Houston's Best Up and Coming Actors

by wrightoilequipment | created - 16 Mar 2013 | updated - 16 Mar 2013 | Public

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1. Lew Temple

Actor | Waitress

Lew Temple was born October 2, 1967 and is an American film actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Axel on "The Walking Dead," the character of Ned Oldham in the action adventure thriller, "Unstoppable" which also starred Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson; directed by Tony Scott,...

2. Brittany Djie

Actress | 25 and Married

Brittany Djie is an actress and producer, known for 25 and Married (2012) and Bright Ideas.

3. Mayra Leal

Actress | Machete

Mayra Leal is a Latina cinema artist of Mexican and El Salvadorian descent, born in Houston, Texas. The University of Houston Communications and Mathematics graduate has discovered a passion for film, TV and digital media and is garnering the attention of veteran producers, directors, business ...

4. Cory Hart

Actor | Fear the Walking Dead

Cory Hart is an actor and writer, known for Fear the Walking Dead (2015), Queen of the South (2016) and NCIS: New Orleans (2014).

5. Patrick Sane

Actor | Breaking Bad

Patrick Sane is an actor and producer, known for Breaking Bad (2008), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) and Sugar Mountain (2016).

6. Damon Rexroad

Actor | Fore!

Damon Rexroad started acting at the age of 12 in community theater but most of his young life was spent juggling acting with sports having been a former Jr. Olympics Gold Medalist and World Bench Press Champion as well as a red shirt freshman full back at the University of Houston before being ...

7. Kerry Beyer

Actor | Killing Mr. Right

Kerry Beyer is an accomplished actor, writer and director, having worked with some of film's greatest talents. He's starred alongside Michael Biehn in the horror film Jacob, fought Chuck Norris in Walker Texas Ranger, and narrated the award winning audio book for the Disney movie Holes, starring ...

8. Alexandra Mauro

Actress | More Than Human

Alexandra Mauro is known for More Than Human (2013), Hell of a Night (2019) and Captured (2018).

9. Gene Bolton

Actor | Two for the Money

Gene Bolton is an actor, known for Two for the Money (2005), BorderCross (2017) and The Waiter (2010).

10. John Lansch

Actor | Pacino Is Missing

John Lansch is known for Pacino Is Missing (2002), The Last Goodbye (2019) and Rogue Strike (2014).

11. Romen L. McPherson

Writer | Strike a Chord

Romen McPherson is a true artistic performer in every sense of the word. His deep passion and vast array of talents have rewarded him with joy and accomplishment, always pushing for more, to discover more, to learn more, to be more, to share more. He is a multi-talented musician and a college ...

12. Werner Richmond

Actor | Last Holiday

Werner Richmond is an actor, known for Last Holiday (2006), Fore! (2013) and The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008).

13. Erin Elizabeth Reed

Actress | Joe

Erin Elizabeth Reed was born in Wharton, Texas, the oldest of four children. Her parents moved the growing family to the nearby town of East Bernard, Texas, when Erin was six to take advantage of the education system there. Although she'd performed sporadically in recitals and plays as a child, she...

14. Allison Keogh

Actress | Tomboys

Allison Keogh is known for Tomboys (2011), Seed (2015) and Occupational Hazard (2012).

15. AnnMarie Giaquinto

Actress | Secrets in the Snow

AnnMarie was born and raised in Connecticut, where her dream of becoming an actress and performing at the historic Shubert Theater in New Haven first began. She enjoyed doing plays and was voted "Most Dramatic" by her classmates in her senior year of high school. AnnMarie now resides in Los Angeles...

16. Chad Thackston

Actor | Killing Mr. Right

Chad Thackston is known for Killing Mr. Right (2014), Dawn of the Crescent Moon (2014) and Osprey (2017).

17. Neal Gage

Actor | Salem

Neal Gage is an actor and writer, known for Salem (2014), SmartMan: The World's First Eco-Hero (2012) and Red Wing (2013).

18. Joe Grisaffi

Actor | Laughing Boy

Joe Grisaffi is an actor and award-winning director from Houston, Texas. The films he has directed include Laughing Boy, Dead of Knight, Conjoined, and Lars the Emo Kid. Films Grisaffi has appeared in include Doll Factory, The Haunted Trailer and the upcoming Gem of the Rainforest and In a Madman's...

19. Rick Olvera

Actor | Chase

Rick Olvera is an actor, known for Chase (2010), Breaking Strongholds (2021) and Lavender Man (2011).

20. Teri Medina Galvan

Actress | Walker

Teri Medina Galvan is a writer and actress, known for Walker (2021), Good After Bad (2017) and Scandal Made Me Famous (2016).

21. Troy Parker

Actor | The Gifted

Born in Texas, 1968, Troy has been acting since 2012. He attended College on Athletic and Academic Scholarship then went on to serve in the U.S. ARMY. Troy discovered acting in his mid 40's and has loved it ever since! He has relocated to the Atlanta market, where he continues to chase the dream!

22. Jacqueline King-Howell

Actress | I Love You Phillip Morris

Jacqueline King-Howell is an actress and writer, known for I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), Carl[a] (2011) and The Closer (2015).

23. Matthew Carter

Actor | Dropa

Matthew Carter has spent the last twenty years in theatre and film. Following his MFA in Acting at the Theatre School at DePaul University, he has appeared on stage internationally, in film and commercials. He most recently portrayed the role of Jasper Hawkins in the supernatural thriller "Backroad...

24. Spiral Jackson

Actor | The Other Side of Sanity

Spiral Jackson was born on June 6, 1986 in Texas City, Texas, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Other Side of Sanity (2011), Image (2023) and Heat in Vegas (2013).

25. Lauren Galley

Actress | Garage Band: The Mini-Musical

Lauren Galley, a native Houstonian born January 10, 1995 quickly found her love for acting in film after years of theater productions in various community theaters in Texas and Maine. Lauren also took her acting skills and formed a positive mentorship for young girls through her non-profit ...

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