Good Actors

by The-Ambassador | created - 12 Oct 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

1. 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...

2. Zach Galifianakis

Actor | The Hangover

Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing ...

3. Charles Coburn

Actor | The More the Merrier

A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.

4. Allan Jones

Actor | A Night at the Opera

Allan Jones was born Theodore Allen Jones in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. A coal miner's son, he worked in the mines until 1926. At that point in time, he received a scholarship from Syracuse University, but chose instead to study music at New York University with Claude Warford and then with Felix ...

5. Jay Thomas

Actor | The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Jay Thomas was born in Kermit, Texas, to Katherine (Guzzino), a tap-dancing South Louisiana belle of Italian descent, and T. Harry Terrell, Sr., an oil man. Reared in New Orleans, he was always active in sports and performing. He won his first award as emcee of the Jesuit High School talent show. ...

6. Van Johnson

Actor | The Caine Mutiny

Van Johnson was the fresh-faced, well-mannered nice guy on screen you always wanted your daughter to marry! This fair, freckled and invariably friendly-looking MGM song-and-dance star of the 40s emerged a box office favorite (1944-1946) and second only to heartthrob Frank Sinatra during what gossip...

7. John Michael Higgins

Actor | A Mighty Wind

John Michael Higgins was born on February 12, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on A Mighty Wind (2003), Pitch Perfect (2012) and Best in Show (2000). He has been married to Margaret Welsh since February 1, 2003. They have two children.

8. Steve Coogan

Actor | Philomena

Steve Coogan was born on October 14, 1965 in Middleton, Manchester, England as Stephen John Coogan. He is an actor and producer, known for Philomena (2013), Alan Partridge (2013) and 24 Hour Party People (2002). He was previously married to Caroline Hickman.

9. Ali Fazal

Actor | Victoria & Abdul

Ali Fazal was born on October 15, 1986 in Lucknow, India. He is an actor and executive, known for Victoria & Abdul (2017), Fukrey Returns (2017) and Death on the Nile (2022).

10. Eddie Izzard

Actress | Ocean's Thirteen

Best-known for her surreal and digressive stand-up, British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, where her English parents -- Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant -- worked for British Petroleum.

Izzard worked as a street ...

11. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

12. Jason Segel

Actor | Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Multi-talented Jason Jordan Segel was born in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised by his parents, Jillian (Jordan), a homemaker, and Alvin Segel, a lawyer. His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was educated at St. ...

13. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

14. Martin Freeman

Actor | Black Panther

Martin Freeman is an English actor, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001), Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010) and Lester Nygaard in the dark ...

15. Daniel Kaluuya

Actor | Get Out

Daniel Kaluuya is an English actor and writer. He is best known for Get Out (2017) and Black Panther (2018).

He also starred in the Black Mirror episode "Fifteen Million Merits".

For his work in Get Out he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Kaluuya also had minor roles in Johnny ...

16. Sterling K. Brown

Actor | Black Panther

Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown stars in NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe nominated drama series THIS IS US. For his role as Randall Pearson, Brown won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Golden Globe, becoming the first African American actor to win his ...

17. Andy Serkis

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

English film actor, director and author Andy Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), ...

18. 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...

19. Scott Wilson

Actor | The Ninth Configuration

One chillingly infamous screen role for Scott Wilson in 1967 set the tone for an actor who went on to prove himself an invaluable character player for five decades. Born on March 29, 1942, the Atlanta native was awarded a basketball scholarship following high school at Georgia's Southern Tech ...

20. Mark Addy

Actor | The Full Monty

Born in York, on leaving school he started work as a stage hand at York's Theatre Royal and later attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art .from 1982 to 1984 after which he joined such companies as Hull Truck Theatre and The Royal National Theatre. He achieved international fame in his film debut...

21. Barry Bostwick

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tall (6' 4"), agile, energetic, and ever-so-confident as both actor and singer, especially on the award-winning Broadway stage, Barry Bostwick possesses that certain narcissistic poise, charm and élan that reminds one instantly (and humorously) of a Kevin Kline -- both were quite brilliant in their...

22. Richard O'Brien

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Born in Cheltenham, England, Richard Smith's family moved to Tauranga, New Zealand, in 1951 when his father, an accountant, decided to become a sheep farmer. Watching horror and science-fiction double features in nearby Hamilton, Smith added an interest in acting to his love of rock and roll. He ...

23. Meat Loaf

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Meat Loaf was born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas, to Wilma Artie (Hukel), a teacher and gospel singer, and Orvis Wesley Aday, a police officer. He moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands. In 1970, he moved to New York and appeared in the Broadway musicals "Hair", "Rockabye Hamlet" ...

24. Chris O'Dowd

Actor | Bridesmaids

Christopher "Chris" O'Dowd (born 9 October, 1979) is an Irish actor and comedian best known for his role as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd (2006). O'Dowd created and is starring in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy (2012). He had a recurring role on the drama series Girls (...

25. Jon Hamm

Actor | Mad Men

Jon Hamm was born on March 10, 1971 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Jonathan Daniel Hamm. He is an actor and producer, known for Mad Men (2007), The Town (2010) and Million Dollar Arm (2014).

26. 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 ...

27. Jim Belushi

Actor | Red Heat

James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was comedian John Belushi - he ...

28. Robert Sean Leonard

Actor | Dead Poets Society

One actor who has deserved much acknowledgment and fame and has had to do without it on a number of occasions is Robert Sean Leonard, known by most as Dr. James Wilson on House (2004). But his career has spanned a number of classic films, alongside such greats as Daniel Day-Lewis, Christian Bale, ...

29. Kyle Chandler

Actor | Super 8

Kyle M. Chandler is an Emmy-winning American actor who was born in Buffalo, New York in 1965. He resides in the United States with his wife, Kathryn Chandler, and their two children, Sawyer and Sydney. Some of his most notable credits include "Friday Night Lights" (Friday Night Lights (2006)), "...

30. Howard Hesseman

Actor | WKRP in Cincinnati

Howard Hesseman has been a leading counter-culture figure since the late 1960s. He was a member of the improv group, "the Committee", for ten years in the sixties and seventies. He has been a character actor for many years on different television shows since the 1960s, and took small parts in The ...

31. Keith David

Actor | The Princess and the Frog

Keith David is a classically trained actor, winning 3 Emmys out of 6 nominations as well as being nominated for a Tony award. He starred in the recently concluded TV series "Greenleaf" for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. Upcoming films include "Horizon Line" with Allison Williams ("Get Out") and "...

32. M.C. Gainey

Actor | Club Dread

M.C. Gainey was born on January 18, 1948 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Mike Connor Gainey. He is an actor and producer, known for Club Dread (2004), Wild Hogs (2007) and The Dukes of Hazzard (2005). He has been married to Kim since May 2, 2002.

33. Ben Mendelsohn

Actor | Rogue One

Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager.

Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick ...

34. Samuel West

Actor | Howards End

Samuel West was born on June 19, 1966 in Hammersmith, London, England as Samuel Alexander Joseph West. He is known for his work on Howards End (1992), Van Helsing (2004) and Notting Hill (1999).

35. Todd Louiso

Actor | High Fidelity

In 2015, an adaptation Todd and his writing partner created of Shakespeare's Macbeth for See-Saw Films (The King's Speech and Shame) premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The film, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, was released by The Weinstein Company this past ...

36. Kurt Russell

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Kurt Vogel Russell was born on March 17, 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia Russell (née Crone), a dancer, and 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 ...

37. Jason Lee

Actor | Almost Famous

Born in Orange, California in 1970, Jason Lee is an American film photographer, actor, producer, and director. Well known for having been a professional skateboarder during skateboarding's very pivotal late 80s and early 90s, Lee would go on to pursue acting in 1993, working in film, television, ...

38. Glenn Frey

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Glenn Frey was born on November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Glenn Lewis Frey. He was an actor and composer, known for Jerry Maguire (1996), In America (2002) and Vertical Limit (2000). He was married to Cindy Millican and Janie Beggs. He died on January 18, 2016 in Washington Heights, ...

39. James Keach

Actor | National Lampoon's Vacation

James Keach was born on December 7, 1947 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as James Peckham Keach. He is an actor and director, known for National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Walk the Line (2005) and The Long Riders (1980).

40. Brian Doyle-Murray

Actor | Caddyshack

Brian Doyle-Murray was born on October 31, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Brian Murray. He is an actor and writer, known for Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) and Wayne's World (1992). He has been married to Christina Stauffer since August 28, 2000.

41. 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 ...

42. Barry Pepper

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

Barry Robert Pepper was born on April 4, 1970, in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. He has two older brothers named Alex and Doug Pepper. The Peppers didn't stick around Campbell River for too long. They had been building a ship in their backyard for years. When Barry was five years old, ...

43. Thomas Jane

Actor | Boogie Nights

Thomas Jane is an American actor who is known for portraying Frank Castle from the 2004 Marvel Comics film The Punisher and the 2012 fan film Dirty Laundry. He also was in Boogie Nights, The Thin Red Line, Deep Blue Sea, The Predator, 1922, The Mist and Evening Raga of the West.

44. Anthony Michael Hall

Actor | War Machine

Anthony Michael Hall was born in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. His parents are Mercedes Hall, an actress-blues and jazz singer, and Larry Hall, who owned an auto body shop. His stepfather is a show-business manager. His sister, Mary Christian, is also a performer. He has Irish and Italian ancestry. ...

45. Richard Masur

Actor | The Thing

Masur has been active in the theatre with increasing frequency. His Broadway debut was in The Changing Room by David Storey (1973). More recently, Masur returned to Broadway in Michael Frayn's Democracy (2004-05), and, among his many off-Broadway and regional theatre appearances, are recent major ...

46. Bob Gunton

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

Bob Gunton is an American actor, primarily known for portraying strict and authoritarian characters in popular films. His better known roles include Chief George Earle in "Demolition Man" (1993), Prison Warden Samuel Norton in "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994), medical school dean Dr. Walcott in "...

47. Donald Moffat

Actor | The Thing

The cinema took a while to discover him. Born in England, the son of an insurance agent, RADA-trained Donald Moffat first appeared on the Shakespearean stage with the Old Vic. In 1954, he stage managed the popular revue "Salad Days". Then, 'discontentment' (which, he later explained, had much to do...

48. Peter Jacobson

Actor | House M.D.

Peter Jacobson was born on March 24, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Peter S. Jacobson. He is an actor and producer, known for House (2004), Transformers (2007) and Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005). He has been married to Whitney Scott since November 1, 1997. They have one child.

49. Keanu Reeves

Actor | The Matrix

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, ...

50. Hugh Dancy

Actor | Hannibal

Talented British actor Hugh Dancy is one of the UK's most noted young talents.

Hugh Michael Horace Dancy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, to Sarah Ann (Birley), who works in academic publishing, and Jonathan Peter Dancy, a philosophy professor and writer. He has a brother, Jack (b...

51. Jimmy Smits

Actor | NYPD Blue

Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jimmy L. Smits. He is an actor and producer, known for NYPD Blue (1993), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and In the Heights (2021). He was previously married to Barbara Smits.

52. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Actor | Watchmen

Jeffrey Dean Morgan endeared himself to audiences with his recurring role on ABC's smash hit series Grey's Anatomy (2005). His dramatic arc as heart patient Denny Duquette, who wins the heart of intern Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) in a star-crossed romance, made him a universal fan favorite. He ...

53. Bobby Cannavale

Actor | The Station Agent

In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying parts but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite ...

54. Judd Nelson

Actor | The Breakfast Club

Judd Asher Nelson was born on November 28, 1959 in Portland, Maine to attorney Leonard Nelson and his wife, Merle Nelson (attorney and state assemblywoman). Judd attended St. Paul's preparatory school in Concord, New Hampshire before majoring in philosophy at the prestigious Haverford College in ...

55. Paul Gleason

Actor | The Breakfast Club

Character actor Paul Gleason was adept at playing tough guys and white collar sleazebags, making his film debut in Winter A-Go-Go (1965). He made a name for himself portraying these unlikeable characters. A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Gleason studied extensively at the Actor's Studio in New ...

56. Diedrich Bader

Actor | Napoleon Dynamite

Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the "City of Light" he developed an appreciation for movie legends like Fred Astaire and Charles Chaplin. So, when a fragile "Chaplin" movie reel burned in the theater's projector, ...

57. John Carroll Lynch

Actor | The Founder

John Carroll Lynch was born August 1, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado, and was raised in Denver. It was there John found a passion for acting and became a Denver Broncos fan. He graduated in the mid-80s with a B.F.A. in theatre from the The Catholic University of America / Hartke Theatre Acting program. ...

58. Taylor Kitsch

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights (2006), actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens.

Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, ...

59. Keegan-Michael Key

Actor | Keanu

Keegan-Michael Key was born in Southfield, Michigan and raised in Detroit. He was adopted as a child by a black father and a white mother. In 1989, he graduated from Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Key attended the University of Detroit Mercy as an undergraduate and earned his ...

60. Nat Faxon

Actor | The Way Way Back

Nathaniel Wales Faxon was born on October 11, 1975 in Boston, Massachusetts. He spent his childhood living in the seaside community of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. He joined the Brookwood School while in Boston, and then attended the Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire; he also graduated ...

61. Fred Savage

Actor | The Wonder Years

Fred Savage was born July 9, 1976. He began acting at age 9 in a production produced by Lorimar called Morningstar/Eveningstar (1986). He was found by Roger Damon Price to play the role of Alan Bishop. During production Fred auditioned for The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) which launched Jay Underwood's...

62. Greg Germann

Actor | Ally McBeal

A native of Houston raised on Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado, Greg Germann was exposed to the performing arts at an early age, particularly through his father, an award-winning children's playwright and theater professor. As a Theater major at the University of Northern Colorado, a ...

63. Michael Weatherly

Actor | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr. was born on July 8, 1968 in New York City, to Patricia Ruth (Hetherington) and Michael Manning Weatherly, Sr. Raised in Fairfield, CT, he left college to pursue a career in acting. He also had a great passion for music, and played in a band while pursuing his acting ...

64. Luke Perry

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Luke Perry was an American actor, primarily remembered as a teen idol throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s. Perry was born in Mansfield, Ohio in 1966. Mansfield was known at the time as a center for the home appliances and stove manufacturing industries. The city's largest employer used to be ...

65. Scott Speedman

Actor | Underworld

Scott Speedman was born in London, England, to Scottish parents, Mary (Campbell), a primary school teacher, and Roy Speedman, a department store buyer. He grew up in Toronto, Canada. He was an aspiring swimmer and held a record amongst the best for distance freestyle, unfortunately, an accident put...

66. George Clooney

Actor | Michael Clayton

George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has English, German and Irish ancestry. Clooney spent...

67. John David Washington

Actor | Tenet

John David Washington was born on July 28, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Tenet (2020), BlacKkKlansman (2018) and Malcolm & Marie (2021).

68. Andrew Dice Clay

Actor | The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

Andrew Dice Clay was born on September 29, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Andrew Clay Silverstein. He is an actor and producer, known for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990), Blue Jasmine (2013) and A Star Is Born (2018). He has been married to Valerie Silverstein since ...

69. Gil Bellows

Actor | Patriot

Gil Bellows was born on June 28, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Patriot (2015), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Love and a .45 (1994). He has been married to Rya Kihlstedt since October 3, 1994. They have two children.

70. Julian Richings

Actor | Man of Steel

Julian Richings was born in Oxford, England, and has become a familiar figure to Canadian cinema and television audiences, appearing in over 50 films and 20 separate television series.

After training in drama at the University of Exeter and touring North America with a British stage production, Mr. ...

71. David Keith

Actor | An Officer and a Gentleman

David Lemuel Keith was born on May 8, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Lemuel Grady Keith Jr. and Hilda Earle. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theater. Keith had a supporting role in The Rose (1979) starring Bette Midler, had a supporting ...

72. Louis Gossett Jr.

Actor | An Officer and a Gentleman

Louis Gossett Jr. is one of the most respected and beloved actors on stage, screen and television and is also an accomplished writer, producer and director. Off-screen he is a social activist, educator and author dedicated to enriching the lives of others. Gossett was the first African-American to ...

73. Gary Sinise

Actor | Forrest Gump

Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. ...

74. Rob Delaney

Actor | Catastrophe

Rob Delaney was born on January 19, 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Archer Delaney. He is an actor and writer, known for Catastrophe (2015), Deadpool 2 (2018) and Home Sweet Home Alone (2021).

75. Hugh Grant

Actor | Love Actually

Hugh Grant, one of Britain's best known faces, has been equally entertaining on-screen as well as in real life, and has had enough sense of humor to survive a media frenzy. He is known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), with Andie MacDowell, Notting Hill (1999), opposite Julia ...

76. James Fleet

Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral

James Fleet was born on March 11, 1952 in Bilston, Staffordshire, England as James Edward Fleet. He is an actor, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), The Phantom of the Opera (2004) and Sense and Sensibility (1995). He has been married to Jane Booker since 1984. They have one child.

77. Jeremy Kemp

Actor | Top Secret!

This fair-haired, craggy-faced English character actor was born Edmund Jeremy James Walker, scion of Yorkshire landed gentry. After national service with the Gordon Highlanders and the Black Watch, Kemp adopted his mother's maiden name as his stage moniker and studied acting at the Central School ...

78. Jason Clarke

Actor | Zero Dark Thirty

Jason Clarke is an Australian actor, known for often being cast in antagonist roles in feature films. In 1969, Clarke was born in Winton, Queensland, a small town where the main industries are sheep and cattle raising. Winton was established as a township in 1879, but its main claim to fame are a ...

79. Will Patton

Actor | Armageddon

Will Patton was born in Charleston, South Carolina. His father, Bill Patton, is a playwright, acting/directing instructor, and Lutheran minister. Patton attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has won two OBIE awards for Best Actor -- for the off-Broadway plays "Fool for Love" (by Sam ...

80. 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, ...

81. Donald Faison

Actor | Scrubs

Donald Faison was born on June 22, 1974 in New York City, New York, USA as Donald Adeosun Faison. He is known for his work on Scrubs (2001), Clueless (1995) and Skyline (2010). He has been married to Cacee Cobb since December 15, 2012. They have two children. He was previously married to Lisa Askey.

82. Ethan Suplee

Actor | John Q

Ethan Suplee has established himself over the past few decades as an actor of considerable talent and accomplishment. His diverse and eclectic resume ranges from hilarious roles in such comedies as Mallrats (1995) and Without a Paddle (2004) to hauntingly dramatic performances in intense features ...

83. James Spader

Actor | The Blacklist

James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover with director Peter Sellars; he dropped out in eleventh grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga ...

84. William Shatner

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 70-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.

Shatner was born ...

85. Rene Auberjonois

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City, to Princess Laure Louise Napoléone Eugénie Caroline (Murat), who was born in Paris, and Fernand Auberjonois, who was Swiss-born. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss ...

86. John Larroquette

Actor | Night Court

John Larroquette was born on November 25, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as John Bernard Larroquette. He is an actor and producer, known for Night Court (1984), The Librarians (2013) and Stripes (1981). He has been married to Elizabeth Larroquette since July 4, 1975. They have three children. ...

87. Randolph Scott

Actor | Roberta

Handsome American leading man who developed into one of Hollywood's greatest and most popular Western stars. Born to George and Lucy Crane Scott during a visit to Virginia, Scott was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina in a wealthy family. After service with the U.S. Army in France in World War I, ...

88. Burt Young

Actor | Rocky

Burly, talented character actor who has remained consistently busy playing "rough at the edge" type characters, often on the wrong side of the law. Young was born on April 30 1940 in New York City, the son of a high school shop teacher. He is of Italian descent. Young received his dramatic arts ...

89. Gerry Becker

Actor | Spider-Man

Gerry Becker was born on April 11, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Spider-Man (2002), Happiness (1998) and The Game (1997). He died on April 13, 2019 in Nyack, New York, USA.

90. Tony Darrow

Actor | Goodfellas

Tony Darrow was born on October 1, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Nuncio Anthony Borgese. He is an actor and writer, known for Goodfellas (1990), Mighty Aphrodite (1995) and Small Time Crooks (2000). He has been married to Mary Ann Augeri since May 7, 2015. He was previously married to ...

91. Paul Lazar

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Paul Lazar is an actor and writer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Snowpiercer (2013) and The Host (2006).

92. Vincent Pastore

Actor | The Sopranos

Vincent Pastore was born on July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Sopranos (1999), Revolver (2005) and Shark Tale (2004).

93. Frank Pellegrino

Actor | Goodfellas

Frank Pellegrino was born on May 19, 1944 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Frank Joseph Pellegrino. He was an actor and producer, known for Goodfellas (1990), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). He was married to Josephine Nicita. He died on January 31, 2017 ...

94. Scott Thompson

Actor | The Kids in the Hall

Scott Thompson was raised in Brampton, Ontario. He is the second oldest of four boys (the others are Craig, Derek and Dean). At 19, Scott got involved in an educational program called "Canada World Youth", and spent some time in the Phillipines. After CWY, Scott enrolled in York University but, in ...

95. John Ventimiglia

Actor | The Sopranos

John Ventimiglia was born on July 17, 1963 in Ridgewood, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Sopranos (1999), Flypaper (2011) and Money Monster (2016).

96. Kenneth McMillan

Actor | Dune

Character actor Kenneth McMillan was born on July 2, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to becoming an actor, McMillan was a manager at Gimbels Department Store. At age 30, McMillan decided to pursue an acting career. He attended the LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts and took acting lessons ...

97. Shia LaBeouf

Actor | Honey Boy

Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around ...

98. Irrfan Khan

Actor | The Lunchbox

Born Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (NW India) January 7, 1967 to a Pashto-speaking Muslim family. Khan's mother, Begum Khan, was from the Tonk Hakim family and his father, Jagirdar Khan, from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district, ran a tire business.

The Khan family name ...

99. Kit Harington

Actor | Game of Thrones

Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington, a businessman. His mother named him after 16th-century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name ...

100. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Actor | Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in Copenhagen in 1993. Coster-Waldau's breakthrough performance in Denmark was his role in the film Nightwatch (1994). Since then he has appeared in ...



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