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Old January 16 2009, 05:24 AM   #76
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

Kim Cattrall in the TV series Vega$, as a Middle Eastern princess whom Dan Tanna is assigned to protect while she's visiting Sin City.

Loni Anderson in The Incredible Hulk. David Banner believes that the Hulk killed a woman, a top model. Anderson played another model who turned out to be the victim's rival, and the real killer.

Donna Douglas (The Beverly Hillbillies) in The Twilight Zone classic episode "Eye of the Beholder."
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Old January 16 2009, 06:32 AM   #77
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Donna Douglas (The Beverly Hillbillies) in The Twilight Zone classic episode "Eye of the Beholder."
TZ had a lot of those:

Robert Redford, "Nothing in the Dark"
Dennis Hopper, "He's Alive"
William Shatner, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"
George Takei...dammit, can't remember the title, he plays a gardener who gets into a fight with his boss about WW II
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Old January 16 2009, 06:42 AM   #78
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Farrah Fawcett had a minor role in Logan's Run but on some airings you would have thought she had the lead.
How so ?
And now back to Logan's Run staring Farrah Fawcett..
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Old January 16 2009, 01:11 PM   #79
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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits are both full of stuff like this.

William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, Grace Lee Whitney all appeared in The Outer Limits. There's just too many to even begin to list.


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Donna Douglas (The Beverly Hillbillies) in The Twilight Zone classic episode "Eye of the Beholder."
TZ had a lot of those:

Robert Redford, "Nothing in the Dark"
Dennis Hopper, "He's Alive"
William Shatner, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"
George Takei...dammit, can't remember the title, he plays a gardener who gets into a fight with his boss about WW II
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Old January 16 2009, 01:21 PM   #80
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I recognize a blurry Masi Oka in the background but who is the woman?
The ridiculously sexy Christina Hendricks, better known to us Sci-Fi fans as Saffron from Firefly.

And having looked at her Wikipedia page, I now know that she has the same birthday as me! It's meant to be, I tell you!
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Old January 16 2009, 02:39 PM   #81
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Quentin Tarentino as an Elvis impersonator at Sophie's wedding on the Golden Girls.
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Old January 16 2009, 09:05 PM   #82
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Andrew "Dice" Clay appeared more or less as himself in a slasher movie spoof called [I wrote:

Whacko[/I], something like ten years before he became famous as a comedian.

Not sure of the timing (likely the 80s--it looks like the 80s), Clay was in the film "Casual Sex."

No, it's not dirty. Actually it's a date movie. His character is first a jerk (well, it's Dice), but later, can't help but like him.

"That's your boyfriend" is a great line in the film, used a few times for good effect.
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Old January 16 2009, 10:25 PM   #83
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Dule Hill from Psych and The West Wing played Bud on the Cosby show.
He didn't play Bud. It was an actor named Deon Richmond that played Kenny (Bud). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0725091/
He was, however, in an episode of Cosby, in which he played "Marcus."


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Loni Anderson in The Incredible Hulk. David Banner believes that the Hulk killed a woman, a top model. Anderson played another model who turned out to be the victim's rival, and the real killer.
That same episode also starred a pre-Sherlock Holmes Jeremy Brett as Anderson's Hugh Hefner-like accomplice.

And I've got one more: just the other night I saw a Season 1 episode of Spin City which guest-starred both a young Jennifer Garner and Stephen Colbert.
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Old January 16 2009, 10:46 PM   #84
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Does Evangeline Lilli of Lost being in Smallville count? She's credited for at least one episode in season 1 but has no credit for all others, only seen in the background.
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Old January 16 2009, 11:01 PM   #85
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Teri Hatcher on ST:TNG
Teri Hatcher on Seinfeld: "Yes, they're real; and they're spectacular!"
She also featured in an episode of MacGyver.

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Re: Bit roles before they were "famous"

Alicia Witt as Alia, in the David Lynch Dune film

The guy that played the older brother in The Wonder Years, as one of Lorraine's brothers in BTTF 1 ("What do you mean, you've seen this? It's brand new.")
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Old January 16 2009, 11:08 PM   #87
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Simon Pegg has a small role in Band of Brothers.
He also had a nonspeaking role in an episode of I'm Alan Patridge.
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Old January 16 2009, 11:09 PM   #88
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Nathan Fillion in Saving Private Ryan
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Old January 16 2009, 11:22 PM   #89
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Not sure of the timing (likely the 80s--it looks like the 80s), Clay was in the film "Casual Sex."
I remember that one. According to imdb, it was 88. Wacko came out in 83. (By the film stock, I would have thought it was 79 ) Apparently he did a MASH before that.

Emma Thompson did an episode of The Young Ones in 1984. "I have a porche."
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Old January 16 2009, 11:59 PM   #90
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Andrew "Dice" Clay appeared more or less as himself in a slasher movie spoof called [I wrote:

Whacko[/i], something like ten years before he became famous as a comedian.

Not sure of the timing (likely the 80s--it looks like the 80s), Clay was in the film "Casual Sex."

No, it's not dirty. Actually it's a date movie. His character is first a jerk (well, it's Dice), but later, can't help but like him.

"That's your boyfriend" is a great line in the film, used a few times for good effect.

Andy Clay was also in Night Patrol with Pat Morita and Linda Blair.
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