The Top Ten 'It's That Guy' Guys

We've all been there literally tens of times... when you're watching a movie or a TV show and a new character comes on the screen and the whole story drops to a halt because... there he is: THAT GUY. Who is he? Where have you seen him before? Why can't you remember WHERE YOU SAW HIM BEFORE? And it's not like IMDB can help you because you don't know 'that guys' name. Well, here they are. The top ten 'That guy' guys of screens both large and small.
  • Michael Ironside
    Photo: Total Recall / TriStar Pictures

    Hey... that evil guy! He's always so mean!
    Maybe you remember that evil guy in Total Recall? That's right, that was him! Or the evil boat guy in Perfect Storm... And if he's not playing an actual evil guy, he always makes you a little worried that he might be. Underneath.

    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Nationality: Canada
    • Characters: Col. Dodd, Lt. Cmdr. Rick 'Jester' Heatherly, Col. Dugan, Mr. Chaney, Miller
  • William Devane
    Photo: The Dark Knight Rises / Warner Bros. Pictures
    I'm not sure there IS a TV show this guy hasn't been on. And if there is, well, he's been in plenty of movies too. Possibly the character actor of character actors. You hear his name, but you have no clue who he is. You see his face and then suddenly it's like "OH! THAT guy". But then, I dare you to remember WHAT you saw him in.
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Characters: Edward Grayson
  • Vincent Schiavelli
    Photo: Ghost / Paramount Pictures

    Does Vincent count? Everyone knows him. Ah, but does everyone know his NAME? Hence, he becomes "that guy". Sure, you know he was in Ghost.. and that X-Files episode where his brother lived inside his gut (ew).. his voice has graced countless cartoons, but I bet most would be hard pressed to spell his name, and if you saw it on a star in Hollywood, I bet you would wrinkle up your brow and say "It SOUNDS familiar...."

    • Age: Dec. at 57 (1948-2005)
    • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Characters: The Scientist, Obie, Julian, Robert, Leon Pulver
  • Doesn't just LOOK like a bad guy? Maybe that's why he always plays one. Dudes, he was on the ATeam... doesn't that immediately qualify him for 'that guy' status? The Fall Guy, too! TJ HOOKER. I bet you can guess that he played the gambit from bad cop to bad drug dealer to bad politician to bad all-around-bad guy.

    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Characters: Sheriff Watson, Smith, Jake, Danny, Aziz