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Top 10 Actors You Forgot Were on That '70s Show

VO: Lisa @MsMojo WRITTEN BY: Spencer Sher
Even if you’ve seen every episode multiple times, we be there are a few actors you forgot were on That '70s Show. For this list, we’re taking a look at celebrities who appeared on That '70s Show during its eight-season run, whose cameos you may have forgotten about. So many awesome cameos, so little time. MsMojo ranks the That '70s Show guest stars you forgot about. Are there any actors we forgot? Let us know in the comments!

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So many awesome cameos! Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Actors You Forgot Were on That '70s Show.

For this list, we’re taking a look at celebrities who appeared on “That '70s Show” during its eight-season run, whose cameos you may have forgotten about.

#10: Alyson Hannigan

While you’d be hard pressed to describe Alyson Hannigan as a full on household name, the comedic actress has snuck and sneaked her way into a handful of iconic films and TV shows over the years. From “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the “American Pie” film series, to her career defining run as Lily Aldrin on “How I Met Your Mother”. With so many memorable roles under her belt it can be easy to forget that she had a two-episode stint on “That '70s Show” back in 2004. Hannigan played Suzy Simpson, Kelso’s police academy friend that Fez develops a crush on.

#9: Jenna Fischer

Few actors achieve mainstream success overnight. For example, it took Jenna Fischer seven years before she landed the role of Pam Beasley on “The Office”, a show we feel confident saying will go down as one of television’s most beloved. Along the way Fischer scored bit parts in a number of different films and TV shows, including “That '70s Show”. The actress popped up in the season seven episode “Don’t Lie to Me” and played Stacey Wanamaker; a character whose name feels a touch outdated and more than a little sexist. Oh well, that’s all behind her now!

#8: Jessica Simpson

Season five of “That '70s Show” kicked off with Kelso and Donna living in California, after the two ran off at the end of the previous season. It was during his time in the Golden State that Kelso met and began to date Annette, who was played by Jessica Simpson. At the time Simpson was one of the hottest pop stars on the planet, so her three-episode arc was less of a career stepping stone and more of an attempt by the show’s producers to cash in on her popularity. Be that as it may, her portrayal of the air-headed Annette was hilarious and led to more film and TV work for Simpson.

#7: Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson was hardly a household name the first time he appeared on “That '70s Show”. However, when he made his final appearance in 2005, he’d found mainstream success thanks to roles in “Old School” and the “Charlie’s Angels” and “Legally Blond” film franchises. As such, it can be easy to forget that he played Kelso’s older brother Casey across six different episodes. Calm, cool and collected, Casey proved to be the perfect romantic foil to Eric, stealing Donna’s affection with his good looks and devil-may-care attitude. In the end Eric prevailed, but fans were still clamoring for more Casey Kelso.

#6: Lindsay Lohan

Let's face it, LiLo's public life, work, and image have gone through some changes since 2004, so it's easy for her “That '70s” appearance to have slipped through the cracks of our collective memories. Lohan played Danielle, a client that Fez attempts to seduce while working at a salon. But Danielle winds up attracting the attention of Kelso as well, and the two friends end up fighting over her. What was ironic about Fez chasing after Danielle was the fact that Lohan and Wilmer Valderrama were in a relationship at the time. Unfortunately, they broke up not long after working together.

#5: Betty White

Screen legend Betty White has been acting for over 80 years and in that time, she’s accrued over 100 acting credits. Among them is a well received recurring role on “That '70s Show”. White played Bea Sigurdson, Kitty Forman’s mother. In true Betty White fashion, the character’s sweet and innocent exterior is hiding a caustically sharp-tongued critic, who’s quick wit and criticism often puts her at odds with her daughter. Due to the sheer volume of work that White has put in over the years, we doubt this role would land in her Top 10 performances of all time. As such, it’s easy to forget about her time on “That '70s Show”.

#4: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt only appeared in one episode of “That '70s Show”, but it was an attention getter. Joseph played Buddy Morgan, who by attempting to put the moves on Eric was revealed to be gay – despite owning a totally bitchin' Trans Am. When Buddy steals a date-making kiss, audiences were shocked – although less so than Eric himself. Even then it was clear the ultra-charismatic JGL was heading for mainstream success, but while he was originally meant to have a recurring role on the series, audiences were deemed reluctant to accept a homosexual character chasing Eric, resulting in Buddy and Gordon-Levitt being dropped from the show.

#3: Cole & Dylan Sprouse

These celebrity twins burst onto the scene with starring roles on the Disney channel series “The Suite Life of Zach & Cody” in 2005, having already established themselves with roles in films like “Big Daddy” and shows such as “Friends”. The identical twins often split screen time by playing the same character, but not on “That '70s Show”. The duo appeared together in season four, hanging out with Kelso after he gets separated from Hyde, Fez and Jackie while at an amusement park. Despite limited screen time the Sprouse boys still manage to coax a laugh out of viewers, teasing Kelso while he waits for his friends to find him.

#2: Amy Adams

Who’d have guessed that the girl who played Kat Peterson in the season two episode “Burning Down the House” would go on to become one of the greatest actors of her generation? Six-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams’ first television role was playing one of Jackie’s popular friends who hooks up with Hyde at a party. The guest spot was hardly a memorable one, but it ultimately proved to be the tip of the iceberg in regard to Adams’ acting ability. It wasn’t long after her appearance on “That '70s Show” that she was landing key roles in films such as “Catch Me If You Can” and “Junebug”.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are some honorable mentions:

Eliza Dushku

Seth Green

Rachel Bilson

Bruce Willis

Justin Long

#1: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

The People's Champion is currently one of the hottest movie stars on the planet today, but back in 1999 he was best known for the smell of his cooking. He managed to combine his two skills in this hilarious “That '70s Show” spot, wherein he plays Eric’s favorite wrestler and his own father, Rocky Johnson. Despite spending half his screen time wrestling midgets and the other half complaining about it, Johnson manages to imbue his character with depth and personality, creating a like able persona that resonated with viewers. All these years later it’s still fun to look back on The Rock’s humble beginnings and in particular, this hilarious cameo!

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