Are these actors playing the same character or not?

These shows all had lookalike actor replacements, but only a few played the exact same character!

 

When a beloved actor leaves a hit TV show, the producers have two choices: explain the characters disappearance and move on or hire a different actor to play the exact same character and hope audiences don’t care.

While the former choice seems like a better option, especially if a new, similar character is introduced, many classic shows made the latter decision.

Here are 10 pairs of actors from Sixties, Seventies and Eighties television. They all played similar characters on their respective shows but who played the exact same character with the same name and who was a different character just with a similar personality?

  1. Are these actors playing the same M*A*S*H character?
  2. Are these actors playing the same Waltons character?
  3. Are these actors playing the same Bewitched character?
  4. Are these actors playing the same Love Boat character?
  5. Are these actors playing the same Happy Days character?
  6. Are these actors playing the same Hogan's Heroes character?
  7. Are these actors playing the same Matlock character?
  8. Are these actors playing the same Cheers character?
  9. Are these actors playing the same Maverick character?
  10. Are these actors playing the same Petticoat Junction character?

Are these actors playing the same character or not?

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DK 17 months ago
9/10 I didn't watch The Waltons.
RedSamRackham DK 14 months ago
* 9 of 10 ~> Missed the Gary character!
RedSamRackham 17 months ago
* Perfect Score BUT y'all forgot the 2 Marilyn Munsters!
WylmaHarmon 17 months ago
The one I miss was about cheers. Of course I never really watched here so I wouldn't know.
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
On Gomer Pyle USMC Cpl Nick Cuccinelli played by Tommy Leonetti was replaced
by Roy Stuart who played Cpl Boyle.

bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/RAiTaA4tDuU
Ralph (DONNY MOST) PLAYS A JOKE
ON MOOSE PLAYED BY BARRY GREENBERG WHEN HE FIXES
MOOSES SALT SHAKER SO THAT
ALL OF THE SALT SPILLS OUT.
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/h1BrAvjLX4Q
The Last APPEARANCE OF MOOSE
PLAYED BY BARRY GREENBERG.
THE LAST SCENE WITH MOOSE IS
WHERE HE IS HELPING RICHIE
CRAM INTO A PHONE BOOTH WITH
POTSIE AND SEVERAL OTHER GUYS.
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
https://youtu.be/chHWwfzDEXg
The First appearance of MOOSE
PLAYED BY BARRY GREENBERG
ON HAPPY DAYS.
MOOSE WAS the first HAPPY DAYS CHARACTER TO VANISH FROM THE SHOW SOON TO BE FOLLOWED BY
GAVAN O'HERLIHY AS CHUCK CUNNINGHAM.
bagandwallyfan52 18 months ago
MOOSE PLAYED BY BARRY GREENBERG
ON HAPPY DAYS WAS THE FIRST CHARZCTER TO VANISH WITH NO EXPLANATION ON HAPPY DAYS.
CHUCK CUNNINGHAM 1 PLAYED BY
GAVAN O'HERLIHY DISAPPEARED FROM
HAPPY DAYS AFTER MOOSE VANISHED
FROM HAPPY DAYS.
CHUCK CUNNINGHAM DIDNT VANISH
ENTIRELY UNTINTHE SEASON 2 EPISODE
GUESS WHOS COMING TO CHRISTMAS
WHERE RANDILPH ROBERTS PLAYED
CHUCK CUNNINGHAM 2.
Snickers 25 months ago
9/10, never watched Matlock.
Lillyrose 27 months ago
6 out of 10. I didn't know that 2 actors played Chuck Cunningham. I wonder why Chuck wasn't in Happy Days very long.
MaddMatt66 Lillyrose 27 months ago
They wrote Chuck out of the show. They wanted Fonzie take on the role model as the big brother.
bagandwallyfan52 Lillyrose 18 months ago
MOOSE played by Barry Greenberg on Happy Days in season one
Disappeared into things air with no
Explanation BEFORE CHUCK CUNNINGHAM 1 Gavan O'Herlihy vanished from Happy Days.
Randolph Roberts Chuck Cunningham 2 was only in 2 episodes only before he vanished.
The Lzst APPEARANCE of Randolph
Roberts as Chuck Cunningham was in the season 2 Episode GUESS WHOS COMING TO CHRISTMAS WHICH WILL BE SEEN ON METV VERY SOON.
THE LAST APPEARANCE OF GAVAN O'HERLIHY AS CHUCK CUNNINGHAM WAS IN THE SEASON
ONE EPISODE GIVE THE BAND A
HAND WHICH WAS ALSO THE FIRST
APPEARANCE OF Richies band .
The members of Richies band:
Richie Cunningham:RON HOWARD
POTSIE WEBER ANSON WILLIAMS
RALPH MALPH DONNY MOST
BAG ZOMBROSKI:!NEIL J. SCHWARTZ
THE LAST APPEARANCE OF MOOSE
(BARRY GREENBERG) WAS IN THE
SEASON ONE EPISODE OF HAPPY DAYS CALLED BECAUSE SHES THERE WHERE RICHIE GOES TO
RALPHS PARTY WITH A TALL GIRL
PLAYED BY DIANA CANOVA .
THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERS
VANISHED FROM HAPPY DAYS:
CHUCK CUNNINGHAM 1
GAVAN O'HERLIHY
CHUCK CUNNINGHAM 2
RANDOLPH ROBERTS
BAG ZOMBROSKI :NEIL J SCHWARTZ
MOOSE BARRY GREENBERG
EUGENE BELVIN DENIS MANDEL
MELVIN BELVIN SCOTT BERNSTEIN
WENDY MISTY ROWE
MARSHA SIMMS BEATRICE COLEN
TRUDY TITA BELL
GLORIA LINDA PURL
STICKS JOHN ANTHONY BAILEY
FLIP PHILLIPS BILLY WARLOCK
KC CUNNINGHAM CRYSTAL BERNARD
anthony 27 months ago
9/10.Well, you learn something new every day. I Always thought they just brought in another actor to play Ivan Dixon's character in the last season.
MaddMatt66 anthony 27 months ago
They had different names. They never explained how they switched the prisoners out. It just happened.
wanderer2575 anthony 27 months ago
Ivan Dixon decided to leave after the fifth season. The producers were ridiculously casual about character handling. We also never heard any explanation of Cynthia Lynn's Helga disappearing after the first season (she also decided to leave) and Sigrid Valdis' Hilda appearing. Or Arlene Martel's recurring role of underground agent Tiger but also appearing as different characters in a couple episodes. Or William Christopher's magically appearing as one of the Heroes in a couple episodes when one of the regulars had the week off. Or Marlyn Mason appearing in two episodes as the same character (Lily Frankel) but the second time she and Hogan had never met before. Or...
BuckeyeBeth7 wanderer2575 26 months ago
Or that William Christopher magically played a German soldier on leave for the first time in a year while refusing to get involved with Carter attempting to get “arrested” while carrying secret papers. And I never understood the second Lily Frankel episode. I mean it’s almost like Hogan recognizes her but they don’t know each other. It’s not like it would’ve changed much in the episode if they acknowledged her from the previous episode. Hogan could’ve asked the same questions about a boyfriend or if she got married and then they could’ve just continued making out as they did before. As many times as they reused the same actors in different characters on Hh you would think Hollywood had a actor shortage problem lol.
And to be honest, to me Helga and Hilda look so much like I can never tell the two of them apart.
Newt Kiley played by Kay Kuter and
Roy Trendell played by Robert Foulk
Disappeared from Green Acres with no explanation and on
Petticoat Junction Herbie Bates
(Don Washbrook)and Junior Hocker aged by Russell Horton Disappeared from Petticoat Junction with no explanation.
On Gomer Pyle USMC Corporal
Nick Cuccinelli played by Tommy
Leonetti and Corporal Boyle
Vanished from the show with no
Explanation.
nightshade 27 months ago
8/10 ive only seen 1 maybe 2 episodes of happy days with richies brother ......
nightshade nightshade 27 months ago
never watched petticoat junction either
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