The Top Indie Film Actors & Actresses in D/FWby 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. 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 children.
2. Barry Corbin
Actor | Tulsa King
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. He is an actor and producer, known for 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 known for Siren (2018), You (2018) and Snowfall (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. She is an actress and producer, known for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), Prison Break (2005) and Road House 2: Last Call (2006).
11. Donny Boaz
Actor | Flashes
Donny Boaz was born on December 12, 1980 in Waxahachie, Texas, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Flashes - The Director's Cut (2014), Osprey (2017) and The Young and the Restless (1973).
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
Actress | Osprey
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 | American Underdog
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 ...
Actress | The Final
Julin was born on October 23, 1983 in Houston, Texas, USA. 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
Actress | Operation Repo
Rosa Nichols was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She is 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 is a Texas born award winning actress and filmmaker. 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. Her career in the entertainment industry spans ...
27. Martin Ezelle
Actor | Longmire
Martin Ezelle is known for Longmire (2012), Strait & Narrow (2016) and Dallas (2012).
28. Dennis O'Neill
Actor | Walker, Texas Ranger
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 | Stars Fell Again
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 | Chicago Fire
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 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 known for Drifter: Broken Road (2012), Everything (2023) and 180 (2011).
36. Gwendolynn Murphy
Actress | Murder Made Me Famous
Gwendolynn Murphy is known for Murder Made Me Famous (2015), Blind Blood and The Harrowing (2017).
37. Kelly O'Neil Jackson
Actor | A Heart That Forgives
Kelly O'Neil Jackson was born Iowa. He moved to Los Angeles with his family while still in grade school.
As a young man, he was athletic and a natural at acting, singing, and dancing. After graduating from high school however, Kelly enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. In his off-duty time, ...
38. Thiago Martins
Actor | Upstream Color
Thiago Martins is known for Upstream Color (2013), Cry (2013) and The Vanishing Princess (2019).
39. Brandi Price
Actress | Committed
Brandi Price is an award-winning actor and filmmaker with a passion for authenticity, a dash of comedy and a whole lot of love.
As an ally for equal rights for everyone, she believes kindness and openness break down socially constructed barriers that restrict a greater oneness with humankind.
40. Anthony A. Kung
Actor | The Lincoln Lawyer
Half Chinese, half Filipino, born and raised in Hong Kong. Anthony first came to the USA as a foreign student, earned his BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, worked in the corporate world for 15 years, before making a career switch to his real passion, acting. His most recent role was a co-star ...
41. Sharice Henry Lamb
Producer | Little Sally Walker
Sharice Henry Lamb was born on November 30, 1969 in Commerce, Texas, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Little Sally Walker, Hiding in Plain Sight (2012) 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 known for Queen of the South (2016), Claws (2017) and The Golden Voices (2018).
44. Jeff Kribs
Actor | Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Jeff Kribs is known for Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (2005), Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (2007) and Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (2005).
45. Elise Baughman
Actress | Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî
Elise Baughman was born in Monroe, Louisiana, USA. Elise is an actor and producer, known for Dragon Ball GT (1996), Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2007) and Kiddy Grade (2002).
46. Katharine Franco
Actress | Glow
Katharine Franco is known for Glow (2017), Potter's Ground (2021) and Red Stone (2021).
47. Rebekah Turner
Actress | Better Call Saul
Rebekah Turner is known for Better Call Saul (2015), Windsor (2015) and Murder Made Me Famous (2015).
48. Earl Browning III
Actor | Ghost Note
Earl Browning III is known for Ghost Note (2017), Certain Guys (1999) and Inspector Mom (2006).
49. Candice Irion
Writer | New Life
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 an actor, known for Jail Wagon (2014), The Killer's Reprieve (2009) and Vertigo Summer (2003).
53. Abel Becerra
Actor | August Evening
Abel Becerra is 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
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 was born on February 26, 1981 in Lubbock, Texas, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Friday the 13th (2009), Insane Like Me? and Infiltrators (2014). She is married to Clinton Heath Rhodes.
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 Psychic Experiment (2010), The Leftovers (2014) and Hurricane Bianca (2016).
61. Melody Brooke
Actress | Promises
Melody Brooke is known for Promises (2020), Don't You Love Me? (2013) and The Littles (2012).
62. Matt Socia
Actor | Wake 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. She is an actress and assistant director, known for One Piece (1999), Summer Wars (2009) and One Piece Film: Gold (2016). She has been married to David Brehm since October 28, 2008. They have two children.
64. Stacy Cunningham
Producer | Piggy's Lament
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 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 | Call Me Kat
Jim Garrity was born in San Rafael, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Call Me Kat (2021), American Horror Story (2011) and Bullet Train (2022).
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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