THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Victorious' 9 years later

NickelodeonAriana Grande, Victoria Justice, and Elizabeth Gillies on ‘Victorious.’
  • “Victorious” premiered on Nickelodeon in March 2010.
  • The show starred Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Avan Jogia, Leon Thomas, Matt Bennett, and Daniella Monet.
  • The cast members still act, but some have found success in music and other ventures.

When the first episode of Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” premiered in March 2010, it drew in millions of viewers and became one of the network’s most popular sitcoms. “Victorious” arrived at a time when sitcoms like “iCarly” and music-focused movies like “High School Musical” were popular among fans.

From 2010 to 2013, “Victorious” provided fans with musical numbers, sneaky innuendos, and a new generation of young stars that included Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande.

Keep reading to find out what the cast of “Victorious” has been up to since the show came out seven years ago.


Victoria Justice starred as the show’s main character, Tori Vega.

NickelodeonVictoria Justice as Tori Vega on ‘Victorious.’

Tori got into Hollywood Arts High School after taking her sister’s spot at an important showcase and proving her singing ability with the track “Make It Shine.”


Since “Victorious” ended, Justice has starred in movies and TV shows.

She starred in the 2015 scripted MTV thriller “Eye Candy” and starred as Janet Weiss in the TV remake of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” the following year. The 26-year-old has also guest-starred on “Man With a Plan,” “Queen America,” and “American Housewife.”

Justice is also a frequent attendee at New York Fashion Week. And in 2016, she told Huffington Post that she’s down for a “Victorious” reunion.

Next, the actress will star alongside “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” actress Lana Condor in the coming-of-age movie “Summer Night.”


André Harris — a talented singer, songwriter, and pianist — was portrayed by Leon Thomas.

NickelodeonLeon Thomas as Andre Harris on ‘Victorious.’

He was the first friend that Tori made at Hollywood Arts and convinced her to stay after she had a rough first day.


Nowadays, Thomas juggles acting with his music career.

Marianna Massey/Getty Images for SiriusXMLeon Thomas in New Orleans, Louisiana in July 2018.

In 2013, Thomas released the track “Hello How Are You,” which featured rapper Wiz Khalifa. He also helped produce and write songs for Grande’s debut album, “Yours Truly.” Thomas also worked with Post Malone on his 2016 album “Stoney” and teased a collaboration of some sort with Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui.

In August 2018, Thomas released an EP titled “Genesis,” which Rolling Stone described as “best when mixing creamy guitar soul with easygoing breakbeats.”

On the acting side, Thomas appeared as Darryl in the Kathryn Bigelow drama “Detroit.” You might have also seen him on season two of the Golden Globe-nominated show “Insecure.”


Ariana Grande starred as Cat Valentine, the most cheerful and optimistic person in her group of friends.

NickelodeonAriana Grande as Cat Valentine on ‘Victorious.’

André called her “Little Red,” because of her hair colour and figure.


Grande is now a chart-topping, Grammy-winning musician.

2013 was the year that “Victorious” ended, and it’s also the same time that Grande landed her own spin-off, called “Sam and Cat.” The actress costarred on the short-lived series with “iCarly’s” Jennette McCurdy. She also played Chanel #2 on Fox’s “Scream Queens” and Penny Pingleton in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!”

Grande released her first album, “Yours Truly,” in 2013. The album featured hit songs “The Way” (which featured Mac Miller), “Baby I,” and “Right There” (with Big Sean).

Since “Yours Truly,” the singer has put out four albums: “My Everything,” “Dangerous Woman,” “Sweetener,” and “Thank U, Next.” Though each one has been critically praised, her most recent album has achieved more success than her past projects.

“Thank U, Next” was released in February 2019, less than six months after “Sweetener.” The album’s most popular songs were inspired by the singer’s friendships and romantic relationships, while also driving home messages of empowerment.

The music video for “Thank U, Next,” which featured nods to iconic, female-led films, accumulated more than 50 million views within 24 hours on YouTube and became the biggest debut in the platform’s history.

Grande continues to break records. She reigns as the first female artist to have three albums with more than two billion streams in Spotify history (with “My Everything,” “Dangerous Woman,” and “Thank U, Next”) and was named Spotify’smost-streamed female artist in 2018.

In February 2019, Grande won her first Grammy for best pop vocal album for “Sweetener.” She’s currently performing across the globe as part of her Sweetener World Tour.


Aspiring actor Beck Oliver was portrayed by Avan Jogia.

NickelodeonAvan Jogia as Beck Oliver on ‘Victorious.’

He was in an on-again, off-again relationship with Jade.


Avan Jogia currently stars as Ulysses on the sci-fi comedy series “Now Apocalypse.”

Anthony DelMundo/Getty ImagesAvan Jogia in New York City in March 2019.

The show, which discusses fame and sexuality (among other topics), premiered on Starz in March 2019. Jogia’s other acting credits include the mini-series ‘Tut” (based on the life of King Tutankhamun) and the Syfy show “Ghost Wars.”

In 2017, he costarred in the movie “The Outcasts” with Justice. He’s on board for a reunion with his “Victorious” costars, too.

“It was like college,” Jogia told People of filming the Nickelodeon show. “All those people are my loved ones. We grew up together and we got to experience LA for the first time together and go through adult stuff.”

Outside of acting, the 27-year-old walked the runway at Dolce & Gabbana’s June 2017 show that was held during Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

Jogia also stars in “Shaft” (the latest film in a franchise that began in the ’70s) with Samuel L. Jackson. He’ll also appear in the upcoming “Zombieland” sequel. In addition, the actor will release a book of poems in October called “Mixed Feelings: Poems and Stories.”

In addition to interviewing people of mixed race for the book, Jogia told Teen Vogue that he included “a bunch of poems that I wrote about my own family, my own family background, my own identity, my own struggles with my own mixed identity.”


Elizabeth Gillies played sarcastic and tough Jade West.

NickelodeonElizabeth Gillies as Jade West on ‘Victorious.’

When Jade and Tori first met, they didn’t get along too well. For most of the show, they were frenemies.


Gillies stars as clever and fashionable Fallon Carrington on The CW’s “Dynasty” reboot.

Jerod Harris/FilmMagicElizabeth Gillies at Entertainment Weekly’s pre-Emmys party in September 2018.

Similar to the original series of the same name, “Dynasty” (which premiered in 2017) is packed with family drama, stylish outfits, and shocking moments.

Prior to that, the 25-year-old starred as Gigi Rock on the edgy FX series “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.”

Gillies is also close friends with Grande, who she met while in the Broadway musical “13,” and most recently starred in the singer’s music video for “Thank U, Next.” Gillies appeared in the scenes that were inspired by “Mean Girls” and closely resembled Cady Heron (portrayed by Lindsay Lohan in the movie).


Matt Bennett starred as an awkward student and ventriloquist named Robbie Shapiro.

NickelodeonMatt Bennett as Robbie Shapiro on ‘Victorious.’

He was hardly seen without Rex, his ventriloquist dummy.


Matt Bennett recently had a recurring role as Gavin Landers on season two of “American Vandal.”

Rich Polk/Getty Images for FlauntMatt Bennett in California in June 2018.

The 27-year-old also joined Grande in her “Thank U, Next” music video and the two stars recreated the classic bathroom scene from “Bring It On.” Fans will also recall that he played Grande’s love interest in her 2015 music video for “One Last Time.” Bennett also sang a medley of her tracks during a performance in January 2019.

He released his own album, titled “Terminal Cases,” in 2016.

In addition, Bennett has guest-starred on several popular TV shows over the years, including “Shameless,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”


Tori’s older sister, Trina Vega, was portrayed by Daniella Monet.

NickelodeonDaniella Monet as Trina Vega on ‘Victorious.’

Trina believed that she was talented and had the makings of a star, but some of her peers disagreed.


Monet played a cheerleader in Grande’s “Thank U, Next” music video.

JB Lacroix/WireImage via Getty ImagesDaniella Monet in Beverly Hills, California in 2018.

In addition, she starred as Tootie in the 2014 movie “A Fairly Odd Summer” with fellow Nickelodeon alum Drake Bell. She also hosted the network’s competition show, called “Paradise Run,” from 2016 to 2018.

The 30-year-old actress is also vegan and an outspoken supporter of animal rights. With her website and YouTube channel, Monet shares healthy recipes, beauty tips, and fitness routines.

In December 2017, Monet revealed that she got engaged to her boyfriend of more than five years, Andrew Gardner. The couple is expecting their first child together.


Eric Lange starred as Hollywood Arts’ eccentric acting teacher named Mr. Sikowitz.

NickelodeonEric Lange as Mr. Sikowitz on ‘Victorious.’

He constantly presented his students with new and odd challenges to improve their acting.


Lange recently starred on the Showtime mini-series “Escape at Dannemora.”

The Golden Globe-nominated drama was based on a true story about a 2015 prison break in New York and also starred Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Dano.

Prior to “Escape at Dannemora,” Lange appeared as CIA chief Bill Stechner on seasons two and three of Netflix’s “Narcos.”

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