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    Updated on Aug 18, 2020. Posted on May 16, 2013

    13 Actors You Probably Didn’t Know Were On "Family Ties"

    An adorable 7-year-old Joseph Gordon-Levitt got one his very first roles on this classic ‘80s sitcom.

    1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    When did he first appear: "Sign of the Times"

    Who did he play: Dougie, a kindergarten friend of Andrew.

    Where you recognize him from (obviously): 3rd Rock from the Sun, (500) Days of Summer, Inception, and 10 Things I Hate About You.

    2. River Phoenix

    When did he first appear: "My Tutor"

    Who did he play: Eugene Forbes, a 14-year-old math genius who develops a crush on Jennifer after coming to tutor Alex.

    Where you remember him from: Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and My Own Private Idaho.

    3. Christina Applegate

    When did she first appear: "Band on the Run"

    Who did she play: Kitten, a member of Jennifer's band.

    Where you recognize her from (obviously): Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Anchorman, The Sweetest Thing, and Married... with Children.

    4. David Faustino

    When did he first appear: "To Snatch a Keith"

    Who did he play: Keith Bailey, the son of a divorced family friend who was taken away from his mother by his father.

    Where you recognize him from: Married... with Children

    5. Wil Wheaton

    When did he first appear: “'D' Is for Date”

    Who did he play: Timothy Higgins, a boy Jennifer's develops a crush on.

    Where you recognize him from: The Big Bang Theory, Stand by Me, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    6. Crispin Glover

    When did he first appear: "Birthday Boy"

    Who did he play: Doug, one of Alex's friends.

    Where you recognize him from: Back to the Future

    7. Geena Davis

    When did she first appear: "Help Wanted”

    Who did she play: Inept housekeeper Karen.

    Where you recognize her from: Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise, and A League of Their Own.

    8. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    When did she first appear: “Read It and Weep”

    Who did she play: Susan "Raindrop" White, a lawyer.

    Where you recognize her from (obviously): Veep, Seinfeld, Dinosaurs, North, and A Bug's Life.

    9. Judith Light

    When did she first appear: “Not an Affair to Remember”

    Who did she play: Stacey Hughes, Steven's co-worker who unsuccessfully attempted to seduce him.

    Where you recognize her from: Who's the Boss?, Ugly Betty, and Dallas.

    10. Courteney Cox

    When did she first appear: “The Last of the Red Hot Psychologists: Part 1”

    Who did she play: Lauren Miller, Alex's girlfriend for the last two seasons of the series.

    Where you recognize her from: Cougar Town, and, of course, Friends.

    11. Corey Feldman

    When did he first appear: “The Last of the Red Hot Psychologists: Part 1 “

    Who did he play: Walter, a classmate of Jennifer, who was a nominee to win the a student achievement award.

    Where you recognize him from: The Goonies, Stand by Me, and The Lost Boys.

    12. Jeff Cohen

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    When did he appear: “The Visit” (his second appearance on the show)

    Who did he play: Marv Jr., Elyse’s obnoxious nephew.

    Where you recognize him from: The Goonies!

    13. Tom Hanks

    When did he first appear: “The Fugitive: Part 1"

    Who did he play: Ned Donnelly, Elyse's alcoholic younger brother.

    Where you recognize him from: Bosom Buddies.

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