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Old 10-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Most prolific actor EVER

I had a bet with friends last night about the most prolific hollywood actor ever.
One chose Samuel L. Jackson , the other chose Christopher Walken. Stuck with a 3rd round pick , i chose Michael Ironside.

Well according to IMDB

1. Michael Ironside - 202 credited roles
2. Samuel L Jackson - 137 credited roles
3. Christopher Walken - 118 credited roles

so i made a cool 40 bucks yet i feel incomplete. Is 202 the number for the most prolific actor ? Pretty sure 1 actor best him.

Don't worry , i checked Harvey Keitel. 128 credited roles so it's more than Christopher Walken.

Asking all schmoes to find the most prolific actor on IMDB.

PS . Porn doesn't count so no Ron Jeremy reply ! ( he has 1266 credited roles i checked )
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:12 PM
I just checked a couple of actors off the top of my head.

Ernest Borgnine has 202 roles.
Mickey Rooney has 326.

Those include films that haven't been released yet. And they're both still going. Incredible.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:37 PM
Mickey Rooney has been an actor for the last 100 years ... makes sense.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:06 PM
Stephen Tobolowsky has 208 acting credits.

Christopher Lee has 274.

John Carradine has 340 credits from 1930 to 1990.

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Old 10-08-2011, 09:26 PM
It's going to be hard to figure this out. The actor who has done the most movies could easily be a foreign actor and it probably is.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:28 PM
Frank Welker-672 roles in movies and tv
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:31 PM
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Frank Welker-672 roles in movies and tv
I'll see your Frank Welker and raise you another voice actor, Mel Blanc, who had 1035 credits.


Welker will probably beat that though if he lives long enough.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:44 PM
mel blanc was one of the best voice men in the buisness
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:26 PM
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Mickey Rooney has been an actor for the last 100 years ... makes sense.
Well his first credit is from 1926 so it's only 85 years Who knows though he might actually make it to 100. It's just amazing that someone who was actually making films during the silent era is still going at it.
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:59 AM
Are we counting foreign films? High-profile Bollywood actors have a lot of film credits, because their movies get churned out quick (usually somewhere in the high hundreds per year)
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:11 AM
Danny Trejo has 222 credits to his name. He averages at least five credits a year and lately he's had more than that.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:13 PM
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Are we counting foreign films? High-profile Bollywood actors have a lot of film credits, because their movies get churned out quick (usually somewhere in the high hundreds per year)
yes it counts ... as long as they are listed on IMDB.

Frank Welker .... does he have 1 actual non-voice acting role ? Still count , just wondering.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:14 PM
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Danny Trejo has 222 credits to his name. He averages at least five credits a year and lately he's had more than that.
yeah he does pop up everywhere lately
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:37 PM
Cant keep track of this thread lol
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:00 PM
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Cant keep track of this thread lol
Not sure if trolling or just can't keep track


Mel Blanc - 1035
Frank Welker - 672
Tara Strong -299


John Carradine - 340
Mickey Rooney - 326
Christopher Lee - 274
Dany Trejo - 222
Stephen Tobolowsky - 208
Michael Ironside - 202
Ernest Borgine - 202
Christopher Plummer - 186
Ron Perlman -182
Samuel L. Jackson - 137
Kim Coates - 122
Christopher Walken - 118

I separated Mel Blanc , Frank Welker and Tara Strong because their work is only voice acting (still counts but not what i had in mind tbh )

Stephen Tobolowsky is suprisingly high since the name didnt ring a bell ( the producer guy hitting on Marcy in Californication and the annoying old friend in Groundhog day )

Christopher Walken's rep as a super prolific actor is not deserved.

Also , where are the females ? so far i got Helen Mirren at 106 credited roles and Adrienne Barbeau at 105
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:05 PM
You can also throw in

Clint Howard - 201
Dick Miller - 175
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:58 PM
Here's some women like you requested:

Lillian Gish - 119 roles
Bette Davis - 122 roles
Joan Crawford - 102 roles
Barbara Stanwyck - 103 roles


Also a couple more men I thought of

Eli Wallach - 164 roles
John Wayne - 172 roles
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