by lovesandwich | created - 05 Aug 2017 | updated - 05 Nov 2017 | Public

1. John Sayles

Writer | Lone Star

A bright child, John Sayles began reading novels before age 9. A Williams grad in 1972, he shunned a corporate career to work various blue-collar jobs, moving to east Boston to take a factory job. He wrote stories and submitted them to various magazines, and the Atlantic Monthly gave him the idea ...

2. Jace Alexander

Actor | Eight Men Out

Jace Alexander was born on April 7, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA as Jason Edward Alexander. He is a director and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), Rescue Me (2004) and Carry Me Home (2004). He has been married to Maddie Corman since September 6, 1998. They have three children.

3. Joe Grifasi

Actor | Batman Forever

Joe Grifasi was born on June 14, 1944 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Batman Forever (1995), Natural Born Killers (1994) and Presumed Innocent (1990). He has been married to Jane Ira Bloom since 1974.

4. Jo Henderson

Actress | Lianna

Jo Henderson was born on May 10, 1934 in Buffalo, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Lianna (1983), Rockabye (1986) and Matewan (1987). She was previously married to Myron Jones. She died on August 8, 1988 in Chinle, Arizona, USA.

5. Josh Mostel

Actor | Jesus Christ Superstar

The son of Broadway and film star Zero Mostel, Joshua Mostel is every bit the "heavyweight" that his father was -- perhaps even heavier. A graduate of Brandeis University, Mostel followed his father's sizable footsteps by going on-stage. His first major film appearance was as King Herod -- complete...

6. Jenni Cline

Actress | Matewan

Jenni Cline is known for Matewan (1987), Chillers (1987) and Andersonville (1996).

7. J.K. Kent Lilly

Actor | Matewan

J.K. Kent Lilly is known for Matewan (1987).

8. James Kizer

Actor | Matewan

James Kizer is known for Matewan (1987).

9. Jim Costa

Actor | Matewan

Jim Costa is known for Matewan (1987).

10. James Earl Jones

Actor | Rogue One

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred ...

11. Jim Damron

Actor | Burning Annie

Jim Damron is known for Burning Annie (2004), Divine Decision (2016) and The Calling (2002).

12. Jason Jenkins

Actor | Smallville

Jason Jenkins is known for Smallville (2001).

13. Jesse Womack


Jesse Womack is known for Matewan (1987).

14. Jeffrey Bell

Self | The Century of the Self

Jeffrey Bell was born on December 13, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was previously married to Rosalie O'Connell. He died on February 10, 2018 in Annandale, Virginia, USA.

18. James Merendino

Writer | SLC Punk!

James Merendino is an American movie director and scriptwriter. He was born in New Jersey, and moved with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah when he was six years old. After pursuing post-secondary education in Rome and Los Angeles, California, studying Western philosophy and theology, Merendino ...

19. Jennifer Lien

Actress | Star Trek: Voyager

Jennifer Anne Lien was born on August 24, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She has an older sister and an older brother. Jennifer knew that she wanted to act from a young age. Encouraged by her English and drama teachers, she began performing in a summer theater and festivals at the age of 13. She ...

20. Jason Segel

Actor | Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Multi-talented Jason Jordan Segel was born in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised by his parents, Jillian (Jordan), a homemaker, and Alvin Segel, a lawyer. His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was educated at St. ...

21. James Duval

Actor | Donnie Darko

Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1972. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1974. He attended Gladstone High School in Covina, California from 1986 to 1989 as well attending Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and Fair Valley in Covina. Although he was trained as a classical pianist as a child...

22. Janice Knickrehm

Actress | Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

Janice Knickrehm was born on June 4, 1925 in Andover, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), SLC Punk! (1998) and Little Secrets (2001). She was previously married to Gus. She died on January 23, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

23. Joyce Cohen

Actress | Independence Day

Joyce Cohen was born on November 25, 1948 in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She is an actress, known for Independence Day (1996), Read It and Weep (2006) and Christmas Under Wraps (2014).

24. James Whitmore

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

Born on October 1, 1921, in White Plains, New York, gruff veteran character actor James Whitmore earned early and widespread respect with his award-winning dramatic capabilities on Broadway and in films. He would later conquer TV with the same trophy-winning results.

The son of James Allen Whitmore ...

25. Jeffrey DeMunn

Actor | The Mist

Jeffrey DeMunn was born on April 25, 1947 in Buffalo, New York. He studied in England at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, then returned to America and was a member of the National Shakespeare Company. He has starred in many theatre productions, both on and off Broadway, including "K2" (for which...

26. Joseph Ragno

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

Joseph Ragno was born on March 11, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Phantom (1996) and Daylight (1996).

27. Jude Ciccolella

Actor | The Terminal

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 ...

28. John Horton

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

John Horton was born in 1937 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Donnie Brasco (1997) and Thinner (1996).

29. John E. Summers

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

John E. Summers is known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

30. Joe Pecoraro

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

Joe Pecoraro is known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), On the Air (1992) and Chooch (2003).

31. John D. Craig

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

John D. Craig was born on November 10, 1935 in Brazil, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Eight Men Out (1988) and The F.B.I. (1965). He died on November 20, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

32. John R. Woodward

Assistant_director | I, Robot

John R. Woodward was born in 1951. He is an assistant director and producer, known for I, Robot (2004), The Running Man (1987) and Safe (2012). He has been married to Sherry Peterson since 1986.

33. James Kisicki

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

James Kisicki was born on April 14, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Wonder Boys (2000) and The Oh in Ohio (2006). He was previously married to Deborah Kaiser Kisicki. He died on November 27, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

34. James Babson

Actor | Solomon Kane

James Babson is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama with a B.F.A. in Acting. James can currently be seen in the acclaimed "Last Knights"(2015) starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman,in theaters worldwide. Other recent credits include "The Words"(2012) directed by Brian Klugman and Lee...

35. Jodiviah Stepp

Actor | Asylum of Darkness

Jodiviah Stepp was born on December 23, 1965 in Shelby, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Asylum of Darkness (2017) and Dead of Night (2013). He died on March 23, 2021 in Marion, Ohio, USA.

36. J.K. Simmons

Actor | Whiplash

J.K. Simmons is an American actor.

He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music).

He had ...

37. Jayson Blair

Actor | Whiplash

Blair was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended L'Anse Creuse High School-North in Macomb Township, MI, where he played tennis. After graduating, he made appearances in commercials for Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and the Honda Civic. He made his major screen debut in 2006 in an episode of CSI: NY (2004)....

38. Joseph Bruno

Actor | Whiplash

Joseph Bruno is known for Whiplash (2014) and Farina, Acqua, Lievito (2021).

39. Jocelyn Ayanna

Actress | Whiplash

Jocelyn Ayanna is known for Whiplash (2014), Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) and Justified (2010).

40. Janet Hoskins

Actress | Whiplash

Janet Hoskins is known for Whiplash (2014), Dark Blue (2009) and Jericho (2006).

41. Jesse Mitchell

Actor | Beyond the Sky

Jesse Mitchell is a saxophonist, songwriter, and actor from Portsmouth, VA. He has specialized in the areas of Jazz, R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk, and Gospel. Jesse picked up the saxophone in middle school and he knew then that he was going to make it his career. During his second year on the saxophone...

42. Joseph Oliveira

Actor | Midnight Butterflies

Defending Jacob (2020) Midnight Butterflies (2020) Boston't Finest (2010) The Life And Death of Normand Bailey (2013) Pseudo Love (2018) Black Mass (2015) Joseph Oliveira was born in Bretanha,Saint Michael,Azores. Emigrated with his parents in the late 60 s to Fall River,Massachusetts.USA. Started ...

43. John Hodge

Writer | Trainspotting

John Hodge was born in 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is a writer and producer, known for Trainspotting (1996), T2 Trainspotting (2017) and Shallow Grave (1994).

44. Jonny Lee Miller

Actor | Mindhunters

Jonny (sometimes credited as Johnny) Lee Miller was born on November 15, 1972, in Kingston, England, UK. He is the son of actors Anna Lee and Alan Miller and the grandson of actor Bernard Lee. After appearing in many high school plays at his selective state grammar school, Jonny dropped out at 17 ...

45. James Cosmo

Actor | Braveheart

James Cosmo was born on May 24, 1948 in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK. He is an actor and producer, known for Braveheart (1995), Highlander (1986) and Troy (2004). He has been married to Annie Harris since May 24, 2000.

46. Jim Carrey

Actor | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

47. Judson Vaughn

Actor | RoboCop 3

Judson Vaughn was born on September 27, 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and director, known for RoboCop 3 (1993), Kalifornia (1993) and The Truman Show (1998).

48. Jim Towers

Actor | The Truman Show

Jim Towers is known for The Truman Show (1998), Scarface (1983) and Invasion U.S.A. (1985).

49. John Roselius

Actor | Lost Highway

John Roselius was born on August 19, 1944 in the USA. He was an actor, known for Lost Highway (1997), Space Jam (1996) and Con Air (1997). He died on October 29, 2018.

50. Jay Saiter

Actor | The Truman Show

Jay Saiter is known for The Truman Show (1998).

51. Joseph Lucus

Actor | The Truman Show

Joseph Lucus is known for The Truman Show (1998) and Dark Vengeance (1992).

52. John Pleshette

Actor | The Truman Show

John Pleshette was born on July 27, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Truman Show (1998), Knots Landing (1979) and Rocky II (1979). He has been married to Lynn Pleshette since 1975. They have one child.

53. John Pramik

Actor | The Truman Show

John Pramik is known for The Truman Show (1998) and Arli$$ (1996).

54. Joe Minjares

Actor | Nothing to Lose

Was born in Minneapolis Minnesota to Guadalupe and Benjamin Minjares. Served in Military from 1964 to 1968 with the U.S. Army intelligence corps. Founder of Pepitos Mexican Foods inc. 1971. Began acting career in 1982 in the movie Patty Rocks. Won the 1984 Minneapolis Comedy invitational as a ...

55. Jeanette Miller

Actress | Legion

Jeanette Miller is known for Legion (2010), Four Christmases (2008) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).

56. Joel McKinnon Miller

Actor | Brooklyn Nine-Nine

A native Minnesotan, Joel McKinnon Miller started out studying opera and theatre at University of Minnesota-Duluth. After college, he joined John Houseman's The Acting Company, a classical theatre touring company based in New York City where he spent 3 years (1984-87) touring the US. He then ...

57. Jake Eberle

Sound_department | Narc

Jake Eberle is known for Narc (2002), See No Evil (2006) and Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).

58. John Carroll Lynch

Actor | The Founder

John Carroll Lynch was born August 1, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado, and was raised in Denver. It was there John found a passion for acting and became a Denver Broncos fan. He graduated in the mid-80s with a B.F.A. in theatre from the The Catholic University of America / Hartke Theatre Acting program. ...

59. John Johns

Actor | Gran Torino

John Johns was born on April 7, 1934 in the USA. He was an actor, known for Gran Torino (2008) and Hung (2009). He was previously married to Catherine Taube. He died on December 19, 2011 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA.

60. Julia Ho

Actress | Gran Torino

Julia Ho is known for Gran Torino (2008), Conviction (2010) and Scream 4 (2011).

61. Jerry Lee

Actor | Gran Torino

Jerry Lee is known for Gran Torino (2008) and The Retirement of Joe Corduroy (2012).

62. Jeffrey Feingold

Actor | Auf Wiedersehen Amerika

Jeffrey Feingold began acting in the film, "Bye Bye America" ... In 2009/10, he appeared in "The Town," "Grown Ups," "The Company Men," and various indie films and TV roles. Jeffrey Feingold began acting in the film, "Bye Bye America" In 2009/10, he appeared in "The Town," "Grown Ups," "The Company...

63. Jeffrey Scott Basham

Actor | Ne m'abandonne pas

Jeffrey Scott Basham was born outside Chicago, Illinois, and raised in metropolitan Detroit.

Jeffrey Scott Basham went on to receive formal training at California Institute of the Arts, The Juilliard School, and The Groundlings School.

His first film appearance was Gran Torino (2008), under the ...

64. Jürgen Prochnow

Actor | Das Boot

Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is a leading actor of the German stage and screen. He was memorable as the submarine captain in the gritty WW II film The Boat (1981), which brought him to international prominence. He has since starred in many well-received European and Hollywood ...

65. Jan Fedder

Actor | Das Boot

Jan Fedder was born on January 14, 1955 in Hamburg, West Germany. He was an actor, known for The Boat (1981), Der Mann im Strom (2006) and Soul Kitchen (2009). He was previously married to Marion Fedder. He died on December 30, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.

66. Joachim Bernhard

Actor | Das Boot

Joachim Bernhard was born in 1961. He is an actor, known for The Boat (1981), Die Schaukel (1983) and Das Boot (1985).

67. Jean-Claude Hoffmann

Actor | Das Boot

Jean-Claude Hoffmann is known for The Boat (1981), Das Boot (1985) and The Heath Is Green (1972).

68. John Turturro

Actor | Barton Fink

Highly talented, lightly built American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles.

Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine (...

69. Jon Polito

Actor | The Crow

A veteran of nearly 100 films, Jon Polito is most recognized for his work with The Coen brothers, as well as his many television appearances as a series regular and guest star. Notable motion picture roles include: Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Crow, Blankman, and The...

70. J.E. Freeman

Actor | Alien Resurrection

J.E. Freeman was born on February 2, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Alien: Resurrection (1997), Miller's Crossing (1990) and Patriot Games (1992). He died on August 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA.

71. Jeanette Kontomitras

Actress | Hard Target

Jeanette Kontomitras is known for Hard Target (1993), Miller's Crossing (1990) and Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994).

72. John McConnell

Actor | Hap and Leonard

John McConnell has done lots of films, stand up comedy and other stuff. "Spud" was born in Gonzales, Louisiana.The typical middle child, he spent his youth trying to get somebody/anybody to notice him. When, after graduating high school, his dad wouldn't sign permission for his minor son to join ...

73. Jack Harris

Actor | Miller's Crossing

Jack Harris is known for Miller's Crossing (1990), The Big Easy (1986) and Delta Heat (1992).

74. Jery Hewitt

Stunts | The Bourne Ultimatum

Jery Hewitt was born on March 6, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Warriors (1979) and Independence Day (1996). He died on November 21, 2020 in Warwick, New York, USA.

75. John Schnauder Jr.

Actor | Miller's Crossing

John Schnauder Jr. is known for Miller's Crossing (1990).

76. Joey Ancona

Actor | Miller's Crossing

Joey Ancona is known for Miller's Crossing (1990).

77. Joel Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Joel Daniel Coen is an American filmmaker who regularly collaborates with his younger brother Ethan. They made Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Burn After Reading, A Serious Man, Inside Llewyn Davis, Hail Caesar and other projects. Joel ...

78. Josh Brolin

Actor | Avengers: Endgame

Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.

Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist,...

79. James Franco

Actor | 127 Hours

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...

80. Joseph Cross

Actor | Running with Scissors

Joseph Cross made his motion picture debut in M. Night Shyamalan's Wide Awake (1998). Cross was also seen in Strangers with Candy (2005), co-starring Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and Greg Hollimon. The prequel to the Comedy Central series of the same name, the film was directed by ...

81. Joe Meyers

Actor | Milk

Joe Meyers is known for Milk (2008).

82. Joey Hoeber

Actor | Milk

Joey Hoeber is known for Milk (2008), Vampires (1986) and Collisions (2018).

83. Jesse Caldwell

Actor | Red Tails

Jesse Caldwell is known for Red Tails (2012), Milk (2008) and The Etruscan Smile (2018).

84. Jack Dunston

Actor | Milk

Jack Dunston is known for Milk (2008).

85. John Parson

Actor | Milk

John Parson is known for Milk (2008) and Love Is Love Is Love (2020).

86. Jay Kerzner

Actor | Milk

Jay Kerzner is known for Milk (2008), Retake (2018) and Impossible Bridges: Golden Gate (2007).

87. John Douglas Ayers

Stunts | Dark Ivy

JD Ayers started in the entertainment industry as a stunt performer back in the 80's working independent films. With the passion and physical ability of stunt work, JD continued to train with veteran stuntmen in Los Angeles and San Francisco. As JD continued to perform in films, he wanted to try ...

88. Jerry Brown

Actor | Railroader

Although Jerry Brown comes from a political family, he has an unusual background for a politician, even in California, and is considered an oddity in some corners. The son of longtime California public figures Pat Brown, he originally didn't plan to be a public official. After attending public ...

89. John Edward Cabrera


John Edward Cabrera was born on February 4, 1968 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Moneyball (2011), Milk (2008) and Steve Jobs (2015).

90. Jimmy Carter

Actor | The American President

James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American former politician who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975 and as a Georgia state senator from 1963 to...

93. Joshua Grannell

Actor | The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Joshua Grannell was born on January 7, 1974 in Maryland, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), All About Evil (2010) and Whatever Happened to Peaches Christ? (2004).

94. John Lobato

Producer | House of Temptation

John Lobato is known for House of Temptation (2014), Young Again (2022) and The Process (2012).

95. Jill Maragos

Actress | Deleted Deleted Scenes

Jill Maragos is known for Deleted Deleted Scenes (2012), Petri Dish (2010) and The World's Astonishing News! (2000).

96. John Prudhont

Actor | In the Dog House

John Prudhont was born on February 18, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for In the Dog House (2014), Operation Repo (2007) and A-List Awards (2009). He has been married to Eileen Rene Prudhont since July 4, 2011.

97. Jeff Redlick

Producer | USMC 1st Searchlight Battery in Vietnam 1967-69

Jeff Redlick was born on October 11, 1948 in San Mateo, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for USMC 1st Searchlight Battery in Vietnam 1967-69 (2016), Four Christmases (2008) and Kidnapped by the Mob (2016).

98. Jeremiah Turner

Actor | Macbeth

Jeremiah Turner is known for Macbeth (2013), Etienne! (2009) and The Hush (2009).

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