Top 15 Actors Who Need A Show

by JabbaCritic | created - 26 Jul 2011 | updated - 27 Jul 2011 | Public

A list of unknown actors who are freaking great and deserve to have their own shows on TV!

1. D.C. Douglas

Actor | Drowning in Secrets

D.C. Douglas has cobbled together a fairly quirky acting career covering stage, screen and console since 1985.

In film and television, D.C. has popped up in odd or cultish indie films, from Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) and Black Ops (2008) to Aquarium of the Dead (2021) and Isle of the Dead (...

Always good in every part he gets. Also not scared of Tea Party! - brilliant!

2. Andrew Bilgore

Actor | Friends

Bilgore graduated with a degree in Theatre from Dartmouth College. His early theatre career included:

  • Training at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, where Group Theater founding member, Morris Carnovsky, flatteringly named him, "The Voice!"


If you ever saw him on "Bob" back in the 90's you'd know he deserves to have his own sitcom.

3. Shulie Cowen

Actress | Mr. Mayor

Shulie Cowen was born in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Mr. Mayor (2021), 2 Broke Girls (2011) and Parks and Recreation (2009). She has been married to Kai Narezo since June 12, 2005.

Saw her improv show in Hollywood. She is brilliant! MUST get her own show!

4. Alec Baldwin

Actor | The Departed

Alec Baldwin is the oldest, and best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae ...

I know, I know. But 30 Rock is ending! Give him his own show!!!

5. Edie McClurg

Actress | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, McClurg began her performing career at age five with the Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That girl's big number culminated with a ...

It's about time she gets hers. Seriously!

6. Colin Mochrie

Self | Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Colin Andrew Mochrie was on born November 30, 1957, in Kilmarnock, Scotland. His father, an airline maintenance executive, moved the family to Montreal, Canada, in 1964, and finally to Vancouver in 1969. When asked about his childhood, Mochrie said he tended to be a bit of a loner because of moving...

Wanna see him as one character for 30 minutes! LOL!

7. Matt Winston

Actor | Little Miss Sunshine

Matt Winston was born on February 3, 1970. He is an actor and producer, known for Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) and Jurassic Park (1993). He has been married to Amy Smallman since October 11, 1998. They have two children.

Like JP Manoux, DC Douglas and John Fleck - always good in everything he does.

8. John Fleck

Actor | Waterworld

John Fleck is an actor, known for Waterworld (1995), Falling Down (1993) and The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991).

The BEST actor most people have never heard of!

9. J.P. Manoux

Actor | Phil of the Future

J.P. Manoux grew up in Santa Barbara, California, the oldest of seven. He was involved in children's theater and took tap dance lessons before attending Thacher School in Ojai, California. As college applications approached, Manoux's drama teacher recommended the undergraduate theater department at...

It's just a matter of time before he's on his own major network show.

10. Peter MacNicol

Actor | Sophie's Choice

Peter MacNicol is an American actor. He received a Theatre World Award for his 1981 Broadway debut in the play Crimes of the Heart. His film roles include Galen in Dragonslayer (1981), Stingo in Sophie's Choice (1982), Janosz Poha in Ghostbusters II (1989), camp organizer Gary Granger in Addams ...

Already famous but needs to have a show where he's the main guy.

11. Dominic Cooper

Actor | The Devil's Double

Dominic Edward Cooper was born and raised in Greenwich, London, England. His mother, Julie (Heron), is a nursery school teacher and a keen theater-goer. His father, Brian Cooper, is an auctioneer. They divorced when Dominic was age 5. His maternal great-grandfather was film enthusiast E.T. Heron, ...

When his film career slows down, they should snatch him up for a series. He can do almost anything.

12. Rufus Sewell

Actor | Dark City

Rufus Sewell was born on the 29th of October 1967 in Twickenham, England. His mother, Jo, was Welsh, and was an artist and painter. His father, Bill Sewell, was an Australian animator who died when Rufus was 10. He has one brother, Caspar. He attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama and...

Britain knows what to do with him. USA - give him a damn show!

13. Ciarán Hinds

Actor | Belfast

Ciarán Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciarán follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his ...

Has had several shows... DESERVES TO ALWAYS HAVE A SHOW! Phenomenal actor!

14. John Lutz

Writer | Saturday Night Live

John Lutz was born on April 23, 1973 in Pipestone, Minnesota, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Friends with Kids (2011) and Mystery Team (2009).

SNL and 30 Rock prove it: Needs own show!

15. Scott Adsit

Actor | Big Hero 6

Scott Adsit performed on the mainstage of Chicago's Second City, between 1994 and 1998, and, alongside Saturday Night Live (1975)'s Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey, was one of the driving forces behind such groundbreaking revues as "Pinata Full of Bees" and "Paradigm Lost". An in-depth look at his craft...

If they remake Love Boat or Mary Tyler Moore Show - He's our new Gavin MacCLoud!

16. Brian Pugh

Actor | Enigmata

Brian Pugh is known for Enigmata (2010), Free Agents (2011) and Whitney (2011).

Actually - he's gonna be on a new NBC show! One down!

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