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The cast of ‘Varsity Blues’: Where are they now? [SLIDESHOW]

Did you wake up this morning and ask yourself, “Whatever happened to the cast of ‘Varsity Blues?’” If so, today is your lucky day.

We got to wondering what the residents of West Canaan, Texas are up to nearly 15 years after the film came out in 1999, and dug up some info on all the Coyotes — and even their stripper/ sex ed teacher, Ms. Davis.

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  • Who can forget Ali Larter's famous whipped cream bikini scene? No one, that's who.
  • Larter starred in two of the "Final Destination" and "Resident Evil" movies, but is probably best known for the short-lived TV series "Heroes." She has a few upcoming films, but they don't sound too promising to be honest with you.
  • Before he was Dawson Leery, James Van Der Beek was second-string turned star Before he was Dawson Leery, James Van Der Beek got his start as second-string-turned-star-quarterback Mox in "Varsity Blues," in which he uttered what is perhaps the most famous phrase in late-90's film, "I DON'T WANT YOUR LIFE." Thank you, James.
  • After "Dawson's Creek" ended in 2003, Van Der Beek tried to shake his squeaky clean image by starring "Rules of Attraction" as a guy who is a giant asshole. He bounced around TV with recurring roles in nighttime teen soap operas for awhile before he got the role of James Van Der Beek on "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23." Sadly, ABC just announced that it was scraping the show. He doesn't have any projects lined up according to IMDB, so someone please give him a job ASAP. Thanks.
  • Jon Voight was an early-70's sex symbol after his role as a male prostitute in "Midnight Cowboy." His career sort of fizzled out by the 90's, but his role as the evil Coach Kilmer in "Varsity Blues" was a sort-of comeback for him. Around the same time, his estranged daughter Angelina Jolie started to become super famous.
  • Voight followed up VB with several recurring TV roles. He made an appearance at the Republican National Convention last August and has been vocal about his support for conservative causes. He has since repaired his relationship with Angelina and now they get along just fine. He has a number of films in post-production, including "Baby Geniuses" 4 and 5.
  • Before he was 2 Fast and 2 Furious, Paul Walker played the dreamy quarterback Lance Harbor who is sidelined by a knee injury.
  • No one ever said Paul Walker was a great actor, but he certainly knows how to rake in the dough. Walker went on to make approximately 25 "Fast and Furious" movies, and various other mid-2000's horror flicks. He has another "Fast and Furious" in production, and probably spends his free time counting his piles of money.
  • Amy Smart played Mox's girlfriend in "Varsity Blues" who is threatened by the popular, blonde cheerleader. (Weren't we all?)
  • Smart has appeared in several pretty bad romantic comedies over the years and is actually best friends with the blonde cheerleader played by Ali Larter in real life. She is married to an HGTV host and has a recurring role on Showtime's "Shameless."
  • Blink and you'll miss him, but Jesse Plemons played Lance Harbor's little brother in one short scene in "Varsity Blues."
  • Plemons is probably the most successful "Varsity Blues" cast member as far as acting roles go (well, except for that "Battleship" mess.) He played Landry during all six seasons of "Friday Night Lights" and played Philip Seymour Hoffman's son in the Oscar nominated film "The Master." He is also on the fifth and final season of "Breaking Bad."
  • Scott Caan (son of James) stole the show in "Varsity Blues" as the loudmouthed and wild Tweeter. Who hasn't wanted to steal a cop car and drive around in it naked?
  • Caan appeared in the "Oceans 11" trilogy and two seasons of "Entourage." He now stars in the "Hawaii Five-0" remake and has two films on the way.
  • Ron Lester played the token fat redneck in several late 90's movies, but his most famous role was Billy Bob in "Varsity Blues." During filming, Lester says he weighed 508 pounds.
  • Three years later, Lester underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost 348 pounds. He has only had a handful of TV and film roles since then, with his last movie in 2010. There isn't much recent info on Lester, but according to his Facebook page, you can book him for an appearance at your next private party.
  • Ms. Davis, the sex-ed teacher/ stripper, is the object of every high school male's fantasy. She may not exist in real life, but she certainly does in "Varsity Blues." Tonie Perensky had just four small roles after this film, and there are no recent photos of her to be found. If you have any information on Ms. Davis' whereabouts, please let us know.

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