44 TV Actors Who Played Pretty Big Roles On These Shows, But Their Characters Just Suddenly Disappeared In The Blink Of An Eye

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which characters from TV shows randomly disappeared. Here are some of the characters who people did not forget existed:

1.Judy Winslow, the youngest daughter from Family Matters (played by Jaimee Foxworth):

Judy as the flower girl at a wedding

2.Henry Finnerty, the youngest child from Grounded for Life (played by Jake Burbage):

Henry with black stripes painted on his cheek

"WTF happened to him???"


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3.Derek Haig, Danny's friend from Degrassi: The Next Generation (played by Marc Donato):

Derek talking to Danny

"He had such great potential and he never got a redemption arc."



4.Blue Chessex, Holly J's ex-boyfriend from Degrassi: The Next Generation (played by Matthew Bennett):

Blue talking to Holly J

5.Josh Wolowitz, Howard's half brother from The Big Bang Theory (played by Matthew Bennett):

Josh sitting on a couch

6.Richie Lanucchi, Doug's best friend from The King of Queens (played by Lawrence John Romano):

Richie talking to Dough in a diner

"He was one of Doug's best friends and than disappeard and was never mentioned again."



7.Phoebe Abbott, Phoebe's birth mom from Friends (played by Teri Garr):

Phoebe talking and sitting on a couch

"She was first introduced in Season 3, and then vanished halfway through Season 4 never to be seen again."



8.Jenny Kelly, Sabrina's best friend from Sabrina the Teenage Witch (played by Michelle Beaudoin):

Jenny from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"

"I have questions."

Ginger Nuggets

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9.Gwen Grandy, Mindy's best friend from The Mindy Project (played by Anna Camp):

Gwen standing next to Mindy

10.Max, Zack and Cody's friend from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (played by Alyson Stoner):

Max talking to Zack and Cody
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11.Alex Jensen, Sheldon's assistant from The Big Bang Theory (played by Margo Cathleen Harshman):

Alex talking to Leonard

"She went out to buy quieter pants and never came back."



12.Lexi Rivera, Mariana's best friend from The Fosters (played by Bianca Alexa Santos):

Lexi talking to Mariana

13.Grace Sanchez, Gaby's biological daughter from Desperate Housewives (played by Cecilia Balagot):

Grace talking to Gaby

14.Christian Varela Expósito from Elite (played by Miguel Herrán):

Christian looking in the mirror

15.Nebula Lawrence, Topanga's sister from Boy Meets World (played by Krystee Clark):

Nebula Lawerence from "Boy Meets World"

"She was there in Season 1, but then they completely forgot about her existence."

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16.Ben Geller, Ross's son from Friends (played by Michael Gunderson, Charles Thomas Allen, John Christopher Allen, and Cole Sprouse):

Ben Geller from "Friends"

17.Scott Rosson, Serena and Dan's half brother from Gossip Girl (played by Chris Riggi):

Scott Rosson from "Gossip Girl"

18.Mr. Turner from Boy Meets World (played by Anthony Tyler Quinn):

Mr. Turner lying in a hospital bed

19.Kendra Mason, Spinner's adopted sister from Degrassi: The Next Generation (played by Katie Lai):

Spinner standing next to Kendra

"Toby also had a thing for her, then poof...gone."

Rachel Beth


20.Mike Montgomery, Aria's brother from Pretty Little Liars (played by Cody Christian):

Aria walking with Mike

"He disappeared and didn't even show up at Aria's wedding."

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21.Terri McGreggor from Degrassi: The Next Generation (played by Christina Schmidt):

Terri from "Degrassi"

22.Danny Kessler from Lizzie McGuire (played by Byron Fox):

Danny Kessler from "Lizzie McGuire"

23.Dave Rygalski from Gilmore Girls (played by Adam Brody):

Dave from "Gilmore Girls"

24.Tina Pinciotti, Donna's sister from That '70s Show (played by Amanda Fuller):

Tina Pinciotti from "That '70s Show"

"She was mentioned, and then later Donna was randomly referred to as an only child."



25.Evan Mayer, Carl's son from Desperate Housewives (played by Sawyer Church):

Carl and Evan from "Desperate Housewives"

26.Sara Spooner, Carrie's sister from The King of Queens (played by Lisa Rieffel):

Sarah Spooner from "The King of Queens"

27.Miles Goodman, Sabrina's college roommate from Sabrina the Teenage Witch (played by Trevor Lissauer):

Miles from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"

"He is never mentioned or seen again after Season 6, when Sabrina graduates from college."


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28.Kayla Huntington Scavo, Tom's daughter from Desperate Housewives (played by Rachel G. Fox):

Tom talking to Kayla

"She left to live with her grandparents and was never talked about again."



29.Isaac Lahey from Teen Wolf (played by Daniel Sharman):

Isaac talking to Scott and Stiles

"He was there at the end of Season 3 and then was never shown again."



30.Danny from Teen Wolf (played by Keahu Kahuanui):

Danny sitting next to Ethan on the bus

31.Violet and Roscoe Plunkett, Christy's kids on Mom (played by Sadie Calvano and Blake Garrett Rosenthal):

A side-by-side of Christy holding Oliver and Violet sitting at a table

32.Alex Lesman, Lorelai’s boyfriend from Gilmore Girls (played by Billy Burke):

Alex Lesman from "Gilmore Girls"

"He seemed like a pretty cool guy and then he just disappeared."


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33.Robin Sylvester, Sue's daughter from Glee (played by Jordyn Orr):

Sue holding her baby

"She was literally in like one episode and that's it."



34.Austin Britt, Edie's nephew from Desperate Housewives (played by Josh Henderson):

Edie bringing Austin a soda as he sits on the couch

35.Abby Day, Jess's sister from New Girl (played by Linda Cardellini):

Jess and Abby from "New Girl"

36.Eric Tramer, Jessie Spano's stepbrother from Saved by the Bell (played by Joshua Hoffman):

Eric and Jessie talking in a bedroom as he holds a sweater

"He was there for all of one episode, if I recall."



37.Detective Daniels from Brooklyn Nine-Nine (uncredited role):

Detective Daniels talking to coworkers

"She was introduced in the pilot along with Hitchcock and Scully but was never seen again."



38.Cathy Simms from The Office (played by Lindsey Broad):

Cathy Simms from "The Office"

39.Ruby Lucas from Once Upon a Time (played by Meghan Ory):

Ruby from "Once Upon a Time"

40.Mutt Schitt from Schitt’s Creek (played by Tim Rozon):

Mutt from "Schitt's Creek"

"I thought they’d at least bring Mutt back for the finale, but no, he just evaporated."



41.Santiago Herrera from Friday Night Lights (played by Benjamin Ciaramello):

Santiago from "Friday Night Lights"

"I had to go back when I was watching because I thought I missed something, but no, poof, he's gone."



42.Leah Murphy from Grey's Anatomy (played by Tessa Ferrer):

Leah from "Grey's Anatomy"

43.Mandy Hampton from The West Wing (played by Moira Kelly):

Mandy Hampton from "The West Wing"

44.And lastly, Chuck Cunningham, the oldest child from Happy Days (played by Gavan O'Herlihy and Randolph Roberts):

Chuck talking at dinner
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What other TV characters randomly disappeared? Let us know in the comments!

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.