Cult classic TV show Freaks and Geeks has remained relevant decades after its early cancellation due to how well the 18-episode series holds up, as well as the success of the main cast members. The high school dramedy had a cast composed of young, newcomer actors without extensive resumes, something that has changed since the show went off the air in 2000.
Comedic actors Seth Rogen and Martin Starr were barely seventeen when they starred as Ken and Bill on Freaks and Geeks. Now, they are known for the hilarity they brought to films like Knocked Up and shows like Party Down. Even though Freaks and Geeks wasn’t a ratings smash at the time, the careers of its stars definitely took off.
10 Becky Ann Baker (Jean)
Becky Ann Baker starred as Lindsay and Sam’s lovable, dorky mother who just wanted her children to be happy. She was often on the naive side when it came to her kids’ whereabouts but had a big heart.
Baker has appeared in numerous films and television shows since the series’ cancellation in 2000. Her most recent notable roles include Hannah’s mom on the HBO series Girls and Judge Cipriani in the second season of the Emmy-nominated miniseries, Big Little Lies.
9 Joe Flaherty (Harold)
Joe Flaherty played Sam and Lindsay’s strict and blunt father, Harold. He…