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~ Tuesday, November 02, 2004
 
COMEBACK KIDS

20 TV characters played by more than one actor:

1 Darrin (Bewitched) - Dick Sargent / Dick York
2 Peggy Mitchell (Eastenders*) - Jo Warne / Barbara Windsor
3 John Boy Walton (The Waltons) - Richard Thomas / Robert Wightman
4 Becky (Roseanne**) - Lecy Goranson / Sarah Chalke
5 Morty Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Barney Martin / Phil Bruns
6 Scott Robinson (Neighbours*) - Darius Perkins / Jason Donovan
7 Colleen Cooper (Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman) - Erika Flores / Jessica Bowman
8 Quentin Kelly (Grace Under Fire) - Jon Paul Steuer / Sam Horrigan
9 Pigsy (Monkey) - Toshiyuki Nishida / Tonpei Hidari
10 Marilyn (The Munsters) - Beverly Owen / Pat Priest
11 Number 2 (The Prisoner) - played by a different actor in most episodes
12 Vivian Banks (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Janet Hubert-Whitten / Daphne Reid
13 (Miss) Ellie Ewing (Dallas) - Barbara Bel Geddes / Donna Reed
14 Jack Sugden (Emmerdale Farm) - Andrew Burt / Clive Hornby
15 Blanche Hunt (Coronation Street) - Patricia Cutts / Maggie Jones
16 The Doctor (Doctor Who) - played by several actors over the years
17 Fallon Colby (Dynasty***) - Pamela Sue Martin / Emma Samms
18 Kochanski (Red Dwarf) - Clare Grogan / Chloe Annett
19 Neely Capshaw (Baywatch) - Jennifer Campbell / Gena Lee Nolin
20 Mildred (One Foot in the Grave) - Jean Challis / Barbara Ashcroft

* Many characters in soaps have been played by two actors, or more if they begin as child characters - Lucy Robinson (Neighbours) was played by three different young actresses, as was Janine Butcher in Eastenders and Coronation Street’s Tracy Barlow
** DJ was played by another young actor in the pilot episode
*** Characters Steven and Amanda Carrington were both also played by two actors



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