20 Actors You Didn't Notice Pulling Double Duty

There are lots of reasons why an actor might double up on roles. When you get to work with a face as versatile as Benedict Cumberbatch's, it makes a certain poetic sense to let him play the good guy and the bad guy.

Other times, though, an extra gets promoted almost on the spot. When a small part opens up due to a sudden case of casting regret, they need to throw a warm body in there, continuity be damned.

Here are a few cases of actors clocking double overtime that you may have missed:

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HARRY POTTER Warwick Davis While primarily playing Professor Flitwick, Davis also voiced Verne Troyer's portrayal as the banker Griphook, and eventual

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GAME OF THRONES Dean-Charles Chapman After being killed off as a lesser Lannister, he took up the mantle (and later, the crown) as Tommen Baratheon.

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LAW & ORDER: SVU Hayden Panetierre In just 4 years, she went from neglected child to murderous prostitute.

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DOCTOR WHO Peter Capaldi He plays a sculptor who's saved by the 11th Doctor, before going on to play the 12th Doctor.

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DOCTOR WHO Karen Gillian Before becoming the 11th Doctor's companion, she had a bit part in the same episode that Peter Capaldi did.

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THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR Queen Latifah In season 1, she plays a hectoring actor in a HiLary plot. She returns in season 2 as Will's blind date.

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LAW & ORDER Jerry Orbach Before he played Detective Lennie Brisco, he was attorney Frank Lehrmann, defending a(n accused) black widow.

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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Kali Rocha She briefly played Cecily, Spike's first love, before returning in the meatier role of Halfrek.

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MIAMI VICE John Leguizamo Hey played a vengeful gangster's son for two seasons, before returning as a neo-nazi drug dealer.

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PAN'S LABYRINTH Doug Jones Guillermo Del Torro cast the prosthesis genius as the Faun and the Pale Man. CRACKED.COM

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BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY William Sadler He crushed his rare comedic turn as the Grim Reaper, but he also briefly plays an English dude rocking out i

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JUMANJI Jonathan Hyde Hyde plays both Sam Parrish and Van Pelt in a very Peter Pan-esque statement about dads being the bad guy. CRACKED.COM

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KILL BILL Michael Parks In Volume 1, he plays Texas Ranger Earl McGraw. In Volume 2, he's elderly pimp Esteban Vihaio. CRACKED.COM

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COMING TO AMERICA Eddie Murphy te Did you catch all four of his roles? Prince Akeem, Clarence, Randy Watson, and Saul.

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COMING TO AMERICA Arsenio Hall Hall also plays four different roles: Semmi, Morris, a girl in a bar, and Reverend Brown.

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MARY POPPINS Dick Van Dyke On top of Bert the chimney sweep, he plays the ancient, crumbling banker Mr. Dawes Sr. (credited as Navckid Keyd).

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GAME OF THRONES lan Whyte The actor/ stuntman played several monsters on the show, most notably Ser Gregor and Wun Wun.

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DOCTOR STRANGE Benedict Cumberbatch On top of playing the titular role, Cumberbatch insisted on playing the villain Dormammu.

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DEADPOOL 2 Ryan Reynolds On top of his third turn as Deadpool, Reynolds voiced and did motion capture for Juggernaut.

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Jeremy Bulloch The guy who played Boba Fett also played Imperial officer Lieutenant Sheckil, who bravely used Leia as a human

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