Gilmore Girls: 12 Actors Who Played Two Different Roles
Gilmore Girls is arguably one of the most beloved shows of all time. It has one of the strongest cult followings — and for good reason! The WB (later CW) series ran for seven seasons from 2000 to 2007 and was recently brought back for a Netflix revival. One of the best things about the show was the amazing cast and all the eccentric characters who lived in Stars Hollow. Similar to other long-running shows, Gilmore Girls unknowingly (and sometimes knowingly) had actors play two different characters! We’ve combed through the series and found 12 examples:
12. Jacqui Maxwell as High School Student and Summer
In the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls, Jacqui Maxwell played a Stars Hollow student who is obviously high in class. In episodes 16 and 17, “Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers” and “The Breakup, Part II,” she played the part of Tristan’s girlfriend, Summer. While it could be argued they were potentially the same character, their appearances were very different!
11. Floyd Van Buskirk as Jed and Henry
Floyd Van Buskirk never plays a very big role, but he makes his appearances! He made his Gilmore Girls debut in season 1, episode 5 as Jed, and then again in season 5, episode 2, “A Messenger, Nothing More,” as Henry, who is apart of the Renaissance Fair circuit.