Seinfeld: 15 Appearances Of Now-Famous People

Seinfeld: 15 Appearances Of Now-Famous People

Is there any better feeling than spotting a celebrity in another show before they made it big? The dopamine rush from knowing you are the smartest person alive is like no other. One of the best shows for it is Seinfeld, bringing many modern day stars into the spotlight. Here are 15 of our favorite pre-celebrity appearances from Seinfeld.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston Seinfeld


Before he was cooking meth or raising five boys in his tighty whities, he was converting to Judaism for the jokes as Tim Whatley the dentist.

Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell Seinfeld


Squint your eyes because, YES, that is Chris Parnell playing one of the NBC executives who offers Jerry his own sitcom. 

Who knew that little executive would one day go on to be the voice of every white male character in everything ever made.

Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau Seinfeld


Under all that clown makeup is the face of Jon Favreau. Never give up on your dreams, because while you may be dressed up as a clown right now, you could one day go on to be friends with Vince Vaughn.

Catherine Keener

Catherine Keener Seinfeld


The 40 Year Old Virgin star was once just the artist responsible for the Kramer painting seen in every college dorm room.

Drake Bell

Drake Bell Seinfeld


George kicks none other than Drake Bell off the frogger game in the season nine episode “The Frogger.” Drake Bell used that exchange to one day become one of the worst micro celebrities ever.

Anna Gunn

Anna Gunn Seinfeld


Another Breaking Bad alum makes an appearance in the episode “The Glasses.” Anna Gunn plays Jerry’s love interest Amy who is convinced Jerry is going insane. 

That has to be the hardest relationship she’s ever portrayed on screen.

James Spader

James Spader Seinfeld


James Spader plays the recovering addict “Stanky Hanky” who refuses to give Geroge a genuine apology for an offhand comment he made years ago. 

Don’t hate the Spader, hate the James.

Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon Seinfeld


Before she was a superstar she was walking with her hands way too close to her sides. Luckily she learned to swing her arms like a pro after this guest spot

Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk Seinfeld


With this many Breaking Bad actors, it’s possible there was more meth hidden in this show than we remember. Bob Odenkirk plays Elaine’s boyfriend who is “almost” a doctor. 

French Stewart

French Stuart Seinfeld


French Stewart is on screen for maybe 10 seconds as the movie theater manager who informs Elaine that her boyfriend has been in a car accident. 

Christine Taylor

Christine Taylor Seinfeld


Christine Taylor must be a pleasure to work with as she plays Ellen the loser on Seinfeld, then comes back to play herself on Curb Your Enthusiasm years later. 

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt Seinfeld


Patton Oswalt plays a video store clerk in season 6 episode 5 “The Couch”. We assume Patton relished this role.

Kyle Gass

Kyle Gass Seinfeld


KG makes his Seinfeld debut as “guy smoking a cigarette outside of Monk’s.” Who knew this smoker would become one of the greatest legends in rock history?

Stephen Root

Stephen Root Seinfeld


Stephen Root plays the bank manager who decides whether or not a “hey” constitutes a “hello.” One day he’ll be slinging dodgeballs at the speed of light with fellow list member Christine Taylor.

Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally


Nick Offerman’s betrothed and comedy darling Megan Mullally appears as one of George’s dates, but she was also considered for the role of Elaine!

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