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“That guy”: Info about character actors you recognize but don’t know by name

By Abraham Piper

You know those guys who you see regularly in movies but who almost never star in them? Guys like…

Well, here’s a list of a bunch of these actors.

To make it onto this list…

…a “That Guy” has to have appeared in a solid number of both movies and TV shows.   The numbers are not carved in stone but 75 movies/series and 100 TV guest appearancess are the “lifetime .300 average and 500 homers” for this particular hall of fame.

Some common traits of a “That Guy” actor:

  • Reminds people of somebody more famous (“The poor man’s ______”).
  • Can be described in two words (e.g. “Bad cop,” Kindly grandfather”).
  • Played the bad guy in a sequel.
  • Resume shows a preference for quantity over quality in the roles they’ve taken.
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