Northwestern University Arts/Entertainment (Theatre, TV & Film)

by Syl | created - 04 Nov 2014 | updated - 19 May 2015 | Public

Jeanne Clemson (MA) Jan Crull Jr. (attended but never graduated). Jason Moore BS 1993; Avenue Q David Pitts; figure skater David Thompson (BSJ) playwright and writer of "The Scottsboro Boys" and "Steel Pier."

1. Mara Brock Akil

Writer | Being Mary Jane

Akil is a native of Los Angeles, but was raised primarily in Kansas City. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Akil began her writing career on Fox's critically acclaimed "South Central." She later moved on to writing for the UPN series "...

BA 1992

2. Claude Akins

Actor | Rio Bravo

Broad-shouldered and beefy Claude Akins had wavy black hair, a deep booming voice and was equally adept at playing sneering cowardly villains as he was at portraying hard-nosed cops. The son of a police officer, Akins never seemed short of work and appeared in nearly 100 films and 180+ TV episodes ...

BS 1949

3. Ann-Margret

Actress | Grumpy Old Men

Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.

Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and ...

never graduated.

4. Sharif Atkins

Actor | ER

Sharif Atkins was born on January 29, 1975 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and director, known for ER (1994), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and The Open House (2018). He has been married to Bethany Hotchkiss since September 1, 2014. They have one child.

BS 1999

5. Jayne Atkinson

Actress | Free Willy

Jayne Atkinson was born on February 18, 1959 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Free Willy (1993), The Village (2004) and 24 (2001). She has been married to Michel Gill since October 3, 1998. They have one child.

BS 1981

6. Jane Badler

Actress | V

Jane Badler, the American and Australian actress best known for her role as the evil reptilian Visitor leader "Diana" in the NBC mini-series V (1983), its sequel V: The Final Battle (1984), the subsequent TV series V (1984), and the last season of the latest series V (2009), was born on the last ...

BS 1976.

7. Kate Baldwin

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Kate Baldwin was born on May 2, 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Katherine Baldwin. She is an actress, known for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Live from Lincoln Center (1976) and First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb (2015). She has been married to Graham Rowat since ...

1997-theatre school

8. Bonnie Bartlett

Actress | Twins

Bonnie Bartlett grew up in Moline, Illinois. Her father E.E. was a failed Shakespearean actor who became an insurance salesman. Her mother Carrie was a homemaker. At an early age, Bonnie became determined to fulfill her father's failed acting career. She went to Northwestern University to study ...

BS 1950.

9. Warren Beatty

Actor | Reds

Since starring in his first film, Splendor in the Grass (1961), Warren Beatty has been said to have demonstrated a greater longevity in movies than any actor of his generation. Few people have taken so many responsibilities for all phases of the production of films as producer, director, writer, ...

Class of 1959; never graduated.

10. Lee Phillip Bell

Writer | The Young and the Restless

Lee Phillip Bell was born on June 10, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lee Phillip. She is a writer and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), The Chicagoans (1971) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987). She was previously married to William J. Bell.

BA 1950.

11. Rob Benedict

Actor | Waiting...

Rob Benedict is an actor best known for his roles in TV and films including "Felicity", "Supernatural" and the movie Waiting...

Born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, Benedict received a degree in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. After graduating, his passion for theater lead him to...

BS 1993

12. Richard Benjamin

Actor | Westworld

Although his actress wife Paula Prentiss became a star by the early 1960s, it took Richard Benjamin almost fifteen years to establish his screen persona, but the wait was rewarding. After extensive work in theatre as actor and director, and his participation in the cult TV series He & She (1967)...

BS 1960

13. Edgar Bergen

Actor | Fun & Fancy Free

Edgar Bergen was born on February 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edgar John Berggren. He was an actor, known for Fun & Fancy Free (1947), The Muppet Movie (1979) and Song of the Open Road (1944). He was married to Frances Bergen. He died on September 30, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Attended, did not graduate.

14. Greg Berlanti

Producer | The Flash

WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti, is the force behind several of the most inventive and acclaimed works of film and television.

He is the writer, director and producer behind several of the most creative and lauded television series, including ABC's "...

BS 1994.

15. Eric Bernt

Writer | Virtuosity

Eric Bernt is a writer and producer, known for Virtuosity (1995), Romeo Must Die (2000) and The Hitcher (2007).

BS 1986.

16. Craig Bierko

Actor | The Thirteenth Floor

Craig Bierko was born on August 18, 1964 in Rye Brook, New York, USA as Craig Philip Bierko. He is an actor, known for The Thirteenth Floor (1999), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) and Scary Movie 4 (2006).

BS 1986

17. Andrew Bird

Soundtrack | The Muppets

Andrew Bird was born on July 11, 1973 in Illinois, USA as Andrew Wegman Bird.

BS 1996

18. Karen Black

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote children's books, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern ...

attended, didn't graduate.

19. Jeff Blumenkrantz

Actor | The Big Sick

Jeff Blumenkrantz was born on June 3, 1965 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for The Big Sick (2017), The Detour (2016) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999).

BS 1986

20. Zach Braff

Actor | Garden State

Zach Braff was born and raised in South Orange, New Jersey, to Anne Hutchinson (Maynard), a clinical psychologist, and Harold Irwin Braff, a trial attorney. His father is from Russia and Austria, while Zach's mother, who is from a family with deep roots in New England. Zach attended Columbia High ...

BS 1997

21. Cary Brothers

Soundtrack | Garden State

Indie rock singer/songwriter Cary Brothers was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Brothers played piano from ages eleven to thirteen before switching to the guitar. Cary first met actor/writer/director Zach Braff while attending Northwestern University in the 90's. Following graduation from ...

BS 1995

22. Clancy Brown

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

A tall, wavy-haired US actor with a deep, resonant voice, Clancy Brown has proved himself a versatile performer with first-class contributions to theater, feature films, television series and even animation.

Clarence J. Brown III was born in 1959 in Urbana, Ohio, to Joyce Helen (Eldridge), a concert...

BS 1981

23. Charles Busch

Actor | Die, Mommie, Die!

Charles Busch is a writer in theater and writer of the film Psycho Beach Party (2000). He is famous for crossdressing in his films he appears in and theatrical presentations he does. Busch got a lot of attention in film and television work playing a prisoner named Nat Ginsberg for two seasons on ...

BS 1976.

24. Frank Buxton

Actor | The Odd Couple

Born in Wellesley, MA, USA, Buxton grew up in Larchmont, NY, USA, graduated from Northwestern University (BS) and Syracuse University (MS). After service in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, he worked in local television as a producer-director in Buffalo, N.Y. and Chicago, IL and then began his ...

BS 1951.

25. Bruno Campos

Actor | The Princess and the Frog

Bruno is the son of an international banker, Paulo, and an actress, Thania. Although born in Rio de Janeiro, he grew up Brazil, Toronto, Bahrain, and Houston. He has three sisters - Mara, age 33 (in 1999); Adriana, age 32; and Mariana, age 21. At age 14, he attended Michigan's Interlochen Arts ...

BS 1995.

27. Cindy Chupack

Producer | Sex and the City

Cindy Chupack is best known as a Writer/Executive Producer of Sex and the City, where several episodes she penned (Evolution, Attack of the 5'10" Woman, Just Say Yes, Plus One is the Loneliest Number, I Love a Charade, and Splat!) were individually nominated for Writer's Guild and Emmy awards. In ...

BS 1987

28. Stephen Colbert

Writer | The Colbert Report

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced "col-BEAR") was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the son of Lorna Elizabeth (Tuck) and James William Colbert, Jr., a doctor and medical school dean at Yale, Saint Louis University, and MUSC. He is the ...

BS 1987

29. Jack Clay

Actor | The War of the Worlds

Jack Clay is an actor, known for The War of the Worlds (2005) and War of the Worlds the True Story (2012).

30. Claire Coffee

Actress | Grimm

Claire graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theater. Her career began on stage at age 5 with The Mountain Play theater company in Marin County, California. She worked extensively with regional theaters in the Bay Area and Central Coast of...

31. Kate Collins

Actress | All My Children

Kate Collins was born on May 6, 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for All My Children (1970), Riot on 42nd St. (1987) and L.A. Law (1986). She has been married to Charles Newell since October 23, 1992. They have two children.

32. Robert Conrad

Actor | Baa Baa Black Sheep

Robert Conrad was a graduate of Northwestern University, spending his first few years out of school supporting himself and his family by driving a milk truck and singing in a Chicago cabaret. Conrad befriended up-and-coming actor Nick Adams during this period, and it was Adams who helped Conrad get...

BS 1955

33. Steve Conrad

Writer | Patriot

Steve Conrad was born in 1968 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Patriot (2015), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and Wonder (2017).

BA 1991

34. Anthony John Crane

Actor | Cold Case

Anthony John Crane is an actor, known for Cold Case (2003) and Expired (2007).

BS 1993

35. Cindy Crawford

Actress | Fair Game

Cindy Crawford was born on February 20, 1966 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA as Cynthia Ann Crawford. She is an actress, known for Fair Game (1995), 54 (1998) and Cougar Town (2009). She has been married to Rande Gerber since May 29, 1998. They have two children. She was previously married to Richard Gere.

attended but never graduated.

36. Jane Curtin

Actress | 3rd Rock from the Sun

Jane Therese Curtin was born September 6th, 1947. Years later, a 27-year-old Jane Curtin auditioned for a comedy variety show. which turned out to be the the thing that would first expose her to fame, Saturday Night Live (1975). Jane won the audition against Mimi Kennedy, a tough competitor. Also ...

attended but never graduated.

37. Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Actress | Scrubs

Stephanie D'Abruzzo was born on December 7, 1971 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Stephanie Ann D'Abruzzo. She is an actress, known for Scrubs (2001), Sesame Street (1969) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015). She has been married to Craig Shemin since March 12, 2000.

BS 1993.

38. William Daniels

Actor | St. Elsewhere

William Daniels was born on March 31, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for St. Elsewhere (1982), The Graduate (1967) and The Blue Lagoon (1980). He has been married to Bonnie Bartlett since June 30, 1951. They have two children.

BS 1950

39. Beau Davidson

Actor | Runaway Romance

Beau Davidson is a two-time regional Emmy-nominated singer, actor, songwriter, and multifaceted performer. Born in Memphis, TN, he was heavily influenced by the music of Elvis Presley, Al Green, and Otis Redding, and thus his music became reminiscent of the soulful inflections of "the Memphis sound...

B. Mus 2003.

40. Zooey Deschanel

Actress | New Girl

Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks (1990). Her paternal ...

attended but never graduated

41. Lydia R. Diamond

Producer | The Affair

Lydia R. Diamond is a producer and writer, known for The Affair (2014), My America (2012) and Working in the Theatre (1976).

BS 1992.

42. Matt Doherty

Actor | The Mighty Ducks

Matt Doherty was born on June 22, 1978 in Harvey, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Mighty Ducks (1992), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) and Ghost World (2001).

BS 1999

43. Anne Dudek

Actress | White Chicks

Anne was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She got the role of Iphigenia in "The Iphigenia Cycle" in Chicago while still in theater school at Northwestern University. She was a resident artist at The Court Theatre in Chicago. The production moved off-Broadway to New York City, where she won the ...

44. Teddy Dunn

Actor | Jumper

Teddy Dunn was born as Edward Wilkes Dunn. He is an actor, known for Jumper (2008), Veronica Mars (2004) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004).

BS 2003

45. Nancy Dussault

Actress | The In-Laws

Nancy Dussault was born on June 30, 1936 in Pensacola, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for The In-Laws (1979), The Nurse (1997) and Alias (2001). She has been married to Valentine Mayer since February 24, 1985. She was previously married to James Dunton Travis.

BA 1957

46. Gregg Edelman

Actor | Spider-Man 2

Gregg Edelman was born on September 12, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Spider-Man 2 (2004), Little Children (2006) and The Proposal (2009). He was previously married to Carolee Carmello.

BS 1980

47. Jennie Eisenhower

Actress | Arthur

Jennie Eisenhower is the daughter of Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower. Her grandfather was Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, and her great-grandfather was Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States. She grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia. She is a summa cum...

BS 2000

48. Mary Frann

Actress | Newhart

Mary Frann was born on February 27, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Mary Frances Luecke. She was an actress, known for Newhart (1982), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and The Wild Wild West (1965). She was married to T.J. Escott. She died on September 23, 1998 in Beverly...

BS 1965

49. Temi Epstein

Actress | Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI

Tamar "Temi" Le Anne Epstein (also known as Tammy) is a former child actress, active in the middle 80s. Her best known movie is in Friday the 13th Part VI (1986), but her more remarkable role was the one of "young Ashton Main" on "North and South" (1985).

Epstein is a graduate of Northwestern ...

BS 1996

50. Joe Flynn

Actor | The Rescuers

Born on November 8, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio and after attending Northwestern University, Flynn began his entertainment career as a ventriloquist and as a radio performer. During World War II, he served in the Army's Special Services Branch (formerly the Morale Branch) entertaining the troops in ...

51. Penny Fuller

Actress | All the President's Men

Penny Fuller was born on July 21, 1940 in Durham, North Carolina, USA as Penelope Ann Fuller. She is an actress, known for All the President's Men (1976), Quantum Leap (1989) and The Elephant Man (1982).

BS 1959

52. Gerald Freedman

Director | Celebrity Playhouse

Author, composer and director, educated at Northwestern University (BA, cum laude, and MA, summa cum laude), and at the Cleveland School of Art and the Mannes School of Music. He was an assistant director of the Broadway musicals "Gypsy" and "West Side Story", and he also directed other Broadway ...

BS 1949, MA 1950

53. David T. Friendly

Producer | Little Miss Sunshine

Attended Northwestern University with Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

BS 1978

54. George Furth

Actor | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

George Furth was born on December 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as George Schweinfurth. He was an actor and writer, known for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Blazing Saddles (1974) and The Cannonball Run (1981). He died on August 11, 2008 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

BS 1955

55. Aimee Garcia

Actress | Dexter

A Chicago native of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, she made her professional stage debut at the age of seven in Paul Mejia's "Cinderella" at The Auditorium Theatre. By the age of twelve, she was dancing 20 shows a month as "Clara" in "The Nutcracker". She joined the Young People's Company, whose...

BS 2000

56. Daniele Gaither

Actress | The Thundermans

Daniele Gaither was born on September 6, 1970 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. She is an actress, known for The Thundermans (2013), The Rerun Show (2002) and Reno 911! (2003).

BS 1993

57. Frank Galati

Writer | The Accidental Tourist

Frank Galati was born on November 29, 1943 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The Accidental Tourist (1988), American Playhouse (1981) and The Party Animal (1984).

BA 1965

58. Ana Gasteyer

Actress | Mean Girls

Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live. During her six-year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on ...

BS 1989

59. Ileen Getz

Actress | Changing Lanes

Ileen Getz was born on August 7, 1961 in Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Changing Lanes (2002), The Station Agent (2003) and Lovely & Amazing (2001). She was married to Mark Grinnell. She died on August 4, 2005 in New York City, New York, USA.

BS 1985

60. Zach Gilford

Actor | The Purge: Anarchy

Zach Gilford was born on January 14, 1982 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Last Winter (2006) and Dare (2009). He has been married to Kiele Sanchez since December 29, 2012.

BS 2004

61. Eric Gilliland

Producer | Roseanne

Eric Gilliland is probably best known for bringing the hit TV series "Roseanne" to American audiences for many years. Most recently, he directed and co-wrote the much-lauded NBC TV pilot "Downwardly Mobile," which managed to reunite Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in the starring roles. Despite much...

BS 1984

62. Ira Glass

Writer | This American Life

Ira Glass was born on March 3, 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Ira Jeffrey Glass. He is a writer and producer, known for This American Life (2007), Freezing People Is Easy and Sleepwalk with Me (2012). He has been married to Anaheed Alani since August 2005.

attended, transferred.

64. Virginia Graham

Actress | The City

Virginia Graham started in Chicago radio in the 1930s. After World War II she wrote scripts for several radio serials, including "Stella Dallas", "Backstage Wife", and "Our Gal Sunday". She was the hostess of television talk shows from the 1950s to 1970s that are considered forerunners to today's ...

MSJ

65. Michael Greif

Self | The 63rd Annual Tony Awards

Was nominated for Broadway's 1996 Tony Award as Best Director (Musical) for "Rent."

BS 1981

66. Mamie Gummer

Actress | Ricki and the Flash

Mamie Gummer was born on August 3, 1983 in New York City, New York, USA as Mary Willa Gummer. She is an actress, known for Ricki and the Flash (2015), Side Effects (2013) and The Ward (2010). She was previously married to Benjamin Walker.

BS 2005

67. Anna Gunn

Actress | Breaking Bad

An actress on both stage and screen, Anna Gunn has portrayed a vast array of complex and powerful characters throughout her career.

Anna grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico after her parents transplanted the family from Cleveland, Ohio to the Southwest in the late seventies. She discovered acting in a ...

BS 1990

68. Kathryn Hahn

Actress | Afternoon Delight

Kathryn Marie Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois, but her family then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she spent most of her time growing up. She is of German, Irish, and English descent. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Northwestern University. She later attended Yale, ...

BS 1995

69. Brad Hall

Writer | Brooklyn Bridge

Brad Hall was born on March 21, 1958 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Brooklyn Bridge (1991), Picture Paris (2011) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He has been married to Julia Louis-Dreyfus since June 25, 1987. They have two children.

BS 1990

70. Samantha Harris

Actress | Baywatch

A seasoned entertainment news journalist and two-time Emmy-nominated TV personality, Samantha Harris is currently seen on the world's #1 entertainment news program, Entertainment Tonight (1981), as a correspondent. In just her first months with the show, she covered the Cannes Film Festival, ...

BS 1996

71. Bill Hayes

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Throughout the 1970s and a good part of the 1980s, Bill Hayes and his second wife, Emmy-winning Susan Seaforth Hayes, reigned as the Lunt and Fontanne of daytime soaps. Prior to this he had become a noted singer/actor on the Broadway stage and in night clubs. Born William Foster Hayes III in Harvey...

M.M. 1949

72. Heather Headley

Actress | Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

Won a 2000 Tony Award for Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in "Aida". Released her debut album in 2002, "This is who I am". Moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana at age 15. As a student in university, she performed at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, in "Dreamgirls" and "The...

BS 1997

73. Kyle T. Heffner

Actor | Flashdance

Kyle Heffner was born in Chicago, Illinois. His parents noticed his acting ability early and enrolled him, at 11 years old, in a well-respected children's theater, The Jack and Jill Players. After a few plays he began working as a professional in commercials and educational films. His passion for ...

74. Marg Helgenberger

Actress | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Marg Helgenberger is an established dramatic actress whose prominence has been steadily increasing. Her work has been noted on stage, film and TV. Most of her career has been spent in dramatic roles on television, but she has also had a noteworthy presence in feature films.

Helgenberger earned a ...

BS 1982

75. Charlton Heston

Actor | Ben-Hur

With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As ...

BS 1945

76. Michael Hitchcock

Actor | Trial & Error

Michael Hitchcock was born in Defiance, Ohio and later raised in Western Springs, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He attributes many of his offbeat characters on his midwestern upbringing. Hitchcock received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University's School of Speech and a Master ...

BS 1980

77. Ron Holgate

Actor | 1776

Ron Holgate was born on May 26, 1937 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA. He is an actor, known for 1776 (1972), Cabeza de Vaca (1962) and Men of Means (1998). He has been married to Amy DeGange since 1989. They have two children. He was previously married to Dorothy Collins.

BS 1959

78. David Hollander

Writer | Ray Donovan

David Hollander was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Mount Lebanon High School and Sewickley Academy before going to Northwestern University. He began his career as a playwright before turning his attention to film and television. He has served on the faculty of the USC Graduate ...

BS 1990

79. David Horowitz

The Golden Girls

David Horowitz, the Creator, Host and Executive Producer of the popular television program "Fight Back! With David Horowitz", has been at the forefront of bringing consumer issues into public awareness for nearly 35 years.

David has won 15 Emmy Awards for his "Fight Back!" television series, ...

MS 1961

80. Jeffrey Hunter

Actor | The Searchers

Jeffrey Hunter was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on November 25, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, an only child. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and when he was almost four his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his teens, he acted in productions of the North Shore Children's ...

BA 1949

81. Lew Hunter

Producer | Otherworld

Lew Hunter was born on July 18, 1935. He is a producer and writer, known for Otherworld (1985), Fallen Angel (1981) and HungOver.

MS 1956

82. Ron Husmann

Actor | Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Ron Husmann was born on June 30, 1937 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963), Love Has Many Faces (1965) and Days of Our Lives (1965).

BS 1959

83. Martha Hyer

Actress | The Sons of Katie Elder

Martha Hyer was born on August 10, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas. Once she finished her formal schooling, Martha played a bit role in 1946's The Locket (1946). Slowly, Martha began picking up roles with more and more substance. The best years for the beautiful actress began in 1954 when she played in ...

BS 1945

84. Rex Ingram

Actor | The Thief of Bagdad

A Corsicana native, Rex (Clifford) Ingram was the son of Mack and Mamie Ingram. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in medicine before launching a brilliant acting career which spanned 50 years. Ingram made his screen debut during the silent era in Tarzan of the Apes (1918) . He ...

85. Laura Innes

Actress | ER

Laura Innes was born August 16, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan. She was introduced to professional theater by her father, who often took the family to the Stratford Festival of Canada in Stratford, Ontario. With the support of her father, she attended Northwestern University and earned a degree in ...

BS 1979

86. David Ives

Writer | La Vénus à la fourrure

David Ives was born on July 11, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Venus in Fur (2013), The Green Hill and Great Performances (1971).

BA 1971

87. Brian d'Arcy James

Actor | Spotlight

Brian d'Arcy James was born on June 29, 1968 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA. He is an actor, known for Spotlight (2015), Ghost Town (2008) and Friends with Kids (2011).

BS 1990

88. Tim Johnson

Director | Home

Tim Johnson is a director and producer, known for Home (2015), Over the Hedge (2006) and Antz (1998).

BA 1983

89. Jennifer Jones

Actress | The Towering Inferno

One of the world's most underrated Academy Award-winning actresses, Jennifer Jones was born Phylis Lee Isley on 2 March 1919 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Flora Mae (Suber) and Phillip Ross Isley, who ran a travelling stage show. As a young aspiring actress, she met and fell for young aspiring actor ...

90. Peter Kapetan

Actor | Confessions of a Shopaholic

Peter Kapetan was born on October 21, 1956 in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA as Peter Murray Kapetan. He was an actor, known for Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) and Farm Girl in New York (2007). He died on June 4, 2008 in New York City, New York, USA.

BA 1978

91. Spencer Kayden

Actress | Welcome to Me

Spencer Kayden was born in 1971 in Costa Mesa, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Welcome to Me (2014), Blue's Clues (1996) and Pipe Dream (2002). She has been married to Mark Harelik since October 2004. They have one child.

BS 1990

92. James Keach

Actor | National Lampoon's Vacation

James Keach was born on December 7, 1947 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as James Peckham Keach. He is an actor and director, known for National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Walk the Line (2005) and Waiting for Forever (2010).

BS 1970

93. Stacy Keach Sr.

Pet Sematary

Stacy Keach Sr. was born on May 29, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Walter Stacy Keach. He is known for his work on Pet Sematary (1989), The Parallax View (1974) and Pretty Woman (1990). He was married to Mary Cain Peckham. He died on February 13, 2003 in Burbank, California, USA.

BS 1935

94. Clinton Kelly

Self | The Chew

Clinton Kelly was born on February 22, 1969 in Panama City, Panama. He is known for his work on The Chew (2011), House of Cards (2013) and Nashville (2012). He has been married to Damon Bayles since 2009.

MS 1993

95. Richard Kind

Actor | Argo

Richard Kind, a Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee for the Broadway hit The Big Knife, is an accomplished stage, screen and television actor who continues to redefine the term character actor. Kind is starring as Sam Meyers in the Amazon Original Series Red Oaks. He appeared in the 2013 Best ...

BS 1978

96. Richard Kline

Actor | Three's Company

Richard Kline was born on April 29, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Klein. He is an actor and director, known for Three's Company (1976), Jack and Jill (2011) and Beverly Hills Ninja (1997). He has been married to Beverley Osgoode since 2002. He was previously married to Sandy Molloy...

MA 1967

97. Robert Knepper

Actor | Prison Break

Robert Knepper, the son of a veterinarian, was born in Fremont, Ohio, and was raised in Maumee (near Toledo). When he was growing up, his mother worked in the props department for the community theater, and because of her involvement, he became interested in acting. Robert began his career in ...

attended but never graduated

98. Gary Kroeger

Actor | Saturday Night Live

Gary Kroeger was born on April 13, 1957 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Murder, She Wrote (1984) and Radioland Murders (1994). He has been married to Shannon Alexander since December 24, 2017. He was previously married to Leigh Kroeger.

BS 1981

99. Roger Kumble

Director | Cruel Intentions

Roger Kumble was born on May 28, 1966 in Harrison, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Cruel Intentions (1999), The Sweetest Thing (2002) and Just Friends (2005). He has been married to Mary Mehagian since November 4, 2000. They have three children.

BS 1988

100. Clyde Kusatsu

Actor | Paradise Road

Clyde Kusatsu was born on September 13, 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He is an actor, known for Paradise Road (1997), The Interpreter (2005) and Midway (1976). He has been married to Gayle Shuffler since August 29, 1976. They have two children.

BS 1970



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