As a portrayer of Scottish peasant-life in fiction he was the precursor of a large school, which has benefited by his example and surpassed its original leader in popularity.
In this drama Schiller's powers as a realistic portrayer of people and conditions familiar to him are seen to best advantage.
While it would be easy to mistake the character for a trophy wife married to a rich, older man, Gloria is anything but, and definitely holds her own in the family, thanks to the influence of her portrayer, Vergara.
Margo Flax Martin played by actress Eileen Letchworth got a significant face lift when her portrayer did the same.
When Donna's portrayer Candice Earley left the show in 1992, Donna and Chuck were able to live their happily ever after off screen.