Noughties cult series Charmed celebrated 10 years of being off the air last week. The show, which ran for eight seasons, ended on 21st May 2006, wrapping up a solid series, giving us closure to TV’s most loved sisters, Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Paige (Rose McGowan). The Halliwell sisters spent week in, week out kicking warlock asses, helping victims and plotting to take out The Source in an epic fashion. But the show also featured a whole host of actors, before they were popular who appeared either as demons, helpers or victims. Here’s 10 stars you forgot were in Charmed.
1. Kaley Cuoco
Before nabbing a starring role on The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco joined the show’s eighth season as Billie Jenkins, a powerful young witch with the powers of telekinesis and projection. For most of the season, she was a young apprentice to the sisters, coming into the show as Paige’s newest whitelighter charge. Her main concern was finding her long lost sister Christie Jenkins who had been kidnapped 15 years earlier by demons.
2. John Cho
John Cho pops by for one episode in the first season ‘Dead Man Dating’ as a recently murdered man. It was one of the first roles that Cho had, playing a guy haunting the Charmed Ones, hoping they can find his murderer. Piper ends up falling for him, but she ends up saying goodbye as his spirit moves on.
3. Amy Adams
Adams played the role of Maggie Murphy, an all round amazing human being. That’s why she was tapped to become a future whitelighter in the season two episode ‘Murphy’s Luck’. But things change for her when she’s targeted by a darklighter who curses her with bad luck and plants suicidal thoughts into her head. However, Prue (Shannen Doherty) ends up creating her first original spell to counteract the evil and douses Maggie with some good luck.
4. Zachary Quinto
Heroes star Zachary Quinto appeared in the season five episode ‘Cat House’, playing a demon who hunted familiars - animals whose duties included protecting and guiding witches. Quinto’s character hunts down the sisters’ loyal cat Kit and, it’s no surprise here, it doesn’t end well for him.
5. Jon Hamm
Mad Men’s Jon Hamm appears in the season seven episode ‘Ordinary Witches’ playing Brody’s (Kerr Smith) dad when he and Paige travel back in time. Brody ends up finding out that demons were responsible for his parents’ death.
6. Charisma Carpenter
Buffy/Angel alum Charisma Carpenter appeared in three episodes during season seven playing The Seer. She defects from the underworld and seeks refuge from the Charmed Ones - it’s goody-two-shoes Leo (Brian Krause) who ends up bringing her home. While Piper sees her as a threat, all The Seer wants is to live a normal life, and ends up getting exactly that.
7. Misha Collins
Supernatural’s resident angel Misha Collins appeared in the season two episode ‘They’re Everywhere’, playing Eric Bragg. It turns out Eric and Castiel aren’t that different - they’re both a little naive and innocent. His character solves the final riddle of the Akashic records and finds himself in trouble with some knowledge-sucking demons.
8. Mark Sheppard
Fellow Supernatural cast member Mark Sheppard appeared in the season five episode ‘Witches In Tights’ as the lower-level demon Arnon who had the ability to sense great powers. A kid called Kevin has the power to turn the Charmed Ones into superheroes to protect him from the Elder Ramus. But when Arnon finds out, he gets Kevin to turn him into The Agressor, giving him heightened powers so he can take out the sisters. Of course, they win.
9. Billy Zane
The Titanic star racked up three episodes in season seven. Billy Zane plays Drake de Mon, a former demon who makes a deal to become human for a year. He becomes romantically involved with Phoebe before his year his year is up knowing they can’t be together, and ends up sneaking off and dying.
10. Norman Reedus
The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus makes an appearance in two season five episodes. He plays Paige’s ex Nate, a seemingly perfect guy for her, until she finds out that he was married with kids. He was an interesting character because he wasn’t of the supernatural world - he was just your run-of-the-mill sleaze.