Where Is He Now: Christopher Guest (Actor) - This Is Spinal Tap.
Name: Christopher Guest
Born: February 5, 1948, New York City
Claim To Fame: He is known for such films as This is
Spinal Tap, and The Princess Bride.
Family Life: Guest is married to well-known actress
Jamie Lee Curtis with two children, Annie Guest and
Info: Guest received his dramatic arts training at New York
City's High School of Arts and Music and at Bard College,
and first appeared in minor film roles including The Hot
Rock (1972), Death Wish (1974), Lemmings (1973), and The
Long Riders (1980).
However, he was also dabbling in writing for several T.V.
shows, and when filming Million Dollar Infield (1982),
Guest became acquainted with writer-director Rob Reiner
and the two collaborated, along with Michael McKean and
Harry Shearer, to pen the script and music for the sleeper
hit This Is Spinal Tap (1984).
In the 1980s, Guest was a regular performer on Saturday
Night Live (1975) and, along with fellow Spinal Tap band
members lead singer David St. Hubbins, aka Michael McKean;
and bassist Derek Smalls, aka Harry Shearer, they
regularly appeared as Spinal Tap.
He played high-strung choreographer Corky St. Clair in the
humorous Waiting for Guffman (1996). He made a return to
heavy metal with Spinal Tap: The Final Tour (1998) and
Catching Up with Marty DiBergi (2000) before turning his
creating the sensational comedy Best in Show (2000).
Trivia: Became the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in
the County of Essex, when his father died in 1996.
Older brother of actor Nicholas Guest, who is heir
presumptive to the family title. (As Christopher's
children are adopted, they cannot inherit the barony).
Half-brother of journalist Anthony Haden-Guest, the
bibulous English socialite and journalist satirized by
'Tom Wolfe' in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990).
When a publicity photo of Guest and his co-stars from This
Is Spinal Tap (1984) ran in Rolling Stone magazine, Jamie
Lee Curtis saw the picture, fell in love and gave her
phone number to Guest's agent. They dated and eventually
Brother-in-law of actress Kelly Curtis and Pamela Guest.
Son-in-law of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
Where Is He Now: Guest holds an honorary doctorate from and
is a member of the board of trustees for Berklee College of
Music in Boston.
He was most recently the writer and producer of the HBO
series, Family Tree, a lighthearted story in the style he
made famous in Spinal Tap, in which the main character, Tom
Chadwick, inherits a box of curios from his great aunt,
spurring interest in his ancestry.