Outstanding New York Stage Actors who appear in Television Shows and Movies

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Have you ever seen a Broadway or Off Broadway play and thought "I've seen that guy/gal somewhere before" This is a list of NY Stage actors who primarly do plays on and off Broadway and appear as guests on television series and Movies. List the actors/actresses you have seen in plays and later saw on a television show or Broadway/Off Broadway Play. Or maybe in a touring production or celebrity summer theatre

1. Billy Crudup

Actor | Almost Famous

Known as much for his rigorous career choices as for his talent and chiseled good looks, Billy Crudup has been straddling the line between serious actor and "it" leading man for several years.

Crudup was born in 1968 in Manhasset, New York (a Long Island suburb), the middle child in a family of ...

2. Laura Linney

Actress | The Big C

Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her ...

3. Liam Neeson

Actor | Kinsey

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. He was raised in a Catholic household. During his early years, Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, a truck driver, an assistant architect and an ...

4. Mark Rylance

Actor | Bridge of Spies

Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Sir Mark Rylance has enjoyed an esteemed career on stage and on screen, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of ...

5. John Lithgow

Actor | 3rd Rock from the Sun

If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was ...

6. Jerry Orbach

Actor | Law & Order

Jerry Orbach was born in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Leon Orbach, a former vaudevillian actor, was a German Jewish immigrant, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, and Emily (nee Olexy), a radio singer, was born in Pennsylvania to immigrant Polish-Lithuanian Roman Catholic parents, Alexander...

7. 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, ...

8. Mary-Louise Parker

Actress | Weeds

Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker was born on August 2, 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the youngest of four children of Judge John Morgan Parker, and the former Caroline Louise Morell. She is of mostly Swedish, English, and Scottish descent. Her father's occupation took the family both around...

9. Dylan Baker

Actor | Happiness

Dylan Baker was born on October 7, 1959 in Syracuse, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Happiness (1998), Revolutionary Road (2008) and Trick 'r Treat (2007). He has been married to Becky Ann Baker since 1987. They have one child.

10. Becky Ann Baker

Actress | A Simple Plan

Becky Ann Baker was born on February 17, 1953 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA as Becky Ann Gelke. She is an actress, known for A Simple Plan (1998), Men in Black (1997) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). She has been married to Dylan Baker since 1987. They have one child.

11. Judith Roberts

Actress | Eraserhead

Judith Roberts was born on November 30, 1934 as Judith Lebreque. She is an actress, known for Eraserhead (1977), You Were Never Really Here (2017) and Death Sentence (2007). She was previously married to Pernell Roberts.

12. Reed Birney

Actor | Four Friends

Reed Birney was born on September 11, 1954 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Four Friends (1981), House of Cards (2013) and The Blacklist (2013). He has been married to Constance Shulman since July 3, 1999. They have two children.

13. Calista Flockhart

Actress | Ally McBeal

Calista Kay Flockhart was born 11 November, 1964 in Freeport, Illinois. Her mother, Kay (Honohan), was a school teacher, and her father, Ronald Flockhart, worked for Kraft Foods Inc. She has Irish, Scottish, German, and English ancestry. Calista was named after two of her great-grandmothers, who ...

14. Norbert Leo Butz

Actor | Dan in Real Life

Norbert Leo Butz was born on January 30, 1967, in St. Louis, MO, the seventh child of Elaine and Norbert A. Butz. He has German, French, and Irish ancestry. Norbert went to audition for the Alabama Shakespeare festival in 1993 without using his middle name, but because people kept getting him ...

15. James Riordan

Actor | The Post

Broadway actor whose credits include "Jerusalem" "The Elephant Man" "Dance of Death"and "Noises Off" Received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Victorian era art critic in the Broadway play "The Countess". Has appeared in many regional theater productions around the country. Born in Cleveland ...

16. Deirdre O'Connell

Actress | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Deirdre O'Connell was born in 1951. She is an actress, known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Dragonfly (2002) and Secondhand Lions (2003).

17. Kristine Nielsen

Actress | Morning Glory

Kristine Nielsen was born on May 28, 1955 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. She is an actress, known for Morning Glory (2010), The Savages (2007) and Small Time Crooks (2000).

18. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

19. Elaine May

Actress | Small Time Crooks

Elaine May was born on April 21, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elaine Iva Berlin. She is an actress and writer, known for Small Time Crooks (2000), A New Leaf (1971) and Primary Colors (1998). She was previously married to David L. Rubinfine, Sheldon Harnick and Marvin May.

20. Glenda Jackson

Actress | Women in Love

Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in ...

21. Elizabeth Marvel

Actress | True Grit

Elizabeth Marvel was born on November 27, 1969 in Orange County, California, USA as Elizabeth Allen Marvel. She is an actress, known for True Grit (2010), Lincoln (2012) and Gifted (2017). She has been married to Bill Camp since September 4, 2004. They have one child.

22. Bill Camp

Actor | 12 Years a Slave

Bill Camp is an actor, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Joker (2019) and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). He has been married to Elizabeth Marvel since September 4, 2004. They have one child.

23. Linda Emond

Actress | Lodge 49

Linda Emond works in film, television and theatre, across genres, in roles that are often transformational. She was born in New Jersey but grew up in Southern California. She attended Loara High School (where she was Homecoming Queen) and received her MFA from the University of Washington in ...

24. Cherry Jones

Actress | Signs

Cherry Jones was born on November 21, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Signs (2002), The Village (2004) and The Perfect Storm (2000). She has been married to Sophie Huber since 2015.

25. LaTanya Richardson Jackson

Actress | U.S. Marshals

She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1971. While a student at Spelman (an all-female institution), she met Samuel L. Jackson, who was a student at Morehouse College (the all-male institution affiliated with Spelman), who would later become her husband. She and Jackson have one ...

26. Celia Keenan-Bolger

Actress | The Visit

Celia Keenan-Bolger is an actress, known for The Visit (2015), Good Behavior (2016) and Law & Order (1990). She has been married to John Ellison Conlee since 2010. They have one child.

27. Michael Shannon

Actor | Take Shelter

Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon.

Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His ...

28. Jayne Houdyshell

Actress | The Bounty Hunter

Jayne Houdyshell was born on September 25, 1953 in Topeka, Kansas, USA. She is an actress, known for The Bounty Hunter (2010), Garden State (2004) and Maid in Manhattan (2002). She was previously married to Steve Shaffer.

29. Peter Maloney

Actor | The Thing

Peter Maloney was born on November 23, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for The Thing (1982), Summer of Sam (1999) and Requiem for a Dream (2000). He has been married to Kristin Griffith since 1981. They have two children.

30. Dakin Matthews

Actor | Child's Play 3

From February 2014 Dakin is taking on the iconic role of Mickey, the grizzled no-mercy trainer in ROCKY, THE MUSICAL at Broadway's Winter Gardens Theatre. This role was originally played by veteran screen actor Burgess Meredith in the original 1976 movie and he received an Academy award nomination ...

31. Kate Burton

Actress | Big Trouble in Little China

Kate Burton earned her bachelor's degree in Russian studies and European history at Brown University in Rhode Island; she was also on the board of Production Workshop, one of the University's student theater groups. She furthered her education by studying at Yale University School of Drama, she ...

32. Rupert Graves

Actor | V for Vendetta

Born in a seaside resort town, Britain's Rupert Graves was born a rebel, resisting authority and breaking rules at an early age. In his teens he became a punk rocker and even found work as a circus clown and in traveling comedy troupes. In 1983 he made his professional stage debut in "The Killing ...

33. Barry Sloane

Actor | Six

Born and raised in Liverpool, England. Probably best known for his roles as 'Aiden Mathis' in the hit show 'Revenge', Joe 'Bear' Graves in the TV series 'Six' and for playing Captain Price in the Call Of Duty - Modern Warfare Video Game. His career began in England where he appeared in numerous TV ...

34. Michelle Williams

Actress | Blue Valentine

A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was ...

35. Patina Miller

Actress | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Patina Miller can currently be seen as press coordinator "Daisy Grant" in the second season of CBS' hit drama series, Madam Secretary (2014), starring Téa Leoni, Bebe Neuwirth and Tim Daly. Written by Barbara Hall and directed by David Semel, the series premiered in September 2014 and returned to ...

36. Joey Fatone

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Joey Fatone was born on January 28, 1977 in Brooklyn New York, to Phyllis and Joseph Anthony Fatone, who is an actor and musician. He is of Italian descent. At age 13, his family moved down to Orlando Florida. After graduating from high school, he started to work at Universal Studios. There, he met...

37. Fred Neumann

Actor | Working Girls

Fred Neumann was born on May 17, 1926 in Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Working Girls (1986), La princesse du rail (1967) and Spalding Gray: Terrors of Pleasure (1988). He died on November 27, 2012 in Kingston, New Jersey, USA.

38. Marsha Mason

Actress | The Goodbye Girl

She has a wonderful, extremely engaging "feel good" quality about her, an innate warmth that makes you root for her whether she's playing a stubborn single mom, brittle prostitute, or strung-out alcoholic. Marsha Mason was a resoundingly respected and popular film actress of the 1970s and 1980s ...

39. Anne Pitoniak

Actress | Unfaithful

Anne Pitoniak was born on March 30, 1922 in Westfield, Massachusetts, USA as Anne Lillian Pitoniak. She was an actress, known for Unfaithful (2002), The Survivors (1983) and Hiding Out (1987). She was married to Jerome Edward Milord. She died on April 22, 2007 in Manhattan, New York City, New York,...

40. 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...

41. Kathryn Erbe

Actress | Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Kathryn Erbe was born on July 5, 1965 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as Kathryn Elsbeth Erbe. She is known for her work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Stir of Echoes (1999) and What About Bob? (1991). She was previously married to Terry Kinney.

42. Katrina Lenk

Actress | The Good Fight

Katrina Lenk is an actress, known for The Good Fight (2017), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017) and Love Is Blind (2019).

43. Adina Verson

Actress | The Strain

Adina Verson is an actress and producer, known for The Strain (2014), The Kitchen (2019) and Indecent (2018).

44. Jane Summerhays

Actress | Tales from the Darkside

Jane Summerhays was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. She is an actress, known for Tales from the Darkside (1983), Law & Order (1990) and Sex and the City (1998).

45. Robert LuPone

Actor | Funny Games

Robert LuPone was born on July 29, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Funny Games (2007), All My Children (1970) and The Doors (1991).

46. Donna McKechnie

Actress | Dark Shadows

Donna McKechnie was born on November 16, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for Dark Shadows (1966), The Little Prince (1974) and Fame (1982).

47. Nina Arianda

Actress | Midnight in Paris

Nina Arianda made her break-out debut in the 2010 off-Broadway production of Venus in Fur just months after graduating from NYU's Tisch graduate acting program. Her performance garnered the attention of the entire New York theater community. Following her off-Broadway acclaim, Nina procured roles ...

48. Roslyn Ruff

Actress | Rachel Getting Married

Roslyn Ruff is an actress, known for Rachel Getting Married (2008), Salt (2010) and The Help (2011).

49. Chuck Cooper

Actor | Find Me Guilty

Won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his portrayal of Memphis in The Life. His other Broadway credits include: Chicago, Passion, Someone to Watch Over Me, Rumors, Amen Corner, Getting Away With Murder, and Badfoot in St. Louis Woman, in City Centers acclaimed Encore series. National ...

50. John Douglas Thompson

Actor | Michael Clayton

John Douglas Thompson is an actor, known for Michael Clayton (2007), The Bourne Legacy (2012) and A Most Violent Year (2014).

51. Kathleen Chalfant

Actress | Duplicity

Kathleen Chalfant was born on January 14, 1945 in San Francisco, California, USA as Kathleen Ann Bishop. She is an actress, known for Duplicity (2009), Junior (1994) and Perfect Stranger (2007). She has been married to Henry Chalfant since November 26, 1966. They have two children.

52. Kathleen Turner

Actress | Romancing the Stone

Kathleen Turner was born June 19, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri, to Patsy (Magee) and Allen Richard Turner, a U.S. Foreign Service officer. She graduated from American School in London in 1972. After the death of her father, the Turner family moved back to the United States where Kathleen later ...

53. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor | The Master

Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ...

54. Billy Porter

Actor | Pose

Before embarking on a career as a mainstream pop vocalist, Billy Porter built a substantial reputation as a theatrical singer in Broadway productions such as Grease and Smokey Joe's Cafe. He made his initial impact by placing 'Love Is On The Way' on the soundtrack to the film First Wives' Club, in ...

55. Laurie Metcalf

Actress | Lady Bird

Laurie Metcalf was born June 16, 1955 in Carbondale, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Libby (Mars), a librarian, and James Metcalf, a budget director. She was raised in Edwardsville, Illinois. Laurie attended Illinois State University, where she obtained her bachelor of arts in theater in ...

56. Allison Janney

Actress | The Help

Allison Janney is an award-winning actress who has earned a solid reputation in stage productions and in many supporting roles on screen, and who more recently has become prominent by portraying one of the major characters in the popular TV series The West Wing (1999).

Entertainment Weekly magazine ...

57. Austin Pendleton

Actor | The Muppet Movie

Actor Austin Pendleton was born March 27, 1940 in Warren, Ohio to Frances and Thorn Pendleton. He graduated from Yale University. He later became an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, and acted in several of the theater's productions. His first film appearance in Petulia (1968),...

58. Carla Gugino

Actress | Watchmen

Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist. She is of Italian (father) and English-Irish (mother) ancestry. Gugino moved with her mother to Paradise, California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they moved many times within the state. But ...

59. Molly Price

Actress | How Do You Know

Molly Price was born on December 15, 1966 in North Plainfield, New Jersey, USA as Molly Evan Price. She is an actress, known for How Do You Know (2010), Third Watch (1999) and Just Visiting (2001). She has been married to Derek Kelly since October 13, 2001. They have one child.

60. S. Epatha Merkerson

Actress | Law & Order

A native of Michigan, S. Epatha Merkerson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Wayne State University. In 1978, she moved to New York City to apply her craft on stage. Although best known since 1993 as the smart and shrewd Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on the long-running TV crime drama Law &...

61. Hamish Linklater

Actor | The Big Short

Hamish Linklater was born on July 7, 1976 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, known for The Big Short (2015), Battleship (2012) and Fantastic Four (2005). He was previously married to Jessica Goldberg.

62. Lily Rabe

Actress | Miss Stevens

Lily Rabe was born on June 29, 1982 in New York, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Miss Stevens (2016), No Reservations (2007) and Fractured (2019).

63. Matthew Broderick

Actor | The Producers

A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from...

64. Charles Durning

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor were all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most ...

65. Kathleen Turner

Actress | Romancing the Stone

Kathleen Turner was born June 19, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri, to Patsy (Magee) and Allen Richard Turner, a U.S. Foreign Service officer. She graduated from American School in London in 1972. After the death of her father, the Turner family moved back to the United States where Kathleen later ...

66. Bernadette Peters

Actress | The Jerk

Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. She is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and ...

67. Kelly Bishop

Actress | Gilmore Girls

Kelly Bishop was born on February 28, 1944 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA as Carole Bishop. She is an actress, known for Gilmore Girls (2000), Dirty Dancing (1987) and Friends with Kids (2011).

68. Richard Thomas

Actor | The Waltons

Richard Thomas was born on June 13, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Earl Thomas. He is an actor and director, known for The Waltons (1971), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and It (1990). He has been married to Georgiana Bischoff since November 20, 1994. They have one child. He was ...

69. Peter Dinklage

Actor | Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and theatre plays. Since 2011, Dinklage has portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. For this he won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama ...

70. Julie White

Actress | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Julie White was born on June 4, 1961 in San Diego, California, USA as Julie Karen White. She is an actress, known for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers (2007) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). She was previously married to Christopher Conner and Carl Pandel.



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