Screen Legends Who Got Their Big Break on The Twilight Zone

Burt Reynolds as Rocky Rhodes in “The Bard” | Image: CBS

The Twilight Zone broke ground in multiple fashions. One way in which the series pioneered is by launching the careers of numerous actors who are beloved household names today. The original series ran from 1959-1964, and part of this "wondrous land of imagination" was the ability of their casting powers-that-be to discover some amazing talents while they were relative unknowns. 

Check out this article that takes a look at a number of actors who got their big break on the seminal sci-fi series. It could serve as a guide for interested viewers to seek out a few of these old episodes in case they've never seen them.  

George Takei as Arthur Takamori in "The Encounter" | Image: CBS

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