Not every character can be a lead, but that doesn't mean every actor doesn't make every minute of their screen time count.
These characters have become fan favorites and seem to steal the scenes out from under the noses of their top billed coworkers. How do they do it? Skills and charisma, among other things.
Scroll through the photos and tell us if you agree -- they are scene stealers!
Emily Betts Rickard as Felicity on Arrow
Can you imagine Oliver Queen without Felicity? She's a figment of the TV show but fits so perfectly into the Arrow world that she's managed to outshine canon characters. That's a first rate scene burglar.
Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson in Parks & Recreation
Any man who can silence a room merely by mentioning meat or breakfast food is worth his weight in gold. It turns out Ron just so happens to have that much gold. Perfect.
Austin Basis at J.T. on Beauty and the Beast
When J.T. isn't in an episode, the show isn't as fun. He brings levity and comic relief to every situation. The light shines on his lines.
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones
Her scenes have been few, but whether she's deftly defending the Kingslayer or fighting for her life against a grizzly bear, it's impossible to take your eyes off of Brienne.
Andrew Rannells as Elijah on Girls
Every time Hannah's gay ex Elijah pops up on Girls it's safe to say something wild will happen. Whether it's a coke-fueled club night or crashing a weekend at the beach, his fast talking wit helps him steal every scene he's in.
Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam on True Blood
Pam simply commands attention. When she's on the screen it's impossible not to gaze at her. Our hope is this fan favorite gets her due in the show's final season