It’s been 10 years since we said goodbye to Ephram Brown (Gregory Smith) and his brain surgeon father, Dr. Andrew Brown (Treat Williams) as well as the rest of the Everwood characters and we still aren’t over their story. The entire series, which began in 2002 and ended in 2006 had us hooked from start to finish.
The love story between Ephram and Amy Abbott (Emily VanCamp) as well as his friendship with Bright Abbot (Chris Pratt) was at the forefront of the series as the Brown family tried to make it in the small town of Everwood, Colorado. Now that we’ve had some time to deal with the fact that we never really got to see Amy and Ephram’s “mature relationship” play out, we started thinking about what the cast of the hit show is doing now. Luckily for you, we found the answers!
Gregory Smith (Ephram Brown)
Canadian actor, Gregory Smith won our hearts as the lead on Everwood all those years ago. Ephram was smart, stubborn and a musical genius, plus he loved Amy, so we loved him. Once he left behind The WB series, Smith focused on movies like The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, Conception, and Dream House. The 33-year-old actor then switched his focus to television and had a major comeback playing Dov Epstein on Rookie Blue for six seasons beginning in 2010. When he’s not on screen, Smith is either directing or producing, having worked on shows like Arrow and currently, Saving Hope.
Emily VanCamp (Amy Abbott)
Emily VanCamp is easily the most successful TV star to come from Everwood. On The WB series she played the lead female character, Amy Abbott, a complicated but sweet ballet dancer who was madly in love with Ephram — even if she couldn’t always admit it. After playing Amy, the Canadian actress quickly landed the role of Rebecca Harper on the hit drama, Brothers & Sisters, which she was on from 2007 to 2010. The next year VanCamp became the leading lady on her own TV series, Revenge, where she played Emily Thorne and kicked some serious butt. While her TV career is clearly impressive, VanCamp has also become part of the Marvel family starring in two Captain America films, which again is pretty hardcore.
Treat Williams (Dr. Andrew “Andy” Brown)
Treat Williams was the widower, Dr. Andy Brown, who moved his family from Manhattan to live in Everwood and all we wanted was to see him happy. After he said goodbye to his doctor ways, Williams joined VanCamp on Brothers & Sisters, where he had a reoccurring role, followed by a stint on Heartland. Movie-wise, the 64-year-old actor has been in a lot of things including, 127 Hours, A Little Bit of Heaven and Deadfall. He then went back to TV starring on a few episodes of White Collar before appearing on Chicago Fire as Benny Severide. Williams is now on Hallmark’s Chesapeake Shores as Mick O’Brien.
Chris Pratt (Bright Abbott)
Is there anything that Chris Pratt does that we don’t love? On Everwood, Pratt played Bright, who was a lovable player type, who eventually fell in love with Hannah (Sarah Drew) and tried to become a better man, season after season. In real life, Pratt is one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood and for good reason. Right after Everwood, Pratt had a recurring role on The O.C. followed by roles in Wanted and Bride Wars. He returned to TV in 2009 as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation and was easily one of the funniest characters on the series. Once that series ended in 2015, the 37-year-old actor began slaying it at the box office with hits like Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy and most recently, The Magnificent Seven.
Vivien Cardone (Delia Brown)
Vivien Cardone was so young when she began playing Ephram’s younger sister Delia and she’s come a long way since those Everwood days. The New York native starred in All Roads Lead Home in 2008 and has appeared on One Life to Live and Law & Order: Criminal Intent over the years. She recently returned to acting with a guest starring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2016. So what has she been doing instead of acting? Cardone went to college and received her Associate’s Degree in early 2016. According to her Twitter account she’s an “actress, singer, wanna-be humanitarian,” and is planning on attending culinary school!
Tom Amandes (Dr. Harold Abbott)
Tom Amandes played the other doctor in town, and father to Amy and Bright, Dr. Harold Abbott. He was bullheaded and tried to battle Dr. Brown, but quickly gave in and became friends with the Brown family. The 57-year-old actor has had a long career both before and after this Colorado-set series and most of it has been in television. He’s had recurring roles on shows like Big Love, Scandal, Parenthood and Arrow (which happened in 2016). He even reunited with his former on-screen daughter, VanCamp for a few episodes of Revenge! His biggest movie role on the other hand was playing Abraham Lincoln in Saving Lincoln in 2013.
Debra Mooney (Edna Harper)
Debra Mooney played one of the best characters on the series, Edna Harper, who was Dr. Abbot’s mother and eventually worked for Dr. Brown. She was a rock throughout the four seasons and we just loved her. Mooney has been on so many TV shows since 2006 that we can’t list them all here. Her longest roles were on Scandal alongside her Everwood son, Amandes, The Originals where she played Mary Dumas, Grey’s Anatomy and Parks and Recreation where she reunited with her TV grandson, Pratt.
John Beasley (Irv Harper)
The other half of the greatest couple on Everwood goes to Irv Harper, played by John Beasley. Beasley was great as Irv, who had failing health on the show and made us very emotional when he passed away. The 73-year-old actor has been in a few movies such as Daddy’s Little Girls and For Love of Amy over the years, but he has been mostly doing TV. In 2011, he was on Treme, and in 2012 he landed his biggest TV role post Everwood, playing Barton Ballentine on The Soul Man. You go, Pa!
Stephanie Niznik (Nina Feeney)
Oh forbidden love! Stephanie Niznik played Nina Feeney, Andy’s neighbor and the woman who eventually won his heart and agreed to marry him! Niznik was a TV guest star on many series once Everwood wrapped in 2006. She was on Grey’s Anatomy, Eli Stone, NCIS and Lost. Her longest recurring role was as Jo Weller-Clarke on Life is Wild. In 2009 she pretty much left the acting world, but she did reunite with the cast at the ATX Television Festival in 2014.
Sarah Drew (Hannah Rogers)
Hannah Rogers may have been a minor character, coming to Everwood later in the series and playing Bright’s one-true love interest, but the actress who played her, Sarah Drew, is anything but a minor star in Hollywood. In fact, after hopping from series to series with guest starring roles on shows like Mad Men and Medium, Drew landed her current role – which is a big deal – as Dr. April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy starting in 2009!
Bonus: Paul Wesley, who is now known as vampire Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, played Tommy Callahan, Amy’s messed up boyfriend in season 2 of the show!
Which character was your favorite on Everwood?