Christopher Guest

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Chistopher Haden-Guest
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/05/1948, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; director; screenwriter; musician; comedian
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Christopher Guest Fast Facts:
  • His babysitter was Mary Travers of the folk-rock group Peter, Paul and Mary.
  • Once played the mandolin in a high-school band with Arlo Guthrie.
  • Made his film debut in an uncredited role in the 1971 comedy-drama The Hospital.
  • Joined the cast of Saturday Night Live during the 1984-85 season as the Weekend Update anchor.
  • Costarred in Rob Reiner's 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, about a heavy-metal band; his character, Nigel Tufnel, was said to have been a parody of British rocker Jeff Beck. Later reteamed with Reiner in 1987's The Princess Bride, playing Count Rugen.
  • Inherited family's royal designation after his father's death in 1996, making him the 5th Baron Haden-Guest of Saling, a district outside of London.
  • Formed the instrumental group the Beyman Bros, along with friends David Nichtern and CJ Vanston, in 2009.
  • Christopher Guest Relationships:
  • Elissa Smith - Sister
  • Anthony Haden-Guest - Half Brother
  • Jean Hindes - Mother
  • Nicholas Guest - Brother
  • Annie Haden Guest - Daughter
  • Jamie Lee Curtis - Wife
  • Thomas Haden Guest - Son
  • Peter Haden-Guest - Father
  • Christopher Guest Awards:
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Winner
  • 2003 Grammy: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; attended New York University, New York, NY

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