While the vast majority of Guy Fieri’s television career has been food focused, sometimes he takes his on-camera work — ahem — totally out of bounds and cruises his muscle-car personality into other realms of entertainment. And on this, the sixth day of The 12 Days of Guy Fieri, it’s time to take a fond look back at Guy’s notable TV and movie cameos.
Guy’s extracurricular activities
You know the Mayor of Flavortown is a car obsessive, right? Just look at that sweet ride that appears at the beginning of each Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode. That’s a ’68 Camaro, an original American hot rod. Boasting such a fine automobile, it’s no wonder Fieri received an invite to appear on Jay Leno’s Garage earlier this year. The comedian and former late-night host is an auto enthusiast himself, and these days he spends his time on television chatting and driving with like-minded celebrities. Fieri shocked Leno with a vehicle that was inspired by his supermarket game show, Guy’s Grocery Games: a giant, turbo-charged shopping cart.
Perhaps the most famous show on which Fieri has appeared was The Price Is Right, which was graced with his presence in 2010. (He was not one of the screaming competitors, instead introducing a signature kitchen showcase and a giveaway for a trip to the Bay Area and dinner at Johnny Garlic’s.) Fieri has tested his acting chops in some scripted work as well. He made a brief appearance in 2014’s The Interview, the notorious Seth Rogen-James Franco flick about a television interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. And in 2008, the Oakleys aficionado lent his voice to the animated children’s series Phineas and Ferb, playing a character known as “Pizza Guy” in one episode.
Fieri has also dabbled in the world of documentary films. Last year, he showed up in Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Bash, which chronicles the former Van Halen frontman’s 70th birthday party. In I Am Evel Knievel, a 2014 biography of the famous stuntman, Fieri appeared alongside the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Kid Rock to gush about Knievel’s daredevil skills. “The guy knew no boundary,” he says, sporting some very Guy Fieri dirtbike garb in this trailer. “He only knew ‘go big or go home,’ and the dude never went home.”
All of these television and movie spots are nice, but they don’t hold a candle to Fieri’s greatest achievement on screen. In July, Discovery aired his very own Shark Week special. Just look at the explanation from Eater’s previous coverage of the show:
Guy Fieri’s new special for Discovery’s Shark Week begins with the celebrity chef and his son, Hunter, standing on the prow of a ship called the U.S.S. Flavortown with shark-bait bazookas in their hands aimed at the water — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this truly gonzo hour of television.
More than Triple D, Guys Grocery Games, or anything else, Guy’s Feeding Frenzy is the most Guy Fieri thing to ever be broadcast on a cable network.