There are some ’90s stars who I will always have a personal soft spot for, and who most people couldn’t forget if they tried. For example, Rider Strong and Danielle Fishel from Boy Meets World and Melissa Joan Hart in Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina The Teenage Witch. They played a huge part of our childhood! How could we ever forget about them?
And then there are the ones I, um, kind of forgot about. It’s not even like these stars played small roles on small shows – actually, most of them played pretty important roles on super popular shows. It’s just that I can’t seem to remember they ever existed until I see a picture of them… and then I wonder how I could have ever forgotten about them. Check out these 12 TV celebs from the ’90s who I totally forgot about – and let me know I’m not the only one!
How could I forget about Steve from Full House?! I don’t know, but I did, and I’m pretty sure a lot of other people did too. Besides being one of the best TV boyfriends ever, Scott was also the voice of Aladdin (best job ever?). Since then, he’s done a few guest starring roles, but mainly he just sticks to showing you the world. Shining. Shimmering. Splendid.
Karyn played Hillary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and it’s hard to believe that I could ever forget her hysterical character. But since the show ended, she’s pretty much dropped off the radar… which basically explains exactly how I forgot about her.
Harvey was totally another one of the best TV boyfriends all time… yet I can never seem to remember him on Sabrina The Teenage Witch (maybe it’s because all I remember is that talking cat). Anyway, since the show ended, it doesn’t seem like Nate did anymore acting. Instead, he got into singing – check it out!
Once you see Andrew’s face, you should recognize him as the guy who played Jessica Biel’s boyfriend on 7th Heaven. Although he wasn’t on the show for the entire series, he did play a big part in it – but somehow, I always forget she ever dated him in the show. Oh, he also made appearances on Step By Step, The Amanda Show, Sabrina The Teenage Witch and more. Andrew’s best role was definitely his part in 10 Things I Hate About You, but since then, he’s been pretty absent from the Hollywood scene.
Jenna Von Oy
When I think of Blossom, the first thing I think of is, well, Blossom… and Joey Lawrence, obviously. It’s not the fast-talking Six, who I should remember, because she’s totally awesome. Jenna has done a few small acting roles since then and she’s also released a country music album. Come back to TV, Jenna!
Zachery Ty Bryan
When you remember Home Improvement, you probably remember Tim Allen and Jonathan Taylor Thomas first… or at least I do. But Zachery Ty Bryan played Brad Taylor, and he was so cute, I feel bad for not remembering him. After the show, Zachery had a few small roles in other shows and movies, like The Fast and the Furious. Now, he does some producing, but we haven’t seen his face on a big screen in a while.
Kellie Shanygne Williams
It seems impossible that I could have forgotten about the actress who plays the love of Steve Urkel’s life, but I did… and I’m sure I’m not the only one. After Family Matters, it looks like Kellie stopped acting. But she did create a program called the Kellie Williams Program, which helps teens create their own television program.
7th Heaven had so many characters that it’s really not our fault that we can’t remember all of them. And I say our, because I can’t be the only one, right? David played Simon, who was actually one of my favorites, but I just can’t seem to remember him when I think of the show. Besides a few small acting gigs, David has been doing the voices for video games, which might be one of the coolest jobs ever.
Tammy Lynn Michaels
In all fairness, it’s not just Tammy I always forget about it… it’s the show Popular in general. But every time I remember it, I get SO happy, because it was amazing and deserved more seasons. And in case you forgot like I did, Tammy was a regular cast member. Today, she’s married to Melissa Etheridge and has a weblog.
This is another character who I loved, and still love, but I just forget about him all the time. There’s not much about Sam out there… I’m guessing he quit show business after Clarissa Explains It All. Sad!
Okay, honestly, I always forget about this show. I know it was one of my favorites when I was younger, and whenever I see clips I start to remember, but I just can’t keep it in my head. Did anyone else forget about Larisa Oleynik? After The Secret World of Alex Mack and 10 Things I Hate About You, she’s only done small roles… so I can’t be the only one, right?
I LOVE Boy Meets World, so I can’t believe I forgot about one of the guys! Matthew played Sean’s long-lost brother, and they have to be two of the hottest brothers on TV ever. You probably also recognize him from Mrs. Doubtfire and The Hot Chick.
Which of these stars do you not remember? Did I miss anyone? Which of these celebrities is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!