This Is What The Cast Of ‘Perfect Strangers’ Then & Now


Perfect Strangers was a sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1993 on ABC. It followed Larry Appleton, a man from midwest America who has to navigate a relationship with his distance cousin from eastern Mediterranean Europe named Balki Bartokomous. The two of them living together in an apartment gave us a lot of laughs.

Have you ever wondered what the cast of Perfect Strangers is up to these days? Wonder no more… let’s see what each main cast member is up to since Perfect Strangers ended:


Mark Linn-Baker as Larry Appleton

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Mark Linn-Baker then and now / ABC and IMDb

After the show ended, Mark made cameos on other shows like Full House and Family Matters. He was then in a show called Twins in the early 2000s. He was most recently seen on Blue Bloods as Carlton Miller and did cameos on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Blacklist.

Bronson Pinchot as Balki Bartokomous

Bronson Pinchot
Bronson Pinchot then and now / ABC and IMDb

Did you know that Bronson doesn’t actually have an accent? Bronson is from the United States! He has been in Law & Order, The Young and the Restless, The Surreal Life, and has done many other cameos. He was also on Step By Step. More recently he has been seen in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.


He also discovered a love of restoring old homes and had a show on the DIY Channel called The Bronson Pinchot Project, where he restored old homes. A few years ago, Bronson and Mark actually reunited on a radio show, too!

Melanie Wilson as Jennifer Lyons

Melanie Wilson
Actress Melanie Wilson then and now / ABC and Lifetime

Melanie played Jennifer, Larry’s love interest. She also appeared on Step by Step and Family Matters but stayed mainly out of the spotlight after that. Her last project was a Lifetime movie called Prayers for Bobby in 2009. Unfortunately, she seems to be keeping out of the spotlight so there aren’t any recent pictures of her.

Read onto the NEXT page to find out where Balki’s love interest is now…

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