In 1989, Trump appeared in the music video for Bobby Brown's single "On Our Own", which was featured in the movie Ghostbusters II. In 1991, Trump originally made an appearance in the music video for Precious Metal's cover of Janet Robin's song, "Mr. Big Stuff". However, Trump wanted a $250,000 payment instead of the agreed-upon $10,000 appearance fee. After the band refused to pay for his appearance, Trump was replaced in the final version of the music video.
Trump has also appeared in a number of television commercials for Pizza Hut. The first of these commercials aired in the United States in 1995, and featured his ex-wife Ivana promoting Stuffed Crust pizzas. The second of these commercials aired in the Australian market in 2000, and was for large 'New Yorker' pizzas the chain was promoting at the time. In 2002, Trump appeared in three McDonald's commercials featuring the Grimace.
In the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) turns Hill Valley's courthouse into a gaudy casino/hotel (à la the Trump Plaza hotel) where he lives an obnoxiously luxurious lifestyle. In his office is a portrait of himself that was based on one of Donald Trump. Co-writer Bob Gale says that the Trump connection was definitely intentional.
The 1989 film Do the Right Thing references Trump, when pizzeria owner Sal jokes about selling his business to build condominiums named "Trump's Pizza" or "Trump's Plaza".
In the 1989 Woody Allen film Crimes and Misdemeanors, Alan Alda's character, Lester, says, "Idea for series - a wealthy, high-profile builder who's always trying to realize grandiose dreams, à la Donald Trump, to be shot in New York."
In a 1990 episode of Growing Pains, Donald Trump hand delivers a large donation off camera while the Seaver family is showering and getting ready to host a charity clinic fundraiser. It is mentioned several times that he may attend in order to get the family members to hurry the preparations.
A teenage Donald Trump appears in a Quantum Leap episode (1992): "It's A Wonderful Leap" along with his father Fred Trump.
In the 1997 film The Devil's Advocate during a party scene, a character says "Trump was supposed to be here".
In the 1998 film A Night at the Roxbury, Doug Butabi (Chris Kattan) says: “Last night we made some very important business contacts” for which his father Kamehl Butabi replies: “Really!? Doing what? Dancing the Macarena with Donald Trump?”
In the 2000 film American Psycho, Patrick Bateman briefly mentions Trump, saying "Is that Donald Trump's car?" while looking out a taxi window. Trump's then (as of the setting of the film) wife Ivana Trump is also mentioned in a different scene.
In Friends Season 4, episode 11 - "The One with Phoebe's Uterus", Joey walks in wearing a blue blazer to which Chandler gets tongue-tied while delivering his joke: “I don’t know, but Donald Trump wants his blue blazer black.”
In Friends Season 5, episode 5 - "The One with the Kips", Chandler tells Joey he saw Donald Trump waiting for an elevator during his business trip. Joey later finds out that Monica also saw Donald Trump waiting for an elevator during her business trip. This leads Joey to conclude that Monica and Chandler actually spent the weekend together.
In American Dad S1 E2, after Stan Smith says "you're fired!", Donald Trump shows up and Stan reacts saying "Oh for God's sake, somebody pay Mr Trump!". Later in the episode, Stan says "you were fired", Trump shows up again, but this time Stan replies "That's passive tense Trump, you don't own that".
In the 2009 film Whatever Works, Marietta says to her daughter Melody when they are in front of a wax figure of Donald Trump "Oh, sweet pea, sweet pea, this is the kind of man you should be married to..."
In the 2010 film Morning Glory, Becky Fuller tried to have legendary news anchor Mike Pomeroy do a morning show segment on Trump and he refuses.
Battleship (2012) (one of the characters makes a reference to Trump's virility)
^Lazare, Lewis (May 20, 2004). "Check-card spot cashes in with Trump". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 65. McDonald's was one of the first to feature him, in a spot in which he looked a bit uncomfortable, and Verizon Wireless nabbed him for a commercial that mimicked his role on "The Apprentice."
^Lazare, Lewis (May 20, 2004). "Check-card spot cashes in with Trump". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 65. Trump leans over the edge of the tower to watch his card plummet to earth and lets out a funny "uh-oh." As a voiceover explains that Visa check-card holders aren't responsible for unauthorized purchases -- a fact we're supposed to believe Trump has no knowledge of -- the television star and real estate mogul makes his way to the street, where we next see him bent over the bin frantically searching for the card -- an amusing image indeed, given the Trump persona we now know so well.