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.
5. David Hoflin, Ocean Girl
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.
7. Cassandra Magrath, Ocean Girl, Crash Zone and SeaChange.
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
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.
10. Rel Hunt, Heartbreak High
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.