Can you guess what serious drama these funny actors are on?

These comedy stars weren't always laughing.

Some actors are known the world over for their ability to make us laugh. Classic television showcased the comedic talents of many now iconic stars. But did you know your favorite funny performers also played dramatic roles?

It wasn't just sitcom actors, comedy film stars also appeared on many TV dramas.

Here are 12 actors known for their humor. Can you guess what dramatic series they're on?

  1. Classic TV comedian Art Carney played a sad Santa Claus on which show?
  2. Dick Van Dyke sported this fantastic beard on which detective drama?
  3. Teri Garr is known for her many hilarious film roles. What sci-fi adventure series is she on here?
  4. Hollywood funnyman Mickey Rooney is on which TV western here?
  5. Micky Dolenz, drummer for The Monkees, is playing a young rebel on which cop show?
  6. That's Brady patriarch Robert Reed on what show?
  7. Speaking of Bradys, what show is this frightened Barry Williams on?
  8. He played Milburn Drysdale on the sitcom 'The Beverly Hillbillies' but here Raymond Bailey appears on what dramatic series?
  9. Carl Reiner is a comedic legend who appeared on and created 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' but what creepy series is he on here?
  10. Another hilarious member of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' cast, Rose Marie, acts in which western series here?
  11. Little Ronny Howard made everyone smile as Opie on 'The Andy Griffith Show' but here he's on which family drama?
  12. This is iconic comedienne Carol Burnett on what science fiction show?

Can you guess what serious drama these funny actors are on?

Your Result...

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MikefromJersey 12 days ago
11 for 12. MeTV guys, please consider running Naked City. One of the best written series of all time, filmed on location in early 1960's NYC. The number of future stars in it is amazing,
which(like Twilight Zone)is the hallmark of a superior series.
Come on fellas, get rid of utterly banal junk like Barnaby Jones. Up your game.
Evan 12 days ago
10/12. Only had to guess on 4.
Html_bucket 14 days ago
I got 8 out of 12. Oh well better luck next time.to me, still love all these shows. Better than today shows.
wanderer2575 16 days ago
Rod Serling wrote that Twilight Zone episode "The Night of the Meek" specifically because he wanted to see Art Carney play Santa Claus.
Rrene03 19 days ago
11 put of 12.. Woo Hoo! Finally!
GregLemieux 19 days ago
12/12 Whew! Had to guess on quite a few, but guessed right.
Lillyrose 19 days ago
6 out of 12. All guesses except number 11. I did see that show.
Runeshaper 19 days ago
You got 8 out of 12

In the words of Gimli, "Not the beard!" LOL
cperrynaples 19 days ago
12/12! and comments: 6 was obvious since Mannix used the Brady house often and Reed made multiple appearances! 10 also featured William Schallert from Dobie Gillis & Patty Duke! Finally, 11 & 12 became MeTV promos, where the Waltons heard the TAGS theme and Carol Burnett watched herself get off a bus! BTW, I would argue that 12 shouldn't be in this quiz because that TZ had a laugh track!
Pacificsun cperrynaples 19 days ago
I think #8 is wrong. That picture doesn't look like the actor who played Drysdale on the BH. What do you think? You're the expert around here πŸ˜‰ Thanks!
It's him without his wig.
daDoctah Pacificsun 13 days ago
Milburn Drysdale in "The Case of the Taken Toupee".
texasluva 19 days ago
9 out of 12. My Ace In The Hole isn't working to perfection lately . Well at least we can have some fun. Here we have Wolfman Jack doing his daily radio show. Usually starts off with a prank call which some are pretty dang funny. This is one of his short broadcasts when he did his daily Prank call to someone. He is dailing Shakey's Pizza wanting to know if they still had the Secret Agent Spy Scoops (say what, huh) of whatever. Kinda funny. Then you get a song to go along with it. At this time we all need a laugh or two to make it through our day.
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πŸ‘ Good choice
peterm 20 days ago
the answers were in the photos
MrsPhilHarris 20 days ago
9/12. I got one wrong by accident. I never get the Star Trek questions right. Had no idea about the Invaders question.
Gary 20 days ago
9 outta 12 but haven't seen any of these since they first came out
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