The cast of Married… with Children – Then & Now

Katey Sagal – Then

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.

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

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

Ed O’Neill – Then

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.

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

Ed O’Neill – Now

He was a breath of fresh air compared to other wholesome fathers of the previous decades.

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

Christina Applegate – Then

In 2016, he starred as Hank the Octopus in the highly anticipated Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo.

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

Christina Applegate – Now

However, Christina pulled off the sometimes dim-witted, yet surprisingly clever character without a hitch.

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

David Faustino – Then

In 2008, after a 5 year battle with breast cancer, Christina had a double mastectomy and was pronounced cancer free.

Source: Kiwi Report

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

Source: Kiwi Report

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

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

David Garrison – Now

He played Marcy’s husband for 3 and a half seasons before deciding to end his contract to return to his theatre career.

Source: Kiwi Report

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!

Matt LeBlanc – Then

The Musical as Hannibal Lector.

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

Matt LeBlanc – Now

In 1994, Matt was given his biggest role yet as Joey Tribbiani on Friends.

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

E. E. Bell – Then

For his role in the hit show, he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for 4 Emmys.

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

E. E. Bell – Now

The character’s biggest idiosyncrasy was how everyone in his life called him by his full name, including his wife.

Source: Kiwi Report

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

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

Debbe Dunning – Now

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!”

Source: Kiwi Report

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

Source: Kiwi Report

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

Source: Kiwi Report

Besides Married… with Children, Dan Tullis Jr. also made appearances on Home Improvement, as well as The District, 227, and Rachel Gunn, R.N.

Harold Sylvester – Then

Currently, he works as the radio and television spokesperson for a life insurance company – SelectQuote.

Source: Kiwi Report

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.

Source: Kiwi Report