Christopher Guest

Born Feb 5, 1948

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, better known as Christopher Guest, is a British and American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian. He is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in several improvisational "mockumentary" films that feature a repertory-like ensemble cast. This series of work began with the film This Is Spinal Tap, where his character introduces the phrase, "These go to eleven".… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on February 5, 1948.


1971 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Guest studied acting at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1971.
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Guest continued with the production when it moved to Broadway in 1972. … Read More
1977 29 Years Old Guest played a small role in the 1977 All In the Family episode "Mike and Gloria Meet", where in a flashback sequence Mike and Gloria recall their first blind date, set up by Michael's college buddy Jim (Guest), who dated Gloria's girlfriend Debbie (Priscilla Lopez). … Read More


1978 30 Years Old Guest made his first appearance as Tufnel on the 1978 sketch comedy program The TV Show.
1984 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Along with Martin Short, Billy Crystal and Harry Shearer, Guest was hired as a one-year only cast member for the 1984–85 season on NBC's Saturday Night Live. … Read More
1986 38 Years Old He appeared as Count Rugen in The Princess Bride. He had a cameo role as the first customer, a pedestrian, in the 1986 musical remake of The Little Shop of Horrors, that also featured Steve Martin. … Read More
1987 39 Years Old Upon his father succeeding to the family peerage in 1987, he was known as The Hon. … Read More


This was his official style and name until he inherited the barony in 1996.


1999 51 Years Old According to an article in The Guardian, Guest attended the House of Lords regularly until the House of Lords Act 1999 barred most hereditary peers from their seats. … Read More
2004 56 Years Old Because Guest's children are adopted, they cannot inherit the family barony under the terms of the letters patent that created it, though a 2004 Royal Warrant addressing the style of a peer's adopted children states that they can use courtesy titles. … Read More


2009 61 Years Old Guest appeared as Dr. Stone in A Few Good Men (1992), as Lord Cromer in Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) and in the 2009 comedy The Invention of Lying. He is also currently a member of the musical group The Beyman Bros, which he formed with childhood friend David Nichtern and Spinal Tap's current keyboardist C. J. Vanston. Their debut album Memories of Summer as a Child was released on January 20, 2009.
2010 62 Years Old In 2010, the United States Census Bureau paid $2.5 million to have a television commercial directed by Guest shown during television coverage of Super Bowl XLIV. … Read More
2015 67 Years Old On August 11, 2015, Netflix announced that Mascots, a film about the competition for the World Mascot Association championships's Gold Fluffy Award, would debut in 2016.
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