A mini Everwood reunion took hold of the small screen the other night! Did you catch Emily VanCamp and Treat Williams in the Hallmark special Beyond the Blackboard? It was awesome to see them back together even if it wasn’t in the confines of that small fictitious town of Colorado where they first appeared! So what has become of the rest of the cast? Find out where the cast of Everwood is now!
It’s been five years since the cancellation of the original WB series Everwood. Created by Greg Berlanti, the drama received the axe when the network was transformed into the CW with President Dawn Ostroff taking the reins. Ironically just this week Ostroff stepped down, announcing that ABC veteran Mark Pedowitz is now taking over the revamped green network.
Now five years later the former cast members who shot story lines that dealt with some heavy issues (teen pregnancy, drugs, depression, infidelity, and more) hidden behind the Norman Rockwell-esque images of a small community, is still going strong in their own acting careers, with their former alter ego’s now a memory.
So where are the main members of the Brown family, whose mother died in a car accident, leaving their successful neurosurgeon father to undergo somewhat of a crisis and relocate from the big city of Manhattan to Everwood?
Actor Treat Williams, aka Dr. Andy Brown, is currently making headlines for his possible casting in Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises! After leaving the show, Williams nabbed a lead in the short lived medical drama Heartland, but gained more success after signing on to appear in 127 hours with James Franco as Aron’s dad. He has also appeared in the movie Howl, 2010’s Mask Maker and the TV movie Boston’s Finest.
Gregory Smith, who played the brooding and deep Ephram Brown, left his TV family behind, nabbing a movie role in 2007’s Closing the Ring. Since then Smith has gone on to star in the series Rookie Blue as Dov Epstein. The Canadian actor is also on board two movies due out this year, Conception and Dream House.
Meanwhile Smith’s on screen sister, Vivien Cardone, who played tom boy Delia Brown has also been taking on new roles since the show’s end. Currently the eighteen year old New York native is on board the soap One Life to Live where she plays the character Michelle. Prior to this, Cardone took a break from acting for a short time, but returned back to TV Land in 2008’s All Roads Lead Home before making a guest appearance in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Emily VanCamp who starred as Ephram’s high school sweetheart, Amy Abbott, hasn’t strayed far as well! VanCamp teamed up again in 2007 with creator Greg Berlanti to star in his family series Brothers and Sisters as Rebecca Harper. After a three year run on the prime time show Emily was written off after what she explained was due to budget cuts. Just last week she appeared in the true story, Beyond the Blackboard as Stacey Bess, a school teacher who gained notoriety after working with homeless children. Up next VanCamp will appear in the 2011 TV movie Revenge as the character Emily Thorne.
VanCamp’s former Everwood brother Bright Abbott, played by actor Chris Pratt (who she also dated in real life) recently married actress Anna Farris. The Minnesota bred performer is keeping busy in television and the movies, with previous roles in The O.C., Take Me Home Tonight, Jennifer’s Body, and Wanted. He currently plays Andy Dwyer on the comedy Parks and Recreation.
Things haven’t slowed down for Debra Mooney (Edna Harper) and John Beasly (Irv Harper) either! The former grandparents of the Abbott’s, and constant supporters of the Brown’s, are still popping up here and there. Beasly was just seen in the TV series Detroit 1-8-7, with prior stints as a guest star in Harry’s Law and CSI. Mooney has landed a role in the 2011 movie The Last Godfather, and has also crossed paths with Sarah Drew (Hannah) on Grey’s Anatomy, where she appeared as Mrs. Hunt, while Drew is a series regular, portraying Dr. April Kepner.
When it comes to Rose and Harold Abbott, actors Merrilyn Gann and Tom Amandes, they have also maintained their presence in TV land like the rest of the cast. Gann has appeared in Supernatural (where she was fabulous in the episode A Very Supernatural Christmas!), Smallville, and the CW’s Life Unexpected. Amandes is currently on board the movie Lucky, and is back in the role of a doctor on Parenthood. His prior credits include Big Love, Eastwick and The Deep End.
And what happened to Nina Feeney, the love of Dr. Brown? Well it looks as though Stephanie Niznik has taken a break from the acting world. We’re hoping she comes back! Since the end of Everwood she has been seen in Life is Wild, Eli Stone, and Twenty. Since 2009 however Niznik seems to be on hiatus.
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