The Best Comedy Actor Emmy category adores repeat winners, which is great news for Bill Hader

The Best Comedy Actor Emmy category adores repeat winners, which is great news for Bill Hader
Bill Hader pulled off a surprise Emmy win last year, beating favorite and defending champ Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) for Best Comedy Actor for “Barry.” But don’t be surprised in the least if he defends his title this year — not just because of his stellar performance or because he’s now the odds-on favorite — but because this category loves repeat champs.

Of the 15 men who’ve won more than one Best Comedy Actor Emmy, only five of them did so without at least one string of back-to-back wins — all of whom are two-time champs. Jack Klugman (“The Odd Couple”) won his two years apart in 1971 and ’73; Alan Alda (“M*A*S*H”) had an eight-year span between his 1974 and ’82 victories; Judd Hirsch (“Taxi”) prevailed in 1981 and ’83; Ted Danson (“Cheers”) triumphed in 1990 and ’93; and Richard Mulligan won for two shows, “Soap” (1980) and “Empty Nest” (1989).

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