Who has been portrayed in the most films by the same performer?
May 20, 2014 8:19 AM Subscribe
I was talking to someone recently about the relatively expansive movie deals for actors happening lately -- say, Samuel L. Jackson being signed to play Nick Fury in nine different movies -- and wondering just what fictional character has been been played on the big screen most by the same performer. For example, I know that in the late thirties through the forties there was a series of movies based on the comic strip Blondie
where Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake played Blondie and Dagwood in a startling 27 movies together (1947 alone saw four of the movies released), but I don't know who holds the record.
posted by ricochet biscuit to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Note that I am asking about feature films specifically: actors on long-running TV shows like Gunsmoke or something might rack up hundreds of TV appearances in one role. Also I am looking for a single performer holding down the part for a ling time. That doesn't preclude others having played the role at some point but we are looking for one person playing the same role yea many dozens of times in various movies.
I think live action is what I am most interested in, but if there is some long-running series of animated feature films I am overlooking, sing out.