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The 18 Actors You See In Every Christopher Guest Movie

Christopher Guest loves a good improvisor, which is why his films are packed with the best of the best. Here are some of the actors you’re sure to find in his mockumentaries.

1. Christopher Guest

As Nigel Tufnel in This Is Spinal Tap.

MGM

As Corky St. Clair in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Harlan Pepper in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

 

As Alan Barrows in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Jay Berman in For Your Consideration.

Warner Bros.

As Dave Chadwick on Family Tree.

HBO

 

2. Fred Willard

As Col. on Military Base in This Is Spinal Tap.

MGM

As Ron Albertson in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Buck Laughlin in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

 

As Mike LaFontaine in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Chuck in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

As Mike Morton on Family Tree.

HBO

 

3. Michael McKean

As David St. Hubbins in This Is Spinal Tap.

MGM

As Stefan Vanderhoof in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

As Jerry Palter in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

 

As Lane Iverson in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

As Keith Chadwick on Family Tree.

HBO

 

4. Harry Shearer

As Derek Smalls in This Is Spinal Tap.

MGM

As Mark Shubb in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Victor Allan Miller in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

5. Catherine O’Hara

As Sheila Albertson in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Cookie Fleck in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

 

As Mickey Crabbe in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Marilyn Hack in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

6. Eugene Levy

As Dr. Allan Pearl in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Gerry Fleck in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

 

As Mitch Cohen in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Morley Orfkin in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

7. Parker Posey

As Libby Mae Brown in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Meg Swan in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

 

As Sissy Knox in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Callie Webb in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

8. Michael Hitchcock

As Steve Stark in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Hamilton Swan in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

 

As Lawrence E. Turpin in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Hate It Film Critic in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

9. Jane Lynch

As Christy Cummings in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

As Laurie Bohner in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Cindy in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

10. Jim Piddock

As Trevor Beckwith in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

As Leonard Crabbe in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

 

As Simon Whitset in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

As Mr. Pfister on Family Tree.

HBO

 

11. Jennifer Coolidge

As Sherri Ann Cabot in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

As Amber Cole in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Whitney Taylor Brown in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

12. Bob Balaban

As Lloyd Miller in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Dr. Theodore W. Millbank, III in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

 

As Jonathan Steinbloom in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Philip Koontz in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

13. Ed Begley Jr.

As John “Stumpy” Pepys in This Is Spinal Tap.

MGM

As Hotel Manager in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

As Lars Olfen in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

 

As Sandy Lane in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

As Al Chadwick Jr. on Family Tree.

HBO

 

14. Deborah Theaker

As Gwen Fabin-Blunt in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Winky’s Party Guest in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

 

As Naomi Steinbloom in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Liz Fenneman in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

15. Don Lake

As Phil Burgess in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Graham Chissolm in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

As Elliott Steinbloom in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

 

Not pictured: Love It Film Critic in Best in Show, Harvey Krupp on Family Tree.

16. Linda Kash

As Mrs. Allan Pearl in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Fay Berman in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

 

17. Larry Miller

As Glenn Welsch in Waiting for Guffman.

Sony Pictures Classics

As Max Berman in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

 

As Wally Fenton in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Syd Finkleman in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

18. John Michael Higgins

As Scott Donlan in Best in Show.

Warner Bros.

As Terry Bohner in A Mighty Wind.

Warner Bros.

As Corey Taft in For Your Consideration.

Warner Independent Pictures

 

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