#1 in my eyes!

by specialkkj-55450 | created - 08 Jan 2017 | updated - 03 Sep 2018 | Public

Just a compilation of the best my favorite actors &actresses. This is no particular order. Most aren't "mainstream" huge names, which is why I want to share who they are & get their work noticed! Some of the best of the best though! YES, I'm aware I added almost EVERY cast member of Sons Of Anarchy...it's a given.

1. Walton Goggins

Actor | Justified

Walton Goggins is an actor of considerable versatility and acclaim who has delivered provocative performances in a multitude of feature films and television series. He won a Critics' Choice Award for his performance in the HBO comedy series "Vice Principals" and landed an Emmy nomination for his ...

2. Charlie Hunnam

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Charles Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England on April 10, 1980, to Jane (Bell), a business owner, and William Hunnam, a scrap metal merchant. At 18 years of age, he made a guest appearances in the popular TV series Byker Grove (1989).

He gained fame in Britain thanks to his television role ...

3. Katey Sagal

Actress | Futurama

An extremely gifted and versatile performer adept at both comedy and drama, actress/singer Katey Sagal became a household name in the late 1980s as the fabulously brazen, undomesticated Peg Bundy on the enduring Fox series Married... with Children (1987). During its lengthy run, she received three ...

4. Kim Coates

Actor | Goon

Kim's film career began in 1991 with The Last Boy Scout. Two Warner Brothers' hits followed: Innocent Blood and The Client. Since that time he has starred in over forty films, including Academy Award winners Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott, and Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay. Other ...

5. Michael Chiklis

Actor | The Shield

Michael Chiklis has been working professionally as an actor since he was thirteen. He started in the theater and after receiving his BFA in acting from Boston University's College Of Fine Arts, Michael moved to New York City where he continued acting on the stage until he got his big break playing ...

6. Norman Reedus

Actor | The Walking Dead

Norman Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, to Marianne and Norman Reedus. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandmother), English, Scottish, and Irish descent.

Norman's first film was in 'Guillermo Del Toro''s 1997 horror thriller Mimic (1997), where he played the character Jeremy. He has also ...

7. Timothy Olyphant

Actor | Justified

From Timothy Olyphant's first screen appearances, such as his two-minute bit in The First Wives Club (1996), to "Nicko", whose presence at times dwarfed the island in A Perfect Getaway (2009), he has been a force to be reckoned with.

Born in Hawaii, Timothy David Olyphant was raised in Modesto, ...

8. Maggie Siff

Actress | Push

Maggie Siff (born June 21, 1974) is an American actress. Her television roles have included department store heiress Rachel Menken Katz on the AMC drama Mad Men, Tara Knowles on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy, and psychiatrist Wendy Rhoades on the Showtime series Billions. She has had roles in the ...

9. Clifton Collins Jr.

Actor | Star Trek

An acting chameleon who can easily lose himself in the life of his film and television characters, Clifton Collins Jr. is a native Angeleno who grew up destined to become a part of the Latino entertainment industry. His great-grandparents on his mother's side were a Mexican trumpet player and ...

10. Emilio Rivera

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Emilio Rivera has discovered that turning your life around is the key to making dreams come true. His acting credentials have allowed him to top the list of successful Latino actors. His resume continues to grow with starring roles in films such as High Crimes (2002) with Ashley Judd and Morgan ...

11. Kurt Sutter

Writer | Sons of Anarchy

Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, Sutter spent most of his New Jersey childhood indoors, away from people, three feet from a TV screen. That's where he learned the essentials of storytelling and the comic significance of anvils.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Film, Kurt ...

12. Taryn Manning

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Taryn Manning was born in Falls Church, Virginia, to Bill Manning, a musician, and his wife Sharyn. At two months old, Manning's parents separated, and she moved with her mother and brother to Tucson, Arizona, where she was raised. Manning was active in dance, karate, and acting as a child. At age ...

13. David Labrava

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

David Labrava started his Hollywood career as a camera operator for the Zalman King Company (Red Shoe Diaries, 9 1/2 weeks, In God's Hands), where he learned script writing. He starred in the series Whiplash ZK as the host. He did an independent project entitled FTW for Picture Perfect Productions,...

14. Bryan Cranston

Actor | Breaking Bad

Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956 in Hollywood, California, to Audrey Peggy Sell, a radio actress, and Joe Cranston, an actor and former amateur boxer. His maternal grandparents were German, and his father was of Irish, German, and Austrian-Jewish ancestry. He was raised in the Canoga ...

15. Mark Boone Junior

Actor | Memento

Mark Boone Junior was born on March 17, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Mark Heidrich. He is an actor, known for Memento (2000), Batman Begins (2005) and 30 Days of Night (2007).

16. Kristen Renton

Actress | Marriage Killer

Kristen has been following her passion as an actress from the early age of 17 when she was cast in The Sausage Factory, a wonderfully quirky series for MTV. Kristen most recently had a recurring role as "Ima" on the critically acclaimed FX series, Sons Of Anarchy; a hard-edged drama that revolves ...

17. Theo Rossi

Actor | Luke Cage

Theo Rossi was born on June 4, 1975 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA as John Theodore Rossi. He is an actor and producer, known for Luke Cage (2016), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and Lowriders (2016). He has been married to Meghan McDermott since November 17, 2014. They have two children.

18. 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; ...

19. Jacob Pitts

Actor | 21

Jacob Pitts is an American actor. His most notable performance was in the film EuroTrip as Cooper Harris. He appeared in the play Where Do We Live at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2004. He resides in Los Angeles, California. Pitts has also appeared in popular TV shows such as Law & Order in 2000 ...

20. Joel Kinnaman

Actor | RoboCop

Charles Joel Nordström, known professionally as Joel Kinnaman, is a Swedish actor. He is best known for playing the lead role in the Swedish film Easy Money a role that earned him a Guldbagge Award in the "Best Actor" category - and for his role as Frank Wagner in the Johan Falk film series. He ...

21. Marshall Allman

Actor | Hostage

Marshall Allman, born April 5th, 1984 in Austin, Texas, realized his talent for acting at the age of seventeen when he was given his first role in a summer production of Clive Barker's "The History of the Devil". Giving up his pursuits in art and athletics, he moved to Hollywood weeks after ...

22. Kenny Johnson

Actor | The Shield

Kenny Johnson is an American actor whose celebrated range, depth and sincerity has only been magnified by starring opposite Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winners and nominees, such as Anthony Hopkins, Vera Farmiga, Holly Hunter, Juliette Lewis, Glenn Close, Forest Whitaker, Maria Bello, and ...

23. Dayton Callie

Actor | To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

Dayton Callie was born in 1946 in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995), Halloween II (2009) and Volcano (1997).

24. Benito Martinez

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Benito Martinez is most widely recognized as David Aceveda, the character he portrays on the long running hit drama The Shield (2002), winner of the Golden Globe for best drama.

For his work as "David," Benito has received national and international attention, nominated for many acting accolades and...

25. Jim Beaver

Actor | Deadwood

Jim Beaver is an American character actor, best known for his leading roles on the TV series Deadwood (2004) and Supernatural (2005). Born in Laramie, Wyoming a minister's son, he was raised in and around Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Following high school and a year of college, he joined the ...

26. Taraji P. Henson

Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Taraji Penda Henson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Hidden Figures (2016) and Hustle & Flow (2005).

27. Mo McRae

Actor | Wild

Mo McRae was born on July 4, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Wild (2014), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) and The First Purge (2018).

28. Rockmond Dunbar

Actor | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Rockmond Dunbar was born on January 11, 1973 in Berkeley, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and The Family That Preys (2008). He has been married to Maya Dunbar since June 8, 2013. They have two children. He was previously ...

29. Ryan Hurst

Actor | Remember the Titans

Ryan Douglas Hurst (born June 19, 1976) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Gerry Bertier in Disney's Remember the Titans, Tom Clark in Taken, Opie Winston in the FX network drama series Sons of Anarchy, as Sergeant Ernie Savage in We Were Soldiers, and as Chick in Bates Motel.

Hurst ...

30. Ron Perlman

Actor | Hand of God

Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions.

Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, ...

31. Michael Ornstein

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Michael Ornstein is an actor and visual artist, best known for his role as Chucky on Sons of Anarchy.

Ornstein's stage acting credits span some 25 years of new plays in NYC and include creating the role of Louis in the 1991 World Premiere of Angels in America at the Eureka Theater in San Francisco. ...

32. Winter Ave Zoli

Actress | Hellboy

Winter Ave Zoli was born in New Hope, Pennsylvania. At the age of 11, she moved with her family to Prague, Czech Republic, where she was able to fully plant her Czech roots from her fathers side of the family. She studied middle school and high school at the International School of Prague. She ...

33. Chris Reed

Actor | Justified

Chris Reed is an actor from San Diego, CA. He's a graduate of The Groundlings School's Advanced Lab and the Mesa College Theatre Company. He played club prospect Filthy Phil on Sons Of Anarchy for 3 seasons. Other roles of note include Todd Zarnecki on The Big Bang Theory and Tony on Enlightened.

34. Drea de Matteo

Actress | The Sopranos

Andrea Donna de Matteo, called Drea (pronounced "dray"), was born on January 19, 1972 in Queens, New York, into an affluent family, the youngest of three children and the only girl. She is the daughter of Donna, a playwright and playwriting teacher at HB Studio in New York, and Albert A. De Matteo,...

35. 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.

36. Natalie Skyy

Actress | Sons of Anarchy

Natalie Skyy was born and raised in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Attracted to the spotlight at a very young age, she began studying jazz, tap, and ballet at the Marie Stinnett Dance Studio in San Jose, California. Her love of performing led her to her stage debut in several plays at the ...

37. Kenneth Choi

Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Choi dreamed of becoming an actor. Against his family's wishes, Choi left college to pursue that dream. He literally ran away from home, cutting all ties with his family for 5 years to train and study before moving to Los Angeles. His dream became a reality as ...

38. Billy Brown

Actor | The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Billy Brown is an actor, known for The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Star Trek (2009) and Race to Witch Mountain (2009).

39. Michael Beach

Actor | Aquaman

Born and raised in the rough inner city Roxbury area of Boston, Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few high school plays, he auditioned for, got accepted to and later graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School Of Drama in NYC. For the past thirty ...

40. Johnny Depp

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.

He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...

41. Tommy Flanagan

Actor | AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Tommy Flanagan was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. In his twenties, Tommy made his living as a DJ for local dance clubs until a violent attack nearly ended his life. In hospital, his friend Robert Carlyle persuaded Tommy to give acting a try. Mr. Flanagan joined Carlyle's Raindog Theatre ...



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