That ’70s Show aired from 1998 to 2006 and centered around a group of pot-smoking high school friends growing up in the ’70s. Topher Grace played Eric Forman, a Star Wars-loving geek who was in love with the tall redhead, Donna (Laura Prepon). The series centered around Eric’s friends and family, including his parents Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) Forman.
Eric’s best friend was Hyde. His other friend Kelso was the handsome but dimwitted member of their clique who was always screaming, “Burn!” Jackie (Mila Kunis) was brought into the group through Kelso as his narcissistic and bossy girlfriend. When they broke up, she went on to have an on-again/off-again relationship with Hyde. Finally, there was Fez, a foreign exchange student whose native country was never once specified throughout That ’70s Show‘s eight season run.
Where is everybody now?
Grace, who played main character Eric Forman, left the show at the end of its seventh season but for some reason the showrunners decided to continue without him. And it turned out to be an awful idea, because the show didn’t feel the same without him. Grace starred in Spider-Man 3 in 2007. The movie was a huge critical failure, but things seemed to work out for Grace because he went on to star in indies like The Double and The Giant Mechanical Man. He also appeared in some not-so great films like Valentine’s Day, the Predators remake, The Big Wedding, and Playing it Cool. He even had a small role in Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar.
Outside of That ’70s Show, Prepon is best known for playing Alex in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated prison drama Orange Is the New Black. Prior to that, she was in The Kitchen, which we reviewed here. She was the lead in the horrible and short-lived sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? which was based on Chelsea Handler’s book. You might also remember her from October Road. Outside of her film and TV career, Prepon happens to be a devout Scientologist.
Masterson played Hyde, the sunglasses-wearing, anti-government member of Eric’s pot-smoking friends. Like Prepon, Masterson is a devout Scientologist, along with his brother Christopher Masterson (Malcolm in the Middle) who actually dated Prepon for a number of years. He’s also an avid poker player and married to actress/model Bijou Phillips. His most recent TV appearances include guest roles in Haven and Royal Pains. He was the lead in the bro-centric comedy Men At Work, which was canceled by TBS earlier this year.
Valderrama has dated famous names like Lindsay Lohan, Ashlee Simpson, and Demi Lovato (12 year age difference right there). He’s currently starring in El Rey network’s From Dusk till Dawn series, based on Robert Rodriguez’s 1996 film. Although Fez’s ethnicity was never explained on the show, Valderrama identifies as Latino and has roots in Colombia and Venezuela. He even lived in Venezuela for a few years during his childhood.
Kunis has arguably the most successful post-That ’70s Show career out of anybody else in this cast. She’s been the voice of Meg Griffin on Family Guy for years. Her first serious role that received a lot of critical acclaim was in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, which shot her to the top of Hollywood’s list of leading lady material. She went on to be the female lead in Friends with Benefits, Ted, Oz the Great and Powerful, Blood Ties, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, and the Wachowski’s upcoming sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending. In real-life, she dated Home Alone‘s Macauley Culkin for years before settling down with Ashton Kutcher — Kelso, of all people. She gave birth to their daughter Wyatt in September 2014.
Kutcher broke up with Demi Moore in 2011 and went on to date former That ’70s Show co-star Mila Kunis. He replaced Charlie Sheen as a regular on Two and a Half Men, which is in its twelfth and final season. He played Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the critically panned Jobs movie. He’s done a slew of awful to mediocre films including New Year’s Eve, No Strings Attached, Killers, Valentine’s Day, and What Happens in Vegas. He also has 16.5 million Twitter followers.
Lisa Robin Kelly
Kelly played Eric’s mean-spirited older sister Laurie in a recurring capacity. Because of Kelly’s real-life battle with substance abuse, her character was re-cast in Season 6 with a different actress. Kelly had a number of legal troubles relating to her issues with drugs and alcohol. She was arrested for DUI in 2010 and 2013. In 2012, she was arrested for spousal abuse against her ex-boyfriend. She herself was the victim of domestic abuse from her husband Robert Gilliam. Kelly died in her sleep last year from multiple drug intoxication the week she checked herself into rehab.
Currently, he’s a series regular on ABC’s Resurrection. He was also the voice of Commissioner Jim Gordon in the animated series Beware the Batman and played Senator Blaine Mayer on 24.
Debra Jo Rupp
She was cast as a series regular on Better with You but that was canceled after one season. The last time she was on our TV screens was in an episode of Hart of Dixie.