Here's What Devon Sawa's Been Up to Since Casper
If you came of age during the '90s or early aughts then you probably share some of my most major teen crushes: Jonathan Taylor-Thomas, Freddie Prinze Jr., Erik von Detten, Devon Sawa. All three of the Lawrence brothers made my heart skip a beat, and that's just the short list.
But the real heartache is that most of our swoon-worthy young loves have been off the radar since their days in the spotlight. Good news: Devon Sawa is about to re-enter your life. Sawa (of Casper fame), is cast opposite Paula Patton in ABC's new summer drama series Somewhere Between, debuting on Monday, July 24 at 10 p.m.
Here's what our detective work pulled up:
NOW AND THEN, 1995
We almost forgot that Sawa was in one of our favorite throwback flicks, Now and Then. Starring Christina Ricci, Thora Birch, Gaby Hoffmann, and Ashleigh Aston Moore as a BFF foursome—and Rosie O'Donnell, Melanie Griffith, Demi Moore, and Rita Wilson as the same pack, all grown up—Now and Then tackles the ins and outs of female friendship in the most relatable way. It also marks the second film in a row that starred Sawa, as the boy next door (first a rival, then a love interest), alongside Ricci.
Wild America, 1997
Sawa appears in this adventure flick opposite JTT as one of three wild-child brothers who seek adventure and can't help but find trouble. It's inspired by the real-life wildlife documentarian Marty Stouffer, who narrated and produced a television series called Wild America, which aired on PBS in the '80s and '90s. If you're an animal lover, this one's for you.
Idle Hands, 1999
Final Destination, 2000
Unlike Sawa's first horror movie, this one actually scared us. The actor shares the screen with Ali Larter and Seann William Scott (heartthrobs unite!) in the first of what went on to become a five-film franchise.
Sawa—now all grown up!—had a major recurring role as a government operative in the CW show Nikita, which stars Maggie Q as the titular assassin and Shane West as her handler.