What a Character!

by SmallTownSim | created - 16 Jul 2015 | updated - 26 Apr 2018 | Public

The actor/actresses on this list have been in tons of films, movies, videos, shorts... you name it; they are what helps the story along in the uncredited or bit parts of the shows we watch.

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1. Mark Chaet

Actor | Van Wilder

Mark Chaet is known for his work on Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002), House of Sand and Fog (2003) and Liar Liar (1997).

2. Lawrence A. Mandley

Actor | A Stone Cold Christmas

Lawrence Mandley was born in Springfield, Illinois and grew up in Chicago. His first stage appearance was a school talent show when he was in 2nd grade. The song was "Tequila" and Lawrence sat on the floor, center stage with a wide brimmed straw hat covering his face as two 8th grade girls in ...

3. Zack Norman

Actor | Romancing the Stone

Zack Norman (a/k/a Howard Zuker)is an American actor/comedian/producer/financier best known for his roles in Romancing the Stone, Cadillac Man, Festival in Cannes and Ragtime. On television, he has appeared on The A-Team, Baywatch and The Nanny and was featured in several TV movies including At ...

4. Taylor Negron

Actor | Alienated

Taylor Negron was born Brad Stephen Negron in Glendale, California, to Lucy (Rosario) and Conrad Negron, who was mayor of Indian Wells, CA. His parents were both of Puerto Rican descent. Negron attended UCLA, studied acting with Lee Strasberg, and studied comedy at a private seminar taught by ...

5. Allan Lane

Music_department | Mister Ed

Most western action film heroes begin and end their career in the saddle. Not so for cowboy idol Allan "Rocky" Lane, who started as a leading man in major studio dramas, only to segue into "B" serials and sagebrush sagas in later life. The Indiana native was born in 1909 (some sources claim 1904). ...

6. Harold Gould

Actor | Patch Adams

Harold Gould earned a Ph.D. in theatre and taught speech and drama at Cornell University. Pursuing off-Broadway work in the 1950s, he decided to practice what he preached and became a full-time professional actor in the 1960s. He has appeared in hundreds of TV shows since, usually playing a father,...

7. Ronnie Schell

Actor | Emergency!

Born and raised in Richmond, California, comedian Ronnie Schell's first choice of careers was to play professional baseball. He got as far as the semis before enlisting in the Air Force, where he performed in variety shows, as both an emcee and comedian, and also did record pantomimes. He studied ...

8. Willard Waterman

Actor | Auntie Mame

Willard Waterman was born on August 29, 1914 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Willard Lewis Waterman. He was an actor, known for Auntie Mame (1958), The Apartment (1960) and Mystery Street (1950). He was married to Mary Anna Theleen. He died on February 2, 1995 in Burlingame, California, USA.

9. Annette Badland

Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Annette Badland is an English actress known for a wide range of roles on TV, radio and film. She has played Margaret Blaine in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2005), Doomsday Dora in The Sparticle Mystery (2011), Birdie Henshall in the drama series Cutting It (2002), Mavis in season 6 of ...

10. Jessica Tuck

Actress | Super 8

Jessica Tuck was born on February 19, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Jessica Ines Tuck. She is an actress, known for Super 8 (2011), True Blood (2008) and Judging Amy (1999). She is married to Robbie Koseff. They have one child.

11. Linden Chiles

Actor | Old Friends

Linden Chiles was born on March 22, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Truman Linden Chiles Jr. He was an actor, known for Old Friends (2010), The Green Hornet (1966) and The Mystic Tales of Nikolas Winter (2012). He was married to Cynthia Jean Coles, Mona Lee Schussman and Rosemary Kelly. He died...

12. Theodore Bikel

Actor | The Defiant Ones

Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...

13. Milton Selzer

Actor | Sid and Nancy

Possessing one of TV's more identifiable mugs, Jewish-American character actor Milton Selzer was here, there and everywhere in the 1960s and 1970s, playing a host of usually unsympathetic mobsters, gamblers, and crooks with a sad, almost pathetic quality in about every popular crime story offered, ...

14. Andy Devine

Actor | Robin Hood

Rotund comic character actor of American films. Born Andrew Vabre Devine in Flagstaff, Arizona, the later-to-be Rotund comic character actor was raised in nearby Kingman, Arizona, the son of Irish-American hotel operator Thomas Devine and his wife Amy. Devine was an able athlete as a student and ...

15. James Millhollin

Actor | No Time for Sergeants

Thin, fidgety James Millholin made a career out of playing dyspeptic bureaucrats, nervous hotel clerks and other officious authority types. Somewhat reminiscent of Edward Everett Horton or Franklin Pangborn, Millhollin's pinched face, somewhat pop eyes and flighty mannerisms fit those roles like a ...

16. Cyril Delevanti

Actor | Soylent Green

Seasoned London-born character actor, who had a lengthy career in American films and on television. The son of an Anglo-Italian music professor, Cyril also had a secondary career in Hollywood as a respected drama coach, engaged by Douglas Fairbanks, James Craig, and others. He appears to have ...

17. Pat Hingle

Actor | Batman

Pat Hingle (real name: Martin Patterson Hingle) was born in Miami, Florida, the son of a building contractor. His parents divorced when Hingle was still in his infancy (he never knew his father) and his mother supported the family by teaching school in Denver. She then began to travel (with her son...

18. Juanita Moore

Actress | Imitation of Life

African American actress Juanita Moore entered films in the early 1950s, a time in which few black people were given an opportunity to act in major studio films. Fortunately Moore's roles began improving as Hollywood developed a social consciousness toward the end of the decade. In 1959 she ...

19. Fritzi Burr

Actress | Chinatown

Fritzi Burr was born on May 31, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Chinatown (1974), 3 Ninjas (1992) and Driving Me Crazy (1991). She was married to Aaron Heyman. She died on January 17, 2003 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.

20. Robert Easton

Actor | Working Girl

Robert Easton was born on November 23, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Robert Easton Burke. He is known for his work on Working Girl (1988), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and Red Heat (1988). He was married to June Bettine Grimstead. He died on December 16, 2011 in Toluca Lake,...

21. Francie Swift

Actress | Cop Out

Francie Swift was born on March 27, 1969 in Amarillo, Texas, USA as Frances Doretta Swift. She is an actress, known for Cop Out (2010), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and All Good Things (2010). She has been married to Brad Blumenfeld since July 10, 2004.



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