It's been over a decade since the hit Family Channel series Life with Derek came to an end, but the show has received a lot of attention on Twitter lately. With the show suddenly stirring up a lot of buzz, what better time than right now to take a look at what the Life with Derek cast in 2020 looks like, and what they've been up to recently!
The reason for the show's sudden resurfacing has something to do with a certain scene in the show where step-siblings Derek and Casey have an awkward conversation that led to some questions from fans.
“You are the most annoying brother,” Casey says. Derek is quick to cut her off and remind her that he’s her stepbrother, to which Casey replies, “same difference.” Derek responds with a “yeah, right” and the two proceed to stare at one another for a few seconds.
Leggat and Seater also recently responded to the Twitter comments, with Leggat admitting that she still ships a relationship between Derek and Casey all these years later.
For the most part, the former Family Channel actors have gone on to have successful careers, with many of them reuniting on shows like Degrassi: The Next Generation and Murdoch Mysteries over the years. We may not have gotten an actual McDonald-Venturi family reunion, but we'll take what we can get.
Daniel Magder // Edwin Venturi
After Life with Derek, Daniel Magder went on to play a few roles here and there. According to The Eyeopener, the actor spends most of his time hosting trivia nights at the Ram in the Rye. From the looks of his Instagram, the star also studied Radio at Humber College.
John Ralston // George Venturi
According to IB Times, Ralston has stayed booked and busy since 2010. His credits include shows like Bomb Girls, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Street Legal, and Workin’ Moms.
Jordan Todosey // Lizzie McDonald
After playing the role of Lizzie on Life with Derek, Jordan Todosey went on to star in Degrassi: The Next Generation as a transgender teen named Adam. She’s still booking gigs quite frequently according to IMDb and can be seen in shows and movies like Between, Hudson & Rex, and The Marijuana Conspiracy.
Michael Seater // Derek Venturi
Life with Derek recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, but the show’s lead character hasn’t hung up his acting hat quite yet. Over the years, Michael Seater has appeared in 18 to Life, Bomb Girls, and Murdoch Mysteries according to IB Times.
Ariel Waller // Marti Venturi
Ariel Waller is much harder to track down online than her former co-stars, and from the looks of her IMDb page, the actress turned away from the camera after starring in Life with Derek.
Ashley Leggat // Casey McDonald
Thirty-three-year-old Ashley Leggat has made a few TV appearances over the years, including Totally Amp’d, Murdoch Mysteries, Criminal Minds, and Suits, among others. According to IMDb, she married Canadian hockey player Jeremy Williams in 2011, and the pair has two daughters together.
Joy Tanner // Nora McDonald
Joy Tanner, who played the matriarch of the McDonald-Venturi family, also went on to play a role in Degrassi: The Next Generation after the show ended. Other than that, her IMDb shows that she’s appeared in several Hallmark movies and TV shows like Saving Hope, In Contempt, and Private Eyes, among others