Career Man To Family Guy
Larry Hagman was known as the character Tony Nelson on the show “I Dream of Jeannie.” His character was an astronaut. While he spent every night with Jeannie, during the day he worked for the government.
When the show started out writers made Tony a serious, and uptight character. They made him focused on his career instead of focused on Jeannie. As time went on, they wrote him to be more interested in Jeannie and in fact by the end of the series they even got married! Quite a change in character but definitely made sense for the plot.
“J. R.” Ewing
Larry Hagman was a household name during the 1970s. After his claim to fame starring on “I Dream of Jeannie,” he continued to land leading roles in many films and TV shows. While he definitely got his start on “I Dream of Jeannie,” he is best known for his role of “J. R.” Ewing in the show “Dallas.”
During the 1980s while he was starring in “Dallas,” he received a whopping 4 Golden Globe nominations. He also got 2 Emmy nominations for the show! Following “Dallas,” he had roles in other hit TV shows such as “Nip/Tuck” and “The Simpsons.” Sadly, Larry died in 2012.