20 Actors Nobody Noticed Pulling Double Duty
No, you’re not seeing double. But it seems that a similar actor will play many roles on the same Television program at times. This one is done for a variety of reasons, including a story (many programs are even constructed around this one), and it's done for convenience or by accident. With almost all of Cinema's multi-hyphenates, it's no more uncommon to see even a movie star double as a producer, a screenwriter, or even a filmmaker on the same project.
However, some actors aren't satisfied with just one credit in the acting work.
Some celebrities prove they're hard workers by playing different roles in almost the same project, ranging from twins to entire families.
Sometimes, however, an extra is promoted fairly immediately. They need to throw a warm body in there when a minor role opens up owing to a sudden case of casting regret, continuity be damned.
Here are a few examples of actors that worked double shifts that you may have overlooked: