The best actors ever

View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Tom Welling
Actor, Smallville
Tom Welling is probably best known for playing Clark Kent on the hit television series Smallville. He was born Thomas Joseph Welling in Putnam Valley, New York, to Bonnie and Thomas Welling, who is a retired executive for General Motors. He has a younger brother, Mark Welling, who is also an actor, and two older sisters. Both of his parents are of German descent...
 
2.
 
3.
Justin Chatwin
Justin Chatwin is an actor, known for playing Tom Cruise's character's son in War of the Worlds. Successfully starred in his first American miniseries, Traffic, followed by the movies Taking Lives, The Invisible, and The Chumscrubber. He also had appearances in the episodic series Smallville , Lost, and Weeds...
 
5.
Jason Dolley
Jason Dolley (Born Jason Scott Dolley) was born on July 5, 1991 in Los Angeles California. When he turned 11 he landed the lead role in the short film Chasing Daylight playing a boy who is having to cope with the loss of his best friend. That same year, he was picked up by Mel Gibson who was going to direct a show called Complete Savages where he starred as the youngest of the five Savage brothers...
 
6.
Mitchel Musso
Born in Rockwall, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, Musso began his professional acting career at the age of eight, following in the footsteps of many family members who are actors and musicians. He resides in Los Angeles. In his spare time he loves to hang out with his friends, go to the beach, write songs with his brothers Mason Musso and Marc Musso...
 
8.
Jake T. Austin
He was born in New York, USA. His mother is Giny Rodriguez Toranzo and father is Joe Szymanski. His "T"-middle initial is taken from his mother's name 'Toranzo'. His younger sister, Ava, is his only sibling. His father has Polish, English, and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of Puerto Rican, Argentinian...
 
9.
Shane Harper
Shane Harper began dancing, singing, and acting in community theater at the age of 9. He was offered agency representation in the spring of 2006, at a regional dance competition. Shane obtained a black belt in Kempo Karate, and is an accomplished musician and songwriter, as well as a professionally trained dancer...
 
13.
Davis Cleveland
Davis Cleveland was born in Houston, Texas. He began his acting career by doing commercial work in Texas. After moving to Los Angeles, he began appearing in national commercials for big name companies. Davis has guest-starred in many shows, and co-stars as Flynn Jones in Disney's hit show "Shake It Up".
 
14.
Bradley Cooper
Bradley Charles Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. He has a sister, Holly. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997...
 
15.
Bradley Steven Perry
In 2007, Perry began his professional acting career at the age of 8 with small roles in the films Choose Connor, and Magnificent Max. The following year, he made his television debut with a guest-starring role on the CBS crime-drama Without a Trace. Over the next year, Perry continued to appear in small comedic roles in such films as The Goods: Live Hard...
 
17.
 
18.
Carlon Jeffery
Jeffery was born in Houston, Texas and has been performing since the age of 8. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, performing in numerous community venues. He and his family moved to Los Angeles in 2005 so he could pursue a career his music and acting. He is a rapper under the stage name of "Lil-c Note". He now stars in the Disney Channel comedy, "A.N.T. Farm" as Cameron Parks.
 
21.
Sterling Knight
Actor, 17 Again
Sterling Knight was born and raised in Houston, Texas, who discovered his passion for acting at an early age of 10. He appeared on various plays through out his school years and had his big film break as a supporting role on 17 Again as Alex O'Donnell. In his first leading television role, Knight starred as Chad Dylan Cooper...
 
23.
Chris Evans
Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano...
 
26.
Callum Blue
Callum Blue, born in London, England, has enjoyed a steady career in film and TV. Best known for his role as Mason in the hit Showtime series, Dead Like Me, he has also achieved other hits with Related and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, co-starring Anne Hathaway. He received his theatrical training at Mountview in London. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
 
27.
Gregg Sulkin
Actor, Faking It
Gregg was born in London, England, where he attended Highgate School. Gregg made his acting debut in 2002, with the mini-series Doctor Zhivago. Gregg played the lead role, Will Wagner, in the Disney Channel Original movie Avalon High, which premiered on November 12th, 2010. He also appeared as Alex Russo's werewolf boyfriend...
 
28.
Landon Liboiron
Landon Liboiron stars in the new Eli Roth series, Hemlock Grove, which airs on Netflix. Prior to that, he starred in the Steven Spielberg series for Fox, Terra Nova, as well as recurred on the CW series, Life Unexpected. He has also worked extensively on Canadian productions, including a series regular...
 
30.
Atticus Mitchell
Actor, The Colony
Atticus is a young Toronto actor who began his professional acting career in 2009 with a recurring role in the YTV series, "How to be Indie". Atticus went on to appear as the memorable cyber bully, Carlos Martinelli, in a total of ten episodes. Subsequently, Atticus landed his first lead role, playing...
 
31.
Nathan Fillion
Actor, Castle
Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the younger son of Cookie and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers. He has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of Alberta...
 
32.
 
33.
Ryan Gosling
Actor, Drive
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two children. His ancestry is French-Canadian, as well as English, Scottish, and German. The Gosling family moved to Cornwall...
 
34.
Ryan Reynolds
Actor, Deadpool
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...
 
35.
 
36.
Dylan Everett
Actor, Wingin' It
Dylan Everett is a Canadian TV actor who both appeared in the role of Campbell Saunders in the series, Degrassi and voiced the character of Wolly in the PBS animated series, Super Why!. He is best known for his roles in How To Be Indie, Wingin' It, Degrassi and Open Heart. Dylan was born on January 24...
 
37.
Demetrius Joyette
Actor, Carrie
Demetrius Joyette entered the professional world of acting at the young age of 8. Starring alongside Billy Ray Cyrus, Demetrius was a regular on the long-running series, Doc, a role that earned him two Young Artist nominations in L.A. He has also had principal roles in several feature films including The Pacifier with Vin Diesel...
 
38.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko. His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, English, and Swiss-German...
 
39.
Jake Thomas
Jake was on his mother's TV show and his father's radio show when he was very young. In fact, Jake was on the Knoxville Evening News "live" from the nursery of the hospital the day he was born. The TV station where his mother was an anchor covered Jake's first days in depth. As he grew up he was in TV commercials with his parents...
 
40.
Thomas Dekker
Thomas Dekker was born to parents who possess very artistic and theatrical characteristics. His mother is an acting coach, actress, singer and concert pianist, while his father was an artist, set designer, opera singer and actor. Dekker began acting at age six, when he received a minor role on The Young and the Restless...
 
41.
Gale Harold
Gale Harold was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After studying photography and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute, Harold began studying acting at the suggestion of writer and producer Susie Landau Finch, who at the time was working at American Zoetrope. After three years of training and theatre work...
 
42.
Justin Timberlake
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search, and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club...
 
43.
Tom Cruise
Actor, Top Gun
If you had told fourteen-year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not-too-distant future he would be considered one of the top hundred movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. None the less...
 
44.
Jack Black
Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member...
 
45.
Robin Williams
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 Motor Company executive from Indiana...
 
46.
Tim Allen
Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real-estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...
 
47.
Eddie Murphy
Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian, a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant. His siblings are Charlie Murphy and Vernon Lynch...
 
48.
Will Smith
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 Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards...
 
49.
Kirt Cameron
Miscellaneous Crew, The Diviners
 
50.
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Charlie's father right after he had moved to Manhattan...
 
51.
Haley Joel Osment
American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene Osment. His sister is actress Emily Osment. His ancestry includes English, German, and Irish. Osment began acting at the age of four...
 
52.
Tahmoh Penikett
He is the son of former Yukon premier Anthony David John Penikett (Tony). A graduate of the Victoria Motion picture school, Tahmoh also studied at the Lyric School of Acting in Vancouver. Tahmoh and his family (his father, and his twin sisters Sarah and Stephanie) make their home in Vancouver, British Columbia.
 
55.
 
58.
Philip Glass
Music Department, The Truman Show
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics and philosophy...
 
59.
Alan Ritchson
Alan Ritchson has carved a space for himself on both the large and small screens since he made the trek from a small town in Florida to Los Angeles. Alan Michael Ritchson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to Vickie (Harrell), a high school teacher, and David Ritchson, a U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant...
 
60.
Milo Ventimiglia
Milo Ventimiglia is an American actor. He was born in Anaheim, California, to Carol (Wilson) and Peter Ventimiglia. His father is of Italian/Sicilian descent, and his mother has English and Scottish ancestry. First coming of notice playing the reckless and too smart for his own good 'Jess' on WB's "Gilmore Girls"...
 
61.
 
62.
Adrian Pasdar
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...
 
63.
Zachary Quinto
Actor, Star Trek
Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Margaret J. (McArdle), an Irish-American office worker, and Joseph John Quinto, an Italian-American barber. Zachary graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1995, where he won Pittsburgh's Gene Kelly Award...
 
64.
 
65.
Sendhil Ramamurthy
Actor, Heroes
Sendhil Ramamurthy (born May 17, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as geneticist Mohinder Suresh in the NBC sci-fi drama Heroes and Jai Wilcox in the action spy series Covert Affairs. He appeared as Abhay in the Indian film Shor in the City. He played Gabriel Lowen in The CW sci-fi romance series Beauty & the Beast...
 
66.
 
67.
James Kyson
Actor, Heroes
Voted by TV Guide as "Hollywood's 25 Hottest", James recently finished filming NCIS:LA (CBS), the new HBO show Animals, the new sitcom School of Rock (Nickelodeon), and recurring on the FX drama Justified. He also recently finished Hawaii Five-O on CBS, and a 4-year run on NBC's Heroes as 'Ando'. James will be in two feature films released later this year: Another Time (Romantic Comedy)...
 
68.
Noah Gray-Cabey
Actor, Heroes
Already at the age of nine, Noah Gray-Cabey has established quite a name for himself, both as a musician and an actor. Beginning when he was four, Noah performed classical piano in several venues throughout New England and Washington and journeyed to Jamaica for his first tour with the New England Symphonic Ensemble...
 
70.
Robert Knepper
Robert Knepper, the son of a veterinarian, was born in Fremont, Ohio, and was raised in Maumee (near Toledo). When he was growing up, his mother worked in the props department for the community theater, and because of her involvement, he became interested in acting. Robert began his career in theater in his hometown before majoring in theater at Northwestern University...
 
71.
George Takei
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist. George Takei was born Hosato Takei on April 20...
 
73.
Jim Caviezel
James Patrick Caviezel was born on September 26, 1968 in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was one of five children born to Margaret (Lavery), a former stage actress, and James Caviezel, a chiropractor. The Caviezels are a closely knit Catholic family. He is of Irish (mother) and Swiss and Slovak-Romansh (father) descent; the surname...
 
76.
Jorge Garcia
Actor, Lost
Jorge Garcia (born April 28, 1973) is an American actor and comedian. He first came to public attention with his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker, but probably more known later for his portrayal of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in the television series Lost from 2004 to 2010. Garcia also performs as a stand-up comedian...
 
77.
Sam Neill
Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities at Canterbury and Victoria...
 
78.
Jeffrey Pierce
Jeffrey was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Arlington, Virginia. Before moving west to pursue television and film work he toured the United States for two years with the first professional cast of the American Shakespeare Company. From there he spent two years working out of New York, primarily at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox...
 
79.
Zachary Levi
Actor, Chuck
The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh, on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname, because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "Pew"; his other ancestry is English...
 
81.
 
83.
 
84.
 
88.
 
89.
John Carroll Lynch
John Carroll Lynch was born August 1st, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado. He was raised in Denver Colorado. It was there John found a passion for acting and became a Denver Broncos fan. He graduated in the mid-80s with a B.F.A. in theatre from the The Catholic University of America / Hartke Theatre Acting program...
 
91.
David Cubitt
Actor, Medium
David Cubitt stars with Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt in feature film Shut In, to be released in early 2016 and he will also be seen this season in Showtime's hit series Ray Donovan. Recently Cubitt caught the eye of Roland Emmerich and was cast opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in feature film Stonewall, which will be premiering at the Gala screening at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015...
 
92.
 
94.
Jamie Kennedy
James Harvey Kennedy was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on May 25, 1970. He became interested in acting at the age of 15, and appeared in a movie for the first time at age 19, as an extra in Dead Poets Society. His first role in a movie was as Brad in the film Road to Flin Flon, which was filmed in the early 1990s but was not released until spring 2000...
 
95.
Christoph Sanders
Sanders was born in 1988 in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Parents: M.C. Gaylord and Terry Sanders. He has an older brother and a younger brother. He was home schooled and participated in extra-curricular activities like soccer, Boys Scout of America. He has the highest rank of Eagle Scout. He took up classes at Blue Ridge Community College for two years...
 
96.
Jay Mohr
Jay Mohr, born in Verona, New Jersey, USA, wanted to be a comedian all of his life. He performed stand-up comedy at colleges, comedy clubs, and such television forums as An Evening at the Improv and Two Drink Minimum. He first gained national attention while a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where he became known for his impersonations of such people as Sean Penn and Christopher Walken.
 
98.
 
100.
Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs was born in Liverpool, the third of four children of Sheila (née Nathan) and Eric Isaacs. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Eastern Europe). He studied law at Bristol University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in law but decided to study acting. While at Bristol University...