ACTORS & ACTRESSES THAT I KNOW, HAVE MET OR HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH

by catertox | created - 17 Nov 2013 | updated - 18 Nov 2013 | Public

1. Stelio Savante

Actor | Infidel

One of South Africa's most in-demand actors for over three decades, polyglot Stelio Savante is a steady product of independent & international theatrically released features & longtime popular casting choice of critically acclaimed directors. His most recent work is as an international journalist &...

2. John Ratzenberger

Actor | Cheers

John started the improvisational duo group, "Sal's Meat Market", in Bridgeport, Connecticut with fellow actor and friend Ray Hassett. He was later affiliated with the ensemble group, "The Downtown Cabaret". Coincidentally, he was a friend of Susan Ryan, the mother of Meg Ryan. A mutual friend, also...

3. Kristy Swanson

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Kristy Swanson is an American actress from California. She has had an active acting career since the 1980s. Her most memorable role was playing the original version of Buffy Summers in the horror comedy "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992).

Swanson was born in Mission Viejo, California, a planned ...

4. Jeff Fahey

Actor | Lost

Jeff Fahey was born in Olean, New York, one of 13 children of Jane (Gallagher) and Francis Thomas Fahey, who worked in a clothing store. He is of Irish descent. His family moved to Buffalo when he was 10, where he attended Father Baker's High School. After graduation in 1972 he traveled around the ...

5. Nick Searcy

Actor | The Shape of Water

In the summer of 1996, Searcy produced, directed and acted in his first independent feature, Carolina Low (1997). Searcy's other film credits include the blockbusters Nell (1994), The Fugitive (1993), Cast Away (2000), Head of State (2003), Runaway Jury (2003), and The Ugly Truth (2009). He broke ...

6. Jack Scalia

Actor | Lady Boss

1980's TV heartthrob Jack Scalia, a Brooklyn native of Italian descent, was born Giacomo Tomaso Tedesco on November 10, 1950. The son of former Brooklyn Dodger Rocky Teseco, Jack's name was changed to his stepfather's surname after his mother remarried. Raised in Brentwood, NY, he was considered an...

7. Nestor Carbonell

Actor | The Dark Knight

He is most often recognized for his integral role in the series "Lost" as Richard Alpert, as well as his turn as Mayor Anthony Garcia opposite Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight". He reprised his role as the Mayor in the box-office hit "The Dark Knight Rises".

Nestor can be seen ...

8. Gerald McRaney

Actor | Focus

McRaney holds the distinction of being the last guest star to meet "Matt Dillon" in a gunfight on Gunsmoke (1955) - in the episode, Gunsmoke: Hard Labor (1975), first broadcast on February 24, 1975 (he lost). In fact, in the early portion of Gerald McRaney's career he almost always played the ...

9. Dwight Schultz

Actor | Star Trek: First Contact

Dwight Schultz was born on November 24, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as William Dwight Schultz. He is known for his work on Star Trek: First Contact (1996), The A-Team (2010) and Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014). He has been married to Wendy Fulton since June 12, 1983. They have one child.

10. Dirk Benedict

Actor | The A-Team

Dirk Benedict was born in Montana on March 1st, 1945. He was raised in the country, far away from anything connected with movies or acting. He gathered his first experiences in acting (on a dare) in a college production of "Showboat" where he got the main part. His father, a lawyer, died when Dirk ...

11. Rena Riffel

Actress | Showgirls

Rena was born March 5, 1969 in Los Angeles. She was raised in the Central Coast of California. Rena competed in gymkhana and rodeo events and was crowned Princess Of The Mid-State Fair. There she was photographed with her horse and her picture took first place in a photo contest. This launched ...

12. Joseph C. Phillips

Actor | 13 Reasons Why

Joseph C. Phillips was born on January 17, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Joseph Connor Phillips. He is an actor and director, known for 13 Reasons Why (2017), How to Get Away with Murder (2014) and Criminal Minds (2005). He was previously married to Nicole.

13. Chriss Anglin

Actor | Supergirl

Already an award winning stage actor for his performance as Mike Talman in Fredrick Knott's "Wait Until Dark", Chriss Anglin has made the transition from stage to both the big and small screen with effortless ease. A dynamic presence, Anglin recently starred in David Zucker's "An American Carol" ...

14. Gary Coleman

Actor | Diff'rent Strokes

Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in ...

15. Kevin Sussman

Actor | Burn After Reading

Kevin Sussman was born on December 4, 1970 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Burn After Reading (2008), Killers (2010) and Almost Famous (2000). He was previously married to Alessandra Young.

16. Nikki Deloach

Actress | Love & Other Drugs

Nikki Deloach was born on September 9, 1979 in Waycross, Georgia, USA as Ashlee Nicole DeLoach. Nikki is an actress and producer, known for Love & Other Drugs (2010), The House Bunny (2008) and Longshot (2001). Nikki has been married to Ryan Goodell since September 5, 2009. They have two ...

17. John O'Hurley

Actor | Seinfeld

John O'Hurley was born on October 9, 1954 in Kittery, Maine, USA as John Gerald O'Hurley. He is an actor and producer, known for Seinfeld (1989), The X-Files (1993) and 7 Days to Vegas (2019). He has been married to Lisa Mesloh since August 14, 2004. They have one child. He was previously married ...

18. Nadine Ellis

Actress | Hairspray

Nadine Ellis is an actress, known for Hairspray (2007), Iron Man 2 (2010) and 500 Days of Summer (2009).

19. Sal Landi

Actor | How to Get Away with Murder

Sal Landi was born on April 11, 1951 in New York, USA as Salvatore M. Garriola. He is an actor and producer, known for How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Desperate Housewives (2004) and Scandal (2012).

20. Nicholas Turturro

Actor | NYPD Blue

The whole Turturro clan and their extended family seem to have gotten into the show biz act at one time or another. The youngest of three boys, including famous older brother (by five years) John Turturro, Nicholas Turturro was born on January 29, 1962, in Queens, New York, and grew up in its ...

21. Karri Turner

Actress | Get Smart

Karri was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended college in Tulsa before moving to Southern California to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduating from AADA, she performed with the famed "Groundlings" comedy troupe (Sun Co) and the West Coast Ensemble theater company. Karri ...

22. Jillian Murray

Actress | Code Black

Jillian Leigh Murray is an American actress. She was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is known for her roles on as Portlyn on Disney's Sonny with a Chance (2009) alongside Demi Lovato and Olivia on MTV's Awkward. (2011). She landed the attention of Sony when she booked the female lead in the ...

23. Adam Powell

Actor | All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

Adam Powell is an actor and producer, known for All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), Cold Case (2003) and Mirage (2010).

24. Joe Estevez

Actor | Return of the Roller Blade Seven

Joe Estevez' first time on the stage was as a 6-year-old playing the "Evil Inn Keeper" in a Christmas Nativity play, and as an actor he has never looked back. Born the last of ten children to an Irish immigrant mother and a Spanish immigrant father, Joe was raised in Dayton Ohio to be a factory ...

25. Lance Henriksen

Actor | Hard Target

An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch...

26. Andrew Divoff

Actor | Wishmaster

Andrew Daniel Divoff is a Venezuela-born Russian actor and stuntman, best known for playing the evil Djinn in the first two Wishmaster films and the villains Cherry Ganz in Another 48 Hrs., Ernesto Mendoza in A Low Down Dirty Shame, Boris Bazylev in Air Force One, Ivan Sarnoff in CSI: Miami and ...

27. Fred Williamson

Actor | From Dusk Till Dawn

Former Oakland Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs football star who rose to prominence as one of the first African-American male action stars of the "blaxploitation" genre of the early 1970s, who has since gone on to a long and illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and producer! Burly, yet ...

28. Claudia Christian

Actress | Babylon 5

Claudia Christian began her career on stage as a child in Connecticut. She booked her first television job as a teenager in the hugely popular series "Dallas" and never stopped working. She has been in dozens of films and hundreds of hours of TV. She became a sci-fi icon with her portrayal of "...

29. Bruce Boxleitner

Actor | Babylon 5

As one of Hollywood's leading men, Bruce Boxleitner has starred in a major motion picture franchise, numerous feature films, and several popular television series, produced a major network film and TV series, performed on Broadway, and authored two science fiction novels.

Boxleitner received his ...

30. Judge Reinhold

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop

Judge Reinhold has been in over seventy-five motion picture and television roles and enjoys a 25-year relationship with an international audience of all ages. His films include Stripes, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ruthless People, and Disney's Christmas franchise, The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3. ...

31. Ilia Volok

Actor | Gemini Man

Ilia Volok trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School under Russian actor Aleksandr Kalyagin and is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. He has appeared in over 150 films, television shows, and video games. He is known for his work on Gemini Man opposite Will Smith for director Ang Lee, Indiana ...

32. Miguel Ferrer

Actor | Traffic

Miguel Ferrer was born on February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Miguel José Ferrer. He was an actor and director, known for Traffic (2000), Crossing Jordan (2001) and RoboCop (1987). He was married to Lori Weintraub and Leilani Sarelle. He died on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, ...

33. Brian Steele

Actor | Lost in Space

As a child, Brian Steele knew only two speeds: full throttle and off. Perpetually hyperactive and adventurous, young Brian constantly pushed boundaries and tested the patience of his parents and teachers.

But Brian's boundless energy and ambition had no direction, growing up in small-town Highland, ...

34. Shannen Doherty

Actress | Mallrats

Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa Doherty (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 French. In 1978, at the tender ...

35. Stephen Baldwin

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Stephen Baldwin was born on May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as Stephen Andrew Baldwin. He is an actor and producer, known for The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). He has been married to Kennya Baldwin since June 10, 1990. ...

36. Robert Miano

Actor | Fast & Furious

Robert Miano was born in New York City and raised in the South East Bronx around when Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra played for the New York Yankees. In school, Robert joined the Glee Club and realized that he had a gift for singing. At the age of 15, he started his showbiz career when a talent agent ...

37. Bruce Campbell

Actor | Bubba Ho-Tep

In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, The Evil Dead (1981), in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling ...

38. Diora Baird

Actress | Wedding Crashers

Diora Baird is an actress and former model. Born in Miami, Florida, she first entered into acting after her mother enrolled her into acting class. She had the dream of becoming an actress from her early childhood. To pursue the career in acting she moved to Los Angeles when she was only 17. She ...

39. Tyrese Gibson

Actor | Baby Boy

Tyrese Darnell Gibson was born December 30, 1978 in Watts, Los Angeles, California, where he was raised. He is an R&B singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer and model. He is well known for his actor role as Roman Pearce in the The Fast and Furious movie franchise. Other popular ...

40. Kirk Cameron

Actor | Growing Pains

Kirk Thomas Cameron was born in Panorama City, California, to Barbara Cameron (née Barbara Jeanne Bausmith), a homemaker, and Robert Cameron, a teacher. Though his parents initially did not project show business aspirations onto their children, a family friend in the business noted to Barbara that ...

41. Josh Stewart

Actor | Interstellar

Joshua Regnall Stewart was born in Diana, West Virginia, to Margie (Skidmore) and Charles Regnall Stewart, a teacher and Baptist pastor. He studied at the T. Schreiber studios in New York City and was a company member of the 13th Street Repertory Theatre. He continued his work in theater in Los ...

42. Sandra Bernhard

Actress | The King of Comedy

Love her or hate her, this one-of-a-kind, in-your-face comic diva is a take-no-prisoners artiste. Racy, offensive, cynical, confrontational and angst-driven, this flinty stand-up from Flint, Michigan would become best known for her pungent one-woman shows on both the stage and in TV comedy specials.

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43. Morgan Brittany

Actress | Gypsy

Born on December 5, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, Morgan Brittany was like most little girls and wanted to be an actress. She began her acting career as a child under her real name Suzanne Cupito. Her big break came in the musical film Gypsy (1962), where played the sister of Natalie Wood's ...



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