‘The Wonder Years’ Cast All Grown Up: Where Are They Now?

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: THE WONDER YEARS - Season Four - 9/19/90, Pictured, from left: Jason Hervey (Wayne), Olivia d'Abo (Karen), Fred Savage (Kevin), Dan Lauria (Jack), Alley Mills (Norma),
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The familiar strains of Joe Cocker singing “With a Little Help From My Friends” brought us right back to the late 1960s and early ’70s in this beautifully depicted coming-of-age series. For six seasons (1988-93), we watched Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) age from 12 to 17 and navigate young love, growing up and life with his typical American family (with Daniel Stern narrating as adult Kevin). The show was a hit and spawned a 2021 short-lived reboot, and was recently brought to HUlu for streaming. Let’s check into what they have been up to.

Fred Savage

Fred Savage Now and Then

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Savage was ready for his closeup as the central figure in The Wonder Years, having just perfectly played the grandson in the winning fantasy film The Princess Bride in 1987. He honed his talent as a director in the ensuing years and also costarred on The Grinder with Rob Lowe, but most recently, after misconduct allegations surfaced, he was removed from his executive producer role on the now canceled Wonder Years reboot. He has been married to Jennifer Lynn Stone since 2004 and they share 3 kids.

Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar now and then

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She played Kevin’s love interest, Winnie. After Wonder Years she went to school at UCLA for math and is a mathematics whiz (and author of cool math books for kids), she had roles on The West Wing and various voice work on cartoons, a  Dancing With the Stars fave and perennial in holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel and Great American Family network. She is currently married to attorney Scott Sveslosky and has 1 child from a previous marriage.

Dan Lauria

Dan Lauria now and then

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Playing Kevin’s money-conscious pop on The Wonder Years was only one part in a steady career for this character actor. The Marine Corps veteran had larger roles in From the Earth to the Moon and Sullivan & Son and played the titular Hall of Fame football coach on Broadway in Lombardi. He more recently appeared in the movies MVP and Cinnamon, and has numerous projects in production including the pilot for Un$uited. He also wrote and starred in the play Just Another Day.

Alley Mills 

Alley Mills now and then

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Kevin’s mom Norma looms large on Mills’ resumé, but there are plenty of significant stops along the way, especially on the television front. She had a recurring role on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman as Michaela’s sister, and has maintained a long history on The Bold and the Beautiful as Pam Douglas. She recently replaced Robin Mattson as Heather Webber on General Hospital which she just won her first Emmy for the role. She lost her husband Orson Bean to a tragic accident in 2020.

Olivia d’Abo

Olivia d’Abo now and then

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In the years since she played Kevin’s rebellious sister Karen, d’Abo has remained busy as both a singer and actress. Perhaps best known otherwise for playing serial killer Nicole Wallace in a run on Law & Order: Criminal Intenand for voicing Jane in the animated The Legend of Tarzan and Luminara Unduli in numerous Star Wars shows, d’Abo also has the horror comedy film Staycation coming out soon. Fun fact, her father Mike d’Abo was the lead vocalist for Manfred Mann.

Jason Hervey

Jason Hervey now and then

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Perfect as Kevin’s nasty older brother Wayne, Hervey moved on primarily to roles as a producer, with many credits in videos for World Championship Wrestling presentations. While occasionally appearing on reality shows, he also most recently reunited with Wonder Years costar Danica “Winnie” McKellar in the 2021 Hallmark movie You, Me & the Christmas Trees. He is currently married and has 2 children.

The Wonder Years is currently streaming on Hulu.

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