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Christopher Guest

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5, 1948
New York City, NY
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5, 1948 (age 72)
New York City, NY


Writer, directer and actor of such popular mockumentary films as This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, and Best in Show. He also played the six-fingered man, Count Tyrone Rugen, in The Princess Bride and Ivan the Terrible in Night at the Museum 2.

Before Fame

He played the clarinet and mandolin in high school before picking up the guitar.


He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live during the 1984-85 season.

Family Life

He married actress Jamie Lee Curtis in 1984 and the couple adopted two children together.

Associated With

Actors and actresses frequently seen in his films include Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Coolidge, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Fred Willard.