Famous Jewish Actors Of All Time

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It is widely believed that the Jewish community originated in Israel and eventually many followers of the religion relocated to different parts of the world. Jewish individuals have carved a niche for themselves in fields like sports, science, art and medicine over the years. The contribution of Jewish individuals to world cinema definitely deserves a mention. Woody Allen, Harrison Ford, Ben Stiller, Jake Gylenhaal, Adam Sandler, Daniel Radcliffe, Dustin Hoffman and Daneil Day Lewis are a few famous Jewish actors who have earned fans in almost every nook and corner of the world. All these individuals have redefined the word ‘acting’ and have been inspiring millions of others to express themselves either on stage or in front of the camera.
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 1 
Joaquin Phoenix
(Best Known for His Role in the Films: 'Joker', 'Gladiator', 'The Master' and 'Walk the Line)
Joaquin Phoenix
78
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 2 
Adam Sandler
(Known for His Leading Roles in Auteur Films)
Adam Sandler
117
Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Paul Newman
(One of the Most Influential Actors of 20th-Century)
Paul Newman
87
Birthdate: January 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: September 26, 2008
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
Paul Rudd
(Best Known for His Role of 'Ant-Man' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films)
Paul Rudd
41
Birthdate: April 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 5 
William Shatner
(Famous for His Portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the 'Star Trek' Franchise)
William Shatner
47
Birthdate: March 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Jerry Seinfeld
(Actor & Stand-up Comedian Known for Creating and Starring in the NBC Sitcom 'Seinfeld')
Jerry Seinfeld
67
Birthdate: April 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Andy Samberg
(Actor, Comedian and Former Cast Member of Comedy-Sketch Show 'Saturday Night LIve')
Andy Samberg
46
Birthdate: August 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Stanley Kubrick
(One of the Greatest Filmmakers in Cinematic History)
Stanley Kubrick
36
Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: March 7, 1999
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Mel Brooks
(Actor, Comedian And Filmmaker)
Mel Brooks
18
Birthdate: June 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Ben Stiller
(Actor, Comedian)
Ben Stiller
39
Birthdate: November 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
Seth Rogen
(Actor and Comedian Popular for Starring in Films Like ‘Neighbors,’ and ‘Knocked Up’)
Seth Rogen
61
Birthdate: April 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Bryan Cranston
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: 'Breaking Bad' and ' Malcolm in the Middle')
Bryan Cranston
20
Birthdate: March 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Gene Wilder
(Actor, Comedian)
Gene Wilder
39
Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 29, 2016
 14 
Miles Teller
( Actor Known for His Films: 'Whiplash', 'Top Gun: Maverick' and 'Divergent' Film Series)
Miles Teller
20
Birthdate: February 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Dustin Hoffman
(Actor and Filmmaker Known for His Role as ‘Benjamin Braddock’ in the Iconic Film ‘The Graduate’)
Dustin Hoffman
20
Birthdate: August 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 16 
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(Actor and Director Known for His Films: '500 Days of Summer' and '50/50')
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
26
Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 17 
David Schwimmer
(Famous for Portraying 'Ross Geller' in the Sitcom 'Friends')
David Schwimmer
51
Birthdate: November 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Sean Penn
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: 'Mystic River' and 'Milk')
Sean Penn
40
Birthdate: August 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 19 
Bob Saget
(Stand-up Comedian)
Bob Saget
54
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 9, 2022
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 20 
Larry David
(Best Known as The Cocreator of The Television series 'Seinfeld' & as The Star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm')
Larry David
29
Birthdate: July 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 21 
Rick Moranis
(Actor & Comedian)
Rick Moranis
20
Birthdate: April 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 22 
James Caan
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Sonny Corleone’ in the Film ‘The Godfather’)
James Caan
18
Birthdate: March 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 6, 2022
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 23 
Adrien Brody
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Role in the Movie ‘The Pianist’)
Adrien Brody
29
Birthdate: April 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Woodhaven, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Rob Schneider
(Stand-up Comedian & Veteran of The Comedy Series 'Saturday Night Live')
Rob Schneider
29
Birthdate: October 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 25 
Sean Astin
(Known for His Portrayal of Samwise Gamgee in the 'Lord of the Rings trilogy')
Sean Astin
17
Birthdate: February 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 26 
Jon Bernthal
(Known for Portraying 'Shane Walsh' on the Horror Series 'The Walking Dead')
Jon Bernthal
40
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 27 
Michael Landon
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Michael Landon
12
Birthdate: October 31, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 1991
 28 
Noah Schnapp
(Known for His Role as ‘Will Byers’ in the TV Series ‘Stranger Things’)
Noah Schnapp
63
Birthdate: October 3, 2004
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
 29 
Jesse Eisenberg
(Best Known for His Portrayal of ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ in the Film ‘The Social Network’)
Jesse Eisenberg
34
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 30 
Jerry Lewis
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Most Significant American Cultural Figures of All Time)
Jerry Lewis
19
Birthdate: March 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 20, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 31 
Jason Segel
(Known for His Role as 'Marshall Eriksen' in The CBS sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother')
Jason Segel
34
Birthdate: January 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 32 
Hank Azaria
(Known for Voicing Many Characters in the Animated Sitcom 'The Simpsons')
Hank Azaria
12
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Leonard Nimoy
(Known for Playing 'Spock' in The 'Star Trek' Franchise)
Leonard Nimoy
19
Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 27, 2015
 34 
Art Garfunkel
(Best Known for His Partnership with Paul Simon in the Folk Rock Duo 'Simon & Garfunkel')
Art Garfunkel
20
Birthdate: November 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Alan Arkin
(Actor, Director & Screenwriter)
Alan Arkin
5
Birthdate: March 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 36 
Gabriel Macht
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Harvey Specter’ in the TV Series ‘Suits’)
Gabriel Macht
19
Birthdate: January 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 37 
Jerry Stiller
(Known for His Role on the Sitcom 'Seinfeld' and the Comedy Series ‘The King of Queens’)
Jerry Stiller
17
Birthdate: June 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: May 11, 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 38 
Logan Lerman
(Best Known for Playing the Title Role in the Fantasy-Adventure Percy Jackson films)
Logan Lerman
33
Birthdate: January 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
Peter Falk
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Lieutenant Columbo’ in the TV Series ‘Columbo’)
Peter Falk
15
Birthdate: September 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Josh Gad
(Actor and Voice Artist Known for His Roles in the Films: 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Frozen' Series)
Josh Gad
27
Birthdate: February 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 41 
Ron Perlman
22
Birthdate: April 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Adam Brody
(Actor)
Adam Brody
9
Birthdate: December 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carlsbad
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 43 
Ansel Elgort
(Best Known for His Role as Augustus Waters in the Movie 'The Fault in Our Stars')
Ansel Elgort
62
Birthdate: March 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 44 
Sam Raimi
(Known for the cult horror comedy Evil Dead films and the original Spider-Man trilogy)
Sam Raimi
13
Birthdate: October 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
 45 
Mel Blanc
(Known for His Voices of 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' & 'Porky Pig' During the Golden Age of American Animation)
Mel Blanc
5
Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 10, 1989
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 46 
Corey Feldman
(Actor & Musician)
Corey Feldman
18
Birthdate: July 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 47 
Ed Asner
(Actor, played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and gained prominence as a political activist.)
Ed Asner
16
Birthdate: November 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: August 29, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 48 
Victor Garber
(Best Known for His Roles as 'Jack Bristow' in the Drama Series 'Alias' (2001–2006))
Victor Garber
6
Birthdate: March 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
Zach Braff
(Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His Role as ‘J.D.’ in TV Series ‘Scrubs’)
Zach Braff
23
Birthdate: April 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 50 
Harvey Keitel
(American Actor Best Known For Playing Morally Ambiguous Characters)
Harvey Keitel
6
Birthdate: May 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)