Greeks in Hollywood & TV

by sambuca | created - 20 May 2013 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

1. Zach Galifianakis

Actor | The Hangover

Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing ...

2. Jennifer Aniston

Actress | Friends

Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City ...

3. Billy Zane

Actor | Titanic

William George Zane, better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to Thalia (Colovos) and William Zane, both of Greek ancestry. His parents were amateur actors and managed a medical technical school. Billy has an older sister, actress and singer Lisa Zane. Billy ...

4. Michael Chiklis

Actor | The Shield

Educated at Boston University's School for the Arts, majoring in acting, before moving to New York City. Michael has numerous theater credits including the roles of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You Like It.

5. Nia Vardalos

Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Nia Vardalos was born on September 24, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Antonia Eugenia Vardalos. She is an actress and writer, known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), I Hate Valentine's Day (2009) and Connie and Carla (2004). She has been married to Ian Gomez since September 5, 1993. They ...

6. Costas Mandylor

Actor | Virtuosity

Costas Mandylor was born on September 3, 1965 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Costas Theodosopoulos. He is an actor, known for Virtuosity (1995), Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010) and Saw VI (2009). He has been married to Victoria Ramos since October 10, 2013. He was previously married to ...

7. Louis Mandylor

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Recently reprising his role in, my big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the 400 million dollar- grossing history-making comedy sequel, Mandylor's latest movies / Daylights End playing Lance Henrickson's son in a Post apocalypse zombie infested world/ Mandylor also leads his expendable type crew through a high ...

8. Rita Wilson

Actress | Jingle All the Way

Rita Wilson was born on October 26, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Margarita Ibrahimoff. She is an actress and producer, known for Jingle All the Way (1996), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and Runaway Bride (1999). She has been married to Tom Hanks since April 30, 1988. They have two children.

9. Sofia Milos

Actress | CSI: Miami

Sofia Milos has over 237hrs of television on the air, as well as on film. starred opposite David Caruso on the international hit show CSI: Miami as, Yelina Salas,sister-in-law and impossible love of Horatio Caine, from season 1 to season 8 (2003-2010).

Starred as Homeland Security Agent Bianca La ...

10. Anna Mouglalis

Actress | Romanzo criminale

Anna Mouglalis was born on April 26, 1978 in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France. She is an actress and director, known for Romanzo criminale (2005), Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009) and Kiss of the Damned (2012).

11. Telly Savalas

Actor | Kojak

Son of Greek immigrants. Soldier during World War II. Studied psychology. Worked as journalist for ABC News. The bald-headed actor played character roles, often as sadistic or psychotic types. He became a TV favorite in the 1970s when his role as Det. Theo Kojak in the TV movie Kojak: The ...

12. Melina Mercouri

Actress | Pote tin Kyriaki

Melina Mercouri was born in Athens, Greece on October 18, 1920. An early woman activist, she was elected to the Greek Parliament in 1977. Later Miss Mercouri was to become the first woman to hold a Senior cabinet post "Minister of Culture" in the Greek government. In 1971 she wrote her ...

13. Michael Constantine

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Award-winning Greek-American actor Michael Constantine (born 22 May 1927) is best known for his portrayal of the Windex bottle-toting family patriarch "Gus Portokalos" in the sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Before his appearance in that movie and the subsequent TV series based on it, ...

14. Dimitra Arliss

Actress | The Sting

Dimitra Arliss's acting career began at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, she first caught audience's eyes appearing in Arthur Kopit's Broadway play "Indians", she played a Native American character who spoke with an Italian accent. While she continued acting on stage, she began to appear in several ...

15. Dennis Boutsikaris

Actor | Better Call Saul

Dennis Boutsikaris was born on December 21, 1952 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Better Call Saul (2015), Money Monster (2016) and The Bourne Legacy (2012). He was previously married to Deborah Hedwall.

16. Criss Angel

Actor | CSI: NY

Criss Angel was born on December 19, 1967 and raised in East Meadow, New York. He grew up loving music, playing the drums and always having an interest in magic. Two of his biggest magic influences are Harry Houdini and Richiardi Jr.. His father was also a big influence on him, especially after a ...

17. Gabrielle Carteris

Actress | Raising Cain

Gabrielle Carteris was born on January 2, 1961 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA as Gabrielle Anne Carteris. She is an actress, known for Raising Cain (1992), The Event (2010) and Minority Report (2002). She has been married to Charles Isaacs since May 3, 1992. They have two children.

18. Lisa Zane

Actress | Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Lisa Zane was born on April 5, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Elizabeth Frances Zane. She is an actress, known for Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Bad Influence (1990) and Monkeybone (2001).

19. John Cassavetes

Actor | Love Streams

John Cassavetes was born on December 9, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as John Nicholas Cassavetes. He was an actor and director, known for Love Streams (1984), The Dirty Dozen (1967) and Husbands (1970). He was married to Gena Rowlands. He died on February 3, 1989 in Los Angeles, California,...

20. Nick Cassavetes

Actor | Face/Off

Nick Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of actress Gena Rowlands and Greek-American actor and film director John Cassavetes. As a child, he appeared in two of his father's films: Husbands (1970) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974). After spending so much of his youth surrounded by the...

21. Zoe R. Cassavetes

Director | Broken English

Zoe R. Cassavetes was born on June 29, 1970 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Zoe Rowlands Cassavetes. She is a director and actress, known for Broken English (2007), Day Out of Days (2015) and The Thing Called Love (1993). She is married to Sebastien Chenut.

22. George Chakiris

Actor | West Side Story

George Chakiris made his film debut at the age of 12 singing in the chorus of Song of Love (1947). Following his graduation from high school, he supported his night-time dancing, singing and dramatic lessons with a daytime job clerking in a Los Angeles department store. Later he started his acting/...

23. Olympia Dukakis

Actress | Moonstruck

Long a vital, respected lady of the classic and contemporary stage this grand lady did not become a household name and sought-after film actress until age 56 when she turned in a glorious, Oscar-winning perf as Cher's sardonic mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck (1987). Since then movie (and ...

24. Tina Fey

Writer | 30 Rock

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish,...

25. Andreas Katsulas

Actor | Babylon 5

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Andreas from a working-class Greek-American family. Attracted from early childhood to being on stage when at 4 his mother took him to see a community theater performance, he took theatre as an extra-curricular activity in high school. He then majored in it at St. Louis ...

26. Gia Carides

Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Gia Carides has been working as an actress since age 12 in film and in theatre. She has been nominated twice for her work, in Strictly Ballroom (1992) (Best Actress in a Supporting Role AFI Awards) and Brilliant Lies (1996) (Best Actress in a Leading Role AFI Awards). She has appeared in as many ...

27. Zoe Carides

Actress | Brilliant Lies

Zoe Carides was born on February 19, 1962 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress and director, known for Brilliant Lies (1996), The Osiris Child (2016) and Packed to the Rafters (2008).

28. Alex Karras

Actor | Blazing Saddles

Alex Karras was born on July 15, 1935 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Alexander George Karras. He was an actor and producer, known for Blazing Saddles (1974), Victor Victoria (1982) and Porky's (1981). He was married to Susan Clark and Ivalyn Joan Jurgensen. He died on October 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, ...

29. Marina Sirtis

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Marina Sirtis was born in London, England, to Greek parents, Despina (Yianniri), a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. Her parents did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, ...

30. Basil Poledouris

Composer | The Hunt for Red October

Basil Poledouris was born on August 21, 1945 in Kansas City. He started taking piano lessons when he was 7 years old. Eventually, he went on to become a student at USC, where he studied the arts of directing, cinematography, editing, sound and, of course, music. It was also at USC he met John Milius...

31. John Stamos

Actor | Full House

John Phillip Stamos was born in Cypress, California, to Loretta (Phillips), a model, and William Stamos, a restaurateur. His father was of Greek descent, with the family surname originally being "Stamotopoulos". John has two younger sisters, Janeen and Alaina, both school teachers. His first ...

32. Chris Sarandon

Actor | Fright Night

The handsome, versatile, worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has played everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in magnetic performances that have not only been controversial but hard to miss. He was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. His mother, Cliffie (Cardullias), was born in Norfolk, ...

33. Amy Sedaris

Actress | Puss in Boots

Amy Sedaris was born on March 29, 1961 in Endicott, New York, USA as Amy Louise Sedaris. She is an actress and writer, known for Puss in Boots (2011), Strangers with Candy (1999) and Elf (2003).

34. Alex Dimitriades

Actor | Head On

Alex Dimitriades was born on December 28, 1973 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Alexander Dimitriades. He is an actor, known for Head On (1998), Ghost Ship (2002) and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005).

35. John Kapelos

Actor | The Shape of Water

John Kapelos was born on March 8, 1956 in London, Ontario, Canada as John Thomas Kapelos. He is an actor and writer, known for The Shape of Water (2017), Justified (2010) and The Breakfast Club (1985).

36. Stefanos Miltsakakis

Actor | Daredevil

Born in Greece. Stefanos Miltsakakis is a huge man, 220 lbs/100 kg. He has trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and holds a 2-0-0 record on the tournament circuit. He won the World Vale Tudo Championships in 1999 and 2002 from Joe Charles and Mariano Mendoza.

He is now a popular bad guy in action movies. ...

37. Stephanie Leonidas

Actress | Mirrormask

Stephanie Leonidas was born on February 14, 1984 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Mirrormask (2005), American Gothic (2016) and Defiance (2013).

38. Penelope Spheeris

Director | Wayne's World

Spheeris is often referred to as a 'rock 'n roll anthropologist'.

In 1974 she formed the first Los Angeles music video production company, ROCK 'N REEL. She concluded her music video work with the Grammy-nominated, "Bohemian Rhapsody" video for "Wayne's World". Spheeris' feature film debut was the ...

39. Dean Tavoularis

Production_designer | The Godfather: Part II

Dean Tavoularis was born on May 18, 1932 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. He is a production designer and art director, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather: Part III (1990). He is married to Aurore Clément.

40. Sofia Shinas

Actress | The Crow

Sofia Shinas was born on January 17, 1968 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and director, known for The Crow (1994), Planet of the Pitts (2004) and Terminal Velocity (1994).

41. Costa-Gavras

Director | Missing

Costa-Gavras was born on February 12, 1933 in Loutra-Iraias, Greece as Konstantinos Gavras. He is a director and writer, known for Missing (1982), Z (1969) and Amen. (2002). He has been married to Michèle Ray-Gavras since 1968. They have two children.

42. Spiros Focás

Actor | The Jewel of the Nile

Spiros Focas is one of Greece's most respected and well-known actors. He was discovered by legendary Italian director Luchino Visconti and cast in a lead role in the classic Rocco and His Brothers (1960). He went on to star in many Greek and Italian films throughout the 1960s and '70s, working with...

43. Angelo Tsarouchas

Actor | The Recruit

Angelo Tsarouchas was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for The Recruit (2003), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) and The Prince and Me (2004). He has been married to Alina Basil since October 10, 2010.

44. Yorgo Voyagis

Actor | Frantic

Yorgo Voyagis was born on December 6, 1945 in Athens, Greece. He is known for his work on Frantic (1988), The City of Lost Children (1995) and Delicatessen (1991). He has been married to Diana Scorits since 2005.

45. Melina Kanakaredes

Actress | Providence

Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, inspired her as a child. She began performing ...

46. Titos Vandis

Actor | Prosohi, kindynos!

Titos Vandis was born on November 7, 1917 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was an actor, known for Prosohi, kindynos! (1983), Poliorkia (1962) and The Exorcist (1973). He was married to Betty Valassi, Nancy Hall, Eleanore Mahlein, Ketty Asprea, Maria Alkaiou and Aleka Paizi. He died on February 23, 2003...

47. Andréas Voutsinas

Actor | The Producers

Andréas Voutsinas was born on August 22, 1930 in Khartoum, Sudan. He is known for his work on The Producers (1967), History of the World: Part I (1981) and The Big Blue (1988). He died on June 8, 2010 in Athens, Greece.

48. Harris Savides

Cinematographer | Elephant

Harris Savides was born on September 28, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a cinematographer, known for Elephant (2003), Zodiac (2007) and Birth (2004). He was married to Medine Chenet. He died on October 9, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City.

49. Dennis Iliadis

Director | The Last House on the Left

Dennis Iliadis was born in Athens, Greece, and also grew up in Paris and Rio de Janeiro. He attended Brown University in Rhode Island, studying film and political economy before enrolling at the Royal College of Art in London. Iliadis is quickly gaining a name in the film industry, having taken on ...

50. Elia Kazan

Director | On the Waterfront

Known for his creative stage direction, Elia Kazan was born Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7, 1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey). Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He ...

51. Peter Spellos

Actor | Men in Black II

Peter Spellos is known for his work on Men in Black II (2002), City of Angels (1998) and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991).

52. Tony Spiridakis

Producer | Noise

Tony Spiridakis studied acting at the Yale School of Drama. He was a member of Circle In The Square's Professional Workshop, Circle Rep Lab and Uta Hagen's Master Class. He earned his Equity card at the Williamstown Theater Festival, and is proud to have studied with Nikos Psacharopoulos, Geraldine...

53. Andy Milonakis

Actor | Waiting...

Andy Milonakis was born on January 30, 1976 in Katonah, New York, USA as Andrew Michael Milonakis. He is an actor and writer, known for Waiting... (2005), Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008) and Who's Your Caddy? (2007).

54. Irene Papas

Actress | The Guns of Navarone

Irene Papas was born on September 3, 1926 in Chilimodion, Corynth, Greece as Eiríni Lelékou. She is an actress, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Message (1976) and Electra (1962). She was previously married to Alkis Papas.

55. Vangelis

Composer | Alexander

Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with electronic instruments. He is probably most well known for his Chariots of Fire (1981) and Blade Runner (1982) soundtracks or for the tracks used in the Cosmos (1980) television series. He has been involved in many musical ...

56. Athena Karkanis

Actress | Saw IV

Canadian actress Athena Karkanis began her professional career in acting in 2003 with an episode on the Chappelle's Show (2003). Since that time, Athena has an extensive career in film, television and voice acting. Her credits include the Canadian teen drama The Best Years (2007), The Border (2008)...

57. Nico Mastorakis

Writer | Blind Date

Nico Mastorakis was born on April 28, 1941 in Athens, Greece as Nikolaos Mastorakis. He is a writer and producer, known for Blind Date (1984), .com for Murder (2002) and The Zero Boys (1986).

58. Milton Katselas

Director | Butterflies Are Free

Milton Katselas has been an industry leader for decades. He was a talented director, acting teacher, writer and painter. He showcased his talent as a teacher through The Beverly Hills Playhouse for over 20 years. Milton wrote a book, titled "Dreams Into Action," which garnished international ...

59. Elias Koteas

Actor | The Thin Red Line

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 ...

60. Alexander Payne

Director | Nebraska

Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older ...

61. George P. Cosmatos

Director | Rambo: First Blood Part II

George P. Cosmatos was born on January 4, 1941 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Yorgo Pan Cosmatos. He was a director and writer, known for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Cobra (1986) and Tombstone (1993). He was married to Birgitta Ljungberg. He died on April 19, 2005 in Victoria, British ...

62. George Miller

Producer | Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, with The Road Warrior (1981) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) being hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller...

63. Theoni V. Aldredge

Costume_designer | Addams Family Values

Theoni V. Aldredge was born on August 22, 1922 in Thessaloniki, Greece as Theoni Athanasiou. She is known for her work on Addams Family Values (1993), The Great Gatsby (1974) and Eyes of Laura Mars (1978). She was married to Tom Aldredge. She died on January 21, 2011 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

64. Valeria Golino

Actress | Rain Man

The second child of an Italian germanist and a Greek painter, Valeria Golino grew up in Naples until her parents parted. After three years in Athens with her mother and another three in Naples with her father, she began to work as a model. She left high school after her first movie and didn't study...

65. Alex Proyas

Director | Dark City

Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and ...

66. Spiro Razatos

Stunts | Furious 6

Spiro Razatos was born in 1960. He is known for his work on Furious 6 (2013), Fast Five (2011) and Bad Boys II (2003).

67. Phedon Papamichael

Cinematographer | Nebraska

Phedon Papamichael, an award winning Cinematographer, was born in Athens, Greece and moved with his family to Germany, where in 1982 he completed his education in Fine Arts, in Munich. Working as a photojournalist brought Phedon to NYC in 1983, where he started crossing over into cinematography.

His...

68. Charley Parlapanides

Writer | Immortals

Charley Parlapanides was born on September 28, 1977 in Toms River, New Jersey, USA as Charles Kiriakos Parlapanides. He is a writer and producer, known for Immortals (2011), Death Note (2017) and Zero Footprint. He has been married to Elenie Syrengelas since January 8, 2006.

69. Vlas Parlapanides

Writer | Immortals

Vlas Parlapanides was born on July 26, 1971 in the USA as Vlasis Parlapanides. He is a writer and producer, known for Immortals (2011), Death Note (2017) and Everything for a Reason (2000).

70. Jordana Spiro

Producer | Skin

Jordana Ariel Spiro was born on April 12, 1977 in Manhattan, New York. She was raised in Manhattan and studied at the Circle in the Square Theatre School. She also briefly attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Spiro splits her time between Los Angeles and New York. In addition to ...

71. Maria Menounos

Actress | Fantastic Four

Maria Menounos was born on June 8, 1978 in Medford, Massachusetts, USA as Maria Constaninos Menounos. She is an actress and producer, known for Fantastic Four (2005), Kickin' It Old Skool (2007) and Entourage (2015). She has been married to Keven Undergaro since December 31, 2017.

72. Mikis Theodorakis

Composer | Z

Mikis Theodorakis was born in the Greek island of Chios, in 1925. The exact same year that the other great composer of Greece was born in Xanthi, Manos Hatzidakis. He fought during the 2nd World War, and he was captured at the city of Tripoli. He was tortured, but when he was set free, he joined ...

73. Georges Corraface

Actor | The Mahabharata

Georges Corraface has risen to star status in Europe throughout a career in film, theatre and television.

This ruggedly charismatic leading man is notably a box-office draw in Greece, Spain and France, where he lives and is a popular celebrity.

A classically trained and versatile actor, his gift for ...

74. Elizabeth Perkins

Actress | Weeds

Elizabeth Ann Perkins was born on November 18, 1960, in the borough of Queens, New York, and was raised in Vermont. Her mother, Jo Williams, was a concert pianist and drug treatment counselor, and her father, James Perkins, was a businessman, farmer, and writer. She is of Greek and English descent....

75. Andy Sidaris

Director | Malibu Express

Andy Sidaris was born on February 20, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Malibu Express (1985), Stacey (1973) and Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987). He was married to Arlene Sidaris and Anne Sidaris-Reeves. He died on March 7, 2007 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...

76. Nadia Tass

Director | Malcolm

Nadia Tass started her career as an actress in the acclaimed TV series "Prisoner," which ran for an unprecedented 692 episodes, while simultaneously directing in Australian theatre. Her 1986 debut feature Malcolm was a worldwide smash, winning 21 international awards and 8 AFI Awards. It starred ...

77. John Aniston

Actor | Days of Our Lives

John Aniston was born on July 24, 1933 in Crete, Greece as Yannis Anastassakis. He is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Search for Tomorrow (1951) and Journeyman (2007). He has been married to Sherry Rooney since June 14, 1984. They have one child. He was previously married to Nancy Dow.

78. Jason Kolotouros

Actor | The Bounty Hunter

Jason Kolotouros is an actor, known for The Bounty Hunter (2010), Man on a Ledge (2012) and Bride Wars (2009).

79. Manos Hatzidakis

Composer | Pote tin Kyriaki

The names of Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis have been written with golden letters in the music history of Greece since 1960. He was born in Xanthi on 23 October 1925, in a mid-class family. When he came of age he came in the capital city of Greece of Athens. He succeeded from the beginning ...

80. Jean Doumanian

Producer | Deconstructing Harry

Jean Doumanian was born in 1942 as Jean Karabas to Greek immigrant parents, who raised her in Chicago. She received her last name from her ex-husband Armenian-American, John Doumanian. She is known for her work on Saturday Night Live (1975), August: Osage County (2013), Bullets Over Broadway (1994)...

81. Nicholas Kazan

Writer | Fallen

Nicholas Kazan was born in 1950 in New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Fallen (1998), Reversal of Fortune (1990) and Enough (2002). He has been married to Robin Swicord since 1983. They have two children.

82. John 'Bud' Cardos

Transportation_department | Memento

Versatile and underrated B-movie Renaissance man John "Bud" Cardos was born in 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri. His family has interesting roots in the entertainment industry: his cousin Spiros Cardos worked at Twentieth Century-Fox and his father and uncle managed the lavish Graumann's Egyptian and ...

83. Tracy Spiridakos

Actress | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Tracy Spiridakos is a Canadian actress who stars as Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson in the NBC post-apocalyptic science fiction series Revolution. Tracy was born in Winnipeg Manitoba to her parents George and Anastasia, who are restaurant owners. She has two brothers. Spiridakos began acting in junior...

84. Katina Paxinou

Actress | For Whom the Bell Tolls

Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several ...

85. Chris Diamantopoulos

Actor | The Three Stooges

Chris grew up splitting his time between Greece and Canada. At age 9, he started doing TV commercials and professional theater. He left home at 18 to perform in a series of US national tours after which, he landed on Broadway. Chris now splits his time between New York and Los Angeles acting in TV ...

86. John Colicos

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

John Colicos was born on December 10, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Battlestar Galactica (1978), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and The Changeling (1980). He was married to Mona McHenry. He died on March 6, 2000 in Toronto.

87. Elias Toufexis

Actor | Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Elias Toufexis has become an actor with a fan base and cult following around the world.

He has played dozens of major characters on television in shows like. Bitten, Lost Girl, Alphas, Stargate Atlantis, Smallville, Eureka, Houdini & Doyle and particularly memorable characters on Supernatural and ...

88. Alexa Davalos

Actress | Defiance

Alexa Davalos was born in Paris, France, to American parents, Jeff Dunas, a photographer, and Elyssa Davalos, an actress. Her father's family were Jewish immigrants (from Russia and Lithuania). After a quintessentially bohemian childhood that found her straddling New York, Paris, Italy and Los ...

89. Phil Joanou

Director | State of Grace

Phil Joanou was born on November 20, 1961 in La Cañada, California, USA. He is a director and assistant director, known for State of Grace (1990), U2: Rattle and Hum (1988) and Three O'Clock High (1987).

90. Patrick Tatopoulos

Special_effects | Godzilla

Patrick Tatopoulos was born in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Godzilla (1998), Dark City (1998) and Stargate (1994). He has been married to McKenzie Westmore since October 11, 2015.

91. Laeta Kalogridis

Writer | Shutter Island

Laeta Kalogridis was born on August 30, 1965 as Laeta Elizabeth Kalogridis. She is a writer and producer, known for Shutter Island (2010), Alexander (2004) and Terminator Genisys (2015).

92. Olga Karlatos

Actress | Purple Rain

Olga Karlatos was born on April 20, 1947 in Athens, Greece as Olga Vlassopulos. She is known for her work on Purple Rain (1984), Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and Per questa notte (1977). She was previously married to Arthur Rankin Jr. and Nikos Papatakis.

93. Alex Carter

Actor | The Island

Al grew up in Toronto, Canada and went to high school at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute. After graduation, he followed his dream and left for Hollywood where he studied at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. He then returned to Canada to pursue his acting career where things took off and he appeared ...

94. Robert Drivas

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

Actor-turned-director Robert Drivas showed dark, brooding power and strong potential on the 60s stage, film and TV but, in the long run, did not achieve the kind of success he deserved. Born on November 21, 1935, the Coral Gables, Florida native initially studied his craft at the Universities of ...

95. Demetri Goritsas

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

From Greek and Norwegian parentage, Demetri Goritsas was born in the US, grew up in British Columbia and has lived his adult life in London, England.

Aside from television and film he's had quite a presence on the London stage performing at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Court working with...

96. Hank Azaria

Actor | The Simpsons

Hank Azaria was born on April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Henry Albert Azaria. He is an actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), Free Agents (2011) and The Birdcage (1996). He was previously married to Helen Hunt.

97. George Maharis

Actor | The Satan Bug

Tall, dark and handsome, not to mention a charismatic rebel of 60s Hollywood, actor George Maharis (real Greek family name is Mahairas) was born in 1928 in Astoria, New York as one of seven children. His immigrant father was a restaurateur. George expressed an early interest in singing and ...

98. Ron Karabatsos

Actor | Flashdance

Ron Karabatsos was born on April 22, 1933 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Flashdance (1983), Get Shorty (1995) and Hunter (1984). He died on April 17, 2012 in Beaumont, California, USA.

99. Adoni Maropis

Actor | 24

Adoni has been blessed with the opportunity to play many diverse and memorable acting roles, such as: the lead villain, Fayed, in Season 6 of the Fox critically acclaimed hit series 24 (2001) with Kiefer Sutherland, the flamboyant evil sorcerer, Quan Chi, in the TV show Mortal Kombat: Conquest (...

100. Zoë Poledouris

Soundtrack | Starship Troopers

The elder of Basil Poledouris' two daughters, Zoë was born on August 25, 1973 in Los Angeles. Zoë grew up interpreting her father's music with movement on ice as a competitive figure skater. At the age of nine years, she performed a piece on the recorder for her father which became the melody for "...