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‘7th Heaven’ Cast Then and Now — See What the Camden Clan Has Been Up to Since 2007

The show that launched Jessica Biel's career!


From 1996 to 2007, 7th Heaven gave us a glimpse of life as part of the Camden family, consisting of a cast of characters led by patriarch Eric Camden, a reverend, his wife Annie and their seven children.

For 243 episodes, we hung on as each member of the Camden bunch navigated the trials and tribulations of growing up, naturally making plenty of mistakes along the way. Perhaps what many found most comforting was the way Eric and Annie guided them through each misstep — and had us wondering how they made it look so easy!

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7th Heaven cast, 2001
7th Heaven cast, 2001Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Sibling drama of the 7th Heaven cast — on and off the screen

For the 7th Heaven cast, the relationships forged on the series were more than just that of co-workers. Jessica Biel, who played Mary Camden, and Beverley Mitchell, who played her sister Lucy, dealt with a rough patch in their relationship during filming of the show — one similar to that of any real-life pair of siblings.

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Jessica Biel and Beverley Mitchell, 2003
Jessica Biel and Beverley Mitchell, 2003Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

We used to butt heads and she used to drive me fricking nuts and we used to literally want to battle,” Mitchell recalled to Us Weekly. “There were times where I just remember going home, because we would carpool home [from the 7th Heaven set], and we would just yell at each other all the time.”

Luckily, the on-screen siblings have patched things up over the years, and Mitchell credits Biel as being one of her closest friends, there for her during some of the most difficult times of her life.

“I call her like my sister. I don’t have brothers and sisters, so she has always been that type of relationship for me because I’m an only child. I adopted her, whether she likes it or not. She doesn’t have a choice,” she said.

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Barry Watson, Jessica Biel and David Gallagher, 2003, 7th Heaven cast
Barry Watson, Jessica Biel and David Gallagher, 2003Kevin Winter/Getty Images

As for Biel and Mitchell’s relationship with their on-screen big brother, played by Barry Watson, their dynamic was a little bit different.

“I think they were always, sort of, lingering around my trailer,” Watson told Us Weekly, poking fun at the teenage crushes the two girls had on him. “I’d walk out and they [would] just, like, pretend [that] they weren’t really there.” Can you blame them? Older brother Matt Camden was dreamy as can be!

While 2016 marked 20 years since the series premiered, the show still remains an iconic part of late 90s, early 2000s culture. Here, take a look at what the 7th Heaven cast has been up to since it wrapped up in 2007.

7th Heaven cast, then and now

Stephen Collins as Reverend Eric Camden

Stephen Collins in 2001 and 2014
2001 / 2014Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images ; Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Stephen Collins played Camden patriarch, Eric, on the famed series. Prior to his role as the Reverend, he was known for his parts in films like The First Wives Club (1996) alongside Diane Keaton, as well as All the President’s Men (1976) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).

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He continued to act after he left the Reverend behind, appearing in series like Private Practice, No Ordinary Family, Devious Maids and Revolution, but his career was overshadowed by his 2014 admission that he had sexually abused three underage women.

Since this came to light, Collins has remained out of the spotlight.

Catherine Hicks as Annie Camden

Catherine Hicks in 2006 and 2022
2006 / 2022Albert L. Ortega/WireImage/Getty Images ; Presley Ann/Getty Images for TCM

Catherine Hicks starred as Annie Camden, the mother of the Camden clan and often a voice of reason within the series. After her time a part of the 7th Heaven cast concluded, Catherine Hicks kept busy as an actress, and could be seen in various TV films over the years.

Her most recent role was in 2020, when she lent her voice to JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales, and in 2023, she told TMZ that she was done acting, explaining that when she was busy playing a homemaker on TV, she wasn’t available to be a homemaker for her real-life daughter. Now, she gets to enjoy the role of “Mom,” sharing that it’s “really fulfilling.”

That being said, Hicks has also stated that she isn’t too interested in a 7th Heaven reboot.

Barry Watson as Matt Camden in the 7th Heaven cast

Barry Watson in 1999 and 2022
1999 / 2022Barry King/Getty Images ; Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

Barry Watson played the eldest son of the Camden bunch and continued his television work after the show came to its end. He had significant roles on series like What About Brian and Samantha Who?

He also made appearances on shows such as Drop Dead Diva, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, Masters of Sex, Date My Dad and more. His most recent role has been in Naomi.

Jessica Biel as Mary Camden in the 7th Heaven cast

Jessica Biel, 7th Heaven cast
1999 / 2023Barry King/Liaison/Getty Images ; Leon Bennett/Getty Images

Biel played the role of Mary Camden in the 7th Heaven cast, and has gone on to become one of the most well-known actors or actresses to come out of the series. After taking on Mary, Biel became known for films such as Home of the Brave (2006), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Valentine’s Day (2010) and Hitchcock (2012) and in recent years, she’s taken to the small screen.

Biel has taken on darker roles in series like The Sinner and Candy, showing the world she’s more than just “the girl from 7th Heaven.” Behind the camera, Jessica Biel also created her own production company, Iron Ocean, with Michelle Purple. Biel is famously married to superstar Justin Timberlake.

Beverley Mitchell as Lucy Camden

Beverley Mitchell in 2002 and 2022
2002 / 2022Vince Bucci/Getty Images ; Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Beverley Mitchell played the role of Lucy Camden, another one of the Camden siblings. After her time apart of the 7th Heaven cast, she did a stint on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

In the years that followed, she additionally starred in numerous TV movies such as Candy Cane Christmas (2020), Rock and Roll Christmas (2019), Hometown Christmas (2018) and many more.

David Gallagher as Simon Camden

David Gallagher in 2000 and 2011
2000 / 2011SGranitz/WireImage/Getty Images ; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

David Gallagher‘s role in 7th Heaven paved the way for a continued career on television. After his time on the series, he had guest roles in plenty, appearing in CSI: Miami, Bones, Smallville, The Vampire Diaries, Criminal Minds and more.

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One of his most significant roles after the show came in the 2011 sci-fi thriller film Super 8. In recent years, Gallagher has also lent his voice to the Kingdom Hearts video game series.

Mackenzie Rosman as Ruthie Camden

Mackenzie Rosman in 2001 and 2015
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Mackenzie Rosman, who played Ruthie Camden in the 7th Heaven cast, had acting roles here and there after her time on the series. She could be seen in shows such as The Secret Life of the American Teenager, as well as movies like The Tomb (2009), Ghost Shark (2013) and Nightcomer (2013), to name a few.

Her last credited role was in 2015 and in 2022, she welcomed a baby girl.

George Stults as Kevin Kinkirk in the 7th Heaven cast

George Stults in 2002 and 2019
2002 / 2019 Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage/Getty Images ; Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Lifetime

On 7th Heaven, George Stults played the role of Kevin Kinkirk, the man who would eventually marry Beverley Mitchell’s Lucy. As for his career after the show, he continued to act steadily.

Over the years, he could be seen in Necrosis (2009), as well as in series like Melissa & Joey, Zoo and numerous holiday -themed TV movies.

Nikolas and Lorenzo Brino as David and Sam Camden

Nikolas and Lorenzo Brino
Nikolas and Lorenzo Brinodarthneo/MoviestillsDB

The youngest Camden children, twins David and Sam, were played by Nikolas and Lorenzo Brino. After their time apart of the 7th Heaven cast, neither continued acting. Tragically, in 2020, Lorenzo died in a car accident at the age of 21.

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