Poll Suggestion: Little known TV Actors/Actresses that are Directors

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These not so well known TV Actors and Actresses have turned to doing some directing. Who's your favorite?
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029701699/
Roxann DawsonDennis DuganPaul Michael GlaserJack Webb

Kasi LemmonsPaul BartelTim RobbinsJon Favreau








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CliffJ,

The poll software removes carriage returns for descriptions. For instance:
Director (38 credits)
Actor (62 credits)
Known for
Richie Brockelman, Private Eye
Played, "Captain Freedom" on Hill St. Blues
Directed Happy Gilmore
Also has Directed many TV episodes

Becomes:
Director (38 credits) Actor (62 credits) Known for Richie Brockelman, Private Eye Played, "Captain Freedom" on Hill St. Blues Directed Happy Gilmore Also has Directed many TV episodes

One remedy is to end each of the lines with a semicolon:
Director (38 credits);
Actor (62 credits);
Known for:
Richie Brockelman, Private Eye;
Played, "Captain Freedom" on Hill St. Blues;
Directed Happy Gilmore;
Also has Directed many TV episodes

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Director (38 credits); Actor (62 credits); Known for: Richie Brockelman, Private Eye; Played, "Captain Freedom" on Hill St. Blues; Directed Happy Gilmore; Also has Directed many TV episodes

You could also include a blank line between lines of text:
Director (38 credits)

Actor (62 credits)

Known for:

Richie Brockelman, Private Eye

Played, "Captain Freedom" on Hill St. Blues

Directed Happy Gilmore

Also has Directed many TV episodes
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Tim Robbins SHOULD NOT be on here! He's not little-known. He's not known as a TV actor. He's directed two Oscars-winning performances. No!

And Favreau is NOT AT ALL known for TV performances. Same with Kasi Lemons.
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? Look below
And Favreau is NOT AT ALL known for TV performances. Same with Kasi Lemons.
That is my point they ARE NOT but have done LITTLE TV IE: Little Known for their TV work..
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The way it was phrased was misleading, I was also surprised by Robbins' inclusion
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Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Jordan's Phantom - Mirror, Mirror (1986) ... Jordan's Phantom
 1985 Malice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Joseph Cotten
 1985 Fraternity Vacation
Larry "Mother" Tucker
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Fremmer - Gunfight at the So-So Corral (1985) ... Fremmer

 1985 The Sure Thing
Gary Cooper
 1984 No Small Affair
Nelson
 1984 Toy Soldiers
Boe
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Patrolman Lawrence Swan - Rookie Nookie (1984) ... Patrolman Lawrence Swan

 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Young Erik - Vicki and the Fugitive/Lady in the Window/Stolen Years/Dutch Treat: Part 2 (1984) ... Young Erik
- Vicki and the Fugitive/Lady in the Window/Stolen Years/Dutch Treat: Part 1 (1984) ... Young Erik

 1984 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Man - Episode #1.8 (1984) ... Man

 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Johnson - Scared Stiff (1984) ... Johnson

 1984 Legmen (TV Series)
Brewster Kingston - How the Other Half Dies (1984) ... Brewster Kingston

 1983 Quarterback Princess (TV Movie)
Marvin
 1983 At Ease (TV Series)
Medic - A Tankful of Dollars (1983) ... Medic

 1982 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Andrew Reinhardt - Cora and Arnie (1982) ... Andrew Reinhardt
- Down's Syndrome (1982) ... Andrew Reinhardt
- Bypass (1982) ... Andrew Reinhardt

Hi Jen....................
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He IS little known for his TV work.
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Don't you think I looked for very little TV work before I put them in. This list was 15 but I had to cut it down to Eight because they did not fit the criteria.
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You're not using the right wording to get across what you're trying to say - in fact, how is this different than just saying actors who direct? How does TV even get into it? I'm so not understanding it. Actors who are not known for performing on TV who direct. Huh?

Little known means they do it, they just aren't known for it. The examples I questioned don't do TV acting at all (in the grand scheme).
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Same reason No Ron Howard
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Favreau

Hercules
(TV Series)
Jealousy - Hercules and the Green-Eyed Monster (1999) ... Jealousy (voice)
 1998 Very Bad Things
Kyle Fisher
 1998 Deep Impact
Gus Partenza
 1998 Grandpa's Funeral (TV Short)
Paul Metsler
 1997 Dogtown
Ezra Good
 1997 Friends (TV Series)
Pete Becker - The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion (1997) ... Pete Becker
- The One with Ross's Thing (1997) ... Pete Becker
- The One with the Screamer (1997) ... Pete Becker
- The One with the Chick and the Duck (1997) ... Pete Becker
- The One with the Tiny T-Shirt (1997) ... Pete Becker
Show all 6 episodes

 1996-1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Douglas Lund - Crime (1997) ... Douglas Lund
- Fame (1996) ... Douglas Lund

 1996 Desert Breeze (TV Movie)

 1996 Persons Unknown
Terry
 1996 Just Your Luck (Video)
Straker
 1996 Swingers
Mike
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Leo - Tomorrow I Die (1995) ... Leo

 1995 Notes from Underground
Zerkov
 1995 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Jon - Hank's Sex Tape (1995) ... Jon

 1995 Batman Forever
Assistant
 1994 Speechless
Debate Control Room Operator (uncredited)
 1994 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Dr. Tim Carney - Death Be Proud (1994) ... Dr. Tim Carney
- Genevieve and Fat Boy (1994) ... Dr. Tim Carney

 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Elmer Rice (as John Favreau)
 1994 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Eric the Clown - The Fire (1994) ... Eric the Clown

 1994 PCU
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FYC:
Ted Wass - Blossom's dad, director of 559 TV episodes
Tom McCarthy - Boston Public, The Wire, directed Spotlight, The Visitor, The Station Agent
Todd Field - Once and Again, directed Little Children, In the Bedroom
Betty Thomas - Hill Street Blues, directed a ton of TV, The Brady Bunch Movie, Private Parts
Timothy Busfield - Thirtysomething, The West Wing, director of 111 TV episodes
Chad Lowe - Life Goes On, Pretty Little Liars, director of 46 episodes
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Forgot Marshall's out. She is too well known for TV Laverne and Shirley
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Added Ted Tom and Betty. Had to leave Tim out. Too well known as actor on TV
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Would a Board Administrator please close this. Thank You.
I have removed most of my polls. The ones you criticized.  I agree that some were not so good. I would only ask that you take into consideration that you have done thousands of Polls, I am just getting started. To have someone of your caliber even notice me makes me happy. But on the other hand the way you critique can be hurtful.
You made me feel my work was crap. This is why I removed the majority of my polls. Please be nicer. Please. I'm new at this. When you first started doing this did you ever make a poll that was not up to your standards of say today? We all have to spread our wings. Sometimes we hit the ground. Sometimes we soar. Please HELP me. Just don't point out flaws. Thank you.
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I can respect the request to close, but I don't understand from where the idea that the polls were criticized comes. Interesting.
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The top of this is thread is Jen. Was replying to her. She is right. Some of My polls suck.
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Jen is this better?
Former TV Actors/Actresses with the Directors Disease!
by jonzcliff | created - 1 day ago | updated - 9 seconds ago | Public

These Actors and Actresses who are not so well known for their TV work have turned to Directing. Some have gone on to become well known for their Big Screen work. Some not. Others are happy directing. Who's your favorite? After voting, please discuss here.



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Thanks for helping Jen. I can put back in some that I took out. This better description that you made me think about works better. Thank you
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Thank you for your help it is now fixed.
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Still get nothing but word Former & Zero.
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Would a Board Administrator please close this. Thank You.
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Poll has been removed. Thanks

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