The 20 Most Underated Bad Guys on Television and Film

by dantescove | created - 09 Dec 2012 | updated - 09 Dec 2012 | Public

These are the character actors who consistently show up on Televison and film as Villians, drug dealers, may not always know their names but you recognize their faces.

1. Jasper Cole

Actor | American Horror Story

Jasper plays "Cory Black" on the hit Bet series The Family Business opposite Ernie Hudson. Season 4 drops July 28th 2022. He was awarded Best Screen Villain by the International Nollywood Film Festival for that role. He co-stars in the new Lions Gate Thriller, Fall, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, ...

2. Dave Vescio

Actor | Hick

Dave Vescio was born on June 24, 1970 in Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Hick (2011), The Odd Way Home (2013) and Wolf Mother (2016).

3. Bill Oberst Jr.

Actor | 3 from Hell

Known for a Daytime Emmy Award-winning performance in "Take This Lollipop" and a ratings-winning role on CBS-TV's "Criminal Minds," Bill Oberst Jr. is an American actor of stage and screen whose real-life gentleness and interest in things spiritual are at odds with his often macabre screen persona....

4. Craig Gellis

Actor | Nancy Drew

Craig Gellis was born on August 15, 1975 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Nancy Drew (2007), Meet Dave (2008) and Mr. Woodcock (2007).

5. Lorin McCraley

Actor | Boone

Lorin McCraley was born in Kingman, Arizona. As a child, he grew up in a myriad of locations across the American Southwest, before landing in Cottonwood, Arizona. While there, he was an All-Conference football and baseball player at Mingus Union High School. A football scholarship took him to ...

6. Andy Mackenzie

Actor | Sushi Girl

Andy Mackenzie is an actor, known for Sushi Girl (2012), Euphoria (2019) and Truth Be Told (2019). He was previously married to Angela Little.

7. Gregory Blair

Actor | Garden Party Massacre

Award-winning actor/writer/director/producer Gregory Blair was born and bred in Southern California. He studied throughout Los Angeles--including UCLA--as well as abroad at Cambridge University. He is the recipient of a Geoffrey Award for Best Character Actor, an EOTM Award for Best Director and a ...

8. Bill Bolender

Actor | RoboCop 2

Bill Bolender was born on November 14, 1940 in the USA. He is an actor, known for RoboCop 2 (1990), Dante's Peak (1997) and Reality Bites (1994).

9. Geoff Meed

Actor | Little Miss Sunshine

Geoff began as a stuntman working in the Universal Studios Hollywood Tour, where he worked in the "Wild West Stunt Show", "The Adventures of Conan", and "The Miami Vice Action Spectacular." Using that as a springboard, Geoff performed almost all of his own stunts as an actor, from going through ...

10. Ezra Buzzington

Actor | Law & Order True Crime

Ezra Buzzington was born in Muncie, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Law & Order True Crime (2017), Fight Club (1999) and The Artist (2011).

11. Bill Moseley

Actor | The Devil's Rejects

William Lambert Moseley (born November 11, 1951) is an American film actor and musician who has starred in a number of cult classic horror films, including House of 1000 Corpses (2003), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) and The Devil's Rejects (2005). His first big role was in The Texas Chainsaw ...

12. Sven Holmberg

Sound_department | Without Remorse

Sven Holmberg was born on December 9, 1969 in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. He is known for Without Remorse (2021), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) and The O.C. (2003).

13. Michael Berryman

Actor | Weird Science

Late 1970s horror genre icon who's best known for his creepy performance as "Pluto" in the uncompromising Wes Craven horror film The Hills Have Eyes (1977). Berryman (who suffers from Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, a rare condition leaving him with no sweat glands, hair, fingernails or teeth) ...

14. Luis Moncada

Actor | Breaking Bad

Daniel and Luis Moncada are Honduran-American actors and brothers known for their role as "The Cousins" Leonel and Marco Salamanca on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2010) and its spin-off Better Call Saul (2016; 2018-2022). Despite portraying twins in the series, in real life Luis is ...

15. Blake Gibbons

Actor | Seinfeld

Blake Gibbons was born on June 21, 1961 in Bakersfield, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Seinfeld (1989), General Hospital (1963) and Dexter (2006).

16. Kevin Scott Allen

Actor | Alias

Kevin Scott Allen is an actor and writer, known for Alias (2001), Prison Break (2005) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).

17. Timothy V. Murphy

Actor | National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Timothy V Murphy was born in County Kerry, Ireland. Murphy began his career in Dublin where he trained in the Focus Theater.

Living in Los Angeles, California; Murphy is known for his roles as Galaan in the FX hit, Sons of Anarchy and Ian Doyle in Criminal Minds.

Murphy is known for the films; ...

18. Frankie Ray

Actor | Killers

Frankie Ray was born in Las Vegas Nevada. After growing up in a variety of areas Colville/Spokane WA. Oakland/Vallejo Ca, he joined the U.S. Army in 1979 out of Bend Oregon and spent 3 years in Germany. There he learned to play guitar. Finishing up his 3 years of service, he joined a band in Tacoma...

19. Daz Crawford

Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Daz was born in Liverpool, England. Having a disrupted childhood with no mother or father to speak of. Coming from a broken family Daz turned something negative in his young life to a positive and successful career in sports. He joined the Royal Air Force and through his training he learned team ...

20. Don Swayze

Actor | Evasive Action

Don Swayze was born on August 10, 1958 in Houston, Texas as Donald Carl Swayze. He is the son of Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes; 1927-2013), a choreographer, dance instructor, and dancer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925-1982), an engineering draftsman. He had two brothers, Patrick Swayze (1952-...

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