Smith was a screen vet long before “That 70s Show” came calling. Three of his most successful movies even before the show are “RoboCop,” “Rambo III,” and “Dead Poets Society.”
After the show ended, Smith quickly earned roles on shows like “24,” “Agent Carter,” and the Amazon show “Patriot.” He guest-starred on “The Ranch” and “Future Man,” appeared on the Netflix show “Jupiter’s Legacy,” and is reuniting with his on-screen wife Debra Jo Rupp to be a married couple once again on an ABC comedy pilot. He’s also provided his voice as Gotham police commish Jim Gordon.
Wilmer Valderrama Now
Valderrama won a Teen Choice Award in 2005 for TV Sidekick and won another the next year for TV comedy actor. He's had roles on “Grey's Anatomy,” “Raising Hope,” “NCIS,” and also in Spielberg's film “Minority Report.” He's also provided his voice to a number of roles, including the animated film “Charming,” in which he played the titular prince.
He was in a relationship with Demi Lovato for several years, and he is now engaged to Amanda Pacheco. The couple welcomed their first child in February of 2021. “That 70s Show” was his very first acting role.
Kurtwood Smith as Reginald “Red” Forman
This man of many memes remains one of the most beloved members of the cast. His frequent threats to put his foot somewhere specific paint him as a stern father to Eric, but ultimately, Red displays fatherly qualities, even if he does do it in his own unique way.
Red struggles to keep his wife Kitty grounded and mostly succeeds, and he also struggles to give his kids good lives, no matter how much they seem to want to ignore his well-meaning advice. He loves America, the Packers, and you'd better be careful not to disparage either in his presence.
Debra Jo Rupp as Katherine “Kitty” Forman
When Kitty and Red met at a USO dance, it was love at first sight. Though Kitty attempts to be as cheerful as possible, her son's snark, her daughter's obvious disdain for her, the stress of being a hospital nurse, and having to live with Red (though there are good parts) keeps her high-strung.
She's a great cook, and often expresses her emotions by cooking, such as adding lots of liquor when she's worried about something. Which is often. She's a kind woman who is a mother to all of Eric's friends.
Debra Jo Rupp Now
Debra Jo Rupp was already a familiar face on TV when the show began. If you're a fan of nineties sitcoms, you might recognize her as Phoebe's sister-in-law on “Friends.” She showed up in the Tom Hanks movie “Big,” as well as “She's Out of My League.”
After the show ended, she joined several other cast members on “The Ranch,” played Mrs. Hart on “WandaVision,” had a recurring role on “This Is Us,” and has had oodles of other roles both in film and television. She rejoins Kurtwood Smith on a new ABC comedy pilot, once again as his wife.