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Nicholas Haden-Guest (born May 5, 1955)[1] is an American actor who has appeared in various movie and television roles, including that of Headmaster Patrick James Elliot in the teen sitcom USA High. Since 2000, he has primarily worked as a voice actor.


Nicholas Haden-Guest
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Guest in Los Angeles, California on July 3, 2019
Born (1955-05-05) May 5, 1955 (age 64)
OccupationActor
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)
  • Jill Ellen Demby
    (m. 1980; div. 1989)
  • Pamela Ann Seamon
    (m. 1989)
ChildrenJulia Haden Guest
Elizabeth Guest
Parent(s)Peter Haden-Guest, 4th Baron Haden-Guest
Jean Pauline Hindes
RelativesChristopher Guest (brother)
Anthony Haden-Guest (half-brother)

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Personal lifeEdit

Nicholas Guest was born in New York City, the son of Peter Haden-Guest, a British United Nations diplomat who later became the 4th Baron Haden-Guest, and his second wife, Jean Pauline Hindes, a former vice president of casting at CBS.[2] Guest's maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia. His paternal grandfather, Leslie, Baron Haden-Guest, was a Labour Party politician who was a convert to Judaism, and his paternal grandmother's father was Colonel Albert Goldsmid, a British officer who founded the Jewish Lads' and Girls' Brigade and the Maccabaeans.[2][3][4][5] Both of Guest's parents had become atheists, and Guest had no religious upbringing.[4] More than a decade before he was born, his uncle David Guest, a lecturer and Communist Party member, was killed in the Spanish Civil War fighting in the International Brigades.

Nicholas Guest spent parts of his childhood in his father's native England. He is the brother of actor Christopher Guest, the brother-in-law of actress Jamie Lee Curtis and the half brother of the British-American writer Anthony Haden-Guest.

Guest married, firstly, with Jill Ellen Demby on May 11, 1980, but they divorced in 1989. With Demby he had his first daughter, Julia Demby Haden-Guest (born on September 23, 1988).[6] On November 26, 1989, he married secondly to Pamela Ann Guest (née Seamon), an actress and casting director,[7] with whom he had his second daughter, Elizabeth Ann Haden-Guest (born on May 30, 1990), also an actress.[8][9]

Family titleEdit

Guest is heir presumptive to the title of Baron Haden-Guest in the British peerage. This is because the children of his brother Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis (Lord and Lady Haden-Guest) are adopted and therefore ineligible to succeed to the title. However, should they have any natural-born son, that son would become heir apparent. Were he to succeed to the barony, he would be The 6th Baron Haden-Guest. As the child of a baron, he is styled "The Honourable Nicholas Guest".

FilmographyEdit

Anime rolesEdit

Non-anime rolesEdit

Live-action rolesEdit

Movie rolesEdit

Music video rolesEdit

Video game rolesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Son to the Peter Haden Guests". The New York Times. 1951-05-13. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  2. ^ a b Witchel, Alex (2006-11-12). "The Shape-Shifter". The New York Times. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  3. ^ Murray, William Henry (1952). Adam and Cain: symposium of old Bible history, Sumerian Empire, importance of blood of race, juggling juggernaut of the leaders of the Jews, the Gothic civilization of Adam and the ten commandments of his church. Murray.
  4. ^ a b Rosen, Steven (2006-11-16). "Want to spoof Purim and the Oscars? Be our Guest!". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. 21 (39). Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  5. ^ "A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe". thePeerage.com. 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  6. ^ Julia Haden Guest – online database IMDb
  7. ^ Pamela Guest – online database IMDb
  8. ^ Elizabeth Guest – online database IMDb
  9. ^ Hon. Nicholas Haden-Guest #124847 – website ThePeerage.com
  10. ^ Frith, Vanessa (October 5, 2015). "'Sleepy Hollow' Season 3: Bones Crossover Plot Revealed! How Will Science & The Supernatural Mix [VIDEO]". Enstarz. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

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