Nicholas Guest
Nicholas Guest 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Guest in 2019
Born (1951-05-05) May 5, 1951 (age 71)
Years active1978–present
Jill Ellen Demby
(m. 1980; div. 1989)
Pamela Ann Seamon
(m. 1989)
Parent(s)The 4th Baron Haden-Guest
Jean Pauline Hindes
RelativesChristopher Guest (brother)
Anthony Haden-Guest (half-brother)
Jamie Lee Curtis (sister-in-law)

Nicholas Haden-Guest (born May 5, 1951),[1] known as Nicholas Guest, is an American actor who has appeared in various movie and television roles, including that of headmaster Patrick James Elliot in the teen sitcom USA High. Since 2000, he has primarily worked as a voice actor.

Personal life

Guest was born in New York City, the son of Peter Haden-Guest, a British United Nations diplomat who later became the 4th Baron Haden-Guest, and his second wife, Jean Pauline Hindes, a former vice president of casting at CBS.[2] Guest's maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia. His paternal grandfather, the 1st Baron Haden-Guest, was a Labour Party politician who was a convert to Judaism, and his paternal grandmother's father was Colonel Albert Goldsmid, a British officer who founded the Jewish Lads' and Girls' Brigade and the Maccabaeans.[2][3][4] Both of Guest's parents had become atheists, and Guest had no religious upbringing.[4] More than a decade before he was born, his uncle David Guest, a lecturer and Communist Party member, was killed in the Spanish Civil War fighting in the International Brigades.

Nicholas Guest spent parts of his childhood in the United Kingdom. He is the brother of actor Christopher Guest, the brother-in-law of actress Jamie Lee Curtis and the half brother of the British-American writer Anthony Haden-Guest.

Guest married Jill Ellen Demby on May 11, 1980, but they divorced in 1989. With Demby he had his first daughter, Julia Demby Haden-Guest (born on September 23, 1988).[5] On November 26, 1989, he married Pamela Ann Guest (née Seamon), an actress and casting director,[6] with whom he had his second daughter, Elizabeth Ann Haden-Guest (born on May 30, 1990), also an actress.[7]

Family title

Guest is heir presumptive to the title of Baron Haden-Guest in the British peerage. This is because the children of his brother Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis (Lord and Lady Haden-Guest), Annie Guest and Ruby Guest, are ineligible to succeed to the title, being adopted. Should he succeed to the barony, he will be the 6th Baron Haden-Guest. As the child of a baron, he is styled "The Honourable Nicholas Guest".



Live-action roles

Movie roles

Music video

Video games


  1. ^ "Son to the Peter Haden Guests". The New York Times. 13 May 1951. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b Witchel, Alex (12 November 2006). "The Shape-Shifter". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 November 2006.
  3. ^ Murray, William Henry (1952). Adam and Cain: symposium of old Bible history, Sumerian Empire, importance of blood of race, juggling juggernaut of the leaders of the Jews, the Gothic civilization of Adam and the ten commandments of his church. Murray.
  4. ^ a b Rosen, Steven (16 November 2006). "Want to spoof Purim and the Oscars? Be our Guest!". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. 21 (39). Retrieved 16 November 2006.
  5. ^ Julia Haden Guest – online database IMDb
  6. ^ Pamela Guest – online database IMDb
  7. ^ Elizabeth Guest – online database IMDb
  8. ^ Frith, Vanessa (5 October 2015). "'Sleepy Hollow' Season 3: Bones Crossover Plot Revealed! How Will Science & The Supernatural Mix [VIDEO]". Enstarz. Retrieved 14 March 2016.