AS SEEN IN:
'My Favorite Martian'
AS PLAYED BY:
Mort Mills (Jesse James)
L.Q. Jones (Frank James)
There are two ways to go to splain the presence of these two men as the James boys in Toobworld, when so many other actors have played the role as well.
1] When Tim O'Hara and Uncle Martin traveled back in Time and came into contact with Frank and Jesse, they were in an alternate timeline. So when the outlaws were brought forward into the "Future" of the mid-1960's, they were in the timeline of Earth Prime-Time, not their own.
2] Jesse and Frank James had such reputations as outlaws, many other wannabe's assumed their identities in order to advance their own criminal careers. These two gunslingers could instead be characters played by Mills and Jones in other TV Westerns. And let's face it, both actors have plenty of nefarious cowboys in their resumes to choose from! (Another who pulled this stunt back in the wild, wild West was a Charles Dickens impersonator as seen in an episode of 'Bonanza'.)
I rather prefer the latter splainin. It can be expanded to include other portrayals of Frank and Jesse in other TV series and TV movies. With that first splainin, it doesn't take into account why they still look diferent from the James Gangers in other TV dimensions. (Basically, although their names remained the same, their DNA combinations were off for one reason or another at the time of conception.)
Exigius 12½ (as played by Ray Walston) was inducted into the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame in October of 2001.