Not too long ago, I showed you guys a list of our favorite celebrities who were in TV shows before they were famous. Well, as it turns out, basically every celebrity ever has had a small role on at least once TV show. Starting from the bottom, you know?
Most of these celebs had roles that were so small before they were famous that you probably don’t even remember they were there. And some of them had slightly bigger guest starring roles – but after years have gone by, you probably forgot about those roles too. I don’t know why, but it’s so much fun to watch these shows now and catch a glimpse of one of your fave stars being young and adorable. So, here are 15 celebrities you didn’t know made appearances on your favorite ’90s TV shows – or you did know and you just forgot. You’re welcome!
Britney Spears on Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Look at how cute and young Britney is here! Having Britney Spears magically appear in my house to give me a private concert is kind of a dream of mine. Also, look at how fashionable Melissa Joan Hart is in her crop top!
Naya Rivera on Family Matters and Even Stevens
I can’t even deal with the adorableness that is Naya Rivera in this clip. HER VOICE.
I had to add this one in also, because I had no idea that Naya was ever on this show. In fact, I didn’t know Naya had done any TV before Glee.
Megan Fox on What I Like About You
Megan talked in this same annoying, high-pitched, squeaky voice when she had her role in the Mary-Kate and Ashley movie Holiday In The Sun. I’m really, really glad she stopped talking like that. But still, she looks gorgeous. And I never knew this happened.
Dakota Fanning on Friends
Dakota Fanning was so cute when she was a kid! Watching this clip, it’s hard to believe she’s as grown up as she is now.
Danielle Fishel on Full House
Since it was basically impossible to find a video clip or an image of Danielle making an appearance on Full House, here’s a fun commercial she did with Jodie Sweetin and Larisa Oleynik that could not be more ’90s. But back to Full House. Danielle guest starred on an episode called Silence Is Not Golden as a girl named Jennifer and again on another episode called I’m Not DJ. Wish I could find clips!
Lindsay Lohan on That ’70s Show
Starting at around the 1:00 mark, you’ll see Lindsay playing a character named Danielle who I believe falls for Fez. After this episode, Lindsay started dating Wilmer Valderrama in real life. I miss this Lindsay
Ashley Tisdale on 7th Heaven
Ashley looks completely different (yet also weirdly completely the same) as she plays a slightly scary and intimidating little girl who really wants a boyfriend on 7th Heaven. I never knew she acted before Disney!
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on 7th Heaven
I remember this episode because I was obsessed with MK&A when I was younger, so much so that I was basically convinced we were sisters separated when we were younger. Obviously, I loved this. And I still love it.
Dave Franco on 7th Heaven
LOOK AT DAVE FRANCO. Look at him. I am completely in love with both James and Dave Franco, but I never knew (until I started writing this) that Dave did a quick stint on 7th Heaven. Here is Ruthie being really unnecessarily rude to him, which, um, I’m pretty she regrets now. Also, in case you haven’t noticed, basically every celebrity ever made an appearance on 7th Heaven because I guess it was the cool thing to do.
Rashida Jones on Freaks and Geeks
Rashida Jones played a really mean bully on Freaks and Geeks, which I loved in a weird way because it shows a different kind of mean girl than the kind you normally see in Hollywood. This role is so opposite from how I imagine Rashida Jones is in real life.
Leonardo DiCaprio on Roseanne
Blink and you’ll miss him, but around the 7:10 mark, you’ll see an adorable, tiny Leonardo DiCaprio playing a student in class. Ah. Leo. Sigh.
Penn Badgley on What I Like About You
Penn Badgley’s most famous role was obviously playing Dan on Gossip Girl, but I bet you didn’t know that back in 2002, he played a character named Jake on What I Like About You. Younger Penn is just as attractive as older Penn (is that weird to say?), except he doesn’t look quite as scruffy as he did as Dan.
Cory Monteith on Supernatural
Before he had a starring role on Glee, Cory Monteith had a small role on the show Supernatural. He also made an appearance on Smallville, although I unfortunately can’t find the clip. RIP
Mila Kunis on Baywatch
Things I love about this clip: One, two little boys run into an ocean full of rocks and the teacher is just like, “Ugh, no guys, stop.” Two: the lifeguard is just casually driving around in her bathing suit like it’s normal. Three: Mila looks freakin’ adorable.
Lady Gaga on The Sopranos
Look closely and you’ll be able to see Lady Gaga back when she was known as Stefani Germanotta on an episode of The Sopranos. I’ve been re-watching this show and noticed her right away and that’s actually the whole reason I’m writing this post. Can you even believe Lady Gaga would ever do something like this in the first place?
Which of these clips was your favorite? Did you remember any of these? What other celebrities had small roles in TV shows that I forgot about? Tell me in the comments.