Christopher Guest has acted, written and composed for theater, radio, television and film. From the late 1960s until 1975 he worked as a stage actor in New York. Concurrently, he began writing for National Lampoon magazine and contributing to 'The National Lampoon Radio Hour,' making five albums, three of which were nominated for Grammys, as well as co-writing and performing in the stage show 'Lemmings.' His television credits include 'The TV Show,' 'The Chevy Chase Special,' 'The Lily Tomlin Show,' for which he received an Emmy; and 'Saturday Night Live' as a writer, director, and cast member.
Guest directed his first feature film in 1989, 'The Big Picture,' and went on to direct 'Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman,' 'Waiting for Guffman,' 'Almost Heroes,' 'Best in Show,' 'A Mighty Wind,' for which he, Eugene Levy, and Michael Mckean won a Grammy; and 'For Your Consideration.'
Along with Harry Shearer and Micheal Mckean, Guest has toured the world with the bands Spinal Tap and The Folksmen. In 2009, Guest released an album of instrumental music,'The Beyman Brothers' with David Nichtern and C.J. Vanston. The latest Spinal Tap album, 'Back From The Dead,' was nominated for two Grammy awards in 2010.
Christopher has appeared in over a dozen films including 'A Few Good Men,' 'The Long Riders,' 'The Princess Bride,' 'Little Shop of Horrors,' 'This is Spinal Tap,' 'Miss Henderson Presents,' and 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.'