‘Veronica Mars’: Jessica Chastain and 14 Other Surprisingly Famous Guest Stars

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Jessica Chastain is Missing!
Jessica Chastain is Missing!
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Or at least she was on Veronica Mars. She played Veronica's sweet, pregnant neighbor who disappeared, leading Veronica to discover her baby is not her boyfriend's but the result of a previous rape that led to her running away in the first place. Chastain has always taken the tough roles, apparently.

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Go Home, Paul Rudd. You're Drunk
Go Home, Paul Rudd. You're Drunk
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In her college years, Veronica got a few high profile visitors, including Rudd's Desmond Fellowes, a washed up '90s singer put under Piz's direction for his San Diego concert. He lost his own tapes and hit on Veronica, but in the end everything actually turned out alright. It's Paul Rudd, you knew this was going to end well/

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Aaron Paul: San Diego's Own Joe Francis
Aaron Paul: San Diego's Own Joe Francis
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Before he was selling meth on Breaking Bad, Paul was seedy Eddie "The Worm" LaRoche, the young man responsible for San Diego's contributions to Girls Gone Wild... in the Veronica Mars universe anyway.

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Dianna Agron Was Once Not That Innocent
Dianna Agron Was Once Not That Innocent
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The sweet-faced Glee star was a student in Veronica's criminology class who took her learning to a darker place, framing Weevil for the fake ID racket she and her ski-lodging friends were running.

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Students are Hot for Teacher, Adam Scott
Students are Hot for Teacher, Adam Scott
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He may be a sweet, caring (spoiler!) husband to Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, but he was once Veronica's favorite teacher... and the man sleeping with one of his students.

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Amanda Seyfriend, a Best Friend Lost to Tragedy
Amanda Seyfriend, a Best Friend Lost to Tragedy
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Amanda Seyfried appeared a few times on the show in flashback scenes as Veronica's murdered best friend Lily Kane. For the first two seasons, it was this tragedy that drove Veronica to find the truth in every case.

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Sweet Little Alyson Hannigan, Or Sister From Hell?
Sweet Little Alyson Hannigan, Or Sister From Hell?
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While it eventually turned out that Trina Echolls had reason for her misguided ways, Hannigan's character started as giant thorn in the side of Veronica's flame, Logan Echolls.

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Jane Lynch As a Teacher Who Doesn't Hate Students
Jane Lynch As a Teacher Who Doesn't Hate Students
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Before she was terrorizing the Glee club, Lynch played a perfectly normal student administrator on Veronica Mars.

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Leighton Meester: Gossip Queen Before Gossip Girl
Leighton Meester: Gossip Queen Before Gossip Girl
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As Carrie Bishop, Meester accused Veronica's favorite teacher (played by Adam Scott) of having an affair with her. It turned out, Mr. Rooker was having an affair, just with Carrie's pregnant best friend.

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In Another World, Max Greenfield Didn't Use Hair Chut-en-ey
In Another World, Max Greenfield Didn't Use Hair Chut-en-ey
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Office Leo D'Amato may have been a little ditzy from time to time, but he was sweet enough to win Veronica's romantic favor... up until the point she realized she was in love with Logan Echolls. Poor Max.

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Harry Hamlin: Super Villain
Harry Hamlin: Super Villain
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Hamlin was the villain of the first season. He was revealed to be an abusive father to Logan and the true murderer of Veronica's best friend Lily Kane. He also tried to kill Veronica at one point. Swell guy, really.

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Krysten Ritter as a Slightly More Trustworthy B
Krysten Ritter as a Slightly More Trustworthy B
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Well, not so much a B as someone who, on occasion, spoke a little too freely. Ritter's Gia was the daughter of an influential pro baseball team holder and later, someone Veronica managed to save from a stalker.

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Melissa Leo as a total mother
Melissa Leo as a total mother
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No, that's it. She just played the mom to Troy, a guy Veronica briefly dated while he attempted to use her to help him get away with his drug-smuggling business.

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Yes, Steve Guttenberg Played a Millionaire
Yes, Steve Guttenberg Played a Millionaire
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He played the owner of the San Diego Sharks (a TV answer to the San Diego Padres) and served as the first line of proof that Rob Thomas loves Steve Guttenberg. (He later guested on Thomas' Party Down as himself.

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Zachery Ty Bryan Made It Out of The '90s!
Zachery Ty Bryan Made It Out of The '90s!
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Bryan made it out of the 9-0s and into the 0-9ers (the rich kids in the Veronica Mars universe). He played Caz, a basketball player so dumb, "he'd flirt with a trash can if it had boobs." But hey, at least he's not living in a house that his dad is constantly not improving at all. Grunt, grunt, grunt.

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