Did you know the 1980s soap opera Dynasty now has a reboot out on Netflix? The 2017 series of the same name features a fresh cast line-up. Before you sink your teeth into the remake, here’s a look back at the original actors and where they’ve been since the show ended.
John Forsythe: Blake Carrington
Forsythe, who played stern billionaire oil tycoon Blake Carrington, had an illustrious career before Dynasty, notably for voicing never-seen boss Charlie Townsend in the 1970s series Charlie’s Angels. After Dynasty, Forsythe starred in a short-lived 1992 sitcom, The Powers That Be. His last acting job was on the 2006 TV special Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar. In 2010, Forsythe died from pneumonia at age 92.
Joan Collins: Alexis Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan
Who can forget the not-to-be-messed-with Alexis? After her turn as Blake’s strong-willed ex-wife, Collins guest starred in various TV shows including sitcoms The Nanny and Rules Of Engagement. Recently, the 84-year-old had a recurring role on The Royals, and led the cast of a road comedy film, The Time Of Their Lives. She also followed in her late sister Jackie Collins’ footsteps and wrote six romance novels. On a personal front, Collins, who was divorced four times when Dynasty ended, found love again and remarried in 2002.
Linda Evans: Krystle Carrington
After Dynasty, Evans, who played Blake’s warm and caring new wife Krystle and was often at war with Alexis, appeared in a handful of TV movies before retiring from acting in 1997. She opened a chain of Linda Evans Fitness centres, and was in a relationship with new age musician Yanni from 1989-1998.
Jack Coleman: Steven Carrington
Coleman, the second actor cast as Blake’s gay son Steven Carrington (the role was originally played by Al Corley), went on to carve an illustrious career on TV. He’s best known for his role as Noah Bennet in the 2006 hit series Heroes. He also had recurring roles in The Office, Castle, Burn Notice and Scandal. He married actress Beth Touissaint in 1996 and has a daughter.
Heather Locklear: Sammy Jo Dean Carrington
Locklear got her start on Dynasty as Krystal’s niece Sammy Jo, who married Steven for his money. Locklear also starred on another TV series at the same time, playing officer Stacy Sheridan on TJ Hooker. Locklear was then cast in another long-running soap, Melrose Place (1993), which earned her four Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress. Her following stint on Spin City (1999) earned her two more nominations. She recently guest starred on the sitcom Fresh Off The Boat. Locklear’s first marriage to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee ended in 1993. She married Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora the next year and gave birth to her daughter in 1997. They divorced in 2007.