Third Rock From the Sun

3rd Rock from the Sun (sometimes referred to as simply 3rd Rock) is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human family in order to observe the behavior of human beings.
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Dick Solomon the High Commander

Actor: John Lithgow

Dr. Richard Solomon, usually known as Dick Solomon, is a character played by John Lithgow in the late '90s NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. Solomon is the High Commander of a highly trained alien unit, sent to Earth by their leader, The Big Giant Head. His crew is made up of Sally Solomon (played by Kristen Johnston), Harry Solomon (played by French Stewart), and Tommy Solomon (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt). In the first episode, "Brains and Eggs", Dick states that he has made a home of a "third rate planet, has a job at a third rate university, and now we are looking at a third floor apartment."
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Dr. Mary Albright

Actor: Jane Curtin

Mary Margaret Albright, Ph.D is a fictional character who was played by Jane Curtin in the American situation comedy 3rd Rock from the Sun. She serves as a straight foil and love interest for the eccentric Dick Solomon.
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Sally Solomon

Actor: Kristen Johnston

Sally Solomon (played by Kristen Johnston) is a fictional character from the television sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Prior to arriving on Earth, the Solomons had some sort of contest to determine who would be male or female (their species makes no such differentiation). Sally, a highly-trained, decorated, combined combat specialist/military tactician, became the woman, something she found to her disliking, at least at first.

Being in a body that was driven by stereotypical sitcom-female archetypes, Sally's innate penchant for violence was often at odds with the prejudices and natural tendencies associated with her sex. From this disjunction, most of the humor with her character is derived. She eventually manages the awkward harmony/truce with the human shell so classic of all the Solomons as the series progresses, coming to utilize her wiles to enjoy life as a female. But at first, Sally asked Dick why she was chosen to be the woman and Dick replies to her, "Because you lost."


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Tommy Solomon the Intelligence Officer

Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Tommy Solomon is a fictional character created by Bonnie and Terry Turner from the American sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. He was portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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Harry Solomon

Actor: French Stewart

Harry S. Solomon is a character in 3rd Rock from the Sun, played by French Stewart. He is the brother of Dick Solomon and Sally Solomon, and the uncle of Tommy Solomon. His middle initial is mentioned in the episode "Dick the Vote." French Stewart said in a 1998 interview, "The way the character was originally described to me was he would be an idiot on any planet. So he's got to be the biggest idiot in the universe!"
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Nina Campbell

Actor: Simba Khali

Nina Campbell is a fictional character who was played by Simbi Khali in the American situation comedy 3rd Rock from the Sun.
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Mrs Dubcek

Actor: Elmarie Wendel

Mrs. Mamie Dubcek (usually just referred to as 'Dubcek' by the Solomon family) is a fictional character in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. She is portrayed by Elmarie Wendel and is a landlord, whose old-fashioned attic apartment the Solomon family rent.
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Don Orville

Actor: Wayne Knight

Officer Donald 'Don' Leslie Orville is a fictional character in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. He is portrayed by Wayne Knight and works as a Police Sergeant in the fictional town of Rutherford, Ohio. The character is first introduced to the series late in the first season, in the episode Assault with a Deadly Dick, in which the Solomon family go to the police for help after they fall victim to crime. Knight portrayed both Don and his more-iconic Newman character from fellow NBC show Seinfeld during the first three years of 3rd Rock's run.
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The Big Giant Head

Actor: William Shatner

The Big Giant Head is a fictional character from the American sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun; he is the Solomons' mission leader and king of the galaxy.