Though I may have seen some of the actors/actresses on this list in other roles than what I've listed here, I will only remember these actors/actresses for 1 specific role/roles.
NOTE: The title listed at the top for certain actors/actresses is the role I remember most. Others I just acknowledge.
John Mark Galecki was born in Belgium where his dad was stationed while serving in the U.S. Air Force. When he was 3 years old, his family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up along with his sister Allison (1980) and brother Nick (1982). His father then became a teacher for blind veterans in a VA hospital outside of Chicago. When Galecki was 16, his father died in an accident...
“ Dr. Leonard Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory) ” - Nicksolo85
Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of San Diego/The Old Globe Theater, graduating in 2001...
“ Dr. Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) ” - Nicksolo85
Kaley Christine Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California, to Layne Ann (Wingate) and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a realtor. She is of Italian (father) and German and English (mother) descent. A model and commercial actress from the age of 6, Cuoco's first major role was in the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape
with Donald Sutherland
and Tim Matheson
“ Penny (The Big Bang Theory) ” - Nicksolo85
Simon Helberg was born and raised in Los Angeles but despite this, and the fact that his father is the actor Sandy Helberg
and his mother the casting director Harriet B. Helberg
, his main interest as a young boy was karate. In his teens, though, he discovered acting and went on to study at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he trained at the Atlantic Theater Company...
“ Howard Wolowitz (The Big Bang Theory) ” - Nicksolo85
Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He took acting classes, but he went on to graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in business, as something to fall back on...
“ Dr. Raj Koothrappali (The Big Bang Theory) ” - Nicksolo85
Melissa Ivy Rauch was born in Marlboro, New Jersey, to Susan and David Rauch. She has a brother, Ben, and was raised in a Jewish household. Rauch attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, where she received a BFA degree. While going to school, Melissa performed stand-up comedy around Manhattan...
“ Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski (The Big Bang Theory) ” - Nicksolo85
Mayim Bialik grew up in San Diego and got her first acting job (Pumpkinhead
) when she was just 12 years old. A number of TV roles followed until in 1990 she was cast in Blossom
, the role which made her famous. By 1993, while Blossom was still airing, she had already won a deferred place at Harvard and was also accepted by Yale but chose in the end to attend UCLA...
“ Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory) ” - Nicksolo85
Sara Gilbert was born on January 29, 1975, as Sara Rebecca Abeles at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, California, to Harold and Barbara Abeles. Barbara was previously married to the late Paul Gilbert
. At the age of six, when Sara saw her sister Melissa Gilbert
get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame...
“ Dr. Leslie Winkle (The Big Bang Theory) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Dr. Barry Kripke (The Big Bang Theory) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Stuart (The Big Bang Theory) ” - Nicksolo85
The youngest of four siblings, Brian George was born in Jerusalem to Jewish parents in July 1952. Both of his parents had immigrated to Israel from India. His father was born in Iraq but raised in Bombay and his mother was born and raised in India. When Brian was a year old, the family immigrated to London...
“ Dr. Koothrappali (The Big Bang Theory)
Iqbal (Employee of the Month, 2006) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Zach Bradley (Employee of the Month, 2006)
Floyd (Waiting...) ” - Nicksolo85
Dax Randall Shepard was born in 1975 in Milford, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, to Laura (LaBo), who worked at GM, and Dave Robert Shepard, Sr., a car salesman. His mother is of French-Canadian and Belgian descent. With both his parents working in the automotive industry, Dax's first love was cars. Shepard graduated from Walled Lake High School in 1993...
“ Vince Downie (Employee of the Month, 2006) ” - Nicksolo85
Efren Ramirez has been working as a professional actor for many years. Initially, his career consisted of guest star appearances on television, as he appeared in diverse roles on "E.R.", "AMERICAN DAD", "JUDGING AMY", "THE DISTRICT", "MAD TV", and "SCRUBS." However, it was his memorable portrayal of...
“ Jorge (Employee of the Month, 2006) ” - Nicksolo85
Comedian and actor Harland Williams is known the world over for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand-up and sketch comedy routines. Wiliams was born in to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Mary (O'Donnell), a social worker, and John Reesor Williams, a lawyer who served in the Ontario legislature...
“ PA State Trooper (Dumb & Dumber)
Russel (Employee of the Month, 2006) ” - Nicksolo85
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color
but leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
, Dumb & Dumber
and The Mask
established him as a bankable comedy actor...
“ Ace Ventura (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)
Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask (The Mask)
Lloyd Christmas (Dumb & Dumber) ” - Nicksolo85
Actor Jeff Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia, but was raised in Chelsea, Michigan. He is the son of Marjorie J. (Ferguson) and Robert Lee Daniels, who owned The Chelsea Lumber Company and was also mayor of Chelsea. Jeff attended Central Michigan University, but became involved in acting and dropped out to pursue a career as an actor...
“ Harry Dunne (Dumb & Dumber) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Lloyd Christmas (Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry met Lloyd)
Austin (Not Another Teen Movie) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Harry Dunne (Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry met Lloyd) ” - Nicksolo85
Abandoned as an infant, and then raised by wolves in the Mojave Desert, is certainly not an accurate description of Paul's upbringing. Rather, he was the son of an Air Force Major and a hospital administrator. Paul and his three sisters moved from Sacramento, California to Anchorage, Alaska to Phoenix, Arizona, finally settling down in Denver, Colorado.
“ Officer Foster (Super Troopers)
Jan Wolfhouse (Beerfest)
Dave & Donnie (The Slammin' Salmon) ” - Nicksolo85
Erik Stolhanske brings an element of wholesome comedy into the group dynamic, as one-fifth of the Broken Lizard comedy group. His special blend of parlor and Scandinavian humor adds a Midwestern peppering to the group's fragrant comedic mix. Stolhanske has written, produced and starred in all of Broken Lizards' films - including the hit comedy Super Troopers...
“ Officer "Rabbit" (Super Troopers)
Todd Wolfhouse (Beerfest)
Guy Metdrapedes (The Slammin' Salmon) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Officer "Mac" Womack (Super Troopers)
Connor (The Slammin' Salmon) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Officer Arcot "Thorny" Ramathorn (Super Troopers)
Barry Badrinath (Beerfest)
Nuts/Zongo (The Slammin' Salmon) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Officer Rod Farva (Super Troopers)
Phil "Landfill 1" Krundle & Gil "Landfill 2" Krundle (Beerfest)
Rich (The Slammin' Salmon) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Rolf (Beerfest)
I also recognize him for doing a commercial for Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls Ontario. ” - Nicksolo85
Forte was age 32 before he came to the public's attention on Saturday Night Live
, but had been working in comedy since 1997. Forte is the son of artist Patricia (Stivers) and financial broker Orville Willis Forte III (divorced), and has one older sister, Michelle. A creative and artistic child, he was an athlete (football and swimming) in high school and voted Best Personality at Acalanes High School...
“ Otto (Beerfest)
Horace (The Slammin' Salmon) ” - Nicksolo85
Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is a leading actor of the German stage and screen. He was memorable as the submarine captain in the gritty WW II film Das Boot
, which brought him to international prominence. He has since starred in many well-received European and Hollywood productions.
“ Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhousen (Beerfest) ” - Nicksolo85
is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known for portraying Walter White on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad
, Hal on the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle
, Tim Sacksky on the CBS comedy series King of Queens, and Dr. Tim Whatley on the NBC comedy series Seinfeld...
“ Hal (Malcolm in the Middle) ” - Nicksolo85
Jane grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother, Evelyn, was a school teacher. Her father, Edward, is a former Defense Department employee. She is the oldest of four children. Her brothers, Jim & Bill, are a teacher and an entrepreneur respectively. Her sister, Mary, works for an Internet company. Jane was a theater major at the University of Wisconsin...
“ Lois (Malcolm in the Middle) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Francis (Malcolm in the Middle) ” - Nicksolo85
Actor/Producer Justin Berfield has spent the majority of his life in front of cameras. At the age of five, he auditioned for his first commercial for Folgers Coffee, and soon thereafter, appeared in over 20 national commercials. Berfield made his television series debut at the age of six, when he co-starred in 'The Good Life' with Drew Carey...
“ Reese (Malcolm in the Middle) ” - Nicksolo85
Frankie was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, to Denise, a nurse, and Francisco Muniz III, a restaurateur. His father is of Puerto Rican heritage and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent. Frankie was home-schooled since Grade Six. He started his acting career performing the role of Tiny Tim in "A Christmas Carol" for three years...
“ Malcolm (Malcolm in the Middle) ” - Nicksolo85
Erik Per Sullivan
Erik Per Sullivan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He has a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do, loves to ski, boogie board, build obstacle courses, play games of paintball, and travel. His debut was an uncredited role in Armageddon
. His breakthrough, however, was the role of Fuzzy in The Cider House Rules
and Dewey in Malcolm in the Middle
“ Dewey (Malcolm in the Middle)
young Joe Dirt (Joe Dirt) ” - Nicksolo85
Topher Grace was born Christopher John Grace in New York City, New York, to Pat, a schoolmaster's assistant, and John Grace, an executive. He was raised in Darien, Connecticut. He attended boarding school in New Hampshire for two years, where he began his acting career in such musicals as "Joseph and...
“ Eric Foreman (That '70s Show)
Eddie Brock/Venom (Spider-Man 3) ” - Nicksolo85
Laura Helene Prepon was born on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Coll) and Michael Prepon. Her father died in 1994. Laura is the youngest of five children--she has a brother named Brad and three sisters: Danielle, Jocelyn, and Stephanie. She attended Watchung Hills Regional High School...
“ Donna Pinciotti (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Steven Hyde (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane (Finnegan), who was employed at Procter & Gamble, and Larry Kutcher, a factory worker. He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha. He is of Czech (father) and Irish, German, and Czech (mother) descent...
“ Michael Kelso (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs...
“ Jackie Burkhardt (That '70s Show)
Meg Griffin (voice - Family Guy) ” - Nicksolo85
Wilmer Valderrama has amassed an extensive acting resume in film and television that solidified him in Hollywood as a sought after leading man. Valderrama stars in FOX's sci-fi series Minority Report
as 'Will Blake,' a new police detective on the force. The series, which also stars Meagan Good
and Stark Sands
“ Fez (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Red Foreman (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
Debra Jo Rupp
Debra Jo Rupp always wanted to be an actress, but her parents were firmly opposed to the idea. They sent her to the University of Rochester at least in part because it offered no theater classes. But the school added a Drama department in Rupp's freshman year, and after graduation, she moved to New York to begin her acting career...
“ Kitty Foreman (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Laurie Foreman (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Bob Pinciotti (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
Tanya Roberts came from modest beginnings in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of a pen salesman (Irish) and a mother (Jewish) who were divorced before she reached high school. Tanya dropped out of high school at age 15, got married and hitchhiked around the country until her mother-in-law had the marriage annulled...
“ Midge Pinciotti (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Leo (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
Handsome Texan Luke Cunningham Wilson was born in Dallas in 1971, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. The son of Laura (Cunningham), a photographer, and Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive, he was raised with two brothers, Owen Wilson
(the middle one) and Andrew Wilson
(the eldest one)...
“ Casey Kelso (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
Tim Reid was born December 19, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia and came from a troubled, impoverished childhood. He straightened out his life enough to attend Norfolk State College (now University) and graduate with a business administration degree. He worked for Du Pont in Chicago for a period of time in the late 60s and married his first wife Rita...
“ William Barnett (That '70s Show) ” - Nicksolo85
Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can't Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013's Sexy Evil Genius, The Story of Luke and 2014's Yellowbird. He's portraying Christopher Guest in Netflix's upcoming National Lampoon origin film...
“ Scott Evil (Austin Powers 1, 2 & 3)
Chris Griffin (voice - Family Guy) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Mini Me (Austin Powers 2 & 3) ” - Nicksolo85
Robert John Wagner, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner, Sr., a traveling salesman. His paternal grandparents were German and his maternal grandparents were Norwegian. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven. Always wanting to be an actor...
“ Number 2 (Austin Powers 1, 2 & 3) ” - Nicksolo85
Michael John Myers was born in 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, to Alice E. (Hind), an officer supervisor, and Eric Myers, an insurance agent. His parents were both English, and had served in the Royal Air Force and British Army, respectively. Myers' television career really started in 1988, when he joined Saturday Night Live
“ Wayne Campbell (Wayne's World 1 & 2)
Austin Powers & Dr. Evil (Austin Powers 1, 2 & 3)
Fat Bastard (Austin Powers 2 & 3)
Goldmember (Austin Powers 3) ” - Nicksolo85
Elizabeth Jane Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, to Angela Mary (Titt), a teacher, and Roy Leonard Hurley, an army major. Wanting to be a dancer, Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home. When it came time to go to college, Hurley won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre which taught courses for dance and theater...
“ Vanessa (Austin Powers 1 & 2) ” - Nicksolo85
Heather Joan Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joan (Bransfield), a schoolteacher and children's book author, and James Graham, an FBI agent. She and her sister, actress Aimee Graham
, were raised by their strictly Catholic parents. They relocated often, as a result of their father's occupation...
“ Felicity Shagwell (Austin Powers 2) ” - Nicksolo85
Michael York was born in Fulmer, England, 27 March 1942. He performed on stage with the National Youth Theatre in London's East End and on international tour. Other early acting experience came through the Oxford University Dramatic Society (he graduated Oxford 1964), the Dundee Repertory, and Laurence Olivier's National Theater Company - where he worked with Franco Zeffirelli
“ Basil (Austin Powers 1, 2 & 3) ” - Nicksolo85
One of SNL's most talented alumni, comedian Dana Carvey reigned supreme during his six-season run creating some of the show's most memorable characters, including "Church Lady", "Garth" of Wayne & Garth fame, Grumpy Old Man and bodybuilding "Hans" of Hans & Franz notoriety. So it is quite bewildering that this sharp and witty writer...
“ Garth Algar (Wayne's World 1 & 2) ” - Nicksolo85
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...
“ Paul (Tommy Boy)
1969 Number 2 (Austin Powers 2)
Benjamin (Wayne's World 1)
Sodapop Curtis (The Outsiders) ” - Nicksolo85
Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley
and John Farley
. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette University...
“ Tommy Callahan III (Tommy Boy)
Mike Donnely (Black Sheep)
Haru (Beverly Hills Ninja)
Matt Foley: Motivational Speaker (Saturday Night Live) ” - Nicksolo85
Comic brat extraordinaire David Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of three brothers. He is the son of Judith J. (Meek), a writer and editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales rep, and is of German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Raised in both Scottsdale (from age four) and Casa Grande...
“ Richard (Tommy Boy)
Steve Dodds (Black Sheep)
Emperor Kuzco (voice - The Emperor's New Groove)
Joe Dirt (Joe Dirt)
Richie "Bitchy" (The Benchwarmers) ” - Nicksolo85
“ "Fairy" Jerry (The Benchwarmers) ” - Nicksolo85
Ralph George Macchio was born on November 4, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He started out in various TV commercials in the late 1970s before appearing in the puerile comedy movie Up the Academy
, then a regular role in 1980 on the television series Eight Is Enough
followed by a decent performance...
“ Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid I, II & III)
Johnny Cade (The Outsiders) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Mr. Miyagi (The Karate Kid I, II & III) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Johnny Lawrence (The Karate Kid I & II) ” - Nicksolo85
Martin Kove was born on March 6, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. Strong-featured, narrow-eyed actor who has portrayed a mixed bag of both good guys and bad guys! First turned up on screen in several minor roles, and got himself noticed as the villainous Nero the Hero in the low-budget road race Death Race 2000
“ Sensei John Kreese (The Karate Kid I, II & III) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Chozen (The Karate Kid II) ” - Nicksolo85
Sean Kanan stars on The Bold and the Beautiful, the number one syndicated show in daytime in 120 countries. He plays the deviously sexy Deacon Sharpe, a role that he made famous on both B and B and Y and R. Kanan is starring in a feature film, Limelight, directed by James Cullen Bressacks. Recently he starred in My Trip to the Darkside and subsequent sequel...
“ Mike Barnes (The Karate Kid III) ” - Nicksolo85
Thomas Ian Griffith
Thomas Ian Griffith was born on March 18, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut. His father, Thomas Joseph, was a college professor and his mother, Mary Ann, was a dance teacher. Griffith trained as an opera singer in New York City with Metropolitan Opera star Delia Rigal. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester...
“ Terry Silver (The Karate Kid III) ” - Nicksolo85
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Phyllis Fox
(née Piper), a payroll clerk, and William Fox. His parents moved their ten-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox
, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother, Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia...
“ Marty McFly (Back to the Future parts I, II & III)
Marlene McFly & Marty McFly Jr. (Back to the Future part II)
Seamus McFly (Back to the Future part III) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Dr. "Doc" Emmet Brown (Back to the Future parts I, II & III) ” - Nicksolo85
Thomas F. Wilson
Tom Wilson is a creative artist whose professional career has explored almost every imaginable artistic discipline, blending them into a unique and very individual declaration of a life in the arts. A man of fervent but private faith his whole life, the last few years have been interesting, with hundreds of invitations to speak at conferences and retreats...
“ Biff Tannen (Back to the Future parts I, II & III)
Griff Tannen (Back to the Future part II)
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen (Back to the Future part III) ” - Nicksolo85
Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The family lived in the Starlight Motel...
“ Lorraine Baines/Lorraine McFly (Back to the Future parts I, II & III)
Maggie McFly (Back to the Future part III) ” - Nicksolo85
“ Jennifer Parker (Back to the Future part I) ” - Nicksolo85
Elisabeth Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Anne Brewster (Wells), who worked for the Chemical Banking Corporation, and James William Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer. She is of German and English ancestry, including descent from Mayflower passengers. Shue's parents divorced while she was in the fourth grade...
“ Jennifer Parker/Jennifer McFly (Back to the Future parts II & III)
Allie Mills (The Karate Kid I) ” - Nicksolo85
Michael Peter Balzary was born on the sixteenth of October 1962, in Melbourne, Australia. When he was four, his parents divorced and Michael, his sister Karen and his mother Patricia headed for New York; they didn't stay long and soon ended up in L.A. (in 1972), where his step-father, a jazz musician named Walter Urban Jr....
“ Needles (Back to the Future parts II & III) ” - Nicksolo85
Fiery, forceful and intimidating character actor James Tolkan has carved out a nice little niche for himself in both movies and television alike as a formidable portrayer of fierce and flinty hard-boiled tough guy types. James Stewart Tolkan was born on June 20, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan. His father...
“ Principal Strickland (Back to the Future parts I & II)
Marshall Strickland (Back to the Future part III) ” - Nicksolo85
Tobias Vincent Maguire was born in Santa Monica, California. His parents were 18 and 20, and not yet married, when he was born. His mother, Wendy (Brown), did advertising, publicity, and acting in Hollywood for years as she coached and managed Tobey. His father, Vincent Maguire, was a cook and sometimes a construction worker...
“ Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Spider-Man 1, 2 & 3) ” - Nicksolo85
Willem Dafoe was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Muriel Isabel (Sprissler), a nurse, and Dr. William Alfred Dafoe, a surgeon. He is of German, French, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. In 1979, Dafoe was given a small role in Michael Cimino
's Heaven's Gate
from which he was fired. His first feature role came shortly after in Kathryn Bigelow
's The Loveless
“ Norman Osborn/Green Goblin (Spider-Man 1) ” - Nicksolo85
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series...
“ Logan/Wolverine (X-Men: First Class, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men 1, 2 & 3) ” - Nicksolo85
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was physically weak...
“ Frank Dux (Bloodsport)
Col. William F. Guile (Street Fighter) ” - Nicksolo85
Raul Julia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Olga Arcelay, a mezzo-soprano singer, and Raúl Juliá, an electrical engineer. He graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan. Here he studied the rigorous classical curriculum of the Jesuits and was always active in student dramatics...
“ Gomez Addams (The Addams Family 1 & 2)
M. Bison (Street Fighter) ” - Nicksolo85
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci
's The Last Emperor
. A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His mother was an actress from Tokyo...
“ Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat) ” - Nicksolo85
Robin Shou is the fourth child of a Shanghai tailor and homemaker. His family moved to the US in 1971. Their first home in Los Angeles was a 2 bedroom apartment near Olympic and Vermont, today known as Koreatown. Shou didn't start attending martial arts classes until he was 19. He took Kenpo (Karate) classes while attending California State University...
“ Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat & Mortal Kombat Annihilation)
Gobei (Beverly Hills Ninja) ” - Nicksolo85
Brian Earl Thompson was born on August 28, 1959 in Ellensburg, Washington. Raised on the Columbia River in Longview, he learned the value of academics and athletics, as the son of two teachers and the second of six siblings. His interest in acting was first sparked during his senior year of high school with the role of the Russian ballet instructor...
“ Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat Annihilation)
Punk (The Terminator)
Buffalo Bob (Joe Dirt) ” - Nicksolo85
Bradley Whitford's credits in film, television and theater include work with some of the most noted writers, directors and playwrights in the arts, and constitute a career worthy of a Juilliard-trained actor -- which he is. But stardom is something else altogether, and it remained elusive, at least until 1999 and his appearance on NBC's acclaimed political drama, The West Wing
“ Eric Gordon (Billy Madison) ” - Nicksolo85
Zack Ward was born in 1970. He wanted to act, but his mom, an actress herself, wanted her son to be normal, and would not let him. Finally, his brother intervened, allowing Zack the chance to act. After a year of the small stuff, he got his first big audition for the '80s classic A Christmas Story
. About 300 kids showed up for the part (originally he was the sidekick...
“ Scut Farcus (A Christmas Story) ” - Nicksolo85
Richard Tyson was born in Mobile, Alabama but eventually pursued his love of acting and moved to Hollywood, California. Landing one of his first roles on the hit TV show, 'Moonlighting' (with Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd), Richard's career took off from there and hasn't shown any sign of slowing down since...
“ Cullen Crisp (Kindergarten Cop) ” - Nicksolo85
Morrison was born in the town of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, the son of Hana (née Stafford) and Laurie Morrison, a musician. He is of Maori, Scottish, and Irish descent. His sister was performer Taini Morrison and his uncle was musician Sir Howard Morrison. His secondary education took place at Wesley College...
“ Jango Fett (Star Wars Episode II)
Commander Cody (Star Wars Episode III)
Boba Fett (voice - Star Wars Episode V, DVD version) ” - Nicksolo85
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film...
“ Count Dooku/Darth Tyrannus (Star Wars Episodes II & III)
Wilbur Wonka (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) ” - Nicksolo85
“ James Kirk (Star Trek, 2009) ” - Nicksolo85
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
“ Spock (Star Trek, 2009) ” - Nicksolo85
Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit part in Queen for a Day
and another as a ballplayer in the perennial Rhubarb
“ Spock (Star Trek, 1966) ” - Nicksolo85
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...
“ James Kirk (Star Trek, 1966)
General Morters (Loaded Weapon 1) ” - Nicksolo85
Emilio Estevez was born on May 12, 1962, in New York City. He is the eldest son of actor Martin Sheen
, who at the time was just breaking into the business. His mother, Janet Sheen
(née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Emilio's father right after he had moved to Manhattan...
“ Andrew Clark/The Athlete (The Breakfast Club)
Sgt. Jack Colt (Loaded Weapon 1)
Two-Bit (The Outsiders)
Coach Gordon Bombay (The Mighty Ducks 1, 2 & 3) ” - Nicksolo85
Born in Portland, Maine to attorney Leonard Nelson and his wife, Merle Nelson, (attorney and state assemblywoman), Judd attended St. Paul's preparatory school in Concord, New Hampshire before majoring in philosophy at the prestigious Haverford College in Pennsylvania. The acting bug bit when he went to watch a friend's audition and was obliged to audition in order to stay. He won the role...
“ John Bender/The Criminal (The Breakfast Club) ” - Nicksolo85
Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson
(the eldest) and Luke Wilson
“ Lightning McQueen (voice - Cars 1 & 2)
John Beckwith (Wedding Crashers)
Kevin (Meet the Parents & Meet the Fockers) ” - Nicksolo85
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller
and Anne Meara
. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ Tony Perkis & Tony Perkis Sr (Heavyweights)
Derek Zoolander (Zoolander)
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Meet the Parents & Meet the Fockers)
Mr. Furious (Mystery Men) ” - Nicksolo85
English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was educated...
“ Shaun (Shaun of the Dead)
Sgt. Nick Angel (Hot Fuzz) ” - Nicksolo85
Nick Frost is an English actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is known for his work in the series of British comedic genre films The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He also co-starred in Paul (2011), with frequent collaborator and friend Simon Pegg
“ Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
Constable Danny Butterman (Hot Fuzz) ” - Nicksolo85
Most recognizable to international audiences for her lead role in Shaun of the Dead
, Kate Ashfield is a powerful British actress known for superlative and award-winning work in This Little Life
(B.I.F.A. nomination, Best Actress), Late Night Shopping
(B.I.F.A. Best Actress Award), and countless others. She has been seen in classical and contemporary television and film roles...
“ Liz (Shaun of the Dead) ” - Nicksolo85
Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in Brisbane, Queensland, after his parents split up...
“ Captain Hector Barbosa (Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2 & 3)
Casanova (Mystery Men) ” - Nicksolo85
Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was attracted to acting...
“ Gov. Tarkin (Star Wars Episode IV) ” - Nicksolo85