From the red bathing suits to the slow-motion runs down the beach, Baywatch brought the heat to '90s television. With dramatic storylines and big-time actors like David Hasselhoff and Carmen Electra, the show was a huge hit. After the show wrapped, the stars moved on with their lives, and the world watched as they dealt with sobriety issues, rehab, and personal problems. Today, many of them are totally different people, and you won't believe what 30 years have done to them.
1. Donna D’errico – Then
Before this beauty donned her red suit and whistle, Donna D'errico had a limousine company in Las Vegas. She was spotted by a modeling agency and became the centerfold for the September 1995 issue of Playboy.
Her photos in Playboy lead to her first feature role as Donna Marco on Baywatch. D'errico was on the show for two seasons and reprised her role for 34 episodes of the spin-off Baywatch Nights.
2. Donna D’errico – Now
In the early 2000s, D'errico was the host of Battlebots, and she appeared in a few different independent films and TV movies. It seems like she barely aged since her days running down the beach, and she is as gorgeous as ever.
Besides her life in Hollywood, D'errico also had a spa called Zen Spa in Calabasas, California. Following her time on screen, she focused on her Catholic faith and participated in a search for Noa's Ark on Mount Ararat.
3. Pamela Anderson – Then
Where would we be without Pamela Anderson's signature slo-mo run and the red one-piece? After being spotted on the jumbotron at BC Lions Canadian Football game while wearing a Labatt's Beer shirt, the brand signed her as a spokesmodel.
Anderson was then featured in Playboy, and she got recognized by the casting team for the show. Throughout the decade, she became a paparazzi favorite and someone who was always in the magazines.
4. Pamela Anderson – Now
Although she is older than she was in her Baywatch days, Anderson is still as gorgeous as ever. You can also thank her for making celebrity sex tapes popular after her honeymoon video was leaked. Today she isn't seen much, but when she does make an appearance, you know she will look amazing.
Since her beach days, she has been on shows like Dancing with the Stars and Big Brother. Anderson is also an advocate for many philanthropic organizations and uses her platform to promote projects that are near and dear to her heart.
5. David Hasselhoff – Then
Where would Baywatch be without David Hasselhoff? He is the most-watched man on TV and holds the world record for that. The Hoff's acting career began on The Young and the Restless as Dr. "Snapper Foster." After seven years, he moved on to launch a successful singing career.
The Hoff had a role in Revenge of the Cheerleaders before the NBC president recruited him for the sci-fi series Knight Rider. The show became a phenomenon and it earned him a People's Choice Award before he was cast in Baywatch.
6. David Hasselhoff – Now
As Mitch Buchannon on Baywatch, Hasselhoff left an everlasting legacy. He became this iconic figure that everyone looked up to throughout the '90s. Because of this persona, he played a role in The Spongebob Squarepants Movie as a self-parodic version of himself.
The Hoff's legacy continues to live on, and in 2011 he hosted Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff, which featured many of his Baywatch castmates. They celebrated his success while poking fun at his macho persona.
7. Nicole Eggert – Then
When Nicole Eggert was just eight years old, she landed her first acting role in Rich and Famous. She then got the part of Dennis's rival Margaret in the animated version of Dennis the Menace in Mayday for Mother.
After these smaller roles, Eggert played Maci Ferguson for one season on Who's the Boss. Her acting parts started to get more significant until she landed her most famous role as Summer Quinn in Baywatch.
8. Nicole Eggert – Now
Eggert played the gorgeous lifeguard for two seasons and returned to the role in 2003 for the spinoff Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding. She also had a small part on Married...With Children and Scott Baio Is 45…and Single.
The blonde beauty has taken part in a few different reality series, but she has mainly focused on her business. Eggert created an ice cream truck business that was fairly successful. While she may not be in the spotlight these days, she is staying very busy.
9. Carmen Electra – Then
The gorgeous Carmen Electra started her career as a singer and dancer before she began acting. She only started making appearances on television beginning in 1996. She was set to be one of the biggest stars because of her natural beauty.
During the '90s, Electra was featured in Playboy, like many of her fellow Baywatch castmates. After this, she got her now famous role as Lani Mckenzie patroling the shores and saving lives on Baywatch.
10. Carmen Electra – Now
Electra is still one of the most recognized names in Hollywood because of the notoriety she gained int he '90s. After her big break, she was featured in Playboy four more times. In 1997, she made appearances in Good Burger and American Vampire.
Electra continued her modeling career and was seen in London Night Studios comic books. She also did many commercials for Maxim Men's Hair Color products. Alongside Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff, Electra is still the most recognized of the Baywatch lifeguards.
11. Gena Lee Nolin – Then
The beautiful Gena Lee Nolin started her career as one of Barker's Beauties on The Price Is Right. From there, she was discovered and landed a role on the popular soap opera, The Young and the Restless.
Nolin then landed the role that would change her life as Neely Capshaw on Baywatch. From the sixth to the eighth season, Nolin showed off her killer figure and starred in a total of 64 episodes. Everyone watched as she patrolled the shores of Los Angeles County, and people loved her on and off the screen.
12. Gena Lee Nolin – Now
After leaving Baywatch in 1998, she landed her own show called Sheena in 2000. Although it only lasted for two seasons, it was a significant accomplishment for Nolin. Like many of her castmates, she posed for Playboy in 2001 for the Christmas edition.
She modeled for a few different men's magazines like Maxim, Stuff, and FHM. Nolin has aspired to be an inspiration for other women and wrote a book titled Beautiful Inside and Out, Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, “Thyroid Sexy” Life.
13. Jason Momoa – Then
Most people don't remember this, but the devilishly handsome Jason Momoa got his start acting on Baywatch as the stubborn Jason Loane. He was discovered working at a surf shop in Hawaii by designer Takeo Kobayashi who made him a model.
After his first year of modeling, Momoa won Hawaii's Model of the Year and hosted Miss Teen Hawaii. After seeing this, the casting directors snatched Momoa up and gave him a role on Baywatch: Hawaii.
14. Jason Momoa – Now
Today we all know this hunky man as Aquaman and Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. In the early 2000s, Momoa appeared on various TV shows including North Shore, Johnson Family Vacation, and Stargate: Atlantis.
For Momoa's Game of Thrones audition, he performed a traditional Maori dance, the Haka. In 2014, he wrote, directed, and produced Road to Paloma, and this opened many doors for him. He also married his dream girl Lisa Bonet, and his life turned out pretty great.
15. Kelly Packard – Then
Kelly Packard got her breakout role saving lives along the shores of LA as April Giminski on Baywatch. Besides her lifeguard job, she played a talented cello player on NBC's California Dreams.
Packard had appearances on shows like Blossom, The Wonder Years, and Living Dolls throughout the '90s. While appearing on Baywatch, she played numerous different roles besides April, but that was her most notable.
16. Kelly Packard – Now
In the late '90s, Packard was featured in the Baywatch spinoff movie, Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay. She then brought odd people, stories, and events to TV screens across the country as the host of Ripley's Believe It or Not.
Packard has a few feature roles following this, but she hasn't done much since the early 2000s. In 2014, she appeared on an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap, one of her last credited TV appearance. However, she has four beautiful children and an amazing husband that keep her busy.
17. Yasmine Bleeth – Then
In the '90s, Yasmine Bleeth was right behind Pamela Anderson as the decade's sex symbol. She had a starring role on the iconic show Baywatch, and everyone wanted to be just like her in the red swimsuit. After getting her start in soap operas, the beauty moved on to prime time TV.
Bleeth's role as Caroline Holden was iconic, and she appeared in episodes from 1995 to 2003. Everyone was obsessed with her, and they wanted to emulate the cool lifeguard. However, the role did not always bring the best for Bleeth.
18. Yasmine Bleeth – Now
After the show, Bleeth had a role in the feature film BASEketball, but that is pretty much where her career ended. In the early 2000s, Bleeth began to struggle with drug addiction, and it took a toll on her mental and physical health. Things started to get out of control, and she was arrested for a DUI.
Following the conviction, Bleeth went to rehab, and it was there that she met her husband. Today she focuses on staying sober and enjoying life with her family. She has turned her life around and stays out of the public eye as much as possible.
19. Alexandra Paul – Then
As a model in New York, Alexandra Paul was known for her stunning figure and striking looks. Her acting career began in the '80s, where she made small appearances on Paper Dolls, which lead to her role in the horror film American Nightmare.
Paul had significant roles in shows like 8 Ways to Die and American Flyers before she landed her breakthrough part as Lt. Stephanie Holden on Baywatch. Everyone adored her in her iconic bathing suit as she helped guard the water.
20. Alexandra Paul – Now
While she starred in Baywatch, Paul simultaneously managed to take part in four blockbuster movies. She had roles in Death Train, Nightwatch, The Paperboy, and Spectre. Since the famous show wrapped, she's taken on many roles in Lifetime movies.
Paul has always been the one to take every opportunity and not take herself too seriously in the industry. She took part in the spoof movies Sharknado 4 and Spy Hard because she loves comedy and making people laugh.
21. Traci Bingham – Then
Before she was running along the shoreline, Traci Bingham had a string of small acting roles in Beverly Hills 90210, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and D.R.E.A.M. She then landed the role as Jordan Tate on Baywatch.
Bingham was prominent in the '90s as she was the lead female role in "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. She joined the cast of Baywatch in the late '90s and stayed on for two seasons.
22. Traci Bingham – Now
Many things have changed for this '90s bombshell. In the 2000s, Bingham appeared on The Surreal Life along with other celebrities who lost popularity. She was also a cast member of Celebrity Big Brother in England.
Bingham has not had many significant roles since the '90s, and she quickly fell out of the spotlight. In 2005 she became the spokesmodel for Empire Poker and joined her former castmate, David Hasselhoff, for Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff.
23. Jeremy Jackson – Then
Singer and actor Jeremy Jackson was introduced to music by David Hasselhoff, who he met on the set of Baywatch. Jackson played Hasselhoff's son in the show and the love interest of Summer Quinn. As Hobie Buchannon, Jackson was seen on the show from season two until nine.
Hasselhoff and Jackson bonded over music, and they toured together in Europe in 1993. In the mid-90s, Jackson came out with two studio albums after he signed with Edel Records. He eventually left the show because he was battling with substance abuse issues.
24. Jeremy Jackson – Now
After he departed from Baywatch, Jackson struggle with substance abuse. He managed to get clean, and he went on many different reality, and talk shows to discuss his ongoing battle. One of the shows was Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
On the show, Jackson publicly recovered from substance addiction, but he still has to tend to his addiction each day. In 2015, he was involved in a violent stabbing, and two years later, he was sentenced to 270 days in jail.
25. David Chokachi – Then
Before his time on Baywatch, David Chokachi was a regular guy who had no ties to Hollywood. He grew up attending a private school in Massachusetts and earned a degree in Political Science from Bates College in Maine. He then decided to go into acting in the mid-90s.
In season six, Chokachi joined Baywatch as an aspiring Olympic swimmer who could no longer compete because of an irregular heartbeat. Eventually, he became a main character and replaced David Charvet. He was quite the heartthrob during his time.
26. David Chokachi – Now
Right after he finished his time on Baywatch, he got the part as Jake McCartney on Witchblade. The show ended in 2002, but he was still riding on his high from being named on the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People Magazine.
After appearing on a series of different films like Cyberchase, Patient Killer, and Rage of the Yeti, Chokachi went on to reality TV. He took part in the 2009 show Confessions of a Teenage Idol along with one of his other Baywatch castmates, Jeremy Jackson.
27. Brande Roderick – Then
Brande Roderick captured the hearts of fans, and men swooned over this stunning lifeguard. The former playmate and actress joined the cast of Baywatch in 2000 as Leigh Dryer for the final season. She also took part in the spinoff, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.
Although she was only on the show for its last season, Roderick made an impact with many fans. In 2000 she became Playboy's Playmate of the Month and a year later she was named Playmate of the Year.
28. Brande Roderick – Now
When it comes to the looks department, some things haven't changed for Roderick. After Baywatch, she was the "Rock Paper Scissors Girl" for the USA Rock Paper Scissors League. In 2006, she competed on Gameshow Marathon and later went on to compete on Celebrity Apprentice.
Roderick kept ties with the Playboy family and hosted the Playboy Shootout. In 2012, she also hosted the Aces and Angels Super Bowl Party. Roderick decided to try her luck again in 2013 by competing for the second time on Celebrity Apprentice. Today she is married and has beautiful children from her former NFL player husband.
29. Parker Stevenson – Then
Parker Stevenson made his way into Hollywood long before Baywatch. His first movie role was in 1972 in A Separate Place. After that, he landed a role in Lifeguard, which ultimately lead him down the path towards Baywatch.
In the late '70s, Stevenson had roles in The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries. He continued to gain momentum before ultimately joining the original cast of Baywatch in 1989. He played Craig Pomeroy, who was a lawyer and lifeguard, but quit his job to become a lifeguard full-time.
30. Parker Stevenson – Now
Stevenson stayed with the Baywatch crew for one season and then came back for season eight and nine. In between Baywatch, he had a recurring role on Melrose Place and starred in the film Legion. Stevenson did not slow down after the'90s as he continued to work in television and film.
Besides his love for acting, Stevenson is also a talented photographer who runs a website called Shadow Works. He learned about his passion for photography at a young age and has continued to pursue this while working on big projects such as American Confederate.
31. Angelica Bridges – Then
Before she gained fame from Baywatch, Angelica Bridges was reasonably unknown in Hollywood. She had a role on Days of Our Lives in 1995 as Sharon Taylor before joining the cast of Baywatch in 1997.
Bridges said her first memorable experience on Baywatch was acting out a rescue on Michael Bergin. She was performing fake CPR, but she was trying to remember everything she had learned in her CPR class. While she was blowing into his mouth, Bergin puckered his lips and started kissing her.
32. Angelica Bridges – Now
Things have changed quite a lot since her time at the beach. Bridges had a role in Mortal Combat Conquest, and she also played "Red Sonja" in Conan the Adventurer. Since then, she has pivoted her career away from acting.
Bridges made a return to the Baywatch set for the 2003 film Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding. Her last significant acting role was in 2005 as Paige on The Bold and the Beautiful before she turned her focus to singing in her pop group called Strawberry Blonde.
33. Nancy Valen – Then
Nancy Valen didn't begin her career on the big screen because she started pursuing a theatre career in New York City. While she was in New York, she started acting in the soap opera, Ryan's Hope. She stayed with the show for two years before moving to Los Angeles.
After making the move from the east to the west coast, Valen got a role in her first major film, Porky's Revenge. She then went on to have roles in Miami Vice, Charles in Charge, and Murder, She Wrote before landing a spot on Baywatch.
34. Nancy Valen – Now
Valen held her roles as Samantha Thomas from 1996 to 1997, and it was actually a role she had for a guest appearance on Baywatch back in 1989. This was the peak of her acting career, and it is the role most people remember her for.
Throughout the '90s, she was featured in shows like Boy Meets World, Full House, and Saved By the Bell. Today she has shifted her focus away from acting and works on producing a variety of different action-comedy shows.
35. David Charvet – Then
Singer, actor, model, and television personality, David Charvet is someone who could do anything and make it look easy. He played Matt Brody on Baywatch, and it was his most memorable part because he was the hunky lifeguard that everyone wanted.
Charvet moved to America from France after touring as a singer, and in the early '90s, he won the Morrison visa lottery and was granted a green card. He packed up all his things and moved across the world to pursue the American dream.
36. David Charvet – Now
Today Charvet is still as handsome as ever. He stayed on Baywatch for three seasons before leaving in 1995. Charvet then went on to have roles in Melrose Place, Seduced and Betrayed, Derby, and Meet Prince Charming.
After the '90s, Charvet decided to turn his focus to his music and returned to France. He recorded five albums with the Universal music group, and he was a hit overseas. His music is loved internationally, but most people can't stop thinking about him as a hunky lifeguard.
37. Brooke Burns – Then
When Brooke Burns made her acting debut in the teen sitcom, Out of the Blue, she was a hit because of her character Peg. She grew a larger fanbase once she joined the cast of Baywatch in 1998, where she portrayed Jesse Owens.
In the mid-90s, Burns had small appearances on shows like Conan the Adventurer and Ally McBeal. The blonde beauty was slowly gaining traction until she hit it big in with Baywatch. The role turned her career around and made her a household name.
38. Brooke Burns – Now
It's almost as if Burns hasn't aged a day. After her time on Baywatch, she hosted the NBC game show Dog Eat Dog. She hosted the show for one year and got a Teen Choice Award nomination for her hosting.
Burns made her way back to acting after the short stint of hosting. The star got a role in North Shore for one season, and she played parts in CSI: Miami and Community. Recently she did many Hallmark movies and is now working as a host for the show Master Minds.
39. Billy Warlock – Then
After growing up with a stuntman for a father, Billy Warlock became interested in the acting industry. After he finished high school, his father got him a stuntman job on an episode of Mork and Mindy.
From this stuntman job, Warlock was noticed by the producer and got a role in the tenth season of Happy Days. He then got roles ion Days of Our Lives and 21 Jump Street before landing the part of Eddie Kramer on Baywatch.
40. Billy Warlock – Now
Warlock was featured in the first three seasons of the show and returned for the 2003 reunion, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding. It was here that he met Erika Eleniak, who he proposed to. The two didn't last very long after the engagement.
Warlock has since taken a step out of the spotlight with his last credited role being in 2010. He played Ross Raburn on One Life to Live for 18 episodes but had since focused on his personal life with his wife Julie Pinson.
41. Jaason Simmons – Then
Jaason Simmons didn't begin his acting career until he was 23 because he spent most of his life in his home country, Tasmania. His first role was in an Australian series, Paradise Beach. A year after, he landed the role of Logan Fowler in the fifth season of Baywatch.
Much like his real life, the character Logan Fowler was also from Tasmania. The character was stubborn, and his ego caused him to butt heads with the other lifeguards and superiors. However, he was not like that in real life.
42. Jaason Simmons – Now
In 1997, Simmons left Baywatch to work in London in many theater productions. He also began taking different roles in independent films. His rugged good looks help him succeed in the industry, and his talent took him to the next level.
After Baywatch, Simmons had roles in films such as The Devil's Tattoo, Frankenstein and the Werewolf Reborn, and Freinds of Dorothy. In 2008, he shocked many of his fans by coming out as gay, but people supported him. In an issue of New Day, he was featured with his fiance John O'Callaghan.
43. José Solano – Then
Growing up in Englewood, California, Jose Solano was looking for a change in scenery after high school and decided to join the Navy. Later on, he was cast for the seventh season of Baywatch, and he became the first Hispanic as a regular on the show.
Solano played the youngest member of the Baywatch team, and he had to prove his worth to the rest of the lifeguards. Despite his lack of experience, Solano's character proved to be a useful member of the team, and Mitch Buchannon accepted him.
44. José Solano – Now
Solano left Baywatch in 1999. His character was in a wheelchair for most of his time on the show because of a life-threatening accident. Solano won an ALMA award for his performance and was also named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by YM Magazine.
After leaving the show, Solano went on to produce and act in the Spanish drama series, Amor en custodia. He has since taken a step back from the spotlight because that was one of his last credited roles.
45. Krista Allen – Then
After attending the University of Texas for a degree in education, Krista Allen decided to pursue a different career path. She had a passion for teaching, but something about Hollywood was calling her name, so she moved to California.
The southern beauty got her start in the business on the 1994 series Emmanuelle in Space. She was then cast on Days of Our Lives, and after four years, she joined the cast of Baywatch as Jenna Avid in 2000.
46. Krista Allen – Now
After her time guarding the shoreline, she appeared in The X-Files, Friends, Smallville, Charmed, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Allen also took part in HBO's Unscripted, where she played herself as an actress who overcomes her sex symbol status to get more serious roles.
Throughout the years, Allen has struggled with two failed marriages, but she continues to persevere. She has had a few different acting appearances throughout the 2010s, but nothing significant like her time on Baywatch.
47. Marliece Andrada – Then
After attending California State University, Marliece Andrada decided to try her luck in Hollywood. Her career took a turn, and she earned a spot as an Oakland Raiders cheerleader for just one season.
Andrada's acting debut came in 1996 when she was featured on an HBO special. At first, she had trouble booking main parts and only got cast as an extra. Her breakthrough role came when she joined the season eight cast on Baywatch.
48. Marliece Andrada – Now
While she only appeared in a few episodes of Baywatch, it gave her enough momentum to get recognized more. She was then featured in the 1998 issue of Playboy as Playmate of the Month because of her gorgeous looks.
After the '90s, Andrada sort of disappeared from the spotlight. She had a few small roles at the end of the '90s, but she has not done anything since. Maybe she decided to use her hard-earned college degree for another career path.
49. Shawn Weatherly – Then
After winning Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1980, Shawn Weatherly became a well-known face, which earned her a spot on The Dukes of Hazzard. In the same year, she got parts on The A-Team and Happy Days.
Following these roles, Weatherly earned her spot as Jill Riley on Baywatch. She became very popular because of her lifeguarding role, and more people were talking about the gorgeous actress.
50. Shawn Weatherly – Now
Weatherly's character was an experienced lifeguard who was tragically killed in a shark attack after one season, but her legacy was left on the show. Her Baywatch role gave her the notoriety she needed to become a well-known name in the industry.
However, after her time on Baywatch, she decided to leave acting to focus on her family life. She married Chip Harris, and they had two children. Her last acting appearance after a long hiatus was in the 2014 comedy horror, Love in the Time of Monsters.
51. Mitzi Kapture – Then
Mitzi Kapture is best known for her role as Alex Ryker on Baywatch, but it took her a while to get cast in the show. She took many parts in low budget films like House II: The Second Story and Private Road: No Trespassing.
Kapture did not gain momentum quickly, but she continued to pursue her acting dreams. She made an appearance in MacGyver before landing the role of Sgt. Rita Lee Lance on Silk Stalkings. She helped this role for five years before Baywatch.
52. Mitzi Kapture – Now
After lifeguarding, Kapture took a role on The Young and the Restless for three years. She continued acting through the mid-2000s, appearing in Night of Terror and God's Ear. The gorgeous actress slowed down as time went on, but takes roles every now and then.
In 2020, she appeared on CBS's Rules of Engagement and then The Executive in 2018. She has taken a step back from working to focus on her personal life. She has stayed out of the spotlight for the most part since her last role.
53. Erika Eleniak – Then
After working the pages of Playboy, Erika Eleniak made her way into acting and landed a role on Baywatch alongside Pamela Anderson. It isn't shocking that the casting directors hired Eleniak for this sexy role, considering how gorgeous she was.
As Shauni McClain, the role defined her career and made her a standout star. Women looked up to her as a beauty icon, like many of her co-stars. She held this role until 1992, when she decided to pursue other parts.
54. Erika Eleniak – Now
Many movie fans will recognize Eleniak as the playmate who jumped out of the cake in Steven Seagal's Under Siege. She had a few more roles, but Hollywood started to take a toll on her. The pressure to look good all the time was too much for Eleniak.
Eleniak began struggling with an eating disorder, and she felt the pressure to look a certain way because of the roles she got. Since 2010, she has stayed out of the spotlight and focused on recovery.