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Turns out, another famous actor very nearly ended up playing just about any big comedy role you can think of. For example ...

Anchorman

COMEDY NERD John C. Reilly almost ended up playing Champ Kind on Anchorman. Не was Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's first choice, but they ended up going with David Koechner. CRACKED.COM

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

COMEDY NERD Tom Hanks was almost Brad Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. At that point, he was just a sitcom star who hadn't even started a movie career yet. CRACKED.COM

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Arrested Development

COMEDY NERD They originally wanted Andy Dick to play Tobias on Arrested Development. AME EX Or, at least, that's what Dick thinks-he just knows they wanted him for a part, and he thought it was Tobias Fünke. But he couldn't say yes because he was doing another sitcom at the time. CRACKED.COM

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Married... with Children

COMEDY NERD Michael Richards might have been Al Bundy on Married... with Children. The casting director thought he wasn't quite the right fit, but remembered him later for Seinfeld. CRACKED.COM

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Freaks and Geeks

COMEDY NERD Lizzy Caplan auditioned for both Lindsay and Kim on Freaks and Geeks. But she wasn't right for Lindsay and wasn't tough enough for Kim, said creator Paul Feig-but they kept her on as Sara. CRACKED.COM

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Cheers

COMEDY NERD Carla Tortelli from Cheers nearly got played by singer Janis lan. She was actually the first choice for the role, but she turned it down, and Rhea Perlman got it instead. CRACKED.COM

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