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Old 04-14-2006, 11:53 AM   #30
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why would they use two different actors on the same TV show to do the same character?
There are a few reasons.

1) Actors are busy. Often they film multiple episodes at once, so they allow actors to spend more time on the important scenes - rather than do minor cleanup work. Most of the actors for reverse shots are stand-ins also. (Why take William Petersen's time if you're just going to be filming the back of his head - get another guy with white hair...)
2) actors don't all live in LA. so it may be too expensive to fly them out for something relatively minor.

Ultimately, the star's time is very valuable so they want to maximize their time on what's most important.
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