Favorite actor

by bottlecapsis | created - 19 Dec 2013 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Jeremy Renner

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of...

2. Lou Diamond Phillips

Actor | Courage Under Fire

Lou Diamond Phillips was born on February 17, 1962 in Subic Bay Naval Base, Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines as Lou Diamond Upchurch. He is an actor and director, known for Courage Under Fire (1996), The Big Hit (1998) and Young Guns (1988). He has been married to Yvonne Boismier Phillips since...

3. Benjamin Bratt

Actor | Miss Congeniality

The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, an indigenous Quechua Peruvian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco. He is known for his roles in the films Traffic (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), and Despicable Me 2 (2013). He is ...

4. Donnie Wahlberg

Actor | Saw II

Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. was born August 17, 1969 in Dorchester Massachusetts, into a family of Swedish (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, and more distant French-Canadian, English, and Scottish, descent. He is the eighth of nine children of Alma Elaine (Donnelly), a nurse's aide and clerk,...

5. Taylor Kitsch

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights (2006), actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens.

Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, ...

6. Scott Caan

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Scott Caan is the son of tough guy actor James Caan. While it is obvious that he admires tough method actors like Marlon Brando and Sean Penn, Scott also has a strong egalitarian streak, evidenced by his reasoning for baring his body in films. He is quoted as saying that originally only the women ...

7. Nicholas Gonzalez

Actor | Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Nicholas Gonzalez was born on January 3, 1976 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Nicholas Edward Gonzalez. He is an actor and producer, known for Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004), The Purge: Anarchy (2014) and The O.C. (2003). He has been married to Kelsey Crane since April 16, 2016. They...

8. Adam Senn

Actor | While We're Young

Adam Senn Is an American actor, he was born in Paris, France. Then he was raised in Bridge City, a small town on the southeastern side of Texas. He now resides in Austin, Texas.

Senn was a nationally ranked Amateur golfer growing up. He is the oldest of two sisters. One of which is also a Nationally...

9. Jonathan Togo

Actor | CSI: Miami

Jonathan Togo was born on August 25, 1977, to Michael and Sheila Togo. He was raised in Rockland, Massachusetts, attending Hebrew school as a child and graduating from Rockland High School in 1995. He went on to attend Vassar College, graduating with a BA in Theater. While at Vassar, he performed ...

10. Erik Palladino

Actor | ER

Born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y. Youngest of three sons. His father was a heating contractor and his mother was a school teacher. As a young boy he fell in love with Saturday Night Live and the film Raging Bull. Being inspired by both John Belushi and Robert DeNiro, he became a part of a Children's...

11. Jason Statham

Actor | Crank

Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has ...

12. Wess Morgan

Actor | Madea's Neighbors from Hell

Singer, recording artist, pastor, and director Wess Morgan took the long and hard road in finding his calling in life. The son of Pastors Joseph and Yolanda Morgan, Morgan spent his childhood traveling and singing gospel with his parents and his siblings. At the young age of ten, though, he began ...

13. Joshua Bitton

Actor | The Pacific

Joshua grew up in Queens, NYC. He attended Stuyvesant H.S. - the top academic public high school in the country , and was a baseball player there and in college. He has appeared on over 3 dozen television shows, a dozen films and has numerous stage credits (including multiple nominations for his ...

14. Derek Magyar

Director | Flying Lessons

Derek Magyar graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, CA in 2003. He had his first role in a film short, Last Stop (2003). Magyar has made appearances in television series such as JAG, Boston Legal, Star Trek: Enterprise, Criminal Minds, Medium, Dirt and The Cape ...

15. Sean Carrigan

Actor | John Carter

Sean Carrigan was born on May 16, 1974 in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for John Carter (2012), The Event (2010) and 13 Cameras (2015). He was previously married to Suzanne Quast.

16. Rey Valentin

Actor | Generation Kill

Rey Valentin is best known as Cpl. Gabe Garza in the HBO Emmy nominated miniseries Generation Kill (2008). He also starred in the Weinstein Company's immigration drama Crossing Over (2009) opposite Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd. Rey also starred opposite C. Thomas Howell in the ...

17. Josh Henderson

Actor | Step Up

Josh Henderson was born in Dallas, Texas. Josh grew up with his mother (Sharon) in Oklahoma & Texas. Graduating from Tulsa Memorial Senior High School in May 2000, he returned to Texas after graduation to auditioned for (2001) Popstars (2002) in Dallas. Remembered for "singing like Justin Timberlake...

18. Ben McKenzie

Actor | Gotham

Ben McKenzie was born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan in Austin, Texas on September 12, 1978, to Mary Frances (Victory), a poet, and Pieter Meade Schenkkan, an attorney. His uncle is playwright Robert Schenkkan. Ben is of Dutch Jewish (from his paternal grandfather), English, and Scottish descent. He ...

19. Will Rothhaar

Actor | Killing Kennedy

Will Rothhaar was born in New York City on January 12, 1987. He made his stage debut in 1991. At the age of 4, he made his acting debut as Sonny in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," at Pennsylvania's Allenberry Playhouse. Since then, his career has grown to include extensive work in film, television, ...

20. Jon Seda

Actor | Chicago P.D.

Jon Seda's first passion was to be a championship boxer. After taking runner-up in the NJ Golden Gloves, the 1992 Olympics was the next goal. That's when fate stepped in; at his first audition, for Gladiator (1992), he was given a co-starring role! Since then he has branched off into numerous ...

21. Esai Morales

Actor | NYPD Blue

Award-winning actor Esai Morales is a graduate of New York's High School for the Performing Arts. He was born in Brooklyn, to Puerto Rican parents, and began his acting career on the stage, first appearing in El Hermano at the Ensemble Theatre Studio and at New York's Shakespeare Festival In The ...

22. Joe Minoso

Actor | Chicago Fire

Joe Minoso is an actor, known for Chicago Fire (2012), Man of Steel (2013) and Chicago P.D. (2014).

23. Jerry Ferrara

Actor | Entourage

Jerry Ferrara began studying theater in college, where he was inspired by a teacher to pursue a career in acting. An agent he met at a talent showcase encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, where he quickly landed his first role on The King of Queens (1998). Other television parts soon followed. ...

24. Dominic Cooper

Actor | The Devil's Double

Dominic Edward Cooper was born and raised in Greenwich, London, England. His mother, Julie (Heron), is a nursery school teacher and a keen theater-goer. His father, Brian Cooper, is an auctioneer. They divorced when Dominic was age 5. His maternal great-grandfather was film enthusiast E.T. Heron, ...

25. Aaron Paul

Actor | Breaking Bad

Aaron Paul was born Aaron Paul Sturtevant in Emmett, Idaho, to Darla (Haynes) and Robert Sturtevant, a retired Baptist minister. While growing up, Paul took part in church programs, and performed in plays.

He attended Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. It was there, in eighth grade, that Aaron ...

26. Hiroyuki Sanada

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first ...

27. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).

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28. Val Kilmer

Actor | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Swanette (Ekstadt) and Eugene Dorris Kilmer, who was a real estate developer and aerospace equipment distributor. His mother, born in Indiana, was from a Swedish family, and his father was from Texas. Val studied at Hollywood's ...

29. Jay Hernandez

Actor | Hostel

With talent, the requisite good looks, and plenty of on-screen charisma, Jay Hernandez was born in Montebello, California, to Isis (Maldonado), an accountant and secretary, and Javier Hernandez, Sr., a mechanic. He is of Mexican descent. Jay had a serendipitous experience that led to his career. ...

30. Johnny Messner

Actor | Running Scared

Johnny Messner was born on April 11, 1970 in Syracuse, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Running Scared (2006), Hostage (2005) and Spartan (2004).

31. Lochlyn Munro

Actor | Riverdale

Lochlyn Munro started his acting career after a serious sports injury ended his dream of playing professional hockey. A talented musician, Lochlyn turned his attention to the performing arts. While playing music in various clubs around Vancouver, British Columbia, Lochlyn studied drama and ...

32. Sean Patrick Flanery

Actor | Powder

Sean Patrick Flanery was born in Lake Charles, La. and raised in a small town outside of Houston, Texas. While attending the University of St. Thomas in Houston, he saw a beautiful girl leaving a building on campus every Monday and decided to drop an English class and sign up for "whatever the hell...

33. Josh Hartnett

Actor | Lucky Number Slevin

Joshua Daniel Hartnett was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Wendy Anne (Kronstedt) and Daniel Thomas Hartnett, a building manager. His father is of Irish and German descent, and his mother is of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry. Hartnett graduated from South High School in Minneapolis in June of ...

34. Holt McCallany

Actor | The Losers

Holt McCallany stars in the Netflix series Mindhunter for director David Fincher. He plays Bill Tench, an FBI agent researching serial killers in the late 1970s. Holt was born in New York City to theatrical parents. His mother was an American singer/actress, and his father was an Irish actor/...

35. Jet Li

Actor | The One

Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...

36. Kavan Smith

Actor | Stargate: Atlantis

Kavan was born in Edmonton, Alberta and both he and his brother were raised by his father when his parents divorced. He excelled in many sports as a child focusing on football and martial arts. During his teenage years, he cultivated a love for performing with a friend. They would often skip school...

37. Yun-Fat Chow

Actor | Wo hu cang long

Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo.

Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the ...

38. Will Yun Lee

Actor | Altered Carbon

Will Yun Lee was born in Arlington, Virginia, to Jung Ja Lee and Soo Won Lee, who had recently emigrated from Korea. He was raised by both immediate and extended family and moved often, exposed to life on the tough Bronx streets and idyllic Hawaiian beaches. By his teens he was living in the San ...

39. Byron Mann

Actor | Altered Carbon

Byron Mann was born as Byron Chan. He is an actor, known for Altered Carbon (2018), Skyscraper (2018) and The Big Short (2015).

40. Paul Nicholls

Actor | If Only

Born to a roofer and a psychiatric nurse, Paul was born on April 12, 1979, joining his sister, Kelly who was born in 1978. Paul started acting at an early age of 10, when he joined the Oldham Theatre Workshop, but had acted before that at Church Road Primary School, Bolton and then Smithhills Dean ...

41. Louis Mandylor

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Louis Mandylor

is most recognized for his leading credits throughout a variety of highly acclaimed, award winning films and television series, including the Academy Award-nominated box office smash hit comedy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and its sequel Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

Additionally, he is known...

42. Brennan Elliott

Actor | UnREAL

Brennan Elliott was born on March 24, 1975 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for UnREAL (2015), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) and Curse of Chucky (2013). He has been married to Cami Elliottouple since 2011. They have two children.

43. Russell Wong

Actor | Romeo Must Die

Russell Wong has earned a reputation as a sexy, charismatic leading man whose good looks are matched by his skills as an actor. The sixth of seven children, Russell Wong was born in Troy, New York; the son of restaurateur William Wong and Dutch-American artist Connie Van Yserloo. When Russell was ...

44. Archie Kao

Actor | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Archie Kao was born on December 14, 1969 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Chicago P.D. (2014) and Nothing Gold Can Stay (2017). He has been married to Xun Zhou since July 16, 2014.

45. Steve Bacic

Actor | The 6th Day

A leading man who is just as comfortable playing scary villains or comic sidekicks, Steve Bacic has gone from strength to strength culminating into a half-decade of non-stop work. Shortly after he moved from his home town of Windsor, Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia, he landed a ...

46. Antonio Jaramillo

Actor | Shades of Blue

Antonio Jaramillo is known for his work on Shades of Blue (2016), Savages (2012) and Dallas (2012).

47. Nick Wechsler

Actor | Roswell

Nick Wechsler has been building a quality career as an actor since he was a teen. Most notably, he played series regular, Jack Porter, on the ABC's Critics' Choice nominated series "Revenge". Nick quickly became a fan favorite on the series for his brooding, dramatic but surprisingly funny ...

48. Victor Webster

Actor | Surrogates

Victor Webster was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the summer of 1986 Victor and his family moved to San Clemente, Ca. where he attended high school. After graduation he attended Saddleback Junior College, and then went on to become a stockbroker. He later owned and operated an import/export ...

49. Trevor Donovan

Actor | Texas Rising

Trevor Donovan was born 1980 in Mammoth Lakes, California. Trevor grew up skiing and snowboarding and, during his teens, was on the US teen ski team. Trevor is a true renaissance man, aside from being proficient at most sports, he can play guitar, sing, and has a bachelor's degree in graphic design...

50. Dean Cain

Actor | God's Not Dead

Dean Cain was born Dean George Tanaka in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to actress Sharon Thomas Cain and Roger Tanaka. His mother married his adoptive father, director Christopher Cain, when Dean was three. Though he grew up in Malibu and attended Santa Monica High School, his career plans favored ...

51. Sam Page

Actor | Self/less

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as Sam Elliott, Sam Page attended Princeton University where he earned a BA in ecology and evolutionary biology. For his senior thesis, Page wrote about the mating habits of a female mosquitofish; the work was published in a science journal.

After graduation, Page went ...

52. Joel de la Fuente

Actor | The Man in the High Castle

Joel de la Fuente received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York University Graduate Acting Program in 1994, having received his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. He has appeared in films such as Personal Velocity (2002), Return to Paradise (1998), and Roommates (1995). On ...

53. Yancey Arias

Actor | Kingpin

Yancey Arias was born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. At the age of twelve his first experience in entertainment was when his grandmother threw him on stage to sing a song for a neighborhood talent show at Henry Street Settlement in downtown Manhattan.

Yancey was discovered by ...



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