ByCraig Whyel, writer at
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Craig Whyel

That 70s Show ran for eight seasons on Fox TV from 1998 to 2006.

It was a solid, popular comedy that produced two hundred episodes and was anchored by a talented principal cast, most of whom were unknowns when the show premiered. They subsequently went on to further their careers, some quietly, others to great media attention.

What follows is a list of their current activities:

Topher Grace (Eric Forman) is working on two films and has two films coming out in the near future. He appears in the bio-pic Truth, about the last days of CBS newscaster Dan Rather’s career, alongside acting powerhouses Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett. He also has a role in the upcoming action comedy, American Ultra.

Laura Prepon (Donna Pinciotti) is busy with the Netflix comedy-drama Orange is the New Black where she plays Alex Vause. While she has only made a few appearances to date, her role will be expanded when the show’s third season begins in June.

Ashton Kutcher (Michael Kelso) is undoubtedly the most famous member of the cast. He just finished a run on Two and a Half Men and recently became a parent for the first time (you might have heard about that) with girlfriend, Mila Kunis.

According to the London Daily Mail, Kutcher is expected to testify in the one of the upcoming murder trials of alleged serial killer Michael Thomas Garguilo.

Authorities believe Ashley Errin was stabbed to death by Garguilo in 2001. Kutcher, who dated Errin several times, went to her apartment the night of her killing. Even more bizarre, Kutcher only lived a few hundred feet away from Garguilo at the time.

Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart) stars in Jupiter Ascending, with Channing Tatum and new Oscar winner, Eddie Redmayne, which is still in theaters. She also headlines in the upcoming animated feature, Hell and Back, which is set for release later this year.

Wilmer Vanderrama (Fez) will join the Fox TV pilot for the upcoming Minority Report, a sequel to the film of the same name. Vanderrama will play a detective “precog,” according to

Danny Masterson (Stephen Hyde) has three upcoming films, most notably the comedy Killing Winston Jones, where he co-stars along with Richard Dreyfus and Danny Glover. It will be released in June.

Debora Joe Rupp (Kitty Forman) had a role in the recent comedy TV pilot, Cuz-Bros. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS (where the series had been pitched) passed on the idea.

Kurtwood Smith (Red Forman) has appeared in a few episodes of the animated Regular Show on Cartoon Network. He also appears in the ABC TV drama, Resurrection.

Tanya Roberts (Midge Pinciotti) actually left the show in 2001 because her husband was terminally ill. He passed away in 2006. Her last credited acting appearances were in 2005.

Don Stark (Bob Pinciotti), in addition to appearing in the ABC TV series, Castle, and the VH 1 TV series, Hit The Floor, also has roles in a handful of movies that are either filming or are in post-production.

Tommy Chong (Leo) recently completed four acting stints through last year, including an appearance as a weed dealer on the TV series, The Millers.

Josh Meyers (Randy Pearson) only appeared during the show's final season, replacing Topher Grace. He made seven acting appearances throughout last year, five of which were TV series. He still has very nice hair.

Lisa Robin Kelly (Laurie Forman) battled numerous problems related to substance abuse addiction and passed away in 2013 of a drug overdose.

Kutcher and Kunis: a new family
Kutcher and Kunis: a new family
Grace and Prepon met at an art show recently.
Grace and Prepon met at an art show recently.

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