Special Sub-Topic: First Name's The Same
|_____ Boyd from "Cheers".|
Woody & Woody Harrelson. Woody Harrelson of "Cheers" of course, a wonderful show, and one of the best characters on television, so innocent and always good for a laugh. Woody was nominated for an Emmy 6 times for the role of Woody Boyd, including once for an appearance on fellow "Cheers" alumni Kelsey Grammer's show "Fraiser"...sadly, Woody only won once.
|Micelli, Banta, Canetti|
Tony & Tony Danza. Tony Danza, in "Who's the Boss", "Taxi", and "Hudson Street". Originally they wanted the part on Taxi to be an Irish boxer, but it was changed for Tony. Surprisingly enough, Tony never won a major television award.
Paul & Paul Reiser. Paul Reiser, also of "My Two Dads" and "Diner". A music major in college, is the paino player for the theme of "Mad About You".
Tim & Tim Allen & Andy. Tim Allen a hilarious standup comic, and a wonderful family show, "Home Improvement". I just wish Al got a little more respect. Andy Griffith also works, as he was Andy Taylor on "The Andy Griffith Show".
Drew Carey. Another funny standup with his own show..."The Drew Carey Show". Clark was his last name on a show called "The Good Life", which only ran for about 13 episodes in 1994, shortly before his own show took off. Blake Clark has appeared as Drew's neighbour, and Anthony Clark was the star of Boston Common.
Ray & Ray Romano & raymond & raymond romano & Raymond & raymond. "Everybody Loves Raymond" a very well written show staring Ray Romano, one worth watching just for his mom, played by Doris Roberts.
|Morgan, Richmond |
Ellen & Ellen DeGeneres. "Ellen", one of the groundbreaking shows on television, staring Ellen DeGeneres, and "The Ellen Show". In 2002 began what was to become a breakout success in daytime talk. She celebrated the the tenth anniversary of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in the fall of 2012.
Bob Newhart. These names come from "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Bob". Mariette Harley is of course an accomplished actress, Dylan McKay was Luke Perry's character on "Beverly Hills, 90210" and Dick Louden was Mr. Newhart's character on "Newhart"
Michael J. Fox. Mr. Michael J. Fox, from "Spin City". Sadly a recently cancelled show, it was one of the better ones on television. Michael Flatley is better known as The Lord of the Dance, Joe Flaherty, one of the stars of the show "S.C.T.V." and Michael Boatman was Mr. Fox's co-star on "Spin City"
Dave Foley. Dave Foley of the now cancelled "News Radio" and former Kid in the Hall, David Copperfield, not only a famous novel, an amazing illusionist. David Allen Grier was on the funny "In Living Color", and television veteran, Dave Thomas, "S.C.T.V." alumni, and co-star of "Grace Under Fire".
|Richards, McKinnon, Brenner|
Mary Tyler Moore. Mary Tyler Moore on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "The Mary Tyler Moore Hour" and "Mary". Laura Petrie was her character on "The Dick Van Dyke Show". Denise Richards, a "Bond" girl, and Yul Brenner, the legendary King from "The King and I".
Dick Van Dyke. None other than Dick Van Dyke, in "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Van Dyke Show". He and Mary Tyler Moore starred in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" but neither used their real names in that, so it didn't count.
Louie Anderson. Louie Anderson, star of "Life With Louie" a sweet little cartoon with a heart, and "The Louie Show". Now the host of "The Family Feud". Sam Anderson was Principal DeWitt on "Growing Pains" and a recurring character on quite a few shows, including "Perfect Strangers" where his characters name was Sam. Dolph Lundgren, also known from "The Punisher" and many an action movie, and Todd Rundgren, one time rock&roller, now record producer.
Ricky Schroder. Ricky, now Rick Schroder on "Silver Spoons", and someone I had a severe crush on as a child. Rick Baker is an Academy Award winning make-up and effects artist, who is behind such films as "Men In Black" and "The Nutty Professor", Ricki Lake, talk show host, and Rick Springfield, 80's heartthrob.
|____ Spears in the 1980s series "Silver Spoons".|
Alfonso & Alfonso Ribeiro. The one and only Carlton Banks also known as Alfonso Ribeiro, in his first television series "Silver Spoons", playing Ricky's best friend.
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