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(Buzzfeed)   The 25 best "That Guy" actors. It includes the guy from the thing, the guy who's always nervous, the guy who's always playing military roles, the Farmer's Insurance guy, and, for some reason, Tom Wilkinson   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 340
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2012-07-16 12:55:59 PM
I understand most of those, but I was surprised to see Gary Cole and Fred Ward on the list. I thought everyone knew who they were.
 
2012-07-16 01:13:34 PM
You mean Vern Schillinger?
 
2012-07-16 01:19:17 PM
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Everytime I see this guy, I think Christopher Walken/Kevin Bacon love child.
 
2012-07-16 01:21:57 PM
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2012-07-16 01:29:19 PM
Absent from the list:

Dan Hedaya
 
2012-07-16 01:38:05 PM
J. K. Simmons is a "that guy"? He's been on Law and Order! Oz! HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!
 
2012-07-16 01:40:04 PM

scottydoesntknow: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 576x404]

Everytime I see this guy, I think Christopher Walken/Kevin Bacon love child.


William Fichtner is one of my favorite actors.
 
2012-07-16 01:40:06 PM
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2012-07-16 01:45:40 PM
C'mon. Mark Strong's had a bunch of starring roles. He's more than just a character actor at this point.
 
2012-07-16 01:48:34 PM

FirstNationalBastard: J. K. Simmons is a "that guy"? He's been on Law and Order! Oz! HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!


And yet, to a lot of people, he's "Juno's Dad" or "The Farmer's Insurance Ads Guy".

He's awesome, but he's better known for his roles than his name, and for a lot of people, he's OH! HIM!
 
2012-07-16 01:51:25 PM

WhoIsWillo: FirstNationalBastard: J. K. Simmons is a "that guy"? He's been on Law and Order! Oz! HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!

And yet, to a lot of people, he's "Juno's Dad" or "The Farmer's Insurance Ads Guy".

He's awesome, but he's better known for his roles than his name, and for a lot of people, he's OH! HIM!


I saw him in a Newark airport one time. I said to my wife, "Look it's that guy from the Spiderman movie." She looked at him for a good minute and was like, "Who?" I then gave her like five other references. Still, no clue. And no I didn't know his name. But he's awesome.
 
2012-07-16 01:52:47 PM

WhoIsWillo: FirstNationalBastard: J. K. Simmons is a "that guy"? He's been on Law and Order! Oz! HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!

And yet, to a lot of people, he's "Juno's Dad" or "The Farmer's Insurance Ads Guy".

He's awesome, but he's better known for his roles than his name, and for a lot of people, he's OH! HIM!


I also think the JJJ mustache/hair really hid him.

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I didn't recognize him the first time I saw it
 
2012-07-16 01:58:12 PM

FirstNationalBastard: J. K. Simmons is a "that guy"? He's been on Law and Order! Oz! HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!


I can't ever look at him without thinking about him raping Beecher, then Beecher shiatting in his mouth.

And Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will always be Adabisi.
 
2012-07-16 02:03:46 PM
Mark Pellegrino might have started off that way but ever since his stint on Supernatural he's come across as a pretty good actor.
 
2012-07-16 02:06:31 PM

Weaver95: Mark Pellegrino might have started off that way but ever since his stint on Supernatural he's come across as a pretty good actor.


All the guys on this list are pretty good actors. That's why they keep getting work.
 
2012-07-16 02:10:54 PM

WhoIsWillo: Weaver95: Mark Pellegrino might have started off that way but ever since his stint on Supernatural he's come across as a pretty good actor.

All the guys on this list are pretty good actors. That's why they keep getting work.


this is true.
 
2012-07-16 02:14:38 PM

WhoIsWillo: Weaver95: Mark Pellegrino might have started off that way but ever since his stint on Supernatural he's come across as a pretty good actor.

All the guys on this list are pretty good actors. That's why they keep getting work.


Yep. Aside from the CSB above, I have a rule not to approach actors, which typically comes into conflict with my wife, because when my wife wants to meet an actor or actress it's going to happen whether I like it or not. And I'm probably going to be there to take the picture.

Anyway if there was a guy I'd want to meet in person and say "I like your work" it would probably be Simmons. He's got more range than most.
 
2012-07-16 02:19:36 PM

scottydoesntknow: WhoIsWillo: FirstNationalBastard: J. K. Simmons is a "that guy"? He's been on Law and Order! Oz! HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!

And yet, to a lot of people, he's "Juno's Dad" or "The Farmer's Insurance Ads Guy".

He's awesome, but he's better known for his roles than his name, and for a lot of people, he's OH! HIM!

I also think the JJJ mustache/hair really hid him.

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I didn't recognize him the first time I saw it



I really didn't have much awareness of him before this

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so it was weird to start seeing him in nice guy roles like he played in Juno.
 
2012-07-16 02:26:16 PM
What's impressive (to me) about that list is how many of them appeared on The West Wing.
 
2012-07-16 02:26:37 PM
Watch out for #12, it's a DOOZY!!

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2012-07-16 02:27:49 PM
David Morse? The author is yanking our cranks with that one.
 
2012-07-16 02:28:30 PM

FirstNationalBastard: J. K. Simmons is a "that guy"? He's been on Law and Order! Oz! HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!


His Cave Johnson voice-overs were one of the very best parts of Portal 2.
 
2012-07-16 02:29:09 PM
Brother D-Day is not a "that guy".
 
2012-07-16 02:30:04 PM
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???
 
2012-07-16 02:30:34 PM

FirstNationalBastard: HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!


There's never been a better casting choice, ever.
 
2012-07-16 02:30:39 PM

bdub77: WhoIsWillo: Weaver95: Mark Pellegrino might have started off that way but ever since his stint on Supernatural he's come across as a pretty good actor.

All the guys on this list are pretty good actors. That's why they keep getting work.

Yep. Aside from the CSB above, I have a rule not to approach actors, which typically comes into conflict with my wife, because when my wife wants to meet an actor or actress it's going to happen whether I like it or not. And I'm probably going to be there to take the picture.

Anyway if there was a guy I'd want to meet in person and say "I like your work" it would probably be Simmons. He's got more range than most.


Yep.

Got his start on Broadway: Link Guys and Dolls. That's him in the front row.

/Bonus: Beach Club owner from Saved By the Bell sitting next to the giant in the grey suit.
 
2012-07-16 02:32:25 PM
Could someone photoshop a blue Warriors t-shirt on the picture of David Morse? Cause the gold paint on the face is already there.
 
2012-07-16 02:33:39 PM
Is That Scandinavian Guy on the list?
 
2012-07-16 02:34:04 PM
"All these science spheres are made of asbestos by the way, keeps out the rats. Let us know if you feel a shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough or your heart stopping, because that's not part of the test - that's asbestos."

"We haven't entirely nailed down what element it is yet, but I'll tell you this: it's a lively one and it does not like the human skeleton."

"Those of you who volunteered to be injected with praying mantis DNA, I've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news is we're postponing those tests indefinitely. Good news is we've got a much better test for you: fighting an army of mantis men. Pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line. You'll know when the test starts."

Simmons made a fantastic game series even more amazing
 
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2012-07-16 02:35:25 PM
Oh man, I love Tremors.
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2012-07-16 02:35:48 PM

mitchcumstein1: FirstNationalBastard: J. K. Simmons is a "that guy"? He's been on Law and Order! Oz! HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!

I can't ever look at him without thinking about him raping Beecher, then Beecher shiatting in his mouth.

And Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will always be Adabisi.


there are a whole bunch of the OZ actors on other things now (mostly law and order)... They will ALWAYS be the guys from OZ to me... I can't help but seeing them all in their most disturbing scenes, no matter what.

/simmons is an incredible actor, shillinger was terrifying
 
2012-07-16 02:38:21 PM

Sybarite: scottydoesntknow: WhoIsWillo: FirstNationalBastard: J. K. Simmons is a "that guy"? He's been on Law and Order! Oz! HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!

And yet, to a lot of people, he's "Juno's Dad" or "The Farmer's Insurance Ads Guy".

He's awesome, but he's better known for his roles than his name, and for a lot of people, he's OH! HIM!

I also think the JJJ mustache/hair really hid him.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x410]

I didn't recognize him the first time I saw it


I really didn't have much awareness of him before this

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so it was weird to start seeing him in nice guy roles like he played in Juno.


Holy shiat, he looks like Bronson's father in that picture haha.

static.guim.co.uk

/Still can't believe how big Tom Hardy got in that
 
2012-07-16 02:39:16 PM
All-time That Guy actor: William Schallert.
 
2012-07-16 02:39:29 PM
List needs more Larry Cedar.
 
2012-07-16 02:40:00 PM
I knew all 25 of these guys. Any moviegoer worth his/her salt should know most of them, for Crissakes. (David Morse? Tom Wilkinson? Really?!?)
 
2012-07-16 02:40:07 PM

Sadly, the number one guy who used to top this kind of list died....


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R.I.P John O'Connor
 
2012-07-16 02:41:19 PM

naugahyde monkey: mitchcumstein1: FirstNationalBastard: J. K. Simmons is a "that guy"? He's been on Law and Order! Oz! HE WAS J. JONAH. JAMESON IN THE SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES THAT DIDN'T SUCK!

I can't ever look at him without thinking about him raping Beecher, then Beecher shiatting in his mouth.

And Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will always be Adabisi.

there are a whole bunch of the OZ actors on other things now (mostly law and order)... They will ALWAYS be the guys from OZ to me... I can't help but seeing them all in their most disturbing scenes, no matter what.

/simmons is an incredible actor, shillinger was terrifying


Yeah, there was a big Law and Order: SVU/Oz crossover as far as actors go.

Would have been great to see a real L&O:SVU/Oz crossover. Let Dr. Emil Skoda psychologically analyze Schillinger.
 
2012-07-16 02:43:19 PM
And apparently, this list thinks that "that guy"s didn't exist before 1980!

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/Burt Mustin, biatches! He was everywhere!
 
2012-07-16 02:43:23 PM
Add Paul Guilfoyle.

www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-07-16 02:43:28 PM
Huh. Pretty good list, i recognized all of them but if their names werent listed i couldnt tell you a single one besides Gary Cole and JK Simmons.
 
2012-07-16 02:46:09 PM
Ray Wise? Pretty big role on Twin Peaks

Gary Cole? Well known for his role in Office Space

Otherwise an OK list. I think you lose your "that guy" title when you have at least one notable role for which you're always recognized for.

The whole point of "that guy" is you're known, just not for one specific thing.
 
2012-07-16 02:48:12 PM

Cyno01: Huh. Pretty good list, i recognized all of them but if their names werent listed i couldnt tell you a single one besides Gary Cole and JK Simmons.


Yeah, I was surprised to see JK Simmons there. Some of the others are debatable, I suppose, but there is no way he's "that guy".

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2012-07-16 02:48:20 PM
I think they've almost all been bad guys on Burn Notice.
 
2012-07-16 02:49:01 PM

Hoopy Frood: Brother D-Day is not a "that guy".


Everytime I see that guy, I shout out "D-Day!". And my wife looks at me like I am a freak.
 
2012-07-16 02:49:35 PM

bdub77: I have a rule not to approach actors,


Pretty much the same with me with any famous person. Maybe if they're not eating or having a conversation with someone else, and I do truly appreciate their work... I'll shake their hand and tell them such. But asking for autographs and taking pictures comes across as creepy to me.

I guess my rule is to treat them like a normal person.
 
2012-07-16 02:50:13 PM
Clark Gregg is on the list? He was in all of the "Avengers" movies and a staring role on "New Adventures of Old Christine"
 
2012-07-16 02:51:09 PM

downstairs: bdub77: I have a rule not to approach actors,

Pretty much the same with me with any famous person. Maybe if they're not eating or having a conversation with someone else, and I do truly appreciate their work... I'll shake their hand and tell them such. But asking for autographs and taking pictures comes across as creepy to me.

I guess my rule is to treat them like a normal person.


Yep, for the same reason I don't approach total strangers, I don't approach actors. Even if I recognize them, it doesn't go two ways.
 
2012-07-16 02:51:14 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Cyno01: Huh. Pretty good list, i recognized all of them but if their names werent listed i couldnt tell you a single one besides Gary Cole and JK Simmons.

Yeah, I was surprised to see JK Simmons there. Some of the others are debatable, I suppose, but there is no way he's "that guy".

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Now, Wallace Shawn... that's a "that guy" to most people.

/Grand Nagus Zek. And, looking virtually the same as he does today, he was a guy dating Marilu Henner on Taxi in the early 80s.
 
2012-07-16 02:51:37 PM
Remo Williams is not "that guy"!!!
 
2012-07-16 02:51:40 PM
This list is irrelevant without William Sanderson.
 
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