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See the ‘Ghost Whisperer’ Cast Then and Now — Plus, Jennifer Love Hewitt Talks a Reboot!

See what the stars of this beloved supernatural series are up to now!


Part drama, part thriller, Ghost Whisperer hooked viewers with its unique spin on the paranormal genre and talented cast. The show follows the adventures of Melinda Gordon, an antique shop owner who can communicate with ghosts and gets tasked with helping earthbound spirits attend to unfinished business so they can cross over to the other side.

But the premise wasn’t the only thing that was otherworldly — Jennifer Love Hewitt, who starred in the series, says the set may have been haunted! Cast and crew members reported mysterious occurrences while filming, like light bulbs bursting without explanation and the sensation of someone tugging at their clothes.

The spooky series ran for five seasons before its cancellation in 2010. However, Hewitt recently said she’d love to see a Ghost Whisperer reboot someday. “Melinda Gordon was hands down one of my favorite characters I’ve ever played, if not my favorite. I would love to do it,” she recently said on the Inside of You podcast.

Until that happens, here’s what the Ghost Whisperer cast is up to these days.

Ghost Whisperer cast then and now

Jennifer Love Hewitt as Melinda Gordon

Jennifer Love Hewitt in 2005 and 2019
2005 / 2019Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images ; Chelsea Guglielmino/WireImage/Getty Images

After starring for two seasons on the Disney Channel show Kids Incorporated, Jennifer Love Hewitt shot to fame in the 90s with a recurring role on the TV show Party of Five and movie roles in I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can’t Hardly Wait. Throughout the early 2000s, Hewitt continued to act in comedies like Heartbreakers, The Tuxedo, and a live-action Garfield movie.

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In 2005, she returned to the small screen as Melinda in Ghost Whisperer. In addition to her lead role in the series, Hewitt also directed several episodes and was an executive producer during the show’s fifth and final season.

Since the show ended in 2010, Hewitt has continued to enjoy a prolific acting career, including a starring role in the Lifetime drama The Client List, where she met her husband, Brian Hallisay. Hewitt followed that up with a recurring role on Criminal Minds, and she currently stars as emergency dispatcher Maddie Buckley on the police procedural 9-1-1.

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Hewitt has also enjoyed a successful music career. She released four studio albums — including 2002’s BareNaked, which hit #37 on the Billboard charts — and appears as a backup vocalist on Martika’s chart-topping 1989 single “Toy Soldiers.”

David Conrad as Jim Clancy

David Conrad in 2005 and 2021
2005 / 2021Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images ; Gareth Cattermole/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI

Before he was bitten by the acting bug, David Conrad originally attended Brown University as a history major. After leaving Brown, he bounced between odd jobs before enrolling at the prestigious Juilliard School to study theater. But he dropped out during his final year, after he was offered the chance to star alongside Sigourney Weaver in the Showtime movie Snow White: A Tale of Terror.

From there, Conrad landed roles in the movie Under Heat, the TV series Relativity, and a regional production of the play Arcadia. In 1998, he made his Broadway debut in the play The Deep Blue Sea. Since then, his career has spanned the stage and screen — including roles in movies like Wedding Crashers and Men of Honor, and TV shows like Roswell and Boston Public.

In 2005, Conrad was cast as Melinda’s husband, Jim, on Ghost Whisperer, a role he portrayed for five seasons. After the show ended, Conrad made guest appearances on shows like CSI: Miami, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Castle, and had a recurring role in the Marvel series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In 2019, he returned to his Pittsburgh hometown to star in a production of the play The Legend of Georgia McBride. Most recently, he’s worked on the psychological thriller Basic Psych and the Lifetime original movie 12 Desperate Hours.

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Conrad’s great-grandfather, Frank Conrad, was an electrical engineer known as the “father of radio broadcasting” who helped to launch the first-ever commercial radio station.

Aisha Tyler as Andrea Marino

Aisha Tyler in 2006 and 2023
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After working as a standup comic in the 90s, Aisha Tyler launched her career in television with hosting gigs on the comedy show Talk Soup and the reality dating show The Fifth Wheel. She went on to play recurring roles on Friends, CSI and 24 before landing a role on Ghost Whisperer.

In the first season, Tyler plays Melinda’s best friend, coworker, and confidante Andrea — one of the few people who know about Melinda’s gift for talking to ghosts. But one of the show’s saddest moments came at the end of Season One, when — spoiler alert! — Andrea died in a plane crash.

After leaving the show, Tyler went on to have a thriving career in movies and television. She voiced the role of Lana Kane in the animated TV series Archer for 14 seasons, and co-hosted The Talk for six seasons, winning a Daytime Emmy in 2017. She’s also made guest appearances on shows like Boston Legal, Glee, and Modern Family, and has appeared in movies like The Santa Clause 3, Balls of Fury, and Bedtime Stories.

Currently, Tyler stars as Dr. Tara Lewis on Criminal Minds and is one of the hosts of the long-running improv comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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Tyler has portrayed a paleontologist, a psychologist, and an intelligence agent — but she’s also a brainiac in real life! An Ivy League grad who was “on the fast track to law school” before becoming a comedian, Tyler speaks four languages and has been a Celebrity Jeopardy! champion.

Camryn Manheim as Delia Banks

Camryn Manheim in 2006 and 2023
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After graduating from NYU with a master’s degree in drama, Camryn Manheim made her acting debut with a one-woman off-Broadway show called Wake Up, I’m Fat, which later became a best-selling memoir. The buzz from that show led to small roles in movies like Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and Scary Movie 3 and shows like Law & Order and Chicago Hope.

In 1997, Manheim landed her breakthrough role as passionate defense attorney Ellenor Frutt on The Practice. The show ran for eight seasons, with Manheim winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance.

Manheim went on to appear in shows like Will & Grace and Boston Public before joining the Ghost Whisperer cast in the second season. Manheim played Delia Banks, a local realtor and widow who takes a job at the antique store and forges a friendship with Melinda — though she’s initially skeptical of all things paranormal.

Since the show ended, Manheim’s career hasn’t slowed down. In 2012, she reunited with Hewitt in Jewtopia, a film adaptation of the popular off-Broadway play. More recently, Manheim had recurring roles in the crime dramas Person of Interest and Stumptown, and she currently stars as Lieutenant Kate Dixon on Law & Order.

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Manheim is fluent in American Sign Language. After taking classes at the New York Society for the Deaf, Manheim worked as a job coach and hospital interpreter for deaf people. And in 2015, she starred in a Broadway revival of the musical Spring Awakening, in which every actor on stage used sign language throughout the show.

Jay Mohr as Rick Payne

Jay Mohr in 2006 and 2022 ghost whisperer cast
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Stand-up comedian Jay Mohr kicked off his acting career as the host of the MTV game show Lip Service before appearing as a featured player on two seasons of Saturday Night Live. His breakthrough role came in 1996, when he played cutthroat sports agent Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire.

He went on to co-create the reality competition Last Comic Standing, which he hosted for three seasons, earning an Emmy nomination in 2003. But he declined to host the fourth season, and in 2005, he joined the Ghost Whisperer cast as Rick Payne, an anthropology professor who helps Melinda with her ghostly endeavors.

Mohr left Ghost Whisperer after the third season to take a starring role in the sitcom Gary Unmarried, but the show was cancelled after two seasons. He’s continued to appear in movies like Street Kings and Hereafter, and most recently appeared in Air, the 2023 sports drama based on the origin of the Air Jordan shoe line.

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An avid sports fan, Mohr briefly hosted his own ESPN show, Mohr Sports, in 2001 and later hosted the syndicated talk show Jay Mohr Sports on Fox Sports Radio.

Jamie Kennedy as Eli James

Jamie Kennedy in 2008 and 2019 ghost whisperer cast
2008 / 2019 Maury Phillips/WireImage/Getty Images ; Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

Jamie Kennedy took a creative path to stardom. After a string of failed auditions, he ended up working as a telemarketer. Realizing he had a knack for sales, he created a fake persona — an agent named “Marty Power” — and began promoting himself to agents and managers.

The daring strategy worked, and Kennedy landed a lead role in the Scream film series along with memorable roles in Romeo + Juliet, Son of the Mask, and Malibu’s Most Wanted. He also hosted the hidden-camera prank show The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, which ran for three seasons.

After Mohr exited the Ghost Whisperer cast in 2008, Kennedy joined the show in Season Four as Eli James, a psychology professor who develops the ability to hear ghosts after a near-death experience and becomes Melinda’s new sidekick.

Kennedy went on to do voice work for the animated TV series The Cleveland Show and Fanboy & Chum Chum. In 2021, he appeared in the comedy-drama Last Call, and the following year he had a voice cameo in the fifth installment of the Scream franchise.

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Kennedy and his Ghost Whisperer co-star Hewitt began a romantic relationship while filming the show. Hewitt dedicated her dating advice book, The Day I Shot Cupid, to Kennedy — even though they split before the book was published. “He really taught me how to look at the reality of love, whereas maybe I had my head in the clouds before,” Hewitt explained.

Christoph Sanders as Ned Banks

Christoph Sanders in 2008 and 2020 ghost whisperer cast
2008 / 2020Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images ; JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP via Getty Images

After taking drama classes at a theater in North Carolina, Christoph Sanders was invited to join their youth theater program. While enrolled in their conservatory program, he appeared in more than 16 theater productions and landed a role in a General Mills commercial.

Sanders made his movie debut in 2006 in the comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, followed by a role in the drama Hounddog. In 2008, he joined the Ghost Whisperer cast as Ned Banks, Delia’s tech-savvy son who helps Melinda solve mysteries.   

After the show ended, Sanders went on to star as Kyle Anderson in the sitcom Last Man Standing, which ran from 2011 to 2021. Most recently, he appeared in the 2022 HBO Max movie A Christmas Mystery.

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The role of Ned was originally portrayed by actor Tyler Patrick Jones, but Sanders — who’s six years older than Jones — was recast in the role for the third season so the writers could pursue more mature storylines.

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