If you’re a This Is Us, fan then you’ve noticed the hit show has had its fair share of guest stars! TV personalities, actors, and comedians have all lent their talent to the emotional drama that has quickly become one of the most popular shows on air. In fact, in Season 2, Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone had a memorable guest role where he played himself and had scenes with Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley.
His performance was so moving to viewers that People named him one of the best guest stars of 2017. “I thought, they’re getting a big star, boost the ratings, get people to tune in to see Stallone, how good can it be?” Co-host Jessica Shaw admitted. “He’s awesome. It was such a delight to watch him.” Keep scrolling to see which stars have had a guest role on This Is Us!
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Kate Burton This Is Us
Many viewers recognized the 60-year-old actress in a recent episode of This Is Us. The star has appeared in a variety of popular TV shows including Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and Law & Order. She most recently portrayed a therapist on the NBC drama.
Mario Lopez This Is Us
When you're Mario Lopez, it's unnecessary to take on a character. The personality had a cameo in Season 1 where he was hosting a talk show discussing Kevin's meltdown. Seems pretty believable, right?
Seth Meyers This Is Us
And, another star who played himself on the show. The late-night host had a scene with Kevin and Randall when they got into a fight in NYC. He approached the pair because he recognized Kevin from his role on The Manny.
Elizabeth Perkins This Is Us
Some guest roles are meatier than other. Elizabeth Perkins wowed in her arc as Rebecca's (possibly racist) mother. Her role resulted in a powerful scene where Many Moore's character confronts her mom about her treatment of their black adopted son, Randall.
"We tried to be really careful with it," creator Dan Fogelman told Entertainment Weekly. "We have a really diverse writing staff and we tried to attack all viewpoints and not turn this into an afterschool special. I’m really proud of the job that all the actors did and the way the writers handled it."
Alan Thicke This Is Us
It could have been easy to overlook Alan Thicke's brief role in the show. He was guest-starring on The Manny when Kevin had his huge meltdown. Yes, you read that right. He was a guest star playing a guest star.
Katey Sagal This Is Us
The Sons of Anarchy actress had a small part as Kevin's agent in Season 1.
Brad Garrett This Is Us
The comedian rose to fame on the hit sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, but had a more serious part on This Is Us. He played a TV network president who negotiated Kevin's exit from The Manny.
Sylvester Stallone This Is Us
Hands down, the most famous guest star to have ever appeared on the show is Sylvester Stallone. The Rocky star played himself in a fictional movie alongside Kevin.
The famous filmmaker also played himself on the show. He just so happened to see Kevin's play and called him to praise his performance and then offered to send him a script for a film.