Actors to remember

by boxtime | created - 01 Jan 2018 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

Film and television actors recognized

1. Leo Gordon

Actor | Maverick

Big, burly character actor, one of the toughest of screen heavies. New York-born Leo Gordon's combination of a powerful physique, deep, menacing voice and icy, withering glare was guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of even the bravest screen hero. Director Don Siegel, who used Gordon in his ...

2. Barry Sullivan

Actor | Cause for Alarm!

Barry Sullivan was born Patrick Barry Sullivan on August 29, 1912 in New York City. He was the seventh son of a seventh son, a birth order with mystical significance in Celtic families. While never a major movie star, he established himself as a well-known and highly regarded character lead and ...

3. Barton MacLane

Actor | The Maltese Falcon

Barton MacLane graduated from Wesleyan University, where he displayed a notable aptitude for sports, in particular football and basketball. Not surprisingly, his physical prowess led to an early role in The Quarterback (1926) with Richard Dix. MacLane once commented that, as an actor, he needed to ...

4. John Russell

Actor | Rio Bravo

Handsome, rugged American leading man John Russell (whose credits are often confused with those of child actor Johnny Russell) attended the University of California, where he was a student athlete. Serving in the US Marine Corps in WW II, he earned a battlefield commission and decorations for valor...

5. Farley Granger

Actor | Strangers on a Train

Farley Earle Granger was born in 1925 in San Jose, California, to Eva (Hopkins) and Farley Earle Granger, who owned an automobile dealership. Right out of high school, he was brought to the attention of movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, who cast him in a small role in The North Star (1943). He followed...

6. Greta Baldwin

Actress | Rogue's Gallery

Greta Baldwin is an actress, known for Rogue's Gallery (1968), Project X (1968) and The Hard Way.

7. Keith Andes

Actor | Tora! Tora! Tora!

1950s and 60s second lead actor Keith Andes fits into the strappingly handsome and virile mold that encompassed the likes of George Nader, Guy Madison, and Jeffrey Hunter. Although he may not be as well remembered as the aforementioned, he managed to maintain a reliable career on radio (from age 12...

8. Titos Vandis

Actor | Prosohi, kindynos!

Titos Vandis was born on November 7, 1917 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was an actor, known for Caution, Danger! (1983), Dawn on the Third Day (1962) and The Exorcist (1973). He was married to Betty Valassi, Nancy Hall, Eleanore Mahlein, Ketty Asprea, Maria Alkaiou and Aleka Paizi. He died on ...

9. William Smith

Actor | Any Which Way You Can

Biker, bare-knuckle brawler, cowboy, Bee-Girl fighter, vampire hunter . . . William Smith has done it all. He was born on March 24, 1933, in Columbia, Missouri, on Rolling Acres, a Hereford cattle ranch. After losing everything to the dust bowl, the family moved to California. From 1942, when he ...

10. Melanie Smith

Actress | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Melanie Smith was born on December 16, 1962 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), As the World Turns (1956) and Seinfeld (1989). She has been married to Michael Eidel since 1996.

11. John Colicos

Actor | The Changeling

John Colicos was born on December 10, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Changeling (1980), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). He was married to Mona McHenry. He died on March 6, 2000 in Toronto.

12. Joseph Ruskin

Actor | Smokin' Aces

Joseph Ruskin was born on April 14, 1924 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA as Joseph Richard Schlafman. He was an actor and producer, known for Smokin' Aces (2006), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and The Scorpion King (2002). He was married to Barbara Greene and Patricia Herd. He died on December 28...

13. Hilary Shepard

Actress | Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Hilary Shepard was born and raised in New York City, In the late 1980s, Hilary, who has also sometimes been credited under her married name Hilary Shepard-Turner, was a lead singer and percussionist in the short-lived all-girl group the American Girls.

When that group disbanded, she turned to acting...

14. Marie-France Pisier

Actress | Cousin cousine

Marie-France first came to the fore as an actress of the Nouvelle Vague movement in the 1960's. She had spent her early childhood in French Indochina, where her father was employed as colonial governor, but the family moved to Paris when she was twelve. Just five years later, she was spotted by a ...

15. Maddie Corman

Actress | Some Kind of Wonderful

Maddie Corman was born on August 15, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as Madeleine Arbi Cornman. She is an actress and director, known for Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), Maid in Manhattan (2002) and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990). She has been married to Jace Alexander since September 6...

16. Roy Poole

Actor | 1776

Roy Poole was born on March 31, 1924 in San Bernardino, California, USA as Roy Neil Poole. He was an actor, known for 1776 (1972), Mandingo (1975) and Network (1976). He was married to Marie Cote. He died on July 1, 1986 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA.

17. Kim Johnston Ulrich

Actress | Passions

Kim Johnston Ulrich was born on March 24, 1955 in Ripon, California, USA as Kim Charisse Johnston. She is an actress, known for Passions (1999), Supernatural (2005) and Rumpelstiltskin (1995). She has been married to Robert J. Ulrich since January 3, 1981. They have two children.

18. Jessy Schram

Actress | Unstoppable

Jessy Schram has been a natural performer since early childhood. At the age of 10, her "intangible star quality" was recognized by the Stewart Talent Agency in Chicago, which signed her as both an actress and fashion model. She immediately established herself as one of Chicago's most successful ...

19. Stacy Haiduk

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Stacy Haiduk was born on April 24, 1968 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Stacy Lynne Haiduk. She is an actress and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Prison Break (2005) and Superboy (1988). She has been married to Bradford Tatum since November 11, 1997. They have one child.

20. Marisol Nichols

Actress | Riverdale

From her breakout role as "Audrey Griswold" in Vegas Vacation (1997), to her powerful performance in the prison drama Felon (2008), to commanding the Counter Terrorist Unit in 24 (2001), Nichols has consistently garnered award recognition and critical acclaim. Her evocative performances have ...

21. Deborah Ann Woll

Actress | True Blood

Deborah was born in 1985, in Brooklyn, New York, from Irish and German heritage. She took acting, piano and dance classes. She went to high school at Packer Collegiate Institute and graduated from the BFA program at the USC School of Theatre at the University of Southern California.

Deborah started ...

22. Allison McAtee

Actress | The Haves and the Have Nots

Allison was raised 20 miles south of Lake Erie, in the small rural farming town of Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Sandra Leichtenberger, an ER/Cardiac Care Charge nurse, and her father, Edward McAtee, a teacher and later Director of Special Education programs in Pennsylvania, divorced when ...

23. Kim Cattrall

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer. At the age of three months, her family immigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made. At age 11, she ...

24. Chelsea Field

Actress | Masters of the Universe

Chelsea Field was born on May 27, 1957 in Glendale, California, USA as Kimberly A. Botfield. She is known for her work on Masters of the Universe (1987), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) and The Last Boy Scout (1991). She has been married to Scott Bakula since 2009. They have two ...

25. Peggy Lipton

Actress | Twin Peaks

She was a groovy and sexy icon of the late hippie era. To millions of TV viewers she became familiar as the reformed juvenile delinquent, turned undercover cop, Julie Barnes. With her expressive brown eyes and trademark long blonde hair, sylphlike Peggy Lipton was one third of a streetwise urban ...

26. Marley Shelton

Actress | Planet Terror

Marley Eve Shelton was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Eagle Rock, CA. She is the daughter of Carol (Stromme), a teacher and singer, and Christopher Shelton, who worked as a director and producer. She has three sisters: Koren Shelton, Erin Shelton and Samantha Shelton. Both of her ...

27. Stephanie Romanov

Actress | Thirteen Days

Stephanie Romanov is an accomplished actress with many film and television credits to her name. Stephanie has held her own sharing the screen with Kevin Costner, Robin Williams, Keira Knightley, David Boreanez, Sam Worthington, Andy Griffith and Michael Murphy to name but a few. She has a broad ...

28. Daphne Zuniga

Actress | Spaceballs

Zuniga was born in San Francisco, California to Agnes A. Zuniga (née Janawicz) and Joaquin Alberto Zuniga Mazariegos. Her mother is a Unitarian minister, of Polish and Finnish descent, and her father, originally from Guatemala, was an emeritus professor of philosophy at California State University,...

29. Leann Hunley

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Leann Hunley was born on February 25, 1955 in Forks, Washington, USA. She won an Daytime Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for her work on Days of Our Lives (1965) in 1986.

30. Kylie Travis

Actress | Sanctuary

Born in London, UK, but moved to Australia - the family's native country - only a few months later. Started her career as a model during high school. Later she got an international contract with the Ford Agency and lived in New York, London and Paris. After having taken some acting classes she ...

31. Cassidy Rae

Actress | Lying Eyes

Cassidy was discovered at age 14 by a talent agent in Florida and started modeling and acting in commercials. She got a one year scholarship at the Huntington Film Institute in Orlando, which led to a part in the Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All (1991). She then (1993) moved to Los ...

32. Jill Townsend

Actress | Sitting Target

Jill Townsend was an Anglo-American actress active during the 1960s and '70s who became a journalist after she quit acting in 1979, became a teacher and is now a spiritual healer. She was born in Santa Monica, California on January 25, 1945, the daughter of business executive and author Robert ...

33. Susannah York

Actress | Superman

The lovely Susannah York, a gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on ...

34. Madeleine Stowe

Actress | Twelve Monkeys

Madeleine Stowe was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mireya Maria (Mora Steinvorth) and Robert Alfred Stowe, a civil engineer. Her mother was a from a prominent political family in Costa Rica. Stowe grew up in Eagle Rock, a working-class neighborhood of Los Angeles. At age ten she started ...

35. Gwynyth Walsh

Actress | Star Trek: Generations

Gwynyth Walsh was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada but was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Walsh earned her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alberta and started her career appearing on stage, across Canada and in the United States, in many classics, including. For ...

36. Shelley Conn

Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Shelley Conn was born on September 21, 1976 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006) and How Do You Know (2010).

37. Athena Karkanis

Actress | Saw IV

Canadian actress Athena Karkanis began her professional career in acting in 1996 with several episodes of Stickin' Around (1996). Since that time, Athena has an extensive career in film, television and voice acting. Her credits include the Canadian teen drama The Best Years (2007), The Border (2008)...

38. Mike Mazurki

Actor | Some Like It Hot

With an intimidating face like craggy granite and a towering 6'5" solid frame, Mike Mazurki (born Mikhail Mazuruski or Mikhail Mazurkiewicz) was one of cinema's first serial thugs and specialized in playing strongarm men, gangsters and bullies for over 50 years on screen. Nearly always portrayed as...

39. Sybil Danning

Actress | Halloween

Tall, leggy, buxom and statuesque 5'7" blonde beauty Sybil Danning reigns supreme as one of the sexiest, most dynamic and commanding actresses to achieve cult B-movie queen status. She was born Sybille Johanna Danninger on May 24, 1952, in Wels, Austria, the daughter of a US Army major father and ...

40. Lana Clarkson

Actress | Fast Times at Ridgemont High

This beautiful, long-legged blonde actress was known to be a kind, intelligent and dependable actor with a comedic talent as well. She appeared in many American TV hits of the 1970s and 1980s, such as Three's Company (1976), The Jeffersons (1975), The New Mike Hammer (1984), Riptide (1984), Knight ...

41. Al Lettieri

Actor | The Godfather

Menacing looking Italian American actor who developed into the quintessential on-screen hoodlum via several strong roles in key crime films of the early 1970s. Lettieri played the villain against some of Hollywood's biggest screen names including chasing Steve McQueen in The Getaway (1972), ...

42. Charles Napier

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Lively character actor who usually plays edgy military types and menacing bad guys, Charles Napier's roles have changed little since his debut in Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1969). Napier went on appearing in other Meyer movies, including the homicidal Harry Sledge in Supervixens (...

43. Wendy Crewson

Actress | Air Force One

Wendy Crewson was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She attended Westwood Collegiate and was first exposed to acting when she performed in The Boy Friend in grade 10.

44. Amy Brenneman

Actress | Judging Amy

Amy Frederica Brenneman was born in New London, Connecticut, to Frederica (Shoenfield), a judge in the Connecticut State Superior Court, and Russell Langdon Brenneman, Jr., an environmental lawyer. Amy's mother was one of the first women to graduate from Harvard. Amy is also a graduate of Harvard, ...

45. Jolene Blalock

Actress | Enterprise

Jolene Blalock was born and raised in San Diego, California. At age 16, she left home to pursue a modeling career in Europe and Asia. It was on a 1998 trip back to the United States that Blalock was compelled to flex her untested acting skills, and after a few commercial appearances and some ...

46. Jud Tylor

Actress | Charlie Wilson's War

Jud Tylor (born March 24, 1979 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian television and film actress. She has had recurring roles in a number of television programs and films including the hit series That '70s Show (1998) as the sexy Samantha and a supporting lead alongside Academy award winner ...

47. Linda Kozlowski

Actress | Crocodile Dundee

Kozlowski is a Juilliard graduate with Broadway play experience, who found movie success in the billabongs of Australia with frequent co-star Paul Hogan. The film romance with her Crocodile Dundee (1986) costar grew into a real-life relationship during the filming of the first two movies. Linda ...

48. Lance Guest

Actor | The Last Starfighter

Lance Guest's family lived on an 11 acre prune ranch in the then-rural Saratoga, Ca for most of the 1950's. More than 10 years younger than his boomer siblings, Lance was born in 1960, when his father, a Navy fighter pilot, moved the family to a larger house with running water. At a young age, he ...

49. Randi Brooks

Actress | The Man with Two Brains

Randi Brooks was born on November 8, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA as Pam Plambeck. She is an actress, known for The Man with Two Brains (1983), TerrorVision (1986) and Looker (1981). She has been married to Joseph Brazen since January 18, 1985. They have three children.

50. Paul Lambert

Actor | Planet of the Apes

Veteran character actor Paul Lambert was born in El Paso, Texas, and brought up in Kansas City. He was an Army Air Corps lieutenant in World War II. Using the G.I. Bill, he attended the Actors Lab in Los Angeles and several acting schools in New York. He made his motion picture debut in Spartacus (...

51. Colm Meaney

Actor | Con Air

Colm Meaney was born on May 30, 1953 in Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor and producer, known for Con Air (1997), Layer Cake (2004) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He has been married to Ines Glorian since March 15, 2007. He was previously married to Bairbre Dowling.

52. Vanessa Bell Calloway

Actress | Coming to America

Vanessa Bell Calloway was born on March 20, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Vanessa Bell. She is an actress and director, known for Coming to America (1988), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) and Daylight (1996). She has been married to Tony Calloway since September 3, 1988. They have two ...

53. George Coe

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

George Coe was born on May 10, 1929 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as George Julian Cohen. He was an actor and producer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and The Stepford Wives (1975). He was married to Susan Allsopp ...

54. Colleen Flynn

Actress | Pay It Forward

Colleen Flynn was born on May 23, 1962 in New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for Pay It Forward (2000), Clear and Present Danger (1994) and The X-Files (1993). She has been married to Stephen Hornyak since October 6, 1990.

55. Philip Bosco

Actor | The Savages

Philip Michael Bosco was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Margaret Raymond (Thek), a policewoman, and Philip Lupo Bosco, a carnival worker. He was of Italian and German descent. Bosco graduated from Saint Peter's Prep School, 1948, and from the Catholic University of America, A.B. 1957. He ...

56. Allan Rich

Actor | Serpico

Allan Rich is one of the busiest and most recognizable character actors, in Hollywood today, working in all arenas - stage, film and on the small screen.

So far, in 2006, Allan has been featured in "My Sexiest Year," opposite Frances Fisher and Frankie Muniz, and been interviewed for the documentary...

57. Sydney Walsh

Actress | Point Break

Sydney Walsh was born on June 6, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Point Break (1991), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) and Vietnam War Story: The Last Days (1989).

58. Zoe McLellan

Actress | Dungeons & Dragons

Zoe McLellan was born on November 6, 1974 in La Jolla, California, USA as Zoe Doran McLellan. She is an actress, known for Dungeons & Dragons (2000), Deadly Honeymoon (2010) and Designated Survivor (2016). She was previously married to J.P. Gillain.

59. Charles Durning

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor were all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most ...

60. James McEachin

Actor | 2010: The Year We Make Contact

James McEachin was born on May 20, 1930 in Rennert, North Carolina. At the age of 18 he joined the US Armed Forces and served in the Korean War earning many medals of valor to include the Purple Heart and Silver Star. After leaving the military he spent time as a policeman and then fireman before ...

61. James Karen

Actor | The Return of the Living Dead

Veteran Broadway, TV and film actor James Karen was encouraged as a young man to take up an acting career by U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood, who was an amateur actor himself. In 1947 Karen made his Broadway debut in "A Streetcar Named Desire", which led to appearances in over 20 Broadway ...

62. Gail Strickland

Actress | The American President

Gail Strickland attended acting courses at Florida State University, then studied with Sanford Meisner. She made her debut on television in the series 'As the World Turns' and she landed her first theatrical role (as the schoolteacher who has all the answers) in Donald Driver's 'Status Quo Vadis' (...

63. Joe Flanigan

Actor | Stargate: Atlantis

Joe Flanigan was born on January 5, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joseph Harold Dunnigan III. He is an actor and writer, known for Stargate: Atlantis (2004), Ferocious Planet (2011) and Thoughtcrimes (2003). He was previously married to Katherine Kousi.

64. Linda Purl

Actress | Mighty Joe Young

Linda Purl was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and raised in Japan, becoming the only foreigner to train at the Toho Geino Academy. At the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, she played the role of "Louis" in "The King and I" (in Japanese), "Bet" in "Oliver" and the role of "Helen Keller" in "The Miracle ...

65. Diane Baker

Actress | Marnie

Actress with a notable career in films and television. Born and raised in Hollywood, she moved to New York at eighteen to study acting with Charles Conrad and ballet with Nina Fonaroff. She continued her training in Los Angeles at the Estelle Harman Workshop, securing a contract with Twentieth ...

66. William F. Buckley

Self | Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

William F. Buckley was born on November 24, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as William Frank Buckley Jr. He was an actor, known for Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992), ...and Then There's Claude. (2009) and LateLine (1998). He was married to Patricia Aldyen Austin Taylor....

67. Melinda Clarke

Actress | Spawn

Born in Dana Point, California, Mindy Clarke was raised by her ballet dancer mother Patricia and actor father John. At the age of 18 she moved to L.A. and launched her career in acting and modeling.

68. Larry Flynt

Actor | The People vs. Larry Flynt

Born on November 1, 1942, Larry Flynt was raised in Lakeville, a small isolated community in the hills of Magoffin County in eastern Kentucky. He had a sister named Judy who died in 1951 from leukemia at age five, and a brother, Jimmy, born in 1948. His parents separated when he was ten, and he ...

69. Jerry Hardin

Actor | Big Trouble in Little China

A highly engaging, charismatic, and reliable character actor with a long and distinguished career spanning half a century, Jerry Hardin has been gracing both the big and small screen, and stage, with many enjoyable performances, highlighted by a relaxed and pleasing Southern twang. Born November 20...

70. Kim Dickens

Actress | Gone Girl

Kim Dickens was born on June 18, 1965 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA as Kimberly Jan Dickens. She is an actress, known for Gone Girl (2014), Hollow Man (2000) and Deadwood (2004).

71. Sarah Carter

Actress | Rogue

Fresh out of Canada, Sarah Carter's career in Hollywood took off quickly, landing a string of series regular roles such as "Madeleine Poe", opposite James Woods, on CBS' Shark (2006), and "Maggie", on TNT's Steven Spielberg-produced Falling Skies (2011).

She has been classically trained in theater, ...

72. Luna Lauren Velez

Actress | Dexter

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York among eight siblings, including her twin sister Lorraine, Lauren Velez dreamed of becoming an actress ever since she played a groundhog in a school play in second grade. Immediately following high school, she received a scholarship from the Alvin Ailey...

73. Joshua Malina

Actor | A Few Good Men

Joshua Malina was born on January 17, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Joshua Charles Malina. He is an actor and producer, known for A Few Good Men (1992), In the Line of Fire (1993) and The American President (1995). He has been married to Melissa Merwin since December 1, 1996. They have ...

74. Denise Richards

Actress | The World Is Not Enough

Denise Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, the older of two daughters of Joni Lee, who owned a coffee shop, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. She has German, French-Canadian, Irish, English, and Welsh ancestry. She grew up in the Chicago area, until the family relocated to Oceanside...

75. Milla Jovovich

Actress | Resident Evil: Afterlife

Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ...

76. Sophina Brown

Actress | Because I Said So

Sophina Brown was born on September 18, 1976 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA. She is known for her work on Because I Said So (2007), Shark (2006) and Law & Order (1990). She has been married to Henry Simmons since May 2010.

77. Aya Sumika

Actress | Numb3rs

Aya Sumika was born on August 22, 1980 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Aya Sumika Koenig. She is an actress, known for Numb3rs (2005), Hawaii (2004) and Bloodline (2004).

78. Scatman Crothers

Actor | The Shining

Scatman Crothers was born Benjamin Sherman Crothers on May 23, 1910 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Songwriter ("Dearest One"), actor, composer, singer, comedian and guitarist who, after high school, appeared in nightclubs, hotels, films and on television. He made many records, including his own ...

79. Jeffrey Wright

Actor | Shaft

Born and raised in Washington DC, Wright graduated from Amherst College in 1987. Although he studied Political Science while at Amherst, Wright left the school with a love for acting. Shortly after graduating he won an acting scholarship to NYU, but dropped out after only two months to pursue ...

80. Brian Thompson

Actor | Joe Dirt

Brian Earl Thompson was born on August 28, 1959 in Ellensburg, Washington. Raised on the Columbia River in Longview, he learned the value of academics and athletics, as the son of two teachers and the second of six siblings. His interest in acting was first sparked during his senior year of high ...

81. Meaghan Rath

Actress | Being Human

Meaghan Rath was born on June 18, 1986 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Being Human (2011), New Girl (2011) and Rogue (2013).

82. Ruby Rose

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986), better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, DJ, boxer, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and MTV VJ. Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the ...

83. Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Actress | 10 Cloverfield Lane

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an actress known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed (2012), for which...

84. Natalie Zea

Actress | Justified

Natalie Zea was born on March 17, 1975 in Harris County, Texas, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Justified (2010), The Other Guys (2010) and The Shield (2002). She has been married to Travis Schuldt since July 16, 2014. They have one child.

85. Leigh Taylor-Young

Actress | Soylent Green

Leigh Taylor-Young was born in Washington, DC, to a diplomat father and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the older sister of future actress Dey Young and writer/director Lance Young. She studied classical ballet and, following high school, attended Northwestern University where she initially ...

86. Lindsay Hartley

Actress | Passions

Lindsay Hartley is an American actress and singer.

She was born Lindsay Nicole Korman in Palm Springs, California, and is of Russian Jewish, as well as Greek and Italian, descent. Singing since age eleven, Hartley was a national pre-teen talent winner of the Young Miss America Beauty Pageant. At the...

87. Herb Vigran

Actor | Charlotte's Web

A well known character actor, Vigran was originally a law school graduate. He later chose to pursue acting, and performed in hundreds of radio shows with the likes of Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Jimmy Durante. He appeared frequently as various villains on the TV Series Adventures of Superman (1952), ...

88. Gerrit Graham

Actor | Child's Play 2

Gerrit Graham was born on November 27, 1949 in New York City. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, Chicago, Illinois, and Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Gerrit made his acting debut at age eight in a Detroit Art Institute stage production of "Winnie the Pooh". Graham was the president of the dramatic ...

89. Janet Gunn

Actress | Silk Stalkings

Over the years, Janet Gunn has become quite an American success story. After graduating from Boswell High School in Saginaw, Texas, where she was a cheerleader for four years and the Homecoming Queen, she has worked at a variety of jobs, including stints as a car saleswoman, a personal assistant, 6...

90. Wendie Malick

Actress | Waiting...

The actress Wendie Malick was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1950 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University, from which she graduated in 1972. The 5-foot, 10-inch beauty was a Wilhelmina model in the 1970s, giving it up to go to work for Buffalo-area Congressman Jack Kemp. She quickly left Washington, ...

91. Eduardo Ciannelli

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

Eduardo Ciannelli was born on the beautiful island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples, which is renowned for its thermal baths. His father, a physician, owned a health spa there and Eduardo briefly followed the same career path and studied medicine at the University of Naples, graduating as a fully ...

92. James Griffith

Actor | The Killing

Ideal for playing swarthy villains, James Griffith's tall, dark and gaunt features and shady countenance invaded hundreds of film and TV dramas (and a few comedies) throughout his career on-camera. Highlighted by his arched brows, hooded eyes and prominent proboscis, heavy character work would be ...

93. Kevin Hagen

Actor | Yancy Derringer

Kevin Hagen is the son of professional ballroom dancers, Haakon Olaf Hagen and Marvel Lucile Wadsworth. His father left the family when Kevin was five. He was raised by his mother, two aunts and a grandmother, with some help from his uncle, a physician. The family moved to Portland, Oregon when ...

94. Warren Oates

Actor | The Wild Bunch

Warren Oates was an American character actor of the 1960s and 1970s and early 1980s whose distinctive style and intensity brought him to offbeat leading roles.

Oates was born in Depoy, a very small Kentucky town. He was the son of Sarah Alice (Mercer) and Bayless Earle Oates, a general store owner. ...

95. Vladimir Sokoloff

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Familiar character actor of Russian heritage who played in scores of films, mostly in the U.S. He studied at the University of Moscow but left there to attend the Moscow Academy of Dramatic Art. He joined the world- renowned Moscow Art Theatre, where he worked for the next decade as an actor and ...

96. Walter Burke

Actor | Support Your Local Sheriff!

Highly recognizable Irish-American character actor whose small stature and wizened features made him resemble a leprechaun (a role which he played on more than one occasion). Probably best known as Willie Stark's bodyguard in All the King's Men (1949).

97. Mary Tyler Moore

Actress | Ordinary People

Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her ...

98. Reggie Nalder

Actor | The Man Who Knew Too Much

With a mysterious past and a mouth marred by burns, Reggie Nalder has a unique, if under appreciated, place in the history of cinema.

Nalder was born Alfred Reginald Natzler in Vienna, Austria, the son of Ida (Herzog), from Safov, and Sigmund Natzler. His parents were from Jewish families The year ...

99. Robert Cornthwaite

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Robert Cornthwaite first got hooked on acting at age 13, when he was forced to play a one-line part in an eighth grade play. He did his first work with professionals five years later, in a 1935 production of "Twelfth Night" on the Reed College campus in Portland. He worked in radio in Southern ...

100. Victor Buono

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Larger than life, Laughtonesque, and with an eloquent, king-sized appetite for maniacal merriment, a good portion of the work of actor Victor Buono was squandered on hokey villainy on both film and television. Ostensibly perceived as bizarre or demented, seldom did Hollywood give this cultivated ...



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