The Top Indie Film Actors & Actresses in D/FW

by dfwfilmproductions | created - 09 Apr 2013 | updated - 13 Jul 2014 | Public

An on-going list of actors & actresses I have had the pleasure of working with/heard of in the Dallas and Ft.Worth area. They seem to consistently work on numerous projects. Not all are always in front of the camera; some are starting to produce, direct, write, and cast. Films they have been involved in have been accepted in numerous film festivals. This list is to give "kudos" to the hard working talent that have credits to back them up, and productions that enjoy working with them. The following are listed in "NO particular order"..... If you would like to see how they rank according to the "Starmeter" , click on the pull down menu where it says 'sort by' and click on 'STARMeter'......

1. Glenn Morshower

Actor | The Resident

Glenn Morshower was born on April 24, 1959 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Glenn Grove Bennett. He is an actor and producer, known for The Resident (2018), Bloodline (2015) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). He has been married to Carolyn Elizabeth Lindsley since December 30, 1978. They have two ...

2. Barry Corbin

Actor | Madden NFL 18: Longshot

Barry's full given name is Leonard Barrie Corbin, and he was born on October 16, 1940 in Lamesa, Texas, to Kilmer Blain Corbin, an attorney & TX State Senator, and Alma Corbin, an elementary school teacher. Barry and his wife Jo share a ranch in Fort Worth, Texas. He says when he isn't working, he ...

3. Andrew Sensenig

Actor | Powers

Andrew Sensenig was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and spent most of his youth in Central Illinois. Thanks to several inspirational teachers and mentors in public schools, Andy was introduced to acting and music at a young age, leading to a multitude of award-winning theatrical and musical ...

4. Farah White

Actress | Miss Congeniality

Farah White, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and began acting professionally in 1999. She started landing roles in film and commercials almost immediately. She's won over directors and fellow actors in such hits as "Miss Congeniality" (2000), "Serving Sara" (2001) and "Hate Crime" (2005). Her ...

5. Drew Waters

Actor | True Detective

Drew Waters was born on August 20, 1973 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Drew Benjamin Waters. He is known for his work on True Detective (2014), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) and Bones (2005). He has been married to Erin Bethea since July 17, 2020.

6. Frank Mosley

Actor | Freeland

Frank Mosley is a Texas-born actor and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. He's a fellow of the 2015 Berlinale Talents, 2017 NYFF Artist Academy, and 2016 Workshop for Auteurs led by Abbas Kiarostami. Under the direction of Charles Burnett, he also participated as an actor in the 2016 Austin Film ...

7. Rebekah Kennedy

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Rebekah Kennedy, born in Texas, began acting on the stage. Rebekah spent all of her time doing theatre and it wasn't until after she received her B.A. in Musical Theatre from Palm Beach Atlantic University, did she truly discover the screen.

When 2010 hit, it quickly showed it would be a promising ...

8. Tiffany Lonsdale

Actress | Siren

Tiffany Lonsdale is an actress and producer, known for Siren (2018), You (2018) and S.W.A.T. (2017).

9. Bryan Massey

Actor | Year One

Bryan Massey was born in Pontiac, Michigan but moved to Dallas, Texas when he was just 7 years old. He began his illustrious acting career at the tender age of 9 when he made the local paper by winning the 5th grade talent show lip syncing to Steve Martin's "King Tut." At the age of 13, Bryan ...

10. Crystal Mantecon

Actress | Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Crystal Mantecon was born on December 29, 1981 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Crystal Rose Mantecón. She is an actress and producer, known for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), Road House 2: Last Call (2006) and Prison Break (2005).

11. Donny Boaz

Actor | Osprey

Donny Boaz was born on December 12, 1980 in Waxahachie, Texas, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Osprey (2017), Flashes - The Director's Cut (2014) and 13 Sins (2014).

12. LeeAnne Locken

Self | The Real Housewives of Dallas

Miss USA finalist...LeeAnne was born in Pasadena, Texas to Perry Joseph Wade and Margaret Gayle Hicks. Shea was raised by her grandparents in Houston, Texas, but spent the summers with her mother, who remarried a man who was in the carnival business from ages 3 to 16. She graduated from J. Frank ...

13. Natalie Makenna


Natalie Makenna is an actor and opera singer in Los Angeles. She has appeared in over 100 films and commercials and has hosted over 50 episodes of shows focusing on travel, music, and sports. Most recently she was nominated for Best Actress in a Feature Film for her work in Osprey at the 2018 Nice ...

14. Larry Jack Dotson

Actor | Bernie

Larry was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Always a performer at heart, he was often involved in school and church productions as a young man. Larry traveled the country as lead singer and front man for a quartet for almost 20 years. After taking early retirement, Larry began to professionally ...

15. Benjamin Dane

Actor | First Lady

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Benjamin attended the High School For Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) where he studied art, not drama. However, after a stint as a vet's assistant, he promptly switched enrolment to The High School for Health Professions. With an intense love for art and design...

16. Morgana Shaw

Actress | Mad Money

Beginning her career as a dancer in Dallas, Texas, Morgana moved quickly into acting roles. Her breakthrough performance came in the television movie A Promise to Carolyn (1996), playing the younger version of award-winning actress, Shirley Knight. In this television movie, featuring Delta Burke ...

17. Cassie Shea Watson

Actress | Feast II: Sloppy Seconds

Cassie Shea Watson is the oldest of four sisters whose names all start with C. Contrary to the popular belief that the youngest gets away with everything, in this case, Cassie never got in trouble, and the youngest never stayed out of it. Not that Cassie never did anything wrong. She just knew how ...

18. Holt Boggs

Actor | The Leftovers

Holt Boggs was born and raised in Houston, Texas for the most part. The son of a geologist, he and his family traveled the world for several years living in Africa, Indonesia, Singapore and Jakarta before returning to Texas. Shortly there after, his parents got divorced and he and his little ...

19. Tim Taylor

Actor | The Hunger Games

Tim Taylor is an character actor born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. and now based in Dallas, TX. He has an ever growing list of roles in film, TV and commercials. Tim was a professional stand-up comic for 10 years performing at comedy clubs across the USA and performed on several network TV shows. ...

20. Shane Land

Actor | Olympus Has Fallen

Shane Land was born and raised in Kerrville, Texas before moving to Dallas, Texas. He was introduced to acting by Rich Christensen, whose persistence, coaching and work ethic molded Shane with positive acting traits early on. Despite a later start, Shane has always been fascinated by acting. Shane ...

21. Julin

Actress | The Final

Julin was born on October 23, 1983 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jennifer Jean Guhlin. She is an actress and director, known for The Final (2010), Spirit Camp (2009) and Heart to Beat.

22. Frederic Doss

Actor | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Fred is a born entertainer, but did not discover acting until his senior year in High School. After studying theater in college at Missouri Southern State University, he eventually earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, got married and shortly after 9/11 joined the US Air Force. It wasn't until ...

23. Nicole Leigh

Actress | Alamo Gold

Nicole Leigh is an award winning actress that is know for films such as Home Run and Shroud. She has recently become more involved in production by starting The Old West Studios production company in Dallas, Texas. She is also passionate about social issues and raising awareness for unity among ...

24. Stephen Brodie

Actor | Fear the Walking Dead

Stephen Brodie was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and is the oldest of three children. Growing up, he was an avid reader, and from an early age, he began to write short stories and poetry. Stephen was always creatively and artistically-inclined, and although he dreamt of acting, singing, and ...

25. Rosa Nichols

Self | Operation Repo

Rosa Nichols was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Maria Rosaveline Carin. She is an actress and producer, known for Operation Repo (2007), Damage-Joy (sha-den-froi-de) (2014) and Chase (2010).

26. Arianne Martin

Actress | The Haunting of Hill House

Arianne Martin was born in Austin, Texas. Before the age of seven, she had lived in several different countries including New Zealand, Saipan, and American Samoa. Her travels led to an intense interest in arts and culture. She began her film career in production. She made the transition from being ...

27. Martin Ezelle

Actor | Longmire

Martin Ezelle is an actor and producer, known for Longmire (2012), Strait & Narrow (2016) and Dallas (2012).

28. Dennis O'Neill

Actor | Bail Out

Dennis O'Neill is an American Award-winning and a Web Series Award-winning actor for his Web/TV show, Bail Out, which he wrote, produced, directed, and has the lead role in. His awards include the Lake Charles Film and Music Festival, (twice) The Telly Award (Best Actor), The World Premier Film ...

29. Sharon Garrison

Actress | Midnight Special

Having shared stage and screen with industry icons such as Olivia Newton-John, Rue McClanahan, Dennis Burkley, Beth Grant and the amazing Pat O'Brien early in her career, Sharon has been a busy professional actor since her childhood. Before leaving Fort Worth, TX, the hometown many performers have ...

30. Ali Faulkner

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Ali has recently landed the role of "Bianca" in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011).

Ali's much appreciated childhood in West Plains, Missouri provided no outlets for an early career in performance. Relocating to Dallas gave her the opportunity to explore her talents, while achieving ...

31. Joey Greco

Actor | Ghostbreakers

Joel Stephen "Joey" Greco is an American television personality and actor, best known as the host of the reality TV show Cheaters where he was the host for ten seasons. Greco was born and raised in Long Island, NY. He graduated from Evangel University, a private liberal arts college in Springfield,...

32. Gerardo Davila

Actor | The Suicide Squad

Gerardo Davila was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and grew up in Garland, Tx. He's 1st generation, the oldest of five children and the first of his family to become an actor in the United States. In his late teens he applied his music background and formed a rap group called Latin Royalty that performed...

33. Jim Blumetti

Actor | The Good Guys

Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Jim stumbled into acting in 1987 while giving presentations to business leaders, when a friend suggested he take an acting class to polish his speaking skills. Like so many others, the craft seduced him and thus began the decades-long actor's journey.

Noted for ...

34. April Hartman

Actress | Silhouette

April Hartman is an actress and producer, known for Silhouette (2019), On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019) and One Mississippi (2015).

35. Vanessa Leinani

Actress | Drifter: Broken Road

Vanessa Leinani is an actress and producer, known for Drifter: Broken Road (2012), 180 (2011) and Everything (2017).

36. Gwendolynn Murphy

Actress | Murder Made Me Famous

Gwendolynn Murphy is known for her work on Murder Made Me Famous (2015), The Harrowing (2017) and Our Way Out (2012).

37. Kelly O'Neil Jackson

Actor | Prison Break

Kelly O'Neil Jackson was born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1966. He moved to Los Angeles with his family while still in grade school. He attended the Performing Arts Magnet Center at Pacoima Junior High School high school, and continued his love of performing as a student at Blair High School in Pasadena,...

38. Thiago Martins

Actor | Upstream Color

Thiago Martins is an assistant director and actor, known for Upstream Color (2013), Cry (2013) and The Vanishing Princess (2019).

39. Brandi Price

Actress | Committed

Brandi Price was born on September 9, 1980 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA as Vicki D'Aun Price. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Committed (2016), A Ghost Story (2017) and The Vast of Night (2019).

40. Anthony A. Kung

Actor | The Lincoln Lawyer

Anthony was born and raised in Hong Kong. He speaks English and Cantonese. His college degree was in Aerospace Engineering before making the move to the arts. He has had co-starring roles on HBO and FX, and a recurring role on Netflix. Credits also include 25+ commercial and 15+ film projects.

41. Sharice Henry Chasi

Actress | Hiding in Plain Sight

Sharice Henry Chasi was born on November 30, 1969 in Commerce, Texas, USA as Sharice Yvette Henry. She is an actress and producer, known for Hiding in Plain Sight (2012), Little Sally Walker and A Man Called Jon (2015).

42. Alcides Dias

Actor | The Ringer

Best known for his debut role as the Loan Shark Michael in the feature film "The Ringer" starring Johnny Knoxville and Katherine Heigl. Al Dias has worked with many talented individuals including some of the biggest names in the industry such as The Legendary Chuck Norris, Brian Cox, the creative ...

43. Nikki Dixon

Actress | Queen of the South

Nikki Dixon is an actress and writer, known for Queen of the South (2016), Claws (2017) and The Golden Voices (2018).

45. Elise Baughman

Actress | Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî

Elise Baughman was born on June 20, 1972 in Monroe, Louisiana, USA as Elise Paige Baughman. She is known for her work on Dragon Ball GT (1996), Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2007) and Kiddy Grade (2002).

46. Katharine Franco

Actress | Variations on a High School Romance

Katharine Franco is known for her work on Variations on a High School Romance (2010), A Girls Night Out (2009) and The Inflicted (2012).

47. Rebekah Turner

Actress | Better Call Saul

Rebekah Turner is known for her work on Better Call Saul (2015), Windsor (2015) and Murder Made Me Famous (2015).

48. Earl Browning III

Actor | Ghost Note

Earl Browning III is an actor and producer, known for Ghost Note (2017), Certain Guys (1999) and Juice!: Zombie Alley Vol. 1.

49. Candice Irion

Camera_department | Infiltrators

Candice Irion, a native Texan, moved to Maryland at a young age spending much of her early years acting and stage managing theater productions. While in college, Candice continued her love of theater but expanded her scope to writing and directing. It was there that Candice realized a love of the ...

50. Monica Peña

Actress | Prison Break

Monica Peña is a film and television actress that has appeared in numerous independent films and network television shows such as Friday Night Lights, Chase, The Lying Game and Prison Break. Among the many powerful short films she has starred in, she also appeared in sci fi feature films, Mandrake ...

51. Kerry McCormick

Actress | I Can Only Imagine

Disciplined in various acting techniques including Meisner, Stanislavsky, Stunt Performance and short/long form improv, Kerry has had a broad spectrum of roles. Her repertoire includes award-winning short and feature films, commercials, web series, local theater productions and an improv troupe.


52. Mark E. Howell

Actor | Jail Wagon

Mark E. Howell was born on November 12, 1964 in Lone Grove, Oklahoma, USA. He is known for his work on Jail Wagon (2014), The Killer's Reprieve (2009) and Killing Holly (2008).

53. Abel Becerra

Actor | August Evening

Abel Becerra was born as Abel H. Becerra. He is an actor and composer, known for August Evening (2007), Haley's Angel (2010) and Chase (2010).

54. Niko Red Star

Actor | The Judge

Niko Red Star was conceived beneath a Christmas tree on the island of Oahu in Waipahu, Hawaii. He was born in a small country town in central California, to a Portuguese mother and a Russian father. She was a painter and his father designed technology for the military. His parents divorced very ...

55. Michael P Gardner

Actor | American Crime

Michael is best known for his co-starring role as Officer Rosenthal on the Emmy winning Television series, American Crime, his national commercial for Garage Rehab with Richard Rawlings and recently his hilarious appearance in a Big O Tires Commercial. Asked to comment on the fish throwing Michael ...

56. Rheagan Wallace

Actress | Malcolm in the Middle

Courtney Rheagan Wallace was born to Rodney and Silvia Wallace on June 9, 1987 in Dallas, Texas.

From the time she learned to walk and talk, Rheagan exhibited all the signs of a true entertainer; putting on "plays" in her living room in front of the family camcorder, doing impressions, and reciting ...

57. Jena Waldron

Producer | Hostage

Jena Waldron is an East Texas native with a passion for producing films that impact lives. She enjoys being involved in projects that connect people and share her love of life. Jena likes projects she can, not only put her time into, but her heart. Serving as the CEO of 2theSkyEntertainment and ...

58. Stephanie Rhodes

Actress | Friday the 13th

Stephanie Rhodes is an actress and writer, known for Friday the 13th (2009), Infiltrators (2014) and The Runners (2020).

59. Brad Hawkins

Actor | Boyhood

From starring in a #1-rated, syndicated children's television show, to 2 Top Ten country music videos, and a supporting role in the critically acclaimed Richard Linklater film, Boyhood, actor/recording artist Brad Hawkins has covered some ground in his career. A native of Dallas, Texas, he began ...

60. Denton Blane Everett

Actor | Psychic Experiment

Denton Blane Everett is known for his work on Psychic Experiment (2010), Hurricane Bianca (2016) and The Leftovers (2014).

61. Melody Brooke

Actress | Purgatory Road

Melody Brooke is an actress and producer, known for Purgatory Road (2017), Promises (2017) and The Last Exorcist (2020).

62. Matt Socia

Actor | Breaking Them Up

Matt Socia is an American actor born in Bay City, Michigan. After many years of working in independent films he gained notice as Sean, the only surviving member of a failed space mission in Director Clay Liford's acclaimed Scifi film, Earthling. Earthling premiered at the SXSW film festival and has...

63. Stephanie Young

Actress | One Piece: Wan pîsu

Stephanie Young was born on April 3, 1973 in the USA as Stephanie J. Young. She is an actress and assistant director, known for One Piece (1999), One Piece: Strong World (2009) and Summer Wars (2009). She has been married to David Brehm since October 28, 2008. They have one child.

64. Stacy Cunningham

Actress | Rudderless

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Texas, Stacy Cunningham's dreams of being an actress surfaced early in her childhood. Her family always performed. Her sister sang, her dad played the guitar, her little brother rapped and Stacy performed monologues.

Although her dad practices as a ...

65. Charles Baker

Actor | El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Born February 27, 1971 in Washington, DC and raised in Hawaii, Charles has lived a life most people write books about. The son of an army colonel, whose father was written up in the Los Angeles Times in 1994 by Robin Wright, Charles traveled the world by the time he was 17. He's lived in England, ...

66. Vanessa Lua

Actress | Shameless

Vanessa Lua is an actress and producer, known for Shameless (2011), The Last Ship (2014) and La Degolladora (2020).

67. Terry Kiser

Actor | Weekend at Bernie's

Excellent, prolific and dependable character actor Terry Kiser was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Terry attended the University of Kansas on both football and dramatic scholarships. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and worked for three years in this profession in his hometown of Omaha...

68. Susana Gibb

Actress | Dr. T & the Women

Firmly established in the North Texas film industry, Susana Gibb graduated from the University of North Texas with a major in Theater and a minor in English. With a wide array of feature film, 200 plus commercial and music video credits, Susana has most notably appeared in "Dr. T and the Women" for...

69. Jim Garrity

Actor | Euphoria

Jim Garrity was born on September 18, 1964 in San Rafael, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Euphoria (2019), L.A.'s Finest (2019) and S.W.A.T. (2017).

70. Burton Gilliam

Actor | Blazing Saddles

Burton Gilliam was born on August 9, 1938 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Blazing Saddles (1974), Back to the Future Part III (1990) and Paper Moon (1973). He is married to Susan. They have two children. He was previously married to Sheila K. Brown and Carolyn M. Reed.

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