“ Webster (1983) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Two and a Half Men (2003) ” - Alex DuVon
Harold Gould earned a Ph.D. in theatre and taught speech and drama at Cornell University. Pursuing some off-Broadway work in the 1950s, he decided to practice what he preached, and became a full-time professional actor in the 1960s. He has appeared in hundreds of TV shows since, usually playing a father, grandfather or other authority figure.
“ The Golden Girls (1985) ” - Alex DuVon
Standing 6 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, Garrett grew up in Woodland Hills outside of Los Angeles. His father was a hearing aid specialist working in geriatrics and his mother was a housewife. Garrett spent a whopping six weeks at UCLA before going into stand-up comedy full time. He began performing his act at various Los Angeles comedy clubs...
“ Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) ” - Alex DuVon
Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York, to Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. He has German ancestry. James attended Cortland University where he played fullback on the football team while majoring in sports management...
“ The King of Queens (1998) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Still Standing (2002) ” - Alex DuVon
Derek Theler is an American actor and model. He was born Alaska on October 29, 1986. He grew up playing sports, loved riding motorcycles and graduated from Colorado State with a degree in Pre medicine. He appeared as a model in commercials for Nike, Coke Zero, Kayak, Arby's, State Farm and Verizon ad.
“ Baby Daddy (2012) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Punky Brewster (1984) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Silver Spoons (1982) ” - Alex DuVon
John Phillip Stamos was born in Cypress, California, to Loretta (Phillips), a model, and William Stamos, a restaurateur. He is of Greek (father) and English-Irish (mother) descent, and his family's surname was originally "Stamotopoulos". John has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina, both school teachers...
“ Full House (1987) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Step by Step (1991) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Small Wonder (1985) ” - Alex DuVon
Douglas Osborne McClure was born on May 11, 1935 in Glendale, California. Educated at UCLA, this blond leading man long made a career of apparent agelessness. He played one young sidekick after another through numerous movies and one television series after another, playing 20ish roles into his late 40s...
“ Out of This World (1987) ” - Alex DuVon
“ ALF (1986) ” - Alex DuVon
If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata...
“ 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) ” - Alex DuVon
Raviv Ullman was born in Eilat, Israel, to American parents, Laura (Ehrenkranz), a teacher, and Brian Ullman, a printer. His family is Jewish, and his maternal grandfather, Joseph Ehrenkranz, is an Orthodox rabbi. Through his mother, Raviv is a first cousin, twice removed, of U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman
“ Phil of the Future (2004) ” - Alex DuVon
Spencer Boldman is an American actor, born July 28, 1992 in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in Plano. Spencer is known for starring in the series "Lab Rats" (2012)_ and the TV movie _Zapped (2014)_, and will play the male lead in the film Cruise
, written and directed by Rob Siegel. Cruise is set during the summer of 1987 in Queens...
“ Lab Rats (2012) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Good Luck Charlie (2010) ” - Alex DuVon
Emmy-nominated actor and director Malcolm-Jamal Warner was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was named after Malcolm X
and legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal
. Warner first rose to national prominence by starring on the celebrated and long-running classic television series "The Cosby Show."...
“ The Cosby Show (1984) ” - Alex DuVon
“ The Nanny (1993) ” - Alex DuVon
Brice is a talented young actor that began his acting career in school plays. He later went on to do voices in an assortment of radio commercials. Before appearing as "Wesley" on "Mr. Belvedere" he starred in an episode of "Alice". Brice also enjoys science, baseball, & video games in addition to his favorite hobby, drawing cartoons, at which he excels.
“ Mr. Belvedere (1985) ” - Alex DuVon
Tony Danza is an American actor, perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most beloved and long-running series, including Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss (1984-1992). Danza was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to Anne (Cammisa), a bookkeeper, and Matty Iadanza, a garbageman...
“ Who's the Boss? (1984) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Hope & Faith (2003) ” - Alex DuVon
Most familiar to television viewers as the dim-witted anchorman Miller Redfield on Murphy Brown
, Christopher Rich has enjoyed a successful career in television, film and theater. Born in Dallas, Texas, Rich began performing in plays while attending high school in the Rio Grande Valley, urged by a teacher to channel his rowdy tendencies into acting rather than protesting the Vietnam War...
“ Reba (2001) ” - Alex DuVon
Two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth stars on Season 3 FX's critically acclaimed drama Tyrant
and has two independent films coming out this year. On Tyrant
, Noth enters the show in its third season premiering in July, starring as Gen. William Cogswell...
“ Sex and the City (1998) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Weeds (2005) ” - Alex DuVon
“ JAG (1995) ” - Alex DuVon
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 theater production assistant and interior designer. He is of Italian descent and has two older sisters. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American Stanislavski Theatre...
“ Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) ” - Alex DuVon
Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003.
“ Criminal Minds (2005) ” - Alex DuVon
A charismatic performer who spent years on television looking for his big break, actor George Eads finally became a television star portraying forensic investigator Nick Stokes on the hit procedural "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ). Prior to that role, Eads eked out a living with roles on less-than-popular shows like "Strange Luck" (Fox...
“ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) ” - Alex DuVon
Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Janice (Styons), a guidance counselor, and William Carlyle Hall, who worked for IBM. Michael is a graduate of NYU's Master of Fine Arts program in acting. He is known for the titular character "Dexter" in Dexter
and as mortician "David Fisher" in Six Feet Under
“ Dexter (2006) ” - Alex DuVon
Simon Baker was first recognized in 1992, when he received Australia's prestigious Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Upon relocating to Los Angeles with his family, Baker was immediately cast in the Academy Award winning film L.A. Confidential
“ The Mentalist (2008) ” - Alex DuVon
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 Pittsburgh...
“ White Collar (2009) ” - Alex DuVon
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 family on $87 a month welfare in a three-room apartment...
“ The A-Team (1983) ” - Alex DuVon
Born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, the light-haired, aristocratically handsome Simon MacCorkindale's first career choice was to follow in his Air Force pilot father Peter's bootsteps by joining the Air Training Corps., but his deteriorating eyesight forced him to choose an alternative vocation. Taking drama classes following high school graduation...
“ Manimal (1983) ” - Alex DuVon
Adrian Pasdar was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Rosemarie Pasdar
(née Sbresny), who owns a travel agency, and Homayoon Pasdar, a prominent heart surgeon. His father is Iranian and his mother, who was born in Germany, is of German, and some Polish, descent. At the age of 2, his father moved the family to Powelton...
“ Heroes (2006) ” - Alex DuVon
Jensen Ross Ackles, better known as simply Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to Donna Joan (Shaffer) and actor Alan Ackles
. He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. Jensen grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister...
“ Supernatural (2005) ” - Alex DuVon
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 Scottish-born school teacher...
“ The X Files (1993) ” - Alex DuVon
Jeremiah O'Connell was born in New York City, to Linda (Witkowski), an art teacher, and Michael O'Connell, a British-born advertising agency art director. He is of half Irish, one quarter Italian, and one quarter Polish descent. He was raised in Manhattan with his parents and a younger brother, Charlie O'Connell
“ Sliders (1995) ” - Alex DuVon
In the early 1980s, this ruggedly handsome young man of Norwegian parentage was seen as the "next big thing", and then suddenly he was dead from an accident via a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hexum was born and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he was a musically gifted student at school playing both the horn & the violin in the school orchestra...
“ Voyagers! (1982) ” - Alex DuVon
Scott Stewart Bakula was born on October 9, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Sally (Zumwinkel) and J. Stewart Bakula, a lawyer. He is of German, as well as Czech, Austrian, Scottish, and English ancestry. He comes from a musical family. In the fourth grade, he started a rock band and wrote songs for them...
“ Quantum Leap (1989) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Lost (2004) ” - Alex DuVon
David Hedison was born Albert David Hedison, Jr. in Providence, Rhode Island, where his father owned a jewelry enameling business. He decided he wanted to be an actor after seeing Blood and Sand
. He started out in the theater as "Al Hedison", receiving a Theatre World Award for most promising newcomer after appearing in the play...
“ Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) ” - Alex DuVon
“ The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) ” - Alex DuVon
“ The Flash (1990) ” - Alex DuVon
Christien Anholt began his acting career in 1988 at the age of 17 after winning the coveted role of 'Hans' in the motion picture "Reunion", directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Jason Robards. For his debut performance Anholt received a Best Actor nomination at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, and went on to win Best Actor at the E'Febo Doro awards in Sicily in 1990...
“ Relic Hunter (1999) ” - Alex DuVon
Lorenzo Fernando Lamas was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of actors Arlene Dahl
and Fernando Lamas
. His father was Argentinian and his mother was American, of Norwegian descent. Lorenzo was raised in Pacific Palisades, California. In 1968, his family moved to New York. He attended private school...
“ Renegade (1992) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Jericho (2006) ” - Alex DuVon
Michael T. Weiss
Michael T. Weiss was born in Chicago, Illinois to a steel industry executive father and a homemaker mother. He has an older sister, Jamie Sue Weiss
, who is a make-up artist. As a child, he appeared in local TV commercials in Chicago. He graduated from University of Southern California and attended Second City Workshops in Chicago. Early in his career, he also worked as a personal trainer...
“ The Pretender (1996) ” - Alex DuVon
Born Raymond William Stacy Burr on 21 May 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Burr spent most of his early life traveling. As a youngster, his father moved his family to China, where the elder Burr worked as a trade agent. When the family returned to Canada, Raymond's parents separated. He and his mother moved to Vallejo...
“ Perry Mason (1957) ” - Alex DuVon
Son of Greek immigrants. Soldier during World War II. Studied psychology. Worked as journalist for ABC News. The bald-headed actor played character roles, often as sadistic or psychotic types. He became a TV favorite in the 1970s when his role as Det. Theo Kojak in the TV movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders
was expanded into the gritty Kojak
TV series, lasting from 1973-78.
“ Kojak (1973) ” - Alex DuVon
Former College Football standout at San Diego State University where he played Defensive End. Was a first round Draft Pick of the New York Giants in 1969 where he played for 3 seasons before finishing his 13 year career with the Los Angeles Rams.
“ Hunter (1984) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Silk Stalkings (1991) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Baywatch (1989) ” - Alex DuVon
Roland was born in Vienna, Austria. He spent his childhood in Vienna, where he enjoyed swimming and playing soccer. At the early age of 15 decided he wanted to become a bodybuilder. From that day on, Roland dedicated his life to becoming his very best. While training, Roland continued schooling and graduated from college with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management...
“ Son of the Beach (2000) ” - Alex DuVon
Neil Richard Flynn is an American actor and comedian, known for his role as "The Janitor", in the medical comedy-drama, Scrubs
. He currently portrays "Mike Heck" in the ABC sitcom, The Middle
. Neil was born in the south-side of Chicago. He is of Irish descent and was raised Catholic. He moved to Waukegan...
“ Scrubs (2001) ” - Alex DuVon
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen
, a Nickleodeon series taped in Florida with many other Canadian actors...
“ Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Mike & Molly (2010) ” - Alex DuVon
John started the improvisational comedy group, "Sal's Meat Market", in Bridgeport, Connecticut, while a student at Sacred Heart University, located in Fairfield/Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was later affiliated with the ensemble group, "The Downtown Cabaret". Coincidentally, he was a friend of Susan Ryan
“ Cheers (1982) ” - Alex DuVon
A five-time Emmy Award winner, Kelsey Grammer was born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to Sally (Cranmer), a singer, and Frank Allen Grammer, Jr., a musician and restaurateur. He was raised in New Jersey and Florida. Grammer was drawn to the works of William Shakespeare
and spent two years at the prestigious Juilliard School...
“ Frasier (1993) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Night Court (1984) ” - Alex DuVon
Beefy, roughhewn actor Robert Pastorelli was a former boxer and an admitted drug addict before he cleaned up his act and pursued theater work in New York in such 1970s productions as "Rebel Without a Cause," "The Rainmaker," and "Death of a Salesman," he headed west and turned to film and TV in 1982...
“ Murphy Brown (1988) ” - Alex DuVon
Alan Ruck was born on July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, and has made over 100 appearances in films and television, and on stage. He is best known for his role as the friend of Matthew Broderick
and hopeless hypochondriac Cameron Frye, in John Hughes
's Ferris Bueller's Day Off
. During the 1980s he appeared...
“ Spin City (1996) ” - Alex DuVon
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, four-year-old...
“ The Drew Carey Show (1995) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Norm (1999) ” - Alex DuVon
Thomas Gibson began his acting career at the age of ten when he took part in children's theater. Gibson performed and studied with the Footlight Players at the Dock Street Theater and starred in his first play in 1973. Six years later, Gibson attended the College of Charleston and interned at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival...
“ Dharma & Greg (1997) ” - Alex DuVon
Paul Reiser is one of a handful of stand-up comedians who, in the 1990s, were given the opportunity to create their own sitcoms. Mad About You
, which co-starred Emmy-winner Helen Hunt
as his wife, was a huge success and enjoyed a very long and very comfortable run, placing Paul squarely on the entertainment map...
“ Mad About You (1992) ” - Alex DuVon
Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Schwimmer was encouraged by a high school instructor to attend a summer program in acting at Northwestern University. Inspired by that experience, he returned to Northwestern where he received a bachelor's degree in speech/theater. In 1988, along with seven other Northwestern graduates, he co-founded Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company.
“ Friends (1994) ” - Alex DuVon
Matt LeBlanc was born on 25 July 1967 in Newton, Massachussetts. His mother, Patricia, is of Italian origin, and worked as an office manager, and his father, Paul LeBlanc, who was from a French-Canadian family, was a mechanic. After graduating from high school, he spent some time as a photo model in Florida before moving to New York where he took drama classes...
“ Joey (2004) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Nikki (2000) ” - Alex DuVon
Omid Djalili is a British Iranian stand-up comedian and actor. Omid had great success performing A Strange Bit of History, which won the Spirit of The Fringe award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, Omid has since become a fringe favorite with a string of sell-out shows. In 1995 it was with Short Fat Kebab Shop Owner's Son...
“ Whoopi (2003) ” - Alex DuVon
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 & Tobago...
“ The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) ” - Alex DuVon
When Bronson Pinchot began auditioning for Broadway roles, he refused to do accents. Years later, his ability to do accents is what gave him his first break in film and led to television success as Balki Bartokomous, the odd cousin from a Balkan nation who comes to live with Mark Linn-Baker
on the sitcom Perfect Strangers
“ Perfect Strangers (1986) ” - Alex DuVon
“ That '70s Show (1998) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Taxi (1978) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Happy Days (1974) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Alice (1976) ” - Alex DuVon
Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner
(née Lebost) and Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner
. Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in...
“ All in the Family (1971) ” - Alex DuVon
Clean cut and smoothly handsome as a youth, Mike Evans got on board the Norman Lear
TV train in the early 1970s and took a straight ride to sitcom stardom in both a landmark comedy series and its black-oriented spin-off. Born Michael Jonas Evans in Salisbury, North Carolina, on November 3, 1949...
“ The Jeffersons (1975) ” - Alex DuVon
Originally a student of playwriting at Columbia University, Richard Mulligan began his acting career in regional theater and soon after made his Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "All the Way Home". In addition to his continuing Broadway career, Mulligan has successfully transferred his unique comedic talents to television and film...
“ Soap (1977) ” - Alex DuVon
Gavin MacLeod was raised in Pleasantville, New York, the son of a gas station owner who was part Chippewa Indian (Ojibwa). He followed his 1952 graduation from Ithaca College with military service, then moved to New York City and worked for a while as an usher and elevator operator at Radio City Music Hall...
“ The Love Boat (1977) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Tabitha (1977) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Wizards of Waverly Place (2007) ” - Alex DuVon
Adrian grew up in Tampa, Florida and started acting in the 8th grade. Although Adrian started acting at age 14, he didn't take it seriously until his senior year when he landed his first full length theatrical production of the high school musical Fame. He grew up playing many sports such as baseball...
“ The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Blossom (1990) ” - Alex DuVon
Born in San Diego, California, on October 10th, 1973, to Mario Sr. and Elvira, Mario Lopez's first professional role was on the series, a.k.a. Pablo
. Mario is probably best known to youngsters, however, as A.C. Slater from NBC's popular 1980s teen comedy series Saved by the Bell
. Among Mario's other credits are several other popular television series...
“ Saved by the Bell (1989) ” - Alex DuVon
“ The Wonder Years (1988) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Tour of Duty (1987) ” - Alex DuVon
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 into acting in his teens...
“ The West Wing (1999) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Huff (2004) ” - Alex DuVon
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 game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney
). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ ER (1994) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Third Watch (1999) ” - Alex DuVon
Paul Gross is the elder of two brothers. He was an Army brat; his father, Bob Gross, was a Tank Commander in the Canadian Army. As a consequence Paul and his family moved around a lot: he has lived in Canada, the U.S, England and Germany. Paul was introduced to acting in his early teens, while the Gross family was in Washington...
“ Due South (1994) ” - Alex DuVon
In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi
and Rob Tapert
, Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, The Evil Dead
, in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983...
“ The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993) ” - Alex DuVon
Robert Conrad was a graduate of Northwestern University, spending his first few years out of school supporting himself and his family by driving a milk truck and singing in a Chicago cabaret. Conrad befriended up-and-coming actor Nick Adams during this period, and it was Adams who helped Conrad get his first Hollywood work in 1957...
“ The Wild Wild West (1965) ” - Alex DuVon
Mark Slade was born in Salem, Massachusetts. In 1956, he enrolled at the Worcester Academy, intending to make a career of his great interest and hobby, cartooning. However, after filling in at the last minute for a sick classmate in a play entitled "The Male Animal", he founds himself smitten with the stage-bug and decided to become an actor, instead...
“ The High Chaparral (1967) ” - Alex DuVon
Best recalled as the eldest son and first member of the "Bonanza" Cartwright clan to permanently leave the Ponderosa in the hopes of greener acting pastures, dark, deep-voiced and durably handsome Pernell Roberts' native roots lay in Georgia. Born Pernell Elvin Roberts, Jr. on May 18, 1928, in North Carolina and moved to Waycross as an infant...
“ Bonanza (1959) ” - Alex DuVon
“ Father Murphy (1981) ” - Alex DuVon
A former college athlete at the University of Texas, Fess studied drama in the early fifties and debuted in Springfield Rifle
. He made only a handful of movies until he was signed by Walt Disney
to star in the "Davy Crockett" series. When Walt was looking for an actor to play the part of Davy, he screened the sci-fi movie Them!
with James Arness
“ Daniel Boone (1964) ” - Alex DuVon