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23 Famous People You Probably Didn't Know Were In That TV Show

What was the lead singer of Fall Out Boy doing on House?!

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community who they've been surprised to see make an appearance on a TV show. Here are the most shocking responses.

1. Shia LaBeouf in Freeks and Geeks

Paramount Worldwide

Episode: "We've Got Spirit" (season 1, episode 9)

Role: A school mascot who gets injured.

Suggested by wiktoriad44bb547be

2. Neil Patrick Harris in Murder, She Wrote

NBCUniversal Television

Episode: "Lone Witness" (season, episode 19)

Role: A delivery boy accused of murder.

Suggested by Elisa Mascellani, Facebook

3. Lin-Manuel Miranda in How I Met Your Mother

20th Television

Episode: "Bedtime Stories" (season 9, episode 11)

Role: A rapping bus passenger named Gus.

Suggested by ashleyspears2018

4. Leslie Odom Jr. in Gilmore Girls

Warner Bros. Television

Episode: "Bridesmaids Revisited" (season 6, episode 16)

Role: Quentin Walsh, the editor of the Daily Princetonian.

Suggested by Anna Inkle, Facebook

5. Billie Joe Armstrong (From Green Day) in Nurse Jackie


Episode: "Kettle-Kettle-Black-Black" (season 4, episode 1)

Role: A crack addict Jackie meets at a church who ends up dying on her living room floor.

Suggested by fondrenn

6. Don Cheadle in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Warner Bros. Television

Episode: "Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy" (season 1, episode 5)

Role: Ice Tray, an old friend of Will's from back in Philadelphia.

Suggested by sgee

7. Amy Adams in Charmed

CBS Television

Episode: "Murphy's Luck" (season 2, episode 16)

Role: Maggie Murphy, a woman cursed with bad luck.

Suggested by rachelkoz

8. Justin Bieber in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CBS Television

Episode: "Shock Waves" (season 11, episode 1) and "Targets of Obsession" (season 11, episode 15)

Role: A serial killer and bomber responsible for at least five deaths.

Suggested by hbdancer77

9. Adam Levine (from Maroon 5) in American Horror Story: Asylum

20th Television

Episode: "Welcome to Briarcliff" (season 2, episode 1)

Role: A honeymooner who gets his arm ripped off in the opening scene.

Suggested by molix

10. Paris Hilton in Supernatural

Warner Bros. Television

Episode: "Fallen Idols" (season 5, episode 5)

Role: An Eastern European forest god disguised as Paris Hilton.

Suggested by s4d2e0a9c5

11. Paris Hilton in The O.C.

Warner Bros. Television

Episode: The L.A. (season 1, episode 22)

Role: Herself. She makes small talk with Seth about Thomas Pynchon.

Suggested by xcansuk12

12. Patrick Stump (from Fall Out Boy) in House


Episode: "We Need the Eggs" (season 8, episode 17)

Role: A young hospital employee who knows how to handle a guitar.

Suggested by sandi62197

13. Idris Elba in Absolutely Fabulous


Episode: "Sex" (season 3, episode 3)

Role: Hilton, a male escort.

Suggested by gracem42dccd98f

14. Chad Michaels in Jane the Virgin

The CW

Episode: "Chapter Twenty-Two" (season 1, episode 22)

Role: Unsurprisingly, a Cher impersonator.

Suggested by mayaa445bb877e

15. Quentin Tarantino in The Golden Girls


Episode: "Sophia's Wedding: Part 1" (season 4, episode 6)

Role: An Elvis impersonator.

Suggested by izzie14

16. Seth MacFarlane in Gilmore Girls

Warner Bros. Television

Episode: "Lorelai's Graduation Day" (season 2, episode 21)

Role: A classmate of Lorelai at Hartford Business College.

Suggested by shortyxo

17. Donald Trump in Sex and The City

Warner Bros. Television

Episode: "The Man, the Myth, the Viagra" (season 2, episode 8)

Role: Himself, but chatting to an old man Samantha hooks up with.

Suggested by harah2

18. Art Garfunkel in Arthur


Episode: "Buster's Back/The Ballad of Buster Baxter" (season 3, episode 1)

Role: A guitar playing moose who narrates Buster's feelings.

Suggested by magncheese97

19. Joe Biden in Parks and Recreation

NBCUniversal Television

Episode: "Leslie Vs. April" (season 5, episode 7)

Role: Himself.

Suggested by Mark Rayner, Facebook

20. Billy Bob Thorton in The Big Bang Theory

Warner Bros. Television

Episode: "The Misinterpretation Agitation" (season 8, episode 7)

Role: Dr. Lorvis, a colleague of Penny's who becomes infatuated with her.

Suggested by Jarrod Verderber, Facebook

21. Jack Black in The X-Files

20th Television

Episode: "D.P.O." (season 3, episode 3)

Role: An arcade owner who gets killed by a lighting strike.

Suggested by Kaitlin Bradshaw, Facebook

22. Stephen King in Sons of Anarchy

20th Television

Episode: "Caregiver" (season 3, episode 3)

Role: A 'cleaner' hired to dispose of a body.

Suggested by Kaitlin Bradshaw, Facebook

23. Jennifer Lawrence in Monk


Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Big Game" (season 5, episode 3)

Role: A basketball mascot, dressed as a lion.

Suggested by Val South, Facebook

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