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This Is What Your Fave Australian ’90s Stars Look Like Now

Get ready to feel old.

1. Jeffrey Walker, star of basically your whole childhood.

 

In the ’90s, Jeffrey had major roles on popular shows like Round the Twist, Mirror, Mirror, The Wayne Manifesto, Ocean Girl and Thunderstone but as an adult he’s mostly disappeared from the spotlight. He’s still working in TV, just behind the camera, directing episodes of many shows including Neighbours, Home and Away, H20: Just Add Water, Angry Boys, Dance Academy, Rake, Bones and Modern Family.

2. Lauren Hewett, also star of basically your whole childhood.

 

Lauren starting acting at age six, appearing in The Miraculous Mellops, Strictly Ballroom, A Country Practice, Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left, Mission Top Secret, Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord, Home and Away and Ocean Girl. Her last on-screen role was in 2001 horror movie Cubbyhouse and she seems to have disappeared off the face of the internet since then.

3. Joelene Crnogorac, Round the Twist, Snowy River and Ocean Girl.

 

Joelene was the second Linda Twist and perhaps the most recognisable for ’90s kids. She continued acting in the ’00s, guest starring in shows like Neighbours and City Homicide, and appearing in a movie, Irresistible, with Susan Sarandon and Emily Blunt. As of two years ago she was living in LA.

4. Marzena Godecki, Ocean Girl

Network Ten

 

Aside from a brief appearance on Round the Twist, the lead role of Neri on Ocean Girl was Marzena’s only professional acting job. She decided to leave acting to focus on her education, and is now an account manager for a women’s clothing brand.

5. David Hoflin, Ocean Girl

Network Ten

 

David continued acting after his early role as Jason on Ocean Girl, going on to star in shows like Head Start, Neighbours, Alcatraz, Touch and Crossbones. He now lives and works in LA along with his wife, Natalie Hoflin, who was his co-star in Neighbours and is again in Crossbones.

6. Damien Bodie, Ocean Girl and Crash Zone

 

Damien is still an actor, most recently starring as Dylan Timmins on Neighbours, Vashan on The Elephant Princess, Jonathan on Winners & Losers and Damo in Hating Alison Ashley.

7. Cassandra Magrath, Ocean Girl, Crash Zone and SeaChange.

Network Ten

 

Cassandra continued acting after her childhood roles in the ’90s, most famously as backpacker Liz in Wolf Creek. She also guest starred in a number of popular shows, like Neighbours, House Husbands, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Winners & Losers, and scored leading roles in Wentworth Prison and the upcoming 36 Questions.

8. Callan Mulvey, Heartbreak High

ABC

Warner Bros

 

Was there anybody who got through Australia in the ’90s without a crush on Drazic? No, the answer is no. Callan, meanwhile, continued acting after he left Drazic behind, taking time out in 2003 when he was badly injured in an accident. His career took off again when he appeared as Mark Moran on Underbelly, and he went on to star in Rush, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, Zero Dark Thirty, The Turning, 300: Rise of an Empire and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He is currently filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with rumours he’ll be The Joker.

9. Lara Cox, Heartbreak High

 

Lara has been acting consistently since her breakout role as the popular Anita on Heartbreak High, most notably in Head Start, The Lost World and Home and Away, as well as a string of guest roles and commercial spots.

10. Rel Hunt, Heartbreak High

Nine Network

 

After playing Ryan on Heartbreak High, Rel starred alongside his TV sister Lara once again in Head Start, acted in Cruel Intentions 2 but had all his scenes deleted, guest starred on Blue Water High and Home and Away, appeared in a number of TV movies and most recently played William Archer in Underbelly.

11. Fleur Beaupert, Home and Away and Heartbreak High

ABC

 

Fleur did not have any major acting roles after leaving Heartbreak High, going on to become a poet, playwright and public servant.

12. Putu Winchester, Heartbreak High

 

Putu has had a few parts in Aussie productions since he played Dennis in Heartbreak High, appearing in Home and Away, Water Rats, Footy Legends and most recently Parer’s War. He currently owns a bar in Byron Bay.

13. Nina Liu, Spellbinder and Heartbreak High

 

Nina had major roles in the ’00s in Something in the Air and The Secret Life of Us, and also appeared in Aussie movies Little Fish and The Book of Revelation. She married German entrepreneur Axel Schweitzer in 2008 and has since acted in a few German productions.

14. Brian Rooney, The Ferals and Spellbinder

 

Brian had a number of guest spots on TV as well as theatre roles in the ’90s and ’00s. He had a bit part in The Great Gatsby last year.

15. Gosia Piotrowska, Spellbinder

 

Spellbinder was Gosia’s only acting role. She now works for an architecture firm.

16. Zbych Trofimiuk, Sky Tackers and Spellbinder.

 

Zbych basically stopped acting after Spellbinder, except for a low-budget film called Clean in 2005. He is now a lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne.

17. Petra Yared, Sky Trackers and Mirror, Mirror.

 

Petra is still an actor, having done a string of guest spots on TV shows like Neighbours, All Saints and Crownies.

18. Katharine Cullen, The Girl From Tomorrow

Channel 9

 

After playing the time-travelling Alana in The Girl from Tomorrow, Katharine went on to attend NIDA and began a stage career with the Sydney Theatre Company when she was 24 years old.

19. Luke Carroll, Lift Off

 

Luke had guest spots in other kid’s shows in the ’90s, include Ocean Girl and Sky Trackers, and has continued to act as an adult, with notable roles in Australian Rules, The Alice, The Tender Hook, Stoned Bros, Needle, Redfern Now and The Gods of Wheat Street. He also hosts Play School.

20. Jared Daperis, Lift Off

 

Jared was basically a baby when he had his first acting role as Ralph on Lift Off, and he went on to guest star in numerous shows in the ’90s, picking up more major roles in the ’00s and beyond. He is perhaps most recognisable now for playing Squizzy Taylor in Underbelly.

21. Jade Gatt, Cheez TV and Ground Zero

Channel Ten

 

Jade’s only on screen role since Cheez TV ended in 2004 appears to be a part in Australian movie The Convict, released earlier this year.

22. Ryan Lappin, Cheez TV

 

After hosting Cheez TV until 2004, Ryan was in a band called UfOBia and also a DARE Iced Coffee commercial.

23. Heath Miller, Ship to Shore

ABC

 

In addition to commercials and guest spots on TV, Heath still acts in theatre productions.

24. Cleonie Morgan-Wootton, Ship to Shore

 

Cleonie was a finalist on Popstars before coming 10th on Australian Idol in 2003. More recently she played Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray.

25. Ewen Leslie, Ship to Shore

 

Ewen is now a prominent theatre actor, and also continues to act in TV and movies, including Redfern Now, The Railway Man, Sleeping Beauty, Lockie Leonard and Love My Way.

26. Clinton Voss, Ship to Shore and The Gift

 

Clinton seems to have stopped acting professionally in the ’90s, studying psychology at uni and going on to work with Headspace.

27. Gillian Alexy, The Gift

 

Gillian is still an actor, perhaps most well known for her role as Taylor on McLeod’s Daughters. She has since appeared on US TV shows like NCIS: Los Angeles, The Americans, and Damages.

28. Kazimir Sas, The Gift

Channel 9

 

Kazimar worked in TV throughout the ’00s, with parts in Parallax, Time Trackers and Stormworld. He now works in marketing.

29. Anna Choy, Escape from Jupiter and Return to Jupiter

ABC

Anna Choy

 

Anna worked mainly as a TV presenter after Return to Jupiter, co-hosting The Big Breakfast, The Big Arvo and Beyond Tomorrow.

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