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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 06:18:19 PM
The guy who played Gus in "Breaking Bad" and Buggin' Out in "Do the Right Thing" is a "that guy" for me. At least until "Breaking Bad." Giancarlo something or other I think.
 
2012-07-16 06:20:09 PM

Saiga410: JK Simmons will forever be Cave Johnson to me. It is rare that a voice acting bit is that perfect.


All the Cave you need.
 
2012-07-16 06:23:46 PM
Distinct lack of Michael Wincott on that list.
 
2012-07-16 06:24:06 PM

Saiga410: JK Simmons will forever be Cave Johnson to me. It is rare that a voice acting bit is that perfect.


He's also in "The Legend of Korra" though I definitely didn't recognize his voice at first.
 
2012-07-16 06:24:26 PM
i29.photobucket.com
Never any love for Taylor Negron. He is the ultimate "that guy" actor
 
2012-07-16 06:26:46 PM

BeatrixK: And is it just me, or does the pic of Ray Wise look like he wants to jump through the pic and eat your skull?


If I'm not mistaken that's a promo shot from "Reaper" where he plays Satan. So he probably wants your soul and not your skull.
 
2012-07-16 06:26:50 PM

Mugato: CZMisfitsFan: Anytime I hear a story about Mexican drug cartels, this is the guy I picture running everything.
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I don't think he's played anyone but a drug dealer.


I think he played a Navy Admiral (not US) in Behind Enemy Lines or some thing like that, still a bad guy...kinda.

LMFAO @ Xander Berkeley. No matter what, I'll never ever see him as anything but the general in the awesomely horrible music video for Meatloaf's "I'd Lie for You and that's the Truth."

/Not proud of myself for knowing that
 
2012-07-16 06:28:02 PM

palan: All the Cave you need.


I owe you several beers of your choice.
 
2012-07-16 06:31:06 PM
Same with this guy too - he's like rodney dangerfield

cdn.teenhollywood.com

He's got credits in 71 things in 15 years, that's 4.25 things on average each year, except in the last 4 years, there's more than 7-10 each year and a few tv show leads... yet, name?
 
2012-07-16 06:31:55 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!


He was great in Thank You For Smoking.
 
2012-07-16 06:32:19 PM

fusillade762: BeatrixK: And is it just me, or does the pic of Ray Wise look like he wants to jump through the pic and eat your skull?

If I'm not mistaken that's a promo shot from "Reaper" where he plays Satan. So he probably wants your soul and not your skull.


I miss that show, he was suuuuch a good Satan. And also for Missy Peregrym, she's 10 different kinds of sexy.
 
2012-07-16 06:33:25 PM
No Kim Coates?

Well, here then.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-16 06:35:14 PM
www.pride-and-dignity.com

Even has an Ebert Rule about him.
 
2012-07-16 06:38:24 PM

Onkel Buck: [i29.photobucket.com image 295x432]
Never any love for Taylor Negron. He is the ultimate "that guy" actor standup comedian


ftfy

/and his window of that 'that guy'ness ended in the 90s

pciszek: Clark Gregg is no longer "That Guy". From now on and forever he's "Agent Coulson".


he will always be the dimwitted husband of both Old and New Christine to me.
 
2012-07-16 06:41:25 PM
If you're going to talk about random Asian guys, you have to include Victor Wong.

Ferris Beuller's arch nemesis Jeffrey Jones deserves a mention.

80s/90s action movie villains all pretty much fall into this category. Billy Drago and Patrick Killpatrick being prime examples.

Elias Koteas possibly qualifies, though I think he's sorely underrated as an actor.
 
2012-07-16 06:43:07 PM

Onkel Buck: [i29.photobucket.com image 295x432]
Never any love for Taylor Negron. He is the ultimate "that guy" actor


What's a little boy like you doing with big boy smut like this?
 
2012-07-16 06:44:54 PM

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


Hugh Laurie-esque
 
2012-07-16 06:47:15 PM

GreenThumb: No Michael O'Neill?
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Just saw him on Necessary Roughness last week as the new GM of the Hawks.
 
2012-07-16 06:47:57 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Onkel Buck: [i29.photobucket.com image 295x432]
Never any love for Taylor Negron. He is the ultimate "that guy" actor

What's a little boy like you doing with big boy smut like this?


AAAARRRRRREARRRRRRRUGGGGGGG!
 
2012-07-16 07:04:18 PM
meatballsonline.com

Aaaaaaaand this guy. Matt Craven.
 
2012-07-16 07:05:00 PM

YattaJackson: Same with this guy too - he's like rodney dangerfield

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He's got credits in 71 things in 15 years, that's 4.25 things on average each year, except in the last 4 years, there's more than 7-10 each year and a few tv show leads... yet, name?


Thomas Lennon.

He'll always be Lt. Dangle to me.
 
2012-07-16 07:05:18 PM
Seriously - 25 name list and 219 comments and no James Hong? Farker has been in everything

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2012-07-16 07:09:30 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Seriously - 25 name list and 219 comments and no James Hong? Farker has been in everything

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i guess they must all look alike to you.

click this post

dennysgod: [t1.gstatic.com image 194x259]

That Asian Guy


Don't get me wrong, James is a great actor, he just seem to get stuck being the token Asian guy a lot.

 
2012-07-16 07:10:29 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Seriously - 25 name list and 219 comments and no James Hong? Farker has been in everything

[upload.wikimedia.org image 358x647]


I bet his exclusion really pissed you off to no end.
 
2012-07-16 07:10:38 PM

scottydoesntknow: The Flexecutioner: Tarl3k: List fails without That Guy With a Gun:

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oh yeah, Michael Biehn. totally should have been on there.

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Michael Ironside too.

Ironside is known for dying in almost every movie he's ever been in. I've always thought that someone in Hollywood had it in for him.

It's like "Hey what about Michael Ironside? He'd be perfect!"
"No, only if he dies. I love seeing that smug bastard get what he deserves!"


Didn't die in The Perfect Storm. Just lost an expensive swordfish boat that he didn't maintain well.
 
2012-07-16 07:13:29 PM

nmiguy: [images.cornholiogogs.multiply.com image 277x224]


GawDAM when is Twilight's Last Gleaming gonna be released on DvD?
 
2012-07-16 07:14:45 PM
www.hollywoodreporter.com

William Forsythe

www.peoples.ru

John McGinley

/Two of the best
 
2012-07-16 07:14:49 PM

23FPB23: AliceBToklasLives: Seriously - 25 name list and 219 comments and no James Hong? Farker has been in everything

[upload.wikimedia.org image 358x647]

I bet his exclusion really pissed you off to no end.


Shut up, Mr. Burton
 
2012-07-16 07:14:58 PM
It's late in the thread, but I think I speak for most of the 24 Fark contingent when I say Xander Berkley was at his most awesome as George Mason.

But Gattaca was a close second.
 
2012-07-16 07:17:26 PM

I Browse: M. Emmet Walsh (maybe the ultimate That Guy)


Gotta skin job for you, Deckard.
 
2012-07-16 07:18:43 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Seriously - 25 name list and 219 comments and no James Hong? Farker has been in everything


You Nexus 6? I made your eyes.
 
2012-07-16 07:19:30 PM

NonSequiturl: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

Leland Orser?


Good call. Just watched Very Bad Things last week.

Great thread.
 
2012-07-16 07:22:03 PM

theorellior: I Browse: M. Emmet Walsh (maybe the ultimate That Guy)

Gotta skin job for you, Deckard.


midatlanticnostalgiaconvention.com

that movie was chock full of "that guys".

/Hi, I'm Larry...
 
2012-07-16 07:23:50 PM

The Flexecutioner


/Hi, I'm Larry...


This is my brother Darryl and this is my other brother Darryl.
 
2012-07-16 07:23:58 PM

RexTalionis: C'mon. Mark Strong's had a bunch of starring roles. He's more than just a character actor at this point.


Came here to say this. Fichtner, and as mentioned above, Gary Cole and Fred Ward are not that unknown.

I'm surprised Bill Devane isn't on the list.
 
2012-07-16 07:24:53 PM
Whar is Sadler?

i1127.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-16 07:31:17 PM
any time I see JK simmons, all I think about is someone is going to get raped. He did WAY too much raping on OZ to not be thought of that way. I see him on Spider man, and I'm like "HE HAS SKINHEAD TATTOOS UNDER THIS SHIRT AND HAIR, BE CAREFUL SPIDEY, HE"S GOING TO RAPE YOU" Every role. Even on the commercial he is on right now. All I can think about is that he's about to rape everyone he sees.
 
2012-07-16 07:33:36 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: This is my brother Darryl and this is my other brother Darryl.


CSB time--talking to my father not an hour ago, he said those exact words as a joke referencing something else.
 
2012-07-16 07:36:53 PM

Poorlytoldjoke: any time I see JK simmons, all I think about is someone is going to get raped. He did WAY too much raping on OZ to not be thought of that way. I see him on Spider man, and I'm like "HE HAS SKINHEAD TATTOOS UNDER THIS SHIRT AND HAIR, BE CAREFUL SPIDEY, HE"S GOING TO RAPE YOU" Every role. Even on the commercial he is on right now. All I can think about is that he's about to rape everyone he sees.


Check out Farmer's new rape insurance!
 
2012-07-16 07:38:09 PM
I had a book like this with hundreds of pictures matched with names back in the '70's. I just went searching but my google fu is not working.

Other than that, I see this person everywhere but I have no idea what it is.

www.showbiz411.com
 
2012-07-16 07:40:52 PM

John Buck 41: scottydoesntknow: The Flexecutioner: Tarl3k: List fails without That Guy With a Gun:

[i2.listal.com image 475x336]

oh yeah, Michael Biehn. totally should have been on there.

[images.tvrage.com image 239x240]

Michael Ironside too.

Ironside is known for dying in almost every movie he's ever been in. I've always thought that someone in Hollywood had it in for him.

It's like "Hey what about Michael Ironside? He'd be perfect!"
"No, only if he dies. I love seeing that smug bastard get what he deserves!"

Didn't die in The Perfect Storm. Just lost an expensive swordfish boat that he didn't maintain well.


You must've missed the deleted scene where the local mafia shows up and double taps him for missed loan payments on the boats.
 
2012-07-16 07:41:23 PM
There should be a web site abou these guys!
 
2012-07-16 07:44:26 PM
img1.bdbphotos.com

/hot
 
2012-07-16 07:47:48 PM

The Flexecutioner: AliceBToklasLives: Seriously - 25 name list and 219 comments and no James Hong? Farker has been in everything

[upload.wikimedia.org image 358x647]

i guess they must all look alike to you.

click this post
dennysgod: [t1.gstatic.com image 194x259]

That Asian Guy


Don't get me wrong, James is a great actor, he just seem to get stuck being the token Asian guy a lot.


Ok - I cheated and just did a search for "Hong"

Still - dude was in Dragnet, Peter Gunn, Bonanza, Perry Mason, the Fugitive, Donna Reed, Mission Impossible, Bob Newhart, Hawaii Five-O, Kung Fu, Rockford Files, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie's Angels, Taxi, Different Strokes, Soap, the Dukes of Hazzard, Dynasty, Miami Vice, Seinfeld, MacGyver, Doogie Howser, Lois and Clark, Chicago Hope, the X-Files, Home Improvement, Ellen, Friends, Alias, West Wing, Malcolm in the Middle, King of Queens, Bones, Big Bang Theory, and hundreds of other TV shows.

That doesn't even include movies Airplane and Blade Runner.

James Hong is "that guy" -- no one else comes close.
 
2012-07-16 07:48:45 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

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2012-07-16 07:49:05 PM

Poorlytoldjoke: any time I see JK simmons, all I think about is someone is going to get raped. He did WAY too much raping on OZ to not be thought of that way. I see him on Spider man, and I'm like "HE HAS SKINHEAD TATTOOS UNDER THIS SHIRT AND HAIR, BE CAREFUL SPIDEY, HE"S GOING TO RAPE YOU" Every role. Even on the commercial he is on right now. All I can think about is that he's about to rape everyone he sees.


Rape isn't about WHY, it's about WHY NOT.

/I am so, so sorry.
 
2012-07-16 07:50:09 PM

Snapper Carr: Whar is Sadler?

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Shawshank. Poor guy. He didn't do it, you know. Lawyer farked him.
 
2012-07-16 08:03:51 PM

mitchcumstein1: And Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will always be Adabisi.


I'M A CLASSICALLY TRAINED ACTOR WHO'S APPEARED IN DOZENS OF FILMS AND TV SHOWS AND ALL ANYONE REMEMBERS IS ADEBI... damn it, you're right.

media.screened.com
 
2012-07-16 08:04:55 PM

FirstNationalBastard: He's been on Law and Order!


Everybody has been on Law and Order. Slight exaggeration, but I thought every New York actor wanted that show on their resume.
 
2012-07-16 08:05:38 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Sadly, the number one guy who used to top this kind of list died....

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R.I.P John O'Connor


I'm sorry, the correct answer was J. T. Walsh.

3.bp.blogspot.com
R.I.P. Niebaum.
 
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