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CHRISTOPHER GUEST (Ivan the Terrible) has acted, written and composed for theater, radio, television and film and directed six feature films. From the late 1960s until 1975 he worked as a stage actor in New York. Concurrently, he began writing for National Lampoon magazine and contributing to "The National Lampoon Radio Hour,” making five albums, three of which were nominated for Grammy® Awards, as well as co-writing and performing in the stage show "Lemmings.”

His television credits include The TV Show (with Rob Reiner), The Chevy Chase Special, The Lily Tomlin Show, for which he received an Emmy Award, and Saturday Night Live as a writer, director and cast member.

Guest directed his first feature film, The Big Picture – starring Kevin Bacon, in 1989, and went on to do Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman (1992) with Darryl Hannah, Waiting for Guffman (1997), Almost Heroes (1998), Best in Show (2000) – for which he and Eugene Levy received a Writers Guild of America nomination – and A Mighty Wind, (2003), for which he, Eugene Levy and Michael McKean won a Grammy award. Guest's most recent film, For Your Consideration (2006), took a look at Hollywood and the effect of awards season on actors who think they might get nominated.

Along with Harry Shearer and Michael McKean, Guest toured the world with the band Spinal Tap, as well as The Folksmen. At Carnegie Hall, The Folksmen actually opened for Spinal Tap, which he describes as "either megalomania in its purest form or merely overreaching.”

Guest has acted in over a dozen films including A Few Good Men, The Long Riders, The Princess Bride, Little Shop of Horrors, and This is Spinal Tap. He was most recently seen in Stephen Frears's Mrs. Henderson Presents with Judi Dench. Guest is married to Jamie Lee Curtis, and they have two children.


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