Greek myths

by tomddaly | created - 7 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Actors who could play figures from Greek mythology, for a potential movie or TV show.

1. Sean Pertwee

Actor | Dog Soldiers

Sean Pertwee was born into a famous British theatrical family. He is the son of Jon Pertwee, who was mainly a comedy actor and was known for his starring roles in Doctor Who (1963), Worzel Gummidge (1979), the radio comedy series "The Navy Lark" and appearances in several "Carry On" films. His ...

Zeus (King of the gods; god of lightning, divine law and justice)

2. Sophie Okonedo

Actress | Hotel Rwanda

Sophie Okonedo is a British actress of Jewish and Nigerian descent. She was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Okonedo was born within London in 1968. Her parents were Henry Okonedo (1939-2009) and Joan Allman. Her father Henry was British Nigerian, and was employed as...

Hera (Queen of the gods; goddess of marriage, families and women)

3. Adèle Exarchopoulos

Actress | La vie d'Adèle

Adèle Exarchopoulos is a French actress with partially Greek roots (her grandfather was Greek). She was born in Paris, France. Her mother, Marina (Niquet), is a nurse, and her father, Didier Exarchopoulos, is a guitarist. At the age of 9 she started acting and watching movies. As she said on the ...

Athena (Goddess of wisdom, military strategy, battle and domestic crafts)

4. Lennie James

Actor | The Walking Dead

Lennie James was born in Nottingham to Trinidadian parents, and grew up in South London. His mother, Phyllis Mary James, died when he was 12. Lennie and his older brother went into a council children's home. When he was 16 he was fostered with a social worker who had two older children, and they ...

Poseidon (God of the sea)

5. Tony Todd

Actor | Candyman

Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk (1986). Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of ...

Hades (God of the underworld)

6. Lucien Laviscount

Actor | The Bye Bye Man

Lucien Laviscount was born on June 9, 1992 in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England as Lucien Leon Laviscount. He is an actor, known for The Bye Bye Man (2017), Supernatural (2005) and Scream Queens (2015).

Apollo (God of prophecy, sunlight, music, medicine and order)

7. Morena Baccarin

Actress | Deadpool

Morena Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to actress Vera Setta and journalist Fernando Baccarin. Her uncle was actor Ivan Setta. Morena has Italian and Brazilian Portuguese ancestry. She moved to New York at the age of 10, when her father was transferred there. She attended the LaGuardia...

Aphrodite (Goddess of love, beauty and femininity)

8. Andy Samberg

Actor | Saturday Night Live

Andy Samberg was born in Berkeley, California, to Marjorie (Marrow), a teacher, and Joe Samberg, a photographer. With Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, Samberg is one of three Los Angeles, California-based writer-performer-filmmakers--all childhood friends--dubbed The Lonely Island, whose short ...

Hermes (Messenger of the gods; god of travel, trickery and commerce)

9. Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin

Actor | The Campaign

Michael "The Miz" Mizanin was born in Cleveland, OH on October 8th, 1980 to Barbara and George Mizanin. He graduated with honors from Normandy High School before attending Miami University of Ohio (where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity).

While in college, he auditioned for The Real World...

Ares (God of war)

10. Amanda Tapping

Actress | Stargate SG-1

Born In England, raised in Canada. BFA Acting University of Windsor. Amanda spent 12 seasons on Stargate SG-1 (1997) and its spin-offs, Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and Stargate Universe (2009), as "Samantha Carter". She then took on the lead role of "Dr. Helen Magnus" on the television series ...

Demeter (Goddess of crop growth)

11. Megalyn Echikunwoke

Actress | House of Lies

Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke was born May 28, 1983 in Spokane, Washington. Her father was Nigerian and her mother is of English and Scots-Irish descent. Her last name, "Echikunwoke", means "leader of men" and Megalyn is the granddaughter of a Nigerian tribal leader of the Igbo, which technically makes ...

Artemis (Goddess of hunting, animals and moonlight)

12. Jared Padalecki

Actor | Supernatural

Jared Padalecki was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Sherri (Kammer), a teacher of English, and Gerald Padalecki, a tax accountant. He is of Polish (father) and German, English, Scottish, and French (mother) descent. Jared started to take acting lessons when he was 12. Then, he won the "Claim to Fame...

Dionysus (God of wine, dancing, theatre and revelry)

13. Dave Bautista

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista, a hairdresser. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself ...

Hephaestus (Blacksmith of the gods; god of volcanoes, metallurgy and fire)

14. Georgina Campbell

Actress | Murdered by My Boyfriend

Georgina Campbell is an actress, known for Murdered by My Boyfriend (2014), Black Mirror (2011) and Broadchurch (2013).

Persephone (Goddess of spring and the underworld)

15. Noah Jupe

Actor | A Quiet Place

Noah Jupe was born on February 25, 2005 in London as Noah Casford Jupe. He is an actor, known for A Quiet Place (2018), Wonder (2017) and The Titan (2018).

Eros (God of sexual desire)

16. Viola Davis

Actress | Fences

Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), ...

Hestia (Goddess of the fireplace)

17. Temuera Morrison

Actor | Once Were Warriors

Morrison was born in the town of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, the son of Hana (née Stafford) and Laurie Morrison, a musician. He is of Maori, Scottish, and Irish descent. His sister was performer Taini Morrison and his uncle was musician Sir Howard Morrison. His secondary education ...

Kronos (King of the Titans; god of time)

18. Manu Bennett

Actor | 30 Days of Night

"Shall We Begin!", the battlecry of The undefeated Gaul CRIXUS first bought Manu Bennett's voice & acting career to international attention. The series Spartacus spoke a universal language that slowly but surely captured a massive audience. The the show lost lead actor Andy Whitfield to cancer, ...

Atlas (God of navigation)

19. Ted Levine

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Born in May 1957 in Bellaire, Ohio, he was among the last graduating class of the Windsor Mountain School in Lennox, Massachusetts. Attended Marlboro College in Vermont. Performed in summer stock and regional theatres in Vermont, Michigan and West Virginia before settling in Chicago and joining The...

Prometheus (God of fire)

20. Robbie Amell

Actor | The Duff

Along with his sister, Robert Patrick Amell started acting when he was just six years old. At sixteen, he started to land theater roles at Lawrence Park Stage in plays such as Louis and Dave, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest. The experience brought Robbie to realize ...

Hercules

21. RJ Cyler

Actor | Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

RJ Cyler, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, was born Ronald Cyler II, the youngest of three boys. RJ has always been an entertainer in some way or form. At the age of 12, he started a dance team with his older brother. In January 2012, RJ heard a commercial for open auditions in the Jacksonville ...

Theseus

22. Brenton Thwaites

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor. He played Luke Gallagher on the Fox8 teen drama series SLiDE (2011) and Stu Henderson on the Australian soap opera hit Home and Away (1988). His films include Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), Oculus (2013), Maleficent (2014), and The Giver (2014). He ...

Perseus

23. Adrian Lester

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Adrian Lester OBE was born on August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England as Adrian Anthony Lester. He is a multi award winning actor and director, known for seven seasons of the hit TV show Hustle (2004), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Primary Colors (1998) and his extensive classical work in the ...

Odysseus

24. Alexander Skarsgård

Actor | True Blood

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet ...

Achilles



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