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* Creator/GeorgeTakei of ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' fame never quite left the ham behind, as evidenced [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s1iQODC5OI here]]. And an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_PT5yu976Y ad for new TV technology]] features Takei who is necessary in this ad for nothing ''but'' the ham and the StealthPun (see page for details).
* Appears multiple times in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series. A large number of Kamen Riders emphasize their transformation cry 'Henshin', complete with cool pose.
** "[[IncomingHam The heavens cry out]]! [[InTheNameOfTheMoon The earth cries out! The people cry out! They cry out for me to destroy evil! Listen up, evildoers...I am the warrior of justice]], Series/KamenRiderStronger!"
** '''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''': "Grandmother said this: [[AGodAmI Walking the path of Heaven]], the man who will rule everything. [[MeaningfulName TENDOU!]] [[MythologyGag SOUJI!!]]"
** Let's not forget ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', where the local BoisterousBruiser Momotaros would use the simple fact that [[IncomingHam he had arrived]] as his CatchPhrase.
** Series/KamenRiderDecade has Narutaki whose presence there really made a lot of [[ChewingTheScenery scenery]]. Especially his '''"[[MemeticMutation ONORE DIKEIDOOO!!!!!]]"'''
** Most Kamen Riders ham with their voices. [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Shoutaro Hidari]] hams with his facial expressions.
** Kosei Kougami from ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' would like to wish you "HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAAAAAY!"
*** SUBARASHIIIIIIIIIII! (Splendid.)
*** He's such a ham that you hardly notice lesser hams who would definitely make the list in any other series, like Ankh.
*** The ''[[TransformationTrinket OOO Driver]]'' doesn't just announce the form, but shouts each animal medal's name, and for full combos, ''sings the first part of the form's theme song.'' Pu! To! Ty! Ra! Putotyr-an-no-SAAAAAUR-us!
** Gentaro Kisaragi from ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' arguably out-hams everyone else ''in the entire franchise'' thanks to his HotBlooded nature. '''"IT'S SPACE TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!!!!!"'''
*** Yuki Jojima's hamminess should not be underestimated as well. [[http://www.jefusion.com/2011/09/kamen-rider-fourze-henshin-fight.html Just watch her devour the scenery]] as Gentaro performs his first henshin.
*** JK has his moments too! But not that much.
*** Their teacher [[ButtMonkey Ohsugi]] also a ham himself! Look at him overact!
*** Not trailing behind is the [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Eyed Man]] [[BigBad Mitsuaki Gamou]]. Just listen to him speak! [[EvilIsHammy So evil that it is hammy]]!
*** If we're talking about Zodiarts look no further than Natsuji Kijima A.K.A the Cancer Zodiarts. He is basically the Zodiarts equivalent of Gentaro; wherever Kijima may be he is always telling some rakugo joke or just insulting his opponent in some hilarious way.
*** The successor ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' has a LargeHam in it too! Shunpei Nara has over-the-top expressions that [[FeedMe chews the scenery]].
*** Looking back, it seems like [[BigBad General Xaviax]] of Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight is also made up of this.
* Coach Finstock in ''Series/TeenWolf'' has NoIndoorVoice.
** Also, while Stiles is generally more of a DeadpanSnarker than a large ham, he does have some hammy traits, especially his [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny body language]] and his frequent exclamations of [[BigOMG "Oh my God!"]]
* Scott Thompson in ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall''.
* In ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Justin Russo actually uses a spell entitled "Ham it Up", which produces a ''literal large ham''. When he, and later Alex, take a bite of the ham it immediately ascends them to large ham status.
* The 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}''. There was no point in even auditioning for a role, no matter how small, if you weren't ham through and through. Even the nameless mooks were Large Hams.
** Cesar Romero's Joker was ''way'' over the top, rivaling Nicholson's.
** Then there was Frank Gorshin who was rivaling Creator/JimCarrey for his part as Comicbook/TheRiddler.
** Burgess Meredith may have been playing a bird, but he was ''all'' porker.
** And Victor Buono's King Tut served a super-sized helping of ham with every appearance.
* The Fonz, after the second season of ''Series/HappyDays''.
* Several examples from ''Series/BabylonFive'':
** Draal, played by John Schuck. Apparently that Epsilon III machine had a large database on overacting.
** Jason Ironheart from the 1st season episode "Mind War" proved for some that this trope is [[TropesAreTools not always a good thing]].
** Gregory Martin as Colonel Ben-Zayne in "Eyes" could give Ironheart a run for his money in hamminess and overacting.
** Knight #2 from the first season episode "And the Sky Full of Stars". Perhaps he was planning to make Sinclair talk through exposing him to his ''purposeful'' overacting.
--->'''Knight #2:''' "Maybe you're asleep! Maybe you're insane! Maybe you're dead! Maybe you're in hell! Not that it matters much, Commander Sinclair, because wherever you are - wherever you go - you're mine!"
** Wayne Alexander as [[ThresholdGuardians Sebastian]].
--->'''Sebastian:''' "Your only destiny is to be the nail that gets hammered down. Bang, bang, bang!"
** Centauri seem generally prone to overacting, but there's a reason Londo Mollari became Emperor, and it's not the Shadow/Rifa conspiracy.
** Dr. Franklin, the head of medicine on Babylon 5, was played by Richard Biggs, who had an earlier career on television soap operas. In one "memorable" episode ("Walkabout"), Franklin is stabbed in the stomach and winds up having an imaginary conversation with himself, where the fake Dr. Franklin mocks and yells at the real Dr. Franklin. Meaning the scene essentially becomes a competition between two Richard Biggs, each trying harder than the other to overact as much as humanly possible.
** Bruce Boxleitner, aka John Sheridan, could drift into this, although he also demonstrated his subtlety on any number of occasions, notably in his scenes with Delenn. Choice ham quote:
--->''"Get the hell out of our galaxy!"''
* Numerous guest stars on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' from which GaryOldman is the most memorable.
** The recurring character of Janice was another female example, complete with her IncomingHam CatchPhrase "Oh! My! God!!!" It's clear that Maggie Wheeler was having a ''lot'' of fun with the part.
** In-universe examples are Phoebe and Ross. They tend to go over the top when they [[BadBadActing "act"]].
** Ross when disguised as the HOLIDAY ARMADILLOOOO!!!
** This seems to be what Joey is trying for when he acts, particularly as Dr Drake Ramore.
* Creator/WilliamShatner has wholly reinvented - and reinvigorated - his career in latter years [[AdamWesting based on his reputation as the embodiment of this trope]]. Memorable results include Commander Murdock in ''Film/{{Airplane}} 2'', Denny Crane from ''Series/BostonLegal'', The Big Giant Head on ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', the overdone opossum death scene in ''Film/OverTheHedge'' and various Priceline.com commercials.
* Shatner is only one of a smorgasbord of Hams on ''Series/BostonLegal''. 99% of the lawyers at Crane, Poole and Schmidt have a Master's in ChewingTheScenery (except for [[TheComicallySerious Brad]]), along with several of the judges ("It's ''shocking!'', "Jibber Jabber!"), and most of the clients (remember Shirley's StalkerWithACrush?).
* John Lithgow in nearly everything he's done since the 90s, including his role in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' as Dick Solomon:
--> "I'm GORGEOUS!"
* ''Series/NewsRadio'' has:
** Jimmy James, who was actually part of the regular cast.
** Bill [=McNeil=] is the bigger ham on the show. Nobody else in television has actual lines like "BEGONE!!!"
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', virtually '''all''' of the Goa'uld System Lords were bonded to this trope at a subatomic level. Apophis, Anubis and Ba'al are probably the three standouts, though Chronos, Sokar and Yu are right up there. The ''real'' fun came from mixing character tropes: Anubis was a LargeHam, while Ba'al was an AffablyEvil {{Large Ham}}ming MagnificentBastard, and ended up becoming one of the most popular characters in the series. Guest Star hams were probably led by Creator/DomDeLuise, who starred in the episode "Urgo" where he was amazingly annoying to everyone, including hamming it up to the extreme. Their enemies The Jaffa are often hammy as well, particularly Bra'tac. It probably comes from hanging around System Lords. All this hamminess might be unbearable if it weren't for the fact that [[DeadpanSnarker Jack O'Neill]] is [[CrowningMomentOfFunny constantly making fun of this tendency.]]
** It's not just the System Lords -- pretty much ''all'' Goa'uld '''ever''' are {{Large Ham}}s (well, except for the [[DefectorFromDecadence Tok'ra]]). It crops up as far back as episode ''two'' with the Goa'uld that infests Kowalsky: it's constantly yelling stuff like '''[[ChewingTheScenery "HRRRRNGH RELEASE ME NOW!!!!"]]'''. And that one was still in its larval state, so Goa'uld are basically {{Large Ham}}s ''from birth''.
* The AlwaysChaoticEvil Wraith from ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' are also like this, so much so that most of their dialogue in the first few seasons consisted mostly of variations of "I AM YOUR DEATH!" or "WE SHALL FEED!". This goes to such an extent that when, later in the series, a notably non-hammy Wraith (affectionately named Todd by Sheppard) becomes a recurring character, his [[DeadpanSnarker straight, cynical delivery]] becomes ''hysterical''.
** Todd did have a few hammy moments, most notably in the episode ''Vegas'':
-->"''I know your destiny''...JOOOOOOHN SHEPAAAAAARRD!!!"
* Parodied by ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', in which a guest star Barry Stanton's particularly blustery appearance as the Postman in the Series 2 episode "Nasty" earns supposed "applause" from the LaughTrack while the real studio audience is still laughing. After exiting at the end of his scene, he can be heard recounting theatrical anecdotes in a loud voice from the wings until Vyvyan tells him to shut up.
** Hell, most scenes with Vyvyan and Rick are pure HamToHamCombat. [[TheEeyore Neil]] gets in on the act as well.
** Dawn French's guest appearances are usually pretty hammy.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
** Rik Mayall as the various incarnations of [[TheAce "The" Lord Flashheart]], again largely within the context of the series.
** Also, Creator/StephenFry as "The Iron Duke" of Wellington in the final episode of ''Blackadder the Third'' and as General Melchett in ''Blackadder Goes Forth''
--->'''BAHHHHHH!'''
** Creator/HughLaurie as Prince Ludwig the Indestructible in the last episode of the second season.
** '''Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}''' from season 1!
--->'''Messenger:''' "My Lord, news: the Swiss have invaded France. "
--->'''BRIAN BLESSED:''' "EXCELLENT! WHILE THEY'RE AWAY, TAKE 10,000 TROOPS AND ''PILLAGE GENEVA''!!"
--->'''Messenger:''' "But the Swiss are our allies, My Lord."
--->'''BRIAN BLESSED:''' "Oh yes... Well, er, get them to dress up as Germans, will you?"
** Captain Rum from the second season. "YOU HAVE A ''WOMAN'S'' HAM, MY LORD!"
*** Well, what do you expect from [[Series/DoctorWho Tom Baker]] in a beard?
** The scenery-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells. "Have you ever considered a career in the '''CHURCH?!!'''"
** Plus the two actors, Keanrick and Mossop, in the third season. "OOOOOOOOOOOOOH, TO HAM OR NOT TO HAM?!"
*** "HOT POTATO, ORCHESTRA STALLS, PUCK WILL MAKE AMENDS!!!"
** We're not done here without mentioning the ''unbelievable'' Frank Finlay as the [[HangingJudge Witchsmeller]] [[KangarooCourt Pursuivant]], who makes '''Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}''' sound like [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]]. Behold him in all his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYJZqJezjz4 batshit glory]].
* Tobias from ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. And Barry Zuckercorn. And Lucille Austero. And Carl Weathers, and Wayne Jarvis, and Maggie Lizer... in fact, at least half the {{Recurr|ingCharacter}}ers. Still, only Barry (played by The Fonz himself) can out-ham Tobias.
** Buster has his moments, of course.
---> "I'M A MONSTER!"
** Gob, especially when he's performing an [[InsistentTerminology illusion]].
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}:''
** Richard Hatch as Tom Zarek. He is usually fairly quiet compared to some of the ham on offer on this page, but prone to dramatic statements and poetic descriptions that stand in stark contrast to every other character, giving the impression he feels momentous times require momentous performances.
---> "Zeus has returned to Olympus"
** Then there is the hard-boiled and harder-assed leader of the fleet, Adama.
** And his often times drunken XO, Colonel Saul Tigh. Especially when he started to lose it near the end of season three.
---> "Will someone turn off ''THAT FRAKKIN MUSIC!!''
* From ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', which considering [[LargeHam/{{Film}} the superhero movie examples]], is not strange:
** Creator/MalcolmMcDowell as Mr. Linderman. Over time, [=McDowell's=] metabolism has changed to the point where he can now only subsist on a diet of chewed scenery.
** Hiro Nakamura is a honey glazed Christmas ham that can feed a family of forty. In a subversion, the actor is anything but.
** Sylar has always been deli cold cuts, if not a complete Christmas ham.
---> [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "MY. NAME. IS. SYLAR!!!!!"]]
* Shawn Spencer from ''Series/{{Psych}}'' - who is without a doubt the biggest [[PhonyPsychic pseudo psychic ham]] in all of network television. The show plays with the trope, as Shawn mainly hams it up when doing the psychic schtick, and it's deliberate.
** Oh, he can ham it up pretty good without having one of his "experiences", particularly when dealing with Gus or his father.
-->Dad, please tell me you are wearing that shirt so someone can see you from SPACE!
* ''Series/LostInSpace'':
** Jonathan Harris as Doctor Zachary Smith. "Never fear, Smith is here!" "Oh, the pain, the pain." In fact, one of the complaints about TheMovie was that Creator/GaryOldman's Dr. Smith wasn't hammy ''enough.''
** [[Creator/DougWalker Doug Walker's]] portrayal of the same character (though it's inspired by Oldman's version) is not only goofy and over the top, but terrifying beyond imagining. Unless you're somehow used to Noel Fielding playing this sort of character on ''Series/TheMightyBoosh''.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Oyelowo David Oyelowo]] in ''Literature/TheNo1LadiesDetectiveAgency'', which features the guy playing a role with enough ham for several meals.
* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'':
** John Shea as Lex Luthor was all crazy-eyes, all the time. Not adverse to alternating slimy and seductive shtick with voluble intense outbursts of villainous venom.
** Lane Davies playing Tempus, who is a time traveller from the future where Superman's secret identity is well known, indicating Superman revealed it at some point. Tempus is mocking Lois for being "galactically stupid" in not noticing [[spoiler:that Clark Kent looks amazingly like Superman wearing glasses. (Tempus puts on a pair of glasses, "Look, I'm Clark Kent!". He then takes off the glasses, "Now I'm Superman!". Repeat several times in a sarcastic mocking tone.)]] Total ham.
* The endlessly unexpected '''SPANISH INQUISITION!!''' from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''... but only when they can get their lines straight. Really, no matter what the character(s), the Pythons had plenty of opportunities to ham it up over the years. And the whole concept of the Large Ham is poked fun at in an Episode 25 sketch in which excessively melodramatic actors are committed to the Royal Hospital for Over-acting (their SHOUTING TENDENCIES in particular are addressed). There's a whole unit given over to performers who've gone too far in playing Theatre/RichardIII.
* Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}} in everything he's ever been in. He's a trope unto himself.
** As the friendly Greek handyman Spiro in ''My Family and other Animals'' (the 1987 original version, not the 2005 remake), from the books by British writer and naturalist Gerald Durrell about his memories of his childhood on Corfu during the 1930s.
** The guy even played Saint Peter like this. Seriously.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP11L9jRW94 BRIAN BLESSED doing snooker commentary]]. MundaneMadeAwesome!?
** He was enjoyably hammy as the evil priest Vargas on ''Blake's 7,'' "Cygnus Alpha": "I will return to them a GO-O-O-O-ODDD!!!"
** In a notable subversion for the actor, BLESSED was actually restrained and subtle as the Ghost in ''Hamlet.'' (Branagh was really intense all the time in the same movie.)
** While much of his performance as Emperor Augustus in ''IClaudius'' was surprisingly sedate (for both Blessed and Augustus), he definitely had opportunities for ChewingTheScenery in so vast and grave a role: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhsY5XEqTWY IS THERE ANYONE IN ROME WHO'S NOT SLEPT WITH MY DAUGHTER!?!?]]
* Mr. Belding on ''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
** [[{{Catchphrase}} Hey, hey, hey, what is going on here?]]
* Creator/MrT, fool!
* A staple of the SoBadItsGood series ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace''.
** Dr. Rick Dagless is a prime example.
** Sanchez is often quite hammy sometimes, too. To the point where actor Matt Barry's voiceovers for a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvic_(mineral_water) certain bottled water commercial]] became a staple for WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
* ''Everyone'' on '' Series/HannahMontana''. The teacher being a very obvious example, as he is kind of a take-off of Creator/JackBlack's character from ''Film/SchoolOfRock''.
** Greg Baker, who plays the teacher, also plays a character on ''I'm In The Band'' who is EVEN WORSE.
* The announcer for ''NinjaWarrior'' enthusiastically improvises PurpleProse for every contestant possible. The Japanese announcer uses even ''purpler'' prose that the English translation does.
* ''Many'' of the recurring characters on ''Series/TwinPeaks''.
* '' Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s appearance here should come as no surprise.
** Jon Lovitz's Master Thespian character was both a parody and epitome of the LargeHam.
** Another character that deserves mention is Matt Foley.
---> "You're going to have a lot of time doing (insert action here) WHEN YOU'RE LIVING IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!"
* Any drunk salesmean (especially those played by Alec Baldwin, Will Farrell or John Goodman) who reminisce about BIIIILL BRASKEY!
** [[CasanovaWannabe The Continental]].
* "Nation, I am '''furious''' that it took this long to mention [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]]."
--> "[[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Ha HA! Baby got backfat.]]"
--> "''All of us are '''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uViRS1RwwDU TREEEEES!!!]]'''''"
* Creator/RobinWilliams' guest appearance on ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' (and almost everything else he's been in[[note]] for non-porcine Williams, see for instance ''Dead Again'', ''Film/{{Awakenings}}'' and ''The World According To Garp''[[/note]]).
--> "PUSH! THE! BUTTONNNNNNNN!!!!!"
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'''s Detective Goren, played by Vincent D'Onofrio, has been getting increasingly hammy over the years, though it is debatable whether this is a case of overacting or caused by the further development of the character's own psychological problems due to the stress of his work and family (and he was probably a few fries short of a Happy Meal to begin with).
* Most of the muppets from ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.
** Miss Piggy is a LargeHam in more ways than one, and an excellent female example.
** Link Hogthrob also deserves the epithet, although he was (as Captain of the Swine Trek) a pastiche of [[Creator/WilliamShatner Shatner himself]], so it's expected.
** While he's not a pig, [[AllDrummersAreAnimals Animal]] would also qualify. The Creator/BobHope episode would be the standout here, in which his reaction to Kermit telling him to get a hobby is to run around shouting "HOB-BY! HOB-BY! HOB-BY!", then take up alligator wrestling.
* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'':
** Josh is like this for the 1st and 2nd seasons, including him repeating words for emphasis. "''EMPHASIS''!"
** One episode with Josh's rival Mindy had her exit grandly shouting about her cockapoo ''and'' her exact clone of that cockapoo.
* ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' satirized this with such characters as Lola Heatherton and Count Floyd. Two very noticeable examples being Johnny [=LaRue=] and Bobby Bitman. The latter being a parody of Vegas style comedians, every bit of him is hammy including his catchphrase "HOW ARE YA?".
* {{Frasier}} Crane any time something riles him up. It began in ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' with his classic "YOU WILL *RUE* THE DAY YOU DID THAT!", which became a semi-catchphrase.
--> "''IN YOUR FIREY THRONE PRESIDING OVER THE DAMNED!''"
** And then in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', his brother Niles is almost as large a ham as him, albeit with a somewhat different style. And the two see each other almost every day ''and'' have loads of SiblingRivalry, meaning buckets and buckets of delicious HamToHamCombat.
* John Larroquette tends to be all over this trope, as shown in any episode of ''Series/NightCourt'', his guest spot in ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', and a memorable guest spot in ''Series/TheWestWing''.
-->'''Lionel Tribbey:''' "I will KILL people today, Leo! I will KILL people with this cricket bat, which was given to me by Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth Windsor, and then I will kill them again WITH MY OWN HANDS!"
** Speaking of ''Series/TheWestWing'', Lord John Marbury is also incredibly hammy:
--> "GERALD!"
** Toby Ziegler alternates between DeadpanSnarker and LargeHam with alarming speed and range:
--> '''Toby:'''' But! This ''administration'' is [[ItMakesSenseInContext gonna protect THE MUPPETS!!!]]
* Jack Gallo in ''Series/JustShootMe''.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''GreenWing'' where Sue White wanders in dressed as a giant leg of ham.
* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' has Doctor Silberman's return in "The Demon Hand" as a psychotic, deranged man living in the mountains, who starts off as a fairly calm and collected person who steadily begins chowing down on larger and larger servings of ham. By the end of the episode, he's thrashing about in an insane asylum, screaming "THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!"
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The Master, a powerful vampire who seems to live off scenery, not blood.
---> "Yes, shake, Earth! This is a sign! We are in the final days! My time is come! Glory! GLORY! [[BeatPanel *pause*]] [[MoodWhiplash What do you think? 5.1?]]"
** Then there is Angelus. He relished in making everything he did--including his heinous acts of violence--as big and noticeable as he possibly could.
** Adam, the First, and Caleb also qualify. The First in particular is rather hammy. It's the [[UltimateEvil source of all evil]], and ''knows'' it.
** Olaf the Troll from the episode "Triangle". All his lines were written in [=ALLCAPS=], and it came across onscreen. The actor is clearly having a blast.
*** He attacks the scenery.
--->(Thumps dumpster) "MWAHAHAHAHAAAA! PUNY RECEPTACLE!"
** Warren Mears:
--->"''You think you can just do that to me? You '''THINK''' I'd let you get '''AWAY WITH IT?''' [[GigglingVillain HA HA!]] '''THINK AGAIN!'''''"
*** For context: While saying this he is pointing a gun at Buffy. The line is designed to show that he's coming unhinged, and took the whole "evil nemesis" thing vastly more seriously than the other two members of the trio.
** And then we have Cordy and Wesley acting out the saga of [[StarCrossedLovers Buffy and Angel]]:
--->'''Wesley''': "Oh, ''Buffy''..."
--->'''Cordy''': "Yes, Angel?"
--->'''Wesley''': "I love you so much I almost forgot to brood!"
*** Really, from the second season finale of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' onward, Creator/CharismaCarpenter seemed to be contractually obligated to gnaw on the scenery whenever she was on camera.
** In ''Buffy'''s MusicalEpisode, "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E7OnceMoreWithFeeling Once More With Feeling]]", most of the cast release their inner hams during their musical numbers (except Creator/AlysonHannigan, who spends most of the episode looking profoundly uncomfortable, as she was apparently less than enthused by the musical idea - which would explain why she's the only one who doesn't get a solo number or a duet). JamesMarsters (playing Spike) in particular appears to be having way too much fun.
*** FridgeBrilliance, of course; Alyson Hannigan's character was established as having chronic stage fright and being uncomfortable with singing as early as the first season.
** Balthazar, a huge demon who yelled and splashed around in a little pool of water, was one of the hammiest characters in the entire series..
* In ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', every BigBad, [[TheDragon Dragon]], and the occasional ThoseTwoBadGuys are either [[KnightOfCerebus Knights of Cerebus]] or this (sometimes both, but not often). And pretty much every ranger when they're morphed falls under this category (especially when [[CallingYourAttacks calling attacks]] and summoning Zords), and at least one per group when they're not is still a ham. It's a WorldOfHam.
** One of the most memorable hammy villains was Devastation from ''[[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD]]''. This guy's entrance was punctuated by fireworks, and he said his own name upon appearing on the scene. After trouncing the Rangers, he actually told them to "marinate...IN FEAR!" As opposed to Devastation himself, who seemed to have been marinated in animal fat and then lightly basted before being served up as Christmas dinner. He sounds just like "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
** Radster from ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'' also counts.
** While not necessarily the most iconic ham, a villain whose catchphrase is "Viva La Diva, baby!" has to be the Ur-example in this category. Some of Divatox's more memorable moments were "ARISE...AND MEET YOUR BRIDE!" and the somewhat famous "I LOVE it when a plan comes together!"
** Lothor of ''[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]]'', throws in a little MediumAwareness as well. "What did you expect, he wasn't going to get ''smaller''." (He looks [[NoFourthWall directly into the camera]] as he says it, too.)
** Tenaya 7 of ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' is frequently pausing in the middle of fights to make speeches, which she ''never'' gets to finish.
** [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa's]] iconic screeching voice has yet to be topped. "I'VE GOT SUCH A HEADACHE!"
** Zordon himself was a large ham in the tradition of [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]], with very little actual drama to it, but several metric tons of gravitas per syllable.
** Antonio the Gold Samurai Ranger from ''[[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Samurai]]'' impressively out-hams the entire franchise to date. Ironically enough, for all the ham he's got, his theme is ''seafood''. Take his debut where he shows off his Ranger form for the first time:
---> '''Antonio:''' Now this... is a big moment. Man, this is gonna be so [[{{Pun}} golden]]! Now let's do this! Samurai Morpher! Gold power! ''[TransformationSequence]'' Gold is good to go! ''[Beat]'' That's it? No "Thanks for helping"? Or a little "What? What?" Alright, I get it. You ''need a minute''. What can I say? When I make an entrance, it's go BIG, or go home! Am I right?
* And when you say ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', realize that the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' counterpart can be hammy when it requires to do so. I mean, look at ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger's'' Ikenami Ryuunosuke (A Kabuki actor known to yell '''"TONOOOOOOO!!!"''') and Umemori Genta (over the top sushi seller, the counterpart of Antonio above). Together they're known as the [[FanNickname "Ham Sandwich"]] after all.
** Speaking of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', [[AscendedFanboy Ikari Gai]] from ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''. '''Especially''' when he meets a previous Sentai hero in person.
*** Not even just Gai, their entire arsenal is incredibly hammy thanks to Creator/TomokazuSeki (Example '''"FIIIIIIIINAL WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE"''')
** Nobuo Akagi from ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' is pretty hammy in his own right whether it involves conjuring up one his favorite Sentai heroes or imagining any one of the female characters in Sentai cosplay.
** How can you forget about TheNarrator from ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' Creator/ShigeruChiba? He's even a ranger too.
* One word: Flabber (of ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}''). He's one hammy flabberific phasm. It helps that his mannerisms are based on Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura and that he's also a cross between Robin William's Genie and Jim Carrey as The Mask.
** Fangula from the same series. He ''was'' based on Dracula though, and that makes it a prerequisite.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
** George Constanza is an obvious choice.
** His father Frank also counts, as nearly every single line of his is shouted at the top of his lungs.
---> "''NO ONE TELLS FRANK CONSTANZA WANT TO DO''!"
---> "''SERENITY NOW!!!''"
** But nobody, NOBODY, can trump Newman.
---> "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zG_PN31YJU Alright! But hear me & hear me well! The day will come! Oh yes, mark my words Seinfeld! Your day of reckoning is coming! When an evil wind will blow through your little play world and whip that smug smile off your face! And I'll be there, in all my glory watching! Watching, as it all comes crumbling down!]]"
** Cosmo Kramer? [[BigYes Ooooh YEEEEAAAAAAH!!!]]
* Zor-El from ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. "THE BLOOD OF THE HOUSE OF EL RUNS THROUGH YOU!"
** And when Michael Shanks makes guest spots as Carter Hall[=/=]Comicbook/{{Hawkman}}, scenery will shake and be chewed to pieces.
** Large Ham seems to be a requirement to play a ''Smallville'' villain. From Season 1, Creator/JohnGlover is beautifully over the top as ''The'' MagnificentBastard, Lionel Luthor and Michael Rosenbaum's SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor gets hammier with each season that passes. Cassidy Freeman is a female example as their successor, DarkActionGirl Tess Mercer. And then there's Callum Blue as Major Zod. "Unlike you I will lead from a throne, not from the shadows! Everyone on earth, including the woman you love, will KneelBeforeZod!" As of Season 10, Mackenzie Gray has been hammishly AxCrazy as Lex's aging, dying clone, and Ted Whittal as Rick Flag? Whoo boy. He recites the Star Spangled Banner as he fires a missile at General Lane. He's not as loud as the other examples, but the sheer intensity Whittal brings to the character puts him here.
** BoosterGold, period.
---> "''I am Booster Gold, the greatest hero you've never heard of... 'TILL NOW!''"
* The 2008 BBC adaptation of the Creator/CharlesDickens novel ''Series/LittleDorrit'' has Rignaud played by Andy "[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]]" Serkis. Serkis plays the role with a strong French accent for a start.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' tends to avoid being overly melodramatic, except for some notable exceptions.
** One of those being when [[TrueCompanions someone threatens Mal's crew.]] Because when you turn on '''ANY OF HIS CREW, YOU TURN ON ''HIM''!'''
** Wash sometimes count, especially when playing with his dinosaurs.
---> "'''NOW DIE!!!!'''"
* Alan Tudyk takes his hamminess to scary levels in ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''.
* Leo [=McKern=], everyone's favorite second in command on ''Series/ThePrisoner''. "DEGRRRREEEE ABSOOOOLUUUUTE!" [=McKern=] himself has had a hamtastic career-spanning performance as DeadpanSnarker Series/RumpoleOfTheBailey, especially when he's in the throes of his particularly sarcastic brand of advocacy.
* Pick a comedic episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
** Watch as Creator/JensenAckles hams it up and nibbles on the scenery. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uWLnaW4zO8&feature=channel He's a ham on the bonus features, too.]]
** Jared, though, is the king of hammy-ness when it comes to comedic episodes, like his David Caruso parody. Jared owns the scene (in a good way)
** Uh, ''Gabriel''. "'''Can't we all just get along?'''"
** Arguably, Crowley seems to fluctuate between being a DeadpanSnarker of a MagnificentBastard and this when he gets particularly angry.
*** "THIS ISN'T WALL STREET, THIS IS HELL. WE HAVE A LITTLE SOMETHING CALLED ''INTEGRITY!''"
* Sebastian Stark of ''Series/{{Shark}}'', along with nearly every other character James Woods has played. Stark's hammy personality seems to be one of his preferred courtroom strategies.
* [[Series/CSIMiami Horatio...]] *shades* Caine.
--> "'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sarYH0z948 YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!]]'''"
* In-character example: Sophie Deveraux from ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is an incredibly skilled and versatile con artist... ''when'' she's on a job. Unfortunately, all she really wants to do is act.
* Keith Olbermann of ''Series/CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'' enjoys eating a large ham sandwich before delivering the news. He double doses before his Special Comments.
* ''Series/TheITCrowd'' has Matt Berry as Douglas Reynholm, and his ''ffffaaaather'' Denholm Reynholm played by Chris Morris, both of whom did some great HamAndCheese.
* Matt Berry's stint in ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' playing Dixon Bainbridge was a ''classic'' slice of Ham. His and Fossil's spontaneous rendition of "Total Eclipse of The Heart" was a high-point (and a CrowningMomentOfFunny).
** Look, let's just say "Every character ever played by Matt Berry" and leave it at that. The man manages to ham up ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXU9Ur9QznE adverts]]''.
* Basil Brush from ''TheBasilBrushShow'' and also his cousin Mortimer to some extent. That laugh.
* Every actor in the 1970s sci-fi series ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' is either completely wooden (Barbara Bain is lucky Emmys can't be rescinded by ATAS), or producing metric tons of ham. Sometimes in going from one to the other in the space of a single line. "Death's Other Dominion" and "The Metamorph" featured {{BRIAN BLESSED}} (in different roles).
* The laziest and hammiest person in ''LazyTown'' is without a doubt Robbie Rotten. Portrayed in an over-the-top style similar to Jim Carrey's portrayal of the title character in ''How The Grinch Stole Christmas''. He'll keep on hamming........''FOREVER!!'.
* [[Series/IronChef "And the secret ingredient is.... HHHHHAAAAAAAMMMMM!"]]
** To put this into perspective, when the short-lived Iron Chef USA was put into production, they got the actor with the closest reputation to Takeshi Kaga they could find: Creator/WilliamShatner.
** At least for Iron Chef America, early in March 2008 there was a ham battle.
*** With Alton Brown Lampshading it the whole way. "Battle HAM! is under way! Battle HAM! will be right back..." etc.
** Iron Chef America's Chairman, Mark Dascascos, can give Kaga a run for his money in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXqY8EZ21-g&gl=SG&hl=en-GB dramatic secret ingredient unveiling]] stakes. Complete with FascinatingEyebrow action!
* ''Series/TwentyFour'':
** The ULTIMATE ham of ''24'' is ''Jack Bauer''... the show wouldn't be a tenth as good if Creator/KieferSutherland played the role low-key.
---> '''"Who is the [[strike:ham]] man in Visalia!?!?"'''
---> '''"Where's the [[strike:ham]] bomb?!?!"'''.
** In the 7th season John Voight played Jonas Hodges, an executive at the Private Military Corporation Starkwood, part of the Cabal that has been present since Season 5. He was also one of the hammiest villains with bizarre dialog like:
---> "''Stress is the fertilizer of creativity. Now, let's play some darts.''"
---> "''They're six year olds, Greg. And they need to eat their carrots.''"
** Although Dennis Haysbert's performance was very subtle, President David Palmer was certainly not above snacking on scenery.
---> "That is an '''obscene''' suggestion!"
** Ham must be a Palmer family treat. Sherry, Wayne, and Sandra Palmer all bust out several plates of ham when they deem it necessary.
** Now compare the Palmers to total nut-case and ManipulativeBastard Charles Logan. Enough ham for days.
* Jenna Maroney on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' does this in-universe both on and off camera. She's apparently even petitioned the people who run the Tony Awards to add a category for "acting theatrically in real life." Tracy Jordan gets his moments, as well.
** Also, while Alec Baldwin is very capable of subtle acting, every now and then he breaks out a big old Irish ham.
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', out of all the hammy villains encountered, [[EvilSorcerer Maldis]] is by far the hammiest:
--> "YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK, JOHN?! YOU CAN TALK 'TILL YOUR TONGUE FALLS OUT! HE'S GONNA KILL YOU REGARDLESS! '''AAAAAAAARRRRRGHH!'''"
* Queen Sophie-Anne Leclerq from ''Series/TrueBlood'' (as played by Evan Rachel Wood), though she is rapidly being [[{{Pun}} edged out]] by Russell Edgington.
* Harland Williams. A good example of his hamming it up, interestingly, come from the commercial bumpers that they had him appear in for Kids WB (view some of them [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kidswbyourself/95bumpers1.html here]]; needless to say, someone at Warner Bros. soon realized we didn't need him to tell us that ''The Sylvester And Tweety Mysteries'' was back from the commercials in a Dracula voice.
* ''Series/IClaudius''. It stars Creator/BrianBlessed ''and'' Creator/JohnHurt! Virtually everyone gets moments of large ham. Livia, Julia, Augustus, Caligula, the Sibyl prophetess from the beginning, etcetera.
-->'''"IS THERE ANYONE IN ROME WHO HAS NOT SLEPT WITH MY DAUGHTER?!??!"'''
* Harry '''Ham'''lin's Uncle Marty in ''Series/HarpersIsland''. [[spoiler: Who goes to the abattoir at the end of the first episode]].
* EVERYBODY on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''.
** By extension, everyone on ''Series/DrewCareysImprovAGanza''. ''Especially'' Jeff, Colin, Brad and Jonathon.
* ''Series/MythBusters'': Adam in particular, but anyone who isn't [[TheStoic Jamie]] qualifies to some degree.
* Ian [=McNiece=] plays a massive slab of Classical Ham as the really epic Forum newsreader in ''Series/{{Rome}}'', complete with MilkingTheGiantCow posing.
* Creator/JohnCleese almost goes without saying.
** [[Series/FawltyTowers Basil Fawlty]].
** Any of his various Creator/MontyPython characters. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPDBeoUGnYE&feature=PlayList&p=6392B1603DC4C7BD&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=30 Seriously, that is some epic shouting.]]
** His guest appearance on '' Series/{{Cheers}}''.
--->'''Dr. Simon Finch-Royce:''' "Ok; Sam, Diane, you two are ''perfect'' together. I'm sorry I made a mistake before but you are the most perfectly matched couple ever. But, why am I telling this to you? Let's share it with the rest of the world. (yells out a window) ''Hear this, world. The rest of you can stop getting married. It's been done to perfection!'' Envy them, sofa, envy them, chair, for you shall never be as cozy as they for ''their union shall be an epoch-shattering success'' and '''I STAKE MY LIFE ON IT'''. Wait a moment! Let me get this on record ''(talks into his tape recorder)'' "I, Dr. Simon Finch-Royce, being of sound mind and body declare that Sam and Diane shall be happy together throughout ''all eternity'' and if I am wrong I promise I will ''take my own life in the most disgusting manner possible!''" Here, take the tape, NO, ''take the whole machine!'' It's my wedding gift to you. '''''The most perfect couple since the DAWN of TIME!'''''"
* Dylan Moran in ''Series/BlackBooks''. Bill Bailey has his moments as well.
* Dylan Moran's stand up (especially once you realize he's playing a character) is also full of these moments.
-->"I cannot convey to you in words exactly how much I DON'T CARE!!! I didn't even know we had windows until you pointed them out to me!"
* [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]]. One of the largest hams...in the '''world'''.
** '''[[CatchPhrase POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!]]'''
* Creator/ChristopherLloyd plays every role at 11 or even 12.
--> "'''''[[Series/{{Taxi}} HOKEY DOKEY!]]'''''"
--> "'''''[[Film/BackToTheFuture GREAT SCOTT!]]'''''"
--> "'''''[[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses I WAS]] [[Film/SuburbanCommando FROZEN TODAY!]]'''''"
--> "'''''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchforSpock GET OUT! GET OUT OF THERE!]]'''''"
--> "'''''[[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit TIRE SALONS! AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIPS! AND WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL BILLBOARDS REACHING AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE!]]'''''"
** An episode of ''Series/AmazingStories'' is about a pair of teenagers who decide to kill their English teacher, who is played by our dear Mr. Lloyd. If his over-the-top performance as Mr. Beanes ([[Series/MrBean no relation]]) wasn't enough for you, the kids realize their mistake and try to resurrect him but accidentally tear the needed photo of him in half at the neck. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome So yes,]] he spends half the episode carrying his head as he chases them around, all the while threatening them with school work and flinging [[{{Pun}} family-friendly]] head-related puns as fast as he can. Which, this being Christopher Lloyd, means he's chewing the scenery like it was made of Laffy Taffy. The episode ends with a fantastically {{narm}}y [[TheReveal reveal]] where [[spoiler:zom-Beanes responds to the question "are you okay" with "Well... ''actually''... I have ''a '''bit''' of a... '''SORE THROAT! [[EvilLaugh AHAHAHAHAHAHA]]!!!"''''' while he takes off his scarf to show the line of stitches around his throat.]] It's ''[[http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0955/ epic.]]''
* As befitting a town where pigs play a vital role in the local ecosystem, ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' is absolutely packed to the gills with Large Hams:
** Calamity Jane: "''Cocksuckers''!"
** E.B. Farnum: "No deceit. Too prolonged. No errand too demeaning. Get outta here! No rebuke too vile. Al Swearengen's a cue and Farnum merely his billiard ball. Shit! Quagmire of piss and bullshit!"
** Cy Tolliver: "Don't fuck with the fuckin' deity, Leon! You've got to come to him wholehearted, even when you're asking for partial relief. Oh, Lord! Let Leon cut down, Lord, on the motherfuckin' dujie."
** [[CampGay Jack Langrishe]] (both in and out of character): "I am [=BAREly=] speakin' to YOU!"
** Mr. Wu: "WU! AMERICA!"
* ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' - Soap operas in general have their share, but one Days cast member stands out above all others - Louise Sorel, whose portrayal of the scheming, stark-raving-mad Vivian is so far over the top it's halfway down the other side. And studded with cloves. And pineapple.
* [[Series/AllMyChildren Erica Kane]] is a good example of a soap character that can be quite hammy. Reva from GuidingLight is another one.
* From ''Series/FTroop'', Larry Storch as Corporal Agarn.
* Stuck-up producer Gustavo Rocque of ''Series/BigTimeRush'' hams it up quite a bit.
* ''GossipGirl'' episodes where Chuck Bass deals with the death of his father have Ed Westwick either chewing very large {{narm}}y hams or delivering his best performance yet.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Barney Stinson. Everything he does is a big chunk of ham.
** Marvin Eriksen Sr. definitely qualifies.
** The fictionalized HIMYM-verse version of Regis Philbin.
** Sandy Rivers, who embodied the SoBadItsGood form of this trope when reporting on TV. Ted and Marshall used to watch him for the lulz.
* [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]] says hello.
* Mr. Sikowitz from ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' is this trope in spades. Robbie has moments of such too.
** Trina Vega ''is'' ham.
* ''Series/{{FlashForward|2009}}'': "BECAUSE I WAS ''LOADED!!!!''"
* ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'': Roderick Spode. "BRRRRRITISH BICYCLES!"
* Don Cherry on ''HockeyNightInCanada''. The largest ham on television, and what's worse (or better, given your perspective) is that he's not playing a part.
* ''E4''[='=]s and ''X-Factor''[='=]s Peter "Ruddy" Dickson - a voiceover man whose work now is practically built on this trope.
--> "IT'S TIME... TO FACE... THE MUSIC!"
* The somewhat shady CIA agent Darius Jedburgh (Joe Don Baker at his best) in ''Series/EdgeOfDarkness'' has to be the most over-the-top American ever shown in a BBC mini series.
* Apparently, Chad in ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' is a LargeHam in-universe, as apparent by this quote:
--> '''Chad:''' "You smell like ham."
--> '''Sonny:''' "I've seen your acting... so do you."
* [[Series/{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]]. Just...Sue Sylvester.
--> I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And then, on some dark, cold night I will steal away into your home... AND PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE.
** Jesse St. James, too.
** Puck has his moments.
* Peter Wyngarde is ham with (fancy) dressing in ''Series/DepartmentS'' and ''Series/JasonKing''. For a double helping of ham, see him in ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "Epic".
* Half the characters on ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' qualify, though no amount of make-up can mask the demented glee on Reece Shearsmith's face when playing [[MonsterClown Papa Lazarou]]. Special mention goes to Tubbs and Edward from the same series.
* ''Series/ICarly'':
** Lewbert perfectly fits this trope.
** Carly and Freddie also had instances of hammy moments.
---> Freddie: PONYTAILS!
** Carly's brother Spencer also gets hammy from time to time
---> Spencer: THAT IS NOT HOW WE CELEBRATE!
* An episode of ''Series/CovertAffairs'' had a really, really hammy Iranian defector. "FOR SHIZZLE! I WANT TO DEFECT TO THE U. S. A! =D"
* Don Rickles' guest appearance on ''Series/GetSmart''.
* ''[[WorldOfHam Everyone]]'' on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' was a Large Ham - even by the standards of that hammiest of decades, TheSixties. By ''their'' standards, Jim Backus, as Thurston Howell III, went so far above and beyond, it's hard not to believe that he's actually a pig in disguise.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' - Damon Salvatore is what happens when you combine the Tropes of Vampires Are Sexy, AloofBigBrother, CainAndAbel and JerkassWoobie. He is ''delightfully'' hammy when he needs to be.
** Ian Somerhalder said in an interview that he thinks he has the best lines on TV.
* Series/{{Castle}} has been known to ham it up. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcYwBcU7K1s&NR=1 A prime example from the season 2 episode "Vampire Weekend"]]. His mother Martha, being something of a WhiteDwarfStarlet, maintains some level of hamminess almost every time she's onscreen.
* Jeremy Brett's brilliant performance as ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' was rife with ham, his version of Holmes having NoIndoorVoice and tendency towards rambling and manic-depressiveness, much like his original book counterpart.
* Creator/AlexKingston as Mrs Bennett in ''LostInAusten''. Kingston is more than capable of giving a [[Series/{{ER}} subtle]], nuanced performance (and has even done so on Show Of Ham ''Series/DoctorWho'' most of the time) - but she chucked it all out the window and went to town as Mrs Bennett. Although to be fair, anyone who ''doesn't'' play Mrs Bennett as an over-the-top piece of smoked, delicious ham is doing it wrong.
** To be fair, she has her hammy moments on Series/DoctorWho as well, such as her opening scene from "The Time of Angels"[[note]]Although let it be noted that it is debatable whether it is ''Kingston'' who is being the Ham, or ''River''.[[/note]]:
--->'''River''': "You might want to find something to hang onto."
* Creator/DeeBradleyBaker as Olmec on '' Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple''.
* Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy. There is no better way to teach science.
* Colonel le Marquis de Moncoutant, of the fourth Series/HoratioHornblower episode. The eye-bulging! The personal guillotine! The smirk!
* [=PJ=] Katie from ''Series/PJKatiesFarm''. Just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqeLf3oAGLo look]]!
* Jim Cramer from CNBC's ''Mad Money''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyXhkItwxP8&feature=player_embedded "You! Me! Let's try to make some MONEY!!!"]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Three episodes in and we're introduced to the delightful Syrio Forel, who give little Arya Stark lessons in both swordfighting and advanced scenery-chewing.
** Khal Drogo goes on an ''epic'' RoaringRampageOfRevenge [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Rant]] after the [[spoiler:failed assassination attempt on Daenerys]].
** King Robert Baratheon.
** The Greatjon is a prime cut of quality Northern ham, capable of laughing his ass off when faced with [[spoiler:his own fingers getting bitten off]].
** Carice van Houten's Lady Melisandre: "The night is dark and full of terrors." It would be ham to the point of narm if it wasn't so creepy.
** "Chaos isn't a pit. CHAOS IS AH LADDAH!"
** [[TheCaligula Joffrey and Viserys]] are deliberately played quite hammily, being very melodramatic at the best of times, and frequently losing their self-control and shouting (or, more accurately, screeching) whenever something doesn't go their way. [[JustifiedTrope This is because they are both totally convinced of their divine right to rule and blind to their complete lack of competence, so take themselves far too seriously and end up looking rather ridiculous]]. It doesn't help that they are both barely sane at the start, and it takes very little to make them break down further. Note that their hamminess is generally not played for comedy; Viserys being over-dramatic but totally pathetic ends up being rather sad, and Joffrey's instability coupled with his great power is definitely not a laughing matter.
* Mr. Hyde from ''Series/{{Jekyll}}''. Never before has talking about lions and dancing in a cage full of them been so hammy and so terrifying.
* ''Series/MrBrain'': It's obvious rock-star {{Gackt}} is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6dwJaSDcYI having a lot of fun]] playing a cannibalistic serial killer.
--> "I will be called back from the dead. ([[GigglingVillain laughs]]). I will kill you all...AND COME [[ImAHumanitarian FEAST UPON YOUR FLESH]]!"
* While a lot of Immortals on ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' probably qualify, Kronos really stands out.
** Slan was a good example of this. Adrian Paul wandered into it once, during Darius's death scene.
-->'''Duncan''': DAAARRRRIIUUUSSSS! DARIUS! (check out the onscreen expression and it'll be clear).
* ''Series/XPlay'''s Johnny X-Treme, a parody of the "extreme" trend in the mid-00's who spouted absurd catch phrases, broke beer bottles on his crotch, and made a game with a boss battle that involves a T-Rex with a hammerhead shark for a head (the entire shark) in front of the White House.
---> '''Johnny X-Treme''': '''IT'LL PUNCH YOUR BALLS OFF!''''
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Little People" with Joe Maross as power-mad spaceman Peter Craig shouting "I'M THE GOD!, I'M THE GOD!" as he gleefully stamps on the little aliens' city. A line that was parodied by Dr. Forrester in the MST3K Movie.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Professor of Drama Sean Garrity, played by KevinCorrigan.
** Dean Pelton as well.
** John Goodman as Vice Dean Laybourn gets to have even more fun than his work with the Coen Brothers.
** Ken Jeong as Senor Chang regularly hams it up yelling at students in the first season.
---> Pierce: You can't do that!
---> Senor Chang: HAVE YOU MET ME?!
* Creator/DavidEKelley is a writer/showrunner, not an actor, but he deserves some kind of lifetime assist award for scripting deli platters of ham (especially courtroom scenes) for the following shows:
** ''PicketFences''
** ''Series/ChicagoHope''
** ''Series/AllyMcBeal''
** ''ThePractice''
** ''Series/BostonPublic''
** ''Series/BostonLegal''
** ''Series/HarrysLaw''
* Creator/WillFriedle as Eric Matthews in the later seasons of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. He started out fairly subdued, but as Eric got [[{{Flanderization}} crazier]] and Friedle developed better comic timing he added more and more ham to his performance until he became a full on large ham by about season six.
* Jacks Teller from ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', whenever he is angry with someone, takes this to ridiculous levels. It's particularly noticeable because he loses his temper very often. The other characters, especially Clay, usually try to resolve things peacefully.
* Lenny Henry's titular character in ''Series/{{Chef}}'' definitely qualifies.
-->'''Chef Gareth Blackstock''': Everton, please remove the maggots, rat carcasses, and corpses of shocked health inspectors and make the place fit for the preparation of sodding food!
-->'''Chef Gareth Blackstock''': Somebody bring me a knife, very long and razor sharp. I need to castrate the person who made this sauce and I don't want to cause any unnecessary suffering. I'm not a vindictive man, I'm not out to cause pain, but with this man's DNA in the gene pool, humanity is doomed.
* Pick a panelist from an episode of ''Series/AroundTheHorn''. Any panelist. Any episode. Odds are they will lapse into large ham territory at some point. Host Tony Reali can get pretty hammy himself.
* Both Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser on ''Series/PardonTheInterruption'' are like this. Most guest hosts, such as BillSimmons or Dan [=LeBatard=] are pretty big hams as well.
* The portrayal of Constantine the Great in Creator/TheBBC documentary ''Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire'' with his fondness of ChewingTheScenery is definitely this trope.
* Virtually every guest star on '' Series/TheWildWildWest'' was a big slab of bacon, but the Largest Ham of all was Michael Dunn, who stood less than 4 feet tall.
** He was nowhere near as OTT as Patsy Kelly ("The Night of the Big Blast" and "The Night of the Bogus Bandits"), Karen Sharpe in "The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse" - "TERRIBLE! TERRIBLE!"[[note]] not a description of her acting in this episode, one of her actual lines of dialogue in it[[/note]] (this episode was directed by Irving J. Moore, who liked his actors to go into orbit - tellingly, Sharpe's performance in "The Night of the Flaming Ghost" is ham-free) - or John Harding as Thaddeus Toombs in "The Night of the Winged Terror," a man so hammy he had to have two episodes to fit all the porkiness in! (Coincidentally, this was the show's only two-parter.)
** But if you're looking for Ham in large portions, Victor Buono (as Count Manzeppi) is your man (see above).
* Averted on ''Series/MadMen'': [[IncrediblyLamePun Jon Hamm is large]], but he's not a LargeHam.
** [[ChirpingCrickets ...]]
* The vast majority of the hosts and guests on the ''Series/ColgateComedyHour''.
* Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton on ''Series/TheHoneymooners''.
* Baron Ambrosia, of ''The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia,'' is but one LargeHam among many (and since it's on The Cooking Channel, it could potentially be a ''literal'' WorldOfHam).
* Game show hosts have always been known to be a bit hammy, but the 1970s revival of ''Series/MatchGame'' turns it UpToEleven with Gene Rayburn, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson and Charles Nelson Reilly milking it for all they've got--no brow too low, dignity be damned. If it got a laugh, then roll with the punches.
* DanLeBatardIsHighlyQuestionable- Both Dan and Papi are huge hams.
* Jessica Lange in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', and then it seems again in Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum as the same mentally disturbed bitch character, except this time she's a nun in Asylum. Then she turns it UpToEleven during Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven where she plays an over the top WitchWithACapitalB.
** Creator/ZacharyQuinto and James Cromwell during ''Asylum'', and most of the cast of ''Coven'' all give a game try attempting to out-ham Lange as well.
* On ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', Jade, the girlfriend of Theo's friend Dennis, is a drama student and is like this. "If truth shall be my companion in the FUHLAAMES, ''so be it''."
* Creator/FoodNetwork's Anne Burell and Paula Deen are {{Large Ham}}s who will teach you how to make large ham. GuyFieri is an even Larger Ham who will teach how to make [[UpToEleven even larger ham]], and will [[Series/DinersDriveInsAndDives show you where you can find ham even larger than that]].
* That70sShow has Fez and Fenton.
-->"WHERE'S [[SweetTooth MY CAN-DY]], YOU SON OF A BITCH?!"
* When Richard Karn was the host of ''Series/FamilyFeud'', he would often display this in his hosting style. Most notably in shouting "I'M DOUBLING/TRIPLING THE POINTS!!!" before the [[DoubleTheDollars double and triple rounds]], and "TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS!" in the Fast Money BonusRound.
** Steve Harvey, who took over in 2011, likes to shout at contestants and mug the camera when a particularly off-the-wall answer is given.
* ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'':Many castmembers (Along with several guest stars) have their moments, but no one chews the scenary more than Jo Anne Worley.
* ''[[Series/CmonMidffild C'mon Midffîld]]'' has Mr Arthur Picton, a very [[HairTriggerTemper short-tempered]] football captain who ''happens'' to have the most incompetent football committee in Wales. When your referee is an [[BumblingSidekick absolute idiot]] and screws up the game from the other side of the pitch, you '''need''' a giant voice to set him straight - "''WALI, Y BLINCING '''TWMFFAT'''!".
* Ian Wright was ''by far'' the hammiest of the hosts in The Travel Channel's ''Globe Trekker''.
-->'''Wright''': [upon meeting a bunch of Music/DirEnGrey cosplayers in Shinjuku] "ARE YOU GUYS MONSTERS?!"
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