The fall line-up of exciting premieres has finally arrived, and that means its time to meet your new favourite actors. Of course, there’s a good chance you’ll find many familiar faces on your TV screen this month, but being able to remember where you know an actor from is a whole different matter. That’s where we come in.
Check out 13 actors hitting your TV screens this fall that you know you’ve seen somewhere…but where?
13 TV actors you know you’ve seen somewhere before but just can’t place
JASON RITTERKnown For: Ritter spent four years as Mark on the beloved Parenthood before going on to teach viewers about the past in Another Period and Drunk History.
Next Up: Ritter will play self-serving man-child Kevin Finn, who is visited by a celestial being and tasked with saving mankind in Kevin (Probably) Saves The World, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on CTV.Bell Media
IAIN ARMITAGEKnown For: Playing Shailene Woodley's son Ziggy in HBO's Big Little Lies.
Next Up: Sheldon (knock) Sheldon (knock) Sheldon (knock)? If 11 seasons of The Big Bang Theory hasn't filled your science nerd quota, you're in luck. Armitage stars as young Sheldon Cooper in, you guessed it, Young Sheldon. The series airs Monday's at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV and is already garnering rave reviews.Bell Media
FREDDIE HIGHMOREKnown For: Playing opposite Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factor and starring as Norman Bates in Bates Motel, a role that earned Highmore a People's Choice Award.
Next Up: Highmore will play Dr. Shaun Murphy, a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, in the highly anticipated series The Good Doctor, airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on CTV.Bell Media
ZOE PERRYKnown For: Mystery woman-turned-Samantha on Scandal.
Next Up: Perry is set to play Mary Cooper, mom to young Sheldon Cooper on the new series Young Sheldon. On The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon's mother is played by Laurie Metcalf, Perry's actual mom. Back in the 90's, Perry also played a younger version of her mother's character Jackie on Roseanne. Bazinga!Bell Media
JACK DYLAN GRAZERKnown For: Grazer starred in this year's feature adaptation of Stephen King's IT as Adam.
Next Up: In a much less terrifying role, Grazer will play a 14-year-old named Alex Riley in Me, Myself and I. The series also stars Bobby Moynihan as suddenly single 40-year-old Riley and John Larroquette as 65-year-old recently retired Riley. Catch Me, Myself and I, Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET on CTV.Bell Media
STEPHEN MOYERKnown For: Moyer got our blood pumping as the super-hot vampire Bill on HBO's True Blood.
Next Up: Moyer will play a family man who must keep his mutant children safe in the new series The Gifted. We're sure he'll still be super-hot.Bell Media
SONEQUA MARTIN-GREENKnown For: Outliving her brother Tyrese and her boyfriend Bob, all while escaping zombies as Sasha on The Walking Dead.
Next Up: Martin-Green makes history this fall playing Michael Burnham on Star Trek Discovery. The actor is boldly going where no one else has gone before and is now the first woman of colour to lead a series in the Star Trek franchise. Star Trek Discovery airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Space and CraveTV.Bell Media
JOANNA GARCIA SWISHERKnown For: Swisher got her big break on the Canadian series Are You Afraid of the Dark, but you may know her better as Reba McEntire's daughter Cheyenne on Reba, and as Ariel on Once Upon A Time.
Next Up: Swisher plays Amy, the widowed sister of the self-centred Kevin who unwittingly must save the world in Kevin (Probably) Saves The World.Bell Media
IWAN RHEONKnown For: In the UK, Rheon is famous for playing Simon on the cult favourite Misfits, but of course North American viewers know him as the bastard Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones.
Next Up: Viewers will have to put aside their hate for Ramsay in order to embrace Rheon as superhuman Maximus on Marvels Inhumans, airing Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.Bell Media
MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNERKnown For: Warner has appeared on the most recent season of Suits and on American Crime Story, but the actor is best known for his eight years spent as Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show.
Next Up: Warner will play Matt Walker on the new drama Ten Days in the Valley, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on CTV.Bell Media
LEA MICHELEKnown For: Michele rose to stardom playing gleek Rachel Berry on Glee. She later partnered once again with Glee creator Ryan Murphy for Scream Queens.
Next Up: Michele will bring her glee club cheeriness to The Mayor. She'll play Valentina Barella, the PR manager to a hip hop wannabe turned city mayor. The Mayor premieres October 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV.Bell Media
SEAN TEALEKnown For: Teale got his big break as Nick in Series 5 and 6 of the UK teen drama Skins before crossing the pond to star as dreamboat and queen stealer Louis de Condé in Reign.
Next Up: Teale will take on super powers to play Marcos Diaz, or Eclipse, as his friends call him, in The Gifted, Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV.Bell Media
NICHOLAS GONZALEZKnown For: Gonzalez is the definition of a hot cop, having played Detective Marco Fury on Pretty Little Liars, Detective Ignacio Ferras on Bosch, Detective James Rodriguez on Melrose Place and Detective Luke Morales on Sleepy Hollow.
Next Up: Gonzalez will swap a badge for scrubs as Dr. Neil Melendez in the new medical drama The Good Doctor.Bell Media