The Best Guest Stars of Glee:All-Time Best

by timmydave | created - 25 Apr 2012 | updated - 25 Apr 2012 | Public

1. Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress | Shakespeare in Love

A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother is of mostly German descent. When Gwyneth was eleven, the ...

2. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor | How I Met Your Mother

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. ...

3. Dot-Marie Jones

Actress | The Boondock Saints

Dot-Marie Jones was born on January 4, 1964 in Turlock, California, USA as Dorothy Marie Jones. She is an actress, known for The Boondock Saints (1999), Glee (2009) and Married with Children (1986). She has been married to Bridgett Casteen since December 21, 2013.

4. Mike O'Malley

Actor | Meet Dave

Mike O'Malley was born on October 31, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Michael Edward O'Malley. He is an actor and producer, known for Meet Dave (2008), Glee (2009) and Sully (2016). He has been married to Lisa since 2000. They have three children.

5. Kristin Chenoweth

Actress | Pushing Daisies

Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television ...

6. Idina Menzel

Actress | Frozen

Idina Menzel was born on May 30, 1971 in Syosset, New York, USA as Idina Kim Mentzel. She is an actress, known for Frozen (2013), Rent (2005) and Enchanted (2007). She has been married to Aaron Lohr since September 2017. She was previously married to Taye Diggs.

7. NeNe Leakes

Actress | The New Normal

NeNe Leakes was born on December 13, 1966 in Queens, New York, USA as Linnethia Monique Johnson. She is an actress and producer, known for The New Normal (2012), Glee (2009) and I Dream of Nene: The Wedding (2013). She was previously married to Gregg Leakes.

8. Jonathan Groff

Actor | Frozen

Jonathan Groff was born on March 26, 1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Jonathan Drew Groff. He is an actor, known for Frozen (2013), Mindhunter (2017) and Looking (2014).

9. Lauren Potter

Actress | Glee

Lauren Potter was born on May 10, 1990 in Inland Empire, California, USA as Lauren Elizabeth Potter. She is an actress and producer, known for Glee (2009), Guest Room (2015) and Mr. Blue Sky (2007).

10. Max Adler

Actor | Love and Honor

Born in Queens, New York and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Adler knew from an early age that he wanted to become an actor. Upon graduating from Horizon High School in AZ, he made the move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of working in the entertainment industry. After landing a few guest-star ...

11. Matt Bomer

Actor | The Normal Heart

Matthew Staton Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, and educated at Klein High School, near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in...

12. John Stamos

Actor | Full House

John Phillip Stamos was born in Cypress, California, to Loretta (Phillips), a model, and William Stamos, a restaurateur. His father was of Greek descent, with the family surname originally being "Stamotopoulos". John has two younger sisters, Janeen and Alaina, both school teachers. His first ...

13. Grant Gustin

Actor | The Flash

Thomas Grant Gustin was born on January 14, 1990 in Norfolk, Virginia, to Tina Lynne (Sweeney), a pediatric nurse, and Thomas Avery Gustin. In 2008, he graduated from Granby High School and went on to attend the BFA Music Theatre Program at Elon University in North Carolina for two years. He left ...

14. Carol Burnett

Actress | The Carol Burnett Show

The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood that...

15. Whoopi Goldberg

Actress | Ghost

Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in...

16. Chord Overstreet

Actor | Glee

Chord Overstreet was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to Julie (Miller), a make-up artist, and Paul Overstreet, a country musician and songwriter whose own father was a pastor. Chord and his five siblings were raised in a creative and music-filled environment, with their father highly involved in the ...

17. Jeff Goldblum

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.

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18. Iqbal Theba

Actor | Glee

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Iqbal Theba came to the US as a college Freshman at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. While in college in Oklahoma, Iqbal studied Civil Engineering and eventually obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering Management. After realizing ...

19. Damian McGinty

Actor | Glee

Damian McGinty was born on September 9, 1992 in Derry, Northern Ireland as Damian Joseph McGinty Jr. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), The Glee Project (2011) and Celtic Thunder: Storm (2011).

20. Tamlyn Tomita

Actress | The Day After Tomorrow

Tamlyn Tomita was born on January 27, 1966 in Okinawa, Japan as Tamlyn Naomi Tomita. She is an actress, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Eye (2008) and The Karate Kid Part II (1986).

21. Samuel Larsen

Actor | Glee

Samuel Larsen was born on August 28, 1991 in San Francisco, California, USA as Samuel Peter Acosta Larsen. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), Keana: Candy from Strangers (2013) and Recovery (2016).

22. Romy Rosemont

Actress | An American Crime

Romy Rosemont is an actress and writer, known for An American Crime (2007), The Avengers (2012) and Congo (1995). She has been married to Stephen Root since December 14, 2008.

23. Olivia Newton-John

Soundtrack | Grease

Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She lived there until she was five years old, and her family relocated to Australia when her father was offered a job as the dean of a college in Melbourne. When she was a teen she returned to ...

24. Keong Sim

Actor | The Last Airbender

Keong Sim is an actor and writer, known for The Last Airbender (2010), Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).

25. Valerie Mahaffey

Actress | Seabiscuit

Valerie Mahaffey was born on June 16, 1953 in Sumatra, Indonesia. She is an actress and producer, known for Seabiscuit (2003), Jack and Jill (2011) and Sully (2016). She is married to Joseph Kell. They have one child.

26. Don Most

Actor | Happy Days

Don is probably best known for his co-starring role as Ralph in the long running television series "Happy Days". During this time, he worked with such emerging talents as Ron Howard and Garry Marshall. Recently, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show - "Glee", as well as starring roles...

27. Cheyenne Jackson

Actor | American Horror Story

Cheyenne Jackson was born on July 12, 1975 in Newport, Washington, USA as Cheyenne David Jackson. He is an actor, known for American Horror Story (2011), 30 Rock (2006) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Jason Landau since September 13, 2014. They have two children. He was previously married ...

28. Stephen Tobolowsky

Actor | Spaceballs

Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky was born on May 30, 1951 in Dallas, Texas. Over the past three decades, Tobolowsky has racked up a lengthy list of roles in movies and television across many different genres.

While Tobolowsky initially attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with ...

29. Eve

Actress | Barbershop

Eve was born on November 10, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Eve Jihan Jeffers. She is an actress, known for Barbershop (2002), xXx (2002) and Whip It (2009). She has been married to Maximillion Cooper since June 14, 2014.

30. Brian Stokes Mitchell

Soundtrack | The Prince of Egypt

Brian Stokes Mitchell was born on October 31, 1957 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He is an actor, known for The Prince of Egypt (1998), Ghost Dad (1990) and Trapper John, M.D. (1979). He has been married to Allyson Tucker since September 3, 1994. They have one child.

31. Helen Mirren

Actress | RED

Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. ...

32. Charlotte Ross

Actress | NYPD Blue

Born and raised in Winnetka, Illinois to Princeton and Harvard grads, it was expected that Charlotte Ross would follow in her parent's footsteps and continue in the field of education. However, falling in love with acting (and singing) in the tender years of her childhood, Charlotte had other plans...

33. Molly Shannon

Actress | Superstar

Molly Shannon has become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents on television and the silver screen.

Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on Saturday Night Live (1995 - 2010), primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher, ...

34. Josh Sussman

Actor | Glee

Josh Sussman was born on December 30, 1983 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), Wizards of Waverly Place (2007) and Tangerine (2015).

35. Jake Zyrus

Soundtrack | Here Comes the Boom

Jake Zyrus (known as Charice Pempengco prior to his gender transition) was born in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines. When he was three years old, he witnessed his abusive father point a gun at his mom during an episode of domestic violence. Along with his mother and younger brother Carl, they left ...

36. Lindsay Pearce

Actress | The Wedding Ringer

Lindsay Pearce was born on April 30, 1991 in the USA. She is an actress, known for The Wedding Ringer (2015), Glee (2009) and Through the Woods (2013).

37. Barry Bostwick

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tall (6' 4"), agile, energetic, and ever-so-confident as both actor and singer, especially on the award-winning Broadway stage, Barry Bostwick possesses that certain narcissistic poise, charm and élan that reminds one instantly (and humorously) of a Kevin Kline -- both were quite brilliant in their...

38. Britney Spears

Soundtrack | Crossroads

Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb (Mississippi) and raised in rural Louisiana (Kentwood) to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8, ...

39. Katie Couric

Actress | Sully

Katie Couric was born on January 7, 1957 in Arlington, Virginia, USA as Katherine Anne Couric. She is a writer and producer, known for Sully (2016), Zoolander 2 (2016) and Shark Tale (2004). She has been married to John Molner since June 21, 2014. She was previously married to Jay Monahan.

40. Loretta Devine

Actress | Crash

Loretta Devine was born August 21, 1949 in Houston, Texas, to Eunice O'Neal (née Toliver), a beautician, and James Devine, who worked as a laborer. Loretta grew up in the Acres Home area of Houston and later enrolled at the University of Houston, where she earned a a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and ...

41. Meat Loaf

Actor | Fight Club

Meat Loaf was born in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands and appear in musicals such as "Hair" and "As You Like It". He made his film debut with a memorable role in cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic...

42. Kathy Griffin

Actress | Suddenly Susan

Kathy Griffin was raised in the near-west Chicago suburbs, in an Irish-American family. She has three older brothers and an older sister. When her parents retired to California, Kathy moved west with them after graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School and began trying to break into show ...

43. Patti LuPone

Actress | Witness

A fireball of talent and a musical force to be reckoned with, singer/actress Patti LuPone was born on April 21, 1949 on Long Island, New York of Italian heritage. Her parents, Orlando LuPone, a school administrator, and mother Angela, a librarian, eventually divorced. She was christened Patti in ...

44. Ashley Fink

Actress | You Again

Ashley Fink was born in Houston, Texas and began acting at a very early age. By the time she reached the age of 2, she was putting on full productions for her parents: she was no dummy, though - she charged them admission. As luck would have it, her family ended up moving to Los Angeles where ...

45. Vanessa Lengies

Actress | Stick It

Vanessa Brittany Lengies, born July 21, 1985, Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for her role on American Dreams and she had a recurring role as Sugar Motta on Glee. Lengies was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to a German father and an Egyptian mother. She speaks French, ...

46. Josh Groban

Soundtrack | Troy

Josh Groban was born on February 27, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Winslow Groban.

47. Ricky Martin

Soundtrack | Hercules

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ricky initiated his singing career in the Latin all boy-band group Menudo. After leaving the group, he moved to New York to study acting. After finishing his studies, he relocated to Mexico where he performed as actor in "Mama ama el Rock", "Alcanzar una Estrella II"...