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A Quick Guide to Veronica Mars: Part II

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As promised from my previous post, here is the list of recognizable guest stars that appeared throughout the seasons of Veronica Mars.

Recognizable Stars Who Graced the Small Screen in Veronica Mars (In A Supporting Role)

Dianna Agron

What You May Know Them From: Stars on FOX's hit musical dramedy Glee and can be seen in such films as I Am Number Four and Burlesque.

On Veronica Mars: Jenny Budosh - Veronica's snooty and rich criminology classmate with whom she ends up butting heads.

Total Episodes: 3

Julie Gonzalo

What You May Know Them From: Stars on TNT's revival of Dallas and is known for her mean girl role in A Cinderella Story.

On Veronica Mars: Parker Lee - Veronica Mars' best friend Mac's college roommate, who after some horrible events becomes very good friends with the both of them.

Total Episodes: 11

Chris Lowell

What You May Know Them From: Recently could be seen as Emma Stone's love interest in the film adaptation of The Help and had a long-time running role on Private Practice.

On Veronica Mars: Stosh "Piz" Piznarski - Veronica's other best friend Wallace's roommate, with whom she befriends the first day of college as she helps him track down his stolen belongings.

Total Episodes: 12

Amanda Seyfried

What You May Know Them From: Starring movie roles in Dear John, Mamma Mia, In Time, and most recently Les Misérables (to name a few).

On Veronica Mars: Lily Kane - Veronica's best friend and ex-boyfriend Duncan's sister whose recent murder haunts her throughout the first season.

Total Episodes: 11

Harry Hamlin

What You May Know Them From: Playing Michael Kuzak in the long-time running TV drama L.A. Law.

On Veronica Mars: Aaron Echolls - Veronica's high school nemesis' Logan Echoll's (Jason Dohring) father who becomes a lot more pertinent to the plot by the end of the first season.

Total Episodes: 12

Lisa Rinna

What You May Know Them From: Playing Billie Reed on the long-time running soap opera Days of Our Lives.

On Veronica Mars: Lynne Echolls - Aaron Echolls wife, and Harry Hamlin's actual real-life wife.

Total Episodes: 3

Alyson Hannigan

What You May Know Them From: Portrays iconic characters such as Willow Rosenberg on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lily Aldrin on How I Met Your Mother and Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie films.

On Veronica Mars: Trina Echolls - Actress and Logan's adopted sister.

Total Episodes: 3

Charisma Carpenter

What You May Know Them From: Portrays iconic the character of Cordelia Chase in both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and in its spinoff series Angel. Now play Ann Rebecca Sewell in The Lying Game.

On Veronica Mars: Kendall Casablancas - Dick (Ryan Hansen) and Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas (Kyle Gallner) step-mother, who has a bigger part in the whole plot of the story than we originally suspect.

Total Episodes: 11

Steve Guttenberg

What You May Know Them From: Starred in films such as Short Circuit, the Police Academy series and Diner.

On Veronica Mars: Woody Goodman - The Mayor of Neptune, who has many secrets.

Total Episodes: 8

Krysten Ritter

What You May Know Them From: Her memorable recurring guest star roles on Breaking Bad and Gilmore Girls and as the star of the short-lived comedy Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.

On Veronica Mars: Gia Goodman - Woody's daughter and a friend/classmate of Veronica's.

Total Episodes: 8

Leighton Meester

What You May Know Them From: Portraying Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl and a few starring roles in films such as The Roommate and Country Strong.

On Veronica Mars: Carrie Bishop - Queen of the popular 09'er group, however shows on many occasions that she is more than just rich snob.

Total Episodes: 2

Jonathan Bennett

What You May Know Them From: That's Aaron Samuels. From Mean Girls, duh.

On Veronica Mars: Casey Gant - A spoiled, self-involved 09'er that starts to change for the better, until his parents but in.

Total Episodes: 2

Lucas Grabeel

What You May Know Them From: Ryan Evans from the High School Musical films and Toby Kennish of Switched at Birth.

On Veronica Mars: Kelly Kuzzio - A gay Neptune high school student who is caught up in a blackmail ring.

Total Episodes: 1

Aaron Ashmore

What You May Know Them From: Not to be confused with his twin brother Shawn Ashmore, Aaron played Jimmy Olsen in Smallville and Steve Jinks in Warehouse 13.

On Veronica Mars: Troy Vandegaff - One of Duncan's rich friends who sweeps Veronica off her feet only to prove that he is as bad, if not worse, than the other 09'ers.

Total Episodes: 5

Max Greenfield

What You May Know Them From: He is Schmidt in New Girl.

On Veronica Mars: Leo D'Amato - a very sweet police officer who befriends and eventually dates Veronica.

Total Episodes: 11

Jane Lynch

What You May Know Them From: She is Sue Sylvester in Glee and in many films including the recent animated feature Wreck-It Ralph.

On Veronica Mars: Mrs. Donaldson - A scheming teacher who makes the mistake of messing with Veronica Mars.

Total Episodes: 1

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

What You May Know Them From: Randy Taylor in Tim Allen's television series Home Improvement and as the voice of young Simba in The Lion King.

On Veronica Mars: Ben - An FBI agent that blows into Neptune to crack a case, but instead makes things more difficult for Veronica.

Total Episodes: 1

Paris Hilton

What You May Know Them From: Just being Paris Hilton, The Simple Life, The House of Wax, etc.

On Veronica Mars: Caitlin Ford - A snobby 09'er who manipulates Weevil's (Francis Capra) cousin into stealing a credit card from the Echoll's and ends up getting Weevil's grandmother and eventually Weevil sent to jail.

Total Episodes: 1

Jessica Chastain

What You May Know Them From: Two time Academy Award Nominee one for The Help and the other for Zero Dark Thirty.

On Veronica Mars: Sarah Williams - A neighbor and friend of Veronica's who goes missing after Veronica overhears an argument coming from her apartment.

Total Episodes: 1

Adam Scott

What You May Know Them From: Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation, or from one of his many films such as Step Brothers, Friends With Kids, etc.

On Veronica Mars: Mr. Rooks - Veronica's history teacher who is wrongly accused of sexual harassment... or is he?

Total Episodes: 1

Michael Cera

What You May Know Them From: Portraying George-Michael Bluth in the hit TV series Arrested Development and starring in films such as Superbad, Juno and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

On Veronica Mars: Dean Rudolph - A Hearst College tour guide who winds up having some witty banter with Veronica.

Total Episodes: 1

Joss Whedon

What You May Know Them From: Creating several cult television hits such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse. Also, he directed the blockbuster The Avengers.

On Veronica Mars: Douglas - A car rental manager that doesn't fall for Veronica's sleuthing tricks.

Total Episodes: 1