QUIZ: Can You Match These Celebrities To Their Simpsons Character?


QUIZ: Can You Match These Celebrities To Their Simpsons Character?

Since its premiere in 1989, The Simpsons has become the longest-running American sitcom and longest-running American animated series in the history of television. A show that's been around so long (and is still going!) is bound to have had plenty of celebrity guests. Some of them have either voiced animated versions of themselves and some voiced completely new characters in this show that mixes the real world with the "every-town" of Springfield. Would you remember the celebrity behind the character if you saw a picture of them? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of all the celebs who've visited the Simpson family and the rest of Springfield.

This former SNL cast member has done voiceover work for The Simpsons on several occasions, but his most memorable work is being the voice of Artie Ziff, Marge's senior prom date who later became a billionaire.

  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Martin Short
  • Billy Crystal
  • Jon Lovitz

Jon Lovitz is the voice behind Artie Ziff, who Marge left at the end of prom night after realizing he was only after her for the wrong reasons.

An actor known for portraying a master fencer lent his voice to Hugh Parkfield, who is Lisa's fiancé in the Season 6 episode, "Lisa's Wedding."

  • Carly Elwes
  • Russell Crowe
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin voiced Hugh, but he is perhaps best known for uttering the infamous line: "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

This former Beatle appeared in the Season 5 episode, "Homer's Barbershop Quartet," after Homer's group, The Be Sharps, wins a Grammy.

  • Paul McCartney
  • John Lennon
  • Ringo Starr
  • George Harrison

Harrison appeared as himself onThe Simpsons, where he met Homer (who was only interested in where Harrison got the brownies he was eating).

This wisecracking comedian of the 1960s and early '70s appeared in a Season 8 episode, "Burns, Baby Burns," lending his voice to Mr. Burns' long-lost son Larry.

  • George Carlin
  • Robin Williams
  • Don Rickles
  • Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield appeared on The Simpsons as Larry Burns, who turned out to be the polar opposite of his money-hungry father. He caused trouble in Springfield by making jokes about everyone he met.

This actor reprised his most popular television role for the episode "24 Minutes" in Season 18.

  • Bryan Cranston
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland reprised his role as Jack Bauer in "24 Minutes." Sutherland has also appeared as other characters in "G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)" and "The Falcon and the D'ohman."

This six-time Oscar-nominated actress is the voice of Mona Simpson, Homer's mother.

  • Jessica Lange
  • Jane Fonda
  • Judi Dench
  • Glenn Close

Glenn Close appears on The Simpsons as Mona in several episodes, although she is not the only one to have given a voice to the character.

This former Batman appeared as himself in Season 4, when Homer starts a snowplowing business and clears the entrance to his house.

  • Michael Keaton
  • Val Kilmer
  • Robert Lowrey
  • Adam West

Adam West stars as himself in "Mr. Plow," employing Homer to clear his house entrance before he replaces Homer with Barney, who started up a rival business.

This game show host appeared on The Simpsons as himself in two episodes.

  • Bob Barker
  • Pat Sajak
  • Dick Clark
  • Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek first appeared in Season 9's "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace," when Marge becomes a contestant on Jeopardy!. She doesn't perform very well on the show.

This man became a prolific director throughout the 1970s and appeared as himself in the episode "Home vs. Patty and Selma."

  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks appeared as himself on The Simpsons, becoming Homer's first customer after he takes up a job as a chauffeur in order to pay a debt to his sisters-in-law.

This actor has starred in some of the highest-grossing films of the 1990s, during which time he voiced talent agent MacArthur Parker in "A Fish Called Selma."

  • Wayne Knight
  • Randy Quaid
  • Harry Connick Jr.
  • Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum was the voice of MacArthur Parker, the agent of B-list actor Troy McClure on The Simpsons. He convinces his client to marry Selma in order to land movie roles.

This scientist first appeared in "They Saved Lisa's Brain" when he visits Springfield to see the "utopian" society created by the local MENSA group.

  • Bill Nye
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Albert Einstein
  • Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking appears as himself on multiple episodes of The Simpsons. Although he is almost completely paralyzed in real life, the animators have given him facial expressions and the ability to move his hands on the show.

This legendary country singer appeared to Homer in a hallucination as a spirit guide in the form of a "space coyote."

  • Willie Nelson
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Neil Young
  • Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash voiced the spirit guide in the Season 8 episode "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)," where he advises Homer to find his soulmate.

This former Star Trek actor first appeared on The Simpsons as himself to christen the building of a brand new monorail.

  • George Takei
  • Patrick Stewart
  • William Shatner
  • Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy first appeared as himself in the Season 4 episode, "Marge vs. the Monorail." This was just one of the two episodes he is in, in addition to The Simpsons Movie.

This soul singer appeared as himself in "Whacking Day," using his voice to lure Springfield's snakes to safety.

  • Marvin Gaye
  • Luther Vandross
  • Al Green
  • Barry White

Barry White appeared in the Season 4 episode, where Mayor Quimby incorrectly introduces him as Larry White. White also appears as himself in the episode, "Krusty Gets Kancelled."

This pop star appeared as herself in an episode that aired in 2012, when she passes through Springfield on the way to a concert.

  • Katy Perry
  • Britney Spears
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga voiced herself in the episode "Lisa Goes Gaga," where she tries to boost Lisa's self-esteem. At the end of the episode, Gaga and Lisa sing a duet.

This actress was the voice of Princess Penelope in the episode "Once Upon a Time in Springfield," which might have been easy since she's no stranger to playing a princess.

  • Natalie Portman
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Charlize Theron
  • Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010 for voicing Princess Penelope. Hathaway first became popular for starring in The Princess Diaries movies.

This pop legend appeared in the episode "Stark Raving Dad," where Homer meets a mental patient named Leon Kompowsky who thinks he is the pop legend that voices him.

  • Prince
  • Elton John
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was credited under the pseudonym John Jay Smith and producers were legally prohibited from confirming that Jackson guest starred, even though everyone assumed it was him.

Another former Beatle appeared as himself in "Lisa the Vegetarian," where Lisa meets him and his wife on top of Kwik-E-Mart where there is a secret garden.

  • John Lennon
  • Ringo Starr
  • George Harrison
  • Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney voiced himself in the episode and reportedly appeared under the condition that Lisa's becoming a vegetarian would be a permanent change to the character.

This former Star Trek actor appears in "Homer the Great" as Number One, the leader of a secret society called the Stonecutters.

  • Leonard Nimoy
  • George Takei
  • William Shatner
  • Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart was the voice behind Number One. This was an homage to his previous role as Captain Picard, who was the first officer in Star Trek.

This prolific star was known as a child actor when he appeared in "Bart the Murderer" as himself playing Bart Simpson.

  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Fred Savage
  • Haley Joel Osment
  • Neil Patrick Harris

In "Bart the Murderer," Bart gets involved with the mafia. At the end of the episode, Hollywood decides to make an inaccurate TV movie about the ordeal, with Neil Patrick Harris playing the role of Bart.

This person appeared on The Simpsons as a parodied version of himself, appropriately at Springfield's comic book shop, The Android's Dungeon.

  • Joss Whedon
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Lou Ferrigno
  • Stan Lee

Comic book writer Stan Lee appeared in the episode "I Am Furious (Yellow)," where he proclaims himself to be "the king of cameos," which is a joke referring to how Lee always makes appearances in the Marvel movies and animated series.

This television host was thrilled to appear in "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs," where he plays life coach Colby Kraus.

  • Conan O'Brien
  • Jay Leno
  • David Letterman
  • Stephen Colbert

Colbert played Colby Kraus, a life coach. Marge spent the family's entire savings hiring him in order to help Homer fulfill his new dream of flying a corporate jet.

This television actress appears as herself in "Missionary: Impossible," where Homer becomes a missionary on a tropical island to avoid having to pay the $10,000 he pledged to PBS.

  • Barbara Walters
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Carol Burnett
  • Betty White

Betty White appeared on The Simpsons as herself on two occasions. In "Homerazzi," Homer takes a paparazzi photo of her and is surprised to learn that she is not upset by it.

This 1990s television actress channeled her infamous movie role to voice Alex Whitney, a new student at Springfield Elementary.

  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Courteney Cox
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow was the voice behind Alex. For the role, Kudrow channeled her previous role as Michele Weinberger from Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.

This British actor appeared as himself in "Angry Dad: The Movie" at an awards ceremony where animators poked fun at his appearance by including a sign in his scene that said, "Do Not Allow This Man To Host."

  • Russell Brand
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Ricky Gervais

Gervais had also guest starred as Charles Heathbar in an episode called "Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife," where Homer and Marge participate in a reality show where they swap spouses.

This esteemed actor is known for playing vulnerable characters and appeared in Season 2's "Lisa's Substitute," as Lisa's substitute teacher Mr. Bergstrom.

  • Jack Nicholson
  • Robert De Niro
  • Robert Redford
  • Dustin Hoffman

When Dustin Hoffman lent his voice to the character Mr. Bergstrom, he was credited under the pseudonym Sam Etic. Hoffman and Michael Jackson are the only celebrity guests who got to use pseudonyms.

This actor lent his grisly voice to Meathook in the Season 11 episode, "Take My Wife, Sleaze."

  • Ian McKellen
  • Vin Diesel
  • Brad Garrett
  • John Goodman

John Goodman was the voice behind Meathook, who kidnaps Marge after a confrontation with Homer. Homer had started a motorcycle gang after winning a motorcycle in a dance contest.

This Star Trek actor most notably lent his voice to Akira, a waiter at The Happy Sumo sushi restaurant in Springfield.

  • William Shatner
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • Patrick Stewart
  • George Takei

George Takei made his first guest appearance on The Simpsons as Akira in the episode, "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish." Takei has appeared on the show on other occasions but as different characters.

This guy appeared as himself in the Season 5 episode "Deep Space Homer," accompanying Homer on a trip into space.

  • Tom Hanks
  • Keir Dullea
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin voiced himself in the episode "Deep Space Homer." It was only appropriate since Aldrin is credited with being the second man on the moon.

This actor was known for his goodwill tours around the world to support the U.S. military and in 1992 he voiced himself in the episode "Lisa the Beauty Queen."

  • Bing Crosby
  • Jerry Lewis
  • George Burns
  • Bob Hope

Bob Hope voiced himself on The Simpsons when he was 89 years old, but the animators drew him to appear more youthful at the time.

This Star Wars actor appeared as himself in the episode "Mayored to the Mob."

  • Harrison Ford
  • Hayden Christensen
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill appeared as himself in the Season 10 episode at a sci-fi convention, where Homer saves him and Mayor Quimby from an angry mob.

This esteemed actress is known to have the record in Academy Award nominations and is the voice behind Jessica Lovejoy, Reverend Lovejoy's unassumingly mischevious daughter.

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Jane Fonda
  • Kate Winslet
  • Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep has a record 21 Academy Award nominations, of which she has only won three. She voiced Jessica Lovejoy in the 1994 episode "Bart's Girlfriend."

This method actor is known for playing villainous characters and voices himself on The Simpsons when he takes over Apu's job at the Kwik-E-Mart.

  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Christian Bale
  • Nicolas Cage
  • James Woods

Woods voiced himself in "Homer and Apu," taking over Apu's job to research for a role in his next movie. Woods is known for films such as Ghosts of Mississippi and Hercules.

Known for her sexy roles, this actress guest starred on The Simpsons as Mindy Simmons, the attractive female equivalent of Homer in "The Last Temptation of Homer."

  • Sharon Stone
  • Charlize Theron
  • Kim Basinger
  • Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer was in this 1993 episode, in which Homer questions his faithfulness to Marge after Mindy is hired at the nuclear power plant where he works.

This funny white-haired actor was the voice of Ray Patterson, Springfield's sanitation commissioner in the episode "Trash of the Titans."

  • Bill Murray
  • Martin Short
  • David Letterman
  • Steve Martin

Steve Martin appeared in this episode along with the band U2 back in 1998. The episode was the 200th broadcast episode of The Simpsons.

This funny talk show host actually used to write episodes for The Simpsons before he guest starred in an episode as himself.

  • Jimmy Fallon
  • David Letterman
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien appeared as himself in "Bat Gets Famous," when Bart is a guest on his show. Before then, he wrote several episodes and is credited with creating the Sea Captain character and naming Patty Bouvier's iguana Jub-Jub.

This classic Hollywood child actor appeared as himself in a 1997 episode called "Radioactive Man."

  • Dickie Moore
  • Jackie Cooper
  • George "Spanky" McFarland
  • Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney was in his mid-70s when he guest starred in the Season 7 episode of The Simpsons. In the episode, Millhouse gets a role in a movie and is given advice by Mickey Rooney.

This television actor is the first to be nominated for multiple Emmys portraying the same character on three different shows. He voices the recurring character Sideshow Bob, who is always out to kill Bart.

  • Mark Harmon
  • Jason Alexander
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer is one celebrity guest who plays a recurring character on The Simpsons. He's been nominated for multiple Emmys for his character Frasier.

This country singer appeared as himself in "Behind the Laughter," which was the finale of Season 11.

  • Waylon Jennings
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Bob Dylan
  • Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson appeared as himself in the episode, where he stages a fake award show to reconcile the Simpson family in this spoof of VH1's Behind the Music.

This Harry Potter actor appeared in "Treehouse of Horror XXI," in a spoof of the movie Twilight.

  • Robert Pattinson
  • Rupert Grint
  • Alan Rickman
  • Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe was the voice behind Edmund, in a bit that was clearly a spoof of the vampire flick Twilight. The segment Radcliffe appeared on is called "Tweenlight."

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