Whatever Happened to the Cast of ‘California Dreams?’
Sure, Zack Morris had a cell the size of a toaster. (And Kelly Kapowski.) But was he a surf dude WITH ATTITUDE?! We think not. The cast of the '90s teen sitcom 'California Dreams' might have played second fiddle to those other teen-phenoms on 'Saved by the Bell,' but they still managed to make a pop-culture splash all their own.
Brent Gore, Matt Garrison (1992–1994)
Now: The Tennessee native continues to live and work in Los Angeles. He successfully co-founded the indie band King Straggler with fellow actors John Hawkes and Rodney Eastman (for all you dedicated fans, it's available on iTunes). In July 2011, Gore released his first solo album, 'Up Until Now.'
Heidi Noelle Lenhart, Jenny Garrison (1992-1993)
Now: Lenhart (now blonde!) continues to act and is best-known for playing MBA-turned-nanny Jenny Morgan-Caldwell in the made-for-TV movie series, “Au Pair.”
Kelly Packard, Tiffani Smith (1992-1996)
Now: Packard continued to work the spotlight with multiple appearances on 'Baywatch' and as co-host to Taebo-titan Billy Blanks in several infomercials hawking his workout wares. She most recently appeared in the made-for-TV movie 'My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,' and is a proud mother of three.
William James Jones, Tony Wicks (1992-1996)
Now: Classically trained in theatre, Jones has appeared in multiple productions at the renowned Goodman Theater in Chicago, and with the Pegasus Players. He has made appearances on TV series such as 'The West Wing' and 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.'
Jay Anthony Franke, Jake Sommers (1993 – 1996)
Now: G’day, Franke! After his second marriage, the actor relocated to Australia where he now works at a video game company as a quality assurance engineer… Um, sounds like the coolest job in the world! (Besides being a fictional bubble-gum guitar-God, that is.)
Jennie Kwan, Sam Woo (1993-1996)
Now: The talented songbird has toured with Broadway musical smash 'Avenue Q,' voiced lead character “Suki” in the animated series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' and frequently appears in independent projects.
Michael Cade, Sylvester “Sly” Winkle (1992-1996)
Now: Cade has appeared in feature films such as 'The Devil’s Dozen,' 'Chaplin' and 'Whacked.' He also graced the small screen in television series, such as 'Baywatch,' '7th Heaven' and 'General Hospital.' (And as his appearance on the cast reunion orchestrated by Jimmy Fallon — seen below — indicates, Cade also hits the gym from time to time.)
Cast Reunion a’ la Jimmy Fallon
Watch the cast reunite on 'Jimmy Fallon'