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Old 08-05-13, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by skatefan20 View Post
just to add to all the honorable mentions:
Katey Sagal - MwC, Futurama, Sons of Anarchy
8 Simple Rules lasted 3 seasons...
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Re: Which Actor has Starred in the Most HIT TV SHOWS ?

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Forgot about Damages. Is Bored to Death a 'hit?' Never heard of it. And Curb? A bit part that averages out to roughly 2 episodes a year? Seems like a stretch when put up against his other roles.
Personally I loved Bored To Death, but I don't consider it a hit. It lasted three seasons though so it's not like a bomb or anything. And Curb is certainly a classic TV show and had Dansen in almost every episode on the season where they opened a restaurant together. I think that counts as more than a cameo certainly.
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Re: Which Actor has Starred in the Most HIT TV SHOWS ?

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I think Jason O'Mara puts Kyle Bornheimer to shame.
I'll give you O'Mara. He's certainly had the higher profile washouts, but you can see why he keeps getting work. And it's not like his shows have been complete bombs either, I mean Terra Nova was canceled because it was too expensive, but the ratings were OK.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
A few more:

Connie Britton - Spin City, FNL, American Horror Story
Dylan McDermott - the Practice, AHS
Britton is the lead of Nashville. Got nominated for an Emmy.

McDermott is the lead of the new CBS show Hostages, which I'm pretty certain will do well. It's taking H50's old timeslot.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt: Party of Five, Ghost Whisperer, The Client List

Mary McDonnell: Battlestar Galactica, The Closer, Major Crimes
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Eleven years and no mention of Larry Hagman?! If not in terms of numbers, then years. Plus he was still in the new Dallas.
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Heather Locklear:

Dynasty, TJ Hooker, Melrose Place, Franklin and Bash, Spin City


Katee Sackhoff:

Battlestar Galactica, 24, Longmire
Old 08-05-13, 11:44 PM
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Tiffani Amber Thiesen:
Saved by The Bell, 90120, White Collar, also in the "hit" Fastlane

Also fellow Saved by the Bell alum Marc Paul Gosselar:
Saved By the Bell, NYPD Blue, Franklin and Bash

(Three names + Saved by the Bell = career?)

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Old 08-06-13, 12:51 AM
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Looking at my response from 12 years ago is kinda freaky. Pretty sure I was still a virgin.

Thanks Will!
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Re: Which Actor has Starred in the Most HIT TV SHOWS ?

Originally Posted by wirefan View Post
Tiffani Amber Thiesen:
Saved by The Bell, 90120, White Collar, also in the "hit" Fastlane

Also fellow 90210 alum Marc Paul Gosselar:
Saved By the Bell, NYPD Blue, Franklin and Bash

(Three names + Saved by the Bell = career?)
You forgot Raising the Bar for Mark Paul. Although lasting 2 seasons doesn't really mean its a "hit"
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*shrug*

Michael C. Hall - Six Feet Under, Dexter
Claire Danes - My So Called Life (it didn't last long but it was somehow a hit after the fact), Homeland
Ed O'Neil - MwC, Modern Family
Julie Bowen - Ed, Modern Family, Boston Legal, and a little bit ER
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Re: Which Actor has Starred in the Most HIT TV SHOWS ?

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Looking at my response from 12 years ago is kinda freaky. Pretty sure I was still a virgin.

Thanks Will!
I lost my virginity somewhere between post #14 and #15.

Thanks Will!
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I don't know if Hot in Cleveland qualifies as a hit, but I'll post this anyway...
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Good thread to bump.

Also since this thread is a decade old, Ted Danson can add CSI to Cheers and Becker for a triple.

A few more actors have been added to the doubles club in the last decade:
David Caruso - CSI: Miami, NYPD: Blue
Bryan Cranston - Malcom in the Middle, Breaking Bad
Terri Hatcher - Lois & Clark, Desperate Housewives

On a smaller scale:
Joshua Jackson - Dawson's Creek & Fringe
Adam Baldwin - Firefly (cult hit) & Chuck
Sarah Chalke - Rosanne, Scrubs
Mayim Bialik - Blossom, Big Bang Theory


IT WILL HAVE TO BE WILL
THE GUY STARRED IN A BUNCH OF HITS

LW show
The Barr's
Teddy World
Toys world
Rolles
Boy who have his apartment
Shocker
Super Teens
Shantel
Willy World
Will gadget boy

ALLL WERE FUNNY AND FILED WITH ACTION, IF ONLY HE COULD GET MORE RESPECT AND CREDIT.....THE GUY'S A LIVING LEGEND WITH 11 SHOWSSSSS 11

Then you have pretty much the entire cast of Lost:
Matthew Fox - Party of Five
Daniel Dae Kim - Hawaii Five-0
Harold Perrineau - Oz
Terry O Quinn - Millenium, Hawaii Five-0, Alias
Micahel Emmerson - Person of Interest
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Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Personally I loved Bored To Death, but I don't consider it a hit. It lasted three seasons though so it's not like a bomb or anything. And Curb is certainly a classic TV show and had Dansen in almost every episode on the season where they opened a restaurant together. I think that counts as more than a cameo certainly.

IT WILL HAVE TO BE WILL
THE GUY STARRED IN A BUNCH OF HITS

LW show
The Barr's
Teddy World
Toys world
Rolles
Boy who have his apartment
Shocker
Super Teens
Shantel
Willy World
Will gadget boy

ALLL WERE FUNNY AND FILED WITH ACTION, IF ONLY HE COULD GET MORE RESPECT AND CREDIT.....THE GUY'S A LIVING LEGEND WITH 11 SHOWSSSSS 11
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Eleven years and no mention of Larry Hagman?! If not in terms of numbers, then years. Plus he was still in the new Dallas.
IT WILL HAVE TO BE WILL
THE GUY STARRED IN A BUNCH OF HITS

LW show
The Barr's
Teddy World
Toys world
Rolles
Boy who have his apartment
Shocker
Super Teens
Shantel
Willy World
Will gadget boy

ALLL WERE FUNNY AND FILED WITH ACTION, IF ONLY HE COULD GET MORE RESPECT AND CREDIT.....THE GUY'S A LIVING LEGEND WITH 11 SHOWSSSSS 11
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Heather Locklear:

Dynasty, TJ Hooker, Melrose Place, Franklin and Bash, Spin City


Katee Sackhoff:

Battlestar Galactica, 24, Longmire
IT WILL HAVE TO BE WILL
THE GUY STARRED IN A BUNCH OF HITS

LW show
The Barr's
Teddy World
Toys world
Rolles
Boy who have his apartment
Shocker
Super Teens
Shantel
Willy World
Will gadget boy

ALLL WERE FUNNY AND FILlED WITH ACTION, IF ONLY HE COULD GET MORE RESPECT AND CREDIT.....THE GUY'S A LIVING LEGEND WITH 11 SHOWSSSSS 11
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you are most welcome
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I'm hearing good things about this Will guy.
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I lost my virginity somewhere between post #14 and #15.

Thanks Will!
youre welcome, im happy for you
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Don't think Tony Shaloub has been mentioned for Wings and Monk

Lucille Ball had 2 additional fairly long running shows in addition to I Love Lucy (Here's Lucy, The Lucy Show)

Lee Majors Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy

Pernell Roberts (Bonanza, Trapper John)

Harry Roberts (MASH Dragnet)

Jack Klugman (odd Couple, Quincy)

David Boreanaz (Buffy, Angel, Bones)
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Lee Majors Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy
You forgot The Big Valley,Virginian and Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. All successful series before The Six Million Dollar Man.
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