Lots of actors are satisfied with perfecting their craft in front of the camera. They shine in the spotlight. But sometimes they're inspired to play a different role in TV, and that's the role of director. These actors have ideas and a vision of what they would like to see in a show.
Most times they're directing the show they act in.
These actors know the show so well that they want to expand their creative wings and make their visions come to life from behind the screen. Typically acting as they direct, these talents move flawlessly between roles, often enhancing their acting ability.
Experiencing a TV show from a different perspective is a challenge. One that a lot of actors aspire to achieve. Have any of your favorite actors also directed the very shows you enjoy? Chances are they might have. Read on to find out if your favorites have made the leap.
1. Matthew Gray Gubler - Criminal Minds
2. Chandra Wilson - Grey's Anatomy
3. Mariska Hargitay - Law & Order: SVU
4. Hugh Laurie - House
5. Jennifer Garner - Alias
6. Courteney Cox - Cougar Town
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