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Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous 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 Carter Aaron Carter

A teenage heartthrob, Aaron Charles Carter rose ...

Aaron Eckhart Aaron Eckhart

“Michael Jordan plays ball. Charles Manson ...

Aaron Spelling Aaron Spelling

Aaron Spelling was an American producer, writer ...

Aaron Stanford Aaron Stanford

The lead actor of the “X2” and “X-Men: The ...

Aaron Yoo Aaron Yoo

Aaron Yoo is a cinematographer and actor of ...

Abe Vigoda Abe Vigoda

Abe Vigoda is one of the most remarkable actors ...

Abel Ferrera Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara is a popular American director, ...

Adam Arkin Adam Arkin

In a country with no dearth of actors, Arkin ...

Adam Baldwin Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin is an American actor who got into ...

Adam Brody Adam Brody

Adam Brody is a Hollywood actor who started with ...

Adam Sandler Adam Sandler

US born Adam Richard Sandler is a renowned actor, ...

Adam West Adam West

Adam West is an actor and also known for lending ...

Adrien Brody Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody has managed to prove his acting ...

Ahmet Zappa Ahmet Zappa

Though the glamorous world of movies is ...

Aidan Quinn Aidan Quinn

Hailing from a middle class family, Aidan Quinn ...

Al Pacino Al Pacino

Al Pacino, a name which has long been associated ...

Alan Cumming Alan Cumming

Interested in acting since a very young age, Alan ...

Alan King Alan King

Alan King was a Jewish American actor and ...

Alan Ladd Alan Ladd

Alan Ladd was a famous Hollywood star of 1940s ...

Alan Rickman Alan Rickman

Renowned actor Alan Rickman, a former member of ...

Alan Young Alan Young

American television shows are not just known for ...

Albert Brooks Albert Brooks

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Albert Brooks ...

Alberto Sordi Alberto Sordi

Popularly known as Albertone, Alberto Sordi was ...

Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin

The man who played Jack Donaghy on the hit ...

Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is a famous Indian actor, who ...

Andreas Katsulas Andreas Katsulas

Andrew "Andreas" Katsulas was an American actor, ...

Andy Griffith Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith was an actor, television producer, ...

Anthony Anderson Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson is an American actor who jumped ...

Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins

As the actor who personified evil in his chilling ...

Antonio Banderas Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas is a Spanish film actor, ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a notable social and ...

Ashton Kutcher Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher is a renowned actor, model and ...

Bam Margera Bam Margera

Brandon Cole ‘Bam’ Margera is an American ...

Bela Lugosi Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi, born as Béla Ferenc Dezső ...

Ben Affleck Ben Affleck

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt or more famously ...

Ben Stein Ben Stein

Ben Stein (Benjamin Jeremy Stein) is an American ...

Ben Stiller Ben Stiller

Not every comedian is a bankable star; not every ...

Benicio Del Toro Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro is a Puerto Rican born American ...

Bill Maher Bill Maher

Known for his trademark humor combined with a ...

Bill Murray Bill Murray

Bill Murray started his career in acting with ...

Bill Nye Bill Nye

William Sanford ‘Bill’ Nye, is an American ...

Bill Paxton Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton is a famous American actor and film ...

Bill Scott Bill Scott

Bill Scott was one of the most cherished named in ...

Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton

Bill Bob Thornton is one of the most accomplished ...

Billy Connolly Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly is a well-known British actor, ...

Billy West Billy West

Billy West has been in the voice acting ...

Bing Crosby Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby was one of the finest American ...

Bob Fosse Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse was a renowned American actor, musical ...

Bob Hope Bob Hope

Perhaps no other person in the history of the ...

Bob Newhart Bob Newhart

Don’t go by the calm, reasonable voice, ...

Brad Pitt Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is a renowned American actor who ...

Brian Austin Green Brian Austin Green

Do you remember the character of David Silver of ...

Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell

Bruce Lorne Campbell is a known American ...

Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner

William Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn ...

Bruce Lee Bruce Lee

Joe Lewis quote, “If Bruce Lee wasn't the ...

Bruce Willis Bruce Willis

Walter Bruce Willis, better known as Bruce ...

Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds

Burton Leon ‘Burt’ Reynolds, Jr. is an ...

Buster Keaton Buster Keaton

Joseph Frank Keaton, better known as Buster ...

Carrot Top Carrot Top

In the world of comedy, inducing humor with jokes ...

Cary Grant Cary Grant

Cary Grant was a renowned English film and stage ...

Chad Michael Murray Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray was still in his teens when ...

Channing Tatum Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum is a famous American actor who has ...

Charles Aznavour Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour is a French and Armenian ...

Charles Boyer Charles Boyer

The handsome, suave and sometimes aloof man who ...

Charles Bronson Charles Bronson

If you turn to the decades of 1970s and 1980s of ...

Charles Robert Redford, Jr - Actor Charles Robert Redford Jr...

Robert Redford was once described as one of the ...

Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin

One of the most popular and legendary comedians, ...

Charlie Hunnam Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam is a reputed and established ...

Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen

Carlos Irwin Estevez, popularly known as Charlie ...

Chevy Chase Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase is a famous comedian, film and TV ...

Chico Marx Chico Marx

Known popularly by the nickname Chico Marx, ...

Chris Farley Chris Farley

The much adored comedian and actor, Chris Farley ...

Christian Bale Christian Bale

A stand-out actor of his generation, Christian ...

Christopher Lee Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was a famous ...

Chuck Jones Chuck Jones

‘Animation isn't the illusion of life, it is ...

Chuck Norris Chuck Norris

Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris is a martial art ...

Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood

From being born in a middle-class family of ...

Clive Owen Clive Owen

Clive Owen is an English theatre, television and ...

Collin Farrell Colin Farrell

Irishman Colin Farrell set his footprints firmly ...

Colin Firth Colin Firth

Colin Andrew Firth is an award winning actor best ...

Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson best known as the host of the ...

Dan Aykroyd Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian actor known for his ...

Daniel Edward Dan Aykroyd Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd is a famous comedian and screenwriter ...

Dana Carvey Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey is an Emmy award winning American ...

Daniel Craig Daniel Craig

Don’t go by the looks of this blonde haired, ...

Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English born actor ...

Danny DeVito Danny DeVito

Daniel Michael ‘Danny’ DeVito, Jr., popularly ...

Danny Glover Danny Glover

Danny Glover is a successful actor, producer and ...

Danny Thomas Danny Thomas

Danny Thomas isn’t just noted for being the ...

Dave Chappelle Dave Chappelle

David Khari Webber, popularly known as Dave ...

Dave Coulier Dave Coulier

David Alan “Dave” Coulier is an American ...

Dave Matthews Dave Matthews

For many centuries now, the world has seen the ...

David Boreanaz David Boreanaz

The actor who brought the emotionally anguished ...

David Brenner David Brenner

David Norris Brenner was an American, comedian ...

David Cross David Cross

David Cross is a stand-up comedian cum actor who ...

David William Duchovny David Duchovny

It is difficult to imagine ‘The X-Files’ ...

David Keith David Keith

Tall and well built, American actor David Keith ...

David Simon David Simon

David Simon, the former investigative reporter of ...

David Spade David Spade

David Wayne Spade is an American actor, comedian, ...