DIRECTORS

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2. Jared Sandler

Actor | The Week Of

Jared Sandler is an internationally touring comedian based out of New York and Los Angeles. Sandler's background includes acting, improv and sketch comedy and he's brought those skills into his stand up, performing in comedy clubs, theaters and arenas. Sandler is a regular at Comic Strip Live and ...

3. Arsenio Hall

Actor | Coming to America

Arsenio Hall was born on February 12, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Coming to America (1988), Black Dynamite (2009) and Martial Law (1998).

4. Kevin Kline

Actor | Wild Wild West

Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, ...

5. Bruce Davison

Actor | X-Men

With his blond, clean-cut, Ivy League handsomeness and ready-whipped smile reminiscent of Kennedyesque times, actor Bruce Davison fits the prototype of today's more current crop of fresh-faced, likable blonds such as Brian Kerwin and Aaron Eckhart. While it proved difficult at times for the actor ...

6. Hal Linden

Actor | Barney Miller

Born in 1931, Bronx-born Hal Linden was the son of Charles Lipshitz and Frances Rosen and had an older brother who would become a future professor of music at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Similarly musical, Hal took up classical clarinet in his late teens and played regularly with symphony...

7. Max Gail

Actor | 42

Max Gail was born on April 5, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Maxwell Trowbridge Gail. He is an actor and director, known for 42 (2013), Barney Miller (1975) and General Hospital (1963). He has been married to Nan Harris since 1989. They have two children. He was previously married to Willie Beir.

8. Ron Glass

Actor | Serenity

Ron Glass was born on July 10, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana, USA as Ronald Earle Glass. He was an actor and director, known for Serenity (2005), Lakeview Terrace (2008) and Firefly (2002). He died on November 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Thomas Gibson

Actor | Dharma & Greg

Thomas Gibson began his acting career at the age of ten when he took part in children's theater. Gibson performed and studied with the Footlight Players at the Dock Street Theater and starred in his first play in 1973. Six years later, Gibson attended the College of Charleston and interned at the ...

10. Rob Morrow

Actor | Maze

As an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, Rob Morrow is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, and director with an established career in television spanning over three decades.

Morrow starred in The Whole Truth (2010) opposite Maura Tierney. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the legal drama chronicles how a...

12. Henry Joost

Director | Paranormal Activity 3

Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are a directing team, producers, best buds, and founders of the New York City production company Supermarché. They directed two films in 2016 -- Nerve, a summer hit released by Lionsgate, starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, and Viral, a low budget horror movie ...

13. Ariel Schulman

Director | Paranormal Activity 3

Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are a directing team, producers, best buds, and founders of the New York City production company Supermarché. They directed two films in 2016 -- Nerve, a summer hit released by Lionsgate, starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, and Viral, a low budget horror movie ...

14. Melody C. Roscher

Producer | Vessel

Melody C. Roscher is a producer and actress, known for Vessel (2016), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) and James White (2015).

15. Blake Alexandros

Actor | The Chase

Blake Alexandros is an actor and producer, known for The Chase (2017), Goals (2018) and Goals (2018).

16. Chris Brown

Actor | Takers

Chris Brown was born on May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia, USA as Christopher Maurice Brown.

17. Michael Chiklis

Actor | The Shield

Michael Chiklis has been working professionally as an actor since he was thirteen. He started in the theater and after receiving his BFA in acting from Boston University's College Of Fine Arts, Michael moved to New York City where he continued acting on the stage until he got his big break playing ...

18. Greg Barker

Director | The Final Year

Greg Barker is a producer and director, known for The Final Year (2017), Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden (2013) and Sergio (2009).

19. Billy Bob Thornton

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 ...

20. Paul Calderon

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Paul Calderon was born in 1959 in Puerto Rico. He is an actor, known for Pulp Fiction (1994), Four Rooms (1995) and King of New York (1990). He has been married to Catherine E Salsich since 1986. They have two children.

21. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

22. Edward Norton

Actor | Keeping the Faith

American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.

His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer ...

23. Kevin Sorbo

Actor | Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Kevin spent 3 years traveling around the world, modeling for print ads and appearing in over 150 commercials, before landing in his breakout series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995).

Kevin David Sorbo was born in Mound, Minnesota, on September 24, 1958, to Ardis (Thompson), a nurse, and Lynn ...

24. Max Martini

Actor | 13 Hours

Maximilian Carlo Martini was born in Woodstock, New York, to an Italian father and an American mother. He is a citizen of the United States, Canada, and Italy. His parents were involved in the arts and instilled in him an appreciation for all things creative. After moving around a bit as a child, ...

25. Gary Sinise

Actor | Forrest Gump

Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. ...

26. Christopher Martini

Editor | Trooper

August 28, 2015

Christopher Martini's first entry into the industry was as a child actor on a Feature Film for HBO, acting opposite John Lithgow, in a scene described by the actor, at the AFI, as being one of the most memorable in his career. In 1996, Chris graduated from NYU film school (notable ...

27. Adrian Pasdar

Actor | Near Dark

Adrian Pasdar was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Rosemarie Pasdar (née Sbresny), who owns a travel agency, and Homayoon Pasdar, a prominent heart surgeon. His father is Iranian and his mother, who was born in Germany, is of German, and some Polish, descent. At the age of 2, his father moved ...

28. Jason Eisener

Director | V/H/S/2

Jason Eisener is a director and editor, known for V/H/S/2 (2013), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) and Grindhouse (2007).

29. Ed Hatton

Location_management | The Final Cut

Ed Hatton is a producer and assistant director, known for The Final Cut (2004), Dust Up (2011) and Polar Bear Town (2015).

30. Rebecca Murga

Director | Because of You

Rebecca Murga is a director and writer, known for Because of You (2018), Patriotas (2013) and One Halloween (2016).

31. Louis Prima

Actor | The Jungle Book

Born in New Orleans' French Quarter, Louis Prima longed to play jazz. When he was a child, he studied the violin. His older brother Leon took up trumpet while Louis was still quite young, and he soon followed in his brother's footsteps. He played in clubs like "The Famous Door" in the 1930s, and by...

32. Laurence Olivier

Actor | Sleuth

Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927.

Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ...

33. Matt Hardy

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Being trained by wrestling legend Dory Funk Jr., Mattthew "Matt" Hardy has become one of the most gifted and talented performers in sports-entertainment. Before going into the WWF (Now WWE) along with his brother Jeff Hardy, the Hardy Boyz (or The Hardyz) ran their own promotion called Organization...

34. Tamara Tunie

Actress | Flight

Tamara Tunie was born on March 14, 1959 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA as Tamara Renee Tunie. She is an actress and director, known for Flight (2012), The Devil's Advocate (1997) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She has been married to Gregory Generet since October 21, 1995. She ...



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