PSA: A Very Special Character Actor

I’d like to take a moment and pay tribute to a very special actor from the 90’s, Jason Marsden. You may know him as Eric’s best friend from Boy Meets World or Brittany Murphy’s brother from Almost Home. Perhaps, you’d recognize the melodic timber of his tenor as the voice of Binx the cat from Hocus Pocus. This guy owned the 90’s. He may have played mostly minor roles, but he was everywhere, and chances are you owe a great deal of your childhood entertainment to him.

Step by Step

Jason played one of the male lead’s best friends in this 90’s version of The Brady Bunch. Can you spot Jason in this cast photo?

Full House

Jason played DJ’s rich boyfriend and even caused some turmoil between DJ and Kimmy Gibbler. DJ broke up with him and then he went on a date with Kimmy. (gasp!)

I’m pretty sure those glasses are back in style.

Almost Home

Almost Home (a.k.a. The Torkelsons) was a show I watched after church on Sunday’s. I doubt anyone else watched it because it only lasted two seasons. It featured a pre-Clueless Brittany Murphy and…you guessed it! Jason Marsden. This time he was a series regular and a lead. Sorry it only lasted one season, Jason 😦 But hey, you did get to go to prom with Allyson Hannigan! Screen Shot 2014-07-05 at 7.50.25 PM

A Goofy Movie

First of all, A Goofy Movie came out in 1995. Does anyone else think that is weird? Secondly, Jason Marsden voiced Goofy’s son, Max!

Boy Meets World

Perhaps you remember seeing Jason as a recurring character in the first couple of seasons of Boy Meets World. He played Eric’s bff “Jason” and they both dating the same incredibly annoying girl.

Screen Shot 2014-07-05 at 7.54.07 PM Thanks for the memories, Jason!

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6 thoughts on “PSA: A Very Special Character Actor

  1. He does have a really great voice. Apparently, they also had him dub over another actors lines because his voice didn’t work as the cat. (The dude who plays the human version is not Jason Marsden.) But then they had to dub over the other guy’s voice even when he was a human so as not to ruin the continuity. So it’s like some random teenager with Jason Marsden’s voice which is kinda weird haha.

    1. Ha! That’s ridiculous. I’ve never noticed. For a minute I thought the actor that plays Thackery was Jonathan Jackson. I was thinking of him as Jesse Tuck in Tuck Everlasting. I feel like they wear the same type of old timey loose linen shirts in those roles. Also according to IMDB, Marsden is only 5′ 3” which makes him the perfect the sidekick or talking cat. Though he was a leading man once in the 1995 TV movie, Family Reunion with Melissa Joan Hart. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113022/ I obviously love this stuff, keep up the great work!

  2. Do you have an email address I can reach you at? I’d like to talk about reposting/guest posting. I think we have some really niche shared interests! My email is sleepoverzblog at gmail dot com

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