Hey! Whatever Happened to the Cast of 'Chuck'?
Zachary Levi — The post-Chuck life hasn’t been as remarkable as one might have imagined for a guy that seemed poised to be the next big thing. So far, he’s not even the next Lee Pace. He had a small role in Thor: The Dark World, and has starred in a Yahoo web series (Tiny Commandos) and a couple of TV movies, but he’s yet to really find a comeback project. Levin, of late, is probably most popular for generating some controversy by crowd-funding $1 million to throw a party at Comic Con (though, to be fair, each panel will raise $6,000 for Operation Smile).
Yvonne Strahovski — Strahovski has easily has the best post-Chuck career of the bunch, landing a long two-season arc in some of the worst episodes of Dexter during its eight seasons, and she also had a major role in 4: Live Another Day. There’s even talk of 24 continuing with her instead of Jack Bauer. Her big shot in the movie world, I, Frankenstein, as he love interest to Aaron Eckhart’s character, unfortunately was almost immediately forgotten. However, she did have a small, but memorable turn on Louie.
Joshua Gomez — Aw, man: The guy who played Morgan Grimes hasn’t even been able to rustle up much even in the way of Seth Green spillover. He’s had two TV show appearances, and is scheduled to appear in a TV movie Ellen More or Less about a guy who loses a ton of weight and reinvents himself. My guess, however, is that the movie will be in limbo for some time since it was set to be directed by Peyton Reed, who has taken over as director of Ant Man. I’m guessing that Gomez spends a lot of time at fan conventions.
Vik Sahay — Sahay, who played Lester Patel and one-half of the rock superstar Gods Jeffster, is bouncing around with bit roles on the occasional episode of TV. He’s done very little of note, however.
Scott Krinsky — The most high profie think that Krisnsky, who played the other half of Jeffster, has done since Chuck is to play Tribesman Awanata in a movie called American Idiots, which has zero reviews on Rotten Tomatoes but has scored a 2.2 with 536 IMDB users. That’s bad.
Sarah Lancaster — The lovely Ms. Lancaster has appeared in four TV movies since Chuck, and they all look as though they aired on Lifetime or something equivalent. However, Mrs. Captain Awesome has just landed a recurring role on Lifetime’s series, Witches of East End.
Adam Baldwin — We all loved him in Firefly. We all loved him on Chuck, and we all dislike him on Twitter. The conservative nutjob is doing just fine, though, playing Adam Baldwin characters in Law and Order: SVU and as a series regular in this summer’s dreadful The Last Ship, otherwise known as The Stand for morons.
Ryan McPartlin — Captain Awesome deserves more than bit parts in Playing for Keeps and Hart of Dixie, but so far, his post-Chuck career has not been that awesome. The good news is, he still gets consistent work, just not in places we’re likely to see him. I feel like Parker Young (Suburgatory, Enlisted) took over his career.
Mark Christopher Lawrence — The man who played Big Mike hasn’t had a huge career since Chuck. In fact, his biggest role is a bit part in a Shannen Doherty horror movie called Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys.
Bonita Friedericy — Friedericy is doing fine. She gets consistent work, mostly in things we haven’t seen, and she’s married to another familiar but not famous actor, John Billingsley. They make a lovely couple.