Film, Television And Video Cameos

Alex Lifeson in Come on Children, 1972

"It was ten kids living on a farm together for ten weeks and the interaction between them, and the cameras were always on, like reality TV before reality TV... It was nineteen-seventy. I was seventeen at the time." - Alex Lifeson

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Geddy Lee in Heart Of Gold, December 12-14, 1982

A three part CBC documentary narrated by Donald Sutherland. The book Heart Of Gold - 30 Years Of Canadian Pop was also published to compliment the documentary.


The Body Electric, the Canadian animated television movie, 1985

Featuring a Rush soundtrack, this half-hour film combines themes and ideas from many Rush songs, particularly "The Body Electric" and "2112".

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"O Canada", Geddy Lee performing the Canadian National Anthem at the 64th Major League Baseball All Star Game, Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland, July 13, 1993

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Neil Peart on the MuchMusic's "A Concert Of Politics", October 22, 1993

Neil Peart interviews future Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

Geddy Lee on CBC's Big Life with Daniel Richler, June 7, 1996

"As frontman for the globally popular Canadian rock band Rush, Geddy Lee knows a thing or two about crowds. But he knows how to disappear in one, too, which he does regularly as a tourist in baseball-mad Japan and at home watching the Toronto Blue Jays. In this 1996 interview inside the Skydome with Daniel Richler of CBC's Big Life, Lee shows off some of the remarkable baseball memorabilia he's collected and reflects on the unpredictable nature of crowds."

Neil Peart on the Pamela Wallin Show, the Canadian television talk show, October 18, 1996

Neil discusses his book The Masked Rider.

Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee on Tech TV's The Screensavers, February 21, 2003

Geddy and Alex appear in support of the compilation The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987.


Rush on Rolling Stones' Four Flicks DVD, November 11, 2003

Released after the Rolling Stones' "Licks Tour", under the "Extras" section of the first documentary disk is a section on the SARS benefit concert titled "Toronto Rocks", with excerpts of interviews with Geddy and Alex, and clips of Alex meeting Burton Cummings of The Guess Who and Neil being greeted by Stones drummer Charlie Watts.


Alex Lifeson (aka "Big Al") guest interviewer on Primus' Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People DVD, released October 7, 2003

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Geddy Lee featured on The Rick Mercer Report, January 26, 2004

"Celebrity Winter Advice With Geddy Lee"


Geddy Lee interviewed in Ringers: Lord Of The Fans, January 21, 2005

A documentary celebrating fans of Lord Of The Rings, the documentary includes an interview with Geddy Lee and a brief glimpse of Geddy live on stage is seen during the trailer.

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Neil Peart featured on The Rick Mercer Report, November 7, 2006

"Drumming lessons from Rush's Neil Peart"


Alex Lifeson featured on The Rick Mercer Report, October 27, 2009

"Indoor skydiving with Alex Lifeson"


Geddy Lee interviewed in Metal: A Headbangers Journey, September 14, 2005

"Journeying through America and Europe, following tours and attending open-air metal fests, the filmmakers document people's opinions about the scene. Fans weigh in, as well as metal gods including Rush's Geddy Lee..."


Geddy Lee guest star in "Fire Eye'd Boy" video from the eponymous third album by Broken Social Scene, October 4, 2005

Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie supergroup from Toronto. In the video, Geddy Lee spoofs an American Idol judge.


Alex Lifeson on The Golf Channel's Personal Lessons, July 3, 2006

The debut episode of The Golf Channel's "Personal Lessons", now available online as part of's "Playing Lessons" series. During the episode, Golf Pro Rocco Mediate and his friend, Alex Lifeson, play a round of golf at Tuscany Reserve in Naples, Florida (where Lifson has a second home, also home of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples...).

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Alex Lifeson cameo in The Trailer Park Boys: The Big Dirty, October 6, 2006

Trailer Park Boys fan Alex Lifeson is seen in a cameo role as a police officer in the film, which also includes many Rush references. Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee also perform on the soundtrack

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Neil Peart in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie, April 13, 2007

Neil Peart voices a miniature of himself (a watermelon seed) who plays the drums.

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Neil Peart in Adventures Of Power, January 20, 2008

Neil Peart makes a cameo appearance in this comedy about one man's quest to prove his worth by winning an "air-drumming" competition. The film includes many Rush-related features.

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Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, December 27, 2008

Geddy and Alex appeared on the season 1 finale (season 1, episode 7).


Rush on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, July 16, 2008

All three members of Rush appeared on US television for the first time in 33 years, were featured throughout the show, including being interviewed together with Colbert and a performance of "Tom Sawyer". The complete episode is available on Colbert's website. The television segment is included on the Retrospecitve III CD/DVD edition.

Rush in I Love You Man, March 20, 2009

The film is full of Rush sightings, including a scene which takes place at a Rush concert with a cameo by the band.

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Geddy Lee in This Beat Goes On, August 27, 2009

Geddy Lee is interviewed in this CBC Television documentary duo chronicling Canadian pop music in the 70's.


Geddy Lee in Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s, August 27, 2009

Geddy Lee is interviewed in this CBC Television documentary chronicling Canadian pop music in the 80's.


Alex Lifeson in Suck, September 11, 2009

Alex Lifeson is one of an all star cast of actors and musicians who appear in this Canadian vampire rock and roll comedy film

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City Sonic Project - Geddy Lee At Massey Hall, September 15, 2009

One feature of the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival was the City Sonic Project, pairing Canadian music artists with award-winning Canadian filmmakers to create 13 short documentary films about the artists' connection to places where their musical lives were transformed. Director Bruce McDonald follows Geddy Lee on a tour inside Toronto's legendary Massey Hall, culminating with Geddy's memories of the making of All The World's A Stage


Trailer Park Boys 2: Countdown To Liquor Day, September 25, 2009

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Neil Peart on The Late Show With David Letterman, June 9, 2011

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Alex Lifeson cameo in Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, September 10, 2011

Alex Lifeson plays an unconventional physician in the movie.


Geddy Lee cameo in CBC's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, February 12, 2012

"That was through a producer who I know. He thought it would be funny: There's a character in it who is under a hot towel in the local barber shop through the entire movie, and you never really see his face. So he thought it would be a nice tongue-in-cheek Canadian moment if it was me under the hot towel. I loved doing it." - Geddy Lee,, November 18, 2014

Geddy Lee cameo in How I Met Your Mother, February 4, 2012

"Oh Canada, get ready for some major prime-time ribbing and every hoser cliché imaginable when the popular American sitcom How I Met Your Mother unveils its ode to the Great White North. Alan Thicke, Geddy Lee, Jason Priestley, k.d. lang, Alex Trebek and Luc Robitaille are just part of the constellation of Canadian stars featured in the all-things-Canuck episode." The Star, Febraury 4, 2013

Who The F**k Is Arthur Fogel, the documentary, March 21, 2013

This film about the Candian music promoter includes an interesting bit about Rush with Geddy Lee and Ray Danniels starting at the 9 minute mark.


Alex Lifeson cameo in Trailer Park Boys: Live in Fu**in' Dublin, the Netflix original movie, June 1, 2014

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Geddy Lee featured in The Mind Of The Baseball Collector, October 13, 2014


Geddy Lee on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, February 21, 2015

Geddy Lee appeared on the season premiere. During the episode, Geddy was asked to rank Rush's first nine studio albums and chose: Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves, 2112, Hemispheres, A Farewell To Kings, RUSH, Signals, Caress of Steel, Fly By Night. Outtakes

Geddy Lee featured on VH1 Classic's Rock Icons, February 21, 2015

"From Banger Films, the people that brought you the Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage documentary and the TV show Metal Evolutions, comes an all-new docu-series profiling the biggest icons in hard rock, heavy metal and classic rock."

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Rush interviewed in the Rob Cohen documentary Being Canadian, April 26, 2015

Famous Canadians (and some non Canadians) are interviewed in an effort to explain Canada to the world.


Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson cameo in "Voodoo JuJu" video by Future User, June 1, 2015

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Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson cameo in episode "2112 of Chicago Fire, the television series, aired November 17, 2015

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Geddy Lee featured on AXS TV's The Big Interview with Dan Rather, October 24, 2017

During this series where rock icons are interviewed by news icon Dan Rather, Geddy talks about his incredible career, his passion for baseball and his personal life.

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Alex Lifeson cameo in Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park, the Netlix original series, aired November 24, 2017

During season 2, episode 5, "Memphis": "Ricky has an unfortunate accident when the Boys get to Memphis. Then, they meet Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, who helps Bubbles record a song." A down on his luck Alex Lifeson helps Bubbles record the song "Who's Got Your Belly?" (click for Youtube video).

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Alex Lifeson interviewed in Bachman, a documentary on the life of Canadian musician Randy Bachman, premiered May 2, 2018

"With 'American Woman' and 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet,' Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman achieved the rare status of reaching #1 in two separate bands. His story is one of chart-topping highs, crushing lows?and a single-minded passion for music."

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Alex Lifeson guest star in Crawford, June 14, 2018

Crawford was created by Mike Clattenburg, who also created Trailer Park Boys. Alex appears in multiple episodes in a small role as Taylor, "Cynthia's mentor and the man who gave her a shot with Super Maple Pops, Taylor is a little worse for wear, with an aura of fast-food grease about him."

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Alex Lifeson voice guest star in Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series, March 31, 2019

During season 1, episode 7, "Satan's Bastards", Alex is the heavily accented voice of Big Chunk, and during season 1, episode 10, "Trailerstock", Alex is the Queens of the Stone Age manager.

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