Good slaher/horror actors & actresses that should have had a better career outside of horror

Here's some actors & actresses from the 80's (or horror films) that should have had a better career.
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Lisa Wilcox
Lisa is BACK to acting full time after a furlough, raising her boys and married to corporate world for a couple decades. She is excited about a slew of 2016 projects including Clinger that was accepted at the Slamdance Film Festival 2015, Red Hallow, William Froste, Mystery Spot and Something Horrible...
 
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Felissa Rose
Felissa Rose Esposito grew up in New York always wanting to perform. At the age of 13, she landed the role of Angela in the cult film Sleepaway Camp. At the age of 17, she applied for early admission to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and was admitted that fall. Attending The Lee Strasberg institute, she began formal training as a serious actress...
 
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Mark Patton
Mark Patton was raised in Riverside, Missouri, a Suburb of Kansas City. His first interest, starting at age 8, was in gymnastics. By his high school years, he had excelled in the Junior Olympics. But acting had also begun to interest him. Mark began studying in his high school's drama department and...
 
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Kim Myers
Kim Myers was born on 15 February 1966, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is also credited as Kim Meyers. She got her first major role in film in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge as Lisa Webber. More recently, Kim made Letters from a Killer with actor Patrick Swayze. In 1989, Kim got her first role TV Series called Studio 5-B as Samantha Hurley and in 1993 TV Series Key West as Dr...
 
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Raphael Sbarge
Born into a theatrical family in New York City (his mother, a Broadway costume designer; his father, a writer, painter and filmmaker), he was named after the painter Raphael. He began his acting career at the age of 4; doing several episodes of a new show for PBS called, "Sesame Street" (1969), but in fact...
 
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Ellie Cornell
Perky actress and producer Ellie Cornell was born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA. After graduating from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1986, Cornell had a small guest appearance in a 1988 episode of Thirtysomething. The same year, she played an assertive reporter in the Oscar-nominated comedy movie Married to the Mob...
 
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Beau Starr
Actor, Goodfellas
Beau Starr is an American actors best known for his role as Sheriff Ben Meeker in the horror films Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5, and for his long-running role in Due South as Lt. Harding Welsh. Beau began acting in the early 1980s, taking guest roles in TV series such as Knight Rider...
 
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Amy Steel
Amy Steel's acting career began in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1973 when she attended Westtown school of dramatic arts. After two summers of dramatic training, Amy joined Barley-Sheaf Players and starred in two productions. She temporarily left the theatre to further pursue her academic career at the prestigious Kent school in Kent...
 
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Alex Vincent
Alex Vincent was born in New Jersey. At about five years old Alex was in Child's Play and followed it up with three more movies. At 13 years old he did My Family Treasure which he didn't like and called it quits. When he got to high school, he tried to live down the image of a child star but two years later he decided to give acting another try...
 
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Carrie Henn
Actress, Aliens
 
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Ken Sagoes
Ken Sagoes, born in Stockbridge, Georgia and raised in Atlanta, is an award winning writer and actor who has over 100 film, TV, and stage credits. He attended Kennesaw State University and studied writing and directing under the UCLA Extension program. Sagoes also studied under two entertainment legends, Edmund J. Cambridge and Marlon Brando...
 
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Andras Jones
Andras Jones is an actor, musician, writer and the host/creator of Radio8Ball. Best known in film circles for his role in Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Jones has also toured extensively as a musician in support of CDs from his band The Previous, and his own solo work. His first book "Accidental Initiations: In the Kabbalistic Tree of Olympia" was published by Sync Book Press in 2012...
 
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Matthew Walker
Matt has been acting professionally since the age of 17 when he appeared in a Disney Movie of the Week in 1986. Since then Matt has made his living appearing in numerous television shows, feature films, commercials and in live venues across the country. At 19 he was cast as a series regular on the ABC drama Supercarrier starring Wendie Malick and Paul Gleason ...
 
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Ellen Sandweiss
Actress, The Evil Dead
Michigan native Ellen Sandweiss gained fame as one of the young cast members of The Evil Dead. She first began her association with The Evil Dead's director Sam Raimi and its star Bruce Campbell when she attended high school with them. Sandweiss appeared in some of Raimi's early Super 8 films...
 
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Betsy Baker
Actress, The Evil Dead
Betsy Baker was born in May of 1955 in Iowa. She had graduated with a combined degree in theater and classical voice from Michigan State University and embarked upon headline engagements throughout the south, including The Eden Roc in Miami Beach and other venues, with a group called Musicana. Betsy eventually found herself in Detroit...
 
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Theresa Tilly
Actress, The Evil Dead
Theresa Tilly made a monstrous feature film debut as Shelly in Sam Raimi's influential classic, The Evil Dead. After working as a stand-up comedian in her hometown of Detroit, she set her sights on acclaimed improv comedy troupe The Second City Chicago. Her work there earned her a role on a sketch comedy pilot called YouTV...
 
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Rocky Marquette
Rocky Marquette is an American film actor. A proud Michigan native, he is known for his work in the independent film scene, having worked with award winning directors including Walter Salles (On The Road) and Tobe Hooper (Mortuary). As a Shakespeare Scholarship recipient from Grand Valley State University and a graduate of the UCLA's television writers program...
 
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Robert Brian Wilson
Handsome and muscular actor Robert Brian Wilson was born in 1962 in Cerritos, California. Wilson made a solid and impressive film debut as tormented teenager Billy Chapman in the notorious and controversial sicko Santa seasonal slasher classic Silent Night, Deadly Night. Robert had regular recurring roles on the soap operas Santa Barbara...
 
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Lar Park-Lincoln
Lar Park Lincoln has 38 years in the industry! Her book, "Get Started Not Scammed" guides Hollywood hopefuls to Stardom! Her specialties are TV and film, on-camera training, auditions, and career guidance. She has written her own method of on-camera training, "The Autograph", which super-speeds the training and booking rates of actors...
 
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Lance Guest
Lance Guest's family lived on an 11 acre prune ranch in the then-rural Saratoga, Ca for most of the 1950's. More than 10 years younger than his boomer siblings, Lance was born in 1960, when his father, a Navy fighter pilot, moved the family to a larger house with running water. At a young age, he was memorizing the comedy records of Bill Cosby...
 
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Monica Keena
Monica Keena was born in New Jersey on May 28, 1979, to Bill and Mary Keena and was little sister to Samantha, the Keenas' first daughter. Growing up, Monica shone in all things arts. Dance, singing, acting, and drawing. At 13, Keena enrolled in the prestigious LaGuardia school for acting and made it...
 
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Danny Lloyd
Danny Lloyd was selected for the role of Danny Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining because of his ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. Because of his age (6) and the genre of The Shining Danny was closely guarded by Kubrick during filming and didn't know it was a horror film until several years later...
 
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Heather O'Rourke
Actress, Poltergeist
Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry. Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting alone in the MGM Commissary waiting for her mother when a stranger approached her asking her name...
“ if she didn't die ” - johnhoskins25
 
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“ they say she has a career, but I think she needs to spend more time on non horror films ” - johnhoskins25
 
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Dominique Dunne
Actress, Poltergeist
Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer. Actor Griffin Dunne is her brother. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in Beverly Hills...
“ if she also didn't die ” - johnhoskins25
 
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Adrienne King
Adrienne was born in and raised Oyster Bay, Long Island and did her first commercial when she was six months old, and has stayed at it with a brief hiatus or two ever since. She has also studied voice and dance, being continually involved in some phase of show business. She has done numerous television and radio commercials...
 
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Melissa Sue Anderson
Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character role, of eldest child & sister, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got started, when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She began doing television commercials...
“ after little house & happy birthday to me were did you go? ” - johnhoskins25
 
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Pamela Springsteen
Pam Springsteen was born on 8 February 1962 in Freehold, New Jersey as part of a big family. Her brother, Bruce Springsteen, became a nationwide rock star in the early 70s and Pam sometimes went on tour with him. When she got older, she became a still photographer and photographed the pictures for his record singles...
 
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Renée Estevez
Actress, Heathers
Renée Pilar Estevez was born in New York City on April 2, 1967. She is the youngest child and only daughter of Janet Sheen (née Templeton), an artist, and Martin Sheen, an actor. Her three older brothers - Emilio Estevez (b. 1962), Ramon Estevez (b. 1963), and Charlie Sheen (b. 1965) - also act...
 
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Tracy Griffith
Starting out in New York on the daytime soap, Guiding Light, Tracy then got the role of "Babe" in her first feature, The Good Mother, starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson. Hollywood called and, soon after arriving in Los Angeles, she got her first starring role, opposite Lou Diamond Phillips, in the feature film...
 
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Joseph Alan Johnson
Joseph Alan Johnson was born on June 25, 1957 in Charleston, West Virginia. He first started acting in stage plays at a very young age and was encouraged by his mother's actor cousin Clay Tanner to pursue an acting career. Joseph studied his craft at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City...
 
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Stephen Geoffreys
Stephen Geoffreys made a strong and distinct impression with his winning blend of wild energy and manic intensity that he brought to a handful of hugely enjoyable comedies and horror films made throughout the 1980s. He was born Stephen Geoffrey Miller on November 22, 1964, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Geoffreys...
 
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Jennifer Rubin
Actress, Screamers
Strikingly beautiful and multi-talented, Jennifer Collene Rubin is an American actress, producer, and model, with a career spanning nearly three decades. She has appeared in both film and television and was voted Ford International Model of the Year in 1984. Jennifer was also the original Calvin Klein model for "Obsession"...
 
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Bradley Gregg
Bradley Gregg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. Gregg's first film was the 1985 movie Explorers, but his big role came in 1986 in the hit drama film Stand by Me as Eyeball Chambers, the older brother of River Phoenix's character (Gregg and Phoenix had both appeared previously in Explorers)...
 
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Oliver Robins
Oliver began his career in the film industry at the age of ten, starring in Steven Spielberg's "Poltergeist." After acting in various film and television roles, he moved behind the camera. At the age of fifteen, he wrote, directed and produced The Crystal, which won first prize at the French "Les Mesnil-le-Roi" Film Festival...
 
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Suzanne Snyder
Actress, Weird Science
Suzanne Snyder was born in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. She lived in another town in Illinois, Glenview, for seven years until her family moved to Seattle, Washington. Her plans to study pre-med were interrupted by numerous modeling assignments. Her modeling agent convinced her to audition for a guest part in the television series...
 
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Arabella Holzbog
Arabella Holzbog was born in Gloucestershire, England, received her B.A. in Art from Pomona College (CA) and studied Performance Art and Movement Theater at Riverside Studios (London). She has played lead and supporting roles in numerous films, television series, miniseries and on stage in both the U.S...
 
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Rick Dean
Tall, brawny, curly-haired character actor Rick Dean made his film debut in 1982 in the low-budget horror movie "Island of Blood." A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he trained with Wynn Handmann of the American Place Theatre in New York and with Roy London and Peggy Feury of The Lost Studio in Los Angeles...
 
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Sandy Baron
Sandy Baron was born Sanford Beresofsky in Brooklyn, New York on May 5, 1936. Raised in Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood, the young Sandy attended public schools and participated in accelerated classes. A graduate of Brooklyn College, he spent his early years working summers in the Catskill Mountain resorts that were the breeding grounds of many Jewish comedians...
 
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Frank Novak
Actor, Watchmen
Frank Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois and the University of Massachusetts in Boston and Dorchester, Massachusetts. He graduated with a B.A. in Classics(Greek and Latin).He studied acting with Jean Shelton, Nina Foch and the late Jeff Corey.
 
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Tamara Glynn
Actress, Halloween 5
Discovered by a Los Angeles talent agent, Tamara Glynn started acting as a teenage. Originally from Hot Springs,Arkansas, Tamara made her way to Los Angles to star in Halloween 5 as Samantha Thomas. Ms. Glynn television credits include: Knots Landing, Growing Pains, Miami Vice, Life on the Flipside, Brand New Life and Nightmare on Elm Street (the series), Rags to Riches and more...
 
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Scout Taylor-Compton
Actress, Halloween II
Scout Taylor-Compton began acting with a featured role in the A.F.I. film A.W.O.L starring David Morse. Since then, her performances in seven independent films, over fifteen student films, and three music videos formed a firm foundation that led to her leading role in MGM's Sleepover...