Did more than one actor play the same character on these classic shows?

Some of these classic TV characters were a group effort!

When an important actor leaves a show, producers have two choices: they can cast another actor to play the same character and hope that audiences don’t mind or they can create a new, but very similar, character. Most shows went with the latter choice but a few classic series used multiple actors – two, three or even six – to play the exact same person.

Some of the characters below were played by more than one actor while the others were only ever portrayed by one performer. Do you know who was played by multiple actors and who was not?

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  1. Was John-Boy Walton played by more than one actor?
  2. Did more than one actor play Chester from Gunsmoke?
  3. Was Doc Burrage from The Rifleman played by more than one actor?
  4. Was Sgt. Kinchloe in Hogan's Heroes played by more than one actor?
  5. Did more than one actor voice Barney Rubble in the original Flintstones?
  6. Was Bobbie Jo from Petticoat Junction played by more than one actor?
  7. Did more than one actor play Duke from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.?
  8. Did more than one actor play the Riddler in Adam West's Batman series?
  9. Was Julie McCoy played by more than one actor in The Love Boat?
  10. Did more than one actor play Flint in Wagon Train?
  11. Did more than one actor wear the famous Cousin Itt costume in The Addams Family?
  12. Was Alan Brady from The Dick Van Dyke Show played by more than one actor?

Did more than one actor play the same character on these classic shows?

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Stardoc 28 days ago
10/12. I did better than I thought I would, mainly because some were pure guesses.
anitak62 1 month ago
I got 11 out of 12. This was a really fun quiz!
AgingDisgracefully 1 month ago
A skilled eye is required to distinguish one Itt from the other.
Jamesatkinson 1 month ago
100%, I love this quiz. When a TV series tryed to pass off another actor in a reoccurring role it always made me laugh, like we weren't gonna be able to tell the difference. 😁👍😏
TSeym22 1 month ago
10/12 Didn't remember that John Astin was the Riddler, and although it wasn't "officially" another actor, Alan Brady wasn't always being played by Reiner--sometimes it was a stand-in.
TlorDagama 1 month ago
You got 11 out of 12 Missed number 1 but never watched the Waltons
WGH 1 month ago
11/12
I could have sworn two actors played "Kinch" on Hogan's Heroes.

And I learn most everything I needed to know for this particular quiz by reading articles on metv.com and watching the shows.
dmirarh WGH 1 month ago
The other actor played Baker.
JDWJDW2 dmirarh 1 month ago
Kenneth Washington is his name.
Kenner WGH 1 month ago
Sgt. Baker played by Kenneth Washington. Last I checked he and Robert Clary are the only main cast still alive.
RoJoBa 1 month ago
The question marks on the Riddler's outfit were black.
daDoctah 1 month ago
But how many actresses played the McMann and Tate secretary "Betty" on "Bewitched". I found at least eight, including Bob Newhart's later secretary Marcia Wallace. It's never explained why they only hire secretaries with that one first name.
Moverfan daDoctah 1 month ago
Maybe they just called the secretarh Betty because it's the only name any of the men could remember...
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