Terrific Commercial Actors

by ShadowMountain | created - 04 Jun 2013 | updated - 08 Jun 2013 | Public

Not complete nor in any particular order.

1. Michael Bunin

Actor | The Soloist

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Bunin spent the majority of his youth in Las Vegas where he attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and studied Theater Arts. His improvisational skills were honed at The Second City Players Workshop in Chicago and the famed Groundlings in Los Angeles. Bunin ...

2. Terryn Westbrook

Actress | Inland Empire

Terryn Westbrook was born on October 8, 1975 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Terryn Jennings Westbrook. She is an actress, known for Inland Empire (2006), Law & Order True Crime (2017) and Jane the Virgin (2014).

3. Jill E. Alexander

Actress | Silicon Valley

Jill Alexander is an actor, writer, and improviser.

She recurs as "Patrice" in Mike Judge's acclaimed HBO series Silicon Valley. She also played Peggy's secretary "Marsha" in the final season of Mad Men.

Jill is an accomplished improviser: she's a Groundlings Sunday Company alumna and an original ...

4. Anne Gregory

Self | Punk'd

Anne Gregory is an actress and writer, known for Punk'd (2003), Drunk Wedding (2015) and Parks and Recreation (2009).

5. Mike C. Nelson

Actor | Black-ish

Mike C. Nelson is an actor and writer, known for Black-ish (2014), Bullitt County (2018) and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014).

6. Derek Miller

Actor | Wedding Band

Derek, a Chicago native, is a product of that city's improv scene. As a child he was trained under the Piven Theatre Workshop and Interlochen Arts Camp. He attended Indiana University where he co-founded improv troupe Full Frontal Comedy while taking classes at Second City and iO (formerly Improv ...

7. Jonathan Pessin

Actor | In Session with Jonathan Pessin

Jonathan Pessin was born in 1970. He is an actor and director, known for In Session with Jonathan Pessin (2012), Swordfish (2001) and Black Sheep (1996).

8. Scot Zeller

Actor | America's Sweethearts

Scot Zeller is an actor, known for America's Sweethearts (2001), God Bless America (2011) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987).

9. Andrew Patrick Ralston

Actor | Lethal Weapon

Raised in Scottsdale, Arizona and Overland Park, Kansas. Moved more than 22 times. 12 of those happening before graduating high school.

Andrew's first experience performing was as Pacman singing "Pacman Fever" at a second grade talent show. His best friend at the time (who was the Blue Ghost) and he...

10. Joel Huggins

Actor | Clockstoppers

Joel Huggins was born on October 7, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Clockstoppers (2002), Fish Out of Water: Movie Night (2007) and Fish Out of Water: The Nightmare (2008).

11. Noah Harpster

Actor | Transparent

Noah Harpster is a triple-threat writer, actor and producer known for his work in both television and film. He will next be seen in the Amazon series One Mississippi in which he stars as Tig Notaro's brother. Additionally, Noah is a writer, actor and producer on the Emmy winning Amazon series ...

12. Stacey Hinnen

Actor | Nashville

Stacey Hinnen is known for his work on Nashville (2012), House of Lies (2012) and Modern Family (2009). He has been married to Caisha Williams since July 21, 2001.

13. Eric Almquist

Actor | The Funtastix

Eric Almquist was born in Glen Cove, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Funtastix (2014), Criminal Minds (2005) and House M.D. (2004).

14. Alan Heitz

Actor | This Is Us

Alan Heitz was born on December 6, 1969 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Alan David Heitz. He is an actor and writer, known for This Is Us (2016), Criminal Minds (2005) and New Girl (2011). He has been married to Leah Verrill since July 21, 2012.

15. Craig Welzbacher

Actor | Modern Family

He moved to Los Angeles from Seattle after co-founding the critically acclaimed "Immediate Theatre Company" and graduating from the University of Washington's School of Drama. Worked and toured with many of Seattle's fringe and equity theaters before moving to Los Angeles.

Has enjoyed a successful ...

16. Jessa French

Actress | Justified

Jessa French has a gift for deception. This sunny, doe-eyed blond has an innocently magnetic, room-illuminating charm; yet, she has convinced millions of viewers otherwise, amassing a resume that reads like a rap sheet. Addict. Exhibitionist. Gangbanger. Prostitute. Religious fanatic. Arsonist. ...

17. Amy French

Actress | Side Effects of Barry

Amy French is an actress and director, known for Side Effects of Barry (2013), Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) and El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances (2008).

18. Parvesh Cheena

Actor | Outsourced

Parvesh Cheena was born on July 22, 1979 in Naperville, Illinois, USA as Parvesh Singh Cheena. He is an actor and producer, known for Outsourced (2010), Transformers: Rescue Bots (2011) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015).

19. Iris Braydon

Actress | Mad Men

Iris Braydon was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is known for her work on Mad Men (2007), Modern Family (2009) and Ray Donovan (2013).

20. Hayes Hargrove

Actor | Swedish Dicks

Hayes Hargrove is known for his work on Swedish Dicks (2016), Masters of Sex (2013) and Major Crimes (2012). He was previously married to Kristen Wiig.

21. Charlie Weirauch

Actor | The Newsroom

Charlie Weirauch is an actor, known for The Newsroom (2012), Reno 911! (2003) and Bella and the Bulldogs (2015).

22. Wayne Wilderson

Actor | The Mick

Wayne Wilderson was born on January 30, 1966 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Mick (2017), Veep (2012) and Mascots (2016).

23. Ben Weber

Actor | Twister

Ben is known for his work as an actor in film (Kissing Jessica Stein, The Broken Hearts Club, Gunshy, Twister) and television (Six Feet Under, Miss Match, Sex & the City, Law & Order). He currently appears on the WB's "Everwood" as guidance counselor Chris Beels. Ben is also a writer and director; ...

24. Evan Arnold

Actor | Spider-Man

Evan Arnold is an actor and producer, known for Spider-Man (2002), Garfield (2004) and Punching the Clown (2009).

25. Brendan Hunt

Actor | Casual

Brendan Hunt is an actor and writer, known for Casual (2015), Key and Peele (2012) and Community (2009).

26. Chris Tallman

Actor | Time Belt

Chris Tallman was born on September 22, 1970 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Time Belt (2003), Computerman (2003) and Rescue Dawn (2006). He has been married to Sarah Stanard since October 28, 2006.

27. Mark Kelly

Actor | The Do-Deca-Pentathlon

Mark Kelly starred in the Duplass Brothers' film The Do-Deca-Pentathlon and will recur on the second season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead in the role of Connor. He will also be seen in five upcoming independent feature films: Buster's Mal Heart (directed by Sarah Adina Smith and starring Rami ...

28. Jules Bruff

Actress | Part Time Fabulous

Jules Bruff is an American actress and filmmaker born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and raised in the hills of Oakland, CA. She earned a BFA in Acting at the University of Colorado where she was awarded the Best Actress Scholarship. Upon graduation she was cast as the lead in the feature film Virginia.


29. Matthew Rocheleau

Actor | Heathers

Matthew Rocheleau is an actor, known for Heathers (2018), Criminal Minds (2005) and Skinwalker Ranch (2013).

30. Stephon Fuller

Actor | The Terminal

Stephon Fuller, a native of Virginia Beach, VA was born in Lemoore, CA. He started his acting career on August 26, 1993 doing background work on The Family Channel's "Big Brother Jake". He studied in Virginia Beach for a time before moving to New York City were he shared living quarters with actor ...

31. Rachael Drummond

Actress | Speechless

Rachael Drummond is an actress and producer, known for Speechless (2016), Great News (2017) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013).

32. Thomas Fowler

Actor | Chalk It Up

Thomas Fowler is an actor and writer, known for Chalk It Up (2016), The Night Is Young (2015) and Sad Imitation: Acting Class (2017).

33. Brian Konowal

Actor | The Newsroom

Brian Konowal is an actor and producer, known for The Newsroom (2012), American Crime Story (2016) and Castle (2009).

34. Camille Chen

Actress | 2 Broke Girls

Camille Chen was born on September 1, 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is known for her work on 2 Broke Girls (2011), American Horror Story (2011) and Law & Order (1990).

35. Kurt Long

Actor | CSI: Miami

Kurt Long was born on July 2, 1973 in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on CSI: Miami (2002), The Wind Follows (2011) and Without a Trace (2002).

36. Herbert Russell

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Herbert Russell won Best Actor for his lead in Stag (2017) at The Louisiana Film Prize. He is best known for his work on Parks And Recreation (2015), House Of Lies (2015), The Hungover Games (2014), Freaks And Geeks (2000), The Adventures Of Sebastian Cole (1998), Stepmom (1998), and House Arrest (...

37. Caroline Fogarty

Actress | Waitress

Caroline Fogarty is known for her work on Waitress (2007), Clockstoppers (2002) and Outta Time (2002).

38. Josh Covitt

Actor | The Mindy Project

Josh was born in Encinitas, CA and attended San Dieguito High School. Other alumni from there include Eddie Vedder, Michael Chang, and Taryn Manning.

He was voted the Best Actor in a Lead Role at by the Southern California Educational Theater Association (SCETA) for his work as Eddie Carbone in ...

39. Aaron Takahashi

Actor | Yes Man

Aaron Takahashi is an actor and writer, known for Yes Man (2008), The Wedding Ringer (2015) and Mr. Robot (2015).

40. Ptolemy Slocum

Actor | Westworld

Ptolemy Slocum was born on November 20, 1975 in Nairobi, Kenya. He is an actor and director, known for Westworld (2016), Would You Rather (2012) and Hitch (2005).

41. Nick Bush

Actor | LA to Vegas

Nick Bush is known for his work on LA to Vegas (2018), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and Angie Tribeca (2016).

42. Oona Mekas

Actress | Losejas

Oona was born and raised in New York City, the daughter of filmmaker and poet Jonas Mekas and Hollis Melton. As well as being an actor, she has played the violin since the age of four, and has just finished writing a children's book. She had the honor of studying with the late Fred Kareman in New ...

43. Alexi Wasser

Actress | Girls

Alexi Wasser was born on February 11, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexi Celine Wasser. She is an actress and producer, known for Girls (2012), A Ghost Story (2017) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).

44. Amir Talai

Actor | The Circle

Amir Talai was born on June 24, 1977 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Circle (2017), What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008).

45. Caisha Williams

Actress | The Wedding Planner

Caisha Williams was born in Russell, Kansas, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Wedding Planner (2001), Modern Family (2009) and Call to Heroes (2015). She has been married to Stacey Hinnen since July 21, 2001.

46. Zabeth Russell

Actress | Mystic River

Zabeth Russell was born in Mooresville, Indiana, USA. She is an actress and composer, known for Mystic River (2003), Suburgatory (2011) and Bloodsucking Bastards (2015). She has been married to Gregory James Jenkins since 2014.

47. Aaron Krebs

Actor | Jane the Virgin

Aaron Krebs is known for his work on Jane the Virgin (2014), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and Modern Family (2009).

48. Ben Begley

Actor | InAPPropriate Comedy

Ben Begley is an actor and producer, known for InAPPropriate Comedy (2013), The Hungover Games (2014) and The Funhouse Massacre (2015).

49. Ben Tolpin

Actor | The Island

Ben Tolpin was born on March 15, 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Ben Zion Tolpin. He is an actor and director, known for The Island (2005), Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (2004) and Puff, Puff, Pass (2006).

50. Roy Jenkins

Actor | The Heartbreak Kid

Roy Jenkins is a writer and actor, known for The Heartbreak Kid (2007), Movie 43 (2013) and Thank You for Smoking (2005).

51. Stephanie Escajeda

Actress | Missed Connections

Stephanie Escajeda was born as Stephanie Ann Escajeda. She is an actress, known for Love, Sex and Missed Connections (2012), Making History (2017) and Dads (2013).

52. Pete Gardner

Actor | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Pete Gardner (aka Pete Zahradnick) was born and raised in Scarsdale, New York. He went to college at Skidmore, in Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1986, He moved to Chicago to pursue improv. He studied at ImprovOlympic with Del Close and was on a house team there for many years. Pete then joined the ...

53. Henry Dittman

Actor | 100 Things to Do Before High School

Henry Dittman is an actor/writer/host, most notably and recently seen in recurring or series regular roles on Mad Men (AMC) as the head of marketing for Dow Chemical, 100 Things to do Before High School (Nickelodeon) as the father of teen sensation Isabela Moner, David Spade's Fameless (TruTV) as a...

54. Stacey Scowley

Actress | Eagle Eye

Stacey Scowley is an actress and writer, known for Eagle Eye (2008), Date Night (2010) and Dollhouse (2009).

55. Annie Sertich

Actress | Silicon Valley

Annie is a main company member of the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, California, where she writes, performs and directs regularly. Her one act play, 'How To Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days...and the Next 330' directed by Michaela Watkins, is enjoying sold out runs in LA and NY. Annie is ...

56. Shane Blades

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Shane Blades was born on February 22, 1976 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Bang Theory (2007), Ray Donovan (2013) and The Fresh Beat Band (2009).

57. Carrie Clifford

Actress | Fun Size

Carrie Clifford is an actress and producer, known for Fun Size (2012), Paranormal Movie (2013) and Freeloaders (2012).