What the Cast of “Married... with Children” Looks Like Now and What They’re Up To
With 11 seasons and 259 episodes, Married... with Children is one of the longest-running sitcoms ever. 35 years ago, the series had us glued to the screen, leaving us curious to find out what was going to happen next to the Bundy family and their neighbors. In 1997, the last episode of Married... with Children aired, and we couldn’t help but wonder what the cast looks like today and what they’re doing with their lives.
1. Al Bundy portrayed by Ed O’Neill
Ed O’Neill is 76 years old now, and as we can see, he’s not planning to retire just yet. After Married... with Children, he showed up in a few shows, but playing the role of Jay Pritchett in Modern Family was another significant career accomplishment for him, as he earned 3 Emmy nominations and 4 Screen Actors Guild Awards for it.
An interesting fact about O’Neill is that in 2007, after 22 years of training, he earned a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He considers this the greatest achievement of his life, apart from his 2 children that he shares with his wife, Catherine Rusoff.
2. Peggy Bundy portrayed by Katey Sagal
Even though she played a lazy wife in Married... with Children, she definitely isn’t that way when it comes to her career. After the series ended, Katey Sagal starred in many shows, and 8 Simple Rules, Sons of Anarchy, and The Conners are her most significant ones.
In 2004, she married her third husband, Kurt Sutter, the writer and producer of Sons of Anarchy, and in 2007, they welcomed their daughter.
3. Kelly Bundy portrayed by Christina Applegate
Married... with Children was a stepping stone that opened huge career opportunities for Christina Applegate. She starred in many popular movies, like Anchorman and Bad Moms, and on TV shows, like Samantha Who? and Dead to Me.
Throughout the years, Applegate has faced (and is currently facing) a lot of medical challenges. She survived breast cancer in 2008 and recently revealed that she’s been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
In 2013, some years after they welcomed their daughter, Applegate married Martyn LeNoble, and they are still happily together.
4. Bud Bundy portrayed by David Faustino
David Faustino was only 13 years old when he appeared in Married... with Children for the first time. Apart from starring in many movies and shows, he’s done a lot of voice work as well.
He was married to actress Andrea Elmer, but they ended it after 3 years together. He’s now happily engaged to Lindsay Bronson and they share one daughter together.
5. Marcy D’Arcy portrayed by Amanda Bearse
Amanda Bearse kind of ended her acting career after Married... with Children so she could be taken seriously as a director. She directed some of the most popular shows, including The Jamie Foxx Show, Reba, and MadTV.
Then she put her career on hold so she could take care of her adopted daughter, Zoe.
6. Jefferson D’Arcy portrayed by Ted McGinley
Ted McGinley’s most iconic roles after starring in Married... with Children were on Sport’s Night and Hope & Faith, but he also often guest-starred on various TV shows.
He’s also been married to his wife, Gigi Rice, since 1991, with whom he shares 2 children.
Who was your favorite character on Married... with Children?