Famous Greek Actors

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Tom Hanks
(One of the Most Popular Film Stars Worldwide, Known for Both His Comedic and Dramatic Roles)
Tom Hanks
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Birthdate: July 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concord, California, United States

One of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, Tom Hanks is known for both his comedic and dramatic roles. Making his breakthrough with leading roles in the 1980s, he went on to further cement his place in Hollywood in the 1990s by taking up poignant and sensitive roles. He is also a director, producer, and screenwriter. 

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Alexis Georgoulis
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Birthdate: October 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Larissa, Greece

While he initially aspired to be a civil engineer, Alexis Georgoulis later joined a drama school. He soared to fame as an actor with the sitcom You Are My Mate and later appeared in films such as Oxygono. He became an international sensation with the film My Life in Ruins.

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Alexi Pappas
(Filmmaker)
Alexi Pappas
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Birthdate: March 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

Alexi Pappas is a Greek-American runner, actor, writer, and filmmaker. In 2016, she set the national record for 10,000m at the Rio Olympics where she represented Greece. As a filmmaker, Alexi Pappas is credited with bankrolling and writing Olympic Dreams, the first fictional film to be shot in an Olympic village. 

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Tolis Voskopoulos
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Birthdate: July 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kokkinia, Piraeus, Greece

Legendary Greek folk singer Tolis Voskopoulos is best remembered for his theatrical hit Oi Erastes tou Oneirou. With a career spanning over 6 decades, he also starred in many plays and movies. He was later married to Greek politician Antzela Gerekou and passed away at age 80.

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Romain Gavras
(French Filmmaker Who Has Directed Many Iconic Music Videos)
Romain Gavras
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Birthdate: July 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens

Born to French producer Michèle Ray-Gavras and Greek-French director Costa-Gavras, French filmmaker Romain Gavras was no stranger to films as a child. Apart from making films such as The World Is Yours and countless ads, he has also directed iconic music videos such as Jamie xx’s Gosh and M.I.A.’s Bad Girls.

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Andreas Voutsinas
(Sudanese-Greek Theater Director and Actor)
Andreas Voutsinas
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Birthdate: August 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
Died: June 8, 2010

Andreas Voutsinas was a Sudanese-Greek theater director and actor. He is remembered for playing important roles in films like The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, and History of the World, Part I. From 2002 to 2009, he worked as an acting teacher in Northern Greece’s State Theatre. Andreas Voutsinas is also credited with founding a drama school called Superior Drama School.

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Nico Minardos
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Birthdate: February 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: August 27, 2011
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Spiros Focas
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Birthdate: August 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Patras, Greece
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Panos Mouzourakis
(Singer-songwriter)
Panos Mouzourakis
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Birthdate: May 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss-born Greek singer-actor Panos Mouzourakis is best known for his roles in the Greek series S1ngles and 4. He had first gained attention with the play Acharnis, which toured around the globe. He has also lent his voice to the Greek version of the hit Disney animated film Frozen.

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Yorgo Voyagis
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Birthdate: December 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Christos Vasilopoulos
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Birthdate: April 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greece
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Nicholas Pettas
(Karateka)
Nicholas Pettas
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Birthdate: January 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mykonos, Greece

Nicholas Pettas is a Greek-Danish martial artist and an exponent of karate. He is also a former kickboxer and actor. Pettas is renowned for his powerful low kicks and has scored victories over kickboxers like Yusuke Fujimoto and Gökhan Saki. In 1995, Pettas won the European Heavyweight Championship title and became the tenth Shin Karate World Championships champion in 2000. 

Christos Stergioglou
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Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Didymoteicho, Greece
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Jacques Damala
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Birthdate: January 15, 1855
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Piraeus, Greece
Died: August 18, 1889
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Titos Vandis
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Birthdate: November 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salonika, Greece
Died: February 23, 2003