Nicholas Guest

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The Honourable
Nicholas Haden-Guest
Born (1951-05-05) May 5, 1951 (age 71)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Jill Ellen Demby (divorced; 1 child)
Pamela Guest (1989-present; 3 children)

Nicholas Haden-Guest (born May 5, 1951)[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.

Personal life

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.

Family title

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 Honorable Nicholas Guest".


Anime roles

Non-anime roles

Live-action roles

Movie roles

Music video roles

Video game roles


  1. "Son to the Peter Haden Guests". The New York Times. 1951-05-13. Retrieved 2011-01-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Witchel, Alex (2006-11-12). "The Shape-Shifter". The New York Times. Retrieved 2006-11-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe". 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2006-11-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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