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Below are some of the background actors who play the minor or nonspeaking survivors of the tail section of Oceanic Flight 815. Two of the tailie background subsequently have become background for the Others (see #8 and #9 in the table for the Others background, below). These two converts are in addition to the three named Tailie roles of Cindy, Zach, and Emma, who also later appear as Others. Otherwise the tailie background roles have not recurred on the island, and have appeared only in the episode "The Other 48 Days", although some tailies appeared in the Sydney Airport background of the episode "?", and possibly "Two for the Road", in addition to "LA X, Part 1". Click on each image for a larger version.

Recurring Tailies background cast
The following are the background cast who play the minor or nonspeaking Tailies in "The Other 48 Days". Roles for credited actors are not included here, for example Cindy, Bernard, Nathan, Donald, Emma, and Zach.
Actor Appearance Recurrence Recurrence Comments
Unknown #1 Bgtail-01
("The Other 48 Days")
2x07-unknownextras
("The Other 48 Days")
Tailie1-2x07
("The Other 48 Days")
Identifiable by long shirt and pants, curly hair.
Unknown #2 Bgtail-04
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgtail-04-promo
("The Other 48 Days")  (promotional still)
Bgtail-sos2
("S.O.S.")
Identifiable by dark green top, tan pants, and dark hair. Seen being abducted on the 12th night. Seen at airport in Sidney prior to boarding. (See also image from 2x07)
Unknown #3 Yellowtailie-2x07
("The Other 48 Days")  (promotional still)
Bgtail-02
("The Other 48 Days")
Identifiable by yellow knit shirt with stripes. Seen being abducted on the 12th night.
Michael deYcaza FlowerShirtandSquinty
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgothers-08-2x07
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgtail-sos1
("S.O.S.")
Later became a background Other. Dubbed "Mr. Squinty" by some unofficial podcasts [1]. Also portrayed Bernard in "Orientation". Seen at airport in Sidney prior to boarding.
Bob Gill Bgtail-09-promo
("The Other 48 Days")  (promotional still)
Bgothers-09-2x07
("The Other 48 Days")
Later became a background Other.
Unknown #6 Bgtail-11
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgtail-11-promo
("The Other 48 Days")  (promotional still)
Bgtail-11-2x19
("S.O.S.")
Identifiable by bald head, red tank top, black shorts and red shoes. Seen at airport in Sidney prior to boarding. Seen being abducted on the 12th night. (See also images from 2x07 2x07)
Unknown #7 as Nancy 2x07-Nancy2
("The Other 48 Days")
Nancysurvivors
("The Other 48 Days")  (promotional still)
Nancy3-6x11
("Happily Ever After")
Identifiable by yellow blouse, gold necklace and bracelets, white pants. Seen in alternate timeline at airport (though depicted by a different African-American woman). (See also images from 2x07 2x07 2x07 6x11 6x11)
Candy Muir Bgtail-16
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgtail-16-2x19
("S.O.S.")
Happily078
("Happily Ever After")
Identifiable by gray hair, dark blue jeans, maroon knit shirt, and wrist watch. Seen at airport in Sidney prior to boarding. This woman was seen sitting in the middle section of the plane and walking in/outside LAX airport in the alternate timeline. Seen in alternate timeline on Flight 815 seated in mid-section and at airport. (See also images from 1x20 6x01)
Unknown #9 Bgtail-03
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgtail-sos4
("S.O.S.")
Tailie-6x11
("Happily Ever After")
Identifiable by blond hair and blue striped-shirt. Seen at airport in Sidney prior to boarding. Seen in alternate timeline at airport. (See also image from 2x07)
Unknown #10 FlowerShirtandSquinty
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgtail-12
("The Other 48 Days")
Identifiable by flower shirt and white pants.
Julia Summo Femaletaile
("The Other 48 Days")
2x07-promo
("The Other 48 Days")  (promotional still)
Bgtail-06-2x21
("?")
Seen deceased in episode & promotional still. However, extra appears alive on another day (most likely an error) Seen at airport in Sidney prior to boarding. (See also image from 2x07 2x19)
Unknown #12 Bgtail-13
("The Other 48 Days")  (promotional still)
GermanTailie
("The Other 48 Days")
Tailie13a
("The Other 48 Days")
Possibly J. Edward Sclafani, who portrayed the Ticket Agent from Kate's flashback in "What Kate Did". Unlikely that two characters are the same person. Also seen during the chicken catching scene, as well as in other scenes where he is identifiable by the plaid shorts. Fans speculate that he is the German tailender due to him helping Donald. (See also image from 2x07 2x07)
Unknown #13 Tailie14-207
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgextras-2x07
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgtail-14
("The Other 48 Days")
This tail-section survivor was not seen after the first day, implying he was likely one of the three taken on the first night, possibly as the Blonde guy or Curly-haired guy.
Jonathan Arthur Bgtail-05
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgtail-15
("The Other 48 Days")
Tailie15-2x07
("The Other 48 Days")
Seen drowning in ocean, and later seen in the chicken catching scene. Identifiable by white shirt in the crash scene, and later collared short sleeve shirt with vertical stripes. Also portrayed Simmons in "Happily Ever After". (See also image from 2x07)
Unknown #15 Curlyhairedtailie
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgtail-18
("The Other 48 Days")
This tail section survivor was not seen after the first day, implying he was likely one of the three taken on the first night, possibly as the Curly-haired guy.
Unknown #16 Grayshirt
("The Other 48 Days")
Seen crawling out of water, never seen alive on the beach. Wearing gray shirt and khaki shorts.
Unknown #17 2x07-onlocation-extra
("The Other 48 Days")
Bgtail-17
("The Other 48 Days")
This woman was dragged onto the beach by Eko. Wearing green shirt and blue jean.
Heather Arthur Bgtail-17
("The Other 48 Days")
Seen drowning in ocean. Later seen on beach with Unknown #17. She was badly injured and her forehead was covering with blood, possibly resulting in her death, as she was not seen since. (See also image from 2x07)
Noah Ana&body
("The Other 48 Days")
Ana-Lucia carried his body ashore. He is not seen alive on the beach. Actress Michelle Rodriguez claimed him as her friend in the Lost: On Location for "The Other 48 Days".
Unknown #20 CrashVictim2-2x07
("The Other 48 Days")
2x07-onlocation-extra&crew
("The Other 48 Days")
Body seen washed up on beach. Also seen pulling onto the beach by a production crew member in the Lost: On Location for "The Other 48 Days".
Aaron Gold 48days-cap114
("The Other 48 Days")
Body of male passenger found strapped in a seat in the tree next to Bernard. Curly hair, red-striped polo, jeans, white shoes. Also portrayed Jason McCormack in "Collision" and "Two for the Road".
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