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11th Feb '16 12:28:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* The above mentioned Abe Vigoda (famed for his portrayal in ''Film/TheGodfather'') and his role in ''GoodBurger''. ** Abe Vigoda was even in ''{{North}}'', where he was sent away on an ice floe due to his age.
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* The above mentioned Abe Vigoda (famed for his portrayal in ''Film/TheGodfather'') and his role in ''GoodBurger''. ** ''Film/GoodBurger''. Abe Vigoda was even in ''{{North}}'', ''Film/{{North}}'', where he was sent away on an ice floe due to his age.

* Jason Narvy, best known for playing [[TheBully Skull]] on ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', is a Shakespearean trained actor with multiple degrees, including [=PhD=] in Theater Studies and now works as a college professor. However he gained all this after leaving the show but this makes his role as the dim-witted Skull funny in retrospect.
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* Jason Narvy, best known for playing [[TheBully Skull]] on ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', is a Shakespearean trained actor with multiple degrees, including [=PhD=] in Theater Studies and now works as a college professor. However he gained all this after leaving the show but this makes his role as the dim-witted Skull funny in retrospect.
8th Feb '16 12:42:52 AM PurpleWarrior13
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* Similarly, this trope literally occurs when movies are filmed on-location in places like Atlanta GA, Richmond VA, Dallas TX, Wilmington NC, etc. Many accomplished actors working on stage in those areas wind up as background actors or with very small speaking parts when major Hollywood films and TV shows are filmed there, with most major roles going to actors with agents in New York or Los Angeles.
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* Similarly, this trope literally occurs when major Hollywood movies or TV shows are filmed on-location in places like Atlanta GA, Richmond VA, Dallas TX, Wilmington NC, etc. Many accomplished actors working on stage in those areas wind up as background actors or with very small speaking parts when major Hollywood films and TV shows are filmed there, at best, with most major roles going to actors with agents in New York or Los Angeles.
8th Feb '16 12:41:26 AM PurpleWarrior13
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* This is becoming much more common in American TV. More and more American movies and shows are being produced in other countries, often for budget reasons (Canada and New Zealand being the most common.) They will usually hire local actors for various parts, and you can end up with some very high-profile Canadian, Aussie and Kiwi actors playing relatively small parts that local audiences might see as way below their caliber (although, more often than not, the actors themselves love it. Since the American production teams don't have any perceptions of their acting ability, the actors have a greater chance to spread their wings and play against type.)
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* This is becoming much more common in American TV. More and more American movies and shows are being produced in other countries, often for budget reasons (Canada and New Zealand being the most common.) common). They will usually hire local actors for various parts, and you can end up with some very high-profile Canadian, Aussie and Kiwi actors playing relatively small parts that local audiences might see as way below their caliber (although, caliber. Although, more often than not, the actors themselves love it. Since the American production teams don't have any perceptions of their acting ability, the actors have a greater chance to spread their wings and play against type.)type. * Similarly, this trope literally occurs when movies are filmed on-location in places like Atlanta GA, Richmond VA, Dallas TX, Wilmington NC, etc. Many accomplished actors working on stage in those areas wind up as background actors or with very small speaking parts when major Hollywood films and TV shows are filmed there, with most major roles going to actors with agents in New York or Los Angeles.
8th Feb '16 12:35:17 AM PurpleWarrior13
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* Creator/JuneForay is a classically-trained Shakespearian actress. Today she's mostly known for her voice acting roles in ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. * Creator/CrispinFreeman has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Williams College, a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Columbia University, and performed on Broadway, at the American Repertory Theater, and on-stage in Los Angeles and Chicago, but he's mostly famous for his voice acting roles in anime and video games. * Creator/ChristopherSabat is a trained opera singer, which at least came in handy for his many screaming ''DragonBallZ'' roles. * Many anime and video game voice actors working for FUNimation and ADVFilms are accomplished stage actors in the Houston and Dallas areas, many of which have performed in Shakespeare. This did help when the anime adaptation of ''Anime/RomeoAndJuliet'' was dubbed into English.
26th Jan '16 1:55:06 PM LentilSandEater
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* Completely subverted in BritCom ''Series/{{Vicious}}'', where genuinely stellar actors [[Creator/IanMcKellen Sir Ian McKellen]] and [[Creator/DerekJacobi Sir Derek Jacobi]] play two ageing hams looking back on less-than-stellar careers which inevitably involved many roles of this sort. Both knights of the British theatre gleefully play their [[SmallNameBigEgo over-egotistic and under-talented alternate personas]] for all they are worth.
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* Completely subverted Inverted in BritCom ''Series/{{Vicious}}'', where genuinely stellar actors [[Creator/IanMcKellen Sir Ian McKellen]] and [[Creator/DerekJacobi Sir Derek Jacobi]] play two ageing hams looking back on less-than-stellar careers which inevitably involved many roles of this sort. Both knights of the British theatre gleefully play their [[SmallNameBigEgo over-egotistic and under-talented alternate personas]] for all they are worth.
26th Jan '16 1:45:06 PM LentilSandEater
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* Tom Bosley, whose formidable stage career (including a Tony award for the musical ''Theatre/{{Fiorello}}'') has been overshadowed by playing Howard Cunningham on ''Series/HappyDays''. Somewhat averted though, as Bosley enjoyed working on the show.
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* Tom Bosley, whose formidable stage career (including a Tony award for the musical ''Theatre/{{Fiorello}}'') has been overshadowed by playing Howard Cunningham on ''Series/HappyDays''. Somewhat averted It's not all bad though, as Bosley enjoyed working on the show.
26th Jan '16 1:37:47 PM LentilSandEater
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->''"[[SarcasmMode Thank you]] for that "choice" role where [[MadeOfExplodium I die in a fiery explosion]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim right off the bat]]. Truly a character with all the rich complexity of Theatre/{{Hamlet}} or [[Theatre/KingLear Lear]]."''
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->''"[[SarcasmMode Thank you]] ->''"Thank you for that "choice" role where [[MadeOfExplodium I die in a fiery explosion]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim explosion right off the bat]]. bat. Truly a character with all the rich complexity of Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Hamlet or [[Theatre/KingLear Lear]].King Lear."''
29th Nov '15 3:36:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Rob in ''{{Swingers}}'' mentions having performed Shakespearean roles but finds himself auditioning for Goofy at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]].
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* Rob in ''{{Swingers}}'' ''Film/{{Swingers}}'' mentions having performed Shakespearean roles but finds himself auditioning for Goofy at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]].

* Parodied in ''[[WaynesWorld Wayne's World 2]]'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall when the actor playing the gas station attendant is replaced mid-scene]] by CharltonHeston. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWsFFQP0gA His brief performance]] brings Wayne to tears.
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* Parodied in ''[[WaynesWorld Wayne's World 2]]'' ''Film/WaynesWorld2'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall when the actor playing the gas station attendant is replaced mid-scene]] by CharltonHeston. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWsFFQP0gA His brief performance]] brings Wayne to tears.

* ''BeakmansWorld'': Originally Lester, the guy in the rat-suit, was simply a trained actor with a bad agent, though this got played down for his [[{{Flanderization}} more disgusting qualities]] later on.
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* ''BeakmansWorld'': ''Series/BeakmansWorld'': Originally Lester, the guy in the rat-suit, was simply a trained actor with a bad agent, though this got played down for his [[{{Flanderization}} more disgusting qualities]] later on.

* In ''SlingsAndArrows'', Ellen is a veteran Shakespearean actress who sells out by taking a lead role on a ridiculous sci-fi show. * Invoked in the "Gallimaufrey" episode of ''QI''. Phill Jupitus mimics the "kind of out of work actor they would have on CallMyBluff'' when defining the word "grog blossom". * Parodied in ''TheYoungOnes'' where a postman who appears for a couple of minutes to deliver a parcel in one episode is apparently played by one of these; he [[LargeHam roars]] his two-or-so lines with the same passion and intensity he would presumably give if he was [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} playing the Dane]]. Even when he's gone, he can still be heard loudly delivering luvvie-style theatrical anecdotes backstage and generally annoying everyone present.
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* In ''SlingsAndArrows'', ''Series/SlingsAndArrows'', Ellen is a veteran Shakespearean actress who sells out by taking a lead role on a ridiculous sci-fi show. * Invoked in the "Gallimaufrey" episode of ''QI''.''Series/{{QI}}''. Phill Jupitus mimics the "kind of out of work actor they would have on CallMyBluff'' when defining the word "grog blossom". * Parodied in ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' where a postman who appears for a couple of minutes to deliver a parcel in one episode is apparently played by one of these; he [[LargeHam roars]] his two-or-so lines with the same passion and intensity he would presumably give if he was [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} playing the Dane]]. Even when he's gone, he can still be heard loudly delivering luvvie-style theatrical anecdotes backstage and generally annoying everyone present.
27th Nov '15 11:46:43 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_Morris Garret Morris]], of ''{{SNL}}'' and ''The Jamie Foxx Show'', is a Julliard-trained singer. He sang a few times on the former, but felt he was being typecast.
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_Morris Garret Morris]], of ''{{SNL}}'' ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive SNL]]'' and ''The Jamie Foxx Show'', is a Julliard-trained singer. He sang a few times on the former, but felt he was being typecast.
13th Nov '15 6:02:20 PM LentilSandEater
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* Parodied at the same time in ''[[WaynesWorld Wayne's World 2]]'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall when the actor playing the gas station attendant is replaced mid-scene]] by CharltonHeston. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWsFFQP0gA His brief performance]] brings Wayne to tears.
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* Parodied at the same time in ''[[WaynesWorld Wayne's World 2]]'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall when the actor playing the gas station attendant is replaced mid-scene]] by CharltonHeston. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWsFFQP0gA His brief performance]] brings Wayne to tears.
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