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12 June 2008 @ 06:21 pm
Baby-Sitters Club TV show:  
Ah, the Baby-Sitters Club. I was obsessed like every other "normal" pre-adolescent.  I posted this on my blog but I'd decided I'd do it here, too, with a couple of added pictures since it's been awhile since anything has been posted on the show.

(*Fingers crossing and hopes she does the cut right*) First post!! :|

Avriel Hillman as Kristy Thomas then:

now:  http://avrielhillman.exploretalent.com/model_page.php?talentnum=462684 

They wouldn't let me pry any of the pictures off of the site. She's done a ton of theatre and directing. Not so much on screen though. BA in Theatre, Speech and Dance from Brown University

Meghan Lahey as Mary Anne Spier then:

and now:

Picture has been on that site for a couple of years now, but you get the general idea. She is a counselor at Mamaronck High School... how ... Mary Anneish

Jessica Prunell as Stacey McGill then:


She's now a lawyer at Emmet, Marvin and Martin in NYC. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, and then went on to the Benjamin Cardoza School of Law and graduated in 2002. She practices Commercial and General Litigation. (How come I can see Stacey really doing something like that? 

Meghan Andrews as Mallory Pike then: 


She is now a singer/musician and has been in a couple of things on tv, with stints on Law and Order and Guiding Light. She will be in Sweet Flame this year as Anne.
her myspace page is www.myspace.com/meghanandrewsmusic

Nicole Leach as Jessi Ramsey

Around 2003 (looks basically the same though)

She's done a ton of stuff onstage. She was in Fame on 42nd street off Broadway in 2003, and lots of other plays/musicals

Jeni Winslow (Claudia) and Melissa Chasse (Dawn) seem to have dropped off the face of the planet. There's a couple of sites about a Melissa Chasse, but I really don't think it's the same person... and no pictures, so can't tell if it is or not. She'd be about 31 or so now, as would Jeni. (in 1990 all the girls were relatively close to the ages they portrayed, at least the ones I've seen.)

Some extra bonuses:

Danny Tamberelli as Jackie Rodowski then:


As most people know he did a ton of stuff on Nickelodeon in the 1990's.
Adventure of Pete and Pete, All that, This picture was taken from his facebook page, added by a fan.
Graduated from Hampshire (?) in 2004, and is now living in New York.

Gina Gallagher as Charlotte Johanssen then:

in 1997 with Susan Lucci when she was about 14 or 15

She's another one that seems to have disappeared. She was in All My Children as Bianca Montgomery from 1993-1997, and then quit acting to continue schooling. She appeared as Theresa Vitti in Analyze This (which I've never seen and can't find any pictures of either) in 1999...but since then, I haven't found anything

Ashley Chase as Karen Brewer then:


Looks like she took a long break from acting and has resurfaced in recent years. She'll be in the movies Twixter and Denmark coming out later this year.

Shane McDermott as Dawn's crush Jamie Anderson in Dawn and the Dream Boy


He now does real estate in Galveston (Maybe i should look him up considering I'm about 15 mintues away from Galveston)
He hasn't done anything since 1996, and All my Children
you seema nice.say_whaaaaa on June 13th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
Haha, thanks for this post. This show used to be my jam back in the day. I even decided to school my sister in all things 90s and bought her the tapes for her birthday one year.
Natalie Wouldsweetgarbage on June 13th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
Oh wow.
Sometimes my arms bend back.sometimes59 on June 13th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
What about Zach Braff? :D.

(I just love having an excuse to post this youtube.. good post, btw)
Donica Sharpedsharpe113 on June 13th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Oops! Lol I was running out of patience. :),I dont know how some of you guys do this... I knew what had happened to several of them alraedy so I knew where to look and had to reedit the post the first time to get it approved... was thinking of tracking down the guy who played Logan too, but I got impatient...
but LOVE that zach braff clip! Lol
(no subject) - xforge on June 13th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mondetriste on June 26th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
america's new bride to be: jeff buckley - lasamyyourcrowbar on June 13th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
wow, stacey's a lawyer & mary anne is a counselor. awesome.

i used to watch this show once in a while when it was on the disney channel even though it originally premiered when i was like...2?
a few prawns short of a galaxyglitterberrys on June 13th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
Avriel's pictures are pretty easy to save. Just click and drag to the URL blank thingie in your browser, and that'll take you right to the images :)
nikkiview_from_here on June 13th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
I love this show so much. excellent post!

I totally knew Charlotte as Bianca from AMC because I used to half pay attention when I was younger when my mom watched it.
The Michelle Tanner Experiencexreesex on June 13th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Mallory aged well!

God, I loved Shane McDermott. Airborne?? Still own it.
Bencybencess on June 13th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
i definitely appreciate this post! so many memories. I miss them :(
Bencybencess on June 13th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
i wrote to ann m. martin once and she wrote me back and gave me a do not disturb door knob thingie. she's so cool.
Listyskkvinna on June 13th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
he ehe. I wrote her once too. :) She also wrote me back! I think she sent me some stickers too.
(no subject) - dsharpe113 on June 13th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
mia wallace.: kingsleychampagnexdream on June 13th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
Yesssss loved this show, loved the books, loved the movie. Thanks for this!
I-Rockwitnessthine on June 13th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)


I love how more than half of them have become normal people.
Donica Sharpedsharpe113 on June 13th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Heheh, When I first saw the picture of Shane on the back cover of Dawn and the Dream Boy, I thought it was Sam from Clarissa Explains it all :D
(no subject) - ultimateairn on June 13th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
TweedleBudtweedledbud on June 13th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
oo Shane McDermott! Still ok looking later! A Shark named Pepe!
Nandynandy_pandy on June 13th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
I watched that show! I read every BSC book I could get my hands on from 4th - 6th grade.
Stephaniemairelys on June 13th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
I loved those books...

Karen is PERFECT, just as I would have imagined her.
Donica Sharpedsharpe113 on June 13th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
I know, she was exactly how i imagined Karen... and she's absolutely gorgeous now.
monica*: bananasnowheregirlnd on June 13th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
lol i just watched the movie the other day.
and i always wondered why dawn was from california, yet was the only one with the connecticut accent.
Donica Sharpedsharpe113 on June 13th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
everyone on the show was from the east coast. I guess they didn't expand their search.
Blowfish & Funk Framingham: gigundo funartvandellay on June 13th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
This girl I went to school with played one of Mallory's sisters on this, but I never got a chance to see her on it.

Also, Karen Brewer was my literary best friend in second grade.
Donica Sharpedsharpe113 on June 13th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
(no subject) - artvandellay on June 13th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sunlightsunlightlotus on June 13th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
I never watched the show, but I loved the books, and your post makes me feel like I am learning about how the actual characters turned out!
ultimateairn on June 13th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
I used to have such a crush on Danny Tamberelli.
Christinefaceless_girl on June 13th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
Awwwww I loved this show. I was obsessed with the books as a kid, too. Great post!
҉: Cottagefinefinemusic on June 13th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
hahaha this totally makes me feel like Ann M Martin wrote us a wrapup fifteen years later.

I had a signed hardcover copy of the first book AND I KNOW YOU STOLE IT FROM MY BIRTHDAY PARTY IN FIFTH GRADE, SANAA YOU B**CH! Sorry needed to rant there. Still bitter.
none too happy to give birth to squirrels like youmobiusant on June 17th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Oh my god, you need to hunt her down and get your book back! I'd still be bitter to. Wow.
kol hatchilot kashotblairpettrey on June 13th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
smoked_dreams on June 13th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
AHA I love this
spout_mercuryspout_mercury on June 14th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
1) Didn't know there was a BSC TV show.

2) Didn't know the guy from Airborne turned out to be so...normal looking...and I'm not meaning that in a bad way. It could've been worse.
He had delusions of adequacymothpie on June 14th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
I had the biggest crush on Danny Tamberelli when he was on All That and that other Nick show where they had to guess why the kid was there and had clues and slime and stuff.
Even though he's fat, I'd still totally do him.
<3 kAyLa_kayyy_ on June 14th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
hahahaha my friend goes to mamaroneck high school.... i'm jealous