'Game of Thrones' Cameo Roundup: Aaron Rodgers, Rob McElhenney & More (PHOTOS)
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Aaron Rodgers (Season 8, Episode 5)
The Greenbay Packer made a super brief cameo as one of the King’s Landing citizens during the attack. Rodger’s cameo is so brief that fans are having a hard time finding him in the chaos but the football player captioned the above photo on Instagram with, “It was just for a few seconds, but I’ll always be thankful to have been on the penultimate episode of @gameofthrones.”
Chris Stapleton (Season 8, Episode 3)
Country music favorite Stapleton had a scary good appearance in the Battle of Winterfell episode “The Long Night.” He was among the dead resurrected by the Night King as Jon Snow (Kit Harington) faced him on the battlefield.
David S. Cohen (Season 8, Episode 2)
The former CIA Deputy Director had a small part in a scene where Davos (Liam Cunningham) is serving up food to Winterfell’s inhabitants.
Rob McElhenney (Season 8, Episode 1)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s McElhenney made a brief cameo aboard Euron Greyjoy’s (Pilou Asbæk) ship in the Season 8 premiere. His time on the show was short-lived as he quickly fell victim to one of Theon’s (Alfie Allen) arrows.
Martin Starr (Season 8, Episode 1)
Silicon Valley actor Starr popped up in the Season 8 premiere aboard Euron’s ship. Sadly, his head quickly met an arrow when Theon and his crew took the ship by surprise to save Yara (Gemma Whelan).
Ed Sheeran (Season 7, Episode 1)
In the Season 7 premiere, Ed Sheeran appeared in a scene as a Lannister soldier that Arya (Maisie Williams) happens across in the woods. Like most musicians who appear on the show, Sheeran crooned a tune for his fellow soldiers and Arya.
Mastadon (Season 7, Episode 7)
Heavy metal band Mastadon appeared in the Season 7 finale as wights. Some of the band’s members even appeared in Season 5 as Wildlings.
Noah Syndergaard (Season 7, Episode 4)
The New York Mets pitcher made a quick appearance as part of the Lannister army. Of course, in the brief moment he was on screen, his pitching talents were on full display as he expertly threw a spear.
Sigur Rós (Season 4, Episode 2)
Rock band Sigur Rós briefly showcased their musical talents in the episode fondly remembered as the one where Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) dies. The group was among performers at the Purple Wedding.
Will Champion (Season 3, Episode 9)
Coldplay’s Champion had a small part in one of the show’s most iconic episodes — “The Rains of Castamere ” (aka The Red Wedding). Champion was among in band at House Frey who played the ominous Lannister tune.
Gary Lightbody (Season 3, Episode 3)
Back in Season 3, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody made a musical cameo riding through the woods of Westeros. Though his part was brief, Lightbody’s voice is hard to miss.
Game of Thrones loves a good cameo, and fans have seen some good ones over the years.
The familiar faces that have briefly popped up on the HBO series range from chart-topping musicians to a former CIA Deputy Director to comedy actors and even an athlete.
As Season 8 rages on, more and more famous faces are stopping by, so we're rounding them up in the gallery above!
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