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'Blossom' Cast: Where Are They Now?

by Kim Potts, posted Feb 16th 2010 4:00PM

Blossom where are they now
ABC Family announced recently that 'Blossom' alum Joey Lawrence and 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' star Melissa Joan Hart will star in an upcoming sitcom, 'Melissa & Joey,' about a politician (Hart) who hires a manny (Lawrence) to take care of her live-in niece and nephew.

The duo already co-starred in a very successful made-for-TV ABC Family movie, 'My Fake Fiance,' last year, and both are also past 'Dancing With the Stars' contenders, but we were wondering ... what else has former teen pin-up Lawrence and the rest of his 'Blossom' buddies been up to since their NBC sitcom left the airwaves in 1995?

Mayim Bialik
Blossom Russo

Best known as the younger version of Bette Midler's C.C. in 'Beaches' before her role as the titular quirky teen in 'Blossom,' Bialik went on to reject admission to Harvard and Yale to study neuroscience at UCLA. She's made guest appearances on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (as Marty Funkhouser's daughter Jodi), '7th Heaven,' 'Bones,' 'Fat Actress' and 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager.' Last year, she appeared as the makeover subject on an episode of TLC's 'What Not to Wear,' and next stars as activist and social worker Nancy Kurshan in the movie 'The Chicago 8,' about the "Chicago Seven" trial.

Joey Lawrence
Joey Russo

The former 'Gimme a Break!' child star became one of '90s TV's biggest teen stars thanks to his role as dumb-but-lovable jock Joey and his "Whoa!" catchphrase. Post-'Blossom,' Lawrence furthered his pin-up status by dating fellow celebs like Kellie Martin and Katherine Heigl, and starring on shows like 'Brotherly Love,' 'American Dreams' and 'CSI: NY.' He also finished third on season three of 'Dancing With the Stars,' released two pop music albums and played Billy Flynn in 'Chicago' on Broadway in 2007. In addition to 'Melissa & Joey,' Lawrence also stars in the upcoming movies 'The Sinatra Club' and 'Hit List.'

Jenna Von OyJenna von Oÿ
Six LeMeure

Best known as Blossom's fast-speaking BFF Six, von Oÿ went on to guest star on '7th Heaven,' 'Moesha' and 'Cold Case,' and played Countess Vaughn's character's BFF on five seasons of 'The Parkers.' She also used her high-speed chatter skills to parody the fast-talkin' 'Gilmore Girls' in an episode of 'Family Guy,' and has spent the last few years pursuing a music career. Her latest EP, 'Coffee & Men (An EP For Childish Adults),' was released on iTunes in October 2009.

Ted Wass
Nick Russo

'Soap' star Wass, who played the Russo kids' musician daddy Nick, has spent his post-'Blossom' years behind the camera. He was a producer and director of the short-lived fall 2009 Fox Michael Strahan comedy 'Brothers,' and has directed episodes of 'Spin City,' 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Everybody Hates Chris,' 'Scrubs' and 'Rules of Engagement.'

Michael Stoyanov
Anthony Russo

Stoyanov, Blossom's older, recovering drug addict brother Anthony, is a Second City-trained performer whose best-known post-'Blossom' TV role was as Kelly's AIDS-stricken friend Jimmy on 'Beverly Hills 90210.' He's also guest-starred on 'Monk,' 'The Mentalist,' 'Reno 911!' and 'Prison Break' and played Dopey, one of The Joker's henchmen, in 'The Dark Knight,' but his post-'Blossom' career has also included writing for shows like 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' 'Mr. Show with Bob and David' and 'MADtv.'

Barnard Hughes
Buzz Richman

Hollywood vet Hughes played Blossom's oft-married grandpa Buzz, after a career that had earned him a Tony Award and an Emmy Award (for an episode of 'Lou Grant'). Barnard, best known as the cantankerous Dr. Hogue in 'Doc Hollywood,' co-starred with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in the 1998 sequel movie 'The Odd Couple II' and saw his son Doug Hughes win a Tony for directing the play 'Doubt.' Barnard passed away in 2006, just a few days shy of his 91st birthday.

David Lascher
Vinnie Bonitardi

He played Blossom's boyfriend Vinnie, and Lascher's other big primetime role was as Josh, the boyfriend of Melissa Joan Hart's titular character on 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch.' He also co-starred in the Olsen twins' short-lived post-'Full House' sitcom 'Two of a Kind' and in the 2009 Hallmark Channel romantic flick 'Always and Forever.'

Finola Hughes
Carol Russo

Carol became Nick's wife and Blossom's stepmom in season five, and is one of Hughes' most memorable primetime roles. She went on to play Patty, the Halliwell sisters' mother on 'Charmed,' but fans know her best as a Daytime Emmy-winning soap diva who's one half of supercouple Robert and Anna on 'General Hospital.' She also played Anna's twin in an 'All My Children' crossover. Hughes was a hostess on the Style Network reality series 'How Do I Look?,' starred in the hit Lifetime movie 'Killer Hair' in 2009 and guest starred in a 2010 episode of 'CSI: NY.'

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