12 Sitcom Stars Who Failed To Shine On The Silver Screen

12 Sitcom Stars Who Failed To Shine On The Silver Screen

Failure, we all hate it, except that band named “Failure.” Come to think of it, they're probably lukewarm on it, too. But it's part of life, said everyone you ever met. It's not easy to take and leaves a bad taste in your mouth. The kind usually reserved for beets, which are a failed vegetable. 

In Hollywood, you get failure news fast. Actors who work for years as sorta middling failures chasing the success they crave can suddenly get the right break and role and all of a sudden - failure over! On the same scene, actors who have been successful for years on end can see that streak snap - and possibly to never return.

So at the end of the day, being on a hit TV show is not a guarantee that you'll make it on the Big Screen, but it's worth a shot if you're a Friends cast member: they have about a 1 in 3 success rate. Read on below:

Alfonso Ribeiro THE RISE: On The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Ribeiro personified the dorky and perpetual punching bag Carlton to a T. His signature dance, the unhip but energetic swaying to It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones, still remains a cultural touchstone. THE FALL: Unfortunately Ribeiro was so good as Carlton that no one could see him as anything else. Immediately following The Fresh Prince, he provided voice acting to Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and Extreme Ghostbusters, and then tired to find his next big role in a line of shows that never took off. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR

Jason Alexander THE RISE: After a few appearances on E/R (no, not that ER), Alexander's big role came to him in 1989 with a pilot called The Seinfeld Chronicles. Over the next decade on Seinfeld, he became one of the biggest names in comedy. During the 90's, he had small, character driven roles in movies like Coneheads and Blankman. THE FALL: In another case of an actor being too good in ONE role, Alexander couldn't escape the George character. After Seinfeld, he tried to get back on TV with 2001's Bob Patterson, and then with Listen Up! in 2004. He

Source: Looper

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