Released in 1999, the obscene teen comedy became an instant classic with its story of a group of friends on the verge of graduation who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. The film began the careers of several of its cast members (and released three sequels and a series of direct spin-offs to video), and now 14 years later we take a trip back down memory lane to see where they were then, and what they’re doing now.
Jason Biggs, Jim Levenstein
Universal/Getty Images Then: Before playing Jim, the protagonist of the films, Jason Biggs appeared on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. Now: Biggs reunited with his American Pie co-star, Mena Suvari, in the indie comedy, “Loser’ in 2000. In 2001, he made a cameo appearance in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, which also featured Seann William Scott and Shannon Elizabeth. Another reunion: he currently stars with Natasha Lyonne in the original Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black. ‘
Chris Klein, Chris “Oz” Ostreicher
Universal/Getty Images Then: Chris Klein made his big-screen debut in two films in 1999: “American Pie’ as Oz, the athlete who joins the chorus to get a pretty girl, and in [ Election’ with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Klein recently met with fellow American Pie cast members for the fourth and final film, “American Reunion’, and has a recurring role in the FX dark comedy series, “Wilfred. ’
Thomas Ian Nicholas, Kevin Myers
Universal/Getty Images Then: Former child and teen star Thomas Ian Nicholas had appeared in films such as ‘A Kid in King Arthur’s Court’ and ‘”Rookie of the Year’ before joining the cast of ‘”American Pie’ as Kevin. Now: Thomas Ian Nicholas appeared in the three sequels to American Pie and in the films Please Give and The Chicago 8 – in the latter he played the revolutionary legend Abbie Hoffman. Nicholas is also a professional musician and released his third album in 2012.
Eddie Kaye Thomas, Paul Finch
Universal/Getty Images So: Eddie Kaye Thomas had his big break starring as eccentric high school student Paul Finch on American Pie. ‘ Now: Thomas appeared in the three sequels, and was a lead actor in the Fox comedy “Til Death. ‘ recently appeared in the film ‘Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden. ‘