50 ATLANTA ACTORS TO WATCH IN 2014 " A DIVERSE MIXTURE OF ATLANTA TALENT"

by daddykap | created - 28 Dec 2013 | updated - 02 Sep 2016 | Public

THIS LIST WAS CREATED TO CELEBRATE A DIVERSE MIXTURE OF ATLANTA ACTING TALENT! THIS LIST USES IMDB STAR-METER FOR THIS LIST RANKING ONLY. WE RECOGNIZE THERE ARE TONS OF TALENTED FOLKS IN ATLANTA. THIS LIST IS PUBLISHED THROUGH "BIG JOHN KAP'S" IMDB PAGE AND IS MEANT AS ENTERTAINMENT ONLY!THAT BEING SAID. ENJOY!

1. Brad James

Actor | Superstition

In the span of just a few short years, Brad James has gone from US Marine to one of the most exciting faces in television and film today. Although widely praised for his comedic role as 'Todd' on the hit series "Tyler Perry's For Better Or Worse," Brad has shown himself to be much more than just a ...

2. Wilbur Fitzgerald

Actor | 11.22.63

Wilbur Fitzgerald is an actor and attorney from Georgia, known for his TV work on series including In the Heat of the Night (1989-1995), Friday Night Lights (2007), Prison Break (2006-2008), and Drop Dead Diva (2009-2014), and for film work including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The East...

3. Maria Howell

Actress | Hidden Figures

Maria Howell is an actress and composer, known for Hidden Figures (2016), Saints & Sinners (2016) and Devious Maids (2013).

4. Ric Reitz

Actor | Safe Haven

Ric is an actor, writer, composer, director and producer who has been active in show business for more than 40 years. Born in Rochester, New York, he attended Bowling Green State Univeristiy in Ohio and graduated with honors in Radio-TV-Film, Theater and Marketing. He began his professional acting ...

5. Sharon Conley

Actress | Due Date

Sharon Conley was born on June 29, 1971 in New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Due Date (2010), What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) and The Blind Side (2009).

6. Steve Coulter

Actor | Paterno

A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Steve recently appeared in Hangman with Al Pacino. Other credits include Abundant Acreage Available, Coach Pom Pom in Hank Azaria's Brockmire, HBO's The Wizard of Lies, House of Cards, The Birth of a Nation, and Reg Monroe on AMC's The Walking ...

7. Autumn Dial

Actress | American Reunion

Autumn Dial is known for her work on American Reunion (2012), Solace (2015) and Last Vegas (2013).

8. Jeff Rose

Actor | Night School

During an extended hiatus from the industry in the late 90s due to family illnesses, Jeff decided to relocate from Los Angeles back to his hometown of Marietta, Georgia. At long last, just as his family was recovering from the various maladies and Jeff was making plans to head out west again, his ...

9. Brody Rose

Actor | I Can Only Imagine

Brody Rose is an actor, known for I Can Only Imagine (2018), Christmas on the Bayou (2013) and Gifted (2017).

10. Michael Beasley

Actor | 2 Guns

Michael is known for his role of Lil Jake in Netflix's Bloodline (2015), Jimmy Clay in HBO's Eastbound & Down (2009) and the Bouncer in Last Vegas (2013).

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Michael caught the acting bug several years ago, when his father, John Beasley came to Atlanta to perform...

11. E. Roger Mitchell

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

E. Roger Mitchell is a Miami, Florida native. He received a B.A. in English and Drama from Claflin University, class of 1993. Roger was named in the Who's Who Among Americas Colleges and Universities in 1992. He then continued his education at the Alliance Theatre Professional Actor Internship and ...

12. Joshua Mikel

Actor | The Walking Dead

Josh Mikel is an actor, playwright, director, and musician from Conyers, GA. A graduate of Florida State University's Theatre and Creative Writing programs, he honed his craft on the stage at FSU's School of Theatre. There, he developed a love for film and TV working on both sides of the camera, ...

13. Alpha Trivette

Actor | Too Close to Home

Atlanta-based actor starring as Dr. Allen in Tyler Perry's new TV series, Too Close To Home on TLC. Alpha is also known for his recurring role as Israel Proctor in Banshee; Judge Stone in Drop Dead Diva; the Landlord in Tyler Perry's The Haves and Have Nots and Dr. Purks in Roanoke - Search for the...

14. Eaddy Mays

Actress | The Blind Side

Eaddy Mays, an American actress and producer, was born in New York and raised by her mother. At eight years old, Mays transformed the basement of their home into the "Magic Theater," where her mother and dozens of stuffed animals were subjected to countless recreations of blockbuster films and ...

15. Blake Cooper

Actor | The Maze Runner

Blake Cooper, who began acting at 10, is best known for his endearing portrayal of Chuck, the youngest "Glader" in the international blockbuster, The Maze Runner. In May, 2018, Blake, singled out by Variety in their annual Youth Impact Issue as "one to watch", will be seen in the coming of age film...

16. John Kap

Actor | Ride Along

This former College Basketball Player, Professional Wrestler and Bodyguard has found the fast track to a real Hollywood acting career. John has already performed with Hollywood Legends Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in A Walk in the Woods , went toe to toe with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in the ...

17. Robert Pralgo

Actor | Furious Seven

Robert Pralgo was born on June 4, 1966 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Furious 7 (2015), The Joneses (2009) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

18. Mike Pniewski

Actor | Shots Fired

Mike Pniewski was born on April 20, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Michael A. Pniewski. He is an actor, known for Shots Fired (2017), Madam Secretary (2014) and The Good Fight (2017). He is married to Jaye Jackson-Pniewski. They have three children.

19. Jasmine Burke

Actress | Ride Along

Jasmine Burke is an award winning, American Actor/ Filmmaker from Atlanta, Georgia who attended Kennesaw State University on full scholarship. Growing up in musical theatre paid off when on a whim, during college, Jasmine tried out for the hit talent competition MTV's Making the Band 3 and advanced...

20. Nicky Buggs

Actress | Playing for Keeps

Nicky Buggs is known for her work on Playing for Keeps (2012), Powers (2015) and The Secret Life of Bees (2008).

21. Michael H. Cole

The 5th Wave

Michael is a successful working film,TV & stage actor as well as acting teacher & on set acting coach. In the 2002 edition of Who's Who of American Teachers, Michael was honored for his work. He is the Artistic Dir of The Renaissance Project theatre co w/ dozens of stage credits & directed over 30 ...

22. Kenny Alfonso

Actor | The Founder

Proudly sharing his birthday with Bruce Lee and Jimi Hendrix, Kenny Alfonso was raised on the highly competitive baseball fields of Tampa, FL following his funny Dad around while learning to hit the curveball. After 4 years playing college baseball, the Austin Peay graduate spent time as a State ...

23. Walter Hendrix III

Actor | This Time It's Reel

Walter Hendrix III was born in Detroit, Michigan but went to school in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating from college, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he began his acting career.

Walter Hendrix III has been seen in several movies, television shows, and theater plays with plans to participate ...

24. Zach Sale

Actor | Miracles from Heaven

Zach Sale was born on a hot and sunny June 4 in 1983. Almost from birth, Zach was a showman. He put on plays with his younger brother Kyle. He read passages from books in elementary school aloud with character voices. Everyone knew from the beginning that he was going to be an entertainer.

As he got...

25. Erica Page

Actress | Office Christmas Party

Erica Page is an actress, known for Office Christmas Party (2016), Slaw 2 and Slaw (2017).

26. Adam Boyer

Actor | Ozark

Born in Boston, Massachusetts Adam Boyer had skates strapped to his feet as soon as he could walk. Playing hockey was his first love. When his family moved down to Atlanta a devastating thing happened... Winter disappeared, and with it, hockey. The closest thing the South had to offer was soccer. ...

27. Ricky Muse

Actor | Tammy

Ricky Muse is an actor, known for Tammy (2014), Lawless (2012) and Trouble with the Curve (2012). He has been married to Karen Muse since October 30, 1976.

28. Gary Weeks

Actor | Instant Family

American actor/writer. He was born on a U.S. Air Force base in Weisbaden, Germany, and moved back to the U.S. a year later, to Rome, NY. He was raised in rural Morris, GA. He was an All-State Football player, a 2-time State Basketball Champion, and a varsity baseball player. He began making short ...

29. Diva Tyler

Actress | Halloween

Diva Tyler is a Florida-born actress who began acting in her early teens while residing in Harlem, New York. At 16, Diva Tyler participated as a member of The American Negro Ensemble Theatre, founded by the legendary Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

Diva's career continued to blossom in theatre and is ...

30. Richard Tavernaro

Actor | 42

Richard was born in San Antonio, Texas on June 2, 1963. He grew up in a military family and as a child lived all over the world - thus leading to his love of travel and exploring new cultures. He has lived in England, Greece, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Florida and Georgia and has traveled ...

31. Jwaundace Candece

Actress | Let's Be Cops

Jwaundace Candece moved to Los Angeles in January 2000 from Atlanta to pursue a career in acting. Because of her athletic abilities, she ended up auditioning with thousands of girls for WOW (Women of Wrestling) TV series that aired in 2000. She booked a role as a good guy but refused unless she ...

32. Mark Ashworth

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

British-born American actor. Born December 16th 1976 in Eccles, Manchester to Brian Ashworth, a cabinetmaker, and his wife Elaine, a hard-working housewife. Mark worked at Manchester United's 'Theatre Of Dreams', until he and his family moved to Tennessee in summer of 1992 where the long hot days ...

33. Mike Whaley

Actor | Under the Dome

Mike Whaley is an American Effie Award winning actor, known for Under the Dome (2013) Army Wives (2007) Atlanta (2016) and Homeland (2011). He is also known to be a commercial veteran, boasting over 200 national spots to date. In 2013 he was cast as the national Walmart Low Price Guarantee campaign...

34. Catherine Dyer

Actress | The Blind Side

Catherine Dyer was born in New York and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and quickly found work in commercials, voice-overs, television, theatre and film. In 1991, she moved to Los Angeles and continued to work in all mediums and ...

35. Miles Mussenden

Actor | Cloak & Dagger

Miles Mussenden is a British-born, American film and television actor known for bringing strength, warmth and charm to a myriad of characters. Miles started acting in the theater when he was a young child in New York City, at which time he attended the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has ...

36. Parisa Johnston

Actress | Allegiant

Parisa Johnston is an Atlanta based Actress known for The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), Sabotage (2014), The Good Lie (2014) and Everything's for Sale (2011). Born Parisa Eftekhar in Ahvaz, Iran to Iranian Parents, a surgeon father and a homemaker mother. She was raised in Iran, England, The ...

37. Blue Kimble

Actor | Media

Blue Kimble is a fresh face to the entertainment industry who has become a rising star. From Atlanta GA., Blue is a former professional football player who is now an Actor & Entertainer. Blue has only been acting for a few years but is blessed to have been cast in many major productions including ...

38. Leah Monet

Actress | Slaw 2

Leah "Monet" Johnson is an American teen on the rise who is consistently proving herself to be one of the next talented young actresses of this generation. Now 17 years old, Leah "Monet" Johnson began her acting career in 2009 at the age of 11, in a supporting role in the stage play "Through ...

39. Tony Vaughn

Actor | Saints & Sinners

Tony Vaughn is an actor, known for Saints & Sinners (2016), Stranger Things (2016) and Queen Sugar (2016).

40. Michael Aaron Milligan

Actor | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Michael Aaron Milligan is a SAG-AFTRA actor, stunt performer, and producer. He was born July 18, 1980 in Victoria, TX. His family moved to Sunnyvale, CA where he grew up until moving to the south at age 13. Michael excelled at being the class clown at Woodstock High School in Woodstock, GA. Soon ...

41. Michael E. Sanders

Actor | Rings

Born Michael Edwin Neil Sanders on July 20, 1969 in Smyrna, Georgia he is named after Michael Collins. Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, the first three astronauts to land on the moon. Michael, as his mother prefers him to be called, had a passion for three things as a young child: pro ...

42. Carlos Aviles

Actor | Ant-Man

Carlos Aviles is from Hampton Roads Virginia, He resides in Atlanta Georgia and is a United States Army Veteran. Acting was always something that he would have liked to do but never knew how to even begin to attempt to do so. Working at night clubs in Atlanta as a security guard two women ...

43. Jaylon Gordon

Actor | Zoe Ever After

Jaylon Gordon is known for his work on Zoe Ever After (2016), The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) and The Christmas Swap (2016).

44. Nadej K. Bailey

Actress | Life Sentence

Nádej Kyla Bailey was born in Cobb County, GA. At the age of 4, Nadej was a fan of Raven-Symoné and her Disney Channel show "That's So Raven", which inspired her to begin acting.

Nádej's film credits are numerous; she made her first film appearance in Paramount Pictures Selma. She also guest starred...

45. Timothy Douglas Perez

Actor | Pitch Perfect 3

Starting out, Tim was cast as an extra (bad guy) in several roles. This is how he came known by the name The Atlanta Toughguy! Since then, he's been cast as a gang member, soldier, pilot, father, military man, killer, business man, and others. Tim's greatest strength as an actor is his ability to ...

46. Gregory Alan Williams

Actor | Remember the Titans

Gregory Alan Williams was born on June 12, 1956 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Remember the Titans (2000).

47. Maurice Johnson

Actor | Chicago Fire

The tall, muscular and handsome American actor, Maurice Johnson was born in Augusta, Georgia to Ruby and Eugene Johnson, Jr. He credits his high school debate coach for pushing him to use his talents and powerful voice on the school's debate team and in various oratorical contests that garnered him...

48. Cooper Andrews

Actor | The Walking Dead

Cooper Andrews was born on March 10, 1985 in Smithtown, Long Island, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Walking Dead (2010), Halt and Catch Fire (2014) and Den of Thieves (2018).

49. James Edward Thomas

Actor | The Haves and the Have Nots

James Edward Thomas is an American actor born in Sharon, Pennsylvania and raised in Elkhart, Indiana and Atlanta, Georgia. His mother, Regina, was an avid film buff and instilled in him a desire to become an actor at an early age. He is a graduate of University of Georgia with degrees in Journalism...

50. Adam Aalderks

Actor | Ballers

Adam was born on March 2nd,1988 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA. He attended grade school in the Aplington - Parkersburg School District. Then he received his Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Education from the University of Northern Iowa, 2011. Adam taught High School Industrial Education for a year ...



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