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Christopher Guest (I)

U.S.-born actor, director, writer, musician, and composer best known for his mockumentaries, poking fun at heavy metal music, small town theatre, dog shows, folk music and film-making itself, Christopher Haden-Guest was born February fifth, 1948, in New York City. His mother, Jean Pauline (Hindes), was a vice president of casting at CBS. His ... See full bio »
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 2013 Family Tree (TV Series)
Dave Chadwick / Phineas Chadwick
- Cowboys (2013) ... Dave Chadwick
- Civil War (2013) ... Dave Chadwick
- Welcome to America (2013) ... Dave Chadwick / Phineas Chadwick
 2000-2009 The Daily Show (TV Series)
Nigel Tufnel
- Spinal Tap (2009) ... Nigel Tufnel
- Spinal Tap (2000) ... Nigel Tufnel
 2009 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
Nigel Tufnel
- Episode #1.86 (2009) ... Nigel Tufnel (as Spinal Tap)
 2009 Glastonbury 2009 (TV Series)
Nigel Tufnel (as Spinal Tap)
 2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
Nigel Tufnel
- Episode #1.11 (2009) ... Nigel Tufnel (as Spinal Tap)
 2007 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Stanley S. SquarePants
- Banned in Bikini Bottom/Stanley S. SquarePants (2007) ... Stanley S. SquarePants (voice)
 2003 Just for Laughs (TV Series)
Nigel Tufnel
- Episode dated 23 November 2003 (2003) ... Nigel Tufnel (as Spinal Tap)
- Episode dated 19 October 2003 (2003) ... Nigel Tufnel (as Spinal Tap)
 2003 MADtv (TV Series)
Alan Barrows
 1999 D.O.A. (TV Movie)
 1999 Dilbert (TV Series)
The Dupey
- The Dupey (1999) ... The Dupey (voice)
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series)
- King Yakko (1993) ... Umlatt (voice)
 1992 Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos (Video short)
Nigel Tufnel (as Nigel Tufnel)
 1992 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Nigel Tufnel
- The Otto Show (1992) ... Nigel Tufnel (voice)
 1991 Morton & Hayes (TV Series)
El Supremo / Crooner / Dr. Von Astor
- Oafs Overboard (1991) ... El Supremo
- Society Saps (1991) ... Crooner
- Daffy Dicks (1991) ... Dr. Von Astor
 1990 Partners in Life (TV Movie)
El Supremo
 1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV Movie)
Antoninus DiMentabella
 1989 Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow (TV Movie)
The Voice
 1988 Sticky Fingers
 1987 Beyond Therapy
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors
The First Customer
 1984-1985 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Saturday Night News Anchor / Frank Lubar / ...
- Howard Cosell/Greg Kihn (1985) ... Saturday Night News Anchor / Various
- Christopher Reeve/Santana (1985) ... Saturday Night News Anchor / Various
- Mr. T and Hulk Hogan/The Commodores (1985) ... Frank Lubar / Bull / Senor Cosa
- SNL Film Festival (1985) ... Various
- Pamela Sue Martin/Power Station (1985) ... Saturday Night News Anchor / Various
 1985 True Confessions (TV Series)
- Bad Stuff (1985)
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 3 (TV Series)
 1983 Close Ties (TV Movie)
 1982 A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (TV Movie)
Philip Ryan
 1982 Million Dollar Infield (TV Movie)
Bucky Frische
 1981 Heartbeeps
 1981 Likely Stories, Vol. 1 (TV Movie)
 1980 B.C. Rock
No Lobes (English version, voice)
 1980 Haywire (TV Movie)
The T.V. Director
 1979 The Last Word
 1979 The T.V. Show (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1979 Blind Ambition (TV Mini-Series)
Jeb Stuart Magruder
 1979 The Chevy Chase National Humor Test (TV Movie)
Various (uncredited)
 1978 Girlfriends
 1978 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Greg Harris
- Bus Stop (1978) ... Greg Harris
 1977 All in the Family (TV Series)
- Mike and Gloria Meet (1977) ... Jim
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Gordon Hamilton
- A Currency for Murder (1977) ... Gordon Hamilton
 1976 The TVTV Show (TV Movie)
 1975 Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 November 1975 (1975) ... Various
- Episode dated 11 October 1975 (1975) ... Various
- Pilot (1975) ... Various
 1975 Shame of the Jungle
Chief M'Bulu / Short / Nurse (English version, voice)
 1975 The Lily Tomlin Special (TV Movie)
 1975 The Fortune
Boy Lover
 1974 Death Wish
Patrolman Reilly
 1972 The Hot Rock
 1971 The Hospital
Resident (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (25 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (19 credits)
Show Show Director (16 credits)
Show Show Music department (12 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Composer (6 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (66 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (18 credits)

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Other Works:

Commercial, Dockers Dress Casuals (Super Bowl) (director) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lord Haden-Guest | Spinal Tap | Nigel Tufnel


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

No. I don't talk about the family. This is kind of an on-going thing that gets, honestly, to be kind of tiresome, only because, you know, you meet people in Boston and they say, 'Boy, what's it like to wake up with Jamie Lee Curtis?' Well, you know what? We've been married for 12 years, and we have kids, and it's not like we're living some bizarre life here. We go home and we wear sweatpants and ... See more »


Attended the House of Lords regularly until the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999 barred most hereditary peers from their seats. See more »


Has a remarkable ability to alter his appearance and voice, making each of his characters completely unique

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