What do Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison and Pippa Black have in common? They appear in the title credits of their show, but for many episodes, they do not appear onscreen at all.
Interestingly, I noticed on several occasions when Ames did not appear onscreen for Human Target’s second season, Janet Montgomery’s name was excised from the opening credits.
Saturday Night Live is probably a special case. I’m sure there are cases when a bit player in the title credits doesn’t have screen time for any of the skits, but I bet they appeared onscreen during the closing goodnights. Or maybe just the back of the actor’s head. But I think that counts. Does anyone remember Dean Edwards? He was in the credits for two seasons, but I bet there’s a lot of shows where he only appears at the end.