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The Actors Behind the Most Important TV Characters We’ve Never Seen

Ah, the elusive TV character we never see. Many sitcoms have one. You know, a person who is often integral to the show, but whose face or body is left to the imagination. In many cases, there isn’t even a voice or a silhouette associated with the unseen character at hand — for example, Bob Sacamano on Seinfeld, Diane on Twin Peaks, or Tino on My So-Called Life. Occasionally, however, there’s a distant voice or an obscured body associated with these mysterious characters. We’ve always been curious about these folks, so we decided to put some unseen characters side by side with the actors who played them. Check ‘em out after the jump, and hit the comments to let us know who we missed.

Wilson Wilson, Jr., played by Earl Hindman, Home Improvement

We have to admit — some admirable effort went into hiding the bottom half of Earl Hindman’s face from the world. Alas, a simple Google image search can ruin one of the greatest secrets of the ’90s. He looks a little naked without the fisherman’s cap, eh?