Characters Who Appeared In More Than One Series
With more crossovers and franchises all the time, the fictional universe of television is fast becoming like World of Warcraft! TV characters have more licence to move between shows than ever before. Sometimes it’s like seeing a teacher out of school, other times it’s like they’ve found their natural home!
Detective John Munch (Played by Richard Belzer) – Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, The X-Files, The Wire, Arrested Development
The sourpuss Homicide detective is the character who holds the record for appearing in the most number of TV series and, whether science-fiction or sitcom, no genre is exempt from a visit by Munch! So its fitting that hes is actually based on a real person, Baltimore cop Jay Landsman.
Dr. Frasier Crane (Played by Kelsey Grammer) – Cheers, Wings, Frasier
For a while it seemed that the Seattle-born therapist was trying to get on as many shows with one-word titles as possible! Playing the character in 2 long-running sitcoms meant Grammer was Frasier on TV for 20 years. If you count 30 Rocks Black Frasier the character goes even longer!
Mr. Spock (Played by Leonard Nimoy) – Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory
It’s not really a Star Trek unless Spock is in there somewhere! The most logical of aliens has graced most of the TV franchise (not including the movies!) and the character has appeared in numerous other shows…where the ears not the actor are the constant!
Cosmo Kramer (Played by Michael Richards) – Seinfeld, Mad About You, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jerry’s hipster doofus neighbour was his manic foil in Seinfeld and also appeared in sitcom Mad About You as NBC tried to integrate its Thursday-night line up (which seems like Jack Donaghy’s idea!). With his appearance in the fictional Seinfeld reunion in Curb Your Enthusiasm, TV’s got Kramer mania!