Christopher Guest

About Christopher Guest

Who is it?: Director
Birth Day: February 05, 1948
Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States, United States
Birth Sign: Pisces
Preceded by: Peter Haden-Guest
Succeeded by: House of Lords Act 1999
Citizenship: United States United Kingdom
Spouse(s): Jamie Lee Curtis (m. 1984)
Children: 2
Parents: Peter Haden-Guest, 4th Baron Haden-Guest Jean Pauline Hindes
Relatives: Nicholas Guest (brother) Anthony Haden-Guest (half-brother)
Residence: Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Education: The High School of Music & Art
Alma mater: New York University
Occupation: Actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, musician

Christopher Guest Net Worth

Christopher Guest was bornon February 05, 1948 in New York City, New York, United States, United States, is Director. Christopher Guest is an English-American screenwriter, director, actor, and comedian. He first came into prominence for his writing and performance in the American TV comedy show 'Saturday Night Live'. The show, which was meant to parody contemporary culture and politics, earned immense popularity and won numerous awards over the years, including 50 Emmys. He is also famous for his series of comedy films which were shot in mock-documentary style (mockumentary), some of them being ‘This is a Spinal Tap’, ‘Waiting for Guffman’, and ‘A Mighty Wind’. He has made appearances in films in main roles as well. Guest has also played supporting roles in several films, such as ‘The Long Riders’, ‘A Few Good Men’, and ‘The Invention of Lying’. Throughout his career, he has won many awards for his outstanding work. His work in the American TV special ‘The Lily Tomlin Special’ won him the Primetime Emmy Award. He is known for his unique ability to alter his appearance and voice which helps in making his characters unique. His most recent mockumentary film is ‘Mascots’ which premiered on Netflix.
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💰 Net worth: $15 Million

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Famous Quotes:

There's no question that the old system was unfair. I mean, why should you be born to this? But now it's all just sheer cronyism. The Prime Minister can put in whoever he wants and bus them in to vote. The Upper House should be an elected body, it's that simple.

Biography/Timeline

1970

Guest began his career in theatre during the early 1970s with one of his earliest professional performances being the role of Norman in Michael Weller's Moonchildren for the play's American premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. in November 1971. Guest continued with the production when it moved to Broadway in 1972. The following year he began making contributions to The National Lampoon Radio Hour for a variety of National Lampoon audio recordings. He both performed comic characters (Flash Bazbo—Space Explorer, Mr. Rogers, music critic Roger de Swans, and sleazy record company rep Ron Fields) and wrote, arranged and performed numerous musical parodies (of Bob Dylan, James Taylor and others). He was featured alongside Chevy Chase and John Belushi in the Off-Broadway revue National Lampoon's Lemmings. Two of his earliest film roles were small parts as uniformed police officers in the 1972 film The Hot Rock and 1974's Death Wish.

1971

Guest studied acting at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1971.

1977

Guest played a small role in the 1977 All In the Family episode "Mike and Gloria Meet", where in a flashback sequence Mike and Gloria recall their first blind date, set up by Michael's college buddy Jim (Guest), who dated Gloria's girlfriend Debbie (Priscilla Lopez).

1984

Guest married Actress Jamie Lee Curtis in 1984 at the home of their mutual friend, Rob Reiner. They have two adopted children: Anne (born 1986) and Thomas (born 1996). Because Guest's children are adopted, they cannot inherit the family barony under the terms of the letters patent that created it, though a 2004 Royal Warrant addressing the style of a peer's adopted children states that they can use courtesy titles. The current heir presumptive to the barony is Guest's younger brother, actor Nicholas Guest.

1986

He appeared as Count Rugen in The Princess Bride. He had a cameo role as the first customer, a pedestrian, in the 1986 musical remake of The Little Shop of Horrors, that also featured Steve Martin. As a co-writer and Director, Guest made the Hollywood satire The Big Picture.

1987

Upon his father succeeding to the family peerage in 1987, he was known as The Hon. Christopher Haden-Guest. This was his official style and name until he inherited the barony in 1996.

1992

Guest appeared as Dr. Stone in A Few Good Men (1992), as Lord Cromer in Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) and in the 2009 comedy The Invention of Lying.

1996

Guest became the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Great Saling, in the County of Essex, when his father died in 1996. He succeeded upon the ineligibility of his older half-brother, Anthony Haden-Guest, who was born prior to the marriage of his parents. According to an article in The Guardian, Guest attended the House of Lords regularly until the House of Lords Act 1999 barred most hereditary peers from their seats. In the article Guest remarked:

1999

Guest holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a Desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed the right of most hereditary peers to a seat in the parliament. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to the Actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis.

2009

He is also currently a member of the musical group The Beyman Bros, which he formed with childhood friend David Nichtern and Spinal Tap's current keyboardist C. J. Vanston. Their debut album Memories of Summer as a Child was released on January 20, 2009.

2010

In 2010, the United States Census Bureau paid $2.5 million to have a television commercial directed by Guest shown during television coverage of Super Bowl XLIV.

2015

On August 11, 2015, Netflix announced that Mascots, a film about the competition for the World Mascot Association championships's Gold Fluffy Award, would debut in 2016.