The 20 Best Texas Actors of 2012!by FilmDallas | created - 14 Apr 2012 | updated - 14 Apr 2012 | Public
I'm very involved in the Texas independent film scene and these are future stars for sure!
1. Vanessa Leinani
Actress | Drifter: Broken Road
Vanessa Leinani is known for Drifter: Broken Road (2012), Everything (2023) and 180 (2011).
2. Brandi Price
Actress | Committed
Brandi Price is an award-winning actor and filmmaker with a passion for authenticity, a dash of comedy and a whole lot of love.
As an ally for equal rights for everyone, she believes kindness and openness break down socially constructed barriers that restrict a greater oneness with humankind.
3. April Hartman
Actress | Silhouette
April Hartman is known for Silhouette (2019), On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019) and One Mississippi (2015).
4. Josh Durham
Actor | The Front
Josh Durham is known for The Front (2018), Portrait of an American Family (2017) and The Unseen (2010).
5. Vanessa Lua
Actress | Shameless
Vanessa Lua is known for Shameless (2011), The Last Ship (2014) and La Degolladora (2020).
6. Miranda Martinez
Casting_department | Jack Ryan
Miranda Martinez is known for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), Locke & Key (2020) and Lisey's Story (2021).
7. Martin Ezelle
Actor | Longmire
Martin Ezelle is known for Longmire (2012), Strait & Narrow (2016) and Dallas (2012).
8. Gerardo Davila
Actor | Chicago Fire
Gerardo Davila was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and grew up in Garland, TX. He's 1st generation, the oldest of five children and the first of his family to become an actor in the United States. In his late teens he applied his music background and formed a rap group called Latin Royalty that performed...
9. Matt Page
Actor | Paperthin
As a young child, Matt Page enjoyed being in the spotlight while entertaining others. In middle school, he landed the lead role in the school play after his drama teacher asked him to audition. Matt has participated in more than 15 stage performances, several commercials and 20 on screen films. Off...
10. Brina Palencia
Actress | Lumberjack Man
Brina Palencia was born on February 13, 1984 as Brina Michelle Palencia. She is an Honduran-American actress, voice-over artist and director, known for One Piece (1999), Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009), The Walking Dead (2010), and Star-Crossed (2014). Her voice has been featured in numerous animated ...
11. Nate Rubin
Actor | Super
Nate Rubin is known for Super (2010), T-Rex (2017) and Suitable for Murder (2008).
12. Tina Rodriguez
Actress | Death Proof
Tina Rodriguez was born on September 24, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. She is an actress and editor, known for Death Proof (2007), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and The Faculty (1998).
13. Tom Young
Actor | A Serious Predicament
Tom Young is known for A Serious Predicament (2020), Amityville Cult (2021) and Human Wreckage (2014).
14. Amber Burroughs
Actress | Farworld
Amber Burroughs is known for Farworld (2012), The Inflicted (2012) and Art of Crime (2011).
15. Juli Erickson
Actress | Bernie
Juli Erickson was born on December 4, 1939 in Colton, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Bernie (2011), Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) and Upstream Color (2013). She has been married to Grant James since July 4, 1986. She was previously married to Teddy Blank and ...
16. Cherami Leigh
Actress | Temple Grandin
Cherami Leigh Kuehn (born July 19, 1988) is an American actress and voice artist who has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime series and video games with Funimation, Bang Zoom! Entertainment and Studiopolis.
Leigh began acting at the age of six. She studied ...
17. Gavin Casalegno
Actor | The Summer I Turned Pretty
Gavin began acting at the age of 7. He has since starred in feature films such as Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" alongside Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connelly. He can be seen on an episode of "The Vampire Diaries" as "Young Damon", as well as numerous commercials and print campaigns for...
18. Elise Baughman
Actress | Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî
Elise Baughman was born in Monroe, Louisiana, USA. Elise is an actor and producer, known for Dragon Ball GT (1996), Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2007) and Kiddy Grade (2002).
19. Grant James
Actor | UHF
Grant James was born on June 19, 1935 in Medina, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for UHF (1989), Tombstone (1993) and Bernie (2011). He was previously married to Juli Erickson and Barbara Grant. He died on November 23, 2022 in Spokane, Washington, USA.
20. Benjamin Dane
Actor | First Lady
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Benjamin attended the High School For Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) where he studied art, not drama. However, after a stint as a vet's assistant, he promptly switched enrolment to The High School for Health Professions. With an intense love for art and design...
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