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McAuley
Oct 3rd, 2005, 12:38 PM
The scene stealers I’m referring to are not household names.

Some of the scene-stealing co-stars I’m referring to are in their TV show’s opening credits and some of them are not. Their name is usually one of the last to be shown if they’re in the opening credits.

EXAMPLE: Kevin Weisman as Marshall Finkleman on “Alias”
Paula Malcomson as Trixie on “Deadwood”
Ken Jenkins as Dr. Bob Kelso on “Scrubs”

Some of the scene-stealing co-stars have recurring roles on their TV show.

EXAMPLES: Susie Essman as Susie Greene on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Jeremy Sisto as Billy Chenowith on “Six Feet Under”
Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch on “Sex and the City”

For many, including myself, these scene stealers are the main reason for watching these shows.

Here are some of my favourites:

REGULAR
Tony Hale as Buster Bluth on “Arrested Development” :hug:
Melinda Clarke as Julie Cooper-Nichol on “The OC” :devil:
Christine Willes as Delores Herbig on “Dead Like Me” :haha:

RECURRING
Emy Coligado as Piama Tananahaakna on “Malcom in the Middle” :p
Kelly Carlson as Kimber Henry on “Nip/Tuck” :drool:
Wallace Langham as David Hodges on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” :eek:

Who are your favourite scene stealers?

creep
Oct 3rd, 2005, 12:42 PM
You sure watch a lot of TV, and welcome back :D

McAuley
Oct 3rd, 2005, 12:46 PM
You sure watch a lot of TV, and welcome back :D

I’m even online while simultaneously watching the aforementioned the shows. :D

creep
Oct 3rd, 2005, 12:50 PM
I’m even online while simultaneously watching the aforementioned the shows. :D

I like Scrubs, but I liked it even more before it became 'In' if you know what I mean? You know, like Alanis early days.

And when I watched Sex and the City (I was in love with Charlotte :hearts: ), I always thought Stanford was a very funny character. :)

Most of the rest of those shows I have never watched. I have a few TV series that I tend to watch, over and over, but for me it's mostly movies.

the bambi
Oct 3rd, 2005, 03:46 PM
jeremy piven rocks the entourage!! no piven, no show. end of story.

SelesFan70
Oct 3rd, 2005, 04:14 PM
Megan Mulally on "Will and Grace". :worship:

Shenay La Soul
Oct 3rd, 2005, 05:26 PM
I don't know the actors names but both Omar (the nemesis to the drug dealers) and Prez (the detective who handles the phone calls) on The Wire stand out among the supporting characters.

Allez Joosteen
Oct 4th, 2005, 12:27 PM
http://us.tv1.yimg.com/tv.yahoo.com/images/he/photo/tv_pix/nbc/third_watch_cast_photos/eddie_cibrian/third.jpg

'Jimmy Doherty' :drool:

Lady
Oct 4th, 2005, 12:40 PM
Rachel Bilson / Melinda Clarke (The OC) - well they weren't regulars in the beginning
Lena Olin (Alias) - Irina Derevko ;)

ginger_fish668
Oct 4th, 2005, 01:28 PM
Jennifer Coolidge in Joey and pretty much anything.

Emma Caulfield from Buffy.

Can't think of anymore right this moment...

CondiLicious
Oct 4th, 2005, 02:08 PM
Well, back when The West Wing was a good show I always liked the episodes when Ainsley Hayes (played by Emily Procter) would make an appearence. Ainsley was such a great character. Then Emily left for the piece of crap that is CSI: Miami.

vertigo
Oct 4th, 2005, 02:18 PM
Maeby Bluth Funke - Arrested Development
Momma Banks - any series of America's Next Top Model

vertigo
Oct 4th, 2005, 02:19 PM
Well, back when The West Wing was a good show I always liked the episodes when Ainsley Hayes (played by Emily Procter) would make an appearence. Ainsley was such a great character. Then Emily left for the piece of crap that is CSI: Miami.

I totally agree, although my favourite character was always CJ - Alison Janney. But now the West Wing also totally sucks.

vertigo
Oct 4th, 2005, 02:24 PM
Also, Renee O' Connor as Gabrielle in Xena.

CondiLicious
Oct 4th, 2005, 02:29 PM
I totally agree, although my favourite character was always CJ - Alison Janney. But now the West Wing also totally sucks.

Yeah CJ was my overall favourite too (especially when she'd go on one of her many rants) but Ainsley was like I dunno... a breath of fresh air :lol: She was just so ditzy, yet smart.

PaulieM
Oct 4th, 2005, 03:00 PM
janice on friends

rightous
Oct 4th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Definely Karen in Will & Grace, Emma Caulfield in Buffy, Romano in ER

best best better
Oct 4th, 2005, 03:28 PM
I really don't watch much TV, so from those mentioned so far I think I've only ever seen Friends, Will & Grace and America's Next Top Model. My fave guest star/co-star would have to be the "Soup Chef" AKA Lara (Lauren Lee Smith?) from The L Word. Just a teeny bit lame, I know.

Aquanetta
Oct 4th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Valarie Pettiford (Big Dee Dee) on Half & Half
http://wwwimage.upn.com/shows/half_and_half/images/bio_pettiford.jpg

Alec Mapa (Adam) on Half & Half
http://wwwimage.upn.com/shows/half_and_half/images/bio_mapa.jpg

Walton Goggins (Shane) on The Shield
Callie Thorne (Sheila) on Rescue Me
Steven Pasquale (Sean) on Rescue Me

spartanfan
Oct 4th, 2005, 05:21 PM
Valarie Pettiford (Big Dee Dee) on Half & Half
http://wwwimage.upn.com/shows/half_and_half/images/bio_pettiford.jpg

Alec Mapa (Adam) on Half & Half
http://wwwimage.upn.com/shows/half_and_half/images/bio_mapa.jpg

Walton Goggins (Shane) on The Shield
Callie Thorne (Sheila) on Rescue Me
Steven Pasquale (Sean) on Rescue Me


I have to agree with you on Adam and Big Dee Dee. Plus Jeremy Pivens on Entourage absolutely makes the show. He's the best. "Wanna hug it out?"

Aquanetta
Oct 4th, 2005, 05:25 PM
I have to agree with you on Adam and Big Dee Dee.

I wish they would spin Adam and Big Dee Dee off into their own show because they are the only reason I watch Half & Half. Everyone is pleasant enough but they don't sparkle like Adam and Big Dee Dee.

Ferosh
Oct 4th, 2005, 06:00 PM
Mary Lynn Rajskub - Chloe - 24 Always a scene stealer!

Cariaoke
Oct 4th, 2005, 07:21 PM
Marshall, Weiss, Director Chase - Alias
Hurley - Lost
Randy - My Name Is Earl
Lana - Strong Medicine
Kimmy - Missing
Kenny Mayne - Sportscenter/Sunday NFL Countdown :lol:

Cariaoke
Oct 4th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Ava, Liz - Nip/Tuck

blerr
Oct 5th, 2005, 07:34 AM
Lacey, Wanda, Davis, Emma, Oscar - Corner Gas :p

Bankhead Bounce
Oct 5th, 2005, 05:08 PM
Stevie and his pops on Malcolm in the Middle :rocker:

Barrie_Dude
Oct 5th, 2005, 05:25 PM
Tim Conway, "Carol Burnett Show"