Good Actors!

by AleksandertheDraconian | created - 02 Dec 2013 | updated - 15 Jun 2014 | Public

Good actors IMMHO

1. John Beck

Actor | Sleeper

John Beck was born on January 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Sleeper (1973), Rollerball (1975) and Audrey Rose (1977). He has been married to Tina Carter since April 24, 1971. They have four children.

2. Gordon Scott

Actor | Tarzan the Magnificent

Physical Education major Gordon Weschkul left the University of Oregon after one term. He became an infantry drill instructor (rifle, pistol and bayonet; judo and hand-to-hand combat; close order drill), then a military policeman. After his honorable discharge in 1947, he was a fireman, cowboy, and...

3. Treat Williams

Actor | Hair

Richard Treat Williams was born in Rowayton, Connecticut, to Marian (Andrew), who dealt in antiques, and Richard Norman Williams, a corporate executive. Educated at prep-school, he first made a serious commitment to his craft during his days at Pennsylvania's Franklin and Marshall College. Working ...

4. D.B. Sweeney

Actor | Two Tickets to Paradise

Daniel Bernard Sweeney was born on November 14, 1961 in Shoreham, Long Island, New York. He got his start in the New York theatre with appearances in dozens of productions including a run on Broadway in "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial". He was selected by Francis Ford Coppola to star in the Vietnam...

5. D.W. Moffett

Actor | Traffic

A native of the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, D.W. Moffett never gave a thought to acting until after he graduated from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations. While he went to work at Chicago's Continental Bank, he also enrolled in an acting class to broaden his artistic ...

6. James Wlcek

Actor | Steel Magnolias

James Wlcek, (born February 22, 1964) is an American actor from New York City, New York. He began his screen career in 1987 on the series Tales from the Darkside (1983). Progressing through the latter 1980's, Wlcek landed a role on Ryan's Hope (1975) from 1987-1989. That same year also landed him ...

7. William Sadler

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

William Thomas Sadler was born on April 13, 1950 in Buffalo, New York, to Jane and William Sadler. He began his acting career in New York theaters, appearing in more than 75 productions over the course of 12 years. His roles included that of Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey in Neil Simon's Tony Award winning ...

8. Larry Drake

Actor | Darkman

Larry Drake was born on February 21, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Lawrence Richard Drake. He was an actor and director, known for Darkman (1990), Dr. Giggles (1992) and L.A. Law (1986). He was married to Ruth de Sosa. He died on March 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Joe Pantoliano

Actor | Memento

With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business (1983) to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run (1988), Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive (1993), Cypher...

10. Stephen Shellen

Actor | A River Runs Through It

Stephen Shellen grew up in Victoria, British Columbia where he was his high school's star hockey player before heading north to work as a lumberjack. After catching the attention of a talent scout in Vancouver, he decided to try his hand at acting, spurred on in part by the memory of a ...

11. M. Emmet Walsh

Actor | Blood Simple.

Wonderfully talented, heavyset character actor (from New York, but regularly playing Southerners) M. Emmet Walsh has made a solid career of playing corrupt cops, deadly crooks, and zany comedic roles since the early 1970s.

Michael Emmet Walsh was born in Ogdensburg, to Agnes Katharine (Sullivan) and...

12. William Hickey

Actor | National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor (1985), Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 ...

13. Lance Henriksen

Actor | Hard Target

An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch...

14. Lee Arenberg

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Lee Arenberg has the remarkable ability to morph himself into frightening aliens, twisted psychotherapists, lascivious entertainment executives and everything in between. Most frequently referred to as a character actor, Arenberg maintains a flourishing acting career--almost 20 years spanning ...

15. Brian Kerwin

Actor | Jack

Kerwin grew up in the Chicago suburb of Flossmoor, Illinois. After graduating from USC's Film School in 1972, he moved to New York City to pursue acting on the stage. After several off-off Broadway productions, he was cast for a brief stint on "The Young and the Restless", in Los Angeles. He ended ...

16. Adam Zolotin

Actor | Jack

Adam Zolotin was born on November 29, 1983 in Long Island, New York, USA as Adam B. Zolotin. He is an actor, known for Jack (1996), Leave It to Beaver (1997) and Players (1997).

17. John Rhys-Davies

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles ...

18. James Remar

Self | Sex and the City: A Farewell

James is a rugged, intense character player with leading man good looks. Having first gained recognition in 1979 as Ajax, in his second film, The Warriors (1979). That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent".

In a career spanning nearly four...

19. Dylan McDermott

Actor | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee, Dylan McDermott has proved his talent in film, television and theater. He was born Mark Anthony McDermott in Waterbury, Connecticut, to Diane (Marino) and Richard McDermott. Diane was 15 and Richard was 17 when Dylan was born. Richard earned money by hustling...

20. Brian Bloom

Actor | The A-Team

Brian Bloom was born on June 30, 1970 in Long Island, New York, USA as Brian Keith Bloom. He is an actor and writer, known for The A-Team (2010), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016) and Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014).

21. Zach Galligan

Actor | Gremlins

Graduated from Columbia University. His mother, Carol Wolfe Galligan, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in New York. His late father, Arthur Galligan, was a founding partner in Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, in Washington. Married Ling H. Ingerick on September 25, 2005 at the Yale Club in ...

22. Ed Begley Jr.

Actor | Whatever Works

Ed Begley Jr. was born on September 16, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edward James Begley Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Whatever Works (2009), Pineapple Express (2008) and A Mighty Wind (2003). He has been married to Rachelle Carson since August 23, 2000. They have one child....

23. Anthony Michael Hall

Actor | Sixteen Candles

Anthony Michael Hall was born in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. His parents are Mercedes Hall, an actress-blues and jazz singer, and Larry Hall, who owned an auto body shop. His stepfather is a show-business manager. His sister, Mary Christian, is also a performer. He has Irish and Italian ancestry. ...

24. Brad Dourif

Actor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Gaunt character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, ...

25. 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 ...

26. Peter MacNicol

Actor | Sophie's Choice

Peter MacNicol was born on April 10, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Sophie's Choice (1982) and Ally McBeal (1997). He has been married to Martha Sue Cumming since October 11, 1986.

27. Tate Donovan

Actor | Argo

Tate Buckley Donovan began making television appearances while still in his teens, most often cast as angst-ridden high schoolers in such made-for-TV films such as Not My Kid (1985) and Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987).

Donovan was born to a large family in Tenafly, New Jersey, the son...

28. Matthew Modine

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

The youngest of seven, Matthew was born in Loma Linda, Ca, to Dolores (Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, a drive-in theater manager. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, Ca. Modine moved to NYC (1979). Matthew studied with Stella Adler at her Conservatory of Acting. While...

29. Dale Midkiff

Actor | Pet Sematary

Dale Midkiff attended Edgewood high school and Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland, before moving to New York to work as a waiter while pursuing his acting career. His breakthrough role was when he landed the role of Elvis in the made-for-TV movie Elvis and Me (1988). He later starred in ...

30. Peter Dobson

Actor | The Frighteners

Born in Red Bank New Jersey, Peter Dobson's illustrious acting career began at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Lee Strasberg institute in New York City. Dobson went on to join the summer stock Royal Shakespeare Company in Monterey CA, and found his way to Los Angeles to began studying with ...

31. Mark Dacascos

Actor | Le pacte des loups

Mark Dacascos was born on February 26, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Mark Alan Dacascos. He is known for his work on Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), Drive (1997) and Only the Strong (1993). He has been married to Julie Condra since January 5, 1998. They have three children.

32. Corey Feldman

Actor | Stand by Me

Corey Scott Feldman began his career at the age of three, starring in a Clio Award-winning McDonald's commercial and has sustained a 35-year career as a steadily working actor, with more than 80 films under his belt. Corey began his career in guest-starring roles on television series such as Mork &...

33. Adam Storke

Actor | Mystic Pizza

Adam Storke was born on August 18, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA as Adam J. Storke. He is an actor, known for Mystic Pizza (1988), Death Becomes Her (1992) and The Phantom of the Opera (1990).

34. James Wilby

Actor | Gosford Park

James Wilby was born on February 20, 1958 in Rangoon, Burma. He is an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Maurice (1987) and A Handful of Dust (1988). He has been married to Shana Louise Magraw since June 25, 1988. They have four children.

35. James Frain

Actor | The Count of Monte Cristo

James Frain is one of Hollywood's most versatile and respected actors who has a reputation for bold, intelligent performances in a diverse body of work in which he's collaborated with some of the finest actors and directors working today.

Recent film work includes Disney's TRON: Legacy opposite Jeff...

36. Jon Tenney

Actor | Tombstone

Jon Tenney was born on December 16, 1961 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA as Jonathan F. W. Tenney. He is an actor and director, known for Tombstone (1993), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) and Legion (2010). He has been married to Leslie Urdang since June 16, 2012. He was previously married to Teri ...

37. Costas Mandylor

Actor | Saw V

Costas Mandylor was born on September 3, 1965 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Costas Theodosopoulos. He is an actor, known for Saw V (2008), Saw VI (2009) and Saw IV (2007). He has been married to Victoria Ramos since October 10, 2013. He was previously married to Talisa Soto.

38. Jensen Ackles

Actor | Supernatural

Jensen Ross Ackles, better known as simply Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to Donna Joan (Shaffer) and actor Alan Ackles. He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. Jensen grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister, ...

39. Wentworth Miller

Actor | Prison Break

Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film.

Wentworth Earl Miller III was born June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller...

40. Jonathan Ward

Actor | Steel Magnolias

Jonathan Ward was born on February 24, 1970 in Elkridge, Maryland, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Steel Magnolias (1989), The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (1987) and FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992). He is married to Jamie. They have two children.

41. Matthew Lawrence

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Matthew William Lawrence was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, to Donna (Shaw), a personnel manager, and Joseph Lawrence, an insurance broker. He is the middle brother of three, with Andrew Lawrence the youngest and Joey Lawrence the oldest. At age three, his mother started to bring him into NY city ...

42. Cary Elwes

Actor | Saw

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 ...

43. Aaron Tveit

Actor | Les Misérables

Aaron Kyle Tveit born October 21, 1983 is an American actor and singer. He is known for originating the roles of Gabe in Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale Jr. in the stage version of Catch Me If You Can on Broadway. He is also known for his recurring role as Tripp van der Bilt on The CW's teen ...

44. Edward Burns

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

Edward Fitzgerald Burns was born January 29, 1968 in Woodside, Queens, New York. He is the second of three children of Molly (McKenna), who worked for the Federal Aviation Administration at Kennedy Airport, and Edward J. Burns, a police sergeant and active spokesperson for the New York Police Dept....

45. Daniel Sunjata

Actor | One for the Money

Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon on December 30, 1971) is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as "Franco Rivera" in the FX television series, Rescue Me (2004). Sunjata also starred as "Paul Briggs" in USA Network's series, Graceland...

46. Will Sanderson

Actor | In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Will Sanderson was born on May 26, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007), BloodRayne (2005) and House of the Dead (2003). He has been married to Christine Sanderson since 2005.