Coolest Actors Of All Time!!!

by TheDeadGodfather | created - 20 Apr 2013 | updated - 09 Feb 2014 | Public

People I would like to be like in my next life

1. James Scott

Actor | Days of Our Lives

James Scott was born on January 14, 1979 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. He is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), All My Children (1970) and The Way We Weren't (2009).

Days of Our Lives as E.J. DiMera

January 14, 1979 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

2. Jay Kenneth Johnson

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Jay Kenneth Johnson was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. He attended Kickapoo High School and Missouri State University. During Jay's sophomore year at Missouri State, he made the move to Los Angeles and quickly landed a role on Days of Our Lives (1965), playing Philip Kiriakis till 2002. ...

Days of Our Lives as Philip Kiriakis

February 24, 1977 in Springfield, Missouri

3. Eric Martsolf

Actor | Days of Our Lives

With over 3500 episodes of television under this belt, Eric has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 18 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of Our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime...

Days of Our Lives as Brady Black

July 27, 1971 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

4. Casey Deidrick

Actor | In the Dark

Casey Deidrick can currently (2019) be seen starring on The CW's hit new series In The Dark. Casey portrays Max, a food truck owner and associate of Darnell's who becomes attracted to Murphy.

Casey co-starred in the popular MTV series Teen Wolf where he portrayed Halwyn, a hundred year old Hellhound...

Days of Our Lives as Chad DiMera

April 25, 1987 in Santa Clara, California

5. Johnny Depp

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.

He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...

John Christopher Depp II June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky

6. Brad Pitt

Producer | Ad Astra

An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

William Bradley Pitt December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma

7. John Travolta

Actor | Pulp Fiction

John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, ...

John Joseph Travolta February 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey

8. Will Kirby

Self | Big Brother

Board certified dermatologist, Dr. Will Kirby, has a degree in Biology from Emory University. He received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University and completed his first year of postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His dermatology residency training...

Big Brother 2 & 7 as Himself

William Terence Kirby January 2, 1973 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy

9. James Dean

Actor | East of Eden

James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to ...

James Byron Dean February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana - September 30, 1955 (age 24) in Cholame, California

10. Matt Bomer

Actor | In Time

Matthew Staton Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, and educated at Klein High School, near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in...

White Collar as Neal Caffrey

Matthew Staton Bomer October 11, 1977 in Spring, Texas

11. Kurt Cobain

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He...

Kurt Donald Cobain February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington - April 5, 1994 (age 27) in Seattle, Washington

12. Heath Ledger

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised ...

Heath Andrew Ledger April 4, 1979 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia - January 22, 2008 (age 28) in New York City

13. Guy Williams

Actor | Lost in Space

An exceptionally handsome and charismatic performer with a serene baritone voice, Guy Williams was born Armand Joseph Catalano (nicknamed "Armando" by his family) of Italian parentage in New York City on January 14, 1924. The elder child of an insurance broker (he had a younger sister, Valerie), he...

Zorro as Don Diego de la Vega & Lost in Space as Prof. John Robinson

Armando Joseph Catalano January 14, 1924 in New York City - April 30, 1989 (age 65) in Buenos Aires, Argentina

14. Mark Goddard

Actor | Lost in Space

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts (July 24, 1936), the actor (real name: Charles Goddard) grew up in Scituate, Massachusetts, where his father owned a five-and-ten. At Holy Cross, the head of the dramatic society encouraged him to become an actor and, soon, Goddard was off to Manhattan, attending the ...

Lost in Space as Maj. Don West

Charles Goddard July 24, 1936 in Lowell, Massachusetts

15. John Stamos

Actor | Full House

John Phillip Stamos was born in Cypress, California, to Loretta (Phillips), a model, and William Stamos, a restaurateur. His father was of Greek descent, with the family surname originally being "Stamotopoulos". John has two younger sisters, Janeen and Alaina, both school teachers. His first ...

Dreams as Gino Minnelli, You Again? as Matt Willows, Full House as Jesse Katsopolis & Jake in Progress as Jake Phillips

John Phillip Stamos August 19, 1963 in Cypress, California

16. Charlie Sheen

Actor | Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art ...

Two and a Half Men as Charlie Harper & Anger Management as Charlie Goodson

Carlos Irwin Estevez September 3, 1965 in New York City

17. Ashton Kutcher

Actor | That '70s Show

Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane (Finnegan), who was employed at Procter & Gamble, and Larry Kutcher, a factory worker. He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha. He is of Czech (father) and Irish, German, and Czech (mother...

That '70s Show as Michael Kelso & Two and a Half Men as Walden Schmidt

Christopher Ashton Kutcher February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

18. Michael Pitt

Actor | Funny Games

Michael Carmen Pitt (born April 10, 1981) is an American actor, model and musician. A casting agent, whom Pitt mistook as a police officer attempting to arrest him, noticed him and recommended him for a guest role on the television series Dawson's Creek (1998) (he played Henry Parker in 15 episodes...

Dawson's Creek as Henry Parker & Boardwalk Empire as James 'Jimmy' Darmody

Michael Carmen Pitt April 10, 1981 in West Orange, New Jersey

19. Jared Padalecki

Actor | Supernatural

Jared Padalecki was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Sherri (Kammer), a teacher of English, and Gerald Padalecki, a tax accountant. He is of Polish (father) and German, English, Scottish, and French (mother) descent. Jared started to take acting lessons when he was 12. Then, he won the "Claim to Fame...

Gilmore Girls as Dean Forester & Supernatural as Sam Winchester

Jared Tristan Padalecki July 19, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas

20. John Corbett

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

John Corbett is an American actor who received Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Chris Stevens in Northern Exposure (1990), and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Aidan Shaw in Sex and the City (...

John Joseph Corbett Junior May 9, 1961 in Wheeling, West Virginia

21. Ian Somerhalder

Actor | The Vampire Diaries

Ian Somerhalder was born and raised in the small southern town of Covington, Louisiana. His mother, Edna (née Israel), is a massage therapist, and his father, Robert Somerhalder, is a building contractor. He has Cajun (French), English, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Boating, swimming, fishing and ...

Ian Joseph Somerhalder December 8, 1978 in Covington, Louisiana

22. Chace Crawford

Actor | The Covenant

Christopher Chace Crawford was born in Lubbock, Texas, the son of Dana (Plott), a teacher, and Chris Wayne Crawford, a dermatologist. He grew up in Plano, Texas, and has a younger sister, Candice Crawford Romo, who studied broadcast journalism and won the Miss Missouri USA title in 2008. Chace ...

Christopher Chace Crawford July 18, 1985 in Lubbock, Texas

23. Clark Gable

Actor | It Happened One Night

William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle ...

William Clark Gable February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio - November 16, 1960 (age 59) in Los Angeles, California (coronary thrombosis)

24. Cary Grant

Actor | Charade

Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I."

Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years...

Archibald Alexander Leach January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England - November 29, 1986 (age 82) in Davenport, Iowa (cerebral hemorrhage)

25. James Cagney

Actor | Angels with Dirty Faces

One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time, James Cagney was also an accomplished dancer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur ...

James Francis Cagney July 17, 1899 in New York City - March 30, 1986 (age 86) in Stanfordville, New York (heart attack following illness from diabetes)

26. Humphrey Bogart

Actor | Casablanca

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy ...

Humphrey DeForest Bogart December 25, 1899 in New York City - January 14, 1957 (age 57) in Los Angeles, California (cancer of the esophagus)

27. Rod Serling

Writer | The Twilight Zone

John Phillips is the name used by longtime television and film writer Rod Serling when he asked that his real name be removed as the writer of the pilot episode of the series "The New People" in 1969. While Serling's name remained as series developer, he was sufficiently annoyed with ABC- TV's ...

Rodman Edward Serling December 25, 1924 in Syracuse, New York - June 28, 1975 (age 50) in Rochester, New York (complications arising from a coronary bypass operation)

28. Mark Frankel

Actor | Young Catherine

Mark Frankel was born on June 13, 1962 in London, England as Mark Daniel Frankel. He was an actor, known for Young Catherine (1991), Kindred: The Embraced (1996) and Sisters (1991). He was married to Caroline Besson. He died on September 24, 1996 in West London, England.

June 13, 1962 in London, England - September 24, 1996 (age 34) in West London, England (road accident)

29. George Raft

Actor | Some Like It Hot

George Raft was born and grew up in a poor family in Hell's Kitchen, at the time one of the roughest, meanest areas of New York City. He was born George Ranft, and was the son of Eva (Glockner) and Conrad Ranft, a department store deliveryman. His parents were both of German descent. In his youth, ...

George Ranft September 26, 1901 in New York City - November 24, 1980 (age 79) in Los Angeles, California (leukemia)

30. Tony Curtis

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks" and learned from a young age that the only ...

Bernard Herschel Schwartz June 3, 1925 in Bronx, New York - September 29, 2010 (age 85) in Henderson, Nevada (cardiopulmonary arrest)

31. Jack Lemmon

Actor | The Apartment

Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Lankford Noel and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers ...

John Uhler Lemmon III February 8, 1925 in Newton, Massachusetts - June 27, 2001 (age 76) in Los Angeles, California (bladder cancer)

32. 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...

Steven Vincent Buscemi December 13, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York

33. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

Quentin Jerome Tarantino March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee

34. Michael Madsen

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Michael Madsen's long career spans nearly 40 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Sin City (2005), Hell Ride (2008), Die Another Day (2002), Donnie Brasco (1997), Species (...

Michael Soren Madsen September 25, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois

35. Tony Denison

Actor | The Closer

Award-winning actor Tony Denison joined the cast of The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, as Det. Andy Flynn in 2005, which quickly became TNT's # 1 Drama. Transitioning his role onto the spin-off series Major Crimes, Lt. Flynn is a consistent fan-favorite known for his antics opposite GW Bailey's Lt...

Anthony John Sarrero September 20, 1949 in Harlem, New York

36. Edward G. Robinson

Actor | Double Indemnity

Emanuel Goldenberg arrived in the United States from Romania at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began ...

Emmanuel Goldenberg December 12, 1893 in Bucharest, Romania - January 26, 1973 (age 79) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (cancer)

37. Peter Reckell

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Peter Reckell was born on May 7, 1955 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA as Peter Paul Reckell. He is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Venice the Series (2009) and Knots Landing (1979). He has been married to Kelly Moneymaker since April 18, 1998. They have one child. He was previously married ...

Peter Paul Reckell May 7, 1955 in Elkhart, Indiana

38. Stephen Nichols

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Leaving his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, Stephen Nichols traveled West, not in search of "fame and fortune," but to become a monk. He landed in Hollywood at the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple, where he studied yoga, cooked vegetarian meals for the residents and lived the monk's life preparing to ...

February 19, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio

39. 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 ...

Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. August 17, 1943 in New York City

40. 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)...

Alfredo James Pacino April 25, 1940 in New York City

41. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

Marlon Brando Jr. April 3, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska - July 1, 2004 (age 80) in Los Angeles, California (pulmonary fibrosis)

42. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York

43. River Phoenix

Actor | My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...

River Jude Bottom August 23, 1970 in Madras, Oregon - October 31, 1993 (age 23) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (drug-induced heart failure)

44. Jim Morrison

Soundtrack | Road House

James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to Clara Virginia (Clarke) and George Stephen Morrison, a U.S. Naval Officer who fought in World War II. Jim eventually became so estranged from his parents that he would later claim that they were dead. Not much is known ...

James Douglas Morrison December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida - July 3, 1971 (age 27) in Paris, France (heart failure)

45. Samuel L. Jackson

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...

Samuel Leroy Jackson December 21, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia

46. Ray Liotta

Actor | Goodfellas

Intense is the word for Ray Liotta. He specializes in psychopathic characters who hide behind a cultivated charm. Even in his nice-guy roles in Field of Dreams (1989) and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), you get the impression that something is smoldering inside of him. Liotta maintains a steady stream...

Raymond Allen Liotta December 18, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey

47. 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 ...

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård August 25, 1976 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

48. Michael Woods

Actor | Hatfields & McCoys

Michael Woods was born in Detroit, Michigan to Dr. Joseph and Dorothy Woods. He is a theatre trained actor who received his BFA in drama from The University of Detroit/Marygrove College, where in 1977 he won the ACTF Kennedy Center honor for "The Brig". Michael then did regional theatre in such ...

July 10, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan

49. Andrew Dice Clay

Actor | The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

Andrew Dice Clay was born on September 29, 1957 in Brooklyn, 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 February 14, 2010. He...

Andrew Clay Silverstein September 29, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York

50. 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 (...

May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York

51. Eric Stoltz

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Eric Cameron Stoltz is a theater-trained actor and producer who has starred in both independent and studio films. He was born on September 30, 1961 in Whittier, California, to Evelyn Vawter, a violinist and schoolteacher, and Jack Stoltz, an elementary school teacher. He has German, English, and ...

Eric Cameron Stoltz September 30, 1961 in Whittier, California

52. 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 ...

Timothy Simon Smith May 14, 1961 in London, England

53. 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 ...

James Howard Woods April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah

54. Joe Pesci

Actor | Goodfellas

Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids"....

Joseph Frank Pesci February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey

55. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was an American actor of Italian descent, and enjoyed a lengthy career in film. He was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Salvatore "Sal" Frangione in the comedy-drama film "Do the Right Thing" (1989).

Aiello was born in Manhattan, New York ...

Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. June 20, 1933 in New York City

56. 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...

June 7, 1955 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York

57. Treat Williams

Actor | Hair

Richard Treat Williams was born in Rowayton, Connecticut, to Marian (Andrew), who dealt in antiques, and Richard Norman Williams, a corporate executive. Educated at prep-school, he first made a serious commitment to his craft during his days at Pennsylvania's Franklin and Marshall College. Working ...

Richard Treat Williams December 1, 1951 in Rowayton, Connecticut

58. Jack Lord

Actor | Dr. No

Jack Lord will probably be best remembered as Steve McGarrett in the long running television series Hawaii Five-O (1968), but he was much more than that however. He starred in several movies, directed several episodes of his show, was in several Broadway productions, and was an accomplished artist....

John Joseph Patrick Ryan December 30, 1920 in New York City - January 21, 1998 (age 77) in Honolulu, Hawaii (congestive heart failure)

59. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received an Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through ...

John Joseph Nicholson April 22, 1937 in New York City

60. Dennis Hopper

Actor | Easy Rider

With an amazing cinematic career of more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was a multi-talented and unconventional actor/director, regarded by many as one of the true "enfants terribles" of Hollywood. Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard ...

Dennis Lee Hopper May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas - May 29, 2010 (age 74) in Venice Beach, California (prostate cancer)

61. Christopher Walken

Actor | Hairspray

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often ...

Ronald Walken March 31, 1943 in Queens, New York

62. 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, ...

Keanu Charles Reeves September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon

63. Crispin Glover

Actor | Back to the Future

While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.

The son of actress and...

Crispin Hellion Glover April 20, 1964 in New York City

64. Kiefer Sutherland

Actor | 24

Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK, to Canadian actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, who moved to California shortly after his birth. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a Scottish-born Canadian politician who was a Premier of Saskatchewan for over 17 years and led ...

Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland December 21, 1966 in Paddington, London, England

65. Corey Feldman

Actor | Stand by Me

Corey Scott Feldman began his career at the age of three, starring in a Clio Award-winning McDonald's commercial and has sustained a 35-year career as a steadily working actor, with more than 80 films under his belt. Corey began his career in guest-starring roles on television series such as Mork &...

Corey Scott Feldman July 16, 1971 in Chatsworth, California

66. Matt Dillon

Actor | There's Something About Mary

Matt Dillon's successful film career has spanned over three decades and has showcased his wide range of dramatic and comedic talents. Dillon displayed his versatility with an arresting performance co-starring as a racist cop in the critically acclaimed Paul Haggis film Crash. This role earned him ...

Matthew Raymond Dillon February 18, 1964 in New Rochelle, New York

67. Mickey Rourke

Actor | The Wrestler

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 ...

Philip Andre Rourke Jr. September 16, 1952 in Schenectady, New York

68. Tim Daly

Actor | Basic

Tim Daly was born on March 1, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA as James Timothy Daly. He is an actor and producer, known for Basic (2003), Wings (1990) and The Fugitive (2000). He was previously married to Amy Van Nostrand.

James Timothy Daly March 1, 1956 in New York City

69. 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...

John Polito December 29, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

70. 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 ...

Frank Theodore Levine May 29, 1957 in Bellaire, Ohio

71. Ray Sharkey

Actor | Wiseguy

Ray Sharkey was born on November 14, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ray Sharkey Jr. He was an actor, known for Wiseguy (1987), The Idolmaker (1980) and Who'll Stop the Rain (1978). He was married to Carole Graham and Rebecca Wood. He died on June 11, 1993 in New York City, New York.

Ray Sharkey Jr. November 14, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York - June 11, 1993 (age 40) in New York City (aids)

72. Ken Wahl

Actor | Wiseguy

Ken Wahl is award-winning actor, most known for his Golden Globe starring role in the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed, CBS crime drama Wiseguy (1987). He entered acting without experience or aspirations. In 1979, Ken was set to be a walk-on in director Philip Kaufman's movie The Wanderers (...

Anthony Calzaretta October 31, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois

73. William Russ

Actor | Boy Meets World

William Russ was born on October 20, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as William Hardy Russ IV. He is known for his work on Boy Meets World (1993), American History X (1998) and Wiseguy (1987). He is married to Clare Wren. They have two children.

William H. Russ October 20, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia

74. Steven Bauer

Actor | Scarface

Steven Bauer was born on December 2, 1956 in Havana, Cuba as Esteban Ernesto Echevarria. He is an actor and producer, known for Scarface (1983), Traffic (2000) and Primal Fear (1996).

Esteban Ernesto Echevarria December 2, 1956 in Havana, Cuba

75. Stephen Geoffreys

Actor | Fright Night

Stephen Geoffreys made a strong and distinct impression with his winning blend of wild energy and manic intensity that he brought to a handful of hugely enjoyable comedies and horror films made throughout the 1980s. He was born Stephen Geoffrey Miller on November 22, 1964, in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...

Stephen Geoffrey Miller November 22, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio

76. Andrew McCarthy

Director | Orange Is the New Black

Andrew McCarthy grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, until he was 15, when his family moved to Bernardsville. He attended the Pingry School, a prep school, where he performed in plays and musicals and played basketball. At 18, he went to New York University as a theatre major and wound up as the lead ...

November 29, 1962 in New York City

77. Kevin Dillon

Actor | Poseidon

Born in Mamaroneck, New York, Dillon was known for playing tough guys and bad boys early in his career. His first major role was Rooney, the bully in the brilliant (though much understated) film Heaven Help Us, directed by Michael Dinner.

Dillon has since starred in many memorable films, most ...

Kevin Brady Dillon August 19, 1965 in Mamaroneck, New York

78. 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 ...

Val Edward Kilmer December 31, 1959 in Los Angeles, California

79. Billy Idol

Soundtrack | The Wedding Singer

Born William Michael Albert Broad in Middlesex, England, in 1955, the first child of Bill and Joan Broad. When he was 2, his father moved the family to Long Island, New York, in pursuit of the American dream. They returned 4 years later (now with a baby sister, Jane) to Dorking. America made a big ...

William Michael Albert Broad November 30, 1955 in Stanmore, Middlesex, England

80. Kyle MacLachlan

Actor | Twin Peaks

The "boy next door, if that boy spent lots of time alone in the basement", is how Rich Cohen described Kyle MacLachlan in a 1994 article for "Rolling Stone" magazine. That distinctly askew wholesomeness made MacLachlan a natural to become famous as the alter ego of twisted director David Lynch.

...

Kyle Merritt McLachlan February 22, 1959 in Yakima, Washington

81. Seth MacFarlane

Writer | Family Guy

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, Ann Perry (Sager), an admissions office worker, his father, Ronald Milton MacFarlane, a prep school teacher, and his sister, Rachael MacFarlane, now a voice actress and singer. He ...

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane October 26, 1973 in Kent, Connecticut

82. Seth Gabel

Actor | Genius

Seth Gabel was born on October 3, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida, USA as Seth Cosentino. He is an actor, known for Genius (2017), Salem (2014) and American Horror Story (2011). He has been married to Bryce Dallas Howard since June 17, 2006. They have two children.

Seth Cosentino October 3, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida

83. John Hensley

Actor | Nip/Tuck

John Hensley was born on August 29, 1977 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as John Carter Hensley. He is an actor and director, known for Nip/Tuck (2003), Teeth (2007) and Shutter (2008).

John Carter Hensley August 29, 1977 in Louisville, Kentucky

84. Julian McMahon

Actor | Fantastic Four

Julian Dana William McMahon was born in Sydney, Australia, the second of three children of Lady Sonia McMahon (née Sonia Rachel Hopkins) and Sir Billy McMahon, the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history, serving over 21 years as a government minister before serving ...

Julian Dana William McMahon July 27, 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

85. Rob Lowe

Actor | St. Elmo's Fire

Rob Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Barbara Lynn (Hepler), a schoolteacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a lawyer. His brother is actor Chad Lowe. He has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Lowe's family moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was a child. Rob broke ...

Robert Hepler Lowe March 17, 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia

86. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

Robert John Downey Jr April 4, 1965 in New York City

87. 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 ...

James Todd Spader February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts

88. John Cusack

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American ...

John Paul Cusack June 28, 1966 in Evanston, Illinois

89. A Martinez

Actor | Longmire

A Martinez was born on September 27, 1948 in Glendale, California, USA as Adolph Larrue Martinez III. He is an actor and writer, known for Longmire (2012), Santa Barbara (1984) and Powwow Highway (1989). He has been married to Leslie Bryans since July 17, 1982. They have three children. He was ...

Adolph Larrue Martinez September 27, 1948 in Glendale, California

90. Lane Davies

Actor | Santa Barbara

Lane Davies was born in Dalton, Georgia. Though perhaps best known for sardonic roles in television comedy and drama, during 30 years as a stage actor, Lane has performed such roles as Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, King Lear, Petruchio, Henry V and Cyrano de Bergerac in companies from San Diego to ...

Lane Hunt Davies July 31, 1950 in Dalton, Georgia

91. Justin Deas

Actor | Santa Barbara

Justin Deas was born on March 30, 1948 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA as Justin Traylor Deas. He is an actor, known for Santa Barbara (1984), Guiding Light (1952) and As the World Turns (1956). He has been married to Margaret Colin since January 23, 1988. They have two children. He was ...

Justin Traylor Deas March 30, 1948 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania

Keith Timmons - Santa Barbara 1986>1988

92. Ross Kettle

Producer | Shipwreck Men

Ross Kettle was born on September 15, 1961 in Durban, South Africa. He is an actor and producer, known for Shipwreck Men (2013), Masters of Sex (2013) and The Diamond Hunters (2001). He was previously married to Michelle Forbes.

September 15, 1961 in Durban, South Africa

Jeffrey Conrad - Santa Barbara 1987>1989

93. Stephen Meadows

Actor | Santa Barbara

Stephen Meadows was born on November 16, 1951 in the USA. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for Santa Barbara (1984), A Cry in the Wild (1990) and Nowhere Man (1995). He was previously married to Leeza Gibbons.

November 16, 1951

Peter Flint - Santa Barbara 1984>1985

94. Leigh McCloskey

Actor | Inferno

Born on June 21, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, Leigh McCloskey was classically trained as an actor at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, New York. He began his professional acting career playing Billy Abbott in the original miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976) starring Nick Nolte and Peter ...

Leigh Joseph McCloskey June 21, 1955 in Los Angeles, California

Dr. Zach Kelton - Santa Barbara 1988>1989 Ethan Asher - Santa Barbara 1989>1990

95. Joseph Bottoms

Actor | The Dove

Joseph Bottoms was born on April 22, 1954 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Dove (1974), Holocaust (1978) and The Black Hole (1979).

April 22, 1954 in Santa Barbara, California

Kirk Cranston - Santa Barbara 1985>1987

96. Dane Witherspoon

Actor | Santa Barbara

Dane Witherspoon was born on December 27, 1957 in Denton, Texas, USA as Richard Dane Witherspoon. He was an actor, known for Santa Barbara (1984), The Waltons (1972) and Seedpeople (1992). He was married to Tracy K. Shaffer and Robin Wright. He died on March 29, 2014 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Richard Dane Witherspoon December 27, 1957 in Denton, Texas

Joe Perkins - Santa Barbara 1984

97. Jack Wagner

Actor | The Bold and the Beautiful

With looks that resemble those of Robert Redford the blond-haired, blue-eyed Wagner was a soap opera favorite as secret agent Frisco Jones in his on-again, off-again appearances on General Hospital (1963). Wagner is a credible actor who doesn't rest on just having good looks. Wagner is just as ...

Peter John Wagner October 3, 1959 in Washington, Missouri

Warren Lockridge - Santa Barbara 1992>1993 Dr. Peter Burns - Melrose Place 1994>1999

98. John Callahan

Actor | All My Children

John Callahan was born on December 23, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as John Kevin Callahan. He was an actor, known for All My Children (1970), eCupid (2011) and Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010). He was married to Eva LaRue and Linda Freeman. He died on March 28, 2020 in Rancho Mirage, California, ...

John Kevin Callahan December 23, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York

Craig Hunt - Santa Barbara 1989>1991 Dr. Baker - Days of Our Lives 2010

99. Leon

Actor | Cool Runnings

Leon was born on March 8, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA as Leon Robinson. He is an actor and producer, known for Cool Runnings (1993), Little Richard (2000) and The Temptations (1998).

Leon Robinson March 8, 1962 in New York City

J.T. - The Five Heartbeats 1991

100. Michael Wright

Actor | The Principal

Michael Wright was born on April 30, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Principal (1987), V (1983) and Streamers (1983). He was previously married to Mitzie Lau.

April 30, 1956 in New York City

Eddie - The Five Heartbeats 1991



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