Why are the 'Under the Dome' Actors So Familiar?

Chances are, Monday's Under the Dome premiere gave you a lot of feelings. You were probably excited because it seems there's finally a halfway decent show on CBS, grossed-out because a freakin' cow was cut in half and a woman walked around with a Jamie Lannister hand-stump, and frustrated because all those actors looked SO familiar, but you couldn't figure out where you knew them from. If you're anything like me, you IMDB-ed the crap out of the cast during commercial breaks. Assuming you're more normal than that, read on to find out why those Under the Dome faces were so recognizable.

Where You Know All Those 'Under the Dome' Actors From

Chances are, Monday's Under the Dome premiere gave you a lot of feelings. You were probably excited because it seems there's finally a halfway decent show on CBS, grossed-out because a freakin' cow was cut in half and a woman walked around with a Jamie Lannister hand-stump, and frustrated because all those actors looked SO familiar, but you couldn't figure out where you knew them from. If you're anything like me, you IMDB-ed the crap out of the cast during commercial breaks. Assuming you're more normal than that, read on to find out why those Under the Dome faces were so recognizable.

Mike Vogel (Barbie)

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Character: Barbie, a good-looking, possibly murderous loner. Played by: Mike Vogel. You know him from: Bates Motel (Zack Shelby), Pan Am (Dean Lowrey), What's Your Number? (Dave Hansen), The Help (Johnny Foote), Miami Medical (Chris Deleo), Cloverfield (Jason Hawkins), The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Eric), Grounded for Life (Dean Piramatti)

Rachelle Lefevre (Julia)

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Character: Julia, apparently the town's only reporter. Played by: Rachelle Lefevre. You know her from: A Gifted Man (Kate Sykora), Off the Map (Ryan Clark), Twilight (Victoria), What About Brian (Heather), Big Wolf on Campus (Stacey Hanson)

Natalie Martinez (Linda)

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Character: Linda, the sheriff's deputy dome-separated from her husband. Played by: Natalie Martinez. You know her from: CSI: NY (Jamie Lovato), End of Watch (Gabby), Detroit 1-8-7 (Ariana Sanchez), Saints & Sinners (Pilar Martin), Fashion House (Michelle Miller), Death Race (Case)

Dean Norris (Big Jim)

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Character: Big Jim, a politician and used car salesman. Played by: Dean Norris. You know him from: Breaking Bad (Hank), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Phil Baker), Medium (Paul Scanlon), Tremors (W.D. Twitchell)

Alexander Koch (Junior)

Character: Junior, son of Big Jim and all-around creeper. Played by: Alexander Koch. You know him from: probably nothing. He'd only acted in two shorts and one episode of TV before 'Under the Dome.' [Photo: IMDB]

Britt Robertson (Angie)

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Character: Angie, a candy striper currently held hostage of Junior. Played by: Britt Robertson. You know her from: The Secret Circle (Cassie Blake), Life Unexpected (Lux Cassidy), Swingtown (Samantha Saxton), Dan in Real Life (Cara)

Colin Ford (Joe)

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Character: Joe, Angie's younger brother. Played by: Colin Ford. You know him from: Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Jake), We Bought a Zoo (Dylan Mee), Supernatural (young Sam)

Nicholas Strong (Phil)

Character: Phil, radio DJ. Played by: Nicholas Strong. You know him from: Nashville (JT) [Image: CBS]

Jolene Purdy (Dodee)

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Character: Dodee, radio engineer. Played by: Jolene Purdy. You know her from: Glee (Ronnie), Gigantic (Piper Katins), 10 Things I Hate About You (Mandella), Donnie Darko (Cherita Chen)

Jeff Fahey (Duke)

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Character: Duke, police chief with an exploding pacemaker. Played by: Jeff Fahey. You know him from: Lost (Frank Lapidus), Machete (Michael Booth), The Marshal (Winston MacBride)

Aisha Hinds (Carolyn)

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Character: Carolyn, an LA attorney trapped in town with her partner and her partner's troubled teenage daughter. Played by: Aisha Hinds. You know her from: Detroit 1-8-7 (Maureen Mason), Weeds (Latrice), True Blood (Miss Jeanette), Hawthorne (Isabel Walsh), Dollhouse (Loomis), Invasion (Mona Gomez), The Shield (Annie Price)

Samantha Mathis (Alice)

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Character: Alice, Carolyn's partner and Norrie's mother. Played by: Samantha Mathis. You know her from: First Years (Ann Weller), American Psycho (Courtney Rawlinson), The American President, (Janie Basdin), Little Women (adult Amy)

Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie)

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Character: Norrie, the sick teenage daughter of Alice. Played by: Mackenzie Lintz. You know her from: The Hunger Games (District 8 Tribute)

Beth Broderick (Rose)

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Character: Rose, owner of Sweetbriar Rose. Played by: Beth Broderick. You know her from: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (Zelda Spellman), Lost (Diane Jansen), Hearts Afire (Dee Dee Starr)