Behind the Cameraby gleekout29 | created - 6 months ago | updated - 1 day ago | Public
People who’ve worked behind the camera. Producer, Director, Writer, and Creator, I also added some stunts and a few other things
Actress | Murphy Brown
One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the '60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the '70s, both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to ...
2. Lori Petty
Actress | Tank Girl
After this feisty, kinetic, highly offbeat actress from Chattanooga, Tennessee, broke into TV in the 1980s, she immediately set herself apart from the norm with the mini-movie Bates Motel (1987). This rather inauspicious beginning would also set Lori Petty off on a career as a fighter and a misfit,...
6. A.J. Trauth
Actor | Even Stevens
AJ Trauth was born on September 14, 1986, in Chicago, Illinois. His acting career began when he landed the role of Ben in Search for the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious Museum (1999) at the age of 13. Soon after this, AJ starred as Alan Twitty in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens (2000). He has ...
9. Kevin Zegers
Actor | Transamerica
Kevin Joseph Zegers started acting at the tender age of six. He has starred in more than 40 films, including Air Bud (1997), Dawn of the Dead (2004), and Transamerica (2005), and has also appeared in several modeling campaigns.
Kevin was born in Woodstock, Ontario, to Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher...
10. Deidre Hall
Actress | Days of Our Lives
Deidre Hall has emerged as one of America's most beloved actresses, who delighted her fans in August 1991, when she returned to NBC-TV's number one daytime program, Days of Our Lives (1965). Hall created the role of "Dr. Marlena Evans" in 1976, a character whose popularity has created a furor and a...
11. Alison Sweeney
Actress | Days of Our Lives
Alison Sweeney was born on September 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alison Jane Sweeney. She is an actress and producer, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery (2015) and Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe (2016). She has been married to ...
12. Sarah Paulson
Actress | 12 Years a Slave
Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, to Catharine Gordon (Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She spent most of her early years in New York and Maine, before settling in Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for Performing Arts. ...
13. Ellen Pompeo
Actress | Grey's Anatomy
Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, to Kathleen B. (O'Keefe) and Joseph E. Pompeo, a salesman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and some English, ancestry.
Pompeo made her major studio screen debut in Brad Silberling's Moonlight Mile (2002), starring ...
14. Shannen Doherty
Actress | Mallrats
Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa (Wright) and John Doherty. Her father worked in a bank, while her mother owned a beauty parlor. She has an older brother, Sean. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, and remote French. In 1978, at the tender ...
15. Fraser Brown
Producer | McLaren
Fraser is an award-winning creative producer and one of New Zealand's leading screen actors. Graduating Toi Whakaari - NZ Drama School in 2001 Fraser continues to work extensively in film, television and theatre featuring in some of New Zealand's most significant drama including "The Insiders Guide...
16. Ron Oliver
Director | Grand-Daddy Day Care
Emmy-nominated director/writer/producer/composer Ron Oliver started his career with the cult hit Prom Night II (1987)--called "the Blue Velvet (1986) of high school horror movies" by the Los Angeles Times--and since then has directed and/or written award-winning theatrical feature films and ...
17. Robert Gant
Actor | 13 Reasons Why
With several decades of wide-ranging credits to his name, Robert Gant has become a well known actor and participant both in Hollywood and abroad. From television to film, dramatic to comedic, his portrayals have spanned all genres. In one of his most well known roles, Robert starred as Professor ...
20. John Redmann
Producer | The Talk
Nine-time Emmy Award-winner John Redmann launched and serves as Executive Producer of "The Talk" on CBS, in it's 8th season. The show is hosted by Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Eve, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood. Redmann's two Emmy wins for "The Talk" are for Outstanding Talk show (2016) and ...
22. Eric Stoltz
Actor | Pulp Fiction
Eric Cameron Stoltz is a theater-trained actor and producer who has starred in both independent and studio films. He was born on September 30, 1961 in Whittier, California, to Evelyn Vawter, a violinist and schoolteacher, and Jack Stoltz, an elementary school teacher. He has German, English, and ...
24. Tate Donovan
Actor | Argo
Tate Buckley Donovan began making television appearances while still in his teens, most often cast as angst-ridden high schoolers in such made-for-TV films such as Not My Kid (1985) and Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987).
Donovan was born to a large family in Tenafly, New Jersey, the son...
25. Joss Whedon
Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...
26. Matthew Morrison
Actor | Glee
It took a summer of acting in a children's theater group to convince Matthew Morrison that he wanted to become an actor. He auditioned and attended Orange County High School of the Arts, and followed that with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, although he didn't enjoy his college foray. Despite a ...
28. Chris Colfer
Actor | Struck by Lightning
Chris Colfer is a very talented actor and vocalist who was born on May 27, 1990 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher Paul Colfer. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009-2015), Struck by Lightning (2012), and The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. His break out role was as Kurt Hummel in Glee, ...
29. Kristin Davis
Actress | Sex and the City 2
Kristin Lee Davis was born on February 23, 1965 in Boulder, Colorado. An only child, her parents divorced when she was a baby. She was adopted by her stepfather, psychology professor Keith Davis, after he married her mother, Dorothy, a university data analyst, in 1968. Early in her childhood, ...
34. Anson Mount
Actor | Crossroads
Anson is an American actor, born in Mount Prospect, IL and grew up in White Bluff, Tennessee. His mother is Nancy Smith, a former professional golfer. His father Anson Adams Mount II was one of the original contributing editors to Playboy magazine. Anson has an older brother Anson Adams III and a ...
35. Dorothy Lyman
Actress | Blow
Dorothy Lyman was born on April 18, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Dorothy Brightwell Lyman. She is an actress and director, known for Blow (2001), All My Children (1970) and Mama's Family (1983). She was previously married to Vincent Malle and John Tillinger.
36. Angela Bassett
Actress | Strange Days
Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a ...
37. Tim Minear
Producer | American Horror Story
Mr. Minear came to "The X Files" in 1998 after serving successfully as executive story editor on "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." His episode credits on "Lois and Clark" include "Brutal Youth," "Twas the Night Before Mxymas," "Meet John Doe" and "I've Got You Under My Skin". Prior ...
39. Denis O'Hare
Actor | Dallas Buyers Club
Denis O'Hare was born on January 17, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare. He is an actor, known for Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Milk (2008) and Garden State (2004). He has been married to Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011. They have one child.
40. Jessica Lange
Actress | Tootsie
Jessica Lange was born in 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model, until producer Dino De Laurentiis...
41. 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 ...
43. Darin Brooks
Actor | Blue Mountain State
Darin Brooks was born on May 27, 1984 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Darin Lee Brooks. He is an actor and writer, known for Blue Mountain State (2010), Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (2016) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987). He has been married to Kelly Kruger since March 21, 2016.
44. Obba Babatundé
Actor | How High
Obba Babatundé is an actor, singer, dancer, director, writer and producer. Obba's breadth of work is known worldwide by audiences of all ages, and his face is one of the most recognizable in the entertainment industry. His career spans over 4 decades and he is a unique breed in today's industry as ...
45. Dwayne Johnson
Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...
46. Troy Garity
Actor | Ballers
Troy Garity is an actor known for his diverse body of work. Though his breakout film performance came when he starred opposite Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett and Billy Bob Thorton in Barry Levinson's "Bandits", he is perhaps best known for his role as Isaac in the "Barbershop" film franchise. A role ...
49. Vicki Lawrence
Actress | The Carol Burnett Show
Famed actress, comedian, singer, and dancer Vicki Lawrence has appeared in television shows, and in nightclubs. Her career included shows with such popular actors as Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, and Tim Conway.
Lawrence was born Vicki Ann Axelrad in Inglewood, California, to Ann Alene (Loyd) and ...
50. Jason Priestley
Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210
Jason Priestley was born on August 28, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Jason Bradford Priestley. He is an actor and producer, known for Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Call Me Fitz (2010) and Cas & Dylan (2013). He has been married to Naomi Lowde-Priestley since May 14, 2005. They ...
Actor | The Lion King
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Claudine (Gonsalves) and Stephen Weiss. He has an older brother, Joel, and has Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry. Growing up, he liked the music group Boyz II Men, and his ...
52. Jonathan Bennett
Self | Cake Wars
Jonathan David Bennett was born in Rossford, Ohio, to RuthAnne (Mason) and Dr. David Paul Bennett. He headed straight to New York to pursue acting after graduating from the theater program at Otterbein. He was actually discovered by an agent while sitting on a train. Six months later he signed on ...
53. Chandra Wilson
Actress | Grey's Anatomy
Houston, Texas native Chandra Wilson began performing in musicals at the age of five with Theatre Under the Stars. She attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later went on to acquire her BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts through which she spent four ...
55. Brendan Fraser
Actor | The Mummy
Brendan James Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Canadian parents Carol Mary (Genereux), a sales counselor, and Peter Fraser, a journalist and travel executive. He is of Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian ancestry. As his parents frequently moved, Brendan can claim ...
56. Dolly Parton
Soundtrack | The Porter Wagoner Show
Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, one of 12 children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton (née Owens). Dolly grew up on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12, she was appearing on Knoxville TV and, at 13, she was already recording on a small label...
57. Sissy Spacek
Actress | In the Bedroom
As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin.
62. Stephenie Meyer
Stephenie born in Connecticut in 1973. Her family was settled in Phoenix by the time she was four. The unusual spelling of her name came from her father, Stephen ( + ie).
Stephenie went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, and she used it to pay her ...
63. Callie Khouri
Writer | Thelma & Louise
Raised in Texas and Kentucky by her doctor father and mother. Went to Purdue University to study landscape architecture but switched to drama. Moved to Nashville after college to be with her family before heading to Los Angeles in 1982 to study at the Strasburg Institute. Worked for a commercials ...
65. Connie Britton
Actress | American Ultra
Connie Britton began playing country music fading sensation Rayna Jaymes in Nashville (2012) after having wrapped production for the five season long Friday Night Lights (2006) alongside Kyle Chandler. She previously appeared in Universal's Friday Night Lights (2004) -the movie- directed by Peter ...
66. Eric Close
Actor | Without a Trace
Eric was born in Staten Island, New York, May 24th. His father is an orthopedic surgeon and his mother is an artist. Eric is the eldest of three brothers. His family moved to Indiana, then to Michigan and finally settled in San Diego when Eric was eight years old. He graduated with a B.A. in ...
67. Oliver Hudson
Actor | Walk of Shame
Oliver Hudson was born on September 7, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Oliver Rutledge Hudson. He is an actor, known for Walk of Shame (2014), Executive Decision (1996) and Black Christmas (2006). He has been married to Erinn Bartlett since June 9, 2006. They have three children.
Actress | Father of the Bride
Kimberly Williams-Paisley was born on September 14, 1971 in Rye, New York, USA as Kimberly Payne Williams. She is an actress and producer, known for Father of the Bride (1991), According to Jim (2001) and Shade (2006). She has been married to Brad Paisley since March 15, 2003. They have two ...
69. Scott Reeves
Actor | The Young and the Restless
Scott Reeves was born on May 16, 1966 in Delight, Arkansas, USA as Gregory Scott Reeves. He is an actor and composer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) and General Hospital (1963). He has been married to Melissa Reeves since March ...
71. Sam Claflin
Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
English actor Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, England, to Susan A. (Clarke), a classroom assistant, and Mark J. Claflin, a finance officer. As a child, he was football-mad, often going to see his favorite team, Norwich City. He was a talented footballer, playing for Norwich schools at city level ...
72. Doug Davidson
Actor | The Young and the Restless
Doug Davidson was born on October 24, 1954 in Glendale, California, USA as Douglas Donald Davidson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), I'll Take Manhattan (1987) and Season of Rage. He has been married to Cindy Fisher since May 27, 1984. They have two children.
73. Eric Braeden
Actor | The Young and the Restless
Eric Braeden is a German actor in America who began his career playing Nazis and eventually became a star of daytime soap operas. Born Hans Gudegast in Kiel, Germany, during the Second World War, he was a superb athlete who excelled in track-and-field events. As a teenager, he immigrated to the ...
Actress | The Young and the Restless
Two-time Emmy (R) Award-winning actress Michelle Stafford stars in the #1-rated The Young and the Restless (1973), viewed by more than 20 million people every day in some 20 countries worldwide. Michelle joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" in 1994 and has since developed her role of "...
75. Daniel Goddard
Actor | Dream Warrior
Daniel Goddard was born in Sydney, Australia. He was majoring in finance when he went into acting. He was in the soap opera Home and Away (1988). When he came to the USA, he did commercial modeling until he won the lead role, 'Dar' in BeastMaster (1999). He also starred in a motion picture called _...
76. Shemar Moore
Actor | Criminal Minds
Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 ...
77. Michael Damian
Writer | Hot Tamale
With a prolific career both in front and behind the camera as well as in the recording studio, Michael Damian has starred on an award winning daytime drama, earned a #1 hit record on Billboard and been nominated for a Grammy for his starring turn on Broadway. He has also written and directed 12 ...
78. Steve Burton
Actor | General Hospital
Steve Burton was born on June 28, 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Jack Stephen Burton. He is an actor and director, known for General Hospital (1963), Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) and The Last Castle (2001). He has been married to Sheree Gustin since January 16, 1999. They have ...
81. Orson Bean
Actor | Being John Malkovich
Orson Bean, the American actor, television personality and author, was born Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont to George Burrows, a policeman who later went on to become the chief of campus police at Harvard University, and the former Marian Pollard. The newborn Dallas...
82. Bradley Cooper
Actor | A Star Is Born
Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the ...
83. Marla Sokoloff
Actress | The Practice
Born and raised in San Francisco, Marla Sokoloff moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and enrolled in the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, where she studied theater and music. She won numerous awards and accolades for her singing, performing the national anthem at such high profile events as the...
86. Carla Gugino
Actress | Watchmen
Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist. She is of Italian (father) and English-Irish (mother) ancestry. Gugino moved with her mother to Paradise, California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they moved many times within the state. But ...
88. Vince Vaughn
Producer | The Break-Up
Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman and character actor, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He ...
89. Kevin James
Actor | Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York, to Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. His father was of German descent.
James attended SUNY Cortland where he played fullback on the football team while majoring ...
91. Dan Futterman
Producer | Capote
Dan Futterman was born on June 8, 1967 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA as Daniel Paul Futterman. He is an actor and producer, known for Capote (2005), A Mighty Heart (2007) and The Birdcage (1996). He has been married to Anya Epstein since September 23, 2000. They have two children.
Actor | How I Met Your Mother
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...
94. Melissa Gilbert
Actress | Little House on the Prairie
Melissa Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Ellen Gilbert. She is an actress and producer, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Guest Artist (2019) and Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984). She has been married to Timothy Busfield since ...
95. Fran Drescher
Writer | The Nanny
Francine Joy Drescher was born on September 30, 1957 in Flushing, Queens, New York, to Sylvia Drescher, a bridal consultant, and Mort Drescher, a naval systems analyst. Fran, as she is called, attended Hillcrest High school in New York with another now-famous name, Ray Romano. She was a studious ...
96. Dan Levy
Writer | Schitt's Creek
Daniel Levy began his television career as a co-host of MTV Canada's flagship show MTV Live and later co-wrote, co-hosted, and co-produced the critically acclaimed ratings hit The After Show and its various incarnations including The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show. Levy also ...
97. Derek Hamilton
Actor | The Shack
Derek Hamilton was born in Northern New Brunswick where his grandfather was the village blacksmith. He was a celebrated athlete and played hockey as well as boxed. He held the Maritime Provinces Golden Gloves title in his teens and early twenties and fought in the Bon Ami Festival (Dalhousie, New ...
98. Miles Fisher
Actor | Mad Men
Born in Dallas, TX and raised in Washington DC, Fisher attended Harvard University where he was chosen by classmates to deliver the "Harvard Oration" speech for his commencement. After graduating, Fisher moved to Los Angeles where he resides.
Fisher first became noticed as an actor after several ...
99. Eli Roth
Producer | Cabin Fever
Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley ...
100. George Lopez
Producer | George Lopez
George Lopez was born on April 23, 1961, in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, the son of Frieda and Anatasio Lopez, a migrant worker. He is of Mestizo Mexican descent. He was deserted by his father when he was two months old and by his mother when he was 10 years old, but was raised by his ...