Actors/Actresses who should join The Walking Dead

My picks for those who seem like a good fit for the show, whether playing the comic book characters or original characters.
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Dominic West
Actor, 300
“ Potential character: Negan ” - djtwist2590
 
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Christopher Meloni
Blessed with a piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his sexually...
“ Potential character: Negan ” - djtwist2590
 
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“ Potential character: Negan ” - djtwist2590
 
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Dominic Purcell
Born in England but raised in Australia by his Norwegian father and Irish mother, Purcell was a bored landscaper who decided to attend a drama school. He became a TV star in Australia before debuting in America as the title character in John Doe. In 2000, he won the Green Card lottery and now lives in Los Angeles with his family.
“ Potential character: Negan ” - djtwist2590
 
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“ Potential character: Negan ” - djtwist2590
 
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R.E. Rodgers
Actor, Oz
R. E. Rodgers was born on October 25th, 1965 in Providence, Rhode Island as Rick Rodgers. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design he worked as a graphic designer in London and New York. As an actor, known for Oz (1997), Law & Order: SVU (1999) and Bad Boys 2 (2003). Married for over 20 years, he and his wife have four children.
“ Potential character: Negan ” - djtwist2590
 
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Rutina Wesley
Actress, True Blood
Rutina Wesley is known for the character Tara Thorton, on the gritty Southern vampire drama, True Blood. She was born in the city most renowned for glitz and glamour, Las Vegas, Nevada and was exposed to the arts at a very early age; in fact entertainment runs through her veins. Her father, Ivery Wheeler...
“ Potential character: Original character ” - djtwist2590
 
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Taissa Farmiga
Taissa is the youngest of seven children and is the younger sister of Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. Unlike her sister, Taissa had no interest in becoming an actor. However, Vera managed to persuade Taissa to make her acting debut in Vera's directorial-debut Higher Ground. Also playing the lead in the film...
“ Potential character: Original character ” - djtwist2590
 
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Krysten Ritter
Actress, Jessica Jones
Krysten Ritter is well-known for her critically acclaimed turn as "Jane Margolis" on AMC's hit series, Breaking Bad, and as the titular character, "Chloe", in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, for ABC. Krysten stars in the Netflix series Marvel's Jessica Jones, as the titular character; a former super hero trying to overcome her dark past...
“ Potential character: Theresa ” - djtwist2590
 
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Robert Knepper
Robert Knepper, the son of a veterinarian, was born in Fremont, Ohio, and was raised in Maumee (near Toledo). When he was growing up, his mother worked in the props department for the community theater, and because of her involvement, he became interested in acting. Robert began his career in theater in his hometown before majoring in theater at Northwestern University...
“ Potential character: Dwight ” - djtwist2590
 
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“ Potential character: Dwight ” - djtwist2590
 
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“ Potential character: Dwight ” - djtwist2590
 
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Kim Coates
Kim's film career began in 1991 with The Last Boy Scout. Two Warner Brothers' hits followed: Innocent Blood and The Client. Since that time he has starred in over forty films, including Academy Award winners Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott, and Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay. Other films include Waterworld and Open Range with Kevin Costner...
“ Potential character: Dwight ” - djtwist2590
 
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Steven Ogg
He is an acclaimed Canadian voice and motion capture artist for the hit game Grand Theft Auto V in the role of Trevor Philips. He was nominated in numerous events for the role including a VGX nomination for best voice actor. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on November 4, 1973. Before fame, He first appeared on screen as part of a promotion for the National Film Board of Canada...
“ Potential character: Dwight ” - djtwist2590
 
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“ Potential character: Paul Monroe ” - djtwist2590
 
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Michiel Huisman
Huisman was born on July 18, 1981 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before Game of Thrones, Huisman had a role in Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed Black Book, and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie Margot about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he became ubiquitous on television...
“ Potential character: Paul Monroe ” - djtwist2590
 
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Colin Cunningham
Although he considers Vancouver, B.C. home, Colin Cunningham was raised in Los Angeles, California, with an older sister and younger brother. He traveled extensively in his late teens while trying to figure out what to do with his life. He first took to the stage when dared by a friend, and then as an accomplished theater actor...
“ Potential character: Paul Monroe ” - djtwist2590
 
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Rob Brown
Rob Brown was born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A natural who never studied acting and who had no professional acting experience, made his acting and motion picture debut in Finding Forrester. Rob celebrated his 16th birthday just before the start of production. He is a talented athlete in high school playing both basketball and football.
“ Potential character: Heath ” - djtwist2590
 
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Michael Ealy
Known for his charming looks and deep personality, Michael Ealy blessed the movie screen with his role in Barbershop. When he left Silver Spring, Maryland, with a degree in English, he headed off to New York. From there he performed in several stage productions, including the Off-Broadway hits "Joe Fearless" and "Whoa-Jack"...
“ Potential character: Heath ” - djtwist2590
 
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Brandon Jay McLaren
Actor, Graceland
Canadian actor Brandon Jay McLaren was born to parents from Grenada and Trindad on October 15, 1982. Hailing from Vancouver, Brandon attended the Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada where he studied Drama for five years, working with the Johnston Heights Theatre Company...
“ Potential character: Heath ” - djtwist2590
 
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Giancarlo Esposito
Music Department, The Electric Company
Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples and an opera-singing African-American mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was six, and that's where he grew up...
“ Potential character: Father Gabriel Stokes ” - djtwist2590
 
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“ Potential character: Father Gabriel Stokes ” - djtwist2590
 
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Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim, classically trained in the UK at the highly regarded Bristol Old Vic and soon after graduation was invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. Hakeem's list of impressive credits include Pirates of the Caribbean III, Lost, Cane with Jimmy Smits, Law & Order: SVU with Mariska Hargitay...
“ Potential character: Father Gabriel Stokes ” - djtwist2590
 
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Scott Lawrence
Actor, Avatar
Scott was born in Los Angeles and spent a lot of his childhood with his parents on picket lines campaigning for local civil rights. His father was the executive director of the University of Southern California, Community Services Center, and his mother worked for Operation Breadbasket and other organizations dedicated to improving economic conditions of black communities...
“ Potential character: Father Gabriel Stokes ” - djtwist2590
 
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Jesse L. Martin
Jesse Martin was born Jesse Lamont Watkins in Virginia's Blue Ridge mountain range. His mother, Virginia Price, was a college career counselor. His father, Jesse Reed Watkins, was a truck driver. His parents divorced when he was very young. His mother then moved his family to Buffalo, New York. He and his four brothers took the surname of his mother's second husband...
“ Potential character: Father Gabriel Stokes ” - djtwist2590
 
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“ Potential character: Father Gabriel Stokes ” - djtwist2590
 
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David Ramsey
Actor, Arrow
David Ramsey stars as former United States Army Special Forces soldier, John Diggle, on the CW's People's Choice Award winning show "Arrow," based on the DC Comics superhero. Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, "Arrow" follows presumed-dead billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Arnell)...
“ Potential character: Father Gabriel Stokes ” - djtwist2590
 
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Steven Michael Quezada
A veteran of New Mexico's steadily rising film industry, Steven studied Theatre at Eastern New Mexico University. He portrayed DEA Agent Steven Gomez on the Emmy Award winning television series Breaking Bad on AMC. Steven has also appeared in television series such as Wildfire, Crash, and In Plain Sight...
“ Potential character: Father Gabriel Stokes (If they decide to change his race & ethnicity) ” - djtwist2590
 
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“ Potential character: Douglas Monroe ” - djtwist2590
 
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“ Potential character: Original character ” - djtwist2590
 
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“ Potential character: Original character or Spencer Monroe ” - djtwist2590
 
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Desmond Harrington
Actor, Dexter
Desmond Harrington was raised in the Bronx New York. Prior to acting Desmond attended Manhattan college briefly, worked as a laborer, landscaper, a cold caller at a brokerage firm, and finally a bartender in Manhattan, where a co-worker invited him to attend an acting class. Harrington landed his first role in Luc Besson's The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc.
 
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Joelle Carter
Actress, Justified
Joelle Carter can be seen in such feature cult favorites as High Fidelity and American Pie 2, and indies, Swimming and Lisa Picard is Famous (2000). In addition, Carter has starred in numerous television projects, including the controversial series, Wonderland, created by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights)...
 
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Jim Beaver
Actor, Deadwood
Jim Beaver is an American character actor, best known for his leading roles on the TV series Deadwood and Supernatural. Born in Laramie, Wyoming a minister's son, he was raised in and around Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Following high school and a year of college, he joined the Marines and served as a radioman with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam...
 
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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...
 
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Chad Michael Murray
Chad Michael Murray has showcased his brooding good looks and acting talent on television sets and silver screens for two decades. The 6-foot tall star, who resides in Wilmington, North Carolina, is known to audiences of One Tree Hill, where he played the good son, Lucas Scott. The model-turned-actor has also serenaded Jamie Lee Curtis with Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time" in Freaky Friday...
 
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Michael Hyatt
Actress, Nightcrawler
Born in England of Jamaican parents (her mother Vera an art historian and museologist and her father Charles an actor/broadcaster/comedian), Michael received her earliest education and what she considers her most formative years abroad. At the age of ten she migrated to the United States with her mother and two siblings...
 
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Malcolm David Kelley
The entertainment industry isn't new to young Malcolm David Kelley, he has been working in show business since the age of five. He is most known for his role as young "Walt" on the TV series "Lost" and his role as "Finn" on TeenNick's "Gigantic" in 2010-11. His motion picture credits include roles in Antwone Fisher and You Got Served...
 
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David Labrava
David Labrava started his Hollywood career as a camera operator for the Zalman King Company (Red Shoe Diaries, 9 1/2 weeks, In God's Hands), where he learned script writing. He starred in the series Whiplash ZK as the host. He did an independent project entitled FTW for Picture Perfect Productions, and starred in Fencewalker, the new film from Chris Carter (The X-Files)...
 
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Erik King
Actor, Dexter
 
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Franky G
Actor, Saw II
Franky G was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. His career started when he played the lead role in the award winning film MANITO written and directed by Eric Eason. The film received an award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002 and it was shown in 50 festivals. Since then he has appeared in various magazines...
 
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Glenn Plummer
Actor, Speed
On a foundation of talent, unbridled dedication and a passionate mindset, Glenn Plummer has enjoyed a successful acting career that spans almost two decades. He has starred in such feature films as: Saw II, co-starring Donnie Wahlberg, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer and Beverley Mitchell; Dennis Hopper's Colors...
 
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Erik Knudsen
Actor, Saw II
Knudsen has appeared in several movies and guest appearances, mostly in Canada. In 2003, he started playing the lead role, "Donovan MacKay", in the children's comedy series, Mental Block. He also starred in Saw II as Daniel Matthews and as Dale Turner in Jericho, which premiered in September of 2006...
 
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Michael Irby
Michael Irby was raised in Palm Springs, California. After high school, he moved to New York City and studied at the AADA. He began working in the off-broadway theater scene in Terrence McNally's, Corpus Christi, and Stuck, by Jessica Goldberg. It is around this time, he also started writing and sharing...
 
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Laura Fraser
Laura Fraser was born on 24th July 1976 and brought up in Glasgow. Her father, Alister, used to run a small building company but is now an aspiring scriptwriter; her mother, Rose, used to be a nurse but is now a college lecturer. She has an older brother who works with computers, a younger sister who is studying philosophy at university...
 
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Michael Kelly
Actor, Changeling
Michael was born in Philadelphia but raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia by parents Michael and Maureen Kelly. He has two sisters, Shannon and Casey, and one brother, Andrew. He went to college at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina with the original intention to study law, but changed his mind after taking an acting elective...
 
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Paul Sparks
Actor, Mud
 
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Sam Trammell
Actor, True Blood
An intelligent, highly-capable actor, Sam Trammell made inroads on the New York stage while building an intriguing career in mostly independent features. He attended Brown University where he gravitated to acting in his senior year. Trammell made his film debut as an intern at a tabloid TV talk show...
 
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James Ransone
Actor, Sinister
James Ransone attended Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, Maryland from 1993-1997. The school is a "magnet school" that allows students to specialize in subjects such as theater, dance, writing, fine arts, and film as well as all the required academic classes. Ransone specialized in theater, then changed majors to fine arts and graduated in 1997. he currently lives in NYC.
 
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Deborah Ann Woll
Actress, Daredevil
Deborah was born in 1985, in Brooklyn, New York, from Irish and German heritage. She took acting, piano and dance classes. She went to high school at Packer Collegiate Institute and graduated from the BFA program at the USC School of Theatre at the University of Southern California. Deborah started to work as an actress on television and her breakout was in the highly-acclaimed HBO vampire drama...
 
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Charles Baker
Born February 27, 1971 in Washington, DC and raised in Hawaii, Charles has lived a life most people write books about. The son of an army colonel, whose father was written up in the Los Angeles Times in 1994 by Robin Wright, Charles traveled the world by the time he was 17. He's lived in England, Israel...
 
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Matt Jones
Actor, Home
 
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Jeremy Davies
Jeremy Davies attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California. He made his film debut starring in David O. Russell's acclaimed first film, the Indy classic, "Spanking the Monkey", which became a surprise Sundance Film Festival winner, earning Jeremy an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance...
 
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Andrew Jacobs
Andrew Jacobs, Born into a Latin family in Los Angeles and raised in MacArthur Park, Andrew was always the performer, entertaining family and friends. Andrew was in and out of foster homes but then adopted by a French mother in Los Angeles. He now feels he has two mothers and is very close to both of them...
 
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Justin Long
A likable, boyish-looking actor with thick eyebrows and a friendly smile, Justin Long is a native of Connecticut. He was born and raised in Fairfield, the second of three sons. His father, R. James Long, is a Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University, and his mother, Wendy Lesniak, is a former Broadway actress...
 
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Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Tell Schreiber was born in Ymir, British Columbia, Canada, to Lorraine Reaveley, a Canadian psychotherapist, and Tell Schreiber, an American actor. His paternal half-brother is actor Liev Schreiber. Pablo, who is named after Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, was raised in Ymir, and moved to Seattle, Washington, as a teenager...
 
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Ryan Kwanten
Actor, True Blood
An Australian actor, Ryan Kwanten was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He appeared on several TV shows Down Under, including a five year stint on the popular series Home and Away. After graduating from business school at the University of Sydney, he came to Los Angeles for what was supposed to be a brief visit but decided to stay...
 
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Christina Cox
The youngest of three girls, Christina was born just outside Toronto. She carried a double major of theater and dance at the prestigious Arts York at Unionville High School. She went on to further her training at the Ryerson Theatre School of Toronto, among such alumni as Eric McCormack and David James Elliott...
 
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Courtney Ford
Actress, Dexter
As an actress on the rise, Courtney Ford shines equally bright in both comedic and dramatic roles. Her ability to take on diverse projects has set her career in motion. Currently appearing in one of television's most critically acclaimed dramas, True Blood, Ford has been named one of the "Top Ten Faces to Watch on Television" by Variety...
 
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Ron Livingston
Ronald Joseph Livingston was born on June 5, 1967 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Linda (Rinas), a Lutheran pastor, and Kurt Livingston, an aerospace engineer. His younger brother, John Livingston, is also an actor, his sister, Jennifer Livingston, is a TV news personality at CBS/WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin...
 
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Devon Sawa
Devon started his career as young actor in Vancouver, Canada. First in the theater, and then moving onto smaller roles on TV. His breakout role was the title character in the Universal motion picture, Casper. He went on to star in many more films during his teens such as Now and Then, Little Giants and Wild America...
 
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Neve Campbell
Actress, Party of Five
Neve Campbell was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, to Marnie (Neve), a Dutch-born psychologist and yoga instructor (from Amsterdam), and Gerry Campbell, a Scottish-born teacher (from Glasgow). Campbell first came to our TV screens in the hit Drama series Party of Five. Described as TV's most believable teenager...
 
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Dante Basco
Actor, Hook
 
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William Sadler
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 play "Biloxi Blues"...
 
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Kris Kristofferson
Actor, Blade II
Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in California...
 
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James Remar
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. That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent". In a career spanning nearly four decades...
 
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Dann Florek
Raised in Flat Rock, Michigan, bald character actor Dann Florek majored in math and physics at Eastern Michigan University until a drama scholarship changed the course of his career direction. Trained at Juilliard, he appeared frequently on stage ranging from the classics ("Love's Labour's Lost," "A Midsummer Night's Dream") to contemporary pieces ("Strange Snow...
 
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David Morse
David Morse, a 6' 4" tall blue-eyed blond who performed on stage for 10 years before breaking into film, became established as a respected supporting, character actor and second lead. He was born the first of four children of Charles, a sales manager, and Jacquelyn Morse, a schoolteacher, on October 11...
 
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Dakota Goyo
Actor, Real Steel
Dakota Goyo was born in Toronto, Canada, to Debra Goyo, a former model and singer, and David Goyo. His siblings, Devon Goyo and Dallas Goyo, have also acted. He has Italian and Scottish ancestry. Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant. His television debut came at the age of 5 in the CBS pilot Ultra (2006) His natural acting...
 
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Lorraine Toussaint
Actress, Any Day Now
SAG Award and Critics Choice Award winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Lorraine Toussaint shocked audiences on the smash hit Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" as the viciously seductive inmate Vee. Toussaint's epically thrilling performance has won her glowing reviews from the likes of TV Guide and Vanity Fair...
 
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Nicki Micheaux
In addition to her unforgettable performances in Six Feet Under and Soul Food, Micheaux has held guest-starring and recurring roles on shows such as ER,NYPD Blue, The Practice, and The District. Micheaux's film credits include Ringmaster, The Replacement Killers, and the critically acclaimed independent Sweet Jane...