First Episode Vs. Last Episode: 15 Actors Who Probably Regret Quitting Iconic Roles

Actors leave TV shows early for all kinds of legitimate reasons. The most fun to watch are the ones who get too big for their britches, but sometimes the stress of acting life becomes too much, or they're given an offer they can't refuse. It's always a huge gamble, and very few TV stars end up having equally successful film careers.

Here are a few television actors who tried to fly the nest, only to realize how good they had it:

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SUITS Meghan Markle CRACKEDCO COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Rachel Zane, paralegal Nevermind, she who worked hard to get quit to become out from unde

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FRIENDS Anita Barone CRACKEDC COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Carol Willick, Barone gave up Ross' pregnant the part to ex-wife. A fine focus on larger

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Wil Wheaton CRACKED.C COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Left Wesley when he Crusher, turned 18 to pursue an annoying, a fi

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Chevy Chase 1722101727 4 1743 CRACKEDC COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Left after just one One of the first season not for a breako

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M*A*S*H McLean Stevenson CRACKEDCO FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Left for big roles in Lt. Col. Henry four doomed sitcoms: I thought Blake, laid-back ev

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THE SIMPSONS Chris Latta CRACKED FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE The voice of Lost the job two major after three characters on episodes the hottest new bec

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NYPD BLUE David Caruso CRACKEDCO COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE DuCKED out after 1 successful season to John Kelly, be a movie star! police detective

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CHEERS Shelley Long CRACKEDC COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Tried to turn her Diane TV into Chambers, success film fish-out-of- success, with mixed wa

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BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 Jason Priestley CRACKEDC COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Left after the Brandon Walsh, penultimate season, main which he says was

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TAXI Jeff Conaway CRACKEDG COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Bobby Wheeler, actor. Didn't Totally left of his appear in one of own volition, his first ep

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DOCTOR WHO Christopher Eccleston CRACKEDG COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Replaced after The Ninth just one season, Doctor, and the because he first Do

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CHAPPELLE'S SHOW Dave Chappelle CRACKEDC COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Host of his own The show was controversial, sO stressful to yet critically mak

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ER Sherry Stringfield GRACKEDC COM FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE The filming schedule left her sO stressed, she got Dr. Susan Lewis, meningitis and pneum

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GREY'S ANATOMY Katherine Heigl CRACKEDcO COME FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Shortly after Izzie Stevens, turning down an surgical intern Emmy nom, she wh

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THE O.C. Mischa Barton CRACKED FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Left to pursue a Marissa Cooper, film career, but wealthy most notably Californian, one appe

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