Whatever Happened To The Cast Of Kyle XY?

Premiering in 2006, "Kyle XY" ran on ABC Family until 2009, centering around the life of Kyle (played by Matt Dallas) after he is found in the Seattle forest without memory — or a belly button. Kyle is taken in by the Trager family, after the psychologist mother visits him in the local detention center. Despite not initially knowing basic human concepts like eating, sleeping, or lying, Kyle quickly shows himself to be a savant with unexplainable abilities. The Trager family helps support Kyle as he learns about himself, his unknown abilities, and how to be a teen.

While being one of the highest-rated shows on ABC Family in its first season, fans were devastated when the hit series was canceled on a cliffhanger after the third season. So what has this top-tier cast been up to in the years since the show ended? Let's dive in and find out!

Kyle XY lead Matt Dallas is a father and vlogger in Colorado

Matt Dallas, who played lead character Kyle, has been very busy in the years after "Kyle XY." He has continued his acting career, securing recurring roles on shows like ABC's "Eastwick" and ABC Family's (which later became Freeform) "Baby Daddy."

Dallas' personal life has also been busy. He tied the knot with his husband, musician Blue Hamilton, in 2015 (via People). In recent years, their family expanded when the couple adopted their son Crow through the foster care system. The family will potentially continue to expand in the upcoming years. "I would love for him to have a sibling," Dallas told People. "But we want Crow to cement his place in this family. Right now, we're just enjoying this time."

Fans can easily follow the life of the family on their YouTube channel, Matt and Blue, which has over 395,000 subscribers. Videos range from their daily lives on the farm in Colorado to discussions about issues facing the LGTBQ+ community. Dallas has even given his take on the unexpected cancellation of "Kyle XY" and if he would consider a revival of the show in one of the videos. "We also didn't get closure. We spent more time with these characters and these stories than any of you did," he shared. "I think we would all be pretty stoked. Honestly, it's not up to us."

Marguerite MacIntyre is still active in the showbiz world

Marguerite MacIntyre starred as Nicole Trager, a psychiatrist and the woman who took in Kyle. In 2009, MacIntyre went on to play another popular mother, Sheriff Liz Forbes, in "The Vampire Diaries." Liz was a popular character on the show, whose daughter Caroline Forbes turns into a vampire, and she struggles with her daughter's new identity due to her anti-vampire prejudice. Most recently, MacIntyre acted in one episode of Hulu's "Little Fires Everywhere," which starred Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

Acting isn't all that MacIntyre is up to these days; she has also produced and written for TV shows, including "Containment," "The Originals," and "The Legacies." Currently, MacIntyre is adapting the book series "Vampire Academy" with Julie Plec for a new series that will be on Peacock, as Deadline reported. This won't be her first experience writing for a streaming service, as she has also written for Hulu's "Casual."

Kyle XY's Bruce Thomas voices characters for many popular video games

Bruce Thomas, who played father Stephen Trager, is probably best known for his role as the UPS guy in "Legally Blonde," and he has continued to act in a variety of movies and TV shows over the years. He was in "Hall Pass," starring Owen Wilson, and played a father in the MTV show "Faking It." But what really keeps Thomas busy is voice-over work for many popular video games, including characters in "Fallout 4," "Call of Duty," and "Halo 5: Guardians."

Want to know more? Thomas is great at keeping in touch with his fans on Twitter. He often replies to tweets about "Kyle XY." In 2013, Thomas told his fans, "Kyle XY fans ROCK!! Thanks everyone. I read them all!" He also told his followers his thoughts on finishing up the "Kyle XY" story: "To all Kyle XY fans. The cast would love the chance to re-unite and extend this wonderful story that was started, but we don't own it."

April Matson lives in Idaho with her pets

April Matson portrayed Lori Trager, daughter to Nicole and Stephen Trager and foster sister to Kyle. Initially, Lori is not a fan of having Kyle move in, especially as she often has be babysit him, but she eventually warms up to him throughout the first season. 

Her acting career did not stop with "Kyle XY," as Matson has been in a couple of Hallmark Christmas movies, including "Christmas Made to Order" and "Sharing Christmas." Back in 2010, she also appeared in an episode of "Psych." Matson also appears to keep busy by starring in short films.

As often featured on April Matson's Instagram, she is the mom to two very cute pets: a pug and a black and white cat named Boston. Living in Boise, Idaho, Maston uses her skills to help aspiring actors and actresses with her acting school, Platform, which offers classes and private coaching.

After Kyle XY, Jean-Luc Bilodeau became a leading man

Jean-Luc Bilodeau portrayed Josh Trager, Kyle's foster brother who struggles in school and teaches Kyle basketball. Since his role in "Kyle XY," Bilodeau has gone on to star in many other TV series. In 2019, he portrayed a resident doctor and acted alongside Patricia Heaton in "Carol's Second Act" on CBS. Sadly, it was canceled after it's first season. Before that, he played a the lead role of a single father in ABC Family's "Baby Daddy," learning the ins and outs of parenthood while trying to find love, for six seasons. Bilodeau even reunited with Matt Dallas on "Baby Daddy," when Dallas had a guest role for five episodes.

In his life off screen, he is not a father, and he's not looking to become one right now. "I am praying that I am not a baby daddy," he told People in 2016. "And no scares either, so that's nice."

Bilodeau also regularly updates his Instagram, which has over half a million followers, for those wanting to stay up to date on his life.

Chris Olivero has been flying under the radar since Kyle XY

Chris Olivero portrayed Declan McDonough, Lori's sometimes boyfriend and eventually Kyle's best friend, on the show. After his run on "Kyle XY," Olivero had a short-lived acting career. He went on to appear in "Seance: The Summoning" and two episodes of "TMI Hollywood." His last on-screen appearance was in 2014, in a one-off role in an episode of "NCIS: Los Angeles."

He has been married to actress Alexandra Picatto since 2006, according to E! Online, and they have a son together. 

It appears he has a Twitter, but the account is unverified and has not been active since 2013. However, in 2013, he did reply to a fan asking about verification, saying, "Man it's been like a few hours. I'll post some real crap soon. Who would fake being Chris Olivero?" Other than that, not much more is known about Olivero as he keeps his life private.

Kirsten Zien is basically a diamond expert now

Kirsten Zien (neé Prout), who played Amanda Bloom — Kyle's next-door neighbor and major love interest — on "Kyle XY," married her husband, Matt Zien, in 2017. Her engagement actually sparked a new career for her, as Zien became interested in diamonds when she became engaged and had a difficult time finding helpful information and transparency throughout the process. Due to this, she started Real Stone Company, which helps customers select diamonds and gemstones and creates beautiful pieces of jewelry.

She has also continued to act since "Kyle XY" and has graced the screens in many shows and movies. Perhaps her most memorable role was Lucy in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" or Char on "The Lying Game." Her first role after her wedding was a Hallmark Christmas movie, which she announced on Instagram, writing, "Catch The Christmas Train on Hallmark ... My first project with my new married last name! So proud to be part of this amazing cast, with such a lovely story right around the holidays!"

Fans can follow her life and adventures on Instagram.

Jaimie Alexander joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe after her Kyle XY days

Jaimie Alexander — who played Jessi, a character who also has special abilities like Kyle — has continued to have a successful acting career. One of her first noticeable roles after "Kyle XY" was the lead character in NBC's "Blindspot," which ran for five seasons.

While Alexander auditioned to be Wonder Woman, who is in the DC Universe, she now portrays Lady Sif in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lady Sif has appeared in the "Thor" movies and the Disney+ series "Loki." She will also be in the upcoming movie "Thor: Love and Thunder." Alexander told Variety how much she enjoys her Marvel character. "I genuinely love the character Sif. Each time I get to play her, there's this growth in the character and we find out more of who she is," she shared. "That is a blast, because I've been able to slowly create this woman while still taking directions from all the comic books that existed before my performance."

Though she is not on Facebook or Twitter, Alexander is on Instagram, so fans can follow her there.

Nicholas Lea appeared in a Stephen King TV project

Nicholas Lea was Tom Foss, a mysterious character who turns out to be Kyle's guardian. Lea has continued to have a full acting career since the show ended and has mostly continued with roles in the science fiction genre. He's made some appearances in projects like "The Twilight Zone" reboot on CBS All Access (now Paramount+), Showcase's "Continuum," and ABC's "V," as well as "Arrow" on The CW and Netflix's "The Killing." Outside of acting, Lea was also an associate producer of CTV's "Whistler" in 2006, which was about a Olympic snowboarder who turns up dead after winning a gold medal.

Most recently, Nicholas Lea starred in five episodes of the Paramount+ limited series "The Stand," which is an adaptation of a Stephen King novel about a post-apocalyptic world. For those wanting to meet Lea in person, he can frequently be found at conventions

Kyle XY's Magda Apanowicz appeared in the hit show You

Magda Apanowicz played the role of Andy Jensen, who was best known as Josh Trager's love interest. Her acting career has continued to flourish throughout the years. She has been in a number of recurring roles since "Kyle XY." She played the role of Lucy Rand in Syfy's "Caprica," a spin-off prequel to "Battlestar Galatica." In 2010, she was in six episodes of The CW's "Hellcats," which centered around competitive college cheerleading. She also had a recurring role in Canadian television's "Continuum." Most recently, Apanowicz appeared on the Netflix show "You," as the mother of Penn Badgley's disturbed character, Joe Goldberg. 

She has been enjoying puzzles since being in quarantine, which she shares on her active Instagram. She even has posted about "Kyle XY," writing in the caption of one post, "Throwing it back to the #KyleXY days!! #tbt ... By far one of my favorite parts EVER!! G-Force Extreme to the End!" Occasionally, she shares things on her Twitter.

Chelan Simmons is on the Hallmark Christmas movie circuit

Best known for her role in "Final Destination 3" as Ashley, the girl who meets her end in a tanning bed, Chelan Simmons portrayed Hillary on "Kyle XY." Hilary was Lori's sometimes friend — or rather, frenemy. Since "Kyle XY," Simmons has had a bustling acting career. She has acted in a few Hallmark Christmas movies, including "Operation Christmas" and "Coming Home for Christmas." She has also appeared in popular TV shows like "How I Met Your Mother" and "Grey's Anatomy." But she's not just acting on screen in her career — Simmons has done voice work on cartoons, including "Action Dad" and "Super Zach."

She has also kept busy in her personal life. She was married in 2015 to Greg Street (via Wedding Bells), which she shared on Twitter, writing, "Yesterday was the best day of my life."

In June 2021, an unverified Twitter account appearing to belong to Simmons posted about about "Kyle XY." The tweet read, "I loved playing Hillary so much. Our cast and crew have such a special place in my heart." Tagging some of the show's cast, she added, "Xoxoxo Miss you guys."