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You'll never guess what American Pie star Chris Klein looks like now - as he reflects on the raunchy teen comedy 20 years after it hit

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You’ll never guess what American Pie star Chris Klein looks like now – as he reflects on the raunchy teen comedy 20 years after it hit cinemas

He rose to fame playing a high school senior in the 90s hit franchise, American Pie.

And Chris Klein, who starred as Chris ‘Oz’ Ostreicher, has spoken about what it feels like to now be playing the father of teenage characters in his 40s.

Appearing on Australian TV on Thursday, the actor, 41, revealed the transition ‘happens fast’ and he was ‘a bit gobsmacked’ when he picked up his latest role in Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias.

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Remember this? Chris Klein rose to fame playing high school senior Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher in the 90s hit franchise, American Pie

Dialling in: The actor, 41, spoke to Channel Nine's Today Extra via video link from his home in Los Angeles

Two decades on: American Pie star Chris Klein appeared on Australian TV this week where he reflected on 20 years passing since the popular franchise first hit screens in the late 90s

Chris has two children with wife Laina Rose Thyfault: son Frederick Easton, four, and daughter Isla Rose, two.

The iconic American Pie film followed a group of high school seniors as they make a pact to lose their virginity before graduating high school. 

Following the release of American Pie in 1999, there were three sequels: American Pie 2 (in 2001), American Wedding (in 2003) and American Pie Reunion (in 2012). 

Throwback! The iconic American Pie (1999) film followed a group of high school seniors as they make a pact to lose their virginity before graduating high school

Throwback! The iconic American Pie (1999) film followed a group of high school seniors as they make a pact to lose their virginity before graduating high school

Back together! In July 2019, exactly 20 years after American Pie first hit movie screens, some of the cast reunited for an interview on Entertainment Tonight

Back together! In July 2019, exactly 20 years after American Pie first hit movie screens, some of the cast reunited for an interview on Entertainment Tonight

In July 2019, exactly 20 years after American Pie first hit movie screens, the cast reunited for an interview on Entertainment Tonight.

Chris was joined by Alyson Hannigan, Jason Biggs, Tara Reid, Sean William Scott, Natasha Lyonne and Eddie Kaye Thomas at the time in honor of the film’s special anniversary. 

The Just Friends star was on Australia’s Today Extra to promote his new Netflix series, Sweet Magnolias. 

THEN and NOW: Chris was just 19 when he first appeared in scenes as Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher for American Pie in the late 90s. Pictured left in 1999, right in July 2019.

THEN and NOW: Chris was just 19 when he first appeared in scenes as Chris ‘Oz’ Ostreicher for American Pie in the late 90s. Pictured left in 1999, right in July 2019.

New role: Chris plays doctor and troublemaker Bill Townsend on the TV series Sweet Magnolias, based off the book series of the same name by American author Sherryl Woods

New role: Chris plays doctor and troublemaker Bill Townsend on the TV series Sweet Magnolias, based off the book series of the same name by American author Sherryl Woods

He plays doctor and troublemaker Bill Townsend on the TV series, based off the book series of the same name by American author Sherryl Woods. 

Chris joked that his receding hairline and ‘salt and pepper’ look has helped him land more ‘bad guy’ roles in the past few years – including the villainous Cicada on superhero series, The Flash.

In July, the actor celebrated the drama series being renewed for a second season.  

Sweet Magnolias’ 10-episode first season is available to stream on Netflix 

Tune in: Sweet Magnolias' 10-episode first season is available to stream on Netflix

Tune in: Sweet Magnolias’ 10-episode first season is available to stream on Netflix

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