The Cast of "Will & Grace"

Guest Cast – Season 2

 
Shelley Morrison as Rosario Salazar
Rosario Salazar
Shelley Morrison
 

Rosario is Karen's feisty Salvadoran maid. She married Jack to get her green card; the two lived in the help's quarters of Karen and Stan's penthouse until Rosario divorced Jack to be with Gardener.

Episodes [8]: 01.22, 02.01, 02.02, 02.05, 02.12, 02.17, 02.18, 02.23

Shelley Morrison became a regular cast member in Season 3.

Marshall Manesh as Mr. Zamir
Mr. Zamir
Marshall Manesh
 

One of the tenants in Will's building, Mr. Zamir likes to take his shirt off in the laundry room and snoop into other people's things. Mr. Zamir loves the movie Xanadu.

Episodes [2]: 02.02, 02.23

Pablo Cartaya as Fernando
Fernando
Pablo Cartaya
 

Fernando was one of the guys Jack was dating at the time he and Rosario divorced.

Episodes [1]: 02.23

Karen Walker as Anastasia Beaverhausen
Anastasia Beaverhausen
Karen Walker
 

When Karen needs to go incognito, she dons the alias Anastasia Beaverhausen. Anastasia as in Russian royalty, Beaverhausen as in where the beaver lives.

Episodes [2]: 02.10, 02.22

Joan Collins as Helena Barnes
Helena Barnes
Joan Collins
 

International Design Goddess Helena Barnes is one of Grace's idols, and her competition.

Episodes [1]: 02.22

Doug Ballard as Robert Lilienfield
Robert Lilienfield
Doug Ballard
 

Grace Adler and Helena Barnes competed for Robert's design job.

Episodes [1]: 02.22

Orson Bean as Joseph Dudley
Joseph Dudley
Orson Bean
 

Joe Dudley was Will and Grace's favorite professor in college. His relationship with Sharon gives Will and Grace a glimpse of their future.

Episodes [1]: 02.21

Piper Laurie as Sharon Timmers
Sharon Timmers
Piper Laurie
 

Sharon is Professor Dudley's best friend.

Episodes [1]: 02.21

Molly Shannon as Val Bassett
Val Bassett
Molly Shannon
 

Wacky neighbor Val moved into apartment 15F and befriended Will (which made Grace crazy jealous). She then moved to 12E and befriended Grace (then stole her music box). After seeing Jack's cabaret act Jack 2001, Val stalked him. When Val shows up again and tries to be friendly with Grace, Grace gives her the cold shoulder. To get back at her, Val opens a design business next door and steals Grace's ideas and clients. In 2004, Grace ran into Val at an AA meeting.

Episodes [2]: 01.18, 02.20

Neil Patrick Harris as Bill
Bill
Neil Patrick Harris
 

Bill is the head of Welcome Back Home, an organization which helps homosexuals get back on the "straight and narrow." It became Jack's personal crusade to win him over and "release his inner homo."

Episodes [1]: 02.20

Leigh-Allyn Baker as Ellen
Ellen
Leigh-Allyn Baker
 

Ellen is Grace's friend and was also her college roommate. She often comes over for dinner and games with her husband, Rob. Rob and Ellen haven't been seen much since they got married and moved to New Jersey. Ellen had a baby boy in 2002, and by 2005 had three children.

Episodes [7]: 01.01, 01.10, 01.18, 01.21, 02.01, 02.03, 02.19

Tom Gallop as Rob
Rob
Tom Gallop
 

Rob is one of Will's friends who comes over for dinner, and to play poker and other games, like the home version of Pyramid, along with his wife Ellen. (They constantly lose to Will and Grace.) Rob and Ellen have two dogs, Harry and Ronnie, and three kids. Rob is also Will's accountant.

Episodes [7]: 01.01, 01.10, 01.18, 01.21, 02.01, 02.03, 02.19

Steve Paymer as Steve
Steve
Steve Paymer
 

Steve is one of Will and Rob's poker buddies. Steve also lives in Will's building, and is in charge of the building's community garden.

Episodes [2]: 01.07, 02.19

Reggie Hayes as Dr. Osher
Dr. Osher
Reggie Hayes
 

Dr. Osher was Stanley Walker's physician when he had his heart problem.

Episodes [1]: 02.17

Dan Bucatinsky as Neil
Neil
Dan Bucatinsky
 

A blind date set up by Will's mother. Neil was Will's mother's dentist's bridge partner's son. Neil thinks he's God's gift to gay men.

Episodes [1]: 02.17

Jennifer Elise Cox as Nurse Trainee Pittman
Nurse Trainee Pittman
Jennifer Elise Cox
 

Inexperienced Nurse Trainee Pittman took Grace's blood when Stan was in the hospital.

Episodes [1]: 02.17

Christian Zimmerman as Andrew Kirkland
Andrew Kirkland
Christian Zimmerman
 

Andrew is Will's ex-boyfriend Michael's current boyfriend.

Episodes [1]: 02.16

Chris Potter as Michael
Michael
Chris Potter
 

Michael is Will's ex-boyfriend. Will and Michael were together for 6 years, until Michael left Will two years ago. Grace decorated Michael and his new boyfriend Andrew's apartment.

Episodes [1]: 02.16

Sydney Pollack as George Truman
George Truman
Sydney Pollack
 

George is Will, Sam, and Paul's father. Will finds out that George had told all of his friends and co-workers that Will and Grace are married. George has been having a long-term affair with Tina. George and Marilyn decided to divorce in 2002.

Episodes [1]: 02.13

Perry King as John Marshall
John Marshall
Perry King
 

Karen has her private detective look for Jack's biological father and they find John Marshall. Unfortunately, John turns out to be gay and could not be Jack's father. Despite the wierdness, John and Jack go out for a date.

Episodes [1]: 02.13

Markus Flanagan as Dr. Loranger
Dr. Loranger
Markus Flanagan
 

Will's sexy dreams send him to therapist Dr. Loranger. He is more interested in dating Grace than helping Will.

Episodes [1]: 02.12

Megyn Price as Claire
Claire
Megyn Price
 

Claire is Will's best friend from high school. She asked Will to donate sperm so she could have a baby.

Episodes [1]: 02.11

Laura Kightlinger as Nurse Sheila
Nurse Sheila
Laura Kightlinger
 

Sheila used to work at the sperm bank, collecting specimens. She now works for Dr. Hershberg.

Episodes [1]: 02.11

Harry Van Gorkum as Porcelain Paul
Porcelain Paul
Harry Van Gorkum
 

"Porcelain" Paul Archambeaux is the star of Grace and Jack's favorite PBS TV show Antiques on the Road.

Episodes [1]: 02.10

Robert Clendenin as Bob Dent
Bob Dent
Robert Clendenin
 

Bob Dent directed Jack's first starring vehicle: a sexual harassment training video for the Canterville Plate Glass Company.

Episodes [1]: 02.09

Brian Palermo as Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly
Brian Palermo
 

Brian Kelly went to law school with Will. Will ran into him while helping Jack cater an ABA dinner event.

Episodes [1]: 02.07

Terry Kiser as Carl
Carl
Terry Kiser
 

Carl produces adult fetish videos, including Next to Godliness — which featured Karen whipping a "dirty pig boy."

Episodes [1]: 02.07

Andy Comeau as Andy Fellner
Andy Fellner
Andy Comeau
 

Grace's mother, Bobbi Adler, fixed Andy up with Will. Grace and Andy went to summer camp together when they were growing up.

Episodes [1]: 02.05

Debbie Reynolds as Bobbi Adler
Bobbi Adler
Debbie Reynolds
 

Bobbi is Grace's critical, over the top, poker-playing, match-making, show girl mother. Bobbi is married to Martin Adler, and they have three daughters: Janet (the oldest), Grace and Joyce.

Episodes [2]: 01.13, 02.05

Peter Paige as Roger O'Neill
Roger O'Neill
Peter Paige
 

Roger is an agent with the I.N.S. Jack met him earlier at Wigstock, and — much to Jack's surprise — Roger was the INS agent who interviewed him and Rosario.

Episodes [1]: 02.05

Scott Patterson as John Gregorio
John Gregorio
Scott Patterson
 

An artist living in New York. Grace had a crush on him in high school. After seeing a busty picture of Grace, he called her for a date.

Episodes [1]: 02.04

In repeat airings, John Gregorio's name was mysteriously dubbed to "Donald Dorio" and the name and phone number on the wall were also changed, as well as the closed-caption text.

Anthony De Santis as Walter
Walter
Anthony De Santis
 

Jack was devastated to find out that Will had a one night stand with Walter after Walter dumped Jack.

Episodes [1]: 02.04

J. T. Larsen as John
John
J. T. Larsen
 

Jack helped John from being tormented by a couple of bullies, then helped John pick a name for the play he was writing: "Just John".

Episodes [1]: 02.03

Steve Valentine as Kai
Kai
Steve Valentine
 

Kai is a rock 'n' roll photographer and Naomi is an art-gallery manager. Will and Grace meet them at a dim sum restaurant and ditch Rob and Ellen to begin hanging out all night with the hip young, couple. When the wild all-nighters begin to take their tol

Episodes [1]: 02.03

Tamlyn Tomita as Naomi
Naomi
Tamlyn Tomita
 

Kai is a rock 'n' roll photographer and Naomi is an art-gallery manager. Will and Grace meet them at a dim sum restaurant and ditch Rob and Ellen to begin hanging out all night with the hip young, couple. When the wild all-nighters begin to take their tol

Episodes [1]: 02.03

Keith Biele as Richard
Richard
Keith Biele
 

Will met Richard while shopping at Borders book store. Richard recommended a book by John Updike and the two later went on a date.

Episodes [1]: 02.01