15 Amazing ‘American Horror Story’ Cameos (PHOTOS)
Many A-list talents have starred in American Horror Story so far, but even more celebs have played smaller roles. Here are 15 of our favorite cameos from Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, and Hotel.
Before her Fantastic Four fame (or infamy), Kate guest-starred in Murder House as Ben’s mistress from Boston, who literally haunts his and his wife Vivien’s new life in Los Angeles.
Long before Rosewood, this hunk played a security guard hired by Vivien — aka Connie Britton — to ward off the evils of the Murder House. She was hot, he was hot, so of course their sexual chemistry was off the charts.
As Derrick, a man terrified of urban legends, this Modern Family star appeared in Murder House in an ironic storyline. When Derrick faces the bathroom mirror and recites the Piggyman chant — to try to prove nothing will happen — he dies when a home invader hiding behind the shower curtain mistakes the chant for an insult and shoots him.
This American Beauty beauty guest-starred in Murder House as Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress who makes the mistake of making mad scientist David Curran her doctor in a storyline inspired by the Black Dahlia case.
Maroon 5’s handsome lead singer played Asylum’s Leo Morrison, who visits the then-abandoned Briarcliff Manor with his new wife out of fetishized curiosity and comes face-to-face with Bloodyface — surviving dismemberment and stabbing before ultimately being shot by a Bloodyface clone.
Channing Tatum must have averted his eyes when this wife of his — playing Teresa, the aforementioned new wife of Leo — had a steamy sex scene with Adam Levine in Asylum. Unfortunately, she too is shot by a Bloodyface clone but dies when the O.G. Bloodyface skins her.
The Deadwood alum played Asylum’s Leigh Emerson, a serial killer who killed 18 people around Christmas 1962 before becoming the baddest Santa of all in his time at Briarcliff.
This Fleetwood Mac singer made light of the witch rumors that have circled her for decades when she guest-starred in Coven as the White Witch — whom Fiona brings in to sway swamp witch (and Stevie Nicks) fangirl Misty Day.
He’s a breakout star of Marvel’s Jessica Jones and a future star of Marvel’s Luke Cage, but this hunky actor also played David, a leader of the witch-hunting corporation in Coven.
This Cosby alum made a surprise appearance in Freak Show, playing the secret lover of the three-breasted Desiree — aka Angela Bassett.
Neil Patrick Harris
The Freak Show troupe’s plight went from bad to worse when new owner Chester Creb, played by the How I Met Your Mother star, turned out to be a murderer influenced by a doll whom he believed to be human.
Neil’s husband popped up later in Freak Show, playing a network exec who becomes the (cheating) husband of Jessica Lange’s Elsa Mars when she leaves the circus for Hollywood.
Even before this legendary singer’s pies went viral, she played maid Dora Brown in Freak Show, who was the only person who could stand up to the psychopathic Dandy Mott… before he slit her throat, at least.
This True Detective star and future Baywatch babe played Natacha Rambova in Hotel, the wife of Rudolph Valentino at the time he meets Lady Gaga’s The Countess and one third of their resulting “throuple.”
New Girl fans were probably shocked to see Max play Hotel’s Gabriel, a junkie who checks into the Hotel for a heroin fix — only to be violently raped by the Addiction Demon.
Hey, no one ever said a guest-starring role on AHS was pleasant!