back to top
Community

36 Actors That Have Starred In Multiple Hit Shows

Small-screen talents that deserve to be praised.

Posted on

1. Lauren Graham

Pictured: Gilmore Girls (left) and Parenthood (right).Other notable appearances: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
The CW / NBC

Pictured: Gilmore Girls (left) and Parenthood (right).

Other notable appearances: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

2. Cole Sprouse

Pictured: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (left) and Riverdale (right).Other notable appearances: The Suite Life on Deck
Disney / The CW

Pictured: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (left) and Riverdale (right).

Other notable appearances: The Suite Life on Deck

3. Edie Falco

Pictured: The Sopranos (left) and Nurse Jackie (right).Other notable appearances: Horace and Pete
HBO / Showtime

Pictured: The Sopranos (left) and Nurse Jackie (right).

Other notable appearances: Horace and Pete

4. Bryan Cranston

Pictured: Malcolm in the Middle (left) and Breaking Bad (right).Other notable appearances: Seinfeld and The King of Queens
Fox / AMC

Pictured: Malcolm in the Middle (left) and Breaking Bad (right).

Other notable appearances: Seinfeld and The King of Queens

5. Hayden Panettiere

Pictured: Heroes (left) and Nashville (right).Other notable appearances: One Life to Live, Guiding Light, and Ally McBeal
NBC / ABC

Pictured: Heroes (left) and Nashville (right).

Other notable appearances: One Life to Live, Guiding Light, and Ally McBeal

6. Natalie Dormer

Pictured: The Tudors (left) and Game of Thrones (right).Other notable appearances: Elementary
Showtime / HBO

Pictured: The Tudors (left) and Game of Thrones (right).

Other notable appearances: Elementary

7. Alyson Hannigan

Pictured: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (left) and How I Met Your Mother (right).Other notable appearances: Veronica Mars
UPN / CBS

Pictured: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (left) and How I Met Your Mother (right).

Other notable appearances: Veronica Mars

8. Ed O'Neill

Pictured: Married... with Children (left) and Modern Family (right).Other notable appearances: L.A. Dragnet
Fox / ABC

Pictured: Married... with Children (left) and Modern Family (right).

Other notable appearances: L.A. Dragnet

9. Katey Sagal

Pictured: Futurama (left) and Sons of Anarchy (right).Other notable appearances: Married... with Children and 8 Simple Rules
Fox / FX

Pictured: Futurama (left) and Sons of Anarchy (right).

Other notable appearances: Married... with Children and 8 Simple Rules

10. Scott Foley

Pictured: Felicity (left) and Scandal (right).Other notable appearances: The Unit and Grey's Anatomy
The WB / ABC

Pictured: Felicity (left) and Scandal (right).

Other notable appearances: The Unit and Grey's Anatomy

11. Mila Kunis

Pictured: That '70s Show (left) and Family Guy (right).Other notable appearances: 7th Heaven
Fox

Pictured: That '70s Show (left) and Family Guy (right).

Other notable appearances: 7th Heaven

12. Felicity Huffman

Pictured: Desperate Housewives (left) and American Crime (right).Other notable appearances: Kim Possible and Frasier
ABC

Pictured: Desperate Housewives (left) and American Crime (right).

Other notable appearances: Kim Possible and Frasier

13. Nina Dobrev

Pictured: Degrassi: The Next Generation (left) and The Vampire Diaries (right).Other notable appearances: Family Guy and The Originals
CTV / The CW

Pictured: Degrassi: The Next Generation (left) and The Vampire Diaries (right).

Other notable appearances: Family Guy and The Originals

14. Claire Danes

Pictured: My So-Called Life (left) and Homeland (right).Other notable appearances: Master of None and Portlandia
ABC / Showtime

Pictured: My So-Called Life (left) and Homeland (right).

Other notable appearances: Master of None and Portlandia

15. Benjamin Bratt

Pictured: Law and Order (left) and Private Practice (right).Other notable appearances: The Cleaner and Modern Family
NBC / ABC

Pictured: Law and Order (left) and Private Practice (right).

Other notable appearances: The Cleaner and Modern Family

16. Aziz Ansari

Pictured: Parks and Recreation (left) and Master of None (right).Other notable appearances: Scrubs and Bob's Burgers
NBC / Netflix

Pictured: Parks and Recreation (left) and Master of None (right).

Other notable appearances: Scrubs and Bob's Burgers

17. Liza Weil

Pictured: Gilmore Girls (left) and How to Get Away with Murder (right).Other notable appearances: ER, Scandal, and Bunheads
The CW / ABC

Pictured: Gilmore Girls (left) and How to Get Away with Murder (right).

Other notable appearances: ER, Scandal, and Bunheads

18. Laura Prepon

Pictured: That '70s Show (left) and Orange Is the New Black (right).Other notable appearances: October Road
Fox / Netflix

Pictured: That '70s Show (left) and Orange Is the New Black (right).

Other notable appearances: October Road

19. Ellie Kemper

Pictured: The Office (left) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (right).Other notable appearances: Robot Chicken and The Mindy Project
NBC / Netflix

Pictured: The Office (left) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (right).

Other notable appearances: Robot Chicken and The Mindy Project

20. Idris Elba

Pictured: The Wire (left) and Luther (right).Other notable appearances: Dangerfield and The Office
HBO / BBC One

Pictured: The Wire (left) and Luther (right).

Other notable appearances: Dangerfield and The Office

21. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Pictured: Seinfeld (left) and Veep (right).Other notable appearances: Day by Day and The New Adventures of Old Christine
NBC / HBO

Pictured: Seinfeld (left) and Veep (right).

Other notable appearances: Day by Day and The New Adventures of Old Christine

22. Mindy Kaling

Pictured: The Office (left) and The Mindy Project (right).Other notable appearances: Curb Your Enthusiasm
NBC / Hulu

Pictured: The Office (left) and The Mindy Project (right).

Other notable appearances: Curb Your Enthusiasm

23. Lea Michele

Pictured: Glee (left) and Scream Queens (right).Other notable appearances: The Simpsons and Sons of Anarchy
Fox

Pictured: Glee (left) and Scream Queens (right).

Other notable appearances: The Simpsons and Sons of Anarchy

24. Jared Padalecki

Pictured: Gilmore Girls (left) and Supernatural (right).Other notable appearances: ER and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
The CW

Pictured: Gilmore Girls (left) and Supernatural (right).

Other notable appearances: ER and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

25. Kaley Cuoco

Pictured: 8 Simple Rules (left) and The Big Bang Theory (right).Other notable appearances: Charmed
ABC / CBS

Pictured: 8 Simple Rules (left) and The Big Bang Theory (right).

Other notable appearances: Charmed

26. Michael C. Hall

Pictured: Six Feet Under (left) and Dexter (right).Other notable appearances: The Crown
HBO / CBS

Pictured: Six Feet Under (left) and Dexter (right).

Other notable appearances: The Crown

27. Elisabeth Moss

Pictured: Mad Men (left) and The Handmaid's Tale (right).Other notable appearances: The West Wing and Top of the Lake
AMC / Hulu

Pictured: Mad Men (left) and The Handmaid's Tale (right).

Other notable appearances: The West Wing and Top of the Lake

28. Christopher Meloni

Pictured: Oz (left) and Law and Order: SVU (right).Other notable appearances: Misery Loves Company and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
HBO / NBC

Pictured: Oz (left) and Law and Order: SVU (right).

Other notable appearances: Misery Loves Company and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

29. Jane Krakowski

Pictured: Ally McBeal (left) and 30 Rock (right).Other notable appearances: CatDog and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Fox / NBC

Pictured: Ally McBeal (left) and 30 Rock (right).

Other notable appearances: CatDog and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

30. Kyle Chandler

Pictured: Friday Night Lights (left) and Bloodline (right).Other notable appearances: Homefront, Early Edition, What About Joan?, and Grey's Anatomy
NBC / Netflix

Pictured: Friday Night Lights (left) and Bloodline (right).

Other notable appearances: Homefront, Early Edition, What About Joan?, and Grey's Anatomy

31. Martin Sheen

Pictured: The West Wing (left) and Grace and Frankie (right).Other notable appearances: Two and a Half Men and Anger Management
NBC / Netflix

Pictured: The West Wing (left) and Grace and Frankie (right).

Other notable appearances: Two and a Half Men and Anger Management

32. Alexis Bledel

Pictured: Gilmore Girls (left) and The Handmaid's Tale (right).Other notable appearances: Mad Men and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
The CW / Hulu

Pictured: Gilmore Girls (left) and The Handmaid's Tale (right).

Other notable appearances: Mad Men and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

33. Melissa Joan Hart

Pictured: Clarissa Explains It All (left) and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (right).Other notable appearances: Melissa and Joey
Nickelodeon / ABC

Pictured: Clarissa Explains It All (left) and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (right).

Other notable appearances: Melissa and Joey

34. Joshua Jackson

Pictured: Dawson's Creek (left) and Fringe (right).Other notable appearances: The Affair
The WB / Fox

Pictured: Dawson's Creek (left) and Fringe (right).

Other notable appearances: The Affair

35. Sophia Bush

Pictured: One Tree Hill (left) and Chicago P.D. (right).Other notable appearances: Nip/Tuck and Chicago Fire
The CW / NBC

Pictured: One Tree Hill (left) and Chicago P.D. (right).

Other notable appearances: Nip/Tuck and Chicago Fire

36. Jennifer Morrison

Pictured: House (left) and Once Upon a Time (right).Other notable appearances: Dawson's Creek and How I Met Your Mother
Fox / ABC

Pictured: House (left) and Once Upon a Time (right).

Other notable appearances: Dawson's Creek and How I Met Your Mother

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!