The ABC dramedy that ran from 1988-1993 instantly became a part of the pop culture landscape as a coming-of-age series. After only its first six episodes, The Wonder Years won an Emmy for Best Comedy Series and Fred Savage became the youngest actor, at only 13, to be nominated for an Emmy for Best Actor. So where is The Wonder Years cast now? We’ve hunted down the lead cast members to give you an update. While most have continued in the entertainment business, some have been more successful than others.
1. Fred Savage
Fred Savage played Kevin Arnold, the average boy next door growing up in the turbulent 60s and 70s, who’s just trying to get through his teenage years. While the show was on air, Fred was nominated for two Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award. He also won two Viewers for Quality Television Awards and one Young Artist Award for his outstanding acting in a comedy series. When Fred left the show in 1993, he went on to do primarily supporting and guest starring roles. In 1999, Savage began his directing career. He directed shows such as Boy Meets World, Drake & Josh and Ned’s Declassified for Nickelodeon, as well as That’s So Raven, Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place for Disney Channel. He’s also produced a number of episodes for shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Friends with Benefits, Party Down, Phil of the Future and Happy Endings. Savage married his childhood friend, Jennifer Stone, in 2004. He and his wife live in Los Angeles with their three children.
2. Dan Lauria
Lauria starred as Kevin’s money-conscious father, Jack Arnold, on the hit series. Ironically, Lauria was a Vietnam War veteran who served as an officer in the US Marine Corps in the early 1970s. This was the same point in his life that his character, Jack Arnold, did during the Korean War. Following the ending of the show, Lauria starred in the 1998 TV miniseries From the Earth to the Moon and as the Commanding Officer in 1996’s Independence Day. Lauria eventually went on to guest star on shows like The Mentalist, Army Wives and Criminal Minds. In 2010, Lauria appeared as Vince Lombardi in the Broadway play Lombardi and in 2012 he was in the Broadway production of A Christmas Story: The Musical. He currently stars as Jack Sullivan on the TBS sitcom Sullivan and Son.
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