My Favorite TV Actors/Characters

by bigboijp | created - 26 Mar 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

This is a list of my favorite TV actors/character they played. I'll write down the character/the show they were on.

1. Bill Bixby

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

The son of a sales clerk and a department store owner, Bill Bixby was the sixth-generation Californian born as Wilfred Bailey Bixby, on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California. An only child growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, he attended schools in the same area, took ballroom dance lessons,...

Dr. David Bruce Banner on "The Incredible Hulk".

2. Lynda Carter

Actress | Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter was born on July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Linda Jean Cordova Carter. She is an actress, known for Wonder Woman (1975), Sky High (2005) and The Dukes of Hazzard (2005). She was previously married to Robert Altman and Ron Samuels.

Diana Prince/Wonder Woman on "The New Adventures Of Wonder Woman".

3. John Amos

Actor | Coming to America

A native of New Jersey and son of a mechanic, African-American John Amos has relied on his imposing build, eruptive nature and strong, forceful looks to obtain acting jobs, and a serious desire for better roles to earn a satisfying place in the annals of film and TV. He has found it a constant ...

James Evans, Sr. on "Good Times".

4. Esther Rolle

Actress | Driving Miss Daisy

Best known for the role of Florida Evans on the 1970s sitcoms Maude (1972) and Good Times (1974), African-American actress Esther Rolle proved to be as spirited and iron-willed off-camera as well. The gap-toothed actress with the gravelly voice was born in Pompano Beach, Florida, the 10th child of ...

Florida Evans on "Good Times".

5. Jimmie Walker

Actor | Good Times

He symbolized the 70s American dream of success -- the former kid from the ghetto who rose to wisecracking TV superstardom. While in his element as the broadly strutting, gleamy-toothed J.J. Evans of the popular urban-styled sitcom Good Times (1974), Jimmie Walker lived the extremely good life. ...

James "J.J." Evans, Jr. on "Good Times".

6. BernNadette Stanis

Actress | Good Times

BernNadette Stanis is best known as Thelma from Good Times (1974), but there's much more to her than that. In the 1970s she was the personification of black beauty. As sophisticated and graceful as she was, she still became TV's first black sex symbol or "It" girl. Thelma/BernNadette and the Evans ...

Thelma Evans-Anderson on "Good Times".

7. Ralph Carter

Actor | Good Times

Ralph Carter was born on May 30, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA as Ralph D. Carter. He is an actor, known for Good Times (1974), The Groomsmen (2006) and Gramma's Hands.

Michael Evans on "Good Times".

8. Ja'net DuBois

Soundtrack | Good Times

Ja'Net DuBois was a multi-talented and diverse performer. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York and began her career on Broadway. She has appeared in various plays, including "Golden Boy" with Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr., and "A Raisin in the Sun". She moved onto TV roles, receiving a Peabody...

Willona Woods on "Good Times".

9. Johnny Brown

Actor | Good Times

Johnny Brown was born on June 11, 1937 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. He is an actor, known for Good Times (1974), Man in the Mirror (2008) and Life (1999). He has been married to June Russell since 1961. They have two children.

Nathan "Buffalo Butt" Bookman on "Good Times"

10. Janet Jackson

Soundtrack | Poetic Justice

Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse) and Joe Jackson, a musician. She is the youngest of ten children. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while ...

Millicent "Penny" Woods on "Good Times".

11. Redd Foxx

Actor | Sanford and Son

Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. In the 1960s his ...

Fred G. Sanford on "Sanford & Son".

12. LaWanda Page

Actress | Friday

Best known for her role as Aunt Esther Anderson on "Sanford And Son", she appeared in many films including "Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood" (1996), "Friday" (1995), "The Legend of Dolemite" (1994), "West From North Goes South" (1993), "The Meteor Man" (1993...

Esther Anderson on "Sanford & Son".

13. Jerry Orbach

Actor | Law & Order

Jerry Orbach was born in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Leon Orbach, a former vaudevillian actor, was a German Jewish immigrant, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, and Emily (nee Olexy), a radio singer, was born in Pennsylvania to immigrant Polish-Lithuanian Roman Catholic parents, Alexander...

Detective Leonard "Lennie" Briscoe on "Law & Order".

14. Jesse L. Martin

Actor | Rent

Jesse Martin was born Jesse Lamont Watkins in Virginia's Blue Ridge mountain range. His mother, Virginia Price, was a college career counselor. His father, Jesse Reed Watkins, was a truck driver. His parents divorced when he was very young. His mother then moved his family to Buffalo, New York. He ...

Detective Edward "Ed" Green on "Law & Order".

15. S. Epatha Merkerson

Actress | Law & Order

A native of Michigan, S. Epatha Merkerson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Wayne State University. In 1978, she moved to New York City to apply her craft on stage. Although best known since 1993 as the smart and shrewd Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on the long-running TV crime drama Law &...

Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on "Law & Order".

16. Christopher Meloni

Actor | Man of Steel

Blessed with a piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his ...

Detective Elliot Stabler on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit".

17. Mariska Hargitay

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was...

Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit".

18. Ice-T

Actor | New Jack City

The legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. He moved to Los Angeles, California, to live with his paternal aunt after the death of his father while he was in the sixth grade; his mother had died earlier when he was in the third grade....

Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit".

19. 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 ...

Detective Robert "Bobby" Goren on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent".

20. Bob Denver

Actor | Gilligan's Island

Bob Denver was attending college at Loyola-Marymount University, in Los Angeles, when he got into acting. At first, Denver wasn't sure he wanted to be an actor, but gradually gave in, deciding that's what he was going to do for a career. Before he became established, he worked as a mailman and ...

Willy Gilligan on "Gilligan's Island".

21. Jim Backus

Actor | Rebel Without a Cause

Jim Backus was born James Gilmore Backus on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending preparatory school in his hometown Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ...

Thurston Howell, III on "Gilligan's Island".

22. Dawn Wells

Actress | Gilligan's Island

A wholesome beauty with comedic appeal, Dawn Elberta Wells was born on October 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada. Wells' childhood was a happy and healthy one. She and her mother grew their own fruits and vegetables in their gardens and Dawn rode horses. In her high school years, she was the class treasurer...

Mary Ann Summers on "Gilligan's Island".

23. Sinbad

Actor | Jingle All the Way

Sinbad was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan to two parents, Louise and the Baptist Rev. Dr. Donald Beckley Adkins and was then known as David Adkins. He is primarily known as an actor and somewhat a writer and proved his comedic acting style in House Guest (1994), Jingle All the Way (1996), First ...

Coach Walter Oaks on "A Different World".

24. Kadeem Hardison

Actor | A Different World

Kadeem Hardison was born on July 24, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Kadeem Ameer Hardison. He is an actor and director, known for A Different World (1987), White Men Can't Jump (1992) and Drive (1997). He was previously married to Chanté Moore.

Dwayne Cleophus Wayne on "A Different World".

25. Damon Wayans

Actor | The Last Boy Scout

A tall (6'2"), sly, cueball-domed comedian of film and television satire, Damon Wayans hit outrageous 90's TV stardom playing various wise guys and streetwise slick characters on older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans' landmark, black-oriented TV sketch comedy In Living Color (1990). The show was pretty...

Homey The Clown/Anton the Bum/Blaine Edwards on "In Living Color".

26. Jamie Foxx

Actor | Ray

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the biographical film Ray (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy...

Wanda The Ugly Woman/T-Dogg Jenkins on "In Living Color".

27. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

Mork on "Mork & Mindy".

28. Pam Dawber

Actress | Mork & Mindy

Actress, Pam Dawber grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Her career began to take off when a friend who was going to New York suggested that Pam accompany her and bring along her modeling portfolio to show various New York modeling agents. A pretty girl, Pam had done some modeling in Detroit, where she ...

Mindy McConnell on "Mork & Mindy".

29. 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 ...

Richard J. "Richie" Cunningham on "Happy Days".

30. Henry Winkler

Actor | The Waterboy

Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, were German Jewish immigrants who escaped the Holocaust by moving to the US in 1939. His father was the president of an international lumber company while his ...

Arthur Herbert "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on "Happy Days".

31. Anson Williams

Actor | Happy Days

Anson Williams was born on September 25, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Anson William Heimlich. He is an actor and director, known for Happy Days (1974), Baywatch (1989) and ABC Afterschool Specials (1972). He has been married to Jackie Gerken since 1988. They have four children. He was ...

Warren "Potsie" Weber on "Happy Days".

32. Don Most

Actor | Happy Days

Don is probably best known for his co-starring role as Ralph in the long running television series "Happy Days". During this time, he worked with such emerging talents as Ron Howard and Garry Marshall. Recently, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show - "Glee", as well as starring roles...

Ralph Malph on "Happy Days".

33. Scott Baio

Actor | Arrested Development

Scott Vincent James Baio was born on September 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the third child of Mario and Rose Baio, who had emigrated from Italy. At the young age of nine, Scott decided that he wanted to be an actor. Soon after, his parents took him on interviews and he was able to land ...

Charles "Chachi" Arcola on "Happy Days".

34. Pat Morita

Actor | The Karate Kid

Abundantly busy and much-loved Asian-American actor who became an on-screen hero to millions of adults and kids alike as the wise and wonderful Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid (1984), the sparkling Noriyuki Morita was back again dishing out Eastern philosophy and martial arts lessons for The Karate ...

Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on "Happy Days".

35. Maureen McCormick

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Maureen Denise McCormick was born on August 5, 1956 to Richard and Irene McCormick. The youngest of four children, she has three brothers Michael, Dennis and Kevin. Her acting career began at age six when she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley contest, which opened up the glamorous world of ...

Marcia Brady on "The Brady Bunch".

36. JoAnna Cameron

Actress | How to Commit Marriage

JoAnna Cameron was born on September 20, 1951 in Vail, Colorado, USA as JoAnna Kara Cameron. She is an actress and director, known for How to Commit Marriage (1969), The Secrets of Isis (1975) and Shazam! (1974).

Andrea Thomas/Isis on "The Secrets Of Isis".

37. William Katt

Actor | The Man from Earth

William Katt was born in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Theodore Katt. He is the son of actress Barbara Hale and actor Bill Williams. He is an actor and director, known for Big Wednesday (1978), The Greatest American Hero (1981), Carrie (1976) and The Man from Earth (2007). He has been ...

Ralph Hinkley on "The Greatest American Hero".

38. Robert Culp

Actor | I Spy

Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ...

FBI Agent Bill Maxwell on "The Greatest American Hero".

39. Connie Sellecca

Actress | The Greatest American Hero

Connie Sellecca was born on May 25, 1955 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Concetta Sellecchia. She is an actress and producer, known for The Greatest American Hero (1981), Hotel (1983) and Beyond Westworld (1980). She has been married to John Tesh since April 4, 1992. They have one child. She was ...

Pam Davidson On "The Greatest American Hero".

40. Michael Paré

Actor | Gone

Michael Kevin Paré was born on October 9, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Joan (Moroney) and Francis Paré, who owned print shops. His father died of leukemia when Paré was five, leaving his mother to raise their large family of children. Paré was working as a chef in New York City when an agent...

Anthony J. "Tony" Villicana on "The Greatest American Hero".

41. Faye Grant

Actress | My Best Friend's Girl

Faye Grant was born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, in 1957, and was involved in theater as a teenager. She left home at 18, hitchhiking throughout Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. After living in Mexico City, where she did Spanish commercials, she moved to Los Angeles. She played the role of Rhonda on ...

Rhonda Blake on "The Greatest American Hero".

42. Jesse D. Goins

Actor | RoboCop

Jesse D. Goins is an actor, known for RoboCop (1987), The Ugly Truth (2009) and WarGames (1983).

Cyler Johnson on "The Greatest American Hero".

43. George Peppard

Actor | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Handsome and elegant George Peppard occasionally displayed considerable talent through his career, but was too often cast in undemanding action roles. Following Broadway and television experience, he made a strong film debut in The Strange One (1957). He started getting noticed when he played ...

Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith on "The A-Team"

44. Dirk Benedict

Actor | The A-Team

Dirk Benedict was born in Montana on March 1st, 1945. He was raised in the country, far away from anything connected with movies or acting. He gathered his first experiences in acting (on a dare) in a college production of "Showboat" where he got the main part. His father, a lawyer, died when Dirk ...

Lieutenant Templeton "Face-Man" Peck on "The A-Team".

45. Dwight Schultz

Actor | Star Trek: First Contact

Dwight Schultz was born on November 24, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as William Dwight Schultz. He is known for his work on Star Trek: First Contact (1996), The A-Team (2010) and Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014). He has been married to Wendy Fulton since June 12, 1983. They have one child.

Captain "Howling Mad" Murdock on "The A-Team".

46. Mr. T

Actor | Rocky III

Mr. T was born Laurence Tureaud on 21 May 1952, in the rough south side ghetto of Chicago. He is the second to youngest of twelve children (he has four sisters and seven brothers) and grew up in the housing projects. His father, Nathaniel Tureaud, left when Laurence was 5, and his mother raised the...

Sergeant Bosco Albert "B.A." Baracus on "The A-Team".

47. David Hasselhoff

Actor | Baywatch

David Hasselhoff has become one of the most recognizable faces on television and throughout the world. Aside from starring in Knight Rider (1982) and Baywatch (1989), he is also an accomplished singer and popular recording artist.

David Michael Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, ...

Michael Knight on "Knight Rider".

48. William Daniels

Actor | St. Elsewhere

William Daniels is an American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York City. He was born in 1927, to bricklayer David Daniels and his wife Irene.

Daniels was a member of the singing Daniels family in Brooklyn. He made his television debut in 1943 at the age of 16, as part of a variety act. That same year,...

the voice of Knight Industries Two Thousand (aka K.I.T.T.) on "Knight Rider".

49. Lara Jill Miller

Actress | Gimme a Break!

Perhaps best known for her six seasons on camera as tomboy Samantha on NBC's hit sitcom "Gimme a Break", Lara Jill began her career on Broadway in "The Music Man" with Dick Van Dyke. Lara Jill graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from New York University and Fordham School of Law. She ...

Samantha "Sam" Kanisky on "Gimme A Break".

50. Jaleel White

Actor | Family Matters

Jaleel White was born on November 27, 1976 in Pasadena, California, USA as Jaleel Ahmad White. He is an actor and producer, known for Family Matters (1989), Big Fat Liar (2002) and Sonic the Hedgehog (1993).

Steven Quincy "Steve" Urkel/Bruce Lee Urkel/Stefan Urquelle on "Family Matters"

51. Shawn Harrison

Actor | Family Matters

Shawn Harrison was born on December 28, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Family Matters (1989), Legion of Super Heroes (2006) and Day by Day (1988).

Waldo Geraldo Faldo on "Family Matters".

52. Malik Yoba

Actor | Cool Runnings

Malik Yoba was born on September 17, 1967 in Bronx, New York, USA as Abdul-Malik Yoba. He is an actor and writer, known for Cool Runnings (1993), New York Undercover (1994) and Cop Land (1997). He has been married to Cat Wilson since December 21, 2003. He was previously married to Trisha Mann.

Det. Julius Clarence "J.C." Williams on "New York Undercover".

53. Michael DeLorenzo

Actor | Alive

Michael DeLorenzo was born on October 31, 1959 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Alive (1993), Resurrection Blvd. (2000) and A Few Good Men (1992).

Det. Eduardo "Eddie" Torres on "New York Undercover".

54. Patti D'Arbanville

Actress | Morning Glory

Patti was 17 before her mother allowed her to appear in an Andy Warhol project. Her start in a lesbian love-scene in Flesh (1968), was followed by a string of movies with some degree of nudity included. Since then, she has steadily appeared in good supporting roles, only with a few time-outs, i.e. ...

Lt. Virginia Cooper on "New York Undercover".

55. Luna Lauren Velez

Actress | Dexter

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York among eight siblings, including her twin sister Lorraine, Lauren Velez dreamed of becoming an actress ever since she played a groundhog in a school play in second grade. Immediately following high school, she received a scholarship from the Alvin Ailey...

Det. Nina Moreno-Torres on "New York Undercover".

56. Peter DeLuise

Actor | Stargate SG-1

Peter DeLuise was born on November 6, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter John DeLuise. He is an actor and director, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), 21 Jump Street (1987) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He has been married to Anne Marie DeLuise since June 7, 2002. They have one child. He ...

Officer Douglas "Doug" Penhall on "21 Jump Street".

57. Holly Robinson Peete

Actress | 21 Jump Street

Holly Robinson Peete was born on September 18, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Holly Elizabeth Robinson. She is known for her work on 21 Jump Street (1987), 21 Jump Street (2012) and For Your Love (1998). She has been married to Rodney Peete since June 10, 1995. They have four children.

Sergeant Judith "Judy" Hoffs on "21 Jump Street".

58. Steven Williams

Actor | Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

Steven Williams was born on January 7, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), The Blues Brothers (1980) and The X-Files (1993).

Captain Adam Fuller on "21 Jump Street".

59. Dean Cain

Actor | God's Not Dead

Dean Cain was born Dean George Tanaka in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to actress Sharon Thomas Cain and Roger Tanaka. His mother married his adoptive father, director Christopher Cain, when Dean was three. Though he grew up in Malibu and attended Santa Monica High School, his career plans favored ...

Clark Kent/Superman on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman".

60. Teri Hatcher

Actress | Tomorrow Never Dies

Teri Hatcher is an American actress, writer, presenter, and former NFL cheerleader. She is known for her television roles, portraying Lois Lane on the ABC series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993-1997), and as Susan Mayer on the television series Desperate Housewives (2004-2012), ...

Lois Lane on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman".

61. Will Smith

Music_department | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden ...

William "Will" Smith on "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air".

62. James Avery

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Although known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), James Avery was a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon...

Phillip Banks on "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air".

63. Alfonso Ribeiro

Actor | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Alfonso Ribeiro was born in New York on September 21, 1971. Alfonso's family is from Trinidad & Tobago. Although rumor has been that he is of Dominican descent, he has stated in an interview that this is false. Neither he nor his family are from the Dominican Republic; they originate from Trinidad ...

Carlton Banks on "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air".

64. Tatyana Ali

Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street (1969).

She went on...

Ashley Banks on "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air".

65. David Mann

Actor | Meet the Browns

David Mann was born on August 7, 1966 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as David Anthony Mann. He is an actor and producer, known for Meet the Browns (2009), Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009). He has been married to Tamela J. Mann since June 9, 1988. They have four children.

Leroy S. Brown On "Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns".

66. Tamela J. Mann

Actress | Madea Goes to Jail

Tamela J. Mann was born on June 9, 1966 in Limestone County, Texas, USA as Tamela Jean Johnson. She is an actress and producer, known for Madea Goes to Jail (2009), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) and Meet the Browns (2008). She has been married to David Mann since June 9, 1988. They have four ...

Cora Jean Simmons-Brown On "Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns".

67. Larry Hagman

Actor | Dallas

The son of a legendary actress (Mary Martin) and a district attorney, Larry Martin Hagman was born on September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas. After his parents' divorce, he moved to Los Angeles, California to live with his grandmother. When he was 12, his grandmother died and he moved back to his ...

John Ross "J.R." Ewing, Jr. on "Dallas".

68. Patrick Duffy

Actor | Dallas

Youngest of 2 children, and only son born to Terrence and Marie Duffy. Patrick was born in Montana, where his parents owned local taverns, and raised in Everett, Washington, since age 12. He wanted to become a professional athlete, and became a certified scuba diver while in his teens. However, his...

Robert James "Bobby" Ewing on "Dallas".

69. Josh Henderson

Actor | Step Up

Josh Henderson was born in Dallas, Texas. Josh grew up with his mother (Sharon) in Oklahoma & Texas. Graduating from Tulsa Memorial Senior High School in May 2000, he returned to Texas after graduation to auditioned for (2001) Popstars (2002) in Dallas. Remembered for "singing like Justin Timberlake...

John Ross Ewing, III on "Dallas".

70. Jesse Metcalfe

Actor | Desperate Housewives

Jesse Eden Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, to Nancy (DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. He has Italian, Portuguese, English, French, and Irish ancestry. He was raised in Southeastern Connecticut. Metcalfe attended the Williams School, a private high school in New London, Connecticut. He ...

Christopher Mark Ewing on "Dallas".

71. Julie Gonzalo

Actress | A Cinderella Story

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gonzalo moved to Miami, Florida when she was 8 years old.

Her first acting role came when she was 20 and she made a few TV appearances during the early 2000s, as well as appearing in some high profile movies (including Freaky Friday (2003)) but her breakthrough role ...

Pamela Rebecca Barnes-Ewing on "Dallas".

72. Emma Bell

Actress | The Walking Dead

Emma Jean Bell (born December 17, 1986) was born in Woodstown, New Jersey, grew up in Flemington and the Stanton section of Readington Township and attended Hunterdon Central Regional High School. She moved to New York City at the age of 16. She attended Talent Unlimited High School Performing Arts...

Emma Judith Ryland Brown on "Dallas".

73. Mitch Pileggi

Actor | Basic Instinct

Mitch Pileggi was born on April 5, 1952 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Mitchell Craig Pileggi. He is an actor, known for Basic Instinct (1992), The X-Files (1993) and The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008). He has been married to Arlene Warren since January 1, 1997. They have one child. He was ...

Harris Ryland on "Dallas".

74. John Witherspoon

Actor | Friday

John Witherspoon was born on January 27, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as John Weatherspoon. He was an actor, known for Friday (1995), Next Friday (2000) and Little Man (2006). He was married to Angela Robinson Witherspoon. He died on October 29, 2019 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

John "Pops" Williams on "The Wayans Bros".

75. Nicole Ari Parker

Actress | Boogie Nights

Nicole Ari Parker was born on October 7, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Boogie Nights (1997), Remember the Titans (2000) and Blue Streak (1999). She has been married to Boris Kodjoe since May 21, 2005. They have two children. She was previously married ...

Teri Joseph on "Soul Food: The Series".

76. Malinda Williams

Actress | High School High

Malinda Williams was born on September 24, 1970 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for High School High (1996), The Undershepherd (2012) and Soul Food (2000). She was previously married to D-Nice and Mekhi Phifer.

Tracy "Bird" Joseph Van Adams on "Soul Food: The Series".

77. Aaron Meeks

Actor | Soul Food

Aaron Meeks was born on April 26, 1986 in Harbor City, California, USA as Aaron Joseph Meeks. He is an actor, known for Soul Food (2000), A Storm in Summer (2000) and The Pretender (1996).

Ahmad Chadway on "Soul Food: The Series".

78. Mishon Ratliff

Actor | The Heartbreak Kid

Mishon (MY-shawn) is a young singer and fledgling songwriter who represents the next wave of pop R&B edged with hip-hop fire.

The 16 year-old vocalist has already stirred up noise with "Just A Kiss," which shows off the Los Angeles native's soaring vocal dexterity and considerable teen charm. The ...

Taylor "Tay" Sutton on "Lincoln Heights".

79. Rhyon Nicole Brown

Actress | Empire

As a bona fide star on the rise, Rhyon Nicole Brown is becoming well known in the entertainment industry as a triple threat; bringing complex, powerful characters to life on screen while also writing, recording, and performing her own original music. After a stellar performance as Maya throughout ...

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sutton on "Lincoln Heights".

80. Erica Hubbard

Actress | Lincoln Heights

Erica Hubbard started her career in 1988 doing voice-overs and starring in commercials such as: McDonald's, MCI, Reebok and Sears. She has worked in many markets, including Chicago, New York and California.

Ms. Hubbard has performed in feature films distributed by Paramount, 20th Century Fox and ...

Cassandra "Cassie" Sutton on "Lincoln Heights".

81. Martin Lawrence

Actor | Martin

Martin Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence. He is an actor and writer, known for Martin (1992), Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys (1995). He was previously married to Shamicka Gibbs and Pat Smith.

Martin Payne/Jerome/Roscoe/Otis/Edna "Mama" Payne/Dragonfly Jones/Elroy Preston/Sheneneh Jenkins on "Martin".

82. Tisha Campbell

Actress | Martin

Tisha Michelle Campbell was born on October 13, 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma & raised in Newark, New Jersey. Her first TV appearance was at the age of 8 on episode #006 of the PBS show, The Big Blue Marble (1974). The show featured stories on the life and culture of children from around the ...

Gina Waters-Payne on "Martin".

83. Tichina Arnold

Actress | Everybody Hates Chris

Tichina Arnold was born on June 28, 1969 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Tichina Rolanda Arnold. She is an actress, known for Everybody Hates Chris (2005), Little Shop of Horrors (1986) and Martin (1992). She was previously married to Rico Hines and Lamon Brewster.

Pamela "Pam" James on "Martin".

84. Thomas Mikal Ford

Actor | Martin

Thomas Mikal Ford was born on September 5, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Martin (1992), Harlem Nights (1989) and Across the Tracks (1990).

He recently completed four seasons on TV One's hit show, Who's Got jokes hosted by Bill Bellamy, as the hilarious ...

Tommy Strawn on "Martin".

85. Carl Anthony Payne II

Actor | Martin

Carl Anthony Payne II is an iconic American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his roles as Cole Brown on the FOX sitcom Martin and Walter "Cockroach" Bradley on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Carl is currently on a comedy tour of NYC, Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Little Rock, ...

Cole Brown on "Martin".

86. Reginald Ballard

Actor | Horrible Bosses

Reginald Ballard is an actor and writer, known for Horrible Bosses (2011), Martin (1992) and Menace II Society (1993).

Bruh-Man on "Martin".

87. Brandy Norwood

Actress | I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

Brandy Norwood was born on February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi, USA as Brandy Rayana Norwood. She is known for her work on I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), Moesha (1996) and Osmosis Jones (2001).

Moesha Mitchell on "Moesha".

88. Marcus T. Paulk

Actor | Moesha

Marcus Terrell Paulk was born on October 12, 1986 in the sunny city of Los Angeles, California. With all the buzz of Hollywood glamour and celebrity stardom it seems Paulk felt right at home so early in life "street performing" in California's ever popular Venice Beach, at the impressionable age of...

Miles Mitchell on "Moesha".

89. Lamont Bentley

Actor | NYPD Blue

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lamont Bentley moved to Los Angeles with his mother, an aspiring singer. His aptitude for comedy became apparent as he constantly made people laugh at his mother's auditions. It was then that he was encouraged to begin his own entertainment career. He began with ...

Hakeem Campbell on "Moesha".

90. Fredro Starr

Actor | Save the Last Dance

Was 1/3 of the Hip Hop group Onyx, the group debuted in 1993, Onyx won Soul Train's 1993 Best Rap Album of the year over Dr. Dre's The Chronic. Fredro has offically retired from rap. He is now only concentrating on his budding acting career which spans a total of 10 years. His last 2 solo albums ...

Quinton "Q" Brooks on "Moesha".

91. Ray J

Actor | Mars Attacks!

Ray J was born on January 17, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi, USA as Willie Ray Norwood Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Mars Attacks! (1996), Set It Off (1996) and Black Sash (2003). He was previously married to Princess Love Norwood.

Dorian Long on "Moesha".

92. Steve Harvey

Producer | The Steve Harvey Show

Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia, USA as Broderick Stephen Harvey. He is a producer and actor, known for The Steve Harvey Show (1996), Family Feud (1999) and You Got Served (2004). He has been married to Marjorie Harvey since June 25, 2007. They have two children. ...

Steve Hightower on "The Steve Harvey Show".

93. Cedric the Entertainer

Actor | Barbershop

Cedric the Entertainer was born on April 24, 1964 in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA as Cedric Antonio Kyles. He is an actor and writer, known for Barbershop (2002), Be Cool (2005) and Larry Crowne (2011). He has been married to Lorna Wells since September 3, 1999. They have two children.

Cedric Jackie Robinson/Grandma Puddin on "The Steve Harvey Show".

94. Wendy Raquel Robinson

Actress | The Game

Wendy Raquel Robinson was born July 25, 1967, in Los Angeles, California. She is of African-American and Native American descent. Robinson is a cum laude graduate of Howard University of the School of Fine Arts and received her B.F.A. in drama. She's appeared in several plays, such as "The Vagina ...

Principal Regina "Piggy" Grier on "The Steve Harvey Show".

95. Terri J. Vaughn

Actress | The Steve Harvey Show

Terri J. Vaughn was born on October 16, 1969 in San Francisco, California, USA as Terri Juanita Vaughn. She is an actress and producer, known for The Steve Harvey Show (1996), Friday (1995) and All of Us (2003). She has been married to Karon Riley since January 19, 2008. They have two children. She...

Lovita Alize' Jenkins-Robinson on "The Steve Harvey Show".

96. Merlin Santana

Actor | The Steve Harvey Show

Originally from New York, both of Merlin's parents were from the Dominican Republic. His mother pushed for a career in show business to keep him out of trouble and off the mean streets. He began as an advertising model for a fast-food chain at the age of 3. He first began getting noticed as Stanley...

Romeo Santana on "The Steve Harvey Show".

97. William Lee Scott

Actor | The Butterfly Effect

William Lee Scott was born on July 6, 1973 in Hudson, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Butterfly Effect (2004), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) and October Sky (1999). He has been married to Charlene Bloom since 2002. They have two children.

Stanley "Bullethead" Kuznocki on "The Steve Harvey Show".

98. Lori Beth Denberg

Actress | Good Burger

Lori Beth Denberg was born on February 2, 1976 in Northridge, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Good Burger (1997), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) and Lost Treasure of the Valley (2019).

Lydia Liza Gutman on "The Steve Harvey Show".

99. Kenan Thompson

Actor | Saturday Night Live

Kenan Thompson was born on May 10, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Kenan Stacy Thompson. He is an actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Snakes on a Plane (2006) and Good Burger (1997). He has been married to Christina Evangeline since November 11, 2011. They have two children.

Kenan Rockmore on "Kenan & Kel".

100. Kel Mitchell

Actor | Good Burger

Acting Career - Hailing from the Windy City, Kel Mitchell began his acting career at the young age of 12 with the ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Young Kel wowed audiences with his on-stage performances in Chicago theatrical productions such as "Kasimu & the Coconut Palm" and "Dirt." But it was his ...

Kel Kimble on "Kenan & Kel".



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