If you loved turning on the TV when you got home from school and pretending you were a detective, you probably loved watching Ghostwriter as much as I did.
On the air from 1992-1995, this was a staple for many of us, who read far too many Nancy Drew novels. The 74 episodes had us thinking like true detectives and wishing we had an invisible friend to solve crimes with as well.
The invisible Ghostwriter, communicated with the team of teenagers by manipulating letters on signs, in books and on computer screens. With his help, they were able to solve mysteries.
So where did these teens end up more than 20 years later?
Blaze Berdahl played Lenni Frazier
You remember the free-spirited latchkey kid, Lenni who lived with her musician dad in a loft? She was the kid we all wanted to be!
She made her debut in the 1989 Stephen King movie, Pet Sematary.
After her role on Ghostwriter, Berdahl graduated from Bucknell University in 2002 with a double major in economics and political science. Since she has done some voice acting work.
In 2007 she got married.
Sheldon Turnipseed played Jamal Jenkins
With a bare Wikipedia page, Sheldon has dropped off the face of the internet. Even though he was able to crack the case on screen, we can’t seem to crack the particular case of his whereabouts. Rumor has it attended NYU in 2002, but who knows, maybe he is still in hiding as a result of his fashion choices in the early 90’s.
Mayteana Morales played Gaby Fernandez
Mayteana played Alex’s younger sister Gaby and their family owned the bodega.
On the show for two seasons, Mayteana unexpectedly left the show and was replaced at the beginning of the third season by actress Melissa Gonzalez.
Mayteana now performs with her husband, Felix Slim in a music duo called Lucky Lokos.
David Lopez played Alex Fernandez
I think every girl had a crush on Alex! This cute, detective novel reading boy was Gaby’s brother, was an integral part of the team.
Unfortunately, the only thing we could track down about the teenage hearttrob is this photo.
William Hernandez played Hector Carrero
Hector was the teenager that Alex acted as a Big Brother kind of mentor to. With difficulty speaking and writing English, Hector received help from Alex.
He always was heavily into playing handball. Remember handball!
Since the show, William appeared as part of the cast on The Real World: Philadephia in 2004. He left home at the age of 15 because his religious parents didn’t approve of him being gay. He is still an actor and also works as a personal shopper.
Tram-Anh Tran played Tina Nguyen
As the fifth character of the PBS Kid series, Tina was was a camerawoman for the school’s television news team. She and Gaby would often work together on their reports.
Alex also had a crush on Tina, but she lets him down later in the series when she said they were just friends.
Now 33-years-old, Tran graduated from Penn State in 2001 with a degree in finance. She doesn’t seem to be doing anything related to acting anymore, though.
Marcella Lowery played CeCe, Jamal’s Grandmother
Everyone’s favorite adult on the show, CeCe is always around when you need some wisdom, or need to be reminded to clean up around the house. She never knew about Ghostwriter, but she seemed to always be able to assist the team.
She continues to act, receiving credits in The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Gossip Girl and more.
Thankfully, no one has seen Gooey Gus in years…
Seriously though, this purple slime that he spit at kids seriously haunts my childhood!