50 Actors I Never Heard Of

by 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, ...

2. Weldon Heyburn

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 ...

3. Wayne Allwine

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 ...

5. Isabel Jewell

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.

7. Violet Mersereau

Actress | Together

Violet Mersereau was born on October 2, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Together (1918), The Shepherd King (1923) and Nero (1922). She died on November 12, 1975 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

8. Hobart Henley

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...

11. Barbara Pilavin

Actress | A League of Their Own

Barbara Pilavin was born on September 27, 1923. She was an actress, known for A League of Their Own (1992), 10 to Midnight (1983) and Constantine (2005). She died on January 2, 2005 in West Hollywood, California, USA.

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, ...

14. Ally Ioannides

Actress | The Tsarevich

Ally Ioannides is an actress, known for The Tsarevich (2013), Parenthood (2010) and Into the Badlands (2015).

15. Nicola Posener

Actress | The Bold and the Beautiful

Nicola Posener was born on October 18, 1987 in London, England. She is an actress, known for The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), Mythica: The Necromancer (2015) and House of Anubis (2011).

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.

19. Erin Richards

Actress | Gotham

Erin Richards was born on May 17, 1986 in Penarth, Wales. She is an actress and director, known for Gotham (2014), Breaking In (2011) and Being Human (2008).

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 ...

21. Eileen Nicholas

Actress | Trainspotting

Eileen Nicholas was born in 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Trainspotting (1996), T2 Trainspotting (2017) and You Need Help (2019).

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.

23. Rex Lee

Actor | Entourage

Rex Lee was born on January 7, 1969 in Warren, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Entourage (2004), Entourage (2015) and Suburgatory (2011).

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 ...

32. Kamilah Meek

Director | Live the Dream

Kamilah Meek is an actress and assistant director, known for Live the Dream (2012), The BroadCast Club (2013) and Two Faced (2017).

33. Dani Dare

Godzilla

Dani Dare is known for his work on Godzilla (2014), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Fences (2016).

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 ...

35. Blackie Whiteford

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...

38. Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

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.

39. Alexandra Chando

Actress | The Lying Game

Alexandra Chando was born on July 28, 1986 in Pennsylvania, USA as Alexandra Nicole Chando. She is an actress and producer, known for The Lying Game (2011), Dead People (2015) and Construction (2015).

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, ...

46. Ruth Hennessy

Actress | Cinderella's Gloves

Ruth Hennessy was born in December 1891 in Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Cinderella's Gloves (1913), The Wedding of Prudence (1914) and Blood Will Tell (1914).

47. Robin Duke

Actress | Groundhog Day

Robin Duke was born on March 13, 1954 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for Groundhog Day (1993), Multiplicity (1996) and Saturday Night Live (1975). She is married to Hendriik Riik. They have one child.

48. Luca Assad

Actress | My Perfect Landing

Luca Assad is an actress, known for My Perfect Landing (2020), The Adventures of Napkin Man! (2013) and The Ron James Show (2009).

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 ...



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