Lance Guest

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Lance Guest
Lance Guest 2012.jpg
Guest at the 2012 Wizard World Toronto
Born Lance R. Guest
(1960-07-21) July 21, 1960 (age 56)
Saratoga, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1981-present

Danna Guest


Lance R. Guest (born July 21, 1960) is an American film and television actor.


Guest developed a serious interest in acting in the ninth grade while attending Saratoga High School, and he majored in theater while attending UCLA. He has starred in many theatrical films including his role as Jimmy alongside actress Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween II, and also starred in Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures. His most notable role is in the 1984 science fiction film The Last Starfighter as Alex Rogan, and as Beta, a robot sent to replace Alex while he was in space. In 1987, he starred in Jaws: The Revenge as Michael Brody. In 2000, Guest played Cosmo Cola in Stepsister from Planet Weird. In 2001, he played Hugo Archibald in The Jennie Project. Also that year, he appeared in Mach 2.

His starring television roles included Lou Grant from 1981–1982 and Knots Landing in 1991. He has guest starred on St. Elsewhere, The Wonder Years, Party of Five, JAG, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Becker, Life Goes On, House and Jericho.

Lance has starred on Broadway as Johnny Cash in the musical Million Dollar Quartet, a fictionalized depiction of a unique moment in music history: the one and only time Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley ever met and recorded music as a group.



Year Title Role Notes
1981 Halloween II Jimmy
1982 I Ought to Be in Pictures Gordon
1984 The Last Starfighter Alex Rogan / Beta Alex
Just the Way You Are Jack the Answering Service Guy
1985 Waiting to Act Body Snatcher Guy
1987 Jaws: The Revenge Michael Brody
1988 The Wizard of Loneliness John T.
1997 Plan B Jack Sadler
2001 Mach 2 Keith Dorman
2007 Shadowbox Morell - Shadow Man Short
2008 The Least of These Mark Roberts
2009 21 and a Wake-Up Dr. Oscar Kimber
2014 Late Phases James Griffin
2016 Traces Nelson


Year Title Role Notes
1981 Dallas Student 1 Episode: The Mark of Cain
Why Us? Hugh Whitaker TV Short
Please Don't Hit Me, Mom Michael Reynolds TV film
1981-82 Lou Grant Lance Reinecke / Mark 7 Episodes
1982-83 St. Elsewhere Orderly Sean Rooney 4 Episodes: Down's Syndrome, Legionnaires: Part 1 & 2, Hearts
1982-85 ABC Afterschool Special Tim / Doug Henshaw 2 Episodes: One Too Many, Between Two Loves
1983 Confessions of a Married Man Arthur TV film
1984 American Playhouse Orson Ziegler 1 Episode: The Roommate
1985 My Father, My Rival Scott TV film
1988 Favorite Son David Ross 1 Episode: Part One
1991 Knots Landing Steve Brewer 13 Episodes
1992 The Wonder Years Mike Detweiller 1 Episode: Politics as Usual
Life Goes On Michael Romanov 6 Episodes
1993 Hart to Hart Returns Peter McDowell TV film
1995 All-American Girl Leon 1 Episode: Venus de Margaret
Life Goes On Kyle Lang 1 Episode: Fearful Symmetry
1995-96 Party of Five Mr. Allen Peck 2 Episodes: Dearly Beloved, Unfair Advantage
1997 The Burning Zone Russ Johnson 1 Episode: Critical Mass
1999 Becker Dr. Harvey Cohen 1 Episode: Saving Harvey Cohen
Thanks John the Blacksmith 1 Episode: Marriage
2000 Then Came You Tom 1 Episode: Then Came a Wedding
Stepsister from Planet Weird Cosmo Cola TV film
2001 The Jennie Project Hugo Archibald TV film
JAG Cmdr. Stacy Loftness 2 Episodes: Adrift: Part 1 & 2
Bitter Winter TV film
2004 NYPD Blue Mercy Hawks 1 Episode: Traylor Trash
2006 House Lewis Bardach 1 Episode: Safe
2007 Alibi Peterson TV film
2008 Jericho Alex Utley 1 Episode: Condor
Flu Bird Horror Garrett TV film
2010 Late Show with David Letterman Johnny Cash 1 Episode: Evangeline Lilly/Sam Rockwell/Million Dollar Quartet/Aaron Kelly
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Johnny Cash 1 Episode: No. 2.104
2012 All-American New Year's Eve 2013 Johnny Cash TV film
2014 Christmas Eve, 1914 John Gilliam TV film

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