Those 'Wonder Years' kids actually turned out pretty well.
It’s been over 20 years since we said goodbye to ‘The Wonder Years’ and now the series is finally getting a DVD release! It’s been a long time coming for fans of the late 80s early 90s series, but it looks to be well worth the wait as the cast have recently reunited to record the DVD commentary. Fred Savage let us in on the secret tweeting a picture of the gang reunited and haven't they all turned out well!? But what have the stars actually been up to since the show ended way back in 1993?
It's Kevin Arnold! All grown up
Fred Savage (Kevin Arnold)
At just 12 years old, Fred Savage was cast as the series’ lead Kevin Arnold and he would spend the next six years living out his adolescences in front of millions of viewers. But by the time he was cast in' The Wonder Years' Fred was already a bit of a seasoned veteran, having starred in 1987’s The Princess Bride opposite Peter Falk. Once 'The Wonder Years' ended in 1993 Savage had a few small television and movie roles before going behind the camera as a director. Since then he’s directed numerous episodes of TV shows including, 'That's So Raven', 'Hannah Montana' and 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'. In 2007, he made his feature film directing debut with the movie Daddy Day Camp.
Josh Saviano (Paul Pfeiffer)
No, Kevin’s best friend Paul Pfeiffer did not grow up to be Marilyn Manson! Instead Josh Saviano left the show business world behind him and became a lawyer. Yes it turns out Josh was a brainiac both on screen and off and he’s now a partner at a New York law firm dealing in “issues related to mergers, acquisition and intellectual property.”
Jason Hervey (Wayne Arnold)
Kevin’s big brother Wayne hasn’t made too many acting appearances since his 'Wonder Years' days, but he’s still very much involved in the entertainment industry. Harvey ended up turning his love for professional wrestling into a pretty successful career as a producer working, for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and TNA. Currently, he co-owns a production company with former WCW main man Eric Bishoff, Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment, which focuses on reality television.
Dan Lauria (Jack Arnold)
Since ‘The Wonder Years’ veteran actor Dan Lauria has continued to act, taking many small television roles including a stint on ‘Law and Order: Criminal Minds’. He’s also returned to his roots on the stage appearing on Broadway in ‘A Christmas Story: the Musical’.
Alley Mills (Norma Arnold)
Kevin’s mom Norma continues to be seen on television post ‘Wonder Years’. Since 2006, Mills has starred on daytime soap ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ as Pam Douglas.
Olivia d'Abo Karen Arnold
D’Abo’s biggest role since that of Kevin’s rebellious sister Karen has been as villain Nicole Wallace in ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent’. Aside from acting D’Abo is also a musician having released her debut album ‘Not TV’ in 2008.
Who knew Winnie Cooper was so good at math?
Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper)
Everybody's favourite girl next door actually did pretty well for herself once her ‘Wonder Years’ career ended. Most recently Danica finished in 6th place on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars' and she’s also made guest appearances on ‘How I Met Your Mother and ‘The Big Bang Theory’. But beyond acting, McKellar has also found recognition as a mathematician. Earning a mathematics degree from UCLA in 1998, she’s gone on to author four books on maths aimed at adolescent girls. Titles include, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape.