Your Handy Guide to Tina Fey’s Favorite Actors

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High-five a million angels for Tina Fey and her comedic stylings, because in the past decade, she’s given us a trio of whip-smart sitcoms. But besides 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Great News’ shared executive producer, Fey has a faithful legion of actors she likes to call on for the small screen. From the leads to the supporting roles, here are Fey’s favorite faces, ones you’ve definitely seen pop up before.

Tina Fey

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You’ve seen her as: A wise-cracking head writer who loves her night cheese and hates the youths in 30 Rock; a savage Marcia Clark parody in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; a high-functioning alcoholic therapist also in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; and a female Jack Donaghy in Great News.

Jane Krakowski

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You’ve seen her as: An insufferable actress who suffers from near-constant delusions of grandeur in 30 Rock, and a divorced socialite with major class anxiety and secret Native American roots in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Tituss Burgess

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You’ve seen him as: A wannabe actor with flamboyant taste and a penchant for creating viral songs in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and a neurotic aspiring actor and singer who creates his own alcoholic “D’Fwine” in 30 Rock.

Adam Campbell

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You’ve seen him as: A very rich “daddy’s boy” who takes a fancy to Kimmy in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and a decent-enough news producer with major grandma issues in Great News.

Jon Hamm

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You’ve seen him as: A charismatic reverend who imprisoned a few women in an underground bunker for fun in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and a ridiculously good-looking doctor with idiotic tendencies (and, later, hooks for hands) in 30 Rock.

Andrea Martin

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You’ve seen her as: The enthusiastic host of an “80 Under 80” gala in 30 Rock; an HR rep who assembles her fellow Lindas in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; and a mom who infiltrates her daughter’s workplace as an intern in Great News.

Horatio Sanz

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You’ve seen him as: A stalker who loses interest in creeping on Jenna in 30 Rock; a subway-dwelling mariachi band member in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; and a video editor who doesn’t get too much respect in Great News.

Chris Parnell

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You’ve seen him as: The most delightfully incompetent doctor of our generation in 30 Rock; a part-owner of an NFL team with a terrible bowl cut in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; and an executive assistant who temporarily betrays his boss in Great News.

Judah Friedlander

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You’ve seen him as: A staff writer at TGS with a never-ending supply of fabulous trucker hats in 30 Rock, and a musician who coins the music and lyrics to “Boobs in California” in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Amy Sedaris

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You’ve seen her as: A “Crabcatcher” who parties all day and night with her crew in support of Jenna’s newfound Jimmy Buffet–esque music career in 30 Rock, and Jacqueline’s incredibly unstable wing-woman in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Rachel Dratch

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You’ve seen her in: Many, many eccentrically small roles — particularly in season one — in 30 Rock; both halves of a pretentious academic couple who teach at Columbia in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; and a Kathy Lee Gifford–esque, wine-guzzling daytime host in Great News.

Scott Adsit

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You’ve seen him as: A producer for TGS whose life seems to be crumbling around him at all times in 30 Rock, and a voice actor who steals Titus’s signature “It’s time to go, girl!” catchphrase in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Fred Armisen

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You’ve seen him as: An Amazing Race–loving man Liz suspects is a terrorist in 30 Rock; a lady who inconspicuously answers telethon phones also in 30 Rock; and a lovestruck (but still creepy) Robert Durst in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

John Lutz

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You’ve seen him as: A staff writer at TGS that everybody mocks in 30 Rock, and a mustachioed producer for Dionne Warwick’s cruise-ship show in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Dean Winters

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You’ve seen him as: Liz Lemon’s perpetually terrible Irish ex-boyfriend in 30 Rock, and the voice of a cute crime-solving bunny named Bunny in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Will Arnett

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You’ve seen him as: A not-so-closeted executive who tries to make Jack’s life a living hell in 30 Rock, and the voice of a cute crime-solving kitten named Kitty in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Ice-T

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You’ve seen him as: His Law and Order: SVU detective character for a few interconnected vignettes in 30 Rock, and a fictionalized version of himself who performs a waterfront eulogy with a saxophone in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Michael Torpey

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You’ve seen him as: NBC’s “censor god” with a silly name in 30 Rock, and a weatherman who really loves his job with an even sillier name in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Michael Benjamin Washington

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You’ve seen him as: A grown man who cons Tracy into thinking he’s his illegitimate son in 30 Rock, and Titus’s brief companion on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Adrienne C. Moore

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You’ve seen her as: A marriage bureau employee who catcalls Criss before he marries Liz in 30 Rock, and her Orange Is the New Black character Black Cindy in a surprise cross-over prison scene in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Mike Carlsen

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You’ve seen him as: A construction worker who makes Liz’s day with a catcall in 30 Rock, and Titus’s very Italian construction-worker beau in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Tanner Flood

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You’ve seen him as: A disgruntled America’s Kidz Got Singing contestant who curses out Jenna in 30 Rock, and Jacqueline’s terror of a son in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Judy Gold

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You’ve seen her as: An attendee at an “80 Under 80” gala in 30 Rock, and a talent agent who gets Titus the job of “guy who stalks Tracy Chambers in Mahogany” on a cruise ship in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Dog

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You’ve seen her as: A dog Jenna carries when she arrives in Los Angeles in 30 Rock, and a dog with a “purely decorative” anus in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Your Handy Guide to Tina Fey’s Favorite Actors