In 1990, show creator Darren Star and producer Aaron Spelling gave one very famous zip code an even bigger bump. Running for ten drama-filled seasons, Beverly Hills, 90210 became a cultural movement, catapulting its relatively unknown cast into superstardom and making viewers feel both envy and empathy for the rich kids of Rodeo Drive.
Starting with the premise of teen twins reeling from the culture shock of moving from Minnesota to Beverly Hills, the show quickly caught on with teens and adults who stuck with the sexuality explicit and envelope-pushing series through cast changes and story slumps. Following its finale in 2000, Beverly Hills, 90210 continued to live on in reruns and cultural impact, paving the way for shows like The OC, Melrose Place, One Tree Hill and more.
The original cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 have continued their work both in front of and behind the camera, with Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling even teaming up for a short-lived sitcom Mystery Girls.
So, what have Brandon, Brenda, Kelly, Donna, David, Dylan, Steve and Andrea been up to since graduating (fake) college? Let’s find out.
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Bad boy Dylan McKay has continued to use his husky voice and tormented soul to land acting gigs. Perry has appeared in a number of films and TV shows since the end of Beverly Hills, 90210 and is set to play Archie’s dad in the upcoming CW series Riverdale.
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Jennie Garth headed back to the TV world in 2002 to star on the sitcom What I Like About You for four seasons. She reprised her role as Kelly Taylor for 90210 from 2008 to 2010 and starred in two reality series, Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country and The Jennie Garth Project. In 2007, Garth appeared on the seventh season of Dancing With The Stars and made it to the semi-finals with partner Derek Hough.
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Since finishing his role as good guy Steve Sanders, Ian Ziering has become best known for his starring role in the Sharknado series. Shaaaark!
Jason Priestly as Brandon Walsh
The lone Canadian actor in the main cast, Jason Priestly, has enjoyed a successful career in entertainment, following his role as the lovable Brandon Walsh. He starred in the title role of Call Me Fitz for four seasons and has appeared in many films and TV shows. Much of Priestly’s work has been behind the camera, making his feature directorial debut with Tatiana Maslany and Richard Dreyfuss in Cas & Dylan. In 2011, Priestly directed his Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Luke Perry in the Hallmark movie Goodnight For Justice.
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
After leaving Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1994, Doherty, the biggest name going into the premiere of the series, went on to star in another successful TV show, as Prue Halliwell on Charmed. The actress reprised her role as Brenda Walsh on 90210 and worked with Kevin Smith on Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Doherty starred in two reality series, including Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty and Shannen Says and made it to Week 2 on Season 10 of Dancing With The Stars. In March 2015 Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer, and has gone public with her treatment and recovery.
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
Gabrielle Carteris’ role as resident smarty-pants Andrea Zuckerman on Beverly Hills, 90210 extended into her real life. In 2012, Carteris became the vice president of the SAG-AFTRA actor’s union, later becoming president in 2016. Carteris has worked steadily since leaving her role as Andrea, appearing in a number of TV shows, films, and as a voice actor for video games.
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Brian Austin Green has continued to act since leaving behind his role as the nerd-turned-stud David Silver on Beverly Hills, 90210. He’s appeared on Anger Management, Desperate Housewives and Smallville and used his love of race cars to win the celebrity portion of the Grand Prix of Long Beach in 2010. Green is likely most famous for marrying super hottie, and fellow actor, Megan Fox.
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Tori Spelling has continued working in film and TV since leaving her father’s show in 2000. Spelling has acted in a number of Hallmark movies and the sitcom So Notorious, which was loosely based on her life. Her private life, including battles with her mother Candy Spelling and issues with her husband Dean McDermott, have largely played out in public, with Spelling writing six books and starring in a number of reality shows with McDermott. Spelling also reprised her role as Donna Martin on the reboot of 90210 in 2009.