Trivia: Beverly Hills 90210

  • Actor Allusion: Maeve Quinlan as the mother of a girl who dates another girl.
    • In one episode Dixon is given a fake ID with a Spanish name on it. Tristan Wilds is Hispanic.
    • Liam has a scene where he dresses as a vampire.
    • This is not the first time Jim would return from being lost at sea.
  • The Danza: Ryan Matthews is played by Ryan Eggold.
    • Riley is played by Riley Smith.
  • Dawson Casting: In the extreme, to the point where this trope is often called "90210 Syndrome" outside of this wiki, since the extremeness makes Dawson's Creek look like they cast age-appropriately.
    • Though there were some aversions (Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, and a few others), the straight examples were very extreme (Most infamous was Gabrielle Carteris who was twenty-nine when she started on the show).
  • Directed by Cast Member: Jason Priestley directed 15 episodes, James Eckhouse directed three episodes, Jennie Garth directed two episodes, Luke Perry also directed two episodes, Brian Austin Green directed an episode, Tori Spelling also directed an episode, and Ian Ziering also directed an episode.
  • Dye Hard: Silver is a natural blonde as shown in the parent shown, but is a brunette for the entirety of the series save for when she briefly dyed it red.
  • Executive Meddling: Season two drops Ethan and focuses a lot more on the new characters rather than the old cast. That's cleverly done for Kelly's mother's funeral as it's not shown and Silver comments that a lot of people that knew her but she didn't know attended.
  • Fake American: Shenae Grimes is Canadian.
  • Fake Brit: Blair Redford who plays Oscar is not British.
  • Fake Nationality: Michael Steger is a mix of several nationalities but Iranian(or anything Arabic) is not one of them.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh) is also best known for playing Richard Fitzpatrick on Call Me Fitz.
    • Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh) is also best known as Prue Halliwell on Charmed.
    • Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor) is also best known for playing Valerie Tyler on What I Like About You.
    • Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders) is also best known for voicing Vinnie on Biker Mice from Mars.
    • Carol Potter (Cindy Walsh) is also best known for playing Joan Cummings on Sunset Beach.
    • Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Valerie Malone) is also best known as Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell and Elizabeth Burke on White Collar.
    • Kathleen Robertson (Clare Arnold) is also best known as Tina Edison on Maniac Mansion.
    • Ann Gillespie (Jackie Taylor) is also best known as Siobhan Ryan Novak on Ryan's Hope.
    • Daniel Cosgrove (Matt Durning) is also best known as Bill Lewis on Guiding Light, Chris Hughes on As the World Turns, Scott Chandler on All My Children, and Aiden Jennings on Days of Our Lives.
    • Vanessa Marcil (Gina Kincaid) is also best known as Sam Marquez on Las Vegas and Brenda Barrett on General Hospital.
    • In addition to serving as creator, co-producer, supervising producer, and executive producer of Beverly Hills 90210 and creator and executive producer of Melrose Place, Darren Star is also best known as creator and executive producer of Sex and the City.
    • Anson Williams directed nine episodes. Williams is best known for playing Warren "Potsie" Weber on Happy Days.
    • Bill D'Elia directed three episodes. D'Elia is best known for co-creating Judging Amy.
    • James Darren directed two episodes. Darren is best known for playing Jim Corrigan on TJ Hooker, and is also best known as a pop singer with two top ten hits to his name, "Goodbye, Cruel World" and "Her Royal Majesty."
    • Laurie McCarthy wrote 22 episodes, as well as serving as co-producer, producer, and co-executive producer. McCarthy is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of Reign.
    • Meredith Stiehm wrote ten episodes. Stiehm is best known as co-developer and co-executive producer of The Bridge US.
    • Matt Dearborn wrote four episodes and served as co-producer. Dearborn is best known as creator, consulting producer, and executive producer of Even Stevens and co-creator and co-executive producer of Zeke and Luther.
    • Ali Adler wrote three episodes. Adler is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of The New Normal.
    • Kenneth Biller also wrote three episodes. Biller is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of Perception.
    • Chris Brancato also wrote three episodes. Brancato is best known as creator and executive producer of First Wave.
    • Michael Braverman wrote two episodes and served as executive producer. Braverman is best known as creator and executive producer of Life Goes On.
    • Ann Donahue wrote an episode and served as supervising producer. Donahue is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and CSI: Cyber.
    • Gillian Horvath also wrote an episode. Horvath is best known as developer and executive producer of Primeval: New World.
  • I Am Not Spock: Jamie Walters actually hated his role as Ray Pruit, Donna's abusive boyfriend, claiming that the character was impeding his potential music career by making people refuse to buy any of his albums or concert tickets on the grounds that they actually thought he was like Ray in real life.
  • The Other Darrin: Rather than bringing back Mercedes Castner to play Silver, she was played by Jessica Stroup.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: This was the first of the many, many iconic teen dramas of The Nineties, and the first of many to fall into this trope. It also does a great job at keeping up with the times. Season one looks straight out of the 80s while season five and later look straight up 90s.