Do You Remember Who Played These "Friends" Guest Roles?

By: Jane Andrews
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Do You Remember Who Played These "Friends" Guest Roles?
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About This Quiz

When "Friends" first premiered on September 22, 1994, no one knew it would become one of the most beloved sitcoms in the history of television. Ten years and 236 episodes later, 52.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe hang out in Central Perk one last time. Today, the show's core cast are six of the most recognizable people on the planet, and a whole new generation of fans are falling in love with them thanks to streaming video and reruns on TV.

One of the things that makes "Friends" so much fun to watch is its roster of notable guest stars. Over the course of its decade on the air, the show featured memorable appearances by some seriously high-profile celebs. There were A-listers like Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Reese Witherspoon; TV legends such as Margo Thomas, Tom Selleck and Jason Alexander; and stunning supermodels like Isabella Rossellini, Jill Goodacre and Elle Macpherson.

How well do you remember the celebrity appearances on "Friends"? This quiz is packed with questions about 35 of the show's funniest guests stars and the characters they played. Can you get them all right?


Rachel and Ross Do you remember which actor played Will, the old high school friend of Ross' who hated Rachel?
Christian Bale
John Stamos
Brad Pitt
Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time he appeared on this Thanksgiving episode from season eight, called "The One with the Rumor." During the show, Will reveals that he and Ross created an "I Hate Rachel Greene Club" back in high school.
Mark Ruffalo

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Drake Ramoray She played Cecilia Monroe, the hot-tempered actress who portrayed Jessica Lockhart on "Days of Our Lives." Who was it?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Susan Sarandon
When Jessica Lockheart is killed off of "Days of Our Lives," Joey's comatose character, Dr. Drake Ramoray, receives her brain via a transplant surgery only a soap opera could come up with.
Lesley Ann Warren
Sigourney Weaver

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Phoebe This actor guest-starred as Ryan, a naval officer and former flame of Phoebe's. Do you know who it was?
Charlie Sheen
In the season two episode, "The One With the Chicken Pox," Ryan and Phoebe reunite for a romantic two-week rendez-vous. Unfortunately, both have chickenpox and are itching wildly the entire time.
Emilio Estevez
Alec Baldwin
Tom Selleck

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Friends This actress appeared as one of Rachel's sorority sisters in an episode from season seven. Who is she?
Christina Applegate
Jennifer Coolidge
Winona Ryder
As Melissa Warburton, Rachel "Ray-Ray" Green's old sorority sister, Winona Ryder shares a kiss with Jennifer Aniston in this much talked-about episode, "The One With Rachel's Big Kiss."
Reese Witherspoon

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Bathroom scene Which of the following movie stars played a childhood classmate of Chandler's in the episode, "The One After the Superbowl"?
Meg Ryan
Sandra Bullock
Sharon Stone
Julia Roberts
This double-length episode aired right after Super Bowl XXX in 1996. Along with "The One Hundredth" and "The Last One," it's one of the few episode titles that does not reference an aspect of the show's plot.

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Phoebe Do you know which of the following actors played a washed-up stripper in season 10?
George Wendt
Danny DeVito
In "The One Where the Stripper Cries," Monica and Rachel are surprised to learn that Phoebe wants a stripper at her bridal shower, so they hire the first person they find in the phonebook. Reportedly, DeVito came up with the stripper's hilarious dance routine himself.
Jeff Goldblum
Bruce Willis

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Friends He played Parker, an over-enthusiastic boyfriend of Phoebe's during season eight. Which actor was it?
Alec Baldwin
Baldwin appeared as Parker in two-episode from this season — "The One With the Tea Leaves" and "The One in Massapequa." Reportedly, the character was based on a real-life boyfriend of one of the show's creators.
Jerry Seinfeld
Stephen Baldwin
Colin Firth

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Rachel During the show's sixth season, this famous actor played the father of one of Ross's young girlfriends. Do you remember who it was?
Brad Pitt
Tom Hanks
Bruce Willis
Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Paul Stevens. The character, who despises Ross and briefly dates Rachel, appears in three episodes of the show.
Mark Harmon

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Friends Halloween Can you name the well-known Hollywood actor who played Eric, the fiancé of Phoebe's twin sister Ursula?
Johnny Depp
Sean Penn
Penn appeared as Eric in two-episode from season eight — "The One with the Halloween Party" and "The One with the Stain." While Eric attempts to date Phoebe after learning Ursula lied to him, the fact that she looks just like her sister makes it too weird.
Robert Downey Jr.
George Clooney

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Joey This actress played Rachel's sister Jill in two episodes from season six. Can you name her?
Reese Witherspoon
Witherspoon appeared as Rachel's spoiled younger sister in "The One with Rachel's Sister" and "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry." Witherspoon and Aniston teamed up again, 19 years later, to star in the hit Apple+ show, "The Morning Show."
Christina Applegate
Charlize Theron
Laura Linney

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Rachel Who played Rachel's older sister, Amy?
Charlize Theron
Laura Linney
Christina Applegate
Applegate appeared in the season nine episode, "The One with Rachel's Other Sister," and the season 10 episode, "The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits." Applegate won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her first appearance as Amy.
Robin Wright

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Friends Monica She played Amanda, an old friend of Monica and Phoebe's who had an annoying fake British accent. Do you remember who it was?
Jennifer Coolidge
This episode from season 10, called "The One with Ross' Tan," is also well-known for its hilarious subplot, which features Ross attempting to get a spray tan but failing miserably.
Catherine O'Hara
Jane Lynch
Busy Philipps

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Monica Rachel These two sexy "ER" stars appeared together in an episode from season one. Who were they?
George Clooney and Eriq La Salle
Noah Wyle and Anthony Edwards
George Clooney and Noah Wyle
In "The One with Two Parts, Part 2," Clooney and Wylie play a pair of doctors who go on a double date with Monica and Rachel. At the time this episode aired (1995), "ER" was one of NBC's most popular shows.
George Clooney and Anthony Edwards

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Phoebe Who played Mike Hannigan, the man Phoebe marries in season 10?
Patrick Dempsey
Josh Duhamel
Bradley Cooper
Paul Rudd
Rudd appeared as Mike in 17 episodes of the last two seasons of "Friends." He's introduced in the season 9 episode, "The One with the Pediatrician," and is featured for the last time in the show's finale, "The Last One."

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Friends This "House" star played a grumpy Brit who becomes annoyed by a talkative Rachel on a flight from New York to London. Which actor was it?
John Cleese
Eric Idle
Hugh Laurie
"The One with Ross's Wedding" was the season finale of the show's fourth season. In the episode, Rachel flies to London to tell Ross, who is about to marry Emily, that she still loves him.
Colin Firth

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Friends Do you remember who played the "Screamer" in the season three episode, "The One with the Screamer"?
Robert Downey Jr.
Brad Pitt
Ben Stiller
Ross is horrified when he discovers that Rachel's date, Tommy, has a terrible temper and screams at people when she's not there. Eight years after this episode aired, Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston went on to star in the hit 2004 rom-com, "Along Came Polly."
Leonardo DiCaprio

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Monica and Chandler Can you name the actress who played Erica, the birth mother of Monica and Chandler's baby in season 10?
Anna Faris
Faris appeared in four episodes of season 10, including the series finale, "The Last One." Fun fact: David Schwimmer directed the first episode featuring Faris, called "The One with the Birth Mother."
Cameron Diaz
Drew Barrymore
Charlize Theron

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Friends Which of the following actresses played a fan who was obsessed with Joey's "Days of Our Lives" character?
Demi Moore
Brooke Shields
Shields played Erika Ford, a crazy fan who thought Dr. Drake Ramoray, Joey's soap opera character, was a real person. This happened in the extra-long episode, "The One After the Superbowl," which also featured Julia Roberts's famous guest appearance.
Sandra Bullock
Nicole Kidman

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Phoebe phone Do you remember which "Seinfeld" star played a suicidal office manager in season seven?
Jerry Seinfeld
Jason Alexander
In "The One Where Rosita Dies," Phoebe takes a job as a telemarketer, which is how she meets the unhappy office manager Earl. The show's subplot involves the death of Rosita, Joey's favorite chair.
Michael Richards
Wayne Knight

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Rachel Ross This actor played Sandy, the male nanny Ross and Rachel consider hiring in season nine. Who was it?
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Freddie Prinze Jr. is the son of Freddie Prinze, an actor and stand-up comedian who was popular in the 1970s. Tragically, he died in 1977 when Freddie Prinze Jr. was less than a year old.
James Van Der Beek
Josh Hartnett
Joshua Jackson

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Chandler She was a flirty co-worker of Chandler's in the season nine episode, "The One with Christmas in Tulsa." Do you remember the actress?
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Selma Blair
When Chandler has to spend the holidays in Tulsa because of work, Monica becomes jealous of his attractive new co-worker, Wendy. She's especially worried when she learns Wendy was a former Miss Oklahoma runner-up.
Mandy Moore
Claire Danes

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22. Jeff Goldblum Do you recall which big-time actor played Leonard Hayes, a famous director who works with Joey on a play?
Kelsey Grammar
Ted Danson
Jack Nicholson
Jeff Goldblum
Goldblum starred in two of the highest-grossing films of the '90s — "Jurassic Park" and "Independence Day" — as well as indie hits such as "Igby Goes Down" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel."

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Ross Which of the following actors played paleontologist Benjamin Hobart in season 10?
Luke Perry
Leonardo DiCaprio
Greg Kinnear
Ross finds himself in a bind in "The One with Ross's Grant" when he learns that the professor administering the grant he's up for, Dr. Benjamin Hobart, is an ex-boyfriend of his current girlfriend, Charlie.
Christian Slater

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Monica Which comedian played the stoned guy in the season one episode, "The One with the Stoned Guy"?
Dana Carvey
Kevin Nealon
Jon Lovitz
Jon Lovitz is best known as a member of the "Saturday Night Live" cast from 1985 to 1990. He made a second appearance on "Friends" as the stoned restaurant-owner Steve in the season nine episode, "The One with the Blind Dates."
Dennis Miller

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Joey This actress and model played Joey's roommate in season six. Who was it?
Cindy Crawford
Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson appeared as Joey's new roommate and love interest Janine Lecroix in five episodes of "Friends." The character was introduced in the episode "The One Where Phoebe Runs" and made her last appearance in "The One with the Apothecary Table."
Heidi Klum
Naomi Campbell

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Friends Can you tell us which actor played Monica's boyfriend, Richard?
Mark Harmon
Bruce Willis
Billy Baldwin
Tom Selleck
Richard Burke was Monica's boyfriend during season two. The pair had a brief reunion in season three before breaking up for good. Selleck made his final appearance as Richard in season six, when he tried to get in the way of Chandler's marriage proposal.

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Ross Do you remember who played Cassie, Ross and Monica's gorgeous cousin?
Kate Moss
Claudia Schiffer
Denise Richards
All the guys lust over Cassie Gellar in this season seven episode, including cousin Ross. Richards was widely regarded as a sex symbol in the late '90s and early '00s thanks to her roles in movies like "Wild Things."
Neve Campbell

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Ross Ross dates a very messy woman in season four. Who played her?
Rebecca Romijn
In "The One with the Dirty Girl," Romijn plays Cheryl, a beautiful woman with an incredibly messy apartment. Ross tries to ignore the mess but is forced to leave when he discovers a rat running around the apartment.
Claudia Schiffer
Cindy Crawford
Christy Turlington

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Rachel This legendary actress played Rachel's mom. Do you remember who it was?
Debbie Reynolds
Mary Tyler Moore
Sally Field
Marlo Thomas
Thomas appeared as Sandra Greene three times total — twice in season two and once in season eight. In her final appearance, "The One with the Baby Shower," she announces her plan to move in with Rachel to help her take care of her new baby.

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Friends When Joey goes on the game show "Pyramid" in a season nine episode, this star plays himself as the host. Can you name him?
Drew Carey
Donny Osmond
"Pyramid" was a revamped version of the popular 1970s game show, "The $10,000 Pyramid," which has had many iterations over the years. The version hosted by Donny Osmond aired from 2002 to 2004.
Pat Sajack
Howie Mandel

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Joey Do you know which former child star appeared in the episode, "The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey"?
Drew Barrymore
Soleil Moon Frye
Frye plays Katie, one of Joey's dates in this episode from season five. She's spunky, energetic, and unfortunately for Joey, freakishly strong. Every time she playfully punches him in the arm, it hurts.
Ashley Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen

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Joey Which "Sex and the City" star played one of Joey's girlfriends in an episode from season seven?
Kristin Davis
When this episode of "Friends" aired in November of 2000, "Sex and the City" had been on the air for two years. The hit HBO show ran until 2004 and was followed by two successful movies.
Cynthia Nixon
Sarah Jessica Parker
Kim Cattrall

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4 phoebe A famous musician appeared in an episode from season two. Do you remember who it was?
Pat Benatar
Chrissie Hynde
In "The One with the Baby on the Bus," Hynde played Stephanie Schiffer, a singer and guitarist hired to perform at Central Perk, much to Phoebe's dismay. The episode's title refers to the subplot in which Joey and Chandler accidentally leave baby Ben on a New York City bus.
Cher
Annie Lennox

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Phoebe Can you remember which actor played the guy stalking Phoebe's twin sister Ursula in season three?
Jason Priestly
Matthew Lillard
Bruce Willis
David Arquette
In "The One with the Jam," Arquette plays Malcolm, a young man who starts stalking Phoebe, believing she is Ursula. Arquette and Courteney Cox married in 1999. The couple, who also starred together in the "Scream" movies, split in 2013.

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Monica Rachael Which famous action star made an appearance as himself in season two?
Liam Neeson
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jean-Claude Van Damme
In "The One After the Superbowl," which features several celebrity guests, Monica and Rachel meet Jean-Claude Van Damme on the set of the movie he is filming on location in New York City.
Sylvester Stallone

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