Well, that’s it. As of Sunday, winter finally came. Game of Thrones is officially over. Whether you loved or hated the finale, everyone has their favorite moments through the series. So, let’s celebrate by revisiting some fun and memorable Game of Thrones cameos throughout the years.
Noah Syndergaard – “The Spoils Of War” – Season 7, Episode 4
This New York Mets star loves appearing in small TV roles – this Game of Thrones one wasn’t his first! Noah Syndergaard also appeared on shows like Impractical Jokers, Kevin Can Wait, and Uncle Grandpa! So, the NBA star must be a pro by now when it comes to on-set professionalism. He appears as a Lannister soldier, who attacks looming Dothraki warriors. Later on, Daenerys sets fire to the Lannister fleet with one single dracarys, killing Syndergaard’s character. The athlete had a great time filming the cameo, which shot in Spain!
Ed Sheeran – “Dragonstone” – Season 7, Episode 1
Speaking of the Lannister forces, they hide one of the biggest Game of Thrones cameos! A certain redheaded pop star appears in a short shot in the seventh season: Ed Sheeran! He even plays a little song, entitled “Hands of Gold.” Showrunners said they wanted to get the singer on the show for a while, as Maisie Williams, who plays Arya, is a huge fan. Sheeran played a Lannister soldier chilling with his friends, which Arya stumbles upon after killing the entire Frey house. Arya and the soldiers chat and eat for a bit, and then Arya goes off, says she’s going to “kill the Queen.” Turns out, that might not be the case!
Of Monsters And Men – Season 6
This might be the most hidden of all the Game of Thrones cameos. The Icelandic indie band Of Monsters and Men portrayed a group of Baarvosi theatre actors, who put on a great show for a crowd in the show. Then, they appeared in several episodes afterward, throughout the sixth season! The band guested because they love the show, wanting to cameo if GoT ever filmed in Iceland. “Our touring schedule was pretty crazy at that time anyways, so we sort of just disappeared. But apparently, they noticed our interest and the ball started rolling. I’m pretty sure our manager just kept asking and asking and finally, they must have given in,” the band said later.
Aaron Rodgers – “The Bells” – Season 8, Episode 5
Everyone loves Game of Thrones, including A-list athletes. So it shouldn’t have surprised many that Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, scored a Game of Thrones cameo. Some sharp-eyed fans even managed to spot the short cameo during the second-to-last episode of the series! Rodgers also played an anonymous King’s Landing soldier (yes, they needed many extras in that department over the years). In one scene, he frantically runs away from Daenerys‘ wrath, trying not to get swallowed up by Drogon’s flames. He had another tiny bit of screen time, where he’s in a line of archers, just before Daenerys destroyed them. “It was just for a few seconds, but I’ll always be thankful to have been on the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones,” the NFL star wrote on Instagram.