We Found Out What The ‘Last Man Standing’ Cast Is So Far


Last man standing hasn’t aired for over a year, but the Baxter family still holds a special place in viewers’ hearts. The show was not without off-screen drama, with a cancellation and a reboot and some of the main characters replaced by new actors, but the family sitcom remains a favorite.

While some of the actors have had quiet careers since the season finale, others, like Tim Allen (who is reprising one of his most famous roles), Kaitlyn Dever (who is headlining for an Emmy this year), and Nancy Travis (who will appear in a new Hallmark drama) are busy in the entertainment industry.

Here’s who the actors who’ve played Mike, Vanessa and their daughters are so far. Is it too early to ask for a reunion show?

If it makes you nostalgic, you can stream all 9 seasons of Last man standing on Hulu.

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Before: Tim Allen as Mike Baxter

Tim Allen has become a Hollywood icon, with famous roles in Home improvement and as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the toy story franchise. His grumpy portrayal of dad and outdoor store owner Mike Baxter kept us laughing for 9 seasons.

Although he did not voice Buzz in the new Light year animated feature film (this role went to Chris Evans), he is making a big comeback on the small screen. The actor will put on his red suit to reprise his role in Santa Clauses, a Disney+ spin-off.

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Before: Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter

Nancy’s Hollywood career spans over 35 years, with roles in films like Three Men and a Baby, The Vanishing and So I Married an Ax Murderer. As Vanessa, she kept Tim Allen’s Mike in check.

The actress will star in a brand new Hallmark Channel series titled Stroll. The primetime drama will focus on a rodeo family and Nancy portrays the matriarch. The series is set to premiere in 2023.

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Next: Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter

Molly starred as the original Mandy for the show’s first six seasons. When Last man standingg was canceled by ABC and picked up by Fox, the character was recast, much to the shock of fans.

The actress currently stars as Maybelle Fox (with a blonde wig!) in the new league of theirs series on Prime Video.

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Next: Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter

Baxter’s youngest daughter was a series regular for the first six seasons, then a guest star in seasons seven, eight, and nine when the character headed off to the Air Force Academy. Behind the scenes, Kaitlyn was building an acting career in Justified, Booksmart, and Unbelievable.

Kaitlyn’s role as Betsy Mallum in the Hulu series Dope earned the 25-year-old an Emmy nomination.

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Before: Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter

Early fans of the show will remember that Amanda wasn’t the original Kristin. Alexandra Krosney took on this role for the first season, and then Amanda replaced her for seasons two through nine.

The actress also starred in Orange is the new black. Up next: a zombie thriller called HERD.

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Before: Molly McCook as (new) Mandy Baxter

Molly took over as the new Mandy when the series moved from ABC to Fox. The actress was also seen in good problem and The ranch.

Molly starred alongside The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond in the Food Network holiday movie A candy-coated Christmas.

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