The most handsom actorsby anemone1995 | created - 18 Dec 2011 | updated - 15 Nov 2012 | Public
Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, where he discovered his love for acting. He took part in many theatre productions all over the UK, from ...
For his roles in Robin Hood and North and South.
2. Sean Astin
Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer, family man, author, marathon runner, political activist and philanthropist who is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing...
For his role in The Lord of the Rings.
3. Zachary Levi
Actor | Chuck
The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh on September 29, 1980 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Alton Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "...
He's Chuck. Why else?
4. James McAvoy
Actor | Filth
McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 11. He ...
Need I say more?
5. Bill Pullman
Actor | Independence Day
William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in...
For While You Were Sleeping.
6. Scott Cohen
Actor | The 10th Kingdom
Scott Cohen was born in the Bronx, New York, the son of a jazz musician, Jack Cohen. Scott's original aspirations were toward music - and to this day he remains an accomplished and talented pianist. Scott attended the State University of New York at New Paltz where a course in clowning led to the ...
He's the reason I watch The Tenth Kingdom.
Actor | Stargate SG-1
The future MacGyver (1985) and Stargate SG-1 (1997) star was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, was a teacher at a local high school and his mother, Jocelyn, was an artist who was talented in both sculpting and painting. He and his three younger ...
I don't need to explain, do I?
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.
For his roles in both Numb3rs and Serenity.
Actor | The Tick
Brendan Hines is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to a former nun and a former priest who became Philosophy professors. He began playing the trombone when he was 11 but gave it up for the guitar seven years later. Brendan attended Loyola High School where ...
For Lie to Me.
10. T.J. Thyne
Actor | How the Grinch Stole Christmas
TJ was born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended high school in Plano, Texas, graduated high school in 1993, and moved to Los Angeles to attend college. He attended the University of Southern California's theatre program, graduating in 1997. Through college, he worked as an extra in films (including ...
For his short film, Validation. Oh, and Bones.
11. Harry Lloyd
Actor | The Theory of Everything
He was my favorite in Robin Hood.
12. Tony Shalhoub
Actor | Monk
Anthony Marc Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joseph Shalhoub, who owned a grocery chain, emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at age ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, Helen (Seroogy), who herself was born in Wisconsin, to Lebanese parents. ...
13. Alan Tudyk
Actor | Rogue One
Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this ...
For Firefly/Serenity and A Knight's Tale.
Actor | Thor: The Dark World
Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It (1991). However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker (1993) that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the ...
Doctor Who. The Ninth Doctor. *swoons*
15. Robert Carlyle
Actor | The Full Monty
Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting ...
For his role as Rumpelstiltskin in Once Upon a Time. I don't know why, he really creeps me out, but there's just something about him...
16. Cliff Curtis
Actor | Risen
Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968.
He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland.
After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was ...
For his role in Whale Rider.
17. Gabriel Byrne
Actor | The Usual Suspects
Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a cooper and his mother a hospital worker. He was raised Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He spent five years of his childhood in a seminary training to be a Catholic priest. He later said, "I spent ...
For his role in Little Women, as Friedrich Bhaer.
18. Tony Curran
Actor | Calibre
Tony Curran was born on December 13, 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is known for his work on Calibre (2018), Deadwood: The Movie (2019) and Outlaw King (2018). He has been married to Mai Curran since August 13, 2011.
For his role in Doctor Who as Vincent VanGogh. This man stole my heart.
19. Josh Dallas
Actor | Thor
Josh Dallas was born in Louisville Kentucky. At the age of sixteen, Josh received the Sarah Exley Scholarship, a full ride scholarship given to one American student every three years to study acting at the prestigious "Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts" in London, England. As an actor...
He's Prince Charming in Once Upon a Time. And he's Fandral in Thor. And He showed up briefly in Doctor Who!
20. Raphael Sbarge
Actor | Once Upon a Time
Born into a theatrical family in New York City (his mother, Jeanne Button, was a Broadway costume designer, and his father, Stephen Arnold Sbarge, was a writer, painter and filmmaker), Raphael Sbarge began acting at the age of 4, appearing in several episodes of Song of the Cloud Forest (1969).
Once Upon a Time again.
21. Nathan Fillion
Actor | Castle
Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the son of Cookie (Early) and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers, and has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of ...
For his roles in Firefly/Serenity and in Castle.
22. Henry Cavill
Actor | Man of Steel
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish and English ancestry. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of ...
23. JJ Feild
JJ Feild was born on April 1, 1978 in Boulder, Colorado, USA as John Joseph Feild. He is an actor and producer, known for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Centurion (2010) and Austenland (2013).
For his role in Northanger Abby.
24. Dan Stevens
Actor | Downton Abbey
Dan Stevens was born at Croydon in Surrey on 10th October 1982. His parents are teachers. He was educated at Tonbridge School and trained in acting at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He studied English Literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Whilst he was a Cambridge undergraduate, ...
Downton Abby. That is all.
25. Tom Hiddleston
Actor | The Avengers
Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory ...
For his beautiful blond, curly hair in Miss Austen Regrets. And for Thor, of course.
26. Daniel Brühl
Actor | Rush
Daniel Brühl was born in Barcelona, Spain. His father was German TV director Hanno Brühl (1937-2010), who was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His Spanish mother was a teacher. He also has a brother and a sister, Oliver and Miriam. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cologne, Germany, where he ...
For his stunning role in Ladies in Lavender.
27. Joe Armstrong
Actor | Robin Hood
Another from Robin Hood.
28. Yannick Bisson
Actor | Murdoch Mysteries
Yannick Bisson was born on May 16, 1969 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Yannick D. Bisson. He is an actor and producer, known for Murdoch Mysteries (2008), Anything for Jackson (2020) and Year by the Sea (2016). He has been married to Chantal Craig since May 26, 1990. They have three children.
Seriously, I get a little giddy whenever I see a Murdoch Mystery or a Sue Thomas F.B.Eye.