By Ken Tucker
Updated May 19, 2009 at 05:28 PM EDT

So there I was last night, watching the season finale of 24, and I kept thinking about that long-haired creepy guy in the airport menacing Kim. You know the guy I’m talking about, right? I knew he was one of those character actors who’s been in a thousand TV shows, but there was one role in particular I knew from… but what was it?

Then, by one of those weird coincidences that can happen watching TV, later that night, I’m looking at an old episode of Seinfeld shown at 11 p.m. in New York, and sudenly there he was! He’s “Duncan Meyer,” the guy who accused Jerry of cheating in a race they had in college. Watch him talking about 3 minutes into this clip:

So in effect, Duncan Meyer, bitter at being beaten by Jerry Seinfeld (twice!), lived to migrate over to 24 and become a very bad guy.

Do you remember this actor, Don McManus, from both 24 and Seinfeld? And maybe other shows?

I’ll ask something else: When you watch TV, do you sometimes spot a supporting actor and recall some of the other shows you’ve seen him or her in?

All examples most welcome. Thanks.