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FRIENDS has been off the air for 12 years now. But its magic still prevails after all these years. Millions of people have watched and re-watched this show through the years. The show first aired in 1994, and even after two decades after that, people still spend time binge-watching the 10 years of Joey, Monica, Chandler, Pheobe, Ross and Rachel's lives.

But among those millions of people, only a handful have noticed that a few actors have played multiple roles on the show. Are you one of those hanful? Did you know that both of Joey's Agents have played multiple roles on FRIENDS and Joey?

Here's the list of actors who have played multiple roles on FRIENDS:

1. June Gable

June Gable is remembered the most for her potrayal of Estelle Leonard, Joey's chain-smoking agent. She was a recurring character on the show and has featured in quite a few episodes. She was also the last character to die on the show. But only a few recognized her when she played a different character on the show. She had also played the role of a nurse in Season 1 Episode 23, "The One With The Birth", the episode in which Ross' son, Ben was born.

2. Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge played the role of Bobbie Morganstem, Joey's second agent. She was Joey's agent in the FRIENDS spin-off, "Joey". And she also played two different characters on the FRIENDS-verse. She also appeared in Friends' Season 10 Episode 3, "The One With Ross' Tan" where she played Amanda Buffamonteezi, who spoke in a fake British accent.

3. Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi had a recurring role in Friends, as Pheobe's step brother, Frank Jr. He first appeared on Friends as Frank in Season 2 Episode 21, "The One With The Bullies". But Giovanni Ribisi originally appeared in the show as a guy who drops a condom in Phoebe’s guitar case outside Central Perk and then returns later to retrieve it in Season 2 Episode 6, "The One With The Baby On The Bus".

4. E.J. Callahan

E.J. Callahan first appeared in Season 4 Episode 4, "The One With The Ballroom Dancing" as a massage client just before Pheobe got fired. She again appeared at Estelle's funeral in Season 10 Episode 15, "The One Where Estelle Dies", as Estelle's only other agent, Al Zebooker, the guy who eats paper.

5. Cynthia Mann

Cynthia Mann appeared in the pilot episode of Friends. But from the mid-season of Season 1 to Season 4, she potrayed Jasmine, a masseur and Pheobe's co-worker.

6. Kim Harris

Kim Harris has appeared in most number of different roles in Friends-verse, a whopping total of 5 different roles. She first appeared in Season 6 Episode 4, "The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance", as the casting director who didn't cast Joey because he had his hand in his pants in front of a child.

She again appeared in Season 7 Episode 17, "The One With The Cheap Wedding Dress", as fancy bridal store owner.

She can also be spotted in the background in a scene at Central Perk in Season 9 Episode 3, "The One With The Pediatrician".

She popped up yet again in Season 9, this time as cologne sales-woman in Episode 18, "The One With The Donor".

She also appeared in an episode of Joey, taking the number of roles she appeared in, to five.

7. Douglas Looper

He appeared in Season 5 Episode 8, "The One With The Thanksgiving Flashbacks" as the paramedic who brings Chandler to the hospital, after Monica drops a knife on Chandler's toe. He later appeared again in Season 6 Episode 14, "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry", as the vampire in Ursula's porn video.


David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow also appeared in a different role, apart from their iconic Ross and Pheobe characters. David appeared as Russ in an Season 2 while Lisa played the recurring role of Pheobe's twin sister, Ursula.

Ross and Russ

Pheobe and Ursula

How many of these actors have you noticed in each of their roles?


How many of these actors have you noticed in each of their roles? (Excluding Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer)

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