THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Veronica Mars' 16 years later

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Kristen Bell on "Veronica Mars" season one, episode one.
  • "Veronica Mars" premiered on TV in September 2004.

  • The show, about a teen detective played by Kristen Bell, lasted for three seasons and led to a fan-funded 2014 movie. 

  • In July 2019, "Veronica Mars" got a fourth season that was made available on Hulu and saw the return of many characters from the original series. 

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"Veronica Mars" premiered on the now-defunct network WB in September 2004.

The series, centered on a teen detective played by Kristen Bell, developed a cult following and lasted for three seasons. Years later, a fan-funded "Veronica Mars" movie was also released after show creator Rob Thomas and Bell created a Kickstarter. 

In July 2019, "Veronica Mars" returned with a fourth season on Hulu. It was comprised of eight episodes and saw the return of many characters.

Here's what the cast has been up to in the years since the original show premiered.

Anjelica Oswald contributed to a previous version of this article. 

Kristen Bell acted on stage before landing the role as the titular character on "Veronica Mars."

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Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars.

Veronica was a high school student at the start of the series and was a teen detective. 

Bell's career has taken off, and she recently starred on the hit series "The Good Place."

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Kristen Bell in January 2020.

The NBC comedy ended in January 2020 after four seasons. 

Bell also starred on "Heroes," "House of Lies," and was the narrator for "Gossip Girl." She broke out in movies after starring in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and voiced "Princess Anna" in the "Frozen" films and subsequent Disney projects.

She returned for the "Veronica Mars" movie and starred on season four of the show

Next, Bell will reprise her role as the "Gossip Girl" narrator for a reboot headed to HBO Max featuring a new generation of young actors

The actress has been married to Dax Shepard since 2013 and they have two children together: daughters Lincoln and Delta. 

Teddy Dunn's first and last major role was as Duncan Kane.

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Teddy Dunn as Duncan Kane.

Duncan was Veronica's ex-boyfriend, but he left on the second season. 

Dunn was in a few other projects, including "Jumper," but he has since left acting.

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Teddy Dunn attends the premiere of "Jumper" in 2008.

Dunn was last in a movie called "A Good Funeral" in 2009.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he's now an assistant at the United States Attorney's Office in DC. 

Jason Dohring was Logan Echolls.

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Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls.

He was a bad boy and friend of Duncan's who eventually dated Veronica. 

Dohring reprised his role as Logan for season four of "Veronica Mars."

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Jason Dohring in July 2019.

His other recent roles include stints on "The Originals" and "iZombie" (which was also created by Rob Thomas). He also starred in the "Veronica Mars" movie. 

Next, Dohring will star alongside Justin Theroux and Olivia Munn in a new drama film called "Violet."

Percy Daggs III was Veronica's best friend, Wallace.

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Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars and Percy Daggs III as Wallace Fennel.

He was a basketball player. 

He's acted a bit on some TV shows and web series, in addition to appearing on season four of "Veronica Mars."

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Percy Daggs III in July 2019.

He was in the "Veronica Mars" movie, on an episode of "iZombie," and a web series called "The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy."

Enrico Colantoni starred on "Just Shoot Me!" before playing Keith Mars, Veronica's dad.

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Enrico Colantoni as Keith Mars.

He was a private investigator with his own company called Mars Investigations. 

Colantoni starred in the 2019 film "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."

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Enrico Colantoni at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019.

He played Bill Isler, the former president and CEO of The Fred Rogers Company.

Colantoni also returned as Keith for season four of "Veronica Mars."

He previously starred on "Flashpoint," "Person of Interest," and "Bad Blood." In addition, the actor guest-starred on series like "iZombie," "The Good Fight," and "Madame Secretary."  

In 2020, the actor played Whitman on season three of HBO's "Westworld" and portrayed Frank in the Netflix movie "Feel the Beat."

Ryan Hansen starred as Dick Casablancas, a school bully, and later frat boy.

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Ryan Hansen as Dick Casablancas.

He was good friends with Logan. 

Hansen has kept busy with a string of movies and TV shows over the years.

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Ryan Hansen in January 2020.

In addition to starring in the "Veronica Mars" movie and season four of the show, Hansen also got his own spin-off web series called "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television." Bell and Hansen are still close friends to this day. 

Hansen has also been on "2 Broke Girls" and "Teachers." He guest-starred on "The Mindy Project," "Portlandia," and "Santa Clarita Diet."

You may have seen in him in movies like "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "CHIPS," "Bad Santa," and "Dog Days." 

In 2020, he appeared in the horror movie "Fantasy Island," which starred "Pretty Little Liars" alum Lucy Hale.

Francis Capra was Veronica's friend Weevil, who sometimes helped her solve cases.

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Francis Capra as Eli "Weevil" Navarro.

He was also the leader of a biker gang. 

Capra has continued to act, appearing on shows like "iZombie" and "NCIS: Los Angeles."

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Francis Capra on season four of "Veronica Mars."

He also guest-starred on shows like "The Strain," "Castle," "Sons of Anarchy," "Bones," and "Blue Bloods."

Capra returned as Weevil for the "Veronica Mars" movie and the show's fourth season. 

Kyle Gallner played Dick's younger brother Cassidy.

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Kyle Gallner as Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas.

He was on the show for two seasons. 

Gallner stars on the CBS All Access crime series called "Interrogation."

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Kyle Gallner in February 2020.

He portrays Eric Fisher on the show, which premiered in February 2020. 

He starred on "CSI: NY" and "Outsiders" and racked up some movies, including "Jennifer's Body," "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and "Dear White People." You may have seen him portray Bart Allen/Impulse on "Smallville," too.

Like "Veronica Mars" alums Amanda Seyfriend and Tina Majorino, Gallner was also on the HBO series "Big Love."

Next, the actor will appear in the star-studded movie "Scream 5."

Tina Majorino was Veronica's friend Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie.

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Tina Majorino as Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie.

She was a computer expert. 

Majorino starred as Florence on the CBS series "Scorpion."

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Tina Majorino in November 2018.

The series lasted for four seasons and ended in 2018.

Aside from appearing as Mac in the "Veronica Mars" film, Majorino has starred on several TV shows over the years. This includes "The Deep End," "Big Love," "Napoleon Dynamite," "True Blood," and "Grey's Anatomy."

More recently, she appeared on the Hulu series "Into the Dark."

Chris Lowell joined the series on the third season as Stosh "Piz" Piznarski, Wallace's college roommate.

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Chris Lowell on season three, episode one of "Veronica Mars."

He hosted a radio show at Hearst College. 

Lowell currently plays Bash on Netflix's "GLOW."

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Chris Lowell in August 2019.

The show will conclude with its upcoming fourth season. 

After season three of "Veronica Mars" wrapped, Lowell went on to play Stuart Whitworth in the 2011 movie "The Help." He also starred on "Private Practice" and reprised his role as Piz for the 2014 "Veronica Mars" movie. 

Tessa Thompson joined the show on the second season as Jackie Cook, who dated Wallace.

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Tessa Thompson as Jackie Cook.

She left at the end of the season. 

Thompson's career has soared since her brief stint on "Veronica Mars" and she's now a Marvel star.

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Tessa Thompson in March 2020.

Her movie credits include "Dear White People," "Selma," "Creed," "Thor: Ragnarok," and "Sorry to Bother You."

In 2019, she reprised her Marvel role as Valkyrie for "Avengers: Endgame" and starred alongside Chris Hemsworth in "Men in Black: International."

Thompson will return as Valkryie in the upcoming "Thor" sequel called "Thor: Love and Thunder."

She also voiced Lady in the live-action remake of "Lady and the Tramp," which was released on Disney Plus in 2019. 

You may also recognize Thompson for her role as Charlotte Hale on "Westworld."

Michael Muhney played Don Lamb for three seasons.

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Michael Muhney as Don Lamb.

He was the sheriff. 

Muhney is best known now for starring on "The Young and the Restless."

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Michael Muhney on "The Good Doctor."

He was also on a 2017 episode of "The Good Doctor." In the past few years, Muhney has starred in movies like "Search Engines," "The Track," and "Act Your Age."

Julie Gonzalo was on the third season as Mac's college roommate.

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Julie Gonzalo on season three of "Veronica Mars."

She was Mac's roommate. 

Gonzalo reprised her role as Parker for the season four finale of "Veronica Mars."

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Julie Gonzalo in March 2019.

Gonzalo previously starred as Rebecca on the "Dallas" reboot. She has guest-starred on several well-known shows, like "Grey's Anatomy," "Lucifer," "CSI: Miami," and "Castle."

She joined The CW's "Supergirl" during season five, portraying Andrea Rojas/Acrata.

Krysten Ritter was on the second season of the show as Gia Goodman.

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Krysten Ritter as Gia Goodman.

She transferred to the same high school as Veronica and her friends.

Ritter is known for her role as the titular character on Netflix's "Jessica Jones."

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Krysten Ritter in May 2019.

The Marvel show lasted for three seasons.

The actress also starred on "Gilmore Girls," "Breaking Bad," and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23." In addition, Ritter has appeared in movies like "Search Party" and "The Hero," plus the "Veronica Mars" film.

She reprised her "Breaking Bad" role as Jane for a 2019 film sequel called "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie." Ritter appeared in a flashback. 

Max Greenfield starred as a deputy named Leo D’Amato.

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Max Greenfield on season one of "Veronica Mars."

He briefly dated Veronica.

These days, Greenfield is recognized for his role as Schmidt on "New Girl."

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Max Greenfield in August 2019.

The hit show lasted for seven seasons on Fox. 

In addition to reprising his role as Leo for season four of "Veronica Mars," Greenfield stars alongside Cedric the Entertainer on a CBS sitcom called "The Neighborhood."

You may have also seen him on "A Series of Unfortunate Events," "American Crime Story," "American Horror Story," and "Ugly Betty."

 

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