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'The Love Boat' Stars: Where Are They Now?

by AOL TV Staff, posted Feb 4th 2008 11:16AM
Whatever happened to Julie, Gopher and the rest of the crew?

From 1977 to '86, TV viewers set a course for adventure when 'The Love Boat' sailed into living rooms each week.

The Pacific Princess docked long ago, but where's the trusty crew now, and those celebs who loved the cruise so much you couldn't keep them away?

One went into politics, a few are on radio ... and one disappeared. Get the scoop.




After the 'Boat' Sailed into the Sunset

From 1977 to '86, TV viewers set a course for adventure when 'The Love Boat' sailed into living rooms each week. The Pacific Princess docked long ago, but where's the trusty crew now, and those celebs who loved the cruise so much you couldn't keep them away? One went into politics, a few are on radio ... and one disappeared. Get the scoop. -- <i>By Mike Maloney</i>

After the 'Boat' Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/lauren-tewes/70402' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Lauren Tewes</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Upon seeing the friendly smile of activities director Julie McCoy (Tewes) passengers knew they'd made the right choice to come aboard 'The Love Boat.' Prior to her stint as perky McCoy, Tewes had appeared on 'Family,' <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/starsky-and-hutch/112620/main ' target='_blank'>'Starsky and Hutch'</a> and the TV-movie 'Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.'

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/lauren-tewes/70402' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Lauren Tewes</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> After conquering a cocaine addiction, Tewes cared for husband Bob Nadir, who succumbed to Lou Gehrig's disease in 2002. The 53-year-old reprised Julie in <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/the-love-boat-the-next-wave/761779/main' target='_blank'>'The Love Boat: The Next Wave'</a> in '98, remains active in regional theater and played a detective in the short-lived revival of the <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/the-fugitive-2000/259607/main' target='_blank'>'The Fugitive'</a> in the 2000-01 TV season.

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/gavin-macleod/44272' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Gavin MacLeod</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> MacLeod, best known to TV viewers as the underpaid and follicularly challenged Murray Slaughter on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/the-mary-tyler-moore-show/62539/main' target='_blank'>'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,'</a> took on a totally new persona when he was cast as stuffy (and often clueless) Captain Merrill Stubing on 'The Love Boat'. Stubing ruled the Lido deck with an iron fist.

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/gavin-macleod/44272' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Gavin MacLeod</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> MacLeod is the honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades, Calif. And he still stars in a show about love -- the actor and his wife Patti host the marriage-guide series <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/back-on-course/62273/main' target='_blank'>'Back on Course'</a> on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. He'll next be on screen as the lead in 'The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry.'

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/bernie-kopell/39090' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Bernie Kopell</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Whether you were seasick or lovesick, your cruise wasn't complete without a visit to 'Doc,' aka Dr. Adam Bricker (Kopell). The actor, who'd been best known for playing a bumbling KAOS operative on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/get-smart/201191/main' target='_blank'>'Get Smart,'</a> was Dr. O'Neil in 'The Love Boat II,' a TV movie that predated the weekly series.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/bernie-kopell/39090' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Bernie Kopell</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> In 1998, Kopell reprised 'Doc' on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/the-love-boat-the-next-wave/761779/main' target='_blank'>'The Love Boat: The Next Wave,'</a> in an episode -- aptly titled 'Reunion' -- that revealed Doc had always had a thing for <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/lauren-tewes/70402' target='_blank'>Lauren Tewes'</a> Julie! (Who knew?) Kopell also appears in the recent film version of <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/get-smart/27152/main' target='_blank'>'Get Smart'</a> (in a non-KAOS role).

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/fred-grandy/122753' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Fred Grandy</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Lose your luggage? Need directions to the Aloha deck? Burl "Gopher" Smith aka "Your Yeoman Purser" was the man to call. Gopher and other 'Love Boat' characters appeared on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/aaron-spelling/112276' target='_blank'>Aaron Spelling's</a> <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/charlies-angels/107568/main' target='_blank'> 'Charlie's Angels,'</a> in an episode called 'Love Boat Angels.' We could Gopher that sure-to-be camp classic.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/fred-grandy/122753' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Fred Grandy</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Grandy traded in his purser's cap for politics. He was a four-term U.S. Representative from the state of Iowa, starting in 1986. After a losing bid for the governorship, Grandy became a co-host, with Andy Parks, of the conservative radio show 'The Grandy & Andy Morning Show' on 630 WMAL-AM in Washington, D.C.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/ted-lange/40449' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Ted Lange</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Isaac not only served up a mean Pina Colada, he also knew how to dole out advice to lovelorn passengers. Lange's likeable bartender saw some romance in a memorable episode titled 'Isaac the Groupie' with guest star <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/diahann-carroll/11302' target='_blank'>Diahann Carroll.</a> Alas, Isaac's world was too different from the showbiz life of Carroll's Roxy Blue.

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/ted-lange/40449' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Ted Lange</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Lange continues to work regularly. Last year, he popped up as a judge on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/general-hospital/62721/main' target='_blank'>'General Hospital,'</a> and he has two upcoming films: 'Who Shot Mamba?' and 'The Adventures of Umbweki.' He reprised Isaac in the '98 'Reunion' episode of <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/the-love-boat-the-next-wave/761779/main' target='_blank'>'The Love Boat: The Next Wave'</a> as well as in a two-part episode of <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/martin/48852/main' target='_blank'>'Martin.'</a>

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/jill-whelan/124252' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Jill Whelan</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Crusty Captain Stubing discovered a long-lost daughter, Vicki (Whelan). Before her cruise-ship stint, Whelan had played the sickly child in the big-screen spoof <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/airplane/6104/main' target='_blank'>'Airplane.'</a> In a 'Love Boat' ep titled 'America's Sweetheart,' guest-starring <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/little-house-on-the-prairie/62861/main' target='_blank'>'Little House on the Prairie's'</a> Alison Arngrim, Vicki got to be a TV star.

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/jill-whelan/124252' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Jill Whelan</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Vicki's wedding was the catalyst that brought several 'Love Boat' characters on board for the '98 'Reunion.' And then in 2004 in real life, Whelan, now a mother of two, wed Michael Chaykowsky aboard the Caribbean Princess. She hosts a radio show on WPHT 1210AM in Philadelphia and teaches acting to children and teens.

After the 'Boat' Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/pat-klous/127246' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Patricia Klous</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Tewes' misfortune (she was axed from 'The Love Boat' in 1984) was Klous' lucky break. The actress was hired to portray Julie's sister Judy and set sail for 'The Love Boat''s final few years. Klous, a former fashion model, had done a handful of eps of Spelling's other Saturday-night show, <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/fantasy-island/246372/main' target='_blank'>'Fantasy Island.'</a>

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/pat-klous/127246' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Patricia Klous</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Klous handed her clipboard back to Tewes for subsequent 'Love Boat' movies. Her only other acting gig appears to be an episode of <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/murder-she-wrote/761685/main' target='_blank'>'Murder, She Wrote'</a> in 1987. Where's Angela Lansbury to solve the mystery of her apparent disappearance?

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/ted-mcginley/47447' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Ted McGinley</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> The show's final two seasons got a little hunkier, with McGinley as sexy ship shutterbug Ashley 'Ace' Covington Evans, who captured passengers' memories with his camera. The role of a show latecomer wasn't a new one to the actor. He'd played Roger Phillips in the last four years of <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/happy-days/62508/main' target='_blank'>'Happy Days.'</a>

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/ted-mcginley/47447' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Ted McGinley</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> McGinley joining shows (<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/happy-days/62508/main' target='_blank'>'Happy Days,'</a> <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/dynasty/99558/main' target='_blank'> 'Dynasty,'</a> <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/married-with-children/62847/main' target='_blank'> 'Married With Children'</a>) after their heyday has made him patron saint of "jumping the shark." What show can the Newport Beach, Calif., native curse next? <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/according-to-jim/69857/main' target='_blank'>'According to Jim'</a> needs a "boost," don'tcha think?

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/marion-ross/61642' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Marion Ross</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> After steering many couples to happiness on 'The Love Boat,' Captain Stubing finally got a love of his own in Emily Heywood, played by Mrs. Cunningham herself. Continuity purists likely headed to the bar seeking solace from Isaac after Ross appeared on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/the-love-boat-the-next-wave/761779/main' target='_blank'>'The Love Boat: The Next Wave'</a> not as Emily, but as passenger Judy Glacken.

After the 'Boat' Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/marion-ross/61642' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Marion Ross</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Ross is still a TV mom. At the 2003 'TV Land Awards,' she spoofed Marcia Cross' role in a <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/desperate-housewives/379235/main' target='_blank'>'Desperate Housewives'</a> sketch and later, her own <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/happy-days/62508/main' target='_blank'>'Happy Days'</a> part of Mrs. C on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/family-guy/99723/main' target='_blank'>'Family Guy.'</a> In '07, Ross appeared as Ida, Sally Fields' and Ron Rifkin's mother, on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/brothers-and-sisters/762055/main' target='_blank'>'Brothers and Sisters.'</a> Watch for her in the sooof <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/superhero-movie/25202/main' target='_blank'>'Superhero Movie,'</a> now out on DVD.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/charo/12459' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Charo</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Frequent guest star Charo's trademark "cuchi-cuchi!" always got the party started when she appeared as her character April Lopez. The Spanish entertainer was featured in such episodes as 'April in Boston,' 'Aerobic April,' 'April's Love,' 'April's Return,' 'April the Ninny' and 'Return of the Ninny.'

After the 'Boat' Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/charo/12459' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Charo</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Charo appeared in an <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/ugly-betty/762061/main' target='_blank'>'Ugly Betty'</a> spoof at the <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/tv-land-awards-2007/1211171/main' target='_blank'>'TV Land Awards'</a> in '07 and has guested on the series <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/las-vegas/67800/main' target='_blank'>'Las Vegas.'</a> She tours in the real-life Sin City and in Branson, Mo., too. And she can't seem to stay away from cruise ships. She performed aboard the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas in January of 2008.

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/teri-hatcher/30976' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Teri Hatcher</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> In an effort to boost ratings in the last season, 'Love Boat' producers added the 'Love Boat' Mermaids, eight lovely ladies who performed musical numbers each week. Among them was a newcomer named Teri Hatcher. In addition to performing, Hatcher's Amy and the other mermaids worked in the onboard casino.

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/teri-hatcher/30976' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Teri Hatcher</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> After memorable guest spots (<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/seinfeld/133597/main' target='_blank'>'Seinfeld'</a>) and a run in a successful series (<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/lois-and-clark-the-new-adventures-of-superman/228741/main' target='_blank'>'Lois & Clark'</a>), Hatcher returned to TV in '04 as Susan Meyer, one of America's favorite <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/desperate-housewives/379235/main' target='_blank'>'Desperate Housewives'</a> (for which she's won a Golden Globe). She's authored a tome, 'Burnt Toast,' and will star with Dakota Fanning in 2009's <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/coraline/26304/main' target='_blank'>'Coraline.'</a>

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<a href='http://music.aol.com/artist/jack-jones/1011351' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Jack Jones</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Jones, the son of Hollywood singer Allan Jones and actress Irene Hervey, did more than sing the 'Love Boat' theme song. He also appeared on the show with his dad in a 1980 ep called 'That's My Dad.' Jones, who acted on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/police-woman/1234580/main' target='_blank'>'Police Woman'</a> and <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/mcmillan-and-wife/241250/main' target='_blank'>'McMillan and Wife,'</a> was briefly wed to <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/jill-st-john/67404' target='_blank'>Jill St. John</a> (<a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/diamonds-are-forever/2210/main' target='_blank'>'Diamonds Are Forever'</a>).

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://music.aol.com/artist/jack-jones/1011351' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Jack Jones</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> He was replaced as theme-song singer by <a href='http://music.aol.com/artist/dionne-warwick/1002637' target='_blank'>Dionne Warwick</a> in the show's final season, but Jones continued to record music. He performed on the soundtrack to <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/goodfellas/2277/main' target='_blank'>'Goodfellas,'</a> 'Reckless,' <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/duplex/13075/main' target='_blank'>'Duplex,'</a> <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/airplane-ii-the-sequel/1000739/main' target='_blank'>'Airplane II: The Sequel'</a> and helped set the 1960s tone to the <a href='http://movies.aol.com/celebrity/emilio-estevez/89157/main' target='_blank'>Emilio Estevez</a> film <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/bobby-2006/25810/main' target='_blank'>'Bobby'</a> by singing 'Wives and Lovers.'

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/florence-henderson/31698' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Florence Henderson</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Henderson (a.k.a. Carol Brady) made nine appearances on 'The Love Boat.' Once, producers gave a playful nod to <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/the-brady-bunch/62253/main' target='_blank'>'Brady Bunch'</a> fans by having Henderson and fellow guest star <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/robert-reed/59295' target='_blank'>Robert Reed</a> (Mike Brady) -- who was in a different story -- give a "don't I know you?" look when they passed each other in a hallway.

After the &#39;Boat&#39; Sailed into the Sunset

<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/florence-henderson/31698' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Florence Henderson</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Henderson takes part in <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/the-brady-bunch/62253/main' target='_blank'>'Brady Bunch'</a> reunions (<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/a-very-brady-christmas/991040/main' target='_blank'>'A Very Brady Christmas'</a>) and hosts <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/living-live/10031622/main' target='_blank'>'Living Live!'</a> with <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/meshach-taylor/70074 ' target='_blank'>Meshach Taylor</a> (<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/designing-women/228022/main' target='_blank'>'Designing Women'</a>) on Retirement Living TV. Her frequent attendance at last year's <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/dancing-with-the-stars/419134/main' target='_blank'>'Dancing With the Stars'</a> fueled buzz that she may be a contestant for the next installment.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/lisa-hartman/30829' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Lisa Hartman Black</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Hartman had starred in the short-lived series <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/tabitha/233880/main' target='_blank'>'Tabitha'</a> prior to making five appearances on 'The Love Boat' in '79 and '81. Two of her guest spots were two-part episodes, and in one ('The Wedding: Carol and Doug's Story') she was paired romantically with veteran TV actor <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/mark-harmon/30474' target='_blank'>Mark Harmon</a> (<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/ncis/163063/main' target='_blank'>'NCIS'</a>).

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/lisa-hartman/30829' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Lisa Hartman Black</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Hartman wed country star <a href='http://music.aol.com/artist/clint-black/1001272' target='_blank'>Clint Black</a> in '91 and gave birth to a daughter, Lily Pearl, in '01. Hartman was a singing sensation on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/knots-landing/228245/main' target='_blank'>'Knots Landing,'</a> the nighttime soap on which she played two roles, and occasionally performs duets on Black's albums. She appeared with ex-cast members in 'Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again' in '05.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/jimmie-jj-walker/74256/main' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Jimmie Walker</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Even before the <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/good-times/62856/main' target='_blank'>'Good Times'</a> ended in 1979, Walker was guest-starring on 'The Love Boat.' The comic set sail for a total of six episodes starting in 1977. His last appearance was in a 1985 show called 'Charmed, I'm Sure/Ashes to Ashes/No Dad of Mine,' which also featured <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/telma-hopkins/33208' target='_blank'>Telma Hopkins</a> of <a href='http://music.aol.com/artist/tony-orlando/1091342' target='_blank'>Tony Orlando and Dawn</a> fame.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/jimmie-jj-walker/74256/main' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Jimmie Walker</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> He co-hosts Sirius Radio's 'Channel 7: The Super 70s' with <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/barry-williams/76373' target='_blank'>Barry Williams</a>, aka Greg Brady, has appeared on several eps of <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/everybody-hates-chris/140065/main' target='_blank'>'Everybody Hates Chris'</a> and continues to perform standup -- shows this year include Boston, Las Vegas, Sacramento and Seattle. He has a website called (what else?) <a href='www.dynomitejj.com' target='_blank'>www.dynomitejj.com</a>.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/tom-hanks/93341' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Tom Hanks</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Hanks' lone appearance on 'The Love Boat' likely holds a warm place in his heart -- it's his first TV gig. He was Gopher's rich college pal Rick Martin in an ep titled 'Friends and Lovers/Sergeant Bull/Miss Mother.' Other guests in that show included <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/doris-roberts/60603' target='_blank'>Doris Roberts</a> (<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/everybody-loves-raymond/51312/main' target='_blank'>'Everybody Loves Raymond'</a>) and the late <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/vic-tayback/69979' target='_blank'>Vic Tayback</a> (<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/alice/1248973/main' target='_blank'>'Alice'</a>).

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/tom-hanks/93341' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Tom Hanks</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Hanks disappeared into obscurity ... not! After his hit sitcom <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/bosom-buddies/228321/main' target='_blank'>'Bosom Buddies,'</a> he went on to big-screen fame. At this point, he's got five Oscar noms and two wins and has expanded into producing (<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/band-of-brothers/273233/main' target='_blank'>'Band of Brothers,'</a> <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/big-love/762053/main' target='_blank'> 'Big Love'</a>). He'll reprise his <a href=' http://movies.aol.com/movie/the-da-vinci-code/21002/main' target='_blank'>'Da Vinci Code'</a> role in <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/angels-and-demons/28282/main' target='_blank'>'Angels & Demons'</a> and will be Woody again in <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/toy-story-3/22984/main' target='_blank'>'Toy Story 3.'</a>

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/janet-jackson/34821' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Janet Jackson</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Most episodes of 'The Love Boat' had three storylines. The two-parter in which Jackson appeared had four -- 'Girl of the Midnight Sun/There'll Be Some Changes Made/Too Many Isaacs/Mr. Smith Goes to Stockholm.' Needless to say, this was Miss Jackson before she was nasty.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/janet-jackson/34821' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Janet Jackson</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Did 'The Love Boat' turn Jackson off to acting in '85? Her next role wasn't until 1993's <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/poetic-justice/8293/main' target='_blank'>'Poetic Justice.'</a> Nah, she was probably just too busy selling more than 100 mil albums worldwide. The singer had a much-debated "wardrobe malfunction" at the '04 Super Bowl and last year starred in Tyler Perry's <a href='http://movies.aol.com/movie/tyler-perrys-why-did-i-get-married/29300/main' target='_blank'>'Why Did I Get Married?'</a>

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/david-hasselhoff/30938' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>David Hasselhoff</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Before he was the Hoff, he juggled duties as Dr. Snapper Foster on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/the-young-and-the-restless/62593/main' target='_blank'>'The Young and the Restless'</a> with two 'Love Boat' spots -- a 1980 ep, 'Invisible Maniac/September Song/Peekaboo' and 1981's 'Isaac and the Mermaids/Humpty, Dumpty/Aquaphobic' with the <a href='http://music.aol.com/artist/the-pointer-sisters/1004436' target='_blank'>Pointer Sisters.</a>

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/david-hasselhoff/30938' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>David Hasselhoff</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Despite well-publicized personal battles, Hasselhoff is a busy man. He's a judge on <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/americas-got-talent/223363/main' target='_blank'>'America's Got Talent,'</a> is reportedly developing a pilot for E! called 'Tales From the Hoff' and returned to the recording studio to work on an album that will be released in Germany. (The Germans continue to love him.)

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/tori-spelling/67156' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Tori Spelling</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Years later she would audition for <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/beverly-hills-90210/62628/main' target='_blank'>'Beverly Hills, 90210'</a> (using an alias), but first she appeared on two eps of her father's nautical series: 1983's 'Doc's Big Case/A Booming Romance/The Senior Sinners,' which paired her with <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/batman/62469/main ' target='_blank'>'Batman'</a> <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/adam-west/75587 ' target='_blank'> Adam West</a> and <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/two-and-a-half-men/67786/main ' target='_blank'>'Two and a Half Men''s</a> <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/holland-taylor/70028 ' target='_blank'> Holland Taylor</a>, and another installment in 1984.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/tori-spelling/67156' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Tori Spelling</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Spelling's memoir's 'sTori Telling' was available in bookstores in March '08. The tome dishes all about the TV star's love life (she's been married twice), her struggles to find work after <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/beverly-hills-90210/62628/main' target='_blank'>'90210'</a> ended, and the rumored "disinheritance" and "feud" with her mother Candy after her father's death in 2006.

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/hulk-hogan/215512' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Hulk Hogan</font></a>

<b>Then:</b> Hogan squeezed onto 'The Love Boat' roster of guest stars in the show's final season (1986) in 'Miss Mom/Who's the Champ/Gopher's Delusion.' The pro wrestler shared screen time with a real athlete, Olympic winner <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/bruce-jenner/35476' target='_blank'>Bruce Jenner.</a> (No disrespect meant to wrestling, Mr. Hogan.)

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<a href='http://www.aoltv.com/celebrity/hulk-hogan/215512' target='_blank'><FONT COLOR='#2864B4'>Hulk Hogan</font></a>

<b>Now:</b> Shortly after the run of his '05-'07 reality series, <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/hogan-knows-best/95261/main' target='_blank'>'Hogan Knows Best,'</a> real life put him back into the headlines. His son, Nick, crashed a car, resulting in severe injuries to his passenger. And then Hogan's wife Linda <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/news/story/_a/hulks-wife-seeks-property-alimony/20071126185409990001' target='_blank'>filed for divorce.</a> In better news, he co-hosted NBC's winter hit <a href='http://www.aoltv.com/show/american-gladiators/10014154/main' target='_blank'>'American Gladiators.'</a>

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