A Few of TV's Top Scene Stealersby janusminoa | created - 11 Apr 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
1. Amy Acker
Actress | Angel
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she graduated Lake Highlands High School, Amy Acker is the oldest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. An acting major at Southern Methodist University, Amy acted in several college theater productions. She appeared in various roles during ...
as Root in Person of Interest
Actress | Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Of Irish/English ancestry, Agnes was born near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal ...
as Endora from Bewitched
Actress | ER
Alex Kingston was born on March 11, 1963 in London, England as Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston. She is an actress, known for ER (1994), Doctor Who (2005) and Alpha Dog (2006). She has been married to Jonathan Stamp since July 18, 2015. She was previously married to Florian Haertel and Ralph Fiennes.
as River Song in Doctor Who
Actor | Krull
Alun Armstrong was born on July 17, 1946 in Annfield Plain, County Durham, England as Robert Alun Armstrong. He is an actor, known for Krull (1983), The Mummy Returns (2001) and Van Helsing (2004). He has been married to Susan J Bairstow since 1977. They have three children.
as Brian in New Tricks
Actor | Babylon 5
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Andreas from a working-class Greek-American family. Attracted from early childhood to being on stage when at 4 his mother took him to see a community theater performance, he took theatre as an extra-curricular activity in high school. He then majored in it at St. Louis ...
as G'Kar in Babylon 5
Actor | Get Smart
Bernie Kopell was born on June 21, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Bernard Morton Kopell. He is an actor and writer, known for Get Smart (2008), The Love Boat (1977) and The Cutter (2005). He has been married to Catrina Honadle since October 31, 1997. They have two children. He was ...
as Siegfried in Get Smart
7. Bill Bailey
Actor | Hot Fuzz
Bill Bailey is known for his sharp wit and classic sense of humor. he is most famous for being in Never Mind The Buzzcocks, celebrity game-show in which he is a team captain. Bill is a stand up comedian, and has also starred in cult comedies such as Spaced and of course Black Books. He was given ...
as Manny in Black Books
Actor | Sling Blade
Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in ...
as Lorne Malvo in Fargo
9. Bitty Schram
Actress | One Fine Day
Born in New York City, Schram attended the University of Maryland on a tennis scholarship. She is best known for her role as Adrian Monk's original personal assistant, Sharona Fleming, on the TV series, Monk (2002). She is also known for her film debut role as "Evelyn Gardner", the sobbing ...
as Sharona in Monk
10. Brent Spiner
Actor | Star Trek: First Contact
Brent Spiner, whose primary claim to fame is his portrayal of the beloved android Data on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), was born and raised in Houston, Texas. His parents, Sylvia (Schwartz) and Jack Spiner, owned and operated a furniture store, and were both from ...
as Data in Star Trek (TNG)
11. Chris Barrie
Chris Barrie was born Christopher Jonathan Brown on March 28, 1960, in a British military hospital in Hanover, Germany. He was brought up in Northern Ireland and was a boarder at Methodist College Belfast. He was Head Boy in his final year and played the lead in a "Dial M for Murder" production. He ...
as Rimmer in Red Dwarf
Actor | Hell on Wheels
An award-winning Canadian actor, Christopher Heyerdahl co-stars in USA's "Damnation" Sky Atlantic's "Tin Star" and SyFy's "Van Helsing" AMC's hit series "Hell On Wheels," playing the enigmatic 'Swede." This post-Civil War drama debuted as the second highest rated original series in AMC history. ...
as Druitt in Sanctuary and Todd in Stargate Atlantis.
Actor | Back to the Future
Christopher Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Christopher Allen Lloyd. He is an actor, known for Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Addams Family Values (1993). He has been married to Lisa Loiacono since 2016. He was previously married to ...
as Doc Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and its sequel.
14. David Zayas
Actor | Skyline
as Angel Batista in Dexter
15. Edie Falco
Actress | The Sopranos
Edith Falco, called Edie, was born on July 5, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith Anderson, an actress, and Frank Falco, a jazz drummer. She is of Italian (father) and Swedish, English, and Cornish (mother) descent. Edie grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Purchase, where she was trained in ...
as Carmela in The Sopranos
16. Emily Hampshire
Actress | 12 Monkeys
Born and raised in Montreal, Emily Hampshire has made an indelible mark on the Canadian film and television industry in a relatively short period of time. Her work has been recognized by the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television with 3 Genie Award Nominations, a Gemini Award for her work on the...
as Jennifer Goines in 12 Monkeys
17. Evan Peters
Actor | X-Men: Apocalypse
Evan Peters was born in the winter of 1987 to Phil and Julie Peters in St. Louis, Missouri. When his father's job was transferred and the family moved to Grand Blanc, Michigan, Evan began taking acting classes and at age 15, he moved with his mother to Los Angeles in hopes of pursuing a career in ...
as James Patrick March in American Horror Story and Quicksilver in X-Men Apocalypse
18. Frank DeKova
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Frank DeKova parlayed a sinister scowl, piercing eyes and an all-around menacing attitude into a long career of playing cold-blooded trigger-men, rampaging Indian chiefs, brutal Mexican army officers and the like. So it would probably come as a shock to those who know his work to discover that, ...
as Chief Wild Eagle in F Troop
19. Gigi Edgley
Actress | Farscape
Edgley was born in Perth. She is the daughter of concert and circus promoter Michael Edgley, known for bringing the Moscow State Circus to Australia during the 1980s. Her mother, Jeni Edgley, is involved in managing a 250-acre health retreat. As a child, Gigi Edgley performed both in and out of ...
as Chiana in Farscape
20. Iain Glen
Actor | Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Iain Glen is a Scottish actor, who was born on June 24, 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he was the winner of...
Jorah Mormont in 'Game of Thrones'
21. Ian McShane
Actor | Deadwood
From a lawless, foul-mouthed saloon owner in "Deadwood" to a tough, no-nonsense British gangster in "Sexy Beast," Ian McShane has virtually cornered the market on playing rogues, villains, and all-around badasses.
A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charismatic heavies, the classically ...
generally larger-than-life, best as Al Swearingen in 'Deadwood'
22. John de Lancie
Actor | Crank: High Voltage
John de Lancie was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Kent State University where he won a scholarship to Juilliard. John's father was a professional oboist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. de Lancie is probably best known for his portrayal as Eugene Bradford on Days of Our ...
as Q in Star Trek
23. John Noble
Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977 - 87. Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997-00. Directed over 80 plays, including 'Sons of Cain' on London's West End (1986). Freelance actor. Semi-regular in TV series 'All Saints'. Voice and acting teacher.
as Walter Bishop in Fringe
24. Jonathan Harris
Actor | Lost in Space
Born Jonathan Charasuchin in the Bronx to impoverished Russian-Jewish émigrés, Jonathan Harris worked as a box boy in a pharmacy at age 12 and later earned his pharmacy degree at Fordham University. However, the desire to act proved overwhelming and he forsook this promising trade for the theater, ...
as Dr. Smith in Lost in Space
25. Kathy Bates
Actress | Misery
Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as...
as Madame Delphine LaLaurie and Iris in American Horror Story
26. Leonard Nimoy
Actor | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit ...
as Spock in Star Trek
27. Lexa Doig
Actress | Andromeda
Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of ...
as Rommie in Andromeda and Sonya Valentine in 'Continuum'.
Actor | Courage Under Fire
Lou Diamond Phillips was born on February 17, 1962 in Subic Bay Naval Base, Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines as Lou Diamond Upchurch. He is an actor and director, known for Courage Under Fire (1996), Stand and Deliver (1988) and The Big Hit (1998). He has been married to Yvonne Boismier Phillips...
as Henry Standing Bear in Longmire
29. Mark Sheppard
Actor | Supernatural
Mark Andreas Sheppard was born on May 30, 1964 in London, England. He is an actor director and producer, known for Supernatural (2005), Battlestar Galactica (2004), Firefly (2002), Leverage (2008), Doctor Who (2005) In the Name of the Father (1993) and many others. He has been married to Sarah ...
as Crowley in Supernatural
Actor | How I Met Your Mother
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...
as Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events
31. Nigel Hawthorne
Actor | The Madness of King George
Born in Coventry, England on 5 April 1929. Raised in South Africa. Returned to the UK in the 1950s. Extensive theatre work in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. His portrayal of "Sir Humphrey Appleby" in the BBC comedy Yes Minister (1980) won him international acclaim in the 1980s. In 1992, he was awarded...
as Sir Humphrey in Yes Minister
32. Paul Lynde
Actor | Bye Bye Birdie
Paul Lynde was born in 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio (one of six children and the middle of four boys). His father was a local police officer and the sheriff of the Mount Vernon Jail for two years. Lynde got his inspiration to become an actor at the age of four or five after his mother took him to see...
as Uncle Arthur in Bewitched
33. Peter Jurasik
Actor | Babylon 5
Peter Jurasik began his professional career as a stage actor working in off Broadway productions in New York and later in tours and regional theaters up and down the east coast. In 1975, he moved to Los Angeles beginning a twenty five year run as a character actor continuing to act on stage, but ...
as Londo in Babylon 5
34. Peter Wyngarde
Actor | Flash Gordon
Peter Paul Wyngarde was born at the home of an aunt in Marseille, Southern France, and is the son of an English father and French mother. Owing to his father's work as a member of the British Diplomatic Service, Peter spent much of his early childhood moving from one country to another, and was ...
as Jason King in Department S
35. Phil Davis
Actor | Vera Drake
Phil Davis was born on July 30, 1953 in Grays, Essex, England. He is an actor and director, known for Vera Drake (2004), Bleak House (2005) and Alien³ (1992). He has been married to Eve Matheson since 2002. They have one child.
as Smallweed in Bleak House, Peter McLeish in North Square and just about everything else he appears in !
36. Philip Glenister
Actor | Ashes to Ashes
Philip Glenister was born on February 10, 1963 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Ashes to Ashes (2008), Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and Life on Mars (2006). He has been married to Beth Goddard since 2006. They have two children.
as Gene Hunt in Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes
37. Richard Armitage
Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, where he discovered his love for acting. He took part in many theatre productions all over the UK, from ...
as Guy of Gisbourne in Robin Hood
38. Richard Ayoade
Writer | Submarine
Richard Ellef Ayoade was born in Hammersmith, and grew up in Suffolk, in England, the son of a Norwegian mother, Dagny Amalie (Baassuik), and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. He studied Law at Cambridge university, and followed in the footsteps of British Comedy legends like Monty ...
as Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd
39. Robert Glenister
Actor | Live by Night
Robert Glenister (born 11 March 1960) is a popular British actor probably best known, amongst other roles, as con-man Ash "Three Socks" Morgan in the hit British TV series Hustle (2004).
His impressive career has spanned nearly three decades, and he has starred in several hit British television ...
as Ash Morgan in Hustle
40. Robert Picardo
Actor | Star Trek: Voyager
Robert Picardo was born on October 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, where he spent his whole childhood. He graduated from the William Penn Charter School and attended Yale University. At Yale, he landed a role in Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" and at age 19, he played a leading role in the ...
as the EMH in Star Trek Voyager
Actor | Accepted
A native of Shueyville, Iowa, Taylor is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Speech.
Robin Lord Taylor has appeared in several acclaimed television series, such as The Walking Dead (2010), Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) The Good Wife (2009) and ...
as the Penguin in Gotham
42. Suzie Plakson
Actress | Star Trek: Voyager
Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer and artist. Born in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage/theater, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a ...
any of several Star Trek characters, but none more memorable than K'Ehleyr (TNG)
43. 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, ...
as Joel Hammond in Santa Clarita Diet
44. Werner Klemperer
Actor | Hogan's Heroes
Werner Klemperer, everyone's favorite TV German Air Force colonel, was best known for his role as the bumbling Col. Wilhelm Klink on the comedy series Hogan's Heroes (1965). Although he'll forever be known as the blustering but inept German commandant of Stalag 13, Klemperer was in fact a talented ...
Colonel Klink in Hogan's Heroes