Where Are the Kid Stars From Soleil Moon Frye’s ‘kid 90’ Documentary Today?

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Punky Brewster star Soleil Moon Frye grew up not just in front of the camera, but with a camera in hand. And now she has turned her 1990s-era camcorder videos into the new Hulu documentary kid 90, dropping March 12. The film chronicles her childhood stardom as well as the lives of other young Hollywood stars of the era.

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Some celebrities featured in kid 90 have sadly since passed away — Kids star Justin Pierce died in 2000, for example, and seaQuest DSV actor Jonathan Brandis died three years later — but many others are still in the spotlight today.

Below, we round up career updates for Frye and other kid 90 subjects, including Brian Austin Green, Jenny Lewis, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

kid 90, Streaming Premiere, Friday, March 12, Hulu

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David Arquette

Then: After roles on the TV shows The Outsiders and Parenthood, Arquette made a breakout turn as deputy sheriff Dewey Riley in the 1996 slasher film Scream (and later married costar Courteney Cox).

Now: Arquette has left his acting career for the world of professional wrestling, as seen in the 2020 documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette. He will, however, return to his most famous role in the upcoming big screen Scream reboot.

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Stephen Dorff

Then: As a young actor, Dorff starred in the TV show What a Dummy and the films The Gate and The Power of One.

Now: After starring in the third seasons of HBO’s True Detective, Dorff led the cast of the one-and-done Fox procedural Deputy last year.


Soleil Moon Frye

Then: On the four-season, NBC/syndicated sitcom Punky Brewster, Frye starred as the title character, an affable kid who finds a new family after being abandoned in a shopping center.

Now: In addition to her role as kid 90 director and producer, Frye is currently starring in Peacock’s Punky Brewster reboot, with fellow ‘90s star Freddie Prinze Jr. playing her character’s ex.

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Balthazar Getty

Then: Getty led the cast of the 1990 film Lord of the Flies before appearing in the movies Young Guns II, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, and Red Hot.

Now: Getty has three films in the pipeline, including the Vincent D’OnofrioForest Whitaker thriller A Fall From Grace.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Then: Gosselaar was then, as he is now, best known for playing high schooler Zack Morris on the NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell (and its spinoffs and TV movies).

Now: The actor returned to the role of Zack in Peacock’s 2020 reboot of Saved by the Bell, and he also stars as patriarch Paul Jackson on ABC’s Black-ish spinoff, Mixed-ish.

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Brian Austin Green

Then: Green had a recurring part on the CBS primetime soap Knots Landing before hitting the big time with his role as high schooler David Silver on the Fox teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210.

Now: After competing in Fox’s The Masked Singer in 2020, Green now sits on the celebrity panel for spinoff The Masked Dancer.

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Jenny Lewis

Then: During her days as a child actor, Lewis starred in the films Troop Beverly Hills and The Wizard and the CBS sitcom Brooklyn Bridge.

Now: A former member of the indie rock band Rilo Kiley, Lewis now has a solo music career as a singer-songwriter. Her most recent album, 2019’s On the Line, reached No. 34 on the Billboard 200.

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