Can you recognize these iconic TV stars when they were young?

See if their faces still ring a bell a few decades earlier.

Stars — they were all young once! And we have the photographic proof. 

We gathered images of some true television icons. There's just one catch — we captured them long before they were famous. 

See if you can still recognize these future stars at a tender age. Good luck!
  1. He later enforced the law in which fictional city?
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  2. Search this scene. You can spot a young man who was later seen aboard which ship?
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  3. The young man on the left later became better known as…?
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  4. This young woman would later work at a fictional sitcom station called…?
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  5. Take a close look at this scene. Which 1980s cop can you spot?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. You know him by which TV name?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Three decades later, he was still wearing a cowboy hat on which show?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. This young woman would later play a beloved TV character with what first name?
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  9. Underneath all that hair is a true TV icon. Pick a sitcom on which she appeared.
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  10. Here is a high school boy kicked back in 1924. You know him as the dad on which 1960s sitcom?
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  11. Finally, this young woman would later carry which famous TV family name?
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BrittanyDale 1 month ago
11/11 thats a first for ke with these kinds of quizzes
EllisClevenger 16 months ago
You got 9 out of 11
Good thing these celebs remained young at heart! Nice work!
Missed #9 and #11.
Geronimo 16 months ago
Correction, I got all of them right. MeTv goofed
jholton30062 16 months ago
9/11. #5 stumped me and I took a shot in the dark, and #11 looked more like Marion Ross than either of the others. Oh well, it's all for fun... #6 was really easy, because they've used that picture of Don Knotts a couple of times on "Andy Griffith."
Joseph 16 months ago
11/11. The last one almost got me. I got it right because she looked less like the other choices.
UTZAAKE 16 months ago
10/11. Foiled by #9.
4. UBS was featured in the cinematic masterpiece Network.
Wiseguy UTZAAKE 16 months ago
Also, America 2-Night (with Martin Mull). Their slogan was "We put U before the BS."
cperrynaples Wiseguy 1 month ago
RIP Fred Willard!
MrBill 16 months ago
8/11; I never heard of Ward Bond and did not recognize Leonard Nimoy or Loretta Swit. I was not a fan of Star Trek of M*A*S*H and did not watch those shows.
Wiseguy MrBill 16 months ago
I never watched Star Trek of M*A*S*H either. Was that the one that Hawkeye spaced out?
MaryHelen 16 months ago
I watch a LOT of reruns and always do this-- recognize young, now very famous stars. Many many times, it's their VOICE that is unmistakable. A few days ago, I saw Richard Kiel (most famous as a villain in a james bond movie) as a blind indian/native American man who finds "LASSIE" on show of that name! I did not think he would have been that old--to he been on that show. I could write a list of such sightings!
cperrynaples MaryHelen 16 months ago
Well, you certainly knew he played all the aliens in To Serve Man ["It's a cookbook!"].
Russ cperrynaples 1 month ago
That wasn't Richard Kiel, it was Ted Cassidy in those roles. Cassidy was also Lurch in the Addams Family
cperrynaples Russ 1 month ago
No, as a long-time Zoner, I KNOW it was Richard Kiel and not Ted Cassidy, who was both Lurch and Thing!
nerakr 16 months ago
10/11. Missed Ward Bond, of course.
Bobbo nerakr 16 months ago
Same here!
TomTerrrific 16 months ago
The only one I didn't recognize was Florence Henderson. Too many brunettes dyed their hair blonde to get on television.
Tampammm TomTerrrific 16 months ago
LoL, I got no. 8 wrong (Loretta Swit) for that same reason.
Kirsten 16 months ago
CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THESE ICONIC TV STARS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG?

You got 11 out of 11
Good thing these celebs remained young at heart! Nice work!
MrsPhilHarris 16 months ago
11/11 Took me a few seconds to recognize Loretta Swit.
anthony 16 months ago
10/11.Missed #7.To me "Rawhide"and "Wagon Train" might as well be the same show.So I had a 50/50 chance on that one.😋All the other ones were pretty recognizable.Except maybe Leonard Nimoy and Florence Henderson.
Jeffrey 16 months ago
You got 11 out of 11 -------------Good thing these celebs remained young at heart! Nice work!
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