Often times, when famous people bear the same last name, their admirers shiver in anticipation, hoping that their favorite celebrities are biologically related. One of the famous celebrity siblings discovery was that of the Hemsworth brothers. Many fans were excited to learn that their favorite stars were blood relatives. Is that the case with Nicholas and Christopher Guest? The facts are outlined below for your reading pleasure.
Background Details of Christopher Guest
Nicholas and Christopher Guest are both prominent figures in the film industry. While Nicholas is focusing more on his voice acting career, the latter is more grounded and involved in screenwriting, composing, directing, acting, as well as music and comedy.
Christopher Haden-Guest was born on February 5, 1948, in New York City. He’s the son of Peter Haden-Guest and Jean Pauline Hindes, a former vice president of casting at CBS. Thanks to his grandparents, his heritage has been traced to Dutch and Russian Jewish backgrounds. Interestingly, it is said that this entertainer was brought up without any religious inclinations as both of his parents does not believe in the existence of God.
As you would easily find, Christopher Guest was partly brought up in the United Kingdom. Reports have it that he was a student of The High School of Music & Art located in New York City. In addition to that, he attended Interlaken, Massachusetts’ Stockbridge School where he studied classical music. Christopher’s foray into the music scene didn’t end there as he learned how to play the mandolin and equally started playing the guitar with a fellow student at Stockbridge named Arlo.
Christopher finally veered into acting in the ’70s when he studied acting at the Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 1971. One would say his greatest accomplishment in his 20-year acting career was his role as Nigel Tufnel in the hit movie, This is Spinal Tap. In addition to his various engagements in the industry, Guest had a short stint with Saturday Night Live; in the 1984-1985 season, he featured as a cast member alongside some other notable stars like Harry Shearer and Billy Crystal. Some of his notable films include Best in Show, This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, Mascots, The Princess Bride, and The Big Picture.
Who Is Nicholas Guest?
Some of the movies that Nicholas Guest is known for as a voice actor include Zootopia, Frozen, Tangled, Rio, Saving Santa, and Penguins of Madagascar. He was born on the 5th of May in the year 1955 to Jean Pauline Hindes and Peter Haden-Guest.
Even though this American has been active majorly as a voice actor since 2000, his filmography boasts a good number of movie roles. Disregarding that, he has proven himself to be versatile with anime and non-anime roles, live-action roles and even roles in video games.
On May 11th, 1980, Nicholas married the love of his life, Jill Ellen-Demby with whom he had his first daughter, Julia Demby Haden-Guest, born on September 23, 1989. However, the marriage soon hit the rocks and was dissolved in 1989. He later married his second wife, Pamela Ann Guest, an actress and casting director on November 26th, 1989. They had a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Haden-Guest on May 30th, 1990, who interestingly later went on to become an actress.
Are Nicholas and Christopher Guest Related?
From what we have discussed so far, the answer to that question is pretty clear. Yes, Nicholas and Christopher are related. They are brothers from the same parents (Jean Pauline Hindes and her husband Peter Haden Guest).
Of course, Christopher is the older of the two brothers and Nicholas isn’t his only sibling. The brothers have an older half-brother named Anthony Haden-Guest, he was born on the 2nd of February 1937 to their father and his first wife Elisabeth Furse. Peter Haden-Guest and Elisabeth were married from 1939 to 1945.
Nicholas and Christopher Guest also have a younger sister named Elissa Haden Guest. She is an award-winning author and was born sometime in 1953.
Other Facts to Know About The Two
1. Nicholas and Christopher Guest are actually British royalty. Though nowhere near the throne, Christopher, who is the first son, is the 5th Baron Haden-Guest while Nicholas is the heir apparent because Christopher and his wife adopted children who cannot inherit the barony.
2. While Christopher is admired as a comedian, he once stated that he rarely jokes in real life. For him, comedy is only a career.
3. You will find Nicholas as Sergeant Polk, Srini / Hop Singh, Christof Romuald, and General Marder respectively in video games like The Jungle Book (1996), Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist, Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption, and Titanfall 2.