Created by Josh Schwartz, FOX's The O.C. premiered on Aug. 5, 2003 and ran for four seasons until Feb. 22, 2007. Starring Mischa Barton, Benjamin McKenzie, Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson as four teens living in the affluent community of Newport Beach, California, the primetime teen soap was broadcast in more than 50 countries and won 12 Teen Choice Awards.
Tate Donovan: Then
Donovan played Jimmy Cooper, whose embezzlement caused his marriage to Julie (Melinda Clarke) to crash and burn in The O.C.'s first season. Dad to Marissa (Mischa Barton) and Kaitlin (Willa Holland), he later dated Hailey Nichol (Amanda Righetti) and began sleeping with his ex-wife, who had gotten remarried. Jimmy -- who eventually found himself in more financial trouble -- once again proposed to Julie, who accepted. They later called their engagement off and Jimmy left Newport for good.