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Whatever Happened To The Cast Of FRINGE

Where are the Fringe Division team now...


Premiering on September 9th 2008 and running for 5 seasons, and exactly 100 episodes, Fringe followed Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), and Walter Bishop (John Noble), all members of the fictional Fringe Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based in Boston, Massachusetts, under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses fringe science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe.

A hybrid of procedural dramas and science-fiction/fantasy shows like Lost, The X-Files and The Twilight Zone, Fringe began as a traditional mystery-of-the-week series but after the first season began to explore its mythology, including parallel universes and alternate timelines.

The show, along with cast and crew, were nominated for many major awards, but where are they all now? Join us as we find out whatever happened to the cast of Fringe...


Anna Torv (Olivia Dunham)
As the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent assigned to investigate the spread of unexplained phenomena and thrust into the world of fringe science, Anna Torv's Olivia Dunham later discovers Dr. Walter Bishop had performed tests on her when she was a child using nootropic drug Cortexiphan, giving her unusual abilities. Torv also played Olivia's counterpart in the alternate universe, dubbed by the characters of the prime universe as "Fauxlivia", as well as William Bell.

Whilst starring as Olivia Dunham, Australian actress Torv was nominated five times for the Saturn Award for Best Television Actress from 2009 to 2013, winning a total of four. During her run on Fringe, Torv also appeared as Virginia Grey on 2010 HBO's mini-series The Pacific. More recently she has taken the lead role of Harriet Dunkley in the Australian political thriller television series Secret City in the show's two seasons (2016 and 2019), and is currently part of the Mindhunter ensemble in the popular Netflix crime series where she plays Wendy Carr.


Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop)
Although for many he will always be Pacey from Dawson's Creek, Joshua Jackson stepped out of that role to tackle the part of Peter Bishop, civilian consultant drafted into work with his estranged father Walter in the fringe division. As the series progressed, we learn that Peter is actually "Walternate's" son from the alternate universe, abducted by Walter shortly after his own Peter's death at a young age.

Aside from acting, Jackson wrote the first story from the comic book trilogy Beyond the Fringe, titled "Peter and the Machine". When he bid Fringe adieu, Jackson starred in the successful Showtime television show, The Affair, where he played Cole Lockhart, the protagonist husband of the unfaithful Alison Lockhart, in 43 of the 53 episodes. In March 2018, Jackson made his Broadway theatrical debut in Children of a Lesser God playing James Leeds, an unconventional teacher at school for the deaf who got in a conflicted professional and romantic relationship with a former deaf student, Sarah Norman (Lauren Ridloff). In 2019, Jackson starred as defense attorney Mickey Joseph in the Netflix drama miniseries When They See Us, and has most recntly been seen in the 2020 Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere, based off the book by Celeste Ng, playing Bill Richardson.


John Noble (Dr. Walter Bishop)
Prior to Fringe, John Noble's most high-profile role was as Denethor in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it was his five years as Dr. Walter Bishop, a former government researcher in the field of fringe science who was seen as a mad scientist and institutionalized after a lab accident in which his assistant was killed, where Noble became one of television's most popular character actors.

Noble also portrayed Walter's alternate, dubbed "Walternate" by the characters in the prime universe. Walternate rose to power as the U.S. Secretary of Defense and instituted the war against the prime universe after the abduction of his son Peter. Noble was awarded the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television.

After Fringe, John Noble became something of a super-sub, drafted into show's later in their run to give them a boost. This happened on both Sleepy Hollow, and Elementary where he played Sherlock Holmes father, Morland. Noble's most recent role was as Frederic Houser in an episode of the 2020 Amazon Prime series Hunters


Lance Reddick (Phillip Broyles)
Homeland Security agent and Senior-Agent-in-Charge , Phillip Broyles runs Fringe Division. Reddick also portrays Broyles' alternate (known as Colonel Broyles), who finds sympathy for Olivia and sacrifices himself during the third season to allow her to escape the parallel universe. Riddick returned as a main cast member for the fourth season, and as a recurring guest-star for the fifth.

After Fringe Riddick had a huge variety of guest star roles in show's like The Blacklist, American Horror Story, and Castle, then went onto play the character of Deputy Chief Irvin Irving in Bosch, appearing in all 60 episodes to date and earning a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television.

On the big screen, Riddick plays Charon in the three John Wick films to date and will be seen in next year's Godzilla vs Kong. Riddick can also be heard voicing the Captain in the new Netflix animated adaptation of the Castlevania video game franchise.


Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth)
Fan favourite and FBI Junior Agent Astrid Farnsworth was assistant to Olivia and Walter. Jasika Nicole also played Astrid's counterpart in the alternate universe, who has symptoms similar to Asperger syndrome as tribute to Nicole's real-life sister who has the disorder.

After Fringe ended, Nicoles guest-starred in Scandal playing Kim Munoz for 7 episodes. Currently, she stars as Carly Lever, the head of pathology, in the ABC medical drama The Good Doctor where she has gone from a recurring character to main cast member for the third season.

Away from the screen, Jasika Nicole is currently the voice of Dana Cardinal on the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and she also plays Keisha, the protagonist and narrator on the podcast Alice Isn't Dead.


Blair Brown (Nina Sharp)
The Chief Operating Officer of Massive Dynamic, a leading firm in science and technology research and longtime friend of Walter and William, Blair Brown also played Nina Sharp's doppelganger in the parallel universe.

After a couple of guest star roles in Falling Skies and The Affair, appearing with Fringe co-star Anna Torv, Brown landed the role of Judy King in Orange Is The New Black which she has played between 2015-19 making it her most recent role. At the same time she had a recurring role on the short-lived TV adaptation of Limitless, as well as appearing as CIA Director Sue Joyce in 2 episodes of the Amazon Prime rebooted Jack Ryan series.

And that's what happened to the cast of Fringe.

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