History PlayingAgainstType / LiveActionTV

4th Jul '17 9:50:10 PM DrOO7
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** Some critics have lauded one or the other or both performances as his finest work.

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** Some critics have lauded one or the other or both performances as his finest work.work, with one even calling him "all evil" in the Capano role.
17th Jun '17 9:30:12 PM jormis29
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** The original Playing Against Type actor that ''Series/LawAndOrder'' exhibited: The late, great Jerry Orbach. Originally a Musical Theatre star, he was then-best known for playing sleazy {{Amoral Attorney}}s (so like [[Theatre/{{Chicago}} Billy Flynn]], a role he originated); In fact, he even played a defense lawyer on L&O before they recast him. Turning him into a jaded, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] LawfulNeutral detective was an unexpected masterstroke, and he stayed attached to the show until his untimely death.

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** The original Playing Against Type actor that ''Series/LawAndOrder'' exhibited: The late, great Jerry Orbach.Creator/JerryOrbach. Originally a Musical Theatre star, he was then-best known for playing sleazy {{Amoral Attorney}}s (so like [[Theatre/{{Chicago}} Billy Flynn]], a role he originated); In fact, he even played a defense lawyer on L&O before they recast him. Turning him into a jaded, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] LawfulNeutral detective was an unexpected masterstroke, and he stayed attached to the show until his untimely death.
14th Jun '17 9:32:47 PM nombretomado
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* An in-show example of this occurs in the Christmas Special of ''TheWorstWitch'' where nasty, scary and mean Miss Hardbroom is cast as the kind and benevolent Fairy Godmother in the pantomime of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}".

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* An in-show example of this occurs in the Christmas Special of ''TheWorstWitch'' ''Series/TheWorstWitch'' where nasty, scary and mean Miss Hardbroom is cast as the kind and benevolent Fairy Godmother in the pantomime of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}".
5th Jun '17 10:51:19 PM MylesHowlett
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* Garret Dillahunt, a man who tends to play unsavory characters from psychotic killers to pedophiles, playing the dumb and loving yet harmless family man Burt Chance on Series/RaisingHope.

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* Garret Dillahunt, a man who tends to play unsavory characters from psychotic killers to pedophiles, playing the dumb and loving yet harmless family man Burt Chance on Series/RaisingHope. His role as the slightly old fashioned but still redeemable Jody Kimball-Kinney on Series/TheMindyProject also fits
15th May '17 3:36:06 PM jormis29
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** Melissa Joan Hart played a teacher raped by her student
** [[AdamWesting Jerry Lewis]] played [[JustForFun/JohnMunch Detective John Munch's]] mentally impaired uncle Andy.

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** Melissa Joan Hart Creator/MelissaJoanHart played a teacher raped by her student
** [[AdamWesting Jerry Lewis]] Creayor/JerryLewis played [[JustForFun/JohnMunch Detective John Munch's]] mentally impaired uncle Andy.



* ''Series/MelissaAndJoey'' provides two type-breakings for the price of one - Melissa Joan Hart's best-known for the pretty sensible [[Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll Clarissa Darling]] and [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Sabrina Spellman]], while Joey Lawrence isn't renowned [[Series/{{Blossom}} for playing grounded characters]]. On this show she's the flighty one and he's the down-to-earth one.

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* ''Series/MelissaAndJoey'' provides two type-breakings for the price of one - Melissa Joan Hart's Creator/MelissaJoanHart's best-known for the pretty sensible [[Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll Clarissa Darling]] and [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Sabrina Spellman]], while Joey Lawrence isn't renowned [[Series/{{Blossom}} for playing grounded characters]]. On this show she's the flighty one and he's the down-to-earth one.
13th May '17 4:29:27 PM DrOO7
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---> "The Bundy role. . .was a stretch. I was glad when I could put it behind me."
** 15 years later, he gave an equally scary performance as the murderous [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Capano Thomas Capano]] in the 2001 miniseries ''And Never Let Her Go''.

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---> "The Bundy role. . .was a stretch. I was glad when I could put that one away when it behind me.was done."
** 15 years later, he gave an equally scary performance as the murderous [[https://en.another infamous murderer--[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Capano Thomas Capano]] in the 2001 miniseries ''And Never Let Her Go''.
18th Apr '17 8:48:30 PM td1989
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* Matthew Morrison a year before he started playing teacher Will Schuester on ''Series/Glee'' played a rapist cop on an episode of ''Series/Numb3rs''.
27th Mar '17 2:29:54 AM Adept
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* AtsukoTanaka is mostly a seiyuu known for her deep voice, which goes along great with professional badass ladies with no-nonsense personality (eg: [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Major Motoko Kusanagi]]). Her deep alluring voice is also sometimes used for villainess roles. But, in ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', she voiced the penguin-sensei Michelle Peng, who, while a professional in her own way, is very peppy and has a very high-pitched voice, you REALLY won't recognize her right off bat.

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* AtsukoTanaka Creator/AtsukoTanaka is mostly a seiyuu known for her deep voice, which goes along great with professional badass ladies with no-nonsense personality (eg: [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Major Motoko Kusanagi]]). Her deep alluring voice is also sometimes used for villainess roles. But, in ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', she voiced the penguin-sensei Michelle Peng, who, while a professional in her own way, is very peppy and has a very high-pitched voice, you REALLY won't recognize her right off bat.
26th Mar '17 9:58:21 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/WilWheaton did this on not one but two CBS shows in the 2007/08 season, guest starring as a selfish comic book creator (who shoulders a cosplaying Klingon out of his way) in an episode of ''NUMB3RS'' and as the aforementioned baddie of the week in ''Series/CriminalMinds''. A few years earlier, he played a crazy homeless guy on ''Series/{{CSI}}''.

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* Creator/WilWheaton did this on not one but two CBS shows in the 2007/08 season, guest starring as a selfish comic book creator (who shoulders a cosplaying Klingon out of his way) in an episode of ''NUMB3RS'' ''{{Series/Numb3rs}}'' and as the aforementioned baddie of the week in ''Series/CriminalMinds''. A few years earlier, he played a crazy homeless guy on ''Series/{{CSI}}''.
14th Mar '17 4:59:07 PM DrOO7
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* Creator/MarkHarmon has built his career on playing honorable men--[[Series/StElsewhere doctors]], [[Series/{{NCIS}}law enforcement officers]]--but gave such an absolutely bone-chilling performance as SerialKiller Ted Bundy in the 1986 miniseries ''The Deliberate Stranger'' that he freaked ''himself'' out.
---> "The Bundy role. . .was a stretch. I was glad to leave it behind me."

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* Creator/MarkHarmon has built his career on playing honorable men--[[Series/StElsewhere doctors]], [[Series/{{NCIS}}law [[Series/{{NCIS}} law enforcement officers]]--but gave such an absolutely bone-chilling terrifying performance as SerialKiller Ted Bundy in the 1986 miniseries ''The Deliberate Stranger'' that he freaked ''himself'' out.
---> "The Bundy role. . .was a stretch. I was glad to leave when I could put it behind me."



** Some critics have lauded both performances as his finest work.

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** Some critics have lauded one or the other or both performances as his finest work.
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