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->''"Hi! I'm Troy [=McClure=]. [[YouMightRememberMeFrom you might remember me from]] such films as ''The Boatjacking of Supership 79'' and ''Hydro, the Man With the Hydraulic Arms''."''
-->-- '''Troy [=McClure=]''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

Most actors appear in more than one work. Often, this means that you don't know their name but are forced to just exclaim "hey, it's that guy!" when you see one of these.

If you're watching ''Series/LawAndOrder'' or other CluelessMystery, it might result in NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize.

Voice actors in AnimatedShows, as well as live action voice dubs for foreign language shows, have the similar syndrome.

If you can't quite remember which show the actor was in, it can result in much time spent on [[http://www.imdb.com/ IMDB]], trying to narrow down where ''else'' the viewer has seen that actor. If you get stuck, try JustForFun/YouKnowThatGuy -- someone might help you.

Compare ActorAllusion, YouLookFamiliar, YouMightRememberMeFrom, HeyItsThatVoice and PlaysGreatEthnics. Inverse of RetroactiveRecognition. Parent trope of WTHCastingAgency. RetroactiveRecognition happens when a That Guy later becomes a big-name star.

''Hey It's That Guy!'', now in (slightly outdated) [[http://www.amazon.com/Hey-Its-That-Tara-Ariano/dp/1594740429/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247365283&sr=8-1 book]] and [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402200/ documentary]] form.

Not to be confused with the television program ''Series/ThatGirl''.

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!! In General Examples:

* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'': Once made [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15074_the-20-best-that-guys-all-time.html a list with 20 of those actors]], and listed which actors they might be a PoorMansSubstitute for. The top entry was James Cromwell (whose best known role is the farmer in ''Film/{{Babe}}'', or, if you're a [[Franchise/StarTrek Trekkie]], [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact the man who invented warp drive]]).
** The article includes what may be the perfect description of what makes an actor That Guy: "[He] can play any role well enough to get the job done, but just poorly enough to avoid becoming famous."
* There are only a handful of stage actors who do musical theater in Hungary. If they're doing a musical that features a brooding, dark character, a young male lead, a slightly wacky sidekick guy (or an AxCrazy), a stern and mature woman, and an innocent heroine, it's safe to say that they'll be played by Szilveszter Szabo, Attila Dolhai, Zoltan Bereckzy, Kata Janza and Dora Szinetar, respectively. Szilveszter Szabo is an interesting case, as he also has a way of inheriting roles created in German by the very-different-in-both-acting-and-vocals Uwe Kroger (Colloredo in ''Mozart!'', Der Tod in ''Elisabeth'', and [it's been suggested many times] Maxim de Winter in ''Rebecca'').
* ''{{Tokusatsu}}'' casting is starting to become this way, with the increasing impression that the only other work that toku actors can get are in {{Live Action Adaptation}}s of {{Anime}}, J-dramas or other tokusatsu shows. ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' practically made "Spot the toku guest star" a part of the show.
** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has started becoming the same way since their own move to New Zealand. In a twist, they took what was a case of this in the original ''SuperSentai'' and turned it into a MythologyGag. (''Sentai''[='s=] Bandora and Magiel were both played by the same actress, so ''Rangers'' had their counterparts Rita Repulsa and Mystic Mother be the same person).
** This goes all the way back to TheSeventies; Hiroshi Miyauchi had leading roles (either as the title character or as part of an ensemble) in ''Series/KamenRiderV3'', ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'', ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'', and ''Series/KaiketsuZubat'' all in one decade. Then he returned to {{toku}} in TheNineties, playing TheMentor in multiple ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' shows and ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger'', and in the TurnOfTheMillennium, reprised his role from ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'' in ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger vs. Franchise/SuperSentai'', and appeared in the ''Film/KamenRiderTheFirst'' movies. Quite possibly the most prolific {{toku}} actor of all time.
** Used as a RunningGag in ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'', where SixthRanger Shurikenger would assume human identities to help the Rangers before the fight of the week. It was always easy to spot him, since his human identities were all former Toku stars, and before changing into Shurikenger he would perform their original transformation pose.
* A Progressive Insurance Commercial does a literal ShoutOut to this trope in a "Flo The Progressive Girl" commercial. Flo and a customer break into an "[[TheEighties '80s Montage]]", and in the middle of it, Booger from ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'' appears, and the music actually sings, "Hey, it's that guy!"
* Much has been made of the fact that Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley are playing siblings in ''{{Divergent}}'' and lovers in ''TheFaultInOurStars'', two YoungAdult-novel [[FilmOfTheBook based movies]] produced almost back-to-back during 2013.
* In ''Creator/CharlieBrooker's'' various ''-Wipe'' spinoffs, this is constantly used for comedy with his two astonishingly brainless talking head characters, [[TheDitz Barry]] [[UnfortunateNames Shitpeas]] and [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Philemena]] [[CurseCutShort Cunk]], who constantly misidentify shows they're watching based on who's in it.
** Notably, in ''2013 Wipe'', they reviewed the grim murder mystery drama ''Series/{{Broadchurch}}'' under the impression that it was an "[[DarkerAndEdgier all dark and gritty]] ''Series/DoctorWho'' ReBoot" because it stars Creator/DavidTennant, commenting on how brave it is that he doesn't have any of his powers, solves the murder mystery of a little boy instead of fighting Sontarans, and "can [[SeparateSceneStorytelling only go back in time by talking to people]]".
** Charlie Brooker has done this himself, also with ''Doctor Who'' - he reviewed ''Series/SecretDiaryOfACallGirl'' as if it was a HotterAndSexier ''Doctor Who'' spinoff, because both shows star Creator/BilliePiper. This included insisting that her vibrator is a sonic screwdriver.
* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', President Nixon is portrayed by Mark Camacho, who does the voice of Gantlos, the Season 4 antagonist of the RAI version of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''.

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!! Notable "That Guy"s (and "That Girl"s; we're equal opportunity):

* Jane Adams: Commonly plays neurotic, EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette types. You may remember her as Mel on ''{{Frasier}}'' [[spoiler: (Niles' second wife, whom he left for Daphne)]], or small roles in ''EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind, Happiness'', or ''Film/LittleChildren''.
* Marc Alaimo: He is best known for portraying [[MagnificentBastard Dukat]] on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', and he also embodies this trope. He has made a (mostly brief) appearance in several (TV-)Movies and in nearly every action show there was on TV in the 80s, mostly as a villain (what else could a guy with a face like Alaimo's play on TV?), such as
** A guy with in an orange diving suit in ''TheSixMillionDollarMan''
** Part of a group of assassins in ''Series/TheATeam''
** A prison inmate in ''Series/StarskyAndHutch''
** A villain in ''Series/KnightRider''
** A police academy trainer in ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet''
** A trucker in ''Film/TheNakedGun''
** Captain of the guards in the Martian spaceport in the original ''Film/TotalRecall1990''
** Three different episodes of ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', twice as a villain, once as a good guy.
* Creator/SamAnderson who may be familiar as Principal Dewitt on ''Series/GrowingPains'', the DeanBitterman to Michael Seaver. At the same time he was on another show on the same network ABC, ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' as Balki's bigoted boss Sam Gorpley. Later he would play:
** Dr. Jack Cayson on ''Series/ER''
** Evil lawyer Holland Manners on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** Rose's husband Bernard on ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* Shawn and Aaron Ashmore: An interesting example with identical twins, since viewers find themselves saying 'It's that guy' without knowing ''which'' that-guy it is.
* Creator/ArmandAssante: He is Hollywood's "foreign" guy with over 100 credits in film and TV, mostly playing villains or the MagnificentBastard. Of these, he's played South American dictators at least a dozen times. Some of his most famous roles:
** Rico in ''JudgeDredd''
** Odysseus in the TV movie version of ''Literature/TheOdyssey''
** Dominic Cattano in ''AmericanGangster''
** Premier Allejandro Goya in ''Series/{{Chuck}}''
** La Grenouille in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
** Richard Elliot in ''Series/{{ER}}''
** Lt. Al Garcia in ''Film/{{Striptease}}''
** Ned Ravine in ''FatalInstinct''
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Balfour Eric Balfour]]: He has been from programs as varied as ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', ''Series/TwentyFour'' and even a Canadian skin flick called ''12 Songs''.
* Elya Baskin: He is a repulsive but nice Eastern-Russian-styled That Guy :
** Severinus in ''TheNameoftheRose''
** A Yuri in ''Series/MacGyver''
** Another Yuri in ''WalkerTexasRanger''
** And yet another Yuri, cabbie slash paparazzo in cop show ''TrueBlue''
** The Not-So-Bad Russian Terrorist Pilot in ''Film/AirForceOne''
** Mr Ditkovitch in ''Film/Spiderman2'' and ''Film/Spiderman3''
** Dimitri in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''
* Stephen Bauer: Practically the go-to guy for playing either authority figures (on both sides of the law) or shady criminals. Has more than 140 film and television credits to his name. His roles include:
** Manolo 'Manny' Ribera in ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'' (his StarMakingRole)
** Detective Sigliano in ''Film/RunningScared''
** Prosecutor Michael Santana in the final season of ''Wiseguy''
** Joey Pinero in ''Primal Fear''
** Carlos Ayala in ''Traffic''
** Don Eladio in the fourth season of ''Series/BreakingBad''
* Ed Begley Jr.: He frequently plays eccentric characters. He is also known for his environmental activism.
** Dr. Victor Ehrlich on ''StElsewhere''
** John "Stumpy" Pepys in ''ThisIsSpinalTap''
** Ben Gunn in ''StreetsOfFire''
** Charles Leary in ''The Accidental Tourist''
** Bob Pattchet in ''SheDevil''
** Alan Tyler in ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster''
** Ebner Frost in ''SantaWithMuscles''
** Dr. Hank Hastings on ''SeventhHeaven''
** Mark Schafer in ''BestInShow''
** Hiram Gunderson on ''Series/SixFeetUnder''
** Lars Olfen in ''Film/AMightyWind''
** Stan Sitwell on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''
** Sandy Lane in ''ForYourConsideration''
** Cyrus O'Dell on ''Series/VeronicaMars''
** Robert Anderson in ''PineappleExpress''
** John Celestine in ''Whatever Works''
** "Saint" Sarah's father in ''HannahMontana''
** The mayor of the Martin twins' ancestral hometown in Sweden in ''[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life on Deck]]''.
* Creator/JackBlack: He was in these type of roles for about a decade before his {{star making role}}s of ''Film/HighFidelity'' and ''Film/ShallowHal''. He was in movies such as ''TheCableGuy'', ''TheJackal'' and ''EnemyOfTheState''.
* Andre Braugher: You want an Afro-American with a really clipped, cultured voice, to play a police officer, soldier, journalist or just an interesting black dude? He's your man. He has played;
** Thomas Searles, the free black recruit from Boston, in ''Glory''.
** Dan Weston, Time Magazine journalist in ''Somebody has to Shoot the Picture''.
** Frank Pembleton, the cool detective and interview specialist in ''Homicide: Life On The Street''.
** Flip, the narcissistic actor in ''Get On The Bus''.
** Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr in ''The Tuskegee Airmen''.
** Tommy Goodman in ''Primal Fear''
* George Buza: He's a Canadian example, who since the 70's has been the northern industry's go-to actor when it needs a big scary bearded white guy.
* Creator/ClancyBrown is your go-to guy whenever you need a tall, menacing villain(ish) character with a threatening voice. Even if you've never seen him in a movie, you've no doubt heard him yell at Squidward and Spongebob at least once.
* Jim Carter: He is that guy with the nose and the gloomy expression. He's one of those British actors who's always in something -- he once said in an interview that he's never had a job in his life except acting -- but never in the big splashy roles. The roles he has had include:
** Mr Carson the butler in ''DowntonAbbey''
** Captain Brown in ''Series/{{Cranford}}''
** John Faa in ''TheGoldenCompass''
** Victor in ''Literature/TheThiefLord''
** Nish the ogre in ''Film/EllaEnchanted''
** The mayor in ''{{Dinotopia}}'' (the 2002 TV mini-series)
** Rookery the vampire hunter in ''Literature/TheLittleVampire''
** Grand Vizier Ja'Far in ''Series/ArabianNights''
** Harry in ''BrassedOff''
** Lord Hastings in ''Theatre/RichardIII'' (the 1995 film version with the 1930s SettingUpdate)
** Blackie in ''Film/RustlersRhapsody''
* Creator/KimCoates: Very recognisable as Tig from ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', but incredibly prolific as That Guy (usually That Pervy Scumbag Guy) in dozens of movies and TV show from the late '80s onwards, including:
** The crazy Drifter in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''
** Creepy hitman Paul Gronke in ''Film/TheClient''
** The guy Bruce Willis punches to death in ''Film/TheLastBoyScout''
** Carlo in ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''
** A luckless police officer in ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct132005''
** An even more luckless soldier in ''Film/BlackHawkDown''
** Lt Jack Richards in ''Film/PearlHarbor''
** Recurring baddie Ron Saris in ''Series/CSIMiami''
** Officer Gucci in ''Film/SilentHill''
** Special Agent Carter in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
** Agent Sullins in ''Series/PrisonBreak''
** Douchebaggy film producer Carl Ertz in ''Series/{{Entourage}}''
** Arc villain Genovese in ''Series/CrossingLines''
** The demon Sirota in ''Series/TheDresdenFiles''
** Recurring BigBad Kieran Keyes in ''Series/{{Nightman}}''
** An uncredited carjacker in ''Film/BadBoys''

* Clifton Collins Jr. (also credited as Clifton [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Gonzalez Gonzalez]]): He is often considered when a movie needs a Hispanic character, a villain or a timid but likeable supporting role.
** Tack in ''The Stoned Age''
** Niño, the youngest prisoner in ''Fortress''
** The main villain in ''187''
** Perry Smith in ''{{Capote}}''
** The one-armed model enthusiast who runs the cleaning supply store in ''Sunshine Cleaning''
** Step in ''{{Extract}}''
** Romeo in ''TheBoondockSaints II: All Saints Day''
** Aryan Brother hood badass 'Nix' in "The Experiement"
** El Huron in "Crank: High Voltage"
** Tobey Maguire's superior officer in ''Brothers''
** One-half of the Vegan Police in ''ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''
** Tendo Choi, dapper geek and bagel enthusiast in ''PacificRim''
* Elisha Cook, Jr. is one of the prime examples of this trope, usually in the role of an IneffectualSympatheticVillain often on the wrong side of law and almost always winds up on the wrong side of a gun or knife by the end of the movie.
** Cook's most famous role to a generation of audiences was as Wilmer in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', the "gunsel" who attempted to strongarm HumphreyBogart, only to end up whipped, humiliated, and ultimately as the fall guy for the other two baddies, who stroll off to let Wilmer rot away in some prison cell (although they do get their comeuppance).
** He was also, in a similar role, Harry Jones in ''Film/TheBigSleep'', the lovesick loser who was forced to drink poison at the hands of a nefarious henchman.
** Perhaps his most nebbish role was as George Peatty, the pushover racetrack teller in Creator/StanleyKubrick's ''Film/TheKilling.''
** Watson Pritchard, the wide-eyed doomsayer who delivers the original ''[[Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959 House on Haunted Hill]]'''s now-famous closing line.
** "Stonewall" Torrey, set up for slaughter as the perfect victim at the hands of silent killer Jack Palance.
** Cook also appeared, later on in his long career, as Mr. Nicklas (the hotel manager) in ''RosemarysBaby'' and Sam, the hook-handed morgue assistant who meets the most memorable demise in ''Blacula.''
* Ronny Cox: He was actually first highly noticeable in ''{{Deliverance}}'' where he was the one character to hold to civilized morality and who represented the destruction of the concept of civilized moral man when exposed to true wilderness but in everything else he's just a dick. Often a dick in a suit. If not a dick, then definitely a suit, a ReasonableAuthorityFigure even.
** Dick (they weren't even being subtle about it) Jones the head CorruptCorporateExecutive of ''Film/RoboCop1987''.
** Vilos Cohaagen, the BigBad from ''Film/TotalRecall1990''.
** The American President in ''Film/CaptainAmerica1990''.
** Captain Jellico, the guy who took command of the Enterprise in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and who managed to piss everyone off to the point Riker almost didn't do his job while still being right about nearly everything.
** Treasonous Senator Kinsey in ''Series/StargateSG1''.
** On the more reasonable authority figure side of things, he was the LA police captain in ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''. This is a movie in which he gets us to buy into an LA cop telling a black man that he won't tolerate police brutality.
** He was also the President Plot Device in ''Murder At 1600''
** He had a ''very'' brief non-speaking role as the CEO of the funding corporation in ''Film/DeepBlueSea''.
** Not a dick but the protagonist in ''The Beast Within''.
** A heartless hospital administrator in ''StElsewhere''. The one who gets mooned by Donald Westphal.
** Commander of the State National Guard in the movie ''Film/{{Taps}}'', where a bunch of students take over their military academy and hold it hostage. He might have to use force to get the students to give up their revolution.
** An irate older JerkAss alias the Tooth Fairy serial killer on ''Series/{{Dexter}}''.
* Roger Cross: You might remember him in his role as Curtis Manning from ''Series/TwentyFour'', plus other film and TV roles where he plays either a cop or a soldier. Also the voice of Ulysses in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.
* Robert Davi: He brings the atmosphere of a Latino Film/JamesBond villain, mostly because he's Italian and a Bond villain. The cold, dangerous type also plays into a certain kind of mentorish roles.
** He was the villain in the Dalton-era ''Film/LicenceToKill''.
** The singing thief Fratelli in ''Film/TheGoonies''.
** One of the two agents Johnson (the one who had been to Vietnam) in ''Film/DieHard''.
** On that occasional good guy note, he was the FBI profiler Malone on ''Series/{{Profiler}}''
** Er... a harder character to make out but he was kind of a mentor figure also in ''{{Showgirls}}'' albeit one whose sagest words were "It must be weird, not having anybody cum on you."
** Commander Acastus Kolya of the Genii on ''Series/StargateAtlantis''.
* Garret Dillahunt: He is probably best known for playing Cromartie in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' and Burt Chance in ''Series/RaisingHope'', but he's popped up in lots in other places too. He seems to play bad guys frequently.
* John Doucette: One of Hollywood's busiest character actors. IMDB lists 273 films or tv shows he was in, and I think they missed some!
* Creator/KevinDurand: Normally villainous and always TheBigGuy and yet his very distinct rounded cheekbones make him look rather like an oversized baby. His very square white teeth have aided in his mastery of the evil self-satisfied PsychoticSmirk that just makes you want to punch him but stop yourself because you think he will eat you. He dies a lot too, though not as much as [[Creator/SeanBean certain other actors.]]
** Keamy from ''Series/{{Lost}}''
** Mean but dumb Blob from ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''
** Zipacna (the Goa'uld who tried to sabotage the Tollan while also using their legal system to argue for enforced brain slavery while smirking that damn smirk at [=SG1=]) in ''Series/StargateSG1''.
** One of the casino thugs in ''Film/WalkingTall''.
** The large and devout inmate Carlos in ''Film/TheButterflyEffect''.
** And in a large departure of character from the other roles, one of his earliers: Joshua the GentleGiant BeastMan from ''Series/DarkAngel''.
** The [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-wielding]] Tremor brother in ''Film/SmokinAces''.
** Little John in ''Film/RobinHood2010''. A good guy but not quite likable [[DefeatMeansFriendship right from the beginning]].
** The archangel Gabriel in ''Film/{{Legion}}''--not really a hardcore villain so much as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, as especially seen in his [[HoYay delightfully]] tragic fight scenes with his brother Michael (Paul Bettany).
** The Mogadorian commander in ''Film/IAmNumberFour''.
** Barry Burton in "Film/ResidentEvilRetribution
* Charles Durning: According to his IMDB page he has had over 200 roles in a career that spanned 60 years. Check it out. Chances are you have seen him in something.
** Corporal Yost in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
** The governor in ''Film/TheBestLittleWhorehouseInTexas''
** Pappy O'Daniel in ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou''
* RLeeErmey: He is the face of DrillSergeantNasty. He's probably most of the examples too, having been an actual USMC drill instructor, that include the RealLife section. If not a marine drill sergeant then he's a police officer, warden guard or just some major league asshole shouting in your face. If he isn't playing that role in the movie you're watching an actor who was was at least thinking of him.
** Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann from the film ''FullMetalJacket''
** His first role as a DI was ''The Boys in Company C''.
** He also played the ''ghost'' of a similar character in Creator/PeterJackson's ''TheFrighteners'', and was also the voice actor for the commander of a troop of plastic soldiers in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
** He also did ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' as a voice of such a sergeant.
*** Not to mention a cameo in ''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''... as a Skyway Patrol drill sergeant.
** The old sheriff Pike who set the pair up in ''Life''.
** The evil Sheriff Hoyt, part of the murderous family, with a fondness for garters, in the remake of ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003''.
** House's (Marine Colonel) father in ''Series/{{House}}''.
** The Janitor's father in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
** He was a presenter for the History Channel series ''Mail Call'', where he would describe the history of military warfare, while being a DrillSergeantNasty.
** A drill sergeant turned therapist in a Geico TV commercial, voicing the same in a series of radio commercials.
*** And in an ad for pistachios, where he berates a pistachio so vehemently that the shell cracks.
** Sergeant Major Bougus, the Marine DI who whips the fledgling Marine Space Aviators of the 58th Squadron ("Wildcards") into shape in the pilot of ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond''.
** ''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr''. Marshall Brisco County Sr., infamous father of bounty hunter Brisco County Jr., whose death is the starting point of the show.
** One of the helicopter pilots in the opening scene of ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
** A voiceover role as a prison warden in an episode of (of all things) ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.
* NeilFlynn: Most famous for his appearance as the janitor in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. he also appears as:
** A goverment agent in [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Indiana Jones]].
** Lindsey Lohan's father in Film/MeanGirls.
** The father in TheMiddle
** A transit cop in Film/TheFugitive
*** What makes this last one funny is the fact that they eventually reveal that the janitor was in TheFugitive.
* Matt Frewer: He is a great choice when you need someone whose face is suited for either a good guy or villain who happens to have sparkling intelligence yet still be quirky, slightly odd or AffablyEvil. Notable roles include:
** ''Series/MaxHeadroom''
*** He's not "that guy", he's Max Headroom!
** Jim Taggart from ''Series/{{Eureka}}''
** Pestilence from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** Ted Altman from ''Series/{{Intelligence 2006}}''
** Sherlock Holmes
** Time-travelling thief Berlinghoff Rasmussen in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
** Matt Prager from ''Psi Factor''
** Jackal from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
** The Leader in TheHulk and IronMan animated series
** The insane Trashcan Man in ''TheStand''
** Sid the Squid, from the WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries episode "The Man Who Killed Batman"
** The evil Doctor Russell Tresh in the Generation X TV movie.
*** If anyone is going to drill a hole in your brain, you'd want it to be Matt Frewer because he'd have great conversation while doing it.
** The [[CloudCuckooLander White Knight]] in SciFi's ''Series/{{Alice|2009}}''.
-->'''Hatter:''' Okay, he's mad as a box of frogs.
** He's also the voice of [[NonHumanSidekick Panic]], of [[ThoseTwoGuys Pain and Panic]] (along with Bobcat Goldthwait) in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
** Frank in the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake
** Moloch in ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''
** The Szalinskis' [[CrankyNeighbor ridiculous neighbor]], Russell Thompson, from ''HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.
* Alice Ghostley: She certainly counts, as resident CloudCuckoolander in many TV shows of the 70s and 80s, most notably Bernice in DesigningWomen.
** Likewise, Doris Roberts, before EverybodyLovesRaymond, played a lot of feisty, middle-aged, sharp-tongued women in the 70s and 80s.
* Creator/IainGlen: He is a classically-trained British actor who has performed in dozens of plays, films and television shows, often as noble or high-ranking characters. His roles include:
** Brendan in ''Film/GorillasInTheMist''
** Hamlet in the 1990 film adaptation of ''Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead''
** Edward Foster in ''The Young Americans''
** Newspaper publisher Stuart Morrison in the miniseries ''Glasgow Kiss''
** Manfred Powell in ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider''
** Dr. Isaacs in ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'' and ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction''
** Richard Coeur de Lion in ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven''
** Otto Frank in the ''Diary of Anne Frank'' television miniseries
** Father Octavian in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' two-parter "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh and Stone"
** Vaughan Edwards in ''{{Spooks}}''
** Sir Richard Carlisle in ''DowntonAbbey''
** Ser Jorah Mormont in ''Series/GameOfThrones''
* John Glover: He is the reason we have the MagnificentBastard trope. It was named for him. Not his character. Him, John Glover. Think about that.
** Lionel Luthor, MagnificentBastard extraordinaire, in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
** Lucifer in ''Series/{{Brimstone}}''
** The technically good but certainly unheroic and magnificent at being so, CEO of Clamp Corporate Network, Daniel Clamp in ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch''.
** The above being a salesman at heart, see also the Magnavolt Salesman in ''Film/RoboCop2''.
** Sylar's dad Samson Gray in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
** Voiced Rasputin in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode ''Nothing but the Tooth''.
** Voiced ComicBook/TheRiddler in ''The New Batman Adventures'' and ''Superman''.
** MadScientist Dr Jason Woodrue in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', responsible for Poison Ivy's transformation.
* Björn Granath & Thomas Hedengran: These Swedish actors have both appeared in numerous notable productions and hardly anyone knows who they are.
* Graham Greene: He's a Canadian who's the "go to" Native actor. His long list of appearances in film, television and stage include Kicking Bird in Dances With Wolves; Leonard in Northern Exposure; Joe Lambert in Die Hard with a Vengeance; Peter Yellowbear in Snow Dogs; Calvin Many Goats in Transamerica; Harry Clearwater in Twilight: New Moon, etc. He also played Lenny in the Stratford Festival's adaptation of Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men.
* [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0338886/ Peter Greene]]: You plan on casting a villain in a crime thriller? Never fear, he is here!
* Luis Guzmán: This Puerto-Rican-born American actor is the guy to go to if you need a rotund, Hispanic-accented sidekick, thug or cop. His characters are usually dim-witted but lovable, or downright brutal and intimidating. His roles include:
** Chino in ''OutOfSight''.
** [[TheDanza Luis]] in ''{{Magnolia}}''
** Ray Castro in ''{{Traffic}}''
** Lou in ''AngerManagement''
** Bitterman in the remake of ''Film/{{Arthur}}''
** Gabato in ''[[TheMysteriousIsland Journey 2 the Mysterious Island]]''
** Raoul "El Cid" Hernandez in ''Series/{{Oz}}''
** Jacopo in ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo''
* Bill Hader: He could be considered another example. Though a cast member of ''SaturdayNightLive'' he also makes numerous cameos or minor roles in comedy movies such as
** The editor in ''Film/KnockedUp''
** Officer Slater in ''Film/{{Superbad}}''
** Les Grossman's assistant in ''Film/TropicThunder''
** Peter's brother Brian in ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall''
** The park owner in ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''
** A soldier testing marijuana in ''Film/PineappleExpress''
** One of the two stupid agents following Creator/JasonBateman around in Film/{{Paul}}.
* Sid Haig: He is great when you need somebody who's just plain scary-looking. He showed up in a lot of 1970s exploitation films:
** Ralph in ''Film/SpiderBabyOrTheMaddestStoryEverTold''
** Harry in ''The Big Doll House''
** One of the Slumber Brothers in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''
** Omar in ''Film/{{Coffy}}''
** Hays in ''Film/FoxyBrown''
** The Judge in ''Film/JackieBrown''
** Captain Spaulding in ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' and ''Film/TheDevilsRejects''
** He also appeared at least once on the original ''Series/MissionImpossible'' series.
* [[http://www.thegrio.com/entertainment/kevin-hart-makes-a-big-impact-in-tiny-roles.php Comedian Kevin Hart]]: He has literally made an acting career out of being a OneSceneWonder. His roles incluude C.J. in two different ''ScaryMovie'' movies, Smart Tech customer in ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'' and roles in various SeltzerAndFriedberg movies.
* JesseHeiman: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Heiman He]] has played as an extra in [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1035503/ more than 50 films and television shows]]. His credits include ''TheSocialNetwork'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Film/OldSchool'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' and ''CurbYourEnthusiasm''. Some examples of his work are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdEBu7ODVk8 here]].
* Lance Henriksen: If you need someone to play a gruff, monotone authority figure or villain, he's your guy. Though he usually plays supporting roles, he had a lead role on the television series ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' that lasted for three years. His other roles include:
** Murphy in ''Film/DogDayAfternoon''
** Robert in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''
** D.A. Burano in ''Film/PrinceOfTheCity''
** Wally Schirra in ''Film/TheRightStuff''
** Detective Hal Vukovich in ''Film/TheTerminator''
** Bishop in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' and ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''
*** And as a ContinuityNod, Charles Bishop Weyland in ''Film/AlienVsPredator''
** Jesse Hooker in ''Film/NearDark''
** Ed Harley in ''Film/{{Pumpkinhead}}''
** The King in ''Film/SuperMarioBros''
** Emil Fouchon in ''Film/HardTarget''
** Buck in ''Color Of Night''
** Ace Hanlon ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''
** Cole Wilson in ''Film/DeadMan''
** John Milton in ''Film/{{Scream 3}}''
** The voice of Admiral Hackett in the original ''Videogame/MassEffect1''. Also the voice of General Sheperd in ''ModernWarfare''
** Returned as Hackett in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' [[DownloadableContent DLC]], "Arrival".
* Megan Hilty: One of the more famous actresses to play Glinda in ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''
** Will be voicing the China Doll Princess in the upcoming ''Dorothy of Oz''.
** One of the hopefuls to play MarilynMonroe on ''Series/{{Smash}}''.
* Creator/AlexandraHolden: She will probably look familiar for a certain generation too young to have gotten into Creator/JohnHughes movies.
** Last year's winner in ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous'', now dying of anorexia (a lot of make-up was used).
** Fern, the girl forced on the cheerleaders by her father, for giving them their weapons, in ''SugarAndSpice''.
** One of Creator/RachelMcAdams' friends in ''Film/TheHotChick''.
** Ross' college-aged girlfriend Elizabeth in season six of ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* Brian Howe: He is a pudgy, amiable-looking actor who frequently gets cast as middle managers and small-town cops. He played supporting roles in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', ''Film/ThePursuitOfHappyness'', and ''{{Journeyman}}''. He's also made guest appearances in numerous shows including ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''{{Bones}}'', ''TheMentalist'' and ''Series/TheCape''.
* MichaelIronside: He almost always plays a badass of some sort who is usually either a villain or a tough authority figure. He also has to hold the record for the number of characters he's played who lose limbs. You might mistake him for JackNicholson at first glance. His roles include:
** Darryl Revok in ''Film/{{Scanners}}''
** Ham Tyler in ''Series/{{V}}''
** Lt. Cmdr. Rick "Jester" Heatherly in ''Film/TopGun''
** Richter in the original ''Film/TotalRecall1990''
** Gen. Katana in ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening''
** Dial in ''FreeWilly''
** Col. Dugan in ''[[Film/TheKarateKid The Next Karate Kid]]''
** Lt. Col. Stone in ''Film/MajorPayne''
** Captain Oliver Hudson in ''SeaQuestDSV''
** Jean Rasczak in ''Film/StarshipTroopers''
** Bob Brown in ''Film/ThePerfectStorm''
** Miller in ''Film/TheMachinist''
** General Ashdown in ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''
** General Granger in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer 3''
** Sam Fisher in the ''SplinterCell'' series
** General Sam Lane in ''{{Smallville}}''.
*** This isn't the first time he's butted heads with Kal-El, as he voiced Darkseid on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
** [[JerkAss Norcross]] in ''Film/TheAlphabetKiller''.
* Creator/ZeljkoIvanek: He is a Slovenian-American actor and graduate of Yale who’s usually the best thing in whatever he’s in. He initially started off typecast as a nice guy, and asked his agent to get him more villainous roles. The agent did so. Aside from being on ''Series/{{Shark}}'', ''Series/{{Bones}}'', ''TheMentalist'' and ''Series/LawAndOrder'', he can be seen as:
** [[NiceGuy Ed Danvers]] in ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''.
** [[IdiotSavant Roland Fuller]] on a particularly memorable episode of ''Series/TheXFiles''.
** [[SleazyPolitician Governor James Devlin]]
** Dr Arnold Shaw the pet psychiatrist in ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
** [[TheDogBitesBack Dr Cordell Doemling,]] Creator/GaryOldman’s long-suffering physician, in ''Film/{{Hannibal}}''.
** An upset patient taking people hostage in ''Series/{{House}}''.
** [[OverlordJr Andre Drazen,]] part of a vengeful BigBadDuumvirate in ''Series/TwentyFour''.
** John Doe, a killer who shakes up the formula in ''Series/ColdCase''.
** [[AmoralAttorney Ray]] [[JerkassWoobie Fiske]], a lawyer in ''{{Series/Damages}}''.
** John Dickenson in ''Series/JohnAdams''.
** [[TheUnfettered Emile Danko]] in the 4th volume of ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
** [[KnightTemplar The Magister]] in ''Series/TrueBlood''.
** [[SmugSnake JJ Percy Walker]] in ''Series/BigLove''.
** [[{{Badass}} Blake]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Sterling]] in short-lived NBC series ''TheEvent''.
** [[WorkingWithTheEx Edmund Burke]] in ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A Canadian Guy]] who has trouble with Colin Farrell in the movie ''InBruges''.
** Dr. Calvin Horn, a doctor who tries to harness the power of Aaron Pittman's nanites to cure a tumor in his skull in ''Series/{{Revolution}}''.
* Lennie James: Yet another career "that guy" with some sage, though street, savvy advice.
** He was the taxi driver who lost his son in ''Series/ThePrisoner'' remake.
** A taxi driver (again) 'over there' in ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.
** ''Series/{{Jericho}}'' trying to restore the United States to its former glory in Jericho.
** Was a protective dad trying to build a life for his son in ''Series/TheWalkingDead''
** The streetwise, advise giving, pimp in ''Series/{{Hung}}''.
** Fast-talking Sol in ''Film/{{Snatch}}''.
** Terry Marsh in ''Series/LieToMe'' [[spoiler: where he gets Dr. Lightman involved with gambling mobster-types]]
* Graham Jarvis: This Canadian film/TV actor had guest roles in a lot of series': ''Series/{{ER}}'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', ''Series/{{JAG}}'', ''Series/KnotsLanding'', ''Series/LALaw'', ''Series/NYPDBlue'', ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', and ''Series/TheXFiles'' just to mention a few. Among his larges roles were:
** Col. Whiteman on ''Series/{{Mash}}''
** Narrator in the first American production of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''
** Charlie Haggers on ''Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman''
** Elliot Sinclair in ''TheJourneymanProject''
** Charles Jackson in ''SeventhHeaven''
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lainie_Kazan Lainie Kazan]]: Need a loud but good-hearted (Jewish, Greek or Italian) mother-type? She is the one to go to.
* Udo Kier: Also known as "What would happen if Christopher Walken and Tim Curry moved to Germany and had a baby?" His iceberg blue eyes may make you suspect he is a vampire. His cult cred ensures that he will be cast often, if only in a cameo role.
** He was in fact Dracula in cult film ''Creator/AndyWarhol's Dracula''
** Ron Camp, pet shark owner, in ''AceVentura''.
** Ralfi the boss with female, possible transgender, bodyguards in the film of ''JohnnyMnemonic''.
** The vampire lord Dragonetti in ''Film/{{Blade}}''
** The head priest in ''Film/EndOfDays''
** He played Albin Grau, artist, architect and occultist, and the producer and production designer for ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'' in ''ShadowOfTheVampire''.
** He's also very close to Lars Von Tier and has appeared in several of his films such as Dogsville and Manderlay.
** He was in the ''Werewolf Women of the SS'' trailer in ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''.
** He was also Yuri in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series of games.
** Professor Pericles, the creepy Lecter-esque talking animal mascot of the original Mystery Inc in ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
** He was also the creepy doctor in Korn's music video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujEph5vFwmc&ob=av3nl Make Me Bad]] (along with Brigitte Nielsen)
** He was a creepy ''psychiatrist'' in ''Film/{{Armageddon}}''. "Just let it out." ''Bear cries''
** [[MadScientist Dr Krieger]] in Creator/UweBoll's ''Film/FarCry''.
** Upper-class vampire Vincent in Casper van Dien vehicle ''Modern Vampires'' (released in some countries as ''Revenant'').
* [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0502959/ Al Leong]]: The ''ultimate'' Asian "That Guy" surely has to be him. If you see an Asian-looking {{Mook}} with a bald head, long hair, and long moustaches ''anywhere'' in a Hollywood action film, it might have been Al. Not many guys in Hollywood can attest to a screen resume as diverse as stealing chocolates in ''Film/DieHard'', playing Genghis freakin' ''Khan'' in ''BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', and torturing Mel Gibson in ''Film/LethalWeapon''. He's that invisible they hired him ''[[YouLookFamiliar again]]'' as a nameless mook in ''LethalWeapon4'' and nobody noticed.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hong James Hong]] as well. If you've seen an American production with more than two Chinese characters, you've seen him (usually as some kind of authority figure, often, though not always, a villainous one).
*** And both Leong and Hong were in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' as well as ''Film/TheGoldenChild''.
** Another honorable mention: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Kusatsu Clyde Kusatsu]]. Frequently cast as a doctor or judge but can show up just about anywhere. Holds the distinction of having played bit parts on ''both'' versions of ''Series/{{Hawaii|FiveO}} [[Series/HawaiiFive0 Five-O]]''.
** Tzi Ma is also a good candidate for an Asian HITG. His most recognizable role is Consul/Ambassador Han from the ''RushHour'' series, but he's played all manner of one-shot characters on various American TV sitcoms and dramas, as well as a handful of independently produced Asian-American films.
* Thomas Lennon: He is best known for his role in ''{{Reno 911}}'' but is also a bit actor in several comedies such as:
** Ned Gold in ''17 Again''
** Karl, a German tennis player in ''Film/BallsOfFury''
** Doug in ''Film/ILoveYouMan''
** A customer at Nick's store in ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine''
** Carl a state employee in ''Film/BadTeacher''
** Todd, Harold's friend in ''Film/AVeryHaroldAndKumar3DChristmas''
** He also [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises cannot recommend that Bruce go heli-skiing.]]
* Robert Loggia: Kinda of looks like George C. Scott when his hair is dyed, otherwise old Italian American men.
** The General (Grey) in ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
** Macmillan the toy store owner in ''Film/{{Big}}''
** Frank Lopez in ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}''.
** Sam Ransom in ''Jagged Edge''.
** Stefano (owner of the caricature decorated restaurant) in ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
** Grampa Victor in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''
** Feech La Manna in ''Series/TheSopranos''.
** Frightening / [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] [[AxCrazy but mostly frightening]] crime boss Dick Laurent in ''LostHighway''.
* Jane Lynch: She is now the sourest thing in the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' candy box but before that she was providing the tall thin blonde factor as:
** The deadpan child psychologist in ''TwoAndAHalfMen''.
** Spencer Reid's mentally ill mother in ''Series/CriminalMinds''
** Joyce Wischnia in ''TheLWord''
** Gail the Television Reporter in ''WalkHard''.
** Ellen the estate seller on one of the last episodes of ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
** Potential Friend with Benefits, Boss Paula in ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin''
** The Realtor who terrifies Aunt Josephine on ''SeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''
** George Sr's jailhouse love interest [[spoiler:and FBI informant]] in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''
** Sam's mom in ''Series/ICarly''. (tall and thin?)
*** Parents aren't always the same height and build as their kids. She does a great job as Pam Pucket due her ability to play raunchy females in some of her past roles, such as [[Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin Paula]], who is a near-expy for Pam. However, other than her hair color and behavior, Pam and Sam do not bear any striking resemblances. Besides maybe how they both look in tight jeans.
** Dr. Richard Kimble's friend in "Film/TheFugitive".
** Christy Cummings, lesbian dog handler, eventual lover and business partner of Sherri Ann Cabot in ''BestInShow''.
** Constance Carmell, an aspiring actress who's chased the dream a little too long, on ''PartyDown''.
** Gayle Sweeney, the head of the Sturdy Wings program in ''RoleModels.'' You know what she had for breakfast? [[{{Catchphrase}} COCAINE.]]
** Laurie Bohner, she of the questionable past in ''Film/AMightyWind''.
** Sister of Julie Child in ''Film/JulieAndJulia''.
** Richie Campbell's gym teacher on ''TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine''.
** A real estate agent in one of the later seasons of ''{{Friends}}''.
** Ricky Bobby's mom in "Film/TalladegaNightsTheLegendOfRickyBobby".
** Cheif Vick's sister in ''{{Psych}}''.
* Mako ([[FirstNameBasis Iwamatsu]]): Very often called upon for side roles requiring a distinguished Asian guy, his voice was also built for narration. He maintained a steady career of appearances in guest roles on TV.
** One of his earliest roles was in ''McHalesNavy'' in which he actually played several characters.
** He was The Wizard and narrator for the ''ConanTheBarbarian'' film.
** Kungo Tsarong in ''Seven Years In Tibet''.
** Demon sorcerer Aku in ''SamuraiJack''.
** A variety of characters in ''M*A*S*H'', sometimes as a North Korean and sometimes as a South Korean.
** Admiral Yamamoto in ''Film/PearlHarbor''.
** Shimazaki in ''Crying Freeman''.
** Nakano in the third ''Highlander'' film.
** Yoshida-san, in the movie from ''Literature/RisingSun''.
** Admiral Shima in ''MedalOfHonor: Rising Sun''.
** Po-Han in ''TheSandPebbles''.
** Splinter in ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}''.
** Uncle Iroh and several other voices in the animated ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** The Reciter in ''PacificOvertures'', by StephenSondheim.
** ChuckNorris's Sensei in ''An Eye For An Eye''.
* Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa: For years was the Asian {{mook}}, [[TheDragon dragon]] or BigBad. Now that he's gotten older, and Mako has passed away, he seems to have taken his place as the go-to older Asian man. Though he's gotten more of the roles as [[TheObiWan mentors]] and [[OldMaster sensei]]; he is still very likely to be [[TypeCasting playing a villain]].
** Shang Tsung in ''Film/MortalKombat''.
** The Swordsmith Hiro encounters in FeudalJapan on ''{{Series/Heroes}}''.
** The protagonists' mentor on the [=ABC series=] ''Series/{{Revenge}}'', a Japanese businessman. Tagawa [[TheOtherDarrin took over the role]] in Season 2 from Hiroyuki Sanada who had scheduling conflicts.
** A CorruptCorporateExecutive on ''Series/HawaiiFive0''.
** Cmdr. Minoru Genda in Michael Bay's ''PearlHarbor'' (a film in which Mako appeared as Admiral Yamamoto)
** A misogynistic alien chieftain in ''Series/StargateSG1''.
** ''Series/NashBridges'' first commanding officer.
** The Great Kabai Singh, BigBad of ''Film/ThePhantom''.
** A Japanese drug lord on ''Film/{{Baywatch}}''.
** Eddie Sakamura in ''Film/RisingSun'' (Another appearance with Mako. Many think his character was Mako's son, but Eddie was the son of a different high powered Japanese CEO).
** A murder suspect on ''MiamiVice''.
** The leader of The Hand in Creator/JenniferGarner's ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' adaptation.
** Heihachi Mishima in the ill-fated live-action adaptation of ''{{Tekken}}''.
* Creator/MargoMartindale: She is usually the go-to person when a movie needs a motherly type or older woman character.
** Dewey's mother in ''WalkHard''
** The person who helped run Scott Glenn's horse stable in ''Film/{{Secretariat}}''
** The American tourist in ''Paris je t'aime''
** Melanie Lynskey's lawyer in ''Win Win''
** A rival attorney in the pilot of ''Series/HarrysLaw''
* Chi [=McBride=]: A sharply dressed, sharp mouthed, businesslike man who acts as a realist/cynical counterpart to our hero. No Exceptions (except when he isn't). (He also had a leading role in ''Series/BostonPublic'' as the Principal).
** Emerson from ''Series/PushingDaisies''
** Winston from ''Series/HumanTarget''
** Edward Vogler from ''Series/{{House}}''. Yes he actually portrayed a character more cynical than House.
** Lt. Bergin from ''Film/IRobot''
** Cyrus from ''TheFrighteners''.
** [[DaChief The Chief]] from ''Film/UndercoverBrother''
* Edie [=McClurg=]: Also from ''Ferris Bueller'', she was probably in every comedy film or TV show you watched in the Eighties and Nineties. She also has an extensive voice resume.
* Creator/MalcolmMcDowell: Everyone knows him from his role in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' but today's viewers might instead recognize him from his large and diverse roles in film and TV. He was Linderman in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', the voice of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s grandfather on their dad's side, the bad guy from the ''Film/ISpy'' movie, the principal in ''Film/EasyA'', the President of the European Union in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' and the voice of PresidentEvil in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''... The list goes on.
* John C. [=McGinley=]: Probably more nominatively recognizable now due to his long leading exposure in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', outside of his definitively angry Dr. Cox, the curly haired [=McGinley=] spent his time as a number of creepy and/or smarmy characters with little audience sympathy. If you've seen a famous Creator/OliverStone movie, you've probably seen him.
** Sgt. "Nose Up Tom Berenger's Ass" O'Neill in ''Film/{{Platoon}}''
** Marvin (that friend of Sheen's from work who is kind of funny but is also annoying) in ''Film/WallStreet''. The thick framed glasses can delay the RetroactiveRecognition.
** Random guy pushing wheel chair in ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' (presumably he failed to respond to Stone's Christmas card that year)
** The slimy CorruptCorporateExecutive from ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening''.
** The overofficial and overbearing Agent Ben Harp ("young dum and full of cum") from ''Film/PointBreak''.
** The henchman from ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'' who keeps TemptingFate by saying things like "He'd have to be out of his fucking mind to try to get into this place now".
** The Marine Captain from ''Film/TheRock''
** The completely nuts corporate assassin who kills with no qualms because he fears the lack of fear of death in the 2000 adaptation of the novel ''Film/SoleSurvivor''.
** Jack Rose from ''Any Given Sunday''.
** Another bad guy henchman (and yes also an annoying dweeb) in ''Film/GetCarter'' (2000).
** In ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' he plays California, the captain of the SWAT team that discovers the sloth victim.
** He plays against type in ''Film/{{Identity}}'' as the meeky George York.
** He's one of the Bobs in ''Film/OfficeSpace''.
** The main villain in ''Nothing to Lose''.
** Serial killer Edgler Vess in the TV adaptation of Creator/DeanKoontz's novel ''Intensity''.
** The incredibly camp Highway Patrol Officer in ''Film/WildHogs''.
* Dick Miller is the canonical HeyItsThatGuy actor, with over 170 acting credits alone on [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588241/ IMDB]]. He started out as a Creator/RogerCorman stock play in the Fifties and Sixties; when Corman alumni [[Film/RockAndRollHighSchool Allan Arkush]], Creator/PaulBartel, and especially Creator/JoeDante started making their ''own'' films in the 70's, Miller was virtually guaranteed at least a scene or two. 2014 saw the release of a tribute documentary ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2529132/ That Guy Dick Miller]].''
* TemueraMorrison: He actually achieved a certain amount of recognition once he started being Jango Fett/Clone Troopers/adult Boba Fett's voice, but he's still largely unknown outside his native UsefulNotes/NewZealand. However, he's been in a whole bunch of other movies, being unplaceably foreign.
** Film/BarbWire
** Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau
** Speed2
** FromDuskTilDawn3
** ''Film/GreenLantern''
** ''Film/SixDaysSevenNights'', where he played one of the pirates with Cliff Curtis, another casual "foreign".
* [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0615993/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Burt Mustin]]: He was in a ton of classic '50s,'60s and '70s shows (at least before his death in '77) as an apparent go-to for old man characters. Nick At Nite (the evening Nickelodeon block that's now its own TV Land channel) even did a commercial tribute to him with clips from some of his roles.
* [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2586086/ David Neher]]: Just this fall season of 2011 he has been on:
** The {{pilot}} episode of ''Series/NewGirl''
** ''Series/{{Community}}'' as Todd ("No offense")
** ''Series/ModernFamily'' as a fake ID dealer
** ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' wearing a goatee sitting next to Lily and Marshall at a concert. He makes out with her in a fantasy sequence
* Creator/LelandOrser: Has many minor tertiary roles in major film productions.
** ''Film/{{Taken}}''
** ''Film/IndependenceDay''
** ''Film/{{Seven}}''
** ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''
** ''Film/EscapeFromLA''
* Creator/ParkerPosey: She should count as "Hey It's That Girl". In no particular order:
** ''BladeTrinity''
** The last few Creator/ChristopherGuest movies and probably those coming down the road.
** ''Film/SupermanReturns''
** ''The Sweetest Thing''
** ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats''
** ''Film/{{Scream 3}}''
** ''Film/DazedAndConfused''
** ''Film/{{Coneheads}}''
** Every independent film in the 90's
** Jack's scary manager in the department store on Will&Grace ("Love ya, thinking of being ya for Hallowe'en.")
* Daniel Roebuck: Probably best-known as Dr. Leslie Arzt on ''Series/{{Lost}}'', has also made guest appearances on numerous shows including ''[[Series/{{CSI}} CSI]]'', ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'' and ''Series/{{Grimm}}''. Earlier in his career, he appeared in both ''Film/TheFugitive'' and its sequel, ''Film/USMarshals''.
* Mark Rolston: Many people remember him as either the guy who gets a [[BloodyMurder faceful of acid]] in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' or the rapist in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''. He has spent most of his career playing {{Mook}}s in assorted TV series and B movies.
* Carlo Rota, whose ambiguously ethnic appearance allows him to play anyone from the Middle East/North Africa (he's actually a British-Canadian of Italian descent). His [[BaldOfEvil bald head]] coupled with the current geopolitical climate means that he has been mostly portraying terrorists for ten years, though one of his better-known roles was as a good guy in ''[[TwentyFour 24]]''.
* Tim Russ: He seems to have had little trouble finding work after ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' ended, making frequent appearances on ''Series/ICarly'' as Principal Ted Franklin, and appearing in the DisneyChannel original series ''HannahMontana'' and ''GoodLuckCharlie'', both times as a doctor.
* Creator/WilliamSanderson: He has lent his southern accent to a number of secondary roles, notably
** J.F. Sebastian in ''Film/BladeRunner''
** Larry (with his brother Darryl and his other brother Darryl) in [Newhart]
** E.B. Farnum in ''{{Series/Deadwood}}''.
** Sheriff Dearborne in TrueBlood
* Angela Sarafyan: This sultry, Armenian-born actress is often (but not only) cast as Russian or Eastern European characters. Her biggest roles to date have been in the indie film ''Kabluey'' (as Ramona) and the short-lived TV series ''TheGoodGuys'' (as the [[{{Adorkable}} endearingly goofy]] Samantha). She also made very memorable guest appearances in ''CriminalMinds'' and ''InPlainSight''.
* Vincent Schiavelli: Also known as The Man with the Sad Eyes or The Guy With A Droopy Face (a result of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfan_Syndrome Marfan Syndrome]]), Receding Hairline Yet Long Hair and Sometimes A Moustache. This sad face gave him a number of roles as distressed characters, the mentally not-all-there but his way of talking and mad scientist hair cut also got him the exact opposite roles of mentorly elder figure.
** The Ghost on the subway, in ''Film/{{Ghost}}''
** The Pastor, in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''
** Uncle Enyos, ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** Cab Driver, ''Film/AmericanVirgin''
** Roman Moronie's Building Planner, ''JohnnyDangerously''
** Salieri's Valet, ''Film/{{Amadeus}}''
** Mr. Vargas, ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''
** Fredrickson, ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''
** A Series/DoctorWho -like character in ''Series/BarneyMiller''.
** He was even a Bond bad guy in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''!
** John O'Connor in ''BuckarooBanzai''
** A [[{{fauxreigner}} seemingly]] Eastern European magician in ''Film/LordOfIllusions''
** The Organ Grinder in ''Film/BatmanReturns''
** A disapproving ABC executive in ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' (Schiavelli had worked with the subject of this film, Creator/AndyKaufman, in three episodes of...
** ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' as Latka's priest, Reverend Gorky)
** An assassin in ''DeathToSmoochy''
** A medium in an episode of Series/{{CSI}} where Nick is concerned that his apartment may be haunted (turns out there's a stalker living in the attic, instead).
* Tony Shalhoub: He is Lebanese but has probably been used for everything except Chinese. A good actor for TheEveryman and the slightly quirky. Not actually knowing his name probably decreased a lot after his started on ''Series/{{Monk}}''.
** Ben Geisler in ''BartonFink''.
** The neurotic Antonio Scarpacci in ''Series/{{Wings}}''
** The head regenerating pawn shop owner, Jeebs in ''Film/MenInBlack''
** German, the guy who introduced Vincent and Jerome in ''Gattaca''
** Russian Misha Vilyenkov in ''{{Paulie}}'' (if you need a man who can convincingly be enraptured by a parrot telling stories, you need Tony Shaloub)
** Frank Haddad (lebanese) in ''TheSiege''
** Minion in ''SpyKids'' (the Hand Headed Tribe of New Zealand)
** He is also the Deadly Shadow Guy from ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode 'Soft Light'
** Fred Kwang in ''Film/GalaxyQuest''. Technically saying everything ''except'' Chinese wasn't true but here it was to make a point.
** Unnamed sailor in a bar singing ''Macho Man'' with Debbie Jellinsky-Addams in [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Values]].
* Wallace Shawn: He has such a discernible high pitched nasal voice that even his TV appearances feel like HeyItsThatVoice. The voice of Rex from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' has the face of Vizzini from ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' where the only thing worse than the erroneousness of how he said "inconceivable" was how he squeaked it out. However this voice also lends him to the more lovable small man role.
** The rather sweet teacher Mr. Hall in ''Film/{{Clueless}}''.
** Recurring character Engels on ''TheCosbyShow''.
** The Canadian Prime Minister in ''CanadianBacon''. It's the Prime Minister of CanadaEh! That's aboot as friendly as it gets.
** Grand Nagus Zek from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
** Bob Parr's jerkass boss from ''TheIncredibles''.
** Cyrus, Blair Waldorf's stepfather on ''GossipGirl''.
** He was one of the two stars of MyDinnerWithAndre, where he [[TheDanza basically plays himself]].
* MarkSheppard: He is an EvilBrit character actor with that evil being served up in douchebag flavour, taking the roles of villains that tend to hit above a [=TV=] series' par for intellect and meanness (and [[EvilIsSexy possibly other qualities]]).
** He was the recurring serial killer ghost in ''{{Medium}}''
** The Badger with a very fine hat in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''
** The lawyer whose only friend was his cat, Romo Lampkin on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''
** The leader of three bank robbers in (the meaner, more held together one) in ''Series/BurnNotice''.
** The central Asian separatist Ivan Erwich who lead another hostage situation in ''Series/TwentyFour''.
** The obstructive FBI agent who doesn't believe in the dollhouse in ''{{Dollhouse}}''.
** The Ring Director (so effectively the BigBad of season 3) of ''Series/{{Chuck}}''
** The Bond forger in the first episode of ''Series/WhiteCollar'' (The OTHER bond forger.)
** The anti-Ford insurance investigator Jim Sterling in ''Series/{{Leverage}}''
** The chief crossroads demon and king of hell, Crowley, in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** The ex-FBI who, while not villainous, plays along as one for a time, and has less qualms with guns than the Doctor does, in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
*** "so I think nobody was particularly surprised when I started killing people."
** The Regent Benedict Valda in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' -- not evil, but still a JerkAss.
** A dubious fashion photographer in ''Series/{{CSI}}''.
** A pyrokinetic butler/serial killer in the first season of ''Series/TheXFiles''.
* William Schallert: A slight and elfin-looking actor has been playing white collar characters since just after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. He can be either officious or kindly as the part requires.
** Patty Lane's father Martin Lane on ''ThePattyDukeShow'', probably his signature role.
** Although Trekkies would probably recognize him more for his role as ObstructiveBureaucrat Nilz Barris in "The Trouble With Tribbles"
** Admiral Hargrave in several episodes of ''GetSmart'', most memorably in "With Love and Twitches", the wedding episode
** Doctor to the title character in ''TheIncredibleShrinkingMan''
** [[CoolTeacher Leander Pomfritt]] on ''TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis''
** Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens in ''Recount''
*** Occasionally he also played Martin's twin brother, which explained the premise of the show: Patty her cousin Cathy [[UncannyFamilyResemblance looked identical]].
*** Interestingly, he and Patty Duke were presidents of the Screen Actors' Guild only a few years apart.
* JKSimmons: He has played a wide variety of characters and he is considerably less typecast than many of the actors listed on this page. His roles include:
** Bon Temps' Mayor Norris on ''Series/TrueBlood''
** Max Devore in the telefilm adaptation of ''BagOfBones''
** Vern Schillinger on ''Series/{{Oz}}''
** J. Jonah Jameson in the ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}'' film series.
*** and in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' cartoon series.
** Dr. Emil Skoda on ''Series/LawAndOrder''
** Cave Johnson in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''
** Assistant Chief Will Pope on ''Series/TheCloser''
** BR in ''ThankYouForSmoking''
** Mac [=MacGuff=] in ''{{Juno}}''
** The CIA Superior in ''BurnAfterReading''
** Oswald Klaven in ''Film/ILoveYouMan''
** Bob in ''Film/UpInTheAir''
** President Ackerson in ''RedAlert3''
** The voice of the Yellow M&M in commercials for M&Ms candies
** Professor Nathaniel Burke in a series of "University of Farmers" commercials for the Farmers Insurance Group
** Garth Pancake in Creator/TheCoenBrothers' 2004 remake of ''Film/TheLadykillers''
** The voice of Tenzin in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendofKorra''
* Creator/HarryDeanStanton: The actor of choice when your CoolOldGuy needs to look weathered and/or dissolute.
* BenStein: He is well-known for his drab monotone voice, and has used it to good effect portraying various boring teachers and authority figures on both live-action and animated shows, including
** ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' where the pixie was [[InkSuitActor drawn to match him]].
** Both live action film and animated series of ''Film/TheMask''.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}''.
** ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
** the [[TheMovie film adaptation]] of ''Film/RichieRich'' starring Macaulay Culkin.
** ''Series/TheWonderYears''.
** ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.
** See also HeyItsThatVoice. As a sidenote, Stein is one of the few people who can get away with appearing on a comedy sitcom in a chicken suit and still be able to publish serious articles on investment and politics.
* Leonard Stone: He was all over the place through the 1950s into the 1970s.
** 'The Great Farnum B' on ''LostInSpace''
** Sam Beauregarde in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''
** Pretty much every television series, at least once.
* Jeffrey Tambor: He has been in so many movies, cartoons, and TV shows that it's hard to pin down his most well known role. You might mistake him for DoctorPhil though if he happens to be sporting a mustache that day.
** the Ropers' landlord in the eponymous spin-off of ''Three's Company''
** Jinx in ''Mr. Mom''
** Lou in ''Film/CitySlickers''
** Vance Crasswell in the 1991 Creator/MelBrooks film ''Life Stinks''
** Hank Kingsley in ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow''
** Walt Whalen Jr. in TheRadiolandMurders
** Maury Garner in ''Heavyweights''(a CultClassic film that was co-written by a young Creator/JuddApatow).
** Art Lundstrom in BigBully
** Dr. Fish in the 1998 remake of Dr. Doolittle
** Sully in Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary
** Quince in MeetJoeBlack
** K. Edgar Singer in ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace''
** Dr. Melvin Potts in Film/GirlInterrupted
** Mayor Augustus Maywho in the live action movie adaptation of ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''.
** George Bluth Sr.(and his twin brother) in Series/ArrestedDevelopment.
** Mr. Thomas in Film/EuroTrip
** Tom Manning in the Film/{{Hellboy}} films.
** King Neptune in TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie
** Mr. Big in WesternAnimation/WordGirl
** Himself in {{Entourage}}
** Crazy Quilt in WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold
** Sid Garner in Film/TheHangover
** Carl Murphy in MonstersVsAliens
** Big-Nosed Thug in Disney/{{Tangled}}
** Adam Shadowchild in Film/{{Paul}}
** Professor Cakes in WesternAnimation/ChinaIL
** "The office guy" at the start of the Film/MrPoppersPenguins
* Holland Taylor: As she says of most of her characters: "I'm just cutting a swath of bitchiness through the world!"
** The boss and eventually business owner on Bosom Buddies
** Charlie's capricious mother in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''.
** The Grandmother in ''SpyKids''
** The other, eventually encouraging, law lecturer Stromwell in ''Film/LegallyBlonde''.
** The prim unapproving mother of George's love interest in the ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'' film.
** Peggy Peabody in ''TheLWord''.
** The Dean in SavedByTheBell during their college years.
** Natalie Teeger's mother in ''{{Monk}}''
** The head of ''[[Film/{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]'', Ms Petrie.
* Creator/BrianThompson: He's the go-to-guy for big beefy dudes with ''really'' scary voices who love to [[LargeHam ham it up]]. Often works under heavy makeup. Among his roles:
** The alien bounty hunters from ''Series/TheXFiles''
** Shao Kahn from ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''
** About a thousand roles as aliens in the various incarnations of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', including two different Klingons
** Cronus and War in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''
** The Judge and vampire lieutenant Luke in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
*** Played Eddie, leader of the Bruja in 'Kindred: The Embraced' (TV show based on White Wolf's 'Vampire: The Masqurade').
** He and Bill Paxton were the first victims of ''Film/TheTerminator''.
* Malachi Throne: A workmanlike TV actor who managed to appear in just about everything over the years:
** Commodore Mendez in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
** Senator Pardek in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
** Prime Minister Malachi in ''Series/BabylonFive''
** Ali Baba in ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl''
** Several roles on ''Series/VoyageToTheBottomOfTheSea''
** Joseph Ronaugh on ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''
** Taru on ''Series/LandOfTheGiants''
** Kuprin on ''Series/TheWildWildWest''
** False-Face on ''Series/{{Batman}}''
** Ben Yosef on ''Series/TheWestWing''
** Fingers on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''
** Two roles on ''Series/HawaiiFiveO''
** Consul on ''Series/WhatsHappening''
** God on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
** And many more..
* Stephen Tobolowsky: Ned! Bill Murray punched him in ''Film/GroundhogDay'' and all the characters surrounding his in other movies have wanted to too. This bulbous nosed actor has been:
** Professor at Greendale in ''Series/{{Community}}''.
** The "fabulous" but court order restrained Sandy Ryerson from ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
** The "fabulous" Captain of the Guard in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.
** Bob Bishop in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
** Hugo Jarry in ''{{Series/Deadwood}}''.
** The memory deficient Sammy in ''Film/{{Memento}}''.
** Dr. Lamott in ''BasicInstinct''.
** Werner Brandes in ''{{Sneakers}}''
** A KKK spokesperson in ''MississippiBurning'' - a rare truly contemptible character for him, as opposed to just punchable.
** The rather less-punchable news-station manager James Wallace in ''Film/AccidentalHero''.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuelle_Vaugier Emmanuelle Vaugier]]: She appeared in the ''{{Saw}}'' movies, ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''OneTreeHill'', ''Series/{{Monk}}'' and others. Pretty but apparently not memorable.
** Probably most recognizable as Mia, Charlie's first fiancé, from ''TwoAndAHalfMen''.
** And maybe as Jessica Angell from ''{{CSI NY}}'', at least to the collective Flack/Angel fans whose hearts could be heard shattering when she was killed off.
* J.T. Walsh: He may have been the ultimate "Hey It's That Guy" of the past 30 years. So much so that Fametracker called its weekly version of JustForFun/YouKnowThatGu the "J.T. Walsh Memorial Hey It's That Guy" after he died in 1998. His roles included:
** Ed Smythe in ''Hannah and her Sisters''.
** Sgt. Major Dickerson in ''GoodMorningVietnam''.
** Bob Woodward in ''Wired'', the John Belushi biopic, possibly out-Woodwarding both [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen Robert Redford]] and [[{{Dick}} Will Ferrell]] in the process.
** State Trooper Sherman Douglas in ''{{Misery}}''.
** Jack Ruhle in ''Iron Maze''.
** Alderman Swayzak in ''Film/{{Backdraft}}''.
** Lt. Colonel Markinson in ''Film/AFewGoodMen''.
** Danforth "Buster" Keaton in ''Literature/NeedfulThings''.
** Frank Griffith in ''Film/TheLastSeduction''.
** Jason [=McThune=] in ''TheClient''.
** The unnamed White House Chief of Staff in a OneSceneWonder in ''Film/{{Outbreak}}''.
** John Ehrlichman in ''Film/{{Nixon}}''.
** Charles Bushman in ''SlingBlade''.
** Terence Niebaum in ''Film/TheNegotiator''.
** Big Bob in ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}''.
** Red Barr in ''Film/{{Breakdown}}''.
** Drucker in ''Film/CrazyPeople''.
* Tracey Walter: He has been turning in quirky and/or shifty character roles in film and TV for forty years.
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's all-too-loyal henchman Bob in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}''
** [[CampCook Cookie]] in ''Film/CitySlickers''
** Miller in ''Film/RepoMan''
** The bumbling thief Malak in ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer''
** Lamar in ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''
** The Puppet King in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''
** Mophir in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
** Sheriff Walter Chechekevitch in ''Series/{{Reno911}}''
** A whole bunch more.
* Creator/PatrickWarburton: He has the perfect voice for lunkheaded, huge-chested animated characters:
** Kronk from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''
** Mr. Barkin, a teacher in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
** Lok from ''WesternAnimation/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''
** The cop in ''Disney/ChickenLittle''
** Ken in ''BeeMovie''
** [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} David Puddy]] and TheTick were lunkheaded, huge-chested ''live-action'' characters.
** Joe Swanson, Handi-capible paraplegic police officer on Family Guy.
** Brock Sampson of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
* Creator/TitusWelliver: He is another career "that guy". "That not very nice guy that scares me a little".
** He's spent time in ''Series/{{Jericho}}'',
** Terrorized the cast of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'',
** Offered advice to a future king in ''{{Kings}}''
** Tried very hard to kill his brother in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' - and that's when he wasn't turning into a terrifying cloud of black smoke.
** Sold his soul to a government conspiracy in ''PrisonBreak''
** He's an FBI agent tracking the robbers in ''Film/TheTown''.
** Menaced a small California town in ''SonsOfAnarchy''
** Worked for the notorious-yet-honorable Al Swearengen in ''{{Series/Deadwood}}''
** And, in a revelation that surprised no one based on his past history, turned out to be a Horseman of the Apocalypse in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', alongside [[Series/{{Lost}} his twin]] Lucifer (also played by Creator/MarkPellegrino).
** Also guest-starred on one of the more disturbing episodes of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': he played a man who [[spoiler:impregnated his own teenage daughter (with someone else's sperm, [[EvenEvilHasStandards not his own]]) because "if there are no children, the family dies." He had previously taken in a boarder and tried to convince her to carry a baby for them, and when she refused, he murdered and dismembered her.]]
** He appeared in an early episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' as an eco-terrorist.
** He was the rival states attorney Glenn Childs on ''TheGoodWife''
** And for a change, played a basically nice guy in ''Promised Land''.
* Michael Wincott: He is that tough bad guy :
** Guy of Gisborne in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''
** A vet in ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly''
** Manager Paul Rothschild in ''Film/TheDoors''
** Moxica in ''1492:ConquestOfParadise''
** A gunslinger in ''Film/DeadMan''
** Elgyn in ''Film/AlienResurrection''
** [[BrotherSisterIncest Incestuous]] gang boss Top Dollar in ''Film/TheCrow''
** Dorleac, the creepy prison warden in ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo''
** Rochefort in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993''
* Zachary Levi:
** [[Series/{{Chuck}} Chuck Bartowski]]
** [[ShadesOfRay Ray Rehman]]
** Flynn Rider in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''
** Kipp Steadman in ''LessThanPerfect''
** Toby in ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks: The Squeakquel''
** Arcade Gannon in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''
** Aaron in the Broadway debut of ''First Date''
** Fandral in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''
* James Rebhorn appears all over the place, mostly in a suit and tie:
** Secretary of Defense Nimziki in ''Film/IndependenceDay''
** A senator in ''HeadOfState''
** An FBI expert witness in ''Film/MyCousinVinny''
* Creator/TahmohPenikett is becoming one of these. Although he had a major role on the remake of Battlestar Galactica, since then he's mostly done brief guest spots as bad guys, including:
** Officer Beaumont in ''Star-Crossed''
** Gadreel in ''Supernatural''
** Nick Salvati in ''Arrow''
** Cole Maddox in ''Castle''
** John the mercenary in ''Reign''
** Michael Hastings in ''Series/CriminalMinds''
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