Christopher Guest - Details


Christopher GuestA native of New York, Guest studied at Bard College and the NYU School of the Arts. He began his professional acting career in theatre, appearing in productions at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. Off-Broadway roles include such productions as "Little Murders" and National Lampoon's "Lemmings," which also garnered him an Obie nomination for best musical score. On Broadway he appeared in "Moonchildren" and "Room Service."

After making his motion picture acting debut in The Hot Rock, Guest went on to appear in numerous feature films. In addition to starring in Waiting For Guffman as the flamboyant off-off Broadway director Corky St. Clair, Guest also created such memorable characters as lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel in This Is Spinal Tap, and the infamous six-fingered Count Rugen in The Princess Bride. Some of his other feature credits include A Few Good Men, Little Shop of Horrors and The Long Riders.

Guest also appeared as a regular on NBC's Saturday Night Live for a year in 1984/1985.


  • 5th February 1948 - Birth