20 Actors Who Need More Television Screentime
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But It Could Change with This Relationship: 20 Actors Who Need More Television Screentime

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | March 18, 2014 | Comments ()


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When I first spied Eric Roberts on this past week’s episode of Justified, I about peed my pants and did a dance around the room; he’s one of those great actors I wish we’d see on television more often. (Note to Graham Yost; Alex Miller spin-off…) My brain being the way it is, I immediately started thinking about actors we never seem to get enough of. Some of them haven’t been on the small screen in ages; others are just plain under/misused, or haven’t landed a role that allows them to shine. I mean, why in the world would anyone bring on Denis O’Hare and take away his tongue? The horror!

1. Eric Roberts (Justified, Tainted Love, Bullet in the Face)

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2. Eric Stoltz (Wilfred, Caprica, Grey’s Anatomy)

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3. Dichen Lachman (King & Maxwell, Last Resort, Being Human, Dollhouse)

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4. John Hawkes (Eastbound & Down, Lost)

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5. Holly Hunter (Top of the Lake, Saving Grace)

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6. Edward James Olmos (Eureka, Dexter, Battlestar Galactica)

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7. Rose Byrne (Portlandia, Damages)

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8. Jeremy Davies (Justified, Lost, coming up: Hannibal)

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9. Sam Elliott (Parks and Recreation, Robot Chicken)

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10. & 11. Erica Tazel and Jacob Pitts (Justified, Jericho, Law & Order; Justified, The Pacific)

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12. Robert Forster (Last Man Standing, Breaking Bad)

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13. Morena Baccarin (Homeland, V)

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14. Jason Ritter (Parenthood, Gravity Falls, The Event)

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15. Rebecca De Mornay (John from Cincinnati, The Practice)

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16. Keith Carradine (Missing, Damages, Dollhouse, Dexter)

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17. Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Riches)

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18. Gareth David-Lloyd (Holby City, Torchwood)


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19. Rachel Griffiths (Camp, Brothers & Sisters)

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20. Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story, The Good Wife, True Blood)

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Cindy Davis, (Twitter) is dreaming up a screwball comedy starring this entire list.





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