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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

This Is Spinal Tap
This Is Spinal Tap Nigel Tufnel
(1984)
Best in Show
Best in Show Harlan Pepper
(2000)
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride Count Rugen
(1987)
A Mighty Wind
A Mighty Wind Alan Barrows
(2003)

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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)
 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)
Umlatt
- King Yakko (1993) ... Umlatt (voice)
 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
 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
- SNL Film Festival (1985) ... Various
- Pamela Sue Martin/Power Station (1985) ... Saturday Night News Anchor / Various
- Harry Anderson/Bryan Adams (1985) ... Saturday Night News Anchor / Various
 1985 True Confessions (TV Series)
- Bad Stuff (1985)
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 3 (TV Series)
Frankie
 1983 Close Ties (TV Movie)
Ira
 1982 A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (TV Movie)
Philip Ryan
 1982 Million Dollar Infield (TV Movie)
Bucky Frische
 1981 Likely Stories, Vol. 1 (TV Movie)
 1980 Haywire (TV Movie)
The T.V. Director
 1979 The T.V. Show (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1979 The Chevy Chase National Humor Test (TV Movie)
Various (uncredited)
 1978 The Billion Dollar Bubble (TV Movie)
Al Green
 1978 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Greg Harris
- Bus Stop (1978) ... Greg Harris
 1977 All in the Family (TV Series)
Jim
- 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)
Various
 1975 Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (TV Series)
Various
- Episode dated 8 November 1975 (1975) ... Various
- Episode dated 11 October 1975 (1975) ... Various
- Pilot (1975) ... Various
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Director of TV commercials for Healthy Choice frozen foods, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as herself. 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

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I spent more time in America, but I developed a very English sense of humour. I clicked into it deeply with Peter Sellers, who is still probably my favourite comedian. I loved The Goons and then I got into "Beyond the Fringe" and by accident I met Jonathan Miller and those guys. And, of course, they led straight to [Monty] Python. See more »

Trivia:

Has two adopted children, Annie Guest (December 1986) and Thomas (March 1996). Under the terms of the letters patent that created the Barony of Haden-Guest, they cannot inherit the title, but they can use the courtesy title of the Honourable before their first names. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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