How Well Do You Know The Greatest Breakout Characters Of All Time?

These breakout characters were originally intended to have minor roles. Eventually, they stole the show! How well do you know the greatest breakout TV characters of all time? Let's find out!
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Which breakout character was known for his oversized glasses, suspenders, high-rise pants, and squeaky pants?
Sheldon Cooper
Dwight Schrute
Steve Urkel
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Who played the role of Alex P. Keaton on "Family Ties?"
Matthew Broderick
Michael J. Foxx
Kirk Cameron
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Norman Reedus originally read for what role on AMC's "The Walking Dead?"
Merle Dixon
Rick Grimes
Glenn Rhee
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Who played the role of breakout character "Fonzie" on the hit TV show "Happy Days?"
Ron Howard
Henry Winkler
Tom Bosley
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True or false: Michael Emerson was invited to make a guest appearance on Lost based, but eventually became a series regular.
True
False
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Who played the role of Chrissy on "Three's Company?"
Suzanne Somers
Joyce DeWitt
Farrah Fawcett
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True or false: John Travolta became a regular on "Welcome Back, Kotter" due to the enthusiastic response of teen girls during tapings.
True
False
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Who played the role of J.J. Evans on "Good Times?"
Jaleel White
Jimmie Walker
Kevin Hart
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Which breakout character was known for her outrageous eye makeup and outfits from week to week?
Mimi Bobeck
Sookie St. James
Sandra Clark
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Which breakout character was portrayed by actor Leonard Nimoy?
Spock
Moulder
Captain Kirk
Result
Uh-oh! This quiz proved that you're a breakout character bust. While you may be familiar with a few of these characters and shows, the breakout characters didn't stand out above the rest of the pack. At least this quiz proved a walk down memory lane!

C+, Breakout Bust

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are breakout character cool! Like so many Americans, you were far more taken by these 10 breakout characters than the lead roles in the show!

B+, Breakout Character Cool

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are breakout character perfect! It's obvious that these breakout characters proved the real stars of the show for you. From Steve Urkel to the Fonz, it was the breakout characters that stood out to you. Great job!

A+, Breakout Character Perfect

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1
Which breakout character was known for his oversized glasses, suspenders, high-rise pants, and squeaky pants?
Sheldon Cooper
Dwight Schrute
Steve Urkel
2
Who played the role of Alex P. Keaton on "Family Ties?"
Matthew Broderick
Michael J. Foxx
Kirk Cameron
3
Norman Reedus originally read for what role on AMC's "The Walking Dead?"
Merle Dixon
Rick Grimes
Glenn Rhee
4
Who played the role of breakout character "Fonzie" on the hit TV show "Happy Days?"
Ron Howard
Henry Winkler
Tom Bosley
5
True or false: Michael Emerson was invited to make a guest appearance on Lost based, but eventually became a series regular.
True
False
6
Who played the role of Chrissy on "Three's Company?"
Suzanne Somers
Joyce DeWitt
Farrah Fawcett
7
True or false: John Travolta became a regular on "Welcome Back, Kotter" due to the enthusiastic response of teen girls during tapings.
True
False
8
Who played the role of J.J. Evans on "Good Times?"
Jaleel White
Jimmie Walker
Kevin Hart
9
Which breakout character was known for her outrageous eye makeup and outfits from week to week?
Mimi Bobeck
Sookie St. James
Sandra Clark
10
Which breakout character was portrayed by actor Leonard Nimoy?
Spock
Moulder
Captain Kirk