10 Actors/Actresses Who Made A Good TV Show Better
There have been a lot of good TV shows over the years with fantastic casts and great storylines, but even the best shows have been made better thanks to what one actor or actress brought to their character. In some cases, the loss of these stars in the series is when fans really noticed how important they were to the show, and other times fans just know the show wouldn’t be nearly as good without a certain person. Many actors and actresses auditioned for these roles, and the shows would be extremely different if the right one wasn’t cast! Here are 10 actors and actresses who made a good TV show even better:
10. Simon Helberg – The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory has one of those cast ensembles that is hard to come by. Despite there being so many central characters, each one is given the screen-time they deserve and each has endeared themselves to fans. Since Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki have always stood out as the two main male stars, Simon Helberg has been largely overlooked for just how much he brings to the series. On paper, Helberg’s character Howard Wolowitz would be creepy and repulsive but the actor has made the character charming and beloved. It also cannot be ignored how many of his lines actually bring out the “laugh out loud” humor for fans. Despite the strength of the entire cast, it is guaranteed The Big Bang Theory would not have been nearly as funny without Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz.
9. Michael Rosenbaum – Smallville
As one of North America’s longest-running science fiction series, Smallville did a lot of things right. Through 10 seasons, a lot of the cast shined but, as the story of Superman is once again being revisited by Marvel on the big-screen, there is one character that still stands out as being better on the small screen. Michael Rosenbaum’s portrayal of Lex Luthor on Smallville has gone down as one of the best representations of the iconic super-villain of all time, and the point has only been driven home more by the questionable casting of Jesse Eisenberg in the role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While some actors and actresses struggled at times on the show, Michael Rosenbaum brought nothing but his best in every scene and through every season that he took on the role of Lex Luthor, making him one of the best and most valuable parts of the superhero show.