See 'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Make 1st TV Cameo 3 Decades Ago

PHOTO: Writer George R.R. Martin of "Game of Thrones" signs autographs during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention-Day July 25, 2014, in San Diego, Calif.PlayTiffany Rose/Getty Images
WATCH Burgers & Books: George Stephanopoulos with George R.R. Martin

"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin was a writer nearly 30 years ago for the short-lived, yet popular series "Beauty and the Beast," starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. Martin also made a few cameos on the show that you might have missed, until now.

Martin sat down with George Stephanopoulos for "Burger & Books," and the iconic writer reflected on his past work in front of the camera.

As the two enjoyed burgers at Landmarc in New York, Stephanopoulos said, "I loved what you just told me, we are actually paying homage to your first ever TV appearance."

Martin said, "Many decades ago, I did a cameo scene in a diner, where I was eating a cheeseburger and Linda Hamilton talked to the guest star of the week behind me.”

The prop guy kept giving him microwaved cheeseburgers and they did the scene over and over again, Martin, 66, said of 1987 scene.

"I had to take a bite out of like nine of them before the director liked the scene, so it's a lesson," he said. "If you are ever an extra in a TV show, be careful what you are doing, because you are going to be doing it over and over again for many hours."

Skip to 1:40 in the clip below. It's amazing, and he's reading one of his own books!