9 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Appeared On Seinfeld
Now that every episode of Seinfeld is available for streaming on Hulu (that’s 180 episodes!), it’s time revisit the classic and hilarious sitcom. We all remember things like Jerry’s “puffy shirt” and the way Elaine used to push him in the shoulders as she screamed “Get out,” but you may not remember some of the show’s guest stars, who were unknown at the time, but went on to become huge TV and film stars. Jerry dated so many women (and broke up with so many people for ridiculous reasons) that it was hard to pick our favorites, but here are 9 celebrities you didn’t know appeared on Seinfeld:
9. Bryan Cranston
Before Bryan Cranston was known as the dad from Malcolm in the Middle and the power-hungry drug dealer Walter White on Breaking Bad (a role that earned him an Emmy Award for Best Actor in 2014), he was dentist Tim Whatley on Seinfeld. He appeared in five different episodes: season six’s “The Mom and Pop Store,” “The Label Maker and “The Jimmy,” season eight’s “The Yada Yada” and season nine’s “The Strike.” Jerry Seinfeld said in a 2013 interview with Uproxx that he wasn’t surprised that Cranston went on to be a big star. “He’s one of those guys that when he walks in the room you go, ‘This guy’s got a lot of tools,'” Jerry said. “And I love that character by the way — Tim Whatley, the dentist.”
8. Lauren Graham
Could you imagine Lorelei Gilmore dating Jerry Seinfeld? In “The Millennium,” which was the 20th episode of season eight of the show, Lauren Graham played Jerry’s girlfriend, Valerie. In a very ’90s way, she and Jerry got into an argument over how they ranked each other on their phones’ speed dial lists. When Valerie later gets poisoned by eating a chemical that Kramer spilled into a bowl of salsa, she tries to call the Poison Control Center and ends up calling Jerry instead. He says, “Wow! Poison control? That’s even higher than number one!” and Valerie is so annoyed that she hangs up on him and dumps him. You’ll have better luck in Starz Hollow, Lauren!