200 Favorite Living Actors !!!! (Ultimate List)

by Levanio | created - 10 Dec 2010 | updated - 03 May 2014 | Public

1. John Goodman

Actor | 10 Cloverfield Lane

John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best ...

For : 1) Barton Fink 2) Fallen 3) The Big Lebowski 4) In The Electric Mist 5) Treme

2. Denzel Washington

Actor | Fences

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...

For : 1) Crimson Tide 2) He Got Game 3) Man on Fire 4) The Book of Eli 5) Déja Vu 6) Philadelphia 7) The Devil in Blue Dress 8) Unstoppable 8) Inside Man

3. Shea Whigham

Actor | Take Shelter

Born in Florida, educated at the State University of New York-Purchase, and coming from the NYC based theatre scene, Shea Whigham's big break came when director Joel Schumacher cast him opposite Colin Farrell in Tigerland (2000). He has worked opposite Robert DeNiro, Anthony Hopkins, Christian Bale...

For : 1) Machete 2) Bad Lieutenant : Port of New Orleans 3) Boardwalk Empire 4) The Killing Room 5) Savages

4. J.K. Simmons

Actor | Whiplash

J.K. Simmons is an American actor.

He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music).

He had ...

For : 1) Oz 2) The Ladykillers 3) Spider-Man 4) Spider-Man 2 5) Spider-Man 3 6) Burn After Reading 7) First Snow 8) Thank You For Smoking

5. Armin Mueller-Stahl

Actor | Eastern Promises

Armin Mueller-Stahl is a German actor with a relatively long film career. He was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as an abusive father in the biographical drama "Shine" (1996).

In 1930, Mueller-Stahl was born in Tilsit, East Prussia. The town developed ...

For : 1) Eastern Promises 2) The International

6. Tom Towles

Actor | Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Tom Towles was a character player, often cast as scumbags or obnoxious men, who worked for more than a decade in Chicago theatre, before establishing himself in films and TV beginning in the late 80s - often in lower-budget fare. Towles drifted into acting after serving in the Marine Corps. ...

For : 1) Henry : Portrait of a Serial Killer 2) Miami Vice 3) Night of The Living Dead 4) Mad Dog and Glory 5) The Devil's Reject

7. William Petersen

Producer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

William Petersen was born on February 21, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Louis Petersen. He is a producer and actor, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) and Manhunter (1986). He has been married to Gina Cirone since June 14, 2003. They have ...

For : 1) Manhunter 2) To Live and Die in L.A. 3) C.S.I. 4) Thief

8. Tom Noonan

Actor | Synecdoche, New York

Offbeat character actor Tom Noonan, born in Connecticut on April 12, 1951, started off his career in various theater troupes that utilized his skills as a guitarist and composer. A graduate from Yale's acting school, he founded the Paradise Theatre in 1983, which was instrumental later in his ...

For : 1) Manhunter 2) X-Files 3) C.S.I.

9. Brian Cox

Actor | X2

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish ...

For : 1) Manhunter 2) The 25h Hour 3) Braveheart 4) X- Men 2 5) Adaptation

10. Bruce McGill

Actor | Law Abiding Citizen

Bruce McGill grew up in San Antonio, Texas. His mother, Adriel Rose (Jacobs) is an artist, and his father, Woodrow Wilson McGill, is a real estate and insurance agent. He graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School San Antonio, where he acted in the department of theatre, and from The University ...

For : 1) The Insider 2) Matchstick Men 3) Collateral 4) Miami Vice 5) C.S.I. 6) Tales From The Crypt

11. Tim Roth

Actor | Rob Roy

Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to ...

For : 1) Reservoir Dogs 2) Pulp Fiction 3) The Hit 4) The Incredible Hulk 5) Made in Britain 6) Hoodlum

12. Robert Duvall

Actor | The Apostle

Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a ...

For : 1) The Apostle 2) The Road 3) Joe Kidd 4) The Godfather 5) Colors 6) Lucky You 7) Apocalypse Now 8) A Civil Action 9) Wild Bill 10) Jack Reacher

13. Powers Boothe

Actor | The Avengers

Incisive, gravelly-voiced screen tough guy Powers Boothe was born on June 1, 1948 in Snyder, Texas, a sharecropper's son. Used to hard physical work "chopping cotton" as a youngster, he went on to become the first member of his family to attend university. He then proceeded to study acting via a ...

For : 1) Deadwood 2) Extreme Prejudice 3) Sin City 4) Southern Comfort

14. Stephen Chow

Actor | Kung fu

Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden...

For : 1) Kung Fu Hustle 2) Just Heroes 3) A Chinese Odyssey

15. Tony Ka Fai Leung

Actor | Hak se wooi

Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Chiu-Wai Leung is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures.


For : 1) Prison on Fire 2) Election 3) Throw Down 4) Eye in The Sky 5) She Shoots Straight

16. Ching Wan Lau

Actor | Hak hap

Ching Wan Lau was born on February 16, 1964 in Hong Kong. He is an actor, known for Black Mask (1996), Mad Detective (2007) and Life Without Principle (2011). He has been married to Amy Kwok since 1998.

For : 1) Mad Detective 2) Too Many Ways To Be Number One 3) Running Out of Time 4) Running Out of Time 2 5) My Lest Eye Sees Ghosts 6) Expect The Unexpected 7) Black Mask

17. Russell Crowe

Actor | Les Misérables

Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham),...

For : 1) Body of Lies 2) Master and Commander 3) State of Play 4) The Insider 5) The Next Three Days

18. Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Stunts | Yip Man

Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age ...

For : 1) Blade of Fury 2) Warriors Two 3) S.P.L. 4) She Shoots Straight

19. John Ortiz

Actor | Silver Linings Playbook

John Ortiz was born on May 23, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) and American Gangster (2007). He is married to Jennifer Ortiz. They have one child.

For : 1) Miami Vice 2) Carlito's Way 3) Luck

20. Anthony Mackie

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, ...

For : 1) The Hurt Locker 2) She Hate Me 3) 8 Mile

21. Lance Henriksen

Actor | Hard Target

An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch...

For : 1) Millenium 2) Dead Man 3) Near Dark 4) Dog Day Afternoon 5) The Quick and The Dead 6) Appaloosa

22. William Forsythe

Actor | The Devil's Rejects

Dynamically entertaining heavyset US actor with piercing eyes, William Forsythe has a superb talent for playing some truly unlikable and downright nasty characters that dominate the films in which he appears! If you're cast as the hero against Forsythe's villain, then you have your work cut out for...

For : 1) The Devil's Reject 2) Once Upon a Time in America 3) Halloween 4) Boardwalk Empire 5) Hard Luck 6) CSI : Miami

23. Lee Tergesen

Actor | Oz

He was born on July 8, 1965 in Ivoryton, Connecticut and is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. His brother, Chris Tergesen, is a music supervisor and music editor. Lee has been married three times and has been married to Yuko Otomo, an art therapist, since 2011. They have a ...

For : 1) Oz 2) Generation Kill

24. Steve Buscemi

Actor | Fargo

Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to...

For : 1) Reservoir Dogs 2) The Sopranos 3) King of New York 4) Desperado 5) Interview 6) Art School Confidential 7) Miller's Crossing 8) Escape From L.A. 9) Fargo 10) Delirious 11) Tales From The Crypt 12) Boardwalk Empire 13) Homicide

25. John Turturro

Actor | Barton Fink

Highly talented, lightly built American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles.

Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine (...

For : 1) Barton Fink 2) Miami Vice 3) Jungle Fever 4) The Big Lebowski 5) Do The Right Thing 6) You Don't Mess With The Zohan 7) Miller's Crosssing

26. Luis Guzmán

Actor | Traffic

Actor of Puerto Rican descent who gained fame making many memorable films in the 1980s and 1990s due to his villainous physical appearance. Guzmán was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on August 28, 1956 and raised in New York City's Greenwich Village and the surrounding Lower East Side neighborhood. His ...

For : 1) Punck-Drunk Love 2) The Taking of Pelham 123 3) Traffic 4) Snake Eyes 5) Magnolia 6) Carlito's Way 7) Oz 8) Carlito's Way : Rise To Power 9) Hard Luck

27. Vincent D'Onofrio

Actor | Men in Black

Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio was born on June 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, to Phyllis, a restaurant manager and server, and Gene D'Onofrio, a theatre production assistant and interior designer. He is of Italian descent and has two older sisters. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American ...

For : 1) Full Metal Jacket 2) Brooklyn's Finest 3) The Cell 4) Law and Order : Criminal Intent 5) Staten Island 6) The Player 7) Men in Black 8) Homicide

28. Elias Koteas

Actor | The Thin Red Line

Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in ...

For : 1) Zodiac 2) Crash 3) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 4) Let Me In 5) The Sopranos 6) Shutter Island 7) The Thind Red Line 8) Two Lovers

29. Mark Wahlberg

Producer | The Fighter

American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed (2006) who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter (...

For : 1) We Own The Night 2) Four Brothers 3) The Departed 4) The Other Guys 5) The Lovely Bones 6) The Fighter

30. Stephen Tobolowsky

Actor | Spaceballs

Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky was born on May 30, 1951 in Dallas, Texas. Over the past three decades, Tobolowsky has racked up a lengthy list of roles in movies and television across many different genres.

While Tobolowsky initially attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with ...

For : 1) Groundhog Day 2) Entourage 3) Buried 4) Deadwood 5) Memento

31. Brad Dourif

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Gaunt character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, ...

For : 1) Deadwood 2) X-Files 3) Color of Night 4) Halloween 5) Halloween 2 6) One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest 7) Tales From The Crypt

32. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...

For : 1) Empire of The Sun 2) Rescue Dawn 3) The Machinist 4) The Prestige 5) Harsh Times

33. Garret Dillahunt

Actor | 12 Years a Slave

Garret studied journalism at the University of Washington and received an MFA from New York University's Graduate Acting Program. He performed on and off Broadway and in theaters around the country before he also began pursuing film and television roles. A self described workaholic, he enjoys a ...

For : 1) Deadwood 2) The Last House on The Left 3) Millenium 4) The Believer 5) The Road 6) The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford 7) Winter's Bone 8) Oliver Sherman

34. Michael Parks

Actor | Tusk

Michael Parks is known as an actor's actor by his peers with a breadth of astonishing range that has allowed him to portray stunning contrasts--sometimes in the same film, like in Tusk (2014), starring in dual roles as an erudite serial killer opposite Justin Long, and as a feeble rube opposite ...

For : 1) Kill Bill Vol. 1 2) Kill Bill Vol. 2 3) The Last Hard Men 4) From Dusk Till Dawn 5) Death Proof 6) Red State

35. Harvey Keitel

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

American actor and producer Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Miriam (Klein) and Harry Keitel. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973) and Taxi Driver (1976), Ridley Scott's The Duellists (...

For : 1) Reservoir Dogs 2) Bad Lieutenant 3) Taxi Driver 4) Pulp Fiction 5) The Duellists

36. Michael Imperioli

Actor | The Sopranos

Imperioli was born James Michael Imperioli in Mt. Vernon, New York on March 26, 1966. His film work began in the late 1980s. An early part that brought him recognition was in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990), as Spider, a local kid who works for the gangsters and has a run-in with a psychopathic ...

For : 1) The Sopranos 2) Summer of Sam 3) Goodfellas

37. Colin Farrell

Actor | The Lobster

Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's biggest stars in Hollywood and abroad. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history.

Farrell was born on ...

For : 1) Minority Report 2) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 3) In Bruges 5) Cassandra's Dream 6) The Way Back

38. Val Kilmer

Actor | The Doors

Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Swanette (Ekstadt) and Eugene Dorris Kilmer, who was a real estate developer and aerospace equipment distributor. His mother, born in Indiana, was from a Swedish family, and his father was from Texas. Val studied at Hollywood's ...

For : 1) Heat 2) True Romance 3) Streets of Blood 4) Top Secret ! 5) Déja Vu

39. Ted Levine

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Born in May 1957 in Bellaire, Ohio, he was among the last graduating class of the Windsor Mountain School in Lenox, Massachusetts. Attended Marlboro College in Vermont. Performed in summer stock and regional theaters in Vermont, Michigan and West Virginia before settling in Chicago and joining The ...

For : 1) The Silence of The Lambs 2) Heat 3) Shutter Island 4) The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford 5) The Hills Have Eyes 6) Luck

40. Jon Polito

Actor | The Crow

A veteran of nearly 100 films, Jon Polito is most recognized for his work with The Coen brothers, as well as his many television appearances as a series regular and guest star. Notable motion picture roles include: Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Crow, Blankman, and The...

For : 1) The Barber 2) Millenium 3) Homicide 4) Miller's Crossing

41. Mickey Rourke

Actor | Sin City

Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his ...

For : 1) The Wrestler 2) Man on Fire 3) Body Heat 4) The Expendables 5) Johnny Handsome 6) Iron Man 2

42. Wood Harris

Actor | Remember the Titans

Harris was born Sherwin David Harris in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mattie Harris. However, he works under his nickname, "Wood". Attended New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School. Has performed in many films and various stage productions including plays by August Wilson, ...

For : 1) The Wire 2) Paid in Full 3) Southand Tales

43. Alexander Skarsgård

Actor | The Legend of Tarzan

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet ...

For : 1) Generation Kill 2) Zoolander 3) True Blood

44. J.D. Williams

Actor | Pootie Tang

J.D. Williams was born on May 22, 1978 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Darnell Williams. He is an actor, known for Pootie Tang (2001), The Kill Point (2007) and Oz (1997).

For : 1) The Wire 2) Oz

45. Dean Stockwell

Actor | Quantum Leap

Photogenic American child actor of the 1940s, popular due in no small measure to his air of innocence and his beautiful, cherubic face with its dimples and his sparkling eyes, topped with a crown of curls. Still an actor in demand while well into his middle years, he is one of the few juvenile ...

For : 1) Blue Velvet 2) Battlestar Galactica 3) Miami Vice 4) Tales From The Crypt 5) Tracks

46. Hal Holbrook

Actor | Into the Wild

Hal Holbrook was an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who was one of the great craftsmen of stage and screen. He was best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily ...

For : 1) Into The Wild 2) The Sopranos 3) The Fog

47. Jesse Eisenberg

Actor | The Social Network

Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or ...

For : 1) The Social Network 2) The Squird and The Whale

48. Tom Sizemore

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough-guy actor, sought by the most respected directors in the business.

Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Judith (Schannault), an ombudsman staff member, and Thomas Edward Sizemore, ...

For : 1) True Romance 2) Devil in Blue Dress 3) Heat 4) Strange Days 5) Enemy of The State 6) Blue Steel 7) Point Break 8) Saving Private Ryan

49. Danny Trejo

Actor | Machete

Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for ...

For : 1) Machete 2) Heat 3) From Dusk Till Dawn 4) Con Air 5) Desperado

50. Vince Vaughn

Producer | The Break-Up

Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman and character actor, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He ...

For : 1) The Prime Gig 2) Into The Wild 3) Wedding Crashers

51. Kurt Russell

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Kurt Vogel Russell on March 17, 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Louise Julia Russell (née Crone), a dancer & Bing Russell, an actor. He is of English, German, Scottish and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child on television series, including a lead role on the Western series The ...

For : 1) The Thing 2) Big Trouble in Little China 3) Death Proof 4) Escape From New York 5) Escape From L.A.

52. Donald Sutherland

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others.

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint ...

For : 1) Klute 2) The Kentucky Fried Movie 3) JFK 4) Day of The Locust 5) Land of The Blind 6) The Assignment 7) Eye of The Needle

53. Wesley Snipes

Actor | Blade

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Marian (Long), a teacher's assistant, and SMSGT Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that dance and the theatre were to be his career. He attended ...

For : 1) Blade II 2) Jungle Fever 3) Brooklyn's Finest 4) The Fan 5) Boiling Point 6) King of New York 7) White Men Can't Jump 8) Sugar Hill 9) The Art of War 10) Mo'Better Blues

54. James Woods

Actor | Vampires

James Howard Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a U.S. Army intelligence officer who died during Woods' childhood. James is of Irish, English, and German descent. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, with his mother and stepfather ...

For : 1) Casino 2) From Hercules to Kingdom Hearts (Everything With Hades) 3) Salvador 4) Best Seller 5) Nixon

55. Wendell Pierce

Actor | The Wire

Wendell Pierce was born on December 8, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), Selma (2014) and Horrible Bosses (2011).

For : 1) The Wire 2) Get on The Bus 3) Treme

56. Joe Chrest

Actor | Stranger Things

After serving in the United States Air Force where he was recognized for Cold War service and for expert marksmanship, Chrest earned a BFA Degree in Directing from Marshall University (West Virginia) and a MFA Degree from Louisiana State University.

A veteran of over 100 screen roles, and over 60 ...

For : 1) Underneath 2) Millenium 3) Deadwood

57. Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

Actor | Walk of Shame

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. was born on September 22, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Walk of Shame (2014), The Waterboy (1998) and Gangs of New York (2002). He is married to Michelle Paress.

For : 1) The Wire

58. David Duchovny

Actor | The X Files

David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960, in New York City, New York, USA. His father, Amram Ducovny, was a writer and publicist who was from a family of Jewish immigrants (from Ukraine and Poland), and worked for the American Jewish Committee. His mother, Margaret (Miller), was a ...

For : 1) X-Files 2) Twin Peaks 3) The Joneses

59. Jason Bateman

Actor | Arrested Development

Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor, known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development (2003), as well as his role on Valerie (1986).

He was born in Rye, New York. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...

For : 1) Arrested Development 2) State of Play 3) Smokin' Ace$

60. Nick Chinlund

Actor | The Chronicles of Riddick

Nick Chinlund was born and raised in New York City. He left the city to play basketball at Brown University, but his hoops career was cut short when he suffered an injury during his freshman year. He stayed at Brown and took up acting classes, and realized it was his true calling. He graduated from...

For : 1) X-Files 2) The Chronicles of Riddick 3) The Sopranos 4) Con Air 5) Training Day

61. Joe Pantoliano

Actor | Memento

With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business (1983) to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run (1988), Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive (1993), Cypher...

For : 1) The Sopranos 2) Bound 3) Midnight Run 4) The Matrix 5) Tales From The Crypt 6) Empire of The Sun

62. Gene Hackman

Actor | The French Connection

Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After ...

For : 1) Unforgiven 2) The Scarecrow 3) Crimson Tide 4) French Connection 5) Another Woman 6) The Quick and The Dead

63. Steve Carell

Actor | The Office

Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet Theresa (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother was of Polish descent and his father of Italian and ...

For : 1) The Office 2) The 40 Year Old Virgin

64. David Proval

Actor | Mean Streets

David Proval launched his acting career with a starring role in Mean Streets (1973), directed by Martin Scorsese, and has been working nonstop ever since. Notable features in which he has appeared include The Phantom (1996), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) Four Rooms (1995) and The Shawshank Redemption...

For : 1) The Sopranos 2) Mean Streets 3) Smokin' Ace$

65. W. Earl Brown

Actor | Deadwood

As a rule, W. Earl Brown does not usually speak of himself in the third-person. However, the Internet Movie Database will not accept biographical information written in the first person, therefore:

W Earl Brown was born and raised in western Kentucky. Realizing early in life that he had aversion to ...

For : 1) Deadwood 2) There's Something About Mary 3) X-Files

66. Will Ferrell

Producer | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...

For : 1) Step Brothers 2) Talladega Nights : The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 3) A Night at The Roxbury 4) Semi-Pro

67. Don Johnson

Actor | Miami Vice

Best known for his starring role as Det. Sonny Crockett on the hugely successful TV series Miami Vice (1984), Don Johnson is one of the stars who really defined the 1980s. As James "Sonny" Crockett he went toe-to-toe with drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, assassins, illegal arms-dealers and crooked...

For : 1) Miami Vice 2) Machete 3) Guilty as Sin 4) Django Unchained

68. Pruitt Taylor Vince

Actor | Identity

Vince first started to get noticed for his excellent performances at the start of his career in Shy People (1987) and Mississippi Burning (1988). In both these films he played something of a blathering redneck idiot, although there was a streak of pathos in both performances which made it ...

For : 1) X-Files 2) In The Electric Mist 3) Wild at Heart 4) Identity 5) Deadwood 6) Captivity 7) Justified

69. Tim Robbins

Actor | Mystic River

Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (née Bledsoe). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group, ...

For : 1) War of The Worlds 2) Mystic River 3) Short Cuts 4) 5) The Player

70. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)...

For : 1) Dogday Afternoon 2) Donnie Brasco 3) Carlito's Way 4) The Godfather 5) Heat 6) The Insider 7) The Godfather : Part II 8) The Godfather : Part III 9) Scarface

71. Alfred Molina

Actor | Spider-Man 2

Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal ...

For : 1) Coffee and Cigarettes 2) Spider-Man 2 3) Dead Man 4) Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark

72. Jamie Hector

Actor | Bosch

The Brooklyn-born actor Jamie Hector may be best known for his role as Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire". He now plays Detective Jerry Edgar on the Amazon hit series "BOSCH". Jamie studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. He is also the founder of ...

For : 1) The Wire

73. Brendan Gleeson

Actor | Calvary

Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high ...

For : 1) The Tailor of Panama 2) Gangs of New York 3) In Bruges 4) The General

74. Rutger Hauer

Actor | Blade Runner

Blond, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer enjoyed an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a Dutch town and former municipality in the province of Utrecht.

He was the son of Teunke (...

For : 1) Blade Runner 2) Sin City

75. Chris Bauer

Actor | The Wire

Chris Bauer was born on October 28, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mark Christopher Bauer. He is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), True Blood (2008), Third Watch (1999) and The Deuce (2017). He has been married to Laura Bauer since May 12, 1997. They have two children.

For : 1) The Wire 2) 8 MM 3) Face/Off 4) True Blood

76. John Leguizamo

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Fast-talking and feisty-looking John Leguizamo has continued to impress movie audiences with his versatility: he can play sensitive and naive young men, such as Johnny in Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991); cold-blooded killers like Benny Blanco in Carlito's Way (1993); a heroic Army Green Beret, ...

For : 1) Carlito's Way 2) The Happening 3) Summer of Sam 4) The Fan 6) Revenge

77. M. Emmet Walsh

Actor | Blood Simple

Wonderfully talented, heavyset character actor (from New York, but regularly playing Southerners) M. Emmet Walsh has made a solid career of playing corrupt cops, deadly crooks, and zany comedic roles since the early 1970s.

Michael Emmet Walsh was born in Ogdensburg, to Agnes Katharine (Sullivan) and...

For : 1) Blood Simple 2) Tales From The Crypt

78. Miguel Ferrer

Actor | Traffic

Miguel Ferrer was born on February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Miguel José Ferrer. He was an actor, known for Traffic (2000), Crossing Jordan (2001) and RoboCop (1987). He was married to Lori Weintraub and Leilani Sarelle. He died on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

For : 1) The Night Flier 2) Traffic 3) Revenge 4) Robocop 5) Tales From The Crypt

79. John Billingsley

Actor | The Man from Earth

John Billingsley was born on May 20, 1960 in Media, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for The Man from Earth (2007), Out of Time (2003) and 2012 (2009). He has been married to Bonita Friedericy since June 2000.

For : 1) Out of Time 2) X-Files 3) Six Feet Under

80. Ron Perlman

Actor | Hand of God

Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions.

Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, ...

For : 1) Le Nom de La Rose 2) Blade II 3) Stalingrad 4) Alien 4 5) Hellboy 6) Hellboy 2 7) La Cité des Enfants Perdus 8) Drive

81. Clancy Brown

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

A tall, wavy-haired US actor with a deep, resonant voice, Clancy Brown has proved himself a versatile performer with first-class contributions to theater, feature films, television series and even animation.

Clarence J. Brown III was born in 1959 in Urbana, Ohio, to Joyce Helen (Eldridge), a concert...

For : 1) Extreme Prejudice 2) Carnivale 3) Blue Steel 4) Crash Bandicoot Series 5) Tales From The Crypt

82. Martin Landau

Actor | Ed Wood

Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News to work in the promotions department before he became a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for ...

For : 1) Ed Wood 2) North By Northwest 3) Entourage

83. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

For : 1) Play Dirty 2) Sleuth (2007) 3) Austin Powers in Goldmember 4) Dressed To Kill 5) The Man Who Would Be King 6) Too Late The Hero 7) Harry Brown

84. Kevin Conway

Actor | Thirteen Days

Kevin Conway was born on May 29, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA as Kevin John Conway. He was an actor and director, known for Thirteen Days (2000), Gettysburg (1993) and Invincible (2006). He was married to Mila Burnette. He died on February 5, 2020 in Manhattan, New York City.

For : 1) Oz 2) The Quick and The Dead 3) The Outer Limits 4) Jennifer 8 5) Gods and Generals 6) Homicide

85. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut...

For : 1) Bronson 2) Inception 3) Band of Brothers 4) The Dark Knight Rises

86. Jon Seda

Actor | Chicago P.D.

Jon Seda's first passion was to be a championship boxer. After taking runner-up in the NJ Golden Gloves, the 1992 Olympics was the next goal. That's when fate stepped in; at his first audition, for Gladiator (1992), he was given a co-starring role! Since then he has branched off into numerous ...

For : 1) Oz 2) Homicide

87. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

For : 1) You Don't Mess With The Zohan 2) Funny People 3) Punch-Drunk Love

88. Kevin Michael Richardson

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Well-known, king-sized actor and voice artist Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps, mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works.

Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school...

For : 1) Viewtiful Joe

89. Ving Rhames

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Strikingly featured and muscular American actor Ving Rhames was born Irving Rameses Rhames in Harlem, New York, to Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. A good student, Ving entered the New York High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. He studied ...

For : 1) Pulp Fiction 2) Bringing Out of The Dead 3) Undisputed 3) Dawn of The Dead 4) Homicide 5) I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

90. Nicolas Cage

Actor | Face/Off

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish and German (mother) descent. Cage changed his...

For : 1) Raising Arizona 2) Leaving Las Vegas 3) Wild at Heart 4) Bad Lieutenant : Port of New Orleans 5) Kiss of Death 6) Honeymoon in Vegas 7) Face/Off 8) Bringing Out of The Dead 9) Drive Angry 10) Adaptation

91. Kevin Corrigan

Actor | True Romance

A native of the Bronx, New York, Kevin Corrigan has been acting and writing since the age of 15. He made his film debut in Lost Angels (1989) and around that time, when he was just 17, his original play "The Boiler Room" was produced by the Young Playwrights Festival of New York. He has gone on to ...

For : 1) Unstoppable 2) SuperBad 3) True Romance 4) American Gangster 5) Pineapple Express 6) The Next Three Days 7) Community

92. Bill Moseley

Actor | Repo! The Genetic Opera

William Lambert Moseley (born November 11, 1951) is an American film actor and musician who has starred in a number of cult classic horror films, including House of 1000 Corpses (2003), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) and The Devil's Rejects (2005). His first big role was in The Texas Chainsaw ...

For : 1) The Devil's Reject 2) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part. 2

93. Harold Perrineau

Actor | Romeo + Juliet

Harold Perrineau was born on August 7, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Harold Williams. He is an actor and producer, known for Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Edge (1997). He has been married to Brittany Perrineau since August 27, 2002. They have three children.

For : 1) Oz 2) Romeo + Juliet 3) King of New York

94. William Sanderson

Actor | Blade Runner

Prolific and versatile character actor William Sanderson was born on January 10, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee. His mother was an elementary school teacher and his father was a landscape designer. William served two years in the US Army. Following his military service he attended Southern Methodist ...

For : 1) X-Files 2) Deadwood 3) Blade Runner

95. Titus Welliver

Actor | The Town

Titus Welliver was born on March 12, 1962 in New Haven, Connecticut. His father was a famous landscape painter, Neil Welliver. His mother was a fashion illustrator, Norma Cripps. He has three brothers, one was killed overseas. He was raised in Philadelphia and New York City, surrounded by poets and...

For : 1) X-Files 2) Deadwood 3) The Town

96. Keith Carradine

Actor | Nashville

It seems the second generation of acting Carradines -- David, Keith and Robert -- are proudly continuing the family tradition and begetting a third generation of talent. The dynasty began with veteran Hollywood patriarch John Carradine, the son of a surgeon and a correspondent for the Associated ...

For : 1) Deadwood 2) The Duellists 3) Emperor of The North Pole 4) Southern Comfort

97. Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor | The Wire

Emmy nominated actor and producer, Michael Kenneth Williams is one of this generation's most respected and acclaimed talents. By bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life-often with surprising tenderness-Williams has established himself as a gifted and versatile performer with a ...

For : 1) The Wire 2) Brooklyn's Finest 3) The Road 4) Boardwalk Empire

98. Chris Sarandon

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

The handsome, weird and worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has shown his versatility in everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in hypnotic performances that have not only been controversial but hard to resist. He was born Christopher Sarandon, Jr. and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. Of Greek ...

For : 1) The Nightmare Before Christmas 2) Dogday Afternoon 3) The Princess Bride

99. David Cross

Actor | Arrested Development

David Cross was born on April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Megamind (2010). He has been married to Amber Tamblyn since October 6, 2012. They have one child.

For : 1) Arrested Development 2) Scary Movie 2 3) Year One 4) Futurama

100. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained ...

For : 1) Casino 2) Jackie Brown 3) Mean Streets 4) The Godfather Part II 5) The King of Comedy 6) Heat 7) Cape Fear 8) The Silver Linings Playbook 9) Goodfellas

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