Three Actors Who Played Lovable, Memorable Angels on TV and Film

When it comes to jewelry design, it seems that angels are appearing in everything. This trend is something that many people are taking up because angels are not only symbols of purity and innocence, but they're assumed to be beautiful in nature.

But angels have been appearing in pop culture long before they became a beading trend. Everything from movies to television shows have featured angels in the past, and some actors are renowned for their roles in these pieces. Here are some of the most notable stars who drew attention when playing an angel during a point in their career.

Michael Landon

Michael Landon is perhaps best known for his role as Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven, a television show that aired in the mid 1980s. The story of the show is centered around Landon's character, who is an angel sent on probation to Earth to help people with their mortal problems, according to IMDB. Although Landon is known for playing other roles on shows including Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, he is notable for being the bad boy angel in Highway to Heaven.

John Travolta

Another actor who made a splash when he decided to take on a role as an angel is John Travolta. In 1996, Travolta played an archangel in the movie, Michael. In this film, Travolta carries out the role of Michael, who has several vices, including drinking and smoking--something unexpected of an angel--giving viewers a unique perspective into interpretations of being heavenly.

Christopher Lloyd

One man who has had an extensive acting career, and played an angel in the midst of it, is Christopher Lloyd. In the 1994 film Angels In The Outfield, Lloyd plays "The Boss Angel" Al, who helps take the L.A. Angels to a winning season.

The story revolves around an orphan boy who prays for a chance to have a family if the Angels can win a pennant. As a result of his prayer, angels are sent down to Earth to play for the baseball team, allowing them to overcome the odds.

Over the years, there have been many people who have played the role of angels during their acting careers, and these are just some of the few notable ones.