Playing a role for an actor is easy. On the other hand, playing yourself in another series is more difficult. However, some actors break the rules of comedy to offer the public an exaggerated version of themselves in another series! Proof by 10.
James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) in Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23
James Van Der Beek earned himself a prominent place by becoming Dawson Leery in the teen series of the late 90s, Dawson’s Creek. The series was such a success that James Van Der Beek followed up with a little slump. This is probably what allowed him to play a very drunk (but hilarious) version of himself in the sitcom Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. To regain notoriety, James Van Der Beek even went so far as to participate in Dance with the stars in American version in the series. Hilarious we tell you!
Louie CK in Louie
Small sprain with Louie CK If he really embodies himself in the series Louie, Louie CK drew inspiration from his life as a comedian to bring the sitcom to life. Alter ego of the actor, Louie offers a straightforward version of Louie CK Cru, recounting sometimes very embarrassing situations, Louie CK has also been accused of inappropriate behavior towards several women.
Matt LeBlanc (Friends) in Episodes
Do we still have to introduce Matt LeBlanc? Probably not. Inimitable Joey Tribbiani in Friends, the actor has also struggled to detach himself from this cult character that he camped for 10 years. For Episodes, Matt LeBlanc embodies none other than himself, while English screenwriters seek to adapt their series in the United States and are forced to hire Matt LeBlanc in the title role! The series was also canceled after 5 seasons.
Jessica Biel (7 at home) and Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) in BoJack Horseman
Of Desperate Housewives at BoJack Horseman, there is only one step. Before she had some problems with the law, Felicity Huffman quickly traded her classic roles to offer herself a role for the animated series. It’s in BoJack Horseman that the actress had her own avatar, just like Jessica Biel, who also played her own role in the Netflix animated drama! The actress would also have asked the screenwriters not to hesitate to go even further in the second degree.
Paris Hilton (The Simple Life) in supernatural
Can we consider The Simple Life as a series? The debate is open. Still, serial reality TV has contributed to the popularity of Paris Hilton! So much so that she interpreted her own role in the cult series of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, supernatural. It’s in episode 5 of season 5, Fallen Idols, that the popular Paris Hilton stands out. So she plays a version of herself that kills her fans. The Winchester brothers then confront him and even go so far as to cut off his head.
Dwayne Johnson in Hannah Montana
At the time, Dwayne Johnson oscillated between wrestling fights and television appearances. If he had already shown his acting skills in some series like That ’70s Show in 1998, it was in another well-known series that he played none other than himself: Hannah Montana. Trapped by Miley Cyrus, who must sell compromising photos of the actor, he finds himself getting a makeover by his character. Twisting.
Keanu Reeves in the movie Always Be My Baby
In the 80s, Keanu Reeves chained the roles on television and in particular in certain series like Night Brigade, trying times or The Tracey Ullman Show. If he subsequently obtained recognition thanks to the Matrix, Keanu Reeves is an ultra-appreciated actor. And one of his last appearances on Netflix did not go unnoticed and for good reason: his cameo is delicious in Always Be My Baby. A remarkable and remarkable entrywill have been enough for Keanu Reeves to fit into this top yet devoted to the series!
Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) in The Big Bang Theory
The references to star trek are numerous in The Big Bang Theory but one of the best winks certainly resides in the presence of Wil Wheaton, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, alongside Sheldon Cooper. If he begins by playing one of the enemies of the character embodied by Jim Parsons, the two end up becoming friends.
Larry David (Seinfeld) in Larry and his navel
If in Seinfeldthe cult series of which he is one of the producers and showrunner, Larry David has a double through the character of George Costanza, it is in Larry and his navel that Larry David offers himself as the king of stand-up who seeks to return to the front of the stage.
RuPaul in 2 Broke Girls
RuPaul has had so many appearances, it’s hard to know where the Drag Queen started. If we know RuPaul to be emcee of reality TV RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul has also offered a nice number of cameos of himself in different series. We notice 2 Broke Girlswhere RuPaul shares some great romance advice with Max (Kat Dennings).