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* ''Theatre/PuffsThePlay'': The cast contains a total of eleven actors. The four actors who play the roles of Wayne, Oliver, Megan, and the Narrator generally stick to those roles (with a couple of small exceptions). One actor mainly focuses on playing Cedric for the first half, and then [[spoiler:Voldemort]] in the second half. The other six actors play the rest of the roles, including the other Puffs, the professors, other students (except Ron, who is played by a mop), the founders of Hogwarts, various fantastic beasts, Death Buddies, ghosts, and even a talking bathtub at one point.
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* There are five actors who have played seven or more different characters over the course of various ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Star Treks]]'': Vaughn Armstrong, Thomas Kopache, Creator/JeffreyCombs, J.G. Hertzler, and Randy Oglesby. Most of them started out playing a series of one-shot characters, then were given frequent recurring characters of their own. Jeffrey Combs was even supposedly going to make the [[PromotionToOpeningTitles jump to actual cast member]], but ''Enterprise'' was canceled a season too soon.
** Honorable mention to MajelBarrett for playing several major characters: Number One (original pilot), Nurse Christine Chapel (Original Series), Lwaxana Troi (Next Generation), and Federation starship computers from ''TNG'' onward, including ''Enterprise'' (one-episode cameo) and the latest movie. This makes her the only person to be involved in every incarnation of the franchise. Of course, she ''was'' Gene Rodenberry's wife.
*** Technically, Robert Picardo should be on that list. He has played dozens of ''different'' incarnations of the Emergency Medical Hologram. (Identical in that they have the original base program, but different in that they have had different life experiences, if only subtly.) Not to mention playing the designer of the EMH, and a few holograms that aren't [=EMHs=], but ''look'' like the EMH.
*** And then there's Brent Spiner, who's played three different Soong-type androids (Data, Lore, and B-4) and two different Soongs (Noonien and Arik). The crowning achievement is in the episode "Brothers", where he plays Data, Lore, and Noonien Soong in the same scene ''at the same time'' (with the help of ChromaKey, of course). Also worth mentioning is the seventh-season Masks, where Data is possessed by a succession of alien deities from a probe taking over the Enterprise.

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* There are five actors who have played seven or more different characters over the course of various ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Star Treks]]'': Vaughn Armstrong, Thomas Kopache, Creator/JeffreyCombs, J.G. Hertzler, and Randy Oglesby. Most of them started out playing a series of one-shot characters, then were given frequent recurring characters of their own. Jeffrey Combs Creator/JeffreyCombs was even supposedly going to make the [[PromotionToOpeningTitles jump to actual cast member]], but ''Enterprise'' was canceled a season too soon.
** Honorable mention to MajelBarrett Creator/MajelBarrett for playing several major characters: Number One (original pilot), Nurse Christine Chapel (Original Series), Lwaxana Troi (Next Generation), and Federation starship computers from ''TNG'' onward, including ''Enterprise'' (one-episode cameo) and the latest movie. This makes her the only person to be involved in every incarnation of the franchise. Of course, she ''was'' Gene Rodenberry's wife.
*** Technically, Robert Picardo should be on that list. He ** Creator/RobertPicardo has played dozens of ''different'' incarnations of the Emergency Medical Hologram. (Identical in that they have the original base program, but different in that they have had different life experiences, if only subtly.) Not to mention playing the designer of the EMH, and a few holograms that aren't [=EMHs=], but ''look'' like the EMH.
*** ** And then there's Brent Spiner, Creator/BrentSpiner, who's played three different Soong-type androids (Data, Lore, and B-4) and two different Soongs (Noonien and Arik). The crowning achievement is in the episode "Brothers", where he plays Data, Lore, and Noonien Soong in the same scene ''at the same time'' (with the help of ChromaKey, of course). Also worth mentioning is the seventh-season Masks, where Data is possessed by a succession of alien deities from a probe taking over the Enterprise.



* On ''Series/OrphanBlack'', Tatiana Maslany plays over fifteen clone-sisters, including at least seven that could be considered major roles. [[spoiler:Ari Millen plays seven different characters from a different, male, batch.]]

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* On ''Series/OrphanBlack'', Tatiana Maslany Creator/TatianaMaslany plays over fifteen clone-sisters, including at least seven that could be considered major roles.roles plus voicing a scorpion ImaginaryFriend of one of her clone characters. [[spoiler:Ari Millen plays seven different characters from a different, male, batch.]]



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had several actors who played very large numbers of minor roles, and actors who specialised in playing [[PeopleInRubberSuits Rubber Suit Monsters]] and hence appeared as many different "characters". In terms of humanoid characters with significant dialogue, the record is held by Michael Sheard, who played six different named characters in as many stories between 1966 and 1988.[[note]]Rhos in "The Ark", Dr. Summers in "The Mind of Evil", Lawrence Scarman in "Pyramids of Mars", Lowe in "The Invisible Enemy", Mergrave in "Castrovalva", and the Headmaster in "Remembrance of the Daleks". And also appeared as Orsino in the Big Finish audio drama ''The Stones of Venice''.[[/note]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had several actors who played very large numbers of minor roles, and actors who specialised in playing [[PeopleInRubberSuits Rubber Suit Monsters]] and hence appeared as many different "characters". In terms of humanoid characters with significant dialogue, the record is held by Michael Sheard, Creator/MichaelSheard, who played six different named characters in as many stories between 1966 and 1988.[[note]]Rhos in "The Ark", Dr. Summers in "The Mind of Evil", Lawrence Scarman in "Pyramids of Mars", Lowe in "The Invisible Enemy", Mergrave in "Castrovalva", and the Headmaster in "Remembrance of the Daleks". And also appeared as Orsino in the Big Finish audio drama ''The Stones of Venice''.[[/note]]



** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult'' features Creator/EvanPeters in the roles of BigBad Kai Anderson and the (real and fictional) historical characters Creator/AndyWarhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, [[UsefulNotes/JimJones Jim Jones]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]] and [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Charles Manson]]. It helps that most of those historical characters appear in flashbacks related by Kai Anderson.

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** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult'' features Creator/EvanPeters in the roles of BigBad Kai Anderson and the (real and fictional) historical characters Creator/AndyWarhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, [[UsefulNotes/JimJones Jim Jones]], UsefulNotes/JimJones, [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]] and [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Charles Manson]]. UsefulNotes/CharlesManson. It helps that most of those historical characters appear in flashbacks related by Kai Anderson.Anderson.
* The ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' loves introducing several doppelgangers via shape shifting characters, body changing devices, or/and [[AlternateSelf alternate selves]] via TheMultiverse and TimeTravel. For specifics:
** Creator/TomCavanagh has played at least eleven characters from TheMultiverse, including two impersonations of the Earth-1 version.
** If one includes ''Series/TheFlash1990'' where he played the eponymous hero and his clone, then Creator/JohnWesleyShipp has played a total of five characters.
** Creator/GrantGustin mainly plays the titular protagonist of ''Series/TheFlash2014'', but he has also played a VillainOfTheWeek shapeshifter who copied him (the same one with one of Cavanagh's case above), the protagonist's Earth-2 version, and five AlternateTimeline versions [[spoiler: which includes the Season 3 BigBad]].


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* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'': Majority of the characters were played by series creators [=NicePeter=] and [=EpicLloyd=]. Even in episodes where they do not do the rapping, they will still do cameos as background characters.
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* ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow'': the multi-talented Dave Chapman and Ian Kirkby played tens of characters each- all kinds of impressions ([[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne Murray Walker]], Creator/BruceForsyth, [[TheCrystalMaze Richard O'Brien]], [[Creator/MorecambeAndWise Eric Morecambe]]...) and also original creations like [[UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers Harry Batt]]. Melvin O'Doom had slightly fewer characters, but was also an all-purpose dancer. Even the hosts also played several recurring charaters each.

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* ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow'': the multi-talented Dave Chapman and Ian Kirkby played tens of characters each- all kinds of impressions ([[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne Murray Walker]], Creator/BruceForsyth, [[TheCrystalMaze [[Series/TheCrystalMaze Richard O'Brien]], [[Creator/MorecambeAndWise Eric Morecambe]]...) and also original creations like [[UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers Harry Batt]]. Melvin O'Doom had slightly fewer characters, but was also an all-purpose dancer. Even the hosts also played several recurring charaters each.
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** Podcast/TheChestnutHillImprovGroup is only three people, two of whom do a lot of voices between them.

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** * Podcast/TheChestnutHillImprovGroup is only three people, two of whom do a lot of voices between them.
28th Nov '17 4:41:52 AM StFan
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* AmericanHorrorStoryCult features Creator/EvanPeters in the roles of BigBad Kai Anderson and the (real and fictional) historical characters Creator/AndyWarhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, [[UsefulNotes/JimJones Jim Jones]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]] and [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Charles Manson]]. It helps that most of those historical characters appear in flashbacks related by Kai Anderson.
** Keeping in mind that all seasons of AmericanHorrorStory take place in the same continuity, this trope is actually played straight by most recurring actors.

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* AmericanHorrorStoryCult ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'':
** Keeping in mind that all seasons take place in the same continuity, this trope is actually played straight by most recurring actors.
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult''
features Creator/EvanPeters in the roles of BigBad Kai Anderson and the (real and fictional) historical characters Creator/AndyWarhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, [[UsefulNotes/JimJones Jim Jones]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]] and [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Charles Manson]]. It helps that most of those historical characters appear in flashbacks related by Kai Anderson.
** Keeping in mind that all seasons of AmericanHorrorStory take place in the same continuity, this trope is actually played straight by most recurring actors.
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* A 2001 TV advert for the Yellow Pages in UsefulNotes/NewZealand featured Joel Tobeck (of [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules & Xena]], and later ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', fame) as not just himself, but also a taxi driver, a security guard, a fashion model, and an army of department store assistants.

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* A 2001 TV advert for the Yellow Pages in UsefulNotes/NewZealand featured Joel Tobeck (of [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules & Xena]], ''[[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]]'' and ''[[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]'', and later ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', fame) as not just himself, but also a taxi driver, a security guard, a fashion model, and an army of department store assistants.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', Tom Hanks played the Hero Boy, the Conductor, the Hobo, the Scrooge puppet, and Santa Claus.
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** In 1979's comic version of ''ThePrisonerOfZenda'', he plays King Rudolf V, commoner lookalike Syd Frewin, and (in the opening sequence) the just-about-to-die King Rudolf IV. It's implied that Syd and Rudolf V are half-brothers.

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** In 1979's comic version of ''ThePrisonerOfZenda'', ''Film/ThePrisonerOfZenda'', he plays King Rudolf V, commoner lookalike Syd Frewin, and (in the opening sequence) the just-about-to-die King Rudolf IV. It's implied that Syd and Rudolf V are half-brothers.



* MikeMyers playing the role of several key characters in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' franchise.
** In the first film he played only Austin and Dr. Evil, but picked up the roles of Fat Bastard and Goldmember in the sequels.
* In ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', Creator/EddieMurphy and Arsenio Hall play several different roles, including white or female characters.
** Creator/EddieMurphy is doing this a lot more nowadays.

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* MikeMyers Creator/MikeMyers playing the role of several key characters in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' franchise.
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franchise. In the first film he played only Austin and Dr. Evil, but picked up the roles of Fat Bastard and Goldmember in the sequels.
* In ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', Creator/EddieMurphy and Arsenio Hall play several different roles, including white or female characters.
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characters. Creator/EddieMurphy is doing this a lot more nowadays.



* The 1971 adaptation of NeilSimon's ''Plaza Suite'' had Walter Matthau playing a different character in each of the film's three acts.
** The original Broadway production had George C. Scott and Maureen Stapleton appearing as different characters in all three acts, while a 1987 made-for-TV version had Carol Burnett playing three different roles.
* Creator/FredAstaire does this in ''TheManInTheSantaClausSuit''. (Although technically [[spoiler: they are all the same guy. Guess who..]])
* In the Japanese VHS/DVD dub of ''ForrestGump'', KatsuhisaHoki voices over the Doctor, Alabama Governor George Wallace and President UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson.

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* The 1971 adaptation of NeilSimon's Creator/NeilSimon's ''Plaza Suite'' had Walter Matthau playing a different character in each of the film's three acts.
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acts. The original Broadway production had George C. Scott and Maureen Stapleton appearing as different characters in all three acts, while a 1987 made-for-TV version had Carol Burnett playing three different roles.
* Creator/FredAstaire does this in ''TheManInTheSantaClausSuit''. ''Film/TheManInTheSantaClausSuit''. (Although technically [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they are all the same guy. Guess who..]])
* In the Japanese VHS/DVD dub of ''ForrestGump'', ''Film/ForrestGump'', KatsuhisaHoki voices over the Doctor, Alabama Governor George Wallace and President UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson.



** And in ''Literature/ThePolarExpress'', Hanks played the Hero Boy, the Conductor, the Hobo, the Scrooge puppet, and Santa Claus.



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* With each member having access to at least four characters in MarvelsRPG, odds are that they will end up with this.



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* AGentlemansGuideToLoveAndMurder has one actor playing all eight main members of the D'Ysquith family [[spoiler: and one less important member right at the end]]. Doesn't sound as impressive as some of the other examples in this subheading, but considering how elaborate the costumes are and how often at least one member is on stage, it's still fairly impressive.

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* AGentlemansGuideToLoveAndMurder ''Theatre/AGentlemansGuideToLoveAndMurder'' has one actor playing all eight main members of the D'Ysquith family [[spoiler: and one less important member right at the end]]. Doesn't sound as impressive as some of the other examples in this subheading, but considering how elaborate the costumes are and how often at least one member is on stage, it's still fairly impressive.



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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Burnie Burns plays Church, Lopez, Vic, and a number of smaller roles, including Omega, the Red Zealot, and most of the AIs in season 6.
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* With each member having access to at least four characters in ''Roleplay/MarvelsRPG'', odds are that they will end up with this.



** [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] also plays Mechakara, 90s Kid, Ensign Munroe, Dr. Linksano, Harvey Finevoice, Cable, Boffo the clown and the Ninja-Style Dancer.
** Creator/NoahAntwiler[=/=][[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] plays *inhales* Dr. Insano, Chef Ramsay, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall Leonhart]], Literature/FuManchu, Spencer D. Bum, the [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Ultimate Spoony]], [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Cap'n Smiling Jack D'Arcy]], the [[TabletopGame/{{Atmosfear}} Gate Cleaner]], [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hulk Spogan]], [[Film/BattlefieldEarth Terl]], "Spoonette", Spoontock! of the [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon Empire]], [[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Chuckles the Fucking Jester]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus]] and [[CrosscastRole Yuna]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Snow]] and [[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} The Goddamn Avatar]].
*** The three cross-over Comicbook/{{Warrior}} reviews between WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall and WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment all involve shifts between various versions of Linkara and Spoony for most scene shifts in the film footage. ''Some'' of those alternate versions are played by other actors. Many aren't.

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** [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara also plays Mechakara, 90s Kid, Ensign Munroe, Dr. Linksano, Harvey Finevoice, Cable, Boffo the clown and the Ninja-Style Dancer.
** Creator/NoahAntwiler[=/=][[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Creator/NoahAntwiler[=/=]Spoony plays *inhales* Dr. Insano, Chef Ramsay, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall Leonhart]], Literature/FuManchu, Spencer D. Bum, the [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Ultimate Spoony]], [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Cap'n Smiling Jack D'Arcy]], the [[TabletopGame/{{Atmosfear}} Gate Cleaner]], [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hulk Spogan]], [[Film/BattlefieldEarth Terl]], "Spoonette", Spoontock! of the [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon Empire]], [[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Chuckles the Fucking Jester]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus]] and [[CrosscastRole Yuna]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Snow]] and [[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} The Goddamn Avatar]].
*** ** The three cross-over Comicbook/{{Warrior}} reviews between WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' and WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'' all involve shifts between various versions of Linkara and Spoony for most scene shifts in the film footage. ''Some'' of those alternate versions are played by other actors. Many aren't.



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Burnie Burns plays Church, Lopez, Vic, and a number of smaller roles, including Omega, the Red Zealot, and most of the AIs in season 6.
* With the rare exception most of the many characters on WebVideo/EatYourKimchi are played by Simon and Martina.

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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Burnie Burns plays Church, Lopez, Vic, and a number of smaller roles, including Omega, the Red Zealot, and most of the AIs in season 6.
* With the rare exception most of the many characters on WebVideo/EatYourKimchi ''WebVideo/EatYourKimchi'' are played by Simon and Martina.
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** Keeping in mind that all seasons of AmericanHorrorStory take place in the same continuity, this trope is actually played straight by most recurring actors.
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* AmericanHorrorStoryCult features Creator/EvanPeters in the roles of BigBad Kai Anderson and the (real and fictional) historical characters Creator/AndyWarhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, [[UsefulNotes/JimJones Jim Jones]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]] and [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Charles Manson]]. It helps that most of those historical characters appear in flashbacks related by Kai Anderson.
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