Celebrity Appearances

Last update September 12, 2010

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Celebrities in Order of Appearance

Tina Louise (Miss Beck 0506), "Ginger" from "Gilligan's Island"
Linda Blair (Ida Mae 0701), actress (The Exorcist, where she was the possessed girl); (personal website)
Bobcat Goldthwait (Zemus 0701), comedian
Andrea Elson (Heidi 0713) from Alf (Lynn)
Bill Maher (Adam 0717), a movie actor
Charlene Tilton (Herself 0723) from Dallas (Lucy)
Vanna White (Coco 0726), Wheel of Fortune letter turner, real name Vanna Marie Rosich
Jerry Springer (Himself 0809), an American talk show host; (show website)
Pat Morita (Mr. Shimokawa 1020), actor (Ohara, The Karate Kid)
Alan Thicke (Henry 1024, Bruce 1117-1119), actor
Nicole Eggert (Shannon 1024) from Baywatch (Summer Quinn)
Tina Yothers (Herself 1106) from Family Ties (where Christina Applegate played a part at her side in an episode)
Robert Englund (Lucifer 1120), actor (Freddy Krueger from "Nightmare on Elm Street")

Before They Were Famous in Order of Appearance

Jerry Hall (Terry Cherry 0107), former wife of Mick Jagger; she was his girlfriend when the episode was made.
Milla Jovovich (Yvette 0406), partner of Luc Besson, model, singer, actress (Return to the Blue Lagoon, The 5th Element); for some months she was in the same high school class like Christina Applegate; (personal website)
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Heather McCoy 0418) from Beverly Hills 90210 (Valerie) and Saved by the Bell (Kelly)
Pamela Anderson Lee (Yvette 0501, Cashew 0523); (personal website)
Ian Ziering (Kid 0504) from Beverly Hills 90210 (Steve)
Tia Carrere (Piper 0506), actress (Wayne's World, Rising Sun, True Lies, High School High)
Debbe (aka Debbie) Dunning (Rochelle 0506, Bubbles 0524) from Home Improvement (she followed Pamela Anderson as stage hand)
Matt LeBlanc (Vinnie Verducci 0518, 0525, 0609) from Friends (Joey)
Denise Richards (Girl #2 0610), actress (Bond girl in The World Is Not Enough)
Edd Hall, announcer of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Tour guide 0622, voice overs on over a dozen episodes); (personal website)
David Boreanaz (Frank 0721), from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
Nicholas Brendon (Guy in Ray Ray's Gang, uncredited, 0802), from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Fergie (Ann 0822), vocalist of the Black Eyed Peas, full name Stacy Ann Ferguson
Keri Russell (April 0926), from Felicity (Felicity)
Michael Clark Duncan (Bouncer 1007), Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actor (The Green Mile)
Jane Lynch (Greta "You must walk my dogs" 0818), actress (Glee)

Internationally Less Known Guest Actors in Order of Appearance

Lewis Arquette (Ed 0111), father of Rosanna, Patricia (wife of Nicolas Cage) and David (who held Christina Applegate's breasts in the 1995 movie "Wild Bill"), died on February 10, 2001
Pauly Shore (0314), comedian; (personal website)
Sam Kinison (0314), comedian; (personal website)
Dan Castellaneta (Pete 0505, Funeral Director 0710), voice of Homer Simpson
Felix Silla (Alien 0507), actor ("Cousin Itt" on the original Addams Family)
Joseph Bologna (Charlie Verducci 0518 and 0525), Oscar nominee for best writing based on material from another medium (1971)
Jerry Mathers (Himself 0520), 50s/60s TV series "Leave It to Beaver" child star; (personal website)
Bobbie Phillips (0314), actress; (personal website)
Edd Byrnes (Himself 0619), 50s/60s TV series "77 Sunset Strip star"
Corey Feldman (Ralph 0702), a movie actor
Gary Coleman (Inspector 0816, himself 1026), 70s TV series "Diff'rent Storkes" child star
Danny Bonaduce (Surveyor 0816), 70s TV series "The Partridge Family" child star
Gilbert Gottfried (Himself 0920), Comedian
Jean Speegle Howard (Old Lady 0824, Sylvia 905, Ceil 921, Claire 1024) and Clint Howard (Mullen 921) are Ron "Opie" Howard's mother and brother, respectively.
Charles "Chip" Esten (Lonnie 1123-24), US actor; (personal website)

Running Jokes

There are also some running jokes about certain showbiz people. Two of them are Joe Piscopo (e.g. 0316, 0421, 0605, 0610, 0716, 0801, 0909) and Sally Struthers (e.g. 0502, 0505, 0609, 0615, 0807, 0813). MwC writer and producer Ellen L. Fogle once wrote for Saturday Night Live (on NBC) and Joe Piscopo was always complaining about the writing and other stuff. The jokes about him are her revenge.

Musicians & DJs

The six rock stars that the Bundys hobnob with in first class in the episode "Rock of Ages" (0709) are Spencer Davis (of The Spencer Davis Group), Richie Havens, Robbie Krieger (of The Doors), Mark Lindsay (of Paul Revere and the Raiders), Peter Noone (of Herman's Hermits) and John Sebastian (of The Loving Spoonful).
B.B. King (a blues singer) is a street singer in ep. 0513 (personal website)
Waylon Jennings (a country singer) is a hermit in ep. 0821 (personal website)
Tammy Wynette (a country singer, 1942 - 1998) plays herself in ep. 1108 (personal website)

Bands on the show are:
The Gutter Cats (0414) - Anthony Smedile, Bobby Lycon, Jonny Black and Josh Blake
Anthrax (0619) - Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Scott Ian and Danny Spitz.
The Village People (0807) - Alexander Briley (Sailor), David Hodo (Construction Worker), Glenn M. Hughes (Leather Man), G. Jeffrey Olson (Cowboy), Felipe Rose (Indian) and Raymond Simpson (Policeman) (personal website)

Married... with Children also featured two of the biggest US radio DJs:
Rick Dees (0822) (show website)
Wolfman Jack (0919) (fan website)

More about music on the show at Bundyology's Music Page.

Sports Stars

In episodes 0222 and 1007, wrestler King Kong Bundy appeared on the show. More information at the Inside Scenes page.

In episode 0615, Steve Carlton, Ed Jones and Sugar Ray Leonard have cameo appearances. Steve Carlton was MLB pitcher from 1965 to 1988. He's 2nd in the eternal strikeout statistic and became a Hall of Fame member in 1994. Sugar Ray Leonard was the first boxer who became world champion in 5 different weight-classes. He had his last fight 1992, 36 years old.

In episode 0801, the NBA stars Vlade Divac, Clyde Drexler and Xavier McDaniel have cameo appearances.

In episode 0810, we can enjoy Earnie Banks, Johnny Bench and Joe Namath. Joe Namath was a NY Jets quarterback for 12 seasons (1965-76) and played another season with the LA Rams in 1977. He was the first one to pass more than 4000 yards in one season. He won Super Bowl III (in 1969) and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985. Johnny Lee Bench was a Cincinnati catcher and power hitter. He became World Series Champion in 1975 and 76. 1970 and 72, he was National League MVP. 1976, he was World Series MVP. He got into the Hall of Fame in 1989. Ernest (Ernie) Banks ("Mr. Cub") was a Chicago Cubs shortstop and 1st baseman from 1953 to 1971. He had 5 grand slam home runs in 1955 and was the first MVP in two following years (1958 and 59). Hall of Fame 1977.

In episode 0910, we can see the following football stars in action: Ken Stabler, John S. Reynolds, Lawrence Taylor and Bubba Smith (also appearing as Spare Tire Dixon in 516). Charles "Bubba" Smith played for the Baltimore Colts from 1967 to 1972, missing the 1972 season because of a knee injury. Then he moved to the Oakland Raiders (1973 and 74) and the Houston Oilers (1975-77). You can see him in the six Police Academy movies as Moses Hightower. Ken "The Snake" Stabler was Oakland Raiders quarterback from 1970 to 1979. He continued his career with the Houston Oilers (1980 and 81) and the New Orleans Saints (1982-84). In 1974, he was NFL MVP. Lawrence Taylor was a NY Giants linebacker from 1981 to 93. He is a legend for his 130 quarterback sacks and he won Super Bowls XXI (1987) and XXV (1991). He was NFL MVP in 1986 and entered Football Hall of Fame in 1999. "Jack" John S. "Hacksaw" Reynolds was a linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams from 1970 to 1980 and for the San Francisco 49ers from 1981 to 1984. Rod Martin was a linebacker for the Oakland Raiders from 1977 to 1988. In 1983, he was chosen AFC defensive player of the year.

In episode 0911, the following baseball pros on strike appear on the show: Mike Piazza, Bret Saberhagen, Frank Thomas and Dave Winfield. Michael Joseph Piazza played as a catcher for the LA Dodgers from 1992 to 1997. Since 1998 he plays for the NY Mets. Bret Saberhagen is a pitcher and played from 1984 to 1991 at Kansas City and won the World Series in 1985. He changed to the NY Mets (1992-95) and the Colorado Rockies (1996) and is now with the Boston Red Sox. Frank Thomas plays for the Chicago White Sox since 1990 and is their first baseman. He became American League MVP in 1993.

Terry Bradshaw appears in ep. 1009 and 1111. He was quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers for 14 seasons (1970-83) and became Super Bowl Champion 1975 (SB IX), 1976 (SB X), 1979 (SB XIII) and 1980 (SB XIV). He was NFL MVP in 1978 and since 1989, he is a Football Hall of Famer.

Ray Jones, Jr. and Larry Brown show up in episode 1025. Larry Brown played for the played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1992 to 1995 (Super Bowl XXX MVP) and the Oakland Raiders from 1996-1997 as a defensive back. John Taylor was a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers from 1987 to 1994.

Sportscasters on the show are Roy Firestone (420, The Al Bundy Sports Spectacular) and Joe Morgan (911). In episode 1111, we see James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Ronnie Lott.

Ray Clay, Chicago Bulls announcer from 1990 to 2002, is the announcer in 801.

Pin-Ups in Alphabetical Order

Allen, Krista as Crystal Clark (1016), four "Emmanuelle" movies as Emmanuelle; (website)
Anders, Avalon as Sandy (0716), (website)
Anderson, Pamela as Yvette (0501) and Cashew (0523), Playmate 02/90; Playboy 07/92, 09/94, 01/96; current name Pamela Lee; (website)
Austin, Lynne as Peaches (306), Sable (0318), Playmate 07/86
Boyle, Lisa as Bubbles Double Dee (0809) and Fawn (1008,1013,1017-1018), cover of Playboy issue 10/95; (website)
Brandt, Brandi as Herself (0407), Playmate 10/87
Carlton, Hope Marie as Heather (0218), Playmate 07/85; real name Hope Marie Rizzitano
Davis, Neriah as Anytime (1007), Playmate 03/94; (website)
D'Errico, Donna as Helga (1011), Playmate 09/95; she plays Donna Marco in Baywatch; her husband is Nikki Sixx who is divorced from Brandi Brandt (Playmate 10/87)
Fabian, Ava as Yummy (0417) and Honey (0523), Playmate 08/86; (website)
Fuller, Victoria as Model #2 (1025), Playmate 01/96; (website)
Granath, Tiffany as Pancake (1013)
Hahn, Jessica as Ricki (0612), Playboy 11/87, 12/87, 09/88, 12/92; before her Playboy shootings, she was raped by TV evangelist Jim Bakker and became famous on Howard Stern's radio show
Korn, Sandra as Naomi (0825), Penthouse Pet 03/91
Lee, Luann as Fifi (0322), Playmate 01/87
Lords, Traci as T.C. (0404) and Vanessa (0611), Penthouse Pet 09/84; she was a famous under-age porn star
Margolis, Cindy as Beer Girl #1 (0707); (website)
Mark, Heidi as Ashley (1008), Playmate 07/95
Marks, Shae as Inga (1011), Playmate 05/94; (website)
Moore, Barbara as Dee Anna (0725), Playmate 12/92
Parkhurst, Heather Elizabeth as Flopsie (0517), Almond (0523) and Hilgar (0623)
Sloan, Tiffany as Carol (0717), Playmate 10/92
Speir, Dona as Photo Girl (0311), Playmate 03/84
Tenison, Renee as Macadamia (0523), Topsy (0605) and Marla (1018, 1025), Playmate 11/89, Playmate of the Year 1990, issue 06/90. Renee has a twin sister (Rosie or Rose). She appears in ep. 0605 as Mopsy and in 1025 as Carla; (website)
Tweed, Shannon as herself (1011), Playmate 11/81, Playmate of the Year 1982, issue 06/82
Velasquez, Devin as Vicki (0306), Playmate 6/85; (website)
Verkaik, Petra (1025), Playmate 12/89; (website)
Weigel, Teri as Jade (0218, 0221, 0312, 0509), Playmate 04/86; Penthouse 05/92; she is a famous porn star; (website)
Wild, Sandra as Fluffy (0309), Playboy 08/91

Some women in the celebrities list at this page's top have appeared in Playboy: Tina Louise (01/55 05/57, 05/58, 04/59, 10/60, 11/61, 12/61, 01/62, 12/62, 12/65, 11/66, 01/67, 05/80, 01/89), Jerry Hall (10/85), Vanna White (07 and 12/86, 05/87, 01/89).

Thanks to Petr Misák, Christian Zelger, StuartM, Sebastian Franke, "Marriedaniac", Tini Laging, Pär Johannesson, Rob Mitarotondo, Joe Siegler, Osias Gamoras Jr, "Declan" and Dave Gordon.

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