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They were the best ensemble cast on television since “Cheers.” But whereas the “Cheers” cast retreated to mediocre sitcoms, Scientology and hemp-promotion, the “Freaks and Geeks” cast has a bright future ahead.
Linda Cardellini (Lindsay)
On the tube: The ’30s Hollywood soap “The Lot” (AMC)
In theaters: The Reese Witherspoon comedy “Legally Blonde”; “Stealing Sanford,” comedy with Jason Lee and Tom Green (spring 2002); Velma in “Scooby-Doo” (summer 2002); “The Unsaid,” thriller
James Franco (Daniel)
On the tube: James Dean in TNT biopic
In theaters: “Deuces Wild,” gang drama with Matt Dillon and Stephen Dorff; “City by the Sea,” crime drama with Robert DeNiro (this fall); Spidey-rival Harry Osborn in “Spider-Man” (summer 2002)
Busy Philipps (Kim)

On the tube: Two MTV movies—drama “Anatomy of a Hate Crime” (2000) and comedy “Spring Break Lawyer” (March 2001)
In theaters: “The Smokers,” teen drama

Seth Rogen (Ken)

On the tube: Ron in “Undeclared” (FOX, this fall; see interview with Judd Apatow page 10); also writing for the show

Jason Segel (Nick)

On the tube: “North Hollywood,” comedy pilot (possibly this fall on ABC)
In theaters: “Slackers,” comedy starring Jason “Rushmore” Schwartzman (2001)

John Francis Daley (Sam)

On the tube: “The Geena Davis Show” (ABC); Recurring guest spot on “Boston Public” (Fox); “The Kennedys,” family sitcom starring Randy Quaid (possibly this fall on CBS)

Samm Levine (Neal)

On the tube: Guest spots on “Ed,” “Just Shoot Me” (NBC); “Bette,” “Yes, Dear” (CBS); “Spin City” (ABC)
In theaters: Member of the “virgin posse” in comedy “Not Another Teen Movie”

Martin Starr (Bill)

On the tube: Guest spots on “Ed” (NBC); “Normal, Ohio” (FOX)
In theaters: Teen comedy “Cheaters”—he plays the guy who can write really small (this fall)

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