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    Default TV Actor/Actress that successfully played more than one popular role

    Some actors get typecast in one famous role and never seem to break out of that. Others manage to go on and become successful in other roles, almost making people forget the previous one.

    Name an actor or actress who successfully played more than one famous tv role.

    Example: Larry Hagman played Major Tony Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie then later on became JR Ewing on Dallas.

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    William Shatner: Star Trek and TJ Hooker
    Nathan Fillion: Firefly and Castle
    Carroll O'Connor: All in the Family and In the Heat of the Night
    David Boreanaz: Angel and Bones
    Lee Majors: The Big Valley and The Six Million Dollar Man
    Ted Danson: Cheers, Becker, The Good Place
    Kristen Bell: Veronica Mars and The Good Place
    Bea Arthur: Maude and Golden Girls
    Mary Tyler Moore: The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    Alyson Hannigan: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother
    Michael Emerson: Lost, Person of Interest, Evil
    Harry Morgan: Dragnet, MASH
    John Larroquette: Night Court and The John Larroquette Show
    Bill Cosby: I Spy and The Cosby Show
    Ron Howard: The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Veep
    Tony Shalhoub: Wings and Monk
    Mark Sheppard: every genre TV series made in the last 20 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewCrossett View Post
    William Shatner: Star Trek and TJ Hooker
    Carol O'Conner was a good one. Man, I tried to watch an episode of TJ Hooker not long ago on Tubi, I couldn't get through it. I had to be all of six when it came out, usually I'm up for all the 80s schlock but I couldn't do it...

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewCrossett View Post
    Lee Majors: The Big Valley and The Six Million Dollar Man
    I still watch The Big Valley on Saturday's. OT I always felt Lee Horsley got a raw deal, he was kinda like a poor man's Lee Majors in a way. Majors was a poor man's amalgam of several other actors of the time making it worse. One was still going up in a way and one was nearing the end, Majors had the Fall Guy and Horsley had Matt Houston.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewCrossett View Post
    Bill Cosby: I Spy and The Cosby Show
    Even though it was animated I'd swap I Spy for Fat Albert, all the live action scenes were just him. I wasn't around for I Spy until the early days of Nick at Night but Fat Albert was huge.

    I think Buddy Ebsen works, Beverly Hillbillies and Barnaby Jones was on for several seasons even though both were sorta before my time.

    Sherman Hemsley was in The Jefferson's and Amen both were pretty successful and to that Marla Gibbs was in The Jefferson's and went on to 227.

    Probably one of the biggest was Hoff, I never watched Baywatch but I'm aware of how popular it once was was, it had it's own spin-off. I was a Knight Rider fanatic though as a kid. He'll always be Michael Knight to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surf View Post
    I think Buddy Ebsen works, Beverly Hillbillies and Barnaby Jones was on for several seasons even though both were sorta before my time.
    Totally agree with Buddy Ebsen.

    I'll add Betty White for Sue Ann Nivens on Mary Tyler Moore and Rose Nyland on Golden Girls

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    Raymond Bur - Perry Mason and Ironside

    Andy Griffith - Sheriff Andy Taylor and Matlock
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    William Shatner: Captain Kirk and Denny Crane
    James Spader: Alan Shore and Raymond Reddington

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    Tom Selleck: Magnum P.I. And Blue Bloods
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    How about

    René Auberjonois - Star Trek DS9 and Boston Legal
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    Levar Burton in ROOTS, STAR TREK: TNG, and himself in Reading Rainbow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbaron View Post
    How about

    René Auberjonois - Star Trek DS9 and Boston Legal
    He also did 5 or 6 seasons as Clayton Endicott III on the comedy Benson

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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    He also did 5 or 6 seasons as Clayton Endicott III on the comedy Benson
    Didnt know that. Thanks for the info.
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    Robert Young as Jim Anderson in FATHER KNOWS BEST and as MARCUS WELBY, M.D.

    Bob Denver as Maynard G. Krebs in THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS and as Gilligan in GILLIGAN'S ISLAND.

    James Garner as Brett Maverick in MAVERICK and Jim Rockford in THE ROCKFORD FILES.

    Ann B. Davis as Schultzy in THE BOB CUMMINGS SHOW and as Alice in THE BRADY BUNCH.

    Bill Bixby in MY FAVORITE MARTIAN, THE COURTSHIP OF EDDIE'S FATHER and THE INCREDIBLE HULK--Tim O'Hara, Tom Corbett, David Banner.

    Roger Moore as IVANHOE, Beau Maverick in MAVERICK, Simon Templar in THE SAINT and Brett Sinclair in THE PERSUADERS.

    Linda Evans as Audra Barkley on THE BIG VALLEY and as Krystle Carrington on DYNASTY.

    John Forsythe as Bentley Gregg for BACHELOR FATHER and Blake Carrington for DYNASTY.

    Richard Long--Rex Randolph on 77 SUNSET STRIP and Jarrod Barkley on THE BIG VALLEY.

    Susan Saint James is Sally McMillan from MCMILLAN AND WIFE and Kate McArdle from KATE & ALLIE.

    Gavin MacLeod were Murray Slaughter of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW and Captain Merrill Stubing of THE LOVE BOAT.

    Bob Newhart was Bob Hartley on THE BOB NEWHART SHOW and Dick Louden on NEWHART.
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    Tony Shalhoub: Wings and Monk
    And The Marvelous Mrs. Mazel

    Ed O'Neill was Al Bundy and Jay Prichett
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    Neil Patrick Harris as Doogie Huaser and Barney Stinson.

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    Bryan Cranston as Hal on MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE and Walter White on. BREAKING BAD.

    Mayim Bialik As Blossom on BLOSSOM and Amy Farrah Fowler in BIG BANG THEORY.

    Alyssa Milano as Samantha on WHOS THE BOSS and Phoebe on CHARMED.

    Danny DeVito as Louie on TAXI and Frank on ITS ALWAYS SUNNY.

    Laura Prepon as Donna on THAT 70s SHOW and Alex on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.

    Mila Kunis Jackie on THAT 70s SHOW and Meg on FAMILY GUY.

    Richard Dean Anderson as/in MACGYVER and Jack O’Niell In STARGATE SG1.

    Teri Hatcher as Lois on LOIS & CLARK and Susan on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.

    Jensen Ackles as Dean on SUPERNATURAL and Eric on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

    Jared Padalecki as Sam on SUPERNATURAL and Dean(!) on GILMORE GIRLS.

    Jeffery Dean(!) Morgan as John on SUPERNATURAL and Negan on THE WALKING DEAD.
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