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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 32
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2012-07-16 04:25:47 PM
3 votes:
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I think Barry Corbin has been a cowboy or a military guy about 50 times.
2012-07-16 02:43:19 PM
3 votes:
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 02:34:04 PM
3 votes:
"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
2012-07-16 01:29:19 PM
3 votes:
Absent from the list:

Dan Hedaya
2012-07-16 12:55:59 PM
3 votes:
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 02:51:40 PM
2 votes:
This list is irrelevant without William Sanderson.
2012-07-16 02:40:07 PM
2 votes:

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 02:19:36 PM
2 votes:

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 02:06:31 PM
2 votes:

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 01:58:12 PM
2 votes:

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 10:33:20 PM
1 votes:

toejam: HopScotchNSoda: William Hickey
Is that the "ass to ass" guy from Requiem For A Dream?


No, Hickey died three years before Requiem for a Dream came out. He was nominated for an Oscar for playing Don Corrado Prizzi in Prizzi's Honour, was the senile & deaf old Uncle Lewis in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, the self-described failure in the bar near the end of the original The Producers when Max & Leo toast what they think is their failed production ("To failure!" "To failure!" "Oh, thank you."), Old Man Beckersted in One Crazy Summer and many many more. While starting in the 1950s, he worked constantly in the 80s and 90s.
2012-07-16 07:50:09 PM
1 votes:

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 05:23:55 PM
1 votes:
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Leland Orser?
2012-07-16 04:11:03 PM
1 votes:
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Miguel Ferrer is awesome.
2012-07-16 04:01:29 PM
1 votes:
2012-07-16 03:55:09 PM
1 votes:
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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 03:15:50 PM
1 votes:
Anytime I hear a story about Mexican drug cartels, this is the guy I picture running everything.
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2012-07-16 03:15:11 PM
1 votes:
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2012-07-16 03:06:10 PM
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: That list, you know what it is?

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/can't believe the tremors guy is on there


How about Cedric Yarbrough, then?

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or

John Witherspoon?

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2012-07-16 03:01:03 PM
1 votes:

Ctrl-Alt-Del: downstairs: 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.

I disagree - I would argue that it is for being the actor that everybody recognizes, and gets plenty of work, but nobody knows who the hell he is. Actors widely recognized for one single famous role, but who are otherwise obscure may be a bit rarer than long time character and support actors, but no reason to disqualify them automatically. Shawn Wallace, for example. - extremely well and widely known for one role, recognized by every one, but not many people know his name

But this list misses several of the quintessential "that guy" actors:

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I'm with you on the first, but Curtis Armstrong has always been and will always be Booger.
2012-07-16 02:58:51 PM
1 votes:
Al Leong frowns on these shenanigans...and then steals himself a chocolate bar.

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2012-07-16 02:57:53 PM
1 votes:

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


Made me think of this guy:

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2012-07-16 02:57:41 PM
1 votes:

downstairs: 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.


I disagree - I would argue that it is for being the actor that everybody recognizes, and gets plenty of work, but nobody knows who the hell he is. Actors widely recognized for one single famous role, but who are otherwise obscure may be a bit rarer than long time character and support actors, but no reason to disqualify them automatically. Shawn Wallace, for example. - extremely well and widely known for one role, recognized by every one, but not many people know his name

But this list misses several of the quintessential "that guy" actors:

www.magweb.com

img1.bdbphotos.com
2012-07-16 02:48:20 PM
1 votes:
I think they've almost all been bad guys on Burn Notice.
2012-07-16 02:48:12 PM
1 votes:

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 02:35:25 PM
1 votes:
Oh man, I love Tremors.
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2012-07-16 02:28:30 PM
1 votes:

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 01:45:40 PM
1 votes:
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 01:40:06 PM
1 votes:
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2012-07-16 01:38:05 PM
1 votes:
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 01:21:57 PM
1 votes:
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2012-07-16 01:13:34 PM
1 votes:
You mean Vern Schillinger?
 
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