1. Blaze Berdahl (Lenni Frazier)
Playing the free-spirited latchkey kid Lenni who lived with her musician dad in a loft, Berdahl/Lenni also made the best music video you’d ever seen.
IRL, Berdahl graduated from Bucknell University in 2002 with a double major in economics and poli sci. Her LinkedIn page lists her as a “voice-over actress and announcer.” She got married in 2007.
2. Sheldon Turnipseed (Jamal Jenkins)
Other than having the Best Name Ever, Sheldon, now 34, appears to have dropped off the radar entirely. Even though he totally cracked the case of the THABTOs onscreen, his Wikipedia page is bare, and there’s a rumor he attended NYU in 2002. Maybe he’s still embarrassed from wearing this outfit on national television.
3. Mayteana Morales (Gaby Fernandez)
After graduating from (yep) NYU in 2003, Gaby hung up her pen necklace for good and joined the band The Pimps of Joytime.
4. David Lopez (Alex Fernandez)
Lopez played the cute detective-novel reading brother of Gaby, whose parents owned a bodega. He was born in Queens and raised in Colombia, and he was rumored to be attending Rutgers University, although according to this photo posted on the Internet, he might be working as a waiter.
5. Tram-Anh Tran (Tina Nguyen)
Now 33, Tran graduated from Penn State in 2001 with a finance degree and seems to have kicked the acting habit for good, although she appeared briefly on a 2004 Lifetime show called Wild Card.
6. William Hernandez (Hector Carrerro)
William appeared as part of the cast of The Real World: Philadelphia in 2004. He left home at the age of 15 because his religious parents didn’t approve of his being gay. He’s currently an actor and personal shopper.
7. Marcella Lowery (CeCe, Jamal’s grandmother)
Lowery has also appeared on Law & Order and The Cosby Show, but now she’s perhaps best known for portraying Donovan McNabb’s mother in those Campbell’s Chunky Soup commercials.
8. Todd Alexander (Rob Baker)
He graduated from New York University in 2002 and is currently working behind the camera as a writer and director.
9. Samuel L. Jackson (Jamal’s dad)
It was SLJ who spoke the very first words of Ghostwriter’s pilot episode. He’s picked up one or two roles since then.
10. Julia Stiles (Hacker from the “Max Mouse” episodes)
In 1993, Stiles played a computer hacking cyberpunk who famously asked Tina, “Can you jam with the console cowboys in cyberspace?”
11. Daisy Fuentes (Galaxy Girl)
Future MTV VJ Daisy played Galaxy Girl, the action hero of Gaby’s favorite TV show, who makes a cameo in one episode in a definitely ’90s superhero outfit.
While the other cast members seem to have focused on college and their personal lives, Ghostwriter became mired down in a sordid lifestyle of cute girls, spending all his cash and indulging in too many after-school Capri Suns. He briefly filled in as an understudy for Alex Mack’s puddle before retiring to the Bahamas.
13. But thankfully, no one has seen GOOEY GUS in years…
Gooey Gus spit purple slime at kids and was definitely THE SCARIEST THING ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD.
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