BySkylar Bleu Lazarz, writer at

After Punky wrapped in 1988, our girl Soleil had a few bit parts that were actually pretty memorable – remember she used Screech for his legendary spaghetti sauce in Saved By The Bell, and played Mimi Detweiler on the Labor Day picnic episode of The Wonder Years? The early ’90s also brought her some vocal work on Nickelodeon shows Tiny Toon Adventures and The Ren & Stimpy Show. In 1999, she landed a role on Friends playing Joey’s girlfriend who kept (playfully) hitting him (hard) to the point of relationship termination.

Her next big role was on Sabrina The Teenage Witch, playing Sabrina’s college roommate Roxie King until 2003. Afterward, she voiced Zoey on The Proud Family until 2005, and then took on a role in the Bratz franchise voicing Jade. In 2010, she played Aseefa on the TV series Planet Sheen.

Soleil got married in 1998 to producer Jason Goldberg, and is a Mom of three – daughters Poet and Jagger, and a son. Who knew that Punky’s foster Dad would be known for appearing in all seven Police Academy movies? George should probably get a trophy for that honor. Here’s something else – the man is currently 96-years-old. And he only retired from acting roughly a decade ago.

After playing Henry, George stepped onto the set of the TV series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd and played Arthur Feldman. Hearts Afire was his next series, which unfortunately ended after just one year (especially since it also starred John Ritter as well as a very young Clark Duke!) He also had a part in the 1994 version of The Fantastic Four. Yes, that was the version that Arrested Development poked fun at last season.

His last role was a bit part in the Ashton Kutcher & Brittany Murphy film Just Married, where he played Father Robert. Cherie was the niece of the show’s creator and producer, David W. Duclon. Through an audition, she managed to portray the role of Punky’s closest friend (that was named after her to begin with.) While it was her first role, she went on to many others. She played the role of Tiffany on a few episodes of The Parkers, and in 2009 she wrote, starred and produced the independent film I Do… I Did!

In fact, some of Cherie’s most notable work is behind the camera. She’s produced a few films, including the action film One Blood in 2012 and romantic comedy Crush in 2013. Cherie is also a writer – she’s written a few books, and also has a column in “Glam Couture Magazine”. It has been rumored that Betty played Cherie’s grandmother, both offscreen and on. (Obviously on is true, but off has been debated. Won’t someone come forth with the truth!?) After having a small part in the 1989 comedy Wicked Stepmother, she didn’t appear in any more movies. She did, however, co-found the Crossroads Art Academy acting school in Los Angeles with her sister Marla, who was also an actress.

She narrated and played the part of Sojouner Truth in “The Sojouner Truth Story” which aired on PBS after she passed away in 2002 from cancer.


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