Best Underrated Actors

by ballisticsgeek | created - 28 Jan 2018 | updated - 5 days ago | Public

1. Greg Cipes

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Best known for his supporting role as Dwight in Fast & Furious (2009) as well as his voice acting as 2012 Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012-2017) and Beast Boy in Teen Titans Go! (since 2013), Gregory Michael Cipes realized his calling as an entertainer early in life. Having been ...

2. Tara Strong

Actress | Batman: The Killing Joke

Tara Strong began her acting career at the age of 13 in Toronto, Canada. She landed several TV, film, and musical theater roles as well as her first lead in an animated series as the title role of "Hello Kitty." After a short run at Toronto's Second City theater company, she moved to Los Angeles ...

3. Scott Menville

Actor | Teen Titans

Scott Menville was born on February 12, 1971 in Malibu, California, USA as Scott David Menville. He is known for his work on Teen Titans (2003), Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) and Teen Titans Go! (2013).

4. Dee Bradley Baker

Actor | American Dad!

Dee Bradley Baker was born on August 31, 1962 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. He is an actor, known for American Dad! (2005), Phineas and Ferb (2007) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). He has been married to Michelle Baker since 1990. They have two children.

5. Jack De Sena

Actor | Avatar: The Last Airbender

Jack De Sena was born on December 6, 1987 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as John Patrick De Sena. He is an actor and writer, known for Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005), The Dragon Prince (2018) and All That (1994).

6. Mako

Actor | Conan the Barbarian

Born in Japan, Mako was living there with his grandparents while his parents studied art in the United States, when Japan and the U.S. went to war in 1941. His parents remained in the U.S., working for the Office of War Information, and, at the cessation of the conflict, were granted U.S. residency...

7. Daran Norris

Actor | Team America: World Police

Daran Norris has been voicing characters in animation, film, tv, radio, and games for over three decades. He is also a busy on-camera actor and has appeared in over 100 television shows and films. He can be currently be seen as news anchor Johnny Frost on "iZombie" for the CW. Other recent ...

8. Kirk Acevedo

Actor | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Born and raised in the Bronx, and spent most of his formative years hanging out in New York City, Kirk Acevedo, who is of Puerto Rican descent, received his BFA from SUNY Purchase and founded a theater company called The Rorschach Group. After guest-starring on several television shows like New ...

9. Wes Chatham

Actor | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Wes Chatham was born October 11, 1978 and grew up in North Georgia. Wes's parents divorced when he was two and he spent most of his childhood with his Mom, sister and brother. On a whim, Wes's mother took his sister to a audition for a Tide commercial in Savannah, Georgia and brought Wes along. ...

10. Chris Gauthier

Actor | Freddy vs. Jason

Chris Gauthier was born on January 27, 1976 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Watchmen (2009) and 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002).

11. Kavan Smith

Actor | Stargate: Atlantis

Kavan was born in Edmonton, Alberta and both he and his brother were raised by his father when his parents divorced. He excelled in many sports as a child focusing on football and martial arts. During his teenage years, he cultivated a love for performing with a friend. They would often skip school...

12. Cooper Andrews

Actor | The Walking Dead

Cooper Andrews was born on March 10, 1985 in Smithtown, Long Island, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Walking Dead (2010), Halt and Catch Fire (2014) and Den of Thieves (2018).

13. Silas Weir Mitchell

Actor | Rat Race

Silas Weir Mitchell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Rat Race (2001), The Whole Ten Yards (2004) and Prison Break (2005).

14. Paul McGillion

Actor | Stargate: Atlantis

The sixth of seven children, Paul's family emigrated to Canada from Paisley, Scotland when he was just 2 years old. He returned to Scotland during his early teens for a few years before heading back to Canada . Paul has a degree in Teaching and while studying at University, got involved in various ...

15. Christopher Heyerdahl

Actor | Stockholm

An award-winning Canadian actor, Christopher Heyerdahl co-stars in WGNA's "Pure", USA's "Damnation" Sky Atlantic's "Tin Star", SyFy's "Van Helsing" and AMC's hit series "Hell On Wheels," playing the enigmatic 'Swede." This post-Civil War drama debuted as the second highest rated original series in ...

16. Ryan Robbins

Actor | Sanctuary

Ryan Robbins was born on November 26, 1972 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as Ryan John Currier. He is an actor, known for Sanctuary (2008), Apollo 18 (2011) and Spectral (2016). He has been married to Karyn Michelle Baltzer since 2014. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

17. Jonathon Young

Actor | Sanctuary

Jonathon Young is a Canadian actor best known for his role of Nikola Tesla on the SyFy show Sanctuary. Appearances include The Fog, Eureka, and Stargate Atlantis. Jonathon is a well respected stage actor. He is the co-founder of the Electric Company Theatre in Vancouver, Canada in which he is also ...

18. Timothy Omundson

Actor | Mission: Impossible III

Timothy Omundson was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on July 29, 1969, the youngest of four children. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, where his family moved when he was one. His father is a former railroad man and his mother was a teacher. Tim started to study theatre at the age of 12 at the ...

19. Tahmoh Penikett

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

He is the son of former Yukon premier Anthony David John Penikett (Tony). A graduate of the Victoria Motion picture school, Tahmoh also studied at the Lyric School of Acting in Vancouver. Tahmoh and his family (his father, and his twin sisters Sarah and Stephanie) make their home in Vancouver, ...

20. Sean Gunn

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Sean Gunn was born on May 22, 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

21. Callan Mulvey

Actor | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Callan Mulvey (born 23 February 1975) is one of Australia's leading actors. Callan is best known for his leading roles in the television series Rush, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms and Underbelly, as well as Darren Ashton's feature film Thunderstruck. Callan first graced Australian screens in the ...

22. Jason Marsden

Actor | A Goofy Movie

You've seen him. You've heard him. Appearing across platforms such as television, feature film, animation, video games, commercials, talking toys, promotion, narration, and internet; as a result, Mars is affectionately referred to as "That Guy From That Show".

At age eleven, Jason Marsden relocated ...

23. Jeffrey Donovan

Actor | Burn Notice

Jeffrey Donovan was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, son to single mother Nancy Matthews. Nancy raised him and two of his brothers, while having trouble financially supporting herself and her family. They were reportedly living on welfare, had trouble paying electric bills, and often moved to a new...

24. Shawn Hatosy

Actor | Animal Kingdom

Shawn Hatosy was born on December 29, 1975 in Frederick, Maryland, USA as Shawn Wayne Hatosy. He is an actor and director, known for Animal Kingdom (2016), Southland (2009) and Alpha Dog (2006). He has been married to Kelly Albanese since December 2010. They have three children.

25. Brian Stepanek

Actor | Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Brian Stepanek was born on February 6, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014), Young Sheldon (2017) and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005). He has been married to Parisa Yazdanfar since July 14, 2002. They have three children.

26. Anthony Lemke

Actor | Dark Matter

Anthony Lemke is best known for portraying "Three" (Marcus Boone) on Syfy's action-drama Dark Matter.

Lemke was born in Ottawa, Canada and studied theatre at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada, Ontario. In 2000, he landed his first series regular role as the mercenary "Marcus Grisham" in...

27. Zoie Palmer

Actress | Sex After Kids

Zoie Palmer is an English-Canadian actress, born in Camborne, Cornwall, England, to parents of Irish and British descent. She earned her B.F.A. at York University in Toronto, Canada, in 2001; and has since been featured in a variety of film and television projects, including the critically acclaimed...

28. David Hewlett

Actor | The Shape of Water

David Hewlett was born on April 18, 1968 in Redhill, Surrey, England as David Ian Hewlett. He is an actor and writer, known for The Shape of Water (2017), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He has been married to Jane Loughman since June 21, 2008. They have one ...

29. Hugh Dillon

Actor | Flashpoint

Combining acting with a distinguished career as a singer songwriter, Hugh Dillon earned notoriety in his multi-platinum punk rock band. It was early in the band's success when Hugh caught the attention of filmmaker Bruce McDonald, who cast him in the 1996 film Hard Core Logo. Quentin Tarantino saw ...

30. Kristian Bruun

Actor | Carter

Kristian Bruun was born and raised in Toronto. He attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania, Queen's University in Ontario and the George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. He has lived and worked in Germany and the UK, and has performed in theatres across Canada. He has also trained ...

31. Ari Millen

Actor | Orphan Black

Born in Kingston, Canada, Millen became serious about pursuing acting in his senior year of high school and went on to receive training at Ryerson University. After graduation, he began with small roles on "Regenesis", "Nikita", "Rookie Blue" and "Played" and was featured in the 100-person art ...

32. Colin Ferguson

Actor | Eureka

Colin Ferguson was born on July 22, 1972 in Montreal, Québec, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Eureka (2006), Because I Said So (2007) and Haven (2010).

33. Barry Pepper

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

Barry Robert Pepper was born on April 4, 1970, in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, as the youngest of three sons. He has two older brothers named Alex and Doug Pepper. The Peppers didn't stick around Campbell River for too long. They had been building a ship in their backyard for years. ...

34. John Pyper-Ferguson

Actor | Suits

John Pyper-Ferguson was born on February 27, 1964 in Mordiallic, Australia. He is an actor, known for Suits (2011), The Last Ship (2014) and Unforgiven (1992).

35. Doug Jones

Actor | Hellboy II: The Golden Army

The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on May 24, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, with a...

36. Michael Irby

Actor | Mayans M.C.

Michael Irby is an American actor and producer. He was born November 16, 1972 in Palm Springs, California USA. He is most known for his portrayal of Charles Grey on The Unit (2006-2009). Other credits include HBO's Barry (2108), Seal Team (2017) True Detective (2015), Almost Human (2014), Law ...

37. Zahn McClarnon

Actor | Into the West

Zahn McClarnon was born on October 24, 1966 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Zahn Tokiya-ku McClarnon. He is known for his work on Into the West (2005), Strike One (2014) and Dangerous Minds (1996).

38. Peter Serafinowicz

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Peter Serafinowicz was born on July 10, 1972 in Liverpool, England as Peter Szymon Serafinowicz. He is an actor and producer, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Spy (2015) and Shaun of the Dead (2004). He is married to Sarah Alexander. They have two children.

39. Lance Reddick

Actor | John Wick

Lance Reddick was born in 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) and White House Down (2013). He has been married to Stephanie Day since June 2011.

40. Vincent Martella

Actor | Phineas and Ferb

Vincent Michael Martella was born in Rochester, New York, to Donna and Michael Martella, who owns a pizza chain. He was raised in Florida, and is of Italian descent.

Martella, responsible for breathing life into the animated character Phineas in the hit Disney Channel television show Phineas and ...

41. DJ Qualls

Actor | The Core

DJ Qualls grew up in the small city of Manchester in Tennessee, USA, one of five children. After studying in the UK at King's College, University of London, he returned to Tennessee where he began acting in a local theatre. During that time, he was discovered by photographers David La Chappelle and...

42. Neil Flynn

Actor | Mean Girls

Neil Richard Flynn is an American actor and comedian, known for his role as "The Janitor", in the medical comedy-drama, Scrubs (2001). He currently portrays "Mike Heck" in the ABC sitcom, The Middle (2009). Neil was born in the south-side of Chicago. He is of Irish descent and was raised Catholic. ...



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