Which role do you associate these actors with?

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There are a few reasons you might associate an actor with a certain role. Maybe you grew up crushing on Kate Jackson as Sabrina Duncan, or you're just a born-and-raised Trekkie who knows William Shatner will always be James Kirk.


Whatever the reason, we want to hear which roles are most memorable for some of classic TV's most famous faces.

See how many people agree with you!

  1. Is Andy Griffith Andy Taylor or Ben Matlock in your heart?
  2. Will Bob Denver forever be Gilligan or Maynard G. Krebs?
  3. How about Buddy Ebsen? Barnaby Jones or Jed Clampett?
  4. Is Dick Van Dyke Rob Petrie or Dr. Mark Sloan?
  5. Do you think of William Shatner as Captain J. T. Kirk or T. J. Hooker?
  6. Do you remember Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards or Laura Petrie?
  7. When you think of Betty White, do you think of Sue Anne Nivens or Rose Nylund?
  8. Is James Garner Bret Maverick or Jim Rockford to you?
  9. When you think of Ron Howard, does Opie Taylor or Richie Cunningham pop into your head?
  10. When it comes to Kate Jackson, are you more of a Sabrina Duncan or Amanda King fan?
  11. Do you associate Gavin MacLeod with Merrill Stubing or Murray Slaughter?
  12. Do you think of Bill Bixby as Bruce Banner or Tim O'Hara?
  13. Is Bob Newhart actually Bob Hartley or Dick Loudon in your mind?
Which role do you associate these actors with?

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Longhorn 12 days ago
I always think of Bill Bixby in the TV version of "The Courtship of Eddie's Father".
JeffTanner 14 days ago
''69% similar ---------------69% similar to the most popular responses.
bemibet 18 days ago
Why did every question add up to 99%? It's not like people could choose "no opinion".
jvf 18 days ago
A few of these were hard to choose for me. I associate each actor equally for the choice given in #6, 7, 9, and 13.
cmlpony 18 days ago
Personally I always associated the actor Bill Bixby with the role of DAVID BANNER and not BRUCE BANNER.
djw1120 18 days ago
92% similar
Of course, everything added up to 99% and as far as #'s 2, 8, 11 and 13 go, I couldn't care less which one.
DuanneWalton 18 days ago
Andy Griffith is always Lonesome Rhodes (from A Face in the Crowd) and Ron Howard is always Genius (from Village of the Giants) to me.
UTZAAKE DuanneWalton 18 days ago
53% similar. Definitely Lonesome Rhodes! For me, Ron Howard is the Arrested Development narrator.
GeoRubik DuanneWalton 15 days ago
Winthrop Paroo from The Music Man. Loved his lisp.
Debby 19 days ago
53% similar. I actually think of Dark Shadows for Kate Jackson, which was not a choice.
daDoctah 19 days ago
And now the *really* tough decision: Michael Landon as Little Joe Cartwright, Pa Ingalls, or Jonathan Smith?
ETristanBooth daDoctah 18 days ago
Charles Ingalls for me.
Allison 19 days ago
100% went with my own thoughts
Lacey 19 days ago
#6 is hard as she was iconic in BOTH roles.
Corey 19 days ago
92% I picked Richie Cunningham over Opie Taylor.
Runeshaper 19 days ago
76% similar
76% similar to the most popular responses
Barry22 20 days ago
84%, and Gavin Macleod as Happy on McHale's Navy.
Jeremy 20 days ago
100% similar, baby! On some of them, I just pretty much just answered for myself and "told the truth," but on most of them, I just went with what I thought the majority of TV viewers might say. I guess I have a knack of knowing what the viewing public wants.
Lucyneenah19701 20 days ago
84% similar. The two choices for Betty White are okay, but I like Ellen from Mama’s Family the best.
There are really quite a few to choose from: Life With Elizabeth, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mama's Family, The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland . . . . and there are others. I probably see her the most on old episodes of Match Game.
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