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8 Times The Cast Of 'Daria' Showed Up On Your TV And You Didn’t Know It

Some of the actors in "Daria" are still a part of the biz today, and they show up in places you wouldn't expect.

The world of voice acting is a magical, magical place, because unlike almost any other type of performance, you can play literally any character you can think of regardless of whether or not you actually look like them. For example, The voice of Spongebob is not played by an actual sponge -- he's a real live man named Tom Kenny, and he exists in the world and everything.

So what about the cast of the hit '90s TV show "Daria?" After all, they were so perfectly suited to their roles that it's hard to remember there isn't a real life Daria and Jane crossing their arms and judging everyone (I mean, there is because now we are all Daria, but that's besides the point). Some of the cast, like Daria herself, Tracy Grandstaff, have moved on and found success in other ways -- but others are still working their magic on TV, in movies and in video games, both on and off-camera. Here are some notable examples:

  • On "Grey's Anatomy," you heard...
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    Sarah Drew, who plays poor April Kepner on "Grey's Anatomy," was also the voice of...

  • Fashion club Secretary Stacy Rowe!
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  • On "Pokemon," you heard...

    Julián Rebolledo, who in addition to playing Ash's latest rival, Paul, also voiced...

  • Jake Morgendorffer!
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    You can also hear him as different trolls on "Dora The Explorer" and on "The Regular Show."

  • On The Red Carpet, you saw...

    Geoffrey Arend, who's married to Christina Hendricks! Which is extra hilarious because he played...

  • Upchuck!
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    You've also maybe seen him on "Madame Secretary" or the medical drama "Body Of Proof."

  • In "Grand Theft Auto IV," you heard...
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    If you tune into Self Actualization FM on your radio in the "Episodes From Liberty City" standalone game, you'll hear the station's super-chill DJ Audrey. That's Ashley Albert, who played...

  • Janet Barch!
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    So, the opposite of chill. She also played Fashion Club member Tiffany Blum-Decker, and was nominated for a Grammy once with her band, The Jimmies. Also, she's really good at shuffleboarding. Like, really good. Seriously, she's globally ranked.

  • On "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," you heard...

    Marc Thompson, who play Casey Jones in the TV series that ran from 2003 to 2009. Which is ironic, because he played a similar character in "Daria" as...

  • Kevin Thompson!
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    Football, hockey -- it's pretty similar, right? Thompson's also been a regular in both the "Pokémon" and "Yu-Gi-Oh" franchises for years.

  • On the TLC show "While You Were Out," you saw...
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    Host Evan Farmer come in and totally tear up other people's houses (and fix them, of course!) from 2002 to 2006. But back in the day, he had a guest role in "Daria" as...

  • Evan Shrecter!
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    AKA, Helen Morgendorffer's boss. Around the same time, he was also part of a fictional boy band for MTV called "2ge+her," and he also played the young Number Two in the flashback scenes of the Austin Powers movie "Goldmember." Now you can find him hosting the Top 20 countdown on CMT.

  • On "Modern Family," you saw...
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    Kevin Daniels, who plays a friend of Cameron and Mitchell's who goes by the name "Longinus." For a hot second, he was also...

  • Michael Jordan 'Mack' Mackenzie! (Well, one of him anyway)
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    Over the course of the show, Mack was played by four different actors, including Amir Williams, Paul Williams and Delon Ferdinand. Daniels only played the character for four episodes in 1999, but one of those includes "Daria!," the musical episode from season 3 where the entire town of Lawndale rallies together to freak out about an impending hurricane.

  • On "Elementary," you saw...
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    Wendy Hoopes, who played a character named detective Anne Wozniak in a season 2 episode of the popular Sherlock Holmes re-imagining. She should sound super familiar to you because she also was the voice of...

  • Jane Lane!

    And also Quinn Morgendorffer and Helen Morgendorffer, too. Basically every important female figure in Daria's life was played by a single person. And Hoopes has been in a lot of TV shows and movies since then, too -- she also played Mona Sax in the "Max Payne" video game series