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Original ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Cast: the Spellman Witches Then and Now!

Where did the spell-casting witches end up after the series?


Magic spells, supernatural powers and talking cats are just a few of the unworldly things audiences can see while watching the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch cast. For seven seasons — from 1996 to 2003 — Sabrina Spellman, portrayed by Melissa Joan Hart, dealt with her reality of being a witch with the help of two aunts and Salem, the aforementioned cat (actually a warlock doing penance as a feline).

As things unfold on this Emmy-nominated series, highlighted by the chemistry of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch cast, Sabrina is revealed to come from a long line of witches, though she nonetheless tries to live life as a normal teenager while simultaneously attempting to harness her powers.

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Melissa Joan Hart in Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1998) the Hat

The continuing popularity of the series, which was adapted from the 1960s comic of the same name, resulted in the 2018 Netflix show Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and while there were many similarities between the two, the latter had more of a horror twist.

Catch up with the Sabrina the Teenage Witch Cast and see where the stars are today!

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Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Spellman

Melissa Joan Hart
1996/2024 the Hat // Jesse Grant / Stringer / Getty

Although she is instantly recognized as Sabrina Spellman, Melissa Joan Hart got her big break as the lead of the 1991 Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All, which ran for five seasons. Then, in 1996, she booked Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which became a major hit series.

While starring on Sabrina, Hart appeared in several other shows, among them Clueless (1997), Boy Meets World (1997) and You Wish (1997). In 1999, she booked the lead of the romcom, Drive Me Crazy.

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Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier in Drive Me Crazy (1999)

After Sabrina, Hart starred in films Rent Control (2003), To Catch a Crimes (2006) and My Fake Fiancé (2009). In 2010, the actress was cast as the lead of yet another series, Melissa & Joey. Most recently, she starred on No Good Nick (2019), Dear Christmas (2020) and Dirty Little Secret (2022).

Hart married Mark Wilkerson in 2003 and the couple has three sons, Mason, Braydon and Tucker.

Prior to the release of the series reboot in 2018, Hart shared advice for the new Sabrina, Kiernan Shipka. “So tomorrow, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina drops on Netflix. And I just wanted to send my best witches to Kiernan Shipka, aka the new Sabrina Spellman. By the way, from one Sabrina to the other … if you’re ever given a choice between a broom and a vacuum, choose the vacuum.”

Caroline Rhea as Hilda Spellman: Sabrina the Teenage Witch Cast

Caroline Rhea
1998/2024 Arnaldo Magnani / Contributor / Getty // Unique Nicole / Stringer / Getty

After her time as Aunt Hilda in the Sabrina the Teenage Witch cast, Caroline Rhea had an impressive career. In the years following the series, Rhea had roles in Christmas with the Kranks (2004), The Perfect Man (2005) and Fast Girls (2008). The actress also appeared in two episodes of the Sabrina reboot in 2020.

In 2007, she booked the Emmy-winning Disney series, Phineas and Ferb. The actress remained on the show for the full run until 2015, and just last year it was announced that the animated series would be returning for two more seasons, set to release in 2024. Most recently, Rhea starred in Sydney to the Max, from 2019 to 2021.

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Beth Broderick as Zelda Spellman

Beth Broderick; Sabrina the teenage witch cast
1997/2023 the Hat // Michael Tullberg / Contributor / Getty

Aunt Zelda, portrayed by Beth Broderick, was an iconic part of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch cast. After starring on the series, Broderick had brief roles in CSI: Miami (2004), Supernatural (2006), Lost (2005) and ER (2008). In 2010, Broderick starred in Revenge of the Bridesmaids.

Broderick later appeared in two episodes each of Melissa & Joey (2014) and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2020). Over the years she had roles in multiple Christmas movies, including A Perfect Christmas List (2014), A Very Merry Toy Store (2017), Christmas Town (2019) and Blending Christmas (2021). She also acted in Sharp Objects (2018) and Love & Death (2023).

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Nick Bakay as Salem Saberhagen: Sabrina the Teenage Witch Cast

Nick Bakay; Sabrina the teenage witch cast
2009/2023 Jason LaVeris / Contributor / Getty // Gerardo Mora / Contributor / Getty

The unique voice of Salem the cat, Nick Bakay, is a memorable part of the series. After his time in the Sabrina the Teenage Witch cast, Bakay had roles on The King of Queens (2005), ‘Til Death (2010) and Mom (2013). He also had a lengthy career as a producer, working on projects such as The King of Queens (2006), Two and a Half Men (2013) and Young Sheldon (2024).

The Sabrina show got its unofficial start as a 1996 Showtime movie starring Hart, which ultimately led ABC to put the series version into development. This came into play for Bakay, who shared that he got the role of Salem randomly. “I got hired to write on it first. They sold the pilot off of a pitch tape of scenes from the Showtime version, but they were gonna completely redo it, rewrite, recast. I was already in there working on it, they were looking for voices [and] I had done a lot of voice acting. They had me read for it, and I got it. It was an inside job.”

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Nate Richert as Harvey Kinkle

Nate Richert; Sabrina the teenage witch cast
1998/2023 the Hat // Astrida Valigorsky / Contributor

The original Harvey Kinkle, played by Nate Richert, was the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Sabrina Spellman. After the series, Richert had only a few roles in projects like The Sure Hand of God (2004), Game Box 1.0 (2004) and Home Work (2020). After Sabrina, Richert became a musician and lives a seemingly normal life out of the spotlight.

He shared about his life now, “I’m extremely lucky to have had any success at all, let alone solid work in film and TV for six years (20 years ago). I’m currently a maintenance man, a janitor, a carpenter, and do whatever random jobs I can get to pay the bills.”

Jenna Leigh Green as Libby Chessler: Sabrina the Teenage Witch Cast

Jenna Leigh Green; Sabrina the teenage witch cast
1998/2024 the Hat // Roy Rochlin / Stringer / Getty

Jenna Leigh Green was head cheerleader and the popular girl in the Sabrina the Teenage Witch cast. After the series, Green had roles on ER (2002), Castle (2010), Bones (2011) and Quantico (2017). Most recently, the actress appeared on Gossip Girl (2021), Magnum P.I. (2022), and Blue Bloods (2022).

Green, who had a pretty impressive career in theater before and after Sabrina, shared “I kinda fell into TV. Theatre is where I thought I would end up. I was doing Into The Woods, I got my first manager and then Sabrina came really quickly. Doing that show really was a ‘throw me into the pool and see how she swims’ experience.’”

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