Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a criminally underrated TV sitcom, graced our screens from 2015 to 2019. The show followed the journey of Rebecca Bunch, a disillusioned attorney who abandons her high-stress New York job to chase her ex-boyfriend to West Covina, California. Despite critical acclaim, the series struggled with ratings throughout its four-year run. However, it has since amassed a cult following, and its catchy tunes continue to be streamed on Spotify and YouTube. Curious about what the talented cast has been up to since the show’s conclusion? Read on for an update on the main cast members of The CW’s comedy-musical series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Rachel Bloom: From YouTube Sensation to Voice Acting and Beyond
Rachel Bloom, the creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, portrayed Rebecca Bunch, a corporate lawyer who impulsively relocates to California to pursue a teenage crush. Bloom’s performance earned her numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a TCA Award, a Critics’ Choice Television Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Interestingly, Bloom first gained fame as a YouTuber, showcasing her singing and songwriting talents in comedy music videos. Since the show’s end, she has lent her voice to various animated series, including The Simpsons, Muppet Babies, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Vampirina, and Close Enough. Bloom also narrated an episode of the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary series Explained and is set to star in an upcoming Hulu comedy series titled Reboot.
Vincent Rodriguez: From Josh Chan to Amazon Prime’s Romantic Comedy Lead
Vincent Rodriguez portrayed Josh Chan, Rebecca’s ex-boyfriend and the object of her cross-country pursuit. After Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rodriguez secured a recurring role in the 2019 Netflix show Insatiable as Detective Rudy Cruz. More recently, he landed a lead role in the romantic comedy series With Love on Amazon Prime Video. In an interview with CAA Media, Rodriguez discussed Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s strong cult following and the show’s impact on television diversity.
Santino Fontana and Skylar Astin: The Two Faces of Greg Serrano
Santino Fontana played Greg Serrano in the first two seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. After leaving the show, Fontana appeared in the crime drama series Shades of Blue and recently joined the hit comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Skylar Astin, best known for his roles in Pitch Perfect and its sequel, took over as Serrano in Season 4. Post-show, Astin has lent his voice to the animated TV series Trolls: TrollsTopia and starred in the comedy-musical TV series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, which was unfortunately canceled after two seasons.
Donna Lynne Champlin: From Broadway Veteran to TV Drama
Donna Lynne Champlin portrayed Rebecca’s best friend, Paula Proctor, in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. A Broadway veteran, Champlin has appeared in numerous theater productions. After her four-season stint on the show, she landed a lead role in the short-lived series Another Period and recently appeared in the critically acclaimed anthology drama series The First Lady as political aide Melissa Winter. She has also appeared in films such as Downsizing, Yes, God, Yes, and Feel the Beat.
Pete Gardner: From Darryl Whitefeather to HBO’s Pirate Comedy
Peter Gardner played Darryl Whitefeather, Rebecca’s new boss in California, in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. A comedy veteran who once mentored Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Gardner currently appears in HBO’s Our Flag Means Death.
Vella Lovell: From Heather Davis to Rising TV Star
Vella Lovell portrayed Heather Davis, Rebecca’s roommate and friend, in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. After a few guest spots on TV shows, she landed a lead role in 2021’s Mr. Mayor as Mikaela Shaw and appeared in the 2022 series As We See It. Lovell is set to appear in the upcoming TV show Speed of Life, currently in post-production.
Gabrielle Ruiz: From Valencia Perez to Voice Acting
Gabrielle Ruiz played Valencia Perez, Josh Chan’s ex-girlfriend and Rebecca’s unlikely friend, in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Since the show’s conclusion, Ruiz has appeared in episodes of shows like Alone Together, Modern Family, Better Things, and Mr. Mayor, alongside her former co-star Vella Lovell. She currently works on Spidey and His Amazing Friends, providing the voice for Rio Morales.
Scott Michael Foster and David Hull: From Love Interests to Thrilling TV Roles
Scott Michael Foster portrayed Nathaniel Plimpton III in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a successful lawyer who initially clashes with Rebecca before becoming her love interest. Foster currently has a recurring role in the Netflix series You as Ryan Goodwin. David Hull played White Josh in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and has since appeared in TV shows such as Insecure, Wisdom of the Crowd, Into the Dark, and most recently, Dear White People.
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