Severely, Inexcusably Underrated Actors

by BlackSnowflake | created - 17 Jan 2013 | updated - 08 Mar 2013 | Public

These actors deserve so much more credit than they get.

In no particular order:

1. Logan Marshall-Green

Actor | The Invitation

Logan is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. His parents are both drama teachers. His mother, Lowry Marshall, is the artistic director of Brown University's repertory-theater department.

Logan graduated with a Master's in Fine Arts from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch...

2. 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 ...

3. Kyle Schmid

Actor | Six

Born in August 1984 in Ontario, Canada, Kyle Schmid has been acting for a majority of his life. Commercials and early modeling gigs turned into film auditions, and he shortly landed a small appearance in the Canadian film Virus (1996). After a small break, he landed two hits in the made for ...

4. Caterina Scorsone

Actress | The November Man

Caterina Scorsone has been a professional actress since the age of eight, when she was a regular on the daytime children's program Mr. Dressup (1967) for Canada's CBC. A veteran of series television, her other series credits include Shock Treatment (2004), Once a Thief (1996) and Power Play (1998),...

5. Serinda Swan

Actress | Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Serinda Swan was born on July 11, 1984 in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to an actress mother and theatre director father. She always had her eye on acting. Her mother would frequently take her on set, when she was little. When she was three years old, she starred in her first motion ...

6. Adam MacDonald

Director | Backcountry

Adam is an accomplished actor but lately has been steering more towards a career as a Writer/Director with his acclaimed first feature film Backcountry. The film had its world premier at TIFF 2014. Born in Montreal, he now resides in Toronto with his wife. His other directorial works include three ...

7. Christina Cox

Actress | The Chronicles of Riddick

The youngest of three girls, Christina was born just outside Toronto. She carried a double major of theater and dance at the prestigious Arts York at Unionville High School. She went on to further her training at the Ryerson Theatre School of Toronto, among such alumni as Eric McCormack and David ...

8. Dylan Neal

Actor | Fifty Shades of Grey

Dylan Neal was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Oakville, just west of Toronto, where he spent the remainder of his childhood. As a young student, he attended the prep school, Appleby College, where he was introduced to the game of squash. Dylan ...

9. Sam Witwer

Actor | The Mist

Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama stars Sam as the heroic, "Aidan", a sensual and brooding vampire. His excellent work was noticed soon after the show's premiere, as Sam received a ...

10. Mark Pellegrino

Actor | Mulholland Dr.

Mark Pellegrino was born on April 9, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mark Ross Pellegrino. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Lebowski (1998), National Treasure (2004) and The Number 23 (2007). He has been married to Tracy Pellegrino since October 30, 2008. They have two ...

11. A.J. Cook

Actress | Final Destination 2

Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to Michael and Sandra Cook, Andrea Joy Cook began acting at the age of 17. She has appeared in nearly a dozen films and several TV shows before the age of 25. Before taking up acting, she was a dancer, having started dancing competitively at age 4 in the styles of ...

12. Matt Gordon

Actor | Rent-a-Goalie

Matt Gordon is an actor, known for Rent-a-Goalie (2006), Blindness (2008) and Traitor (2008).

13. Ben Bass

Actor | Bride of Chucky

Ben Bass was born on August 14, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Benjamin Langer Bass. He is an actor, known for Bride of Chucky (1998), The 6th Day (2000) and Bury the Lead (2002). He was previously married to Laura Carswell.

14. Geraint Wyn Davies

Actor | Cube 2: Hypercube

Geraint Wyn Davies was born in Swansea, Wales on April 20, 1957. His father is a semi-retired Welsh congregational minister and his mother, a retired teacher, was headmistress at Geraint's first school. At the age of seven, his family moved to Canada where he attended Upper Canada College then the ...

15. Tom Sizemore

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough-guy actor, sought by the most respected directors in the business.

Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Judith (Schannault), an ombudsman staff member, and Thomas Edward Sizemore, ...

16. Shane West

Actor | A Walk to Remember

Shane West was born Shannon Bruce Snaith in 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of Leah (Launey), a lawyer, and Don Snaith, a drugstore owner. Shane began to pursue an acting career at the age of fifteen, gaining bit parts on various television shows, but it was not until 1999 when West ...

17. Titus Welliver

Actor | The Town

Titus Welliver was born on March 12, 1961 in New Haven, Connecticut. His father was a famous landscape painter, Neil Welliver. His mother was a fashion illustrator, Norma Cripps. He has three brothers, one was killed overseas. He was raised in Philadelphia and New York City, surrounded by poets and...

18. Thomas Gibson

Actor | Dharma & Greg

Thomas Gibson began his acting career at the age of ten when he took part in children's theater. Gibson performed and studied with the Footlight Players at the Dock Street Theater and starred in his first play in 1973. Six years later, Gibson attended the College of Charleston and interned at the ...

19. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. She is of half Russian Jewish and half Hungarian Jewish descent.

Eating in a local ...

20. Jimmi Simpson

Actor | Date Night

Jimmi Simpson is an American actor. He was born in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the youngest of three brothers. After graduating from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater, he acted for four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.

Simpson made his film debut in...

21. Jonathan Tucker

Actor | The Virgin Suicides

Jonathan is a film and television actor born in Boston, Massachusetts, May 31, 1982. While still in third grade, he was a part of a ballet production of "The Nutcracker." After High School he earned admittance to Columbia University in New York City, but instead elected to pursue his acting career....

22. Azura Skye

Actress | One Missed Call

Azura Skye was born on November 8, 1981 in Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA as Azura Dawn Storozynski. She is an actress, known for One Missed Call (2008), 28 Days (2000) and Bandits (2001).

23. Michael Reilly Burke

Actor | Ted Bundy

Michael Reilly Burke was born on June 27, 1964 in Marin County, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Ted Bundy (2002), The Collector (2009) and Mars Attacks! (1996). He has been married to Kayren Butler since October 2008. They have two children.

24. Raphael Sbarge

Actor | Once Upon a Time

Born into a theatrical family in New York City (his mother, a Broadway costume designer; his father, a writer, painter and filmmaker), he was named after the painter Raphael. He began his acting career at the age of 4; doing several episodes of a new show for PBS called, "Sesame Street" (1969), but...