Christopher Guest is an English-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian. He was born on February 5, 1948 in New York City. His father was a British UN diplomat while his mother was an American former vice president. He spent his childhood years in the UK. He gained admission to The High School of Music and Art present in New York City. He then pursued a course in acting called Graduate Acting Program at Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 1971. During the period, he also studied classical music, mandolin, and guitar.
He set his first step in his career in the theater with his performances in 'Moonchildren'. He played a small role in the films 'The Hot Rock' and 'Death Wish'. His best-ever known role came in 1984 with the cinema “This is Spinal Tap”. He got recruited as a cast member for the 1984-85 season of ' Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live or popularly called as NBC' >> Read More... '. Later, he appeared in 'The Princess Bride'. He performed a cameo role in 'The Little Shop of Horrors'. Undertaking new challenges as a co-writer and director, he made ' The Big Picture The Big Picture (2021) is a reality game show on C >> Read More... '. In 1996, Guest expanded his talents by writing, directing, and acting in his own series of films. He called his talkies as mockumentaries.
In 1992, he personified Dr. Stone in ' A Few Good Men Click to look into! >> Read More... '. He also starred in 'Mrs. Henderson Presents' (2005), and 'Invention of Lying' (2009). He holds a doctorate from Berklee College of Music in Boston and is also a member of the board of trustees at the same university. He was the writer and producer of HBO series 'Family Tree'. In 1996, he became the 5th Baron Haden-Guest of Great Saling after his father died.
In 1984, Guest made actress Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis, also known as Lady-Haden Guest, >> Read More... his better-half, and the couple has two adopted children by the names of Anne and Thomas. In 1976, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for 'The Lily Tomlin Special'. His trademark is that he has an ability to alter his appearance and voice, making each of his characters unique. Some of his other appearances include 'Waiting for Guffman', 'Best in Show', 'A Mighty Wind', 'For Your Consideration'.
In 2015, Netflix reported that it had signed the Guest to write and direct the film 'Mascots', set in and around the world of sports mascots.
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