Streets of San Francisco Actors

by herbertlom-45016 | created - 13 Nov 2017 | updated - 15 Nov 2017 | Public

1. Karl Malden

Actor | On the Waterfront

Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago as Mladen Sekulovich, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden did not speak English until he was in kindergarten. After graduating from high school in the nearby steel town of Gary, Indiana, Malden worked in the industry for three years until 1934, when...

2. Robert Wagner

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Robert John Wagner Jr. was born on February 10, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner Sr., a traveling salesman. His paternal grandparents were German and his maternal grandparents were Norwegian. His family moved to Los Angeles when ...

3. Michael Douglas

Actor | Behind the Candelabra

An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny ...

4. Andrew Duggan

Actor | Seven Days in May

Actor. Born in Franklin, Indiana on December 28, 1923, he was raised in Texas and went to college at Indiana University. There, on a speech and drama scholarship, he began to act and perform however this was interrupted by being called into the service. In World War II where he saw action overseas,...

5. Tom Bosley

Actor | Happy Days

Tom Bosley was born on October 1, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Thomas Edward Bosley. He was an actor, known for Happy Days (1974), The Back-up Plan (2010) and Yours, Mine and Ours (1968). He was married to Patricia Carr and Jean Eliot. He died on October 19, 2010 in Palm Springs, California, ...

6. Kim Darby

Actress | True Grit

The child of professional dancers, Kim Darby began her career studying dance with her father, as well as Nico Charisse. At fourteen, she was granted special admission to Tony Barr's acting workshop at Desilu Studios on the Paramount Pictures lot. He wrote later that it was her remarkable openness, ...

7. Edward Andrews

Actor | Sixteen Candles

The son of a Georgia minister, Edward Andrews debuted on stage in 1926 at age 12 and by 1935 had landed on Broadway. A solid character actor, his large physique and amiable demeanor made him a natural for the jovial, grandfatherly type or genial, small-town businessman which he often played, but ...

8. Mako

Actor | Conan the Barbarian

Born in Japan, Mako was living there with his grandparents while his parents studied art in the United States, when Japan and the U.S. went to war in 1941. His parents remained in the U.S., working for the Office of War Information, and, at the cessation of the conflict, were granted U.S. residency...

9. Naomi Stevens

Actress | The Apartment

Naomi Stevens was born on November 29, 1925 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for The Apartment (1960), Valley of the Dolls (1967) and The Fugitive (1963). She was married to Robert (Bob) Burns Jr. She died on January 13, 2018 in Reseda, California, USA.

10. Edmond O'Brien

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Oscar-winner Edmond O'Brien was one of the most-respected character actors in American cinema, from his heyday of the mid-1940s through the late 1960s. Born on September 10, 1915, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, O'Brien learned the craft of performance as a magician, reportedly tutored by...

11. Tim O'Connor

Actor | The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

Tim O'Connor was born on July 3, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. Best known to viewers as Elliott Carson on the long-running television series Peyton Place (1964), he began his acting career with the Goodman Memorial Theatre in Chicago just after World War II. Moving to New York City in the early 1950s,...

12. Eileen Heckart

Actress | The Bad Seed

Versatile, award-winning character actress Eileen Heckart, with the lean, horsey face and assured, fervent gait, was born Anna Eileen Herbert on March 29, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio. An only child, she lived with her mother after her parents separated at age 2, and was eventually adopted by her ...

13. Leo Gordon

Actor | Maverick

Big, burly character actor, one of the toughest of screen heavies. New York-born Leo Gordon's combination of a powerful physique, deep, menacing voice and icy, withering glare was guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of even the bravest screen hero. Director Don Siegel, who used Gordon in his ...

14. Ed Lauter

Actor | Cujo

Edward Matthew Lauter II was born on October 30, 1938 in Long Beach, New York. In a film career that extended for over four decades, Lauter starred in a plethora of film and television productions since making his big screen debut in the western Dirty Little Billy (1972). He portrayed an eclectic ...

15. Maurice Argent

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Maurice Argent was born on March 4, 1916 in Pennsylvania, USA as Maurice Saul Argent. He was an actor, known for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Magnum Force (1973) and Dirty Harry (1971). He died on December 7, 1981 in San Francisco, California, USA.

16. Scott Glenn

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Scott Glenn was born January 26, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Hope Elizabeth and Theodore Glenn, a salesman. As he grew up in Appalachia, his health was poor; he was bedridden for a year and doctors predicted he would limp for the rest of his life. During long periods of illness, Glenn was...

17. James Olson

Actor | The Andromeda Strain

He was a Chicago-based stage actor by the time he began his film career in the forgettable action drama The Sharkfighters (1956). A reedy, sensitive-looking blond, James Olson showed an understated power in his performances that often received critical applause, but also a taciturn personality that...

18. Lawrence Montaigne

Actor | The Great Escape

"Every actor should have a Great Escape" wrote Lawrence Montaigne in his autobiography "A Vulcan Odyssey". He referred, of course, to the famous 1960's P.O.W. classic in which he played a small role. His character, Canadian prisoner Haynes, gets killed at the end of the film. Nonetheless, this was ...

19. Ken Lynch

Actor | North by Northwest

If ever there was an actor born to play a tough Irish cop, it was Ken Lynch, and he played so many of them in his long career that he could probably do it in his sleep. His suspicious manner, aggressive attitude, steely eyes and snarling voice broke down many a quavering suspect. He also played ...

20. Phillip Pine

Actor | The Cat Ate the Parakeet

Phillip Pine was born on July 16, 1920 in Hanford, California, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Cat Ate the Parakeet (1972), Star Trek (1966) and Posse from Heaven (1975). He was married to Madelyn Conner Keen (Lynn Kenton). He died on December 22, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

21. William Windom

Actor | Uncle Buck

A man of all mediums, this veteran, Manhattan-born character actor was named after his great-grandfather, Lincolnesque Congressman William Windom. Born in 1923, the son of Paul Windom, an architect, and the former Isobel Wells Peckham, Bill attended Williams College and the University of Kentucky, ...

22. Jacqueline Scott

Actress | Planet of the Apes

Jacqueline Scott was born on January 1, 1932 in Sikeston, Missouri, USA as Jacqueline Sue Scott. She is an actress, known for Planet of the Apes (1974), Charley Varrick (1973) and The Fugitive (1963). She has been married to Gene Lesser since February 2, 1958. They have two children.

23. Robert Hogan

Actor | Species II

Robert Hogan was born on September 28, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Joseph Hogan. He is an actor, known for Species II (1998), Batman (1966) and The Fall Guy (1981). He has been married to Mary Barbera since December 3, 1983. He was previously married to Sharon Lynn (Shannon) ...

24. Dick Van Patten

Actor | Spaceballs

Dick Van Patten began acting as a child. He made his first of 27 Broadway appearances, at age seven, in "Tapestry in Grey". After, he appeared in many films, including Freaky Friday (1976), with Jodie Foster; Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) and Spaceballs (1987). His TV credits include his ...

25. Edward Mulhare

Actor | Knight Rider

Suave Irish-born actor with resonant voice and a commanding presence, who made his theatrical debut in 'The First of Mrs.Fraser' (1942) at the age of 19 at the Cork Opera House. Nine years later, after spells with the Gate Theatre in Dublin and the Liverpool Repertory Company, Mulhare appeared in a ...

26. Stefanie Powers

Actress | Hart to Hart

Stefanie Powers began her career as a teenager dancing for the Michele Paniaff Ballet Company and Jerome Robbins. At 16 she was put under contract to Columbia Pictures in the twilight of the Hollywood Studio System where she made 15 motion pictures and was loaned to Paramount for the John Wayne ...

27. Vic Tayback

Actor | Alice

Vic Tayback was born on January 6, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Alice (1976), Bullitt (1968) and All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989). He was married to Sheila McKay Barnard. He died on May 25, 1990 in Glendale, California, USA.

28. Fred Sadoff

Actor | The Poseidon Adventure

Fred Sadoff was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 21, 1926 to Henry Sadoff from Philadelphia and Bertha Leib Sadoff from Russia. He was the youngest in the family, his older brother Robert having been born in 1921. He served a year in the military from 1943-1944 and, when he got out, decided to...

29. David Soul

Actor | Starsky & Hutch

David Soul achieved pop icon status as handsome, blond-haired, blue-eyed Detective Kenneth Hutchinson on the cult "buddy cop" TV series Starsky and Hutch (1975), Soul also had a very successful singing career recording several albums, with worldwide number one hit singles including "Silver Lady" & ...

30. Carmen Zapata

Actress | Sister Act

In a career spanning six decades plus, the ever-vital and ever-versatile Carmen Zapata stands as one of the most respected and diversified Hispanic-American figures in the performing arts. The much-admired veteran actress has worn many hats over the years: teacher, producer, translator, lecturer ...

31. A Martinez

Actor | Longmire

A Martinez was born on September 27, 1948 in Glendale, California, USA as Adolph Larrue Martinez III. He is an actor and writer, known for Longmire (2012), Santa Barbara (1984) and Powwow Highway (1989). He has been married to Leslie Bryans since July 17, 1982. They have three children. He was ...

32. Al Checco

Actor | Bullitt

Al Checco was born on July 21, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Bullitt (1968), The Party (1968) and Helter Skelter (1976). He died on July 19, 2015 in Studio City, California, USA.

33. Bernie Casey

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bernie Casey was born on June 8, 1939 in Wyco, West Virginia, USA as Bernard Terry Casey. He was an actor and director, known for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and Never Say Never Again (1983). He was married to Paula. He died on September 19, 2017 in Los ...

34. Peter Strauss

Actor | Rich Man, Poor Man

Peter Strauss has focused on theater for the last few years. He recently performed the role of Leonardo da Vinci in "Divine Rivalry" at Hartford Stage, Ben Bradlee in "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers" for the New York Theater Workshop, Sigmund Freud in "Sabina" for Primary Stages and...

35. Elaine Giftos

Actress | Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask

After a youthful career in the New York City Ballet under the guidance of the famed dance-master George Balanchine, Elaine Giftos starred on Broadway, before moving to Hollywood to act in movies and on TV. She has co-starred with Barbra Streisand and Jack Nicholson, with Woody Allen and Gene Wilder...

36. Lenore Kasdorf

Actress | Starship Troopers

1963-1965 attended International School of Bangkok, Thailand. Her father was a Colonel in the US Army stationed in Bangkok. Lenore attended during her sophmore and junior years and was a cheerleader.

37. Chuck Hicks

Actor | Dick Tracy

Chuck Hicks was born on December 26, 1927 in Stockton, California, USA. He is known for his work on Dick Tracy (1990), Legion (2010) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).

38. David Wayne

Actor | The Andromeda Strain

His father was an insurance executive; his mother died when he was four. He attended Western Michigan University then worked as a statistician in Cleveland where he joined a Shakespeare repertory company. Two years later he had a minor role in "The American Way" in New York. He was rejected by the ...

39. Louise Latham

Actress | Marnie

Louise Latham was born on September 23, 1922 in Hamilton, Texas, USA as Johnie Louise Latham. She was an actress, known for Marnie (1964), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) and Love Field (1992). She was married to Paul R. Picard and Raymond Archibald Pittman Jr. She died on February 12, 2018 in ...

40. Ramon Bieri

Actor | Badlands

Heavy-set American character actor whose typical screen personae tended to be gruff westerners, irate cops and hard-boiled gangsters. A decorated Korean War veteran, Bieri appeared on stage from 1954, both on ('Death of a Salesman', 1975) and off-Broadway. He latterly acted with the ensemble of San...

41. Richard Eastham

Actor | Tombstone Territory

Another in the long line of 1950s and 1960s character actors whose face was oh-so familiar but not the name, Richard Eastham was originally headed for a musical career. He was born Dickinson Swift Eastham in Opelousas, Louisiana, on June 22, 1916. A student at Washington University, he was gifted ...

42. 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,...

43. Michael Lerner

Actor | Barton Fink

Michael Lerner was born on June 22, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Barton Fink (1991), Godzilla (1998) and Elf (2003).

44. Gary Clarke

Writer | Greenbriar

Gary Clarke was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Clarke Frederic Lamoreaux. He is an actor and writer, known for Greenbriar, Tombstone (1993) and The Paperboy (2012). He has been married to Jerrene Beatty since October 5, 1991. He was previously married to Pat Woodell and ...

45. George Voskovec

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Czech actor/producer/director/author George Voskovec was born Jirí Wachsmann on June 19, 1905, the son of Jirina Valentina Marie (nee Pinkasová) and Vilem Eduard Voskovec (Wachsmann). His ancestry was Czech, German, and French. Prior to George's birth, the spelling of the family name was Vaksman (...

46. Michael Ansara

Actor | The Message

Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got ...

47. Lewis Charles

Actor | Topaz

Lewis Charles was born on November 2, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as Lewis Cholost. He was an actor, known for Topaz (1969), Playhouse 90 (1956) and Al Capone (1959). He died on November 9, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

48. Norman Alden

Actor | Back to the Future

Born Norman Adelberg in 1924, he served in the Army during World War II. At the end of the conflict he had the opportunity to benefit from the GI Bill program meant to help returning soldiers to start or resume studying. That is how, while attending Texas Christian University, he discovered on the ...

49. Hari Rhodes

Actor | Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Hari Rhodes was born on April 10, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Harry Rhodes. He was an actor, known for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), Coma (1978) and Shock Corridor (1963). He died on January 15, 1992 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Nehemiah Persoff

Actor | An American Tail

Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929.

Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction...

51. Paul Michael Glaser

Actor | Starsky and Hutch

Paul Michael Glaser was born on March 25, 1943 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Paul Manfred Glaser. He is an actor and producer, known for Starsky and Hutch (1975), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Starsky & Hutch (2004). He was previously married to Tracy Barone and Elizabeth Glaser.

52. Robert F. Simon

Actor | Operation Petticoat

A prolific character actor of imposing presence, Robert F. Simon drifted into acting via the Cleveland Playhouse, hoping that this would cure his natural propensity for shyness. After training at the Actor's Studio in New York he had a ten year run on Broadway (1942-52) in which he cut his teeth --...

53. Roscoe Lee Browne

Actor | The Cowboys

He was a master class in cerebral eloquence and audience command...and although his dominant playing card in the realm of acting was quite serious and stately, nobody cut a more delightfully dry edge in sitcoms than this gentleman, whose calm yet blistering put-downs often eluded his lesser victims.

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54. Nicholas Colasanto

Actor | Cheers

Nicholas Colasanto, the actor and television director who achieved his greatest success as "Coach" on the TV series Cheers (1982) at the end of his career, was born January 19, 1924 in Providence, Rhode Island, one of seven children. He attended Providence's Central High School but did not graduate...

55. Victor French

Actor | Highway to Heaven

Victor French was the son of a stuntman. His debut was a small role in Lassie (1954), uncredited. He had his first real acting experiences in western-films, where he usually played the "bad guy" due to his rather gruff look. This changed with Little House on the Prairie (1974), (as Isaiah Edwards)....

56. Anthony Caruso

Actor | Star Trek

For more than three decades Hollywood defaulted to a small core group of actors when it came to casting convincing mobsters, gamblers and racketeers. These often typecast individuals included Joseph Ruskin, Bruce Gordon, Neville Brand, Robert Loggia and...Anthony Caruso. Square-jawed, ...

57. Mort Mills

Actor | Psycho

Mort Mills was born on January 11, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Mortimer Morris Kaplan. He was an actor, known for Psycho (1960), Touch of Evil (1958) and Torn Curtain (1966). He was married to Elizabeth (Betty) Dellball Pentland and Mary Loretta Grady. He died on June 6, 1993 in Ventura...

58. Brenda Vaccaro

Actress | Midnight Cowboy

A leading lady on screen, stage and sometimes television, Brenda Vaccaro, was born in Brooklyn but was actually raised in Dallas, Texas.

Her appetite for acting increased following several appearances in high school productions, and she finally started a professional career in the 1960s. Memorable ...

59. James Sikking

Actor | The Pelican Brief

James B. Sikking was born on March 5, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Unity ministers. He is probably best known for his yeoman work as hard-charging--and hardheaded--SWAT leader Lt. Howard Hunter on the classic police drama Hill Street Blues (1981). His full name--James Barrie Sikking-...

60. Stuart Whitman

Actor | The Comancheros

Stuart Maxwell Whitman is an American leading man, known for his rugged roles. He was born in San Francisco, California, the elder of two sons of Cecilia (Gold) and Joseph Whitman, a realtor. His mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his paternal grandparents were Polish Jews. His family ...

61. Jason Evers

Actor | The Brain That Wouldn't Die

Although probably best known for playing Dr. Bill Corter in the 1962 cult film The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962), Jason Evers (born Herb Everin in New York City in 1922) has done much more than meets the eye. He quit school to join the army during WWII, and later decided to act after seeing such ...

62. Claudine Longet

Actress | The Party

Claudine Georgette Longet was born in Paris, France on January 29, 1942. Although known as an actress and singer, her career still is overshadowed by being known as a former wife of Andy Williams as well as shooting boyfriend, ski legend Spider Sabich in 1976. After a number of roles in episodes of...

63. Jack Albertson

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man (1974), for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson, won the Oscar for Best Supporting ...

64. John Kerr

Actor | Tea and Sympathy

His father Geoffrey Kerr (b. 25 Jan 1895, London; d. 1971) and mother June Walker (b. 14 June 1904, New York City; d. 1966) were successful Broadway and, occasionally, film actors. He went into theatre as soon as he graduated from Harvard. He had an important role in the stage play "Bernadine" in ...

65. John Saxon

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street

John Saxon has appeared in nearly 200 roles in the movies and on television in a more-than half-century-long career that has stretched over seven decades since he made his big screen debut in 1954 in uncredited small roles in It Should Happen to You (1954) and George Cukor's A Star Is Born (1954). ...

66. Joseph Cotten

Actor | Citizen Kane

Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was born in Petersburg, Virginia, into a well-to-do Southern family. He was the eldest of three sons born to Sally Whitworth (Willson) and Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Sr., an assistant postmaster.

Jo (as he was known) and his brothers Whit and Sam spent their summers at their...

67. Richard Bull

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Richard Bull was born on June 26, 1924 in Zion, Illinois, USA as Richard William Bull. He was an actor, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Sugar (2008). He was married to Barbara Collentine. He died on February 3, 2014 in Calabasas, California, USA.

68. Jamie Farr

Actor | M*A*S*H

Jamie Farr was born on July 1, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Jameel Joseph Farah. He is an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), The Cannonball Run (1981) and Scrooged (1988). He has been married to Joy Ann Richards since February 16, 1963. They have two children.

69. Steve Forrest

Actor | Mommie Dearest

A ruggedly handsome action man of the 1960s and '70s, Steve Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, Texas, the youngest of thirteen children of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. His brother was actor Dana Andrews. Forrest began his screen career as a ...

70. Michael Strong

Actor | Patton

While never one of the big names on screen, Michael Strong was one of those excellent method actors who were often compelling to watch. Unsurprisingly, many of Michael's screen characters were typical New Yorkers, whether they be cops or thugs, and he imbued them with an edgy 'in-your-face' ...

71. Richard Anderson

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Richard Anderson appeared in high school plays, served a hitch in the Army and, upon his discharge, began doing summer stock, radio work, a movie bit part (a wounded soldier in Twelve O'Clock High (1949)) and all the other minor jobs required of your basic struggling actor. He did comedy scenes on a...

72. Eddie Ryder

Actor | Up Yours

Eddie Ryder was born on January 31, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward Reider. He was an actor and director, known for Up Yours (1979), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Get Smart (1965). He died on March 29, 1997 in El Paso, Texas, USA.

73. Barry Sullivan

Actor | Cause for Alarm!

Barry Sullivan was born Patrick Barry Sullivan on August 29, 1912 in New York City. He was the seventh son of a seventh son, a birth order with mystical significance in Celtic families. While never a major movie star, he established himself as a well-known and highly regarded character lead and ...

74. Geoffrey Deuel

Actor | Chisum

Geoffrey Deuel was born on January 17, 1943 in Rochester, New York, USA as Geoffrey Jacob Deuel. He is an actor, known for Chisum (1970), Terminal Island (1973) and Toma (1973).

75. Tommy Kirk

Actor | Babes in Toyland

Scrappy, plucky-looking Kentucky-born Tommy Kirk, who was born on December 10, 1941, became synonymous with everything clean and fun that Disney Entertainment prescribed to in the late 1950s and very early 1960s. One of four sons born to a mechanic and legal secretary, the Kirk family, in search of...

76. Alan Caillou

Actor | Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask

Englishman Alan Lyle-Smythe was born in 1914. The future film and TV writer-actor trained as an actor before serving for four years with the Palestine Police in the 1930s. At the outbreak of World War II, he joined the British Army; part of their Intelligence Corps, he operated behind enemy lines ...

77. Jim Boles

Actor | Get Smart

Jim Boles was born on February 28, 1914 in Lubbock, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Get Smart (1965), The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). He was married to Athena Lorde. He died on May 26, 1977 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA.

78. Lew Ayres

Actor | Holiday

Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), but it was the role of Paul ...

79. Albert Salmi

Actor | The Brothers Karamazov

Albert Salmi was born on March 11, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to Finnish parents. After serving in the Army during WWII, he used the GI Bill to study at the Dramatic Workshop of the American Theater Wing and the prestigious Actors Studio. He became a stage actor, very soon landing on Broadway, ...

80. Clint Howard

Actor | Apollo 13

Clint Howard also had a recurring role in The Andy Griffith Show, as a little boy always dressed in a cowboy outfit and always eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He never said a word, but was always offering someone a bite. He also had a co-starring role along with a black bear as the owner...

81. Joe Don Baker

Actor | GoldenEye

Tall, broad shouldered character actor with Texan drawl first appeared in support in several Western vehicles both on TV and the cinema in the mid 1960s. Got himself noticed playing Steve McQueen's younger brother in Junior Bonner (1972), and then scored the lead role of Buford Pusser (!) in the ...

82. Darleen Carr

Actress | The Jungle Book

Darleen Carr was born on December 12, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Darleen Farnon. She is an actress, known for The Jungle Book (1967), Magnum, P.I. (1980) and Simon & Simon (1981). She has been married to Jameson Parker since June 18, 1992. She was previously married to Jason Laskay.

83. Ken Swofford

Actor | Annie

Ken Swofford was born on July 25, 1933 in Du Quoin, Illinois, USA as Kenneth Charles Swofford. He was an actor, known for Annie (1982), The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Thelma & Louise (1991). He was married to Barbara Ann Biggs. He died on November 1, 2018 in Pacific Grove, California, USA.

84. Ed Nelson

Actor | Ngo si seoi

Ed Nelson was aiming for a career in the legal profession until he caught the acting bug during his second year of college. In 1952, he headed off to New York City, where he studied direction and production at the School of Radio Technique. He returned to his native New Orleans where he worked as ...

85. Barbara Rush

Actress | It Came from Outer Space

The epitome of poise, charm, style and grace, beautiful brunette Barbara Rush was born in Denver, Colorado in 1927 and enrolled at the University of California before working with the University Players and taking acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse. It didn't take long for talent scouts to ...

86. Jeff Corey

Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Jeff Corey was a film and television character actor, as well as one of the top acting teachers in America.

Corey was born Arthur Zwerling on August 10, 1914 in New York City, New York, to Mary (Peskin), a Russian Jewish immigrant, and Nathan Zwerling, an Austrian Jewish immigrant. He was an ...

87. Charles Aidman

Actor | Innerspace

Charles Aidman originally planned a career as an attorney, but was sidetracked during World War II and naval officer training at DePaul university. During a speech class the instructor, who also headed the drama department, saw Aidman as ideal for a role in an upcoming play. "I did the play and ...

88. Mitchell Ryan

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

American character actor born in Cincinnati and raised in Louisville, Mitchell Ryan is a well known supporting actor in films and television. During his term in the Navy in 1951, he was assigned to the Special Services Entertainment and became hooked on acting. After his term in the Navy, he ...

89. Leslie Nielsen

Actor | Airplane!

Leslie William Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (Davies), was Welsh. His father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen, was a Danish-born Mountie and a strict disciplinarian. Leslie studied at the Academy of ...

90. Dean Stockwell

Actor | Quantum Leap

Photogenic American child actor of the 1940s, popular due in no small measure to his air of innocence and his beautiful, cherubic face with its dimples and his sparkling eyes, topped with a crown of curls. Still an actor in demand while well into his middle years, he is one of the few juvenile ...

91. Vaughn Taylor

Actor | Psycho

Reedy, balding, often bespectacled American character actor with pencil-thin moustache, once described as the man with TV's 'most deceptive face'. He looked like - and was - a certified public accountant, graduate from Northeastern University. A struggling actor in his youth, he worked in stock, ...

92. Charles Wagenheim

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

Initially drawn to an acting career to counterbalance an acute case of shyness, diminutive character actor Charles Wagenheim's career comprised hundreds upon hundreds of minor but atmospheric parts on stage, film and TV. Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1896, he was the son of immigrant parents. ...

93. Michael Constantine

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Award-winning Greek-American actor Michael Constantine (born 22 May 1927) is best known for his portrayal of the Windex bottle-toting family patriarch "Gus Portokalos" in the sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Before his appearance in that movie and the subsequent TV series based on it, ...

94. Gregory Sierra

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Gregory Sierra was born on January 25, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Towering Inferno (1974), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) and Vampires (1998).

95. Martin Sheen

Actor | The Departed

Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking.

Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish ...

96. Collin Wilcox Paxton

Actress | To Kill a Mockingbird

Actress Collin Wilcox extended her given name twice over the duration of her professional acting career -- billing herself as Collin Wilcox-Horne and Collin Wilcox Paxton, to be exact. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Highlands, North Carolina, and her interest in theater was sparked ...

97. James Gregory

Actor | The Manchurian Candidate

New York-born James Gregory gave up a career as a stockbroker for one as an actor, and began on the Broadway stage. He made his film debut in 1948. Gregory specialized in playing loud, brash, tough cops or businessmen. One of his better roles was as the detective out to get Capone in Al Capone (...

98. Joanne Linville

Actress | Star Trek

Joanne Linville made her mark on television from the 1950s-1980s, appearing in such respected anthology series as Studio One in Hollywood (1948), Kraft Theatre (1947) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), among others. While her film work consisted mainly of smaller character roles and she never ...

99. 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, ...

100. Earl Holliman

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Louisiana-born actor Earl Holliman, after a stint in the Navy, studied at UCLA and the Pasadena Playhouse before earning his break in the Martin/Lewis comedy Scared Stiff (1953). He gained clout after portraying a variety of young, manly characters in rugged westerns and war drama, ranging from dim...



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