Actors who found success on multiple TV show

Danson first rose to prominence as Sam Malone, the womanizing bar owner from “Cheers.” In recent years, he got a ton of love for his role as Michael in “The Good Place,” a critically-acclaimed series.  

Ted Danson


Louis-Dreyfus is the one who ended the idea of the “Seinfeld” curse for good. While “According to Christine” was a successful sitcom, it’s really “Veep” that turned her into an Emmy-winning force. 

Julia Louis-Dreyfu


Bob Newhart knew a thing or two about self-promotion. First, he starred in “The Bob Newhart Show,” which was a big hit. He followed that up with “Newhart,” which was nearly as successful.  

Bob Newhart


It’s not all sitcom stars that have more than one big show. Take Garner for example. He charmed as the wily gambler “Maverick,” and then was perhaps the best private detective in television history as Jim Rockford in “The Rockford Files.” 

James Garner


White is such a TV legend, she got her first sitcom, “Life with Elizabeth,” way back in 1953. Let’s fast forward to the ‘70s when she joined the cast of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” as Sue Ann Nivens, the Happy Homemaker, a great addition to the ensemble. 

Betty White


This is our first actor who found success in both comedy and drama. Cranston got his start doing sitcoms, including playing the wacky dad in “Malcolm in the Middle. 

Bryan Cranston


There are a couple of actors from the “Taxi” cast we could have included. Danny DeVito joined the gang on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” in the second season and has been doing that for a decade.  

Tony Danza


Hey now! Tambor’s best work in his career was arguably as Hank Kingsley, the sidekick of Larry Sanders on “The Larry Sanders Show. 

Jeffrey Tambor



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