For a profession that relies on people playing pretend, acting frequently limits what actors can due with the prevalence of typecasting. Sitcom actors usually have it the hardest, as viewers struggle to see them as anything more than comic relief. Yet, to get on TV - especially a sitcom - takes talent and timing, so it should be no surprise these performers have what it takes to electrify in other genres.
There are many actors who pivot from comedic protagonists to portraying villains in other TV shows and do a phenomenal job. This list looks at the sitcom stars who broke out of their box and dropped villainous performances for the ages.
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