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Where is Joe Penny now? What is he doing today? Biography

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• Joe Penny is an American actor who has had an impressive career in film and television from 1977 • 2016
• He is most famously known for his roles in the detective series “Riptide”, “Jake and the Fatman”, and “Jane Doe”
• His career took off after he read the script for “Riptide” and was convinced by the producer to take it on
• He is known as a “handsome, hunky, tough guy actor” and has kept his personal life mostly private
• Joe Penny's net worth is estimated to be around $500,000

Do you remember Joe Penny?

Joe Penny is an American actor, who has an impressive filmography of film and television roles from 1977 to 2016. He’s gained fame mainly from the detective series “Riptide” which aired during the 1980s, “Jake and the Fatman” from the late ‘80s to early ‘90s, and from 2005 onwards in the mystery TV film series, “Jane Doe”.

Joe Penny’s family and education

He was born Joseph Edward Penny Jr. on 24th June 1956, in Uxbridge, London, UK under the star sign of Cancer, so is now 63 years old. His father was American Joseph Edward Penny Sr., and his mother, Anne Teresa Rita Cox was Italian.

Joe spent his childhood in Marietta, Georgia, USA, and when his parents divorced, Joe and his six sisters and brother moved to Huntington Beach, California with their mother. Joe’s mother remarried and divorced a couple of times, so Joe has three half-siblings. He recalls one of the hardest things in his life was being separated from his father from a young age, and even though his father stayed in touch, Joe didn’t see him; it was only 13 years later that they reconnected.

Joe was never very academically minded, but enjoyed playing football and basketball at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. He left home at the age of 15, which he maintains made him tougher.

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Leaving school, he didn’t have any great ambitions as what to do with his life, and when he was 18 years old he would just hang out on Sunset Boulevard. One day Joe was waiting for a friend who was busy in an acting class, and watching the class at work, he became quite intrigued by the whole thing. The teacher invited him to try his hand at acting, and after giving it some thought, he joined a week later. That was a turning point in his life, and set him off on the path to stardom.

Is Joe Penny married?

At a height of 6ft (1.83m), with his dark hair, blue/green eyes, good build and known as the ‘handsome, hunky, tough guy actor’, Joe was often harassed by women. It’s therefore understandable that he chose to keep his private life entirely out of the spotlight.

There were rumors that he dated his co-star, Melissa Gilbert, in 1987 while on set for the crime movie “Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife”. Joe’s beautiful leading ladies of that era, including Loni Anderson, Lynda Carter and Morgan Fairchild, saw him as one of the sexiest, most handsome actors. Again, there were stories circulating that he had dated a string of other co-stars, such as Kim Zimmer, Jenny Robertson etc., but there are no real facts to be found anywhere. It is reported that he married Cindy M. Penny in 2004 after they had been dating a while, and that they are still together.

How Joe Penny’s acting career evolved

Joe studied acting under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, which influenced several generations of actors.

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Through those early years when he took on minor acting jobs in LA theaters, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, a dishwasher and maintenance crew foreman.

Joe’s first minor roles were in 1977, in the TV series “Forever Fernwood” and the TV film, “Delta County, USA”. Soon after he acted in “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries” series, which ran from January 1977 to January 1979, meantime featuring in the drama film, “Our Winning Season”, and making single episode/guest appearances in several TV films and series, such as “CHiPs”, “Deathmoon”, “Mother, Juggs & Speed”, “The Girls in the Office” “Samurai” and “Lou Grant”.

The early 1980s saw Joe performing in several more TV series and sitcoms, but most notable was his star portrayal of the notorious American gangster, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel in the mini series “The Gangster Chronicles” in 1981.

Leading up to 1983, he starred in the movie, “Lifepod” and TV series, “The Gossip Columnist”, “Vega$”, “Archie Bunker’s Place”, “Matt Houston” and “T J Hooker”, amongst several others,

What was the turning point in Joe Penny’s career?

It was around that time that Joe had also read the script for the upcoming series “Riptide”, and had been asked to come in for a second audition. He was hesitant as he really wanted to be a movie actor and he had auditioned for, and was hoping to get a part in the film, “Purple Hearts” with Cheryl Ladd (best known as one of the Charlie’s Angels). The producer of “Riptide”, Stephen Cannell, actually called Joe direct saying that he really wanted him to play the character, Nick Ryder, and convinced him that a TV series would be of greater benefit, and would ultimately give Joe a lot more exposure.

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Stephen said he would deposit $50,000 into Joe’s bank account and if Joe got the part, Joe could pay him back weekly from his salary. If not, he could keep the money anyway. Well Joe went for it and the rest is history!!

Riptide” ran through 56 episodes on NBC from January 1984 to August 1986. Joe Penny, as Nick Ryder, starred alongside Perry King as Cody Allen, together opening a detective agency and conducting their business out of Cody’s boat, the “Riptide”, which was moored at King Harbor Marina, LA. They enlisted Thom Bray (Murray “Boz” Bozinsky), a techno-savvy scientist and computer geek to help them with their investigations. The series was highly popular, and was later released as a DVD package. In Germany the series ran from 1985 entitled ‘Trio mit vier Fausten”. Ironically, apparently Joe suffered seasickness during the filming of the series.

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Joe Penny’s career takes off after “Riptide”

Joe had made a name for himself as an accomplished actor, had hit the big time and was in high demand. From 1986 to 1987 Joe acted in the TV films “Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star” and “Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife”, also in the TV series:’ “Matlock”, “The Twilight Zone” and “Roses are for the Rich”.

In September 1987 “Jake and the Fatman” launched on CBS, with Joe in the role of Jake Styles, an easygoing special investigator who has ongoing clashes with J.L. “Fatman” McCabe, (William Conrad), a tough Los Angeles district attorney, ex-Hawaiian police officer. Initially the series was set in LA, then from the second season onwards to midway through the fourth season, in Honolulu, Hawaii. At that stage, Joe had a health crisis and lost a lot of weight.

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Many rumors did the rounds about the suspected cause of his condition, but actually he had a gastrointestinal virus and struggled to put on weight. For the completion of the fourth season and the remainder of the show it once again returned to LA, eventually running for 103 episodes over five seasons. The TV series, “Diagnosis: Murder” and three connected TV movies developed as an offshoot of the series.

Concurrently, Joe also starred in three other TV films, and from the ‘90s onwards through to 2010, featured in many productions such as the films, “BitterSweet”, “The Prophet’s Game” and “Jack of Hearts”. Amongst many others, some notable TV movies and series were “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Family of Cops”, “The Sopranos”, “Days of our Lives”, “Double Jeopardy”, and “CSI: Miami”.

From 2005 to 2008 Joe starred as Frank Darnell in “Jane Doe”, alongside Lea Thompson.

This was a series of nine Hallmark Channel mystery TV films, which replayed several times after the original run. In 2008 he played a recurring role as Martino Vitali in six episodes of “Days of Our Lives”, followed by three episodes in “Cold Case” between 2009 and 2010, and then another TV film, “Betrayed at 17” in 2011. The last movie Joe appeared in was “The Last Night Inn” in 2016.

What else do we know about Joe Penny and where is he now?

Throughout his career, Joe worked long hours – often 15 hours per day nonstop – so when he had time out, he would sleep as much as possible. In between when he could grab some time, he would enjoy camping, traveling, bodybuilding, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family – he was never much of a partygoer. Joe considers himself quite a good cook, and enjoys making a good spaghetti sauce.

It is reported that he studied Nichiren Shōshū, a form of Buddhism. He is a lover of music, having grown up with The Beatles, and spent his teenage years in the dawning era of great rock bands.

Joe was inspired to create a blues/rock band called “Stray Dogs”. Their CD, “This Year’s Blonde” was released in 1994, and gained more popularity in Europe than the US. Joe wasn’t entirely satisfied with the CD, nor his musical ability, and opted not to continue as a musician.

Joe has mostly withdrawn from the public eye, and can’t be found on any social media platforms at all. His home is tucked away in the San Fernando Valley, California. He is known to have a big heart, and has done a lot of charity stuff over the years, and making occasional appearances at charity events.

Otherwise he is only seen occasionally, sometimes with his wife, Cindy at red carpet events. Perry King, Joe’s co-star in “Riptide”, launched his own movie recently called “The Divide” and he and Joe were reunited at the LA premier in February 2019, after not seeing each other for many years.

Joe Penny has declared, ‘The mark of a good actor is to take a difficult role and make it look easy’.

As Joe has managed to keep his life a secret for over four decades, whilst riding the tide of success, it is difficult to pinpoint what his financial status is, but according to valid sources, Joe Penny’s net worth is about $500,000 – apparently he’s preferred to play roles he’s interested in, rather than chasing ‘the big bucks’.

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What happened to Zachary Gordon? What is he doing today?

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Who is Zachary Gordon?

Zachary Gordon is an American actor, probably most famous for his portrayal of Greg Heffley in the film adaptations of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series. He’s also appeared in several other TV shows and films.

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What is Zachary Gordon Doing Today?

In recent years, Zachary has been more focused on voice acting; his work includes voicing the character Tighnari from the HoYoverse’s action-role-playing video game “Genshin Impact”.

Furthermore, he is up to recording music, and recently released the single “Time Bomb”. The song is a mixture of pop with rock guitars.

Zachary Gordon Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Zachary Adam Gordon was born on 15 February 1998, in Oak Park, California, USA, of Jewish ancestry, the youngest son of Kenneth Gordon and his wife, Linda. He grew up in Southern California with two older brothers, attended Oak Park High School, and after matriculation, enrolled at Chapman University.

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Career Beginnings

Zachary Gordon made his television debut in 2006 when he appeared as Richie in two episodes of the comedy series “All of Us”. The show aired on UPN and later on The CW, and was created by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Gordon made multiple appearances in the popular CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” in 2006 and 2009 – in Season 1 he played Stacy’s son in the episode “Matchmaker”, and in Season 4 Tyler Stinson (Grant), one of Ted’s nephews, in the episodes “Three Days of Snow” and “The Stinsons”.

He continued with minor roles in the following years, appearing in such films as “Georgia Rule”, “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”, and “Sex and Death 101”, all in 2007, then “The Brothers Bloom” in 2009.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Success

Zachary Gordon played the lead role of Greg Heffley in the film adaptations of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” children’s book series by Jeff Kinney, which follow the daily struggles and humorous mishaps of middle schooler Greg as he navigates through school and adolescence.

In the first film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (2010), Greg starts middle school with his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, and tries to become popular by any means necessary, including creating a haunted house and trying out for the wrestling team. Throughout the movie, he learns the importance of true friendship and being himself.

In the second film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” (2011), Greg deals with his older brother Rodrick’s constant teasing and pranks, while trying to impress his crush, Holly Hills. He also struggles with telling the truth, keeping secrets from his parents and best friend.

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In the third film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” (2012), Greg faces the challenges of summer vacation, including a disastrous camping trip and an unfortunate job at a country club. He also tries to reconnect with his best friend after their friendship becomes strained.

Throughout the trilogy, Zachary’s portrayal of Greg Heffley captured the character’s humor, awkwardness, and relatability. The films were well-received by the public, which turned Zachary into a rising young star in Hollywood.

Other Projects

After the success of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, Zachary became more focused on television and voice roles. He had a recurring role in the supernatural horror series “Dead of Summer” in 2016, while in 2017, he guest-starred in the medical drama series “The Good Doctor”.

Furthermore, he was Tate Wilson in five episodes of the critically acclaimed series “Good Trouble” from 2019 to 2020.

In 2020 he portrayed Emmett in the spin-off comedy film “American Pie Presents: Girls Rules”, and in 2021 starred in the films “Violet”, a drama starring Justin Theroux, Luke Bracey, and Olivia Munn, and “Dreamcatcher”, a horror film directed by Jacob Johnson.

Voice Acti’Zachary Gordon is a talented actor who has made a name for himself not only in front of the camera, but also behind the microphone. Throughout his career, he has lent his voice to a variety of animated characters in films, TV shows, and video games. Gordon’s first voice acting role was as Little Lopart in the popular children’s series “Handy Manny” in 2008-2009. He went on to voice Young Bruce Wayne/Young Aqualad in three episodes of “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” in 2008 and 2010.

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In 2009, Gordon voiced the character of Paws in “The Search for Santa Paws”, a direct-to-DVD Christmas film. He also played the main role of Gil in the animated TV series “Bubble Guppies” in 2011, showcasing his ability to deliver engaging and memorable performances as the lead character.

Gordon’s talent as a voice actor also earned him roles in the Star Wars franchise, where he voiced Mart Mattin and Imperial Technician #1 in three episodes of “Star Wars Rebels” from 2016 to 2018. He also voiced Hayner in the popular video game “Kingdom Hearts III” in 2019.

More recently, Gordon has continued to build his voice acting resume, lending his voice to various characters in video games such as “Mafia: Definitive Edition” (2020), among others.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Zachary Gordon’s net worth is estimated at $2 million as of mid-2023.

Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single

When it comes to his personal life, Zachary has been very secretive about it, and there is no reliable information on his endeavors. However, according to some sources, he dated Bailee Madison in 2013, and was then supposedly in a relationship with Sabrina Carpenter from 2013 to 2014. According to reports, he’s now single and focused on his career.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Zachary Gordon has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while he weighs approximately 165lbs (75kgs), and his vital statistics are 40-14-33.

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Facts and Trivia

In addition to acting, Zachary is a singer and a guitar player; he portrayed Greg Heffley only in the first three films. He has worked with several brands, including McDonald’s, Union Bank of America and Home Depot among others.

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From Fairy to Succession – The Secret Life of Sarah Snook

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Who is Sarah Snook?

Sarah Snook is an Australian actress, best known to the world as Shiv Roy in the TV series “Succession” (2018-2023), also as Marian Marriott in the horror film “Winchester” (2018), and as Sarah Greenbaum in the comedy-drama “An American Pickle” (2020), in addition to numerous other popular roles she’s played so far in her career.

Sarah Snook Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Sarah Ruth Snook was born on 1 December 1987, in Adelaide, South Australia. The daughter of a swimming-pool salesman father and an aged care provider mother – her parents divorced when she was young.

Sarah grew up in Eden Hills with her two older sisters, and went to St John’s Grammar School in Belair, then won a drama scholarship for Scotch College in Torrens Park during high school. Furthermore, she subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art.

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Career Beginnings: From a Fairy to International Acclaim

Before rising to stardom, Sarah had a rather humble and unconventional beginning to her career – she would impersonate a fairy at children’s birthday parties, before making her on-screen debut as Sophie in an episode of the TV series “All Saints”, an Australian medical drama.

Sarah first gained attention in Australia for her role in the television series “Sisters of War” in 2010, in which she co-starred with Claire van der Boom, and is based on the true story of two Australian women who survived as prisoners of war in Papua New Guinea during World War II.

She continued her career with the role of Antonia in the Australian TV series “Spirited”; Sarah appeared in all ten episodes of the series, which garnered her positive reviews.

She then played the role of Stevie in the 2012 Australian romantic comedy film “Not Suitable for Children”. The movie follows Jonah (Ryan Kwanten), a party-loving young man who is diagnosed with testicular cancer, and realizes that he may never be able to have children. In a desperate attempt to preserve his fertility, Jonah sets out to find a woman willing to have a baby with him before it’s too late. Stevie (Snook) is one of Jonah’s close friends who becomes involved in his quest; the film also stars Ryan Corr and Bojana Novakovic.

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Rise to Prominence

After a successful start as an actress, Sarah started getting more notable roles. In 2014, she portrayed the lead role of Jane/John in the sci-fi-thriller film “Predestination”, based on the short story “All You Zombies” by Robert A. Heinlein. It follows a time-traveling agent (Ethan Hawke) who must prevent a series of bombings orchestrated by a terrorist known as the Fizzle Bomber. Snook’s character, a temporal agent like Hawke’s, becomes involved in the mission, leading to a mind-bending plot twist that reveals the true identity of Jane/John. The film was critically acclaimed, and earned Sarah a nomination for Best Actress at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.

The same year, she starred in the supernatural horror “Jessabelle”, which follows Jessie, a young woman who returns to her childhood home in Louisiana after a serious car accident that leaves her wheelchair-bound. As she tries to uncover the truth about her family’s past, Jessie is haunted by an evil spirit that seems to be targeting her. Directed by Kevin Greutert, the film also stars Mark Webber, Joelle Carter, and David Andrews.

“Succession” Stardom

After supporting roles in such films as the biographical “Steve Jobs” (2015) and “The Class Castle” in 2017, Sarah secured the role of her career in 2018 – Sarah Snook’s portrayal of Siobhan “Shiv” Roy in the HBO series “Succession” has been one of her most well-received performances to date. It follows the wealthy Roy family, who control a global media empire. Snook’s character, Shiv, is the only daughter of Logan Roy (played by Brian Cox) and a rising star in the family business. Over the course of the show, Shiv struggles with her desire for power and her loyalty to her family.

For her performance in “Succession”, Snook has been nominated for several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2020. She’s also been praised by critics and audiences alike for her work on the show, cementing her status as one of Australia’s most talented actors.

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Other Projects

To speak more of her accomplishments, Sarah played Marian Marriott in the horror film “Winchester” (2018), starring alongside Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke in the story of the eccentric heiress who built the Winchester Mystery House.

In 2020, Sarah played Sarah Greenbaum in the comedy-drama “An American Pickle”, which stars Seth Rogen as a man who is preserved in a vat of pickles for 100 years, and wakes up in modern-day New York. She also played Suzanne in the drama film “Pieces of a Woman”, which follows a woman’s emotional journey after experiencing a traumatic home birth.

In 2023, she starred as Sarah and served as an executive producer in the film “Run Rabbit Run”, a psychological horror-thriller about a woman who returns to her hometown to confront the demons of her past. The film was written by novelist Hannah Kent, and directed by Daina Reid.

Furthermore, she is set to star in the upcoming comedy-drama film “The Beanie Bubble”, which is now in post-production, and will co-star Elizabeth Banks and Zach Galifianakis.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Sarah Snook’s net worth is estimated at $4 million, as of mid-2023.

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Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children

Sarah Snook has been married to Australian comedian Dave Lawson since February 2021; the couple started dating in 2020. She announced her pregnancy in March 2023 at the premiere of the fourth season of “Succession”.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Sarah Snook has red hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while she weighs approximately 115lbs (52kgs), with vital statistics of 33-24-33, and bra size 36B.

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What is Jamie Lee Curtis’ husband, Christopher Guest, doing now?

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Who is Christopher Guest?

Christopher Guest is an American-British screenwriter, director, actor, comedian and musician, perhaps best known as Corky St. Clair in the film “Waiting for Guffman” (1996) and as Alan Barrows in the film “A Mighty Wind” (2003), among many other projects, he’s created and acted in so far in his career.

What is Christopher Guest Doing Now?

Christopher is still active in the industry, and is currently working on the sequel “Spinal Tap II”, in which he will reprise the part of Nigel Tufnel.

Christopher Guest Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, was born on 5 February 1948, in New York City, USA. His father, Peter Haden-Guest, was a British United Nations diplomat who later became the 4th Baron Haden-Guest, while his mother, Jean Pauline Hindes, was a former vice president of casting at CBS. Guest’s paternal grandfather, Leslie, Baron Haden-Guest, was a Labour Party politician who was a convert to Judaism. Guest’s maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Russia.

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Guest’s interests and talents were cultivated during his youth. He attended the High School of Music & Art in New York City, and studied classical music at the Stockbridge School in Interlaken, Massachusetts. There, he took up the mandolin, and became interested in country music. He played guitar with Arlo Guthrie, a fellow student at Stockbridge School, and later began performing with bluegrass bands until he took up rock ‘n’ roll.

Guest continued his education at Bard College for a year, before studying acting at New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. He graduated in 1971, and soon afterwards began his career in the entertainment industry.

Career Beginnings

Christopher Guest began his career in theater, landing one of his earliest professional performances in Michael Weller’s “Moonchildren”, playing the role of Norman for the play’s American premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, in November 1971. Guest continued with the production when it moved to Broadway in 1972.

Guest’s early career was filled with minor roles in film and television, but it was his work in the comedy genre that brought him to stardom. Guest appeared in his first feature film, “The Hot Rock” in 1972, which starred Robert Redford and George Segal. Although Guest had a minor role as a uniformed police officer, it was his first big break into the film industry.

Two years later, Guest began making contributions to “The National Lampoon Radio Hour”, both performing and writing comic characters and musical parodies. He also played a small role in the off-Broadway revue “National Lampoon’s Lemmings”, which starred Chevy Chase and John Belushi.

The same year, Guest appeared in his first major film role in “Death Wish”, which starred Charles Bronson. The film was a commercial success, and Guest’s performance as a police officer helped establish him as a character actor in the industry.

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Rise to Stardom

In 1975, Guest began his long-standing relationship with “Saturday Night Live”, appearing in a few sketches as a guest host and writer for the show. This eventually led to his most famous SNL character, Nigel Tufnel, the lead guitarist for the fictional band Spinal Tap.

The success of “This Is Spinal Tap” in 1984 helped launch Guest’s career as a filmmaker. The movie was a mockumentary about a fictional British heavy metal band, and Guest co-wrote, co-starred, and co-directed the film with Rob Reiner. It was a critical and commercial success, and established Guest as a master of the mockumentary genre.

Guest landed a recurring role in the iconic TV series “All in the Family” in 1977, playing Michael’s college buddy Jim in the episode “Mike and Gloria Meet”, which was a flashback to their first blind date. This guest spot exposed him to a broader audience, and he started getting more substantial roles.

That same year, Guest played a supporting role in the made-for-TV movie “It Happened One Christmas”, a gender-reversed retelling of the classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”. The film starred Marlo Thomas as Mary Bailey and Cloris Leachman as her guardian angel. Guest played Mary’s brother Harry, and his character had a significant impact on the story’s resolution. Although the film received mixed reviews, Guest’s performance was praised by critics.

In 1979, Guest starred in the short-lived sitcom “The Last Word”. The show revolves around a newsman who becomes the host of a talk show. Guest played the role of Dick, the show’s producer, and was praised for his comedic timing and delivery. Although the show was canceled after only one season, Guest’s performance was well-received, and helped establish himself as a comedic actor.

In 1986, Guest continued his success in the film industry, with his role as the sadistic dentist in “Little Shop of Horrors”, a musical comedy horror film. The film was directed by Frank Oz and starred Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin.

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Continued Success

Guest’s work in the late ‘80s and ‘90s cemented his status as a comedic star and a beloved figure in Hollywood. In 1987, he played the role of Count Rugen in the classic fairytale adventure film, “The Princess Bride”, directed by Rob Reiner, in which he starred alongside Cary Elwes and Robin Wright. This movie remains a beloved classic among audiences of all ages, and Guest’s performance as the sneering, scheming villain added to the film’s appeal.

The following year, he starred in the crime-comedy “Sticky Fingers”, which also featured Helen Slater and Melanie Mayron, followed by the satirical comedy “The Big Picture” (1989), which he co-wrote with Michael McKean. The film follows the journey of a young film student who gets his big break in Hollywood but quickly learns that the movie industry is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Guest’s work in the 90s continued to showcase his talent for improvisational comedy, and his ability to create quirky and memorable characters. In 1996, he wrote, directed, and starred in “Waiting for Guffman”, a mockumentary that follows the efforts of a small town to stage a musical production. This movie featured a stellar ensemble cast, including Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Parker Posey, and is widely regarded as one of the best examples of the mockumentary genre.

In 1998, Guest co-starred with Chris Farley in “Almost Heroes”, a comedy that follows the adventures of two bumbling explorers trying to beat Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Ocean. While the film didn’t perform well at the box office, it remains a cult favorite among fans of both Guest and Farley.

The 2000s and Later Work

Christopher Guest’s career continued to soar in the 2000s, with his involvement in several hit movies and TV shows. In 2000, he directed and starred in the mockumentary film “Best in Show”, which follows the lives of various owners and handlers as they prepare their dogs for a national dog show. The film was a critical and commercial success, and further established Guest’s reputation as a master of the mockumentary genre.

He followed up with another successful mockumentary, “A Mighty Wind” in 2003. The film revolves around the reunion of a fictional folk music group, and features an ensemble cast that includes many of Guest’s frequent collaborators.

Guest also starred in “For Your Consideration”, a 2006 comedy he also wrote and directed.

He returned to voice acting in 2007, lending his voice to the character of Nigel in the popular children’s animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants”.

He then starred in the science-fiction comedy “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” in 2009, alongside Ben Stiller and Robin Williams. Guest also appeared in the Ricky Gervais comedy “The Invention of Lying” the same year.

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2010s

As the new decade began, Christopher’s level of activity in the industry decreased, resulting in only a few credited projects to his name. He directed the film “Mascots” (2016), and in 2020 he reprised the role of Count Tyrone Rugen in the film “Princess Bride Reunion”.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Christopher Guest’s net worth is estimated at $60 million, as of mid-2023.

Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Christopher Guest has been married to actress Jamie Lee Curtis since 1984. The couple has adopted two children, Annie born in 1986, and Ruby in 1996.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Christopher Guest has grey hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.8m), while he weighs approximately 150 lbs (69kgs). His vital statistics are 43-32-18.

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