If you threw a party, and invited everyone you knew,
You would see that some of the different characters at the party were played by the same person!


Here is a list of various characters played by the same actor
on television's "The Golden Girls."
They're in order by episode.

Making this list has been a fun way to learn more about the characters we love

and the actors who portray them. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed compiling it
(with a little help from my hairdresser, friends on LiveJournal, as well as IMDB).

No matter what role you play, Thank You For Being A Friend!

Arnie Peterson
Season 1, Episode 3: Rose the Prude. September 28, 1985
Miles Webber
(Various Episodes, 1989-1992)
Karl Wiedergott
Boy #1
Season 1, Episode 6: On Golden Girl. October 26, 1985
Kenny
Season 4, Episode 8: Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?
3 December 1988
Tony Carreiro Waiter
Season 1, Episode 13: A Little Romance. December 14, 1985
Tommy Cochran
Season 1, Episode 21: Flu Attack. March 1, 1986
Doctor
Season 5, Episode 19: 72 Hours. February 17, 1990
Richard Roat
Al Beatty
Season 1, Episode 15: In a Bed of Rose's. January 11, 1985

Kendall
Season 7, Episode 2: The Case of the Libertine Belle. September 28, 1991

     
Alan Blumenfeld

Lou
Season 1, Episode 19: Second Motherhood. February 15, 1986

Mr. Ha Ha
Season 2, Episode 25: A Piece of Cake. May 9, 1987
Terry Wills

Plumber
Season 1, Episode 19: Second Motherhood. February 15, 1986

Carl
Season 3, Episode 11: Three on a Couch. December 5, 1987
Jerry Hardin
Professor Cooper
Season 1, Episode 20: Adult Education. February 22, 1986
Gary
Season 4, Episode 21: Little Sister. April 1, 1989
James Staley
Dean Tucker
Season 1, Episode 20: Adult Education. February 22, 1986
Dr. Manning
Season 5, Episode 3: The Accurate Conception
7 October 7, 1989
William Cort
Dave
Season 1, Episode 21: Flu Attack. March 1, 1986
James
Season 5, Episode 15: Triple Play. January 23, 1990
Dom Irrera
Waiter
Season 1, Episode 21: Flu Attack. March 1, 1986
Produce Clerk
Season 1, Episode 25: The Way We Met. May 10, 1986
Philip Sterling
Dr. Barensfeld
Season 2, Episode 1: End of the Curse. September 27, 1986
Dr. Ashley
Season 3, Episode 11: Three on a Couch. December 5, 1987
Ron Kapra
Hotel Manager
Season 2, Episode 2: Ladies of the Evening. October 4, 1986
Stage Manager
Season 3, Episode 24: Mister Terrific. April 30, 1988
Tom La Grua
Vinny
Season 2, Episode 3: Take Him, He's Mine. October 11, 1986
Jimmy Lark
Season 5, Episode 9: Comedy of Errors. November 16, 1989
Nan Martin

Mrs. Frieda Claxton
Season 2, Episode 4: It's a Miserable Life. November 1, 1986

Philomena
Season 4, Episode 24: Foreign Exchange. May 6, 1989

Tom Villard
Rick
Season 2, Episode 8: Vacation. November 1986
Randy Becker
Season 7, Episode 21: Rose: Portrait of a Woman. March 7, 1992
Paul Dooley

Isaac Q. Newton
Season 2, Episode 10: Love, Rose. December 13, 1986

Dr. George Corliss
Season 2, Episode 26: Empty Nests. May 16, 1987

Terry Kiser

Santa Claus
Season 2, Episode 11: ''Was the Nightmare Before Christmas. December 20, 1986

Don
Season 7, Episode 16: The Commitments. January 25, 1992
Teddy Wilson
Albert
Season 2, Episode 11: 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas
20 December 20, 1986
Ben
Season 4, Episode 8: Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?
December 3, 1988
Lloyd Bochner
Patrick Vaughn
Season 2, Episode 14: The Actor. January 17, 1987
Eduardo
Season 4, Episode 23: Rites of Spring.
April 29, 1989
Nat Bernstein
Dr. Wallerstein
Season 2, Episode 15: Before and After.
January 24, 1987
Emily's Father
Season 2, Episode 16: And Then There Was One. January 31, 1987
Jody Price
Nurse
Season 2, Episode 20: Whose Face Is This, Anyway? February 28, 1987
Jody
Season 3, Episode 24: Mister Terrific. April 30, 1988
Sid Melton

Salvadore Petrillo 
(Various Episodes, 1987-1991)

Don the Fool
Season 6, Episode 22: What a Difference a Date Makes. March 23, 1991

Meg Wyllie

Candy
Season 3, Episode 5: Nothing to Fear, But Fear Itself. October 24, 1987

Edna
Season 3, Episode 14: Blanche's Little Girl. January 9, 1988

Mrs. Rasmussen
Season 4, Episode 17: You Gotta Have Hope. February 25, 1989

Myra
Season 6, Episode 17: There Goes the Bride: Part 2.
February 9, 1991

Millicent Kennedy
Season 7, Episode 6: Mother Load. October 26, 1991

Vito Scotti
Vincenzo
Season 3, Episode 22: Rose's Big Adventure. March 12, 1988
Dominic
Season 4, Episode 24: Foreign Exchange. May 6, 1989
Don Woodard
Ernie
Season 3, Episode 22: Rose's Big Adventure. March 12, 1988

Kolak
Season 3, Episode 24: Mister Terrific. April 30, 1988

Geraldine Fitzgerald Anna
Season 3, Episode 25: Mother's Day. May 7, 1988
Martha Lamont
Season 5, Episode 7: Not Another Monday
November 2, 1989
Ralph Ahn
Jim Shu
Season 4, Episode 1: Yes, We Have No Havanas. October 8, 1988

Mr. Yakamora
Season 4, Episode 25: We're Outta Here: Part 1. May 13, 1989

Ellen Albertini Dow Mrs. Leonard
Season 4, Episode 2: The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo. October 22, 1988
Lillian
Season 4, Episode 22: Sophia's Choice
April 15, 1989
Sarah
Season 6, Episode 18: Older and Wiser. February 16, 1991
Andre Rosey Brown
Bodyguard
Season 4, Episode 8: Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket? December 3, 1988
Bodybuilder
Season 4, Episode 17: You Gotta Have Hope. February 25, 1989
Bill Dana
Papa Angelo
Season 4, Episode 15: Valentine's Day. February 11, 1989

Uncle Angelo
(Various Episodes, 1988-1992)

Douglas Seale Seymour
Season 4, Episode 17: You Gotta Have Hope. February 25, 1989
Malcolm
Season 5, Episode 20: Twice in a Lifetime. February 23, 1990
Cynthia Lea Clark Seamstress
Season 4, Episode 17: You Gotta Have Hope.
25 February 25, 1989
Homeless Person
Season 5, Episode 12: Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas.
December 16, 1989
Court Reporter
Season 7, Episode 23: Home Again, Rose: Part 1. May 2, 1992
Chick Vennera
Pepe
Season 4, Episode 18: Fiddler on the Ropes. March 4, 1989

Enrique Mas
Season 5, Episode 4: Rose Fights Back. October 14, 1989
Season 5, Episode 10: Mr. Lucky - All That Jazz. November 30, 1989

Flo Di Re
Gina
Season 4, Episode 24: Foreign Exchange. May 6, 1989
Young Sophia
Season 5, Episode 12: Clinton Avenue Memoirs
December 14, 1989
David Jackson Willis PA (voice)
Season 4, Episode 24: Foreign Exchange. May 6, 1989
Comedian
Season 5, Episode 9: Comedy of Errors. November 16, 1989
Orderly
Season 5, Episode 17: Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom Tom
February 10, 1990
Jeffrey Tambor
Dr. Stevens
Season 5, Episode 1: Sick and Tired: Part 1. September 23, 1989
Dr. Stern
Season 6, Episode 24: Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Retirement Home: Part 1. April 27, 1991
Beth Grant
Terry Franco
Season 5, Episode 4: Rose Fights Back. October 14, 1989
Louise
Season 6, Episode 21: Witness. March 9, 1991
Doug Cox
Young Man
Season 5, Episode 7: Not Another Monday. November 2, 1989

Sven
Season 4, Episode 4: Yokel Hero. November 5, 1988

Stan Roth
Make-up Man
Season 5, Episode 10: Mr. Lucky - All That Jazz.
November 30, 1989
Cop
Season 6, Episode 7: Zborn Again. November 3, 1990
Policeman
Season 7, Episode 7: Dateline: Miami. November 2, 1991
Steven Gilborn
Howard
Season 5, Episode 11: Ebb Tide. December 7, 1989
Priest
Season 7, Episode 13: The Pope's Ring. December 14, 1991
Stanley Kamel
Dr. Stein
Season 5, Episode 17: Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom Tom. February 10, 1990
Herb Shrewsberry
Season 6, Episode 24: Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Retirement Home: Part 1, April 27, 1991.
Season 6, Episode 25: Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Retirement Home: Part 2. April 27, 1991
Paul Collins
Man
Season 5, Episode 23: The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present. March 31, 1990
Dr. Shrewsbury
Season 7, Episode 24: Home Again, Rose: Part 2
May 2, 1992
Jonathan Schmock Waiter
Season 5, Episode 23: The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present. March 31, 1990
The Robber
Season 6, Episode 19: Melodrama.
February 23, 1991
Director
Season 6, Episode 20: Even Grandmas Get the Blues. March 2, 1991
Cop #1
Season 7, Episode 9: The Monkey Show: Part 2. November 9, 1991
Earl Boen Father Salerno
Season 6, Episode 12: Ebbtide's Revenge. December 15, 1990
Reverend
Season 7, Episode 26: One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest: Part 2. May 9, 1992
Don Mirault
Flight Instructor
Season 6, Episode 13:
The Bloom is Off the Rose.
January 5, 1991
Ron
Season 7, Episode 19: Journey to the Center of Attention. February 22, 1992
Mimi Cozzens
Susan Dodds
Season 6, Episode 14: Sisters of the Bride. January 12, 1991
Lillian
Season 7, Episode 20: A Midwinter Night's Dream Continues. February 29, 1992
Gloria Dorson
Mrs. Ward
Season 6, Episode 21: Witness. March 9, 1991
Lillian
Season 7, Episode 21: Rose: Portrait of a Woman
March 7, 1992
Keone Young

Mr. Tanaka
Season 7, Episode 21: Rose: Portrait of a Woman. March 7, 1992

Dr. Chang
Season 5, Episode 2: Sick and Tired: Part 2. September 30, 1989


And here are some I call into question. While there are some recurring characters who may or may not be consistent, like Miles' coworkers, and also David Leisure's character who changes his name from Oliver to Charlie, the following have the same character title per episode, yet I feel they are really different characters.
Brad Trumbull Maitre d'
Season 3, Episode 8: Brotherly Love. November 14, 1987
Maitre d'
Season 3, Episode 15: Dorothy's New Friend.
January 16, 1988
In the first episode listed, he's the guy Dorothy borrowed the microphone from at the end of the show. But in Dorothy's New Friend, he's the guy serving them the "...Edgar Allen Poe-tatoes." Do Maitre d's serve food? Maybe the restaurant was busy and he had to pick up the slack.
Steve Porter Waiter
Season 3, Episode 20: And Ma Makes Three.
February 20, 1988
Waiter
Season 4, Episode 9: Scared Straight. December 10, 1988
Maybe he's the same character, but he works different shifts at different restaurants? Not really sure on his back story... maybe you can decide.
Raye Birk
Caterer
Season 4, Episode 6: Sophia's Wedding: Part 1.
November 19, 1988
Caterer
Season 6, Episode 17: There Goes the Bride: Part 2. February 9, 1991
He's listed as Caterer in the second episode, yet in that show he seemed to be more of a wedding coordinator. Maybe he expanded his business?