For more than a decade, "Baywatch" ruled the small screen. Sporting those famous red swimsuits, the rotating cast saved lives on the Southern California coast — and looked incredible doing it! In celebration of "Baywatch" babe actress Gena Lee Nolin's 50th birthday on Nov. 29, 2021, Wonderwall.com is checking in to see what she and more of the lifeguards are up to — and what they look like — today!
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Gena Lee Nolin brought resident bad girl Neely Capshaw to life on "Baywatch" from 1995 to 1998. Neely constantly butted heads with her boss, Mitch Buchannon.
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After Gena Lee Nolin left "Baywatch," she starred on her own show, "Sheena," from 2000 to 2002. Like some of her old co-stars, she posed for Playboy magazine, appearing in 2001's Christmas edition. She also authored a book, "Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, 'Thyroid Sexy' Life," which came out in 2013. Gina has been married twice: first in 1993 to Greg Fahlman, with whom she shares son Spencer; then in 2004 to now-retired NHL star Cale Hulse, with whom she has two children, son Hudson and daughter Stella. She's currently happily settled in Arizona.
Though she wasn't part of the original cast, "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson is perhaps the show's biggest star. Pamela joined the series in 1992 and stayed through 1997 in the role of lifeguard C.J. Parker. Pam has said that one of the reasons she was attracted to the character was C.J.'s affinity for New Age thinking, something she shared with the fictional lifeguard.
After leaving "Baywatch," Pamela Anderson's fame continued to skyrocket. In 1998, she began a four-year starring run on the TV show "V.I.P." She also continued posing for Playboy magazine — she's appeared on 13 covers since the '80s (more than anyone else) — and became an author: In 2005, she co-wrote the novel "Star"; in 2015, she published "Raw," which features pictures and her handwritten poetry about sex and romance; in 2018, she released "Lust for Love: Rekindling Intimacy and Passion in Your Relationship," which was co-written with rabbi and author Shmuley Boteach. The dedicated vegan has been an active member of PETA since the '90s. Her personal life has long made headlines: Pam married and divorced rocker Tommy Lee, the father of her two adult sons, in the late '90s (an attempted reconciliation a decade later in 2008 didn't work out). Following an engagement to model Marcus Schenkenberg, she had an on-off relationship with Kid Rock but filed for divorce in 2006. She was briefly wed to professional poker player Rick Salomon in 2007 and 2008 — and again in 2014 and 2015 — then had an up-and-down romance with French soccer star Adil Rami from 2017 to 2019. In early 2020, she exchanged vows with an old boyfriend, famed movie producer Jon Peters, but they never filed the paperwork; it ended days later. That same year, Pam married her bodyguard, Dan Hayhurst, on Christmas Eve. In 2022, Pam will star on an HGTV Canada series that chronicles her efforts to renovate her 5.6-acre property in Ladysmith, British Columbia. She (and Tommy) will also be the subject of a buzzy Hulu limited series, "Pam & Tommy" starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan, which dramatizes the scandal surrounding an intimate videotape they made as newlyweds that was stolen and leaked in 1995.
David Hasselhoff starred as lifeguard and father figure Mitch Buchannon on "Baywatch" from 1989 to 2001.
David Hasselhoff acted on the stage after "Baywatch." In 2000, while finishing up his run on the show, he made his Broadway debut in "Jekyll & Hyde" and in 2004, he starred in a London production of "Chicago." The Hoff also ventured into reality television in 2010: He starred on A&E's "The Hasselhoffs" alongside daughters Hayley, who's now a plus-size model, and Taylor, a luxury real estate agent who appeared on "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" in 2015. The actor, who's made headlines with his alcoholism struggles — and with his contentious 2006 divorce from second wife Pamela Bach — started dating Welsh former factory worker Hayley Roberts, who's nearly 28 years his junior, in 2011; they married in 2018. In recent years, fans have seen The Hoff — who's kept his music career alive over the decades (he released his 15th studio album, "Party Your Hasselhoff," in 2021) — in a cameo in the 2017 "Baywatch" movie and on a 2021 episode of "Young Sheldon."
Carmen Electra played Leilani "Lani" McKenzie, the lifeguard with dreams of becoming a famous dancer, from 1997 to 1998.
Carmen Electra frequently appeared in the pages of Playboy magazine after her "Baywatch" days as she transitioned to a film career. After a brief marriage to NBA star Dennis Rodman, she appeared in 2000's "Scary Movie" and 2004's "Starsky and Hutch." In 2004, she tried reality television with then-husband Dave Navarro on MTV's "Till Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave." The two split in 2006, and after more failed relationships, she appeared as a celebrity bachelorette on the reality series "The Choice." Carmen has also released her own fragrance and a loungewear collection. For recently, she launched her vegan and cruelty-free skincare line, Gogo, in 2020.
David Chokachi starred as resident heartthrob Cody Madison on "Baywatch" from 1995 to 1999.
After "Baywatch," David Chokachi jumped into a starring role on another series, "Witchblade," from 1999 to 2002. He continued to act on television and in TV movies before transitioning to reality television in 2009 on VH1's "Confessions of a Teen Idol," which followed seven hunky stars as they attempted to return to the spotlight. David has since transitioned back to film, having appeared in several lesser known movies in recent years including "As Long As I'm Famous," "Blood Pageant" and "Last Call in the Dog House." He's been married to Susan Brubaker, with whom he has a daughter, since 2004.
From 1992 to 1997, Alexandra Paul brought Stephanie Holden to life on "Baywatch." Stephanie was an integral part of the show — and Mitch Buchannon's love interest — until she was killed off.
After retiring her red swimsuit, Alexandra Paul focused mainly on TV movies. Since 1999, she's starred in more than a dozen movies on Lifetime and has guest starred on shows like "Melrose Place" and "Mad Men." She more recently appeared in the 2020 comedy-drama film "Pink Skies Ahead." Like former co-star Pamela Anderson, Alexandra is a huge supporter of animal rights; she's been a vegan since 2010. In 2010, the actress –who's been married to Ian Murray since 2000 — wrote a blog about her decision not to have kids, explaining that she's "acting for the planet, and the future of every living thing on earth."
Jaason Simmons played Logan Fowler, a top lifeguard from Australia, on "Baywatch" from 1994 to 1996.
After "Baywatch," Jaason Simmons moved to the stage and appeared in theater productions in London. His most recent on-screen work came in 2013 when he landed a part in "Sharknado." Jaason came out as a gay man in 2008, revealing plans to wed partner John O'Callaghan, with whom he shares son Odin.
Traci Bingham starred as Jordan Tate on "Baywatch" from 1996 to 1998.
Once she finished playing Jordan Tate on the hit series about lifeguards, Traci Bingham landed small roles on a variety of television shows including "The Dream Team" and "Celebrity Paranormal Project." She's also appeared on reality TV shows like "The Surreal Life" in 2004 and 2007 and Britain's "Celebrity Big Brother." Like many of her fellow former "Baywatch" babes, vegetarian Traci has appeared in Playboy and is an animal rights activist who supports PETA. The actress was married to songwriter and music producer Robb Vallier from 1998 to 2001. Traci, while active on social media, hasn't been publicly photographed since 2013.
Jeremy Jackson played Mitch's son Hobie Buchannon on "Baywatch" from 1991 to 1999. He took on the role after actor Brandon Call left. The character had a longtime crush on Nicole Eggert's Summer Quinn.
Jeremy Jackson never found much acting success after "Baywatch" but did well in the reality television genre. In 2009, he appeared on VH1's "Confessions of a Teen Idol." He also appeared on Britain's "Celebrity Big Brother" and "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," where he discussed his steroid addiction. Jeremy married longtime girlfriend Loni Willison in 2012, but the two separated in 2014. In 2017, he was sentenced to 270 days in jail and five years of probation for a stabbing that occurred in 2015. Now, with jail time and several rehab stints behind him, Jeremy — who's active on Instagram — works as a recovery coach and personal trainer.
Yasmine Bleeth took on the role of Caroline Holden on "Baywatch" from 1994 to 1997 and made occasional appearances later on in the series. Her character was lifeguard Stephanie's younger sister.
Yasmine Bleeth went on to star on the hit series "Nash Bridges" from 1998 to 2000 and the Aaron Spelling show "Titans" from 2000 to 2001 before largely withdrawing from the spotlight. She publicly battled cocaine addiction after a 2001 arrest and subsequent stints in rehab. Yasmine met her future husband, strip club owner Paul Cerrito, at the Promises rehab facility during her first stay there in 1997 and married him in 2002. She continues to maintain a low profile (she's seen here in 2015 and was most recently photographed in 2020 — see the photo here) but remains wed to Paul, with whom she resides in Los Angeles.
Donna D'Errico played Donna Marco on "Baywatch" from 1996 to 1998.
After her stint on "Baywatch," former Playboy Playmate Donna D'Errico hosted the show "Battlebots" and appeared in some independent films before switching gears: She opened a day spa called Zen Spa in Calabasas, California. Donna was married to musician Nikki Sixx for 11 years before they split in 2007. The two share daughter Frankie, who was born in 2000. Donna is also mom to son Rhyan, born in 1993, from a previous relationship. In 2017, she made headlines when she revealed her before-and-after photos after undergoing four plastic surgery procedures to help her get her "Baywatch" body back. As far as her acting career goes, she last appeared in the 2021 thriller movie "Survive the Crime" alongside Bruce Willis and Chad Michael Murray.
Parker Stevenson played lifeguard-lawyer Craig Pomeroy on "Baywatch" from 1989 to 1990 and appeared as a recurring character in later seasons.
Parker Stevenson was already a heartthrob before putting on his "Baywatch" trunks, so when the show ended, he continued to find work in television. He did a stint on "Melrose Place" and snagged small roles on shows like "Judging Amy." From 1983 to 1997, Parker was married to Kirstie Alley, with whom he has two adult children. In 2018, he walked down the aisle for the second time, marrying chef Lisa Schoen. From 2017 to 2020, he starred on the Netflix coming-of-age drama series "Greenhouse Academy."
Nicole Eggert starred as Roberta "Summer" Quinn on "Baywatch" from 1992 to 1994. Her character eventually left the world of lifeguarding to attend college.
Nicole Eggert found success on a few reality television shows after leaving "Baywatch." The actress participated on "Celebrity Fit Club" in 2010 and came in second place on the celebrity diving competition show "Splash" in 2013. In 2014, she left acting behind to become an ice cream truck owner and driver. She came out of her Hollywood retirement to make an appearance on the E! reality show "Botched" in 2015 to get a breast reduction. She made headlines in 2018 when she publicly accused former "Charles in Charge" co-star Scott Baio, who's 11 years her senior, of sexually abusing her "probably once a week" from 14 to 16 and said they had sex when she was 17. He vehemently denied her claims and insisted their sole sexual encounter took place when she was 18. Nicole has two daughters: Dilyn, with ex Justin Herwick, and Keegan, whose father she has not publicly named.
Billy Warlock starred on "Baywatch" from 1989 to 1992 as orphan Eddie Kramer.
Billy Warlock enjoyed a successful career on daytime television after his "Baywatch" days with stints on soap operas including "Days of Our Lives," "The Young and the Restless," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital." In 2006, Billy married his former "Days" and "As the World Turns" co-star Julie Pinson. Though he continued to work on daytime dramas until 2010, he then took a break from Hollywood. According to several soap opera fan sites, around 2013, Billy and Julie moved to Telluride, Colorado, where he's worked as a ski instructor.