Each of these actors were special guest stars in one season or another...Can you guess who they played?
  • Michael York
  • Christopher Reeve
  • Madelaine Kahn
  • Peter Coyote
  • Kate Nelligan
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Meg Tilly
  • Robby Benson
  • Treat Williams
  • Ned Beatty
One of this season’s special guest stars is Dianne Wiest as Aunt Lillian

Two time Academy Award-Winning film actress, Dianne Wiest joins the cast of Road To Avonlea as Aunt Lillian Hepworth from Boston, who throws the Pettibone household into turmoil as she threatens to break up the newly-made family.
She also starred in Woody Allen’s 1994 hit "Bullets Over Broadway," which garnered her nine awards including: an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, The Los Angeles Film Critics Award, The New York Film Critic’s Circle Award, The Society of Texas Film Critics Award, The National Society of Film Critics Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Luckily, she didn’t have to carry them all home, she took a cab!
You may remember her as the stressed out mother in Parenthood, or Edward Scissorhands’ quirky and cute adoptive mother in Edward Scissorhands.

Eugene Levy
as Rudy Blaine

Eugene Levy brings his distinctive offbeat sense of comedy to Road To Avonlea portraying Rudy Blaine, part of a husband/wife songwriting team who seek peace and quiet but end up creating havoc in the town of Avonlea.
While attending McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Mr. Levy performed in numerous productions. His first acting job was with the famous comedy troupe Second City where he honed his satiric and improvisational skills. Moving to television, he spent seven years acting and writing for SCTV, winning two Emmy Awards for his writing (in 1982 and 1983) and creating such memorable comic characters as Earl Camembert, Sid Dithers and Bobby Bittman.
Levy also wrote, starred and produced the HBO special The Last Polka, and directed two specials for Showtime: I, Martin Short, Go to Hollywood, and The Second City 15th Anniversary Special. He is the creator, writer, and one of the executive producers for the Atlantis Films/Lucas Films Ltd. television comedy series Maniac Mansion.
You also may have seen him on the big screen, in Father of the Bride II, Armed and Dangerous, Speed Zone, Splash, Club Paradise, Armed and Dangerous, Going Berserk, and Stay Tuned.

Sarah Polley
as Sara Stanley

Sarah Polley made her screen debut at age seven, playing a street waif in Phil Borso’s "One Magic Christmas." She received North American critical acclaim at age nine for her performance in the PBS family series Ramona, and went on to win international recognition for her lead role in Terry Gilliam’s big screen fantasy adventure, "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen." You may have seen her in feature films such as, "Green Monkey," "The Big Town," "Pretty Kill," "Confidential"and "Atom Egoyan’s Exotica." Two years ago Sarah starred as Alice in Stratford’s "Alice Through The Looking Glass."
A self-possessed and pragmatic young lady, Sarah has very decided views on her profession and her place in it. She intends to take degrees in Literature and Politics at university next year and continue her present involvement in politics. An avid reader, flautist, and active supporter of environmental issues and human rights causes. Sarah plans to publish her poetry, and possibly write novels.
Already a veteran of film and television at 16, Sarah Polley has grown up on Road to Avonlea. Like her character, Sara Stanley, she is an intelligent and fiercely independent young woman. Sarah Polley brings her many talents and natural charm to Road To Avonlea.

Jackie Burroughs
as Hetty King

An actress of incomparable breadth and talent, Jackie Burroughs has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of Canada’s prominent actresses both on stage and screen. Her performance as the well-intentioned, headstrong, and domineering ’Hetty King’ has garnered her three Gemini Awards for Best Actress in 1990, 1992, and 1994.
Jackie Burroughs has a reputation for being an encouraging and enthusiastic supporter of Canada’s young actors and playwrights. Her participation in many so-called alternative productions has been responsible for drawing public attention to many an independent work. Indeed, like her character Hetty, Jackie Burroughs places a premium on her independence, both creative and personal.
Her body of work is extensive, but she is best known in recent years for the critically acclaimed A Winter Tan, which she co-directed and co-wrote. Filmed on location in Mexico, A Winter Tan garnered her a 1988 Best Actress Genie Award. During the hiatus periods of Road To Avonlea, Ms. Burroughs spends her winters in Mexico, overseeing the construction of her home.
Her other film credits include "The Grey Fox" and "The Wars," both of which won her Genies; "John And The Missus" with Gordon Pinsent; David Cronenberg’s "The Dead Zone" and the lead in "If Wishes Were Horses."

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