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 In 1991, Trump originally made an appearance in the music video for Precious Metal's cover of Janet Robin's song, "Mr.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 U.S. 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 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".
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 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 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 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.
^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.