Actors Who Have Played John F. Kennedy

by miker3870 | created - 07 Jan 2012 | updated - 11 Nov 2013 | Public

1. Martin Sheen

Actor | The Departed

Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking.

Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish ...

Kennedy (1983)

2. Greg Kinnear

Actor | As Good as It Gets

Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department, and Suzanne (Buck) Kinnear, a homemaker. Greg has two brothers--James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and Steve,...

The Kennedys (2011)

3. Patrick Dempsey

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

Patrick Dempsey has lived two charming but separate lives on film and television. From an exuberant, somewhat awkward charmer in college comedy films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, he has morphed spectacularly into a dreamy, wavy-haired television hunk of the new-age millennium and this ...

JFK: Reckless Youth (1993)

4. Stephen Collins

Actor | 7th Heaven

Stephen Collins was born on October 1, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Stephen Weaver Collins. He is an actor, known for 7th Heaven (1996), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and The First Wives Club (1996). He was previously married to Faye Grant and Marjorie Weinman.

A Woman Named Jackie (1991)

5. James Franciscus

Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

James Grover Franciscus graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1957 with a B.A. in English and theater. His father, John Allen Franciscus, was a pilot killed in action during WWII. His mother was named Loraine (nee Grover) and he had one sibling, a brother named John. Mr. Franciscus is ...

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)

Also played a JFK-like President in The Greek Tycoon (1978)

6. Sam Groom

Actor | Otherworld

Sam Groom was born on June 13, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Samuel J. Groom. He is an actor, known for Otherworld (1985), Police Surgeon (1971) and Another World (1964). He was previously married to Suzanne Rogers and Kathleen Sullivan.

Blood Feud (1983)

7. William Devane

Actor | Knots Landing

William Devane, the movie and television actor, was born in Albany, New York, the son of Joseph Devane, who served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's chauffeur when he was Governor of New York. After graduating from New York City's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he appeared on-stage. He finally made ...

The Missiles Of October (1974)

8. Bruce Greenwood

Actor | Star Trek

Bruce Greenwood was born on August 12, 1956 in Noranda, Québec, Canada as Stuart Bruce Greenwood. He is an actor and producer, known for Star Trek (2009), Thirteen Days (2000) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013). He has been married to Susan Devlin since 1985. They have one child.

Thirteen Days (2000)

9. Steven Weber

Actor | The Shining

This Queens-born actor has certainly proven himself adept at everything from quirky comedy to flat-out melodrama. Born on March 4, 1961, to a Borscht Belt comic and a nightclub singer, Weber was already appearing in TV commercials by elementary school age. He later studied at the High School of the...

The Kennedys Of Massachusetts (1990)

10. Tim Matheson

Actor | Animal House

Tim Matheson is an American actor, director and producer perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth talking 'Eric "Otter" Stratton' in the 1978 comedy, Animal House (1978), but has had a variety of other well-known roles both before and since, including critical accolades for his playing "...

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (2000)

11. Cliff Robertson

Actor | Spider-Man

A serious and talented actor, at his best playing somewhat troubled characters, Cliff Robertson has been a fairly successful leading man through most of his career without ever becoming a major star. Following strong stage and television experience, he made an interesting film debut in a supporting...

PT-109 (1963)

12. Mike Farrell

Actor | M*A*S*H

Mike is one of four children. His father, Joe, who died in 1956, was a carpenter at Hollywood studios. Mike attended grammar school with Natalie Wood and Ricky Nelson. He entered the Marines in the 1950s for two years. Later, he attended the University of California at Los Angeles and studied ...

JFK: A One Man Show (1984)

13. William Petersen

Producer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

William Petersen was born on February 21, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Louis Petersen. He is a producer and actor, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Manhunter (1986) and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012). He has been married to Gina Cirone since June 14, ...

The Rat Pack (1998)

14. Cliff De Young

Actor | Shock Treatment

Clifford Tobin De Young was born on February 12, 1945 in Los Angeles, California. He was the lead singer of the late 1960s rock band Clear Light, which played with such artists as The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. He went to New York City in 1970 after the band broke up, starred in the ...

Robert Kennedy & His Times (1985)

15. Michael Murphy

Actor | Manhattan

Michael Murphy was born in Los Angeles, California, to Georgia Arlyn (née Money), a teacher, and Bearl Branton Murphy, a salesman. After a hitch in the Marine Corps, Murphy attended the University of Arizona, Tuscon, and then went to U.C.L.A. to get his teaching credential. From 1962 to 1964, he ...

The Island (1998)

16. James F. Kelly

Actor | Dark Skies

James F. Kelly is an actor, known for Dark Skies (1996), No Man's Land (1987) and Sinatra (1992).

Sinatra (1992)

17. Sam Chew Jr.

Actor | 10 to Midnight

Sam Chew, Jr. was born and raised in Philadelphia, Penn. A graduate of Temple University, class of 1965, he worked as an announcer/DJ in Philadelphia and moved to Hollywood in 1965. He was a contract player at 20th Century Fox along with James Brolin and Tom Selleck from 1966-1968. He has appeared ...

Young Joe The Forgotten Kennedy (1977)

18. Daniel Hugh Kelly

Actor | Star Trek: Insurrection

Daniel Hugh Kelly was born on August 10, 1952 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the middle of five children. His father was a police officer/detective and his mother was a social worker. He received his B.A. from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and pursued his M.F.A. on a full scholarship at ...

Jackie, Ethel & Joan: The Women Of Camelot (2001)

19. Charles Frank

Actor | The Right Stuff

Charles Frank was born on April 17, 1947 in Olympia, Washington, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Right Stuff (1983), All My Children (1970) and Filthy Rich (1982). He has been married to Susan Blanchard since June 25, 1977. They have one child.

LBJ: The Early Years (1987)

20. Robert Pine

Actor | Jobs

Robert Pine was born on July 10, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA as Granville Whitelaw Pine. He is an actor and director, known for Jobs (2013), Red Eye (2005) and Lakeview Terrace (2008). He has been married to Gwynne Gilford since September 6, 1969. They have two children.

Hoover vs. The Kennedys: The Second Civil War (1987)

21. Art Hindle

Actor | Black Christmas

Born in Halifax to a Royal Canadian Navy father, Art's mother soon had him back in their home town of Toronto, Ontario. He grew up in the "Beaches" of Toronto a big fan of Elvis Presley and rock n' roll. Although shy as a child, he grew to be a rebellious and independent teenager. This lead him to ...

J. Edgar Hoover (1987)

22. Martin Donovan

Actor | Ant-Man

Martin Donovan was born on August 19, 1957 in Reseda, California, USA as Martin Paul Smith. He is an actor and director, known for Ant-Man (2015), Insomnia (2002) and Weeds (2005). He has been married to Vivian Lanko since 1984. They have two children.

RFK (2002)

23. Rob Lowe

Actor | St. Elmo's Fire

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 ...

Killing Kennedy (2013)