the role which ultimately went to LeVar Burton. And the role of Captain Picard might have gone to Patrick Bauchau or Yaphet Kotto, my second-favorite actor to play Othello if you don’t count the ones who have a daughter in porn (third-favorite if you do). Also, Wil Wheaton might have taken a massive hit to his nerd cred, because the only actor they were then considering to play Wesley was eerily-familiar-looking ginger J.D. Roth.
Many of the actors on the list ended up guest starring in episodes or playing a different character in the series. Others, like Wesley Snipes, fell off the face of the Earth. I mean seriously, what did that guy ever get cast in after 1987*?
[Double Reading Rainbow pic via TheDailyWhat.]
* I have to point out this is sarcasm, to avoid the eight “FAIL, never write again you ‘so called’ blogger, DIAF, I’m never coming back here again” comments. FML.