The Cast of "Will & Grace"

Guest Cast – Season 5

 
Harry Connick Jr. as Dr. Leo Markus
Dr. Leo Markus
Harry Connick Jr.
 

Dr. Marvin "Leo" Markus, a sexy Jewish doctor, falls for Grace — ruining her and Will's plans to have a baby. After a two-month romance, Leo and Grace impulsively wed. Leo and Grace lived in Leo's apartment in Brooklyn.

Episodes [12]: 05.01, 05.02, 05.03, 05.05, 05.07, 05.08, 05.09, 05.11, 05.14, 05.20, 05.23, 05.24

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 [33]: 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, 05.02, 05.06, 05.08, 05.09, 05.10, 05.16, 05.18, 05.22, 05.23, 05.24

Shelley Morrison became a regular cast member in Season 3.

Minnie Driver as Lorraine Finster
Lorraine Finster
Minnie Driver
 

British hussy Lorraine was Stanley Walker's girlfriend. She worked in the prison cafeteria.

Episodes [3]: 05.15, 05.23, 05.24

Debbie Harry as Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry
 

Pop star Debbie Harry is one of Karen's friends, but they grew apart when Debbie ran out of weed.

Episodes [1]: 05.24

Nicollette Sheridan as Dr. Danielle Morty
Dr. Danielle Morty
Nicollette Sheridan
 

Dani is a colleague of Leo's, going to Guatemala with Leo to open the new Doctors Without Borders clinic. Dani is secretly in love with Leo.

Episodes [1]: 05.24

Earl Schuman as Driver
Driver
Earl Schuman
 

Karen's limousine driver. Karen tried to fire driver after he hit a pedestrian (again).

Episodes [2]: 01.16, 05.24

Jamie Kaler as Gary
Gary
Jamie Kaler
 

Gary is an attorney at the Law Offices of Doucette and Stein. He accuses Will of kissing Mr. Stein's ass, while also playing tennis with the partners behind Will's back. His wife's name is Nicole. He competed with Will for a promotion to partner in 2005.

Episodes [2]: 05.06, 05.23

Danica Sheridan as Kimmy Walker
Kimmy Walker
Danica Sheridan
 

Kimmy is Stanley Walker's little sister. At Stan's funeral, she sings his favorite song, "The Happy Wanderer."

Episodes [1]: 05.23

Hansford Rowe as Minister Kevin
Minister Kevin
Hansford Rowe
 

Kevin was the minister at Stanley Walker's funeral. Lorraine seems to know him by first name.

Episodes [1]: 05.23

Clark Gregg as Cam
Cam
Clark Gregg
 

When Jack's new boyfriend Cameron needs a designer for his apartment, Jack hooks him up with Grace. Cam's got fabulous taste (meaning Grace does) and a platinum card. He dumps Jack and breaks his heart, but Grace continues working with him behind Jack's back.

Episodes [1]: 05.22

Macaulay Culkin as Jason Towne
Jason Towne
Macaulay Culkin
 

Jason Towne was Karen's divorce lawyer, also known as J.T. or Soupy (for his love of soup). He played Will like Pong in order to get all the information he needed to win Karen's case. Also won a high profile case for Deborah Harry, who rocked his world in the back of his Mercedes.

Episodes [1]: 05.22

Madonna as Liz
Liz
Madonna
 

Liz is an eccentric office manager for a company that produces 80's compilation CD's. She and Karen immediately bond and become roommates. Their friendship is put to the test when they both go after the same man and Liz kicks Karen out. Unfortunately for Liz, her building is owned by Walker Property Management....

Episodes [1]: 05.21

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 [7]: 02.02, 02.23, 03.12, 03.18, 03.19, 04.08, 05.20

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 [3]: 04.03, 05.06, 05.19

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

Emily Rutherfurd as Joanne
Joanne
Emily Rutherfurd
 

Joanne was the star pupil in Jack's acting class. After Jack teaches her to be an "attractress," she gets her first part in a toothpaste commercial. With Jack's help, she has become a TV commercial actress for products such as Imodium-AD, Monostat 7....

Episodes [2]: 05.07, 05.19

Gene Wilder as Mr. Stein
Mr. Stein
Gene Wilder
 

Recently released from the looney bin, Mr. Stein returns to work after his law partner Ben Doucette retires. Unable to cope with running things, he relies on Will. After breaking up with Barry, Will starts a lonely hearts club with Mr. Stein and Karen, wh

Episodes [2]: 05.06, 05.19

Jon Fleming as Russell
Russell
Jon Fleming
 

Russell was a student in Jack's acting class. During class, Jack always managed to get Russell's shirt off.

Episodes [2]: 05.07, 05.19

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 [2]: 04.25, 05.19

Dan Futterman as Barry
Barry
Dan Futterman
 

Barry is Karen's cousin. When Karen sets Will up with Barry, he finds a geeky guy with a scraggly beard and greasy hair... and he just came out. Will rejects him at first, but he and Jack "gay it forward" and decide to help guide him.

Episodes [4]: 05.13, 05.14, 05.17, 05.18

Bruno Campos as Anton
Anton
Bruno Campos
 

Anton is a poor, idealistic, (not to mention hunky) maintenance man at The New York Palace Hotel. Karen poses as a maid to date Anton, but their differences end up driving them apart...He doesn't drink.

Episodes [1]: 05.18

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 [3]: 03.14, 04.15, 05.17

Kathleen Wilhoite as Sally
Sally
Kathleen Wilhoite
 

The hairdresser at the salon that Will and Grace go to. She calls Grace "Chatty McRed" because she won't shut up.

Episodes [1]: 05.17

Brian A. Setzer as Benji
Benji
Brian A. Setzer
 

Benji is Beverley Leslie's longtime "business associate".

Episodes [1]: 05.17

Extra Brian A. Setzer was uncredited for the role of Benji until episode #7.22. He didn't speak until #8.07.

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 [14]: 01.01, 01.10, 01.18, 01.21, 02.01, 02.03, 02.19, 03.08, 04.16, 04.17, 05.08, 05.09, 05.15, 05.16

Rosanna Arquette as Julie
Julie
Rosanna Arquette
 

Julie lives in Leo's apartment building in Brooklyn. She's a massage therapist and her husband Greg is an actor. Grace befriends Julie until Julie gives Grace a massage and touches her down there.

Episodes [2]: 05.13, 05.16

Demi Moore as Sissy
Sissy
Demi Moore
 

Sissy was Jack's childhood babysitter. Jack meets up with her again after all these years and she's still babysitting.

Episodes [1]: 05.16

Jerry Levine as Joe
Joe
Jerry Levine
 

Larry and 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.

Episodes [7]: 03.03, 03.10, 03.17, 05.04, 05.08, 05.09, 05.15

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 [9]: 03.03, 03.10, 03.17, 03.18, 04.12, 05.04, 05.08, 05.09, 05.15

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 [14]: 01.01, 01.10, 01.18, 01.21, 02.01, 02.03, 02.19, 03.08, 03.17, 04.16, 04.17, 05.08, 05.09, 05.15

Gary Janetti as Zack
Zack
Gary Janetti
 

Back in 1986, Jack paid Zack to go out with Will to make Will's coming out easier. Zack ended up stealing Will's credit card and travelling around Europe.

Episodes [1]: 05.14

Gary Janetti is a writer/producer for the show.

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 [9]: 03.22, 04.01, 04.03, 04.08, 04.09, 04.14, 04.20, 04.25, 05.12

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

Matthew Glave as Kirk
Kirk
Matthew Glave
 

Kirk is the captain of Jack and Will's gay soccer team.

Episodes [1]: 05.12

Andy Garcia as Milo
Milo
Andy Garcia
 

Italian restaurant owner Milo took Karen out on a date and didn't call her back. When Grace confronts him, he tells Grace that Karen is too old.

Episodes [1]: 05.12

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 [4]: 01.07, 02.19, 04.19, 05.11

Elton John as Elton John
Elton John
Elton John
 

Will encouters Elton John, who claims to be the shadowy don of the Gay Mafia.

Episodes [1]: 05.10

Judith Ivey as Eleanor Markus
Eleanor Markus
Judith Ivey
 

Leo's mother. She wrote five novels on the theater.

Episodes [3]: 05.07, 05.08, 05.09

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 [6]: 01.13, 02.05, 03.08, 04.09, 05.08, 05.09

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 [4]: 03.08, 04.09, 05.08, 05.09

Katie Couric as Katie Couric
Katie Couric
Katie Couric
 

"Today" show host Katie Couric was in Central Park doing a sweeps stunt, where a bunch of couples were getting married in the park. She asks Leo and Grace if they'd like to get married.

Episodes [1]: 05.08

Tom Skerritt as Jay Markus
Jay Markus
Tom Skerritt
 

Jay is Leo's father. He is a professor with a doctorate in art history.

Episodes [1]: 05.07

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 [3]: 04.04, 04.19, 05.07

Rachel Quaintance as Roz
Roz
Rachel Quaintance
 

An attorney at the Law Offices of Doucette and Stein. Accusses Will of kissing Mr. Stein's ass. She was up for partner in 2005, but Margot turned her down after Roz's husband Glenn told everyone Roz was pregnant.

Episodes [1]: 05.06

Reginald VelJohnson as Dr. Kaplan
Dr. Kaplan
Reginald VelJohnson
 

Dr. Kaplan headed Jack's gay group therapy when Karen went to get help about what to do about Stanley.

Episodes [1]: 05.05

Jason Marsden as Kim
Kim
Jason Marsden
 

Leo fixes Will up with Kim, "a pocket gay," on their bike trip in the Catskills. Will ends up sneaking him home.

Episodes [1]: 05.05

Rip Torn as Lionel Banks
Lionel Banks
Rip Torn
 

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

Episodes [3]: 04.25, 05.01, 05.02

Kevin Bacon as Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
 

Actor Kevin Bacon hires Jack as his personal assistant and immediately assigns him to find out who's been stalking him.

Episodes [1]: 05.02

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 [3]: 02.11, 04.25, 05.01