Fans of offbeat live-action police procedural sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine can rejoice, as it’s been confirmed that there’s an eighth season in the works. Not only that but we also know when it’s going to drop!
As we looked back on what makes this hit show so great, we’ve noticed that the incredible cast is high up there. And, over the years, so many famous faces have starred alongside the show’s regulars, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about them. But don’t fear. We’ve got the conclusive list of Brooklyn Nine-Nine guest stars for your scrolling pleasure as well as the confirmation of the time frame for Season 8…
First hitting our screens in 2013, Brooklyn Nine-Nine quickly gained a cult following.
It tells the story of a younger, less experienced cop finding his feet in Brooklyn’s 99th district, alongside a team of memorable characters.
The writing on the show is often praised for being highly hilarious – plus the stars of the show often exhibit excellent comic timing.
In fact, the series was canceled by Fox after 5 seasons, citing low viewing figures. Luckily for fans, it was quickly picked up by NBC, where it’s undergone something of a renaissance.
Over the years, some incredibly famous faces have enjoyed cameos in Brooklyn Nine-Nine – and with such a quick turnover, it’s often something of a blink and you’ll miss them. So here’s a definitive reminder of every single one of them.
In the very first episode, way back in 2013, Armisen plays a character called Mlepnos, who lives in a neighboring apartment to a recent murder scene.
The now-mega star plays an at-risk kid named Steven way back in season 1 of the show, who’s forced to attend a junior police program.
In season three, Clean House host Nash guest-starred in the series as Holt’s melodramatic younger sister, Debbie.
SNL cast member Pedrad played Jake’s half-sister (and casual con artist) Katie Peralta in season 5.
The comedian and actor best known for starring in King of Queens played FDNY Fire Marshal Boone for 2 episodes of the show in season 1.
Captain Holt is briefly replaced by Captain Seth Dozerman, played by Hader – although he only lasts for 1 episode.
Jenny Slate, who’s also starred in Girls and indie movie Obvious Child, played loyal mafia mistress Bianca.
The rapper and producer plays a wrongfully arrested convict called Dustin Whitman in season 1.
The hilarious comic played a Homeland Security agent in charge of a counter-terrorism drill named Kendrick back in the show’s second season.
Sandler had a cameo role as himself in the first season, interrupting the auction and being generally obnoxious.
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria played Sophia Perez, a defense attorney, and brief love interest for Jake, on the show’s second season.
Star of Wet Hot American Summer and web series Burning Love, Marino played another short-lived replacement for Holt, Captain Jason “C.J.” Stentley, in season four.
Taccone, who starred in Lonely Island alongside Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg, plays Fun Zone manager Taylor in series 4.
During Holt’s stint in Witness Protection, Rudolph steps in as U.S. Marshall Karen Haas in season 4.
Offerman, best known for his role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, plays Frederick, a vengeful ex-boyfriend of Holt.
In 2018, Brown played a dentist called Phillip Davidson who was brought in for questioning regarding a murder.
Hanh, famous for television roles in Transparent and movies like Bad Moms, played Eleanor Horstweil, the angry ex-wife of Charles.
Trejo is famous for playing the villain in a huge number of action movies. He played Rosa’s father, named Oscar Diaz.
This Emmy award-winning actor is best known for his role in L.A. Law. He played Victor Santiago, Amy’s dad, in Brooklyn Nine Nine’s fourth season.
The Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star played Sophia’s boss Geoffrey Hoytsman.
Best known as the unfortunate Gerry on Parks and Recreation, O’Heir played a deeply prejudiced and problematic Florida cop called Sheriff Reynolds.
Haysbert may be best known for starring in those Allstate commercials, but he played collaborative FBI agent Bob Anderson who worked with the Brooklyn Nine-Nine, too.
He’s perhaps most instantly recognizable for his role in Dodgeball, but Root made an appearance as Charles’s dad back in series 2.
The Get Out actor made a cameo in Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Jake’s dad, Roger Peralta, in seasons 2 and 3.
The other half of Jake’s parents? His mom, Karen Peralta, was played by the Sons of Anarchy actress.
The actor who’s best known for his role in Firefly played an actor called Mark Deveraux in the show’s fourth season.
The actress, who’s starred in classic movies like Face/Off and Showgirls, played Lieutenant Melanie Hawkins, a corrupt NYPD officer who causes havoc.
The Veep actor plays weekend detective at the Nine-Nine, Lohank, and has cameos in seasons 2, 3, and 4.
The New Girl star plays the same character, Jess, in a crossover episode with Brooklyn Nine-Nine in season 4.
The actor and musician plays Marcus, nephew to Captain Holt, who has a romance with Rosa.
Now you’re extremely excited, aren’t you? Well, how excited would you be if I told you that there will be a new season of the show dropping soon?
They have been pretty tight-lipped with the official release date, but at least we have something to look forward to next year.
Keep your eyes peeled for Season 8, guys.
In the meantime, read about why Brooklyn Nine-Nine has recently been facing the heat.