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What Iconic '90s Teen Heartthrobs Look Like Today

The golden era of middle parts and frosted tips.

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1. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Then: Was EVERYWHERE in the late '90s. You couldn't escape him.

Now: Could release an album titled Me. I Am JTT... The Elusive Thespian, ’cause he has basically left the public's eye (the "now" photo is from 2013).

2. Joshua Jackson

Then: Stole your heart as Pacey on Dawson's Creek.

Now: Currently starring on Showtime's The Affair, which is also probably the title of the fantasy you're having about Joshua right now.

3. Hanson

Then: Were literally a bunch of kids.

Now: Are currently embarking on a tour in honor of the band's 25th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of their album Middle of Nowhere. (I'm sure you sprouted a gray hair just reading that.)

4. Freddie Prinze Jr.

Then: Starred in a bunch of classic teen movies.

Now: Stars as the voice of Kanan Jarrus on Star Wars Rebels (an already classic animated series).

5. Jared Leto

Then: Played bad boy Jordan Catalano on My So-Called Life.

Now: Is an ageless vampire and could still play a teenage Jordan Catalano.

6. Luke Perry

Then: Played the rebel heartthrob of West Beverly High on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Now: Plays the dad of heartthrob and wannabe rebel Archie on Riverdale.

7. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Then: Was the kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun with the epic middle part.

Now: Ditched the middle part and is now an even BIGGER star.

8. Andrew Keegan

Then: Starred in tween/teen classics 10 Things I Hate About You, 7th Heaven, and Party of Five.

Now: Started his own religion.

13. Devon Sawa

Then: Earrings, a middle part, and embraced by girls who loved Casper.

Now: Ditched the earrings and middle part and embraced leather.

17. Ethan Embry

Then: Starred opposite ’90s teen icon Jennifer Love Hewitt in Can't Hardly Wait.

Now: Stars opposite LIVING TREASURES and ICONS Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on Grace and Frankie.


OMG! In a previous version of this post we misspelled Freddie Prinze Jr.'s name.

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