Actors by Day, Authors by Night

A list of people, primarily known as actors, who have written fiction book/s.
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1.
Dirk Bogarde
Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on March 28, 1921, to Ulric van den Bogaerde, the art editor of "The Times" (London) newspaper, and actress Margaret Niven in the London suburb of Hampstead. He was one of three children...
“ Closing Ranks
A Gentle Occupation
Jericho
A Period of Adjustment
Voices in the Garden
West of Sunset ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
2.
Julie Andrews
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens...
“ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Andrews#Bibliography ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
3.
Alan Arkin
Actor, Argo
Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer. He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946 the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles...
“ The Clearing
The Lemming Condition
Tony's Hard Work Day ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
4.
“ The Death and Life of Gabriel Phillips (co-written with Mark Tabb). ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
5.
Adrienne Barbeau
Actress, The Fog
Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for Mobil Oil...
“ Vampyres of Hollywood (co-written with Michael Scott). ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
6.
Richard Belzer
A social misfit, was kicked out of every school he ever attended, due to his uncontrollable wit. His mother (Frances) died of breast cancer when Richard was 18. His father (Charles) committed suicide when he was 22. A dedication is written to him in Richard Belzer's "UFO's, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Believe" (Ballantine Books, 1999).
“ I Am Not a Cop!
I Am Not a Psychic! ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
7.
Eric Bogosian
Actor, Talk Radio
Originally a theater performer, Eric Bogosian has also made a contribution to film, applying his writing skills to several pictures, including his famous play, "Talk Radio", which was turned into a movie in 1988. Bogosian was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, to Edwina (Jamgochian), a hairdresser, and Henry Bogosian...
“ Griller
Humpty Dumpty
Mall
Notes from the Underground
Suburbia
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
8.
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...
“ Fan-Tan (co-written with Donald Cammell). ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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“ Aftermath ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
10.
Diane Cilento
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tom Jones in 1963 and appeared in The Third Secret the following year but she allowed her film career to decline following her marriage to actor Sean Connery, the second of her three husbands, to whom she was married from 1962-1973...
“ Hybrid
The Manipulator ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
11.
“ Infamous
Love and Desire and Hate
Misfortune's Daughters
Prime Time
Star Quality
Too Damn Famous ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
12.
“ Cow and Cow Parsley
Fear and Favour
Fishcakes at the Ritz
The Seventh Sunrise ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
13.
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia...
“ Grandpa's Little One ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
14.
Macaulay Culkin
Actor, Home Alone
Macaulay Carson Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA, as the third of seven children of his father Christopher Culkin (a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup. He is the brother of Shane Culkin...
“ Junior ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
15.
Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William, before moving to the east coast of Scotland in 1969...
“ Tommy's Tale ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
16.
Kirk Douglas
Actor, Spartacus
Kirk Douglas is an American actor, producer, director, and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s and 1960s...
“ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Douglas#Bibliography ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
17.
“ Daddy's Boy: A Son's Shocking Account of Life with a Famous Father
Into Hot Air
The Shroud of the Thwacker ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
18.
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She is an actress and writer, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (aka Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Fisher is also known for her book...
“ The Best Awful There Is
Delusions of Grandma
Postcards from the Edge
Surrender the Pink ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
19.
James Franco
Actor, 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
“ Palo Alto ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
20.
Whoopi Goldberg
Self, The View
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway...
“ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whoopi_Goldberg#Bibliography ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
21.
“ Impossible Vacation ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
22.
Fred Gwynne
Fred Gwynne was an enormously talented character actor most famous for starring in the television situation comedies Car 54, Where Are You? (as Officer Francis Muldoon) and The Munsters (as the Frankenstein clone Herman Munster). He was very tall and had a resonant, baritone voice that he put to good use in Broadway musicals...
“ http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/157709.Fred_Gwynne ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
23.
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...
“ Escape from Andersonville
Justice for None
Wake of the Perdido Star (co-written with Daniel Lenihan). ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
24.
Ethan Hawke
Actor, Gattaca
Ethan Hawke is an American actor, writer and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, both as an actor and a writer, and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed two feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, and a documentary, and wrote the novels The Hottest State (1996) and Ash Wednesday (2002)...
“ Ash Wednesday
The Hottest State ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
25.
Eric Idle
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, playwright, director and songwriter. Co-creator of Monty Python on TV, stage and five films, including The Life of Brian and The Holy Grail, which latter he adapted for the stage with John Du Prez as Monty Python's Spamalot, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005...
“ Hello Sailor
The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat
The Road to Mars ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
26.
Hugh Laurie
Actor, House M.D.
Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for Cambridge (1980)...
“ The Gun Seller
The Paper Soldier ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
27.
John Lithgow
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...
“ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lithgow#Bibliography ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
28.
Steve Martin
Writer, The Jerk
Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA as Stephen Glenn Martin to Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He was raised in Inglewood and Garden Grove in California. In 1960, he got a job at the Magic shop of Disney's Fantasyland...
“ An Object of Beauty
Cruel Shoes
Pleasure of My Company
Shopgirl ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
29.
“ Kagerou ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
30.
Jordi Mollà
One of Spain's best-recognized artistic personalities, Jordi Mollà is an actor, director, painter and a writer. Jordi Mollà Perales was born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Jordi was trained as an actor at the Barcelona Institute of Theatre and he also studied in Italy, Hungary and England...
“ Agua estancada
Las primeras veces ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
31.
Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris is familiar to fans worldwide as the star of action films such as The Hitman, The Delta Force and Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection. He also starred in Missing in Action and its sequels, Firewalker and Sidekicks. He was an executive producer of Walker, Texas Ranger as well as the star. Chuck Norris was born in Ryan...
“ The Justice Riders: A Novel
A Threat to Justice: A Novel (Justice Riders)

(Both are co-written with three other authors.) ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
32.
Marie-France Pisier
Marie-France first came to the fore as an actress of the Nouvelle Vague movement in the 1960's. She had spent her early childhood in French Indochina, where her father was employed as colonial governor, but the family moved to Paris when she was twelve. Just five years later, she was spotted by a casting director...
“ The Governor's Ball ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
33.
Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner is a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, three as a writer and two as a producer. He also won a Grammy Award for his "2,000 Year Old Man" album, based on his comedy routine with Mel Brooks...
“ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Reiner#Bibliography ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
34.
William Shatner
Actor, Star Trek
William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. Shatner was born in Côte Saint-Luc...
“ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_by_William_Shatner#Bibliography ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
35.
Robert Shaw
Actor, Jaws
Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927 in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while she was a nurse at a hospital in Truro...
“ A Card from Morocco
The Flag
The Hiding Place
The Man in the Glass Booth ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
36.
“ Trophies ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
37.
“ Outside In ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
38.
Meg Tilly
Actress, The Big Chill
Meg Tilly was set on being a dancer, and at 17 connected to the Connecticut Ballet Company and later Throne Dance Theatre. It was in this capacity that she had her screen debut in Alan Parker's Fame. Unfortunately, an injury to her back cut short her plans for a dance career, and a small...
“ First Time
Gemma
Porcupine
Singing Songs ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
39.
John Travolta
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ...
“ Propeller One-Way Night Coach: A Story ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
40.
Blair Underwood
Actor, Gattaca
Smart, confident, eloquent, exceptionally handsome African-American actor Blair Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1964, the son of Marilyn Ann, an interior decorator, and Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr., an army colonel. With his family, he lived all over the world. Trained in musical theater at Carnegie-Mellon...
“ Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel
From Cape Town with Love: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel
In the Night of the Heat: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel

(All are co-written with two other authors.) ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
41.
Peter Ustinov
Actor, Robin Hood
Peter Ustinov was a two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, a director, writer, journalist and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions. He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, London...
“ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Ustinov#Novels_and_plays ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
42.
Julie Walters
Actress, Brave
For decades, Brit actress and comedienne Julie Walters has served as a sturdy representation of the working class with her passionate, earthy portrayals on England's stage, screen and TV. A bona fide talent, her infectious spirit and self-deprecating sense of humor eventually captured the hearts of international audiences...
“ Maggie's Tree ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
43.
Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Wilder caught his first big break playing...
“ My French Whore
What Is This Thing Called Love?
The Woman Who Wouldn't ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
44.
Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams was born William December Williams on April 6, 1937 in New York City. Billy Dee has notched up an impressive array of film and television appearances over the past 50+ years. He is easily best known to international film audiences as the roguish Lando Calrissian in the last two episodes of the original Star Wars-trilogy: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi...
“ JUST/In Time (co-written with Rob MacGregor)
PSI/Net (co-written with Rob MacGregor)
Twilight (co-written with Elizabeth Atkins Bowman) ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
45.
Henry Winkler
Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, were Jewish immigrants who avoided the German Holocaust, moving to the US in 1939. His father was the president of an international lumber company while his mother worked alongside his father...
“ Day of the Iguana (co-written with Lin Oliver). ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass