Hugh Hefner was also an actor.
Well, kind of. Okay, the late Playboy founder, who died Wednesday at age 91, mostly played himself onscreen. But his appearances, most of them cameos, brought delight to audiences worldwide.
Onscreen, Hef was typically accompanied by his gaggle of girlfriends. He also made frequent appearances on the E! reality show The Girls Next Door, which mostly concentrated on his live-in beauties Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Bridget Marquardt.
Hef also appeared on reality shows such as Wilkinson-Baskett's Kendra and Kendra on Top and The Surreal Life.
He also had cameos on Blossom, Roseanne, The Simpsons, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage, as well as movies such as The House Bunny, History of the World: Part I, Beverly Hills Cop II and Miss March.
His supporting role as himself in the latter film, an R-rated comedy, earned Hef a Razzie nomination in 2010. He "lost" to Billy Ray Cyrus for Hannah Montana: The Movie.