The O.C.

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The O.C. is an idyllic paradise, a wealthy, harbour-front community where everything and everyone appears to be perfect. But beneath the surface is a world of shifting loyalties and identities, of kids living secret lives hidden from their parents, and of parents living secret lives hidden from their children. 'The O.C.' tells the story of the Cohen, Cooper, and Nichol families, and Ryan Atwood, a troubled teen from the wrong side of the tracks, who is thrust into this world, and who will forever change the lives of the residents of The O.C.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: 8.5 (46 votes)
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2003 - 2006
  • Episodes per season: 27
  • Network: FOX (US)


The O.C. - season 1

Season 1 (2003)

Rating: 7.3
The O.C. - season 2

Season 2 (2004)

Rating: 7.7
The O.C. - season 3

Season 3 (2005)

Rating: 7.4
The O.C. - season 4

Season 4 (2006)

Rating: 7.7

Characters and Actors

Ben McKenzie as Ryan Atwood in The O.C.

Ryan Atwood

Actor: Ben McKenzie
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Benjamin McKenzie as Ryan Atwood in The O.C.

Ryan Atwood

Actor: Benjamin McKenzie
Also in: Gotham
Adam Brody as Seth Cohen in The O.C.

Seth Cohen

Actor: Adam Brody
Peter Gallagher as Sandy Cohen in The O.C.

Sandy Cohen

Actor: Peter Gallagher
Also in: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Grace and Frankie
Mischa Barton as Marissa Cooper in The O.C.

Marissa Cooper

Actor: Mischa Barton
Rachel Bilson as Summer Roberts in The O.C.

Summer Roberts

Actor: Rachel Bilson
Also in: Hart of Dixie
Kelly Rowan as Kirsten Cohen in The O.C.

Kirsten Cohen

Actor: Kelly Rowan
Melinda Clarke as Julie Cooper in The O.C.

Julie Cooper

Actor: Melinda Clarke
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Navi Rawat	 as Theresa Diaz in The O.C.

Theresa Diaz

Actor: Navi Rawat
Jeff Hephner as Matt Ramsey in The O.C.

Matt Ramsey

Actor: Jeff Hephner
Taylor Handley as Oliver Trask in The O.C.

Oliver Trask

Actor: Taylor Handley
Amanda Righetti as Hailey Nichol in The O.C.

Hailey Nichol

Actor: Amanda Righetti
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Ryan Donowho as Johnny Harper in The O.C.

Johnny Harper

Actor: Ryan Donowho
Nikki Reed as Sadie Campbell in The O.C.

Sadie Campbell

Actor: Nikki Reed
Also in: Sleepy Hollow
Logan Marshall-Green as Trey Atwood in The O.C.

Trey Atwood

Actor: Logan Marshall-Green
Willa Holland as Kaitlin Cooper in The O.C.

Kaitlin Cooper

Actor: Willa Holland
Also in: Arrow
Nicholas Gonzalez as D.J in The O.C.


Autumn Reeser as Taylor Townsend in The O.C.

Taylor Townsend

Actor: Autumn Reeser
Also in: Entourage
Chris Pratt as Che Cook in The O.C.

Che Cook

Actor: Chris Pratt
Also in: Parks and Recreation
Michael Cassidy as Zach Stevens in The O.C.

Zach Stevens

Actor: Michael Cassidy
Also in: The Magicians (2015)
Cam Gigandet as Kevin Volchok in The O.C.

Kevin Volchok

Actor: Cam Gigandet
Shannon Lucio as Lindsay Gardner in The O.C.

Lindsay Gardner

Actor: Shannon Lucio
Also in: American Horror Story, Prison Break
Samaire Armstrong as Anna Stern in The O.C.

Anna Stern

Actor: Samaire Armstrong
Olivia Wilde as Alex Kelly in The O.C.

Alex Kelly

Actor: Olivia Wilde
Also in: House, BoJack Horseman
Chris Carmack  as Luke Ward in The O.C.

Luke Ward

Actor: Chris Carmack
Also in: Grey's Anatomy
Alan Dale as Caleb Nichol in The O.C.

Caleb Nichol

Actor: Alan Dale
Also in: Lost, 24, Once Upon a Time (2011)
Tate Donovan as Jimmy Cooper in The O.C.

Jimmy Cooper

Actor: Tate Donovan
Also in: 24