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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
(American)

A teenage heartthrob, Aaron Charles Carter rose ...

Aaron Eckhart Aaron Eckhart
(American)

“Michael Jordan plays ball. Charles Manson ...

Aaron Spelling Aaron Spelling
(American)

Aaron Spelling was an American producer, writer ...

Aaron Stanford Aaron Stanford
(American)

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

Aaron Yoo Aaron Yoo
(American)

Aaron Yoo is a cinematographer and actor of ...

Abe Vigoda Abe Vigoda
(American)

Abe Vigoda was an American film and television ...

Abel Ferrara Abel Ferrara
(American)

Abel Ferrara is a popular American director, ...

Adam Arkin Adam Arkin
(American)

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

Adam Baldwin Adam Baldwin
(American)

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

Adam Brody Adam Brody
(British,American)

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

Adam Sandler Adam Sandler
(American)

Adam Sandler is an American actor and comedian ...

Adam West Adam West
(American)

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

Adrien Brody Adrien Brody
(American)

Adrien Brody has managed to prove his acting ...

Ahmet Zappa Ahmet Zappa
(American)

Though the glamorous world of movies is ...

Aidan Quinn Aidan Quinn
(American)

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

Al Pacino Al Pacino
(American)

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

Alan Arkin Alan Arkin
(American)

Alan Arkin is an Oscar winning actor, director, ...

Alan Bates Alan Bates
(British)

Sir Alan Arthur Bates was an English actor ...

Alan Cumming Alan Cumming
(Scottish)

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

Alan King Alan King
(American)

Alan King was a Jewish American actor and ...

Alan Ladd Alan Ladd
(American)

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

Alan Rickman Alan Rickman
(British)

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

Alan Young Alan Young
(Canadian,British)

American television shows are not just known for ...

Albert Brooks Albert Brooks
(American)

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

Albert Finney Albert Finney
(British)

Albert Finney is an Oscar-nominated English actor ...

Alberto Sordi Alberto Sordi
(Italian)

Popularly known as Albertone, Alberto Sordi was ...

Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin
(American)

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

Alec Guinness Alec Guinness
(British)

Alec Guinness is a renowned name in the English ...

Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan
(Indian)

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

Andreas Katsulas Andreas Katsulas
(American)

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

Andy Griffith Andy Griffith
(American)

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

Anthony Anderson Anthony Anderson
(American)

Anthony Anderson is an American actor who jumped ...

Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins
(British,Welsh)

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

Antonio Banderas Antonio Banderas
(Spanish)

Antonio Banderas is a Spanish film actor, ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Austrian)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a notable social and ...

Art Carney Art Carney
(American)

Arthur William Matthew Carney also known as Art ...

Ashton Kutcher Ashton Kutcher
(American)

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

Bam Margera Bam Margera
(American)

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

 Barry Humphries Barry Humphries
(Australian)

John Barry Humphries is a distinguished ...

Bela Lugosi Bela Lugosi
(Hungarian)

Bela Lugosi, born as Béla Ferenc Dezső ...

Ben Affleck Ben Affleck
(American)

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt or more famously ...

Ben Stein Ben Stein
(American)

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

Ben Stiller Ben Stiller
(American)

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

Benicio Del Toro Benicio Del Toro
(Puerto Rican)

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

Bill Maher Bill Maher
(American)

Known for his trademark humor combined with a ...

Bill Murray Bill Murray
(American)

Bill Murray started his career in acting with ...

Bill Nye Bill Nye
(American)

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

Bill Paxton Bill Paxton
(American)

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

Bill Scott Bill Scott
(American)

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

Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton
(American)

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

Billy Connolly Billy Connolly
(Scottish,Welsh)

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

Billy West Billy West
(American)

Billy West has been in the voice acting ...

Bing Crosby Bing Crosby
(American)

Bing Crosby was one of the finest American ...

Bob Fosse Bob Fosse
(American)

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

Bob Hope Bob Hope
(American)

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

Bob Newhart Bob Newhart
(American)

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

Brad Pitt Brad Pitt
(American)

Brad Pitt is a renowned American actor who ...

Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper
(American)

Bradley Cooper is an American actor and is ...

Brandon Lee Brandon Lee
(American)

Brandon Lee was an American actor and martial ...

Brian Austin Green Brian Austin Green
(American)

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

Broderick Crawford Broderick Crawford
(American)

Broderick Crawford was an American film, stage, ...

Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell
(American)

Bruce Lorne Campbell is a known American ...

Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner
(American)

William Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn ...

Bruce Lee Bruce Lee
(Chinese,American)

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

Bruce Willis Bruce Willis
(American)

Walter Bruce Willis, better known as Bruce ...

Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster
(American)

There was more to Burt Lancaster than his ...

Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds
(American)

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

Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
(American)

Joseph Frank Keaton, better known as Buster ...

Carrot Top Carrot Top
(American)

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

Cary Grant Cary Grant
(British,American)

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

Chad Michael Murray Chad Michael Murray
(American)

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

Channing Tatum Channing Tatum
(American)

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

Charles Aznavour Charles Aznavour
(French)

Charles Aznavour is a French and Armenian ...

Charles Boyer Charles Boyer
(French)

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

Charles Bronson Charles Bronson
(American)

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

Charles Laughton Charles Laughton
(American)

Charles Laughton was an English actor counted ...

Charles Robert Redford Jr. Charles Robert Redford Jr...
(American)

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

Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin
(British)

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

Charlie Hunnam Charlie Hunnam
(British)

Charlie Hunnam is a reputed and established ...

Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen
(American)

Carlos Irwin Estevez, popularly known as Charlie ...

Charlton Heston Charlton Heston
(American)

Charlton Heston was an American actor best known ...

Chevy Chase Chevy Chase
(American)

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

Chico Marx Chico Marx
(American)

Known popularly by the nickname Chico Marx, ...

Chris Farley Chris Farley
(American)

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

Christian Bale Christian Bale
(British)

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

Christopher Lee Christopher Lee
(British)

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was a famous ...

Christopher Meloni Christopher Meloni
(American)

Christopher Peter Meloni is an American actor, ...

Christopher Walken Christopher Walken
(American)

Christopher Walken is a renowned American actor ...

Chuck Jones Chuck Jones
(American)

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

Chuck Norris Chuck Norris
(American)

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

Clark Gable Clark Gable
(American)

Clark Gable was an American film actor best known ...

Cliff Robertson Cliff Robertson
(American)

Cliff Robertson was an Academy Award winning ...

Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood
(American)

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

Clive Owen Clive Owen
(British)

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

Colin Farrell Colin Farrell
(Irish)

Irishman Colin Farrell set his footprints firmly ...

Colin Firth Colin Firth
(British)

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

Corey Feldman Corey Feldman
(American)

Corey Scot Feldman is a well-known American actor ...

Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson
(American)

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

Daniel Edward Dan Aykroyd Dan Aykroyd
(American)

Dan Aykroyd is a famous comedian and screenwriter ...

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