15 Celebrities You Forgot Guest Starred On The O.C.
The O.C. was referred to as a cultural phenomenon when it first premiered back in 2003. It was the most popular new drama at the time with high ratings and positive reviews. Even though it wasn’t able to maintai the success, The O.C. had a short but strong run on air and acted as a stepping stone for a lot of actors. The teen drama saw a lot of guest appearances over it’s four seasons, both from stars who were already famous and those looking to get their start in the business. Looking back on the show today, we see a lot of familiar faces that might not have been recognizable back in the day! Here’s a look at 15 celebrities you forgot guest starred on The O.C.!
15. Chris Pratt
Just before he rose to fame for his role in the television series Parks and Recreation and starring in films like Zero Dark Thirty or Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt landed a small recurring role as Che Cook on The O.C. in the fourth and final season. He was Summer’s hippie friend at Brown University who inspired her to devote her time to being an activist and “saving the planet.”
14. Paul Wesley
Before Paul Wesley became the famous Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, he played another “bad boy” role on The O.C. He was a kid from “the wrong side of the tracks,” named Donnie who befriended Ryan after they worked together at the Crab Shack. He was only in one episode of The O.C. because their friendship didn’t last long after Donnie pulled a gun on Luke at a party!