- Single Continuity- Time has continued from the last time we saw the character.
- Alternate Continuity- A reboot of some sort is created, and instead of recasting the role they keep the same actor despite that.
- Marathon Run- Every few years there is a new appearance that reminds us that they are still around, and have no intention on leaving the character alone.
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- The Batman OnStar Commercials sees the late Michael Gough reprise his role from the Batman film series as Alfred.
- Ad bumpers for MeTV feature stars of the shows they broadcast saying "Watch me on ME." Some are done As Himself but others are in character: Alan Brady from The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Ed Asner and Betty White as Lou Grant and Sue-Ann Nivens from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
- While not the case in the actual game, Corey Burton reprises his role as Shockwave from the Generation 1 Transformers cartoon and Transformers Animated for GameStop's DLC commercial for Transformers: War for Cybertron.
- Ian McDiarmid repraised his role as The Emperor for an Angry Birds Star Wars II Commercial.
- Yuya Miyashita reprises his role as Yusei Fudo for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V Synchron Extreme commercial.
- Ford has been doing a number of commercial series called Overdubs, bringing in various actors to reprise roles when they can. Probably one of the more surprising ones is this commercial, which brings back Jason David Frank, Johnny Yong Bosch, David Fielding, Kerrigan Mahan and Wendee Lee to reprise their Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers roles as Tommy, Adam, Zordon, Goldar and Scorpina respectively.
- June Foray's reprisal, in a 2014 GEICO commercial titled "The Gecko's Journey", was one of the last of her many performances as Rocky the Flying Squirrel, having voiced the character since the show first premiered in 1959. (Her actual swan song was a short from that same year that was to precede Mr. Peabody & Sherman in theaters, but was instead shafted to the DVD.)
- In the Animated Fan Film, Batman: New Times, Adam West reprises his role from Batman as the titular Caped Crusader and Mark Hamill reprises his Batman: The Animated Series role as The Joker.
- A Very Potter Senior Year sees Evanna Lynch reprising her role from the Harry Potter films as Luna Lovegood.
- Josh Mandel voiced King Graham in King's Quest V. While he was a programmer and not a professional voice actor by any stretch (the game's voices were all Sierra staff), his was one of the best showings, and he was able to reprise it for King's Quest VI, which did have professional-grade voice talent. Later on, AGD Interactive contacted him for the FanRemakes of King's Quest I, King's Quest II, and King's Quest III (he also voiced Graham in Infamous Adventures' version).
- Sonic sees Jaleel White reprise his role from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic SatAM and Sonic Underground as the titular Sonic.
- The Power Rangers parody, Power/Rangers sees Carla Perez reprise her (physical) role from Season 2 of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers to In Space role as Rita Repulsa.
- Super Power Beat Down features Jason David Frank reprising his role as Tommy Oliver from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. He dons the mantle of the White Ranger once more in a fight against Scorpion, and of the Green Ranger in a fight against Ryu.
- The Doctor Who Fan Film "Devious" includes a scene with Jon Pertwee as the soon-to-be Third Doctor. It was his last acting role.
- Dirty Laundry, a fan film about The Punisher, sees Thomas Jane reprise his role from the 2004 film as Frank Castle himself.
- The Italian animated fan film Batman: Night of Shadows gets some reprisals from various DC productions.
- While Death Battle usually casts different actors or use sound clips from shows or games, The "Yang Xiao Long vs. Tifa Lockhart" and "Naruto Uzumaki vs Ichigo Kurosaki" episodes respectively featured Barbara Dunkelman as Yang and Johnny Yong Bosch as Ichigo.
- Twenty years after the original TV version of Neverwhere, Paterson Joseph reprised the role of the Marquis de Carabas for the radio adaptation of "How the Marquis Got His Coat Back", with a brief explanation about why he sounds like "his younger self", rather than David Harewood from the radio version of Neverwhere.
- The original radio cast of The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy (1978-80) reprised their roles in the Tertiary to Quintessential Phases (2004-05). Sandra Dickinson, Trillian in the TV version (1981) sort of reprised the role in the Quintessential Phase as an AU Tricia Macmillan. For the 40th anniversary in 2018, an adaptation of And Another Thing... has been announced, with most of the radio cast, but Dickinson as the "regular" Trillian. Jane Horrocks will also be reprising the role of Fenchurch, which she played in the Quandary Phase.
- In an odd form of this trope, Jonathan Freeman, who voiced Jafar in Disney's Aladdin in 1992, returned to the role for the live action Broadway production of the film in 2014.
- The Wiz had a short-lived 2009 Off-Broadway production starring Ashanti as Dorothy Gale, a role she played another interpretation of in The Muppets' 2005 take on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- Annie Get Your Gun: Ethel Merman reprised her starring role in the 1966 Lincoln Center revival (for which Irving Berlin wrote a new Counterpoint Duet for her) and in NBC's televised version the following year.
- Pal Joey: Vivienne Segal appeared in both the original 1940 production and the 1952 revival, though neither she nor the new Joey, Harold Lang, were on the revival cast album due to Columbia Records having recorded Pal Joey with them in 1950.
- In the 1952 revival of the 1934 play The Children's Hour, Katherine Emmet reprised her role as Amelia Tilford.
- Harvey Fierstein, who played Edna in the original cast of Hairspray, reprised the role for the 2016 NBC live production of the same show.