'One Tree Hill' Turns 15 — 9 Big Names Who Were Guest Stars (PHOTOS)

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Evan Peters

This Ryan Murphy favorite — who has starred in Pose and in every season of American Horror Story — played a teen named Jack Daniels who crushed on Sam Walker (Ashley Rickards). Coincidentally or not, Rickards and Peters reunited in AHS’ first season when she played a victim of his murderous character.

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Joe Manganiello

The future Mr. Sofia Vergara — perhaps best known as werewolf Alcide Herveaux in True Blood or as stripper Big Dick Richie in the Magic Mike films — played bartender Owen Morello starting in One Tree Hill Season 5.

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Torrey Devitto

Before she recurred as Melissa Hastings on Pretty Little Liars or starred as Dr. Natalie Manning in Chicago Med, DeVitto played nanny-turned-nightmare Carrie in One Tree Hill’s sixth and seventh season, a role she says was pitched to her as a “Misery, Kathy Bates storyline.”

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Kristy Swanson

The original Buffy the Vampire Slayer — also known for her roles in Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — appeared in a John Hughes-inspired episode of One Tree Hill, playing a woman who gives Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) a ride back to town.

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Candice Patton

Long before she staked out a spot in the Arrowverse — starring as Iris West in The Flash and reprising the role in Supergirl, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow — Patton played a character named Tanisha in two episodes of One Tree Hill.

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Gerald McRaney

McRaney, who steals scenes on the regular as Dr. Nathan Katowski in This Is Us, played the father of Dan Scott (Paul Johansson) in a Season 1 episode of One Tree Hill. You can also catch him on the shows Castle, Deadwood, and Longmire.

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Sean Young

Young, most famous for playing the replicant Rachael in Blade Runner, portrayed a character named Hope Brown in a Season 4 episode of One Tree Hill. (You might also recognize the actress from her roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Dune.)

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Nick Lachey

The former 98 Degrees singer played himself in two episodes in OTH Season 6 — or, at least, a version of himself who would want Haley James Scott (Bethany Joy Lenz) to produce music for his music career.

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Kevin Federline

And that brings us to another blond pop star’s ex-husband. Britney Spears’ former hubby Kevin “K-Fed” Federline appeared in three episodes of One Tree Hill, playing Jason “J-Fed” Federline. (Yes, we’re confused, too.)

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It was never a huge hit, nor was it ever a critical darling, but One Tree Hill vaulted to the pantheon of teen dramas and endeared itself to millennials old enough to remember The WB.

We all know the stars of the show — including Chad Michael Murray, Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush — but you may have forgotten some of the other big names who stopped by the show.

As the show hits its 15-year anniversary on September 23, we’re rounding up the well-known celebs who guest-starred on the series.

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