Good Ones: John "MILF Guy #2" Cho may have had a relatively small part in American Pie, but he moved on to bigger and better things when he landed roles in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot and the hilarious Harold and Kumarseries. Both franchises have, combined, raked in hundreds of millions of dollars, establishing Cho as a very marketable star.
Eugene Levy is a staple within Christopher Guest’s deadpan mockumentary troupe, appearing in excellent comedies like Best In Show and A Mighty Wind, along with fellow Pieco-star Jennifer Coolidge. More recently, the team put together a skit for the Academy Awards that was pretty much the only entertaining part of the show.
Mena Suvari followed up American Pie with 1999’s Best Picture winner American Beauty, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA. This is one of the only roles that stepped outside of the comedy genre for an American Pie actor that was also critically-acclaimed.
Even Seann William Scott found himself with a hit on his hands when he starred in 2008’s Role Models along with Paul Rudd. But other than that, Scott’s career has been defined by solid performances in mediocre flicks, save for this year's brutal hockey comedy Goon.
Awful Ones: Where to begin? Jason Biggs has appeared in nothing but paltry rom-coms over the years as he has been unable to shed his pie-loving persona. The aformentioned Seann William Scott was part of that terrible Dukes Of Hazard travesty and Dude Where’s My Car? And Natasha Lyonne bottomed out and has since appeared in stinkers like Blade: Trinity and some direct-to-DVD filth.
Shannon Elizabeth’s career stopped dead after Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, and she has since moved onto crappy home video fare like 2009's horrendous Night Of The Demons remake. But worst of all, Chris Klein took part in '09's video game inspired fiasco, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. The less said about that the better.
American Pie Sequels Made: Nearly the entire original cast of American Pie showed up for American Pie 2, but from there the numbers began to dwindle. Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Chris Klein, and Natasha Lyonne were all absent for American Wedding, and the movie suffered greatly as a result.
The original cast, wisely, save for Eugene Levy, avoided the Pie-inspired direct-to-video spinoff movies that infected DVD store shelves. So give them props for that.