Guest Stars on Desperate Housewivesby gleekout29 | created - 29 Jun 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Guest/Recurring/ even some regulars, I pretty much included everyone except Felicity, Marcia, Eva, Doug, James, Ricardo, Brenda and Teri
Actor | Spotlight
John Slattery was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Joan (Mulhern), a CPA, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant, both of Irish descent. John landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series The Dirty Dozen (1988) and has worked steadily since then. His television career has ...
2. Shawn Pyfrom
Actor | Desperate Housewives
Shawn is originally from FL. but started coming out to LA when he was 7 years old, along with his brother, Chris and sister, Amber. He has a natural talent for acting and a real love for the entertainment business. He has two very supportive parents that have helped him fulfill his dream. His ...
4. Mark Moses
Actor | Platoon
Mark Moses was born in New York City and grew up in Evanston, Illinois. He played quarterback for his high school in Evanston, and went on to play another year at Ithaca College, in upstate New York, where he majored in English before dropping out and traveling abroad. Mark then got into NYU's ...
5. Liz Torres
Actress | Gilmore Girls
Spunky actress, singer and comedienne all rolled up into one, Puerto Rican-American Liz Torres was born in 1947, a native of the Bronx. She began her stand-up/singing career as a regular performing in various small NYC niteries. It wasn't until she received an invite to appear on The Tonight Show ...
Actor | EverAfter
Born in Scotland, trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was named most promising drama student. Scott's early work was in Scottish national theatre and television, first appearing in the series Soldier Soldier as well as on the stage in the Tim Fleming directed production of ...
8. Lee Tergesen
Actor | Oz
He was born on July 8, 1965 in Ivoryton, Connecticut and is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. His brother, Chris Tergesen, is a music supervisor and music editor. Lee has been married three times and has been married to Yuko Otomo, an art therapist, since 2011. They have a ...
10. Laurie Metcalf
Actress | Lady Bird
Laurie Metcalf was born June 16, 1955 in Carbondale, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Libby (Mars), a librarian, and James Metcalf, a budget director. She was raised in Edwardsville, Illinois. Laurie attended Illinois State University, where she obtained her bachelor of arts in theater in ...
11. Jesse Metcalfe
Actor | John Tucker Must Die
Jesse Eden Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, to Nancy (DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. He has Italian, Portuguese, English, French, and Irish ancestry. He was raised in Southeastern Connecticut. Metcalfe attended the Williams School, a private high school in New London, Connecticut. He ...
12. Brian Kerwin
Actor | Jack
Kerwin grew up in the Chicago suburb of Flossmoor, Illinois. After graduating from USC's Film School in 1972, he moved to New York City to pursue acting on the stage. After several off-off Broadway productions, he was cast for a brief stint on "The Young and the Restless", in Los Angeles. He ended ...
13. Lily Tomlin
Actress | Nashville
Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and ...
14. Max Carver
Actor | Teen Wolf
Max Carver was born in San Francisco, California to philanthropist/community organizer Anne Carver and doctor/writer Robert Martensen. After graduating from St. Paul's, a prestigious boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire, Max moved to Los Angeles to attended the University of Southern ...
15. Charlie Carver
Actor | The Boys in the Band
Charlie Carver was born in San Francisco, California.
At a young age, Charlie moved up to a small town in the Napa Valley. It was there in school that Charlie had his first exposure to acting. He went on to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy, ACT San Francisco, and the University of Southern ...
16. Orson Bean
Actor | Being John Malkovich
Orson Bean, the American actor, television personality and author, was born Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont to George Burrows, a policeman who later went on to become the chief of campus police at Harvard University, and the former Marian Pollard. The newborn Dallas...
Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210
Brian Green was born on July 15th 1973 in Los Angeles, California to parents Joyce and George L. Green. He has a brother Keith and sister Lorelei. Brian's father was a Country & Western artist and used to frequently take him along to gigs and soon got him interested in the world of music. His first...
18. Kiersten Warren
Actress | Bicentennial Man
Kiersten Warren is most known for the films Independence Day, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, 13 Going on 30, Astronaut Farmer and Bicentennial Man as well as the television series Saved By The Bell: The College Years, Life Goes On and Desperate Housewives. She played the role of 'Nora' in ...
19. John Schneider
Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard
John Richard Schneider IV was born April 8, 1960, in Mt. Kisco, New York, to Shirley and John Richard "Jack" Schneider III, a pilot and U.S. Air Force veteran. His parents divorced when he was two. John began acting at the age of eight. He was in many plays in New York City. He and his mother moved...
Actress | The Cool Kids
Lesley Ann Warren started gearing towards a life in show business right off the bat as a child ballerina; little did she know that Hollywood stardom would arrive on her doorstep in the form of a "Cinderella" story. The New York-born actress (born in 1946) is the daughter of a night club singer, ...
21. Marlee Matlin
Actress | Children of a Lesser God
Marlee Beth Matlin was in Morton Grove, Illinois, to Libby (Hammer) and Donald Matlin, an automobile dealer. She has two older brothers. Her family is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent.
Marlee lost much of her hearing at the age of eighteen months. That did not stop her from acting in a ...
22. Valerie Harper
Actress | Mary Tyler Moore
Making people laugh is only one facet of Valerie Harper's career, which extends from the stage to television and feature films. A native of Suffern, New York -- "I was born to suffer" -- Harper began her career as a dancer with the corps de ballet at Radio City Hall during its spectacular heyday. ...
23. Carol Burnett
Actress | Annie
The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood that...
25. Kyle MacLachlan
Actor | Twin Peaks
The "boy next door, if that boy spent lots of time alone in the basement", is how Rich Cohen described Kyle MacLachlan in a 1994 article for "Rolling Stone" magazine. That distinctly askew wholesomeness made MacLachlan a natural to become famous as the alter ego of twisted director David Lynch.
Actress | Desperate Housewives
Nicollette Sheridan has won a worldwide audience with her past television and film roles. She exploded on the small screen with her Golden Globe-nominated role of "Edie Britt", the blonde bombshell of Wisteria Lane, on ABC's hit show Desperate Housewives (2004). Sheridan was honored in her native ...
27. Steven Culp
Actor | Thirteen Days
Steven Culp was born on December 3 in La Jolla, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Thirteen Days (2000) as Robert F. Kennedy, JAG (1995) as CIA Agent Clayton Webb and Desperate Housewives (2004) as Rex Van de Kamp. Despite being killed-off in season 1, Rex has appeared since in every season...
28. Sonya Eddy
Actress | Those Who Can't
Sonya Eddy, a native of Concord, California, graduated from UC Davis. During her intense studies she began her acting career in the West Coast premiere of "Zora, Is My Name!" (written by the award-winning actress Ruby Dee). Sonya performed several roles in "Zora" including Big Sweet - a bawdy blues...
29. Alfre Woodard
Actress | Star Trek: First Contact
Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school ...
30. Kevin Rahm
Actor | Nightcrawler
Kevin Rahm was born on January 7, 1971 in Mineral Wells, Texas, USA as Kevin Patrick Rahm. He is an actor and writer, known for Nightcrawler (2014), Mad Men (2007) and Lethal Weapon (2016). He has been married to Amy Lonkar since April 28, 2012. They have one child.
34. Rachel G. Fox
Actress | Dream House
In June 2005, Rachel Fox and her family went on a family vacation to Los Angeles. During their LA family vacation, Rachel attended a movie and television acting camp, while her sister attended tennis camp. They never left Los Angeles, going back to Ohio only to pack their things they had left ...
35. Zane Huett
Actor | Desperate Housewives
Zane declared at a young age he wanted to be on TV. At age three he started performing on stage with a local performing group. By age four he had an agent. He has been in several commercials and a few feature films. He had small roles in Daddy Day Care (2003) (uncredited) and the Gregg Araki film ...
36. Joy Jorgensen
Actress | Desperate Housewives
Joy Lauren (born Lauren Joy Jorgensen) was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She starting acting in the Southeast, before moving to Los Angeles in 2001. After performing in film and television, including four seasons on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," Joy received her bachelors from Columbia ...
37. Andrea Bowen
Actress | Desperate Housewives
Andrea Lauren Bowen began acting at age 6 as "Young Cosette" in the Broadway production of "Les Miserables". She went on to star in the original Broadway casts of "Jane Eyre" (Adele) and "The Sound of Music" (Marta). Other New York stage credits include the role of "Young Dorothy" in a Lincoln ...
Actress | Desperate Housewives
Madison De La Garza was born to Eddie DeLaGarza and Dianna De La Garza on December 28, 2001 in Dallas, Texas. She is the maternal younger half-sister of Demi Lovato and Dallas Lovato. She is best known for her role as "Juanita Solis" on Desperate Housewives (2004). Madison has been made fun of for ...
39. Dana Delany
Actress | China Beach
Dana Welles Delany was born on March 13, 1956, in New York City and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. Dana knew early in life that she wanted to be an actress. Following graduation from Wesleyan University, this tall (5'7") beauty moved to New York and developed her skills working in daytime ...
Actor | Changeling
Originally from Texas, Joshua Logan Moore began performing at an early age in student film projects with the University of Texas as well as Austin Film School.
Known for his stand-up comedy performances, in 2005 Moore won Austin's Funniest Kid at Cap City Comedy Club for ages 9-12, and was first ...
41. Nathan Fillion
Actor | Castle
Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the son of Cookie (Early) and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers, and has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of ...
42. Justine Bateman
Actress | Satisfaction
Bateman was born in Rye, New York. Her younger brother is actor/director Jason Bateman.
Bateman played the role of superficial Mallory Keaton on the television sitcom Family Ties from 1982 to 1989, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Bateman hosted an episode of ...
43. Cody Kasch
Actor | Desperate Housewives
Cody Kasch is an American film and Television actor born in Los Angeles. His most recognizable role was that of "Zach Young" from the global hit ABC series Desperate Housewives. A student of the arts, he has been in over 40 different productions throughout his career, working in such popular shows ...
45. Vanessa Williams
Actress | Ugly Betty
Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with...
Actress | Desperate Housewives
Daniella Baltodano is best known for her character "Celia Solis" on ABC's hit show "Desperate Housewives" for 4 Seasons, taking it to the shows final 8th Season. She began acting at the age of 4 and continues to pursue her love for acting. She has appeared on the 5th Season of Showtimes "Shameless"...
49. Richard Burgi
Actor | The Green Inferno
Richard Burgi was born on July 30, 1958, in Montclair, New Jersey (a town roughly 15 miles west of New York City), to a musical family: His father was a drummer, his mother was a singer, and one of his three siblings became a drummer. Burgi started participating in community theater during his ...
50. Gale Harold
Actor | Queer as Folk
Gale Harold was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After studying photography and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute, Harold began studying acting at the suggestion of writer and producer Susie Landau Finch, who at the time was working at American Zoetrope. After three years of ...
Actress | Nurse Betty
Born in Texas, Harriet Sansom Harris got involved in acting as a youngster. At seventeen, Harris was accepted at New York's famed Juilliard School. Upon graduation, Harris joined The Acting Company, a repertory group formed by the first alumni of John Houseman's Drama Division of The Juilliard ...
52. Neal McDonough
Actor | Minority Report
Neal McDonough was born on February 13, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Catherine (Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who were born in Ireland. He grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University. He was a member of the Sigma ...
53. Drea de Matteo
Actress | The Sopranos
Andrea Donna de Matteo, called Drea (pronounced "dray"), was born on January 19, 1972 in Queens, New York, into an affluent family, the youngest of three children and the only girl. She is the daughter of Donna, a playwright and playwriting teacher at HB Studio in New York, and Albert A. De Matteo,...
54. Mehcad Brooks
Actor | Desperate Housewives
Mehcad Brooks continues to rise as one of Hollywood's most promising stars. Brooks was in USA's new drama Necessary Roughness (2011), in which he portrayed Terrence "TK" King, the star wide receiver for the Hawks who is becoming notorious for his frequent fumbles -- not to mention his regular ...
55. Lyndsy Fonseca
Actress | Kick-Ass
Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, and was raised first in Alameda and then Moraga, California. Lyndsy competed in the International Modeling & Talent Association, where she was recognized as the second runner-up for "Young Miss Dancer of the Year" and was the first runner-up for...
57. Beau Mirchoff
Actor | I Am Number Four
Beau Mirchoff was born on Friday the 13th of January, 1989, in Seattle, Washington. Two days later, he moved to his family's home in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island. His father Bill, is a podiatrist from California and his mother Kelley, is a full-time homemaker from ...
58. Josh Henderson
Actor | Step Up
Josh Henderson was born in Dallas, Texas. Josh grew up with his mother (Sharon) in Oklahoma & Texas. Graduating from Tulsa Memorial Senior High School in May 2000, he returned to Texas after graduation to auditioned for (2001) Popstars (2002) in Dallas. Remembered for "singing like Justin Timberlake...
60. Polly Bergen
Actress | Cry-Baby
In a six-decade-plus career (she started out as a radio performer at age 14), there are very few facets of entertainment that lovely singer/actress Polly Bergen has not conquered or, at the very least, touched upon. A nightclub and Columbia recording artist of the 50s and 60s, she is just as well ...
61. Jonathan Cake
Actor | First Knight
Jonathan Cake was born on August 31, 1967 in Worthing, Sussex, England as Jonathan James Cake. He is an actor, known for First Knight (1995), Chuck (2007) and Krews (2010). He has been married to Julianne Nicholson since September 24, 2004. They have two children.
62. Charles Mesure
Actor | Street Legal
Charles Mesure was born Wednesday, August 12, 1970, in Somerset, England. When he was five, his family moved to Australia and he grew up in Sydney.
He studied law at Sydney University and was very active in SUDS, the school's dramatic society. He sang tenor in an a capella group called Cinco. After ...
64. Kathryn Joosten
Actress | Desperate Housewives
Kathryn is best known for her portrayals of "Karen McCluskey" on Desperate Housewives (2004) on ABC and of "Mrs. Landingham", secretary to the President (Martin Sheen), on the critically-acclaimed NBC drama, The West Wing (1999). She has also recurred on Dharma & Greg (1997), and guest-starred ...
Actress | Spider-Man 2
Veteran actress Christine Estabrook has built an impressive portfolio of roles in film, television, and theater.
Born and raised in East Aurora, near Buffalo, New York, Estabrook was one of five children raised by a single mother. She worked her way through school at various jobs, including a stint ...
68. Gwendoline Yeo
Gwendoline's breakthrough was a Series Regular role on Desperate Housewives as naughty maid Xiao-Mei. She was then handpicked by Robert Duvall to star opposite him on Emmy Winning Western Broken Trail which garnered her a NAMIC Vision award nominated for best supporting actress.
She starred in the ...
70. Sam Page
Actor | Self/less
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as Sam Elliott, Sam Page attended Princeton University where he earned a BA in ecology and evolutionary biology. For his senior thesis, Page wrote about the mating habits of a female mosquitofish; the work was published in a science journal.
After graduation, Page went ...
71. Mindy Sterling
Actress | Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Mindy Sterling was born on July 11, 1953 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA as Mindy Lee Sterling. She is known for her work on Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).
72. Scott Bakula
Actor | Quantum Leap
Scott Stewart Bakula was born on October 9, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Sally (Zumwinkel) and J. Stewart Bakula, a lawyer. He is of German, as well as Czech, Austrian, Scottish and English ancestry. He comes from a musical family. In the fourth grade, he started a rock band and wrote songs for ...
73. Lainie Kazan
Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Actress and singer Lainie Kazan first made her mark with her Broadway debut in 1961 with the musical The Happiest Girl in the World. The following year, she appeared in another musical, Bravo Giovanni. She eventually served as Barbra Streisand's understudy for the lead role of Fanny Brice in Funny ...
74. John Barrowman
Actor | Torchwood
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "...
75. Alec Mapa
Actor | You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Alec Mapa got his professional break when he was cast to understudy, and then replace B. D. Wong in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly. Mapa later played the role on the national tour. Mapa would return to Broadway in an adaptation of L'Hôtel du libre échange by Georges Feydeau and Maurice ...
77. Shirley Knight
Actress | Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Two time Academy Award® nominee, Golden Globe® Winner (3 time nominee), 3 time Emmy winner (7 time nominee); As Good as It Gets (1997), Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009), Grandma's Boy (2006)
Miss Knight was born in Gossell, Kansas the 5th of July 1936.
She spent her young life in Mitchell, Kansas and ...
81. Eddie McClintock
Actor | The Sweetest Thing
Eddie McClintock was born on May 27, 1967 in North Canton, Ohio, USA as Edward Theodore McClintock. He is known for his work on The Sweetest Thing (2002), Supergirl (2015) and Warehouse 13 (2009). He has been married to Lynn Sanchez since May 1, 2005. They have two children.
82. Kathleen York
Actress | In the Dark
Oscar nominee Kathleen (aka Bird) York started acting in her late teens and has since been seen (and heard) across a multitude of film, TV, and music platforms. Career highlights include her recurring role as "Congresswoman Andrea Wyatt" in six seasons of The West Wing (1999). Her ...
83. Frances Conroy
Actress | Six Feet Under
Award-winning veteran stage actress Frances Conroy was introduced and encouraged by her parents to explore the elements of theater. Born Frances Hardman Conroy in Monroe, Georgia on November 13, 1953, she attended high school in Long Island and experienced classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse as a...
85. Patrick Fabian
Actor | The Last Exorcism
A working actor for over 20 years whose jobs have taken him all over the country and the world, Patrick's credits include playing with everyone from Angela Lansbury to Xena.
Hailing from Central Pennsylvania and armed with a BFA in Performance from Penn State University, Patrick went west to earn an...
86. Leslie Jordan
Actor | The Help
For such a diminutive (4' 11") frame, character actor Leslie Jordan has a tall propensity for scene-stealing. He hails from the South, as his dead-giveaway drawl quickly exposes, and was raised in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father, a Lieutenant...
87. Reed Diamond
Actor | Moneyball
Reed was born and raised in New York City. He studied acting at the Juilliard School, and made his professional debut co-starring in the movie Memphis Belle (1990). He has performed on Broadway, in numerous films, and in 100s of episodes of television.
Reed's big screen appearances include Joss ...
88. Andrea Parker
Actress | The Pretender
Parker is a native Californian. She began ballet study at age 6, trained with youth programs around the country and, at age 15, joined the San Francisco Ballet. After three years of touring, she switched to contemporary dance and began studying acting while working as a bartender. Shortly ...
89. Lupe Ontiveros
Actress | Chuck & Buck
Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Guadalupe Moreno. She is known for her work on Chuck & Buck (2000), Real Women Have Curves (2002) and The Goonies (1985). She was married to Elias P. Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA.
91. Lucille Soong
Actress | Freaky Friday
Lucille Soong was born in Beijing, China and moved to Hong Kong when she was 22. Discovered by the famous English director Lewis Gilbert, Lucille was cast to play a bride in the feature Ferry To Hong Kong with Orson Welles. After moving to London during the Swinging 60's, she was chased down by an ...
92. Ernie Hudson
Actor | Ghostbusters
As a child growing up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Ernie Hudson wrote short stories, poems and songs, always thinking that his words might one day come to life on stage. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest ...
94. Dixie Carter
Actress | Designing Women
Dixie is the middle of three children. Her father owned several small retail stores. Early on, she dreamed of being an opera singer, but a botched tonsillectomy at age 7 spoiled any chances for that dream. Still, she sang regularly and studied classical music. She can play the piano, trumpet, and ...
95. Dale Waddington
Actress | Lethal Weapon
Dale Waddington was born on December 7, 1963 in Connecticut, USA as Dale Patricia Waddington. She is known for her work on Lethal Weapon (2016), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and Grace and Frankie (2015). She has been married to Bruce Horowitz since September 27, 1998. They have two children.
96. Todd Grinnell
Actor | Hollywoodland
Todd Grinnell was born on March 29, 1976 in Massachusetts, USA as Todd A. Grinnell. He is an actor and director, known for Hollywoodland (2006), One Day at a Time (2017) and Revenge (2011). He has been married to India de Beaufort since August 29, 2015. They have one child.
Actress | The Mindy Project
Nominated for an Emmy and named "Boston's Best Meteorologist" by Improper Bostonian magazine, Christine was a Geology major with a love of theater when she landed a part time job as a weekend weather reporter in Missoula, MT. Four months later she was recruited by the NBC affiliate in nearby ...