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The Cast of 'Freaks and Geeks': Then and Now

Updated September 23, 2021 74.8k views32 items

What has the Freaks and Geeks cast been up to? Though the NBC series, from Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow, lasted only one season, it launched the careers of many of today's biggest Hollywood stars. From James Franco and Seth Rogen, to Jason Segel and Lizzy Caplan, so many famous faces walked through the halls of William McKinley High School. Undoubtedly you know about the likes of Franco, Segel, Rogen, and Ben Stiller, but what happened with series stars like Busy Phillips and Dave Allen? What has the Weir family - Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, Becky Ann Baker, and Joe Flaherty - been up to all these years?

We take a look back at the critically acclaimed, cult series and catch up with the actors who played our favorite geeks - Samm Levine, Martin Starr, Jerry Messing and Stephen Lea Sheppard - and the teachers of McKinley High School - Frank Kowchevski, Miss Foote, and the grooviest guidance counselor around, Mr. Rosso.

Find out which actors have launched music careers (there are quite a few) and which ones have gone on to award-winning acting careers. Gather your backpacks and insecurities, huddle with your clique and get ready to catch up with the 1980 class of McKinley High School.