Before They Were Famous in the Nineties (and now), in the Eighties They Were..., Actors First Names Beginning with L
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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Lara Flynn Boyle
Wayne's stalkerish ex girlfriend on "Wayne's World" in the early 90s.
Lara Flynn Boyle
This 90s actress starred in Polterguiest III in the late 80s, and a tv miniseries called "Amerika" around 1988.,
A small role in the movie "The Fury" a horror movie starring Kirk Douglas and Amy Irving, who also starred in "Carrie" by Stephen King.
Laura San Giacomo
Played the sexy siren in the movie "sex, lies and videotape", directed by Stephen Soderburgh. She was also in the western "Quigley Down Under", with Tom Selleck and Alan Rickman.
Lauren Hill appeared in "As The World Turns".
Laurence, credited as Larry, appeared as a corrupt prison guard in a 1986 episode of "Miami Vice".
He was in an episode of MASH in 1982 using the name Larry Fishburne. It's the one where the doctors suspect prejudice when an inordinate number of black casualties are brought in from a single unit.
Was a young lad in "Apocolypse Now".
Played Cowboy Curtis in "Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse".
Co-starred with John Malkovich in the comedy "Making Mr. Right". Played Roseanne's sister Jackie Harris on "Roseanne".
She played Rita, the diva with 'tude in Sister Act 2 who gets her a** kicked (figuratively speaking) by Whoopi Goldberg.
He had a recurring role as the Cowboy on Pee-Wee's Playhouse (back then, his name was credited as LARRY Fishburn,
He was the little boy on the movie "Cornbread, Earl, and Me" running up the street shouting, "They killed Cornbread!"
In Nightmare on Elm St. 3. He was night security. Scene just before freddie puts a girls head in th TV. Also was an appearance on PEE-WEE's playhouse as a cowboy. Can't remember his character name.,
Starred with Sharon Lawrence in sitcom "Fired Up".
Guest starred on an episode on the HBO series Tales From The Crypt playing a call girl who sells her beauty only to get more than she bargained for.
Before appearing in the "Back to the Future" trilogy, Lea Thompson appeared in Jaws 3. And starred in the series "Caroline in the City".
Casual Sex?; Howard the Duck. A Burger King commerical too, which also featured Elisabeth Shue.
She played Michael J. Fox's character, Marty's, mom in the "Back to the Future" movies
In "Saved By The Bell", she played Stacy Corossi during the summer episodes where the gang worked at a resort.
She played one of Carla Tortelli's daughters on "Cheers" in the eighties.
She played one of the "Living Dolls", a spin-off of "Growing Pains". She was also Zach's summer girlfriend in "Saved by the Bell".
I believe she was Samantha's rebellious friend Charlie on "Who's the Boss?"
I believe that the "Living Dolls" was a spin off of "Who's the Boss?". She was a friend of Sam's from her hometown who was a tomboy that becomes a model.
He also played Sir Gwayn in the movie EXCALIBER,
Was In A Burger King Commercail Taking a bite out of a Whopper in 1980
Leon appeared in the music video "Like a Prayer" video with Madonna. Then was in the movie "Band of the Hand" with Tom Berenger, and was also in the movie "Colors" with Sean Penn and Robert Duvall.
He was the little obnoxious adopted brother on Growing Pains
He was the "Hot Wheels Kid" in the commercials during the mid-80's. He wore a black leather jacket with "Hot Wheels" on the back...collar flipped up. I think he was also Zach the "Lego Maniac" in the Lego commercials.
He acted in "Growing Pains".
I believe he was the Pheonix boys character in the short lived TV show "The Parent 'Hood".
He was in Critters 4.
An adopted kid on the last season of "Growning Pains".
Before playing Frank Drebin on "Police Squad" and in the "Naked Gun" trilogy, he appeared two classic 80's horror films "Prom Night", and "Creepshow".
Played a ghost in the movie "High Spirits".
Was in Krull as one of the travelling soldiers.,
Was Kegan on "Krull", a Peter Yates movie from 1981.
He was also in Next of Kin with Patrick Swayze. He played the hillbilly brother of Swayze and attempted to do a bad southern accent. Truly unforgettable.,
Was a knight along side Patrick Stewart and Gabriel Byrne in "Excaliber".,
Was in "Suspect" (with Cher) in the 80s. He was also in "The Bounty" as one of Mel Gibson's (Fletcher Christian) crewmates with Anthony Hopkins as captin Bligh
Before playing the role of Sara Connor in "The Terminator", she appeared in the horror film "Children of The Corn".
She had started out as an actress in "The Parent Trap."
Lisa was in the comedy troupe the Groundlings with the likes of Phil Hartman and Paul Rubens aka Pee-Wee Herman. She left to star in the television show "Bob" with Bob Newhart, but unlike previous Bob Newhart shows this one was cancelled. Had appereances on "Cheers", "Life Goes On", "Newhart", "Coach", "Hope and Gloria", "Instant Comedy" with the Groundlings, and "Mad About You". Her stint on MAY as Ursula, the waitress led to her casting on "Friends".
Played the endangered wife of Tom Berenger in 1987's "Someone To Watch Over Me", also starring Mimi Rogers. Was also in "The Pick-Up Artist" with Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey, Jr. She was also married to Harvey Keitel until 1993.
Was in the movie "Quicksilver" starring Kevin Bacon - He played a clerk for the bike message service.
Worked at McDowell's fast food restaurant in "Coming to America"
Was a florist in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".
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