Whatever Happened To The Cast Of Good Luck Charlie?
If you grew up watching the Disney Channel, or had kids that watched in during the prime days of the 2010s, then you probably know and love the show “Good Luck Charlie.” The series was a sitcom following the Duncan family as they adjusted to its newest member, Charlie. Charlie’s older sister, Teddy, documented her life in a video diary to help give Charlie advice when she got older. The series was very endearing; what’s more, it was one of the only Disney Channel programs that adults could watch with their kids and not cringe at completely.
The Duncan family was very relatable in many ways, especially with all the hilarious characters that were part of the Duncan clan. From mom and dad to the two annoying brothers, a loving sister, and all their friends and neighbors, “Good Luck Charlie” never lacked entertaining characters played by talented actors.
But whatever happened to the cast of “Good Luck Charlie”? Well, they’ve all really changed since the beloved series ended in 2014. And while some have gone on to have impressive careers, and some have found love, they’ve all really blossomed over the years. So, if you want to catch up with the cast of your favorite Disney Channel original series, read on.
Bridgit Mendler got married and has continued to act
Perhaps the biggest star of “Good Luck Charlie,” other than Charlie herself, was Teddy Duncan, played by Bridgit Mendler. Teddy was the one talking to the camera in most of the video diaries, and tried to give her little sister as much good advice as she could. Teddy’s personal life was often the center of the plot on “Good Luck Charlie,” and Mendler played the role perfectly.
So, where is Mendler today? After her stint on “Good Luck Charlie” came to an end, Mendler continued to act and sing, appearing in a few different television shows and music videos. But one of Mendler’s biggest life changes since “Good Luck Charlie” ended is that she fell in love and got married. Mendler married her fiancé, Griffin Cleverly, in October 2019 at a private and intimate beach wedding, according to People. Additionally, Mendler starred in the Netflix holiday-themed limited series “Merry Happy Whatever” in 2019, and got to act alongside Dennis Quaid, which she said she really enjoyed. Clearly, Mendler is moving on up in the world, and “Good Luck Charlie” was just the beginning.
Bradley Steven Perry has done well for himself since Good Luck Charlie
If there was one character on the Disney Channel that perfectly encapsulated the stereotypical annoying little brother, it was Gabe Duncan on “Good Luck Charlie.” Gabe, played by Bradley Steven Perry, would often tease his older siblings, play pranks on them, spy on them, and was oftentimes getting in trouble at school or at home. Still, Perry’s portrayal of Gabe was spot-on. And, in the years since “Good Luck Charlie” ended, he’s taken his talents elsewhere and seems to be living his best life.
Since “Good Luck Charlie,” Perry has gone on to star in a few other Disney Channel originals like “Lab Rats: Elite Force,” “Mighty Med,” and “Descendants: Wicked World.” Additionally, Perry also had a recurring role on the ABC sitcom “Schooled,” alongside AJ Michalka and Tim Meadows. His career definitely hasn’t slowed down, but Perry has also taken the time to focus on his education. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2021 and celebrated his accomplishment with a cheeky Instagram posting referencing the college admissions scandal. “And for the last time, I wasn’t ‘on the rowing team,'” he captioned a photo of himself holding his diploma. Clearly, Perry is doing well.
Mia Talerico has really grown up since Good Luck Charlie
The titular character of “Good Luck Charlie” was obviously Charlie Duncan, the youngest little girl in the Duncan family. Charlie was played by Mia Talerico throughout the series and viewers watched as she went from adorable baby to funny and sassy toddler over the years.
Talerico has had a few roles since “Good Luck Charlie” ended, though the young actor will likely always be known for her adorable portrayal on the series. Still, Talerico went on to have roles in the television show “Conrad,” and two short films called “Shadow Theory,” and “Photographic Memory.” But Talerico’s biggest role since “Good Luck Charlie” would definitely be on the television series, “Mani,” on which Talerica played Paige. Additionally, Talerico has a pretty popular Instagram account — with over one million followers — where she and her family regularly post updates about her career and life. Yes, little Charlie is all grown up, and still doing well for herself.
After Good Luck Charlie, Jason Dolley stepped away from the Disney Channel
The oldest sibling on “Good Luck Charlie” was PJ Duncan, played by Jason Dolley. PJ was definitely the goofy sibling of the crew, and his character was seriously entertaining. Dolley was no stranger to the Disney Channel when he landed the role on “Good Luck Charlie,” having appeared in other Disney originals like “Cory in the House,” “Jessie,” and more. But after the hit series ended, Dolley actually ended up leaving the network behind. Instead, Dolley landed more adult roles in shows like “The Ranch,” and “American Housewife.”
Dolley is also often spotted hanging out with former “Good Luck Charlie” cast mate and on-screen brother, Bradley Steven Perry. The two regularly post photos together on Instagram, so it seems they formed a close bond off-screen as well. Additionally, it seems as though Dolley has also found love. He took to Instagram to announce that he and his girlfriend were actually moving in together. “MIA AND I ARE MOVING IN TOGETHER!!” he captioned a selfie of the two together at Disney World. “We found a place we LOVE, gonna have a whole room just for board games/streaming, it’s gonna be great.” Though Dolley might have stepped away from the Disney Channel, he’s doing just fine all these years after “Good Luck Charlie,” that’s for sure.
Eric Allen Kramer landed a ton of roles after Good Luck Charlie
At the head of the Duncan family on “Good Luck Charlie” was dad Bob Duncan, played by Eric Allen Kramer. Bob was warm, funny, and strong. Basically, he was the quintessential sitcom dad, and Kramer nailed the role.
Kramer’s career seems to have really taken off after “Good Luck Charlie” ended. Since then, he’s had a ton of guest roles on popular sitcoms like “Hot in Cleveland” and “Mike and Molly,” and even landed some recurring roles in other popular shows as well. Kramer appeared in nine episodes of “Guidance,” and then landed a role as Scott Miller on “Lodge 49.”
However, it seems as though Kramer will always hold a soft spot for his Disney Channel days in his heart. In an interview with Starry Mag, Kramer raved about the program he was in. “‘Good Luck Charlie’ was the great experiment to see if Disney could put on a show that the whole family could watch together,” he explained. “What I loved about that show was that it just harkened back old family sitcoms.” Kramer definitely isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and the fact that he still thinks fondly of his time on “Good Luck Charlie” says so much.
Leigh-Allyn Baker faced some controversy
Leigh-Allyn Baker portrayed the mother, Amy Duncan, on “Good Luck Charlie.” Amy was warm and nurturing, but also hilarious and dramatic. Since “Good Luck Charlie” ended, Baker has continued to act, appearing in some other Disney projects like “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” and “Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures.” Additionally, Baker landed a role in the 2021 holiday film, “Christmas in the Pines.”
However, Baker has also dealt with some controversy since “Good Luck Charlie” ended. In 2020, she replied to a tweet from then-presidential nominee Joe Biden making it clear she didn’t want to wear a mask. According to CheatSheet, Baker wrote, “No thank you. It’s not law. Just an overreaching suggestion. But you do you.” Fans were understandably upset at Baker’s response, and soon started calling her out on Twitter. Since the fiasco, Baker has made her Twitter profile private and her bio now warns potential followers of her stances. “The same pill that can save one person can kill another,” she wrote. “Every body is different!! I support medical freedom and bodily autonomy. Bullies & bots get blocked!” Clearly, Baker has changed a lot since “Good Luck Charlie” ended, though fans aren’t exactly thrilled with the new version of her.
Shane Harper landed some impressive roles after Good Luck Charlie
Anyone who watched “Good Luck Charlie” will recall Teddy’s first real boyfriend on the series, Spencer Walsh. Played by Shane Harper, Spencer was definitely a bad-boy type (well as bad-boy as Disney Channel would show), and ended up cheating on Teddy at one point. Still, their on-again, off-again relationship was the center of many episodes of “Good Luck Charlie,” and Spencer was an important character on the show.
What happened to Harper after the series ended? Well, he’s actually landed some impressive roles. Harper’s first big part after “Good Luck Charlie” was in the 2014 movie, “God’s Not Dead,” in which he played the main character. After that, Harper appeared on shows like “Awkward.” and “Happyland,” before returning to his starring turn in “God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness” in 2018. Clearly, Harper’s faith is very important to him, and in an interview with My Devotional Thoughts he said as much. Harper also explained that his role on “Good Luck Charlie” was always something he looks back on fondly. “I loved working for Disney,” he gushed. “It’s always a very positive environment on set. I’m grateful for all the exposure and the amazing fans that came from working for Disney.” Harper has really done quite a lot since “Good Luck Charlie,” and seems to be on quite an impressive streak.
After Good Luck Charlie, Raven Goodwin changed a lot
One of the most beloved characters on “Good Luck Charlie” was definitely Teddy’s best friend, Ivy, played by Raven Goodwin. Ivy was honest, loyal, and a great friend to Teddy throughout “Good Luck Charlie,” and she was also seriously funny to watch. Part of what made Ivy so great was definitely Goodwin’s acting skills, which is made clear by the fact that her career really took off after “Good Luck Charlie.” In fact, Goodwin made an impressive transition from Disney Channel darling to dramatic goddess.
After “Good Luck Charlie,” Goodwin went on to land roles on “Snatched” and “American Soul,” before landing more recurring roles on pretty impressive television shows. For instance, Goodwin appeared in 17 episodes of “SMILF,” and then played Niecy on “Being Mary Jane.” Goodwin really switched to more adult roles after “Good Luck Charlie,” and in an interview with Vibe, Goodwin said the role was perfect. “I feel like more than a breakout role it was a transitional role,” she revealed. “And it was very necessary. At one point I was doing Disney and ‘Being Mary Jane’ at the same time. But it still felt natural.” For Goodwin, leaving “Good Luck Charlie” behind might have been her best career move.
Patricia Belcher had a ton of small roles after Good Luck Charlie
A popular and hilarious recurring character on “Good Luck Charlie” was Mrs. Dabney, the cranky older neighbor of the Duncan family who ended up being pretty involved in all of their lives. Mrs. Dabney was played by Patricia Belcher and she really did a great job nailing the role. Even though Belcher was older on “Good Luck Charlie,” that didn’t mean she wasn’t ready to work hard and land more parts.
After “Good Luck Charlie” ended, Belcher’s career didn’t slow down at all. In fact, Belcher had a ton of small roles after the Disney series ended, many of which were pretty noteworthy. For instance, Belcher had guest roles on super popular shows like “Mike & Molly,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Mom,” “Young Sheldon,” “Will & Grace,” and so many more. But in addition to those one-episode guest roles, Belcher was also able to get some recurring parts as well. For instance, she played Judge Horsedich for nine episodes on “Trial & Error,” and Mavis for nine episodes of “Teachers.” Belcher is proof that age is just a number and that your career truly can take off at any time. Honestly, good for her.
Samantha Boscarino is pretty popular on social media
Though she only appeared in nine episodes of “Good Luck Charlie,” Skylar was still an important and fun character. Teddy first met her when she learned that her boyfriend, Spencer, was cheating on her with Skylar. The two then decided to dump him and write their own revenge song and record a video for it that was honestly seriously catchy, even to this day (“Can ya dig? Spencer Walsh is a two-timing pig!” Truly iconic.) Skylar was so fun to watch on “Good Luck Charlie,” in part because the actor behind her character, Samantha Boscarino, was so good.
Since “Good Luck Charlie” ended, though, Boscarino went on to score parts on “NCIS,” “House of Lies,” and “Girl Meets World.” Boscarino also had roles on some pretty well-known series like “Shameless,” and “The Resident.” Interestingly enough, she also starred in “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness,” alongside former “Good Luck Charlie” co-star, Shane Harper. Additionally, Boscarino is pretty popular on social media, especially Instagram where she has hundreds of thousands of followers. She frequently posts selfies as well as artistic shots of her daily life. Boscarino is definitely doing well, it appears.
Tucker Albrizzi found plenty of success after Good Luck Charlie
Obviously, all the siblings on “Good Luck Charlie” had their own lives and friends, and Gabe’s friend, Jake, was funny, entertaining, and the show definitely wouldn’t have been the same without him. Jake was played by Tucker Albrizzi, and though he only appeared in six episodes of “Good Luck Charlie,” he was still very memorable. After the Disney show ended, Albrizzi still continued acting, and actually found a decent amount of success.
Specifically, Albrizzi had roles in “The Big Bang Theory,” “American Vandal,” and “Trial & Error,” among others. Albrizzi also had recurring parts on “Foursome,” and “A.P. Bio,” and is now probably most well-known for his part as Walt on Netflix’s “Mr. Iglesias.” In an interview with What’s On Netflix, Albrizzi explained that acting was something he had been doing for a while, and he felt lucky to land the role on “Mr. Iglesias.” “When I was a kid, I actually started acting as a way to get out of doing school,” he recalled. “I continued acting in Florida doing small jobs until 2008 when my family and I moved to California where I’ve been ever since.” Albrizzi isn’t going anywhere and you may find him on a screen near you before you know it.
Kevin Covais has appeared in a ton of shows
Though Ivy was always Teddy’s best friend on “Good Luck Charlie,” Victor was also an important part of Teddy’s life. Victor was an academic rival for Teddy, though they were ultimately friends in the end. Victor, played by Kevin Covais, was a stereotypical nerd you would expect to see on a Disney Channel show, but he was still fun to watch. And as it turns out, Covais himself is far from a nerd in real life as he was actually a finalist on Season 5 of “American Idol.”
In an interview with Healthline, Covais explained that he never really considered acting until he just started going for it. “That’s what has really taken hold here, with big and small roles,” he revealed. “I’ve been living out in L.A. for a while now, and have some great opportunities out here — some sitcom work on “Good Luck Charlie” and movies.” And while Covais didn’t win “American Idol,” he still found plenty of success after “Good Luck Charlie.” Covais had roles on “This Is Us,” “Lucifer,” “L.A.’s Finest,” “The Rookie,” “I’m Trying,” “All Rise,” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” among many others. While Covais has yet to find another recurring role after “Good Luck Charlie,” he’s still had good luck in the industry.
You've definitely seen Cyrina Fiallo since Good Luck Charlie
Another important supporting character on “Good Luck Charlie” was Vonnie, played by Cyrino Fiallo. Vonnie was certainly memorable as she was a bit quirky and had the darkest sense of humor among Teddy’s friends. But, Fiallo totally played the part perfectly, and that’s probably why she’s continued to find such success.
Since “Good Luck Charlie” ended, Fiallo hasn’t slowed down one bit. Quite the contrary, she has appeared in a ton of television shows, as well as some movies, over the years. After “Good Luck Charlie,” Fiallo appeared in “Glee,” “Criminal Minds,” “Girl Meets World,” and “Killing Poe” among others before landing some recurring roles. Fiallo played Sasha in 12 episodes of “RePlay,” Bea Jones for six episodes of “Overdue,” and Mei on “Raven’s Home.” Fiallo also seems to enjoy posting to Instagram where she has thousands of followers. Fiallo posts funny videos, selfies, as well as some adorable throwback photos. Clearly, Fiallo is happily living her best life, and continuing on with her acting career.
Luke Benward is making his way through Hollywood
You probably recognize Luke Benward, whether or not you’re a fan of “Good Luck Charlie.” Benward only appeared in six episodes of “Good Luck Charlie” as Beau Landry, a new love interest for Teddy who threatened to put an end to the Spencer-Teddy relationship that dominated most of the series. Benward was great in the role, and it’s no surprise that he’s had a ton of success after “Good Luck Charlie” ended.
Specifically, Benward had parts in “Ravenswood,” “The Goldbergs,” “CSI,” and many more. Additionally, he’s landed quite a few movie roles in recent years; Benward played Luke in the 2021 drama “Wildcat,” and Bo in the Netflix movie, “Dumplin’,” alongside Jennifer Aniston. Clearly, Benward’s career is going well. And, it seems his personal life is all good, too. He is dating “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter and the two seem to be pretty darn happy together. Benward moved onwards and upwards after “Good Luck Charlie,” and good for him.
Source: Read Full Article