American Pie is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, crossbow hits of all time. The film franchise has marked generations and explicit humor has entertained young people since the 1990s.
The franchise’s history began in 1999, with the film American Pie: The First Time is Unforgettable. With the same cast, two more features were released in the sequel, until the franchise began to explore other stories, but all in the same crossbow universe and with some references to the initial trilogy.
More recently, in 2012, American Pie: The Reunion was released, bringing the original characters back into history nearly 10 years after the third film. Today, almost 10 years after the release of the last movie with the original cast of American Pie, check out the actors and actresses in the movies!
Eugene Levy – Noah Levenstein
Eugene Levy was a very strong name for the series, being the actor who most appeared in American Pie productions, being part of eight films in the franchise. After American Pie: The Reunion, Levy decided to pursue a career in television productions.
His first big attempt was already a success. Eugene Levy is the creator, screenwriter, executive producer and protagonist of the CBC series Schitt’s Creek. The show earned him the Emmy for Best Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Comedy Series for the character Johnny Rose.
Tara Reid – Vicky Latum
After drawing a lot of attention in American Pie, mainly for its exuberant beauty, Reid participated in some other comedies and slapsticks, such as The Chef’s Daughter, The Bowling Kings, Saideira and the Sharknado franchise.
In 2021, Reid’s physical appearance became the target of unpleasant comments on Instagram. After posting some photos in a bikini, in which she appeared thinner, people began to inquire about the actress’ health and ordered her to eat something. This made Tara Reid start to take a stand and ask for respect on social media.
Chris Klein – Christopher “Oz”
After the franchise, the main heartthrob of American Pie, Chris Klein, made an almost entire film career focused on romantic comedies and slapsticks, being part of the cast of feature films such as Anonymous Authors, Almost Virgins, Just Friends and the two Heat Banks.
In the television world, the actor’s appearances are a little different. Since 2020, he has played the role of Bill Townsend in Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias series. In addition, Klein has played Cicada in The CW’s The Flash, and Drew in FX’s Wilfred.
Thomas Ian Nicholas – Kevin Myers
Along with his appearance in the American Pie franchise, Thomas Ian Nicholas enjoyed a successful career in the transition from the 1990s to the 2000s, also starring in other films such as Champion’s Dream, A Boy at King Arthur’s Court and Halloween: A Resurrection.
He currently works as an actor and singer. He lent the voice to the animated film A Wolf in a Lamb’s Skin and was cast in the Red Band Society series. In 2020, the actor starred in the movie Adverse and also released the song Home Life.
Eddie Kaye Thomas – Paul Finch
Eddie Kaye Thomas is the franchise’s most-acting actor after American Pie. A Collider survey estimated that he was featured in 33 feature films and 28 television shows after the slapstick comedy classic. The actor’s resume has some very interesting productions.
He has lent a voice to Barry Robinson since Season 1 of American Dad!. In addition, Thomas was part of the main cast of Scorpion and had a guest appearance in the 3rd season of This Is Us. He also starred in the movies Most Wanted Man in the World, Freaky Dawn, Encounter in the Dark and many others.
Jason Biggs – Jim Levenstein
Starring in the initial trilogy, Jason Biggs made a name for himself during all three films in the franchise. After American Pie, he has featured prominently in other comedies, such as O Sucker, Amor or Amizade, Infernal Woman and Equal to Everything in Life. He also appeared in Orange is The New Black and lent the voice to the animated Ninja Turtles.
One of the biggest frustrations in the actor’s career was turning down the role of Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother to continue working in film. Biggs is currently the host of Cherries Wild, a FOX and Hulu game show, and E!’s Cash At Your Door TV show. He is also the protagonist of FOX’s Outmatched series.
Alyson Hannigan – Michelle Flaherty
Unlike Biggs, Alyson Hannigan didn’t flinch and accepted the role of Lily in How I Met Your Mother. The opportunity made her engage in another great success soon after. However, the actress did not stand out in major productions other than the series and the movie franchise.
Hannigan starred in the comedies An Unromantic Comedy and Love, Happiness or Marriage. In addition, she has appeared on the series That ’70s Show, The Simpsons, American Dad! and Veronica Mars. Most recently, she was part of the Penn & Teller: Fool Us show, appearing in 26 episodes.