These days, the line between television and film have blurred. Movie quality stories have made their way to the small screen, and movie stars like Kevin Spacey, Halle Berry, and Matthew McConaughey have turned to TV to dig in to meaty roles. Everyone knows that A-listers like George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, and Will Ferrell got their start on television. But the boob tube still churns out its fair share of successful movie actors to this day. Here are four TV actors who’ve made a splash in the cinema this year.
1. Chris Pratt
Between voicing the lead role of Emmett in The Lego Movie and acting as Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, this Virginia native is having a big year on the big screen. But Chris Pratt made his home on the small screen for over a decade between smaller cinematic roles. In the late 1990s, he starred in the critically acclaimed drama Everwood. More recently, he’s kept fans laughing as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation. It remains to be seen whether he’ll continue to take on TV roles once the series wraps this year now that his film career has taken off.