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2013-02-18 08:37:34 AM
I remember channel surfing one afternoon many years ago and stopping dead on seeing Jack Nicholson on The Andy Griffith Show.

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2013-02-18 09:26:29 AM
Tom Hanks also played the Elyse's brother who was a secret alcoholic that gave Alex what he deserved in Family Ties.

The best line was when Alex told his mom that Hanks drank the vanilla extract for the alcohol content.
 
2013-02-18 10:04:10 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Tom Hanks also played the Elyse's brother who was a secret alcoholic that gave Alex what he deserved in Family Ties.

The best line was when Alex told his mom that Hanks drank the vanilla extract for the alcohol content.


Exactly what I came here to say as well. Even the vanilla extract part.

/get out of my head!
 
2013-02-18 10:05:22 AM
One more each for Joaquin Phoenix and Abigail Breslin: I caught Phoenix on an early episode of "Murder, She Wrote," playing an obnoxious kid at an amusement park. Breslin played a blind piano prodigy in the 2nd-season premiere of "NCIS," and I have to say she did a pretty impressive job for an 8-year-old.
 
2013-02-18 10:18:06 AM
Hayden Christiansen also started on are you afraid of the dark... Oh we're talking about award nominees. Yeah, that'll happen
 
2013-02-18 10:19:59 AM
Clicked on the Sea Hunt clip. Yep, even sounded like the Dude at that age. (0:41-0:46)

/no non-gothic Helena Bonham Carter in Miami Vice?
//nor doomsday survivalist Leslie Nielsen in Route 66?
 
2013-02-18 10:22:40 AM
Oops, didn't notice the Oscar nom part.
 
2013-02-18 10:27:51 AM
Brad Pitt on Friends?
 
2013-02-18 10:36:52 AM
Kurt Russell in Gilliagan's Island.
 
2013-02-18 10:42:33 AM
Two pages with Amy Adams' chins I can handle but three is more than I'm willing to click through.

Screw you AV Club.
 
2013-02-18 10:49:48 AM
CSI is going to be the Twilight Zone of the future.  There are so many random guest stars in the first few seasons who are now, if not movie stars, at least television stars.  Just from a quick IMDB search of the first season:

Eric Stonestreet, Dakota Fanning (as a 6-year old), Natalie Zea, Mark Valley, Milo Ventimiglia, Rainn Wilson

I know John Krasinski and Jeremy Renner made guest spots later in the run.
 
2013-02-18 10:55:16 AM
Clicked the link mainly to make sure Emma Thompson's appearance on The Young Ones was on it.  Leaving pleased.
 
2013-02-18 11:02:19 AM
Tom Hanks was also in an episode of Taxi playing a stoner buddy of Jim's back in his college days
 
2013-02-18 11:44:50 AM
Kurt Russell was in The Fugitive too.  He wouldve made the list a couple times if he'd ever been nominated for an Oscar.  Fugitive and Twilight Zone reruns on MeTV are pure win for the cameos.  And watching Jack Benny Show and Alfred Hitchcock Presents reruns back to back on another channel is kind of surreal.

And who was that girl sitting next to Brad Pitt in 21 Jump street?  She looked really familiar but i couldnt put my finger on it.
 
2013-02-18 12:14:08 PM
Wasn't Kurt Russel a nom for 'Mask'?
 
2013-02-18 01:04:55 PM
I'm convinced that pretty much everyone of a certain age (and John Hawkes) passed through the casting offices for Buffy/Angel at some point.
 
2013-02-18 01:13:19 PM

pkticker: Breslin played a blind piano prodigy in the 2nd-season premiere of "NCIS," and I have to say she did a pretty impressive job for an 8-year-old.


Yup, that's one of those where you watch it and go "If she keeps acting as she gets older she's gonna walk away with quite a few awards." She should have at least been nominated for an Emmy with that one.
 
2013-02-18 01:17:46 PM
One thing I got from that article, Rooney Mara is an ungrateful little brat.

I'm pretty sure you could do this entire article based off appearances on Miami Vice, Law & Order, and CSI.
 
2013-02-18 01:17:59 PM
Despite never being nominated, Bruce Willis's110 episode cameo on Babylon 5 always pleased me.
 
2013-02-18 02:13:37 PM

AlanSmithee: Wasn't Kurt Russel a nom for 'Mask'?


No. You are probably thinking of Sam Elliott. Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Silkwood," which - like "Mask" - featured Cher.
 
2013-02-18 02:27:41 PM

Robert1966: AlanSmithee: Wasn't Kurt Russel a nom for 'Mask'?

No. You are probably thinking of Sam Elliott. Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Silkwood," which - like "Mask" - featured Cher.


haha, i was thinking Jim Carrey and that it was sarcasm to suggest an award for "Mask".  totally forgot about that Mask.
 
2013-02-18 05:16:57 PM

moshi8: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Tom Hanks also played the Elyse's brother who was a secret alcoholic that gave Alex what he deserved in Family Ties.

The best line was when Alex told his mom that Hanks drank the vanilla extract for the alcohol content.

Exactly what I came here to say as well. Even the vanilla extract part.

/get out of my head!


I also remember that and what Hanks said when he downed the extract bottle ("It's 'nilla time!").

Wasn't Looking at his Neck:
/no non-gothic Helena Bonham Carter in Miami Vice?

I also thought that would be on the list (especially since she played a 30-year old doctor even though at the time she was only 20 and looked like she was 12).  I'm guessing they didn't include her because she appeared on two unrelated episodes before they put her character on the bus thereby breaking their one-episode guest-shot rule.
 
2013-02-18 08:23:16 PM

NDP2: moshi8: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Tom Hanks also played the Elyse's brother who was a secret alcoholic that gave Alex what he deserved in Family Ties.

The best line was when Alex told his mom that Hanks drank the vanilla extract for the alcohol content.

Exactly what I came here to say as well. Even the vanilla extract part.

/get out of my head!

I also remember that and what Hanks said when he downed the extract bottle ("It's 'nilla time!").

Wasn't Looking at his Neck:
/no non-gothic Helena Bonham Carter in Miami Vice?

I also thought that would be on the list (especially since she played a 30-year old doctor even though at the time she was only 20 and looked like she was 12).  I'm guessing they didn't include her because she appeared on two unrelated episodes before they put her character on the bus thereby breaking their one-episode guest-shot rule.


Or Viggo Mortensen and his horrible hat!

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2013-02-18 08:28:27 PM
The Walken clip from Hawaii 5 O was great. He was gorgeous back then. He has so much energy and power in that scene, he made Jack Lord look like he was made out of wood.

=]
 
2013-02-19 12:29:01 AM
You HAVE to watch the Hawaii Five O clip. Jack Lord was the last of the great "Mount Rushmore style" actors It was a long and distinguished line the gave us actors like John Wayne and Robert Stack and Ronald Reagan but will never appear again. That clip shows the passing of the torch from one kind of acting to another. The thing is that Jack Lord was not a bad actor. He was the original Felix Lightner in the Bond series and they chose to cast a different Felix in just about every film after that because the Bond producers thought that Lord would steal the movies away from Connery! It just a style that no one uses amy more. Few actors are as frenetic as Walken but NO one approached the job of acting like Jack Lord does today. Not a one.
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