Everyone's opinions are pretty undivided when it comes to how much we enjoy watching the Rose family's adventures on Schitt's Creek. The show has blown it out of the water in top TV show charts, claiming the title by TV Guide for "Best Show On TV" by and making it high up in their "25 Best Shows Of The Decade". Each character comes with a unique personality and the actors behind them have their own history that brought them to where they are today. Here's what the Schitt's Creek cast was doing before starring in the best show on TV.
If you're a fan of goofy 90's movies then you probably already know that Eugene Levy was a star in the American Pie franchise. He played Jim's Dad in all of the American Pie sequels. Levy also starred in New York Minute with the Olsen twins as Max Lomax, and was in Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Levy has honestly done a ton in the last few decades. Other notable films include Goon, Madea's Witness Protection, Like Mike, and Father of the Bride. Before becoming TV husband and wife, Levy and Catherine O'Hara were in seven movies together, including Waiting For Guffman, For Your Consideration, and A Mighty Wind.
Check out this iconic scene of Eugene Levy in American Pie.
O'Hara's most famous role is definitely starring as Kate McCallister in the first and second Home Alone movies. She also starred in Beetlejuice as Delia Deetz, and in Penelope as Jessica Wilhern. O'Hara played Mrs. Kornfeldt in Killers with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. Her other notable roles include A.C.O.D., Away We Go, A Simple Twist of Fate, and she lent her voice to A Nightmare Before Christmas.
Dan Levy got his start on MTV Live, then moving on to become co-host of The Hills: The After Show, which really amped up his fame in Canada. Like many other actors from Toronto, Levy also appeared in four episodes of the hit TV show, Degrassi: The Next Generation. In 2013, he worked with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in the film, Admission. Levy hasn't done a whole lot of acting, appearing mostly as himself on shows such as Canada's Next Top Model as a judge, and his own MTV Christmas Special.
It's hard to believe Annie Murphy didn't have a whole lot of acting experience before nailing her "Ew, David!" line. Murphy's appeared in Picture This starring Ashley Tisdale in 2008. She's also appeared in single episodes of TV shows including The Beautiful Life: TBL, Blue Mountain State, Against The Wall, and Toronto filmed Rookie Blue.
Montreal born Emily Hampshire has had a fair share of TV and film work before starring as Stevie Budd in Schitt's Creek. In 1998, she starred in a movie called Boy Meets Girl, as well as My Awkward Sexual Adventure in 2012. Her experience is mostly in Canadian films including Good Neighbours, The Trotsky, Twist, and The Life Before This. Hampshire has also made TV appearances in shows like Rookie Blue, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, and lent her voice for a season of Ruby Gloom.
We can all agree that Schitt's Creek would not be complete without the quirky airhead that is Roland Schitt. Chris Elliot is actually one of the show's few actors that isn't Canadian born. He's done a ton of film and TV roles, most notably playing Peter MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond. He also had a reoccuring role in According To Jim as Reverend Gaylord Pierson, and was in How I Met Your Mother as Lily's father. In the mid-'90s, he was in a season of Saturday Night Live, back when Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, and David Spade were all cast regulars. Elliot also starred in the show Eagleheart as Chris Monsanto. And he was in notable films including Groundhog Day, There's Something About Mary and Cabin Boy.