Not a (completely) shallow list. My crushes are based on their acting skills, characters they portray, personality, smiles, etc.
Dulé Hill (whose first name is pronounced due-LAY) was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey; raised in Sayreville; and is the younger of two sons born to his Jamaican parents. His father is an entrepreneur and his mother is an educator. He began attending Marie Wildey School of Dance in East Orange, NJ...
“ 'Gus' is adorable! ” - cheryldfenderson
Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, stars in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY
. He portrays "Dr. Sheldon Hawkes", a reclusive coroner who walked away from a promising surgical career after the traumatic loss of two patients. This February, he will star in the HBO movie...
“ Dignified, clean-cut brother ” - cheryldfenderson
Born in Pittsburgh, his mother had a dance company (the Pittsburgh Black Theater Dance Ensemble) and his father was a drummer, so entertaining is in his blood. His first acting role was as Martin Luther King in the 4th grade. He was in the drama club in 7th grade and then attended high school at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington...
“ Dimples! ” - cheryldfenderson
Keith Robinson was born in Kentucky and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. He later moved to Augusta and graduated from Lakeside High School. He attended the University of Georgia and, while there, signed a recording contract with Motown Records, but that label never issued any of his material. Robinson moved to Los Angeles and earned a starring role as Joel Rawlings...
“ What's not to like? ” - cheryldfenderson
“ Tall, dark, and handsome ” - cheryldfenderson
Donald McKinley Glover was born at the Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (Smith), ran a daycare center, and his father, Donald Glover, was a postal worker. He is, despite rumors, not related to actor Danny Glover. Donald graduated from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006...
“ Cute and funny ” - cheryldfenderson
Born in San Diego, California, on October 10th, 1973, to Mario Sr. and Elvira, Mario Lopez's first professional role was on the series, a.k.a. Pablo
. Mario is probably best known to youngsters, however, as A.C. Slater from NBC's popular 1980s teen comedy series Saved by the Bell
. Among Mario's other credits are several other popular television series...
“ More dimples and he'll always be A.C. Slater ” - cheryldfenderson
“ Another classy, clean-cut brother ” - cheryldfenderson
“ Seems like a cool dude ” - cheryldfenderson
Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry
. He later began his acting career after being discovered on a New York City street by a casting director...
“ He can play the nice guy or a horrible person and everyone still loves him! ” - cheryldfenderson
“ He's Sawyer! (Also, once again, he has dimples) ” - cheryldfenderson
John Phillip Stamos was born in Cypress, California, to Loretta (Phillips), a model, and William Stamos, a restaurateur. He is of Greek (father) and English-Irish (mother) descent, and his family's surname was originally "Stamotopoulos". John has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina, both school teachers...
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"...
“ Seems like a really nice, down-to-earth guy who happens to be very good-looking ” - cheryldfenderson
“ This is one cool brother who's funny and talented ” - cheryldfenderson
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...
“ Talented, charming gentleman ” - cheryldfenderson
“ He was on everything back in the day! Who didn't have a crush on him? ” - cheryldfenderson
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...
Gilles Marini exploded onto the scene as "Dante", the Casanova living in the beach house next door to Kim Cattrall
's "Samantha" on the Sex and the City
movie, a role which has earned him international recognition. Though people went to the theatres to see Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, they left with one thing on their mind...
“ He won my heart on 'Brothers and Sisters' and 'Switched at Birth' ” - cheryldfenderson
Daniel Dae Kim
Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently proven to transcend the historical barriers of race and stereotype...
“ Handsome, chiseled face ” - cheryldfenderson
“ He should be getting more roles! Hey, Bud! ” - cheryldfenderson
“ Too cute and hilarious! ” - cheryldfenderson
Born and raised in London, England, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje began his career as a model in Milan. He graduated with a masters degree in Law from London's prestigious Kings College, before moving to Los Angeles to make the transition to acting. Fluent in several languages, including English, Italian...
“ Tall, dark, and handsome and plus, he's Mr. Eko! ” - cheryldfenderson
A tall, handsome, and versatile American actor, Morris Chestnut was born in Cerritos, California, to Shirley (Wynn) and Morris Chestnut, Sr. He first came to be recognized by moviegoers starring as Ricky in Boyz n the Hood
, a role where he played a high school running back using his football skills to escape the violent surroundings of his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood...
“ No need to explain ” - cheryldfenderson
“ This pic doesn't do him justice - woah! ” - cheryldfenderson
“ Back when I used to watch DOoL, I loved him as 'Brandon' ” - cheryldfenderson
Emmy-nominated actor and director Malcolm-Jamal Warner was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was named after Malcolm X
and legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal
. Warner first rose to national prominence by starring on the celebrated and long-running classic television series "The Cosby Show."...
“ I'll always love 'Theo' ” - cheryldfenderson
“ This man is gorgeous ” - cheryldfenderson
Omar Epps is an American actor, starring on the ABC drama Resurrection
. Epps was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised by his mother, Bonnie Maria Epps, an elementary school principal. No stranger to the big screen, Epps has appeared in lead roles in feature films, including Paramount's Against the Ropes
“ Love & Basketball or House? ” - cheryldfenderson
Rodney A. Grant
Native American actor, Rodney Arnold Grant was born the 9th of March, 1959. After his biological parents abandoned him, his grandparents raised him from 6 months of age, up until 1982. Rodney has three daughters, two of which reside with their mother. He is now married to Lee-Anne, and they have a son...
Joshua Carter Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His Irish mother, Fiona Jackson
, is a casting director originally from Dublin. His American father, John Carter Jackson, is from Texas. Josh spent the first eight years of his life in California before returning to Canada. At the age of 11...
“ Is there any girl who watched Dawson's Creek and didn't love 'Pacey'? ” - cheryldfenderson
The first American-born member of his West Indian family, Brooklyn-bred Romany Malco began his career at the age of seven, when he picked up a microphone and started rapping. As a teen he moved to Texas and formed the rap group R.M.G., and upon relocating to Los Angeles, the crew signed a deal to Virgin Records...
“ I think I have a thing for bald brothas ” - cheryldfenderson
Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He took acting classes, but he went on to graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in business, as something to fall back on...
“ Adorable on BBT ” - cheryldfenderson
Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to present, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003.
“ Timeless ” - cheryldfenderson
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.
“ Beautiful eyes ” - cheryldfenderson
Kristoff St. John
Kristoff made his television debut at age 8 in the sit-com series "That's My Mama". Now, 39 years later, he is one of the stars on CBS-TV's "The Young and The Restless", the number one rated drama for the past 25 years on daytime television, playing the popular character of Neil Winters. Is it just a coincidence that Kristoff has been starring on Y and R for 23 plus years...
“ Loved his eyelashes since the Haitian parade episode of A Different World and then as 'Richard' on Lost ” - cheryldfenderson
Born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in London on January 17, 1969. His parents were both Indian immigrants from Kerala, India. In high school, he auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Two of his classmates were Ewan McGregor
and David Thewlis
“ I love his hair ” - cheryldfenderson
“ Forever young ” - cheryldfenderson
“ Talented, young brother ” - cheryldfenderson
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson
(née Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson
. His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia
“ Smile! ” - cheryldfenderson
“ Always playing serious, intense characters ” - cheryldfenderson
“ Scooter ” - cheryldfenderson
Born on July 18, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, Jason Weaver has always been surrounded by the world of entertainment. His mother Kitty Haywood, a legendary studio singer, was a staple in his young life and encouraged his pursuit of singing as well as acting. In being surrounded by the some of the best entertainers to date...
“ Loved since his 'Thea' days ” - cheryldfenderson
“ Underrated ” - cheryldfenderson
LL Cool J
L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the son of Ondrea Griffith and James Louis Smith, Jr. Todd, as he was called, did not have a very happy childhood. At the age of four, he saw his mother and grandfather shot by his own father. After they recovered from their injuries...
Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews, Sr. He earned an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the 1988 MAC champion WMU Broncos...
Nick Wechsler has been building a quality career as an actor since he was a teen. Currently and most notably, he plays series regular, Jack Porter, on the ABC's Critics' Choice nominated series "Revenge," premiering soon for season two. Nick quickly became a fan favorite on the series for his brooding, dramatic but surprisingly funny personality, which has been compared to that of James Franco...