Everyone knows The Mickey Mouse Club of the early "˜90s was full of people who would go on to become big stars - Britney, Justin, Christina, Keri Russell, J.C. Chasez and Ryan Gosling, namely. But what about those other Mouseketeers? In case you've been wondering, I've got 10 answers for you.
1. Rhona Bennett was on MMC for four years before going on to become the self-titled Miss R&B. She had a recurring role on The Jamie Foxx Show, but what most excited me was that she was a member of another "˜90s staple, En Vogue, from 2003-2008. When original member Dawn Robinson came back in 2008, Rhona was given the boot.
3. Tate Lynche was a MMCer from 1993 until the show was canceled in 1995, but if you're a fan of American Idol you've seen him since then: he made it to the semi-finals of season three (the one Fantasia Barrino ended up winning). He went by the name Marque Lynche and apparently didn't impress Paula, Randy and Simon the way he impressed the Disney Channel, because he was part of the first round of semi-final eliminations. But you can see vintage Lynche here "“ and check out little J.T. and Ryan Gosling!
8. and 9. Damon Pampolina and Albert Fields were both members of The Party. Damon stuck to his music roots for a while, DJing in the Houston area, and also starred in a Saturn commercial in the early "˜00s. Albert Fields went by the name "Jeune" for a while (it's half of his middle name, Jeunepierre) and had a song in the movie The Fan. The duo recently reunited to form a group called NDecent Proposal "“ check them out and see if they're the MMCers you remember:
10. Chase Hampton was not only a Mouseketeer; he co-hosted for a year. After the show went off the air, Chase pursued a career in acting and landed parts on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X Files, 7th Heaven and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But it would appear that he has turned his sights to music and is currently with a band called Buzzfly.
Did I miss your favorite Mouseketeer? Leave a comment "“ maybe fellow _flossers will know what he or she has been up to since the Club disbanded.