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27th Apr '16 8:55:10 AM twilicorn
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* '''Creator/PennBadgley''' did voice work for ''VideoGame/MarioGolf'' and ''VideoGame/MarioTennis'' before his StarMakingRole on ''Series/GossipGirl''.
27th Apr '16 8:52:39 AM twilicorn
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** And Betty Mahomoody's DrJerk of an abusive husband in ''[[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Not Without My Daughter]]''.

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** And Betty Mahomoody's DrJerk of an abusive husband in ''[[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Not Without My Daughter]]''.the not-quite LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek but theatrical film ''Literature/NotWithoutMyDaughter''.
23rd Apr '16 5:02:50 AM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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* '''Creator/JimCarrey''': you might recognize him as the Axl Rose {{Expy}} in the fourth ''Film/DirtyHarry'' film, ''Film/TheDeadPool''.
22nd Apr '16 6:40:57 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** He also played the killer in an episode of ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' in a ''Series/{{Columbo}}''-style mystery (that is, where we're shown right at the start that he's the killer and it's up to Matlock to prove it). This episode is significant to longtime ''Matlock'' fans because O'Quinn KilledOffForReal a longtime RecurringCharacter. It's significant to ''Series/{{LOST}}'' fans because it also features Daniel Roebuck (friggin' ''[[HeyItsThatGuy Arzt]]'', people!) ''as a series regular''!

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** He also played the killer in an episode of ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' in a ''Series/{{Columbo}}''-style mystery (that is, where we're shown right at the start that he's the killer and it's up to Matlock to prove it). This episode is significant to longtime ''Matlock'' fans because O'Quinn KilledOffForReal a longtime RecurringCharacter. It's significant to ''Series/{{LOST}}'' fans because it also features Daniel Roebuck (friggin' ''[[HeyItsThatGuy Arzt]]'', ''Arzt'', people!) ''as a series regular''!
22nd Apr '16 6:26:57 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Not to mention showing up in all three ''Series/{{CSI}}'' shows, ''Series/PrisonBreak'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', and [[HeyItsThatGuy loads and loads]] of others.

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** Not to mention showing up in all three ''Series/{{CSI}}'' shows, ''Series/PrisonBreak'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', and [[HeyItsThatGuy loads and loads]] loads of others.



* '''Even Creator/EvangelineLilly''' can invoke this, despite having next to no acting experience with dialogue prior to starring in ''Series/{{Lost}}''. She worked in Vancouver for a while as a part-time model and would occasionally appear as a mute extra in TV series filmed there, notably ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', where she managed to be in 5 episodes. So if you go on a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' binge, expect several moments of, [[HeyItsThatGuy "Hey! Did]] ''[[HeyItsThatGuy Kate Austin]]'' [[HeyItsThatGuy just walk past the screen?!"]]

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* '''Even Creator/EvangelineLilly''' can invoke this, despite having next to no acting experience with dialogue prior to starring in ''Series/{{Lost}}''. She worked in Vancouver for a while as a part-time model and would occasionally appear as a mute extra in TV series filmed there, notably ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', where she managed to be in 5 episodes. So if you go on a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' binge, expect several moments of, [[HeyItsThatGuy "Hey! Did]] ''[[HeyItsThatGuy Kate Austin]]'' [[HeyItsThatGuy Did ''Kate Austin'' just walk past the screen?!"]]screen?!"
16th Apr '16 1:29:32 PM CassandraLeo
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* A pre-fame '''Music/LutherVandross''' sang backing vocals for a number of other well-known artists, including Music/DavidBowie, Music/BarbraStreisand, Music/DonnaSummer, Music/{{Chic}}, and [[Music/ToddRundgren Utopia]].
16th Apr '16 1:21:22 PM CassandraLeo
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* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Noble John Noble]]''' in an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', now known for his role on ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.

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* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Noble John Noble]]''' '''Creator/JohnNoble''' in an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', now known for his role on ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.
16th Apr '16 1:18:57 PM CassandraLeo
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* There is much mockery to be made of [[OldShame future Oscar winner]] '''Phillip Seymour Hoffman''''s supporting role in ''Film/{{Twister}}''.

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* There is much mockery to be made of [[OldShame future Oscar winner]] '''Phillip Seymour Hoffman''''s '''Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman''''s supporting role in ''Film/{{Twister}}''.



** He also plays a lawyer on a Season 1 episode of ''Franchise/LawAndOrder''...defending ''Philip Seymour Hoffman'', no less.

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** He also plays a lawyer on a Season 1 episode of ''Franchise/LawAndOrder''...defending ''Philip Seymour Hoffman'', ''Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman'', no less.
12th Apr '16 11:26:39 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* '''Creator/AdamBaldwin''' played Major Mitchell, a minor yet important role in ''Film/IndependenceDay'', years before he played [[Series/{{Firefly}} Jayne Cobb]] and [[Series/{{Chuck}} John Casey]].
** But the first thing anyone saw him in was as Ricky Linderman, the titular bodyguard in ''My Bodyguard''.

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* '''Creator/AdamBaldwin''' played Major Mitchell, was already a minor yet important role in ''Film/IndependenceDay'', years fairly seasoned actor before he played gained a widespread following as [[Series/{{Firefly}} Jayne Cobb]] and [[Series/{{Chuck}} John Casey]].
Casey]]. Some of his previous roles included:
** But the first thing anyone saw him in was as Ricky Linderman, the titular bodyguard in ''My Bodyguard''.''Film/MyBodyguard''.
** He also played Animal Mother from ''Film/FullMetalJacket''.
** Major Mitchell, a minor yet important role in ''Film/IndependenceDay''



** He also played Animal Mother from ''Film/FullMetalJacket''.
* '''Creator/ChristianBale''' as a child actor played Jim Hawkins in an awesome version of ''Film/{{Treasure Island|1990}}'' with Charlton Heston as Long John Silver.

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** He also played Animal Mother from ''Film/FullMetalJacket''.
* '''Creator/ChristianBale''' as was a child actor before his star-making role in ''Film/AmericanPsycho''
** He starred in Creator/StevenSpielberg's ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun''.
** He
played Jim Hawkins in an awesome version of ''Film/{{Treasure Island|1990}}'' the 1990 adaptation of ''Film/{{TreasureIsland|1990}}'' with Charlton Heston as Long John Silver.



** As a child actor, he was probably most famous for starring in Creator/StevenSpielberg's ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun''.
** Also in the much-regretted ''Film/{{Newsies}}''. "[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Baby Christian Bale]]!"

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** As a child actor, he was probably most famous for starring in Creator/StevenSpielberg's ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun''.
** Also in the much-regretted ''Film/{{Newsies}}''. "[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Baby Christian Bale]]!"



* '''Creator/OrlandoBloom''' was a victim on ''Series/MidsomerMurders''.
** His screen debut was as a "rent boy" in 1997's ''Wilde''.
* '''Creator/DavidBoreanaz''' once was the "[[GirlOfTheWeek friend for this episode]]" of [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Kelly Bundy]], and ended up being [[OncePerEpisode beaten up by Al]].
** He also played a security guard in ''Film/BestOfTheBest2''. He has no lines, but is recognizable. He gets beaten up.

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* '''Creator/OrlandoBloom''' was a victim on ''Series/MidsomerMurders''.
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''Series/MidsomerMurders''. His screen debut was as a "rent boy" in 1997's ''Wilde''.
* '''Creator/DavidBoreanaz''' once was the "[[GirlOfTheWeek friend for this episode]]" of [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Kelly Bundy]], and ended up being [[OncePerEpisode beaten up by Al]].
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Al]]. He also played a security guard in ''Film/BestOfTheBest2''. He has no lines, but is recognizable. He gets beaten up.
7th Apr '16 5:47:54 PM bwburke94
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* '''Creator/JulieBenz''' was Darla first on ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' before playing Series/{{Dexter}}'s wife. [[spoiler:Oddly enough, the latter character was killed by [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness exsanguination]]]]. She also appeared on an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}''.

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* '''Creator/JulieBenz''' was Darla first on ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' before playing Series/{{Dexter}}'s wife. [[spoiler:Oddly enough, the latter character was killed by [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness exsanguination]]]]. She also appeared on an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}''.



* "'Andrew Bryniarski'" played [[DumbMuscle Zangief]] in ''Film/StreetFighter'' and [[Creator/ChristopherWalken Max Shreck's]] son in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', but his first "starring" role was as Leatherface in ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003'' reboot and [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning its prequel]].

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* "'Andrew Bryniarski'" '''Andrew Bryniarski''' played [[DumbMuscle Zangief]] in ''Film/StreetFighter'' and [[Creator/ChristopherWalken Max Shreck's]] son in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', but his first "starring" role was as Leatherface in ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003'' reboot and [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning its prequel]].



* '''Creator/FeliciaDay''' had [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer poten]][[JustForPun tial]] before ''WebVideo/{{Doctor Horrible|sSingALongBlog}}'' and ''WebVideo/TheGuild''.

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* '''Creator/FeliciaDay''' had [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer poten]][[JustForPun tial]] appeared in ''Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'' well before ''WebVideo/{{Doctor Horrible|sSingALongBlog}}'' and ''WebVideo/TheGuild''.



* '''Emily Deschanel''' was a snarky receptionist in ''Film/SpiderMan2''. Many now know her as the titular character in the crime drama ''[[{{Series/Bones}} Bones]]''

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* '''Emily Deschanel''' was a snarky receptionist in ''Film/SpiderMan2''. Many now know her as the titular character in the crime drama ''[[{{Series/Bones}} Bones]]''''Series/{{Bones}}''
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