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The 'American Horror Story' Actors We Most Want To Keep Coming Back

Updated August 23, 2021 79.8k votes 2.3k voters 13.2k views66 items

List RulesVote up the 'AHS' actors you most want to see return over and over.

As fans celebrate the 10th season of American Horror Story, it's time to obsess over of the many actors who have played countless roles over the years. 

The creepy - and brutal - anthology series, which has tackled everything from nefarious asylums to murderous hotels to even the Apocalypse itself, is like a candy store for its recurring company of actors who get to come back over and over again to play completely different roles. 

Some have done multiple seasons, others have done just a few episodes, and still others have only made a single appearance, but it's time for fans to rate who they most want to come back again and again. Choose wisely, AHS fans - or else.

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    Perhaps one of the most versatile AHS actors, he always brings a quiet creepiness to everything he does.

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    Whether playing a bitter neighbor or a master witch, Lange quickly became an AHS favorite.

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    Misery was only an appetizer for Bates's twisted AHS characters, including the infamously murderous Delphine LaLaurie.

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    Paulson has played them all: villains, victims, and even a circus performer with two heads.

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    If the AHS universe could cultivate the perfect "character actor," O'Hare might be it. 

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    No one does that voodoo like she do - and fans can't get enough.

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    Rabe's experience on the screen and stage (she received a Tony for Best Actress) gives her a unique range.

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    From the first season on, Conroy has shown a compelling mix of darkness and vulnerability.

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    A staple over several AHS seasons, Brewer has been there from the beginning and always adds a unique quality to every season she graces.

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    She won us over in Season 1, and we couldn't get enough of her witchcraft after that. 

  • 11

    Quinto's uber-creepy Dr. Oliver Thredson in AHS: Asylum shocked audiences when the twist revealed he was not everything he seemed.

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    Wittrock has appeared in several AHS seasons, playing everything from a circus performer to Rudolph Valentino. And fans always seem to want more.

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    She may be Carrie Fisher's daughter, but Lourd is no princess. And we love that.

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    Bentley pops up almost everywhere across the AHS universe, and he always leaves a memorable mark - for better or worse.

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    She was great in AHS: Freak Show, but fans know that Sidibe will always be most beloved for her turn as Queenie across three AHS seasons.

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    His brief appearance in AHS: Freak Show got such praise that he was cast as a regular for Season 5. Since then, nothing. What a Bomer.

  • 17

    A key part of the inaugural season, McDermott's tormented existence as a therapist in a very, very haunted house set the tone for every season that followed.

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    Her turn as Pepper across two seasons became a fan favorite performance - and it's easy to see why.

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    You may not have liked her character in Season 5 (or 6), but this pop star can act. And she ran a mean hotel. 

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    He followed his devilish performance in AHS: Apocalypse with a role in AHS: 1984. Is more Fern coming soon?

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    Lynch so creeped us out as Twisty the Clown in AHS: Freak Show and AHS: Cult. It's always an evil treat to watch him work.

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    Nicks played herself in AHS: Coven and years later in AHS: Apocalypse. If she comes back, we'll be Stand(ing) Back.

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    Britton lit up the screen in AHS's first season but only recently returned for a brief reprisal in AHS: Apocalypse (Season 8).

  • 24

    Good looks can get you places in the world of AHS - and Jackson knows how to use his charms in horrible ways.

  • 25

    While no one wants to be Home Alone when watching AHS, the introduction of Macaulay Culkin into the 10th season makes so much sense. Why didn't they think of this before?