There are great actors and actresses and these guys are included. Here are my 103 favorite actors and actresses. Can you find your favorite actor or actress in this list? Good luck! Thank you for the 800 views.
The woman who will always be remembered as the crazy, accident-prone, lovable Lucy Ricardo was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Her father died before she was four, and her mother worked several jobs, so she and her younger brother were raised by their grandparents...
“ She's the Queen of Comedy! If she's not the red-head who can make people laugh their heads off, I don't know who else! Famous for my two favorite TV shows, I Love Lucy and the Lucy Show. ” - anthony-rigoni
Moe Howard, the "Boss Stooge" and brother of Stooges Curly Howard
and Shemp Howard
, began his acting career in 1909 by playing bit roles in silent Vitagraph films. At 17 he joined a troupe working on a showboat and also appeared in several two-reel comedy shorts. In 1922 he, brother Shemp and Larry Fine
joined roughhouse vaudeville comic Ted Healy
“ Look out all you Curlys and Larrys out there! Don't mess with this Stooge or he'll poke your eyes out! ” - anthony-rigoni
Larry began performing as a violinist at a young age. During his teenage years, he earned his living as a singer and boxer. At 18, Larry began working vaudeville with "The Haney Sisters and Fine" and in 1925, he joined Ted Healy
and Moe Howard
in the act that would eventually become The Three Stooges
. Fine made more than 200 films before a stroke forced him to retire in 1970.
“ He charms millions with his violin playing and his curly, red hair. He's the Middle Man of Mystery. ” - anthony-rigoni
Jerome "Curly" Howard, the rotund, bald Stooge with the high voice was the most popular member of The Three Stooges
. His first stage experience was as a comedic conductor for the Orville Knapp Band in 1928. Curly joined The Three Stooges
in 1932, replacing his brother Shemp Howard
. He made more than...
“ Nyuk-Nyuk-Nyuk! This guy is my favorite stooge! He's soitenly a character. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ He is known for his trademark stone-face and his porkpie hat. He even does his own stunts! Famous for the 1926 movie: The General. ” - anthony-rigoni
Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton
. Reynolds wasn't a dancer until she was selected to be Gene Kelly
's partner in Singin' in the Rain
“ Now, who could forget this gal? She's famous for being Kathy Seldon from Singin' in the Rain and being Charlotte from Charlotte's Web. ” - anthony-rigoni
Henry Gibson was born on 21 September 1935 in Germantown, Pennsylvnia. Before appearing in films and television series, he was a child star on the stage during the 1940s and during the late 1950s he was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. His screen debut came in 1963 when he was cast in the Jerry Lewis
film The Nutty Professor
“ There is no other unique actor like Henry Gibson. Known for being Mr. Nabbit from the Pound Puppies TV Special and Wilbur from Charlotte's Web. BTW, great singing voice!!! ” - anthony-rigoni
Although his parents were never in show business, as a young boy Oliver Hardy was a gifted singer and, by age eight, was performing with minstrel shows. In 1910 he ran a movie theatre, which he preferred to studying law. In 1913 he became a comedy actor with the Lubin Company in Florida and began appearing in a long series of shorts; his debut film was Outwitting Dad
“ With his friend, Stan Laurel, there's no stopping this lovable guy. Known for his catchphrase "Well, here's another fine mess you've gotten me into!" ” - anthony-rigoni
Stan Laurel was born Arthur Stanley Jefferson on the 16th of June in Ulverston, Cumbria in England, 1890. His father was a vaudeville performer and this led Arthur to being a stage performer too. He didn't get much schooling and this led to the joining of Fred Karno
's Troupe where Arthur understudied the future star...
“ Don't forget Stan's friend, Oliver Hardy! known for saying "Well, I couldn't help it!". ” - anthony-rigoni
“ He may have a mug only a mother could love, but he's still a funny guy! ” - anthony-rigoni
Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney
, Bela Lugosi
and Vincent Price
, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster" from the classic Mary Shelley
book, "Frankenstein". William Henry Pratt was born on November 23...
“ What would Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas be without this guy? He performed voice of the Grinch perfectly! ” - anthony-rigoni
“ How can you not find this guy great? He's known for the role of Cooler from the Pound Puppies TV Series. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ I love this woman! She's known for the role of adorable Bright Eyes from the Pound Puppies TV Series and as trouble-making Bart Simpson from the the Simpsons. ” - anthony-rigoni
Ruth Buzzi was Born July 24, 1936 in South County (Westerly), Rhode Island to Rena Pauline and Angelo Peter Buzzi, a nationally recognized stone sculptor. She Raised in Wequetequock, Connecticut, and attended Stonington High School. She Gained experience as a cheerleader performing before crowds at athletic events...
“ If there's one actress who can do the voice of Nose Marie from the Pound Puppies TV Series, it's Ruth Buzzi. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ I wonder where Ami Foster is now? She is known for the voice of Holly from the Pound Puppies TV Series ” - anthony-rigoni
“ She is a very great actress. Known for the voice of Whopper in the Pound Puppies TV Series. ” - anthony-rigoni
With that impish, gap-toothed grin, nervous bundle of energy, Robert Morse could never be contained long enough to become a film star. The live stage would be his calling. He made his debut with the musical, "On the Town", in 1949, and trained with Lee Strasberg
, before making his inauspicious film debut in The Proud and Profane
“ Without this guy, who would voice Howler from the Pound Puppies TV Series? ” - anthony-rigoni
Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York, to Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. He has German ancestry. James attended Cortland University where he played fullback on the football team while majoring in sports management...
“ Make way, Queens, New York, because here comes the King himself... KEVIN JAMES! ” - anthony-rigoni
“ Have you seen this guy? That's right, he's known for the voice of Garfield in many of Jim Davis' Garfield works. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ Great for providing vocal effects. ” - anthony-rigoni
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
“ He'll be back. Known for the Terminator. ” - anthony-rigoni
Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lydia (Gaulden) and Christopher Pearman. At a young age, she moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called Ghost Dad
, which also starred the legendary Bill Cosby
“ That's my Raven! She's known for the Disney TV Series, That's so Raven. ” - anthony-rigoni
An outrageous cueball-domed comedian of film and TV satire, fortified by a dazzling, sly smile, New York-born Damon Wayans is the third of ten children of Elvira Alethia (Green), a social worker and singer, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. He grew up humbly in the Fulton Housing Projects. He began zeroing in on his comedic skills while still a child...
“ Is there another actor who would be known as Michael Kyle from My Wife and Kids? Uh..... No! ” - anthony-rigoni
Bill Cosby is one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high school through a correspondence course...
“ Hey, Hey, Hey! This beloved actor is known for the Cosby Show and for the voice of Fat Albert in Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. ” - anthony-rigoni
Doug Walker was born in Naples, Italy; and because his father was in the Navy, lived in many different places across the United States when he was growing up. He went on to study film at Northern Illinois University, majoring in communications. After college, he worked as an illustrator and started making YouTube videos for fun...
“ Beware, bad movies! Here comes Doug Walker and he remembers so you don't have to! ” - anthony-rigoni
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...
“ Will this famous actor rise again? Known for the voice of Genie from Disney's Aladdin. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ And for free, he'll play his guitar just for the ladies. Known for being on the Amanda Show and Drake & Josh. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ This guy and Drake Bell are the Laurel and Hardy of the 21st Century. Known for being Josh on The amanda Show and Drake & Josh. ” - anthony-rigoni
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus...
“ The greatest action-adventure actor of all time. He's known for the Indiana Jones movies and the Star Wars movies as Han Solo. ” - anthony-rigoni
The bushy-browed, cigar-smoking wise-cracker with the painted-on moustache and stooped walk was the leader of The Marx Brothers
. With one-liners that were often double entendres, Groucho never cursed in any of his performances and said he never wanted to be known as a dirty comic. With a great love of music and singing (The Marx Brothers
started as a singing group)...
“ Where would the Marx Brothers be without this guy. Known for Duck Soup. ” - anthony-rigoni
With the big, poofy, curly red hair, a top hat, and a horn, the lovable mute was the favorite of the Marx Brothers. Though chasing woman was a favorite routine of his in the movies, Harpo was a devoted father and husband. He adopted the mute routine in vaudeville and carried it over to the films. Harpo...
“ He plays the harp very good. Known for Duck Soup. ” - anthony-rigoni
Chico adopted the Italian dialect routines no doubt from the many Italian immigrants he grew up with in his New York City neighborhood. An avid gambler and womanizer (chasing "chicks" some say is how he got his nickname), he was an accomplished pianist with his own unique finger pecking style.
“ Well... he does have a nice Italian accent. Known for Duck Soup. ” - anthony-rigoni
The youngest of The Marx Brothers
, Zeppo was put into the role of the straight man after his brother Gummo left the act. Zeppo also acted as an understudy to all three of his brothers, and he has been said to have played Grouchos part better than Groucho himself. After playing small parts in the first five Marx Brothers movies...
“ And along came the youngest Marx of them all. Known for Duck Soup. ” - anthony-rigoni
Cary Grant was an English actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Grant the second greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema (after Humphrey Bogart)...
“ If there is a great movie, there's Cary Grant. Known for starring in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. ” - anthony-rigoni
Hanks climbed back to the top again with his portrayal of a washed-up baseball legend turned manager in A League of Their Own (1992). Hanks has stated that his acting in earlier roles was not great, but that he subsequently improved. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hanks noted his "modern era of movie making ...
“ Hey-Howdy-Hey, here's Tom Hanks. Very Well known for the Toy Story movies. ” - anthony-rigoni
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...
“ To infinity... and beyond! Known for the Toy Story movies. ” - anthony-rigoni
Joe Besser was born on August 12, 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. Short, chubby, balding, childish character actor who began his career on the vaudeville circuit before breaking into films in the early 1930s. He was a frequent foil of Bud Abbott
and Lou Costello
in their films and played Stinky on their 1950s situation comedy...
“ Okay, he's not that great, but this guy should be. Known for Africa Screams and being a Stooge. ” - anthony-rigoni
Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in Hollywood when Gene Kelly arrived in town in 1941...
“ This guy has a really great singing voice! Known for being Don Lockmond in Singin' in the Rain. ” - anthony-rigoni
Born into a vaudeville family, O'Connor was the youthful figure cutting a rug in several Universal musicals of the 1940s. His best-known musical work is probably Singin' in the Rain
, in which he did an impressive dance that culminated in a series of backflips off the wall. O'Connor was also effective in comedic lead roles, particularly as the companion to Francis the Talking Mule in that film series.
“ How does he do his own stunts? Known for being Cosmo Brown from Singin' in the Rain. ” - anthony-rigoni
Hans Conried was born in Baltimore and raised both there and in New York City. He studied acting at Columbia University, and played many major classical roles onstage. After having been a member of Orson Welles
' Mercury Theatre Company, he was heard as Prof. Kropotkin on the radio show "My Friend Irma" and had various roles on the "Edgar Bergen - Charlie McCarthy Show"...
“ Another great actor who should be remembered. Known for being Captain Hook from Disney's Peter Pan and for being Thorin from the Hobbit. ” - anthony-rigoni
She was born Vivian Roberta Jones, with a brother and four sisters. After the family moved from Cherryvale to Independence, Kansas, she studied drama under Anna Ingleman and William Inge
. Their next move, to Albuquerque, New Mexico brought her to the Albuquerque Little Theatre, which provided her the money she needed to study under Eva Le Gallienne
in New York...
“ A sidekick to have around. Known for being Ethel Mertz in I Love Lucy. ” - anthony-rigoni
Character actor Gale Gordon
found his niche as stuffy, blustery characters on Our Miss Brooks
and the various Lucille Ball
sitcoms. In his early film appearances, he usually played stuffy military officers. Gordon was at his best when he had to deliver the "slow burn" take.
“ The greatest foil of Lucy-dom. Known for being Theodore J. Mooney in the Lucy Show. ” - anthony-rigoni
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz ye de Acha the Third was born in Santiago, Cuba on March 2, 1917. His father was the mayor of Santiago. The 1933 revolution led by Fulgencio Batista
had landed his father in jail and stripped the family of its wealth, property and power. His father was released because of the intercession of U.S...
“ This guy is not only a great actor, he's also a great congo drum player! Known for being Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy. ” - anthony-rigoni
William Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa. As a boy he sang at St. Paul's Catholic Church and played at the Burlington Opera House. His first job was as a stenographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He did vaudeville with his brother Paul, then joined pianist Franz Rath in an act they took to San Francisco in 1910...
“ And what would I Love Lucy be without this guy? ” - anthony-rigoni
Ed O'Neill is an American actor best known for playing Al Bundy on Married with Children
, the most iconic working class character on television since Archie Bunker. Upon his debut on the world stage in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1946, he was christened Edward Philip O'Neill, Jr. Both his father, Ed, Sr....
“ He can make people laugh out loud. Known for being Al Bundy from Married... With Children ” - anthony-rigoni
The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball
as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood that set the stage for her comedy...
“ Another Queen of Comedy. Known for the Carol Burnett Show. ” - anthony-rigoni
She has played everything from chatterbox wives to wicked stepsisters on TV, and from Gertrude Stein to Shakespeare's Falstaff on stage. At age 80 plus, the plucky comedienne shows no signs of stopping any time soon. The riotous Pat Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1927, the daughter of Kathryn Angela Meagher and Maurice Clifton Carroll...
“ This woman is known for being Ursula from the Little Mermaid and being Katrina Stoneheart from the Pound Puppies TV Series. ” - anthony-rigoni
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood finished high school at the comparatively late age of 19 and worked odd jobs for several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ He makes bad guys pee in their pants. Known for being Harry Corrigan in Dirty Harry. ” - anthony-rigoni
Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish. Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando...
“ A once-living legend. Known for 12 Angry Men. ” - anthony-rigoni
Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to Christina (Casey) and Tom Cosgrove, who owns a dry-cleaning business. She was discovered at a young age singing and dancing around a table in a restaurant, where an agent saw her talent and quickly signed her. Miranda's career started with commercials for Burger King...
“ Once she was Megan Parker in Drake and Josh, now she's Carly Shay in ICarly! ” - anthony-rigoni
Long acknowledged as one of the best "straight men" in the business, Bud Abbott was born William Alexander Abbott in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to Rae (Fisher) and Harry Abbott, who had both worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. He himself worked in carnivals while still a child and dropped out of school in 1909...
“ Have you seen Lou Costello? Known for the Abbot and Costello Show. ” - anthony-rigoni
Lou Costello was born Louis Francis Cristillo in Paterson, New Jersey, to Helen (Rege) and Sebastiano Cristillo. His father was from Calabria, Italy, and his mother was an American of Italian, French, and Irish ancestry. Raised in Paterson, Costello dropped out of high school and headed west to break into the movies...
“ A loveable short sidekick of Bud Abbott. Known for the Abbot and Costello Show. ” - anthony-rigoni
Comedian, actor, composer and conductor, educated in New York public schools. He was a master of ceremonies in amateur shows, a carnival barker, daredevil driver and a disc jockey., and later a comedian in night clubs. By the mid-1950s he had turned to writing original music and recording a series of popular and best-selling albums with his orchestra for Capitol Records...
“ You better be nice to this guy or it's POW! Right in the Kisser! Known for being Ralph Kramden of the Honeymooners. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ Hey, Ralphie-boy! It's Art Carney! Known for being Ed Norton of the Honeymooners. ” - anthony-rigoni
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...
“ This "Fresh Prince" is known for starring in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ This guy is crazy-good! Known for starring in Martin as Martin Payne. ” - anthony-rigoni
Mark Hamill is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprise in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)...
“ May the force be with him. Known for being Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars movies. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ Wow! She's hot!! Known for being the short-tempered but sexy Carrie Heffernan from the King of Queens. ” - anthony-rigoni
As the short, hypertensive male counterpart of the stellar husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara", Jerry Stiller and wife Anne Meara
were on top of the comedy game in the 1960s, a steady and hilarious presence on television variety, notably The Ed Sullivan Show
, on which they appeared 36 times...
“ I wonder if he's related to Ben Stiller? Known for being the wacky Arthur Spooner from the King of Queens. ” - anthony-rigoni
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson
(born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson
. His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia
“ Yes, my mom is in love with this guy. Known for the Game Plan. ” - anthony-rigoni
Jonathan Harshman Winters III was born on November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. His father, also Jonathan, was a banker who became an alcoholic after being crushed in the Great Depression. His parents divorced in 1932. Jonathan and his mother then moved to Springfield to live with his grandmother. There his mother remarried and became a radio personality...
“ A very respected gentleman. Known for being Sir Quiggly Brokenbottom in Alazakam the Great and Bigelow from the Pound Puppies TV Special. ” - anthony-rigoni
Twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse were born August 4, 1992 in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. The Sprouses began their acting career at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of Brett Butler
's youngest child, Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series Grace Under Fire
“ No, this is not Dylan Sprouse. Known for being Cody(Or is it Zack?) Martin from the Sweet Life of Zack and Cody. ” - anthony-rigoni
Twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse were born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. The Sprouses began their acting career at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998, the twins shared the role of Brett Butler
's youngest child, Patrick Kelly...
“ No, this isn't Cole Sprouse. known for being Zack(Or is it Cody?) Martin from the Sweet Life of Zack and Cody. ” - anthony-rigoni
Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody...
“ If she were my age, I'd marry her. Known for being Maddie Fitzpatrick from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody. ” - anthony-rigoni
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees in electrical engineering...
“ The best British Comedian of All Time!! Known for being Edmund Blackadder from the Blackadder TV Series and for being Mr. Bean from the TV Series of the same name. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ Rowan Atkinson's sidekick. Known for being the idiotic but beloved Baldrick from the Blackadder TV Series ” - anthony-rigoni
One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland
was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals. She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in Minnesota...
“ This woman has a lovely singing voice! Known for her role as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. ” - anthony-rigoni
The son of singers in the Metropolitan Opera, Billy Gilbert began performing in vaudeville at age 12. He developed a drawn-out, explosive sneezing routine that became his trademark (he was the model for, and voice of, Sneezy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
). Gilbert's exquisite comic timing made him the perfect foil for such comedians as Stan Laurel
and Oliver Hardy
“ The foil of Laurel and Hardy. Known for his roles as Willy the Giant from Fun and Fancy Free, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Many Laurel and hardy episodes, 2 Three Stooges Episodes, and The Great Dictator. ” - anthony-rigoni
Born Paul Wilchinsky on December 21, 1922, the son of Sol and Clara Wilchinsky, Paul Winchell grew up to be the most beloved ventriloquist of American children. Ironically, as famous as Paul was, his dummy, Jerry Mahoney, was probably more famous. Not since Edgar Bergen
and Charlie McCarthy in the previous two decades had a ventriloquist and his dummy known equal celebrity...
“ A legendary ventriloquist. Known for being Tigger in the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. ” - anthony-rigoni
Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien
and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war...
“ A great action star. Known for being Joe Wilson in the Fury. ” - anthony-rigoni
This tall, gangling man, a bit player in hundreds of Hollywood films, achieved comparative immortality through his appearances as favorite foil of The Three Stooges (see Ted Healy
) in so many of their two-reelers. (Although one might well wonder whether that source of immortality would not drive its recipient to imbibe to excess.) Having debuted with the Stooges in Half-Wits Holiday
“ Technically, he's not a Stooge, but he is a good actor. Known for starring in various Three Stooges episodes. ” - anthony-rigoni
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...
“ How can this guy not make you laugh? known for Dumb and Dumber ” - anthony-rigoni
Her vocal talents have enabled her to voice a wide variety of characters of all ages, from Fifi La Fume and Little Sneezer in Tiny Toon Adventures, to Dexter's mother in the popular cartoon Dexter's Laboratory, Grace in Bruno the Kid, Janine Melnitz in The Real Ghostbusters, Linka from Captain Planet and the Planeteers...
“ An excellent actress. known for being Phil and Lil in the Rugrats and as Linka in Captain Planet and the Planeteers. ” - anthony-rigoni
Charles Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years...
“ A nice moustache and this guy is good to go! Known for the Great Dictator. ” - anthony-rigoni
Mel Blanc, known as "The Man of Thousand Voices" is generally regarded as the most prolific actor to ever work in Hollywood. He developed and performed nearly 400 distinct character voices with precision and a unique expressive vocal range. A legendary voice specialist from radio programs, television series...
“ One of my favorite voice actors. Known for voice most Looney Tunes characters. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ Perfect for the role of Goku in many Dragon Ball Z works. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ Not only was this guy known as the fierce Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z, but also Zolo from One Piece. ” - anthony-rigoni
Don Messick is a legendary voice actor who spent his entire adult-hood in entertainment. He started out wanting to be a ventriloquist. Thankfully for cartoon lovers that career didn't pan out. How do you think his potential career would've stacked up against Edgar Bergen and later, Paul Winchell? No matter...
“ The former voice of Scooby Doo. Known for, what else, the role of Scooby Doo from Scooby Doo Where Are You and Louie from the Pound Puppies TV Special. ” - anthony-rigoni
Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, California, the youngest of three children of Lynn (Organ), a dental assistant, and Richard Bynes, a dentist. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family and her father is of Irish and Polish descent. Amanda became interested in acting and performing from the age of three...
“ The only, original Amanda Bynes. Known for the Amanda Show. ” - anthony-rigoni
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. His younger brother is entertainer Jerry Van Dyke
. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Although he'd had small roles beforehand...
“ An actor who can make you laugh your head off. Known for being Robert Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke Show and Bert from Mary Poppins. ” - anthony-rigoni
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her childhood was troubled...
“ A very great actress. Known for being Laura Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke Show and the Mary Tyler Moore Show. ” - anthony-rigoni
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...
“ The Greatest British American Actress of all time. Known for the role of Mary Poppins from Mary Poppins. ” - anthony-rigoni
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ She maybe old on the outside, but she's still a great actress on the inside. Known for Bedknobs and Broomsticks. ” - anthony-rigoni
Dana Hill was born Dana Lynne Goetz on May 6, 1964, in a suburb of Los Angeles, to parents Sandy Hill and Ted Goetz
, a commercial director. Despite diabetes ending a promising future in athletics when she was just ten years old, Dana gamely threw herself into acting when still in her early teen years...
“ Another great actress known for being Max Goof from Goof Troop and Toots from the Pound Puppies TV Series ” - anthony-rigoni
“ Perfect for being Tommy Pickles from the Rugrats and Buttercup from the Powerpuff Girls. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ This guy is known for the role of Goofy in various Disney shows. ” - anthony-rigoni
Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California. Her father is Hmong and her mother is Thai-American. Brenda, her parents, and her younger brothers Timmy and Nathan now live in a suburb of Los Angeles. Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She stars as London Tipton...
“ Well, she's not that great, but I still love her. Known for being London Tipton from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ Without this guy, there would be no Shaggy from Scooby-Doo Where Are You. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ Don't forget his brother, Marlon! Known for being Shawn Williams from the Wayans Brothers. ” - anthony-rigoni
“ The funniest Wayan. Known for being the wacky Marlon Williams frm the Wayans Brothers. ” - anthony-rigoni
A native of London, England, Kathryn Beaumont moved to Bangor, North Wales, where her father, Kenneth Beaumont, was a broadcaster during World War II. Upon her return to London in 1945, Kathryn was spotted by an MGM scout and came to the U.S. under contract. She was only about ten when she was signed and began recording the voice of "Alice" in Alice in Wonderland
for Disney (replacing Margaret O'Brien
“ She has a beautiful singing voice. Known as Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Wendy Darling from Peter Pan. ” - anthony-rigoni
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
“ So THAT's where Cooler gets his goofy laugh from! Known for being Donkey from the Shrek Series. ” - anthony-rigoni
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
“ Although I don't like him as the Cat in the Hat, but at least he's still loveable as Shrek and Austin Powers. ” - anthony-rigoni
Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, California, to Billie Joann (Early), an import-export agent, and Emilio Diaz
, who worked for an oil company. Her mother has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry, and her father was from a Cuban family (of Spanish origin). Self-described as "adventurous...
“ She was great for being Princess Fiona from the Shrek series. ” - anthony-rigoni
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...
“ OMG! This guy is funny! Known for being Dick Solomon from 3rd Rock from the Sun and Lord Farquaad from Shrek. ” - anthony-rigoni
His mother is a homemaker and his step-father works in a technological laboratory. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts. After graduation, he spent seven years touring in regional theatre. French, by the way, is his real name. It's a family name that's been used for generations. He's French number four.
“ This guy is even funnier. Known for the role of Harry Solomon from 3rd Rock from the Sun. ” - anthony-rigoni
Mary Jane Croft
Diminutive, blond character comedienne whose strident voice and nervy manner made her the perfect foil to Lucille Ball
's madcap antics on TV, at first, occasionally, on I Love Lucy
(as "Betty Ramsay" and "Evelyn Bigsby"), then on a regular basis on The Lucy Show
and Here's Lucy
(as "Mary Jane Lewis")...
“ She seems like a nice lady. Known for being Mary Jane in the final 3 seasons of the Lucy Show. ” - anthony-rigoni
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
“ A former child star now a handsome man. Known for the role of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2. ” - anthony-rigoni
Farrah Fawcett is a true Hollywood success story. A native of Texas, she was the daughter of Pauline Alice (Evans), a homemaker, and James Fawcett
, an oil field contractor. She was a natural athlete, something that her father encouraged, and she attended a high school with a strong arts program. She attended University of Texas in Austin...
“ Am I the only person who thinks she's hot? Known for being in Charlie's Angels. ” - anthony-rigoni
A former boxer, paratrooper and general all-around angry young man, Rod Serling was one of the radical new voices that made the "Golden Age" of television. Long before The Twilight Zone
, he was known for writing such high-quality scripts as "Patterns" and "Requiem for a Heavyweight," both later turned into films (Patterns
and Requiem for a Heavyweight
“ If there's a great narrator, it's Rod Serling. Known for the Twilight Zone. ” - anthony-rigoni