16 Movie Actors That Successfully Transitioned To TV
When you think about famous movie actors that successfully transitioned to TV, who comes to mind? Probably someone like Clint Eastwood or Meryl Streep – both of whom starred in hit Westerns on television in the 1960s. But what about more recent examples? In this blog post, we'll take a look at some modern-day movie stars who made the jump to TV and succeeded. So without further ado, let's get started!
We all know that some movie actors make the jump to TV and totally kill it. But then there are those who try and fail miserably. Let's take a look at some of the biggest success stories, as well as a few of the biggest flops. Spoiler alert: there will be some definite eye-rolls here. But first, a word from our sponsors...okay, maybe we don’t have sponsors, but who needs em anyway! (Ed note: please sponsor us). Anyway, moving on!
The real end objective of stardom-hungry actors used to be movies, and TV used to be the launching pad for them. Actors who previously built a name for themselves in theaters are returning to the small screen in the golden age of television, with prestige shows dominating the cultural zeitgeist in a way that only huge films could do in the past. Not every star can pull it off, but here are our top 16: