Can You Name These Celebrities Who Appeared on Friends?

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About This Quiz

From Sept. 22, 1994 to May 5, 2004, "Friends" was a phenomenon. Everyone and their mother watched the show every Thursday to find out what Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Monica and Phoebe would do next. The show was so successful that David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kurdrow became stars overnight. 

Over the course of its 10 seasons, "Friends" never dropped out of the Top 10 in the ratings. The show's series finale was watched by 52.5 million viewers and remains one of the most viewed finales ever. Not only was the show popular with the general public, but it was also popular with celebrities, who were practically lining up to appear on the show. Some celebrities, such as Tom Selleck, appeared in story arcs over the course of seasons. Others made brief appearances, such as Richard Branson, simply because they liked the show and thought it would be fun. 

Since its original run ended, "Friends" has been rerun constantly all over the world. Have you been watching reruns? If you're a huge "Friends" fan, then the answer is yes. Prove you've been paying attention with this quiz about "Friends'" famous guest stars and how they relate to the main cast! 



Which British actor appeared on a plane going to England and sat next to Rachel?

Hugh Laurie appeared in "The One With Ross's Wedding Part Two." His character told Rachel that it is clear she and Ross were on a break.

Who briefly made an unplanned appearance in Central Perk as a character named Tim?

In "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion," Billy Crystal makes a cameo appearance. The appearance was unplanned and largely ad-libbed.

Who appeared alongside Billy Crystal as a character named Tomas?

Robin Wiliams appeared in "The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion." His appearance is at the beginning of the episode in Central Perk.

Who appeared in "Friends" as the father of the student Ross dates?

Bruce Willis appeared as Paul Stevens. The character appears in "The One with the Ring," "The One Where Paul's the Man," and "The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad."

Which actress played a character nicknamed "Susie Underpants?"

Julia Roberts played Susie Moss, a girl Chandler knew in fourth grade. Moss is a makeup artist on "Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan." She appears in "The One After the Superbowl: Part 2."

Which actor played Monica's boyfriend Richard?

Tom Selleck appeared as Dr. Richard Burke in 9 episodes and in one episode by voice only. His first appearance was in "The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know." His last appearance was "The One with the Proposal: Part 2."

Who played Rachel's younger sister Jill?

Reese Witherspoon made two appearances as Jill Green. They were in "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry" and "The One with Rachel's Sister."

Which actor played an old friend of Ross and Monica in the season 8 Christmas episode?

In 2001, Brad Pit appeared as Will Colbert. The episode was called "The One with the Rumor."

Which Italian actress appeared in a "Friends" episode as herself?

In 1996, Isabella Rossellini appeared on "Friends" in the episode "The One with Frank Jr." During her appearance, Ross hits on her and tells her about a list of celebrities he would like to sleep with.

Which actor played a character who went on a date with Rachel named Tommy who had an extremely short temper?

Ben Stiller appeared as Tommy in one episode. The 1997 episode was called "The One with the Screamer."

Who played Eric, the fiance of Ursula Buffay?

Sean Penn appeared in "The One with the Halloween Party" and "The One with the Stain." After leaving Ursula, he briefly dates Phoebe, but they both find the relationship weird and end it.

Which actress played a stalker who thought Joey was actually Dr. Drake Ramoray?

Brooke Shields played Erika Ford. The character makes one appearance in "The One After the Superbowl: Part 1."

Which actress plays Chandler's father?

Kathleen Turner made three appearances as Charles Bing/Helena Handbasket. She appeared in "The One with Chandler's Dad," "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 1," and "The one with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 2."

Who plays Phoebe's boyfriend Mike Hannigan?

Paul Rudd plays Mike Hannigan in 18 episodes. His character marries Phoebe in "The One with Phoebe's Wedding."

Which actress appeared as Rachel's sister, Amy Green?

Christina Applegate appears as Amy Green in two episodes. They are the 2003 episodes "The One with Rachel's Other Sister" and "The When Where Rachel's Sister Babysits."

Which actress played the mother of Monica and Chandler's adopted children?

Anna Faris makes five appearances as Erica. She appears in "The One with the Birth Mother," "The One Where Joey Speaks French," "The One with Rachel's going Away Party," '"The Last One: Part 1," and "The Last One: Part 2."

Which Ben-Hur actor also appeared in "Friends?"

Charlton Heston played himself in "The One with Joey's Dirty Day." Heston finds Joey taking a shower in his dressing room.

Which magician appears as an encyclopedia salesman and sells one to Joey?

In "The One with the 'Cuffs," Penn Jillette appears as an encyclopedia salesman. He sells Joey the V volume because that's all Joey could afford.

Who played Gary, a cop who briefly dates Phoebe?

In 1999, Michael Rapaport appeared in 4 episodes as Gary. They were "The One with the Cop," "The One with Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss," "The One with the Ride Along," and "The One with the Ball."

Who played Janine Lecroix, Joey's roommate, for five episodes?

Elle Macpherson appeared in 5 episodes. Janine Lecroix was featured in "The One Where Phoebe Runs," "The One with Ross' Teeth," "The One Where Ross Got High," "The One with the Routine,' and "The One with the Apothecary Table."

Which actress played Jessica Lockhart on "Days of our Lives?"

Susan Sarandon played fictional actor Cecilia Monroe, who starred in "Days of Our Lives" as Jessica Lockhart. she appeared in "The One with Joey's New Brain."

Which actress plays Monica and Ross's cousin that Ross has some uncomfortable feelings for?

Denise Richards appeared in one episode as Cassie Gellar. It was a 2001 episode called "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin."

Which actress played Rachel's sorority sister Melissa Warburton?

Winona Ryder appeared in a 2001 episode. She played Melissa Warburton in "The One with Rachel's Big Kiss."

Who plays Phoebe's boyfriend Parker in two episodes?

Alec Baldwin appeared in 2 episodes. The 2002 episodes were called "The One with the Tea Leaves" and "The One in Massapequa."

Who plays director Leonard Hayes?

Jeff Goldblum appeared in a 2003 episode. It was 'The One with the Mugging."

Which actor played male nanny Sandy?

Freddie Prinze Jr. appeared in a 2002 episode. It was called "The One with the Male Nanny."

Which Academy Award-nominated actor played Monica and Ross's father?

Elliot Gould played Jack Gellar in 21 episodes. His first appearance was in "The One with the Sonagram at the End." He last appeared in "The One with the Cake."

Who plays Chandler's co-worker Zack?

John Stamos appeared in a 2003 episode as Chandlers co-worker and unwitting potential sperm donor. The episode was called "The One with the Donor."

Which actress played Rachel's mother Sandra?

Marlo Thomas appeared as Sandra Green in 3 episodes. She can be seen in "The One with the Lesbian Wedding," "The One with the Two Parties, and "The One with the Baby Shower."

Which actor plays stoned restaurant owner Steve?

Jon Lovitz first appeared on "Friends" in 1995. The episode was "The One with the Stoned Guy." HIs last appearance was the 2003 episode "The One with the Blind Dates."

Who played David, Phoebe's boyfriend who went to Minsk?

In 1994, Hank Azaria made his first appearance as David in "The One with the Monkey." Over the course of the series, he appeared 4 more times. His last appearance was "The One in Barbados."

Which actress played Chandler's mother, Nora Tyler Bing?

Morgan Fairchild played Nora Tyler Bing on 5 episodes. They are "The One with Mrs. Bing," "The One with All the Thanksgivings," "The one with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 1," "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 2," and "The One After I Do."

Which actress played paleontology professor Charlie Wheeler?

In 2003, Aisha Tyler appeared in 9 episodes. Her first appearance was in "The One with the Soap Opera Party." Her last appearence was in "The One with Ross' Grant."

Which eccentric billionaire played a street vendor?

Richard Branson made one appearance as The Vendor. He was in "The One with Ross's Wedding."

Who played Nobel Prize-winning paleontologist Benjamin Hobart?

Dr. Benjamin Hobart made one appearance. Greg Kinnear played the character in "The One with Ross' Grant."

Who appeared as a stripper at Phoebe's bachelorette party?

In 2004, Danny DeVito appeared as Roy, the Stripper. His played Roy in "The One Where the Stripper Cries."

Who plays Ryan, Phoebe's "submarine guy?"

Charlie Sheen appeared in one episode as Charlie. It was the 1996 episode "The One with the Chicken Pox."

Which late night talk show host interviewed Chandler's mother about her book?

Jay Leno appears in the episode "The One with Mrs. Bing." The episode aired in 1995.

Which actor played Richard Crosby, who stars in a war movie with Joey?

Gary Oldman appeared in 2 episodes as Richard Crosby. They are "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 1" and "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 2."

Who got caught in a love triangle with Ross and Joey as Kristen Leigh?

Gabrille Union plays Kristen Leigh, a woman moving into an apartment across the street from Central Perk. She appears in "The One with the Cheap Wedding Dress."

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