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Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« on: July 15, 2013, 05:36:08 PM »
Been meaning to do this for a while.

You know how there are so many character actors you look at and say "hey... it's that guy... from that thing..."  but you never know the guy's name?  Well see how well you can do.  Here are 25 prolific character actors and actresses.  See how many you can identify without looking them up.  Then look them up if you're curious.  No peeking at anyone else's answer.  That would ruin the fun. 

Identify in 2 ways.  First by name, then by a role you know him or her from. 

EDIT: I screwed up the formatting a bit in my initial post and I think some people were matching the pictures with the wrong number.  Re-did it.

Under spoiler tags so that it doesn't slow down the page load too much.

I'll probably post the answers in a week or two.

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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 05:59:18 PM »
twenty-one's stephen root, the boss from newsradio, among many other roles.

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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 08:07:28 PM »
Oooh, Um, Yeahhhh...I'm pretty sure 19 is Gary Cole.  He was awesome in Office Space and is a regular voice actor on Family Guy.
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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 08:10:31 PM »
I should mention that I threw in a couple easy ones so that I would get some responses.

16 is William H. Macy.  He was very good in "The Cooler."  It is a fairly obscure film that I really enjoyed despite Alec Baldwin's involvement.

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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 08:22:44 PM »
Oooh, Um, Yeahhhh...I'm pretty sure 19 is Gary Cole.  He was awesome in Office Space and is a regular voice actor on Family Guy.
I think you meant 20?  I edited the original post because the numbering might have been a little confusing.


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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 08:24:04 PM »
I actually can't remember most of these either without looking up the answer key.  It's like... who the fuck are Victor Garber and Troy Evans?


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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 03:09:13 PM »
3. Bruce Davis or Davison I think.  Senator in X-men

6. David Koechner - Anchorman and Thank You for Smoking are my favorites he's been in.  Know his name from appearances on the soup.

10. Christopher McDonald- Shooter Magavin in Happy Gilmore

13. Victor Garber- My wife and I called him "Castro Dad" on Alias.

14. Steve Buscemi- Everywhere from Con Air, Ghost World, etc... Boardwalk Empire

15. JK Simmons- Juno, Burn After Reading.

20. Gary Cole- Office Space

21. Stephen Root- Office Space


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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 03:16:33 PM »
pretty sure i could say "law & order" and be right for about three-quarters of them.
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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 03:18:56 PM »
pretty sure i could say "law & order" and be right for about three-quarters of them.
Sounds like a conservative estimate.  I'd guess the correct answer to be closer to "all of them".


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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 03:21:42 PM »
pretty sure i could say "law & order" and be right for about three-quarters of them.
Sounds like a conservative estimate.  I'd guess the correct answer to be closer to "all of them".

I'm betting all of them have uttered the phrase "yes Mr. President" at some time as well.


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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 03:31:06 PM »
2. Stephen Tobolowski.
5. John Michael Higgins.
9. Carol Kane.
11. Miguel Ferrer.
22. Philip...Something.  My brain won't pull his last name.
24. Same here.  I think it's Katherine...
25. Patricia Clarkson.

Oh, and I think 23's first name is Stephen. 
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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2013, 03:50:20 PM »
2. Stephen Tobolowski.
5. John Michael Higgins.
9. Carol Kane.
11. Miguel Ferrer.
22. Philip...Something.  My brain won't pull his last name.
24. Same here.  I think it's Katherine...
25. Patricia Clarkson.

Oh, and I think 23's first name is Stephen.
I can't be sure because I left the answer key at home and can't remember who 22 or 24 are, but you got a lot right.  You're way off on 23 though.


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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2013, 03:52:05 PM »
I really do love these kinds of character actors, but it tends to drive me crazy when I see them on TV because I just have to know what their real name is and where I've seen them.


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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 05:05:17 PM »
I only know Bruce Davidson from watching the documentary "that guy... who was in that thing" about this very same topic.  I'm pretty sure he was the only one that's on your particular list.  It was an interesting watch.

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Re: Quiz game! 25 "that guy" actors.
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 07:20:22 PM »
I sure as heck-fi remember number two  It's needlenose ned!  Bing!