There are many characters that have endured over the years, though not so many that have been reprised by the same actors. So what are the top ten recurring movie characters, and who has played them?
10. Michael Myers
Appearances – 9
Actors – Tyler Mane 2, various
It’s quite apt that we start with a horror movie icon, as there are several in the list.
Michael Myers first appears in 1978’s Halloween, where he murders his sister as a young boy, and then returns to his former home fifteen years later on a murderous rampage. The character returns in Halloween Part II, in an attempt to murder Laurie Strode, who evaded him in the first film, but does not appear in the third installment.
His story does continue on, though, in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, where he pursues the now deceased Strode’s daughter. This thread continues into Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Things get a bit weird in Halloween H20 and Halloween: Resurrection, as continuity goes a little out of the window.
This led to Rob Zombie’s 2007 reboot, and its subsequent sequel. It was in Zombie’s two movies that the same actor, Tyler Mane, took on the mantel of Myers. The previous movies had featured a different actor every time.