Sabrina the Teenage Witch star unrecognisable in Instagram snap

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Harvey Kinkle became a heartthrob as soon as he appeared on our screens in the 90s hit show Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but decades on, the actor is almost unrecognisable.

Nate Richert, who played the love interest of Sabrina Spellman from 1996 to 2003, posted photos on Instagram from the 90s Con 2022 event at Hartford in Connecticut.

Known for his goofy smile and iconic 90s haircut, the 44-year-old now sports a shaved head and trademark flat cap.

Nate Richert and Melissa Joan Hart.
Nate Richert and Melissa Joan Hart were love interests on Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Source: Instagram/Nate Richert

Despite being a fan favourite during his time on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Nate rarely appeared on our screens after the series wrapped up.

He has only had a handful of acting gigs, including an episode of Touched by an Angel in 2000 and Fantasy Island in 1998.

In 2018, the actor revealed why he took a step back from acting after his major part in Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

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When one fan questioned why Nate had disappeared from screens, he revealed anxiety and subsequent depression were his major game stoppers.

"Took a decade to learn how to cope and overcome. Back then, all I knew was something was wrong with me, that I was broken and unworthy; all that fantastic BS anxiety [it] likes to ruin your life with. But it didn't," he said.

Many of his fans shared messages of support for the actor on the Twitter thread.

"So glad to hear you're doing so much better! Been dealing with them myself for the best part of 16 years now and still fighting the fight! So good to hear you're doing well, and thanks for bringing so many of us joy," one said.

"I'm sorry to hear this but glad you came through it! I always loved watching you as Harvey and I still love many moments from the final season because of him," another commented.

Nate then encouraged those struggling to "keep fighting".

It isn't clear what Nate currently does for work, but he previously revealed on Twitter he had been picking up odd jobs.

"I’ve been an actor [since age 8]. I’m extremely lucky to have had any success at all, let alone solid work in film and TV for six years (20 years ago). I’m currently a maintenance man, a janitor, a carpenter, and do whatever random jobs I can get to pay the bills. I do improv," he revealed in 2018.

"Actors so very rarely have job security or consistent work, quality healthcare, a reasonable retirement."

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