200 Favorite Living Actors !!!! (Ultimate List)

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John Goodman
John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne...
“ For :
1) Barton Fink
2) Fallen
3) The Big Lebowski
4) In The Electric Mist
5) Treme ” - Levanio
Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University...
“ For :
1) Crimson Tide
2) He Got Game
3) Man on Fire
4) The Book of Eli
5) Déja Vu
6) Philadelphia
7) The Devil in Blue Dress
8) Unstoppable
8) Inside Man ” - Levanio
Shea Whigham
Born in Florida, educated at Purchase, and coming from the NYC based theatre scene, Shea Whigham's big break came when director Joel Schumacher cast him opposite Colin Farrell in Tigerland (2000). Since then he has racked up impressive credits working with such legendary Hollywood directors as Martin Scorcese...
“ For :
1) Machete
2) Bad Lieutenant : Port of New Orleans
3) Boardwalk Empire
4) The Killing Room
5) Savages ” - Levanio
J.K. Simmons
Actor, Whiplash
J.K. Simmons is an American actor. He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music). He had originally planned to be a singer and studied at the University of Montana to become a composer...
“ For :
1) Oz
2) The Ladykillers
3) Spider-Man
4) Spider-Man 2
5) Spider-Man 3
6) Burn After Reading
7) First Snow
8) Thank You For Smoking ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) Eastern Promises
2) The International ” - Levanio
Tom Towles
A character player, often playing scumbags or obnoxious men, who worked for more than a decade in Chicago theatre before establishing himself in films and TV beginning in the late 80s, often in lower-budget fare. Tom Towles drifted into acting after serving in the Marine Corps. Although he made an isolated appearance in a bit role in Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino...
“ For :
1) Henry : Portrait of a Serial Killer
2) Miami Vice
3) Night of The Living Dead
4) Mad Dog and Glory
5) The Devil's Reject ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) Manhunter
2) To Live and Die in L.A.
3) C.S.I.
4) Thief ” - Levanio
Tom Noonan
Actor, Heat
Offbeat character actor Tom Noonan started off his career in various theater troupes that utilized his skills as a guitarist and composer. A graduate from Yale's acting school, he founded the Paradise Theatre in 1983, which was instrumental later in his growth as an artist. Gravitating toward film and TV in the 80s...
“ For :
1) Manhunter
2) X-Files
3) C.S.I. ” - Levanio
Brian Cox
Actor, Troy
Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish descent...
“ For :
1) Manhunter
2) The 25h Hour
3) Braveheart
4) X- Men 2
5) Adaptation ” - Levanio
Bruce McGill
Actor, Collateral
Bruce McGill grew up in San Antonio, Texas. His mother, Adriel Rose (née Jacobs) is an artist, and his father, Woodrow Wilson McGill, is a real estate and insurance agent. He graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School San Antonio and from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in drama. His love for acting stems back to elementary school...
“ For :
1) The Insider
2) Matchstick Men
3) Collateral
4) Miami Vice
5) C.S.I.
6) Tales From The Crypt ” - Levanio
Tim Roth
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 "Roth"; Ernie was born in Brooklyn, New York, to an immigrant family of Irish ancestry...
“ For :
1) Reservoir Dogs
2) Pulp Fiction
3) The Hit
4) The Incredible Hulk
5) Made in Britain
6) Hoodlum ” - Levanio
Robert Duvall
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953...
“ For :
1) The Apostle
2) The Road
3) Joe Kidd
4) The Godfather
5) Colors
6) Lucky You
7) Apocalypse Now
8) A Civil Action
9) Wild Bill
10) Jack Reacher ” - Levanio
Powers Boothe
Actor, Sin City
Incisive, gravelly-voiced screen tough guy Powers Boothe was born on June 1, 1948 in Snyder, Texas, a sharecropper's son. Used to hard physical work "chopping cotton" as a youngster, he went on to become the first member of his family to attend university. He then proceeded to study acting via a fellowship with Southern Methodist University...
“ For :
1) Deadwood
2) Extreme Prejudice
3) Sin City
4) Southern Comfort ” - Levanio
Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden Horse award for best supporting actor...
“ For :
1) Kung Fu Hustle
2) Just Heroes
3) A Chinese Odyssey ” - Levanio
Tony Ka Fai Leung
Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Chiu-Wai Leung is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures. Leung has been in the film industry for more than 30 years...
“ For :
1) Prison on Fire
2) Election
3) Throw Down
4) Eye in The Sky
5) She Shoots Straight ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) Mad Detective
2) Too Many Ways To Be Number One
3) Running Out of Time
4) Running Out of Time 2
5) My Lest Eye Sees Ghosts
6) Expect The Unexpected
7) Black Mask ” - Levanio
Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
“ For :
1) Body of Lies
2) Master and Commander
3) State of Play
4) The Insider
5) The Next Three Days ” - Levanio
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Actor, Ip Man 2
Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age of 12...
“ For :
1) Blade of Fury
2) Warriors Two
3) S.P.L.
4) She Shoots Straight ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) Miami Vice
2) Carlito's Way
3) Luck ” - Levanio
Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow...
“ For :
1) The Hurt Locker
2) She Hate Me
3) 8 Mile ” - Levanio
Lance Henriksen
Actor, Aliens
An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope...
“ For :
1) Millenium
2) Dead Man
3) Near Dark
4) Dog Day Afternoon
5) The Quick and The Dead
6) Appaloosa ” - Levanio
William Forsythe
Actor, The Rock
Dynamically entertaining heavyset US actor with piercing eyes, William Forsythe has a superb talent for playing some truly unlikeable 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 you...
“ For :
1) The Devil's Reject
2) Once Upon a Time in America
3) Halloween
4) Boardwalk Empire
5) Hard Luck
6) CSI : Miami ” - Levanio
Lee Tergesen
Actor, Monster
He was born on July 8, 1965 in Ivoryton, Connecticut and is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. His brother, Chris Tergesen, is a music supervisor and music editor. Lee has been married three times and has been married to Yuko Otomo, an art therapist, since 2011. They have a daughter, Lily, born in 2012...
“ For :
1) Oz
2) Generation Kill ” - Levanio
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 Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg...
“ For :
1) Reservoir Dogs
2) The Sopranos
3) King of New York
4) Desperado
5) Interview
6) Art School Confidential
7) Miller's Crossing
8) Escape From L.A.
9) Fargo
10) Delirious
11) Tales From The Crypt
12) Boardwalk Empire
13) Homicide ” - Levanio
John Turturro
Highly talented, lightly built American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles. Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine, a jazz singer...
“ For :
1) Barton Fink
2) Miami Vice
3) Jungle Fever
4) The Big Lebowski
5) Do The Right Thing
6) You Don't Mess With The Zohan
7) Miller's Crosssing ” - Levanio
Luis Guzmán
Actor of Puerto Rican descent who made many memorable films in the 1980s due to his villainous persona. Presently resides with his wife and many kids in Vermont.
“ For :
1) Punck-Drunk Love
2) The Taking of Pelham 123
3) Traffic
4) Snake Eyes
5) Magnolia
6) Carlito's Way
7) Oz
8) Carlito's Way : Rise To Power
9) Hard Luck ” - Levanio
Vincent D'Onofrio
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...
“ For :
1) Full Metal Jacket
2) Brooklyn's Finest
3) The Cell
4) Law and Order : Criminal Intent
5) Staten Island
6) The Player
7) Men in Black
8) Homicide ” - Levanio
Elias Koteas
Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in New York City...
“ For :
1) Zodiac
2) Crash
3) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4) Let Me In
5) The Sopranos
6) Shutter Island
7) The Thind Red Line
8) Two Lovers ” - Levanio
Mark Wahlberg
American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted...
“ For :
1) We Own The Night
2) Four Brothers
3) The Departed
4) The Other Guys
5) The Lovely Bones
6) The Fighter ” - Levanio
Stephen Tobolowsky
Actor, Memento
Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky was born on May 30, 1951 in Dallas, Texas. Over the past three decades, Tobolowsky has racked up a lengthy list of roles in movies and television across many different genres. While Tobolowsky initially attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with the intention of studying geology...
“ For :
1) Groundhog Day
2) Entourage
3) Buried
4) Deadwood
5) Memento ” - Levanio
Brad Dourif
Character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, after which his mother married Bill Campbell...
“ For :
1) Deadwood
2) X-Files
3) Color of Night
4) Halloween
5) Halloween 2
6) One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest
7) Tales From The Crypt ” - Levanio
Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ For :
1) Empire of The Sun
2) Rescue Dawn
3) The Machinist
4) The Prestige
5) Harsh Times ” - Levanio
Garret Dillahunt
Garret grew up in the state of Washington and attended the University of Washington where he studied journalism. He received his MFA from New York University's Graduate Acting Program. He appeared on and off Broadway and in theaters around the country before he began pursuing film and television roles. He has two brothers: Brett, a teacher; and Eric, deceased.
“ For :
1) Deadwood
2) The Last House on The Left
3) Millenium
4) The Believer
5) The Road
6) The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
7) Winter's Bone
8) Oliver Sherman ” - Levanio
Michael Parks
Michael Parks is known as an actor's actor by his peers with a breadth of astonishing range that has allowed him to portray stunning contrasts--sometimes in the same film, like in Tusk, starring in dual roles as an erudite serial killer opposite Justin Long, and as a feeble rube opposite Johnny Depp...
“ For :
1) Kill Bill Vol. 1
2) Kill Bill Vol. 2
3) The Last Hard Men
4) From Dusk Till Dawn
5) Death Proof
6) Red State ” - Levanio
Harvey Keitel
American actor and producer Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Ridley Scott's The Duellists and Thelma & Louise, Peter Yates' Mother, Jugs & Speed...
“ For :
1) Reservoir Dogs
2) Bad Lieutenant
3) Taxi Driver
4) Pulp Fiction
5) The Duellists ” - Levanio
Michael Imperioli
Imperioli was born James Michael Imperioli in Mt. Vernon, New York on March 26, 1966. His film work began in the late 1980s. An early part that brought him recognition was in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, as Spider, a local kid who works for the gangsters and has a run-in with a psychopathic mob soldier played by Joe Pesci...
“ For :
1) The Sopranos
2) Summer of Sam
3) Goodfellas ” - Levanio
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history. Farrell was born on May 31...
“ For :
1) Minority Report
2) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
3) In Bruges
5) Cassandra's Dream
6) The Way Back ” - Levanio
Val Kilmer
Actor, Heat
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 Professional's School and...
“ For :
1) Heat
2) True Romance
3) Streets of Blood
4) Top Secret !
5) Déja Vu ” - Levanio
Ted Levine
Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in May, 1957, he was among the last graduating class of the Windsor Mountain School in Lennox, Massachusetts. Attended Marlboro College in Vermont. Performed in summer stock and regional theatres in Vermont, Michigan and West Virginia before settling in Chicago and joining The Remains ensemble...
“ For :
1) The Silence of The Lambs
2) Heat
3) Shutter Island
4) The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
5) The Hills Have Eyes
6) Luck ” - Levanio
Jon Polito
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 Freshman with Marlon Brando...
“ For :
1) The Barber
2) Millenium
3) Homicide
4) Miller's Crossing ” - Levanio
Mickey Rourke
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 parents divorced...
“ For :
1) The Wrestler
2) Man on Fire
3) Body Heat
4) The Expendables
5) Johnny Handsome
6) Iron Man 2 ” - Levanio
Wood Harris
Harris was born Sherwin David Harris in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mattie Harris. However, he works under his nickname, "Wood". Attended New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School. Has performed in many films and various stage productions including plays by August Wilson, William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams...
“ For :
1) The Wire
2) Paid in Full
3) Southand Tales ” - Levanio
Alexander Skarsgård
Actor, True Blood
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 achieved the international fame that came after his star turn in Breaking the Waves...
“ For :
1) Generation Kill
2) Zoolander
3) True Blood ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) The Wire
2) Oz ” - Levanio
Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell is one of only a few people left that were alive and acting during the golden age of Hollywood. Over a long career he has worked with many of Hollywood's greatest talents. He's starred with Orson Welles in the court drama Compulsion. Worked with Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra in the film Anchors Aweigh...
“ For :
1) Blue Velvet
2) Battlestar Galactica
3) Miami Vice
4) Tales From The Crypt
5) Tracks ” - Levanio
Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television...
“ For :
1) Into The Wild
2) The Sopranos
3) The Fog ” - Levanio
Jesse Eisenberg
Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or Less...
“ For :
1) The Social Network
2) The Squird and The Whale ” - Levanio
Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough-guy actor, sought by the most respected directors in the business. Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Judith (Schannault), an ombudsman staff member, and Thomas Edward Sizemore...
“ For :
1) True Romance
2) Devil in Blue Dress
3) Heat
4) Strange Days
5) Enemy of The State
6) Blue Steel
7) Point Break
8) Saving Private Ryan ” - Levanio
Danny Trejo
Actor, Machete
Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses...
“ For :
1) Machete
2) Heat
3) From Dusk Till Dawn
4) Con Air
5) Desperado ” - Levanio
Vince Vaughn
Producer, The Internship
Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman and character actor, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He has two older sisters...
“ For :
1) The Prime Gig
2) Into The Wild
3) Wedding Crashers ” - Levanio
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child on television series, including a lead role on the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters...
“ For :
1) The Thing
2) Big Trouble in Little China
3) Death Proof
4) Escape From New York
5) Escape From L.A. ” - Levanio
Donald Sutherland
The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others. Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint John...
“ For :
1) Klute
2) The Kentucky Fried Movie
3) JFK
4) Day of The Locust
5) Land of The Blind
6) The Assignment
7) Eye of The Needle ” - Levanio
Wesley Snipes
Actor, Blade
Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame)...
“ For :
1) Blade II
2) Jungle Fever
3) Brooklyn's Finest
4) The Fan
5) Boiling Point
6) King of New York
7) White Men Can't Jump
8) Sugar Hill
9) The Art of War
10) Mo'Better Blues ” - Levanio
James Woods
James Woods is a leanly built, strangely handsome actor-producer-director with intense eyes and a sometimes untrustworthy grin, who has been impressing audiences for over three decades with his compelling performances. James Howard Woods was born on April 18th, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A...
“ For :
1) Casino
2) From Hercules to Kingdom Hearts (Everything With Hades)
3) Salvador
4) Best Seller
5) Nixon ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) The Wire
2) Get on The Bus
3) Treme ” - Levanio
Joe Chrest
A veteran of over 100 screen roles, and over 60 plays and musicals, Joe holds a BFA Degree in Directing from Marshall University in his home state of West Virginia, and an MFA Degree from Louisiana State University. He is a founding member of the regional theatre, Swine Palace, with RSC Director Emeritus Barry Kyle...
“ For :
1) Underneath
2) Millenium
3) Deadwood ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) The Wire ” - Levanio
David Duchovny
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...
“ For :
1) X-Files
2) Twin Peaks
3) The Joneses ” - Levanio
Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development, as well as his role on Valerie. He was born in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...
“ For :
1) Arrested Development
2) State of Play
3) Smokin' Ace$ ” - Levanio
Nick Chinlund
Actor, Con Air
Nick was born in New York, New York, and during middle school moved upstate to Albany, New York where he became a basketball standout at Albany High School. Form there Nick attended Brown University and began his quest to reach his dream as an NBA player. During his freshman year he had a career ending injury and decided to take up acting...
“ For :
1) X-Files
2) The Chronicles of Riddick
3) The Sopranos
4) Con Air
5) Training Day ” - Levanio
Joe Pantoliano
Actor, Memento
With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run, Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive, Cypher in The Matrix and Teddy in Memento...
“ For :
1) The Sopranos
2) Bound
3) Midnight Run
4) The Matrix
5) Tales From The Crypt
6) Empire of The Sun ” - Levanio
Gene Hackman
Actor, Unforgiven
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves...
“ For :
1) Unforgiven
2) The Scarecrow
3) Crimson Tide
4) French Connection
5) Another Woman
6) The Quick and The Dead ” - Levanio
Steve Carell
Actor, The Office
Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet T. (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother is of Polish descent and his father is of Italian and German ancestry (Steve's grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell")...
“ For :
1) The Office
2) The 40 Year Old Virgin ” - Levanio
David Proval
David Proval launched his acting career with a starring role in Mean Streets, directed by Martin Scorsese, and has been working nonstop ever since. Notable features in which he has appeared include The Phantom, The Brady Bunch Movie Four Rooms and The Shawshank Redemption. He is currently set to appear in the independent film White Boy.
“ For :
1) The Sopranos
2) Mean Streets
3) Smokin' Ace$ ” - Levanio
W. Earl Brown
Actor, Deadwood
As a rule, W. Earl Brown does not usually speak of himself in the third-person. However, the Internet Movie Database will not accept biographical information written in the first person, therefore: W Earl Brown was born and raised in western Kentucky. Realizing early in life that he had aversion to manual labor...
“ For :
1) Deadwood
2) There's Something About Mary
3) X-Files ” - Levanio
Will Ferrell
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine...
“ For :
1) Step Brothers
2) Talladega Nights : The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
3) A Night at The Roxbury
4) Semi-Pro ” - Levanio
Don Johnson
Actor, Miami Vice
Best known for his starring role as Det. Sonny Crockett on the hugely successful TV series Miami Vice, Don Johnson is one of the stars who really defined the 1980s. As James "Sonny" Crockett he went toe-to-toe with drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, assassins, illegal arms-dealers and crooked cops on a weekly basis from 1984 to 1989...
“ For :
1) Miami Vice
2) Machete
3) Guilty as Sin
4) Django Unchained ” - Levanio
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Vince first started to get noticed for his excellent performances at the start of his career in Shy People and Mississippi Burning. In both these films he played something of a blathering redneck idiot, although there was a streak of pathos in both performances which made it impossible to dismiss his characters as just 'bad' people...
“ For :
1) X-Files
2) In The Electric Mist
3) Wild at Heart
4) Identity
5) Deadwood
6) Captivity
7) Justified ” - Levanio
Tim Robbins
Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (née Bledsoe). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group...
“ For :
1) War of The Worlds
2) Mystic River
3) Short Cuts
5) The Player ” - Levanio
Al Pacino
One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an Italian-American family...
“ For :
1) Dogday Afternoon
2) Donnie Brasco
3) Carlito's Way
4) The Godfather
5) Heat
6) The Insider
7) The Godfather : Part II
8) The Godfather : Part III
9) Scarface ” - Levanio
Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal National Theatre productions...
“ For :
1) Coffee and Cigarettes
2) Spider-Man 2
3) Dead Man
4) Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark ” - Levanio
Jamie Hector
Actor, Bosch
Jamie Hector (born October 7, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.) is an American actor of Haitian descent who is known for his portrayal of Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire. Jamie Hector began acting immediately after high school when he auditioned for a community theater company...
“ For :
1) The Wire ” - Levanio
Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high school play production of "Waiting for Godot"...
“ For :
1) The Tailor of Panama
2) Gangs of New York
3) In Bruges
4) The General ” - Levanio
Rutger Hauer
Blonde, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is the son of Teunke (Mellema) and Arend Hauer...
“ For :
1) Blade Runner
2) Sin City ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) The Wire
2) 8 MM
3) Face/Off
4) True Blood ” - Levanio
John Leguizamo
Actor, Ice Age
Fast-talking and feisty-looking John Leguizamo has continued to impress movie audiences with his versatility: he can play sensitive and naive young men, such as Johnny in Hangin' with the Homeboys; cold-blooded killers like Benny Blanco in Carlito's Way; a heroic Army Green Beret, stopping aerial terrorists in Executive Decision; and drag queen Chi-Chi Rodriguez in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar...
“ For :
1) Carlito's Way
2) The Happening
3) Summer of Sam
4) The Fan
6) Revenge ” - Levanio
M. Emmet Walsh
Wonderfully talented, heavyset character actor (from New York, but regularly playing Southerners) M. Emmet Walsh has made a solid career of playing corrupt cops, deadly crooks, and zany comedic roles since the early 1970s. Michael Emmet Walsh was born in Ogdensburg, to Agnes Katharine (Sullivan) and Harry Maurice Walsh...
“ For :
1) Blood Simple
2) Tales From The Crypt ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) The Night Flier
2) Traffic
3) Revenge
4) Robocop
5) Tales From The Crypt ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) Out of Time
2) X-Files
3) Six Feet Under ” - Levanio
Ron Perlman
Actor, Hellboy
Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions. Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, Bertram "Bert" Perlman...
“ For :
1) Le Nom de La Rose
2) Blade II
3) Stalingrad
4) Alien 4
5) Hellboy
6) Hellboy 2
7) La Cité des Enfants Perdus
8) Drive ” - Levanio
Clancy Brown
A tall, wavy-haired US actor with a deep, resonant voice, Clancy Brown has proved himself a versatile performer with first-class contributions to theater, feature films, television series and even animation. Clarence J. Brown III was born in 1959 in Urbana, Ohio, to Joyce Helen (Eldridge), a concert pianist...
“ For :
1) Extreme Prejudice
2) Carnivale
3) Blue Steel
4) Crash Bandicoot Series
5) Tales From The Crypt ” - Levanio
Martin Landau
Actor, Ed Wood
Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also worked for cartoonist Gus Edson on "The Gumps" comic strip...
“ For :
1) Ed Wood
2) North By Northwest
3) Entourage ” - Levanio
Michael Caine
Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War...
“ For :
1) Play Dirty
2) Sleuth (2007)
3) Austin Powers in Goldmember
4) Dressed To Kill
5) The Man Who Would Be King
6) Too Late The Hero
7) Harry Brown ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) Oz
2) The Quick and The Dead
3) The Outer Limits
4) Jennifer 8
5) Gods and Generals
6) Homicide ” - Levanio
Tom Hardy
With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception, English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut in the miniseries Band of Brothers...
“ For :
1) Bronson
2) Inception
3) Band of Brothers
4) The Dark Knight Rises ” - Levanio
Jon Seda
Jon Seda's first passion was to be a championship boxer. After taking runner-up in the NJ Golden Gloves, the 1992 Olympics was the next goal. That's when fate stepped in; at his first audition, for Gladiator, he was given a co-starring role! Since then he has branched off into numerous television and film roles...
“ For :
1) Oz
2) Homicide ” - Levanio
Adam Sandler
Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club...
“ For :
1) You Don't Mess With The Zohan
2) Funny People
3) Punch-Drunk Love ” - Levanio
Kevin Michael Richardson
Well-known, king-sized actor and voice artist Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps, mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works. Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program...
“ For :
1) Viewtiful Joe ” - Levanio
Ving Rhames
Strikingly featured and muscular American actor Ving Rames was born Irving Rameses Rhames in Harlem, New York, to Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. A good student, Ving entered the New York High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. He studied at the Juilliard School of Drama...
“ For :
1) Pulp Fiction
2) Bringing Out of The Dead
3) Undisputed
3) Dawn of The Dead
4) Homicide
5) I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry ” - Levanio
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation...
“ For :
1) Raising Arizona
2) Leaving Las Vegas
3) Wild at Heart
4) Bad Lieutenant : Port of New Orleans
5) Kiss of Death
6) Honeymoon in Vegas
7) Face/Off
8) Bringing Out of The Dead
9) Drive Angry
10) Adaptation ” - Levanio
Kevin Corrigan
A native of the Bronx, New York, Kevin Corrigan has been acting and writing since the age of 15. He made his film debut in Lost Angels and around that time, when he was just 17, his original play "The Boiler Room" was produced by the Young Playwrights Festival of New York. He has gone on to star in countless independent films and has made quite an impression...
“ For :
1) Unstoppable
2) SuperBad
3) True Romance
4) American Gangster
5) Pineapple Express
6) The Next Three Days
7) Community ” - Levanio
Bill Moseley
William "Bill" Moseley (born November 11, 1951) is an American film actor and musician who has starred in a number of cult classic horror films, including House of 1000 Corpses, Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil's Rejects. His first big role was in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 as Chop Top. On the HBO TV series Carnivàle...
“ For :
1) The Devil's Reject
2) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part. 2 ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) Oz
2) Romeo + Juliet
3) King of New York ” - Levanio
William Sanderson
Prolific and versatile character actor William Sanderson was born on January 10, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee. His mother was an elementary school teacher and his father was a landscape designer. William served two years in the US Army. Following his military service he attended Southern Methodist University...
“ For :
1) X-Files
2) Deadwood
3) Blade Runner ” - Levanio
Titus Welliver
Actor, Argo
Titus Welliver was born on March 12, 1961 in New Haven, Connecticut. His father was a famous landscape painter, Neil Welliver. His mother was a fashion illustrator, Norma Cripps. He has three brothers, one was killed overseas. He was raised in Philadelphia and New York City, surrounded by poets and painters...
“ For :
1) X-Files
2) Deadwood
3) The Town ” - Levanio
Keith Carradine
Actor, Nashville
It seems the second generation of acting Carradines -- David, Keith and Robert -- are proudly continuing the family tradition and begetting a third generation of talent. The dynasty began with veteran Hollywood patriarch John Carradine, the son of a surgeon and a correspondent for the Associated Press. Keith was a child, born of John's second marriage to actress Sonia Sorel...
“ For :
1) Deadwood
2) The Duellists
3) Emperor of The North Pole
4) Southern Comfort ” - Levanio
Michael Kenneth Williams
Michael Kenneth Williams was born in Brooklyn, to an African-American father from South Carolina and a Bahamian mother from Nassau. He was raised in the Vandaveer housing projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. According to a DNA analysis, he is partly descended from the Mende people of Sierra Leone...
“ For :
1) The Wire
2) Brooklyn's Finest
3) The Road
4) Boardwalk Empire ” - Levanio
Chris Sarandon
The handsome, versatile, worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has played everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in magnetic performances that have not only been controversial but hard to miss. He was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. His mother, Cliffie (Cardullias), was born in Norfolk, Virginia...
“ For :
1) The Nightmare Before Christmas
2) Dogday Afternoon
3) The Princess Bride ” - Levanio
“ For :
1) Arrested Development
2) Scary Movie 2
3) Year One
4) Futurama ” - Levanio
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
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 English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ For :
1) Casino
2) Jackie Brown
3) Mean Streets
4) The Godfather Part II
5) The King of Comedy
6) Heat
7) Cape Fear
8) The Silver Linings Playbook
9) Goodfellas ” - Levanio