Posts tagged as cameos

How 'Parks and Rec' Landed Last Night's Surprise Bill Murray Cameo

With only two episodes left in the series, Parks and Recreation revealed a huge surprise last night that's been a longtime dream of the cast and writers: Bill Murray appeared as the (until now) mysterious Mayor Gunderson. Entertainment Weekly has the backstory on how the show managed to score the elusive Murray cameo, and it's about as far-fetched and unexpected as you might expect. Here's what executive producer Mike Schur told us about his hopes to get Murray on the show back in 2013:

He's sort of ascended above the atmosphere of the actual tangible comedy world. He doesn't exist in reality to me anymore; he's like [...]

Adam Pally Explains How He Ended Up in 'Iron Man 3'

Comedy fans who watched Iron Man 3 over the weekend might have been surprised to see comedian and Happy Endings star Adam Pally in a cameo role. Midway through the movie, Pally appears as a cameraman who is a big fan of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark. Pally gave an interview to Vulture this week explaining how that happened, and it turns out he's known Downey Jr. for years. Here's Pally talking about his involvement in the movie:

I actually got the role in a roundabout way: I got called in about three years ago to meet Robert Downey Jr. and write web series stuff for him. He's basically my [...]

Alec Baldwin: Future 'Portlandia' Meat Salesmen?

Fred Armisen is on this week's episode of Alec Baldwin's podcast, Here's The Thing. It's a fun conversation about Armisen's career and features a particularly touching moment when he calls Carrie Brownstein his soulmate. But the best part might come at the end, when Alec Baldwin reveals that the whole interview was just a ploy to get a cameo on Portlandia:

Baldwin: Can I play a customer on Portlandia? Can I come to a restaurant?

Armisen: Any time.

Baldwin: Can I come and just do something? Order a–

Armisen: Any time.

Baldwin: Who would I play? What would I order?

Armisen: I think you would come from Southern California and you’d order all [...]

Will Ferrell-Vince Vaughn-Owen Wilson: Together Again

Ma! The Meatloaf! Get it? It's like that part in Wedding Crashers where Will Ferrell's character asks his mother for meatloaf. (Remember when the "Frat Pack" was a thing?) Well, we'll get to relive that moment, as Will Ferrell has signed on do some funny acting in the Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson adult internship comedy, The Internship. He'll play Wilson's home electronic salesmen brother-in-law, who will likely be a real knucklehead. Also, hopefully he'll be hungry; hungry for… MEATLOAF.

What Is This Hodgepodge Group of 'SNL' Actors Doing in 'Grown Ups 2'?

To be clear that is Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Paul Brittain, Bobby Moynihan, Akiva Schaffer, and I believe Taran Killam on the set of Grown Ups 2. What!? Did Adam Sandler just ask the casting director for "anyone involved in SNL over the last few years?" Did the first Grown Ups test really poorly in the coveted "People Who Know Who Paul Brittain and Akiva Schaffer Are" demo? As the pictures below suggest, the gang plays high school(?) cheerleaders on a mission to wash cars and show off their giant penises. Oh and Kevin James is there so he can relive his days as a high school(?) cheerleader, [...]

Chevy Chase Says He's Making a Cameo in 'Community' Next Year

The brand new season of Community premieres on Yahoo next month, and it looks like fans can expect at least one appearance by Pierce Hawthorne. Chevy Chase revealed the news in his Reddit AMA yesterday: "I will be in a small cameo at the beginning of Community and if they ask me to come back and do one or two appearances, it's a possibility." A Yahoo spokesperson didn't confirm the news at this time, but unless Chase doesn't realize that his season 5 premiere cameo aired on NBC almost a year ago, there's no better confirmation than from Pierce himself.

'Anchorman 2' Adds Three Big-Name Actors to Play Small Parts

Production on Anchorman 2 is still underway in Atlanta, and The Hollywood Reporter, um, reports that three big-name actors have joined the cast for cameos or small parts. We'l refrain from spoiling the cameos, but two of the actors played small parts in the previous movie, while the other is an Oscar winner who wasn't in the original Anchorman. Click through to the above link if you want to read the cameo spoiler and continue to ruin the movie for yourself, piece by piece.

Brian Grazer Also to Appear in 'Arrested Development' Season 4

Ron Howard continues to be your top source for all your Arrested Development behind-the-scenes needs. This photo was tweeted with the caption: "Rehearsing an on-camera moment for the show." Meaning Brian Grazer will be on the fourth season of Arrested Development. Grazer is producing partners with Ron Howard but, unlike Ron-Ho, Grazer didn't appear on the show the first time around. Grazer's appearance further supports the theory that the next season of Arrested Development is going to be about shooting the movie Maeby pitched Howard at the very end of the original run. Check out more photos below:

So Many Animation Domination Voice-Over Guests So Much Time

Zooey Deschanel, Jon Hamm, Johnny Depp, Steve Carell, Nick Offerman, and Fred Armisen are just some of the many who are set to lend their voices to a FOX animated series next fall. Here are all that have been announced:

The Simpsons Zooey Deschanel will play Bart's "long-lost love." Steve Carell will play Homer's bowling buddy. Patton Oswalt will play a hip new neighborhood kid. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's roles haven't been announced yet.

Bob's Burgers Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally will play a hippie married couple. Jon Hamm's role hasn't been announced yet. Kevin Kline, Sarah and Laura Silverman, Aziz Ansari and Jeffrey Tambor will be back.

The rest of [...]

Don Draper and Buddy Garrity to be on NBC Comedies this Thursday Night

Jon Hamm was on The Nerdist podcast this week and said that he will be making an appearance on this week's live 30 Rock. This is very exciting news for fans of his dumb, dumb, dumb Dr. Drew Baird character and beautiful things. What transplanted hands will he be endorsing this time?

Then an hour later, on Parks & Recreation, Brad Leland, the man most famous for playing Buddy Garrity on Friday Night Lights, is set to play one of the candidates in the city councilman debate. He sports a goatee and mostly talks about guns but you know he's thinking about high school football.

Add these two to [...]

Bill Hader Discusses His Voice Cameo in the Movie 'Her'

Former SNL cast members Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig both had quick voice cameos in Spike Jonze's movie Her, and Hader recently talked to Vulture about the small part he played in the movie, voicing a man posing as a woman in a phone sex chat room that Joaquin Phoenix's character visits. Here's Hader talking about being in the movie:

"I took my dad to go see it and he didn’t know I was in it until the credits started rolling. He was like, 'Wait a minute, wait a minute — which one were you?' I was like, 'It’s fast and I sound like a woman. But that was [...]

Melissa McCarthy to Be Hungover 3

You know that thing that happens when a comic actor starts getting some mojo, so they're thrown into every movie possible? McCarths is in that phase. She has been cast for an unspecified role in Hangover III. The script probably just read, "Woman, 30s" and they'll just have Melissa fill out the role with her McCarthyism. Maybe, she and Zach's character will go on a date and split a bottle of ranch dressing.

Jon Hamm the Toilet and Other Future Perfect 'Bob's Burgers' Guest Stars

The Jon Hamm's John Ham prophecy has moved a step forward. Comedy's boyfriend Jon Hamm will play a toilet on the next season of Bob's Burgers. Bob's Burgers' creator Loren Bouchard explained the what and why of the cameo:

“It’s a kind of E.T. homage, but instead of an alien, it’s this high-end talking electronic toilet that falls off a truck and lands in the woods. And Gene finds it, E.T.-style. It’s kind of a love story between a boy and a toilet.”

It just makes so much sense. But wait there's more. So much more that let's switch to a list format. Ready? And go [Spoiler Alerting]:

Oh Hey, Thomas Lennon Is in Batman

The Dark Knight Rises seems like one of those serious movies, in which serious people talk gruffly about dire matters. Well, apparently there will be at least one scene of slight comic relief. Thomas Lennon plays a very smart alecky doctor who very sarcastically breaks news to his patients. I know Gotham is a cynical place with crime and inscensant gloom, but when a man has no cartilage in his knees, maybe pretend to be slightly saddened for him, even if he is super rich. He might be the doctor Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. (Yep, that is the second reference to that [...]