From 1993 to 1998, Jane Seymour had the attention of families across America on Saturday evenings. The actress played Dr. Michaela Quinn, who helped heal the sick in the tiny western town of Colorado Springs.
A long time has passed since the show ended, but the cast has faired well.
Jane Seymour (Dr. Michaela Quinn)
The British actress is no stranger to the big screen, but she admits her big break was at 42 when she accepted the role of Dr. Quinn.
Seymour, now 71, is ageless.
Joe Lando (Byron Sully)
Actor Joe Lando played Byron Sully (Sully), who was a mountain man and friend to the Cheyenne. Sully also became Dr. Quinn’s wife during the series and, in real life, was married to Jane Seymour.
Age hasn’t tainted Lando one bit.
Chad Allen (Matthew Cooper)
When Dr. Quinn started, Chad Allen was only 19 years old and played Matthew Cooper. Cooper is the oldest of three kids who Dr. Quinn has to take care of after their mother passes away from a rattlesnake bite.
Allen is now 48 years old and retired from acting in 2015. Since leaving Hollywood, Allen has become a psychologist.
Erika Flores (Colleen Cooper Seasons 1-3)
Erika Flores played Colleen Cooper, the sister of Matthew Cooper and adopted by Dr. Quinn. Due to a contract dispute, Flores was replaced during the middle of season 3.
Since leaving, Flores hasn’t made much of a splash in Hollywood but has settled down with husband Barlett Burson.
Jessica Bowman (Colleen Cooper Season 3-6)
Bowman also played the smart and sweet Colleen Cooper. The actress also kept the role during the made-for-tv movie Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within, that aired in 2001.
Bowman did such a great job playing Colleen Cooper that she earned a Young Artists Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a TV Drama Series. But after appearing in the Adam Sandler movie 50 First Dates, she hasn’t done much acting.
Shawn Toovey (Brian Cooper)
Toovey took the role as the adorable Brian Cooper at 10 years of age and continued the role for all six seasons.
Toovey is now 39 years old and spends most of his time with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Camp Ronald McDonald, and various child abuse prevention groups.
We should probably mention a few fan favorites that were part of the supporting cast.
Frank Collison (Horace Bing)
Collison played the telegraph operator Horace Bing an awkward nerdy type character. Fans loved him, especially when he started his relationship with Myra.
The actor has been rather quiet since Dr. Quinn picking up small roles here and there.
William Shockley (Hank Lawson)
Shockley played the character Hank Lawson (the character fans loved to hate).
Lawson was the owner of the town’s saloon. Since the show’s end, Shockley has taken on many small roles.