Did more than one actor play the same character on these classic shows?

Some of these classic TV characters were a group effort!

 

When an important actor leaves a show, producers have two choices: they can cast another actor to play the same character and hope that audiences don’t mind or they can create a new, but very similar, character. Most shows went with the latter choice but a few classic series used multiple actors – two, three or even six – to play the exact same person.

Some of the characters below were played by more than one actor while the others were only ever portrayed by one performer. Do you know who was played by multiple actors and who was not?

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  1. Was John-Boy Walton played by more than one actor?
  2. Did more than one actor play Chester from Gunsmoke?
  3. Was Doc Burrage from The Rifleman played by more than one actor?
  4. Was Sgt. Kinchloe in Hogan's Heroes played by more than one actor?
  5. Did more than one actor voice Barney Rubble in the original Flintstones?
  6. Was Bobbie Jo from Petticoat Junction played by more than one actor?
  7. Did more than one actor play Duke from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.?
  8. Did more than one actor play the Riddler in Adam West's Batman series?
  9. Was Julie McCoy played by more than one actor in The Love Boat?
  10. Did more than one actor play Flint in Wagon Train?
  11. Did more than one actor wear the famous Cousin Itt costume in The Addams Family?
  12. Was Alan Brady from The Dick Van Dyke Show played by more than one actor?

Did more than one actor play the same character on these classic shows?

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104 Comments

RJOwles 18 months ago
Has anyone else noticed the pattern for these two answer quizzes? Questions 1-4 alternate (e.g. 1-yes; 2-no; 3-yes; 4-no), questions 5 & 6 are the same answer, 7 & 8 alternate, 9 & 10 are the same answer, 11 & 12 alternate. If 4 is a yes, then 5 & 6 will be no. If 4 is a no, 5 & 6 will be yes. It appears to be the same pattern for every quiz. So, if you get the first question correct, you can pretty much just follow this pattern for the following questions.
Stardoc 25 months ago
10/12. I did better than I thought I would, mainly because some were pure guesses.
anitak62 26 months ago
I got 11 out of 12. This was a really fun quiz!
AgingDisgracefully 26 months ago
A skilled eye is required to distinguish one Itt from the other.
Jamesatkinson 26 months ago
100%, I love this quiz. When a TV series tryed to pass off another actor in a reoccurring role it always made me laugh, like we weren't gonna be able to tell the difference. 😁👍😏
TSeym22 26 months ago
10/12 Didn't remember that John Astin was the Riddler, and although it wasn't "officially" another actor, Alan Brady wasn't always being played by Reiner--sometimes it was a stand-in.
TlorDagama 26 months ago
You got 11 out of 12 Missed number 1 but never watched the Waltons
WGH 26 months ago
11/12
I could have sworn two actors played "Kinch" on Hogan's Heroes.

And I learn most everything I needed to know for this particular quiz by reading articles on metv.com and watching the shows.
dmirarh WGH 26 months ago
The other actor played Baker.
JDWJDW2 dmirarh 26 months ago
Kenneth Washington is his name.
Kenner WGH 26 months ago
Sgt. Baker played by Kenneth Washington. Last I checked he and Robert Clary are the only main cast still alive.
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