quite successful for playing Fin Shepard in the exalogy of “Sharknado”. He was married to Playboy bunny Nikki Schieler and later to a nurse, Erin Ludwig, with whom he had two daughters.
In the end, Gabrielle Carteris she played the super smart Andrea Zuckerman. In 2016 she was named president of the Screen Actors Guildwhich is the union par excellence that defends the rights of actors in the United States.