In fall 2009, “Dollhouse” marked the reunion of Joss Whedon and “Buffy”-verse slayer Eliza Dushku in an examination of identity via mind-wiping technology that allowed the titular “dollhouses” to rent out active members for various purposes, only to have the dolls’ memories wiped clean in preparation for the next job.
The cult favorite was a bit uneven and never quite found its groove, being canceled four episodes into Season 2, though it did get to air all 13 episodes that were ordered for its second season. The final episode aired on Jan. 29, 2010, so on the five-year anniversary of its finale, Zap2it decided to check in on the “Dollhouse” crew and see what they’ve been up to since the show went off the air.
Eliza Dushku, Echo
Since “Dollhouse” ended, Duskku has be relatively quiet in the entertainment world. She did a stint on “Torchwood: Web of Lies” and guested on various TV shows before landing a steady gig back in the Whedonverse-ajdacent animated series “Hulk and the Agents of SMASH,” where she voices She-Hulk. She can also be seen in the upcoming horror film “Eloise.”
Harry Lennix, Boyd Langton
After “Emily Owens, M.D.” failed to take off, Lennix landed at a small NBC project about a criminal helping the FBI catch other criminals. It’s called “The Blacklist” and it’s one of the biggest broadcast network hits in recent years. As director Harold Cooper, Lennix oversees the agency operations on the show. In 2015, it has the coveted post-Super Bowl spot before moving to Thursday nights at 9.
Tahmoh Penikett, Paul Ballard
This “Battlestar Galactica” alum has worked steadily since “Dollhouse” went off the air in recurring gigs all around television — Syfy’s “Continuum,” The CW’s “Supernatural” and Canadian TV series “Strange Empire.”
Fran Kranz, Topher Brink
Whedon loves him some Kranz, as this guy was in both Whedon’s “Cabin in the Woods,” as the hilarious Marty, and “Much Ado About Nothing,” as Claudio. He’s been appearing in smaller movie roles and also had a recurring part on “Dallas.”
Enver Gjokaj, Victor
This male Doll who was in love with Sierra (below) has been all over TV since “Dollhouse” ended. After stints on the short-lived “Made in Jersey,” “Vegas” and “Witches of East End,” Gjokaj has recently been pulling triple duty on “Extant,” “Agent Carter” and “Rizzoli & Isles.”
Dichen Lachman, Sierra
This Doll found work on the short-lived series “Last Resort,” “Being Human” and “King & Maxwell” before landing the kick-butt role of Grounder warrior/leader Anya on “The 100.” She also played Skye’s late mother on “Agents of SHIELD” and can currently be seen recurring on “Shameless.”
Olivia Williams, Adelle DeWitt
This head of the Los Angeles dollhouse (and secret lover of Victor) fell off the radar a bit after “Dollhouse” before landing the role of Liza Winter on WGN America’s 1940s drama “Manhattan.”
Miracle Laurie, November
This Dollhouse sleeper agent has not been up to much since the show went off the air, but she did star on “Goodnight Burbank,” a web-based comedy about a local news station.
Liza Lapira, Ivy
After “Dollhouse,” she starred on both “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23” and “Super Fun Night” for ABC. Neither lasted ver
y long, but Lapira will be back on TV in March 2015 on CBS’ “Battle Creek.”
Amy Acker, Whiskey
Another Whedonverse staple, Acker was also in “The Cabin in the Woods” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” before landing a steady gig on CBS’ “Person of Interest.” Like Lachman, Adams had a one-and-done part on “Agents of SHIELD” as Phil Coulson’s love interest Audrey, and she says she’s itching to come back.
Reed Diamond, Laurence Dominic
The Dollhouse head of security has been working steadily these past five years — “24,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Bones,” “The Mentalist,” “Franklin & Bash,” “Agents of SHIELD” and now in summer 2015, he’s starring on new FOX mystery-thriller “Wayward Pines.”
Alan Tudyk, Alpha
This guy is everywhere. From doing an amazing Ed Wynn as King Candy in “Wreck-It Ralph” to reprising the role of Pastor Veal in the new season of “Arrested Development” to playing the hilariously narcissistic and materialistic Noah Werner on “Suburgatory,” Tudyk is all over the movie and TV landscape. He can most recently be seen starring on Adult Swim’s “Newsreaders” — and he’s hilarious to follow on Twitter.
Alexis Denisof, Daniel Perrin
Another Whedon staple, Denisof makes the “Much Ado About Nothing” superfecta. He also popped into his wife Alyson Hannigan’s show “How I Met Your Mother” from time to time as self-centered news anchor Sandy Rivers. Recently, the “Dollhouse” senator has been splitting time between NBC’s “Grimm” and MTV’s “Finding Carter.”
Summer Glau, Bennett Halverson