Cute, Cuddly and Handsome Gentlemen

by Snownoise | created - 10 Aug 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

1. Iain Smith

Producer | Children of Men

Iain Smith was born in Glasgow and graduated from the London Film School in 1971. He worked in London for several years before returning to his native Scotland to make "My Childhood", for the British Film Institute, the first of the award winning trilogy by the late Bill Douglas.

He formed his own ...

2. 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 ...

3. Derek McGrath

Actor | Charlie Bartlett

Derek McGrath was born on June 4, 1951 in Porcupine, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Charlie Bartlett (2007), My Secret Identity (1988) and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987).

4. Scott Wilson

Actor | The Ninth Configuration

One chillingly infamous screen role for Scott Wilson in 1967 set the tone for an actor who went on to prove himself an invaluable character player for five decades. The Georgia-born native (Atlanta born and raised) was awarded a basketball scholarship following high school at Georgia's Southern ...

5. Brian Cox

Actor | X2

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish ...

6. Kevin Dunn

Actor | Transformers

Kevin Dunn was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1956. He is an American actor who has made over 100 appearances in both TV and film.

One of his earliest roles was in the Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning (1988) with Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. He followed this up with Kathryn Bigelow's Blue Steel...

7. Richard Paul

Actor | The People vs. Larry Flynt

Is understanding human behavior important to being a good actor? If so, then it's no surprise that Richard Paul is eminently qualified for his successful acting career. A native Californian with a BA in public affairs from Claremont Men's College, now Claremont McKenna College, Richard earned an MA...

8. Tim Hooper

Actor | Just Mercy

Tim was born in East Texas and grew up interested in the arts from a young age. He performed in countless Church and school musicals when he was young. He stopped performing once he joined the Army and toured the world as a demolitions expert.

When he returned home, Tim joined the fire service as a ...

9. Ken Stott

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Ken Stott was born in 1955 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Kenneth Campbell Stott. He is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).

10. Gailard Sartain

Actor | The Outsiders

Graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BFA. A successful illustrator, Sartain's artistic credits range from record cover designs such as Leon Russell's "Will O' the Wisp" to illustrations for nationally published magazines. Sartain created and hosted Tulsa's first late night off-the-wall ...

11. S.Z. Sakall

Actor | Casablanca

Hungarian-born S.Z. Sakall was a veteran of German, Hungarian and British films when he left Europe because of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement. In Hollywood from shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Sakall began appearing in comedies and musicals, often playing a lovable if ...

12. Burl Ives

Actor | The Big Country

Burl Ives was one of six children born to a Scottish-Irish farming family. He first sang in public for a soldiers' reunion when he was age 4. In high school, he learned the banjo and played fullback, intending to become a football coach when he enrolled at Eastern Illinois State Teacher's College ...

13. 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 ...

14. Raymond Burr

Actor | Rear Window

Born Raymond William Stacy Burr on 21 May 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Burr spent most of his early life traveling. As a youngster, his father moved his family to China, where the elder Burr worked as a trade agent. When the family returned to Canada, Raymond's parents separated. He ...

15. Herb Voland

Actor | Airplane!

Herb Voland was born on October 2, 1918 in New Rochelle, New York, USA as Herbert Maurice Voland. He was an actor, known for Airplane! (1980), Play of the Week (1959) and The Love God? (1969). He died on April 26, 1981 in Riverside, California, USA.

16. Ron Karabatsos

Actor | Flashdance

Ron Karabatsos was born on April 22, 1933 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Flashdance (1983), Get Shorty (1995) and Hunter (1984). He died on April 17, 2012 in Beaumont, California, USA.

17. Robert Machray

Actor | The Master of Disguise

Robert Machray was born on May 4, 1945 in San Diego, California, USA as Robert Machray Ward. He is an actor, known for The Master of Disguise (2002), Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II - Rogue Leader (2001) and Thanks (1999).

18. Cliff Bemis

Actor | Billy: The Early Years

Grew up on a dairy farm outside of Cleveland, in rural Elyria, OH.

Cliff was a 1966 graduate of Clearview High School in Lorain, OH, and has been inducted into the CHS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

He has established the Cliff Bemis Music Theatre Scholarship at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, ...

19. Peter Wight

Actor | Naked

Peter Wight was born in 1950 in Worthing, Sussex, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Naked (1993), Another Year (2010) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

20. Maurice Evans

Actor | Planet of the Apes

A grand, robust, highly theatrical British classical actor, Maurice Evans was the son of a justice of the peace who enjoyed amateur playwriting on the side. In fact, his father adapted several adaptations of Thomas Hardy's novels and Evans would often appear in them. Early interest also came in ...

21. Googy Gress

Actor | Ashley's Ashes

Francis Gress, Jr. was born in Brooklyn, NY. As an infant his father called him "his goo-goo baby" this became Googy. As he was raised in Connecticut - where there is a state law that you must have a stupid nickname - his stuck.

After high school, Googy attended the University of Southern California...

22. Victor Buono

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Larger than life, Laughtonesque, and with an eloquent, king-sized appetite for maniacal merriment, a good portion of the work of actor Victor Buono was squandered on hokey villainy on both film and television. Ostensibly perceived as bizarre or demented, seldom did Hollywood give this cultivated ...

23. Bill Farmer

Actor | A Goofy Movie

Bill Farmer was born on November 14, 1952 in Pratt, Kansas, USA as William Robert Farmer. He is an actor, known for A Goofy Movie (1995), Sam and Max Hit the Road (1993) and Space Jam (1996). He has been married to Jennifer Wynne Farmer since June 2, 1984. They have one child.

24. George Wendt

Actor | Cheers

George Robert Wendt III was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to Loretta Mary (Howard) and George Robert Wendt, who was a realtor and navy officer. He attended a strict Jesuit prep school and then dropped out of Notre Dame University after a few uneventful years. He worked with the Windy ...

25. John Scurti

Actor | Rescue Me

John just received a SAG award for best ensemble in a comedy series for his role as Nicky on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for 2018. He is thrilled and looking forward to returning to the show in 2019. When not working he takes care of the cats, feeds the strays and helps do what he can for various ...

26. Joe Bays

Actor | Spider-Man 3

Joe Bays is an actor, known for Spider-Man 3 (2007), Office Space (1999) and Space Jam (1996).

27. 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 ...

28. Peter Ustinov

Actor | Spartacus

Peter Ustinov was a two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, a director, writer, journalist and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions.

He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, ...

29. Alan Shearman

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Alan Shearman was born on January 15, 1947 in the USA. He is known for his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Bullshot Crummond (1983) and Escape from New York (1981).

30. Erwin Steinhauer

Actor | Brüder

Erwin Steinhauer was born on September 19, 1951 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor, known for Brüder (2002), Brüder III - Auf dem Jakobsweg (2006) and Thank You for Bombing (2015).

31. Mark Voland

Actor | Falcon Crest

Mark Voland was born on June 25, 1952 in North Hollywood, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Falcon Crest (1981), Hill Street Blues (1981) and E/R (1984). He died on January 13, 2010 in Ventura, California.

32. Gérard Jugnot

Actor | Les choristes

Gérard Jugnot was born on May 4, 1951 in Paris, France. He is an actor and writer, known for The Chorus (2004), Scout toujours... (1985) and Une époque formidable... (1991).

33. Pierre Doris

Actor | San-Antonio ne pense qu'à ça

Pierre Doris was born on October 29, 1919 in Paris, France as Pierre Tugot. He was an actor, known for San-Antonio ne pense qu'à ça (1981), Les saintes chéries (1965) and Au théâtre ce soir (1966). He died on October 27, 2009 in Paris.

34. Philippe Noiret

Actor | Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Philippe Noiret was one of French cinema's most familiar faces who appeared in more than 140 films in a career that spanned more than half a century.

He was born on October 1, 1930, in Lille, Nord, France, into a middle class family of shopkeepers. His father was fond of literature. Young Noiret ...

35. Rod Steiger

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

Rodney Stephen Steiger was born in Westhampton, New York, to Augusta Amelia (Driver) and Frederick Jacob Steiger, both vaudevillians. He was of German and Austrian ancestry. After his parents' divorce, Steiger was raised by his mother in Newark, New Jersey. He dropped out of Westside High school at...

36. Gene Lockhart

Actor | Miracle on 34th Street

Gene Lockhart was born on July 18, 1891, in London, Ontario, Canada, the son of John Coates Lockhart and Ellen Mary (Delany) Lockhart. His father had studied singing and young Gene displayed an early interest in drama and music. Shortly after the 7-year-old danced a Highland fling in a concert ...

37. Sergio Leone

Writer | Once Upon a Time in America

Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in ...

38. F. William Parker

Actor | Lost Highway

F. William Parker was born on December 13, 1941 in the USA. He is an actor, known for Lost Highway (1997), Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and The Wedding Planner (2001).

39. Nigel Bruce

Actor | Rebecca

Nigel was, from the beginning, typecast as bumbling English aristocrats, military types or drawing room society snobs and, within the narrow parameters of his range, he was very, very good at playing these parts. Nigel Bruce was born in Mexico, where his father, Sir William W. Bruce, worked as an ...

40. Peter Gerety

Actor | Charlie Wilson's War

Peter Gerety was born on May 17, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is an actor, known for Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Flight (2012) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009). He has been married to Natalie Burton since November 27, 2000.

41. Alan Hale Jr.

Actor | Gilligan's Island

The son of the great character actor (and Errol Flynn sidekick) Alan Hale, Alan Hale Jr. (he dropped the Jr. after his father passed away) was literally born into the movies. Hale did his first movie as a baby and continued to act until his death. Unlike other child actors, Hale made a smooth ...

42. Walter Slezak

Actor | Lifeboat

Tall, portly Viennese character actor Walter Slezak simultaneously pursued two different careers after his arrival in America in 1930: one, as a star of musical comedy on the stage, and another, as a portrayer of villains, impish rogues or pompous buffoons on screen.

Walter was born in May 1902 in ...

43. Don DeFore

Actor | Too Late for Tears

Don DeFore toured the country in stock companies for several years before making his Broadway debut in 1938. In films since 1941, he occasionally played leads in B pictures, but was more often cast as the good-natured buddy of the hero or a likable but gullible character whom the hero has to bail ...

44. Lou Jacobi

Actor | Irma la Douce

Lou Jacobi was born on December 28, 1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Louis Harold Jacobovitch. He was an actor, known for Irma la Douce (1963), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) and I.Q. (1994). He was married to Ruth Ludwin. He died on October 23, ...

45. George Dzundza

Actor | Crimson Tide

George Dzundza was born on July 19, 1945 in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany as George F. Dzundza. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Crimson Tide (1995), Basic Instinct (1992) and The Deer Hunter (1978). He has been married to Mary Jo Vermeulen since 1982. They have three children.

46. Gary Basaraba

Actor | The Irishman

Gary Basaraba was raised in Vancouver, British Colombia. He entered the Yale School of Drama at age 20. As a graduate of the Class of '82, he began his film career immediately working for Louis Malle in Alamo Bay (1985). The list of directors that have chosen him to bring their films to life ...

47. Bernard Lee

Actor | The Man with the Golden Gun

Best remembered as 'M' in the James Bond films, Bernard Lee was a popular character player in British films throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Born into a theatrical family, he made his stage debut at age six and later attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He first appeared on the West End stage...

48. Simon Russell Beale

Actor | The Death of Stalin

Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre.

He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral ...

49. Gale Gordon

Actor | Our Miss Brooks

Gale Gordon was born on February 20, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Thomas Aldrich Jr. He was an actor, known for Our Miss Brooks (1952), Here's Lucy (1968) and The Lucy Show (1962). He was married to Virginia Gordon. He died on June 30, 1995 in Escondido, California, USA.

50. Christopher Hewett

Actor | The Producers

Christopher Hewett was born on April 5, 1921 in Worthing, Sussex, England. He was an actor, known for The Producers (1967), Mr. Belvedere (1985) and Fantasy Island (1977). He died on August 3, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

51. Jack McGee

Actor | The Fighter

Jack McGee was born on February 2, 1949 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as John J. McGee. He is an actor, known for The Fighter (2010), Gangster Squad (2013) and Basic Instinct (1992). He has been married to Stephanie since August 19, 1996.

52. William G. Schilling

Actor | Space Jam

William G. Schilling was born on August 30, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Space Jam (1996), In the Line of Fire (1993) and E/R (1984).

53. Donald Sinden

Actor | The Day of the Jackal

The son of a country chemist, the British actor Donald Sinden intended to pursue a career in architecture but was spotted in an amateur theatrical production and asked to join a company that entertained the troops during World War II (Sinden was rejected for naval service because of asthma). ...



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