The Cast of "Will & Grace"

Guest Cast – Season 4

 
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 [23]: 01.22, 02.01, 02.02, 02.05, 02.12, 02.17, 02.18, 02.23, 03.01, 03.02, 03.03, 03.08, 03.11, 03.15, 03.22, 04.01, 04.04, 04.07, 04.08, 04.09, 04.13, 04.16, 04.25

Shelley Morrison became a regular cast member in Season 3.

Michael Angarano as Elliot
Elliot
Michael Angarano
 

Elliot is Jack's biological son. Elliot's mother Bonnie used Jack's donation from the New York Family Clinic back in 1988. When Elliot was 12, he tracked down Jack. Desperate for Jack's attention, Elliot tried out for his high school cheerleading squad in 2004.

Episodes [8]: 03.22, 04.01, 04.03, 04.08, 04.09, 04.14, 04.20, 04.25

Michael Angarano became a regular cast member in Season 4 (but only appeared in one episode each in Seasons 5, 6, and 8).

Andrew Rosenbach as Terry
Terry
Andrew Rosenbach
 

A co-worker at Barney's. Terry started out as the hand-cream guy, the lowest form of life at Barney's, but quickly graduated to sales girl.

Episodes [2]: 04.05, 04.25

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 [5]: 02.10, 02.22, 03.06, 04.21, 04.25

Cher as Cher
Cher
Cher
 

When Jack quits show business, a vision of Cher appears to encourage him to not give up and to follow his bliss.

Episodes [2]: 03.07, 04.25

Rip Torn as Lionel Banks
Lionel Banks
Rip Torn
 

Smooth-talking Lionel Banks woos Karen while Stan is in prison.

Episodes [1]: 04.25

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 [2]: 02.11, 04.25

J Lucas as Ruben
Ruben
J Lucas
 

Ruben is a manager at Barney's New York department store. He is Dorleen's supervisor. When Dorleen is fired, Ruben offers the floor manager position to Jack.

Episodes [1]: 04.25

Charles C. Stevenson Jr as Smitty
Smitty
Charles C. Stevenson Jr
 

Smitty is a bartender at Karen's favorite bar. His stories of woe always put a smile on her face.

Episodes [1]: 04.25

Glenn Close as Fannie Lieber
Fannie Lieber
Glenn Close
 

Will wins a photo session with famous celebrity photographer Fannie Lieber.

Episodes [1]: 04.23

J.P. Manoux as Minion
Minion
J.P. Manoux
 

Photographer Fannie Lieber's assistant.

Episodes [1]: 04.23

Michael Douglas as Detective Gavin Hatch
Detective Gavin Hatch
Michael Douglas
 

Detective Hatch used Will's stolen laptop to get to know him, hatching a wild story in order to spend time with him. He came out late in life, and had never dated anyone. He was a member of Dr. Foster's gay group therapy with Jack and he has a phobia of food in people's teeth.

Episodes [1]: 04.22

Fred Applegate as Dr. Foster
Dr. Foster
Fred Applegate
 

Dr. Foster moderates Jack and Gavin's gay group therapy program.

Episodes [1]: 04.22

Louis Giovannetti as Officer Bob
Officer Bob
Louis Giovannetti
 

After the NYPD sensitivity presentation, Officer Bob asked Will about a "friend" of his that might be gay.

Episodes [2]: 03.04, 04.22

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 [4]: 01.18, 02.20, 03.21, 04.22

Barry Livingston as Vince
Vince
Barry Livingston
 

Vince was a potential client of Grace's. After he divorced his wife, he wanted to redesign his house. He liked Grace's ideas, but he promised a meeting with the designer who recently moved in next door... Val.

Episodes [1]: 04.22

Tracy Nelson as Alison Pollette
Alison Pollette
Tracy Nelson
 

Alison is Will's cousin who lives out in Los Angeles. She is marrying his friend Bob.

Episodes [1]: 04.21

Steven Shenbaum as Bob
Bob
Steven Shenbaum
 

Will's friend Bob is marrying Will's cousin, Alison.

Episodes [1]: 04.21

Kimberly Scott as Rita Pigeon
Rita Pigeon
Kimberly Scott
 

Rita Pigeon is the author of Will and Karen's favorite book, The Marriage of Equals.

Episodes [1]: 04.21

Landry Allbright as Nancy
Nancy
Landry Allbright
 

Elliot asked Nancy to the Junior High Dance. She turned him down because someone had already asked her, but when she showed up at the dance alone, Elliot finally worked up the courage to dance with her. Nancy also plays on the girls basketball team.

Episodes [2]: 04.03, 04.20

Brian Howe as Ken
Ken
Brian Howe
 

Will meets Ken at Elliot's basketball tournament. Will is the first gay person Ken has ever met.

Episodes [1]: 04.20

Eileen Brennan as Zandra
Zandra
Eileen Brennan
 

Zandra Zoggin is Acting Teacher Extraordinario. Jack brings Will to Zandra's "Acting On-Camera" class where Will lets his emotions flow and overcomes his fear of speaking on camera. After 5 years, Zandra finally tells Jack to get out. He defects from her class to start "The McFarland Method."

Episodes [2]: 04.04, 04.19

Peter Mackenzie as Mean Guy
Mean Guy
Peter Mackenzie
 

The mean guy who grows prize-winning lettuce in the community garden.

Episodes [1]: 04.19

Tom Poston as Norman
Norman
Tom Poston
 

Stanley Walker's old business partner; they opened Señor Mattress together. He comes to Karen to ask for her help in financing a TV commercial to help his business.

Episodes [1]: 04.19

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 [3]: 01.07, 02.19, 04.19

Blythe Danner as Marilyn Truman
Marilyn Truman
Blythe Danner
 

Will's mother, married to George Truman. They have three sons: Sam, Paul, and Will (her favorite). George and Marilyn decided to divorce in 2002. After the divorce became final in 2003, she became depressed and moved in with Will. After spraining her ankle, she was forced to stay with Will for a couple more weeks. In 2004, she invited Grace to her house for a tea party and Grace broke her favorite Lladro figurine.

Episodes [2]: 04.09, 04.18

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 [3]: 02.13, 03.15, 04.18

Joseph Will as Bill
Bill
Joseph Will
 

Grace went on a couple of dates with Bill.

Episodes [2]: 04.16, 04.17

(This is a different Bill from the Bill in Season 2.)

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 [10]: 01.01, 01.10, 01.18, 01.21, 02.01, 02.03, 02.19, 03.08, 04.16, 04.17

Suzanne Pleshette as Lois Whitley
Lois Whitley
Suzanne Pleshette
 

Lois is Karen Walker's estranged mother, who is a waitress at Paddy's Pub in Yonkers. She's a con-artist who tried to get "Kiki" to help her with one last scam.

Episodes [2]: 04.16, 04.17

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 [11]: 01.01, 01.10, 01.18, 01.21, 02.01, 02.03, 02.19, 03.08, 03.17, 04.16, 04.17

Nealla Gordon as Eileen
Eileen
Nealla Gordon
 

Will and Grace's real estate agent.

Episodes [1]: 04.16

Sandra Bernhard as Sandra Bernhard
Sandra Bernhard
Sandra Bernhard
 

Will and Grace's real estate agent shows them Sandra's apartment, not knowing that they pretended to buy it last year just to meet Sandra. Since Will and Grace f%@*ed her over last year, she hasn't been able to unload her piece of s#!% appartment.

Episodes [2]: 03.11, 04.16

Leslie Jordan as Beverley Leslie
Beverley Leslie
Leslie Jordan
 

After trying to steal Rosario and then showing up at the Walker's annual Valentine's weekend to taunt Karen for being alone, Karen's arch-rival showed up at the HRC gala with "business associate" Benji and tried to outbid her in the silent auction. He was in Vegas for Karen's wedding and confessed to Will that Karen Walker was "the one who got away." His rich wife Crystal finally passed in 2005.

Episodes [2]: 03.14, 04.15

Patrick Kerr as Choral Director
Choral Director
Patrick Kerr
 

The Manhattan Gay Men's Chorus' Choral Director.

Episodes [1]: 04.15

Matt Damon as Owen
Owen
Matt Damon
 

A straight guy posing gay to get the last spot in the Manhattan Gay Men's Chorus, which will tour Europe in the summer of 2002. Jack uses Grace to "in" him, but it was all for nothing since Owen made the choir anyway.

Episodes [1]: 04.15

Darlene Hunt as Beth
Beth
Darlene Hunt
 

Beth is Sarah's best friend and former college roommate.

Episodes [1]: 04.14

Rosie O''Donnell as Bonnie
Bonnie
Rosie O'Donnell
 

Bonnie is the mother of Jack's biological son Elliot. While working as a nurse at the New York Family Clinic, she took Jack's unused sperm sample. She reveals that she is secretly a lesbian to Jack.

Episodes [1]: 04.14

Tom Verica as Danny
Danny
Tom Verica
 

Grace's ex-fiancé. He married Sarah in 2002.

Episodes [2]: 01.22, 04.14

Jennifer Aspen as Sarah
Sarah
Jennifer Aspen
 

Sarah almost didn't show up for her wedding to Danny after Grace roasted him at the rehearsal dinner.

Episodes [1]: 04.14

Kirk Baltz as Glenn Gabriel
Glenn Gabriel
Kirk Baltz
 

Grace had a high-school crush on Glenn. She met up with him again while visiting Stan in prison and she became one of those women in a polka-dot dress and a floppy hat who bakes cookies for convicts. Will represented Glenn in his appeal and won his first trial case.

Episodes [1]: 04.13

Tim Bagley as Larry
Larry
Tim Bagley
 

Larry and his partner Joe are two former party boy friends of Will and Jack's. They settled down in the South Hamptons and are raising a daughter, Hannah. They were married in 2001 in Vermont. Grace fixed him up with Will's father's mistress.

Episodes [5]: 03.03, 03.10, 03.17, 03.18, 04.12

Lesley Ann Warren as Tina
Tina
Lesley Ann Warren
 

Tina was having an affair with Will's dad, George until 2006. They met at the company Christmas party.

Episodes [2]: 03.15, 04.12

Cal Bartlett as Trainer
Trainer
Cal Bartlett
 

Trainer takes care of Karen's horse, Lamar.

Episodes [1]: 04.12

Parker Posey as Dorleen
Dorleen
Parker Posey
 

Dorleen is Jack's new boss at Barney's. She thinks Will is hot and Jack sets them both up to get a night off work. She later lets Jack decorate a display window, which is a disaster until Grace steps in.

Episodes [2]: 04.05, 04.11

Larry Sullivan as Robert
Robert
Larry Sullivan
 

Will dated Robert the dancer briefly. Will dumped him when his embarassing prancing became too much.

Episodes [1]: 04.11

Dan Gauthier as Curt
Curt
Dan Gauthier
 

Will had a one night fling with Curt after meeting him at the gym. After Curt blew him off, Will found out that Curt was using him as a rebound date and got back together with Mitchell.

Episodes [1]: 04.10

Bess Meyer as Marcy
Marcy
Bess Meyer
 

Marcy knows all the gossip at the gym. She's like a female Liz Smith.

Episodes [1]: 04.10

Patrick Breen as Mitchell
Mitchell
Patrick Breen
 

Mitchell (a.k.a. "Cuddle Bum") works out at Will's gym, and is the ex-boyfriend of Curt. After Will broke up with Michael, he had a rebound fling with Mitchell. It was winter. Mitchell didn't have any heat in his apartment, and asked Will, "I'm cold. Would you... cuddle me bum?"

Episodes [1]: 04.10

Lainie Kazan as Aunt Honey
Aunt Honey
Lainie Kazan
 

Grace's Aunt Honey is Bobbi Adler's sister, who lives in Brooklyn and is married to Sid.

Episodes [1]: 04.09

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 [4]: 01.13, 02.05, 03.08, 04.09

Beau Bridges as Daniel McFarland
Daniel McFarland
Beau Bridges
 

Daniel McFarland was married to Jack's mother, Judith. Jack found out last year that Daniel is actually his step-father. Daniel and Judith recently divorced.

Episodes [1]: 04.09

Neil Vipond as Julius
Julius
Neil Vipond
 

Julius is Bobbi Adler's longtime pianist and arranger. Bobbi wonders why some woman has never snatched him up.

Episodes [2]: 03.08, 04.09

Clinton Leupp as Lawrence
Lawrence
Clinton Leupp
 

Lawrence is Jack's drag queen friend.

Episodes [1]: 04.09

(Clinton Leupp is best known as drag queen Miss Coco Peru.)

Jon Tenney as Paul Truman
Paul Truman
Jon Tenney
 

Paul is Will's brother. He is married to Peggy.

Episodes [1]: 04.09

Helen Slater as Peggy Truman
Peggy Truman
Helen Slater
 

Peggy is Paul Truman's wife, Will's sister-in-law.

Episodes [1]: 04.09

Kenneth Mars as Uncle Sid
Uncle Sid
Kenneth Mars
 

Sid is married to Grace's Aunt Honey.

Episodes [1]: 04.09

Nick Offerman as Nick the Plumber
Nick the Plumber
Nick Offerman
 

Nick the Plumber arrives on Thanksgiving day to fix Marilyn Truman's sink, and Karen can't resist.

Episodes [1]: 04.09

Cynthia Mann Jamin as Judy Green
Judy Green
Cynthia Mann Jamin
 

Judy Green is the Jewish candidate running for city council. Grace throws her a fundraiser before learning what her position is.

Episodes [1]: 04.08

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 [6]: 02.02, 02.23, 03.12, 03.18, 03.19, 04.08

Anne Meara as Mrs. Friedman
Mrs. Friedman
Anne Meara
 

Mrs. Freidman is an middle-aged Jewish woman who lives in Will and Grace's building. When she tells Grace that a Jewish woman, Judy Green, is running for city council, Grace decides to hold a fundraiser.

Episodes [1]: 04.08

Douglas Sills as Ted Bowers
Ted Bowers
Douglas Sills
 

Ted Bowers is the gay candidate running for city council. Will throws him a fundraiser before learning what his position is.

Episodes [1]: 04.08

Woody Harrelson as Nathan
Nathan
Woody Harrelson
 

Nathan is the lout who lives in 12C. After Nathan and Grace start dating, she tries to keep him a secret because Will doesn't like him. After Nathan moves in with Grace and Will, Will eventually warms up to him.

Episodes [7]: 03.19, 03.21, 03.22, 04.01, 04.02, 04.05, 04.06

James Black as Anthony Dukane
Anthony Dukane
James Black
 

A reporter for Channel 3 News. His interview with Will was a complete disaster.

Episodes [1]: 04.04

Margaret Scarborough as Summers
Summers
Margaret Scarborough
 

Summers is in Jack's acting class. She comments to Will that Jack doesn't have a handle on his instrument.

Episodes [1]: 04.04

Kari Lizer as Connie
Connie
Kari Lizer
 

Connie is an administrative assistant at the offices of Doucette and Stein, and works with Will. Seemingly oblivious to the fact that Will is gay, Connie has the hots for him and usually ends up putting her foot in her mouth when she talks to him.

Episodes [1]: 04.03

Kari Lizer is one of the show's writer/producers.

Adam Goldberg as Kevin Wolchek
Kevin Wolchek
Adam Goldberg
 

The bully at Will's elementary school gets a job as a lawyer at Doucette and Stein and resumes tormenting Will.

Episodes [1]: 04.02