50 Actors I Never Heard Ofby Keatonics | created - 18 Oct 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Bet you never heard of 'em, either.
1. Molly O'Day
Actress | The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
Molly O'Day was born on October 16, 1911 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA as Suzanne Dobson Noonan. She was an actress, known for The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1928), The Patent Leather Kid (1927) and Bars of Hate (1935). She was married to James Kenaston and Jack Durant. She died on October 22, ...
Actor | Chandu the Magician
Weldon Heyburn was born on September 19, 1903 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Weldon Heyburn Franks. He was an actor, known for Chandu the Magician (1932), Fugitive at Large (1939) and Bordertown Trail (1944). He was married to Virginia Frances Maggard, Jane Eichelberger, Greta Nissen ...
Actor | Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Wayne Allwine was born on February 7, 1947 in Glendale, California, USA as Wayne Anthony Allwine. He is known for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Innerspace (1987) and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). He was married to Russi Taylor, Kim Knowlton, Karla Marie (Hokr) Carlsen and ...
4. Andy Hallett
Actor | Angel
Andy Hallett is from the tiny Cape Cod village of Osterville, part of the town of Barnstable. He attended Barnstable High School and then Assumption College in Worcester. Always shy, he didn't begin singing until Patti LaBelle invited him onstage at a concert. After moving to Los Angeles he worked ...
Actress | Gone with the Wind
Isabel Jewell, like other actresses in Hollywood in the 1930s, suffered from chronic typecasting. The diminutive, platinum-haired daughter of a doctor and medical researcher seemed to be forever playing hard-boiled, tough-talking broads: gangster's molls, dumb blondes, prostitutes and, of course, ...
6. Edgar Stehli
Actor | Executive Suite
Edgar Stehli was born on July 12, 1884 in Lyon, Rhône, France. He was an actor, known for Executive Suite (1954), 4D Man (1959) and Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961). He was married to Emeline C Greenough. He died on July 25, 1973 in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA.
Director | The Abysmal Brute
Hobart Henley was born on November 23, 1887 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Abysmal Brute (1923), Parentage (1917) and A Certain Young Man (1928). He was married to Corinne Barker. He died on May 22, 1964 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
9. Kelly Hu
Actress | The Scorpion King
On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan...
10. Richard Tyson
Actor | Battlefield Earth
Richard Tyson was born in Mobile, Alabama but eventually pursued his love of acting and moved to Hollywood, California. Landing one of his first roles on the hit TV show, 'Moonlighting' (with Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd), Richard's career took off from there and hasn't shown any sign of slowing...
12. Myron Healey
Actor | Hell's Crossroads
American actor and occasional screenwriter. One of the most frequently seen heavies in films and television programs of the 1950s, his name is nevertheless well known only to buffs. Occasionally he played minor leads and sympathetic characters, but his stern good looks and rich deep voice made him ...
13. Benjamin Papac
Actor | Fantastic Four
Benjamin Papac was born in California, USA and grew up in Georgia. He is an actor known for The Walking Dead (2010), Greenhouse Academy (2017), Into the Badlands (2015) and Saving the Human Race: Webisodes (2017). Benjamin moved to Los Angeles in 2014. He's a huge sci-fi fan, and he loves reading, ...
16. Lotte Lenya
Actress | From Russia with Love
Lotte Lenya was a Tony Award-winning and Academy award-nominated actress and singer who is best remembered for her supporting role as Rosa Klebb in the classic Bond film From Russia with Love (1963).
She was born Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blaumauer on October 18, 1898, in Vienna, Austria (at ...
17. Gerda Maurus
Actress | Frau im Mond
Gertrud Pfiel was born in present day Croatia, the daughter of an engineer and inventor. A strikingly beautiful blonde with high cheekbones and expressive blue eyes, she grew up in Vienna where she was trained as a singer and dancer, embarking on a theatrical career by the age of fifteen. Until ...
18. Lillian Leighton
Actress | Castles for Two
Lillian Leighton was born on May 17, 1874 in Auroraville, Wisconsin, USA as Lillian Brown Leighton. She was an actress and writer, known for Castles for Two (1917), Parisian Love (1925) and Secret Service (1919). She died on March 19, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
20. Kit Harington
Actor | Game of Thrones
Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington, a businessman. His mother named him after 16th century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name ...
22. Frank Middlemass
Actor | Barry Lyndon
Frank Middlemass was born on May 28, 1919 in Eaglescliffe, Durham, England as Francis George Middlemass. He was an actor, known for Barry Lyndon (1975), As Time Goes By (1992) and The Island (1980). He died on September 8, 2006 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England.
24. Aimee Carrero
Actress | Elena of Avalor
Aimee Carrero (born July 15, 1988 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) was raised in Miami, Florida. She attended the Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School and graduated in 2006. Aimee first began her professional acting career in 2007. Holding a strong base for television appearances, Aimee's...
25. Bill Hickman
Actor | The French Connection
The actor is better known for his prowess as a stunt driver. His work in Bullitt (1968) is legendary where he drove the black Dodge Charger 440 Magnum that was pursued by Steve McQueen in his Ford Mustang 390 GT. For his reputation earned on Bullitt, Hickman was hired by William Friedkin for The ...
26. Rose Hobart
Actress | Conflict
Born in New York City, Rose Hobart responded to the lure of the theater at a young age, went on stage at 15, then drifted to Hollywood and embarked on a movie career. Hobart film-debuted in the 1930 Fox version of "Liliom" and went on to appear in over 40 additional films, both in the A and B ...
27. Bert Roach
Actor | So Long Letty
Chubby silent film comic Bert Roach began on the New York stage at the age of 17. In 1911, he headlined in the two-act musical farce Louisiana Lou and then spent several years in stock as a lead tenor. Two years later, he made his screen debut at Keystone in Mack Sennett's Fatty's Magic Pants (1914)...
28. Harry McCoy
Writer | The Girl from Everywhere
Harry McCoy was born on December 10, 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Girl from Everywhere (1927), Present Arms (1927) and Oh Boy (1927). He died on September 1, 1937 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
29. Kristine DeBell
Actress | Meatballs
Kristine was raised on a small self-sufficient farm in upstate New York. As a young girl, she took ballet and studied voice. At 14, she began modeling for Macy's. During her freshman year of high school, Kristine auditioned for and won the part of Marta in the musical The Sound Of Music. The ...
30. Amanda Anka
Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Amanda Anka was born on December 10, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA as Amanda Katherine Anka. She is known for her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Lost Highway (1997) and Taxi (2004). She has been married to Jason Bateman since July 3, 2001. They have two children.
31. Monique Dupree
Actress | No Strings 2: Playtime in Hell
Newark, New Jersey native, Monique Dupree, also known by the title Tha True Original Gata and in some circles is referred to affectionately as The First Black Scream Queen. She has done independent horror films, fetish, comic-book, catalog and/or alternative modeling, local and national reality ...
34. Toks Olagundoye
Actress | Castle
Born to a Norwegian mother and a Nigerian father, Toks Olagundoye is a native of Lagos, Nigeria. Educated in Nigeria, Switzerland and England for elementary, middle and high school, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from Smith College. Captivated by cinema from a very early age, Toks ...
Actor | The Man from New Mexico
Blackie Whiteford was born on April 27, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA as John Penman Whiteford. He is known for his work on The Man from New Mexico (1932), Mark of the Spur (1932) and The Fighting Coward (1935). He was married to Alma Bennett. He died on March 21, 1962 in Hollywood, Los ...
36. Betsy King Ross
Actress | The Phantom Empire
Her father, J. King Ross was a superb horse trainer, a dapper gentleman who was with numerous traveling circuses and shows. Betsy was born on 14 March 1921 (not 1922 which is the date most often given for her birth). She appeared in a few motion pictures but when she was about 13 she decided she ...
37. Ellen Drew
Actress | Isle of the Dead
Talented Missouri-born Ellen Drew was born Esther Loretta Ray in 1915, the daughter of an Irish barber. She worked various jobs (accountant, salesgirl) to support her family until her fresh-faced good looks and high-wattage smile earned her a couple of beauty pageant trophies. Encouraged to try her...
Actor | Idiot's Delight
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher was born on July 28, 1891 in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Idiot's Delight (1939), Bird of Paradise (1932) and Possessed (1931). He was married to Pauline Mason and Irene Martin. He died on May 22, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
40. Helen Slater
Actress | Supergirl
Helen Slater was born in Bethpage, New York, to Alice Joan (Citrin), a lawyer and peace activist, and Gerald Slater, a television executive. She was raised in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, and is of Eastern European Jewish descent. Appearing in many shows as a child, she attended the New York ...
41. Hart Bochner
Actor | Die Hard
Hart Matthew Bochner was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Ruth (Roher), a concert pianist, and Lloyd Bochner, an actor. He is of Russian Jewish and Ukrainian Jewish descent. Hart made his feature film debut portraying George C. Scott's son in Ernest Hemingway's Islands in the Stream (1977) and ...
42. Brad Savage
Actor | Red Dawn
Brad had his first career as a child actor from 1967 to 1988. Credits include 7 features, 2 TV series, 7 pilots, numerous TV movies and "Guest Shots", lots of theater and over 100 commercials. Some highlights include:
Red Dawn (1984)/film (Directed by John Milius), "On Golden Pond"/stage (Ahmanson ...
43. John Kerr
Actor | Tea and Sympathy
His father Geoffrey Kerr (b. 25 Jan 1895, London; d. 1971) and mother June Walker (b. 14 June 1904, New York City; d. 1966) were successful Broadway and, occasionally, film actors. He went into theatre as soon as he graduated from Harvard. He had an important role in the stage play "Bernadine" in ...
44. Janet Munro
Actress | Darby O'Gill and the Little People
As Disney's lively lass Katie O'Gill she was the freshness of spring. She could inspire you to dance a jig through a field of flowers. Her entrancing green eyes and catchy spirit had that kind of life-affirming effect. Cute, spunky, almond-eyed British actress Janet Munro was deemed to be an ...
45. Eva Prout
Actress | Little Red Riding Hood
Eva Prout was born on October 9, 1894 in Zanesville, Ohio, USA as Evebelle Ross Prout. She was an actress, known for Little Red Riding Hood (1911), The New Church Organ (1912) and Margaret's Awakening (1912). She was married to Earnest Bailey Geiger. She died on November 12, 1980 in Coral Gables, ...
49. Paul Kruger
Actor | The Heart of Maryland
Paul Kruger was born on July 24, 1895 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA as Henry Paul Kreuger. He was an actor, known for The Heart of Maryland (1927), Canon City (1948) and The Fortune Hunter (1927). He died on November 6, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
50. Mary Thurman
Actress | A Bride for a Knight
Mary Thurman was born Mary Christiansen on April 27, 1895, in Richfield, Utah. She was one of seven children raised in the Mormon faith. Sadly her father passed away when she was nine. Mary attended the University of Utah and got a job as a teacher. In 1915 she took a trip to Hollywood. A talent ...