Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. Forbin

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    More season 4 Mannix. Paul Carr as some poor schlub stuck in the middle of a mess.

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    Oh for... can't I live through ANYthing?!!?
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  2. Melakon

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    Found these at the Internet Archive's collection of public domain TV episodes.

    From the 1960 series Outlaws, a western which aired on NBC:

    Alfred Ryder, at 44, in "Shorty":
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    Skip Homeier, at 30, in "The Rape of Red Sky:"
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    At least I think it's Skip. Gerald Mohr was in the same
    episode, and they sort of resemble each other.

    BONUS: Leonard Nimoy, at 29, as a hired gun in "Shorty":
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  3. J.T.B.

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    Speaking of Paul Carr, in The Rockford Files season five "The Empty Frame" (1978) he played half of the first gay couple I ever saw portrayed on TV as just regular people who happened to be gay, and whose sexuality wasn't a major plot point or dwelt on in any way.

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    The episode also has some of the most hilarious Angel Martin moments of the series, which is saying something.
     
  4. Christopher

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    I remember that. The episode didn't actually acknowledge openly that they were lovers, of course, just friends and business partners who shared a dwelling, but the subtext was clear.
     
  5. LMFAOschwarz

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    Some more Hawaii Five-O:
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  6. LMFAOschwarz

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    Guy Raymond, from bartender in The Trouble with Tribbles, to bartender on Green Acres.

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    Does this guy always play bartenders? :lol:
     
  7. EnsignHarper

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    Apparently - around the time of Tribbles, he had been in a series of beer commercials as - yes - a bartender. but his IMDB listing long and impressive
     
  8. LMFAOschwarz

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    So many character actors don't get enough respect. Many of them are very, very good! :)
     
  9. Melakon

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    A lot of his IMDB credits are for characters with actual names, so there's no telling about all of those.

    Though in 1959, he did play a Bootlegger on Naked City, and in 1960 was an uncredited Bartender on Maverick.
     
  10. EnsignHarper

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    The thing is, most of these people played basically the same types of roles - and they did them very well. Look at Trek:

    Roger C Carmel was really the only choice for Harry Mudd - Kandel never said who he had in mind when he wrote it, but admitted that he really WAS Mudd.

    William Windom made a career out of playing normal guys who go very close or over the edge.

    Robert Walker Jr was the epitome of adolescent/young adult angst in 60s TV.

    and so on...

    Most casting directors for TV in the 60s/70s were casting multiple shows, so yes, you would tend to use familiar faces you know can do the job.
     
  11. FormerLurker

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    William Windom was a last-minute replacement, though, for a flaked out John Drew Barrymore. He not only wasn't the first choice, he only got the role because the original didn't show up for work.
     
  12. Christopher

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    ^No, Robert Brown was a last-minute replacement for John Drew Barrymore as Lazarus in "The Alternative Factor."

    Maybe what you're thinking of is that Norman Spinrad wrote the role of Decker with Robert Ryan in mind but Ryan was unavailable.
     
  13. LMFAOschwarz

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    Does the Mugato count? :lol: He was in the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode Deadly Cargo!
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  14. EnsignHarper

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    A little less horny, perhaps... :techman:
     
  15. EnsignHarper

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    Just watched an Adam 12 on Netflix through my Roku player, and the guests were:

    William Campbell
    Vic Perrin
    and Johnny Haymer (from AOY)

    I have the Roku 3, which has a USB plug - if I only knew how to get screen captures!
     
  16. FormerLurker

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    I believe you are correct. I got the names mixed up. Probably because of the whole Barrymore thing.
     
  17. LMFAOschwarz

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    :techman::lol:
     
  18. Melakon

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    Two for One sale in Adventures of Superman: Czar of the Underworld.

    Anthony Caruso strikes a familiar pose as a crimelord.
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    Anthony with one of his henchmen, played by Paul Fix.
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  19. LMFAOschwarz

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    More (you guessed it) Hawaii Five-o:
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  20. LMFAOschwarz

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    Good news: the last of my Hawaii Five-O shots! :lol:
    Wish I'd thought of doing the captions earlier, they were fun to do! :)
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