In addition to his voice roles in A Bug’s Life, Monsters University, and the Prep & Landing series, Foley has appeared in the TV shows Hot in Cleveland, Dr. Ken, and The Middle. News broke earlier this month that he and his fellow Kids in the Hall alums will reunite for an Amazon revival of the sketch comedy show.
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Stephen Root (Jimmy James)
Root might be best known for his role as the mumbling Milton Waddams in the film Office Space, but he’s also had sizable roles in the TV shows Boardwalk Empire, Justified, The Man in the High Castle, and Barry.
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Andy Dick (Matthew Brock)
Unfortunately, Dick’s career is often upstaged by his legal troubles, but his latest TV gigs include roles on Comedy Bang! Bang!, 2 Broke Girls, Love, Sense8, and Animals.
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Maura Tierney (Lisa Miller)
Tierney segued from NewsRadio to her Emmy-nominated role as Dr. Abby Lockhart on ER. After spending 10 years on the medical drama, she recurred on Rescue Me and starred in the short-lived The Whole Truth before playing Helen Solloway in The Affair, a performance that earned her a Golden Globe. Next up, she’ll costar with Jeff Daniels in the Showtime drama Rust.
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Vicki Lewis (Beth)
On the big screen, Lewis voiced Deb and Flo in Finding Nemo and its sequel, Finding Dory. On Broadway, she played Velma Kelly in Chicago and Countess Lily in Anastasia. And on TV, she has had roles in How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Angie Tribeca, and The Blacklist.
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Joe Rogan (Joe Garrelli)
Following NewsRadio, Rogan hosted the reality competition Fear Factor, continued his standup comedy career, provided commentary on Ultimate Fighting Champion matches, and launched the podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.
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Khandi Alexander (Catherine Duke)
Alexander played Dr. Alexx Woods in CSI: Miami, starring on the CBS procedural for its first six seasons. She also starred on Treme as LaDonna Batiste-Williams and played Olivia Pope’s mother in an Emmy-nominated Scandal role. More recently, she portrayed Toni Morrison in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 and guest-starred on SEAL Team.
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Jon Lovitz (Max Louis)
Lovitz, who starred on Saturday Night Live before his NewsRadio stint, went on to recur on Friends and Hot in Cleveland, compete in The New Celebrity Apprentice and The $100,000 Pyramid, and voice characters in The Simpsons and the Hotel Transylvania series. Earlier this year, he returned to SNL to play real-life attorney Alan Dershowitz.
Long live WNYX! NewsRadio, an NBC sitcom set at a hijinks-heavy AM radio station, turns 25 this month, having premiered on March 21, 1995. And even all these years later, its legacy looms large. In fact, in 2015, Vox’s Emily Todd VanDerWerff declared NewsRadio“the best sitcom of the 1990s.”
“It’s a show that’s at once deliberately classical, engaged with and appreciative of TV history, but also free-form and loose,” VanDerWerff wrote. “It turns one of the most low-concept premises ever — here are some funny people who work in a New York City radio station — into big laughs and (dare I say it?) high art.”
These series may be over, but they will stream on our devices (and in our hearts) forever.
To mark its 25th anniversary, we’re checking in on the careers of the NewsRadio cast — everyone except, tragically, Phil Hartman (Bill McNeal), who died in 1998. Flip through the slides above to get updates for the other NewsRadio alums.