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Old 05-13-01, 08:07 AM
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so guest appearances and duds don't count

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Kelsey Grammer - Cheers and Frasier
Hank Azaria - Simpsons and Mad About You (also guest on Friends)
Courtney Cox - Family Ties & Friends
Jennifer Aniston - Ferris Bueller & Friends

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Not counting folks who've had spinoffs with the same character, the ones I can think of are:

Heather Locklear has had 4 hits.

Tony Danza, Tim Busfield, Mark Harmon, Richard Masur, have been on 3 hit series.

These folks have been on at least 2:

Bob Newhart, Micahel J. Fox, Jimmy Smits, Tyne Daly, Janine Turner, Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Ken Olin, plus tons of others I'd bet.
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Kristin Davis - Melrose Place and Sex and the City

Shannon Doherty - Charmed and 90210

Alyssa Milano - Whose the Boss and Charmed

not many have more than 2 !
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Kelsey Grammer also plays in The Simpsons.
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Here's a few:

<small>David Hasselhoff-Knight Rider, Baywatch, & Young and the Restless (on there from 1975-1982)
Pamela Anderson-Baywatch, Home Improvement, & V.I.P.
Don Johnson-Nash Bridges & Miami Vice
Christopher McDonald-Family Law & Veronica's Closet
Dixie Carter-Family Law, Designing Woman, & Diff'rent Strokes
Andy Griffith-Andy Griffith Show & Matlock
Don Knotts-Andy Griffith Show & Three's Company
Michael Landon-Little House on the Praire, Highway To Heaven, & Bonanza
Victor French-Little House on the Praire & Highway To Heaven
Carroll O'Connor-In The Heat of the Night, All In The Family, & Archie Bunker's Place

(NYPD Blue) Stars Also On:
Dennis Franz-Hill Street Blues
Rick Schroder-Silver Spoons + Lonesome Dove (mini series)
Charlotte Ross-Days of our Lives, Beggars and Choosers, Pauly, Five Mrs. Buchanans, & The Heights
Garcelle Beauvais-Jamie Foxx & Models Inc.

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huzefa, Jennifer Aniston was in a tv show called Ferris Bueller? Or Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
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Ami Dolenz was hot !

Originally posted by dvdaddict17 ...Or Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
It was Ferris Buller, a short lived show from 1990!<small> I think they had about 8 episodes.
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Bill Cosby has had at least 5 or 6.

Fat Albert show
He had a Bill Cosby show back in like the 70's (kids related)
I Spy
The Cosby Show
Cosby
Kids say the Darndest things
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How about the gorgeous

Sherry Stringfield?

ER and NYPD Blue.

She left both.
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Ted McGinley!!!!

Married with Children
Dynasty
Happy Days
The Love Boat

Come on...4 bonafide hits right there.

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Originally posted by Mayniac
Ted McGinley!!!!

Married with Children
Dynasty
Happy Days
The Love Boat

Come on...4 bonafide hits right there.

Mayniac
Well, "Happy Days" and "The Love Boat" were just about dead by the time he got there, so I'm not sure they count.

The big boy has to be Michael Landon.
He was on "Bonanza" from 1959-1973,
"Little House on the Prairie" from 1974-1982,
and "Highway to Heaven" from 1984-1989.

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How about Robert Blake:
Our Gang
Baretta
The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather


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Scott Bakula

(Well, OK I'm presuming the new Star Trek will be a hit, but it's a pretty safe bet it will get at least adequate ratings. )
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Re: Which Actor has Starred in the Most HIT TV SHOWS ?

IT WILL HAVE TO BE WILL
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Re: Which Actor has Starred in the Most HIT TV SHOWS ?

Welcome to the Forum, Will!
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Re: Which Actor has Starred in the Most HIT TV SHOWS ?

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

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

Charlie Sheen (while he's still alive- might not be on the next 10 year thread bump).
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Re: Which Actor has Starred in the Most HIT TV SHOWS ?

A "hit" - Nielsen-ratings hit? hit with the critics? a show with two or more seasons under its belt?

Definitely Landon, Cosby and the two Teds - Ted McGinley and Ted Danson (Cheers, Becker, Damages, Bored to Death, CSI )

just to add to all the honorable mentions:
Katey Sagal - MwC, Futurama, Sons of Anarchy
Swoosie Kurtz - Sisters, Pushing Daisies, Mike & Molly
Sela Ward - Sisters, Once & Again, CSI:NY
Drew Carey - The Drew Carey Show, Whose Line?, The Price is Right

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How about Robert Blake:
The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather


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

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Good thread to bump.

Also since this thread is a decade old, Ted Danson can add CSI to Cheers and Becker for a triple
You obviously don't get HBO. He's also a regular on Bored To Death and a recurring character (as himself) on Curb Your Enthusiasm. So that's an even five show, not counting the dud he did with his wife for CBS (called Ink) and his recurring role on Damages.
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You obviously don't get HBO. He's also a regular on Bored To Death and a recurring character (as himself) on Curb Your Enthusiasm. So that's an even five show, not counting the dud he did with his wife for CBS (called Ink) and his recurring role on Damages.
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.
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Re: Which Actor has Starred in the Most HIT TV SHOWS ?

Some newer additions:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (SNL, Seinfeld, Old Christine, Veep)
Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show)
William Shatner (Star Trek, TJ Hooker, Boston Legal)
Rene Auberjonois (Benson, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Boston Legal)
Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me, Veronica Mars, Flashpoint)
Betty White (Mary Tyler Moore, Golden Girls, Hot In Cleveland, many others)
Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Brothers & Sisters, Parks & Recreation)

And one honorable mention, for being the exact opposite of these people. This guy has possibly been in the most shows that have made it to air, but canceled after one season without having a hit:

Kyle Bornheimer (Worst Week, Romantically Challenged, Perfect Couples, Family Tools)
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I think Jason O'Mara puts Kyle Bornheimer to shame.
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Re: Which Actor has Starred in the Most HIT TV SHOWS ?

A few more:

Kyle Chandler - Early Edition, Friday Night Lights
Connie Britton - Spin City, FNL, American Horror Story
Dylan McDermott - the Practice, AHS

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