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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 Bob Belcher would not also count as an appearance by H. Jon Benjmain.  Also, for fictional characters that have had multiple iterations: an appearance by Batman doesn’t count as an appearance by Ben Affleck unless it is the version of Batman as played by Affleck.)

Community is my favorite show of all time, and even though it did not air any new episodes in 2016, I still dreamed about it often enough for Alison Brie to take number one on this tally (though her total wasn’t as high as in previous years). Joel McHale and Gillian Jacobs were not too far behind.
As for current shows occupying my subconscious? It looks like New Girl reigns supreme, with strong showings from Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, and Hannah Simone.Griffin Newman had a good year, thanks to The Tick, Search Party, and me knowing him personally.
I have encountered Billy Eichner on the street, though not as often as I’ve encountered him in my dreams.

Alison Brie – 6 (twice as Annie Edison)
Joel McHale – 4 (three times as Jeff Winger)
Griffin Newman – 4
Zooey Deschanel – 3 (twice as Jess Day)
Billy Eichner – 3
Max Greenfield – 3 (each time as Schmidt)
Gillian Jacobs – 3 (twice as Britta Perry)
Bob Odenkirk – 3 (each time as Jimmy McGill)
Andy Richter – 3
Hannah Simone – 3 (each time as Cece Parekh)
Stephen Amell – 2 (both times as Oliver Queen)
Batman – 2
Portia Doubleday – 2 (both times as Angela Moss)
Will Forte – 2
Peter Griffin – 2
John Hodgman – 2
Rashida Jones – 2
Maya Jordan – 2
Marsai Martin – 2 (both times as Diane Johnson from black-ish)
Michael McKean – 2 (once as Chuck McGill and once as Lenny Kosnowski)
Kate McKinnon – 2
June Diane Raphael – 2
Daisy Ridley – 2 (both times as Rey)
Bob Saget – 2 (once as Danny Tanner )
Amy Schumer – 2
Bernie Sanders – 2
Superman – 2
Donald Trump – 2
Kristen Wiig – 2
Adele – 1
Dianna Agron – 1 (as Quinn Fabray)
Ben Affleck – 1 (as Daredevil)
Casey Affleck – 1 (as Lee Chandler from Manchester by the Sea)
GG Allin – 1
Anthony Anderson – 1
Eric André – 1
Aziz Ansari – 1
Will Arnett – 1
Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker – 1 (as Ty from Nerve)
Alec Baldwin – 1
John Barrowman – 1 (as Malcolm Merlyn)
Jay Baruchel – 1 (as Josh Greenberg)
Samantha Bee – 1
Ed Begley, Jr. – 1 (as Clifford Main from Better Call Saul)
Drake Bell – 1
Kristen Bell – 1
Tom Berenger – 1
Craig Bierko – 1 (as Chet Wilton from UnREAL)
Paul Blackthorne – 1 (as Quentin Lance)
Wolf Blitzer – 1
Rachel Bloom – 1 (as Rebecca Bunch)
Emily Blunt – 1
Usain Bolt – 1
John Boyega – 1 (as Finn)
Miles Brown – 1 (as black-ish’s Jack Johnson)
Yvette Nicole Brown – 1 (as Shirley Bennett)
Gisele Bündchen – 1
Tituss Burgess – 1
Brennan Bushee (Jeopardy! contestant) – 1
Aidy Bryant – 1
Candace Cameron – 1 (as DJ Tanner)
Jaime Camil – 1 (as Rogelio de la Vega)
John Candy – 1
Kim Caramele – 1
Jerrod Carmichael – 1 (as “Jerrod Carmichael” )
Keith Carradine – 1
Jim Carrey – 1
Katie Cassidy – 1 (as Laurel Lance)
Johnny Castle – 1
Chevy Chase – 1 (as Pierce Hawthorne)
Louis C.K. – 1
Marcia Clark – 1
Hillary Clinton – 1
Kevin Corrigan – 1
Dave Coulier – 1 (as Joey Gladstone)
Courteney Cox – 1 (as Monica Geller)
Wes Craven – 1
Michael Cristofer – 1 (as Phillip Price from Mr. Robot)
Daredevil/Matt Murdock – 1
Chris Darden – 1
Juan Martin del Potro – 1
Adore Delano – 1
Dana Delany – 1
Julian Dennison – 1
Vin Diesel – 1
Novak Djokovic – 1
Eliza Doolittle – 1
Dr. Dre – 1
Kirsten Dunst – 1 (playing Felicity Smoak for some reason)
Eazy-E – 1
Joel Edgerton – 1
Idris Elba – 1
Elle Fanning – 1
Will Ferrell – 1 (as Ricky Bobby)
Carrie Fisher – 1 (as Leia Organa)
Harrison Ford – 1 (as Han Solo)
Micah Fowler – 1 (as JJ Dimeo from Speechless)
Chris Gethard – 1
Sean Giambrone – 1 (as Adam Goldberg)
Nikki Glaser – 1
Donald Glover – 1 (as Troy Barnes)
Jonathan Goldsmith (The Most Interesting Man in the World actor) – 1
Ryan Gosling – 1 (as Jared Vennett from The Big Short)
Draymond Green – 1
Trent Green – 1
Lois Griffin – 1
Bethany Hall – 1
Mariska Hargitay – 1
Kevin Hart – 1
Anne Hathaway – 1 (as Catwoman)
Tim Heidecker – 1
Ed Hochuli – 1
Willa Holland – 1 (as Thea Queen)
Rob Huebel – 1
William Hurt – 1
Ice Cube – 1
Alex Jacob – 1
Matt Jackson – 1
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – 1
Jake Johnson – 1 (as Nick Miller)
Leslie Jones – 1
Kato Kaelin – 1
Keegan-Michael Key – 1
Anthony Kiedis – 1
Julie Klausner – 1
Chad Kroeger – 1
Kendrick Lamar – 1
Heather Langenkamp – 1
Jennifer Lawrence – 1
Katie Ledecky – 1
Jared Leto – 1
Naysha Lopez – 1
Britt Lower – 1 (as Liz Greenberg from Man Seeking Woman)
Rami Malek – 1 (as Elliot Alderson)
Jason Mantzoukas – 1
Jesse L. Martin – 1
Melissa McCarthy – 1
Charlie McDermott – 1 (as Axl Heck)
Adam McKay – 1
Christopher Meloni – 1
Murf Meyer – 1
Lea Michele – 1 (as Rachel Berry)
McKaley Miller – 1 (as Claire from Speechless)
Garbiñe Muguruza – 1
Kumail Nanjiani – 1
Liam Neeson – 1
Graham Norton – 1
Conan O’Brien – 1
John Oliver – 1
Yoko Ono – 1
Patton Oswalt – 1
Al Pacino – 1
Jordan Peele – 1
Jay Pharoah – 1
Amy Poehler – 1
Danny Pudi – 1 (as Abed Nadir)
Glenn Quagmire – 1
Alli Rae – 1
David Ramsey – 1 (as John Diggle)
John C. Reilly – 1 (as Cal Naughton, Jr.)
Matthew Rhys – 1 (as Philip Jennings)
Emily Bett Rickards – 1 (as Felicity Smoak)
Kenny Ridwan (as Dave Kim – 1)
Julia Roberts – 1
Gina Rodriguez – 1 (as Jane Gloriana Villanueva)
Seth Rogen – 1
Tony Romo – 1
Matt Ross – 1 (as Gavin Belson)
Tracee Ellis Ross – 1
Mark Ruffalo – 1
Keri Russell – 1 (as Elizabeth Jennings)
Mark Salling – 1 (as Noah Puckerman)
Paul Scheer – 1
Marcus Scribner – 1 (as Andre Johnson, Jr. from black-ish)
Yara Shahidi – 1 (as Zoey Johnson from black-ish)
Molly Shannon – 1
Charlie Sheen – 1
Maria Sharapova – 1
Homer Simpson – 1
Jada Pinkett Smith – 1
Jaden Smith – 1
Will Smith – 1
Felicity Smoak – 1 (as played by Kirsten Dunst for some reason)
John Stamos – 1 (as Jesse Katsopolis)
Natalia Starr – 1
Harry Styles – 1
David Tennant – 1 (as Kilgrave)
Abęl Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) – 1
Maria Thayer – 1
Uma Thurman – 1
Alex Trebek – 1
Neil deGrasse Tyson – 1
Keith Urban – 1
Wayde van Niekerk – 1
Courtney B. Vance – 1
Martin Wallström – 1 (as Tyrell Wellick from Mr. Robot)
Eric Wareheim – 1 (as Arnold Baumheiser from Master of None)
Amber Stevens West – 1 (as Maxine from The Carmichael Show)
Kanye West – 1
Michelle Williams – 1 (as Randi from Manchester by the Sea)
Ashley Wilson (Jeopardy! contestant) – 1
Tommy Wiseau – 1
Andrew W.K. – 1
Breeda Wool – 1 (as Faith from UnREAL)
Wonder Woman – 1

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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 Bart Simpson would not also count as an appearance by Nancy Cartwright.  Also, for fictional characters that have had multiple iterations: an appearance by Superman doesn’t count as an appearance by Henry Cavill unless it is the version of Superman as played by Henry Cavill.)

Once again, Joel McHale and Alison Brie took the top two spots, though their totals dipped from last year’s. This was probably due to Community wrapping up about midway through the year and me generally being at peace with this probably being the Greendale Gang’s series finale.
Elsewhere, as I continued my quest to become a Jeopardy! contestant, Alex Trebek loomed large in my subconscious.

Joel McHale – 8 (each time as Jeff Winger)
Alison Brie – 7 (six times as Annie Edison)
Alex Trebek – 6
Chris Gethard – 4
Chris Harrison – 3
Ken Jeong – 3 (each time as Ben Chang)
Danny Pudi – 3 (each time as Abed Nadir)
Eric André – 2
Peter Capaldi – 2 (as The Doctor)
Bill Corbett – 2
Hugh Dancy – 2 (each time as Will Graham)
Kirsten Dunst – 2
Billy Eichner – 2
Nathan Fielder – 2
Martin Freeman – 2
Ron Funches – 2
Kerry Greene (Jeopardy! contestant) – 2
Matt Jackson (Jeopardy! contestant) – 2
Alex Jacob (Jeopardy! contestant) – 2
Gillian Jacobs – 2 (each time as Britta Perry)
Jake Johnson – 2 (once as Nick Miller)
Lamorne Morris – 2 (each time as Winston Bishop)
Mike Nelson – 2
Bob Odenkirk – 2 (each time as Jimmy McGill)
Amy Poehler – 2
Bart Simpson – 2
Lisa Simpson – 2
Reggie Watts – 2
Ad Rock – 1
Jason Alexander – 1
Stephen Amell – 1 (as Oliver Queen, sort of)
Anthony Anderson – 1 (as Dre Johnson)
Samuel Anderson – 1 (as Danny Pink from Doctor Who)
Fred Armisen – 1
Iggy Azalea – 1
Justin Baldoni – 1 (as Rafael Solano from Jane the Virgin)
Jonathan Banks – 1 (as Mike Ehrmantraut)
Joy Behar – 1
Bender Bending Rodriguez – 1
Beck Bennett – 1
Tom Bergeron – 1
Joe Biden – 1
Michael Ian Black – 1
Rowan Blanchard – 1 (as Riley Matthews)
Mel Brooks – 1
Jules Brown – 1
Verne Brown – 1
Colby Burnett (Jeopardy! contestant) – 1
Jere Burns – 1
Lizzy Caplan – 1 (as Virginia Johnson)
Sabrina Carpenter – 1 (as Maya Hart from Girl Meets World)
Aya Cash – 1 (as Gretchen, sort of, from You’re the Worst)
Katie Cassidy – 1 (as Laurel Lance, sort of)
Chevy Chase – 1 (as Pierce Hawthorne)
Jessica Chastain – 1
Michael Che – 1
Kristin Chenoweth – 1
Brock Ciarlelli – 1 (as Brad Bottig from The Middle)
Louis C.K. – 1
Jenna Coleman – 1 (as Clara Oswald)
James Corden – 1
Chris Cornell – 1
Roger Craig (Jeopardy! contestant) – 1
Rhys Darby – 1
Keith David – 1 (as Elroy Patashnik from Community)
Pete Davidson – 1
Jeff Davis – 1
Lana Del Rey – 1
Robert De Niro – 1
Cameron Esposito – 1
J.D. Evermore – 1 (as Sheriff Carl Daggett from Rectify)
Will Ferrell – 1
fun. – 1
Josh Gad – 1
Johnny Galecki – 1 (as Leonard Hofstadter)
Ilana Glazer – 1
Domhnall Gleeson – 1
Evonne Goolagong – 1
Ariana Grande – 1
Tony Hale – 1
Jon Hamm – 1
Marcia Gay Harden – 1
Chris Hardwick – 1
Dan Harmon – 1
Simon Helberg – 1 (as Howard Wolowitz)
Liam Hemsworth – 1
Allison Janney – 1
January Jones – 1
Stacy Keach – 1
Brie Larson – 1
Jennifer Lewis – 1 (as Ruby Johnson from black-ish)
Andrew Lincoln – 1 (as Rick Grimes)
Christopher Lloyd – 1 (as Doc Brown)
Demi Lovato – 1
Jon Lovitz – 1
Marcie (from Peanuts) – 1
Mateo the Baby from Jane the Virgin – 1
August Maturo – 1 (as Auggie Matthews from Girl Meets World)
Floyd Mayweather – 1
Adam McKay – 1
Stephen Merchant – 1
Peyton Meyer – 1 (as Lucas Friar from Girl Meets World)
Phil Mickelson – 1
Thomas Middleditch – 1 (as Richard Hendricks)
TJ Miller – 1 (as Erlich Bachman)
Kyle Mooney – 1
Elisabeth Moss – 1 (as Peggy Olson)
Kevin Murphy – 1
Kumail Nanjiani – 1 (as Dinesh Chugtai)
Kevin Nash – 1 (as Tarzan from Magic Mike)
Martina Navratilova – 1
Kunal Nayyar – 1 (as Raj Koothrappali)
Kevin Nealon – 1
Erik Charles Nielsen – 1 (as Garrett Lambert)
Yoko Ono – 1
Randall Park – 1
Jim Parsons – 1 (as Sheldon Cooper)
Pearl (drag queen) – 1
Peppermint Patty – 1
Oliver Platt – 1
Pope Francis – 1
Chris Pratt – 1
Michael Richards – 1
Daisy Ridley – 1
Rihanna – 1
Duke Davis Roberts – 1 (as Choo-Choo from Justified)
Chris Rock – 1
Gina Rodriguez – 1 (as Jane Gloriana Villanueva)
Mel Rodriguez – 1
RuPaul – 1
Pat Sajak – 1
Blaine Saunders – 1 (as Carly from The Middle)
Paul Scheer – 1
Amy Schumer – 1
Jerry Seinfeld – 1
Atticus Shaffer – 1
Maria Sharapova – 1
Michael Sheen – 1 (as William Masters)
Homer Simpson – 1
Marge Simpson – 1
Aaron Sorkin – 1
Martin Starr – 1 (as Bertram Gilfoyle)
Jason Statham – 1
Mary Steenburgen – 1 (as Clara Clayton)
Ben Stiller – 1 (as Derek Zoolander)
Superman – 1
Kenan Thompson – 1
Verne Troyer – 1
Jerry van Dyke – 1
Vince Vaughn – 1
Violet Chachki – 1
Damon Wayans, Jr. – 1 (as Coach, maybe, from New Girl)
Dominic West – 1 (as Noah Solloway from The Affair)
Armond White – 1
Maisie Williams – 1 (as Ashildr from Doctor Who)
Serena Williams – 1
Patrick Wilson – 1
Rebel Wilson – 1
Jason Witten – 1
Tiger Woods – 1
Zach Woods – 1 (as Donald “Jared” Dunn)
Aden Young – 1 (as Daniel Holden from Rectify)

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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 Stewie Griffin would not also count as an appearance by Seth MacFarlane.  Also, for fictional characters that have had multiple iterations: an appearance by Hannibal Lecter doesn’t count as an appearance by Mads Mikkelsen unless it is the version of Hannibal as played by Mads Mikkelsen.)

Community remains my favorite show of all time, and in 2014 it remained the most frequent fodder for my dreams featuring actors and the characters they play.  Alison Brie was again number one, this time breaking away from the tie she shared with Joel McHale the last two years.  Joel was close behind in second place, with both breaking their own records.
Outside of Community, Chris Gethard and Billy Eichner had strong showings to go along with their memorable 2014’s in real life.  It was also a memorable year for Jeopardy! and correspondingly a strong year for Jeopardy! contestants appearing in my dreams.

Alison Brie – 14 (10 times as Annie Edison)
Joel McHale – 12 (10 times as Jeff Winger)
Danny Pudi – 7 (each time as Abed Nadir)
Roger Craig – 5 (Jeopardy! contestant)
Chris Gethard – 5
Gillian Jacobs – 5 (four times as Britta Perry)
Billy Eichner – 4
Jason Alexander – 3 (each time as George Costanza)
Donald Glover – 3 (twice as Troy Barnes)
Brie Larson – 3 (once as Rachel from Community)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – 3 (twice as Elaine Benes)
Brad Rutter – 3
Stephen Amell – 2 (each time as Oliver Queen)
Chevy Chase – 2 (each time as Pierce Hawthorne)
Zooey Deschanel – 2 (once as Jess Day)
Jessica Lange – 2
Tatiana Maslany – 2 (each time as someone from Orphan Black)
Kumail Nanjiani – 2
John Oliver – 2 (once as Ian Duncan)
Andy Samberg – 2 (once as Jake Peralta)
Candice Accola – 1 (as Caroline Forbes)
Jessica Alba – 1
Fred Armisen – 1
Tomáš Berdych – 1
Jay Bilas – 1
Emily Blunt – 1
Michael Bolton – 1
Julie Bowen – 1 (as Claire Dunphy)
Boy George – 1
Yvette Nicole Brown – 1 (as Shirley Bennett)
Ty Burrell – 1 (as Phil Dunphy)
Candace Cameron – 1
Aya Cash – 1 (as Gretchen from You’re the Worst)
Carly Chaikin – 1 (as Dalia Royce)
Louis C.K. – 1
Sasha Cohen – 1
Julia Collins – 1
Bradley Cooper – 1
Dave Coulier – 1
Laverne Cox – 1
Sidney Crosby – 1
Tom Cruise – 1
Matt Czuchry – 1 (as Cary Agos)
Daft Punk – 1
Hugh Dancy – 1 (as Will Graham)
Jeff Davis – 1
Johnny Depp – 1
Drake – 1
Adam Driver – 1 (once as Adam Sackler but also as himself separately in the same dream)
Lena Dunham – 1
Roger Ebert – 1
Reid Ewing – 1 (as Dylan from Modern Family)
Chris Farley – 1
Taissa Farmiga – 1
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – 1 (as Mitchell Pritchett)
Tina Fey – 1
Nathan Fielder – 1
Will Forte – 1
Melissa Fumero – 1 (as Amy Santiago)
Ron Funches – 1
Chris Geere – 1 (as Jimmy from You’re the Worst)
Estelle Getty – 1
Tyrese Gibson – 1
Jon Glaser – 1
Ilana Glazer – 1
Walton Goggins – 1
John Goodman – 1
Nolan Gould – 1 (as Luke Dunphy)
Max Greenfield – 1 (as Schmidt)
Judy Greer – 1 (as Kitty Sanchez)
Stewie Griffin – 1
Harry Hamlin – 1 (as Jim Cutler)
Jon Hamm – 1 (as Don Draper)
Chris Hardwick – 1
Dan Harmon – 1
Woody Harrelson – 1
Neil Patrick Harris – 1
Kevin Hart – 1
Teri Hatcher – 1 (as Susan Mayer)
Jonah Hill – 1
Cheryl Hines – 1 (as Dallas Royce)
Ice Cube – 1
Abbi Jacobson – 1
Ken Jeong – 1 (as Ben Chang)
Anthony Jeselnik – 1
Jake Johnson – 1 (as Nick Miller)
Rashida Jones – 1
Kim Kardashian – 1
Anna Kendrick – 1
Jimmy Kimmel – 1
Greg Kinnear – 1
Jemima Kirke – 1 (as Jessa Johansson
Marlen Kruse – 1 (as Corinna from Wetlands)
Darienne Lake – 1
Jennifer Lawrence – 1
Thomas Lennon – 1
Jennifer Lopez – 1
Joe Mande – 1
Peyton Manning – 1
Stacy Martin – 1 (as Young Joe from Nymphomaniac)
J. Mascis – 1
Erin McGathy – 1
Marshall McLuhan – 1
Mads Mikkelsen – 1 (as Hannibal Lecter)
Kyle Mooney – 1
Lamorne Morris – 1 (as Winston Bishop)
Joe Morton – 1 (as Rowan Pope)
Pam Mueller (Jeopardy! contestant) – 1
Conan O’Brien – 1
Timothy Olyphant – 1 (as Raylan Givens)
Ian Patrick – 1 (as Dick Butkus)
Bill Paxton – 1
Grandpa Lou Pickles – 1
Stu Pickles – 1
Tommy Pickles – 1
Amy Poehler – 1
Bernardo Arias Porras – 1 (as Michael from Wetlands)
Colin Quinn – 1
Urszula Radswanka – 1
Jim Rash – 1 (as Dean Craig Pelton)
Emily Bett Rickards – 1 (as Felicity Smoak)
Seth Rogen – 1
RuPaul – 1
Bob Saget – 1
Adam Sandler – 1
Horatio Sanz – 1
Jerry Seinfeld – 1 (as “Jerry Seinfeld”)
Eden Sher – 1
Gene Siskel – 1
Stellan Skarsgård – 1 (as Seligman)
Jason Sklar – 1
Randy Sklar – 1
John Slattery – 1 (as Roger Sterling)
Francine Smith – 1
Roger Smith – 1
Stan Smith – 1
Lauren Stamile – 1 (as Michelle Slater)
John Stamos – 1
Eric Stonestreet – 1 (as Cameron Tucker)
Jodie Sweetin – 1
Jason Sudeikis – 1
Justin Theroux – 1
Alex Trebek – 1
Albert Tsai – 1 (as Bert)
Abe Vigoda – 1
Matt Walsh – 1
Damon Wayans, Jr. – 1 (as Coach)
Marlon Wayans – 1
Shawn Wayans – 1
Betty White – 1
Michael K. Williams – 1 (as Professor Marshall Kane)
Ray Wise – 1

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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 Bob Belcher would not also count as an appearance by H. Jon Benjamin.  Also, fictional characters that have had multiple iterations: an appearance by Batman doesn’t count as an appearance by Christian Bale unless it is the version of Batman as played by Christian Bale.)

2013 may have been a down year for Community, but it was not a down year for the Community cast residing in my subconscious.  Alison Brie and Joel McHale tied for the top spot for the second year in a row, and the entire study group once again took slots 1-7.  And my subconscious also agreed with everyone else about adorableness, with J-Law placing highest among non-Community members.  Every entrant of 2013 follows:

Alison Brie – 11 (8 times as Annie Edison)
Joel McHale – 11(8 times as Jeff Winger)
Danny Pudi – 9 (8 times as Abed Nadir)
Donald Glover – 8 (each time as Troy Barnes)
Gillian Jacobs – 7 (each time as Britta Perry)
Chevy Chase – 6 (5 times as Pierce Hawthorne)
Yvette Nicole Brown – 5 (each time as Shirley Bennett)
Jennifer Lawrence – 4 (once as Mystique, once as Katniss Everdeen)
Zooey Deschanel – 3 (once as Jess Day)
Nina Dobrev – 3 (twice as Elena Gilbert, once as Katherine Pierce)
Chris Gethard – 3
Jon Hamm – 3 (each time as Don Draper)
Toks Olagundoye – 3 (each time as Jackie Joyner-Kersee)
Simon Templeman – 3 (each time as Larry Bird)
Alex Trebek – 3
Judd Apatow – 2
Fred Armisen – 2
Bradley Cooper – 2
Billy Eichner – 2
Max Greenfield – 2 (both times as Schmidt)
Neil Patrick Harris – 2 (both times as Barney Stinson)
Malcolm McDowell – 2
Aubrey Plaza – 2 (once as Brandy Klark, once as April Ludgate)
Amy Poehler – 2 (once as Leslie Knope)
Josh Radnor – 2 (both times as Ted Mosby)
Seth Rogen – 2 (once as Dirty Randy)
Paul Rudd – 2
Maya Rudolph – 2
Jason Segel – 2 (both times as Marshall Eriksen)
Alia Shawkat – 2 (once as Fiona from as The To-Do List, once as Maeby Fünke)
Jeremy Sisto – 2 (once as George Altman)
Lenny Venito (both times as Marty Weaver) – 2
Damon Wayans, Jr. – 2
Jason Alexander – 1 (as George Costanza)
Will Arnett – 1 (as Gob Bluth)
Alec Baldwin – 1
Jason Bateman – 1 (as Michael Bluth)
Rostam Batmanglij – 1
John Belushi – 1
Beck Bennett – 1
Melissa Benoist – 1 (as Marley Rose)
Elizabeth Berkley – 1
Beyoncé – 1
Joe Biden – 1
AJ Bowen – 1 (as Crispian from You’re Next)
Julie Bowen – 1
Wayne Brady – 1
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges – 1 (as his Fast character, sort of)
Connie Britton – 1
Albert Brooks – 1 (as his Broadcast News character)
Carrie Brownstein – 1
Anna Camp – 1
Drew Carey – 1
Jessica Chastain – 1
Amber Coffman – 1
Stephen Colbert – 1
The cop from You’re Next – 1
Marion Cotillard – 1
Eliza Coupe – 1
Bryan Cranston – 1 (as Walter White)
Miley Cyrus – 1
Carson Daly – 1
Charlie Day – 1 (as Charlie Kelly)
Judi Dench – 1
Johnny Depp – 1 (as Edward Scissorhands)
Danny DeVito – 1 (as Frank Reynolds)
The Doctor – 1
Drake – 1
Rachel Dratch – 1
Jason Dundas – 1
Roger Ebert – 1
Shannon Elizabeth – 1
Abby Elliott – 1
Vera Farmiga – 1 (as Lorraine Warren)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – 1 (as Mitchell Pritchett)
Will Ferrell – 1
Tina Fey – 1
Michael J. Fox – 1 (as Marty McFly)
James Franco – 1
Philip J. Fry- 1
Zach Galifianakis – 1
Ana Gasteyer – 1 (as Sheila Shay)
Jami Gertz – 1 (as Debbie Weaver)
Walton Goggins – 1
Selena Gomez – 1
John Goodman – 1
Allie Grant – 1(as Lisa Shay)
Anna Gunn – 1 (as Skyler White)
Jake Gyllenhaal – 1 (as Detective Loki)
Bill Hader – 1
Alyson Hannigan – 1 (as Lily Aldrin)
Jonah Hill – 1
Holly Hunter – 1 – (as her Broadcast News character)
William Hurt – 1 (as his Broadcast News character)
Hugh Jackman – 1 (as Keller Dover)
Joshua Jackson – 1 (as Peter Bishop)
Samuel L. Jackson – 1
Jay-Z – 1
Ken Jeong – 1 (as Ben Chang)
Jake Johnson – 1 (as Nick Miller)
January Jones – 1 (as Betty Draper)
Mindy Kaling – 1 (as Mindy Lahiri)
Kim Kardashian – 1
Carrie Keegan – 1
Ke$ha – 1
Keegan Michael Key – 1
Charley Koontz – 1 (as Fat/Real Neil)
Brie Larson – 1
Mélanie Laurent – 1
Jane Levy – 1 (as Tessa Altman)
Ron Livingston – 1 (as Roger Perron)
Christopher Lloyd – 1 (as Doc Emmett Brown)
Lindsay Lohan – 1
Leslie Mann – 1 (as Debbie from Knocked Up/This Is 40)
Jason Mantzoukas – 1
Marc Maron – 1
Margo Martindale – 1
Tim Meadows – 1
Charlie McDermott – 1 (as Axl Heck)
Norm MacDonald – 1
Chris Messina – 1 (as Danny Castellano)
Nicki Minaj – 1
RJ Mitte – 1 (as Walter White, Jr.)
Colin Mochrie – 1
Kyle Mooney – 1
Chloë Grace Moretz – 1
Lamorne Morris – 1 (as Winston Bishop)
David Morrissey – 1 (as The Governor)
Martina Navratilova – 1
Erik Charles Nielsen – 1 (as Garrett Lambert)
John Noble – 1 (as Walter Bishop)
Barack Obama – 1
Nick Offerman – 1 (as Ron Swanson)
Timothy Olyphant – 1 (as Raylan Givens)
Chord Overstreet – 1 (as Sam Evans)
Jessica Paré – 1 (as Megan Draper)
Jordan Peele – 1
Busy Phillips – 1
Pinhead – 1 (played by Doug Bradley)
Scottie Pippen – 1
Jim Rash – 1 (as Dean Craig Pelton)
Michael Richards – 1 (as Cosmo Kramer)
Andy Richter – 1
Krysten Ritter – 1 (as Chloe)
Aung San Suu Kyi – 1
Jerry Seinfeld – 1 (as “Jerry Seinfeld”)
Peter Sellers – 1 (as Dr. Strangelove)
Eden Sher – 1 (as Sue Heck)
Martin Short – 1
Cobie Smulders – 1 (as Robin Scherbatsky)
Severus Snape – 1
Brittany Snow – 1
Cassie Stanford – 1
Jason Statham – 1
Aaron Staton – 1 (as Ken Cosgrove)
Sarah Steele – 1 (as Wendy from The To-Do List)
Cecily Strong – 1
Ryan Stiles – 1
Eric Stonestreet – 1 (as Cameron Tucker)
Taylor Swift – 1
Anna Torv – 1 (as Olivia Dunham)
T.I. – 1
Steven Tyler – 1
Vampire Weekend – 1
James Van Der Beek – 1 (as “James Van Der Beek”)
Sharni Vinson – 1 (as Erin from You’re Next)
Mark Wahlberg – 1
Christopher Walken – 1
Quvenzhané Wallis – 1
Reggie Watts – 1
Armond White – 1
Jaleel White – 1
Amy Wong – 1
Kristen Wiig – 1
Bruce Willis – 1
Tommy Wiseau – 1
Tiger Woods – 1
Anton Yelchin – 1
Malala Yousafzai – 1
Parker Young – 1 (as Ryan Shay)

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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 Bob Belcher would not also count as an appearance by H. Jon Benjamin.  Also, fictional characters that have had multiple iterations: an appearance by Batman doesn’t count as an appearance by Christian Bale unless it is the version of Batman as played by Christian Bale.

Here are the celebrities and fictional characters who appeared in my dreams in 2012 and the number of times each appeared:

Alison Brie – 9 (eight times as Annie Edison)
Joel McHale – 9 (seven times as Jeff Winger)
Yvette Nicole Brown – 6 (each time as Shirley Bennett)
Chevy Chase – 5 (four times as Pierce Hawthorne)
Donald Glover – 5 (each time as Troy Barnes)
Gillian Jacobs – 5 (four times as Britta Perry)
Danny Pudi – 5 (each time as Abed Nadir)
Billy Eichner – 4
Ke$ha – 3
Leighton Meester – 3 (twice as Blair Waldorf)
Jim Rash – 3 (twice as Dean Craig Pelton)
Batman – 2
George Clooney – 2
Billy Crystal – 2
Elisha Cuthbert – 2 (once as Alex Kerkovich)
Nina Dobrev – 2 (both times as Elena Gilbert)
Lena Dunham – 2 (both times as Hannah Horvath)
Lois Griffin – 2
Peter Griffin – 2
Carrie Keegan – 2
Freddy Krueger – 2
Jennifer Lawrence – 2
Jane Levy – 2 (both times as Tessa Altman)
Kate McKinnon – 2
Seth Meyers – 2
Dan Mintz – 2
Liam Neeson – 2 (once as his character from The Grey, once as Bryan Mills)
Aubrey Plaza – 2 (both times as April Ludgate)
Chris Pratt – 2 (both times as Andy Dwyer)
Jason Segel – 2 (once as Jeff, Who Lives at Home)
Ian Somerhalder – 2 (both times as Damon Salvatore)
St. Vincent (Annie Clark) – 2
Jason Sudeikis – 2
Denzel Washington – 2 (both times as his character from Safe House)
Casey Wilson – 2 (both times as Penny Hartz)
Gillian Anderson – 1 (as Dana Scully)
Jennifer Aniston – 1 (as Rachel Green)
Aziz Ansari – 1
Moises Arias – 1
Penn Badgley – 1 (as Dan Humphrey)
Alec Baldwin – 1
Bane – 1
Charles Barkley – 1
Beavis – 1
Hugo Becker – 1 (as Louis Grimaldi)
Björk – 1
Steve Blake – 1
Emily Blunt – 1
Kobe Bryant – 1
Butt-Head – 1
John Calipari – 1
Neve Campbell – 1 (as Sidney Prescott)
Madeline Carroll – 1 (as Juli Baker)
Catwoman – 1
Carly Chaikin – 1 (as Dalia Royce)
Marin Cilic – 1
Louis C.K. – 1
Hilary Clinton – 1
Alice Cooper – 1
Eliza Coupe – 1 (as Jane Kerkovich-Williams)
Courteney Cox – 1 (as Monica Geller)
Aaron Craft – 1
Chace Crawford – 1 (as Nate Archibald)
Tom Cruise – 1
Charlie Day – 1
Jason Day – 1
Adam Driver – 1 (as Adam Sackler)
David Duchovny – 1 (as Fox Mulder)
Jean Dujardin – 1 (as George Valentin, sort of)
Clint Eastwood – 1
Roger Ebert – 1
Robert Englund – 1
Richard Erdman – 1 (as Leonard Rodriguez)
Jimmy Fallon – 1
Will Ferrell – 1
Sally Field – 1 (as Aunt May)
Derek Fisher – 1
Harrison Ford – 1
Michael J. Fox – 1 (as Marty McFly)
Fozzie Bear – 1
James Franco – 1
fun. – 1
Zach Galifianakis – 1
Andrew Garfield – 1 (as Peter Parker)
Sara Gilbert – 1
Lauren Graham – 1 (as Sarah Braverman)
Brian Griffin – 1
Stewie Griffin – 1
Selena Gomez – 1
Maggie Grace – 1 (as Kim from Taken)
Hermione Granger – 1
Allie Grant – 1 (as Lisa Shay)
Ari Graynor – 1
Seth Green – 1
Hawkeye – 1
Anne Heche – 1
Christina Hendricks – 1 (as Joan Holloway)
Shelley Hennig – 1 (as Diana Meade)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman – 1
Cody Horn – 1
The Hulk – 1
Sarah Hyland – 1 (as Haley Dunphy)
Joshua Jakcson – 1 (as Peter Bishop)
Carly Rae Jepsen – 1
Angelina Jolie – 1
Jessica Lange – 1 (as Sister Jude)
Vincent Kartheiser – 1 (as Pete Campbell)
Jemima Kirke – 1 (as Jessa Johansson)
Zachary Knighton – 1 (as Dave Rose)
Peter Krause – 1 (as Adam Braverman)
Nick Kroll – 1 (as Rodney Ruxin)
Caroline Lagerfelt – 1 (as CeCe Rhodes)
Heather Langenkamp – 1
Led Zeppelin – 1
Andrew Lincoln – 1 (as Rick Grimes)
Blake Lively – 1 (as Serena van der Woodsen)
Lindsay Lohan – 1
Rob Lowe – 1
Zosia Mamet – 1 (as Shoshanna Shapiro)
Leslie Mann – 1
Callan McAuliffe – 1 (as Bryce Loski)
Mike McShane – 1
Paul Merton – 1
Lorne Michaels – 1
Lea Michele – 1 (as Rachel Berry)
Bette Midler – 1
Matthew Morrison – 1 (as Will Schuester)
David Neher – 1 (as Todd)
Michael J. Nelson – 1 (as Mike Nelson)
Patton Oswalt – 1
Billy Packer – 1
Adam Pally – 1 (as Max Blum)
Alexander Payne – 1
Matthew Perry – 1 (as Chandler Bing)
Michael Phelps – 1
Queen Latifah – 1
Nathan Rabin – 1
Josh Radnor – 1
Robert Redford – 1
Jeremy Renner – 1 (as Sgt. First Class William James)
Ryan Reynolds – 1 (as Safe House character)
Amber Riley – 1 (as Mercedes Jones)
Krysten Ritter – 1 (as Chloe)
Britt Robertson – 1 (as Cassie Blake)
Zach Roerig – 1
Mitt Romney – 1
Tony Romo – 1
Kelly Rutherford – 1 (as Lily van der Woodsen)
Bob Saget – 1 (as Danny Tanner)
Lisbeth Salander – 1
Kiele Sanchez – 1 (as Nikki Fernandez)
Rodrigo Santoro – 1 (as Paulo)
Martin Scorcese – 1
Adam Scott – 1 (as Ben Wyatt)
Matthew Settle – 1 (as Rufus Humphrey)
Dax Shepard – 1 (as Crosby Braverman)
Grover Silcox – 1
Bart Simpson – 1
Homer Simpson – 1
Lisa Simpson – 1
Maggie Simpson – 1
Steven Spielberg – 1
Jason Statham – 1
Steve Steen – 1
Jim Sweeney – 1
Kenan Thompson – 1
Thor – 1
Phoebe Tonkin – 1 (as Faye Chamberlain)
Anna Torv – 1 (as Olivia Dunham)
Rallo Tubbs – 1
Jenna Ushkowitz – 1 (as Tina Cohen-Chang)
Venom – 1
Sofia Vergara – 1
Dreama Walker – 1 (as June Colburn)
David Walton – 1
Bubba Watson – 1
Reggie Watts – 1
Damon Wayans, Jr. – 1 (as Brad Williams)
Paul Wesley – 1 (as Stefan Salvatore)
Ed Westwick – 1 (as Chuck Bass)
Armond White – 1
The Wicked Witch of the West – 1
Kristen Wiig – 1
Allison Williams – 1 (as Marnie Michaels)
Michael K. Williams – 1 (as Professor Marshall Kane)
Michelle Williams – 1
Oprah Winfrey – 1
Ariel Winter – 1 (as Alex Dunphy)
Wonder Woman – 1
Tiger Woods – 1
Luke Youngblood – 1 (as Magnitude)

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