Jby lovesandwich | created - 05 Aug 2017 | updated - 05 Nov 2017 | Public
1. John Sayles
Writer | Lone Star
A bright child, John Sayles began reading novels before age 9. A Williams grad in 1972, he shunned a corporate career to work various blue-collar jobs, moving to east Boston to take a factory job. He wrote stories and submitted them to various magazines, and the Atlantic Monthly gave him the idea ...
Actor | Eight Men Out
Jace Alexander was born on April 7, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA as Jason Edward Alexander. He is a director and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), Rescue Me (2004) and Carry Me Home (2004). He has been married to Maddie Corman since September 6, 1998. They have three children.
5. Josh Mostel
Actor | City Slickers
The son of Broadway and film star Zero Mostel, Joshua Mostel is every bit the "heavyweight" that his father was -- perhaps even heavier. A graduate of Brandeis University, Mostel followed his father's sizable footsteps by going on-stage. His first major film appearance was as King Herod -- complete...
10. James Earl Jones
Actor | Rogue One
Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred ...
18. James Merendino
Writer | SLC Punk!
James Merendino is an American movie director and scriptwriter. He was born in New Jersey, and moved with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah when he was six years old. After pursuing post-secondary education in Rome and Los Angeles, California, studying Western philosophy and theology, Merendino ...
19. Jennifer Lien
Actress | Star Trek: Voyager
Jennifer Anne Lien was born on August 24, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She has an older sister and an older brother. Jennifer knew that she wanted to act from a young age. Encouraged by her English and drama teachers, she began performing in a summer theater and festivals at the age of 13. She ...
20. Jason Segel
Actor | Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Multi-talented Jason Jordan Segel was born in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised by his parents, Jillian (Jordan), a homemaker, and Alvin Segel, a lawyer. His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was educated at St. ...
21. James Duval
Actor | Donnie Darko
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1972. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1974 where his sister Terry Duval (his only sibling) was born. He attended Gladstone High School in Covina, California from 1986 to 1989 as well attending Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and Fair Valley in Covina. ...
22. Janice Knickrehm
Actress | Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Janice Knickrehm was born on June 4, 1925 in Andover, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Little Secrets (2001) and SLC Punk! (1998). She was married to Gus. She died on January 23, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
24. James Whitmore
Actor | The Shawshank Redemption
Born on October 1, 1921, in White Plains, New York, gruff veteran character actor James Whitmore earned early and widespread respect with his award-winning dramatic capabilities on Broadway and in films. He would later conquer TV with the same trophy-winning results.
The son of James Allen Whitmore ...
25. Jeffrey DeMunn
Actor | The Green Mile
Jeffrey DeMunn was born on April 25, 1947 in Buffalo, New York. He studied in England at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, then returned to America and was a member of the National Shakespeare Company. He has starred in many theatre productions, both on and off Broadway, including "K2" (for which...
27. Jude Ciccolella
Actor | The Terminal
Jude was born in Burlington Vermont on March 11th, 1947. He spent his first three years in Middlebury Vermont where his father coached Football, Basketball and Baseball at Middlebury College. He then moved to Albany, New York, his hometown, where he would spend his formative years. After grade ...
33. James Kisicki
Actor | The Shawshank Redemption
James Kisicki was born on April 14, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as James P. Kisicki. He was an actor, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Wonder Boys (2000) and Proximity (2001). He was married to Deborah Kaiser Kisicki. He died on November 27, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
34. James Babson
Actor | Solomon Kane
James Babson is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama with a B.F.A. in Acting. James can currently be seen in the acclaimed "Last Knights"(2015) starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman,in theaters worldwide. Other recent credits include "The Words"(2012) directed by Brian Klugman and Lee...
36. J.K. Simmons
Actor | Whiplash
J.K. Simmons is an American actor.
He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music).
He had ...
37. Jayson Blair
Actor | Whiplash
Blair was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended L'Anse Creuse High School-North in Macomb Township, MI, where he played tennis. After graduating, he made appearances in commercials for Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and the Honda Civic. He made his major screen debut in 2006 in an episode of CSI: NY (2004)....
41. Jesse Mitchell
Actor | Beyond the Sky
Jesse Mitchell is a saxophonist, songwriter, and actor from Portsmouth, VA. He has specialized in the areas of Jazz, R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk, and Gospel. Jesse picked up the saxophone in middle school and he knew then that he was going to make it his career. During his second year on the saxophone...
42. Joseph Oliveira
Actor | Midnight Butterflies
Olive Kitteridge (2013) Black Mass (2014) Ghostbusters Answer The Call (2015) Joseph Oliveira was born in the village of Bretanha in the Island of Sao Miguel, Azores. Portugal. Came to America in the late 60s with his parents. At the age of 16 he started working in the textile mills to help his ...
44. Jonny Lee Miller
Actor | Mindhunters
Jonny Lee Miller (sometimes credited with an H) was born on November 15, 1972, in Kingston, England, UK, to actors Anna Lee and Alan Miller, and the grandson of actor Bernard Lee. After appearing in many high school plays at his selective state grammar school, Jonny dropped out at 17, to pursue ...
46. Jim Carrey
Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...
54. Joe Minjares
Actor | Nothing to Lose
Was born in Minneapolis Minnesota to Guadalupe and Benjamin Minjares. Served in Military from 1964 to 1968 with the U.S. Army intelligence corps. Founder of Pepitos Mexican Foods inc. 1971. Began acting career in 1982 in the movie Patty Rocks. Won the 1984 Minneapolis Comedy invitational as a ...
Actor | Big Love
A native of Minnesota, Joel McKinnon Miller had his first experiences as an actor in high school.He then went on to study opera and theatre at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. After college, Joel was invited to join John Houseman's The Acting Company, a classical theatre touring company based in...
Actor | The Founder
John Carroll Lynch was born August 1, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado, and was raised in Denver. It was there John found a passion for acting and became a Denver Broncos fan. He graduated in the mid-80s with a B.F.A. in theatre from the The Catholic University of America / Hartke Theatre Acting program. ...
62. Jeffrey Feingold
Actor | Auf Wiedersehen Amerika
Jeffrey Feingold began acting in the film, "Bye Bye America" ... In 2009/10, he appeared in "The Town," "Grown Ups," "The Company Men," and various indie films and TV roles. Jeffrey Feingold began acting in the film, "Bye Bye America" In 2009/10, he appeared in "The Town," "Grown Ups," "The Company...
Actor | Old Dogs & New Tricks
Jeffrey Scott Basham was born in Rockford, Illinois, and raised in metropolitan Detroit to mother, Karen Greenberg - a professional dancer and physical therapist, and father, William Wallace Basham, MD- a physician, musician and computer programmer. Jeffrey has a sister - Ruth Cisse (born Basham) ...
64. Jürgen Prochnow
Actor | Das Boot
Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is a leading actor of the German stage and screen. He was memorable as the submarine captain in the gritty WW II film Das Boot (1981), which brought him to international prominence. He has since starred in many well-received European and Hollywood ...
68. John Turturro
Actor | Barton Fink
Highly talented, lightly built American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles.
Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine (...
69. Jon Polito
Actor | Miller's Crossing
A veteran of nearly 100 films, Jon Polito is most recognized for his work with The Coen brothers, as well as his many television appearances as a series regular and guest star. Notable motion picture roles include: Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Crow, Blankman, and The...
70. J.E. Freeman
Actor | Alien: Resurrection
J.E. Freeman was born on February 2, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as James E. Freeman. He was an actor, known for Alien: Resurrection (1997), Miller's Crossing (1990) and Patriot Games (1992). He died on August 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA.
Actress | Hard Target
Jeanette Kontomitras is an actress, known for Hard Target (1993), Miller's Crossing (1990) and Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994).
72. John McConnell
Actor | Stolen
John McConnell has done lots of films, stand up comedy and other stuff. "Spud" was born in Gonzales, Louisiana.The typical middle child, he spent his youth trying to get somebody/anybody to notice him. When, after graduating high school, his dad wouldn't sign permission for his minor son to join ...
77. Joel Coen
Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Fargo (1996) and A Serious Man (2009). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.
78. Josh Brolin
Actor | Avengers: Endgame
Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.
Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist,...
79. James Franco
Actor | 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...
80. Joseph Cross
Actor | Running with Scissors
Joseph Cross made his motion picture debut in M. Night Shyamalan's Wide Awake (1998). Cross was also seen in Strangers with Candy (2005), co-starring Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and Greg Hollimon. The prequel to the Comedy Central series of the same name, the film was directed by ...
Stunts | Dark Ivy
JD Ayers started in the entertainment industry as a stunt performer back in the 80's working independent films. With the passion and physical ability of stunt work, JD continued to train with veteran stuntmen in Los Angeles and San Francisco. As JD continued to perform in films, he wanted to try ...
88. Jerry Brown
Actor | Railroader
Although Jerry Brown comes from a political family, he has an unusual background for a politician, even in California, and is considered an oddity in some corners. The son of longtime California public figures Pat Brown, he originally didn't plan to be a public official. After attending public ...
90. Jimmy Carter
Actor | The American President
Jimmy Carter is an American politician, philanthropist, and former farmer who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967 and as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to ...