There's a special set of performers who aren't necessarily stars, but routinely show up again and again in favorite movies. They become "that guy" or "that guy who was in that thing," or if the role was memorable enough, they get inextricably linked to a character's name.
Many of the performers who fall into this category are dramatic character actors. But back in the '90s, a few different waves of comedy hit it big at the box office, and each wave brought with it a set of favorite performers. The Coen brothers had their versatile crew, while the Farrellys had a couple of gross-out geniuses, and Adam Sandler kept making movies with his buddies. You'll likely recognize these "that guy" actors from favorite '90s comedies.
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Sleazy villains and wisecracking supporting character actor supreme Dan Hedaya had a string of comedic hits in the '90s.
Joe Versus the Volcano, The Addams Family, Benny & Joon, Rookie of the Year, For Love or Money, Clueless, The First Wives Club, In & Out, A Life Less Ordinary, and A Night at the Roxbury are just a few of the hits on his impressive resume.Look familiar?
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Comedian Larry Miller is all over 1990s comedies.
He appeared in Pretty Woman, L.A. Story, Suburban Commando, Necessary Roughness, Radioland Murders, The Nutty Professor, Waiting for Guffman, For Richer or Poorer, Chairman of the Board, Runaway Bride, and 10 Things I Hate About You.Look familiar?
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Gary Cole was immortalized as Bill Lumbergh in the 1999 workplace comedy Office Space.
But in the '90s he also appeared in I'll Be Home for Christmas, and as Mike Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel.Look familiar?
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The man most people know as Shooter McGavin from Happy Gilmore is actually Christopher McDonald.
He's been in Grumpy Old Men, Monkey Trouble, Forget Paris, Celtic Pride, House Arrest, Leave It to Beaver, Flubber, and Dirty Work.Look familiar?