Actors/Actresses and the roles they play.

Konda - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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When I posted yesterday about the character playing 'gay' it got me to thinking, well really I saw a commercial and it just added to my thoughts...

Are there any actors/actresses that have played a certain role that you just cant seem to let go of? Every time I see Ed O'Neill, the actor that played Ed Bundy in 'Married With Children', I just cant take him seriously. I mean he has been in a few shows since then and all I can see is AL BUNDY. Another one is the girl(don't know her real name) that played Darma on 'Darma and Greg', I just see this young goofy twit. I see she has a show coming out this Fall too. Now maybe I am sexist but the guy that played Greg, I can relate to just fine in "Criminal Minds", but maybe because he was already serious in "Darma and Greg".

So are there any other actors/actresses that you just cant see playing any other roles? Do you think a popular show can 'ruin' an actor?

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Dana - posted on 09/06/2009

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Quoting Joy :



Quoting Evelyn:

Dana, I just found out that the Crane brothers (Frasier and Niles) on Frasier are both gay in real life..I guess I've been under a rock or something but I was like wow...really?? I don't care in the least of course, I totally forget when I'm watching the show. Frasier is a huge womanizer on the show and very convincing LOL. I always thought he played the role so well because that's how he is in "real" life. Guess I was wrong about that one. :-/






Um....Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) isn't gay lol  He's on his third marriage and he's got like 3 or 4 kids. 






 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001288/bio






 






Now Niles (David Hyde Pierce), on the other hand, is gay.






http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001383/bio






 






Sorry, just wanted to put that in there lol






Funny, when I read Evelyn's post.  I was thinking Kelsey Grammer is gay?! How did I not know that. 



Evelyn, I guess you weren't living under a rock.  :)

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Quoting Evelyn:

Dana, I just found out that the Crane brothers (Frasier and Niles) on Frasier are both gay in real life..I guess I've been under a rock or something but I was like wow...really?? I don't care in the least of course, I totally forget when I'm watching the show. Frasier is a huge womanizer on the show and very convincing LOL. I always thought he played the role so well because that's how he is in "real" life. Guess I was wrong about that one. :-/



Um....Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) isn't gay lol  He's on his third marriage and he's got like 3 or 4 kids. 



 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001288/bio



 



Now Niles (David Hyde Pierce), on the other hand, is gay.



http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001383/bio



 



Sorry, just wanted to put that in there lol

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To me:



Brad Pitt will always be Louis from "Interview With the Vampire"



John Travolta will always be Danny Zuko from "Grease"



Matthew Broderick will always be Ferris Bueller



Molly Ringwald will always be Samantha from "Sixteen Candles"



Christopher Reeve will always be Superman (the REAL Superman...not the silly Smallville one lol)



There's a lot more probably but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I also aged myself (eek!) lol

Evelyn - posted on 09/06/2009

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Dana, I just found out that the Crane brothers (Frasier and Niles) on Frasier are both gay in real life..I guess I've been under a rock or something but I was like wow...really?? I don't care in the least of course, I totally forget when I'm watching the show. Frasier is a huge womanizer on the show and very convincing LOL. I always thought he played the role so well because that's how he is in "real" life. Guess I was wrong about that one. :-/

Charlie - posted on 09/06/2009

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Izzy off neighbors( Aussie soap ) will always be a BITCH ! hahaha
Jo, i was obsessed with x files when it was on tv , OBSESSED !! lol i even wrote to them and 2 years later received a signed autograph from them .

?? - posted on 09/06/2009

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Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny from X-Files definitely Scully & Mulder forever

Dana - posted on 09/05/2009

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Poor David Schwimmer, he'll always be Ross to me. Oh, and Matt LeBlanc will always be Joey. I actually had to look at Jo's comment just to remember his real name, that's how much I think of him always being Joey. Also the whole cast of ER they will always be doctors and nurses to me.



Alright slightly off subject. How about when you find out someone is gay in REAL life. I love Grey's Anat. When T.R. Night came out the whole Izzy, Calie, thing was just too hard to believe. Do any of you have a hard time seeing an actor/ actress play a straight character when you know they're gay?

Johnny - posted on 09/05/2009

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Sharon, I'm totally with you about the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I saw a Shakespearean movie with Patrick Stewart in it, and it was like watching Jean-Luc Picard acting. Weird.

To add to the list: Lil' Ricky Schroeder from Silver Spoons, everyone from Sex in the City, George Clooney (but in his case he just always seems to be playing George Clooney), both Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny from X-Files, everyone from WKRP in Cincinnati (my favorite show and I'm totally dating myself here), Charles in Charge... I could go on, but these were the ones that came into my mind first).

The only one who I can think of that I thought this about and proved me wrong, is Jean-Claude Van Damne. I saw him in some European art house film that I totally can not remember the name of and was blown away. He was great. Also weird.

?? - posted on 09/05/2009

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Saved By The Bell -- lmao -- after seeing Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls and her flashin her snatch in Any Given Sunday she will never be the blondie from SBTB!



90210. Luke Perry... Shannon Doherty... Tori Spelling... Jenny Garth... Brian Austin Green... Jason Priestly.... Ian Ziering...Tiffani-Amber Thiessaan...



Friends. Lisa Kudrow will always be Pheobe. Courtney Cox will always be Monica. Matt LeBlanc will always be Joey. Ross is Ross. Chandler, I see Chandler first, then I see whatever character he's playing. Rachel, I see Rachel first, then I see whatever character she is playing.



Fresh Prince of Bel Air - Carlton will ALWAYS be Carlton.

Full House - Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen will always be Michelle - only older and anarexic and not nearly as cute as she was when she was a lil smartiepants.



Home Improvement - Tim Allen, I see as Tim The Tool Man Taylor, then I see his character. Jonathan Taylor Thomas I will always see Randy.



The Wonder Years, Fred Savage will always be Kevin Arnold.



Mad About You, Murphy Brown, Roseanne, Seinfeld... Al & Peggy Bundy. Doogie Howser. Ellen. Carol Brady - any of the Brady Bunch. Rambo. Terminator. David Hasselhoff & Pamela Anderson. Betty White. Crocodile Dundee. Patrick Swayze. Molly Ringwald. Tom Cruise.



There are many many more but those ones... those are the ones that come to the top of my head immediately.

Evelyn - posted on 09/05/2009

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omg there are so many, especially everyone in the cast of Roseanne...they will always be the Connors no matter what shows/movies they act in lol. Kelsey Grammer (sp?) is always Frasier, the father in that show though, he has played in some other roles (like Dan in Real Life...LOVE that movie) and I've been able to seperate him from the sitcom. Urkel never had a chance after that show..even as "Stefan"...LMAO The kid from The Golden Years will always be that character...especially because he never outgrew that dang baby face lol. Ummm...oh...and Rudy from the Cosby Show...I saw her play in Tyler Perry's new movie as a prostitute and I was like..noooo..not Rudy!!!! I could go on and on lol, but I won't. Or maybe I will later..who knows.

~Jennifer - posted on 09/05/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

I'm answering really quick - yes. I can't think of an example off the top of my head but yes.

OOHHH just thought of something.... if any of the Star Trek TNG tried to make it in a new TV show - I don't think it would ever work for me.


but yes I know what you mean and it kind of sucks. On the other hand I'm sure its happened before and I've managed to get over it... lol I'll update when I think of an actor....



...the guy that plays Will on' Will & Grace'.    He will forever be a hot gay man, as far as I'm concerned - even if he got a role playing Pope John Paul....he'll always be 'Will'.

Sharon - posted on 09/05/2009

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I'm answering really quick - yes. I can't think of an example off the top of my head but yes.



OOHHH just thought of something.... if any of the Star Trek TNG tried to make it in a new TV show - I don't think it would ever work for me.





but yes I know what you mean and it kind of sucks. On the other hand I'm sure its happened before and I've managed to get over it... lol I'll update when I think of an actor....

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