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6 Actors You Forgot Were On Goosebumps

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    R.L. Stine turns 72 on October 8. You probably know him as the author of the books that gave you a fear of ventriloquist dummies. And basements. And, honestly, most parts of your school. But, more hard-core Stine fans will remember that the beloved book series was also a TV show in the mid-'90s.

    The series ran for 74 episodes, full of spooky photography and haunted auditoriums. And, like many other classic children's series, it's where some of today's stars landed their earliest gigs. We took a look back at the big names who make appearances on the spine-tingling series. There's a feminist movie star and a TV doctor, plus a very important Mean Girls player. So, enjoy some nostalgia before all your little cousins start talking about the Goosebumps film, due in theatres October 16.

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    Hayden Christensen
    Poor little Darth Vader should have gotten a self-help book that was a little more specific. Like How to Conquer Your Fears If They're Actually, Literally Trying to Kill You.

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    Ryan Gosling
    Gosling's first (non-Micky Mouse Club) television role was on that other show that caused you fifth-grade nightmares in the '90s, Are You Afraid of the Dark? But a year later, he appeared on Goosebump's first season.

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    Melanie Nicholls-King
    Spot The Wire star as the mom who isn't in on how much this bidding war matters. Nicholls-King also appears on other staples of '90s kid television, Animorphs and The Color of Friendship.

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    Colin Mochrie
    Mochrie took a break from Who's Line Is It Anyway just long enough (at 7:23) to be an (uncredited) grump.

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    Caterina Scorsone
    The Shondaland star (Scorsone plays McDreamy's little sis on Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy) was once just a kid looking for the best deal on (possibly haunted?) baseball cards. It's also important to note that in the mid-'90s, you could wear overalls and a fanny pack and still be the cool girl.