My Alternate Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Winners

by jmpatison003 | created - 04 Jan 2013 | updated - 03 Jul 2013 | Public

This list contains my alternate choices for the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series from 1970-2012. Some of the choices are personal favorites of mine, while others are series that time has shown to have been unfairly passed over. I also included 5-7 alternate nominees depending on the strength of the year. For nominees: * indicates nominee and ** indicates winner. Some other information has also been included. Enjoy!

1. Tige Andrews

Actor | The Mod Squad

Tige Andrews was born on March 19, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Tiger Andrews. He was an actor and writer, known for Mod Squad (1968), The Detectives (1959) and Mister Roberts (1955). He was married to Norma Thornton. He died on January 27, 2007 in Encino, California, USA.

Year: 1970 Series: The Mod Squad Role: Captain Adam Greer Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 50 Episode Submission: Nominees: Philip Abbott as Arthur Ward in The F.B.I.; **James Brolin as Dr. Steven Kiley in Marcus Welby, M.D.; Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon in Dragnet; *Greg Morris as Barney Collier in Mission: Impossible; Milburn Stone as Dr. G. "Doc" Adams in Gunsmoke

2. James Brolin

Actor | Traffic

James Brolin was born on July 18, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Craig Kenneth Bruderlin. He is an actor and producer, known for Traffic (2000), The Amityville Horror (1979) and Westworld (1973). He has been married to Barbra Streisand since July 1, 1998. He was previously married to Jan ...

Year: 1971 Series: Marcus Welby, M.D. Role: Dr. Steven Kiley Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 31 Episode Submission: Nominees: Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer in The Mod Squad; Zalman King as Aaron Silverman in The Young Lawyers; Greg Morris as Barney Collier in Mission: Impossible; Milburn Stone as Dr. G. "Doc" Adams in Gunsmoke; Michael Tolan as Jordan Boyle in The Bold Ones: The Senator (Some Day, They'll Elect a President)

3. James Brolin

Actor | Traffic

James Brolin was born on July 18, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Craig Kenneth Bruderlin. He is an actor and producer, known for Traffic (2000), The Amityville Horror (1979) and Westworld (1973). He has been married to Barbra Streisand since July 1, 1998. He was previously married to Jan ...

Year: 1972 Series: Marcus Welby, M.D. Role: Dr. Steven Kiley Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 32 Episode Submission: Nominees: Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer in The Mod Squad; Don Galloway as Detective Sergeant Ed Brown in Ironside; *Greg Morris as Barney Collier in Mission: Impossible; Stephen Murray as Sir Francis Walsingham in Elizabeth R (Shadow in the Sun); Milburn Stone as Dr. G. "Doc" Adams in Gunsmoke;

4. Will Geer

Actor | The Waltons

Will Geer was born William Aughe Ghere in Frankfort, Indiana, to Katherine (Aughe), a teacher, and Roy Aaron Ghere, a postal worker. Will admired his grandfather, a man who said hello to trees by their Latin names and who had used what he brought back to Indiana from the California gold rush to ...

Year: 1973 Series: The Waltons Role: Grandpa Zeb Walton Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 71 Episode Submission: Nominees: *James Brolin as Dr. Steven Kiley in Marcus Welby, M.D.; J.D. Cannon as Chief of Detectives Peter B. Clifford in McCloud; Michael Douglas as Inspector Steve Keller in The Streets of San Francisco; James MacArthur as Detective Sergeant Danny "Danno" Williams in Hawaii Five-O; Murray Matheson as Felix Mulholland in Banacek

5. Michael Douglas

Actor | Wonder Boys

An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny ...

Year: 1974 Series: The Streets of San Francisco Role: Inspector Steve Keller Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 30 Episode Submission: Nominees: Richard Anderson as Oscar Goldman in The Six Million Dollar Man; J.D. Cannon as Chief of Detectives Peter B. Clifford in McCloud; *Will Geer as Grandpa Zeb Walton in The Waltons; Gordon Jackson as Mr. Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs; Strother Martin as R.J. Hawkins in Hawkins

6. Michael Douglas

Actor | Wonder Boys

An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny ...

Year: 1975 Series: The Streets of San Francisco Role: Inspector Steve Keller Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 31 Episode Submission: Nominees: *J.D. Cannon as Chief of Detectives Peter B. Clifford in McCloud; Henry Darrow as Lieutenant Manny Quinlan in Harry O; **Will Geer as Grandpa Zeb Walton in The Waltons; Earl Holliman as Sergeant William "Bill" Crowley in Police Woman; Gordon Jackson as Mr. Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs

7. Gordon Jackson

Actor | The Great Escape

Gordon Cameron Jackson was born on December 19, 1923, in Glasgow, Scotland, the youngest of five children, whose father taught painting in the city. His interest in acting began during his school years, when he took part in many amateur productions. This led to him being spotted by the BBC, and ...

Year: 1976 Series: Upstairs, Downstairs Role: Mr. Angus Hudson Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: No Age in Award Year: 53 Episode Submission: The Beastly Hun Nominees: Christopher Beeny as Edward Barnes in Upstairs, Downstairs; *Michael Douglas as Inspector Steve Keller in The Streets of San Francisco; *Will Geer as Grandpa Zeb Walton in The Waltons; David Langton as Richard Bellamy, 1st Viscount of Haversham in Upstairs, Downstairs; **Anthony Zerbe as Lieutenant K.C. Trench in Harry O

8. Gary Frank

Actor | Family

A long-time member of the famed Actor's Studio, Gary Frank began studying with Lee Strasberg in 1969, as well as renowned teachers Peggy Feury and Bill Traylor. Gary's career on film began in 1974 when he was cast by director Richard Donner in the television movie "Senior Year", which went on to ...

Year: 1977 Series: Family Role: Willie Lawrence Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 27 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Noah Beery, Jr. as Joseph Rockford in The Rockford Files; *Tom Ewell as Billy Truman in Baretta; *Will Geer as Grandpa Zeb Walton in The Waltons; Richard Hatch as Inspector Dan Robbins in The Streets of San Francisco; Gordon Jackson as Mr. Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs

9. Will Geer

Actor | The Waltons

Will Geer was born William Aughe Ghere in Frankfort, Indiana, to Katherine (Aughe), a teacher, and Roy Aaron Ghere, a postal worker. Will admired his grandfather, a man who said hello to trees by their Latin names and who had used what he brought back to Indiana from the California gold rush to ...

Year: 1978 Series: The Waltons Role: Grandpa Zeb Walton Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 76 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Mason Adams as Charlie Hume in Lou Grant; *Noah Beery, Jr. as Joseph Rockford in The Rockford Files; *Gary Frank as Willie Lawrence in Family; Stuart Margolin as Angel Martin in The Rockford Files; *Robert Walden as Joe Rossi in Lou Grant

10. Stuart Margolin

Actor | Death Wish

Stuart Margolin, the Emmy Award-winning actor and director, was born in Davenport, Iowa. He won two Best Supporting Actor Emmies playing James Garner's former cell-mate "Angel" Martin in The Rockford Files (1974).

Margolin made his debut in The Gertrude Berg Show (1961) before becoming a series ...

Year: 1979 Series: The Rockford Files Role: Angel Martin Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 39 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Mason Adams as Charlie Hume in Lou Grant; Dirk Benedict as Lieutenant Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica; Herbert Jefferson, Jr. as Lieutenant Boomer in Battlestar Galactica; *Joe Santos as Sergeant Dennis Becker in The Rockford Files; *Robert Walden as Joe Rossi in Lou Grant

11. Stuart Margolin

Actor | Death Wish

Stuart Margolin, the Emmy Award-winning actor and director, was born in Davenport, Iowa. He won two Best Supporting Actor Emmies playing James Garner's former cell-mate "Angel" Martin in The Rockford Files (1974).

Margolin made his debut in The Gertrude Berg Show (1961) before becoming a series ...

Year: 1980 Series: The Rockford Files Role: Angel Martin Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 40 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Mason Adams as Charlie Hume in Lou Grant; *Noah Beery, Jr. as Joseph Rockford in The Rockford Files; Gary Frank as Willie Lawrence in Family; Steve Kanaly as Ray Krebbs in Dallas; *Robert Walden as Joe Rossi in Lou Grant

12. Michael Conrad

Actor | Hill Street Blues

Michael Conrad was a stalwart American character actor who appeared frequently on television, best known for his recurring role as the desk sergeant Phil Esterhaus on Hill Street Blues (1981), for which he won twice Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Awards, in 1981-1982. Conrad ...

Year: 1981 Series: Hill Street Blues Role: Sergeant Phil Esterhaus Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 56 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Mason Adams as Charlie Hume in Lou Grant; *Charles Haid as Officer Andy Renko in Hill Street Blues; *Robert Walden as Joe Rossi in Lou Grant; Michael Warren as Officer Bobby Hill in Hill Street Blues; *Bruce Weitz as Detective Mick Belker in Hill Street Blues

13. Michael Conrad

Actor | Hill Street Blues

Michael Conrad was a stalwart American character actor who appeared frequently on television, best known for his recurring role as the desk sergeant Phil Esterhaus on Hill Street Blues (1981), for which he won twice Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Awards, in 1981-1982. Conrad ...

Year: 1982 Series: Hill Street Blues Role: Sergeant Phil Esterhaus Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 57 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Taurean Blacque as Detective Neal Washington in Hill Street Blues; *Charles Haid as Officer Andy Renko in Hill Street Blues; Joe Spano as Sergeant Henry Goldblume in Hill Street Blues; *Michael Warren as Officer Bobby Hill in Hill Street Blues; *Bruce Weitz as Detective Mick Belker in Hill Street Blues

14. Bruce Weitz

Actor | Hill Street Blues

Bruce Weitz was born on May 27, 1943 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA as Bruce Peter Weitz. He is an actor, known for Hill Street Blues (1981), Half Past Dead (2002) and Deep Impact (1998). He has been married to Vivian Davis since December 2, 1986. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

Year: 1983 Series: Hill Street Blues Role: Detective Mick Belker Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 40 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich in St. Elsewhere; *Michael Conrad as Sergeant Phil Esterhaus in Hill Street Blues; John Hillerman as Jonathan Higgins in Magnum, P.I.; David Morse as Dr. Jack "Boomer" Morrison; *Joe Spano as Sergeant Henry Goldblume in Hill Street Blues

15. Bruce Weitz

Actor | Hill Street Blues

Bruce Weitz was born on May 27, 1943 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA as Bruce Peter Weitz. He is an actor, known for Hill Street Blues (1981), Half Past Dead (2002) and Deep Impact (1998). He has been married to Vivian Davis since December 2, 1986. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

Year: 1984 Series: Hill Street Blues Role: Detective Mick Belker Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 41 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich in St. Elsewhere; *Michael Conrad as Sergeant Phil Esterhaus in Hill Street Blues; *John Hillerman as Jonathan Higgins in Magnum, P.I.; David Morse as Dr. Jack "Boomer" Morrison in St. Elsewhere; *James B. Sikking as Lieutenant Howard Hunter in Hill Street Blues

16. Edward James Olmos

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Edward James Olmos was born in Los Angeles, California, to Eleanor (Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder. His family was of Mexican descent. If Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered...

Year: 1985 Series: Miami Vice Role: Lieutenant Martin Castillo Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 38 Episode Submission: Golden Triangle Nominees: Alec Baldwin as Joshua Rush in Knots Landing; Mark Harmon as Dr. Robert Caldwell in St. Elsewhere; *John Hillerman as Jonathan Higgins in Magnum, P.I.; David Morse as Dr. Jack "Boomer" Morrison in St. Elsewhere; *Bruce Weitz as Detective Mick Belker in Hill Street Blues

17. John Hillerman

Actor | Magnum, P.I.

The impeccably urbane Englishman Jonathan Quayle Higgins III (VC !) -- Tom Selleck's sophisticated majordomo in Magnum, P.I. (1980) -- was of French, German and Austrian descent, raised in a small Texas town and educated at a Catholic high school. He majored in journalism from the University of ...

Year: 1986 Series: Magnum, P.I. Role: Jonathan Higgins Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 54 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich in St. Elsewhere; Mark Harmon as Dr. Robert Caldwell in St. Elsewhere; **John Karlen as Harvey Lacey in Cagney & Lacey (Lottery); *Edward James Olmos as Lieutenant Martin Castillo in Miami Vice; *Bruce Weitz as Detective Mick Belker in Hill Street Blues

18. Jimmy Smits

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jimmy L. Smits. He is an actor and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), NYPD Blue (1993) and The West Wing (1999). He was previously married to Barbara Smits.

Year: 1987 Series: L.A. Law Role: Victor Sifuentes Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 32 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich in St. Elsewhere; **John Hillerman as Jonathan Higgins in Magnum, P.I. (Autumn Warrior); *John Karlen as Harvey Lacey in Cagney & Lacey; *Michael Tucker as Stuart Markowitz in L.A. Law; Bruce Weitz as Detective Mick Belker in Hill Street Blues

19. Jimmy Smits

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jimmy L. Smits. He is an actor and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), NYPD Blue (1993) and The West Wing (1999). He was previously married to Barbara Smits.

Year: 1988 Series: L.A. Law Role: Victor Sifuentes Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 33 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich in St. Elsewhere; *Timothy Busfield as Elliot Weston in thirtysomething; **Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz in L.A. Law (Full Martial Jacket OR The Brothers Grimm); *Alan Rachins as Douglas Brackman in L.A. Law; Michael Tucker as Stuart Markowitz in L.A. Law

20. Larry Drake

Actor | Darkman

Larry Drake was born on February 21, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Lawrence Richard Drake. He was an actor and director, known for Darkman (1990), Dr. Giggles (1992) and L.A. Law (1986). He was married to Ruth de Sosa. He died on March 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Year: 1989 Series: L.A. Law Role: Benny Stulwicz Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 39 Episode Submission: Hey, Lick Me Over OR I'm in the Nude for Love OR America the Beautiful Nominees: *Jonathan Banks as Frank McPike in Wiseguy; *Timothy Busfield as Elliot Weston in thirtysomething; *Richard Dysart as Leland McKenzie in L.A. Law; *Jimmy Smits as Victor Sifuentes in L.A. Law; Blair Underwood as Jonathan Rollins in L.A. Law

21. Timothy Busfield

Actor | The West Wing

Timothy Busfield is a Producer, Director and Emmy Award winning actor with over 650 professional credits. As an actor he has been a series regular or recurring character in 14 series including "Thirtysomething", "The West Wing", "Entourage", "Sleepy Hollow", Secrets and Lies", "ED", "Studio 60 on ...

Year: 1990 Series: thirtysomething Role: Elliot Weston Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 33 Episode Submission: Nominees: *Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz in L.A. Law; James Marshall as James Hurley in Twin Peaks (Pilot); **Jimmy Smits as Victor Sifuentes in L.A. Law (The Unsterile Cuckoo OR Blood, Sweat and Fears); *Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci in Quantum Leap; Blair Underwood as Jonathan Rollins in L.A. Law

22. Dean Stockwell

Actor | Quantum Leap

Photogenic American child actor of the 1940s, popular due in no small measure to his air of innocence and his beautiful, cherubic face with its dimples and his sparkling eyes, topped with a crown of curls. Still an actor in demand while well into his middle years, he is one of the few juvenile ...

Year: 1991 Series: Quantum Leap Role: Al Calavicci Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 55 Episode Submission: The Leap Home OR Shock Theater Nominees: **Timothy Busfield as Elliot Weston in thirtysomething (Sifting the Ashes OR Second Look); *David Clennon as Miles Drentell in thirtysomething (Out the Door OR A Stop at Willoughby); *Richard Dysart as Leland McKenzie in L.A. Law (The Beverly Hills Hangers OR Mutinies on the Banzai); *Jimmy Smits as Victor Sifuentes in L.A. Law (God Rest Ye Murray Gentleman OR The Gods Must Be Lawyers); Ray Wise as Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks (May the Giant Be with You)

23. Dean Stockwell

Actor | Quantum Leap

Photogenic American child actor of the 1940s, popular due in no small measure to his air of innocence and his beautiful, cherubic face with its dimples and his sparkling eyes, topped with a crown of curls. Still an actor in demand while well into his middle years, he is one of the few juvenile ...

Year: 1992 Series: Quantum Leap Role: Al Calavicci Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 56 Episode Submission: The Leap Back OR Dreams Nominees: *Edward Asner as Walter Kovatch in The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (Happy Birthday or Elsie OR Knock, Knock); Kyle Chandler as Jeff Metcalf in Homefront; *John Corbett as Chris Stevens in Northern Exposure (Only You OR Burning Down the House); **Richard Dysart as Leland McKenzie in L.A. Law (Monkey on My Back Lot OR P.S. Your Shrink Is Dead); *Jimmy Smits as Victor Sifuentes in L.A. Law (Steal It Again, Sam OR Say Goodnight Gracie)

24. Fyvush Finkel

Actor | Picket Fences

Fyvush Finkel was born on October 9, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Philip Finkel. He was an actor, known for Picket Fences (1992), Nixon (1995) and A Serious Man (2009). He was married to Gertrude (Trudi) Lieberman. He died on August 14, 2016 in Manhattan, New York.

Year: 1993 Series: Picket Fences Role: Douglas Waumbaugh Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 71 Episode Submission: Thanksgiving OR The Body Politic Nominees: *Barry Corbin as Maurice Minnifield in Northern Exposure (Sleeping with the Enemy OR The Big Feast); *John Cullum as Holling Vincouver in Northern Exposure (Learning Curve OR Mud and Blood); **Chad Lowe as Jesse McKenna in Life Goes On (Bedfellows OR Lost Weekend); Jon Polito as Detective Steve Crosetti in Homicide: Life on the Street; Brent Spiner as Lieutenant Commander Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation; *Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci in Quantum Leap (Lee Harvey Oswald OR Killin' Time)

25. Fyvush Finkel

Actor | Picket Fences

Fyvush Finkel was born on October 9, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Philip Finkel. He was an actor, known for Picket Fences (1992), Nixon (1995) and A Serious Man (2009). He was married to Gertrude (Trudi) Lieberman. He died on August 14, 2016 in Manhattan, New York.

Year: 1994 Series: Picket Fences Role: Douglas Wambaugh Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 72 Episode Submission: Turpitude OR Squatter's Rights Nominees: *Gordon Clapp as Detective Greg Medavoy in NYPD Blue (Ice Follies OR Abandando Abandoned); Daniel Baldwin as Detective Beau Felton in Homicide: Life on the Street (Bop Gun); Ned Beatty as Detective Stanley Bolander in Homicide: Life on the Street (A Many Splendored Thing); Yaphet Kotto as Lieutenant Al "Gee" Giardello in Homicide: Life on the Street (Black and Blue); Brent Spiner as Lieutenant Commander Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation; *Nicholas Turturro as Sergeant James Martinez in NYPD Blue (Up on the Roof OR Guns 'N' Rosaries); *Ray Walston as Henry Bone in Picket Fences (Abomindable Snowmen OR Blue Christmas)

26. Ray Walston

Actor | Popeye

Ray Walston started his acting career as a spear carrier with a local stock company. When the family moved to Houston, Texas, Walston's father wanted to teach him the oil business, but Walston instead joined a traveling repertory company (selling tickets as well as acting). He went on to associate ...

Year: 1995 Series: Picket Fences Role: Henry Bone Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 81 Episode Submission: Nominees: Fyvush Finkel as Douglas Wambaugh in Picket Fences; *Eriq La Salle as Dr. Peter Benton in ER (9 1/2 Hours OR Everything Old Is New Again); Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano in My So-Called Life; Scott Wolf as Bailey Salinger in Party of Five; *Noah Wyle as Dr. John Carter in ER (Hit and Run OR Sleepless in Chicago)

27. Hector Elizondo

Actor | Pretty Woman

Hector Elizondo was born in New York City, New York, where he was raised, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is the son of Carmen Medina Reyes and Martín Echevarría Elizondo. Hector is of Basque and Puerto Rican descent, and "Elizondo" means "at the foot of the church" in Basque. His lifestyle...

Year: 1996 Series: Chicago Hope Role: Dr. Phillip Watters Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 60 Episode Submission: A Coupla Stiffs OR Sweet Surrender Nominees: Fyvush Finkel as Douglas Wambaugh in Picket Fences; *Eriq La Salle as Dr. Peter Benton in ER; *Stanley Tucci as Richard Cross in Murder One (Chapter One OR Chapter Twenty); **Ray Walton as Henry Bone in Picket Fences (Witness for the Prosecution OR My Romance); *Noah Wyle as Dr. John Carter in ER

28. Hector Elizondo

Actor | Pretty Woman

Hector Elizondo was born in New York City, New York, where he was raised, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is the son of Carmen Medina Reyes and Martín Echevarría Elizondo. Hector is of Basque and Puerto Rican descent, and "Elizondo" means "at the foot of the church" in Basque. His lifestyle...

Year: 1997 Series: Chicago Hope Role: Dr. Phillip Watters Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 61 Episode Submission: The Son Also Rises OR A Time to Kill Nominees: *Adam Arkin as Dr. Aaron Shutt in Chicago Hope (The Son Also Rises OR Missed Conception); Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Nightmares); Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Nightmares); *Nicholas Turturro as Sergeant James Martinez in NYPD Blue (Where'd the Van Gogh OR Yes, We Have No Canolis); *Noah Wyle as Dr. John Carter in ER

29. David Boreanaz

Actor | Bones

David was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Patti, a travel agent, and weatherman Dave Roberts (Boreanaz). His father is of Italian descent and his mother is of half Slovak ancestry. At the age of seven he decide to be an actor, which eventually ...

Year: 1998 Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Role: Angel Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: No Age in Award Year: 29 Episode Submission: Passion Nominees: Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered); *Héctor Elizondo as Dr. Phillip Watters in Chicago Hope (Bridge Over Troubled Watters OR Psychodrama); Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Passion); *Eriq La Salle as Dr. Peter Benton in ER; *Noah Wyle as Dr. John Carter in ER

30. Nicholas Brendon

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Nicholas Brendon was born three minutes after his identical twin brother, actor Kelly Donovan on April 12, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. He attended Chatsworth High School, where he struggled with stuttering but was also a starter on the baseball team. He had dreams of playing for the L.A. ...

Year: 1999 Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Role: Xander Harris Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: No Age in Award Year: 28 Episode Submission: The Zeppo Nominees: **Michael Badalucco as Jimmy Berluti in The Practice; David Boreanaz as Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Amends); *Benjamin Bratt as Detective Rey Curtis in Law & Order; *Steve Harris as Eugene Young in The Practice; Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Helpless)

31. Richard Schiff

Actor | Man of Steel

Richard was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the middle of three sons of Edward, a real estate lawyer, and Charlotte, a cable TV and publishing executive. His parents divorced when he was 12. He dropped out of high school but obtained an equivalency diploma. He tried studying at the City College of New ...

Year: 2000 Series: The West Wing Role: Toby Ziegler Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 45 Episode Submission: In Excelsis Deo Nominees: Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Restless); James Marsters as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The Yoko Factor); Glenn Quinn as Allen Francis Doyle in Angel (Hero); *John Spencer as Leo McGarry in The West Wing (Let Bartlet Be Bartlet); Bradley Whitford as Josh Lyman in The West Wing (Celestial Navigation)

32. Bradley Whitford

Actor | Get Out

Bradley Whitford's credits in film, television and theater include work with some of the most noted writers, directors and playwrights in the arts, and constitute a career worthy of a Juilliard-trained actor -- which he is. But stardom is something else altogether, and it remained elusive, at least...

Year: 2001 Series: The West Wing Role: Josh Lyman Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 42 Episode Submission: Noël Nominees: Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The Replacement); *Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos (Fortunate Son OR Pine Barrens); James Marsters as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fool for Love); *Richard Schiff as Toby Ziegler in The West Wing (17 People); *John Spencer as Leo McGarry in The West Wing (In the Shadow of Two Gunmen, Part I)

33. John Spencer

Actor | The West Wing

John Spencer was born John Speshock, Jr. in New York City, the only son of Mildred (Benzeroski), a homemaker and occasional waitress, and John Speshock, a truck driver. He grew up near Paterson, New Jersey, and left at age 16 to attend the Professional Children's School. In 1963, he landed a ...

Year: 2002 Series: The West Wing Role: Leo McGarry Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 56 Episode Submission: Bartlet for America Nominees: Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Hell's Bells); *Dulé Hill as Charlie Young in The West Wing (Enemies Foreign and Domestic); James Marsters as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Seeing Red); Richard Schiff as Toby Ziegler in The West Wing (The Two Bartlets); *Bradley Whitford as Josh Lyman in The West Wing (Night Five)

34. Joe Pantoliano

Actor | Memento

With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business (1983) to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run (1988), Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive (1993), Cypher...

Year: 2003 Series: The Sopranos Role: Ralph Cifaretto Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 52 Episode Submission: Christopher OR Whoever Did This Nominees: Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Potential); *Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos; James Marsters as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Beneath You); Neal McDonough as David McNorris in Boomtown; Richard Schiff as Toby Ziegler in The West Wing (Holy Night); *John Spencer as Leo McGarry in The West Wing (Twenty Five); *Bradley Whitford as Josh Lyman in The West Wing (20 Hours in America, Part I)

35. Michael Imperioli

Actor | The Sopranos

Imperioli was born James Michael Imperioli in Mt. Vernon, New York on March 26, 1966. His film work began in the late 1980s. An early part that brought him recognition was in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990), as Spider, a local kid who works for the gangsters and has a run-in with a psychopathic ...

Year: 2004 Series: The Sopranos Role: Christopher Moltisanti Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 38 Episode Submission: Irregular Around the Margins OR Long Term Parking Nominees: *Steve Buscemi as Tony Blundetto in The Sopranos (Rat Pack OR Marco Polo); *Brad Dourif as Doc Cochran in Deadwood (Deep Water OR No Other Sons or Daughters); *Victor Garber as Jack Bristow in Alias (Breaking Point OR Hourglass); Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer in 24; *John Spencer as Leo McGarry in The West Wing (An Khe)

36. James Callis

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

James Callis was born on June 4, 1971 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Battlestar Galactica (2004), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Austenland (2013). He has been married to Neha Callis since December 30, 1998. They have three children.

Year: 2005 Series: Battlestar Galactica Role: Dr. Gaius Baltar Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: No Age in Award Year: 34 Episode Submission: Six Degrees of Separation Nominees: *Alan Alda as Arnold Vinick in The West Wing (In God We Trust); Jamie Bamber as Captain Lee "Apollo" Adama in Battlestar Galactica (You Can't Go Home Again); Michael Hogan as Colonel Saul Tigh in Battlestar Galactica (Bastille Day); *Terry O'Quinn as John Locke in Lost (Walkabout); William Shatner as Denny Crane in Boston Legal; Jimmy Smits as Matt Santos in The West Wing (Opposition Research)

37. Alan Alda

Actor | M*A*S*H

Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and The Four Seasons (1981). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children.

Year: 2006 Series: The West Wing Role: Arnold Vinick Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 70 Episode Submission: Two Weeks Out Nominees: Jamie Bamber as Commander Lee "Apollo" Adama in Battlestar Galactica (The Captain's Hand); Michael Hogan as Colonel Saul Tigh in Battlestar Galactica (Scattered); *Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos (Luxury Lounge OR The Ride); *Oliver Platt as Russell Tupper in Huff; Jimmy Smits as Matt Santos in The West Wing (The Debate)

38. Michael Hogan

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Michael Hogan, a prospector's son, was born in Northern Ontario. He trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, where he met his future wife, actress Susan Hogan (nee King). They worked as a package until their their children, Jennie Rebecca Hogan (actress), Gabriel Hogan (actor), and Charlie...

Year: 2007 Series: Battlestar Galactica Role: Colonel Saul Tigh Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: No Age in Award Year: unknown Episode Submission: Occupation/Precipice Nominees: James Callis as Dr. Gaius Baltar in Battlestar Galactica (Crossroads, Part 1); *Michael Emerson as Ben Linus in Lost (The Man Behind the Curtain); Walton Goggins as Detective Shane Vendrell in The Shield; *T.R. Knight as Dr. George O'Malley in Grey's Anatomy (Six Days); **Terry O'Quinn as John Locke in Lost (The Man from Tallahassee)

39. Terry O'Quinn

Actor | Lost

Terry O'Quinn was born on July 15, 1952 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA as Terrance Quinn. He is an actor, known for Lost (2004), The Stepfather (1987) and Young Guns (1988). He was previously married to Lori O'Quinn.

Year: 2008 Series: Lost Role: John Locke Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: No Age in Award Year: 56 Episode Submission: Nominees: James Callis as Dr. Gaius Baltar in Battlestar Galactica (He That Believeth in Me); *Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher in Damages (Jesus, Mary, and Joe Cocker); *Michael Emerson as Ben Linus in Lost (The Shape of Things to Come); Michael Hogan as Colonel Saul Tigh in Battlestar Galactica (Escape Velocity); **Želko Ivanek as Ray Fiske in Damages (I Hate These People); *John Slattery as Roger Sterling in Mad Men (Long Weekend)

40. Michael Hogan

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Michael Hogan, a prospector's son, was born in Northern Ontario. He trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, where he met his future wife, actress Susan Hogan (nee King). They worked as a package until their their children, Jennie Rebecca Hogan (actress), Gabriel Hogan (actor), and Charlie...

Year: 2009 Series: Battlestar Galactica Role: Colonel Saul Tigh Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: No Age in Award Year: unknown Episode Submission: Sometimes a Great Notion Nominees: **Michael Emerson as Ben Linus in Lost (Dead Is Dead); Walton Goggins as Detective Shane Vendrell in The Shield; *William Hurt as Daniel Purcell in Damages (Hey! Mr. Pibb!); Alessandro Juliani as Lieutenant Felix Gaeta in Battlestar Galactica (Blood on the Scales); *Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad (Peekaboo); Tahmoh Penikett as Captain Karl "Helo" Agathon in Battlestar Galactica (Islanded in a Stream of Stars); *John Slattery as Roger Sterling in Mad Men (Six Month Leave)

41. 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 ...

Year: 2010 Series: Breaking Bad Role: Jesse Pinkman Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 31 Episode Submission: Half Measures Nominees: *Michael Emerson as Ben Linus in Lost (Dr. Linus); Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell in Mad Men; John Noble as Walter Bishop in Fringe; Dean Norris as Hank Schrader in Breaking Bad (One Minute); *Terry O'Quinn as John Locke/The Man in Black in Lost (The Substitute); *John Slattery as Roger Sterling in Mad Men (The Gypsy and the Hobo)

42. Peter Dinklage

Actor | Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and theatre plays. Since 2011, Dinklage has portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. For this he won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama ...

Year: 2011 Series: Game of Thrones Role: Tyrion Lannister Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; Yes Age in Award Year: 42 Episode Submission: Baelor Nominees: *Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder in Justified (The I of the Storm); Shawn Hatosy as Detective Sammy Bryant in Southland; Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell in Mad Men; Joel Kinnaman as Detective Steven Holder in The Killing (Stonewalled); *John Slattery as Roger Sterling in Mad Men (Hands and Knees)

43. Giancarlo Esposito

Actor | Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples and an opera-singing African-American mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was six, and that's ...

Year: 2012 Series: Breaking Bad Role: Gus Fring Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: Yes; No Age in Award Year: 54 Episode Submission: Hermanos Nominees: *Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones (Blackwater); Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder in Justified; *Jared Harris as Lane Pryce in Mad Men (Commissions and Fees); Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson in Homeland; **Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad (End Times)

44. Jonathan Banks

Actor | Breaking Bad

Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays ...

Year: 2013 Series: Breaking Bad Role: Mike Ehrmantraut Nominated for Award, and if so, Won?: TBA Age in Award Year: 66 Episode Submission: Nominees: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones; Michael Cudlitz as Officer John Cooper in Southland (Chaos); Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones; Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson in Homeland; Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad; Corey Stoll as Peter Russo in House of Cards; Sam Waterston as Charlie Skinner in The Newsroom (The 112th Congress)