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    19 Actors Who Literally Cannot Seem To Stop Being On Teen Dramas

    *Me seeing Bianca Lawson still on teen shows for decades* Good for her.

    Hollywood tends to re-use the same actors over and over, but when it comes to teen dramas, this becomes especially true.

    Cody Christian in Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf, and All American

    Like...I'm not sure some teen dramas are aware that there are other actors out there. But hey, I guess if it's not broke, don't fix it, right? If these actors are working out...more power to them! Or maybe the actors just love being in teen dramas.

    Either way, here are 19 actors who can't seem to stop appearing in teen dramas.

    1. First up, we have eternal teenager Bianca Lawson. Here she is in her first major role, Megan on teen drama Saved by the Bell: The New Class, way back in 1993-1994.

    Bianca on the show

    But wait — here she is again as "third bathroom girl" in My So-Called Life in 1994 and Rhonda in Sister, Sister in 1995 (I'm combining these because you could argue they're more family shows).

    Bianca on My So-Called Life and Sister Sister

    Here she is again as Kendra on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997.

    Bianca on Buffy

    Here she is as Nikki in Dawson's Creek in 1999-2000...

    Bianca on the show

    ...Shawna on The Secret Life of the American Teenager in 2009...

    Bianca on the show

    ...Maya on Pretty Little Liars in 2010-2012...

    Bianca on the show

    ...Emily on The Vampire Diaries in 2009-2014...

    Bianca on the vampire diaries

    ...And finally, the guidance counselor Mrs. Morrell on Teen Wolf (from 2012-2014).

    Bianca on the show

    2. Next up we have fellow Buffy alum Charisma Carpenter. Here she is as Wendie on Baywatch in 1994...

    Charisma on the show

    ...Ashley on Malibu Shores in 1996...

    Charisma on the show

    ...Cordelia on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997-1999...

    Charisma on the show

    ...Kendall on Veronica Mars in 2005-2006...

    Charisma on the show

    ...Tegan on Greek from 2007-2011...

    Charisma on the show

    ...and Rebecca on The Lying Game from 2012-2013.

    Charisma on The Lying Game

    3. Next is another actor who worked with Bianca — fellow TVD alum Kat Graham. Here she is on more kid-oriented teen shows Lizzie McGuire (she played Posse Member #2 in 2002), Hannah Montana (she played Allison from 2008-2009), and Joan of Arcadia (she played Angela in 2004).

    Kat on all three shows

    Then, here she is as Kim on The O.C. in 2006...

    Kat on the show

    ...A dancer on Greek in 2007...

    Kat on the show

    ...and Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries from 2009-2017.

    Kat on the show

    4. Yet another of Bianca and Kat's TVD costars — Arielle Kebbel! Here she is as Lindsay on Gilmore Girls in 2003-2004...

    Arielle in Gilmore Girls

    ...Paige on Life Unexpected in 2010...

    Arielle on the show

    ...Vanessa on 90210 from 2011-2013...

    Arielle on the show

    ...and finally, Lexi on The Vampire Diaries from 2009-2017.

    Arielle in The Vampire Diaries

    5. Another TVD star (man, I should create a web at this point)...Susan Walters! Here she is in 2009 as Principal Rimkus on One Tree Hill.

    Susan on the show

    On The Vampire Diaries, she played Tyler's mom/the mayor Carol Lockwood from 2009-2013.

    Susan on The Vampire Diaries

    Not a great pic, I know, but here she is as Maia on the short-lived CW teen drama Star-Crossed in 2014.

    Susan on the show

    Here she is as Lydia's mom Natalie on Teen Wolf from 2011-2017...

    Susan on the show

    ...and Diane on The Fosters in 2018.

    Susan on the show

    6. Next up we have Vanessa Morgan. Here she is as Vanessa on Degrassi: The Next Generation in 2013...

    Vanessa on Degrassi TNG

    ...Bird on Finding Carter in 2014-2015...

    Vanessa on the show

    ...Lyria on The Shannara Chronicles in 2017...

    Vanessa on the show

    ...and Toni on Riverdale from 2017-present.

    Vanessa on Riverdale

    7. We've also got another former Degrassi star Raymond Ablack. He played Sav on Degrassi: The Next Generation from 2007-2011.

    Raymond on the show

    He reprised the role in Degrassi: Next Class in 2016.

    Raymond on the show

    He also appeared as Raj in Shadowhunters from 2016-2018.

    Raj on the show

    And just last year, he began appearing as Joe in Ginny and Georgia.

    Raymond as Joe on the show

    8. Speaking of Shadowhunters...let's talk about Harry Shum Jr. He played Roy on Zoey 101 (not pictured) and Yuki on iCarly, both in 2008.

    Harry on iCarly

    He also played Vance on Greek in 2008.


    Perhaps most notably, he played Mike on Glee from 2009-2015...


    ...and Magnus Bane on Shadowhunters from 2016-2019.


    9. Shadowhunters star Katherine McNamara also appeared on Glee — as Bunhead #1 in 2012.

    Katherine on the show

    She was also on pre-teen shows Kickin' It (as Claire) from 2012-2013 and Jessie (as Bryn) in 2013.

    Katherine on Kickin It and Jessie

    She played Kat on The Fosters in 2015...


    ...and, of course, Clary on Shadowhunters from 2016-2019.


    10. Next is New Girl star Max Greenfield. Here he is as Lucas in Gilmore Girls in 2003...

    Max on the show

    ....Young Sandy on The O.C. in 2007...

    Max on the show

    ...Michael on Greek in 2008...

    Max on the show

    ...and Leo on Veronica Mars from 2005-2007, then again in the reboot in 2019.

    11. Torrey DeVitto is next! Here she is in 2003 as a college student on Dawson's Creek...

    Torrey on the show

    ...Tori on Drake and Josh from 2004-2005...

    Torrey on the show

    ...Carrie on One Tree Hill in 2008...

    Torrey on the show

    ...Meredith on The Vampire Diaries from 2012-2013...

    Torrey on the show

    ...and Melissa on Pretty Little Liars from 2010-2017.

    Torrey on the show

    12. Onto Mädchen Amick — here she is as Nicole on Dawson's Creek in 1999...

    Madchen amick in dawson's creek

    ...Sherry on Gilmore Girls in 2002-2003...

    Sherry clapping

    ...Catherine/The Duchess on Gossip Girl in 2008...


    ...and Alice on Riverdale from 2017-present.

    13. We all remember Chad Michael Murray as Tristan on Gilmore Girls from 2000-2001, right?


    As well as Charlie on Dawson's Creek in 2001-2002?


    But he's obviously most memorable as Lucas on One Tree Hill from 2003-2012.


    And who could forget his triumphant teen drama return as cult leader Edgar on Riverdale in 2019?


    14. Another heartthrob who's jumped around teen dramas is Sam Page. Here he is as Colin, one of Serena's professors (and love interests) on Gossip Girl in 2010...

    Colin on gossip girl

    ...Joel on Greek from 2010-2011...


    ...and Craig on Switched at Birth from 2012-2015.


    15. One of my faves is Melissa Ponzio. Here she is as Robin on Dawson's Creek from 2001-2002...

    Robin with a mic

    ...Alice on One Tree Hill from 2003-2004...


    ...Daphne on The Vampire Diaries in 2009...

    Daphne on a run

    ...and Melissa McCall on Teen Wolf from 2011-2017.

    Melissa on the show

    16. We all know Jane Lynch from Glee, but first she played a nurse on Gilmore Girls in 2000...

    Jane on the show

    ...Then Pacey's mom on Dawson's Creek in 2001...

    Jane on the show

    ...Mrs. Donaldson on Veronica Mars in 2004...

    Jane on the show

    ...and finally, of course, Sue Sylvester on Glee from 2009-2015.

    Jane as Sue

    17. Lucy Hale has also been on a bunch of teen shows, but we'll start with the pre-teen ones to get them out of the way — Amy on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide in 2005 (her first role!), Hazel on Drake and Josh in 2006, and Miranda on Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007-2008.

    Lucy hale on several shows

    Here she is as Hadley on The O.C. in 2006...


    ...Aria on Pretty Little Liars from 2010-2017...

    ...And Katy Keene on Riverdale in 2020.


    18. Shannen Doherty is probably best known for her role as Brenda on Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990-1994...

    shannen doherty on beverly hills 90210

    ...and on the reboot 90210 in 2008-2009...

    shannen doherty on 90210

    ...But she also was on the TV version of Heathers as JD's mom in 2018...

    Shannen in the show pointing a gun

    ...and she appeared as the motorist Fred saved on Riverdale in 2019.

    shannen doherty on riverdale

    19. Brian Austin Green also starred in Beverly Hills, 90210, as David, from 1990-2000.

    Green in the show

    According to IMDb, he was also in Saved by the Bell: The College Years in 1993 and Malibu Shores in 1996. But the next teen show role I can find a photo of him in is Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. He played Chad Corey Dylan in 1996.

    brian austin green in sabrina, the teenage witch

    And finally, he appeared as John/Metallo on Smallville in 2010.

    Brian on smallville

    What teen drama actors do you think should be in more teen dramas? Let us know in the comments below!