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29 July 2007 @ 10:07 am
"The Torkelsons"/"Almost Home"  
Did anyone love the Torkelsons as much as I did? I lived for the Disney reruns when they showed them years ago. They also had a spinoff type show called Almost Home. Here's what's everyone is up to now...

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We'll start with my personal favorite, Lee Norris. He played little brother Chuckie Lee Torkelson. After the show, he was of course Minkus on Boy Meets World, and now he co-stars on One Tree Hill as Marvin "Mouth" McFadden. He also graduated from Wake Forest University in 2004. He'll be 26 this year.

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Olivia Burnette played Dorothy Jane Torkelson, the big sister of the bunch. After the show she has appeared in many TV movies, and guest spots, like JAG, CSI: NY, and Navy NCIS. She was also in the movie The Quick and the Dead with Sharon Stone and Leonardo DiCaprio. She's married with a stepson. She's 30 years old.

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Connie Ray played the mama, Millicent Torkelson. After the show, she played a lot of roles in many shows including Still Standing, Flags of our Fathers, and Thank You For Smoking. She's 51 and looks to be around for many more years to come.

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Rachel Duncan played little sister Mary Sue Torkelson. After the show she was in such shows and movies as The King of Queens and What Women Want. I couldn't find a current picture, here is one when she was an older child, in What Women Want. She is now 22. (thanks to starlitesamour for the more recent picture!)

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Anna Slotky (circled in the pic) played middle sister Ruth Ann Torkelson. She was not in the spinoff series. She was in Home Alone 1 and 2. She was also on Sister, Sister, guest starred on 3rd Rock from the Sun and Step by Step. The last thing she did was the Fox show Get Real. No other information is available, including a current picture. She currently is a law student at UC Davis. (thanks to fashionista523 for the current info and pic!)

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Aaron Michael Metchik rocked a sweet mullet playing Steven Floyd Torkelson. He also was not in the spinoff series. After the show he was in such shows as Party of Five and The Practice, the latter being his last acting credit to date. He is 27 years old.

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William Schallert played Wesley "Boarder" Hodges. He lived in the basement to help pay the rent. He was not in the spinoff. He is a veteran actor who was in many movies and television shows before and after the show, the most current being My Name is Earl and How I Met Your Mother. He is now 85. The before pic is not from the show, I just thought he was foxy. The after is not a current, but he pretty much looks the same (or so I'd imagine he would.)

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From Almost Home...

Perry King played the father Brian Morgan on Almost Home. He has many credits to his name before and after the show including The Day After Tomorrow and Spin City. More recently his was in Brothers and Sisters. He is now 59.

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Jason Marsden played brother Gregory Morgan. After the show he was of course on Step by Step. It now appears that he does a lot of voiceover work for shows like Fairly Oddparents, and The Replacements. He is now 32.

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And last but not least, who could forget Brittany Murphy as Molly Morgan. After the show she was of course in Clueless and lots of other movies including Uptown Girls, 8 Mile and Don't Say a Word. She was recently married. She is now 29.

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loving life like a fat kid loves pie: sandlot // slobbery kisseslloydsgurl on July 29th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
I used to looooooooove this show. Thank you for this.

I always knew the mullet kid would grow into his looks.
Jcoyotebrat on August 2nd, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
His jawline is amazing
a list of things to forgetfolkgirl on July 29th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Dorothy Jane is so pretty! Of course, I always thought she was.
The Michelle Tanner Experiencexreesex on July 30th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
Ditto!
Serpopard Ishtar; son of Uosdwis R. Jawohmenotafish on July 29th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this awesome post! My best friend and I were completely obsessed with this back in the day!
wrongeyedjesus on July 29th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
loved these shows!!
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JEAH - 7annaed884 on July 30th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
Edited. Thanks!
eternal_flame_1 on July 29th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
LOL, I was JUST going to do this show! Thanks for sharing the info, everyone looks really good. Who did Perry play in Brothers and Sisters? I love the show but can't place him.
JEAH - 7annaed884 on July 29th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
According to IMDB, he was in one episode called Game Night and he played Curtis Jones.
(no subject) - eternal_flame_1 on July 29th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
JAMjilly401 on July 29th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
omg, this was my all time favorite show!! i'm so glad you did this post.
Breathe and Stopcadaver_andante on July 29th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
i think i love you (so what am i so afraid of). i have been trying to remember the name of this show for at least 3 years now. i kept getting the torkelsons confused for step by step because of the guy who was on both.
JEAH - 7: christina_candymanannaed884 on July 29th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
Are you afraid that you're unsure of a love there is no cure for? :P

Yeah Jason Marsden was in every sitcom in the 90's...
(no subject) - singmichaelsing on July 30th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
homefry9785homefry9785 on July 29th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Jason Marsden was on everything - this, Step by Step, Boy Meets World, Full House...
Stephpap3r_heart on August 2nd, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
LOL. I know!
HE was EVERYWHERE in the 90's.
Christinefaceless_girl on July 29th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
God I loved this show
Jessa Fluxclubmix1996 on July 29th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
OMG! I had totally forgotten that britney murphy was on that show! I love her because her face is crooked... like mine:)
A Meat Grinder With Ribbons: Fiddle-de-dee!samuraikitten on July 29th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Lee Norris is one of the first victims in Zodiac I was sitting there wondering why he looked so familiar then I realized.
JEAH - 7: rachel_mouthannaed884 on July 30th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
I actually just rented that movie and I'm about to watch it.
(no subject) - samuraikitten on July 30th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - crazyboothsocks on October 7th, 2007 06:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
.e.r.i.n.babyshark33 on July 29th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
i LOVED that show!!!
they all got really attractive!
i wonder what happened to the neighbor boy?
honeypants on July 29th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
I used to watch this show when I came home for lunch during elementary school. I loved it.
Surrrita: my guydowntheroad on July 29th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes...
YES!

Btw, Lee Norris FTW!