History TheOtherDarrin / LiveActionTV

2nd Jun '18 4:28:23 AM jormis29
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* Network executives didn't like the idea of Dirk Benetton playing Faceman in ''Series/TheATeam'', which is why Tim Dunigan plays him in the pilot.

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* Network executives didn't like the idea of Dirk Benetton Creator/DirkBenedict playing Faceman in ''Series/TheATeam'', which is why Tim Dunigan plays him in the pilot.



** Matt's dad was played by Dirk Benedict of ''Series/TheATeam'' and ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' fame in Season 3, but Benedict was replaced by Jim [=McMullan=] in Season 4.

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** Matt's dad was played by Dirk Benedict Creator/DirkBenedictt of ''Series/TheATeam'' and ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' fame in Season 3, but Benedict was replaced by Jim [=McMullan=] in Season 4.
30th May '18 5:48:33 PM MagnusForce
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* Over in SuperSentai land, Toei apparently tries not to Other Darrin them unless really needed. A good showing of this would be the ''Film/GokaigerGoseigerSuperSentai199HeroGreatBattle'', due to the fact that they were employing nearly 200 stunt actors for the Great Legend War scene, they had the Gokaiger and Goseiger actors cover the non-guest starring Sentai heroes.


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** Over in ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' land, Toei apparently tries not to Other Darrin them unless really needed. A good showing of this would be the ''Film/GokaigerGoseigerSuperSentai199HeroGreatBattle'', due to the fact that they were employing nearly 200 stunt actors for the Great Legend War scene, they had the Gokaiger and Goseiger actors cover the non-guest starring Sentai heroes.


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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has seen quite a bit of this when it comes to the voice actors for the title heroes.
** A rule of thumb is that typically, the Ultra's first voice actor will be replaced in all reappearances by other voice actors before finally settling on the actor who played the Ultra's human alter ego. In the case of the original Series/{{Ultraman}}, he was originally voiced by Hisashi Kondo[[note]]Though Koji Ishizaka did his voice for episode 15[[/note]] with Masao Nakasone providing his "SCHUWATCH!" (and the {{Kiai}} of almost all other Ultra heroes). Then in the 70s and 80s, other voice actors filled in for his various cameos, but since 2006, Ultraman has been voiced by Susumu Kurobe, who played human host Shin Hayata.
*** The more recently-introduced Series/UltramanCosmos is another excellent example. Although voiced by Yuki Sato in his own series, as well as the prequel movie, he was replaced with Creator/TetsuInada in the two sequel movies, and as off 2013, has been voiced Taiyo Sugiura, the actor who played Musashi Haruno.
** The opposite has occurred though. Series/UltramanTaro was voiced by his human host actor Saburo Shinoda in his debut series, but in all ''Ultra Series'' media since 2006, Creator/HiroyaIshimaru has voiced Taro, which is rather odd as Taro's original voice actor is still around and could easily be called again in if desired. On the other hand, Series/UltramanMebius was voiced by human form actor Shunji Igarashi in his own series, but has been voiced by Creator/JunFukuyama since 2013 due to Igarashi having left the entertainment industry to pursue other careers.
** Ultras without a human identity tend to change voice actors between series more frequently. [[BigGood Ultraman King]], for example, was voiced by Motomu Kiyokawa in his debut in ''Series/UltramanLeo'', with a RoleReprisal in ''Series/UltramanMebius''. But in ''Series/UltramanGeed'', he was replaced by Creator/NobuyukiHiyama, although former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi guest voiced him in ''Film/MegaMonsterBattleUltraGalaxyLegends''. Similarly, [[BigBad Ultraman Belial]] was voiced by Hiroyuki Miyasako in the ''Franchise/UltramanZero'' films and specials (including his debut in ''Ultra Galaxy Legends''), but in ''Geed'', is voiced by Creator/YukiOno.
** Zoffy is probably the biggest example in the franchise. His debut in the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' had him voiced by Hikaru Urano. When reintroduced in ''Series/UltramanAce'', he was voiced by Osamu Saka in episodes 5 and 35, Osamu Ichikawa in episode 13, and Keisuke Yamashita in episode 23. Then in ''Series/UltramanTaro'', Saburo Shinoda provided his voice in episode 18, while Shinya Kashima voiced him in episode 33 and 34. However, since ''Series/UltramanMebius'', his voice actor has stuck for good this time, with Creator/HideyukiTanaka.
** Averted by several Ultras, notably Series/UltraSeven, who been voiced by Kohji Moritsugu since his debut in 1967 (appropriately, he's also the actor for Seven's human form Dan Moroboshi); as well as Series/UltramanLeo, whose voice actor Ryu Manatsu also plays his human form Gen Ootori.
27th May '18 4:31:50 PM KagSwirby
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* An [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRD195mPOFo eighth season promo]] for ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' uses this trope as a gag.
26th May '18 3:37:35 AM jormis29
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* In the first ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' ReunionShow Major Nelson is played by Wayne Rogers (Trapper John from ''Series/{{MASH}}'') instead of Larry Hagman.

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* In the first ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' ReunionShow Major Nelson is played by Wayne Rogers (Trapper John from ''Series/{{MASH}}'') instead of Larry Hagman.Creator/LarryHagman.
16th May '18 11:08:16 PM spiritsunami
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* ''Series/AllThat'' lampshaded this, with Lil JJ taking over the role of Cupid in the "2 Gether 4 Ever" sketch from Shane Lyons. "I don't like it, and I didn't like it two years ago when I was a tall, [[RaceLift white]] guy!"
9th May '18 10:42:02 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Rome}}'' started off with 16-year-old Max Pirkis playing 11-year-old Octavian. As the series covers over 20 years of history over only two seasons, they had to recast him about halfway through, as Pirkis didn't look old enough to play Octavian as an adult. Enter 27-year old Simon Woods.
** Yet oddly subverted with Vorena the Elder, who is played by the same actress through the entire series, despite the fact that her character starts out ''younger'' than Octavian and should by rights be at least in her mid-thirties by the time the series ends. (They do play it somewhat straight with young Lucius and Vorena the Younger, casting older children, but neither is even close to the age they should be by the end of the series.)
5th May '18 3:34:07 AM LooneyCartoons
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* In ''Series/HappyDays'', Chuck Cunningham was played by Gavan O'Herlihy in Season 1, and then Randolph Roberts in Season 2. After the second actor quit, this lead to the producers to just drop the Chuck character altogether, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome never giving an explanation for his disappearance]].
28th Apr '18 9:24:22 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', which continued on from the first two ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films (but not the [[AlternateContinuity third and fourth films]]), recast every character from the films who appeared on the show. Creator/LenaHeadey replaced Linda Hamilton as the title character; Thomas Dekker took over the role of John Connor. This also applied to guest characters: Jonathan Jackson replaced Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese (who appears in flashbacks and as a blood-loss-induced hallucination), Bruce Davison replaced Earl Boen (who is retired) as Dr. Silberman, Tony Amendola replaced Castulo Guerra as Enrique Salceda, and a photo of Miles Dyson showed actor Phil Morris rather than Joe Morton. In the pilot episode, Sarah has a nightmare involving a Terminator played by Aaron James Cash. Although it's not clear, given what Sarah is likely to have nightmares about it's possible this was meant to be the same Terminator model played in the films by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.

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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', which continued on from the first two ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films (but not the [[AlternateContinuity third and fourth films]]), recast every character from the films who appeared on the show. Creator/LenaHeadey replaced Linda Hamilton Creator/LindaHamilton as the title character; Thomas Dekker took over the role of John Connor. This also applied to guest characters: Jonathan Jackson replaced Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese (who appears in flashbacks and as a blood-loss-induced hallucination), Bruce Davison replaced Earl Boen (who is retired) as Dr. Silberman, Tony Amendola replaced Castulo Guerra as Enrique Salceda, and a photo of Miles Dyson showed actor Phil Morris rather than Joe Morton. In the pilot episode, Sarah has a nightmare involving a Terminator played by Aaron James Cash. Although it's not clear, given what Sarah is likely to have nightmares about it's possible this was meant to be the same Terminator model played in the films by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
21st Apr '18 8:06:45 PM jormis29
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** J. Jonah Jameson was originally portrayed in the pilot by David White. The remainder of the series instead had the character played by Robert F. Simon.

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** J. Jonah Jameson was originally portrayed in the pilot by David White.Creator/DavidWhite. The remainder of the series instead had the character played by Robert F. Simon.
21st Apr '18 6:22:17 PM jormis29
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** Darrin, [[CaptainObvious obviously]]. Dick York had to be replaced after five seasons because of a past disabling back injury that had torn the muscles on the right side of his back, and developing a strong addiction to pain killers. During his final season on ''Bewitched'', entire episodes had him sitting on a couch or lying in bed. Things were already tensing up as he struggled to remember his lines and show up for work, and execs wanted him fired almost from the beginning, but the final blow was a seizure he had on set that caused him to fall off a platform and bite a hole into his tongue, and it was mutually agreed upon that it was time to go. York would go on to spend years bed-ridden and fighting to overcome both his injury and his painkiller addiction (which he did). The change to Dick Sargent (who ironically was originally offered the part in the beginning, but was unavailable at the time) was very quiet, but audiences were quick to notice "something different" about Darrin. To this day, it is extremely unusual for an actor playing a main character in a television series to be abruptly replaced like this. This example might even be the reason why.
*** History repeated itself 15 years later when the actor who played the father on another supernatural sitcom, the 1980s obscurity ''Down to Earth'', was replaced. The replacement: Dick Sargent!

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** Darrin, [[CaptainObvious obviously]]. Dick York Creator/DickYork had to be replaced after five seasons because of a past disabling back injury that had torn the muscles on the right side of his back, and developing a strong addiction to pain killers. During his final season on ''Bewitched'', entire episodes had him sitting on a couch or lying in bed. Things were already tensing up as he struggled to remember his lines and show up for work, and execs wanted him fired almost from the beginning, but the final blow was a seizure he had on set that caused him to fall off a platform and bite a hole into his tongue, and it was mutually agreed upon that it was time to go. York would go on to spend years bed-ridden and fighting to overcome both his injury and his painkiller addiction (which he did). The change to Dick Sargent Creator/DickSargent (who ironically was originally offered the part in the beginning, but was unavailable at the time) was very quiet, but audiences were quick to notice "something different" about Darrin. To this day, it is extremely unusual for an actor playing a main character in a television series to be abruptly replaced like this. This example might even be the reason why.
*** History repeated itself 15 years later when the actor who played the father on another supernatural sitcom, the 1980s obscurity ''Down to Earth'', was replaced. The replacement: Dick Sargent!Creator/DickSargent!
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