The Raider That Never Was
The most famous story about an actor missing out on Raiders of the Lost Ark is definitely Tom Selleck having to turn down the role of Indiana Jones due to his commitments on the show Magnum P.I.
Turns out, Selleck wasn’t the only one. Danny DeVito was in consideration for the part of Sallah, but also had to turn it down due to TV commitments, the commitment being the series Taxi where he played Louie De Palma.
On the subject of TV shows…