Guest cast

Notable guest stars in order of first appearance


GuestCharacterEpisode(s)
Jonathan TisdaleKeir Dullea
Played astronaut Dave Bowman in the seminal science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey; also starred on stage and in film in Butterflies Are Free and The Thin Red Line.
Jonathan Tisdale
"All she wanted was to make the world a better place."
1x01




Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
Best known as the voice of Homer Simpson on The Simpsons. D'oh!
Judge Markway
"Oh, do us a favor, Detective. Beat his pants off."
1x01, 1x08




Steven J. CannellSteven J. Cannell
Creator of several successful TV franchises such as The A-Team and The Rockford Files, and close friend of the Bowman family, who are involved in many aspects of Castle production.
Himself
"That's a bit self-aggrandizing, isn't it?"
1x01, 2x01, 2x24




James PattersonJames Patterson
Author of thrillers and fantasy novels for both adults and youth, including the Alex Cross novels and the Maximum Ride series.
Himself
"This is Castle we're talking about."
1x01, 2x01, 2x24




Robert PicardoRobert Picardo
Known for playing articulate, often sardonic characters; he appeared as an emergency medical hologram on Star Trek: Voyager.
Dr. Clark Murray
"Usually when you call me, it's to ask what happens if you put a head in a microwave."
1x10, 2x13




Michael ConnellyMichael Connelly
Former crime reporter, now award-winning novelist; his fictional detective is Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch.
Himself
"You know what I did after I wrote my first novel? I shut up and I wrote twenty-three more."
2x01, 2x24, 3x21, 7x23




Robert PineRobert Pine
Best known as Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the popular police show CHiPs. Also the father of Chris Pine.
Gerry Finnegan
"After a lifetime of greed, he said, he'd finally found something more important than money-- love."
2x04




Tom StrawTom Straw
Unacknowledged, but - according to one of Nathan Fillion's interviews - the writer behind Castle's works in real life.
Uncredited party guest
Seen chatting with Castle at a table when Beckett walks into the party
2x05




Alyssa MilanoAlyssa Milano
She started out as Tony Danza's kid on Who's The Boss? and went on to play lead roles on Melrose Place and Charmed. Peter Quill's ship in the film Guardians of the Galaxy is named after her.
Kyra Blaine
"He only dedicates his books to people he really cares for."
2x12




Joe TorreJoe Torre
Former Major League Baseball player (1960-1977) and manager of the New York Yankees from 1996 to 2007.
Himself
"That was Joe-freakin'-Torre. I gotta call my dad."
2x15




Dana DelanyDana Delany
Known for her role as an Army nurse on China Beach as well as many other TV roles. She worked with Nathan Fillion on the series Pasadena and Desperate Housewives.
Agent Jordan Shaw
"I also play a mean game of Scrabble."
2x17, 2x18




Erick AvariErick Avari
Featured in both dramatic and comedic roles on shows like Heroes and Dragnet, and in films like Stargate, The Mummy, and Mr. Deeds.
Rupert Bentley
"
I'm afraid there's nothing in the literature about reversing the curse."
2x19




Tom BergeronTom Bergeron
Best known as the host of Dancing With The Stars and America's Funniest Home Videos.
Bobby Mann
"The boys'll be back on duty tomorrow night."
2x20




Fred WillardFred Willard
Got his start in sketch comedy on Fernwood Tonight and has been seen and heard in many films and series, including Everybody Loves Raymond and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
Hank McPhee
"Play through, Bobby. Play through."
2x20




Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
Celebrity chef and cookbook writer from Queens.
Himself
"If she's half as interesting in person as she is on the page, I think I like her already."
2x22




Mercedes MasonMercedes Mason
Most recently seen in leading roles on Fear The Walking Dead and The Rookie.
Marina Casillas
"She was going to commune with his spirit last night. Now we’ll never know."
3x02




A MartinezA Martinez
Has had regular roles on various daytime dramas, including One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful. Probably best known for his role as Daniel Morales on L. A. Law.
Cesar Calderon
"Whenever I desire a taste of my old, grittier life I call upon your works."
3x05




Michael MosleyMichael Mosley
Had recurring roles on Sirens and Scrubs; recently seen in a lead role in The Proposal.
Jerry Tyson
"You’re drawn to death. You like to be around it because it thrills you."
3x06, 5x05, 7x14, 7x15




Lyle LovettLyle Lovett
Best known for his skill as a musician, his acting roles include a stint on The Bridge and various films.
Agent Westfield
"I may want to put you guys on my friends and family plan."
3x09




Laura PreponLaura Prepon
Recently part of the cast of Orange Is The New Black; also known for her role on That '70's Show.
Natalie Rhodes
"
I need to sleep with him in the name of character research."
3x11




Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
A recent addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as T'Challa, The Black Panther.
Chuck Russell
"Ahh, a dollar. I’ll dine on ramen and tap water tonight and think of you."
3x12




Jonathan AdamsJonathan Adams
Stage, screen, and TV actor known for many voice roles, as well as lead roles on American Dreams and Bones. Most recently seen regularly on Last Man Standing.
Vulcan Simmons
"Somebody should have warned her not to feed or tease the animals."
3x13, 6x17, 6x22




3x15 24Ethan Phillips
Played Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager, as well as guest starring on several mainstream shows such as Bones, Rizzoli & Isles, Chuck, and Veep.
Wallace Benner
"The entire basket setting had been replaced. She said that's how she knew something was wrong."
3x15




Adrian PasdarAdrian Pasdar
Best known for playing Nathan Petrelli on Heroes, as well as Col. Glenn Talbot on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agent Mark Fallon
"You always this stubborn and insubordinate?"
3x16, 3x17




Corbin BernsenCorbin Bernsen
Best known for his roles on L. A. Law, Ryan's Hope, and Psych. Also played a member of the Q continuum on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Lance Hastings
"I'd be insulted if you actually knew anything about acting."
3x18




Jane SeymourJane Seymour
Film and TV actor known for her lead role on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, as well as many historical dramas.
Gloria Chambers
"If denial is a crime, I plead guilty."
3x18




Bruce DavisonBruce Davison
Actor with many one-shot and recurring roles in TV series. Also won several awards for his role in the 1989 film Longtime Companion.
D. A. Lou Karnacki
"First rule of being a lawyer's never ask a question you don't want an answer to."
3x19




Peter OnoratiPeter Onorati
Seen in many TV series as guest star; known for his ongoing role on Civil Wars and his part in Goodfellas.
Sal Malavolta
("Terrific Authentic Nick")
"Harley called me that night. Said he needed to throw something in my oven overnight. He didn’t say what it was."
3x20




Dennis LehaneDennis Lehane
Writer of crime and mystery novels, several of which have been adapted for film.
Himself
"The woman scorned is like the oldest rodeo clown in the book."
3x21




Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
Former bass guitarist and tongue prodigy for the rock band KISS. Castle and Beckett have both dressed up as Simmons for Halloween.
Himself
"Yeah, the guy with the long tongue and everything."
3x22




D. B. SweeneyD. B. Sweeney
His breakthrough role was in Coppola's Gardens of Stone; has appeared in numerous TV series, including a recurring role on Two and a Half Men.
Det. Kyle Seeger
"You run wild in my city and then you call me for a favor?"
3x22




Michael McKeanMichael McKean
His early fame came from playing Lenny on LaVerne and Shirley; has more recently been featured in This is Spinal Tap and on Better Call Saul.
Victor Baron
"I slipped her the pageant questions. Why do you think she was doing so well?"
3x23




Kristin LehmanKristin Lehman
Known for several recurring roles on TV series such as Poltergeist: The Legacy, Killer Instinct, and Judging Amy.
Serena Kaye
"I don’t steal things that belong to someone else."
4x05




James ReadJames Read
A familiar face from several long-running TV series such as Days of Our Lives, Charmed, Wildfire, and Remington Steele.

Anton McHugh
"
Truth is, I didn’t even want the damn thing. I just wanted Joy to think I wanted it."
4x05




Jennifer BealsJennifer Beals
Her breakout role was the lead in Flashdance in 1983; she's also well known for her role on The L Word.
Sophia Turner
"Rick Castle, at a loss for words? That must be a first for you."
4x15, 4x16




Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin
TV and film actor who once worked with Nathan Fillion on Firefly; also known for his role on Chuck, The Last Ship, and many film roles.
Det. Ethan Slaughter
"If you ever want to go on a date that ends in sex after a drunken fistfight, you know where to find me."
4x21, 8x06




Jack ColemanJack Coleman
Most recently known for his role as Noah Bennet on Heroes, he also starred on Dynasty and Days of Our Lives.
Senator William Bracken
"So I guess there’s no point in asking for your vote, is there?"
5x01, 5x13, 6x21, 6x22, 8x01, 8x02




Armin ShimermanArmin Shimerman
Appeared in regular roles on Star Trek: DS9, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Beauty and the Beast.
Benjamin Donnelly
"Thorian blasters don't kill. People do."
5x06




Titus MakinTitus Makin Jr.
Currently appearing as Jackson West in the series The Rookie.
Tim Cabot
"I'm good with locks, all right?"
5x09




Gina TorresGina Torres
Currently appearing on Hannibal along with husband Laurence Fishburne; known for her roles on Firefly, Suits, and Alias.
Penelope Foster
"I wanted to kill her. But with all of America watching? How stupid do you think I am?"
5x14




James BrolinJames Brolin
Best known for his TV roles on Marcus Welby, M.D. and Hotel, and for being married to Barbra Streisand. Oh yeah, and he's Josh Brolin's dad.
Jackson Hunt, Anderson Cross
"Oh, don’t be an idiot. I’m the good guy."
5x16, 6x12




Wes CravenWes Craven
Director and writer who gave us A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes, and many other films designed to scare the pants off his audiences.
Himself
"Friendly competition my ass."
5x17




Ioan GruffuddIoan Gruffudd
Welsh actor best known in the UK as Horatio Hornblower in the Hornblower TV series, and in the U.S. as Reed Richards in the film versions of The Fantastic Four. Most recently starred in the TV series Forever.
Eric Vaughn
"If someone’s trying to kill you, you might as well make the most of it, eh?"
5x22




Lisa EdelsteinLisa Edelstein
Seen (and heard) in film and TV roles, most recently as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on House M.D. Also played recurring characters on The West Wing, Ally McBeal, and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.
Agent Rachel McCord
"The next time I see you it better be on a book jacket."
6x01, 6x02, 6x03




Frances FisherFrances Fisher
Longtime stage and screen actor, known for lead roles on The Edge of Night and Guiding Light, and most recently for Resurrection.
Matilda King
"I’ll learn your name when you’ve earned it."
6x14




Sam AndersonSam Anderson
Known for his roles in Forrest Gump, Water for Elephants, Lost, Justified, Angel, and ER.
Principal Dunan
"You'll always be Mr. Rodgers to me."
6x15




Jon PolitoJon Polito
Seen recently as a judge in Murder in the First and Raising the Bar, he's also known as Da Fino from The Big Lebowski.
Harold Leone
"Have you ever seen a cop with an ass that fine? If this is women’s lib, I’m all for it."
6x20




Gina HechtGina Hecht
Her first recurring TV roles were on Hizzoner and Mork and Mindy; she played George's therapist on Seinfeld.
Marie Russo
"It’s not the penthouse, is it, Frank? It’s not the top floor."
6x20




Fake JenkinsMatt Letscher
His first TV role was on Saved By The Bell: The College Years; more recently he's been part of Scandal and The Carrie Diaries, and starred in the film Her.
"Henry Jenkins" (alias)
"Some mysteries aren't meant to be solved."
7x01, 7x02, 7x20




Sergei VetotchkinElya Baskin
His familiar face has been seen in supporting roles in film and TV, most recently in Heroes, Criminal Minds, and Rizzoli and Isles.
Sergei Vetotchkin
"
Since he was a boy in Abkhazia he loved to draw."
7x04




Dale MidkiffDale Midkiff
His film career includes Pet Sematary and Elvis and Me; he's had long-running roles on TV's Time Trax and The Magnificent Seven.
Sheriff Conklin
"That resort is the lifeblood of our little tourist town."
7x07




Molly HaganMolly Hagan
Seen in the film Election, she has also had recurring roles in Herman's Head and Unfabulous and guest roles on numerous other series.
Daisy May
"
Well, that’s not going to be good for business."
7x07




7x10Vincent Spano
His earliest films include Rumble Fish and The Black Stallion; has also played law enforcement characters on Prince Street and Law and Order: SVU.
Christopher Carlucci
"This is Christopher Carlucci. VP of corporate affairs."
7x10




Linda ParkLinda Park
Park played Lt. Hoshi Sato on Enterprise, in addition to ongoing roles on Raines, Women's Murder Club, and Crash.
Inspector Zhang
"The trick is to not struggle but to find balance."
7x17




Rosalind ChaoRosalind Chao
Played botanist Keiko O'Brien on both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as well as many other guest TV spots; also known for her role in The Joy Luck Club.
Mimi Tan
"Joining us for dinner this time, I hope?"
7x17




Frank KellyDavid Conrad
Seen recently on MARVEL'S Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as nefarious CEO Ian Quinn.
Frank Kelly
"I got myself into something and I can’t get myself out."
7x18




Dr. von HoltzmanWallace Langham
His most prominent role to date has been lab tech David Hodges on CSI; he's also had long-running roles on The Larry Sanders Show and Veronica's Closet.
Dr. Van Holtzman
"Maybe his real mask is the man he has to pretend to be every day."
7x23




RitaAnn Cusack
Her screen debut was in the 1992 film A League of Their Own; she's also known for her roles on sitcoms like The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Maggie. Oh yeah, and her family includes John and Joan Cusack.
"Rita"
"Absence may not make the heart grow fonder, but it does wonders for the libido."
8x02, 8x11




Mia LaszloStephnie Weir
Weir is best known for her regular role on MADtv; has also been a guest star on many comedy shows.
Mia Laszlo
"You should change your name to Captain Obvious."
8x05




Caleb BrownKris Polaha
Seen recently as a recurring character on Ringers, Mad Men, and Made In Jersey.
Caleb Brown
"R
emember who I chose to be today, because nobody else will."
8x08, 8x10, 8x19, 8x22




HunterCorbin Bleu
Best known for his role in the High School Musical franchise, he's also a veteran of One Life to Live.
Hunter
"
Gotta say no, bro, we’re warming up for the show."
8x09




Harvey LarsonJohn Billingsley
Played a recurring role as Dr. Phlox on Enterprise, as well as several episodes of True Blood and Intelligence.
Dr. Harvey Larson
"Please do not upset any of my performers."
8x09




Mason WoodGerald McRaney
Seen in many recurring TV roles as early as Gunsmoke and as recent as House of Cards.
Mason Wood
"
You just keep getting more and more interesting, Mr. Castle. I’m going to have to keep an eye on you."
8x14, 8x22




Kendall FrostSummer Glau
Trained as a dancer, her first TV credit was on Angel; she went on to feature in Firefly, The Unit, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Kendall Frost
"Not a cop. But I wear the hell out of a uniform."
8x14




Alan MastersJonathan Silverman
Co-starred in Weekend at Bernie's; also seen on Significant Mother and The Single Guy.
Alan Masters
"I'm Boring Man. Except for the contract out on my life."
8x19




Erin CherloffJewel Staite
Best known for her roles on Stargate: Atlantis, Firefly, Serenity, and many long-running TV series.
Erin Cherloff
"She's crazy, but actor crazy, not murderer crazy."
8x20




FlynnJed Rees
Credits include The Chris Isaaks Show, Galaxy Quest and, most recently, Deadpool.
Flynn
"Forgetting to breathe can be a real drag."
8x22







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