Topher Grace (Eric Forman) – Then
Topher Grace was cast as Eric Foreman in the TV show and played as a regular from 1998, when it came out, to the show’s seventh season. In season seven Grace left the show unexpectedly to pursue a movie career and his character was written out. However, Grace did come back to the show in its season finale.
Topher Grace (Eric Foreman) – Now
While appearing on the hit TV show, Grace was also starring in other films like Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! and Traffic. He then continued to have a steady acting career after the show had ended, starring in movies like Interstellar and Spider-Man 3. He is currently in ABC’s Home Economics and announced that he is expecting his third child with his wife.
Laura Prepon (Donna Pinciotti) – Then
Laura Prepon starred as Donna Pinciotti in the Fox sitcom from 1998 to 2006. The character was next door neighbors to Eric Foreman, and they eventually became boyfriend and girlfriend in the show. Prepon and Topher Grace have stated that they still have a lovely friendship with each other to this day.
Laura Prepon (Donna Pinciotti) – Now
Laura Prepon continued acting, starring in the movie The Girl On The Train. Aside from this, though, most of her successful roles have been in TV. She acted in Are You There, Chelsea? and October Road. She really shot to stardom when she played Alex Vause on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. She later revisited her role of Donna and even directed an episode!
Wilmer Valderrama (Fez) – Then
Valderrama was a senior in high school when the first episode of That ’70s Show aired in 1998. He was on the show until the age of 26 when the show ended in 2006. He played Fez and was nicknamed this as his real name was apparently too tricky to say – the formal ‘Fes’ standing for Foreign Exchange Student.
Wilmer Valderrama (Fez) – Now
After That ’70s Show ended, Valderrama went into voice acting. He lent his voice to Disney Junior’s Handy Manny and also voice acted in Encanto, playing Agustin Madrigal. He also went onto do one-off acting gigs for ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Disney’s Wizards Of Waverley Place. He’s engaged to model Amanda Pacheco and they welcomed their first child in 2021.
Tanya Roberts (Midge Pinciotti) – Then
Tanya Roberts played Midge Pinciotti, the lovable but dim-witted mother of tomboy Donna Pinciotti. She played this character right up until 2001 when she suddenly left to care for her dying husband, actor Barry Roberts. The character, Midge, met her husband Bob at high school, hence the recurring statement that they are high school sweethearts.
Tanya Roberts (Midge Pinciotti) – Now
Barry Roberts, Tanya Roberts’ husband, unfortunately died in 2006, and the star hasn’t seemed to have acted since. However, on Christmas Eve 2020, she was reported to have collapsed at her home and then was hospitalized. In January 2021, she sadly died after never fully recovering from the incident, at the age of 65.
Ashton Kutcher (Michael Kelso) – Then
Heartthrob Ashton Kutcher landed many big roles while acting on That ’70s Show, most notably starring in The Butterfly Effect and Dude, Where’s My Car? His most notable storyline was his on-again, off-again relationship with Mila Kunis’ character, Jackie. Kutcher left the show after season seven, returning for the show’s finale in 2006.
Ashton Kutcher (Michael Kelso) – Now
Since he left the sitcom, Kutcher has found great success both on and off the screen. He’s starred in Mean Girls, What Happened in Vegas, and No Strings Attached, all to great acclaim. He smartly invested his wages in tech companies, famously turning $30 million into $250 million.
Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart) – Then
Mila Kunis was only 14 when she landed her role on That ’70s Show, falsely telling producers that she was 18 in order to bag the part. Despite only having completed one acting gig prior to starring in the sitcom, Kunis’s performance was so memorable that she went on to become a household name.
Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart) – Now
Most of Kunis’ success came after That ’70s Show wrapped up, having gone on to star in Black Swan, Bad Moms, and Friends With Benefits – alongside voicing Meg Griffin on Family Guy. Kunis and Kutcher tied the knot in 2015, welcoming their son, Dmitri, in 2016.
Kurtwood Smith (Red Forman) – Then
Shockingly, the original actor of choice to play Red Forman was Chuck Norris. Norris was unable to clear his schedule for the part, so Kurtwood Smith scooped up the role instead. Smith is the only cast member from Wisconsin – the setting for the iconic sitcom.
Kurtwood Smith (Red Forman) – Now
Smith continued to dabble in television when That ’70s Show wrapped up, having recurring roles on many notable shows such as 24, Resurrection, and Marvel’s Agent Carter. He’s also found success working as a voice actor, lending his vocal chords to shows such as Squirrel Boy, Eek! the Cat, and Regular Show.
Don Stark (Bob Pinciotti) – Then
Don Stark played the role of Donna’s overprotective father, Bob. Alongside filming That ’70s Show, Stark had guest appearances on a slew of iconic 90s shows, such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and NYPD Blue – though his character of Bob Pinciotti arguably remains as his most memorable.
Don Stark (Bob Pinciotti) – Now
In the years since the sitcom wrapped up, Stark still graces our screens. You may recognize him for playing Oscar Kincade on the show Hit the Floor. The actor also starred in the Oscar-winning film Green Book, released in 2018. Stark also made a cameo in the reboot series, That ’90s Show.
Josh Meyers (Randy Pearson) – Then
Meyers was cast on That ’70s Show after appearing as a cast member on MADtv. Scooping the role as Donna’s boyfriend, the actor only appeared in the show’s eighth and final season, starring in a mere string of 21 episodes. Though his time on the show was short, he certainly made a memorable impact.
Josh Meyers (Randy Pearson) – Now
Meyers has dabbled in a mix of movies and television since his brief stint on That ’70s Show, with his most memorable performances being in College Road Trip, Bruno, The Awesomes, and The Red Oaks. He’s the younger brother of former SNL cast member Seth Meyers – with comedy clearly running in the family.
Tommy Chong (Leo) – Then
Tommy Chong’s role of Leo perfectly represented the hippie, stoner culture of the 70s, bringing a different energy to the show. The character was an aging free spirit, owning a Foto Hut where Steven Hyde worked. He only appeared in 39 episodes of the Fox sitcom.
Tommy Chong (Leo) – Now
Chong has continued to pop up on our screens here and there, starring in the 2019 movie Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. He also landed guest star appearances on the popular TV shows Raising Hope, Franklin & Bash, and Disjointed. The actor even competed in The Masked Singer in 2019, much to the audience’s surprise.
Danny Masterson (Steven Hyde) – Then
Before filming That ’70s Show, Masterson was building up his TV credits on Party Of Five, Cybill and Jo’s Life. He also continued to guest star in MADtv and films like Puff, Puff, Pass. He played Steven Hyde, the illegitimate son of William Barnett and Edna Hyde. He started out more street smart than book smart but moved into the intelligent tough guy trope in later seasons.
Danny Masterson (Steven Hyde) – Now
After the show, Masterson appeared in numerous films and Netflix’s The Ranch in 2016 alongside Ashton Kutcher. This all came crashing down after he was arrested for sexual misconduct in June 2020 with charges dating back to the early 2000s. In 2023, he was found guilty and sentenced to 30 years to life.
Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Forman) – Then
Before starring as Eric Forman’s loving mother, Debra Jo Rupp found success on the global smash hit Friends, playing Alice Knight-Buffay. She also appeared in other notable series, such as The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Davis Rules. Alongside shooting That ’70s Show, Rupp lent into voice acting, starring in Disney’s Teacher’s Pet.
Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Forman) – Now
Rupp is still gracing our screens, receiving steady work when her breakout sitcom wrapped up. She’s starred in recurring roles on shows such as The Ranch and This Is Us. Rupp returned to the world of sitcoms when she appeared in That ’90s Show, coming back as the main character.
Lisa Robin Kelly (Laurie Forman) – Then
Kelly starred as Eric’s promiscuous big sister in That ’70s Show. Her character was so well received that she was bumped up to a series regular in the show’s second season. Alongside filming the sitcom, Kelly also starred in many 90s classics, including Jawbreaker and Charmed.
Lisa Robin Kelly (Laurie Forman) – Now
Unfortunately, Kelly’s off-screen life was somewhat tragic. She openly battled with substance abuse issues and made headlines for four different arrests. The actress sadly passed away at the age of 43 in 2013 when she checked into a rehab clinic, suffering an accidental overdose.
Christopher Masterson (Todd) – Then
Perhaps better known as “that cheese guy” from season four, Christopher Masterson only starred in three episodes of That ’70s Show, acting alongside his brother, Danny Masterson. Before he was cast as Todd, Masterson appeared in Malcolm in the Middle, playing the beloved Francis Wilkinson.
Christopher Masterson (Todd) – Now
Masterson bagged the lead roles for the movies Scary Movie 2, Waterborne, Made for Each Other, and Intellectual Property since his stint on the sitcom. Masterson, like his brother, is a member of the Church of Scientology. He was in a relationship with his brother’s co-star, Laura Prepon, from 1997 until 2007.
Allison Munn (Caroline) – Then
Allison Munn played the iconic Crazy Caroline on That ’70s Show. She starred in six episodes during season three, before coming back in the show’s eighth and final season for two more appearances. Before she starred in the sitcom, Munn bagged numerous small guest roles for shows like Now and Again and 2gether: The Series.
Allison Munn (Caroline) – Now
Although Munn only appeared on That ’70s Show a few times, the role granted her great success. Since the sitcom, Munn appeared in the WB sitcom What I Like About You. She also appeared alongside Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown. Most recently, Munn secured a lead role on the Netflix series The Big Show Show.
Shannon Elizabeth (Brooke) – Then
Shannon Elizabeth was perhaps best known as being a sex symbol in the 1999 comedy film American Pie. On That ’70s Show, she played Brooke Rockwell, mother to Michael Kelso’s daughter, Betsy Kelso. She only appeared in a grand total of nine episodes of the sitcom.
Shannon Elizabeth (Brooke) – Now
Since the show, Elizabeth has starred in a slew of projects, including Cuts and MADtv. She was also a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, coming in sixth place. She is now a vegan and a fierce environmentalist, forming a non-profit animal rescue organization with her former husband.
Christina Moore (Laurie Forman) – Then
Before she took to our TV shows, Christina Moore acted in theater, starring in Young Abe, Annie, and Cinderella, before having a slew of guest appearances on shows such as Friends and 24. She replaced Lisa Kelly as the role of Laurie Forman in That ’70s Show’s sixth season.
Christina Moore (Laurie Forman) – Now
Moore is no stranger to the screen, starring in a whopping 52 TV shows. She’s also the member of an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York and Los Angeles for the past five years. Alongside her acting and comedy work, she has also lent her voice to numerous audio books.
Jim Rash (Fenton) – Then
Comedic genius Jim Rash starred in four seasons of That ’70s Show as a minor – yet memorable – character. His sharp and witty tongue soon propelled him into fan-favorite status, with numerous hints being dropped about the character’s sexuality. Before his stint on the show, Rash appeared in The Naked Truth, Clueless, and The Practice.
Jim Rash (Fenton) – Now
Rash has shown no sign of slowing down his acting career since That ’70s Show finished filming. He’s gone on to star in Community, Friends, and Saturday Night Live – to name but a few. He also returned to star in That ’90s Shows, much to the delight of fans of the original sitcom.
Seth Green (Mitch Miller) – Then
Seth Green’s screen debut came in the form of the 1984 comedy-drama, The Hotel New Hampshire. From there, Green went on to have supporting roles in numerous 80s comedy hits, including Radio Days and Big Business. He’s perhaps best known for his role as Scott Evil, Dr Evil’s son, in the Austin Powers movies.
Seth Green (Mitch Miller) – Now
Green has had a slew of successful roles, joining That ’70s Show alumni Mila Kunis to do voice-over work on Family Guy. He’s a co-creator, co-producer, writer, and director, alongside being the most frequent voice for the Emmy-winning stop motion sketch Robot Chicken. In 2010, Green married actress Clare Grant.
Brooke Shields (Pamela Burkhart) – Then
Brooke Shields was initially a child model, gaining critical acclaim aged 12 for her leading role in the 1978 film Pretty Baby. She suspended her career as a model to attend Princeton University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Romance languages. With her education in tow, she went back into acting, eventually ending up on That ’70s Show.
Brooke Shields (Pamela Burkhart) – Now
Since the sitcom wrapped up, Shields took to Broadway, starring in Chicago, Cabaret, and Grease – the first performer to star in all three smash hits. In 2005, Shields was very vocal about her battle with postpartum depression, raising greater awareness for mothers around the world.