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->''"As in all reboots there's always an opportunity for a beloved character to return to pass the torch, so to speak, from the original franchise to the new one."''
-->-- '''Michael J. Nelson''', the Podcast/RiffTrax of ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009)

It's become common in {{remake}}s (or "reimaginings") of classic films and TV shows to placate hesitant and suspicious fans, who aren't sure whether the remake is going to stink from the head like yesterday's fish or do the original justice, by having one of the [[ActorAllusion stars of the original]] [[StuntCasting stunt-cast]] in a cameo (or perhaps even a supporting role) as a nod to the source material. Sometimes this is done just to give the new project some legitimacy by implying that the remake has the approval of the original cast. Other times, the creator of the remake is actually a fan of the original and casts the cameo as a tribute. This has almost become standard operating procedure in Hollywood.

Not to be mistaken for flashback storytelling, where one of the original actors is cast as the "old" version of a character, and someone new is cast as the "young" version of the same character.

If it's not a remake, but a based-on-a-real-story dramatization, it's a RealPersonCameo.

See also TheCameo, CastingGag, and MythologyGag. Compare to: IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine, ActorAllusion, and ContinuityCameo.


* Fernanda Figueiredo, who played the lead role of Sailor Moon in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original 1990's anime]], appears as Queen Serenity in the Portugal dub of ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.

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* Bouncing Boy of the ''Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' is far too absurd a character for modern audiences (except in [[WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes the cartoon]]). He did, however, return following the Zero Hour reboot as the Legion's unpowered janitor/mechanic. This didn't stop the writers throwing in references to his previous identity including skill at pool (specifically shown to be due to knowing how the balls will ricochet; at one point, he fights off a villain by bouncing pool balls off the walls at them), a fondness for the soft drink Gingold (the main ingredient of which, in concentrated form, gave Elongated Man his powers; and BB's origin involved drinking an experimental formula thinking it was soda), and finally his role as pilot of a self-designed, spherical spaceship, which travelled in a series of short hops and was called ''The Bouncing Boy''.
** Another slightly-too-whacked-out-for-the-comics [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] character, Matter-Eater Lad, has showed up in the Postboot as the Legion's chef, and in the Threeboot comics as a federal agent. He still has the [[ExtremeOmnivore same power]], though, and at one point ''[[{{Fingore}} bites a criminal's finger off]]''. Also, acid spit.

* Gene Barry and Ann Robinson, who play leading roles in the 1953 film ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', appear as the grandparents of Dakota Fanning's character in 2005's ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''.
* ''Film/{{Shaft 2000}}'' includes a cameo from Creator/RichardRoundtree in a scene with Creator/SamuelLJackson. Unusually for this trope, he reprises his role from the original film; Jackson was unwilling to play the character, which led to the idea of the new Shaft being the original Shaft's nephew. Appropriately enough, the scene takes place just after [[spoiler:the younger Shaft quits the police force and follows in his uncle's footsteps as a private investigator]].
* Michael Stein, who played Dirk Diggler in Creator/PaulThomasAnderson's short film ''The Dirk Diggler Story'', appears in ''Film/BoogieNights'' as the customer that Buck fails to sell a stereo system to.
* ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001'':
** Charlton Heston makes a cameo in Creator/TimBurton's remake... as an ape! His character is filled with allusions to both himself and the original character -- his last words are "DAMN THEM! Damn them all to...", and he gives a huge speech about [[RealitySubtext how powerful]] [[ActorAllusion the human invention of "guns" was]]. This ended up being one of his final film appearances.
** Linda Harrison, who played Nova, appears as a prisoner of the apes.
* Creator/MichaelCaine plays loanshark/club owner Cliff Brumby in the 2000 remake of ''Film/GetCarter''. He played the titular Jack Carter in the original.
* In an unusually large role by the standards of this trope, Burt Reynolds appears in the Creator/AdamSandler remake of ''Film/TheLongestYard'' as the prison football team's trainer. He was the hero of the original. And he ends up saving the day in the remake, too.
** Ed Lauter, who played the guards' team captain in the original, has a more traditional cameo role as one of the warden's golf buddies.
* Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger and Creator/TomSavini, who starred in the original version of ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', all had cameos in the [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 2004 remake]]. Foree even got to quote his famous "when there's no more room in hell..." line, in this case as [[TheFundamentalist a fundamentalist televangelist]] blaming the ZombieApocalypse on [[TheScourgeOfGod America's libertine sinfulness]], rather than mentioning it as something his houngan grandfather used to say to him.
** And Gaylen Ross, the actress who played Fran, had a cameo... in the form of one of the department stores in the mall [[ShoutOut being named after her]].
* David Carradine starred in ''Film/DeathRace2000''; In ''Film/DeathRace'', he lends his voice to Frankenstein for the film's opening scene.
* Bernie Kopell, who played enemy agent Siegfried in the original ''Series/GetSmart'' TV series, had a cameo appearance in the [[Film/GetSmart film version]] starring Steve Carell. They even got him to use his "Siegfried" accent. (But he gets wanged by a car, so Smart swipes his vehicle for transport.)
** Kopell's scene also features [[CoolCar the Sunbeam Tiger and the Opel GT]] from the original. (The Karmann Ghia shows up with the Tiger in the earlier museum scene, alongside props like the shoe phone and the portable Cone of Silence.)
* ''Film/ElMariachi'' was remade into ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' using the pretty much the same creative team, but because of the higher budget demanding a big-name leading man, they had to replace Mexican actor Carlos Gallardo with Creator/AntonioBanderas as the star of the film. Carlos got a cameo to make up for it.
* Creator/AlanYoung from the 1960 version of ''Film/{{The Time Machine|1960}}'' appears in the 2002 ''Film/{{The Time Machine|2002}}''.
* The remake of ''Film/CapeFear'' featured cameos by Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, the hero and antagonist (respectively) of the original.
** And Martin Balsam, who plays the police chief in the original.
* Most of the TV cast of ''Series/LostInSpace'' cameoed in [[Film/LostInSpace The]] [[TheMovie Movie]].
** Dick Tufeld reprised his role as The Robot's voice.
** Mark Goddard played the General who gives Major West his orders for the mission.
** June Lockhart played the principal of Will Robinson's school.
** Angela Cartwright and Marta Kristen appear as reporters.
** Jonathan Harris and Bill Mumy were offered cameos, but declined (Harris because he wanted a bigger role, Mumy because of his commitments to ''Series/BabylonFive''). It's blatantly obvious the roles of Dr. Smith's spymaster and Future!Will were originally written for them.
* Lou Ferrigno has cameo appearances in both the 2003 and 2008 ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' movies. He also voiced the few lines of dialogue the Hulk has in both ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' (2008) and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' (2012).
** On a similar note, this was played with in ''The Incredible Hulk'' by having Edward Norton watch ''The Courtship of Eddie's Father'' on TV, thus giving the late, great Bill Bixby a posthumous cameo.
** Paul Soles, the actor playing "Stanley", the proprietor of a pizza parlor near Culver University, did the voice of Banner in the 1960s animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes'' (as well as Spider-Man in the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon series).
* Creator/TimBurton stated that he wanted Creator/AdamWest and Julie Newmar to cameo as Bruce Wayne's parents in ''Film/{{Batman}}'' as a homage to [[Series/{{Batman}} the 1960s series]], and so that the instant they would be recognized, they would be killed off, letting the audience know that this was [[DarkerAndEdgier a new kind of Batman]]. Rewrites and availability rendered this impossible.
* In ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' (2002), the older brunette that Roxy talks to just before Matron Mama Morton enters is Chita Rivera, who played Velma Kelly in the original production of [[Theatre/{{Chicago}} the Broadway musical]].
* Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul had cameos in the ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' [[Film/StarskyAndHutch movie]]. Their characters are essentially the original Starsky and Hutch.
* The [[TheFilmOfTheSeries film version]] of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' had Simon Jones (the Arthur Dent from the [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy radio]] and [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy TV series]]) appearing as the hologram message from Magrathea. Oddly enough it seems that he had to ask for it.
** Also, the original Marvin the Paranoid Android prop is waiting in the queue on planet Vogsphere.
** By coincidence an actress who played Trillian in one of the stage shows was cast as an extra in the bar scene (she's the older blonde seen looking on silently as Arthur and Ford talk). This wasn't discovered until later.
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' (2007) has an non-actor version of this: In the car lot where Sam Witwicky goes to buy his car, next to Bumblebee is a yellow VW Beetle, Bumblebee's Alt Mode from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne''. This doubles as a FandomNod since the producers wanted to use the New Beetle as Bumblebee's alt mode in the film, but VW denied permission (they didn't want the vehicle being used as a weapon).
* Buddy Ebsen (who played Jed Clampett in the original) appears in the ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' movie... as Series/BarnabyJones, another Buddy Ebsen character.
* Kirk Allyn and Noel Neill, who were Superman and Lois in the original movie serials, played Comicbook/LoisLane's parents in ''[[Film/{{Superman}} Superman The Movie]]'' (they are seen in the train when Lois, as a child, spies Clark running alongside; they are easier to see in the extended TV edit).
** ''Film/SupermanReturns'' had Sam Huntington, playing Jimmy Olsen, talking to a bartender, Jack Larsen. Larsen played Jimmy Olsen in the 1950's ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' TV series. The two embrace gleefully when Superman makes his big reappearance.
** It also cast Noel Neill as the dying Gertrude Vanderworth.
* ''Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle'' had a cameo by Jaclyn Smith, playing a former Angel strongly implied to be Kelly. (And when the first film was released, it was reported that the late Farrah Fawcett had been offered a cameo, but said she'd only appear if she could be Charlie.)
* The 1998 remake of ''Film/MightyJoeYoung'' featured an elderly couple played by Terry Moore (Jill in the 1948 original) and Creator/RayHarryhausen (who did the original's special effects).
* Fay Wray, the original DamselInDistress from ''Film/KingKong1933'', was asked by Creator/PeterJackson to deliver the iconic closing lines ("It wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.") in his ''Film/KingKong2005''. She initially turned it down, but was said to be reconsidering before she died.
** Though she does receive a ShoutOut that almost doubles as this; When the down-on-his-luck director (played by Creator/JackBlack) is going over possible starlets to cast for his upcoming film, he name-checks Wray, but is told that she's busy "[[Film/KingKong1933 shooting some picture for RKO]]".
* Faye Dunaway in ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1999''; the investigator/love interest in [[Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1968 the first film]], and Crown's psychiatrist in the remake.
* The scheming gold digger from the original ''Film/TheParentTrap'' played the mother of the gold digger in the Creator/LindsayLohan version.
** She's called Vicki in both movies, implying they're the same character.
* In the remake of ''Film/{{Willard}}'', we see a painting of Bruce Davison (Willard in the original) -- he's Willard's dead father.
* In the 1986 remake of ''Film/InvadersFromMars'', the police officer who was told that something strange was going on up at the sandpit (and mentioned he hadn't been up there since he'd been a boy) was played by the same actor who, in 1953, was the boy who'd seen something strange going on up at the sandpit.
* Barbara Billingsley, Ken Osmond and Frank Bank made cameo appearances in the ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' film adaptation.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''
** In ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', there's a battle in which Godzilla fights against Anguirus, Rodan, and King Seesar. It's a nod to the ''Godzilla'' films of the 1960s-1970s in which all four of them were allies.
*** It should also be noted that Anguirus, Rodan, and King Seesar are three of the few monsters Godzilla ''doesn't'' kill in the film.
** Akira Takarada (who had starred in several ''Godzilla'' films including the [[Film/{{Gojira}} original]]) has a cameo in a deleted scene of ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''.
*** There is also Al Sapienza, who played a taxi driver in the [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} 1998 film]].
* ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' was originally going to have Creator/PierceBrosnan meet up with Creator/SeanConnery in the final scene with Sean declaring "So you're the sex-crazed maniac running around the world pretending to be [[Film/JamesBond me]]!" ExecutiveMeddling put a stop to that. (''Note: this is most likely an urban legend; there is no official indication that such a cameo was ever planned''.)
** Though ultimately averted, Connery was considered being approached to appear in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' as Bond's elderly gamekeeper. It was deemed too distracting, plus Connery had retired from acting by this time; the role instead went to Creator/AlbertFinney.
** Several newspaper gossip columns reported, erroneously, that ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' was to feature cameos by every living Bond Girl actress, from Creator/UrsulaAndress on down. As with the Connery cameo mentioned above, there is no indication any such scenes were contemplated, never mind shot.
* The film of the Broadway play ''Once Upon A Mattress'' featured Carol Burnett, who played Princess Fred (short for Winnifred) in the play, playing the overbearing queen.
* Patrick Macnee played John Steed in the LiveActionTV series ''Series/TheAvengers'' and Colonel Jones, the invisible Ministry official, in TheFilmOfTheSeries, ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. (Diana Rigg was invited to appear, but declined.)
* James Garner, who was the star of the ''Series/{{Maverick}}'' television show, played Marshall Cooper the 1994 [[Film/{{Maverick}} film version]]. His role was a rather large one as far as examples of this trope goes, playing one of the film's three main characters and receiving high billing in the credits and on the poster. [[spoiler:In a sense, his role in the film is a reprisal of a role he played on the series - in one episode he played both Bret Maverick and his Pappy, and in the film he turns out to be Maverick's dad!]]
* ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009) (which is more of an AlternateContinuity than a strict reboot) featured Majel Barrett Roddenberry as, yet again, the voice of the Enterprise's computer. Creator/WilWheaton voices all the additional Romulan crew, the others just have his voice altered digitally.
** After 18 years of retiring the character, Creator/LeonardNimoy reprises the original [[TheSpock Spock]] in a major role.
** Originally, the producers considered having Creator/WilliamShatner involved in the production somehow (including a scene where Spock gave Kirk a recording of him from the prime timeline), but negotiations fell through since he supposedly pushed to make the movie canonize his [[Literature/StarTrekShatnerverse Shatnerverse]] novels as he wanted a major role and not a cameo.
* The French film ''Film/LesVisiteurs'' has an odd variation of this: both ''main characters'' were played by the same actors (Jean Reno and Creator/ChristianClavier) in the original and the American remake (''Film/JustVisiting'').
* John Larroquette, the narrator of the original ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974'', reprised the role for [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003 the remake]] and [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning its prequel]]. On a related note, Gunnar Hansen, who played Leatherface in the original film, was offered the part of the truck driver who helps Erin at the end of the remake.
* Probably a coincidence, but Howard Lew Lewis, who played Rabies in ''Series/MaidMarianAndHerMerryMen'', pops up as a peasant in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''.
** Creator/SeanConnery, who was RobinHood in ''Film/RobinAndMarian'', played [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart King Richard]] in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''. Creator/PatrickStewart, who played Robin Hood in the "Qpid" episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', was King Richard in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''.
* In the 1999 film version of ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'', Ray Walston appears as a SETI official named [[SignificantAnagram Armitan]] [[spoiler:who later reveals himself to be a Martian named Neenert]]. Walston played Uncle Martin in the original 1960s series.
* Several actors from the original ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' appear in the movie. Barry Williams (Greg) plays a record exec who turns Greg down, Christopher Knight (Peter) plays a high school coach who stops two boys from bullying Peter, Ann B. Davis (Alice) plays a truck driver, and Florence Henderson (Carol) plays the Brady kids' grandmother.
** Additionally, Davisí character is named Shultzie, in reference to her earlier role in ''The Bob Cummings Show''. It is strongly implied that this is intended to be the same character, decades later.
* In the UpdatedRerelease of ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', Boba Fett has a cameo during the previously-deleted Jabba the Hutt scene. Also, Dash Rendar's ship from ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' can be seen flying into Mos Eisley.
* [[spoiler:Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz]] show up in [[spoiler:TheStinger ([[ReCut except in the extended version, which restores it to the regular movie]]) to]] ''Film/TheATeam'', alongside their new counterparts.
* ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1978'':
** Kevin [=McCarthy=], the star of the 1956 version, appears briefly as a man on the street frantically screaming "They're here!", which is how the earlier version ended.
** Don Siegel, director of the original film, also appears in the remake as a cabdriver.
* The 2007 film ''Film/TheInvasion'' features Veronica Cartwright, who appeared in the 1978 version, both times as someone whose partner gets assimilated.
* Peter Fernandez, who voiced Speed Racer and Racer X on the English dub of the ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' anime (he also wrote most of the English dub scripts), made a cameo in the Wachowskis' live action ''Film/SpeedRacer'' as an announcer. His voice is quite recognizable.
* Harvey Stephens who played the original Damien Thorn in ''Film/TheOmen1976'', has a cameo as a tabloid reporter in [[Film/TheOmen2006 the 2006 remake]].
* The truck driver who gives Rogue a lift in the beginning of ''Film/XMen1'' is played by George Buza, the voice of Beast on ''[[WesternAnimation/XMen X-Men: The Animated Series]]''.
* Similarly, the 2010 LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' brings back [[RobotBuddy Analyzer's]] seiyu in his original role, and Creator/IsaoSasaki, who famously performed the anime's theme song, as the narrator.\\
It also featured [[spoiler:Masato Ibu and Miyuki Ueda, the original voices of Dessler (Desslock) and Queen Starsha, as the voices of their EnergyBeing counterparts in the film.]]
* ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'':
** In the 1999 made for TV adaptation of ''Film/{{Annie|1999}}'', Andrea [=McArdle=], the star of the original Broadway play, has a cameo as a theatrical ingenue during a musical number.
** Taylor Richardson, who had played Annie in the musical's 2013 Broadway revival following [[Theatre/IntoTheWoods Lilla Crawford]], plays the red-haired Annie at the beginning of [[Film/{{Annie2014}} the 2014 remake]]. Doubles as a CastingGag.
* ''Film/FreakyFriday2003'' has Marc [=McClure=] reprise his role as Boris, Creator/JodieFoster's love interest in [[Film/FreakyFriday1976 the original movie]], who had apparently become a mailman during the decades that passed.
** In a WhatCouldHaveBeen scenario, Foster herself was in talks to play the mother in the 2003 version when she had played the daughter in the original.
* Not a movie remake, but a ''studio'' remake: the Film/HammerHorror studio that made horror films through the late 50's to early 70's came back into business in 2011, and were quick to cast 90 year old Creator/ChristopherLee, Hammer's most prominent alumnus, in a supporting role in ''TheResident.''
* The 2011 version of ''Film/{{Fright Night|2011}}'' has a cameo from Chris Sarandon, who starred in the [[Film/FrightNight1985 original 1985 film]] as the vampire Jerry Dandridge. In the remake, he plays a victim of Colin Farrell's Jerry Dandridge. Sarandon's character is named J.D. in the end credits.
* ''Film/LesMiserables2012'', the film version of [[Theatre/LesMiserables the musical]], features cameos by Colm Wilkinson and Frances Ruffelle (who originated the roles of Jean Valjean and Eponine respectively). Ruffelle plays a prostitute and Wilkinson (appropriately enough) was cast as the bishop whose kindness sets Valjean on the road to redemption.
* Creator/FrankOz in the US remake of ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral''. Also, Creator/PeterDinklage plays...the exact same role he played in the original.
* Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards played a sheriff and a waitress in ''Film/RaceToWitchMountain'' - they were originally the children in ''Film/EscapeToWitchMountain''.
* Creator/ErnestBorgnine, the original [=McHale=], appeared in the ''Film/McHalesNavy'' movie as [[spoiler:[=McHale's=] dad]].
* While ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' is not a remake, its name (and the name of the main character) are derived from a pre-existing film simply titled ''Film/{{Django}}''. Franco Nero, who played the original Django, makes a brief appearance and discusses the pronounciation of the main character's name.
* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' has a minor one: Ratha's limo driver, seen very briefly, is the car thief who killed Uncle Ben ([[{{Retcon}} or did he?!]]) in the Film/SpiderManTrilogy.
* In ''Film/TheSaint1997'', the voice of Creator/RogerMoore, who plays Simon Templar in [[Series/TheSaint the 1960s TV series]], is heard on a radio.
* In ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' during the segment "It's A Good Life", Bill Mumy, who played the evil boy with psychic powers in the original segment, cameos as a bar patron who yells at him for interfering with the television reception.
** Also, the opening narration ("You unlock this door....") was provided by Burgess Meredith, perhaps the original series' most familiar face aside from Rod Serling's own.
* ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' has Johnny Depp, Peter [=DeLuise=] and Holly Robinson Peete reprise their roles as Tom Hanson, Doug Penhall and Judy Hoffs from [[Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet the original television series.]]
** Similarly, Richard Grieco reprises his role as Dennis Booker in the SequelSnark ending of ''Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet'', specifically in the "Jump Street Generations" segment.
* In the 2005 film of the musical of the film ''Film/TheProducers'' the director's boyfriend from the original movie appears via AnInsert, throwing a bouquet of flowers to the director/star of "Springtime For Hitler" during the curtain call.
* ''Film/{{Scum}}'' (1979) is a remake of the banned original 1977 ''Creator/{{BBC}}'' ''Series/PlayForToday'' version. The remake featured the same lead actor, Creator/RayWinstone.
* The 2009 LiveActionAdaptation of ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' had the voice actors of the [[TerribleTrio Doronbo Gang]] show up at a sushi bar the film's version of the gang was operating. The gang was disturbed at how familiar they sounded ("[[BreakingTheFourthWall They sound like we used to!]]"), but it didn't stop them from pulling a BaitAndSwitch.
* 1993's ''Film/BorisAndNatasha'', a live-action take on the ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' villains, had Creator/JuneForay, the original voice of Natasha, approaching her for an autograph.
* The 2016 [[DistaffCounterpart female-led]] reboot of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|2016}}'' has cameos from Creator/BillMurray ([[SelfDeprecation a debunker of the paranormal]]), Creator/SigourneyWeaver (the mentor of one of the characters), Creator/DanAykroyd (a taxi driver who says [[MythologyGag "he ain't afraid of no ghost"]]), Creator/ErnieHudson (the uncle of the Zeddemore {{Expy}}), and Annie Potts (a clerk, again). Creator/RickMoranis was offered a cameo as well, but declined. Even the late Creator/HaroldRamis is acknowledged through a bust with his likeness.
* The 2016 remake of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' featured Creator/TimCurry, who played Dr. Frank N. Furter in the original, as The Criminologist.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'', Snoopy's love interest Fifi was voiced by Creator/KristinChenoweth, who played Sally in the 1999 musical ''Theatre/YoureAGoodManCharlieBrown''.
* TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''Series/Car54WhereAreYou'' featured Al Lewis and Nipsey Russell, who appeared on the show respectively as Officers Schnauser and Anderson.
* The live action ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms'' featured Samantha Newark, the original voice of Jerrica, as a stage manager reassuring Jerrica as she's about to go on stage. Jem's singing voice Britta Philips, also cameos as a hair stylist.
* ''Film/PowerRangers2017'':
** Quite a bit more than a cameo, but Creator/BryanCranston features as Zordon. Before playing [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Hal]] and [[Series/BreakingBad Walter White]], Cranston provided the voiced of [[MonsterOfTheWeek Snizzard and Twin Man]] on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and [[{{Tuckerization}} is the source of]] Billy's ([[AllThereInTheManual never-mentioned on the show itself]]) last name.
** Near the end, [[spoiler:Creator/AmyJoJohnson and Creator/JasonDavidFrank, the original pink and green Power Rangers,]] appear among the crowd taking pictures of the Megazord with their smartphones.
* ''Film/TheFlintstones'' has Jean Vander Pyl (the original Wilma) as Mrs. Feldspar and Harvey Korman (the original Gazoo) as Dictabird.
** Likewise, ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'' features Korman as Colonel Slaghoople (Wilma's father) and Creator/JohnStephenson (the original Mr. Slate) as an announcer.
* In the 2016 film version of ''Series/DadsArmy'', Ian Lavender (who played Private Pike in the series) plays Brigadier Pritchard. Frank Williams reprises his role as Reverend Timothy Farthing.
* The 2007 Bollywood film ''Bollywood/{{Aag}}'' (an unauthorized remake of the classic ''Bollywood/{{Sholay}}'') features Creator/AmitabhBachchan (who played Jai in the original film) as the bandit Babban Singh.
* In the 2007 version of ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'', Jerry Stiller, who played Wilbur Turnblad in the original movie, played Mr. Pinky, who ran a plus-sized boutique and wanted Tracy to do commercials for him when she became a hit on the Corny Collins show. Ricki Lake (Tracy from the 1988 film) also appears, as a talent agent.
* ''Film/TheWomanInRed'': The pilot in the photo of Charlotte's husband is actually Jean-Loup Dabadie, one of the writers of ''Un éléphant ça trompe énormément.''
* The 2017 ''Film/{{CHiPs}}'' has Erik Estrada (the star of the original ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'') showing up at the end as a medic.
* In the Japanese dub of the 2013 ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' remake, Margaret White is voiced by Creator/KeikoHan, who dubbed Carrie in the dub of the original 1976 film. Ironically enough, Carrie herself in the remake is voiced by her [[Creator/MegumiHan both in-film and real life daughter]].
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'' has an unexpected one, similar to Annette O' Toole's role in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', as Amy Adams, who plays Lois Lane in this movie, had a role as a MonsterOfTheWeek in that very series.
* Creator/DavidHasselhoff, who played Mitch in the original ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', appears in the [[Film/{{Baywatch}} 2017 film]] as Mitch's unnamed mentor. Creator/PamelaAnderson also appears in a minor, non-speaking role.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo in ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' series, played terrorist-turned-politician Tom Zarek in [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 the reimagined series]], much to the delight of the fans.
** They also offered a role to Dirk Benedict, but he turned it down.
* ''Series/IsauraTheSlave2004'': In the previous adaptation, Rubens de Falco played Leoncio Almeida and Norma Blum played Malvina. Both actors return to portray Commander Almeida and Gertrudes, respectively.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Creator/ChristopherReeve's appearance as Doctor Virgil Swann was a particularly poignant example of this trope. They tried to have him play Jor-El but [[RealLifeWritesThePlot he died]].
** Annette O'Toole played Lana Lang in ''Film/SupermanIII'' and Martha Kent in ''Smallville''. This casting turned out to be a random fluke. The crew didn't even know at first, being surprised at just how much she knew about the mythology. They were apparently gob-smacked when she told them.
** Creator/TerenceStamp, who played General Zod in ''Film/SupermanII'', was cast as Jor-El and had a cameo as Zod.
** Creator/MargotKidder, who played Lois Lane in the films, played Virgil Swann's assistant (and would-be love interest.)
** Creator/DeanCain (''Series/LoisAndClark'''s Clark/Superman) appeared as what may have been the series' version of Vandal Savage.
** Creator/HelenSlater (who played [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} the title role]] in ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'') appears as Lara, Clark's biological mother.
** Marc [=McClure=], who played Jimmy Olsen in the films, appears as Brainiac's creator Dax-Ur in season 7.
** Creator/TeriHatcher (Lois Lane in ''Series/LoisAndClark'') played Lois' mother Ella Lane in one episode. Teri Hatcher's appearance is unusual for this trope: when shown, it is on a past recording, as Lois's mother is long dead by this point, and Teri Hatcher appears as she is now, and as the L&C version might appear today.
** Creator/LyndaCarter, best known as TV's Series/WonderWoman (1975), appears as Moira Sullivan, Chloe's mother, in one episode. A few seasons later, Chloe is mentioned to have met the Smallville universe's Wonder Woman.
* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy'' (1988-92) cast both Noel Neill and Jack Larson in a 1991 episode titled "Paranoia"; as previously noted, Larson played Jimmy Olsen in ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' alongside Neill's Lois Lane.
* ''Series/LoisAndClark'' nodded to the continuity of Superman shows by casting Phyllis Coates as Lois's mother, and by casting Jack Larson as an old Jimmy Olsen in the episode "Brutal Youth". Coates played Lois Lane for the first season of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman''.
* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' makes repeated use of this, in some cases with actors who also appeared on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' after appearing in earlier Superman-mythos works.
** Creator/HelenSlater and Creator/DeanCain play Eliza and Jeremiah Danvers, Kara Danvers's adoptive mother and father, respectively. Slater had played Kara in [[{{Film/Supergirl}} the film]]. Cain played Franchise/{{Superman}} in ''Series/LoisAndClark''.
** Creator/LauraVandervoort, who plays the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' version of Kara, plays major villain Indigo in the series.
** Creator/LyndaCarter, TV's ''Series/WonderWoman'', recurred in Season 2 as Olivia Marsdin, President of the United States [[spoiler:who is really an alien]].
** Creator/TeriHatcher, Lois Lane in ''Series/LoisAndClark'', portrays CanonForeigner Rhea, Queen of Daxam and mother of Mon-El, who serves as the main antagonist for the second half of Season 2.
** Creator/EricaDurance, who played Lois Lane in ''Smallville'', takes over the role of Kara's biological mother Allura from Laura Benanti in Season 3.
** Creator/CarlLumbly, who voiced J'onn J'onzz, the ComicBook/MartianManhunter, on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', and later reprised the role in the film ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' and the game ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', joins ''Supergirl'' in Season 3 as J'onn's father, Myrínn.
** Sarah Douglas, who played Ursa in ''Superman II'', plays the Kryptonian priestess Jindah Kol Razz.
* In the 2000 ITV telemovie of ''Literature/TheRailwayChildren'', Creator/JennyAgutter played the mother. She had previously played the eldest daughter in the 1970 film and the 1968 TV series.
* John Astin once guest-starred on ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily The New Addams Family]]'' as Grandpapa Addams, father to Gomez (now played by Glenn Taranto). Much humor was made from the very nature of the cameo. In fact, Astin's first words with his appearance were "Where's that Young Gomez?". The cameo is emphasized by the fact Taranto intentionally pitched his performance as a straight impersonation of Astin (as opposed to Raul Julia's film version of the character).
* The failed pilot for the American remake of ''Series/TheITCrowd'' starred [[Series/{{Community}} Joel McHale]] as Roy, Jessica St. Clair as Jen... and Creator/RichardAyoade reprising his role as Moss.
** In a similar vein, Robert Llewellyn reprised his role of Kryten in the failed ''Series/RedDwarf'' American pilot. (Chris Barrie was also asked to reprise the role of Rimmer, but declined.)
* Creator/PattyDuke won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in the film version of ''The Miracle Worker'' and an Emmy for playing Annie Sullivan in a 1979 made-for-TV version.
* In the MadeForTVMovie version of ''Series/TheMunsters'', Herman ends up working as a waiter and gets a table with the series' original cast playing a normal family.
* Two actors from the original ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' mini-series have appeared in the [[Series/{{V 2009}} 2009 remake]]. Jane Badler reprises her role as Diana, who is now the V's deposed queen, although whether or not there are any ties to the original is unclear. Marc Singer, who played the main character of the mini-series, returns in the season 2 finale as Lars Tremont, a member of a secret organization established to fight V's.
* The 2008 Pilot Movie ''Series/KnightRider'' ended with main character Mike [[spoiler:meeting his father, the original Michael Knight, played by Creator/DavidHasselhoff]].
* The one-off special ''A Tribute to Series/TheLikelyLads'', based on the ''Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?'' episode "The Longest Day", had Rodney Bewes (the original Bob) as the news vendor.
* The official trailer for the 2013 pilot episode for a proposed new version of ''Series/TheSaint'' TV series (pilot unbroadcast as of summer 2013, but the trailer was released in spring 2013) includes appearances by both [[spoiler:Creator/RogerMoore and Ian Ogilvy, who played Simon Templar in the 1960s and 1970s versions of the TV series. The nature of their characters is unknown]].
* Creator/JohnWesleyShipp, the lead actor in the 1990 series ''Series/{{The Flash|1990}}'', is cast as the lead's father in the 2014 [[Series/TheFlash2014 remake]]. A later episode shows Shipp as the Flash in a brief glimpse of an alternate reality, as Barry is crossing over to Earth 2. The season two finale reveals [[spoiler:Earth 3's Jay Garrick is the counterpart to Earth 1's Henry Allen.]]
** And Amanda Pays, who played Dr Tina [=McGee=], appears in "The Man in the Yellow Suit" as... Dr Tina [=McGee=]. Except she works in Mercury Labs instead of S.T.A.R. Labs.
** Similarly, Creator/MarkHamill, who played the Trickster (and reprised the role in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''), plays the original Trickster in "Tricksters". They even use footage from the original series to represent his crime spree twenty years ago. His Earth-3 counterpart looks more like ComicBook/TheJoker, though. Appropriate since Hamill was famous for voicing the Joker for years.
** Also in "Tricksters", Mayor Anthony Bellows is played by Vito D'Ambrosio, who played a recurring character in the 1990 series called Officer Tony Bellows.
** The Season 3 premiere "Flashpoint" sees Alex Desert reprise his role as Julio Mendez from the 90s series.
** The Season 4 episode "The Elongated Knight Rises" has Corinne Bohrer reprise the role of Trickster's sidekick Prank.
* ''Series/MacGyver2016'' had a Season 2 episode where Mac, Jack, and Murdoc were being chased by Murdoc's assassin mentor, who was played by Michael Des Barres, who played Murdoc himself in 1985.
* Katie Barberi, who plays Ursula and Rafael de La Fuente, who played Diego in the [=LatAm=] Nick show ''Grachi'' are both cast in the US ForeignRemake ''Series/EveryWitchWay'', with the former reprising the same role and the latter playing Julio.
* In a WhatCouldHaveBeen example of this trope, Bob Keeshan, the original ''Series/CaptainKangaroo'', was to have a cameo on the ill-fated remake "The All-New Captain Kangaroo" as a character called The Admiral ([[NamesTheSame not to be confused with]] [[WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie Mumfie's]] Admiral; despite that show airing on the same block and network as the remake]]), but after watching a few episodes and not being happy about the results, he declined the offer.
* Robin Ellis, who played the title character in TheSeventies BBC series ''Series/{{Poldark}}'', plays the Reverand Halse in the 2015 remake.
* The 2015 Creator/{{NBC}} version of ''Theatre/TheWiz'' had Stephanie Mills (who played Dorothy in the original Broadway production) play Aunt Em.
* The 2016 Creator/{{Fox}} version of ''Film/{{Grease}}'' had two links to the 1978 film version:
** Didi Conn, Frenchie in the film, plays a diner waitress VI - who in this version encourages the TV version's Frenchie (Carly Rae Jepsen) before her songs "All I Need Is an Angel" and "Beauty School Dropout". A production photo shown entering a commercial break shows Conn joining the 2016 Pink Ladies in their trademark matching jackets.
** Barry Pearl, Doody in the film, plays a National Bandstand field producer on the TV Version.
* The 2016 NBC version of ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'':
** Ricki Lake and Marissa Jaret Winokur, who played Tracy Turnblad in the original film and the Broadway musical respectively, cameo as Mr. Pinky's girls.
** The opening number also features storefronts for "[[Creator/JohnWaters Water's]] Plumbing" (John Waters was the creator of the original film) and "Divine's Pet Food" (with a [[Film/PinkFlamingos pink flamingo]] on the sign, no less)
* In the 1970s ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'' episode "Planet of the Slave Girls", Buster Crabbe, who previously played both Rogers and [[Film/FlashGordonSerials Flash Gordon]] in the film serials, plays Brigadier Gordon, who says he's been doing this since before Buck was born.
* In the second season finale of ''Series/TwelveMonkeys'', Madeleine Stowe, who played Dr. Railly in [[Film/TwelveMonkeys the movie the show's based on]], plays a Primary who gives Cole the advice he needs to stop time collapsing on itself.
* When the 1996 MadeForTVMovie ''Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?'' was remade in 2016 [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek on the Lifetime network]], they got Tori Spelling and Ivan Sergei, who played the protagonist and the BastardBoyfriend in the original, to return, this time playing the mother of the protagonist and a college professor who delivers a ChekhovsLecture about vampire fiction (the remake having added a LesbianVampire twist).

* The 2000 Jay recording of ''Theatre/TheMostHappyFella'' melds this nicely with {{Tuckerization}}: the one-line character "Sullivan" is played by Jo Sullivan Loesser, the original Rosabella. (She also sings one of Rosabella's {{Cut Song}}s.)
* The 2005 cover of Music/{{Sparks}}'s "This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us" by British Whale (the solo project of Music/TheDarkness frontman Justin Hawkins) includes both Mael brothers in the video. In fact, Russell Mael is the only one shown singing any of the lyrics.
* Lazlo Bane recorded a cover of Music/MenAtWork's "Overkill", and Men At Work frontman Colin Hay appeared in the video
* Music/GaryNuman provides vocals on Music/FearFactory's cover of his song "Cars."
* Music/RunDMC's cover of Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "Walk This Way" features Steven Tyler and Joe Perry in both the song and video.
* Inverted by Jaya's "If You Leave Me Now", in which Stevie B, who later covered the song, provided backup vocals.
* Brian May [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_May_discography#Guest_musician likes to appear]] in Music/{{Queen}} covers, at times bringing Roger Taylor along.
* Music/JohnLennon plays guitar on Music/DavidBowie's cover of Music/TheBeatles' "Across the Universe". Bowie also produced, and both sung and played sax in Lulu's cover of "Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld".
** Lennon also contributes backing vocals on Music/EltonJohn's cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
* Music/NikKershaw plays keyboards on ''Ozymy lyudi'', cover version (minus lyrics) of his hit ''The Riddle'' by Ukrainian band Skryabin.
* The music video of Mindy Smith's version of Music/DollyParton's "Jolene" features Dolly in a cameo.
* Music/EltonJohn plays piano on a cover of "Come Down In Time" by [[Music/ThePolice Sting]], recorded for the 1990 Elton John/Bernie Taupin CoverAlbum ''Two Rooms'', [[PenName under the alias of]] "Nancy Treadlight".
* Robert Plant and Music/ToriAmos covered Music/LedZeppelin's "Down by the Seaside" as a duet.
* ''Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*'' by Music/WeirdAlYankovic had Music/DireStraits frontman Mark Knopfler on guitar and Guy Fletcher on synthesizer.
** In the music video of Al's parody of The Greg Kihn Band's "Jeopardy" ("I Lost on Jeopardy"), Greg Kihn himself plays the driver of the car Al is thrown into at the end. He turns around and tips a wink to the camera.
* Carl Wilson of Music/TheBeachBoys (along with Christopher Cross) sing the backing harmonies on Music/DavidLeeRoth's cover of The Beach Boys' "California Girls".
* Music/TheRamones' cover of "Substitute" featured backing vocals from [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend]].
* Uncle Kracker's hit 2003 cover of Dobie Gray's 1973 classic "Drift Away" features Gray himself singing the final verse.
* Natalie Imbruglia's hit "Torn" is a cover of a song by the obscure band Ednaswap. Her version was produced by former Music/TheCure member Phil Thornalley, who not only produced the original Ednaswap version, but co-wrote the song as well.
* The music video for Madness' cover of "It Must Be Love", originally by Labi Siffre, features a cameo by Siffre himself.
* Music/MarcAlmond's 1989 remake of "Something's Gotten Hold of my Heart" features the original performer, Music/GenePitney, as supporting vocalist.
* Music/{{Devo}}'s Gerald Casale duets with Music/InformationSociety's Kurt Harland on the latter's remake of "Beautiful World".

* ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':
** The Quandary Phase had a cameo by David Dixon, the TV Ford Prefect, as a Greenpeace volunteer, who Arthur (played by Simon Jones on radio and TV) insisted he'd met somewhere before.
** The Quintessential Phase had Sandra Dickinson voice Tricia [=McMillan=] (Trillian's AlternateUniverse counterpart). Dickinson was the TV Trillian. She would go on to appear in the Hexagonal Phase as a "merged" Trillian.
* Creator/TheBBC Radio 4 adaptations of the Literature/HerculePoirot novels have Phillip Jackson play Inspector Japp. Jackson is best known for Creator/{{ITV}}'s ''Series/{{Poirot}}'', where he plays ... Inspector Japp.
* Similarly to ''Poirot'', Michael Gough appeared in the Radio 4 drama ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: The Lazarus Syndrome'' as Alfred. He reprised the role in the AudioAdaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' for Radio 1.
* A bit more than a cameo, but for their radio production of ''Pinocchio'', Focus on the Family planned to have Dick Jones (who played the title character in [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} the Disney version]]) as Gepetto. He accepted the role, but died shortly after.

* During August 2010, the West End musical version of ''Film/SisterAct'' featured Creator/WhoopiGoldberg as the Mother Superior.
* A 2007 touring production of ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' had Marni Nixon (who [[NonSingingVoice sang for]] Creator/AudreyHepburn in the movie) as Henry Higgins' mother.
* In the 2013 revival of ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'', John Rubinstein temporarily replaced Terrence Mann as King Charles and even went on to play the role in the national tour. Rubinstein played the original Pippin in the Broadway premiere.
* Defied by Creator/MaraWilson. Several people suggested she play Miss Honey in the musical version of ''{{Film/Matilda}}'' but she declined, saying she's not a singer. But she did say she'd like a cameo if they made a film of it.

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* A bit more than a cameo: ''All'' the Spider-Men in ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions''. Main MarvelUniverse ComicBook/SpiderMan is Creator/NeilPatrickHarris (''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries''); ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan is Josh Keaton (''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''); ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 is Dan Gilvezan (''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends''); and Spider-Man Noir is Creator/ChristopherDanielBarnes (''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'').
** Keaton and Barnes reprised ... the other two roles ... in ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime''.
* While not voiced by him, a character in the RPG video game based on ''Series/GameOfThrones'' looks exactly like George R.R. Martin. He is even writing a history of Westeros from the viewpoint of several people from different houses so it looks like he doesn't favor any house over another. The character has already wrote five volumes of the seven volume series and is asked whe the next one will be released. He responds "I told you next year". This is met with [[SelfDeprecation "He says that every year."]]
* Telltale's ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' video game didn't have Michael J. Fox reprising his Marty [=McFly=] role, though he did voice two future versions of him in the final episode.
* Dirk Benedict might have declined to appear in ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', but he ''did'' provide some voice-acting for the tie-in video game... about three lines, after which his character is killed off. [[AdvertisedExtra Which didn't stop his presence being hyped up on the back of the box.]] [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames It didn't help.]]

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* [[Series/{{Batman}} Adam West]] guest starred in a episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as Simon Trent, a washed-up actor who had originally starred in a TV series as "The Grey Ghost" and inspired Bruce Wayne to become a SuperHero.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' had West play by a {{Gender Flip}}ped version of Gotham's mayor, Marion Grange.
*** And the Latin American dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' had the mayor voiced by the man who voiced Batman in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
** The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "The Chill of the Night" had [[Series/{{Batman}} Adam West and Julie Newmar]] as Thomas and Martha Wayne. West later voiced Proto in the episode "The Plague of the Prototypes".
* Speaking of Batman, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Kevin Conroy]] did the voice of John Grayson in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', with Mark Hamill as Tony Zucco.
** Then later, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill voiced ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger and ComicBook/TheSpectre, respectively, in the aforemention "The Chill of the Night". In addition, the episode "The Super-Batman of Planet X" had Zur-En-Aarh's Batman voiced by [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Kevin Conroy]], with his Superman-like reporter love interest and mad scientist archenemy voiced by [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Dana Delaney and Clancy Brown]].
* Another Bat-Universe example: in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', Mayor Marion Grange is voiced by CCH Pounder. Pounder is best known in the DCAU for voicing Amanda Waller, a role's played in virtually every speaking appearance of the character (including movies, video games, and TV series).
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' occasionally shows Spike, Carly, and Daniel from the Movie- and Post-Movie Generation 1. Meanwhile, Cybertron crowd scenes are ''full'' of toy-only and Japan-only characters from the interregnum between G1 and ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Imagine if you will, a massive giant aptly named Grandus, reinterpreted as a sumo wrestler, ''terrified'' of the supposedly yucky, germ-filled human sidekick who'd wound up on Cybertron alongside Ratchet.
** Of course, it's worth noting that Spike was also voiced by his G1 voice actor, as was Shockwave... who were the same guy anyway.
* ''WesteriAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' features a lot of characters voiced by voice actors from the original Sunbow ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' cartoon.
** Duke's parents were played by Creator/MichaelBell, the original voice of Duke as well as Xamot of the Crimson Twins, and Creator/BJWard, the original voice of Scarlett.
** Storm Shadow's uncle, the Hard Master, is played by Creator/KeoneYoung, the actor who played Storm Shadow in the original cartoon.
** Granger, a crippled inmate, and the show's interpretation of Law are voiced by Creator/CoreyBurton, who in the original show voiced Tomax of the Crimson Twins.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}'' has Larry Kenney, the [[ActorAllusion original voice]] of Lion-O, in the [[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 1985}} 1985 series]] as the voice of Claudus, [[MythologyGag Lion-O's father]].
* Similarly, Creator/CaseyKasem, the voice of Shaggy Rogers from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Where Are You?'' to ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' (not to mention the specials), plays Shaggy's Uncle Albert in ''WesternAnimation/ShaggyAndScoobyDooGetAClue'' and Shaggy's father in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
* Creator/BrianBloom, the voice of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', voics [[ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Hyperion]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''. James C. Mathis III, who voiced ComicBook/BlackPanther in ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', voices Heimdall.
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' has Creator/ChristopherDanielBarnes, the voice of Spider-Man from ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', as Spyder-Knight.
* Creator/RobPaulsen voiced Raphael in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', and was brought back to voice Donatello in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 reboot]].
** April's mother is voiced by Renae Jacobs, who voiced April in the original TV series.
* Tim Matheson, who voiced Johnny Quest in the 1960s cartoon, voices the president in the Tom And Jerry/Johnny Quest crossover movie ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerrySpyQuest''.
* The Spanish dub of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' is not only directed by Creator/EduardoGarza who voiced Pidge in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronTheThirdDimension'', but he also voiced the current Pidge's older brother Matthew.
* More than a cameo: In the ''Literature/WatershipDown'' TV series, General Woundwort was played by Creator/JohnHurt, who was Hazel in [[WesternAnimation/WatershipDown the 1978 movie]].
* In an episode "Fashion Warriors" of the 90s ''Westernanimation/{{Incredible Hulk}}'' cartoon, Creator/LouFerrigno is one of the guests at the fashion show.