Top 35 Talented (and Hot) Actors

by lyvewired | created - 16 Sep 2012 | updated - 16 Sep 2012 | Public

These are my top favourite talented (and hot) actors of all time. Hopefully the casting directors are paying attention because the listed are talented.

1. Paul Gross

Actor | Due South

Paul Gross is the elder of two brothers. He was an Army brat; his father, Bob Gross, was a Tank Commander in the Canadian Army. As a consequence Paul and his family moved around a lot: he has lived in Canada, the U.S, England and Germany. Paul was introduced to acting in his early teens, while the ...

2. Roark Critchlow

Actor | Arrow

Roark Critchlow was born on May 11, 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Roark Grant Critchlow. He is an actor and producer, known for Arrow (2012), V (2009) and Mr. Deeds (2002). He was previously married to Maria Brewer.

3. Austin Peck

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Austin Peck was born on April 9, 1971 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Jeffrey Austin Peck. He is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), One Life to Live (1968) and As the World Turns (1956). He has been married to Terri Conn since July 1, 2011. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

4. Jonathan Crombie

Actor | Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel

Jonathan Crombie was born on Wednesday, October 12th, 1966, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was the baby of the family (he had two older sisters). His parents are David and Shirley Ann. Jonathan never intended on becoming an actor but he was spotted in a high school production of "The Wizard of Oz"...

5. Ioan Gruffudd

Actor | Fantastic Four

Ioan Gruffudd was born on October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales, UK to educators Gillian (James) and Peter Gruffudd. He has a brother, Alun, who is two years younger and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years younger. He got his start at age 13 in the Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm (1974). He attended the ...

6. Cameron Daddo

Actor | Inland Empire

Cameron Daddo was born on March 7, 1965 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Cameron Peter Daddo. He is an actor and producer, known for Inland Empire (2006), Pterodactyl (2005) and Hope Island (1999). He has been married to Alison Brahe since 1992. They have three children.

7. Trent Dawson

Actor | As the World Turns

Trent Dawson was born on February 4, 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA as Trent Ashley Dawson. He is an actor, known for As the World Turns (1956), NCIS (2003) and Homeland (2011). He has been married to Sharron Kearney since October 13, 2012.

8. Ryan Gosling

Actor | Blue Valentine

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

9. Ryan Reynolds

Actor | Deadpool

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen (1990), a ...

10. Devon Sawa

Actor | Final Destination

Devon started his career as a 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 ...

11. Macaulay Culkin

Actor | Home Alone

Macaulay Carson Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA, as the third of seven children of his father Kit Culkin (a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup. He is the ...

12. Greg Kinnear

Actor | Little Miss Sunshine

Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department, and Suzanne (Buck) Kinnear, a homemaker. Greg has two brothers--James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and Steve,...

13. Jamie Elman

Actor | Wreck-It Ralph

A native of Montreal and graduate of McGill University, Jamie Elman has appeared on many of television's most acclaimed series including Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, House M.D., Criminal Minds, Without A Trace, CSI: NY, The Closer and The Young and the Restless. He also played Luke, the resident ...

14. James Van Der Beek

Actor | Dawson's Creek

James David Van Der Beek was born on March 8, 1977 in Cheshire, Connecticut, as the oldest of three children of Melinda (Weber), a gymnastics studio owner and Broadway dancer, and Jim Van Der Beek, a cell phone company executive. He has a brother named Jared who was born in 1979, and a sister named...

15. Jesse Metcalfe

Actor | Desperate Housewives

Jesse Eden Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, to Nancy (DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. He has Italian, Portuguese, English, French, and Irish ancestry. He was raised in Southeastern Connecticut. Metcalfe attended the Williams School, a private high school in New London, Connecticut. He ...

16. Jonathan Jackson

Actor | The Deep End of the Ocean

Jonathan Jackson was born in Orlando, Florida, to Jeanine (Sharp), an officer manager, and Dr. Rick Lee Jackson, a family doctor and country musician. He is the younger brother of actor/singer Richard Lee Jackson and Candice E. Jackson. His ancestry includes English, German, Finnish, Scottish, and ...

17. Galen Gering

Actor | Passions

Galen Gering was born on February 13, 1971 and raised in Los Angeles, California by hippie parents, Michele de Oñate, an artist, and Alan Gering, a sculptor. His father is from a Russian Jewish family, and his mother is of Basque descent (from Spain). He has an older sister named Charissa. Galen ...

18. Paul Leyden

Writer | Come Back to Me

Paul Leyden was born on December 16, 1972 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Paul Augustine Leyden. He is an actor and producer, known for Come Back to Me (2014), The Factory (2012) and As the World Turns (1956). He has been married to Estelle Andrewartha since September 2007.

19. Kristoffer Polaha

Actor | Atlas Shrugged: Part III

Kristoffer Polaha was born on February 18, 1977 in Reno, Nevada, USA as Kristoffer Jon Polaha. He is an actor and producer, known for Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014), Devil's Knot (2013) and Frontman (2016). He has been married to Julianne Morris since June 7, 2003. They have three ...

20. Nicolas Cage

Actor | Leaving Las Vegas

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage ...

21. Zachary Bennett

Actor | Maudie

Zachary Bennett was born on February 17, 1980 in London, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Maudie (2016), Still Mine (2012) and Cubeº: Cube Zero (2004).

22. Michael Riley

Actor | Cube Zero

Michael Riley was born on February 4, 1962 in London, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Cubeº: Cube Zero (2004), French Kiss (1995) and Power Play (1998).

23. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...

24. Channing Tatum

Actor | 21 Jump Street

Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in ...

25. Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Actor | NYPD Blue

Mark-Paul Gosselaar was born March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California. His father, Hans Gosselaar, who is from the Netherlands, is of Dutch Jewish and German descent, and was a plant supervisor at Anheuser-Busch. His mother, Paula (van den Brink), was born in Indonesia, of Dutch and Indonesian ...

26. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Actor | The Lion King

Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Claudine (Gonsalves) and Stephen Weiss. He has an older brother, Joel, and has Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry. Growing up, he liked the music group Boyz II Men, and his ...

27. Jensen Ackles

Actor | Supernatural

Jensen Ross Ackles, better known as simply Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to Donna Joan (Shaffer) and actor Alan Ackles. He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. Jensen grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister, ...

28. Tyron Leitso

Actor | House of the Dead

Tyron Leitso was born on January 7, 1976 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for House of the Dead (2003), Dinotopia (2002) and Wonderfalls (2004).

29. Teddy Dunn

Actor | Jumper

Teddy Dunn was born as Edward Wilkes Dunn. He is an actor, known for Jumper (2008), Veronica Mars (2004) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004).

30. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...

31. Brian Skala

Actor | Heroes: The Recruit

Brian Skala was born on March 29, 1981 in Boulder, Colorado, USA as Brian Thomas Skala. He is an actor, known for Heroes: The Recruit (2008), Flashforward (2009) and JAG (1995).

32. Tom Melissis

Actor | Blindness

Tom Melissis is an actor and writer, known for Blindness (2008), Expecting (2002) and Due South (1994).

33. Dennis Quaid

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School....

34. Andrew Keegan

Actor | 10 Things I Hate About You

Andrew Keegan was born in Shadow Hills, California. He was first recognized for his gregarious performance of teen rebel "Zack Dell in the cult-classic film Camp Nowhere (1994). Barely in high school, Roland Emmerich cast Keegan in the blockbuster Independence Day (1996). After an immediate rise in...

35. Joey Shea

Actor | Ghostwriter

Joey Shea was born on February 23, 1977 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Ghostwriter (1992), Another World (1964) and One Life to Live (1968).