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Actors in lots of sequels to originals they were never in.

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I was looking over Lance Henriksen's resume and saw that he's been in a lot of sequels, and not in a Sly Stallone-Bruce Willis-Mel Gibson kind of way. He's been in a lot of sequels where he wasn't part of the original movie, and a lot of them are of the straight-to-video variety where there is no connection to part one. Maybe it's just me, but a film resume doesn't exactly sparkle when a lot of your movies have numbers at the end of the title.

Here's his list of sequels where he wasn't part of the original:

Damien: Omen II
Piranha II: The Spawning
Aliens
Alien 3
Alien vs. Predator
House III, aka The Horror House (although it wasn't made to be House III, it was just a tack-on name; so maybe that shouldn't count)
No Contest II, aka Face the Evil
Scream 3
The Mangler 2
Mimic 3: Sentinel
Hellraiser: Hellworld


Other actors like this:

Jason Scott Lee
Back to the Future Part II
Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College
Dracula II: Ascension
Dracula III: Legacy
Timecop: The Berlin Decision
The Prophecy: Forsaken

Robert Patrick
Hollywood Boulevard II
Die Hard 2
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
Backflash 2, aka Angels Don't Sleep Here (looks like another unrelated movie with a sequel title tacked on at the last minute)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Kari Wuhrer
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time
Red Blooded American Girl II
Backflash 2, aka Angels Don't Sleep Here
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting
Hellraiser: Deader
The Prophecy: Uprising
The Prophecy: Forsaken
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the thing about being a B-movie actor (and everyone in the OP list is a B actor) is you have to take the money and run...they have the familiar title....they need a familiar face....but not one thats to expensive...so you get someone that is somewhat trusted, and well known...but not top shelf material
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Roger Moore-All of his Bond movies
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I surmised, the reason could be that a first rate Oscar winning actor, or actress are demanding an astronomical amount of money to star in a film, which B movie filmmakers are unable to afford. Their last resort would be, to employ a secondary cast who'll require a significant lesser amount of money to star in their project.
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Originally Posted by DonnachaOne
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In the same vien, the first one that popped into my mind was Kane Hodder who played Jason in half the movies.
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Treat Williams in the Substitute sequels.....
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Karl Urban:

The Two Towers
The Return of the King
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Bourne Supremacy


Bill Paxton:

Aliens
Predator 2
The Evening Star (Terms of Endearment sequel)
Spy Kids 2
Spy Kids 3
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Billy Dee Williams Star Wars 2 and 3.
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Originally Posted by Jadow
Billy Dee Williams Star Wars 2 and 3.
He doesn't count, because Lando was not in ANH. Are we talking about new actors playing the same characters in the sequels?
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Originally Posted by SINGLE104
I surmised, the reason could be that a first rate Oscar winning actor, or actress are demanding an astronomical amount of money to star in a film, which B movie filmmakers are unable to afford. Their last resort would be, to employ a secondary cast who'll require a significant lesser amount of money to star in their project.

Not to squash your theory but:

Harrison Ford
Patriot Games
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(Alec Baldwin -- The Hunt for Red October)
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
James Remar
Mortal Kombat
Fast & The Furious

maybe more
Also Blade: Trinity
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
Are we talking about new actors playing the same characters in the sequels?
Not necessarily. Just actors who seem to keep popping up in sequels to originals they were never part of.
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Christopher Lee:

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Kingdom Hearts II (not a movie, but a sequel where he wasn't in the original)
Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow
Curse III: Blood Sacrifice
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch
Captain America II: Death Too Soon (TV)
The Man With The Golden Gun

And those were just the obvious ones I could see on IMDB.
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Roy Scheider took over the role of Dr. Heywood Floyd in 2010, sequel to Kubrick's 2001.
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Re: Actors in lots of sequels to originals they were never in.

Bump:

Dwayne Johnson in GI Joe: Retaliation and Fast and Furious 5-7+
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Re: Actors in lots of sequels to originals they were never in.

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Bump:

Dwayne Johnson in GI Joe: Retaliation and Fast and Furious 5-7+
Don't forget Journey 2, the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth with Brendan Fraisier and The Mummy Reurns.

Edit: Also, Be Cool (Get Shorty). I've also seen the new Jumanji described as a sequel to the 1995 version, but I don't know how accurate that is.

Another edit: Why Did I Get Married Too

And why not another, factoring in music: WWF the Music Vol. 5. And does Wyclef Jean's The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book count?

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Re: Actors in lots of sequels to originals they were never in.

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Don't forget Journey 2, the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth with Brendan Fraisier and The Mummy Reurns.
And Be Cool.
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Re: Actors in lots of sequels to originals they were never in.

We've kind of got two different themes going here. Lance Henricksen was playing supporting characters in sequels which isn't unusual because that's his job, but then there are actors playing the same character played by another actor in the original, or a character who effectively replaces one of the main characters in the movie.

Then there's the whole "Jack Ryan" thing...
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Re: Actors in lots of sequels to originals they were never in.

^too complicated. Lets stick to the Cuba Gooding Jrs
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Re: Actors in lots of sequels to originals they were never in.

The human casts of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes

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