14 Stars Who Made Surprising Appearances On The Twilight Zone!

10. Peter Falk

(appeared in “The Mirror”)

Peter Falk has played many memorable roles in The Princess Bride, Wings Of Desire, and as the cleverly inquisitive Detective Colombo. “One more thing…” He played a very convincing Central American dictator on TZ.


Peter Falk / Via City Of Boston Archives

Peter Falk / Via City Of Boston Archives

9. Dennis Hopper

(appeared in “He’s Alive”)

Dennis Hopper has played many nefarious characters. But his roles in Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, and Speed owe credit to his 1963 appearance as a Neo-Nazi on The Twilight Zone. He reminds us that evil never dies, it just changes shape.

8. Ron Howard

(appeared in “Walking Distance”)

We all know that the famous director, Ron Howard, started his acting career young; as a teenager one Happy Days, and as little Opie on The Andy Griffith Show. But before Opie, Ron Howard made an appearance on The Twilight Zone when he was only 5 years old. In fact, his role as the Wilcox Boy on TZ predates The Andy Griffith Show by a year!

7. Martin Landau

(appeared in “Mr. Denton on Doomsday” and “The Jeopardy Room”)

Martin Landau appeared on one of three episodes of The Twilight Zone that didn’t include a supernatural element. That episode, called “The Jeopardy Room” features Landau as a former KGB commander. It seems almost ironic after one considers his role on Mission: Impossible came only a few years later…

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