Fun Fact

16 08 2009

Occasionally, bit actors will end up playing different roles on the same show.

Here’s a few interesting examples, all from Beverly Hills 90210.

DAVID GAIL

Role 1: One episode as Tom, a bellhop that helps Brenda when she can’t afford a hotel room (season 1).

Role 2: Seven episodes as Stuart Carson, Brenda’s boyfriend/fiance (season 4).

RANDY SPELLING

Role 1: Three episodes as Kenny, Andrea’s assistant at the Beverly Hills Beach Club (season 3).

Role 2: Eleven episodes as Ryan Sanders, Steve’s brother (several seasons)

Bonus Role: The real-life son of 90210’s executive producer, Aaron Spelling, and sister to Tori Spelling (Donna)

CLIFF DORFMAN

Role 1: One episode as Michael, a guy who tries to hit on Kelly at a Halloween party–the same episode where a different guy tries to rape her (season 2)

Role 2: One episode as a photographer (season 4)

Role 3: Four episodes as Joe Patch, Kelly’s rapist (seasons 9 and 10)

Bonus Role: Co-starred in Friends Til the End with Shannen Doherty (Brenda)

JOSIE DAVIS

Role 1: One episode as Madeline, a lesbian with whom Steve and Brandon try to date (season 8 )

Role 2: Ten episodes as Camille Desmond, David’s girlfriend and Donna’s business partner (season 10)

This is by no means a comprehensive list–just some of my favorite examples!

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