The 25 More Most Talented Character Actors in Hollywoodby tbell1826 | created - 09 Aug 2011 | updated - 10 Aug 2011 | Public
1. Gregg Henry
Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy
Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Gregg Lee Henry was born on May 6, 1952 in Lakewood, Colorado. Henry studied acting at the University of Washington in Seattle. Right after graduating from college, Gregg moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. He played in a ...
Actor | The Dark Knight
He is most often recognized for his integral role in the series "Lost" as Richard Alpert, as well as his turn as Mayor Anthony Garcia opposite Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight". He reprised his role as the Mayor in the box-office hit "The Dark Knight Rises".
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Actress | Deadwood
Robin Weigert is an American actress. She's Jewish and of German descent. She is primarily known for television roles, and was once nominated for a "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series".
In 1969, Weigert was born in Washington D.C., the capital of the United ...
Actor | The Scent of Rain & Lightning
Blake Robbins is an award winning actor, writer and director. In 2012, after years in front of the camera, Blake stepped behind it to write, direct, produce and act in his feature film debut The Sublime and Beautiful, which world premiered at the 20th annual Slamdance Film Festival in 2014. A ...
10. Rebecca Creskoff
Rebecca Creskoff was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Betty Jane Creskoff, a home maker, and Howard Creskoff a lawyer, and has an older sister. Her father is of Russian Jewish decent and her mother is of mostly English and German ancestry--a true Midwestern ...
11. Megan Follows
Actress | Anne of Green Gables
Megan (pronounced Mee-gan) has two children, a daughter, Lyla, and a son, Russel. Megan comes from a showbiz family: father Ted Follows, mother Dawn Greenhalgh, and sister Samantha Follows are all actors; her other sister, Edwina Follows, is a producer and writer; and her brother Laurence Follows ...
12. Jacob Vargas
Actor | Mr. Iglesias
Jacob Vargas began his acting career when he was discovered breakdancing in a schoolyard at age 12. His introduction to acting came with a bit part as a breakdancer on the hit TV show Diff'rent Strokes (1978). In 1995 he won the very first ALMA Award (for Emerging Artist of the Year) for his work ...
13. Kay Lenz
Actress | House
Born Kay Ann Lenz on March 4, 1953, the comely, pert-nosed, dark-haired, award-winning actress came from an L.A. showbiz family -- her father being producer/commentator Ted Lenz and her mother model/radio engineer Kay Miller Lenz. At the ripe old age of eight weeks, Kay appeared on her first TV ...
Actress | Addams Family Values
Born in Texas, Harriet Sansom Harris got involved in acting as a youngster. At seventeen, Harris was accepted at New York's famed Juilliard School. Upon graduation, Harris joined The Acting Company, a repertory group formed by the first alumni of John Houseman's Drama Division of The Juilliard ...
15. Lupe Ontiveros
Actress | As Good as It Gets
Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Guadalupe Moreno. She is known for her work on As Good as It Gets (1997), Selena (1997) and Chuck & Buck (2000). She was married to Elias P. Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA.
16. Chris Mulkey
Actor | Above Suspicion
Chris Mulkey grew up in the Midwest. The second of five children, son of Chris and Peg Mulkey, he spent his childhood swimming in lakes and camping. Attending high school in St. Paul at Cretin Military Academy, Chis then went on to the University of Minnesota. After majoring in acting at the U of M...
17. Jeremy Davidson
Writer | Tickling Leo
Jeremy Davidson was born on December 24, 1971 in Vestal, New York, USA as Jeremy Michael Greenberg. He is an actor, known for Tickling Leo (2009), Salt (2010) and Windtalkers (2002). He has been married to Mary Stuart Masterson since February 17, 2007. They have four children. He was previously ...
18. Anthony Anderson
Actor | The Departed
Anthony Anderson was born on August 15, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Departed (2006), Kangaroo Jack (2003) and Transformers (2007). He has been married to Alvina Anderson since September 11, 1999. They have two children.
20. David Krumholtz
Actor | The Deuce
David Krumholtz was born on May 15, 1978 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Deuce (2017), The Plot Against America (2020) and Numb3rs (2005). He has been married to Vanessa Britting since May 22, 2010. They have two children.
21. Gerald McRaney
Actor | Focus
McRaney holds the distinction of being the last guest star to meet "Matt Dillon" in a gunfight on Gunsmoke (1955) - in the episode, Gunsmoke: Hard Labor (1975), first broadcast on February 24, 1975 (he lost). In fact, in the early portion of Gerald McRaney's career he almost always played the ...
22. Tim Bagley
Actor | Grace and Frankie
Tim Bagley was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Madison and Trempealeau (Wisconsin) and in Niles, Michigan, with his parents, Carol and Elwyn, and four siblings (Anne, Patrick, Kit and Dan). After high school Tim moved to southern California to perform with the singing group "The ...
23. Victor Garber
Actor | Argo
Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor has recently appeared in The Slap (2015), The Flash (2014), Motive (2013) and Web Therapy (2011). He is currently staring in Greg Berlanti's new DC Comics Superhero series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for ...
24. Jude Ciccolella
Actor | The Terminal
Jude was born in Burlington Vermont on March 11th, 1947. He spent his first three years in Middlebury Vermont where his father coached Football, Basketball and Baseball at Middlebury College. He then moved to Albany, New York, his hometown, where he would spend his formative years. After grade ...
25. Peter Onorati
Actor | Goodfellas
Peter Onorati was born and raised in Boonton, New Jersey. He attended college at Lycoming College, where he received his B.A. degree in Business Administration. He was an NCAA all-conference wide receiver, and signed up to play in the World Football League, which quickly collapsed. He then enrolled...