10 years after ‘Friends' finale, where are Fun Bobby, Gunther and others?

Actors in smaller roles on sitcom continue careers

It was "The Last One," on May 6, 2004.

That's when the world bid farewell to six of its “Friends” following a 10-year series run. In the episode, Monica and Chandler packed up to move to a bigger place with their new children. Alongside Rachel, Ross, Joey and Phoebe, they said goodbye to the apartment where most of the show’s scenes took place.

Since it’s finale, the six lead actors have been seen on the silver screen and Broadway. So what happened to the other characters with whom fans connected?

Gunther (James Michael Tyler)

Tyler played a barista at Central Perk, the coffee shop where the “Friends” often gathered. He had a crush on Rachel throughout the series. In March of this year, the actor filed for divorce from his wife, Barbara Chadsey, from whom he had been separated since 2003, according to TMZ. He cited irreconcilable differences. Tyler has had parts in small films since the finale of “Friends,” but has not appeared on television.

Fun Bobby (Vincent Ventresca)

Playing Monica’s boyfriend with fabulous hair and appearing in two episodes over two seasons, Ventresca also played a heartthrob in “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,” starring “Friends” actress Lisa Kudrow. In the last two decades he has had numerous appearances on TV shows, including a role on “Boston Common” in the 1990s and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2013. He most recently appeared on “Psych” and is in a film that’s in post-production.

Janice (Maggie Wheeler)

When visiting Wheeler’s personal/professional website, the sound of her voice is not nearly as irritating as it was when she appeared as Chandler’s girlfriend on “Friends.” That’s because Wheeler is a singer and has spent the past 15 years teaching vocal workshops in California.

Carol (Jane Sibbett) and Susan (Jessica Hecht)

Prior to playing Ross’ ex-wife and mother to Ben, Sibbett appeared on the sitcom “Herman’s Head.” Since her time on “Friends,” she has had a few roles in films, but hasn’t been seen on screen since 2008, according to IMDB.com. She is a writer and producer. Hecht has been busy acting on TV and in some films. She played Gretchen on “Breaking Bad.” Hecht also appeared on Broadway in “Harvey” alongside “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons.

David (Hank Azaria)

Azaria appeared in a few “Friends” episodes throughout the years, playing a scientist and boyfriend to Phoebe. He does a large amount of voiceover work and may be best known for what he’s done with “The Simpsons” throughout the last three decades. Azaria most recently was part of the “Smurfs” movies and has a recurring role on the show “Ray Donovan,” which airs on Showtime.

Tag (Eddie Cahill)

On “Friends,” Cahill played a young love interest to Rachel. He most recently starred in “CSI: NY,” playing Det. Don Flack until the series ended in 2013. In 2005, Cahill appeared in the surf and skateboarding movie “Lords of Dogtown.” He’ll soon be seen on the second season of “Under the Dome” on CBS.

Richard (Tom Selleck)

As one of Monica’s boyfriends and friend to the Geller family, Selleck appeared on the sitcom mainly in the second season, but had reappearances throughout the series. In recent years he has played lead character Jesse Stone in a series of movie specials based on detective novels written by Robert B. Parker. Selleck now appears as Frank Reagan on TV’s “Blue Bloods."

Frank Buffay, Jr. (Giovanni Ribisi)

On “Friends,” Ribisi played Phoebe’s kooky brother who fell in love with his much older teacher. Ribisi has appeared in several big movies since then, including “Avatar,” “Ted” and “Gangster Squad.” He has also been seen recently playing Warner Whitmore on the TV show “Dads."

Charlie (Aisha Tyler)

Currently a co-host of CBS’ “The Talk,” Tyler appeared on “Friends” as a girlfriend to Joey and eventually Ross, with whom she connected over their love of science. In recent years she was on a reprise of the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and voices the character Lana Kane on TV’s “Archer,” according to her website, aishatyler.com.

Other notable characters

Jack Geller (Elliott Gould)

Gould played Monica and Ross’ dad and is one of those actors you sort of see everywhere. He played Reuben in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen,” among dozens of other parts he’s played since “Friends.” Gould is also known for his role in “American History X” and has appeared on TV in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Law and Order: SVU.”

Judy Geller (Christina Pickles)

Pickles played Ross and Monica’s mother. She has guest-starred on “How I Met Your Mother,” played Romeo’s mom in Buz Luhrmann’s “Romeo and Juliet” and appeared in “The Wedding Singer.”

Mr. Treeger (Mike Hagerty)

Hagerty appeared in five episodes of “Friends,” playing the apartment manager. Fans may know him best for his acting in the movies “Overboard” and “Wayne’s World.” He is currently playing Jack Bray on TV’s “Mob City.”

Estelle (June Gable)

Playing the role of Joey’s agent, Gable appeared on “Friends” many times. Her character died in the final season, just before the finale. Gable is currently a theater performer.

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