Married with Children Cast: Then and Now

Jun 06, 2020Roshanak

You might know Ed O’Neill from ‘Modern Family’, but he became a huge star thanks to another sitcom: ‘Married…with Children’. Do you remember the antics of the Bundy family? Christina Applegate played his daughter, and she soon became the dream girl of every teenager at the time. Do you know what the cast looks like now and what they have been up to? Let’s find out!

KATEY SAGAL - PEGGY BUNDY

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Peggy was Al Bundy’s wife, and she loved watching television. She also loved shopping, even though the main plot point of the sitcom is that they never had money. Al and Peggy had a weird love/hate relationship. Meanwhile, the actress voiced the character of Turange Leela on ‘Futurama’ and appeared in ‘8 Simple Rules’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’, and more. You might have also seen her in ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ as former Bella.

ED O'NEILL - AL BUNDY

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O’Neill is still an important part of the acting industry thanks to his role as Jay Prichett in ‘Modern Family’. However, ‘Married…with Children’ catapulted him to fame. The sitcom aired from 1987 to 1997, and it was one of the most popular on TV. Meanwhile, the actor later starred in ‘Big Apple’, ‘Dragnet’, and ‘John from Cincinnati’.

AMANDA BEARSE - MARCY RHOADES/D'ARCY

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Bearse played the role of Marcy D’Arcy, one of the weird neighbors of the Bundys. Al seemed to hate her because she was openly feminist and career-oriented. Additionally, her first husband was Steve, and later on, a man named Jefferson. Meanwhile, the actress decided that being the director was much better. Bearse directed around 30 episodes of the show. Additionally, she worked on ‘Reba’, ‘Dharma & Greg’, and more.  

DAVID GARRISON - STEVE RHOADES

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Garrison played the role of Steve, Marcy’s first husband, who worked in a bank. He was good friends with Al, although his wife never liked him. Marcy and Steve separated in Season Four, but the actor was seen from time to time. Meanwhile, Garrison later made appearances in ‘The West Wing’, ’30 Rock’, and more. However, he was best known for theater, especially ‘Wicked’ where he played the Wizard.

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE - KELLY BUNDY

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Kelly was the eldest child of the Bundy household and typically referred to as a “dumb blonde”. Her feuds with her brother, Bud, provided great laughs. Meanwhile, Christina Applegate proved her diverse talents later on. She appeared in ‘The Sweetest Thing’, ‘The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, and more. Additionally, Applegate works in an organization called Right Action for Women.

DAVID FAUSTINO - BUD BUNDY

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Bud was the youngest of the family, and he had horrible luck with girls. He also tried to be cool but never managed it. Meanwhile, David Faustino went on to appear on ‘MADtv’, ‘Burke’s Law’, and more. He also worked on reality television for some time. Additionally, the actor also voiced for animated projects like ‘The Legend of Korra’ and ‘Winx Club’.

TED MCGINLEY - JEFFERSON D'ARCY

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Jefferson was Marcy’s new “trophy” husband and he was a kept by his wife. At the time, the actor had already worked on ‘Happy Days’, ‘The Love Boat’, ‘Dynasty’, and in the film ‘Revenge of the Nerds’. Afterward, the actor appeared in ‘Mad Men’, ‘The West Wing’, ‘Hope & Faith’, ‘Castle’, ‘The Mentalist’, and several others.

HAROLD SYLVESTER – GRIFF

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Harold Sylvester played the role of Griff, who first appears on Season Nine and works at the same shoe store as Al. Additionally, he was part of Al’s group called “No MA’AM”, which stands for “National Organization of Men Against Amazonian Masterhood”. Meanwhile, the actor had small roles in ‘CSI: Miami’, ‘Malcolm in the Middle’, ‘Cold Case’, and others.

E.E. BELL - BOB ROONEY

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E.E. Bell played the role of Bob Rooney, another of Al Bundy’s friends that is part of NO MA’AM. He was a butcher that knew how to fix stuff, and they always called him by his full name. Meanwhile, the actor later appeared in ‘Water for Elephants', ‘Air Force One’, ‘Hail, Caesar’, and more. Do you remember Al’s other friends from the group?

DAN TULLIS JR. - OFFICER DAN

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Tullis Jr. played the role of Officer Dan. He was also in Al’s group, although he had to arrest several of the members a lot due to their weird actions. Of course, he always let them off easily. Meanwhile, the actor went on to appear in ‘The District’, ‘The Drew Carey’, ‘Son of the Beach’, and others. However, he seemed to retire in the early 2000s.

TOM MCCLEISTER – IKE

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McCleister played the role of Ike, another of Al’s friends from NO MA’AM. He said that Elvis was still alive and was seen at The Jiggly Room with the guys a lot. Meanwhile, the actor appeared in ‘Twins’, ‘Midnight Run’, and ‘Envy’. Additionally, he has had small roles in series like ‘Weeds’, ‘Cold Case’, and ‘Mercy Street’.

SHANE SWEET – SEVEN

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Sweet played the role of Seven, the son of Peg’s cousin Ida Mae Wanker. It looked like the Bundys were going to adopt him, but fans of the show disliked the character. Therefore, he disappeared after 12 episodes. Meanwhile, the actor had a few other small appearances in ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise and ‘Deadpool’.

FRANK LLOYD – NORRIS

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Lloyd played the role of Norris, another member of NO MA’AM. He was often seen with the rest of the crew drinking and talking. Meanwhile, the actor also appeared in ‘Independence Day’, ‘Legion’, and ‘Swordfish’. However, Frank Lloyd is more focused on coordinating TV stunts and has been in that business for 30 years.

TERESA PARENTE - MIRANDA VERACRUZ DE LA HOYA CARDINAL

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Parente played a character that only appeared sporadically, but she was one of the most iconic. Miranda Veracruz de la Hoya Cardinal was a news reporter in Chicago and often had to report on crazy things that happened to the Bundys. Fans think that Miranda came from Ecuador. Meanwhile, the actress also worked on ‘S1m0ne’ and ‘Night Court’.

BUCK – THE DOG

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While many shows have a dog in the family, Buck was particularly special. He had a voice and was incredibly cynical. Buck retired at his old age and his character died in Season Ten. Meanwhile, the dog also appeared in ‘Janet Jackson: When I Think of You’ and ‘Backstage with the Bundys’. Sadly, he died in real life in 1996.  

Clearly, any sitcom with Ed O’Neill is immediately considered a hit! Let us know what you liked best about ‘Married…with Children’. If you liked this article, share it with your friends that loved it back then and other people that might enjoy it. See you next time!

Source: Screen Rant, EW, Rare

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