In 1997, Joey released a solo album with the sexy title Soulmates.
But his most high-profile gig has been co-starring on Melissa & Joey (2010-2013), although that doesn’t mean he hasn’t done his fair share of never-heard-of-it TV movies like Android Apocalypse, The Dog Who Saved Halloween, and The Dog Who Saved the Holidays. He also hosted the epically horrible reality celeb diving competition show called Splash that aired on ABC this year.
2. Jenna von Oy as “Six LeMeure”
Jenna played Blossom’s best friend, Six, who talked as though she was on fast-forward. Or cocaine.
Jenna did several small TV roles before she winded up playing “Stevie Van Lowe” on The Parkers (a UPN Moesha spin-off starring Mo’Nique which ran between 1999 and 2004). After that, she pursued a music career, releasing two albums no one ever heard — Breathing Room, which CDBaby describes as “alternative country pop and soul,” and Coffee & Men, described as “Feist, meets a really warped Norah Jones, with a little Betty Boop thrown in.”
3. Mayim Bialik as “Blossom”
Oh, Blossom, the epitome of the ’90s girl with her sunflower hats, typical teenage ‘tude, and obsession with feminism.
OMG this chick. So, Blossom (I just can’t call her Mayim Bialdskfajld) does a few episodes of a show here, a few there, but ends up defying the child actor stereotype by going to college at UCLA and then going on to get a PhD in neuroscience. Her most notable recent role has been playing Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory (the character is also a neuroscientist). And THEN she writes this kind of crazy holistic parenting book and the Internet goes crazy when they find out she breastfed her son until he was 4.
4. Michael Stoyanov as “Anthony”
Stoyanov played the eldest brother, a recovering alcoholic who trains to become a paramedic.
Michael left Blossom to take a job as a writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and subsequently wrote on MADtv. After that, some pretty minor TV and movie roles including “Meth Dealer” on Reno 911 and “Dopey” in The Dark Knight.
5. David Lascher as “Vinnie Bonitardi”
Lascher played Blossom’s love interest, a wrong-side-of-the-tracks sort of boy with street smarts and a good heart, but who nevertheless irked Blossom’s dad.
This dude has the boyfriend gene in him or something because he’s been the hottie in many a popular ’90s/’00s series. He replaced Paul Rudd as Josh in the TV version of Clueless and also came on in the later seasons as Melissa Joan Hart’s BF in Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Since then, he’s been doing some TV movies and a few indies.
6. Ted Wass as “Nick”
Blossom’s father, a musician, and generally great single dad.
Holy moly, this is a surprise. Turns out, Blossom’s dad is a talented director. After the show, he gave up acting to become a director and has done a ton of stuff you know — Rules of Engagement, 2 Broke Girls, State of Georgia, Melissa & Joey, $#*! My Dad Says, Two and a Half Men, Everybody Hates Chris…jeez, the list goes on.
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