Can you I.D. the more famous roles these actors played on the exact same show?

Recurring characters snuck onto their own shows to play different roles.

Have you ever noticed an actor you love, playing a different part on a series where you've already seen them play a well-known, established character?

Sometimes, it's an actor who had a great appearance as a guest star and then was invited to join in a beefier part. Other times, actors we'd already seen in established roles – including cast members – sneak onto their own shows, disguised by a very different role. 

Either way, it's always fun to spot the stars in different parts! Below, we'll show you a scene of an actor in a lesser-known role. It's up to you to figure out the other role they're much better known for. Good luck!
  1. On The Andy Griffith Show, we saw this actor as George, the TV repairman. What's the bigger role this actor played on the same show?
  2. On Gunsmoke, this actor played a cattle driver named Phil Jacks. What's the bigger role this actor played on the same show?
  3. On Happy Days, this actor played Richie's date for two episodes, a girl named Kim. What's the bigger role this actor played on the same show?
  4. On Bewitched, this actor appeared as the lecturer Osgood Rightmire, who was convinced that witches do not exist. What's the bigger role this actor played on the same show?
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  5. On The Love Boat, this actor showed up as a bumbling detective named Kurt Kleinschmidt. What's the bigger role this actor played on the same show?
  6. On Hogan's Heroes, this actor appeared as a defective German officer named Wolfgang Brauner. What's the bigger role this actor played on the same show?
  7. On Gilligan's Island, this actor appeared as a sailor. What's the bigger role this actor played on the same show?
  8. On M*A*S*H, this actor played a clumsy soldier simply dubbed Tray Dropper. What's the bigger role this actor played on the same show?
  9. On Cheers, this actor showed up as several bar patrons, first Gregg, then Tom. What's the bigger role this actor played on the same show?
  10. On Perry Mason, this actor appeared as one of Perry's clients accused of murder, Amory Fallon. What's the bigger role this actor played on the same show?
Can you I.D. the more famous roles these actors played on the exact same show?

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EllisClevenger 1 month ago
You got 8 out of 10
You definitely know who's who when it comes to classic TV!
How ironic.
I missed #8 and #10.
Geronimo 1 month ago
Never watch Perry Mason................9/10...............
MrBill 1 month ago
7/10; missed 7, 8 & 9. I am not much of a fan and seldom watch those shows.
Vrinda 1 month ago
You got 9 out of 10
You definitely know who's who when it comes to classic TV!
richardkel 1 month ago
10/10. Guessed on the last 2. Only got #8 correct by process of elimination.
tom78 1 month ago
8/10..........missed 2.3.........!
Joe 1 month ago
6/10. I got murdered on this one
BuckeyeBeth 1 month ago
"You got 7 out of 10!
That's all right. You can be expected to remember every stranger who moseys into classic TV."

OOOPS! I think you have a little typo there my beloved MeTv. I think that should read "you can't be expected..." 😆
Good Quiz!
Brian 1 month ago
10/10 further proof I had no life back then.
CouchPotato19 Brian 1 month ago
Haha. I have no life now, that's why I'm taking these quizzes...…….and I don't do too well on most of them 'cause I missed a lot of TV back then.
Tresix 1 month ago
The photo from "Happy Days" didn't load for me. Took a guess and got it right. Did the photo load correctly for the rest of you?
BuckeyeBeth Tresix 1 month ago
It load ok for me on my old iPhone. 👍
tom78 Tresix 1 month ago
Yes..........
Tresix 1 month ago
Seems like those of us who got 9/10 all missed the last one.
DouglasMorris 1 month ago
9/10! missed the last one. #10 did me in.
leebillyold 1 month ago
Do have quizes on Amos & Andy show, 1940s?
MeTV wouldn't do that show because it's been banned for 50 years. Watch an episode on You Tube and you'll understand why!!
JeffTanner 1 month ago
You got 10 out of 10 ----------You definitely know who's who when it comes to classic TV!
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