Actors/Actresses Who’ve Played an Athlete

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1. James Van Der Beek

Actor | Dawson's Creek

James David Van Der Beek was born on March 8, 1977 in Cheshire, Connecticut, as the oldest of three children of Melinda (Weber), a gymnastics studio owner and Broadway dancer, and Jim Van Der Beek, a cell phone company executive. He has a brother named Jared who was born in 1979, and a sister named...

2. Scott Caan

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Scott Caan is the son of tough guy actor James Caan. While it is obvious that he admires tough method actors like Marlon Brando and Sean Penn, Scott also has a strong egalitarian streak, evidenced by his reasoning for baring his body in films. He is quoted as saying that originally only the women ...

3. Matthew Perry

Actor | Friends

Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to Suzanne Marie (Langford), a Canadian journalist, and John Bennett Perry, an American actor. His ancestry includes English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian.

Perry was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where he became a top-ranked ...

4. Kristin Davis

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Kristin Lee Davis was born on February 23, 1965 in Boulder, Colorado. An only child, her parents divorced when she was a baby. She was adopted by her stepfather, psychology professor Keith Davis, after he married her mother, Dorothy, a university data analyst, in 1968. Early in her childhood, ...

5. Chris Colfer

Actor | Struck by Lightning

Chris Colfer is a very talented actor and vocalist who was born on May 27, 1990 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher Paul Colfer. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009-2015), Struck by Lightning (2012), and The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. His break out role was as Kurt Hummel in Glee, ...

6. Chord Overstreet

Actor | Glee

Chord Overstreet was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to Julie (Miller), a make-up artist, and Paul Overstreet, a country musician and songwriter whose own father was a pastor. Chord and his five siblings were raised in a creative and music-filled environment, with their father highly involved in the ...

7. Tiffani Thiessen

Actress | Saved by the Bell

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen was born on January 23, 1974, in Long Beach, California, USA, to Frank Thiessen, a park designer, and Robyn Ernest, a homemaker. She grew up in Long Beach with her parents and her brothers, professional cyclist Todd (born August 1, 1968) and Schyler (born May 10, 1977). When ...

8. Ian Ziering

Actor | Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens

Ian Ziering was born on March 30, 1964, and was raised in West Orange, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. By the mid-1970s, young Ian was landing spots in national commercials at the age of 12, which led to roles in various soap operas and stage plays, most notably Guiding Light (1952), the ...

9. Matt LeBlanc

Actor | Friends

Matt LeBlanc was born on 25 July 1967 in Newton, Massachussetts. His mother, Patricia, is of Italian origin, and worked as an office manager, and his father, Paul LeBlanc, who was from a French-Canadian family, was a mechanic. After graduating from high school, he spent some time as a photo model ...

10. K.J. Apa

Actor | Riverdale

K.J. Apa was born on June 16, 1997 in Auckland, New Zealand as Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa. He is an actor, known for Riverdale (2017), The Last Summer (2019) and The Hate U Give (2018).

11. Naya Rivera

Actress | Glee

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She was previously married to Ryan Dorsey.

12. Tom Guiry

Actor | The Sandlot

Thomas Guiry was born October 12, 1981, in Trenton, New Jersey. His acting debut in a movie was in The Sandlot (1993), in 1993, when he was 11. This led to other films such as Lassie (1994), The Last Home Run (1996), Wrestling with Alligators (1998), Black Hawk Down (2001), and Justice (2003).

13. Jodie Sweetin

Actress | Full House

Jodie Sweetin was born on January 19, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jodie Lee Ann Sweetin. She is an actress, known for Full House (1987), Fuller House (2016) and Walt Before Mickey (2015). She was previously married to Morty Coyle, Cody Herpin and Shaun Holguin.

14. Mario Lopez

Actor | Get Him to the Greek

Born in San Diego, California, on October 10th, 1973, to Mario Sr. and Elvira, Mario Lopez's first professional role was on the series, a.k.a. Pablo (1984). Mario is probably best known to youngsters, however, as A.C. Slater from NBC's popular 1980s teen comedy series Saved by the Bell (1989).

Among...

15. Becca Tobin

Actress | Glee

Becca Tobin was born on January 18, 1986 in Marietta, Georgia, USA as Rebecca Melise Tobin. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), A Song for Christmas (2017) and Sister of the Bride (2019). She has been married to Zach Martin since December 3, 2016.

16. Max Adler

Actor | Detention of the Dead

Born in Queens, New York and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Adler knew from an early age that he wanted to become an actor. Upon graduating from Horizon High School in AZ, he made the move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of working in the entertainment industry. After landing a few guest-star ...

17. Jason Priestley

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Jason Priestley was born on August 28, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Jason Bradford Priestley. He is an actor and producer, known for Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Call Me Fitz (2010) and Cas & Dylan (2013). He has been married to Naomi Lowde-Priestley since May 14, 2005. They ...

18. Marshall Williams

Actor | Glee

Marshall Williams is an actor, known for Glee (2009), Headcase and Life of Kai: Six Months (2019).

19. Scott Weinger

Actor | Fuller House

Scott Eric Weinger (pronounced wine-gur) was born in New York, New York, on October 5, 1975, to Babs Weinger, a teacher, and Elliott Weinger, an orthopedic surgeon. The eldest of four children, Scott has two brothers and one sister. He spent the majority of his formative years in southern Florida, ...

20. Finn Wittrock

Actor | American Horror Story

Finn Wittrock was born in Lenox, Massachusetts, to Kate Claire Crowley, a professor of occupational therapy, and Peter Wittrock, an actor and voice teacher. Finn grew up near the stage of Shakespeare and Company, where his father worked. He made his Broadway debut as Happy in "Death of a Salesman", ...

21. John Goodman

Actor | 10 Cloverfield Lane

John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best ...



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