Whether or not you liked the show, Friends was THE show of the 90s and early 00s. If you could land a role on Friends, it was a pretty big deal.
Of course, actors like Tom Selleck, Paul Rudd, Anna Faris, Bruce Willis, and Hank Azaria all appeared as recurring characters on the show, but do you remember some of the more famous guest stars?
1. T.J. Thyne
Who he played: One of Phoebe’s doctors when she’s giving birth to the triplets.
Where he’s from: Played Dr. Jack Hodgins on Bones.
2. Hugh Laurie
Who he played: Rachel’s annoyed seat-mate on a flight to London
What he’s from: House, Stuart Little, among many others.
3. Jason Alexander
Who he played: Earl, a suicidal office manager that Phoebe talks to when she works for a call center.
Where he’s from: Seinfeld
4. Charlie Sheen
Who he played: Ryan, Phoebe’s Navy lover who gets the chicken pox
Where he’s from: Two and a Half Men, Red Dawn, Young Guns
5. Susan Sarandon
Who she played: Jessica Lockhart, Joey’s co-star on Days of our Lives
Where she’s from: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Bull Durham, Dead Man Walking, Stepmom
6. Helen Hunt
Who she played: a customer at Central Perk who confuses Phoebe for her twin sister Ursula.
Where she’s from: Mad About You, Pay It Forward, Twister
7. Winona Ryder
Who she played: Melissa Warbutron, a college friend of Rachel’s who also happened to make-out with her.
What she’s from: Girl, Interrupted, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Stranger Things
8. Reese Witherspoon
Who she played: Rachel’s sister, Jill, who gets cut off
What she’s from: Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions, Big Little Lies
9. Christina Applegate
Who she played: Rachel’s other sister, Amy
What she’s from: Married With Children, Anchorman, The Sweetest Thing
10. Brad Pitt
Who he played: Monica’s friend and president of the I Hate Rachel Club, Will Colbert.
What he’s from: Fight Club, Troy Inglorious Bastards, Mr. & Mrs. Smith
11 & 12. Robin Williams & Billy Crystal
Who they played: Tim and Thomas, two bickering friends at Central Perk
What they’re from: Williams – Mork & Mindy, Jumanji, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire
Crystal: – City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride
13. Julia Roberts
Who she played: Susie Moss, Chandler’s childhood friend and present-day date.
What she’s from: Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich, Runaway Bride, Notting Hill
14. & 15. George Clooney and Noah Wyle
Who they played: Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Rosen
What they’re from: At the time, ER.
16. Jeff Goldblum
Who he plays: A play director that Joey ends up peeing on.
What he’s from: Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Fly
17. John Stamos
Who he played: Zack, a possible sperm donor for Chandler and Monica (unbeknownst to him)
What he’s from: Full House, ER
18. Leah Remini
Who she played: Lydia, a woman giving birth in the hospital and befriends Joey
What she’s from: King of Queens, Scientology in general
19. Danny Devito
Who he played: Roy, the stripper for Phoebe’s bachelorette party
What he’s from: Matilda, Junior, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Batman Returns