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Christopher Guest

Comedian / Film Director / Politician / Writer / Screenwriter / Composer / Film Producer | * 02/05/1948 (73) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), is an American-British screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed, and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style. Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest's films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them. The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (which he did not direct) and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots. Guest holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lo... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Movies with Christopher Guest as Actor(43)

as Corky St. Clair2016 Mascots
as himself2015 Misery Loves Comedy
as Nathan Goldfrappe2009 The Invention of Lying
as Nigel Tufnel2009 Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead
as Jay Berman2006 For Your Consideration
as Lord Cromer2005 Mrs Henderson Presents
as Alan Barrows2003 A Mighty Wind
as Harlan Pepper2000 Best in Show
as Slamfist / Scratch-It1998 Small Soldiers
as Corky St. Clair1996 Waiting for Guffman
as Nigel Tufnel1994 Spinal Tap: The Final Tour
as Dr. Stone1992 A Few Good Men
as Nigel Tufnel1992 The Return of Spinal Tap
as El Supremo1990 Partners in Life
as himself1990 Hard 'N Heavy Volume 8
as Antoninus DiMentabella1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood
as Sam1988 Sticky Fingers
as Bob1987 Beyond Therapy
as Count Tyrone Rugen1987 The Princess Bride
as Chip Dimentebella1986 Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started
as The First Customer1986 Little Shop of Horrors
as Nigel Tufnel1984 This Is Spinal Tap
as Calvin1981 Heartbeeps
as The T.V. Director1980 Haywire
as No Lobes1980 The Missing Link
as Charlie Ford1980 The Long Riders
as Roger1979 The Last Word
as Eric1978 Girlfriends
as Harry Bailey1977 It Happened One Christmas
as Chief M'Bulu / Short / Nurse (voice)(English Dub)1975 Shame of the Jungle
as Boy Lover1975 The Fortune
as Patrolman Reilly1974 Death Wish
as Various1973 Lemmings
as Policeman1972 The Hot Rock

TV Shows/Series with Christopher Guest as Actor(11)

as The Dupey (voice)1999 Dilbert
as Nigel Tufnel (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as Jeb Stuart Magruder1979 Blind Ambition
as Self - Various Characters1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Christopher Guest as Crew(23)

Directing/Director2016 Mascots
Writing/Writer2016 Mascots
Production/Executive Producer2012 Nina Conti: Her Master's Voice
Directing/Director2006 For Your Consideration
Writing/Writer2006 For Your Consideration
Directing/Director2003 A Mighty Wind
Writing/Writer2003 A Mighty Wind
Directing/Director2000 Best in Show
Writing/Screenplay2000 Best in Show
Directing/Director1998 Almost Heroes
Directing/Director1996 Waiting for Guffman
Sound/Original Music Composer1996 Waiting for Guffman
Writing/Writer1996 Waiting for Guffman
Writing/Writer1994 Spinal Tap: The Final Tour
Directing/Director1993 Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman
Sound/Original Music Composer1993 Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman
Writing/Writer1992 The Return of Spinal Tap
Directing/Director1989 The Big Picture
Writing/Screenplay1989 The Big Picture
Writing/Story1989 The Big Picture
Sound/Original Music Composer1984 This Is Spinal Tap
Writing/Writer1984 This Is Spinal Tap
Writing/Writer1978 Peeping Times

TV Shows/Series with Christopher Guest as Crew(4)

Creator/Creator2013 Family Tree
Writing/Writer1991 Morton & Hayes
Directing/Director1985 Tall Tales & Legends
Writing/Writer1975 Saturday Night Live

Full Name: Christopher Guest
Born: Thursday, 02/05 1948 (February) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 73 years + 296 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: New York University Tisch School of the Arts, High School of Music & Art
Spouses (current/former): Jamie Lee Curtis
Children: Thomas Guest, Annie Guest
Father: Peter Haden-Guest, 4th Baron Haden-Guest
Mother: Jean Pauline Hindes
Christopher Guest frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (26x, Actor)
Bill Hader (24x, Actor)
Tress MacNeille (21x, Actress)
Martin Short (20x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (19x, Actress)
Kenan Thompson (17x, Actor)
Jason Sudeikis (16x, Actor)
Harry Shearer (16x, Actor)
Michael McKean (16x, Actor)
Rob Reiner (15x, Actor)
Will Forte (14x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:28186, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 10/31/2021