5 Of Our Favorite 'The Ranch' Guest Stars (So Far)

From "Two and a Half Men" to "That '70s Show" alums.


Hey, Netflix lovers, The Ranch is back! The Ashton Kutcher-starring series just premiered its third season and things are just as exciting as ever over at the Iron River Ranch in the small town of Garrison, Colorado.

With a few seasons down, the cast — including Kutcher, Debra Winger, Elisha Cuthbert, and Sam Elliott — has been joined by (or will be joined by) some incredible guest stars to explore topics working class families can relate to. Throughout the show's run, we've seen a slew of actors and even a few musicians stop by.

Here are five of our favorite The Ranch guest stars (so far), leaving out Dax Shepard, who's scheduled to appear later this season:

Jon Cryer

For the first two seasons of The Ranch, Jon Cryer played Bill Jensen, a loan officer and former high school referee. This is just one of the many examples of Kutcher getting to work with former co-stars (though usually from That '70s Show). Cryer won two Emmys during Two and a Half Men's 12-season run.

Thomas Rhett

Given the down-home vibe of The Ranch, country music is often featured. Back in the second season, we saw singer Thomas Rhett play himself on the show. It happens at a concert when Colt (Kutcher) and Abby (Cuthbert) go out for the night, and come face to face with the two-time Grammy nominee. What happens between the trio is something for you to discover on your own!

Lou Diamond Phillips

During the second season, Lou Diamond Phillips played Clint, a traveling musician who once finished as a runner-up on Star Search and toured with Willie Nelson. Clint, who is open about being sober, has a brief fling with Maggie (Winger). Phillips, who is known for the series Longmire, has amassed a Golden Globe nomination (for 1988's Stand and Deliver), an Emmy nomination, and a Tony nomination (for the 1996 Broadway revival of The King and I).

Wilmer Valderrama

Photo Credit: Greg Gayne / Netflix

The first of two That '70s Show reunions we're calling out, Wilmer Valderrama played Umberto, a former ranch hand at Iron River and friend of Colt's (Kutcher) who has since been deported. As you'll recall, Valderrama played Fez, a foreign exchange student who ends up in the fictional town of Point Place, Wisconsin. Now, though, Valderrama is a series regular on the crime procedural NCIS.

Debra Jo Rupp

The second of two That '70s Show reunions on this list, who could forget Debra Jo Rupp as Janice, Abby's (Cuthbert) mom? We all remember Rupp as the lovable Kitty Forman on the iconic sitcom from the late '90s and early '00s, but this is a whole different kind of mom. Aside from The Ranch, we recently saw this memorable actress in a guest spot on This is Us.

The Ranch season 3 is now streaming on Netflix.

Cover image: Greg Gayne / Netflix

Editor's Note: Ashton Kutcher is a co-founder of A Plus.


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