The Real World (1992– )

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Janelle Casanave ...
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Alton Williams II ...
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Arissa Hill ...
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Brynn Smith ...
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Frank Roessler ...
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Irulan Wilson ...
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Tyrie Ballard ...
 Himself (29 episodes, 2006-2007)
Colie Edison ...
 Herself (29 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jenn Grijalva ...
 Herself (29 episodes, 2006-2007)
Brooke LaBarbera ...
 Herself (29 episodes, 2006-2007)
Davis Mallory ...
 Himself (29 episodes, 2006-2007)
Stephen Nichols ...
 Himself (29 episodes, 2006-2007)
Alex Smith ...
 Himself (29 episodes, 2006-2007)
Frankie Abernathy ...
 Herself (28 episodes, 2004)
Randy Barry ...
 Himself (28 episodes, 2004)
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 Herself (28 episodes, 2004)
Charlie Dordevich ...
 Himself (28 episodes, 2004)
Cameran Eubanks ...
 Herself (28 episodes, 2004)
Brad Fiorenza ...
 Himself (28 episodes, 2004)
Robin Hibbard ...
 Herself (28 episodes, 2004)
Jacquese Smith ...
 Himself (28 episodes, 2004)
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 Herself (28 episodes, 2002-2003)
Shavonda Billingslea ...
 Herself (27 episodes, 2004-2005)
Karamo Brown ...
 Himself (27 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sarah Burke ...
 Herself (27 episodes, 2004-2005)
M.J. Garrett ...
 Himself (27 episodes, 2004-2005)
William Hernandez ...
 Himself (27 episodes, 2004-2005)
Landon Lueck ...
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Melanie Silcott ...
 Herself (27 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ace Amerson ...
 Himself (26 episodes, 2003)
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Chris 'C.T.' Tamburello ...
 Himself (26 episodes, 2003)
Christina Trainor ...
 Herself (26 episodes, 2003)
Leah Gillingwater ...
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Mallory Snyder ...
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Johnny Devenanzio ...
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Tyler Duckworth ...
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Paula Meronek ...
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Svetlana Shusterman ...
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Jose Tapia ...
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Wes Bergmann ...
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Lacey Buehler ...
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Nehemiah Clark ...
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Danny Jamieson ...
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Rachel Moyal ...
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Melinda Stolp ...
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KellyAnne Judd ...
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Dunbar Merrill ...
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Parisa Montazaran ...
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Trisha Cummings ...
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Shauvon Torres ...
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Josh Colon ...
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Ty Ruff ...
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Emily Schromm ...
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Callie Walker ...
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Erika Wasilewski ...
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Andrew Woods ...
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Sarah Ralston ...
 Herself (14 episodes, 2008)
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William Gilbert ...
 Himself (14 episodes, 2008)
Brianna Taylor ...
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David Malinosky ...
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Kimberly Alexander ...
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Greg Halstead ...
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Richard Cranach ...
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Chet Cannon ...
 Himself (14 episodes, 2009)
Ryan Conklin ...
 Himself (14 episodes, 2009)
Katelynn Cusanelli ...
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J.D. Ordonez ...
 Himself (14 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Rice ...
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Baya Voce ...
 Herself (14 episodes, 2009)
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 Herself (14 episodes, 2011)
Leroy Garrett ...
 Himself (14 episodes, 2011)
Nany González ...
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Heather Marter ...
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Michael Ross ...
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Dustin Zito ...
 Himself (14 episodes, 2011)
Daisy ...
 Herself (14 episodes, 2013)
Jessica McCain ...
 Herself (14 episodes, 2013)
Anastasia Miller ...
 Herself (14 episodes, 2013)
Johnny Reilly ...
 Himself (14 episodes, 2013)
Averey Tressler ...
 Herself (14 episodes, 2013)
Marlon Williams ...
 Himself (14 episodes, 2013)
Jordan Wiseley ...
 Himself (14 episodes, 2013)
Bronne Bruzgo ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2009)
Derek Chavez ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2009)
Ayiiia Elizarraras ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2009)
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C.J. Koegel ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2009)
Jonna Mannion ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2009)
Jasmine Reynaud ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2009)
Joey Rozmus ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2009)
Devyn Sims ...
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Jemmye Carroll ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2010)
McKenzie Coburn ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2010)
Sahar Dika ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2010)
Ashlee Feldman ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2010)
Ryan Knight ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2010)
Ryan Leslie ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2010)
Eric Patrick ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2010)
Preston Roberson-Charles ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2010)
Alexandra Govere ...
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Ashley Kelsey ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2011)
Sam McGinn ...
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Priscilla Mendez ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2011)
Zach Nichols ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2011)
Nate Stodghill ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2011)
Frank Sweeney ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Herself (13 episodes, 2012)
Brandon Kane ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2012)
Marie Roda ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2012)
Robb Schreiber ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2012)
Brandon Swift ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2012)
Laura Waller ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2012)
Trey Weatherholtz ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2012)
Thomas Buell ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2014)
Jenny Delich ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2014)
Jay Gotti ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2014)
Jamie Larson ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2014)
Arielle Scott ...
 Herself (13 episodes, 2014)
Cory Wharton ...
 Himself (13 episodes, 2014)
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Each season, series producers choose a diverse group of seven to eight people in their late teens to mid-20s to live together in a major city. The series presents their spontaneous, unscripted interactions with one another and the world around them, focusing on a different group and city each season. Written by Eric Sorensen

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Drama | Reality-TV

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MTV Real World: Austin  »

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Runtime:

| (season 23)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Locations Are Ridiculous!!!
20 September 2003 | by (Southfield, MI) – See all my reviews

Whenever I think about this show "Real World", I always think about the locations of the show: Boston, Chicago, Hawaii, Las Vegas, London, LA, Miami, New Orleans, NYC, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle. All of these cities are very exciting cities, but there is a problem here.

All of the mentioned places are regarded as high-profile cities, world class cities, international cities, EXPENSIVE cities. These are the cities which are shown in "bold print" on world maps. These are the cities where "nightlife" is booming. These are the cities where tourists flock for vacations. These are the cities that are shown on television all the time. These are the cities which are fast-paced. These are the cities where the "action" is. These are cities which will never be classified as "boring".

However, there is more to geography, and more to life, than that. If this show is supposed to be called the "Real World", give people just that. What about having the "Real World" take place in these types of places:

¨ Cheyenne, WY ¨ Binghamton, NY ¨ Savannah, GA ¨ Columbia, MO ¨ Dayton, OH

Or, if you want to take the international route, how about these places:

¨ Sussex, England ¨ Nice, France ¨ London, Ontario (as opposed to London, England) ¨ Cork, Ireland ¨ Perth, Australia

The idea here, is that all of these places are not regarded as the "world class" places like NYC or Paris. These places are slower-paced. These places don't have the "nightlife" that Chicago or Hawaii has. Tourists do not flock to these places like they do to San Francisco or Vegas. However, these "other" cities are special in their own way. They give you a look into what life is "really" like, without all the hussle and bussle.

Why has the "Real World" NOT taken place in lesser-profile places? It's on MTV. MTV appeals to Generation X'ers with short attention spans who want excitement and action-packed locales. They will not get action in Little Rock, Arkansas, nor will it keep their attention.

Also, how can early twenty-somethings who are just getting started in life afford to live like royalty in these high-priced places?

Perhaps I'm too critical. Perhaps I'm not. MTV is not exactly intelligent television like PBS or the Discovery Channel. The "Real World" is not going to appeal to people in their 30's and beyond. Even though others have discussed the other putrid aspects of this show, I felt that the location issue should have been addressed.


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