Christopher Guest (born February 5, 1948) is a British-American actor, writer, director, composer, musician and producer.

He married Jamie Lee Curtis in 1984. Guest became the fifth Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling, when his father died in 1996.

He is best known for his portrayal of Nigel Tufnel in the spoof documentary movie This is Spinal Tap, and his time as a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live (1984-1985). Guest made his first appearance as Tufnel on the 1980 album by "Lenny and Squiggy"' (Comedians Michael McKean and David Lander) Lenny and the Squigtones.

Other Films

  • The Princess Bride - as Count Rugen
  • Waiting for Guffman - as Corky St. Clair (also directed)
  • Best in Show (2000) - as Harlan Pepper (also directed)
  • ''A Mighty Wind (2003, director, actor)