Can you guess what serious drama these funny actors are on?

These comedy stars weren't always laughing.


Some actors are known the world over for their ability to make us laugh. Classic television showcased the comedic talents of many now iconic stars. But did you know your favorite funny performers also played dramatic roles?

It wasn't just sitcom actors, comedy film stars also appeared on many TV dramas.

Here are 12 actors known for their humor. Can you guess what dramatic series they're on?

  1. Classic TV comedian Art Carney played a sad Santa Claus on which show?
  2. Dick Van Dyke sported this fantastic beard on which detective drama?
  3. Teri Garr is known for her many hilarious film roles. What sci-fi adventure series is she on here?
  4. Hollywood funnyman Mickey Rooney is on which TV western here?
  5. Micky Dolenz, drummer for The Monkees, is playing a young rebel on which cop show?
  6. That's Brady patriarch Robert Reed on what show?
  7. Speaking of Bradys, what show is this frightened Barry Williams on?
  8. He played Milburn Drysdale on the sitcom 'The Beverly Hillbillies' but here Raymond Bailey appears on what dramatic series?
  9. Carl Reiner is a comedic legend who appeared on and created 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' but what creepy series is he on here?
  10. Another hilarious member of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' cast, Rose Marie, acts in which western series here?
  11. Little Ronny Howard made everyone smile as Opie on 'The Andy Griffith Show' but here he's on which family drama?
  12. This is iconic comedienne Carol Burnett on what science fiction show?

Can you guess what serious drama these funny actors are on?

Your Result...

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JERRY6 26 months ago
10 of 12 missed the penis von lesbian question twice or dick van dyke in oldspeak
DerekBird 39 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
You had an eye for this quiz. Great job!

All guesses except for Teri Garr. I love that Star Trek Episode Assignment: Earth with Robert Lansing as Gary Seven and Teri as Seven's secretary Roberta Lincoln and last but NOT least Isis, Gary's "cat" (April Tatro as Isis in human form).
I also loved her on McCloud where she played Sgt. Phyllis Norton for 6 episodes.
trogg888 49 months ago
and nakedcity would be a good addition,there severalmilliondifferent stories
trogg888 49 months ago
missed one but i hated dragnet and adam 12 both jack webb shows and rarely watched either and still dont.bring back mr ed
DerekBird trogg888 39 months ago
I love Adam-12 and I hate Mr. Ed. Dragnet - can stay or go for all I care. their deliveries are grating.
MikefromJersey 50 months ago
11 for 12. MeTV guys, please consider running Naked City. One of the best written series of all time, filmed on location in early 1960's NYC. The number of future stars in it is amazing,
which(like Twilight Zone)is the hallmark of a superior series.
Come on fellas, get rid of utterly banal junk like Barnaby Jones. Up your game.
Evan 50 months ago
10/12. Only had to guess on 4.
Html_bucket 50 months ago
I got 8 out of 12. Oh well better luck next me, still love all these shows. Better than today shows.
wanderer2575 50 months ago
Rod Serling wrote that Twilight Zone episode "The Night of the Meek" specifically because he wanted to see Art Carney play Santa Claus.
Rrene03 51 months ago
11 put of 12.. Woo Hoo! Finally!
GregLemieux 51 months ago
12/12 Whew! Had to guess on quite a few, but guessed right.
Lillyrose 51 months ago
6 out of 12. All guesses except number 11. I did see that show.
Runeshaper 51 months ago
You got 8 out of 12

In the words of Gimli, "Not the beard!" LOL
cperrynaples 51 months ago
12/12! and comments: 6 was obvious since Mannix used the Brady house often and Reed made multiple appearances! 10 also featured William Schallert from Dobie Gillis & Patty Duke! Finally, 11 & 12 became MeTV promos, where the Waltons heard the TAGS theme and Carol Burnett watched herself get off a bus! BTW, I would argue that 12 shouldn't be in this quiz because that TZ had a laugh track!
Pacificsun cperrynaples 51 months ago
I think #8 is wrong. That picture doesn't look like the actor who played Drysdale on the BH. What do you think? You're the expert around here 😉 Thanks!
MrsPhilHarris Pacificsun 51 months ago
It's him without his wig.
daDoctah Pacificsun 50 months ago
Milburn Drysdale in "The Case of the Taken Toupee".
trogg888 Pacificsun 49 months ago
deffinately him
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