The 25 More Most Talented Character Actors in Hollywood

by tbell1826 | created - 09 Aug 2011 | updated - 10 Aug 2011 | Public

1. Gregg Henry

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Gregg Lee Henry was born on May 6, 1952 in Lakewood, Colorado. Henry studied acting at the University of Washington in Seattle. Right after graduating from college, Gregg moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. He played in a ...

2. Nestor Carbonell

Actor | The Dark Knight

He is most often recognized for his integral role in the series "Lost" as Richard Alpert, as well as his turn as Mayor Anthony Garcia opposite Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight". He reprised his role as the Mayor in the box-office hit "The Dark Knight Rises".

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3. Sam Anderson

Actor | Forrest Gump

Sam Anderson was born on April 2, 1947 in South Dakota, USA. He is an actor, known for Forrest Gump (1994), Water for Elephants (2011) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). He has been married to Barbara Ann Hancock since August 17, 1985. They have two children.

4. Robin Weigert

Actress | Deadwood

Robin Weigert was born on July 7, 1969 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is an actress, known for Deadwood (2004), Synecdoche, New York (2008) and The Sessions (2012).

5. April Grace

Actress | Magnolia

April Grace was born on May 12, 1962 in Lakeland, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Magnolia (1999), I Am Legend (2007) and Constantine (2005).

6. Brian Howe

Actor | The Newsroom

Brian Howe is an actor, known for The Newsroom (2012), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and Westworld (2016).

7. Blake Robbins

Actor | The Scent of Rain & Lightning

Blake Robbins is an award winning actor, writer and director. In 2012, after years in front of the camera, Blake stepped behind it to write, direct, produce and act in his feature film debut The Sublime and Beautiful, which world premiered at the 20th annual Slamdance Film Festival in 2014. A ...

8. Brent Sexton

Actor | Radio

Brent Sexton was born on August 12, 1967 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Radio (2003), The Belko Experiment (2016) and Flightplan (2005).

9. David Zayas

Actor | Skyline

David Zayas was born on August 15, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is known for his work on Skyline (2010), The Expendables (2010) and Dexter (2006). He is married to Liza Colón-Zayas.

10. Rebecca Creskoff

Actress | Hung

Rebecca Creskoff was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Betty Jane Creskoff, a home maker, and Howard Creskoff a lawyer, and has an older sister. Her father is of Russian Jewish decent and her mother is of mostly English and German ancestry--a true Midwestern ...

11. Megan Follows

Actress | Anne of Green Gables

Megan (pronounced Mee-gan) has two children, a daughter, Lyla, and a son, Russel. Megan comes from a showbiz family: father Ted Follows, mother Dawn Greenhalgh, and sister Samantha Follows are all actors; her other sister, Edwina Follows, is a producer and writer; and her brother Laurence Follows ...

12. Jacob Vargas

Actor | Luke Cage

Jacob Vargas began his acting career when he was discovered breakdancing in a schoolyard at age 12. His introduction to acting came with a bit part as a breakdancer on the hit TV show Diff'rent Strokes (1978). In 1995 he won the very first ALMA Award (for Emerging Artist of the Year) for his work ...

13. Kay Lenz

Actress | House

Kay came from an L.A. showbiz family. Her father was producer/commentator Ted Lenz and her mother model/radio engineer Kay Miller Lenz. At the ripe old age of eight weeks, Kay appeared on her first TV show produced by her dad as a baby being held up and sung to. She continued on in her father's TV ...

14. Harriet Sansom Harris

Actress | Nurse Betty

Born in Texas, Harriet Sansom Harris got involved in acting as a youngster. At seventeen, Harris was accepted at New York's famed Juilliard School. Upon graduation, Harris joined The Acting Company, a repertory group formed by the first alumni of John Houseman's Drama Division of The Juilliard ...

15. Lupe Ontiveros

Actress | Chuck & Buck

Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Guadalupe Moreno. She is known for her work on Chuck & Buck (2000), Real Women Have Curves (2002) and The Goonies (1985). She was married to Elias P. Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA.

16. Chris Mulkey

Actor | Whiplash

Chris Mulkey grew up in the Midwest. The second of five children, son of Chris and Peg Mulkey, he spent his childhood swimming in lakes and camping. Attending high school in St. Paul at Cretin Military Academy, Chis then went on to the University of Minnesota. After majoring in acting at the U of M...

17. Jeremy Davidson

Director | Tickling Leo

Jeremy Davidson was born on December 24, 1971 in Vestal, New York, USA as Jeremy Michael Greenberg. He is an actor, known for Tickling Leo (2009), Salt (2010) and Windtalkers (2002). He has been married to Mary Stuart Masterson since 2006. They have four children. He was previously married to Shari...

18. Anthony Anderson

Actor | The Departed

Anthony Anderson was born on August 15, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Departed (2006), Kangaroo Jack (2003) and Transformers (2007). He has been married to Alvina Renee Stewart since September 11, 1999. They have two children.

19. Sam McMurray

Actor | Raising Arizona

Sam McMurray was born on April 15, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Raising Arizona (1987), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) and L.A. Story (1991). He is married to Elizabeth Collins. They have two children.

20. David Krumholtz

Actor | The Deuce

David Krumholtz was born on May 15, 1978 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Deuce (2017), Sausage Party (2016) and Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). He has been married to Vanessa Britting since May 22, 2010. They have two children.

21. Gerald McRaney

Actor | The A-Team

McRaney holds the distinction of being the last guest star to meet "Matt Dillon" in a gunfight on Gunsmoke (1955) - in the episode, Gunsmoke: Hard Labor (1975), first broadcast on February 24, 1975 (he lost). In fact, in the early portion of Gerald McRaney's career he almost always played the ...

22. Tim Bagley

Actor | The Mask

Tim Bagley was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Madison and Trempealeau, Wisconsin, and Niles, Michigan, with his parents, Carol and Elwyn, and four siblings, Anne, Patrick, Kit and Dan.

After High School Tim moved to southern California to perform with the singing group "The Young ...

23. Victor Garber

Actor | Argo

Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor has recently appeared in The Slap (2015), The Flash (2014), Motive (2013) and Web Therapy (2011). He is currently staring in Greg Berlanti's new DC Comics Superhero series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for ...

24. Jude Ciccolella

Actor | Star Trek: Nemesis

Jude was born in Burlington Vermont on March 11th, 1947. He spent his first three years in Middlebury Vermont where his father coached Football, Basketball and Baseball at Middlebury College. He then moved to Albany, New York, his hometown, where he would spend his formative years. After grade ...

25. Peter Onorati

Actor | Goodfellas

Peter Onorati was born and raised in Boonton, New Jersey. He attended college at Lycoming College, where he received his B.A. degree in Business Administration. He was an NCAA all-conference wide receiver, and signed up to play in the World Football League, which quickly collapsed. He then enrolled...



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