In my opinion, these are the best actors or actresses (this does include voice actors) who have portrayed good guys in TV shows, video games or movies.
If I think of anymore, I will add them.
Yes this is a response to my "Best Actors or Actresses who have portrayed bad guys" list
Although born in the USA, Lambert is French. His father was a French diplomat stationed in the US at the United Nations at the time of Lambert's birth. Lambert's formative years were spent in Geneva, Switzerland, to where his family moved when he was two, before returning to Paris when he was 16. Lambert has served in the French military, allegedly at his father's insistence.
“ Rayden in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie ” - 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 in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie & it's 1997 sequel Mortal Kombat Annihilation ” - Nicksolo85
Bridgette Wilson was born in Gold Beach, Oregon, on September 25, 1973. The brown-eyed actress grew up there with her parents, Kathy and Dale Wilson, and sister, Tracy Wilson
. Her first taste of fame came in 1990 when she won Miss Teen USA. The next year she was in Los Angeles taking acting classes...
“ Sonya Blade in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie
Ms. Veronica Vaughn in the 1995 movie Billy Madison ” - Nicksolo85
After graduating from Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Florida, Ashby took a degree in psychology and business administration at Fort Lewis College in Durango in the state of Colorado, and then moved to New York where he took drama classes in the Neighborhood Playhouse. Early in his career he took part in the soap opera Loving...
“ Johnny Cage in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie ” - Nicksolo85
From his humble beginnings of watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Matt Mullins has risen to become world renown in martial arts, and as a star in the CW4Kids show "Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight". With 5 martial art world titles in hand, Matt moved from Naperville, IL to Hollywood and quickly began booking national spots for top brands such as Nike...
“ Johnny Cage in the web series Mortal Kombat Legacy
(On a side note: This version of Johnny Cage was the most bad ass incarnation compared to other incarnations in my opinion). ” - Nicksolo85
Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy...
“ Major Jackson "Jax" Briggs in Mortal Kombat Legacy ” - Nicksolo85
“ Sub-Zero in the 1997 adventure video game Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero ” - Nicksolo85
Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in New York City...
“ Casey Jones in the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie & it's 1993 sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III ” - Nicksolo85
As a busy Hollywood voice-actor, Townsend Coleman is perhaps one of the most recognizable voices on TV. For 16 years, he was the voice of NBC's "Must See TV" and "Comedy Night Done Right" primetime comedy promos, including hits from Seinfeld and Frasier to 30 Rock and The Office, as well as the promos for "The Tonight Show" starring Jay Leno (then Conan)...
“ Michelangelo (voice) in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon ” - 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 in Back to the Future parts I, II & III
Marty McFly Jr. & Marlene McFly in Back to the Future part II
Seamus McFly in Back to the Future part III ” - Nicksolo85
“ Dr. Emmet Brown in Back to the Future parts I, II & III ” - Nicksolo85
Alec Guinness was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946)...
“ Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi in Star Wars Episodes IV, V & VI ” - Nicksolo85
Mark Richard Hamill was born in Oakland, California, to Virginia Suzanne (Johnson) and William Thomas Hamill, a captain in the United States Navy. He grew up in California, Virginia, New York and Japan. He majored in drama at Los Angeles City College and made his acting debut on The Bill Cosby Show
“ Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episodes IV, V & VI ” - Nicksolo85
“ Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars Episodes IV, V & VI ” - Nicksolo85
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...
“ Han Solo in Star Wars Episodes IV, V & VI ” - Nicksolo85
“ Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episodes V & VI ” - Nicksolo85
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson
. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy...
“ Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episodes I, II & III ” - Nicksolo85
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker. Jackson was active in the black student movement. In the seventies, he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman
). In the eighties, he became well known after three movies made by Spike Lee
- Do the Right Thing
“ Mace Windu in Star Wars Episodes I, II & III
Detective Wes Luger in Loaded Weapon 1 ” - Nicksolo85
Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working...
“ Professor Charles Xavier in the 2000 X-Men movie, X2: X-Men United & X-Men: The Last Stand ” - 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...
“ James/Logan/Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men 1, X2: X-Men United & X-Men: The Last Stand ” - Nicksolo85
James Paul Marsden, or better known as just James Marsden, was born on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Kathleen (Scholz) and James Luther Marsden. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University, and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced when he was nine years old...
“ Scott Summers/Cyclops in X-Men 1, X2: X-Men United & X-Men: The Last Stand ” - Nicksolo85
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister named Heidi Berry
“ Ororo Munroe/Storm in X-Men 1, X2: X-Men United & X-Men: The Last Stand ” - Nicksolo85
A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick
(née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick
, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from Germany and Poland)...
“ Adult Simba (voice) in The Lion King
Dr. Nick Totoplis in the 1998 Godzilla movie
Ferris Bueller in the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off ” - Nicksolo85
“ Mufasa (voice) in The Lion King ” - Nicksolo85
“ Mr. Miyagi in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid & it's 2 sequels, The Karate Kid part II & The Karate Kid part III ” - 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 in the 1984 Karate Kid, The Karate Kid part II The Karate Kid part III
Johnny Cade in the 1983 movie The Outsiders ” - 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) in the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club
Sargent Jack Colt in Loaded Weapon 1
Two-Bit Matthews in The Outsiders ” - Nicksolo85
C. Thomas Howell
After an eye-catching performance in the teen coming-of-age epic The Outsiders
, ex-child rodeo star C. Thomas Howell was one of the most promising young actors in the mid 1980s. Christopher Thomas Howell was born in Los Angeles, California, to Candice (Webb) and Chris Howell
, a professional bull rider turned stuntman...
“ Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders ” - Nicksolo85
Michael Connell Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, to Marcia (Connell) and Don Biehn, a lawyer. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two years later to pursue an acting career in Hollywood...
“ Kyle Reese in the 1984 movie The Terminator & it's 1991 sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day (deleted scene) ” - Nicksolo85
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!...
“ The T-800 Terminator in Terminator 2: Judgment Day & Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
John Kimble in the 1990 movie Kindergarten Cop ” - Nicksolo85
Linda Carroll Hamilton was born on September 26, 1956 in Salisbury, Maryland, to Barbara K. (Holt) and Carroll Stanford Hamilton, a physician. Following Wicomico High School, she studied for two years at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, before moving on to acting studies in New York. In New York...
“ Sarah Connor in The Terminator & Terminator 2: Judgment day ” - Nicksolo85
“ Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ” - Nicksolo85
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins & The Dark Knight
John Connor in Terminator Salvation ” - Nicksolo85
Gary Oldman is a talented British born movie actor who played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He starred in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the remake of RoboCop. He is also an English filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style...
“ James Gordon in Batman Begins & The Dark Knight ” - Nicksolo85
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ Sweeney Todd in the 2007 movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest & At World's End ” - Nicksolo85
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...
“ Captain Steven Hiller in the 1996 movie Independence Day
Agent J in Men in Blacks I & II ” - Nicksolo85
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas...
“ Agent K in Men in Blacks I & II ” - Nicksolo85
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau
. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where he majored in Criminology and Sociology...
“ Dr. Ray Stanz in the 1984 movie Ghostbusters & it's 1989 sequel Ghostbusters 2 ” - Nicksolo85
Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray
, Joel Murray
“ Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters 1 & 2 ” - Nicksolo85
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" with other Second City graduates including John Belushi
“ Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters 1 & 2 ” - Nicksolo85
As a child growing up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Ernie Hudson wrote short stories, poems and songs, always thinking that his words might one day come to life on stage. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest black theatre in the country...
“ Winston Zeddmore in Ghostbusters 1 & 2 ” - Nicksolo85
William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in New York...
“ Captain Lone Star in the 1987 movie Spaceballs ” - Nicksolo85
Cary Elwes was born in Westminster, London, England, the third son of interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Georgina Kennedy and the late portrait painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes. He is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes
and artist Damian Elwes
. He was raised in London and attended Harrow...
“ Robin Hood in the 1993 movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights ” - 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 in the 1994 movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Stanley Ipkiss (a.k.a. The Mask) in the 1994 movie The Mask
Lloyd Christmas in the 1994 movie 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 in Dumb & Dumber ” - Nicksolo85
“ Beavis & Butt-Head (voices) in the cartoon series Beavis & Butt-Head ” - 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 in the 1988 movie Bloodsport ” - Nicksolo85
Massive (6' 4"), muscular behemoth Donald Richard Gibb was born on August 4, 1954, in New York City, New York and raised in California. He attended the University of New Mexico on a basketball scholarship, then transferred to the University of San Diego, where he played football and was a member of the varsity basketball team...
“ Ray Jackson in Bloodsport ” - 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) in Cars 1 & 2 ” - Nicksolo85
“ Mater (voice) in Cars 1 & 2 ” - Nicksolo85
Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club...
“ Billy Madison in Billy Madison
Happy Gilmore in the 1996 movie Happy Gilmore ” - 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 in Shaun of the Dead
Sgt. Nick Angel in 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 in Shaun of the Dead
PC Danny Butterman in Hot Fuzz ” - Nicksolo85