What actor/actress can you never see as anything other than one character they've played, despite being in other roles?— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) August 31, 2017
Being typecast is a yoke that most Actors and Actresses would do anything to avoid.
But, lets face it, getting one big long running role has been a game-saving, career making blessing for many on television or on the big screen.
My pick is Gilligan (Gilligan’s Island).
Bob Denver is not with us anymore, but could you ever imagine going to see a movie with him in it (while he was on this planet) and not thinking ‘Hey you’re Gilligan, don’t screw around man!’
Other great suggestions:
*Newman from Seinfeld (Wayne Knight)
*Daniel Radcliffe, Forever Harry Potter
*Henry Winkler, Fonzie (Happy Days)
*Jason Alexander, George (in Seinfeld)
*Napoleon Dynamite, Jon Heder
*Ed O’Neill, as Al Bundy (Married with Children)
*Adam West, Batman
*Pauly Shore, The Weasel
Most recently, I couldn’t imagine Travis Fimmel as anyone other than Ragnar Lothbrok in VIKINGS, a show I am hooked on.
Who is yours?