Marliece Andrada moved to LA after graduating from college to pursue an acting career. But acting didn’t come right away. She started out as a “Raiderette” — a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders — in 1995. After doing that for one season, Andrada got her first acting job on the HBO show “Arli$$”.
She initially cast as an extra on the show, but quickly leveled up to a speaking part. She got her big break when she joined season 8 of “Baywatch”.
José Solano Then
Unlike many actors, Jose Solano wasn't intent on becoming an actor as a kid. He joined the Navy after graduating high school and landed on "Baywatch" only a few years later at the age of 25. He played the role of Manny Gutierrez and made history as the first Hispanic regular on the show.
Gutierrez was one of the youngest characters on the lifeguard team, but by no means less professional. Mitch Buchannon saw the strength and potential in him, and Gutierrez did not let him down.
José Solano Today
Gutierrez suffered a life-threatening injury, which left him wheelchair-bound throughout a substantial part of his screen time. Solano left the show in 1999 and started splitting his time between acting and production managing.
Since leaving "Baywatch", Solano has been more involved in Spanish-speaking productions, mainly telenovelas, such as "Amor en custodia" and "Miranda de mujer: en regreso".
Marliece Andrada Today
Andrada's character, Skylar Bergman, appeared on season 8 for a few episodes but that was all she needed to become recognized. In 1998, Andrada appeared on Playboy Magazine as Playmate of the Month in the March issue.
Andrada didn't keep pursuing acting after "Baywatch". In fact, her only acting gigs after the show are a voice-over part in a video game titled "Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko", and an uncredited role in the film "Love Stinks".
Shawn Weatherly Then
Prior to getting cast as Jill Riley on "Baywatch", Shawn Weatherly was a successful pageant girl. She took home the crown and sash as Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1980.
When Weatherly started acting, it was in 1983, when she came on "The Dukes of Hazzard" as Billie Ann Baxley. 1983 was a big year for Weatherly — that was also when she got roles on the shows "Happy Days" and "The A-Team". Shawn Weatherly is also famous thanks to her role as Karen Adams, the cadet in the comedy "Police Academy 3: Back in Training" (1986).