Actors that have portrayed Jesus

by morales_gus | created - 25 Mar 2016 | updated - 09 Apr 2017 | Public

1. Robert Powell

Actor | The Italian Job

Robert Powell was born on Thursday, June 1st, 1944, five days before D-Day, on Tuesday, June 6th, 1944, in Salford, Manchester, England. In 1964, he started his acting career while attending Manchester University. In 1967, he made his film debut, and later landed his first starring role in The ...

2. Jim Caviezel

Actor | The Passion of the Christ

James Patrick Caviezel was born on September 26, 1968 in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was one of five children born to Margaret (Lavery), a former stage actress, and James Caviezel, a chiropractor. The Caviezels are a closely knit Catholic family. He is of Irish (mother) and Swiss and ...

3. Willem Dafoe

Actor | Spider-Man

Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...

4. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

5. Jeffrey Hunter

Actor | The Searchers

Jeffrey Hunter was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on November 25, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, an only child. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and when he was almost four his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his teens, he acted in productions of the North Shore Children's ...

6. Jeremy Sisto

Actor | Wrong Turn

Jeremy Sisto was born in Northern California, in a small town called Grass Valley. He is the son of actress Reedy Gibbs and jazz musician Dick Sisto. His film debut was in the movie Grand Canyon (1991). He studied at UCLA for a while and then started acting full time. Jeremy likes to play boccie (...

7. Ted Neeley

Actor | Jesus Christ Superstar

Ted Neeley was born on September 20, 1943 in Ranger, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Summer Camp Nightmare (1987) and Django Unchained (2012). He has been married to Leeyan Granger since May 1, 1981. They have two children.

8. Diogo Morgado

Actor | Son of God

While his acting debut was at the age of 15, Diogo Morgado later became known internationally for his groundbreaking portrayal of "Jesus" in 20th Century Fox's feature film "Son of God" and in The History Channel's highly rated, Emmy nominated miniseries "The Bible." Morgado's recent work includes ...

9. H.B. Warner

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

Henry Byron Warner was the definitive cinematic Jesus Christ in Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings (1927). He was born into a prominent theatrical family on October 26, 1875 in London. His father was Charles Warner, and his grandfather was James Warner, both prominent English actors. He replaced ...

10. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...

11. Luigi Baricelli

Actor | O Profeta

Luigi Baricelli was born on August 14, 1971 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Luiz Fernando Pecorari Baricelli. He is an actor and producer, known for The Prophet (2006), Mary, Mother of the Son of God (2003) and The Taste of Passion (2002). He has been married to Andrea Baricelli since 1995. They...

12. Maurício Gonçalves

Actor | O Auto da Compadecida

Maurício Gonçalves was born on August 20, 1966 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is an actor, known for O Auto da Compadecida (1999), Aleijadinho - Paixão, Glória e Suplício (2000) and A Dog's Will (2000).

13. Rodrigo Santoro

Actor | 300

One of Brazil's most famous actors, Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro was born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Maria José Junqueira dos Reis, an artist, and Francesco Santoro, an engineer. His father is Italian, while his mother, who is Brazilian, has Portuguese ancestry.

Santoro is known...

14. Cliff Curtis

Actor | Sunshine

Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968.

He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland.

After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was ...

15. Juan Pablo Di Pace

Actor | Mamma Mia!

Born in Buenos Aires, Juan Pablo is the third son of painter Marta Maineri and Victorio Di Pace and is an actor, musician and director. He has lived in London, Trieste, Madrid and resides in the US.

He is best known for playing the role of Jesus Christ on "A.D. The Bible Continues" (2015) produced ...

16. Henry Ian Cusick

Actor | Lost

Henry Ian Cusick (born 17 April 1967) is a Peruvian actor and director.

He is known for his role as Desmond Hume on the U.S. television series Lost (2004), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He also starred in the ABC drama Scandal as Stephen Finch, as Marcus Kane in The CW ...

17. David Murgia

Actor | Le tout nouveau testament

David Murgia is an actor, known for The Brand New Testament (2015), Bullhead (2011) and The First, the Last (2016).

18. Justin Theroux

Actor | Mulholland Dr.

Justin was born and raised in Washington, DC, the son of Phyllis (Grissim), a writer for The Washington Post, and Eugene Theroux, a corporate lawyer. He is a nephew of writer Paul Theroux and a cousin of journalists Louis Theroux and Marcel Theroux. His father is of French-Canadian and Italian ...

19. Danny Quinn

Actor | David and Lola

Danny Quinn was born on April 16, 1964 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Daniele Anthony Quinn. He is an actor and director, known for David and Lola (1999), Space Rangers (1993) and Go Go Tales (2007). He was previously married to Lauren Holly.

20. Kenneth Colley

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Kenneth Colley was born on December 7, 1937 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Firefox (1982). He has been married to Mary Dunne since 1962.

21. Jonathan Scarfe

Actor | The Equalizer 2

Jonathan Scarfe was born on December 16, 1975 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Jonathan J. Scarfe. He is an actor and director, known for The Equalizer 2 (2018), Van Helsing (2016) and Hell on Wheels (2011). He has been married to Suki Kaiser since August 30, 1998. They have two children.

22. Brian Deacon

Actor | A Zed & Two Noughts

Brian was educated in primary and secondary modern schools until the age of 17. He worked as a window cleaner and a butcher's van driver while a member of the Oxford Youth Theatre. He then relocated to London where he enrolled at the Webber Douglas School and, upon graduation, he appeared in rep at...

23. Julian Casey

Actor | X-Men: Days of Future Past

Julian Casey was born 1968, in Dublin, Ireland. He spent the first 6 years of his life there until his parents moved to Zambia. That was followed by another move to England and then Qatar. He attended Castleknock College in Dublin from 1980-86. He is a graduate of the theatre program at Concordia ...

24. Adam Greaves-Neal

Actor | The Young Messiah

Adam Greaves-Neal was born in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Young Messiah (2016), Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) and Sherlock (2010).

25. Bruce Marchiano

Actor | The Encounter

Marchiano was born in Orange County, California. He is a son of Italian descent; his mother is Syrian. His first role was in a 1985 episode of Murder, She Wrote, which was followed by appearances in LA Law, Columbo, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital to name a few. Marchiano has portrayed Jesus in...

26. Ewan McGregor

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents ...



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