Many notable actors, actresses, musicians, comedians, athletes, celebrities, appeared throughout the show’s five season run. They played many different roles from drug dealer to undercover cops to madams. Here are some of the ore notable cameos and guest appearances….
Up-and-coming actors and actresses (at that time) included: Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Viggo Mortensen, Dennis Farina, Stanley Tucci, Jimmy Smits, Bruce McGill, David Strathairn, Liam Neeson, Ed O’Neill, and Julia Roberts. Additionally Michael Madsen, Ian McShane, Bill Paxton, Luis GuzmÃ¡n, Kyra Sedgwick, Esai Morales, Terry O’Quinn, Joaquim de Almeida, John Turturro, and Melanie Griffith to name a few.
Notable actors of that time included: Dean Stockwell, Pam Grier, Clarence Williams III, and Brian Dennehy.
Future notable comedians included: John Leguizamo, David Rasche, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Tommy Chong, Richard Belzer, and Penn Jillette.
Notable musicians included: Sheena Easton, Willie Nelson, Gene Simmons, and Ted Nugent Additionally Glenn Frey, Frank Zappa, Phil Collins, Miles Davis, Frankie Valli, Little Richard, James Brown, Leonard Cohen, the band Power Station, and Eartha Kitt.
Other notable personalities included: Auto executive Lee Iacocca and Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy. Athletes included Boston Celtics center Bill Russell, Bernard King, Racecar driver Danny Sullivan, and boxers Roberto DurÃ¡n, and Randall “Tex” Cobb.