Before Kaufman joined the cast of Dawson’s, he was in five episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as Parker Abrams. He has been doing great on television even so long after his appearance on “Dawson’s Creek.”
He was on thirteen episodes of “Without a Trace” as Brian Donovan, had the same number as Lucas Newsome on “State of Affairs,” appeared on “NCIS” and “Law & Order” (though who hasn’t, really), and has also had appearances on “Mad Men” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” So yes, a few episodes on a well-known show can make your career for years.
Brittany Daniel Playing Eve
Daniel appeared on “Dawson's Creek” following the success of the “Sweet Valley High” series, and her TV career continued long after her short stint with Dawson, Joey, and the rest ended.
She was on a few episodes of “That '70s Show,” has made appearances on “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and has recently been in “Black-ish.” She was on the show “The Game” for more than eighty episodes between 2006 and 2015 and acted with Busy Philipps on “White Chicks,” though their characters weren't on Dawson's at the same time. She's also had a good number of other movie roles, including “Skyline” from 2010.
A recurring character in season three, Ethan is a sweet, relaxed, and bright guy. He gets to know Jack after arriving in Capeside, and the two start a tenuous relationship, though Ethan is hesitant to start since he'd recently experienced heartbreak, and Jack's inexperience in romantic matters is clear.
Ethan becomes pivotal in helping Jack rebuild his relationship with his father. While Jack is interested in more than just friendship, Ethan tells Jack that he needs to see that Jack is ready for a real relationship. Ethan's parents live in Capeside, and though Ethan goes to college elsewhere, he makes several appearances during season three.
Bianca Lawson Playing Nikki Green
Before becoming step-sister to Beyoncé – yes, really – Bianca Lawson was playing a teen on plenty of shows, including “Dawson's Creek” and “Pretty Little Liars.” She had a short arc during season three of Dawson's that had her playing the high school principal's daughter and fellow film buff.
While she bonded with Dawson over their love of films, filmmaking, and their mutual roles as children of divorce, she only appeared in a total of four episodes. She's smart, driven, bold, and kind, and there are plenty of fans who would have liked to see her appear more frequently. Lawson has been acting in “Queen Sugar” since 2016.
Sasha Alexander Playing Gretchen Witter
As the older sister of Pacey and the younger sister of Doug, Gretchen Witter is a force to be reckoned with. She helped console Dawson after his breakup with Joey, dated Dawson for a short time, and was always ready to tell her brother off. She came home after dropping out of college in season four.
Sasha Alexander, who played Gretchen, has had plenty of success in other markets. She was in fifty episodes of “NCIS,” over a hundred episodes of “Rizzoli & Isles,” and thirteen episodes on “Wasteland” before she was even on “Dawson's Creek.” She's also popped up in several movies, including “Mission: Impossible III.”