The Cast of "Will & Grace"

Guest Cast – Season 9

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 [12]: 04.09, 04.18, 06.03, 06.04, 06.06, 06.21, 07.11, 07.21, 08.09, 08.19, 08.20, 09.16

Brian Jordan Alvarez as Estefan Gloria
Estefan Gloria
Brian Jordan Alvarez

Jack begins dating Estefan after breaking up with Drew. The two hit it off immediately quickly got engaged.

Episodes [1]: 09.16

Charles C. Stevenson Jr as 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 [8]: 04.25, 05.19, 07.18, 08.02, 08.22, 09.06, 09.15, 09.16

Alec Baldwin as Malcolm Widmark
Malcolm Widmark
Alec Baldwin

Malcolm lures Will into working for him. When Will becomes suspicous, Malcolm claims to be a government agent working with an old friend — Stanley Walker.

Episodes [8]: 07.22, 07.23, 08.01, 08.03, 08.04, 08.05, 09.15, 09.16

Robert Klein as Martin Adler
Martin Adler
Robert Klein

Martin is Grace's joking father. He is married to Bobbi Adler, and they have three daughters: Janet (the oldest), Grace and Joyce. He missed Grace's wedding when he threw his back out.

Episodes [3]: 07.20, 09.15, 09.16

Martin was played by Alan Arkin in the original series run

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 [9]: 02.10, 02.22, 03.06, 04.21, 04.25, 08.10, 08.13, 09.01, 09.15

Ryan Pinkston as Drew
Ryan Pinkston

Jack hooks up with closeted Officer Drew at Vince's wedding.

Episodes [3]: 09.10, 09.11, 09.15

Sara Rue as Joyce Adler
Joyce Adler
Sara Rue

Joyce Adler is Grace's younger sister.

Episodes [2]: 03.08, 09.15

Mary McCormack as Janet Adler
Janet Adler
Mary McCormack

Janet is Grace's older sister. Her life is a mess and Grace is constantly having to help her.

Episodes [2]: 06.11, 09.15

Janet was previously played by Genna Davis in Season 6

Vanessa Bayer as Amy
Vanessa Bayer

Amy was a baker who refused to make Karen's offensive cake. After her bakery went under, she became a caterer, until Karen hired her as her assistant, and started calling her "Friday".

Episodes [1]: 09.14

Anthony Ramos as Tony
Anthony Ramos

Tony is a new apprentice designer at Grace Adler Designs.

Episodes [4]: 09.01, 09.04, 09.05, 09.14

Cheyenne Jackson as Michael
Cheyenne Jackson

Michael wants to rekindle a romance with Will.

Episodes [1]: 09.14

Michael was played by Chris Potter in Season 2

Ian Harvie as Bud
Ian Harvie

Bud works at Amy's bakery and objects to Karen's offensive cake.

Episodes [1]: 09.14

Leigh-Allyn Baker as 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 [20]: 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, 07.18, 08.04, 08.13, 08.15, 08.20, 09.13

Jennifer Lopez as Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez knew Rosario from the Bronx. When Karen ran into her in the casino bathroom, she asked J.Lo to sing at her wedding reception. When one of her dancers slipped and fell, Jack took the stage. She later asked Jack to go on tour with her.

Episodes [3]: 06.23, 07.01, 09.13

Ramone Hamilton as Jordan
Ramone Hamilton

Jordan participates in the after-school drama club at the Bronx Boys and Girls Club. Jack helps him overcome his fear of performing.

Episodes [2]: 09.03, 09.13

Carly Dutcher as Ilana
Carly Dutcher

Ilana and Brianna are classmates who give Will advice on dating and social media.

Episodes [1]: 09.13

Katarina Demetriades as Brianna
Katarina Demetriades

Ilana and Brianna are classmates who give Will advice on dating and social media.

Episodes [1]: 09.13

Matt Letscher as James Wise
James Wise
Matt Letscher

Grace hooks up with downstairs neighbor James. And his son. And his father.

Episodes [1]: 09.12

Dan Bucatinsky as Neil
Dan Bucatinsky

A blind date set up by Will's mother. Neil was Will's mother's dentist's bridge partner's son. Neil thinks he's God's gift to gay men.

Episodes [2]: 02.17, 09.12

Andy Favreau as J.J. Wise
J.J. Wise
Andy Favreau

J.J. Wise is a waitor, and the son of Will and Grace's downstairs neighbor, James.

Episodes [1]: 09.12

Barry Bostwick as Professor Jerry Wise
Professor Jerry Wise
Barry Bostwick

Jerry Wise is the father of Will and Grace's downstairs neighbor, James.

Episodes [1]: 09.12

Bobby Cannavale as Vince D'Angelo
Vince D'Angelo
Bobby Cannavale

Will meets Vince by coincidence when Vince stops Will and Karen for speeding. Vince is friends with Joe and Larry, and they have been trying to set up Will and Vince for years. Will and Vince soon began dating.

Episodes [15]: 06.18, 06.19, 06.20, 07.02, 07.05, 07.07, 07.10, 07.12, 07.13, 08.13, 08.20, 08.21, 08.22, 08.23, 09.10

Tim Bagley as 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 [15]: 03.03, 03.10, 03.17, 03.18, 04.12, 05.04, 05.08, 05.09, 05.15, 06.14, 07.05, 08.04, 08.15, 08.20, 09.09

Jerry Levine as 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 [12]: 03.03, 03.10, 03.17, 05.04, 05.08, 05.09, 05.15, 06.14, 07.05, 08.15, 08.20, 09.09

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 [6]: 01.18, 02.20, 03.21, 04.22, 07.03, 09.09

Nick Offerman as Jackson Boudreaux
Jackson Boudreaux
Nick Offerman

Jackson Boudreaux is a celebrity chef, the charismatic (and bisexual) "Bad Boy of Bread".

Episodes [1]: 09.08

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 [13]: 03.14, 04.15, 05.17, 06.03, 06.23, 07.15, 07.22, 08.07, 08.11, 08.17, 08.23, 09.05, 09.07

Minnie Driver as Lorraine Finster
Lorraine Finster
Minnie Driver

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

Episodes [7]: 05.15, 05.23, 05.24, 06.11, 06.15, 06.16, 09.06

Mary Pat Gleason as Bridget
Mary Pat Gleason

Bridget is a maid who works for Karen. Rosario sent Bridget to ask Karen to give the staff a raise.

Episodes [2]: 09.02, 09.06

Mary Pat Gleason previously appeared in two episodes in Season 2 as Sally the crazy homeless lady.

Derek Gaines as Theodore
Derek Gaines

Theodore works at the Bronx Boys and Girls Club rec center. He is Alvin's brother.

Episodes [1]: 09.05

Jordan Julian as Tasha
Jordan Julian

Tasha participates in the after-school drama club at the Bronx Boys and Girls Club. She lives with her father and brothers, and it's Karen who ends up helping her out when she needs a woman's advice.

Episodes [2]: 09.03, 09.05

Justin Shaw as Benji
Justin Shaw

Benji is Beverley Leslie's new "business associate". Beverley replaced "Original Benji" with "New Benji" because he was too old.

Episodes [6]: 05.17, 07.15, 07.22, 08.07, 08.17, 09.05

Benji was previously played by extra Brian A. Setzer in Seasons 5-8.

Max Greenfield as Eli Wolff
Eli Wolff
Max Greenfield

Eli Wolff — New York power gay — is the owner of a chain of fifteen boutique hotels. He hires Grace Adler Designs exclusively to decorate them.

Episodes [1]: 09.05

Michael Angarano as 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 [12]: 03.22, 04.01, 04.03, 04.08, 04.09, 04.14, 04.20, 04.25, 05.12, 06.21, 08.14, 09.04

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

Jet Jurgensmeyer as Skip
Jet Jurgensmeyer

Skip is Jack's grandson, the son of Elliot and Emma. His parents send him to conversion camp Straighten Arrow so he can be "normal" — until Grandpa Jack intervenes.

Episodes [1]: 09.04

Natalie Dreyfuss as Emma
Natalie Dreyfuss

Emma is Elliot's wife. She is a conservative woman from Texas, and the reason for Elliot and Jack's estrangement.

Episodes [1]: 09.04

Jane Lynch as Roberta
Jane Lynch

Roberta is the wife of Reggie. The two run the gay conversion camp Straighten Arrow.

Episodes [1]: 09.04

Andrew Rannells as Reggie
Andrew Rannells

Reggie is the husband of Roberta. The two run the gay conversion camp Straighten Arrow.

Episodes [1]: 09.04

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 [23]: 05.01, 05.02, 05.03, 05.05, 05.07, 05.08, 05.09, 05.11, 05.14, 05.20, 05.23, 05.24, 06.01, 06.02, 06.03, 06.05, 06.23, 07.01, 07.08*, 08.06, 08.16, 08.23, 09.03

* #07.08: voice only

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 [7]: 02.11, 04.25, 05.01, 06.07, 06.22, 08.21, 09.03

Chris Redd as Alvin
Chris Redd

Alvin works at the Bronx Boys and Girls Club rec center. He hires Jack to teach the after-school drama club.

Episodes [1]: 09.03

Ben Platt as Blake
Ben Platt

Will meets Blake at The Cockpit. Blake comes over for dinner and to hook-up, but Will ends up lecturing the oblivious 23-year-old about gay history when Blake mistakes Stonewall for Stonehenge.

Episodes [1]: 09.02

Michael Galante as Lincoln
Michael Galante

Jack meets Lincoln at The Cockpit. Lincoln runs away screaming when he finds Jack with a full face of make-up in an attempt to look young.

Episodes [1]: 09.02

Kyle Bornheimer as Lenny
Kyle Bornheimer

Lenny is a secret service agent, who had dated Jack in the past.

Episodes [1]: 09.01

Eddie Matos as Congressman Steve Sandoval
Congressman Steve Sandoval
Eddie Matos

Will has been writing Congressman Steve Sandoval, who is trying to gut the EPA. Will's environmental outrage is a cover for shameless flirting with the handsome congressman.

Episodes [1]: 09.01

Kate Micucci as Page
Kate Micucci

Page is an aide at the White House.

Episodes [1]: 09.01