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(NOTE: In my dreams, celebrities usually appear as conflations of themselves and the characters they play.  So if a dream takes place in a movie or TV show, then its characters are usually also the actors that play them.  There a few exceptions: animated characters generally are not counted this way, as they don’t tend to have this same conflated quality.  So, an appearance by Stan Marsh would not also count as an appearance by Trey Parker.  Also, for fictional characters that have had multiple iterations: an appearance by James Bond doesn’t count as an appearance by Daniel Craig unless it is the version of Bond as played by Craig.)

I’m at a point in my life where I personally know some people who work in the film and TV biz, thus explaining Tick star Griffin Newman’s placement atop this list, which mostly has to do with Blank Check with Griffin and David always going to the top of my must-listen podcast to-do list.
A little further down the charts we have a battle of political administrations, as well as Alison Brie taking her normal spot near the top. American Housewife‘s cast/characters make a strong showing among new shows, while Mr. Robot and New Girl continue to affect my psyche.

Griffin Newman – 9
Donald Trump – 8
Alison Brie – 5 (once as Annie Edison, once as Ruth Wilder)
Barack Obama – 5
David Lynch – 4
Daniel DiMaggio – 3 (as Oliver Otto from American Housewife)
Will Ferrell – 3
Jake Johnson – 3 (each time as Nick Miller)
Rami Malek – 3 (each time as Elliot Alderson)
Joel McHale – 3 (twice as Jeff Winger)
Anthony Anderson – 2 (once as Dre Johnson)
Samantha Bee – 2
Kerry Bishé – 2 (both times as as Donna Clark)
Dana Carvey – 2
Jeff B. Davis – 2
Zooey Deschanel – 2 (both times as Jess Day)
Portia Doubleday – 2 (both times as Angela Moss)
Billy Eichner – 2
Roger Federer – 2
Chris Gethard – 2
Selena Gomez – 2
Max Greenfield – 2 (both times as Schmidt)
Dan Harmon – 2
Chris Harrison – 2
Gillian Jacobs – 2 (once as Britta Perry)
Kyle MacLachlan – 2 (once as Dale Cooper, once as Dale Cooper and Dougie Jones at the same time)
Katy Mixon – 2 (as Katie Otto)
Amy Schumer – 2
Phoebe Tonkin – 2
Amy Adams – 1
Eric Andre – 1 (as Mike from Man Seeking Woman)
Aziz Ansari – 1
Anthony Atamanuik – 1
Diedrich Bader – 1 (as Greg Otto from American Housewife)
Tyra Banks – 1
Troy Barnes (NOT portrayed as Donald Glover) – 1
BB-8 – 1
Bill Belichick – 1
Beck Bennett – 1
Mikael Blomkvist – 1
Danny Boyle – 1
John Boyega – 1 (as Finn)
Andre Braugher – 1 (as Captain Raymond Holt)
Kurt Braunohler – 1
Abigail Breslin – 1
Spencer Breslin – 1
Kyle Broflovski – 1
Kobe Bryant – 1
Max Burkholder – 1 (as Max Braverman)
Rose Byrne – 1
Nicolas Cage – 1
Drew Carey – 1
Kim Carnes – 1
Jim Carrey – 1
Liam Carroll – 1 (as Jareb from The Detour)
Carly Chaikin – 1 (as Darlene Alderson)
Chris Christie – 1
Emilia Clarke – 1 (as Daenerys Targaryen)
Bradley Cooper – 1
Sofia Coppola – 1
Steph Curry – 1
Skyler Day – 1
Iain De Caestecker – 1 (as Leopold Fitz)
Ellen DeGeneres – 1
Laura Dern – 1
Jason Dessen (Dark Matter character) – 1
Leonardo DiCaprio – 1
Denny Dillon – 1
Peter Dinklage – 1
Meg Donnelly – 1 (as Taylor Otto from American Housewife)
Kirsten Dunst – 1
Christine Ebersole – 1
Annie Edison (NOT portrayed by Alison Brie) – 1
Eminem – 1
Elle Fanning – 1
Anna Faris – 1
David Ferrer – 1
Nathan Fielder – 1
Micah Fowler – 1 (as JJ Dimeo from Speechless)
Gal Gadot – 1
Chris Geere – 1 (as Jimmy Shive-Overly)
Johnny Gilbert – 1
Betty Gilpin – 1 (as Debbie Eagan)
Walton Goggins – 1 (as Lee Russell)
Whoopi Goldberg – 1
Ryan Gosling – 1
Kelsey Grammer – 1
Rupert Grint – 1 (as Ron Weasley)
Lukas Haas – 1
Kit Harington – 1 (as Jon Snow)
Justin Hartley – 1 (as Kevin Pearson)
Lena Headey – 1 (as Cersei Lannister)
Elizabeth Henstridge – 1 (as Jemma Simmons)
Ed Hochuli – 1
Oscar Isaac – 1
LeBron James – 1
Allison Janney – 1
Brandon Johnson – 1
Jason Jones – 1
Leslie Jones – 1
Michael Jordan – 1
Madison Keys – 1
Mike Krzyzewski – 1
Brie Larson – 1
Sanaa Lathan – 1
Jennifer Lawrence – 1
Linkin Park – 1
Eva Longoria – 1
Marc Maron – 1 (as Sam Sylvia)
Stan Marsh – 1
Scoot McNairy – 1 (as Gordon Clark)
Chrissy Metz – 1 (as Kate Pearson)
Murf Meyer – 1
TJ Miller – 1
Dylan Minnette – 1
Helen Mirren – 1
Kyle Mooney – 1
Lamorne Morris – 1 (as Winston Bishop)
Seth Morris – 1
Carrie-Anne Moss – 1 (as Trinity)
Bobby Moynihan – 1
Cillian Murphy – 1
Eddie Murphy – 1
Mike Myers – 1
Rafael Nadal – 1
Craig T. Nelson – 1 (as Zeke Braverman)
Mike Nelson – 1 (as Michael J. Nelson )
Jack Nicholson – 1 (as Jack Torrance)
Dirk Nowitzki – 1
Michelle Obama – 1
Patton Oswalt – 1
Randall Park – 1 (as Louis Huang)
Madelaine Petsch – 1 (as Cheryl Blossom )
Amy Poehler – 1
Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales – 1
Daniel Radcliffe – 1 (as Harry Potter)
June Diane Raphael – 1
Robert Redford – 1
Lou Reed – 1
Keanu Reeves – 1 (as Neo)
Rob Reiner – 1
Lili Reinhart – 1 (as Betty Cooper)
Haley Lu Richardson – 1
Daisy Ridley – 1 (as Rey)
Kelly Ripa – 1
Britt Robertson – 1
Austin Rogers – 1
Tracee Ellis Ross – 1 (as Rainbow Johnson)
RuPaul – 1
Pat Sajak – 1
Lisbeth Salander – 1
Paul Scheer – 1
Arnold Schwarzenegger – 1
Marcus Scribner – 1 (as Andre Johnson, Jr.)
Yara Shahidi – 1 (as Zoey Johnson)
Frankie Shaw – 1 (as Bridgette from SMILF)
Sia – 1
Rik Smits – 1
Frank Spangenberg – 1
Hailee Steinfeld – 1
Emma Stone – 1
Harry Styles – 1
Ivanka Trump – 1
Melania Trump – 1
Emma Watson – 1 (as Hermione Granger)
Hugo Weaving – 1 (as Agent Smith)
The Weeknd – 1
Harvey Weinstein – 1
Tina Weymouth – 1
Vanna White – 1
Rebel Wilson – 1
Tiger Woods – 1
Constance Wu – 1 (as Jessica Huang)
Neil Young – 1

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