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Unknown Actors Who Appeared On ‘Seinfeld’ And Went On To Be Big Stars

Updated November 9, 2020 45 votes 10 voters 3.8k views12 items

List RulesVote up the famous people who you forgot crossed paths with the Seinfeld foursome.

Seinfeld — the "show about nothing" — turned out to be the show about everything people experience in an average day, only in a more hilarious fashion. During its nine season run, it brought us lines like “No pick!” and “No soup for you!” while characters like George, Elaine and Kramer became part of everyday conversation.

The show also brought a bunch of up-and-coming actors into cameo roles who hit the big time in their own right. Actors like Debra Messing and Bryan Cranston appeared on the show before they were household names. And they’re not the only ones who have Jerry to thank.

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  • Denise Richards
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    Denise Richards appeared in Season 4 in an episode called, "The Shoes," in which she played Molly, the daughter of the show's fictional NBC chairman. George ogles her cleavage and hilarity ensues. Richards would go on to star in 1998's Wild Things and the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.

    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: USA, Downers Grove, Illinois
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  • Bryan Cranston
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    Bryan Cranston is best known as the dad on Fox's Malcolm in the Middle in the early 2000s and then for his iconic role as Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad. Before all that success, he was Tim Whatley, Jerry's dentist, who started a charity donation as Christmas present scam, kept Penthouse magazines in his waiting room, converted to Judaism for the jokes, and helped coin the phrase "regifting."

    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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  • Christine Taylor
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    In Season 8, Christine Taylor played Ellen, Jerry's girlfriend, in the episode titled "The Van Buren Boys." She would go on to marry fellow actor Ben Stiller and appear alongside him in Zoolander, Zoolander 2, and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.

    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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  • Courteney Cox
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    Courteney Cox went on to star in NBC's hit, Friends, and she later produced and starred on the ABC/TBS series Cougar Town. But first she played Jerry's girlfriend Merryl, who pretended to be his wife to get a discount on dry cleaning in Season 5.  

    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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