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That 70s Show Cast Then and Now (1998 to 2023)

Lasting for 8 seasons on FOX, from 1998 until 2006, That ‘70s Show was one of the most beloved programs of it’s era. Now, people are talking about the show once more thanks to the Netflix sequel series That ‘90s Show. Much of the main cast from the earlier program has returned to make cameo appearances, which has gotten people especially curious about what they’ve been up to as of late. From Topher Grace to Kurtwood Smith, join Facts Verse as we explore the That ‘70s Show cast then and now, as of 2023.

Topher Grace

That ‘70s Show was a series that rose to prominence thanks to it’s ensemble cast, but it’s undeniable that there was one performer who was the show’s central star. That performer would be Topher Grace, who played the role of the series’ main character, Eric Foreman. The show revolved around Eric’s friends and family, with him being the focal point. Like many other performers that rose to fame via That ‘70s Show, Topher returned to That ‘90s Show to make a cameo appearance in the show’s very first episode.

Topher wasn’t a huge celebrity when he was cast on That ‘70s Show. In fact, he was a relative unknown. However, his tenure as Eric Foreman ended up drawing enough attention to the star that he was able to make the transition into starring in films. Topher infamously left That ‘70s Show just before it’s final season so that he could open up his schedule and have the opportunity to appear in more films. Still, he was good enough to show up for the series finale.

Following his time on That ‘70s Show, Topher could be seen in several high-profile films. The star’s biggest role in a film to date would likely be his role in 2007’s Spider-Man 3, wherein he played the role of villain Eddie Brock, or Venom. Currently, Tom Hardy is now playing this same character in a different movie series. Other films that Topher has appeared in over the course of his film career include American Ultra, Valentine’s Day, Take Me Home Tonight, and Interstellar.

Since Topher’s time in the Hollywood spotlight, the former That ‘70s Show star has slowly but surely been returning back to the world of television. He is currently starring on an ABC sitcom by the name of Home Economics. Other recent television work that the actor has done includes guest appearances on Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone.

Laura Prepon

When Topher Grace decided to leave That ‘70s Show just before it’s final season, Laura Prepon was one of the many performers tasked with picking up the slack. However, that doesn’t mean that Laura wasn’t gearing up for a film career of her own. That ‘70s Show made stars out of many members of it’s cast beyond just Topher. Laura played the character of Donna Pinciotti, who was Eric’s next-door-neighbor-turned-love-interest. Halfway through the series, Laura dyed her hair blonde. Many may not have realized that this was actually for a role in a film called Karla.

Laura Prepon is one of two former That ‘70s Show stars that is also a member of the Church of Scientology, with the other being Danny Masterson. Thankfully, Laura has managed to avoid the controversy that Danny has faced in the years since That ‘70s Show’s end, the details of which we’ll explore later in this video. Instead, Laura has been able to maintain a fairly lucrative career. On television, Laura has found success thanks to her role on the series Orange Is the New Black—one of the biggest Netflix shows in history.

Laura Prepon recently returned to reprise the role of Donna for a cameo in That ‘90s Show, and she also wrote a book on nutrition a few years back by the name of The Stash Plan. However, most of the actress’s work nowadays seems to be going towards her family life. Laura has been married to a fellow actor by the name of Ben Foster since 2018. They had a daughter in 2017, and then had a son in 2020.

Ashton Kutcher

That ‘70s Show made stars out of many members of it’s ensemble cast, but it’s arguable that it made no bigger star than Ashton Kutcher. On the series, Ashton portrayed the character of Kelso. Kelso had an on-and-off-again relationship with the character of Jackie Burkhart, who was played by Mila Kunis. On the show, Kelso and Jackie ended up breaking up. Kelso then settled down with a new character that was played by actress Shannon Elizabeth. In real life, Ashton ended up settling down with Mila Kunis.

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone that has been keeping up with the tabloids since That ‘70s Show’s end that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are now married with children. The couple tied the knot in 2015 and now have a daughter named Wyatt and a son named Dimitri. Before settling down to have kids, both Ashton and Mila had incredibly active careers. During his time on That ‘70s Show, Ashton took up a simultaneous gig as the host of the MTV reality show Punk’d. Ashton became a breakout star, which led to appearances in films such as What Happens in Vegas and No Strings Attached. More recently, he portrayed real-life figure Steve Jobs in the biographical film Jobs.

Ashton Kutcher has appeared in plenty of films since That ‘70s Show’s end, but he has also continued working plenty in the world of television. After Charlie Sheen was infamously fired from the series Two and a Half Men, Ashton was hired on to the show to take his place for the last couple of seasons. More recently, Ashton appeared alongside fellow former That ‘70s Show cast member Danny Masterson on the Netflix series The Ranch. Sadly, the status of the show was affected due to Danny’s aforementioned controversy. Fans of Kelso and Jackie will be pleased to know that both characters made a cameo appearance in That ‘90s Show.

Mila Kunis

We’ve already gathered plenty of information about Mila Kunis’ current whereabouts by exploring the current whereabouts of husband Ashton Kutcher. However, Mila still has a pretty interesting story of her own. Mila was only 14 years old when she was cast on That ‘70s Show, and many were surprised when the teenage performer became one of the show’s biggest breakout stars. Mila arguably ranks just below her real-life husband in terms of how much fame she garnered from the iconic series, which puts her slightly ahead of former costars Topher Grace and Laura Prepon.

One thing that many people might not realize about Mila Kunis is that she’s also the long-standing voice actress responsible for bringing the character of Meg Griffin to life on the animated sitcom Family Guy. However, Mila’s more notable work in the time since That ‘70s Show came to an end has been in the world of cinema. Mila has appeared in a plethora of films over the years, including Black Swan, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Jupiter Ascending, and Bad Moms. In 2022, she appeared in Luckiest Girl Alive.

Danny Masterson

Now it’s time to look at the disgraced Danny Masterson. Danny played Hyde on That ‘70s Show, but fans have sadly had to turn their backs on the character thanks to the actor’s real-life controversy. In 2017, the actor was fired from the aforementioned Netflix series The Ranch due to rape allegations. A few years later, these allegations turned into a lawsuit, which is still ongoing. The lawsuit alleges that Danny raped three women. Not only that, but the lawsuit also alleges that his actions were covered up by the Church of Scientology, which he has been a member of since childhood. A recent trial in 2022 was declared a mistrial, and Danny’s next trial is set for sometime in 2023.

Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama played Fez on That ‘70s Show. Around the same time that he was starting out on the series, he could be seen in the cult-classic indie film Party Monster. Most of Wilmer’s work in the time since That ‘70s Show’s end has continued to be in the world of television. He is currently starring on NCIS, and he has also had notable roles on shows such as Raising Hope and Grey’s Anatomy. Wilmer recently made a cameo on That ‘90s Show, and also recently let his voice to the hit Disney film Encanto. As far as his personal life goes, Wilmer is engaged to a woman named Amanda Pacheco, and they just had their first kid in 2021.

Debra Jo Rupp

Before taking on the role of Eric’s mother Kitty on That ‘70s Show, Debra Jo Rupp was a reliable television performer that could be seen on other classic sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld. Now, Debra is one of two performers that has returned to take a main role on That ‘90s Show, with the other being Kurtwood Smith. Other recent television programs that have featured Debra include WandaVision.

Kurtwood Smith

On That ‘70s Shows, Kurtwood Smith played Kitty’s wife, Red. Now, he’s returned alongside her to reprise his role as one of the main stars of That ‘90s Show. Before appearing on That ‘70s Show, Kurtwood was best known for his role as one of the main villains in the 1980s classic RoboCop. Other recent things that Kurtwood has appeared in recently include the 2022 reboot of the 1980s film Firestarter, as well as a handful of different television programs.

Most of the former stars of That ‘70s Show are doing fairly well for themselves today! Now it’s time to hear from you: did you know that many former castmembers of That ‘70s Show have made cameo appearance on That ‘90s Show, and that former stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are now married with children? Comment down below!

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