Actors I liked growing up

by kelland8 | created - 19 Nov 2015 | updated - 19 Nov 2015 | Public

Some of them are still alive, sadly some of them are not. Two are actually guys I dated.

1. David Mendenhall

Actor | God Bless America

David Mendenhall's career began at the age of four, when he appeared in a commercial for Mattel Toys. By the time he reached his teens his appearances included more than 150 commercials for both television and radio, plus roles on such television shows as "Our House" (two seasons), "Taxi" (two ...

2. Jerry Supiran

Actor | Small Wonder

Jerry Supiran was born on March 21, 1973 in Arcadia, California, USA as Jerry Michael Supiran. He is an actor, known for Small Wonder (1985), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Uncommon Valor (1983).

3. Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor | Inception

Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

4. Lukas Haas

Actor | Inception

Lukas was born on April 16, 1976 in West Hollywood, California. His Texas-born mother, Emily Tracy, is a writer, and his German-born father, Berthold Haas, is an artist. He has twin brothers, Simon and Nikolai. It's widely noted that Lukas was discovered at the age of five by casting director ...

5. Jonathan Brandis

Actor | Seaquest DSV

Born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, to Greg and Mary, Jonathan Brandis began his career at age 5, acting in television commercials. He appeared in small parts in several films and TV shows before his first starring role in the 1990 film The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990). He starred ...

6. Christopher Pettiet

Actor | Point Break

Born in Dallas, Texas, Christopher Pettiet began career as a child actor making appearances in television series, made-for-television movies and films. He starred in two hit flicks, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead and Point Break, and then joined the cast of the Western TV series The Young ...

7. Alexander Polinsky

Actor | Charles in Charge

Alexander Polinsky was born on October 7, 1974 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexander Niver Polinsky. He is an actor and producer, known for Charles in Charge (1984), Teen Titans (2003) and Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993).

8. River Phoenix

Actor | My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...

9. Jay R. Ferguson

Actor | Surface

Jay R. Ferguson was born on July 25, 1974 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Jay Rowland Ferguson Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Surface (2005), The Killer Inside Me (2010) and Evening Shade (1990). He is married to Lorena Ruiz. They have three children.

10. Trey Ames

Actor | A Year in the Life

Trey Ames was born on August 18, 1972 in Canton, Ohio, USA. He is an actor, known for A Year in the Life (1987), Dolphin Cove (1989) and A Year in the Life (1986).

11. Brian Austin Green

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Brian Green was born on July 15th 1973 in Van Nuys, California to parents Joyce and George L. Green. He has a brother Keith and sister Lorelei. Brian's father was a Country & Western artist and used to frequently take him along to gigs and soon got him interested in the world of music. His first ...

12. Brian Krause

Actor | Charmed

A native of Orange County, California, Brian Krause is best known for his portrayal of Whitelighter Leo Wyatt on Aaron Spelling's popular program Charmed (1998) [1998-2006/The WB] opposite Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty. He starred on the popular program for ...

13. Robert Rusler

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

Robert Rusler - actor, athlete, writer, and natural performer - was born on September 20, 1965, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He soon moved to Hawaii, where he lived on Waikiki Beach and started surfing and skateboarding on a semi-professional level. At a young age his family moved to Los Angeles, where ...

14. Ilan Mitchell-Smith

Actor | Weird Science

Ilan Mitchell-Smith was born in New York City and began studying ballet at an early age. After his family relocated to Amherst, Massachusetts, he was enrolled in dance classes four days a week and eventually got a scholarship with the School of American Ballet. While at the ballet, he was ...

15. Anthony Michael Hall

Actor | War Machine

Anthony Michael Hall was born in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. His parents are Mercedes Hall, an actress-blues and jazz singer, and Larry Hall, who owned an auto body shop. His stepfather is a show-business manager. His sister, Mary Christian, is also a performer. He has Irish and Italian ancestry. ...

16. Emilio Estevez

Actor | The Way

Emilio Estevez was born on May 12, 1962, in New York City. He is the eldest son of actor Martin Sheen, who at the time was just breaking into the business. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Emilio's father right after he had moved to Manhattan. ...

17. Corey Haim

Actor | The Lost Boys

Corey Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Judy Haim, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, a clothing sales representative. He has a sister, Carol, and a half-brother, Daniel. His family is Jewish. He was raised mostly in Willowdale.

Corey appeared in 26 episodes of the early 1980s ...

18. Corey Feldman

Actor | Stand by Me

Corey Scott Feldman began his career at the age of three, starring in a Clio Award-winning McDonald's commercial and has sustained a 35-year career as a steadily working actor, with more than 80 films under his belt. Corey began his career in guest-starring roles on television series such as Mork &...

19. Ethan Hawke

Actor | Training Day

Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the ...

20. Jason Presson

Actor | The Stone Boy

Jason Presson was born on August 31, 1971 in Encino, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Stone Boy (1984), Lady in White (1988) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990).

21. Joshua John Miller

Actor | Near Dark

Joshua John Miller was born on December 26, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Near Dark (1987), The Final Girls (2015) and Teen Witch (1989).

22. Bradley Gregg

Actor | Stand by Me

Bradley Gregg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. Gregg's first film was the 1985 movie Explorers, but his big role came in 1986 in the hit drama film Stand by Me as Eyeball Chambers, the older brother of River Phoenix's character (Gregg and Phoenix had both appeared previously in...

23. Rob Lowe

Actor | St. Elmo's Fire

Rob Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Barbara Lynn (Hepler), a schoolteacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a lawyer. His brother is actor Chad Lowe. He has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Lowe's family moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was a child. Rob broke ...

24. Wiley Wiggins

Actor | Dazed and Confused

Wiley Wiggins was born on November 6, 1976 in Austin, Texas, USA as Wiley Ramsey Wiggins. He is known for his work on Dazed and Confused (1993), Waking Life (2001) and The Faculty (1998). He was previously married to Tamara.

25. Omri Katz

Actor | Hocus Pocus

Omri Katz is probably best known for appearing on the hit TV shows Dallas (1978) and Eerie, Indiana (1991). He has appeared in many movies, including Hocus Pocus (1993), Matinee (1993), and Adventures in Dinosaur City (1991). He also has made guest appearances on many TV shows. His Israeli parents ...

26. Barret Oliver

Actor | Die unendliche Geschichte

Barret Oliver was born on August 24, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Barret Spencer Oliver. He is known for his work on The NeverEnding Story (1984), Cocoon (1985) and D.A.R.Y.L. (1985).

27. Noah Hathaway

Actor | Die unendliche Geschichte

Noah Hathaway was born on November 13, 1971 in Los Angeles, to Judy and Robert Hathaway. Noah started his way to stardom in commercials (in which he began to appear at age three). In 1978, he landed the role of Boxey on the cult Sci-Fi show, Battlestar Galactica (1978). Later that year, he played ...

28. Luke Edwards

Actor | Little Big League

Luke Edwards got his start in films when his mother, Debbie, took him to acting lessons for fun. The instructor recognised his talent early, and his career began.

29. Paul Walker

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William ...

30. Tobey Maguire

Actor | Brothers

Tobias Vincent Maguire was born in Santa Monica, California. His parents were 18 and 20, and not yet married, when he was born. His mother, Wendy (Brown), did advertising, publicity, and acting in Hollywood for years as she coached and managed Tobey. His father, Vincent Maguire, was a cook and ...

31. Scott Caan

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Scott Caan is the son of tough guy actor James Caan. While it is obvious that he admires tough method actors like Marlon Brando and Sean Penn, Scott also has a strong egalitarian streak, evidenced by his reasoning for baring his body in films. He is quoted as saying that originally only the women ...

32. Casey Affleck

Actor | Manchester by the Sea

An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects.

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school ...

33. 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...

34. Breckin Meyer

Actor | Road Trip

Breckin Meyer was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Dorothy Ann (Vial), a travel agent, and Christopher William Meyer, a management consultant. His ancestry includes German, English, and Irish. He went to grade school with Drew Barrymore and attended Beverly Hills High School with Joshua John ...

35. Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Actor | Franklin & Bash

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 ...



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