It didn’t take long for This Is Us to become one of the most popular and successful shows on network television and with its popularity the stars have risen to the forefront of television fame. The talented cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelcki Watson and Chris Sullivan, all of whom are now best known as the Pearsons. Before they were knocking it out of the park in their This Is Us roles however, they were in many other popular series and films. Since those roles have now been completely overshadowed by their stellar performances in This Is Us, here are 14 roles your forgot, or didn’t even know, the cast of This Is Us had:
14. Chrissy Metz – My Name is Earl
Of all the incredible stars on This Is Us, the breakout star has no doubt been Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson. Although she was the least known out of the rest of the actors who were cast as the Pearsons, Metz did get a breakout role in American Horror Story for a few episodes as Ima “Barbara” Wiggles. Before that however she made small appearances on other television series including in My Name is Earl in the show’s fourth season. Unfortunately, her character was simply given the name Chunk and she appeared as a cheerleader for Camden County.