The Wonder Yearswas one of the most adored television shows of all time. During the show's five-year-run, we watched Kevin Arnold grow up and learn valuable life lessons. But we also noticed some future stars appearing episode after episode. Check out which stars appeared on the show before they were famous!
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Before They Were Famous: 'The Wonder Years'
The Wonder Years was one of the most adored television shows of all time. During the show's five-year-run, we watched Kevin Arnold grow up and learn valuable life lessons. But we also noticed some future stars appearing episode after episode. Check out which stars appeared on the show before they were famous!
Robin Thicke (1989)
Long before the Paula pandemic, Robin Thicke appeared in the season two episode "Steady As She Goes." He appeared again later in the season in the episode "Walk Out."
Alicia Silverstone (1992)
Check out Alicia in her very first acting credit! Appearing as (of course) a pretty girl in the high school hallways of the season five episode, "Road Test." It's a minor appearance, but she steals the scene.
Seth Green (1992)
In the season five episode "Lunch Stories," a young Seth Green plays a bad-boy trying to persuade the impressionable Kevin Arnold into seeing an X-rated flick with his gang. Seth made an additional appearance in season six.
Ben Savage (1990)
Do we really need to explain why this is cute? It's one of Ben Savage’s first appearances on the screen, and we get to see him together with older brother Fred! The Girl Meets World star appeared as a tiny cupid-esque character in a season three Valentine themed episode, "St. Valentine’s Day Massacre." Kevin Arnold asks little Ben to put a card in Winnie's locker, and if you can believe it, things don't quite go as planned.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1988)
Back in season one, when Mark-Paul was starting his career, he appeared in "Dance With Me" as the coolest kid around, Brad Gaines (a very suave name, we know). Kevin has just asked Lisa Berlinni to the dance, but Brad Gaines moves in on his girl and takes her to the dance instead, ouch!
Breckin Meyer (1988)
Breckin Meyer appeared in a season two episode as a bad-boy classmate who convinces Kevin to spend a night camping, drinking, and smoking.
David Schwimmer (1991)
A few short years before the start of Friends, David Schwimmer appeared in four episodes as Karen’s boyfriend, beginning in the season four episode "The House That Jack Built." When Karen moves out of the dorms and into a house that needs some fixing up, dad Jack drives down with his tool kit, only to find a new boyfriend has shacked up with Karen in the house. But of course, Schwimmer has some maneuvers to win over Kevin, including a burger (which works on most people).
Eric Dane (1993)
McSteamy appeared as a classmate in the season six episode, "Nose" as a classmate of Kevin Arnold.
Juliette Lewis (1989)
Juliette appeared on the show after the release of Christmas Vacation, which is surprising considering she looks significantly younger here. She appeared in three episodes as Delores, a gum-smacking female version of Kevin's brother Wayne.
Dustin Diamond (1989)
Dustin appeared in two episodes starting with a season two episode, "Loosiers" as Kevin and Paul’s phys-ed classmate.
John Corbett (1988)
Before we fell in love with him as Aiden, John Corbett had his first acting gig as Karen's boyfriend on the season one episode, "Angel." Unfortunately for us, he's completely unlikeable in this episode. He has an "open relationship" with Karen, that she is blindly unaware of. But don’t worry, she finds out.