All Simpsons Guest Characters

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The Simpsons are the longest-running animated TV series in history and are still going strong today. They have survived this long due to their iconic main characters including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Having been on television for over 30 years you can imagine the show has had a wide array of guest stars to voice Simpsons characters. In fact, having guest characters voiced by famous names has become a staple of the animated show over the years. Guest voices have included big stars from various professions including acting, singing, politics, athletics, and many more.

For our giant list of Simpsons Guest Characters, we are including mainly recognizable names that most of the public would know if they follow their profession and have not been recurring characters. For instance, Marcia Wallace voices Edna Krabappel (Springfield’s flirty teacher) and would be considered a guest voice on many lists be we consider Edna one of the Simpson’s staple characters.

Season 1 Guest Characters

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Ms. Barr

Season: 1
Episode: 6

Guest Voice: Miriam Flynn
Best Known For: Played Cousin Catherine in National Lampoons Vacation

Character: Was Lisa Simpson’s gym teacher

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Bleeding Gums Murphy

Season: 1
Episode: 6

Guest Voice: Ron Taylor
Best Known For: Broadway Musical, “It Ain’t Nothin But The Blues”

Character: Was Lisa Simpson’s saxophone mentor and musical inspiration

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Cowboy Bob

Season: 1
Episode: 7

Guest Voice: Albert Brooks
Best Known For: Various acting roles and his role in the movie Drive

Character: Owner of Bob’s RV Round-up

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Jacques

Season: 1
Episode: 9

Guest Voice: Albert Brooks
Best Known For: Various acting roles and his role in the movie Drive.

Character: Bowling teacher who takes a romantic interest in Marge

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Sideshow Bob

Season: 1
Debut Episode: 12

Guest Voice: Kelsey Grammar
Best Known For: His role as Frasier Crane in Frasier and Cheers.

Character: Was Krusty the Clown’s sidekick and has a vengeance against Bart Simpson

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Ms. Botz

Season: 1
Episode: 13

Guest Voice: Penny Marshall
Best Known For: Her acting role in Laverne and Shirley

Character: Was hired to babysit the Simpson kids while Homer and Marge went out

Season 2 Guest Characters

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Karl

Season: 2
Episode: 15

Guest Voice: Harvey Fierstein
Best Known For: His role in the movie Independence Day and his raspy voice

Character: Was hired by Homer to be his secretary

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Serak The Preparer

Season: 2
Episode: 16

Guest Voice: James Earl Jones
Best Known For: His role as Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise

Character: Was an Alien chef in the first Treehouse of Horror episode

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Tony Bennett

Season: 2
Episode: 18

Guest Voice: Tony Bennett
Best Known For: His singing career in the Jazz genre

Character: Plays himself

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Roger Meyers Jr.

Season: 2
Episode: 22

Guest Voice: Alex Rocco
Best Known For: His role in the Godfather movie playing Moe Greene

Character: CEO of the Itchy and Scratchy show

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Lionel Hutz

Season: 2
Debut Episode: 22

Guest Voice: Phil Hartman
Best Known For: His comedic career on Saturday Night Live

Character: An incompetent lawyer in Springfield

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Larry King

Season: 2
Episode: 24

Guest Voice: Larry King
Best Known For: His talk show career hosting Larry King Live

Character: Plays himself

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Akira

Season: 2
Episode: 24

Guest Voice: George Takei
Best Known For: His role as Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek franchise

Character: A waiter in a Japanese restaurant who serves Homer the deadly Fugu blowfish

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Artie Ziff

Season: 2
Episode: 25

Guest Voice: Jon Lovitz
Best Known For: His acting career and stint on Saturday Night Live in the 80s

Character: Was a nerdy student who went to prom with Marge

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Troy McClure

Season: 2
Debut Episode: 26

Guest Voice: Phil Hartman
Best Known For: His comedic career on Saturday Night Live

Character: A washed-up Hollywood actor

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Herbert Powell

Season: 2
Debut Episode: 28

Guest Voice: Danny DeVito
Best Known For: His long acting career, role in the movie Twins

Character: Homer’s successful half-brother

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Emily Winthropp

Season: 2
Episode: 29

Guest Voice: Tracey Ullman
Best Known For: Her comedy series The Tracey Ullman Show

Character: Obedience school teacher for dogs

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Bea Simmons

Season: 2
Episode: 30

Guest Voice: Audrey Meadows
Best Known For: Her role on the Honeymooners playing Alice Kramden

Character: Was Abe Simpson’s love interest

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Ringo Starr

Season: 2
Episode: 31

Guest Voice: Ringo Starr
Best Known For: Drummer for The Beatles

Character: Played Himself

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Mr. Bergstrom

Season: 2
Episode: 32

Guest Voice: Dustin Hoffman
Best Known For: His acting career, role in the movie Rain Man

Character: Played Lisa Simpson’s substitute teacher

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Mrs. Glick

Season: 2
Debut Episode: 34

Guest Voice: Cloris Leachman
Best Known For: Her long acting career, role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Character: An elderly neighbor who lives in Springfield

Season 3 Guest Characters

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Leon Kompowsky

Season: 3
Episode: 36

Guest Voice: Michael Jackson
Best Known For: King of Pop, His long music career and controversies

Character: A mental patient who claims to be the real Michael Jackson

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Neil Parick Harris

Season: 3
Episode: 39

Guest Voice: Neil Patrick Harris
Best Known For: How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser

Character: Plays himself playing Bart Simpson in a movie

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Fat Tony

Season: 3
Episode: 39

Guest Voice: Joe Mantegna
Best Known For: Godfather III, Criminal Minds

Character: The mob boss of the Springfield mafia

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Magic Johnson

Season: 3
Episode: 40

Guest Voice: Magic Johnson
Best Known For: One of the greatest basketball players of all-time

Character: Plays Himself

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Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky

Season: 3
Episode: 41

Guest Voice: Jackie Mason
Best Known For: Stand-up comedian and actor

Character: Krusty the Clowns Rabbi father

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Aerosmith

Season: 3
Episode: 45

Guest Voice: Aerosmith
Best Known For: Long music career, Walk This Way song

Character: Play themselves

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Sting

Season: 3
Episode: 48

Guest Voice: Sting
Best Known For: Long music career including in the band Police and solo

Character: Plays Himself

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Roger Clemens

Season: 3
Episode: 52

Guest Voice: Roger Clemens
Best Known For: Pitching career in major league baseball

Character: Plays Himself

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Darryl Strawberry

Season: 3
Episode: 52

Guest Voice: Darryl Strawberry
Best Known For: Baseball career as an outfielder and legal troubles

Character: Plays Himself

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Ozzie Smith

Season: 3
Episode: 52

Guest Voice: Ozzie Smith
Best Known For: Baseball career as a shortstop

Character: Plays Himself

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Don Mattingly

Season: 3
Episode: 52

Guest Voice: Don Mattingly
Best Known For: Baseball career as a first baseman

Character: Plays Himself

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Ken Griffey Jr.

Season: 3
Episode: 52

Guest Voice: Ken Griffey Jr.
Best Known For: Baseball career as an outfielder

Character: Plays Himself

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Lurleen Lumpkin

Season: 3
Episode: 55

Guest Voice: Beverly D’Angelo
Best Known For: Starring as Ellen Griswald in the National Lampoon movies

Character: A country singer who Homer starts to manage

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Joe Frazier

Season: 3
Episode: 58

Guest Voice: Joe Frazier
Best Known For: Boxing career, fights vs Muhammed Ali

Character: Plays Himself

Season 4 Guest Characters

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Bob Hope

Season: 4
Episode: 63

Guest Voice: Bob Hope
Best Known For: Legendary Hollywood star, Hosting TV Specials

Character: Plays Himself

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Neil Armstrong

Season: 4
Episode: 65

Guest Voice: Neil Armstrong
Best Known For: The first man to walk on the moon

Character: Plays Himself

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Tom Jones

Season: 4
Episode: 65

Guest Voice: Tom Jones
Best Known For: Singing career, It’s Not Unusual song

Character: Plays Himself

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Laura Powers

Season: 4
Episode: 67

Guest Voice: Sarah Gilbert
Best Known For: Playing Darlene in the Roseanne TV series

Character: The Simpson’s new neighbor whom Bart falls in love with

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Linda Ronstadt

Season: 4
Episode: 68

Guest Voice: Linda Ronstadt
Best Known For: Singing Career

Character: Plays Herself

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Adam West

Season: 4
Episode: 68

Guest Voice: Adam West
Best Known For: Playing the original Batman

Character: Plays Himself

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Lyle Lanley

Season: 4
Episode: 71

Guest Voice: Phil Hartman
Best Known For: His comedic career on Saturday Night Live

Character: A con artist who fools the Springfield community to build a monorail

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Leonard Nimoy

Season: 4
Episode: 71

Guest Voice: Phil Hartman
Best Known For: Playing Spock in the Star Trek franchise

Character: Plays Himself

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Joyce Brothers

Season: 4
Episode: 76

Guest Voice: Joyce Brothers
Best Known For: Her psychological advice columns

Character: Plays Herself

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Brooke Shields

Season: 4
Episode: 78

Guest Voice: Brooke Shields
Best Known For: Modelling career

Character: Plays Herself

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Barry White

Season: 4
Episode: 79

Guest Voice: Barry White
Best Known For: Singing career and deep voice

Character: Plays Himself

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David Crosby

Season: 4
Episode: 79

Guest Voice: David Crosby
Best Known For: Singing career in the Crosby, Stills, and Nash band

Character: Plays Himself

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Johnny Carson

Season: 4
Episode: 81

Guest Voice: Johnny Carson
Best Known For: Host of the Tonight Show

Character: Plays Himself

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Hugh Hefner

Season: 4
Episode: 81

Guest Voice: Hugh Hefner
Best Known For: Creator of Playboy Magazine and Playboy Mansion

Character: Plays Himself

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Bette Midler

Season: 4
Episode: 81

Guest Voice: Bette Midler
Best Known For: Singing and Acting career, Wind Beneath My Wings song

Character: Plays Herself

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Luke Perry

Season: 4
Episode: 81

Guest Voice: Luke Perry
Best Known For: Played Dylan Mckay in Beverly Hills 90210

Character: Plays Himself

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Elizabeth Taylor

Season: 4
Episode: 81

Guest Voice: Elizabeth Taylor
Best Known For: Legendary Hollywood Actress

Character: Plays Herself

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Season: 4
Episode: 81

Guest Voice: Anthony Kiedis
Best Known For: Lead singer for Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Character: Plays Themselves

Season 5 Guest Characters

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David Crosby

Season: 5
Episode: 82

Guest Voice: David Crosby
Best Known For: Singing career in the Crosby, Stills, and Nash band

Character: Plays Himself

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George Harrison

Season: 5
Episode: 82

Guest Voice: George Harrison
Best Known For: Lead guitarist for the Beatles

Character: Plays Himself

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The Ramones

Season: 5
Episode: 85

Guest Voice: Joey Ramone
Best Known For: Famous punk rock band

Character: Plays Himself

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Brad Goodman

Season: 5
Episode: 88

Guest Voice: Albert Brooks
Best Known For: Various acting roles and his role in the movie Drive.

Character: A self-help guru

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James Brown

Season: 5
Episode: 88

Guest Voice: James Brown
Best Known For: His singing career, song “I Feel Good”

Character: Plays Himself

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Mindy Simmons

Season: 5
Episode: 88

Guest Voice: Michelle Pfeiffer
Best Known For: Her acting career and roles in Scarface, Batman Returns

Character: Plays a new co-worker of Homer’s whom he has strong feelings for.

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Robert Goulet

Season: 5
Episode: 91

Guest Voice: Robert Goulet
Best Known For: Long singing and acting career

Character: Plays Himself

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Conan O’Brien

Season: 5
Episode: 93

Guest Voice: Conan O’Brien
Best Known For: Late Night Talk-Show host

Character: Plays Himself

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James Woods

Season: 5
Episode: 94

Guest Voice: James Woods
Best Known For: Acting career

Character: Plays Himself

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Stacey Lovell

Season: 5
Episode: 95

Guest Voice: Kathleen Turner
Best Known For: Acting career

Character: Plays the creator of Malibu Stacey

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Buzz Aldrin

Season: 5
Episode: 96

Guest Voice: Buzz Aldrin
Best Known For: Astronaut, one of the first men on the moon

Character: Plays Himself

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