Just like any other ’90s and early 2000’s TV show, Dawson’s Creek featured some guest stars who weren’t famous at the time who you probably totally forgot about. Part of the fun of re-watching old shows like that is picking out those guest stars.
While it may not offer as many surprise appearances as 7th Heaven or The O.C., Dawson’s Creek still had it’s fair share of fun little guest stars. You’ll recognize them from other popular TV shows from the early 2000’s or shows happening right now. Here are 12 celebrities you forgot appeared on Dawson’s Creek:
1. Seth Rogen as Bob
Seth Rogen played an annoying stoner (surprise, surprise) who accompanied Joey, Audrey and Eddie to Los Angeles.
2. Chad Michael Murray as Charlie Todd
Before One Tree Hill existed, Chad Michael Murray had a recurring roll as Charlie, who dated both Joey and Jen, and also cheated on both of them. Sounds like a winner!
3. Jane Lynch as Joey’s mom
Since she apparently spent the ’90s doing small appearances on popular teen shows, Jane Lynch played Joey’s super religious mom for an episode.
4. Bianca Lawson as Nikki Green
Bianca, who has been playing a teenager on TV shows for almost 20 years, played a student who enters the same film festival as Dawson one episode.
5. Julie Bowen as Aunt Gwen
Julie appeared on an episode as Dawson’s aunt, who spends a weekend with Dawson, Pacey and Andie at her house in Vermont.
6. Busy Philips as Audrey
In case you forgot, Busy played Audrey for a long time after her stint on Freaks and Geeks.
7. Jonathan Lipnicki as Buzz Thompson
Little cutie Jonathan played a sarcastic kid who Pacey mentors.
8. Jensen Ackles as C.J.
The Supernatural star played Jen’s college boyfriend for a few episodes who slept with Audrey and got in a fight with Pacey. Bam.
9. Scott Foley as Cliff
Scott had a recurring role as Jen’s boyfriend.
10. Rachel Leigh Cook as Devon
The early 2000’s queen played Devon for a few episodes, a girl who poses naked for Joey’s art class.
11. Ali Larter as Kristy Livingstone
Ali plays a girl who dated Pacey for a little while.
12. Hilarie Burton
Look at these two One Tree Hill co-stars together on Dawson’s Creek! Hilarie plays a female V-jay, but I can’t find much more info.
Which of these guest stars surprised you the most? Who did I forget? Tell me in the comments.