Freddie Prinze Jr.
In the midst of his early 2000s heyday, Freddie Prinze Jr. joined Summer Catch as Ryan Dunne, a baseball player with big-league dreams. The She’s All That alum followed the gig with a turn as Fred in Scooby-Doo (2002) and its 2004 sequel. Prinze Jr. then landed his own short-lived TV show in 2005 with Freddie, earned voice credits for Shark Bait (2006), Happily N’Ever After (2006), and Delgo (2008), and did an extended stint on 24 in 2010. In recent years, the actor released a cookbook and lent his voice to episodes of Robot Chicken and Star Wars Rebels.
Jessica Biel landed one of her first film roles thanks to Summer Catch. The rising star played Ryan Dunne’s love interest, Tenley Parrish, taking on the gig in the midst of her run on 7th Heaven. Biel went on to expand her résumé with The Rules of Attraction (2002), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Cellular (2004), Blade: Trinity (2004), Stealth (2005), London (2005), Elizabethtown (2005), and The Illusionist (2006) before saying goodbye to Mary Camden in 2006. In recent years, the actress married Justin Timberlake and welcomed a son with the pop star while continuing her acting career, earning credits for Valentine’s Day (2010), The A-Team (2010), New Year’s Eve (2011), The Tall Man (2012), Total Recall (2012), and Playing for Keeps (2012).
After racking up roles in Escape from Alcatraz, The Right Stuff, Tremors, and The Player, amongst dozens of other projects, Fred Ward joined Summer Catch as Ryan’s father, Sean Dunne. Ward continued his busy career following the baseball flick, popping up in Corky Romano (2001), Enough (2002), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Feast of Love (2007), Management (2008), Armored (2009), 30 Minutes or Less (2011) and 2 Guns (2013), as well as episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, ER, United States of Tara, and True Detective.
After starring alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. in She’s All That, Matthew Lillard found his spot in Summer Catch as Billy Brubaker, a friend and teammate to Ryan. The SLC Punk! alum then reteamed with Prinze Jr. for 2002’s Scooby-Doo , returning to the role of Shaggy two years later for the movie’s 2004 sequel. Lillard’s subsequent credits include Wicker Park (2004), Without a Paddle (2004), The Groomsmen (2006), The Pool Boys (2009), Trouble with the Curve (2012), and episodes of Robot Chicken, The Bridge, State of Affairs, The Good Wife, and Bosch.
After making a name for himself with gigs in Iron Eagle (1986), Promised Land (1987), Backdraft (1991), and Murder One, Jason Gedrick joined Summer Catch, playing Ryan’s brother Mike. Gedrick went on to land roles in episodes of Crossing Jordan, Supernatural, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, and How to Get Away with Murder, and reunited with Lillard in Amazon’s Bosch.
Gabriel Mann signed on to play Auggie Mulligan in Summer Catch, a friend of Ryan’s. Mann, who came into the gig after appearing in Great Expectations (1998), High Art (1998), and Josie and the Pussycats (2001), followed up Catch with roles in Buffalo Soldiers (2001), Abandon (2002), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Life of David Gale (2003), and The Bourne Supremacy (2004). In recent years, Mann did a stint on Mad Men as Arthur Case, played Nolan Ross on Revenge for four years, and appeared as Jacob Waller in Ray Donovan.
With dozens of roles to his name, including turns in Crimes of Passion (1984), Longtime Companion (1989), Harry and the Hendersons, Short Cuts (1993), and X-Men (2000), Bruce Davison joined Summer Catch as Tenley’s dad, Rand Parrish. Following the film, Davison continued his gig as Senator Kelly, popping back up in 2003’s X-Men 2, and went on to earn credits for Runaway Jury (2003), Breach (2007), Arctic Blast (2010), and The Lords of Salem (2012), as well as episodes of The L Word, Criminal Minds, Lost, General Hospital, and Kingdom.
Wilmer Valderrama earned his first big-screen credit with Summer Catch, playing a baseball player named Mickey Dominguez. The rising star took the gig in the midst of his run as That ’70s Show‘s Fez — a character he played until the show’s wrap in 2006. After the series, Valderrama earned credits for Fast Food Nation (2006), Unaccompanied Minors (2006), and The Adderall Diaries (2015), and returned to television in episodes of Royal Pains, Raising Hope, Suburgatory, Minority Report, and Grey’s Anatomy.