I started watching the cult classic television show Freaks and Geeks not too long ago. I suppose if you’re a house fly it was a really long time ago. Don’t they live like a day? What’s the point in their existence? Throughout watching it there were many faces I recognized and some I didn’t, looked up anyway, and was amazed at who it was. Here’s the master list as well as a movie or television role. Don’t go telling me I forgot they were in something because I’m really not about to start listing out every movie Samm Levine was in.
I’m going to forego James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel because they are popular enough where you will be more surprised they were on Freaks and Geeks.
Linda Cardellini as Lindsay Weir
Also in the Scooby Doo live action films as Velma
John Francis Daley as Sam Weir
Was the new guy in Waiting who spent most of the movie watching a training video. He also wrote Horrible Bosses.
Samm Levine as Neal Schweiber
Look, he was that Asian thing in Not Another Teen Movie
Martin Starr as Bill Haverchuck
He was the creepy guy from Knocked Up that nobody really recognized in their group of friends
Busy Phillips as Kim Kelly
In a bunch of movies only girls watch and Cougar Town
Tom Wilson as Coach Fredericks
Chauncey Leopardi as the Geek’s biggest tormenter Alan White
He started off as Squints from The Sandlot
Shaun Weiss played a character named Sean, a wiseass seen in a few episodes
He’s better known by one name, Goldberg
Joanna Garcia as Vicki Appleby the popular cheerleader
She started off as Sam from Are You Afraid of the Dark? For you southerners, you may remember her from Reba as well.
Ben Foster as a handicap student named Eli
He started in the first ever Disney Channel original series Flash Forward and was the bad guy in 3:10 to Yuma
David Krumholtz as Barry Schweiber
You may know him better as Goldstein from the Harold and Kumar movies
Alex Breckenridge as mathlete Shelly Weaver
I first saw her naked in True Blood where I took a picture for my phone to send to people at awkward times. She’s also in American Horror Story and has a big role, but I haven’t watched that yet and am afraid of reading spoilers.
Shia Labeouf as Herbert the school’s mascot
Now the star of Eagle Eye…? You know who he is
Rashida Jones as Karen Scarfolli
Quincy Jones’s daughter has gone on to be on The Office and a few other things that Maya Rudolph wasn’t pretty enough to do
Alexander Gould as the boy Lindsay babysits for
He grew up to be the lunatic youngest son on Weeds Shane
In addition to these there were appearances by more established individuals like Ben Stiller, Jason Schwartzman, and Leslie Mann. How did Leslie Mann get onto this show? Oh right. She married Judd Apatow and he writes movie roles for her now. She also uses CGI boobs in movies so don’t get too excited.