Can you match these classic TV stars with their obscure movie roles?

Only a cinematic expert can ace this film quiz!


While some classic TV stars didn’t branch out much beyond their famous small-screen roles, others acted in all kinds of projects — some of them quite different than what they were best known for.

Here are some of our favorite TV stars in movies most people have never seen. If you think of yourself as a fan of obscure cinema — or just a good guesser — try your luck on this quiz!

  1. Thoroughly mainstream compared to other movies in this quiz, do you know Andy Griffith’s very first film?
  2. Peter Falk had a small role as a cab driver in this comedy classic.
  3. Florence Henderson appeared in this wacky 1991 Bobcat Goldthwait comedy.
  4. Henry Winkler starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in this 1950s gang flick right before they both became household names.
  5. Alan Alda played a pianist whose soul is in jeopardy in this Seventies satanic thriller.
  6. A decade before she became Morticia Addams, Carolyn Jones starred in this cult classic Vincent Price horror film.
  7. Jack Webb starred in and directed this love letter to the Jazz Age.
  8. Martin Milner starred in this 1960 horror movie filmed in “Illusion-O” which required special glasses to see the spectral entities come to life “in ectoplasmic color.”
  9. Mary Tyler Moore played a woman immune to a virus that infects people with happiness and kindness in this philosophical 1968 film.
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  10. William Shatner spoke only Esperanto, a Latin-like language invented in the 1800s, in this 1966 film thought to be lost until a surviving print resurfaced in the 1990s.

Can you match these classic TV stars with their obscure movie roles?

Your Result...

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Delmo 22 months ago
"Henry Winkler starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in this 1950s gang flick..." THE LORDS OF FLATBUSH, a film about a street gang in the '50s, was released in 1974.
Muleskinner 36 months ago
10/10. A couple of lucky guesses in there.
grandpa5741 36 months ago
Florence Henderson got hotter looking after the Brady Bunch, her and Eva Gabor and Mary Ann from Gilligans Island. What a threesome.
dmirarh grandpa5741 36 months ago
you go dogg, nailed that for sure. The three of them... all day long.
Susan00100 dmirarh 36 months ago
If I had to watch those three nauseating shows all day long, I'd have to be committed!!
grandpa5741 36 months ago
7 of 10 I think I did pretty good
HopeDuchaine 37 months ago
8/10. I barely recognized Florence Henderson in the picture.
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dmirarh 36 months ago
ban this person.
bnichols23 37 months ago
Well, I blew the Pete Kelly's Blues one, although I shouldn't have. Forty lashes with an alto Sax for me. The rest were a walk in the park.
scp 37 months ago
9 out of 10. I don't know Jack Webb outside of Dragnet. I only got the last one because I've seen the two possible answers Shatner isn't in.
DerekBird 37 months ago
You got 7 out of 10
Was this quiz hard to swallow or did it go down easy?

I guessed on half of them.
MrBill 37 months ago
7/10; had to guess on half of these.
DerekBird MrBill 37 months ago
Me too.
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