When it comes to picking your favorite, there is certainly no shortage of Veronica Mars guest stars to choose from. During her time at both Neptune High and Hearst College, Veronica made her fair share of friends and enemies. Her clientele ranged from wronged classmates to full-fledged adults in desperate need of help - and the show always knew just how to bring out the best in each star who made a special appearance.
Sure, you probably remember series regulars like Max Greenfield or Krysten Ritter who have since become popular and beloved TV stars. But some Veronica Mars cameos made by big stars were so small that they might have completely slipped your mind. Jessica Chastain, Aaron Paul, and Paul Rudd all guest starred on the cult series. Jamie Chung had a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it type of role, while Joss Whedon graced the screen for a couple of minutes and caused Buffy fans everywhere to rejoice. And that's only the beginning.
Ready to take a walk down memory lane? Here are all the famous people you forgot guest starred on Veronica Mars.
Episode: Season 3, Episode 17: “Debasement Tapes”
Role: Desmond Fellows
Rudd played a washed up singer of a popular '90s band called My Pretty Pony. He arrives at Hearst to perform a benefit concert, but his backup vocal tapes go missing, so Piz enlists Veronica’s help to retrieve them. While Rudd’s character wasn’t particularly likeable, he did bring Veronica and Piz closer together.
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Episode: Season 2, Episode 16: “The Rapes of Graff”
Cera had a small role as Dean, a guidance counselor at Hearst College who partners up with Veronica during an icebreaker exercise because no one else would. He was asked to reprise his role in Season 3, but wasn’t able to due to scheduling conflicts. Fun fact: he appeared in the same episode as Alia Shawkat, who co-starred as his cousin on Arrested Development.
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Episodes: Season 1, Episode 15: “Ruskie Business;” Season 1, Episode 19: “Hot Dogs;” Season 2, Episode 9: “My Mother, The Fiend”
Role: Trina Echolls
As Logan’s sister, Hannigan appeared in only three Veronica Mars episodes, but she made the most of every one. Her tortured spirit was hidden behind a wide smile and funny banter, but it’s obvious that her distant parents and abusive boyfriends did a number on her. Fun fact: Alyson Hannigan was cast as Trina over Tara Reid and Denise Richards. They made the right choice.
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Episode: Season 1, Episode 2: “Credit Where Credit's Due”
Role: Caitlin Ford
Hilton played Logan's cheating girlfriend at the very beginning of Season 1, during which she also manages to get involved in credit card fraud. Needless to say, Veronica wasn’t a big fan.