We all loved it. We were all scared of it, and watched timidly from beneath a blanket. It was our version of Tales From The Crypt, because our parents didn’t allow us to watch that. And it ruled Saturday night Nickelodeon also known as Snick. It was on during a simpler time of TV, back when Pete and Pete, Hey Dude, and Salute Your Shorts were all still on the air. I’m talking about Are You Afraid of the Dark, if you hadn’t guessed. But I am here to answer the question that has been on all our minds, where are they now?
We all knew him as Gary, the fearless leader of the first Midnight Society. After Are you Afraid of the Dark, he went on to star as Chris Shepard on Student Bodies, as well as appearing in an episode of Stargate Atlantis. But what’s he doing now? Well he went and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto. He is currently working as a weatherman for A Channel London, in London, Ontario.
She played Kiki, another member of the Midnight Society. In 1996 she got the role of Francine Frensky in the animated TV series Arthur on PBS. She has also been in Vampire High, Undressed, and Fries With That. And here comes the fact that will really throw you for a loop: She has released two R&B albums!
Daniel was cast as Tucker on Are You Afraid of The Dark in 1993. He was also in the second incarnation of the Midnight Society that aired from 1999-2000. After the Midnight Society was no more, he went on to have a very lucrative film career. He has appeared in over 30 films to date, including most recently appearing in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.
Joining the cast as Samantha in 1993, Joanna Garcia is currently most well known for starring as Cheyenne in the CW show Reba. Other notable appearances included Seaquest DSV, Party of Five, and Freaks and Geeks. On December 11th, 2010 Joanna married Yankee’s outfielder Nick Swisher.
I had such a crush on Rachel’s character Kristen growing up. Since appearing on Are You Afraid of The Dark, Rachel has gone on to play Cher Horwitz on the television series Clueless. She has also starred in the Peep Show, and played Bret’s girlfriend Sally on Flight of the Conchords. She also appeared in Snakes on a Plane, Without a Paddle, and most recently Daydream Nation.
Jacob appeared as Eric in the first incarnation of the Midnight Society, but only for one season (from 1991-1992.) He currently works as a director, screenwriter and actor. His most recent films include, The Trotsky and Good Neighbours, both of which he wrote and directed. Incidentally The Trotsky starred another Are You Afraid of the Dark alumni, Jay Baruchel.
Appearing in the second incarnation of the Midnight Society, Elisha Cuthbert is another cast member that went on to have a lucrative career. She appeared in Old School, The Girl Next Door, the television series 24, and most recently He Was A Quiet Man, Guns and the Six Wives of Henry Lefay.
Although they weren’t stars of the Midnight Society, here’s a list of some guest stars who went on to great careers.
Starred in the short-lived Apatow series Undeclared, as well as appearing numerous other films including starring in the 2010 comedy She’s Out of My League.
Or as I like to call him “The Butcher of Star Wars.”
Went on to do Firefly and Serenity.
All you ladies loved him in The Notebook, or you balled your eyes out at him as an addict in Half-Nelson.
Also known as E’s wife on Entourage.
You saw her boobs, and watched her make out with Denise Richards in Wild Things.
He was the awesome Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World.
Well, wasn’t that just nostalgic. It wasn’t all the cast members, but it was the ones that we all loved. Whether you were in your late teens or were just a young kid when Are You Afraid of the Dark was on, you were probably scared at least once by that show. Especially the Dollhouse episode. I don’t know a single person who wasn’t scared of that episode.