Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Awarded for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Currently held by Bob Newhart,
The Big Bang Theory (2013)
Official website http://www.emmys.com/

This is a list of winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.


Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Lead Actor - Comedy Series Supporting Actor - Comedy Series Guest Actor - Comedy Series Overall
Actor with most awards Carroll O'Connor,
Michael J. Fox,
Kelsey Grammer
4 Don Knotts 5 Mel Brooks 3 Don Knotts 5
Actor with most nominations Alan Alda,
Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer
11 David Hyde Pierce 11 Fred Willard, Will Arnett, Nathan Lane 4 Kelsey Grammer 13
Actor with most nominations
without ever winning
Hal Linden, John Goodman 7 Jason Alexander, Peter Boyle 7 Fred Willard, Will Arnett, Nathan Lane 4 Jason Alexander 8
Television program with most wins All in the Family, Frasier 4 The Andy Griffith Show,
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
5 Mad About You 4 Frasier 10
Television program with most nominations M*A*S*H, Cheers 11 M*A*S*H 21 30 Rock 14 Frasier 34
Television program with most nominations without ever winning Barney Miller, Roseanne 7 Barney Miller 8 The Golden Girls, Seinfeld 5 Barney Miller 17

Award winners[edit]

1980s[edit]

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

Year Actor Program Role Network
1985-1986
(38th)
Roscoe Lee Browne The Cosby Show Dr. Barnabus Foster NBC
Earle Hyman The Cosby Show Russell Huxtable NBC
Danny Kaye Dr. Burns
Clarice Taylor Anna Huxtable
Stevie Wonder Himself
1986-1987
(39th)
John Cleese Cheers Dr. Simon Finch-Royce NBC
Art Carney The Cavanaughs James 'Weasel' Cavanaugh CBS
Herb Edelman The Golden Girls Stan NBC
Lois Nettleton Jean
Nancy Walker Angela
1987-1988
(40th)
Beah Richards Frank's Place Mrs. Varden CBS
Herb Edelman The Golden Girls Stan NBC
Geraldine Fitzgerald The Golden Girls Anna ABC
Eileen Heckart The Cosby Show Mrs. Hickson NBC
Gilda Radner It's Garry Shandling's Show Herself Showtime

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Year Actor Program Role Network
1988-1989
(41st)
Cleavon Little Dear John Tony Larkin NBC
Sammy Davis, Jr. The Cosby Show Ray Palomino NBC
Jack Gilford The Golden Girls Max Weinstock
Leslie Nielsen Day by Day Jack Harper
Robert Picardo The Wonder Years Mr. Cutlip ABC

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Network
1989-1990
(42nd)
Jay Thomas Murphy Brown Jerry Gold CBS
David Huddleston The Wonder Years Grandpa Arnold ABC
Darren McGavin Murphy Brown Bill Brown CBS
Jerry Orbach The Golden Girls Glen O'Brien NBC
Dick Van Dyke Ken
1990-1991
(43rd)
Jay Thomas Murphy Brown Jerry Gold CBS
Sheldon Leonard Cheers Sid Nelson NBC
Alan Oppenheimer Murphy Brown Eugene Kinsella CBS
Tom Poston Coach Art Hibke ABC
Danny Thomas Empty Nest Dr. Leo Brewster NBC
1991-1992
(44th)
no award
1992-1993
(45th)
David Clennon Dream On Peter Brewer HBO
Tom Berenger Cheers Don Santry NBC
Dana Carvey The Larry Sanders Show Himself HBO
Bill Erwin Seinfeld Sid Fields NBC
Joel Grey Brooklyn Bridge Jacob Pressman CBS
1993-1994
(46th)
Martin Sheen Murphy Brown Nick Brody CBS
Jason Alexander Dream On Randall Townsend HBO
Paul Dooley Mickey Tupper
John Glover Frasier Ned Miller NBC
Judge Reinhold Seinfeld Aaron
1994-1995
(47th)
Carl Reiner Mad About You Alan Brady NBC
Sid Caesar Love & War Stein CBS
Nathan Lane Frasier Phil NBC
Robert Pastorelli Murphy Brown Eldin Bernecky CBS
Paul Reubens Andrew J. Lansing III
1995-1996
(48th)
Tim Conway Coach Kenny Montague ABC
Griffin Dunne Frasier Bob NBC
Mandy Patinkin The Larry Sanders Show Himself HBO
Larry Thomas Seinfeld The Soup Nazi NBC
Harris Yulin Frasier Jerome Belasco
1996-1997
(49th)
Mel Brooks Mad About You Uncle Phil NBC
Sid Caesar Mad About You Uncle Harold NBC
David Duchovny The Larry Sanders Show Himself HBO
James Earl Jones Frasier Norman NBC
Jerry Stiller Seinfeld Frank Costanza
1997-1998
(50th)
Mel Brooks Mad About You Uncle Phil NBC
Hank Azaria Mad About You Nat NBC
Lloyd Bridges Seinfeld Izzy Mandelbaum
John Cleese 3rd Rock from the Sun Dr. Liam Neesam
Nathan Lane Mad About You Nathan Twilley
1998-1999
(51st)
Mel Brooks Mad About You Uncle Phil NBC
Woody Harrelson Frasier Woody Boyd NBC
Charles Nelson Reilly The Drew Carey Show Mr. Hathaway ABC
John Ritter Ally McBeal George Madison Fox
William Shatner 3rd Rock from the Sun Big Giant Head NBC

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Network
1999-2000
(52nd)
Bruce Willis Friends Paul Stevens NBC
Anthony LaPaglia Frasier Simon Moon NBC
William H. Macy Sports Night Sam Donovan ABC
Carl Reiner Beggars and Choosers Sid Barry Showtime
Tom Selleck Friends Dr. Richard Burke NBC
2000-2001
(53rd)
Derek Jacobi Frasier Jackson Hedley NBC
Victor Garber Frasier Ferguson NBC
Robert Loggia Malcolm in the Middle Grandpa Victor Fox
Gary Oldman Friends Richard Crosby NBC
Michael York The Lot Colin Rhome AMC
2001-2002
(54th)
Anthony LaPaglia Frasier Simon Moon NBC
Adam Arkin Frasier Tom NBC
Brian Cox Harry Moon
Michael Douglas Will & Grace Det. Gavin Hatch
Brad Pitt Friends Will Colbert
2002-2003
(55th)
Gene Wilder Will & Grace Mr. Stein NBC
Hank Azaria Friends David NBC
David Duchovny Life with Bonnie Johnny Volcano ABC
Fred Willard Everybody Loves Raymond Hank MacDougall CBS
Jonathan Winters Life with Bonnie Q.T. Marlens ABC
2003-2004
(56th)
John Turturro Monk Ambrose Monk USA
John Cleese Will & Grace Lyle Finster NBC
Danny DeVito Friends Roy
Anthony LaPaglia Frasier Simon Moon
Fred Willard Everybody Loves Raymond Hank MacDougall CBS
2004-2005
(57th)
Bobby Cannavale Will & Grace Vince D'Angelo NBC
Alec Baldwin Will & Grace Malcolm NBC
Victor Garber Peter Bovington
Jeff Goldblum Scott Woolley
Fred Willard Everybody Loves Raymond Hank MacDougall CBS
2005-2006
(58th)
Leslie Jordan Will & Grace Beverley Leslie NBC
Alec Baldwin Will & Grace Malcolm NBC
Martin Sheen Two and a Half Men Harvey CBS
Patrick Stewart Extras Himself HBO
Ben Stiller
2006-2007
(59th)
Stanley Tucci Monk David Ruskin USA
Beau Bridges My Name Is Earl Carl Hickey NBC
Martin Landau Entourage Bob Ryan HBO
Ian McKellen Extras Himself
Giovanni Ribisi My Name Is Earl Ralph Mariano NBC
2007-2008
(60th)
Tim Conway 30 Rock Bucky Bright NBC
Will Arnett 30 Rock Devon Banks NBC
Shelley Berman Curb Your Enthusiasm Nat David HBO
Steve Buscemi 30 Rock Lenny Wosniak NBC
Rip Torn Don Geiss
2008-2009
(61st)
Justin Timberlake Saturday Night Live Various Characters NBC
Alan Alda 30 Rock Milton Greene NBC
Beau Bridges Desperate Housewives Eli Scruggs ABC
Jon Hamm 30 Rock Dr. Drew Baird NBC
Steve Martin Gavin Volure

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Network
2009-2010
(62nd)
Neil Patrick Harris Glee Bryan Ryan Fox
Will Arnett 30 Rock Devon Banks NBC
Jon Hamm Dr. Drew Baird
Mike O'Malley Glee Burt Hummel Fox
Eli Wallach Nurse Jackie Bernard Zimberg Showtime
Fred Willard Modern Family Frank Dunphy ABC
2010-2011
(63rd)
Justin Timberlake Saturday Night Live Various Characters NBC
Will Arnett 30 Rock Devon Banks NBC
Matt Damon Carol Burnett
Idris Elba The Big C Lenny Showtime
Zach Galifianakis Saturday Night Live Various Characters NBC
Nathan Lane Modern Family Pepper Saltzman ABC
2011-2012
(64th)
Jimmy Fallon Saturday Night Live Various Characters NBC
Will Arnett 30 Rock Devon Banks NBC
Bobby Cannavale Nurse Jackie Dr. Mike Cruz Showtime
Michael J. Fox Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself HBO
Jon Hamm 30 Rock Abner / David Brinkley NBC
Greg Kinnear Modern Family Tad ABC
2012-2013
(65th)
Bob Newhart The Big Bang Theory Arthur Jeffries / Professor Proton CBS
Louis C.K. Saturday Night Live Various Characters NBC
Bobby Cannavale Nurse Jackie Dr. Mike Cruz Showtime
Will Forte 30 Rock Paul L'astnamé NBC
Nathan Lane Modern Family Pepper Saltzman ABC
Justin Timberlake Saturday Night Live Various Characters NBC

Multiple winners[edit]

2 wins

3 wins

Multiple nominees[edit]