Christopher Guest Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948 in New York, USA), known as Christopher Guest, is an actor, writer, director, composer, and musician.
He is best known for his portrayal of Nigel Tufnel in the mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap, and his time as a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live (1984-1985). Guest made his first appearance as Tufnel on the 1980 album Lenny and the Squigtones by "Lenny and Squiggy"' (comedians Michael McKean and David Lander).
He also appeared as Count Rugen in The Princess Bride, and as Dr. Stone in the 1992 film A Few Good Men.
His directorial debut was for the film The Big Picture; he went on to write, act in, and direct several heavily improvised mockumentaries:
Waiting for Guffman (1996) - as Corky St. Clair Best in Show (2000) - as Harlan Pepper A Mighty Wind (2003) - as Alan Barrows He also had a cameo role in the 1986 remake of Little Shop of Horrors starring Rick Moranis In April 2005, he announced he would no longer make mockumentaries, because he didn't find them funny anymore. However, it has since been confirmed that another mockumentary is planned. The film, For Your Consideration, has been confirmed by actors Michael McKean and Ricky Gervais. Guest will be playing the character of Jay Berman, along with his usual writing and directing duties.
In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, he was voted amongst the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.