20 Rare “Freaks And Geeks” Promo Photos

An awesome look back at our favorite McKinley High students.

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The “Freaks”

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The “Geeks”

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A baby-faced Jason Segel was 19 when he was cast as Nick Andopolis.

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At age 23, Linda Cardellini was the oldest member. Prior to the series she had a few guest starring roles on the TV shows Step by Step, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Boy Meets World.

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At age 13, John Francis Daley (who played Sam Weir) was the youngest cast member.

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Linda Cardellini and Busy Philipps between takes.

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James Franco as Daniel Desario was everyone’s favorite burnout.

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Philipps told Vanity Fair in 2012 about the chemistry between her and her on-screen boyfriend Franco: “Presumably both of our characters come from abusive households, and you parrot what your family does. We had a really intense thing when we worked together.”

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A rare shot of Bill Haverchuck (Martin Starr) without his trademark glasses.

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Seth Rogen as the cynical “freak” Ken Miller. The role was Rogen’s acting debut.

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Cardellini and Segel dated for a few years following the show’s cancellation.

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Photo taken moments before Daniel kicks Bill’s ass.

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Let’s face it; we were all Sam Weir in high school.

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Yup, I was definitely Sam Weir :(

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Daley told Vanity Fair in 2012, “Linda and I spent a lot of time between scenes giving each other a hard time. I probably had a bit of a crush on her, too, which you don’t want to hear when we’re playing brother and sister. But it’s hard not to have a crush on her.”

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Samm Levine as Neal Schweiber.

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Our favorite badass Kim Kelly (Busy Philipps). Although the photo is supposed to be set in 1980, it is clearly 1999 in the background.

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