Before they were known as Riverdale stars, KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and the rest of the cast had some lesser known acting roles that you may not have known about! Although it may be hard to picture these celebs as any other characters, some of these stars were actually in a lot of TV shows and movies before getting their big break on the fan-favorite CW show.

As fans gear up for Riverdale‘s fifth season to premiere in early 2021, J-14 decided to take a major walk down memory lane and relive the Core Four’s debut acting roles. But they’re not the only actors whose careers started way before Riverdale. Aside from KJ, Camila, Lili and Cole, Madeleine Petsch, Casey Cott, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Drew Ray Tanner, Jordan Connor, Marisol Nichols, Luke Perry, Molly Ringwald, Mädchen Amick, Skeet Ulrich and Shannon Purser were cast in some pretty famous TV shows and movies. Scroll through our gallery to see photos of the entire Riverdale cast in their first-ever onscreen roles. 

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