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All The Insanely Famous People Who Guest Starred On Veronica Mars

Updated May 7, 2020 622 votes 110 voters 2.2k views29 items

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. Some of them even went on to star in other shows like Veronica Mars!

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

  • Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Insanely Famous People Who Guest Starred On Veronica Mars
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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.

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  • Leighton Meester is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Insanely Famous People Who Guest Starred On Veronica Mars
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    Episodes: Season 1, Episode 14: “Mars vs. Mars;” Season 1, Episode 21: “A Trip to the Dentist”

    Role: Carrie Bishop

    Despite only appearing in two episodes, Meester’s characters had a huge impact on our favorite marshmallow. She pitted Veronica against her father in “Mars vs. Mars,” only to help her figure who raped her at Shelly Pomroy's party later on in the season. As the former gossip queen of Neptune High, let’s just say Meester had a knack for playing the mean girl long before being cast as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl.

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  • Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Insanely Famous People Who Guest Starred On Veronica Mars
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    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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  • Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Insanely Famous People Who Guest Starred On Veronica Mars
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    Episode: Season 1, Episode 7: “The Girl Next Door”

    Role: Sarah Williams

    Two-time Oscar nominee Chastain’s role on Veronica Mars may have been small, but it was definitely memorable. She played the teen sleuth’s next-door neighbor, and one of the few friends that Veronica had in Season 1. When she goes missing, Veronica has to investigate, uncovering a case that might be slightly above her pay grade.

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