My 35 Favorite TV Guest Stars of All-Time

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1.
Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and Austin Monaghan, a science teacher...
“ Show: Chuck
Character: Tyler Martin ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
2.
Summer Glau
Actress, Serenity
Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel. She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly as well as its follow-up movie Serenity and the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
“ Show: Alphas
Character: Skylar ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
3.
Lizzy Caplan
Actress, Cloverfield
Actress Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California, to Barbara (Bragman), a political aide, and Richard Caplan, a lawyer. She has two older siblings, Julie and Benjamin, and was raised in a Jewish household. Her mother was a cousin of publicist Howard Bragman. Caplan was educated at Alexander Hamilton High School...
“ Show: Mr. Sunshine
Character: Vivian Cornelli ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
4.
Justin Chatwin
Justin Chatwin is an actor, known for playing Tom Cruise's character's son in War of the Worlds. Successfully starred in his first American miniseries, Traffic, followed by the movies Taking Lives, The Invisible, and The Chumscrubber. He also had appearances in the episodic series Smallville , Lost, and Weeds...
“ Show: Lost
Character: Eddie Colburn ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
5.
Summer Glau
Actress, Serenity
Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel. She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly as well as its follow-up movie Serenity and the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
“ Show: The Big Bang Theory
Character: Herself ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
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“ Show: Party Down
Character: Jackal Onassis/Dennis ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
7.
Zooey Deschanel
Actress, Elf
Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks. Her paternal grandfather was French, and her other roots include English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch...
“ Show: Bones
Character: Margaret Whitesell ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
8.
Jorge Garcia
Actor, Lost
Jorge Garcia (born April 28, 1973) is an American actor and comedian. He first came to public attention with his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker, but probably more known later for his portrayal of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in the television series Lost from 2004 to 2010. Garcia also performs as a stand-up comedian...
“ Show: How I Met Your Mother
Character: Steve Henry ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
9.
T.J. Miller
A comedian. Improvisation, Sketch and Stand-up comedy are his forte. Todd Joseph Miller was born in Denver, Colorado, to Leslie, a clinical psychologist, and Kent Miller, an attorney. He went to East High School, and college in Washington, D.C. There, he performed with the group receSs for 4 years...
“ Show: Traffic Light
Character: Jason ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
10.
Nicky Whelan
Actress, Hall Pass
Nicky Whelan is an Australian actress and model, best-known for her role as "Pepper Steiger" in the Australian television series, Neighbours. She is the granddaughter of AFL Brownlow Medallist Marcus Whelan. Whelan has completed work for the movie, Hollywood & Wine, in Los Angeles. She costarred with David Spade...
“ Show: Friends with Benefits
Character: Colleen ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
11.
Dakota Fanning
Actress, Coraline
Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel Islander descent...
“ Show: Friends
Character: Mackenzie ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
12.
Kaylee DeFer
Actress, Red State
Born in Tucson, Arizona. Began her career in musical theatre at the age of eight and continued through high school with the lead of Kim in Bye Bye Birdie. Came out to Los Angeles to pursue her love of acting in 2003. Is having a blast and enjoying every minute.
“ Show: Bones
Character: Tory Payne ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
13.
“ Show: The Vampire Diaries
Character: Lexi ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
14.
Summer Glau
Actress, Serenity
Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel. She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly as well as its follow-up movie Serenity and the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
“ Show: The Unit
Character: Crystal Burns ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
15.
Valerie Azlynn
Azlynn was born Valerie Asselin in New London, Connecticut and was raised there. She had open-heart surgery to repair an atrial septal defect at age 13. She attended The Williams School and Waterford High School. She moved to New York City at age 17 to pursue a career as an actress, building her resume by performing in the theater and singing with an opera company in Manhattan...
“ Show: Mr. Sunshine
Character: Jessie ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
16.
DJ Qualls
Actor, Road Trip
DJ Qualls grew up in the small city of Manchester in Tennessee, USA, one of five children. After studying in the UK at King's College, University of London, he returned to Tennessee where he began acting in a local theatre. During that time, he was discovered by photographers David La Chappelle and Steve Klein...
“ Show: The Big Bang Theory
Character: Toby Loobenfeld ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
17.
Timothy Olyphant
Actor, Justified
From Timothy Olyphant's first screen appearances, such as his two-minute bit in The First Wives Club, to "Nicko", whose presence at times dwarfed the island in A Perfect Getaway, he has been a force to be reckoned with. Born in Hawaii, Timothy David Olyphant was raised in Modesto, California. He is the son of Katherine Lyon (Gideon) and John Vernon Bevan Olyphant...
“ Show: The Office
Character: Danny Cordray ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
18.
Kyle Gallner
Kyle Gallner was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He started his career by following his sister along to one of her auditions. Perhaps best know for his role as Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas on the CW's lone hit series, "Veronica Mars" (2004- ), actor Kyle Gallner had been appearing in films and on television since his early adolescence...
“ Show: Bones
Character: Jeremy Farrell ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
19.
Valerie Azlynn
Azlynn was born Valerie Asselin in New London, Connecticut and was raised there. She had open-heart surgery to repair an atrial septal defect at age 13. She attended The Williams School and Waterford High School. She moved to New York City at age 17 to pursue a career as an actress, building her resume by performing in the theater and singing with an opera company in Manhattan...
“ Show: The Big Bang Theory
Character: Alicia ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
20.
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. While tagging along with his older brother of 3 years...
“ Show: Glee
Character: Bryan Ryan ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
21.
T.J. Miller
A comedian. Improvisation, Sketch and Stand-up comedy are his forte. Todd Joseph Miller was born in Denver, Colorado, to Leslie, a clinical psychologist, and Kent Miller, an attorney. He went to East High School, and college in Washington, D.C. There, he performed with the group receSs for 4 years...
“ Show: Happy Endings
Character: Jason Shershow ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
22.
Leslie Bibb
Actress, Iron Man
Leslie Louise Bibb was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, on November 17, 1974, and raised in Nelson County, Virginia. Later she and her mother, along with her three older sisters, moved to Richmond, where Leslie attended an all-girls Catholic high school, St. Gertrude. In 1990 The Oprah Winfrey Show and the...
“ Show: The League
Character: Meegan ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
23.
Nikki Reed
Actress, Thirteen
Actress and screenwriter Nicole Houston Reed was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Cheryl Houston, a hairdresser and beautician, and Seth Reed, a set designer. She has two brothers. Her ancestry includes Ashkenazi Jewish, German, British Isles, and one eighth Italian. Reed's parents divorced when she was two and she lived with her mother...
“ Show: Justice
Character: Molly Larusa ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
24.
Leighton Meester
Actress, Gossip Girl
Leighton Marissa Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Constance (Haas) and Douglas Meester. Although born in Texas when her mother was serving a jail sentence for her part in a marijuana-smuggling ring, Meester spent her early years in Marco Island, Florida with her grandparents. There, she became involved with the local playhouse and made her stage debut in a production of "The Wizard of Oz"...
“ Show: Veronica Mars
Character: Carrie Bishop ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
25.
Valerie Azlynn
Azlynn was born Valerie Asselin in New London, Connecticut and was raised there. She had open-heart surgery to repair an atrial septal defect at age 13. She attended The Williams School and Waterford High School. She moved to New York City at age 17 to pursue a career as an actress, building her resume by performing in the theater and singing with an opera company in Manhattan...
“ Show: Friends with Benefits
Character: Kristen ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
26.
Thomas Dekker
Thomas Dekker was born to parents who possess very artistic and theatrical characteristics. His mother is an acting coach, actress, singer and concert pianist, while his father was an artist, set designer, opera singer and actor. Dekker began acting at age six, when he received a minor role on The Young and the Restless...
“ Show: Shark
Character: Ben Channing ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
27.
Valerie Azlynn
Azlynn was born Valerie Asselin in New London, Connecticut and was raised there. She had open-heart surgery to repair an atrial septal defect at age 13. She attended The Williams School and Waterford High School. She moved to New York City at age 17 to pursue a career as an actress, building her resume by performing in the theater and singing with an opera company in Manhattan...
“ Show: Unhitched
Character: Sulu ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
28.
Brad Pitt
An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club. But his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball, and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven and its sequels, also loom large in his filmography...
“ Show: Friends
Character: Will Colbert ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
29.
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color but leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb & Dumber and The Mask established him as a bankable comedy actor...
“ Show: The Office
Character: The Fingerlakes Guy ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
30.
“ Show: Community
Character: Amber ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
31.
“ Show: Hawaii Five-0
Character: Adam 'Toast' Charles ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
32.
Leonardo Nam
Leonardo Nam was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Korean parents, and moved to Sydney, Australia at the age of 8. He attended Sydney Technical High School, and went on to study for a Bachelor in Architecture at the University of New South Wales. He left Sydney to pursue an acting career in New York at the age of 19...
“ Show: Bones
Character: Nate Grunenfelder ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
33.
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
Actress, Nash Bridges
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, to Noreen and Jack O'Keefe, a director of labor relations for Merck. She began modeling at the age of 8 after seeing her eldest sister Heather modelling. She modeled for various companies such as Gitano Jeans and DreamPhone. When she reached her teen years she attended Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel...
“ Show: The Big Bang Theory
Character: Mikayla ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
34.
“ Show: Breaking In
Character: Himself ” - Jess_Racer-Fan
 
35.
Amanda Seyfried
Actress, Mamma Mia!
Amanda Seyfried was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Ann (Sander), an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, a pharmacist. She is of German, and some English and Scottish, ancestry. She began modeling when she was eleven, and acted in high school productions as well as taking singing lessons...
“ Show: Justice
Character: Ann Diggs ” - Jess_Racer-Fan