7 Riverdale Actors You’ve Already Seen on a Different CW Show

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Riverdale finally premieres TOMORROW on The CW, and to say we’re PUMPED would be an understatement. If the previews are any indicator, the show is going to be be suspenseful, sexy, dramatic and clever, which basically encompasses everything we’d ever want in a new small-screen hit. The added bonus is that it’s based on one of our favorite comic-book series from when we were younger: The Archie Comics. That’s right: Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead are coming IRL!

There are a lot of newbies comin’ in hot for this new show including Camila Mendes and Casey Cott, who may not be big names yet, but we’ve got a feeling it’s only a matter of time before we’re completely obsessed.
On the other hand, some of the others who joined the Riverdale cast are seasoned vets who are not only very familiar with acting for a TV show, but also well-acquainted with the network, too! Keep reading to see 7 Riverdale actors you didn’t know (or maybe just forgot!) have been on a CW show in the past! (Psst: we’re including The WB shows here, too, ‘cuz that was the CW’s name before they merged with UPN in 2006).


Cole Sprouse

Riverdale Character: Jughead Jones

Cole may be best known for his time co-starring with his twin bro on the Disney Channel show The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, but what a lot of people don't know is that the two also were on an episode of a creepy kids show on The WB called The Nightmare Room. The series was based off of a book by R.L. Stine (the author of Goosebumps) and Shia LaBeouf was on the same episode!

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Marisol Nichols

Riverdale Character: Hermione Lodge

This woman has seriously aged gracefully! You probably recognize Marisol as the Desert Wolf on Teen Wolf (Malia's biological mom), but way, way back in 2003, Marisol played Bianca on Charmed on The WB.

Photo: The WB / Wenn Images

Tiera Skovbye

Riverdale Character: Polly Cooper

Tiera says she's fulfilling her childhood dreams by getting to play Betty's older sister, having been a fan of the Archie comics since she was a little girl. While she's been on an episode of Arrow, she also played two different characters on The CW's Supernatural.

Photo: The CW / Instagram

Olivia Ryan Stern

Riverdale Character: Tina Patel

Like many of the others on this list, Liv took a role on Supernatural, but she also played a minor character on the short-lived 2011 show, Hellcats.

Photo: The CW / Instagram

Luke Perry

Riverdale Character: Fred Andrews

This Beverly Hills 90210 guy reunited with his former co-star Jennie Garth on her WB TV sho, What I Like About You many years ago. Maybe now that Luke's on Riverdale, Jennie can make an appearance on his!

Photo: The WB / Wenn Images

Lochlyn Munro

Riverdale Character: Hal Cooper

Lochlyn can be found on episodes of Supernatural, Arrow and Smallville, but his most well-known work with the CW was back during its WB days as Jack Sheridan (Prue's love interest) on Charmed.

Photo: The WB/ Instagram

Colin Lawrence

Riverdale Character: Coach Clayton

Colin is definitely no amateur when it comes to CW shows. The actor has been on several episodes of Supernatural and Smallville, and has been featured on iZombie, The 100 and Arrow. Talk about a CW loyalist!

Photo: The CW / Instagram

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