Stars You May Not Have Recognized In Movie Roles (VIDEOS)

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Stars we didn't recognize in certain roles

Some actors that are such chameleons and are nearly unrecognizable in some movie roles.

We’re taking a look at successful stars that you probably didn’t know starred in these famous roles. Check it out!

You may not immediately recognize the name Vincent D’Onofrio, but you can bet you’ve watched this actor in a film or even television series.

Vincent D’Onofrio

Most of you have seen D’Onofrio in the awesome movie “Full Metal Jacket”, where he played Private Leonard Lawrence (“Gomer Pyle”).

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But did you know Vincent also starred as Thor in the 1987 film “Adventures in Babysitting.”

The human chameleon also played Edgar in “Men in Black”:

Most of us known John Tesh as a singer and former correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight”.

John Tesh

We bet you didn’t recognize Tesh as a Klingon Warrior with a pain stick in “Star Trek: The Next Generation episode”.

Singer John Tesh as Klingon

James Whitmore, the late Emmy-winning actor you probably remember from “Shawshank Redemption” as Brooks Hatlen, also starred in a film where he looked unrecognizable. Totally!

James Whitmore photos

But Whitmore actually starred in the 1968 film “Planet of the Apes”, where he played The President of the Assembly

Tobey Maguire is probably most known as “Spider Man” or Homer Wells in “The Cider House Rules”. But the actor played a very different looking character in the 1998 film “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. McGuire played a blonde hitchhiker who met Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo during their drive to Las Vegas.

Tim Curry first rose to fame with his breakthrough portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”.

Tim Curry photos

Did you happen to know Tim Curry voiced the character of Dr. Nigel Thornberry in all five seasons of the cartoon series “The Wild Thornberrys?

Tim Curry wasn’t the only famous person in the cartoon series. Guitarist Flea of the “Red Hot Chili Peppers” also voiced a character on “The Wild Thornberrys”.

Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Flea played the role of Donnie on the cartoon.

The whole world knows Bryan Cranston as Walter White in the popular series “Breaking Bad”. But long before he was cooking up meth to provide for his family, he did a cameo in a popular television series.

Bryan Cranston Emmy Awards

Bryan Cranston actually played Tim Whatley, the dentist of Jerry Seinfeld on the popular series “Seinfeld”. Who knew?

Bryan Cranston was Jerry's dentist

We all knew and loved him as the silly dad on “Malcolm in the Middle”:

Be sure and check out these funny bloopers from “Breaking Bad” (NSFW):

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