Are these the first or last names of classic TV actors?

Names like Louise, DeForest, Curtis and Christopher have to be… what?

Sometimes when an actor takes a stage name, they simply use their first and middle names. Add to that the fact that a number of actors are born with names that seem tailor-made for a credits sequence and you have a lot of famous faces with two names that could be both first and last names.

We've compiled a list of classic TV actors that either have last names that sound like first names or first names that sound like last names — or both!

Can you tell whether these names come first or last?

  1. Is Louise this 'Gilligan's Island' actress's first or last name?
  2. Is Martin this 'Adam-12' actor's first or last name?
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  3. Is Albert this 'Green Acres' actor's first or last name?
  4. Is DeForest this 'Star Trek' actor's first or last name?
  5. Is Curtis this 'Gunsmoke' actor's first or last name?
  6. Is Marie this 'Dick Van Dyke Show' actress's first or last name?
  7. Is Carroll this 'In the Heat of the Night' actor's first or last name?
  8. Is Christopher this 'M*A*S*H' actor's first or last name?
  9. Is Michael this 'Waltons' actress's first or last name?
  10. Is Scott this 'Waltons' actor's first or last name?
  11. Is Anson this 'Happy Days' actor's first or last name?
  12. Is Milburn this 'Gunsmoke' actor's first or last name?
  13. Is Melvin this Mayberry character actor's first or last name?
  14. Is Sherman this 'Jeffersons' actor's first or last name?
  15. Is Russell this 'Gilligan's Island' actor's first or last name?
  16. Is Kristen this 'Lost in Space' actress's first or last name?
  17. Is Taylor this 'Rifleman' actress's first or last name?
  18. Is Norman this 'St. Elsewhere' actor's first or last name?
  19. Is Lyn this 'My Three Sons' actress's first or last name?
  20. Is Laurie this 'Carrie' and 'Twin Peaks' actress's first or last name?

Are these the first or last names of classic TV actors?

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marmetv20 3 days ago
16/20 a couple of them stumped me!
geatornez82 3 days ago
16/20. Not too surprising, considering I never watched the Waltons, Lost in Space, or St. Elsewhere. Didn't watch Gunsmoke too much, either.
Pastorgman 4 days ago
20/20! No bragging, just a trivia buff!
scp 4 days ago
19 out of 20. I don't remember the character's name of the girl on My Three Sons, much less her real name.
Kenner 4 days ago
Got a few wrong…at first easy Peazy then I got a few wrong. Never assume anything.😀
dmirarh 5 days ago
15/20 and a lot of guessing at that.
JHP 5 days ago
14/20

1st of all 1 & 16 got me going in a good way:)

don't watch gun smoke (zzzzzzzzzzzzzz) or the rifleman

and now st elsewhere? - is that shown on Me-Tv?



Auntiekk 6 days ago
16 out of 20! Not too bad.✌️
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