Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous actors.

Actors

Actors are professional performers who portray a given character in a dramatic production on stage or in motion pictures. Even though the term actor is basically used to refer to a male performer, it is becoming increasingly common to use it as a gender neutral term. Theater as an artistic means of expression and entertainment began evolving in ancient Greece and the known history of acting dates back to around 534 BC when Thespis, of Icaria, became the first person ever to portray a character in a play on stage. Acting as a profession has come a long way over the centuries, and so have actors. Initially acting was not considered a respectable profession, and few, if any, educated and well-to-do people chose to pursue acting as a career. But now times have changed and acting is an honorable profession just like any other and there are colleges and institutions dedicated to the grooming of aspiring performers into skilled actors. There are different types of actors, some like experimenting with versatile roles while others prefer specializing in a certain genre of acting like comedy, horror, or romance. You will find information about the life and works of various actors from all over the world in this section.

Aaron CarterAaron Carter
A teenage heartthrob, Aaron Charles Carter rose to fame as a pop and hip-hop singer in the first decade of the 21st century. Right from his ...
Aaron EckhartAaron Eckhart
“Michael Jordan plays ball. Charles Manson kills people. I talk. Everyone has a talent.” Anyone who has seen “Thank You For Smoking” will ...
Aaron StanfordAaron Stanford
The lead actor of the “X2” and “X-Men: The Last Stand” fame, Aaron Stanford is one of the most talented actors to look out for in the present ...
Aaron YooAaron Yoo
Aaron Yoo is a cinematographer and actor of Korean origin. Amongst the many Asians residing in the United States, Aaron Yoo is one of the few ...
Abe VigodaAbe Vigoda
Abe Vigoda is one of the most remarkable actors in the American film industry. As a popular stage, television and film actor, Vigoda has played ...
Abel FerreraAbel Ferrara
Abel Ferrara is a popular American director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor and cinematographer. He is known for his independent ...
Adam ArkinAdam Arkin
In a country with no dearth of actors, Arkin earned a reputation for himself through his performances, in a career spanning almost forty years. ...
Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin is an American actor who got into the Hollywood very early on in his life. He was barely in his teens when he was introduced to the ...
Adam BrodyAdam Brody
Adam Brody is a Hollywood actor who started with television and slowly and eventually made his space in the big screen. From early on, Brody ...
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
US born Adam Richard Sandler is a renowned actor, comedian, screenwriter, song writer and film producer. He has starred in more than forty films ...
Adam WestAdam West
Adam West is an actor and also known for lending his voice to many animated series’. His real name is William West Anderson and Adam West is his ...
Al PacinoAl Pacino
Al Pacino, a name which has long been associated with cold-blooded murder and villainous roles in some of the most historic movies of Hollywood, ...
Alan KingAlan King
Alan King was a Jewish American actor and comedian, known for his sharp wit and angry humorous rants. His story reads like a typical American ...
Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
Renowned actor Alan Rickman, a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company rose to fame with his portrayal of the Vicomte de Valmont in ‘Les ...
Alberto SordiAlberto Sordi
Popularly known as Albertone, Alberto Sordi was one of the most popular Italian actor and film directors. One of the icons of the post war ...
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
The man who played Jack Donaghy on the hit television series, ’30 Rock’, actor Alec Baldwin is someone who can handle serious, funny, and ...
Andy GriffithAndy Griffith
Andy Griffith was an actor, television producer, writer and a singer. He was one of the most famous television personalities of the last few ...
Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
As the actor who personified evil in his chilling portrayal of a cannibalistic killer in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, Anthony Hopkins is regarded ...
Bam Margera Bam Margera
Brandon Cole ‘Bam’ Margera is an American reality television and movie star, a professional skateboarder, radio personality and a prominent part ...
Bela LugosiBela Lugosi
Bela Lugosi, born as Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó, was a talented Hungarian stage and film actor best known for playing monsters and villains ...
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt or more famously known as Ben Affleck is an American movie star, director, script writer and producer. He was born ...
Ben StillerBen Stiller
Not every comedian is a bankable star; not every bankable star can pull of a comic role. Ben Stiller is one such star who can rake in the laughs ...
Benicio Del ToroBenicio Del Toro
Benicio Del Toro is a Puerto Rican born American actor and film producer who rode into the hearts of his fans with his portrayal of the Mexican ...
Bill MaherBill Maher
Known for his trademark humor combined with a strong element of political satire, Bill Maher is one of the most shrewd and insightful political ...
Bill MurrayBill Murray
Bill Murray started his career in acting with comic roles, but later moved on to do dramatic roles. He is a golf enthusiast - he worked as a ...
Bill Nye Bill Nye
William Sanford ‘Bill’ Nye, is an American television artist, host and entertainer, known popularly as ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’. He was born ...
Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
Bill Paxton is a famous American actor and film director. Starting off as a set-dresser, little did he know that his life would change overnight ...
Bill ScottBill Scott
Bill Scott was one of the most cherished named in the entertainment circles known for being a talented voice artist, writer and singer. A man ...
Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly
Billy Connolly is a well-known British actor, Musician, Comedian, Playwright and TV personality who has won the hearts of millions through his ...
Billy WestBilly West
Billy West has been in the voice acting profession for decades now, but he does not come across to people as a celebrity or a star. However, ...
Bing CrosbyBing Crosby
Bing Crosby was one of the finest American singers of the early 20th century known for his baritone voice. His ‘archetypal crooning’ was ...
Bob FosseBob Fosse
Bob Fosse was a renowned American actor, musical theatre artiste, director and choreographer. He won a total of eight Tony Awards for his ...
Bob HopeBob Hope
Perhaps no other person in the history of the entertainment industry has traveled so far tirelessly across the globe to entertain service men at ...
Bob Newhart Bob Newhart
Don’t go by the calm, reasonable voice, stammering delivery, deadpan eyes and poker-faced look of Bob Newhart – he has the ability to tickle ...
Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green
Do you remember the character of David Silver of the ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ fame? If you do, you ought to remember the man who infused life and ...
Bruce CampbellBruce Campbell
Bruce Lorne Campbell is a known American celebrity, gained his fame from the very famous horror-comedy film series ‘Evil Dead’. He was born and ...
Bruce JennerBruce Jenner
William Bruce Jenner is a former US track and field athlete, a businessman and a famous television personality. He was an Olympic gold medalist ...
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
Joe Lewis quote, “If Bruce Lee wasn't the greatest martial artist of all time, then certainly he is the number one candidate” suffices Bruce ...
Bruce WillisBruce Willis
Walter Bruce Willis, better known as Bruce Willis, is a talented television and movie actor famous for portraying versatile roles. While he shot ...
Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
Burton Leon ‘Burt’ Reynolds, Jr. is an American actor, director, producer, voice artist, ex-restaurant owner and an ex-sports team owner. He was ...
Buster KeatonBuster Keaton
Joseph Frank Keaton, better known as Buster Keaton, was a comedian and actor who rose to prominence with his silent films in which he often ...
Carrot TopCarrot Top
In the world of comedy, inducing humor with jokes and tell-tales has been common but doing the same using props is unconventional. Carrot Top ...
Cary GrantCary Grant
Cary Grant was a renowned English film and stage actor, who delivered stellar performances throughout his lifetime. He has been the recipient of ...
Channing TatumChanning Tatum
Channing Tatum is a famous American actor who has consistently delivered a string of blockbusters for the past few years. Growing up, he was a ...
Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
The handsome, suave and sometimes aloof man who swept many a beautiful woman off her feet in reel-life, Charles Boyer was a French actor who ...
Charles BronsonCharles Bronson
If you turn to the decades of 1970s and 1980s of Hollywood to find an actor who dominated the films with his ‘tough guy’ image, each of you are ...
Charles Robert Redford, Jr - ActorCharles Robert Redfo...
Robert Redford was once described as one of the ‘most attractive’ men in Hollywood and continues to captivate women with his riveting charm and ...
Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin
One of the most popular and legendary comedians, the name of Charlie Chaplin is eternally synonymous with comedy and humour. He was easily one ...
Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam is a reputed and established English actor who shot to fame, portraying the role of Nathan Maloney in the television drama, ...
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
Carlos Irwin Estevez, popularly known as Charlie Sheen is an American movie and television actor. He was born and brought up in New York to the ...
Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
Chevy Chase is a famous comedian, film and TV actor and writer. He became a house-hold name with his television debut on Saturday Night Live. ...
Chico Marx Chico Marx
Known popularly by the nickname Chico Marx, Leonard Marx was the eldest of the Marx Brothers who gained fame for themselves in the entertainment ...
Chris FarleyChris Farley
The much adored comedian and actor, Chris Farley was born as Christopher Farley in a middle class American household. His love for comedy ...
Christian Bale Christian Bale
A stand-out actor of his generation, Christian Bale is loaded with talent and artistic skills. It is his ability to get into the skin of the ...
Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee is a famous English actor and singer, and is best known for his work in horror films produced by Hammer ...
Chuck JonesChuck Jones
‘Animation isn't the illusion of life, it is life!’ was one of the famous quotes by Chuck Jones who carved a niche for himself outside the ...
Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris is a martial art expert who has appeared in a number of action films and television roles. He is most famous for being ...
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
From being born in a middle-class family of workers to being the reigning actor-director-producer of Hollywood, Clinton ‘Clint’ Eastwood has had ...
Clive OwenClive Owen
Clive Owen is an English theatre, television and cinema actor who found his way to fame and recognition by working in a British tele-series ...
Colin FirthColin Firth
Colin Andrew Firth is an award winning actor best known for portraying King George VI in ‘The King’s Speech’ which won him an Academy Award ...
Craig FergusonCraig Ferguson
Craig Ferguson best known as the host of the award winning show ‘The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson’, is not just a television host, but ...
Daniel Edward Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd is a famous comedian and screenwriter of Canadian origin. He is better known for his act of caricature of a number of well-known ...
Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
Don’t go by the looks of this blonde haired, blue eyed, svelte hot bod of the actor. Daniel Craig has the power to make his totty-side stand ...
Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English born actor who achieved his fame and name by working in the Hollywood adaptation of J K Rowling’s ‘Harry ...
Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
Daniel Michael ‘Danny’ DeVito, Jr., popularly known as Danny DeVito, is an American actor, comedian, director and producer. Bullied for his ...
Danny GloverDanny Glover
Danny Glover is a successful actor, producer and political activist of American origin. He has proved his acting prowess by playing various ...
Danny Thomas Danny Thomas
Danny Thomas isn’t just noted for being the talented comedian and skilled actor that he was, but a true humanitarian. In his five decades long ...
Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
David Khari Webber, popularly known as Dave Chappelle, is an American comedian, television/film producer and actor. Although his on-screen ...
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
The actor who brought the emotionally anguished vampire Angel to life in the supernatural drama series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, David ...
David CrossDavid Cross
David Cross is a stand-up comedian cum actor who made his way into his fans’ heart through his comedy acts in ‘Mr. Show’ and ‘Arrested ...
David William DuchovnyDavid Duchovny
It is difficult to imagine ‘The X-Files’ without the paranormal-obsessed FBI agent ‘Fox Mulder’. The show gained cult status and David Duchovny, ...
David KeithDavid Keith
Tall and well built, American actor David Keith is best known for bringing to life rustic, Southern characters on stage and the big screen. ...
David SimonDavid Simon
David Simon, the former investigative reporter of Maryland’s largest general-circulation newspaper, ‘The Baltimore Sun’, is also the producer of ...
Denis LearyDenis Leary
Denis Leary made his mark as a stand-up comedian in the 1990s. His shows censured all that he found wrong in politics, society and culture of ...
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an Academy award-winning actor, director and producer best-known for his roles in ‘Glory’, ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘The Hurricane’. ...
Dilip KumarDilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar, popularly called the Tragedy King, is credited to be among the greatest actors ever to have graced Indian cinema. Born as Muhammad ...
Don RicklesDon Rickles
Popularly known as ‘The Merchant of Venom’, Don Rickles is a man who is always ready to hurl insults at you which will surprisingly make you ...
Dudley MooreDudley Moore
A child prodigy, Dudley Moore earned a music scholarship and began his career in theatre, while still at University. Moore was one of those ...
Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman
Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor who has worked in variety of creative ventures in theatre, cinema and television. Hoffman struggled for ...
Dylan MoranDylan Moran
Dylan Moran is a stand-up comedian most famous for his performances in the television sitcom ‘Black Books’ and in the movie ‘Shaun of the Dead’. ...
Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
Edward Regan “Eddie” Murphy is an American comedian and actor, known for his witty sense of humor and inspiring characters. He was a gifted ...
Elijah Wood Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood is one of the exceptional actors that Hollywood can take pride in. a prodigious child; he showed the signs of turning into a great ...
Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
Born into a show business family, actress-writer Emma Thompson rose from the London stage to international film and television acclaim. The ...
Eric IdleEric Idle
Eric Idle is a popular English entertainer who has impressed the audience with the versatility of his talent as a comedian, actor, author, ...
Eugene Curran KellyEugene Curran Kelly
Gene Kelly, whose name is synonymous with dance, was a leading figure of Hollywood musical films of the mid-1940s. His dancing style which was ...
Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor is an eminent Scottish actor who is best-known for his roles in ‘Trainspotting’ and the ‘Star Wars’ prequel trilogy, which gave ...
Frank MillerFrank Miller
Frank Miller is a writer, artist and film director of American origin. He is popular for his dark comic book stories and graphic works of ...
Frank OzFrank Oz
Frank Richard Oznowicz, popularly known as Frank Oz, is an American puppeteer, director, actor and voice-artist. Oz is better known as the ...
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
One of the most popular singers of the 20th century and an Academy award winning actor, Frank Sinatra was the darling of the American audiences ...
Frankie AvalonFrankie Avalon
Not many teen idols are able to carve a successful career for themselves as they mature, but Frankie Avalon is someone who first rocked the ...
Gary CooperGary Cooper
Frank James Cooper, popularly known as Gray Cooper, was an American actor. He was known for his phlegmatic, minimalist manner and found success ...
Gary OldmanGary Oldman
Gary Oldman is one of the most successful English screen and stage actors, filmmakers and musicians in the world today. Not only has he carved a ...
Gene WilderGene Wilder
Jerome Silberman, who is famous by his stage name ‘Gene Wilder’, is a retired Hollywood actor, television actor, director, screenwriter, author, ...
George BurnsGeorge Burns
George Burns was an entertainer best known for his comedy acts with his partner and wife, Gracie Allen. His on stage persona characterized by ...
George C. ScottGeorge C. Scott
George C. Scott, the star theater and screen actor, dazzled audiences with his challenging roles, which earned him widespread recognition in the ...
George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
George M. Cohan was an American entertainer, songwriter, actor, playwright, dancer and producer considered to be ‘the father of American Musical ...
Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
With Greek God looks and a charming aura, Gerard Butler dedicated seven years of his life studying law, before he chose to become an actor. ...
Gregory PeckGregory Peck
An Academy Award winning actor, Gregory Peck was one of the most commendable actors of Hollywood, popularly known for his portrayal of ...
Hans AlbersHans Albers
Hans Albers was a renowned name in the German film fraternity, who shot to fame during the 1930s and 40s for his exceptional artistic prowess ...
Harpo MarxHarpo Marx
Harpo Marx, born as Adolph Marx, was a comedian and mime artist who was the second-oldest of the famous Marx Brothers. As a comedian of the ...