Where Is The Original Cast Of Party Of Five Now?

In 1994, Fox premiered a new teen and family drama TV series with an up and coming cast, called Party of Five, about the five Salinger siblings whose lives are turned upside down after their parents are killed in a car crash. The oldest sibling — a college dropout trying to find himself — becomes his younger siblings’ legal guardian, and the kids (who range from age one to 24) have to learn how to get along in their new reality. Their new family dynamic was complicated, and over the next six seasons the show followed the Salingers as they dealt with their grief, grew up, and confronted assorted coming-of-age issues (including substance abuse, business ownership, domestic violence, and cancer). The show won a Golden Globe Award in 1996, produced one short-lived spin-off, and though it was plagued by low ratings early on, enjoyed six full seasons on Fox before ending in 2000. 

Party of Five introduced the American television audience to Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and their co-stars, many of whom went on to be big Hollywood stars during and after Party of Five’s run. But as Freeform launches a rebooted version of Party of Five on Jan. 8, you're probably wondering where the original Party of Five stars are now.

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Scott Wolf on Party Of Five

Wolf played Bailey Salinger, the second oldest Salinger kid, who struggled with alcoholism in later seasons of the show. It was his big break.

Before Party of Five, Wolf's longest running role was as a waiter at the Max on Saved By The Bell.

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Scott Wolf Now, In 2020

Wolf has had a long career post-Party of Five, including a role in 1999’s trippy film Go; an appearance in late 90s sitcom Spin City; a role as a doctor on the WB’s Everwood; and roles on V, Perception, and The Night Shift.

Currently, Wolf is playing Carson Drew, widowed father of teen detective Nancy Drew, on the CW’s noir-ish Nancy Drew.
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Matthew Fox On Party Of Five

Fox played eldest Salinger brother and newfound legal guardian to his siblings, Charlie, in Party of Five. Prior to the series, he was on a show called Freshman Dorm, which you've probably never heard of.

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Matthew Fox Now, In 2020

Fox went on to star in the TV series Haunted in 2002, before starring as Jack Shephard in a little-known show called Lost (ha). In the years since, he was in 2012’s Alex Cross, 2013’s World War Z, or 2015’s Bone Tomahawk, his most recent role.

In the real world, he had some legal troubles. He was accused of assault by a bus driver in 2011. She later dropped the suit, but in 2012, his former Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan also made a blanket accusation against him, tweeting, "He beats women. Not isolated incidents. Often." Fox called the accusations "a pile of bullshit" at the time. That same year, Fox was charged with a DUI.

In his most recent major interview, with Ellen DeGeneres in 2012, Fox addressed the bus driver's suit, saying the incident began when was sucker punched by another passenger: "I was going to let the courts resolve it on that end, and then I knew there would be a time down the road where I got an opportunity to tell the truth ... She was a woman that was in proximity to that, and she decided that she was going to write up a different version of events that happened that night and try to extort money from me."
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Neve Campbell on Party Of Five

During Party of Five’s run, Campbell (who played Julia Salinger, the sensitive eldest daughter of the family) was catapulted to big screen fame. It was her big break. At The time, she landed a a co-starring role in 1996’s The Craft and the lead in 1996’s Scream and its ensuing sequels. She went on to star in 1998’s Wild Things, 1999’s Three to Tango, and enjoyed steady work in Hollywood after Party of Five’s end.

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Neve Campbell Now, In 2020

Highlights in recent years include eight episodes of The Philanthropist in 2009, one of McDreamy’s sisters on Grey’s Anatomy in 2012, and a 2017 role in Netflix’s House of Cards.

In more recent events, fans are hoping Campbell will return in the newest addition to the Scream series, Scream 5. However, at a recent festival, Campbell said no one has called her... yet.
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Lacey Chabert On Party Of Five

Party of Five’s youngest, violin-prodigy daughter may be best known to audiences for her post-Party of Five turn as Gretchen Weiners in 2004’s Mean Girls, but back then, she was just a kid.

Party of Five was her first mainstream role, but she did enjoy a recurring role as Bianca Montgomery on All My Children before landing the drama.
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Lacey Chabert Now, In 2020

Aside from showing off her comedic chops as a mean girl whose hair was full of secrets, Chabert has become something of a Hallmark movie queen. She did quite a few in 2018: Love, Romance, & Chocolate and Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe. In 2019, she starred in Hallmark's Crossword Mysteries. In 2020, she's got another Hallmark movie coming up: Winter in Vail.

Outside of the romance channel, she did voice work in Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, Young Justice and Shimmer and Shine.

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Paula Devicq on Party Of Five

Devicq played Owen Salinger’s nanny turned Charlie Salinger’s girlfriend-then-wife Kirsten on Party of Five. Like most of her co-stars, Devicq can call Party of Five her big break.

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Paula Devicq Now, In 2020

In the years after the show ended, she appeared all over your TV: in 100 Centre Street, The Grid, Law & Order, and Rescue Me, among others.

Devicq went offscreen for a while from 2016 to 2019, and in 2019 appeared in the film Finding Julia.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt on Party of Five

Unlike most of her co-stars, Hewitt had a few TV series under her belt with she came to Party of Five, and a small, but memorable role in Sister Act 2.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Now, In 2020

Of course, after Party of Five premiered, Hewitt became something of a teen sensation thanks to classics such as Can’t Hardly Wait and I Know What You Did Last Summer and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. She starred in the short-lived Party of Five spin-off show, Time of Your Life, and enjoyed a busy film and TV career in the early aughts.

Over the past decade, you may have seen Love Hewitt on TV in Ghost Whisperer, The Client List, Hot in Cleveland, and Criminal Minds. In 2018 and 2019, she was on Fox's 9-1-1.
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Jeremy London On Party Of Five

He played the troubled love interest of Julia Salinger on Party of Five, though he had a few other concurrent hits. You may also recognize London from 1995’s Mallrats, though if you’re thinking he’s the main character in 1993’s Dazed and Confused, you’re mistaken — that’s his twin brother, Jason.

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Jeremy London Now, In 2020


London’s most prominent role after Party of Five was as a fill-in pastor on 7th Heaven.
In recent years, Jeremy London has appeared in films including Wasted Hours and Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece.

In the real world, he has had some issues. In 2018, he was arrested for alleged domestic violence, his second arrest for such an offense (the first being in 2012, during a previous marriage). At the time, his representative told Page Six, that the 2018 arrest was "standard protocol in an attempt to diffuse an emotionally-charged situation." The rep added, "An isolated incident, today’s events will be addressed privately by Jeremy and Juliet London and will be used to guide their decisions as a couple moving forward."
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Scott Grimes On Party Of Five

Grimes played Bailey’s best friend Will in Party of Five. Unlike his co-stars, Grimes had a long career before the series, mostly doing voicework for various TV series.

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Scott Grimes Now, In 2020

If you don’t recognize him from his recurring roles on Band of Brothers or ER or NCIS: Los Angeles, you may recognize his voice from his role as Steve Smith (and other side characters) on animated series American Dad! or Kevin Swanson/Michael Pulaski on Family Guy.

In 2020, you can catch Grimes on TV series The Orville, where he plays Lt. Gordon Malloy.
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