Can you tell the difference between an actor's first name and their character's?

Is Ann from The Brady Bunch a character or actor’s name?

Are you good with names? Many actors on classic television are so perfect as the characters they play, it can be easy to forget where one ends and the other begins!

Many people refer to their favorite actor by their character’s name and vice versa. Here are 18 different people from classic television identified by a just a first name. Can you tell the difference between character names and actor names?

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  1. This is Ann from The Brady Bunch. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  2. This is Ethel from I Love Lucy. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  3. This is Milburn from Gunsmoke. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  4. This is Andy from The Andy Griffith Show. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  5. This is Frank from Green Acres. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  6. This is Buddy from The Dick Van Dyke Show. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  7. This is Della from Perry Mason. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  8. This is Gary from M*A*S*H. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  9. This is Chuck from The Rifleman. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  10. This is Leonard from Star Trek. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  11. This is Phil from Laverne & Shirley. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  12. This is Isaac from The Love Boat. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  13. This is Esther from The Waltons. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  14. This is Tony from Leave it to Beaver. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  15. This is Vince from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  16. This is Marion from Happy Days. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  17. This is Bubba from In the Heat of the Night. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?
  18. This is Ray from Bonanza. Is that the actor's name or the character's name?

Can you tell the difference between an actor's first name and their character's?

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MarkSpeck 7 days ago
17 out of 18. Hit the wrong button on the Alan Autry question!
CaptainDunsel 22 days ago
16/18
Missed #11 (had no idea who it was) and #18 (actor/character names *extremely* similar)
DouglasMorris 25 days ago
17/18! missed the last one, #18 which did me in.
sourdust DouglasMorris 25 days ago
Got them all, guessed at that last one
DavidGerard 26 days ago
Excuse me, but on Question 10, "Leonard" from Star Trek could have also referenced actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Dr. Spock. Hello!
marleo8 DavidGerard 25 days ago
But the picture was of Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy. So, sorry but your “observation” doesn’t quite hold water on this one. Lol.
LynCarceo marleo8 23 days ago
And he's Mr. Spock, not Dr. Spock. Different people.
marleo8 LynCarceo 5 days ago
Re: “Spock”, oh, I know. Dr. Benjamin Spock was the famous doctor dealing primarily with children and child-rearing issues.
JZ6030 26 days ago
17/18. Walton’s grandma threw me off. I’ll take it.
Craigg 26 days ago
You got 17 out of 18
That quiz was laughably easy for you! Great job!
hermanstein2015 26 days ago
You got 11 out of 18, not too shabby. I just love old TV ❤️
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