Johnny Lewis, The O.C., Rachel Bilson

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Nostaglia, here we come!

Before Gossip Girl and before Laguna Beach, there was The O.C., Josh Schwartz's epic little show about a boy (Ben McKenzie) from the wrong side of the tracks (or, you know, Chino) being taken in by an awesome (and wealthy) couple and their loner geek of a son (all hail, Seth Cohen!) and exposed to the privileged lives of Orange County's teens. 

In its four-year run, the Fox teen hit made mega-stars of its four young leads (McKenzie, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson), and welcomed a slew of then-unknown actors, including three Twilight stars and a Vampire Diaries stud.

Because we never give up a chance to talk about The O.C. and the many gifts its given us (Chrismukkah!)—and a few have landed on this year's Fall TV schedule—we decided to check in with some of the actors who got their start on the show and see what they are up to now. 

Did you know the recently-deceased Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis and Chris Brown both appeared in multiple episodes of The O.C., with Brown playing a band geek? (Yes, seriously.) We bet you didn't know Golden Globe nominee Shailene Woodley was on the show for several eps as well, before the role was recast and an Arrow star took her place. (Don't worry, Shailene has done just fine for herself!)

To see more famous faces that visited the show, check out our gallery below.

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