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Questions about actors/actresses and voice actors, as related to their roles in science fiction and Fantasy works. Use this tag for questions about the casting process, actors' opinions on the work, history of their role, etc.

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Actors from any part of Star Trek who also acted in the Orville. I can list a few. Have I missed any?

I have noticed a number of actors from various parts of the Star Trek franchise also playing parts in The Orville. Seth MacFarlane is obviously a huge Star Trek fan. Marina Sirtis played a teacher in ...
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Why did they change the Worker of Secrets' voice actor in the "Infinity Blade" series?

Infinity Blade II was released on December 1, 2011. The character of Worker of Secrets was originally voiced by Simon Templeman but in the sequel this character is voiced by a different actor, John ...
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Who are the actors of the video game “Chess Wars: A Medieval Fantasy?”

For those of you who don’t know, “Chess Wars: A Medieval Fantasy” is a 1996 computer chess game similar to “Battle Chess.” One big difference is that “Chess Wars” has full-motion video sequences that ...
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1980s/1990s short story: AI generated movies

Recent news reminds me of a story from the 1980s or 1990s (in Asimovs, I think) about people making a movie with real actors as a novelty (as opposed to a movie with computer-generated "actors&...
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What are the names of the voice actors of the video game "Cyberswine?"

I have seen playthroughs of the Cyberswine game on YouTube but there are no credits for the voice actors, which I think is really unfair to the voice talent involved. The only voice actor who has (...
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Earliest sci-fi film or program where an actor plays themself

The trailer for the The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special features Kevin Bacon, appearing to play himself. What is the earliest sci-fi film or television program where an actor has played ...
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Which actor has played the same sci-fi character for the longest time?

News articles like this one are stating that James Earl Jones is looking to wind down his career, and has supposedly given permission for Disney to use artificial intelligence and archival recordings ...
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Were the original actors used for these characters in the Obi-Wan series?

Obviously David Prowse isn't around to reprise Darth Vader (now played by Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in the prequels) But there were two actors whose presence it wasn't clear on (...
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Sci-fi TV show sexy villainess 70s-80s

I'm trying to remember the name of a TV actress who played a sexy villainess in a popular sci-fi TV show of probably late 1970s to 1980s. I'm thinking of something in the original Battlestar ...
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Is Kes' accent from the actor or the character?

I cannot place Kes' accent. What is it? Is it based on any non-fiction accent? Is it the accent of Jennifer Lien from her daily life? Or was it a choice to make this the accent of the character?
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How much say do the actors of the Doctor have in how (s)he is portrayed?

Whenever a new actor portrays a new incarnation of the Doctor, the Doctor has like a completely new character and basically nothing in common with the last incarnation. How much saying does the actor ...
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Was Richard Bremmer the voice of Lord Voldemort in Goblet of Fire?

I know that Richard Bremmer played Voldemort in Philosopher’s Stone and in flashback scenes in Deathly Hallows Part 2. But his Harry Potter Wiki page identifies him as the voice of Lord Voldemort ...
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Who played Krugarr in Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

One of the many side-chararacters we see in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, is Krugarr. But looking them up on Wikipedia and IMDB there's no actor listed. Even previous questions here has failed to find ...
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Was the "Two Spirit" played by a real berdache?

In Lovecraft Country S1E04, "A History of Violence", Tic, Leti, and Montrose, following the trail of Titus Braithwaite's last voyage in the secret vault, encounter a "corpse" that ...
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Which of these is the real O.G. Kovacs, and how did he get back into the sleeve?

In Altered Carbon, the first episode opens with Kovacs in what is in this question called his “birth sleeve”, and IMDb lists as “O.G. Kovacs”, played by Byron Mann. O.G. meaning “original”, if I am ...
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Was Ron Glass's role in Firefly inspired by his role in Voyager?

I noticed that Ron Glass (and respectfully RIP Mr Glass) from Firefly (playing Shepherd Book) also played the same type of character (Loken) on Star Trek Voyager Season 7, 2 years earlier in the ...
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1980's, Victoria Wood played WordWitch, who played SuperSign?

There was a children's programme weekdays on UK television in the mid 1980's. The idea was to help children to read. Maybe twenty minutes twice a week. Lots of short sketches. Victoria Wood played a ...
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Why did Phlox's mouth start to exhibit this behavior?

I've been watching Star Trek: Enterprise and I noticed that, starting with Season 2, the left side of Dr. Phlox's mouth no longer moved correctly. I looked up the actor, John Billingsley, to see if he ...
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How many characters has Warwick Davis played in Star Wars?

Warwick Davis is renowned as an actor that has appeared in a number of Star Wars media. He has appeared in multiple roles throughout the years including: A Ewok in ROTJ A side character in The ...
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Who played the second evil motorcyclist in A-ha's "Take On Me" video?

In the A-ha music video “Take On Me” who was the actor that portrayed the second evil motorcyclist? (The one with the 13 helmet who gets punched by Morten Harket) I understand the first one was ...
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Movie where a blind girl has three guys trying to kill her, shoots them with revolver after sensing them [closed]

I remember watching a movie where a young girl (16-21 probably) is blind. Even though I don't remember the whole movie the ending of the movie was that there's a house where the final scene takes ...
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Has any Marvel or DC character been played by the same person, first in cartoon and then in live-action?

I know that voice actors tend not to do much camera acting. (The same can't be said in reverse, of course; camera actors lend their voices to movies and TV shows all the time.) But are there any ...
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Is it intentional that most of the antagonists from the original trilogy are British?

In the original Star Wars series was it intentional that most of the antagonists were British, while the main protagonists (Luke, Leia and Han) are American - was this intentional? Just to give some ...
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Was Wicket W. Warrick named after Warwick Davis?

Wicket W. Warrick is an Ewok from the Star Wars universe. The character first appeared in Return of the Jedi and was intended to be played by R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker. However, Baker fell ill and was ...
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I am auditioning for a role in Shrek. Which role is bigger? Fiona as a princess or Fiona as an ogre?

I am auditioning for a role in Shrek The Musical and I want a big role. Which role is bigger (e.g. more stage-time): Fiona as a human, or Fiona as an ogress?
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Has Mark Hamill talked about his line delivery in The Last Jedi?

Specifically, I was impressed with his clearly deliberate choice to deliver lines In particular this was conspicuous when he Has Mark Hamill or Rian Johnson commented on these choices?
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Was Leonard Nimoy a vegetarian?

In the episode "All Our Yesterdays" of TOS, Spock reveals he is a vegetarian. The other day I was reading that Leonard was a vegetarian in real life. But I also read a 1967 magazine where he said his ...
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Were there any other serious contenders for the role of Mr. Wednesday?

When I read the book, I imagined Mr. Wednesday looking quite different from Ian McShane, the actor who plays him in the TV episodes - more wolf-like, leaner, a tad smoother, suave-like, sort of. ...
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Were Asian actors cast for native Jedha citizens for a reason?

In Rogue One, Jyn and Cassian visit Jedha City which is packed with crowd. There were pilgrims and other spacefarers from all over the galaxy, but the humans, who appeared to be native citizens to the ...
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What TV show has had the most actors appear on any of the Star Trek movies and/or TV series?

Watching an episode of Frasier followed by watching the TNG episode Cause and Effect with Kelsey Grammer as Captain Morgan Bateson got me to thinking. What TV show has had the most actors appear on ...
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When was the first suggestion that Patrick Stewart should play Charles Xavier / Prof. X?

In honor of the release of Logan, widely acknowledged most likely to be the last time Patrick Stewart will play Professor X: It strikes me as rather lucky that a bald English actor of the skill and ...
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Was Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) considered for the role of Rey?

Let's face it, they look similar enough and have similar accents. And Jones seems to have received critical acclaim for Rogue One. And you'd better believe Disney took the job of casting the ...
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Is it true that Robin Williams was turned down from being Hagrid because he wasn't British?

The Harry Potter movies famously had a British only cast edict. Was this the reason why Robin Williams was turned down to play Hagrid in the movie or was something else at play?
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In which Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes did Patrick Stewart not appear?

I'm a little confused by what I see on Wikipedia. The wikipedia article for Patrick Stewart says he appeared in 176 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The wikipedia article for the series ...
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Did any Star Trek actors have issues with the anti-religious nature of the series?

We know from the question Do Earth religions persist in Star Trek? that Gene Roddenberry wanted the world of Star Trek to be a world that had "outgrown" religion. However, some Star Trek actors, such ...
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Which speaking roles on Game of Thrones are played by non-European actors?

It is well known that most of the Game of Thrones cast is European. By European, I count people that have at least one nationality being inside Europe in the large meaning (so I don't restrict to EU). ...
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Who plays 'Obama' in The End of Time?

In the 2010 Doctor Who special The End of Time, Part 1, the President of the United States makes a minor appearance, as seen in this video: From his general ...
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How do these refer to Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart?

I just got an ad/email from ThinkGeek which says, Today marks the birth of two of our favorite actors: one a scruffy-lookin' archaeologist with a 4-year life span and the other a cowboy crooner. ...
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Has the person in the suit ever also supplied the sounds for the creature/character they portray?

Every once in a while, I come across someone who thought Peter Mayhew did the wookiee sounds for Chewbacca, or something like that, when in actuality those sounds were create by sound designer Ben ...
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Are there any actors besides Sean Bean who were in both Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings?

I'm a big fan of both Game of Thrones TV show and The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and I really want to know if there is any actors who appeared in both of them, because I haven't noticed anyone ...
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In the Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, what is each cameo provider's connection to Doctor Who?

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot features cameos and roles from dozens of actors, crew-members and other people connected to Doctor Who, as well as various relatives and associates of those people. How ...
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Does Lwaxana Troi ever talk to herself (as the computer voice)?

They were both played by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, but I can't remember if she ever interacted with a Federation computer. Which would be a nice in-joke if it happened.
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Besides Stephen King himself, what actor has appeared in the most Stephen King supernatural film/TV adaptions and/or audio works?

I was watching The Green Mile the other day and noticed an actor that seemed familiar from another Stephen King movie, Jeffrey DeMunn. I had also remembered DeMunn from a Stephen King audio book ...
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Why was Eric Stoltz substituted by Michael J Fox?

I read in many places that Eric Stoltz was substituted by Michael J Fox in the film Back to the future. And the main reason is that Eric wasn't bringing the screwball energy the film needed. Is this ...
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Is there any evidence that Laurie Holden was fired due to dissatisfaction with her performance?

Having followed The Walking Dead since before it came to television, I am convinced that no one on the show has been more reviled by fans than Laurie Holden (Andrea). I share the view that she was ...
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Who is the unidentified character in this photo of dead characters from The Walking Dead?

I was able to identify all but one of the people in this photo of actors who played characters who are now dead on the show. I can't figure out who the last one is - Randall? Gareth? Someone else?
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Which characters have a different appearance in the Harry Potter films compared to the books? [closed]

The Harry Potter films weren't always so careful to cast according to the physical descriptions in the books. Sometimes the movies have actually directly contradicted the character descriptions in ...
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Main characters actors playing background characters in DW? [duplicate]

As Peter Capaldi, who played Roman merchant Lucius Caecilius Iucundus in 4x02 (2005 serie) and Freema Agyeman (Adeola Oshodi, 2x12), are there others main character's actors who played background ...
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Which characters have been recast in the Harry Potter films?

Which characters in the Harry Potter films have been recast? As the same character being played by two different actors in different films. Which characters from the Harry Potter films have been ...
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Which property features the most Firefly actors?

The actors in Firefly have since appeared in numerous other sci-fi tv shows and movies. Which show/movie has the most Firefly actors? Does any property have all of the main cast members? Note: The ...
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