18 Famous Stars Who Have Appeared On Mad Men!
“Mad Men” is considered one of the best shows on TV. It has a top-notch cast, excellent story lines and the guest stars are pretty awesome too. All in all, the show is almost entirely flawless. In anticipation of the seventh and final season of “Mad Men,” which will be airing on April 13th, here is a list of “Mad Men’s” most famous guest stars!
18. Mark Moses
Mark Moses was a series regular on “Mad Men” during season two. He played Herman “Duck” Phillips,” head of account services. Although he continues to make guest appearances during subsequent seasons, his character is best known for his rivalry with Don Draper and his affair with Peggy Olsen. One of the reasons Moses was able to land a job on “Mad Men” was because his father had worked in advertising on Madison Avenue.
17. Dennis Haskins
Dennis Haskins played the Cool Whip scientist in season five of “Mad Men;” however, he is best known for his role as principal Richard Belding in the teen sitcom “Saved by the Bell.”
16. William Mapother
William Mapother – Tom Cruise’s cousin – made a guest appearance during season six of “Mad Men” as Randall Walsh, a slimy insurance magnate. Mapother is widely known for his role Ethan Rom on the TV show “Lost.”
15. Joel Murray
Joel Murray appeared in season one, two and four of “Mad Men” as copywriter Freddy Rumsen. Before “Mad Men,” he had a starring role in “Dharma and Greg” as Pete Cavanaugh.
14. Danielle Panabaker
Former Disney star Danielle Panabaker was a guest star during the sixth season of “Mad Men.” She played Daisy McCluskey, a flight attendant who was sleeping with Roger Sterling and ended up helping him and his firm land the Chevy account.
13. Embeth Davidtz
Embeth Davidtz is best known for her role as Jennifer Honey in the film “Matilda;” however, she has guest starred in some pretty high profile television shows. In “Mad Men” she played Rebecca Price, wife of Lane Pryce, the financial chief who commits suicide.
12. Kevin Rahm
Kevin Rahm was best known for his role as Kyle McCarty on “Judging Amy,” but he might be better known nowadays for his recurring role on “Mad Men” as Ted Chaough, Peggy’s love interest.
11. Darby Stanchfield
Darby Stanchield played single mother Helen Bishop during season one of “Mad Men.” Her son on the show, Glen, is still around and can be seen from time to time hanging out with Sally Draper. Stanchfield now stars in the drama series “Scandal” as Abby Whelan.
10. Charles Shaughnessy
Charles Shaughnessy appeared in season two and three of “Mad Men” as St. John Powell, the managing director of the London-based firm Putnam, Powell and Lowe, the company that buys out Sterling Cooper. Shaughnessy’s credits also include “The Nanny” and “Days of our Lives.”
9. Linda Cardellini
Linda Cardelling – from “Freaks and Geeks” – had a recurring role on the sixth season of “Mad Men” as Sylvia, a love interest of Don Draper’s. Her performance on the show garnered her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
8. Matt Long
Matt Long played Joey Baird, a freelance artist for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, during the fourth season of “Mad Men.” He was also a series regular on “Jack & Bobby” and “Lucky 7.”
7. Marley Shelton
Marley Shelton – from “Pleasantville,” “Sugar & Spice,” “Never Been Kissed” and “The Sandlot” – made an appearance during season six of “Mad Men.” She played Joan’s friend Kate who took her old friend out for a carefree evening.
6. Danny Strong
Danny Strong is best known for his role as Jonathan Levinson in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” During season four of “Mad Men,” Strong played Danny Siegel, a young talentless man who is trying to break into the advertising industry. He also showed up in an episode of season six.
5. Marguerite Moreau
Marguerite Moreau makes an appearance during season two of “Mad Men” as Vicky, an enigmatic call girl; however, she is best known for her role as Katie in the film “Wet Hot American Summer.”
4. Kip Pardue
Kip Pardue – who is best remembered as Ronnie “Sunshine” Bass in “Remember the Titans” – shows up in season six of “Mad Men” as Tim Jablonski, a hot shot Heinz Ketchup executive.
3. Julia Ormond
Before her role on “Mad Men” as Megan Draper’s mother Marie Calvet, Julia Ormond was in a few high profile films including “Legends of the Fall,” “First Knight,” Sabrina” and “The Barber of Siberia.”
2. Harry Hamlin
Harry Hamlin – who is best known for his role in “L.A. Law” and for his marriage to Lisa Rinna – has appeared in several episodes of season six of “Mad Men” as ad executive Jim Cutler. Not only was he nominated for a 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance, but he will be back for the seventh and final season.
1. Alexis Bledel
Alexis Bledel – who is best known for her role as Rory Gilmore in “Gilmore Girls – guest starred on “Mad Men” during season five. She played Beth Dawes, the depressed wife of an insurance salesman Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) befriends. Campbell proceeds to have an affair with her, but it does not end well.