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Top ten guest spots on Seinfeld before they were famous

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 3rd 2007 10:05AM
seinfeldEven though watching reruns of Seinfeld is now considered lame, it's still fun to see the old episodes where now-famous actors had bit parts. Pete McEntegart over at Sports Illustrated is talking about Seinfeld again and he has listed the Top 10 before-the-were-famous Seinfeld guests. Some of them are actually in classic episodes with some classic quotes that we've been saying for years.

His list includes Teri ("They're real and they're spectacular") Hatcher as Jerry's well-endowed girlfriend, Mariska Hargitay as an actress auditioning for the role of Elaine, Marcia Cross as dermatologist Dr. Sara "Pimple-Popper" Sitarides, Michael Chiklis as a party host, and Courtney Cox as Jerry's girlfriend who claims to be his wife to get discounted dry cleaning. Missing from the list (even the honorable mentions) is Bryan Cranston, who played the dad on Malcolm in the Middle for 7 years. On Seinfeld, he played Dr. Tim Whatley, the dentist who converted to Judaism just so he could make the jokes.

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Jon Favreau as Eric the Clown and Skylar from Breaking Bad was one of Jerry's girlfriends.

June 13 2012 at 3:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

michael chiklis from the shield was great in 'the stranded' episode "u said to call u if im ever in the city! im in the city!!!" hahaha and then i didnt see anyone mention bryan cranston is jerrys dentist 'watley' and he plays the dad from malcom in the middle and the current star of the hit show breaking bad which is one of my favorite shows now that the shield isnt on anymore haha its funny both of them have been on seinfeld and other goofy shows like the commish and malcolm in the middle and went on to do crazy shows like the shield and breaking bad

March 11 2010 at 7:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

James Spader was terrific in "The Apology," but he was already a movie star by the time he did the "Seinfeld" episode. Plus, he is a very good friend of Jerry's in real life.

February 08 2009 at 12:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Didn't David James Elliot (later to star in JAG) play the furniture mover that Elaine had the hots for, until she found out he was Pro-Life in the season 6 episode called "The Couch"?

August 15 2008 at 6:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My dear Madam XXX, Larry David was also the salesman in the streetside food stand who rejected George's defaced $20 bill. I didn't know that he was the back of George's boss's head. Go figure. Sarge

March 21 2008 at 5:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am curious about all of you who seem to think that Seinfeld sucked so bad, yet seem to know so much about it ! Can you explain this to me ? If a show dosen't grab me in one or two episodes, I just don't watch it. Give it a try ! Altough already a veteran actor, my favorite has to be Jerry Stiller. SERENETY NOW !!!

March 21 2008 at 2:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jerry C

Am I the only person that recognizes Lee Arenberg? He played the bookie "Mike Moffitt" in two episodes. In one, he was disputing a parking space with George Costanza. In the other, he was trying to help fix Jerry's car trunk and accidentally broke both of his thumbs. Now he is more famous for his role as "Pintel" in The Pirates of the Caribbean. His sidekick, Ragetti is the pirate that has the problematic wooden eye.

February 01 2007 at 10:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Madame XXX

I just remembered, they say Larry David was also the back of Mr. Steinbrunner's head.

January 24 2007 at 3:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Madame XXX

Larry David -- the man in the cape with George's father. Also the creater/writer -- he would appear now and then in a tiny cameo. Anyone remember other cameos?

January 24 2007 at 3:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Madame XXX

I've got one not yet mentioned: how can we forget James Spader as the AA recoverer who refused to apologize to George?

January 24 2007 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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