The cast of Married… with Children is packed full of famous guest stars and great talents. One way or another, each celebrity on set contributed a little extra oomph to one of the most favored, longest-running sitcoms in television history. Take a look at where some of the most memorable cast members and guest stars are now.
Katey Sagal – Then
With her big red hair and her never ending bon bons, Katey Sagal changed everything we had in mind about television moms when she was cast to play the iconic role of Peggy Bundy. While she wasn’t considered the ‘ideal’ housewife at the time as she wasn’t a great cook and wasn’t taking of the household chores like the ‘typical American mom’, she brought a different kind of charm, a sassy and a seriously hysterical one.
Katey Sagal – Now
Katey Sagal has become an acting powerhouse since her days as Peggy Bundy. She held a lead role in Sons of Anarchy as Gemma Teller Morrow and provided the voice-over work as Turange Leela in Comedy Central’s long-running cartoon, Futurama. In 2011, she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for her performance as Gemma Teller and has been married to the creator of Sons of Anarchy, Kurt Sutter, since 2004.
Ed O’Neill – Then
Ed O’Neill made himself a household name as Al Bundy on Married… with Children. During his time as Al Bundy, he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and was awarded with the Innovater Award in 2009 by TV Land. As the patriarch of the show, Al set the standard for controversial tv-fathers everywhere. He was a breath of fresh air compared to other wholesome fathers of the previous decades.
Ed O’Neill – Now
Ed O’Neill became a critically acclaimed actor following his run on one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. In 2009, he became the head of another famous sitcom ensemble on Modern Family and for his role as Jay Pritchett, was nominated for 3 Primetime Emmy Awards and won 4 Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2016, he starred as Hank the Octopus in the highly anticipated Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo.
Christina Applegate – Then
Christina Applegate’s performance as Kelly Bundy was nothing short of unforgettable. The provocative, sometimes inappropriate character, was the teenage dream of all male members in the audience and the role model most parents didn’t want their daughters to have. However, Christina pulled off the sometimes dim-witted, yet surprisingly clever character without a hitch.
Christina Applegate – Now
Christina’s acting career has soared since the 80’s and 90’s. Today, she’s an Emmy winner and has been nominated for a Tony Award, as well as a few Golden Globes. She’s starred in several major movies including Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, The Sweetest Thing, Hall Pass, and the Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy films. In 2008, after a 5 year battle with breast cancer, Christina had a double mastectomy and was pronounced cancer free.
David Faustino – Then
David Faustino played Bud Bundy on Married… with Children for the entire series run but not just as Kelly Bundy’s younger brother, as a rapper, too! Okay, so Bud wasn’t actually a good rapper but in real life, one of Faustino’s biggest ambitions was to break into the music biz.
David Faustino – Now
After Married… with Children, David provided the voice over for Mako in The Legend of Korra and today, he hosts a radio show called Old Scratch Radio every Sunday on Dash Radio. For the past couple of years, there have been on and off talks about giving David a Bud Bundy spin-off but we’re still waiting for the confirmation on that.
David Garrison – Then
David Garrison played Marcy’s first husband, Steve Rhoades. As the Bundy’s next door neighbor, Steve was a fairly self-centered character who enjoy getting revenge on high school bullies who came into his bank asking to take out a loan. He played Marcy’s husband for 3 and a half seasons before deciding to end his contract to return to his theatre career.
David Garrison – Now
In retrospect, David Garrison was right to return his career in theater, as he cultivated a long list of awards and accolades to be proud of. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine and has starred in several broadway productions including Wicked, Titanic, I Do! I Do!, and Silence! The Musical as Hannibal Lector.
Matt LeBlanc – Then
In 1991, Matt LeBlanc had a recurring role as Kelly Bundy’s boyfriend, Vinnie, on Married… with Children. There were two attempts at Married… with Children spin-offs and Matt starred in both of them briefly before they were canceled; Top of the Heap and Vinnie & Bobby. In 1994, Matt was given his biggest role yet as Joey Tribbiani on Friends.
Matt LeBlanc – Now
After Friends wrapped in 2004, Matt LeBlanc was given his own sitcom, Joey, but it was sadly canceled after two seasons on air. Matt then took a 5 year hiatus from acting, which was originally supposed to be 1 year, and made a comeback in 2011 as a fictional version of himself on the BBC/Showtime series, Episodes. For his role in the hit show, he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for 4 Emmys.
E. E. Bell – Then
E.E. Bell played Bob Rooney on Married… with Children, who was married to Peggy’s friend Louise. He was the treasurer of NO MA’AM before the men disbanded it and was known as the “fix-it” guy in Al’s groups of friends. The character’s biggest idiosyncrasy was how everyone in his life called him by his full name, including his wife.
E. E. Bell – Now
After Married… with Children, Bell made several, minor appearances on modern tv shows. On The Amanda Show, starring Amanda Bynes, he played the running-gag bodyguard outside of her set and was also seen as the “mystery guest” on How I Met Your Mother.
Debbe Dunning – Then
Debbe Dunning plays Rochelle Alpert for one episode in season 5, as a model and arch nemesis of Kelly Bundy. The two girls compete as they audition for a spot in a car commercial. Bud, in true Bundy fashion, decides to make a pass at Debbe’s character and she replies with, “I’m sorry, but I think you’ve mistaken me for someone who would speak to someone like you!”
Debbe Dunning – Now
Off-screen, Debbe was a successful model until she retired in the early 2000’s. She had her own calendar spread, was the reigning Champion of American Gladiators for 2 consecutive years, and has modeled big name brand companies such as Footlocker, Miller Beer, Ford Motors, and gained notoriety as the “Run for the Border Girl” and spokeswomen for Taco Bell.
Dan Tullis Jr. – Then
Dan Tullis Jr was responsible for the character of Officer Dan, who was a semi-corrupt cop that still arrested Al and his crew from time to time. He also happened to be a member of NO MA’AM and on the rare occasion, let Al slip by with a minor misdemeanor or two.
Dan Tullis Jr. – Now
Besides Married… with Children, Dan Tullis Jr. also made appearances on Home Improvement, as well as The District, 227, and Rachel Gunn, R.N. Currently, he works as the radio and television spokesperson for a life insurance company – SelectQuote.
Harold Sylvester – Then
You may recognize Harold Sylvester as Griff, Al’s co-worker and divorced buddy from the shoe store. Another member of NO MA’AM, Griff was impartial to the female community as a result of his relationship with his ex-wife but was still a bit more polite and less abrasive than Al in terms of personality.
Harold Sylvester – Now
Harold Sylvester made a list of guest appearances in other shows like Wheels, Walking Tall, Mary, and A Different World. He had a recurring role on City of Angels and starred in The Army Show, although, it was canceled after 1 season due to poor reviews.
Alan Thicke – Then
By the time Alan Thicke guest-starred on Married… with Children he had already become a national treasure. He was known for his role as Jason Seaver on Growing Pains, a family sitcom that had ran for 7 seasons before ending in 1996. On MWC, Alan played two different characters; Bruce and Henry. These two different men each dated one of the Bundy women.
Alan Thicke – Now
Sadly, Alan Thicke passed away in 2016 after collapsing during a hockey game with his son, Carter. He passed away of a type-A aortic dissection at the age of 69. At Alan’s funeral, his son Robin Thicke honored his father in a tasteful, yet still humorous manner and Bob Saget gave a heartwarming eulogy.
Karen Lynn Scott – Then
Karen Lynn Scott had 2 different character roles on Married… with Children. In season 6 she played Aunt Heather, Al’s gold-digging, widower Aunt who shows up with her lawyer in “I Who Have Nothing.” In season 10, she plays Dina, a fan of Jefferson D’Arcy who makes Marcy mad when she fawns over him.
Karen Lynn Scott – Now
Karen hasn’t acted on-screen since 2002 but before retiring, she had guest roles on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Seinfeld, Herman’s Head, Step by Step, and Sledge Hammer. Her final film projects were The Right Hook and Carmen: A Hip Hop Opera alongside Beyonce and Mekhi Phifer.
Karen Lynn Scott – Now
In the 70’s and 80’s, Cheech Marin was a part of the famous comedy duo, Cheech and Chong, and had signed on to voice the role of Buck on Married… with Children for 3 episodes. Buck Bundy was the usually silent family dog but for these 3 special occasions, Buck expressed his disappointment in the Bundys for seeming quite dumb and neglectful.
Cheech Marin – Now
Today, Cheech Marin is an art collector and avid golf player. He is married to his third wife, a Russian pianist named Natasha Rubin. As of 2014, Cheech and his comedic partner, Tommy Chong, were supposed to be working a new movie together for the first time in years.
Teresa Parente – Then
Teresa Parente is mostly known for playing her recurring role as a television reporter, Miranda Veracruz de la Hoya Cardinal. With such a long name, it’s hard to forget her. The actress appeared in nine episodes between 1994 and 1996.
Teresa Parente – Now
Throughout her career, the New York-born, 62-year-old has played over forty different characters some of the include guest-starring on Friends, L.A. Law and 3rd Rock from the Sun. Her late husband was actor, Mark Ritts and she has one daughter.
Jane Lynch – Then
The ever-adorable (and crazy-funny) Jane Lynch had a guest spot as a character named Greta on Married… with Children in 1994. She played a rich woman staying at a nearby hotel where Bud is searching for a lady on Valentine’s Day. As usual, Jane played up her awkward, inappropriate self for the part.
Jane Lynch – Now
Today, Jane is a comedic genius with a long list of tv and film credits to prove it. She had a lead role on Ryan Murphy’s Glee, has starred in countless Judd Apatow productions, and has won a Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award, and a People’s Choice Award for her many praised roles.
Ben Stein – Then
Ben Stein joined the cast for just one memorable episode of Married… with Children. When Buck the Bundy’s family dog dies, he meets a man named Thomas, played by Ben Stein, who is dressed as a chicken in heaven. Ben Stein’s character simply explains where Buck is and the possibility of his reincarnation.
Ben Stein – Now
Ben Stein has been a successful lawyer, author, political commentator, and seldom actor for many years. He’s mostly noted for his undeniable intelligence and is an Emmy Award-winning game show host. A true modern day renaissance man, Stein has excelled in the fields of law, entertainment, and publishing.
Eric Dane – Then
Eric Dane guest starred on Married… with Children with another memorable female guest (don’t worry, we’ll get to her soon) as Oliver Cole. The character of Oliver is a radio DJ at the local university that Bud attends.
Eric Dane – Now
Eric was known as Dr. McSteamy on Grey’s Anatomy from 2006 until 2012 and held a recurring role on Charmed as Jason Dean. Since leaving Grey’s in 2012, Dane has joined the cast of The Last Ship as Captain Tom Chandler. He has been married to actress Rebecca Gayheart since 2004.
Krista Allen – Then
Krista Allen stars in an episode of Married… with Children as a transexual named Crystal Clark, who is hired by Bud to pose as a calendar girl for his entrepreneurial class at school. At the time of her appearance, she was also a regular on Days of Our Lives and “performed” the title role in Emmanuelle in Space.
Krista Allen – Now
rista went on to star in films like The Final Destination, Anger Management, and Amazing Racer. Since 2015, she’s been a part of the cast of CW’s Significant Mother and was featured in Maxim Magazine in 2005.
Jerry Hall – Then
During the first season of Married… with Children, Jerry Hall guest starred as a blonde babe who tries tp seduce Al after he has a fight with Peggy. In the episode, Al retreats to his friend Luke’s bachelor pad and he is left with the temptation of Jerry Hall’s character when her sister heads to the bedroom with Luke.
Jerry Hall – Now
Jerry is known for her long-term relationship with Mick Jagger, from 1977 until 1999. Together, the couple share 4 adult children. Jerry was also famous in her own right, working as a top American model and hosted her own dating reality show in 2005, named Kept. She has been married to Rupert Murdoch since 2016.
Tiffani Thiessen – Then
Tiffani Thiessen made a guest appearance as Heather McCoy on season 4 of MWC. She had just taken her breakthrough role as Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell a year before and fans were quickly learning who she was. In the episode, her character Heather who humiliates Bud at the high school dance.
Tiffani Thiessen – Now
Saved by the Bell ended in 1993 and from there, Tiffani replaced Shannon Doherty as part of the cast of Beverly Hills: 90210. She’s also starred in projects such as White Collar, What About Brian, Fastlane, Son in Law, and Cyborg Soldier. Tiffani has been married since 2005 and has 2 children with her husband, actor Brady Smith.
Keri Russell – Then
Before Keri Russell became known for her role as Felicity Porter, she had a guest role on Married… with Children as April Adams, the love interest of Bud. The character of April studied with Bud at school and worked as an intern at Marcy D’Arcy’s bank.
Keri Russell – Now
From 1998 until 2002, Keri Russell played the role of Felicity Porter on The WB and would win a Golden Globe for her performance on the show. Currently, she plays Elizabeth Jennings on the FX Drama The Americans. For her role as Jennings, she has won a Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Fergie – Then
Before she was known as Fergie in the music industry, she was called by her birth name – Stacey Ferguson. In 1994, Fergie played the role of Ann on a special episode of Married… with Children. As the character of Ann, Fergie cuts Bud in line while buying concert tickets and asks if her friends can join, too. Then, a group of men cut Bud as he realizes they paid Ann to trick him.
Fergie – Now
Now, Fergie has been married to actor Josh Duhamel since 2006 and together, they share one son. She’s been performing with the Black Eyed Peas since 2001 and in 2006, she released her debut album, The Duchess, which was rewarded with three #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
Gary Coleman – Then
Gary Coleman made a guest appearance as a property inspector in “How Green Was My Apple.” In the episode, Coleman steps briefly steps in to help settle a dispute between the D’Arcys and the Bundys, who are arguing over the ownership an apple found in their backyards. Coleman was accompanied by fellow child stars Danny Bonaduce and Dave Madden.
Gary Coleman – Now
Sadly, the Diff’rent Strokes actor passed away in 2010 at the age of 42. His list of famous credits also The Jeffersons, Good Times, and 1982’s The Gary Coleman Show. In 2003, Coleman ran for Governer of California against Arnold Schwarzenegger, voting for his opponent by the end of the race.
Eva LaRue – Then
The Californian born and raised, began her acting career when she was only six years old and later she turned to the modeling world. She is mostly known for portraying the role of Dr. Maria Santos Grey on the daily soap, All My Children, a role for which she also received a Daytime Emmy Award. LaRue played the role of Carrie in a 1990 episode where she was one of the Rock Girls in the music video Kelly was hired for.
Eva LaRue – Now
The 50 year old has been married and divorced three times. Her latest work was on Fuller House, Full House’s revival show, where she portrayed Danny Tanner’s lighthearted wife, Teri.
Pamela Anderson – Then
The Baywatch babe first appeared on the show in 1990 when she was only 23 years old. She played the role of Yvette, a beautiful blonde vision who would reappear in Al’s sex dreams. The following she reappeared on Married with Children when she played a character named Cashew.
Pamela Anderson – Now
The ultimate blonde bombshell will be turning fifty soon, believe it or not. After being part of the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars, Anderson spends a lot of her time working as PETA’s spokesperson. She has also recently remarried her ex husband, poker player, Rick Salomon.
Denis Richards – Then
The actress, model and former Bond Girl had a very small role on the show when she appeared in an episode from 1991. Her character appeared in an episode where the family heads to Hollywood where Kelly is trying to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. While she might have had a small role (her character didn’t even have a name), it was pretty neat for the 20 year old Denis to be on the successful show.
Denis Richards – Now
Since her minor gig, Richards has appeared on numerous shows including Friends and Spin City and has played in different movies. She had a very high profile marriage and later divorce with actor, Charlie Sheen.
David Boreanaz – Then
The Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer star played Kelly’s biker boyfriend, who’s name was, funnily enough, ‘Angel’ back in 1993. The hunky character who liked to wear his leather jacket was 24 years old when he appeared on the show.
David Boreanaz – Now
After his two successful roles, the 47 year old has had a lead role on the hit show, Bones where he played Special Agent Seeley Booth. The actor remarried in 2001 and he and wife, Jaime Bergman have two children together.
Vanna White – Then
The former Wheel of fortune hostess appeared in 1993 in an episode called ‘The Proposition’ where she played Coco, a woman who appears in Al’s life as a ghost from his past and she offers to but him for $500,000. White was 36 when she played that role.
Vanna White – Now
White is 60 years old these days and she will always be mostly known for the ‘Letter Turner’ on Wheel of Fortune, a show she has been part of since the early eighties. She was even honored with the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2006. In fact, her role on the show was her last proper acting role and she has since made guest appearances as herself.
Ian Ziering – Then
Another Beverly Hills 90210 alumni, Ian Ziering, was on the successful sitcom. Ziering, who we all remember as the blonde, rich Steve Sanders from the teen drama in the nineties, played The Kid in an episode called ‘The Unnatural’. He was 26 when he appeared on the show.
Ian Ziering – Now
After 90210, the actor continued to land numerous guest roles on different television shows including Spider Man and CSI: NY. He welcomed his second daughter in 2013 with his second wife, Erin Ludwig.
Brandi Brandt – Then
The former Playboy Playmate played herself in an episode called Desperately Seeking Miss October in 1989, which is not a coincidence as the former model was chosen as Playmate of the month for Playboy’s October 1987 issue. In the episode, Brandt walk into the shoe store where Al was working. When Al returns home to desperately look for the October issue from 1987, he realized that his wife, Peggy, had sold his entire magazine collection.
Brandi Brandt – Now
Since the show, the actress and model appeared in an Aerosmith video and later in a film named Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. Brandt was also married to Nikki Sixx , Motley Crue’s bassist and they have three children together. In 2014, was sentenced to six years after pleaded guilty to being involved in drug importing.
Jerry Springer – Then
The famous talk show host was a guest star on the show where he played a television host (surprise, surprise) of a show named The Masculine Feminist. His agenda was to advocate equality and women’s rights and he used his show to inspire different moves such as taking the Nudie Bar and turning it into a coffee shop.
Jerry Springer – Now
The 73 year old has continued to work in the industry both as an actor and as a producer. he has been married to Micki Velton since 1973, which is quite surprising in a sense, considering the types of guests and their dysfunctional lives, he used to host on his famous talk shows,.
Traci Lords – Then
In “Al Bundy, Shoe Dick” Traci Lords made her second guest appearance on the show as Vanessa Van Pelt, a femme fatale that gets mixed up in Al’s Private Eye fantasy. Her first appearance was in season 4, as a dental assistant.
Traci Lords – Now
Traci Lords has had an extensive career in entertainment; she’s the best selling author of her autobiography, Underneath It All, she’s starred in several films (both mainstream and adult) and has her own fashion line, Pinup Girl Clothing. In 2017, she plans on making a directorial debut.
Milla Jovovich – Then
Milla Jovovich guest starred as Yvette on one episode of Married… with Children. Yvette was a foreign exchange student who came to stay with the Bundys. At the time of the episode, Milla was an unknown actress and only 13 years old.
Milla Jovovich – Now
A few years later, Milla snagged her first film role in Dazed and Confused and was then cast in the sci-fi feature, The Fifth Element. Today, she’s the star of the Resident Evil franchise, with the latest installment – The Final Chapter – released in 2016.
Andrea Parker – Then
Before Andrea got famous for many of her funny and stuck up roles, she played a Go-Go-Dancer on two episodes of Married with Children. As you can see, Andrea had a lovely outfit to show off her dance routine.
Andrea Parker – Now
Parker has since become much more well known. She has been on shows like Seinfeld, Ellen, ER, JAG, Less than Perfect, My Name is Earl, Desperate Housewives and Pretty Little Liars.
Morgan Brittany – Then
Much like the next lady on our list, Morgan was on the 1989 episode Life’s a Beach. She played the role of Liz, who we see here talking to Al.
Morgan Brittany – Now
Since 1989, Morgan has managed to do a lot! She was on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Silk Stalkings, The Protector, Doc and Mothers and Daughters.
Amber Susa – Then
Amber played the role of Jill on the 1989 episode Life’s a Beach. This was Amber’s second acting gig and one of her only ones to date.
Amber Susa – Now
These days, Amber is a personal trainer and mother who had continued to act until 2009 with her role in three short films – Bernt, I Witness News and LA Sales.
Elizabeth Keifer – Then
Elizabeth was on Married with Children in 1989 as Ginger. She was on the unfortunate receiving end of one of Peggy’s hair styles.
Elizabeth Keifer – Now
Elizabeth has since continued to act but only here and there, being selective of her roles. She has been on Law & Order, Guiding Light (from 1992 to 2009!) and most recently on Venice the Series.
Ashlie Rhey – Then
The name the production gave Ashlie’s character can’t be repeated here as it is inappropriate, but then again so was the entire show that was Married with Children. Ashlie was in an episode called Rock and Roll Girl back in 1990.
Ashlie Rhey – Now
Ashlie has since gotten quite a name for herself in the adult film industry, as did much of the women who had appearances on the show. Her latest film was in 2012 and titled Pot Zombies 2: More Pot, Less Plot. Interesting.
Tia Carrere – Then
Tia Carrere was a well sought-after model who made a guest appearance on MWC as Piper Bauman, a modeling rival of Kelly Bundy’s. In the episode “Kelly Bounces Back,” she attempts to steal a modeling job from the sitcom’s star daughter and the two women get into a brawl backstage. After knocking Piper out, Kelly wins the modeling job
Tia Carrere – Now
Tia was also known for her role as Cassandra in the Wayne’s World movies and her first big breakout role was on the daytime soap opera, General Hospital. She appeared as a contestant on the second season of Dancing with the Stars and on the fifth season of Celebrity Apprentice.
Juliet Tablak – Then
Juliet Tablak had a recurring role when she played Amber, Marcy D’Arcy’s niece who was sent by her mom to live with her aunt in order to get her away from the neighborhood she was living in L.A. She soon becomes Bud’s object of affection and the the two a very sexual relationship. She first appeared in season nine of the show.
Juliet Tablak – Now
The 42 year old has had four appearances on the show between 1994 and 1995. After her stints in Married with Children, Tablak made a couple of appearances on different shows including Side Stalkings and In the Heat of the Night. These days she works as a Pilates instructor.
Ted McGinley – Then
Ted McGinley played Jefferson D’Arcy, the second husband and crafty scam artist of the Bundy’s next door neighbor, Marcy D’Arcy. Although McGinley had a reputation for “shark-jumping” and leading to the demise of any show’s cast he joined, that wasn’t the case for the Bundys. In reverse, the character of Jefferson helped fuel the ratings and long-running of Married… with Children.