Before They Were Famous in the Nineties (and now), in the Eighties They Were..., Actors First Names Beginning with K
This is a list of actors from the little and big screen, and the small
roles they had before their big break. I'm not looking for
what a particular actor did outside of acting, I'm looking more for bit
roles and TV commercials. I think you could just write down waiter for
almost any actor if you really wanted to if that were the case.
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Played the psychotic fan of Paul Sheldon (James Caan) in the horror film "Misery".
He was on a Coke commercial, riding in a bicycle race. When he finished the race, he drank a Coke.
He played the boyfriend of Steve Martin's neice in the movie "Parenthood".
Starred in the film "The Night Before" with Lori Loughlin of "Full House".
Keanu was a stock boy who took a break to have a bowl of Kellogg's Raisin Bran, not sure on the cereal but know he stopped to eat a bowl.
"Bill and Ted's Exellent Adventure" and "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey" as Ted "Theodore" Logan (the best part he ever played!!!)
Keanu appeared in Paula Abdul's video for 'Rush Rush', which was a copy of 'Rebel Without A Cause'.
He was in the movie "The River's Edge" as Matt, a stoner friend of a teen who murders his girlfriend.
Before she had her big break on "Life Goes On", she had a bit part in a 1985 TV movie called "The Canterville Ghost"(which also starred Brian Austin Green). She is only in two scenes and has only one line. She also does not receive screen credit.
She was appearing in commericals and in "Troop Beverly Hills". Then went on to "Life Goes On" and "ER".
The infamous haircare commercial "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful", and she sure was.
Played in The Woman in red and Weird Science. Last movie she was in isWrongfully accused.,
In a movie called 'Mischief'.
She played Tish in the 80's Flick "Space Camp"
Kelly Preston played the role of Rosean the girl is the study hall in John Carpenter's "Christine".
She was in "Secret Admirer" with C. Thomas Howell.
Kelly's TV career started on "Dancin' On Air" - the forerunner of "Dance Party USA" -- in 1986. Visit www.omni2000.com for details & pix.
Kelly was a "regular" (dancer) on the 80's dance show, "Dance Party USA" from 1986-1988.
Was a cast member on Nickelodeon's "All That", played the role of Kenan Rockmore on "Kenan and Kel" the spinoff to "All That".
Was a member of the Mickey Mouse Club in the early 90s she also appeared in the comedy film "Honey I Blew Up the Kid" which was the sequel to "Honey I Shrunk the Kids".
In "Hero at Large," a 1982 John Ritter popcorn flick, he is standing with a group of kids outside a movie theater where Ritter's character is doing a movie promotion.
Played one of the Omega members in the comedy film "Animal House".
He played in the original "Friday the 13th" movie in 1979 or 1980?
He is the main charector in "Field of Dreams".
Played a frat boy in "Night Shift"
He played the corpse at the funeral in the opening scenes of "The Big Chill". You only get to see his wrists!
This 2 time future Oscar winner got his first role in "Heartburn" with Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson as a blonde thief who mugs Meryl's therapy group (1986). He would play a jerk doing cocaine in a limo with Melanie Griffith next to him in "Working Girl" (1988), played Mel Proffit in an arc on "Wiseguy" (1988), and a few other rather unnotable roles.
He was in the movie "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. He was one of killers.
He is in the older gang in the movie "Stand By Me".
Kiefer Sutherland played the lead vampire David in "The Lost Boys".
Starred with Bruce Willis in "Blind Date".
How could you forget her starring role opposite Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 Weeks with the supremely bad 80's eyeliner style?,
Singing a cheesy jingle on an eighties commercial for the airline Barbara International
Played the NYC Mayor Office assistant that had the hots for "artisit" in "Turk 182".
Played a Vulcan crew member in "Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country".
She played the mannequin in the movie "Mannequin".
Kim Cattrall played 'Gracie Law' in John Carpenter's "Big Trouble in Little China."
She was in the original "Police Academy".
She played the "gym sock inspired" PE teacher they called Lassie in Porky's.
Sitting on a bench (bit part) in "Baby Boom".
For at least one season was on Tour of Duty as a journalist who fell in love with LT. She was killed at the end of the season,
Played Opal's daughter (and Tad's sister) Jenny Gardner on the soap opera "All My Children" in the early to mid eighty's.
Played Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on "The Facts Of Life".
Extra in the start of "Raw" talking about how she loved Eddie Murphy.
Was a "Match Game" contestant circa 1979.
Played the conniving Brooke on "Melrose Place".
He played one of the girls in a cheesy horror movie called "Doom Asylum".
She played the role of Mae Thompson (Matt Frewer's wife) in the 1989 film "Honey I Shrunk The Kids".
She was in "Pretty in Pink". She was the girl at the end who was looking at Ducky.
Before playing the role of Buffy Summers in the movie "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", she played the main character Samantha in the 1986 horror film "Deadly Friend" that was directed by horror master Wes Craven.
She was in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" as the girl telling the teacher the reason why Ferris isn't present in class.
Kurt Russell appeared in five John Carpenter films, one was a TV movie about the life of Elvis Presley
Played a villian in 'Robocop'.
Before he made it big in the early 90s with Twin Peaks, Kyle starred in some of the 80's most notorious movies, most notably David Lynch's Blue Velvet and Dune, and this cheesy sci-fi B-movie called The Hidden. He was also in a short lived tv show in 1989.,
Played one of the 5 scientists in "Bio-Dome" opposite Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin.
Kylie began her career at 11 when she starred in the Aussie soap "Skyways"(she met Jason Donovan here). She then starred in more series such as "The Sullivans", "The Henderson Kids" and of course "Neighbours", where she shot to fame as a female mechanic. She married Jason on the show. Kylie also starred in the 1988 film "The Delinquents" after beginning her singing career a year earlier, singing at a football benefit in Melbourne. She started with "Locomotion", and sings to this day.
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