Dead Like Me debuted on Showtime in 2003 and became an instant hit. It was a short-lived series and came off air in 2004 but devoted fans still wonder what the cast is up to nowadays…
Dead Like Me is an American comedy-drama television series which follows particular people who are offered the job of grim reapers after they die. They get a rapid healing physical body, and a different face in the real world and a chance to stay on earth as a result of this. Pretty cool, right?
Ellen Muth – George Lass
Muth played protagonist George Lass in the show but when it came to an end her acting credits are minimal. Although she did star in a lead role for the 2012 horror flick Mark of the Beast and appeared in two episodes of NBC’s Hannibal.
It appears she has now focused on her business endeavours and previously promoted a cat-breeding business selling purebred Balinese, Burmese, and Siamese kittens for Purrlove Cattery. She also launched a premium coffee business called Muth Rosten Haus.
Muth has previously revealed that compared to her acting, “coffee business is something that gives me a more stable environment”. When asked about her different career path “it’s not to say I don’t ever want to act again. I have just hit the pause button on the acting for now.”
Cynthia Stevenson – Joy Lass
Following her role as Joy Lass, Cynthia Stevenson appeared in recurring roles for series including The L Word, According to Jim and Men in Trees, Life Unexpected and How to Get Away with Murder. More recently, in 2021 Stevenson guest-starred in an episode of The Good Doctor.
Callum Blue – Mason
Following Dead Like Me, Callum Blue got caught up in a controversial cult, NXIVM. The cult was led by Keith Ranierre, who is currently in jail as reported by The New York Times, serving a 120-year sentence. The actor revealed in an episode of “E! True Hollywood Story” that he used the “self-help” aspects of the cult during a dark time.
“My father took his own life. And I continued working and I was caught up in this spiral of chaos. ‘Cause Hollywood can be a chaotic and noisy place,” he revealed. Blue wasn’t in the cult for long though.
“I was in it for five days and I heard the same thing again and again and again,” he added.
Jasmine Guy – Roxy Harvey
Jasmine Guy portrayed Roxy Harvey on Dead Like Me and following this role she appeared in numerous TV series, including The Vampire Diaries, K.C. Undercover and Grey’s Anatomy.
In 2005 Guy wrote her first book, Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary about the mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur. Guy met the political activist through her son and “would talk to Afeni late at night and she would tell me about her life and her past.” She decided to turn it into a book because “Nobody’s heard the female perspective of the New York Black Panthers.”
Mandy Patinkin – Rube John Sofer
Patinkin went on to star in the crime drama Criminal Minds following his role on Dead Like Me. However, after two seasons he decided the show’s dark topics were “destructive to my soul and my personality.” He also told New York magazine that “The biggest public mistake I ever made was that I chose to do Criminal Minds in the first place,”
You may have thought his acting days were over but he returned to TV in 2011. He played the role of Saul Berensen in Homeland and received four Emmy nominations for his work. Following this, he guest-starred in The Good Fight and voice acted in the animation, The Magician’s Elephant.
Britt McKillip – Reggie Lass
McKillip was just 12 years old when she was cast as Reggie, George’s younger sister. It was the start of a long successful career. Although, Britt was practically midway through her career as she already had 20 credits to her name.
Following the show’s finale, McKillip continued to pursue acting but mainly in voice acting roles such as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar. McKillip also created a country music band called One More Girl, in partnership with her sister Carly McKillip. They released their debut album The Hard Way in 2015.
Christine Willes – Delores Herbig
Following her stint on Dead Like Me, Willes continued to earn a wealth of credits including a 2020 appearance on Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Following this, she appeared on another after-life-inspired show called Reaper.
The actor also teaches her skills and is a coach through Coastal Acting Service Team. In 2013 she wrote about her direction of a student performance of Neil Labute’s play Reasons to Be Pretty as part of her final thesis for her master’s degree in fine arts in directing at the University of Victoria.