19 Stars Who Were On ‘Are You Afraid of The Dark’ Before They Were Famous

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1. Tatyana Ali
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Tatyana Ali
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of the Quicksilver"
Famous For:
Playing Ashley Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
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2. Ryan Gosling
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Ryan Gosling
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of Station 109.1"
Famous For: 
Refusing to eat his cereal, his feminist musings, and he was in The Notebook.
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3. Emily VanCamp
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Emily VanCamp
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of the Silver Sight"
Famous For: Her roles as Amy Abbott on Everwood, Rebecca Harper on Brothers and Sisters, and perhaps most notably, as Emily Thorne on Revenge.
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4. Will Friedle
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Will Friedle
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of the Long Ago Locket"
Famous For:
His "Feeny" call from his time as Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World. He's also done a ton of voice work, including the voice of Ron Stoppable from Kim Possible.
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5. Neve Campbell
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Neve Campbell
Nickelodeon
Episode: "Tale of the Dangerous Soup"
Famous For:
Her role as Julia Salinger on Party of Five, but more importantly, as Sidney Prescott in all of the Scream movies; she also starred in 90s hits The Craft and Wild Things. More recently, she's appeared on Grey's Anatomy and Mad Men; she's just been confirmed as a series regular for House of Cards season 4.
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6. Daniel DeSanto
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Daniel DeSanto
Nickelodeon
Episode: Midnight Society member Tucker, 1993-1996, 1999-2000
Famous For:
He's the guy from Mean Girls who inquires about the butteriness of Cady's muffin.
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7. Eddie Kaye Thomas
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Eddie Kaye Thomas
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of the Curious Camera" (this was actually his first acting credit)
Famous For:
Banging Stifler's mom in American Pie (and then agreeing to do three sequels); he's also in Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle and on the CBS show Scorpion.
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8. Tia & Tamera Mowry
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of the Chameleons"
Famous For: 
Sister, SisterTwitches and Twitches Too; Tamera appeared on Lifetime's Strong Medicine, Tia starred on The CW/BET hit The Game. Both recently appeared in their own reality TV series, aptly titled Tia & Tamera.
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9. Elisha Cuthbert
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Emily VanCamp
Nickelodeon
Episode: Midnight Society member Megan, 1999-2000
Famous For: Playing Kim Bauer on 24; she also played the hot girl who lives next door in The Girl Next Door and starred as Alex in ABC's Happy Endings.
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10. Mia Kirshner
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Mia Kirshner
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of the Hungry Hounds"
Famous For:
Playing Jenny Schecter on The L Word and also for playing the terrorist/assassin Mandy on 24. She's also made appearances on The Vampire DiariesLost GirlDefiance, and the Netflix series Bloodline.
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11. Melissa Joan Hart
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Melissa Joan Hart
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of the Frozen Ghost"
Famous For:
Playing both Clarissa and Sabrina in Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, respectively. She also stars on Melissa & Joey and was in a Britney Spears music video (a fact we would include on our grave if we were in one).
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12. Joanna Garcia
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Joanna Garcia
Nickelodeon
Episode: Midnight Society member, 1993-1996
Famous For:
Playing teen mom Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on Reba, Ariel on Once Upon A Time, and she is set to star on ABC's The Astronaut Wives Club as the main character, Betty Grissom.
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13. Jay Baruchel
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Jay Baruchel
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of the Dead Man's Float," "The Tale of the Zombie Dice," "The Tale of the Walking Shadow," and "The Tale of the Time Trap"
Famous For:
His roles as the adorable nerd in Undeclared; as Seth Rogen's clingy, James Franco-hating friend in This Is The End, and as Josh from Man Seeking Woman. He was also in Million Dollar BabyKnocked UpAlmost Famous, and Tropic Thunder. He's the voice of Hiccup in How To Train Your Dragon, too.
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14. Hayden Christensen
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Hayden Christensen
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of Bigfoot Ridge"
Famous For:
Playing Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
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15. Jewel Staite
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Jewel Staite
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of Watcher's Woods,"  "The Tale of the Unfinished Painting"
Famous For:
Playing Kaylee Frye on Joss Whedon's Firefly (and its spin-off, Serenity); also known for her roles in Stargate AtlantisSpace Cases, and The KillingSupernatural super-fans may recognize her as Amy Pond from the episode "The Girl Next Door."
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16. Ryan Cooley
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Ryan Cooley
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of Silver Sight"
Famous For:
Playing J.T. on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
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17. Laura Vandervoort
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Laura Vandervoort
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of the Laser Maze"
Famous For:
Playing Lisa on ABC's V and Kara/Supergirl on Smallville; she's also the lead character on the Canadian series Bitten and appeared on the new HBO series Ballers.
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18. Daniel Clark
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Daniel Clark
Nickelodeon

Episode: "The Tale of Oblivion"
Famous For: Playing Sean Cameron on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

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19. Kim Schraner
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Kim Schraner
Nickelodeon
Episode: "The Tale of the Laser Maze"
Famous For:
Playing Sam the spy on Canada's Spynet.

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