Gina Rodriguez as Nell Serrano in 'Not Dead Yet'
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Who Is the Ghost Guest Star In the New Episode of ‘Not Dead Yet’?

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Mar. 15 2023, Updated 4:16 p.m. ET

ABC’s new supernatural sitcom Not Dead Yet premiered on Feb. 8, 2023, and it quickly amassed one of the largest audiences the network has seen in years.

Starring Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez, New Girl’s Hannah Simone, Superstore’s Lauren Ash, and more, the comedy contains no shortage of star-studded talent.

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However, the celebrity appearances don’t end there. Every episode features a ghost guest star from an impressive roster of renowned actors and actresses.

So, who is the ghost in Not Dead Yet Episode 7?

Ed Begley Jr. is the ghost in Episode 7 of 'Not Dead Yet.'

Penn Begley Jr.
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Ed Begley Jr. plays the ghost of a professional baseball announcer named Carlos Garza in Episode 7 of Not Dead Yet. Although Ed has been acting since the late '60s, you might recognize him from more recent roles in Young Sheldon, Better Call Saul, Bless This Mess, Arrested Development, and more.

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Julia Sweeney is the ghost in Episode 6 of 'Not Dead Yet.'

Julia Sweeney, who guest starred on 'Not Dead Yet'
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On Episode 6 of Not Dead Yet, Julia Sweeney plays the ghost of a puppeteer who won't leave Nell alone until she's done writing her obituary. In real life, Julia has appeared in shows like Call Me Kat, Work in Progress, Shrill, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and more.

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Langston Kerman is the ghost in Episode 5 of 'Not Dead Yet.'

The actor plays a deceased doctor that goes by Dr. BooBoo, well at least he did when he was alive. Spoiler alert: he died in a shark attack. In real life, Langston is an up-and-coming actor with credits in TV series such as Insecure and Bless This Mess.

He is also the host of his own podcast called My Momma Told Me by Langston Kerman.

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Don Lake plays the ghost in Episode 4 of ‘Not Dead Yet.’

In Season 1, Episode 4, “Not Dating Yet,” Don Lake guest stars as the ghost. Per the Feb. 22 episode’s official logline: “Nell’s friends rally to set her up on some dates, but Nell isn’t sure she’s ready to move on. Edward has better luck finding a match.”

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Shelby Chong, Claire Lake, Tommy Chong and Don Lake
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Shelby Chong, Claire Lake, Tommy Chong and Don Lake.

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The 66-year-old Canadian actor, writer, and producer is best known for Space Force, Zootopia, and Dumb and Dumber To. Additionally, he has starred in episodes of Bonnie, Watching Ellie, NCIS, Pup Academy, and more.

The award-winning actor’s repertoire also includes a significant array of voice-acting gigs, such as American Dad!, Rugrats, American Dragon: Jake Long, Pepper Ann, and Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire, among others.

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In 2017, Don was nominated for a Behind the Voice Actors award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film for Zootopia alongside Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, and more.

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He’s also been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, Gold Derby Award, Canadian Comedy Award, and Phoenix Critics Society Award. In 2004, he won a Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble Cast for his role in the 2003 comedy/musical A Mighty Wind.

Per IMDb, Don is one of Cheaper By the Dozen’s Bonnie Hunt’s writing partners. He is currently married to Claire Lake, and they share two children.

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‘Not Dead Yet’ features a star-studded cast of ghost guest stars.

JULIA SWEENEY and GINA RODRIGUEZ in 'Not Dead Yet'
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The ABC sitcom starring Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez and New Girl’s Hannah Simone will feature new celebrity ghosts every week.

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These appearances include, but are not limited to Ed Begley Jr. (Pineapple Express), Mo Collins (Parks and Recreation), Deborah S. Craig (Broadway's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Telma Hopkins (Family Matters), Martin Mull (Clue), Rhea Perlman (Cheers), Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live), Tony Plana (Ugly Betty), and Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect).

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What is ‘Not Dead Yet’ about?

Lauren Ash and Hannah Simone in 'Not Dead Yet'
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Not Dead Yet is a new ABC sitcom starring and executive produced by Gina Rodriguez. The series follows Nell Serrano (Gina Rodriguez) as she navigates life post-breakup and takes on a job as an obituary writer to pay the bills. However, she soon finds that her new career comes with a haunting twist.

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Based on Alexandra Potter’s novel Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up, the 2023 supernatural comedy became ABC’s most-watched comedy debut in years.

New Not Dead Yet episodes air on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC.

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