Richard Dreyfuss’s Early Career
A well-known actor for films in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, Richard Dreyfuss appeared on Bewitched before his more well-known roles. In the episode “Man’s Best Friend,” Dreyfuss plays a lovestruck warlock, Rodney, who finds Samantha and professes his love. The plot is that Samantha used to babysit for him, and now that he’s grown up he’s come to claim his love.
Even though Samantha tries to make him leave, Rodney turns himself into a dog in order to stay in the Stephens’ home. Before she can get him out, Darrin decides to keep the dog, causing a whirlwind of goofy hijinx. After his one off on Bewitched, Dreyfuss starred in movies such as Jaws, Stand by Me, and Close Encounters of a Third Kind, among others.