Can You Name These Celebrities Who Appeared on "Seinfeld"?

By: Kennita Leon

Peter Dinklage is famous for his role as Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series, "Game of Thrones." In the episode, 'The Wink,' he was the voice of James, Elaine's wake-up service guy.

Debra Messing is recognized for playing the role of Grace in "Will & Grace." She stars as Beth Lockner, a doctor, in the episodes, 'The Wait Out' and 'The Yada Yada.' In 'The Wait Out,' her she separates from her husband but gets back together with him. In 'The Yada Yada,' they have broken up and she is dating another man.

American television host and comedian, David Letterman is recognized for hosting the "Late Show with David Letterman." On the episode of "Seinfeld" entitled 'The Abstinence,' he guest starred as himself.

"Wreck-It Ralph" actress Sarah Silverman is also a stand-up comedian, writer and producer. In her role as Emily on "Seinfeld," in the episode 'The Money,' she plays Kramer's girlfriend.

American singer and actress Bette Midler is notable for her role and the soundtrack of the romantic comedy, "The First Wives Club." She plays herself in the "Seinfeld" episode, 'The Understudy.'

American weather forecaster Al Roker appeared as himself in 'The Cigar Store Indian,' an episode of "Seinfeld." He played the role of Patrick Patrickson in the film, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."

A "Cinderella Story" actress Jennifer Coolidge is also well-known for her role in "American Pie." She plays Jodi, Jerry's masseuse girlfriend, in the "Seinfeld" episode titled 'The Masseuse.'

Courteney Cox stars on "Seinfeld" in the episode, 'The Wife,' where she portrays Jerry's fake wife, Meryl. She is best known for her role in the television sitcom, "Friends."

Candice Bergen is known widely for her role as Murphy Brown. In the episode, 'The Keys,' she appears as herself, star reporter Murphy Brown.

Amanda Peet is an actress who plays Kate Curtis in the action film, "2012." She landed the role of Lanette in the episode, 'The Summer of George,' on the sitcom, "Seinfeld."

Kristin Davis is notable for her role in "Sex and the City." The actress also guest starred as Jenna in 'The Butter Shave,' an episode of "Seinfeld."

Raquel Welch is an actress with a long list of credits, including the historical adventure film, "The Three Musketeers." She played herself in Seinfeld's 156th episode entitled 'The Summer of George.'

Lawrence Tierney is an actor who is famous for his role in "Reservoir Dogs." He played Elaine's father, Alton Benes, in the Seinfeld episode, 'The Jacket.'

Jon Lovitz is known for his role in "Happiness." He stars in 'The Scofflaw' as Gary Fogel, Jerry's friend who lies about having cancer.

Jonathan Kolia Favreau is the producer and director of the American comedy film, "Chef." On "Seinfeld," he played Eric, the Clown in the episode, 'The Fire.'

British actor, Cary Elwes, starred as Dr. Lawrence in "Saw." He is also known for his roles in "The Princess Bride" and "Robin Hood: Men in Tights." In the "Seinfeld" episode, 'The Wait-Out,' he portrays David Lookner, a man who waits to be married to Elaine.

James Spader is an actor on the television drama series, "The Blacklist." As a recovering alcoholic in the television series, "Seinfeld," he plays Jason Hanky in the episode, 'The Apology.'

New York native Marisa Tomei is known for her role in the film, "My Cousin Vinny," for which she won an Academy Award. As a guest star on the "Seinfeld" episode, 'The Cadillac,' she played herself.

The actor stars in the action-packed thriller film, "Anaconda." His film credits are too long to mention, but on "Seinfeld," he played himself in the episode entitled, 'The Mom & Pop Store.'

The late Melvin Howard Tormé starred as himself on the "Seinfeld" episode, 'The Jimmy.' He was a musician known for singing standard jazz and is notable for the soundtrack of "Dick Tracy."

This actor portrayed himself in the episode of Seinfeld called 'The Trip.' He is famous for his work in the American comedy series, "The Wonder Years."

George Wendt stars as Norm Peterson in the 1982 to 1993 series, "Cheers." He made a guest appearance as himself in the episode, 'The Trip.'

Geraldo Rivera is an American reporter, attorney, author, and talk show host. In the episode, 'The Finale,' he starred as himself.

As the postmaster general, he depicts character Henry Atkins in the episode, 'The Junk Mail.' This American actor is a Utah native with a long list of acting credits.

Brad Garrett was an actor on "Everybody Loves Raymond." In the "Seinfeld" episode, 'The Bottle Deposit,' he played an insane mechanic named Tony.

"Beverly Hills Cop" actor Judge Reinhold made an appearance on the television sitcom, "Seinfeld." In the episode, 'The Raincoats,' he played the role of Aaron, Seinfeld's close-talker, a person who stands unusually close to another person while speaking.

Corbin Bernsen plays himself in the "Seinfeld" episode, 'The Trip.' He is known for his role in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," and for his role as a divorce lawyer on the TV series, "L.A. Law."

"Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston, is also an American screenwriter, producer and director. He made a guest appearance as Dr. Tim Whatley in the "Seinfeld" episode, 'Various.'

Anna Gunn played the "Seinfeld" character, Amy in the episode, 'The Glasses.' This Cleveland native also stars on the American drama series, "Breaking Bad."

Bob Odenkirk is well-known for his role as a lawyer on the "Breaking Bad" spin-off, "Better Call Saul." The actor also appears as Ben in the Seinfeld episode, 'The Abstinence.'

This New Jersey actress, stand-up comedian and writer stars in "Ratatouille." In the "Seinfeld" episode, 'The Invitations and The Foundation,' she portrays Jerry's fiancee, Jeannie Steinman.

Denise Richards made a guest appearance as Molly Dalrymple in the "Seinfeld" season 4 episode titled 'The Shoes.' The actress stars in "The World Is Not Enough."

In the television sitcom, "Seinfeld," Phil Hartman played the man on the phone in the episode titled 'The Package.' He is famous for his role as Bill McNeal in the television sitcom, "NewsRadio." He was also on "Saturday Night Live."

Teri Hatcher was an actress in the series, "Desperate Housewives." She plays the role of Sidra in 'The Implants, The Pilot, and The Finale,' an episode of "Seinfeld."

"Independence Day" actor James Rebhorn appears in more than 100 series, plays and films throughout his career. He landed the role of District Attorney Hoyt in the final episode of "Seinfeld," entitled 'The Finale.'

Actress Molly Shannon played the role of Sam in the "Seinfeld" season 8 episode, 'The Summer of George.'​ The character is often referred to as someone who does not move her arms when walking.

Michael Chiklis is an American actor who is a cast member in "The Shield." In the "Seinfeld" episode, 'The Stranded,' he played Steve Pocatello who was the host of a party.

"Serendipity" actor Jeremy Piven made a guest appearance on "Seinfeld." In the episode, 'The Pilot,' he played Michael Barth, an actor who portrayed George.

In the television series, "Seinfeld," he played the video store clerk in the episode titled 'The Couch.' Patton Oswalt brings life to character Matt Fruehauf in the comedy-drama series, "Young Adult."

Mariska Hargitay is an American actress who is well-known for her role in "Law & Order: SVU." As Melissa Shannon in the episode, 'The Pilot,' she auditioned for the role of Elaine.

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About This Quiz

"Seinfeld" was a sitcom that ran for nearly 10 years. From 1989 and 1998, the show followed a stand-up comedian who had minor success in the industry and his interactions with the people of his world. The star, whose real name was Jerry Seinfeld, took most of the storylines from real-life experiences. 

The show was a great success and went on to win Emmys, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and many more awards and accolades. And with more than 180 episodes, there were bound to be more than a few celebrity guest appearances, so here we are. We want to know if you've watched enough "Seinfeld" to name the celebrities who guest-starred on the show.

Now, we won't ask you to tell us the names the actors and actresses used on the show, because that would be too challenging to remember. Instead, we want you to tell us the real names of these stars- the names they were born with, or had changed for professional reasons. If you feel like this is something you can do and ace this quiz, then let's get started!

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