Characters Who Appeared In A Few Episodes, But Are The Best Thing About The Show

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Actors bring life to the characters in a movie/TV show. And these characters make or break the plot of a project. However, every character cannot be a protagonist or antagonist. There are a few secondary characters too who support the plot like no one else. Also, many of them do not appear in as many episodes as the main characters do. But they still manage to make a mark on our hearts. They appear in less than 25 episodes but are most loved by the audience. Check them out! If we miss out on any, mention your favorite in the comments.


1. Loretta Devine As Adele Webber In Grey’s Anatomy

Loretta Devine As Adele Webber In Grey's Anatomy

Devine appeared in only 24 episodes out of 380 episodes and bagged Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.


2. Jeffrey Dean Morgan As Denny Duquette In Grey’s Anatomy

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Denny Duquette in Grey's Anatomy

Morgan appeared in only 23 episodes out of 380-and-counting episodes.

3. Kyle Chandler As Dylan Young In Grey’s Anatomy

Kyle Chandler as Dylan Young in Grey's Anatomy


Chandler only appeared in 4 episodes and was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

4. Noel Fisher As Dale Stuckey In Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Noel Fisher as Dale Stuckey in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

SVU has 494 and counting episodes, but Fisher only appeared in 4.


5. Pablo Schreiber As William Lewis In Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Pablo Schreiber as William Lewis in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Schreiber has appeared in only 7 episodes.

6. Bella Ramsey As Lyanna Mormont In Game Of Thrones

Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones


Out of 73 episodes, Bella has appeared only in 9.

7. Pedro Pascal As Oberyn Martell In Game Of Thrones

Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones

Pascal appeared in 7 out of 73 episodes.


8. Tristen J. Winger As Thug Yoda In Insecure

Tristen J. Winger as Thug Yoda in Insecure

Insecure has 34 episodes and counting. Thug Yoda appeared in only 8 episodes.

9. Maggie Wheeler As Janice Litman-Goralnik In Friends

Maggie Wheeler as Janice Litman-Goralnik in Friends


Out of 236, Maggie has appeared only in 19 episodes.

10. Luke Youngblood As Magnitude In Community

Luke Youngblood as Magnitude in Community

Out of 110 episodes, he has appeared in 15 episodes.


11. Glenn Howerton As Cliff Gilbert In The Mindy Project

Glenn Howerton as Cliff Gilbert in The Mindy Project

He appeared in 13 episodes out of The Mindy Project’s 117 episodes.

12. Paul Rudd As Bobby Newport In Parks And Recreation

Paul Rudd as Bobby Newport in Parks and Recreation


Parks and Recreation had a total of 126 episodes. But Bobby appeared in only 6 of them. Moreover, this performance of his got him the Critics Choice Award for Best Guest Performer in a comedy series.

13. Kathryn Hahn As Jennifer Barkley In Parks And Recreation

Kathryn Hahn as Jennifer Barkley in Parks and Recreation

There were a total of 126 episodes, out of which she appeared in only 11 episodes. Yet, she got nominated for Critics Choice Award for Best Guest Performer in a comedy series.


14. Gregg Henry As Hollis Doyle In Scandal

Gregg Henry as Hollis Doyle in Scandal

19/124 episodes of Scandal.

15. Aubrey Plaza As Cat Adams In Criminal Minds

Aubrey Plaza as Cat Adams in Criminal Minds


Can you imagine Aubrey appeared in only 4 episodes out of 324 episodes? Yet, she managed to make a mark!

16. Adam Brody As Dave Rygalski In Gilmore Girls

Adam Brody as Dave Rygalski in Gilmore Girls

The score is 9/153 episodes. Wow. Yet so memorable.


17. Arielle Kebbel As Lexi Branson In The Vampire Diaries

Arielle Kebbel as Lexi Branson in The Vampire Diaries

9/171 episodes of The Vampire Diaries.

18. Ally Sheedy As Mr. Yang In Psych

Ally Sheedy as Mr. Yang in Psych


4/120 episodes of Psych.


Written by Sukanya Kumar Vasisht

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