Top 47 Most Popular Actors With Raspy Voices

top 47 most popular actors with raspy voices


A study conducted by the University College, London, has concluded that a deep raspy voice or a breathy voice is considered sexy and attractive by both men and women.


As much as we love a baritone or a low-pitched voice, they do not rank high on attractiveness.


A baritone might appear intimidating or threatening, while a low-pitched voice may sound lazy or laid back. Setting the study aside, when we look at the radio personalities, singers, presenters, actors, etc., with a raspy voice, we can get an understanding of it.


In the animated film The Lion King, while Mufassa’s voice sounded majestic and imposing, Scar’s voice had a hypnotic value that could convince us to do anything.


We only need to listen to the songs of artists like Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Louis Armstrong, Steven Tyler, etc., to understand the grip they have on our hearts.


So, to celebrate the raspy voice, ENTOIN brings you a list of the most popular actors with a raspy voice.


We have only included male actors because women with breathy voices deserve a list of their own. Here are the popular actors with raspy voices.




1. Al Pacino


al pacino


Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 25, 1940
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1968
Debut Movie/ TV series N.Y.P.D.


Alfredo James ‘Al’ Pacino is a name that brings to mind all the iconic roles in the Godfather trilogy, Scarface, Scent of a Woman, Serpico, Heat, etc.


He is another method actor who trained at the HB Studio and the Actors Studio. Pacino went on to win several accolades, including the Triple Crown of acting with an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards.


He also won many lifetime achievement awards like AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, etc. Al Pacino had too many iconic films to list here but some of them are in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, House of Gucci, the Amazon Video series, Hunters, etc.




2. Clint Eastwood


Clint Eastwood


Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 31, 1930
Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA
Height 1.93 m
Debut year 1955
Debut Movie/ TV series Revenge of the Creature


Clint Eastwood is the iconic Hollywood actor, director, and producer that needs no introduction. His famous raspy and breathy voice is also very popular.


He became famous for his cool guy, anti-hero persona from Dirty Harry, For A Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly, Rawhide, etc.


Clint Eastwood also directed and produced award-winning films, including Million Dollar Baby, Invictus, Gran Torino, Letters from Iwo Jima, Mystic River, Changeling, etc.


There are many great films of Clint Eastwood, but a few unmissable films are Unforgiven, The Bridges of Madison County, Every Which Way but Loose, Escape From Alcatraz, Hang ‘Em High, etc.




3. Christian Bale


Christian Bale


Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 30, 1974
Place of Birth Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1986
Debut Movie/ TV series Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna


Christian Bale is a highly regarded method actor from Britain. His dedication to his roles has often been taken to the extreme, where he physically transformed into the character.


Some examples of his drastic transformations were in The Machinist, Batman trilogy, The Fighter, Vice, etc. Bale has a gravelly voice quality which was highlighted and used to the benefit of the Batman trilogy to distinguish Bruce Wayne from Batman.


The other memorable roles of Christian Bale were in Empire of The Sun, American Psycho, The Prestige, Terminator Salvation, Public Enemies, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Thor: Love and Thunder, American Hustle, The Big Short, Ford v Ferrari, etc.




4. Benicio del Toro


Benicio del Toro


Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 19, 1967
Place of Birth San Germán, Puerto Rico
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1987
Debut Movie/ TV series Shell Game


Benicio Del Toro is an esteemed actor and producer from Puerto Rico. He moved to America while studying in high school and pursued a degree in Business at the University of California. While there, he realized his talent for theatre and dropped out of college to study drama under Stella Adler.


After graduation, Benicio Del Toro appeared in films like The Usual Suspects, Basquiat, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Snatch, etc. In 2000, Del Toro was cast in the Oscar-winning film Traffic. It got him his first Oscar nomination and win.


Later, he got another nomination for 21 Grams. The notable performances of Benicio Del Toro include Sicario, The Guardians of The Galaxy, Che, Escobar: Paradise Lost, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, etc.



5. Tom Hardy


Tom Hardy


Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 15, 1977
Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 2001
Debut Movie/ TV series Tommaso


Tom Hardy is a British actor with a raspy and breathy voice. Hardy portrayed many iconic characters like Bane from Dark Knight Rises, ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road, Eddie Brock from Venom and its sequel, Kray Twins in Legend, etc.


Tom Hardy trained at the Drama Center London and began his acting career. He worked in Black Hawk Down, Band of Brothers, Star Trek Nemesis, Marie Antoinette, RocknRolla, Bronson, etc.


His fame grew slowly, and he started to get meatier roles. The most prominent films of Tom Hardy are Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Inception, This Means War, Lawless, The Revenant, Dunkirk, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Peaky Blinders, etc.



6. Will Arnett


Will Arnett


Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 4, 1970
Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.89 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Ed’s Next Move


William Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, producer, and comedian. As a teenager, Arnett was labelled a troublemaker and was asked not to return to school.


After getting his high school degree, he tried college but quit. With his mother’s encouragement, Will Arnett attended Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute.


After years of initial struggle, Will Arnett got his big break with Arrested Development. He also earned an Emmy for his role. He starred in other hit series and films like Let’s Go To Prison, Blades Of Glory, Semi-Pro, G-Force, Jonah Hex, Show Dogs, etc.


Will Arnett has a pronounced gravelly and deep voice that has made him a successful voice actor. He lent his voice to films like Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ratatouille, Horton Hears a Who!, Monsters vs. Aliens, Despicable Me, The Nut Job, Dolittle, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers,  Lego Movie franchise, etc.



7. Jason Statham


Jason Statham


Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 26, 1967
Place of Birth Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1998
Debut Movie/ TV series Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels


Jason Statham is a British actor who began his career as a model and also appeared in music videos as a backup dancer.


As a child, Statham practised Chinese martial arts, kickboxing, and karate. He was a member of the British National Diving team and participated in the Commonwealth Games.


Apart from Diving, Statham also plays football. After a short stint as a model, Guy Ritchie cast Jason Statham in the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.


He followed it up with many more action thrillers like the Transporter series, Snatch, The Italian Job, Crank, War, The Bank Job, The Mechanic, etc.


Statham also has a talent for comedy, as displayed in the film Spy, Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw, the Fast and Furious franchise, etc.



8. Christopher Walken


Christopher Walken


Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 31, 1943
Place of Birth Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1953
Debut Movie/ TV series The Wonderful John Acton


Christopher Walken is an actor who is famous for his unique onscreen image. Walken’s raspy/gruff voice, unusual style of speech, and nervous/fidgety body language contribute to this onscreen image and made him memorable to all.


As a teenager, Christopher Walken idolized Elvis Presley and learned to sing and dance by watching him. As he grew up, he took up acting as a profession but retained his penchant for dance, and he is often known to break into a dance in his films.


The unforgettable films of Walken include The Deer Hunter, Catch Me If You Can, The Dogs of War, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, King of New York, The Comfort of Strangers, Batman Returns, Pulp Fiction, Suicide Kings, Sleepy Hollow, Man on Fire, Wedding Crashers, Hairspray, Seven Psychopaths, etc.



9. Danny Devito


Danny Devito


Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 17, 1944
Place of Birth Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.47 m
Debut year 1970
Debut Movie/ TV series Dreams of Glass


Danny DeVito is a distinguished actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He has earned several accolades over the course of his long career. He was nominated for multiple Golden Globes, Primetime Emmy Awards, SAG awards, an Academy Award, a Tony award, etc.


DeVito became interested in acting while training to be a hairstylist at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He shifted courses and trained in drama.


Danny DeVito worked in several off-Broadway, Broadway and West-End plays. The most prominent films of Danny DeVito include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms of Endearment, Romancing the Stone, Throw Momma from the Train, Twins, The War of the Roses, Batman Returns, Jack the Bear, Junior, Get Shorty, Matilda, L. A. Confidential, Jumanji: The Next Level, etc.



10. Jeremy Irons


Jeremy Irons


Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 19, 1948
Place of Birth Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1971
Debut Movie/ TV series The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes


Jeremy Irons is a British actor of high acclaim. He had a long and distinguished career in television, films, and on stage.


Irons trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and worked in several West-End plays, including Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, Richard II, Much Ado About Nothing, etc.


Jeremy Irons won a Tony Award for his Broadway play, Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. He also won an Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy, earning him the Triple Crown of Acting.


The most memorable films of Jeremy Irons are Brideshead Revisited, French Lieutenant’s Woman, Moonlighting, Betrayal, The Mission, Dead Ringers, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Man With The Iron Mask, Being Julia, The Lion King, etc.



11. Sam Elliott


Sam Elliott


Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 9, 1944
Place of Birth Sacramento, California, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1967
Debut Movie/ TV series The Way West


Sam Elliott is an actor who is known for his tall, lanky physique, resonant voice, and moustache. He appeared in many cowboy movies at the start of his career.


He also did voice acting and lent his voice to commercials too. Some of Elliott’s memorable roles have been in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Quick and the Dead, Buffalo Girls, The Big Lebowski, Tombstone, Gettysburg, Hulk, Justified, The Ranch, The Hero, etc.


Sam Elliott earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in A Star Is Born. He also has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two SAG Awards, a Critics Choice Award, etc.



12. Gene Hackman


Gene Hackman


Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 30, 1930
Place of Birth San Bernardino, California, USA
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1961
Debut Movie/ TV series Mad Dog Coll


Eugene Allen Hackman is an actor and a novelist. He ran away from home as a 16-year-old and joined the United States Marine Corps.


After retiring from the services, he decided to pursue his childhood dream of being an actor. Hackman enrolled at the Pasadena Playhouse but was given the lowest score and declared unlikely to succeed.


This rejection fuelled his fighting spirit, and Hackman took all acting offers in Off-Broadway plays, supporting film roles, TV roles, etc.


Finally, Gene Hackman tasted success as his film was nominated for an Oscar. He has three Academy Award nominations and won the Award twice for Unforgiven and The French Connection. He also won two BAFTAs, four Golden Globes, a SAG award, a Silver Bear, etc.



13. Gilbert Gottfried


Gilbert Gottfried


Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 28, 1955
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 1980
Debut Movie/ TV series The Further Adventures of Wally Brown


Gilbert Gottfried was a stand-up comedian and actor. He is well-known for his obnoxiously shrill voice, heavy New York accent, and squinted face.


Gottfried’s brand of humour was political, edgy, and often controversial in nature. Gottfried started his stand-up routine after his sisters encouraged him to try the career.


He slowly gained popularity as the comedian’s comedian and booked a job on Saturday Night Live. After that, his career as a comedian grew, and he booked acting jobs.


The most notable roles of Gilbert Gottfried were in Aladdin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cyberchase, Problem Child, Beverly Hills Cop II, Look Who’s Talking Too, etc.



14. Bob Hoskins


Bob Hoskins


Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 26, 1942
Place of Birth Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Height 1.63 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series The Main Chance


Robert ‘Bob’ Hoskins was a highly esteemed English actor. He worked many odd jobs before he began his acting career.


Hoskins worked as a porter, lorry driver, plumber, tended to Camels in Syria, etc. He was dyslexic and hence often written off as stupid, due to which, he discontinued education.


Hoskins began taking an interest in acting in 1968 when he started work on stage and performed in many plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company, London Roundhouse, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, etc.


The most prominent performances of Bob Hoskins include A Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Super Mario Bros, Mona Lisa, Snow White and The Huntsman, Made in Dagenham, A Christmas Carol, Mrs. Henderson Presents, etc.



15. Liam Neeson


Liam Neeson


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 7, 1952
Place of Birth Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Height 1.92 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series Pilgrim’s Progress


William ‘Liam’ John Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland who is best known for his gravelly voice. He is highly regarded for his work on stage and in films.


He received an Academy Award nomination for Schindler’s List. He also has a BAFTA and two Tony award nominations.


Liam Neeson’s voice distinguished him as an actor in Star Wars as Qui-Gon Jinn, The lion, Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, Bryan Mills in the Taken franchise, Ra’s al Ghul in Batman Begins, and the Monster in A Monster Calls.


The other notable performances of Liam Neeson have been in Kinsey, Michael Collins, The Bounty, Love Actually, Gangs of New York, Silence, Widows, A Walk Among The Tombstones, etc.



16. James Earl Jones


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James Earl Jones is known for his deep, resonant, and raspy voice. His voice has been used to great effect in a variety of roles, including Darth Vader, Mufasa, and CNN anchorman.


Jones’s raspy voice is the result of a number of factors, including his age, his vocal cords, and his vocal technique. He has also used this raspy in films like Field of Dreams, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Paris, etc.


Overall, James Earl Jones’s raspy voice is one of his most distinctive features, and it has helped him to create some of the most iconic characters in cinematic history.



17. Louis Armstrong


Louis Armstrong


Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 4, 1901
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height 1.67 m
Debut year 1930
Debut Movie/ TV series Ex-Flame


Louis Armstrong was one of the greatest jazz singers, trumpeters, and musicians. He popularized a style of trumpeting that was more aggressive than the collective music style of jazz.


He is considered the foundational influence of jazz. He also had a rich gravelly voice that made his songs more charismatic and appealing.


He also included scat singing, cornets, piano, and heavy improvisations to make his stage performances a hit. Louis Armstrong was one of the first Black artists to gain a largely white audience and an international fanbase.


Louis Armstrong solidified his fame by also starring in films alongside Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, etc. His roles include High Society, New Orleans, Paris Blues, Hello, Dolly! etc.



18. Andy Devine


Andy Devine


Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 7, 1905
Place of Birth Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1926
Debut Movie/ TV series The Collegians


Andy Devine was a character actor famous for his raspy, wheezy voice that became his trademark. The reason for his unusual voice is unknown.


However, the rumour was that he met with an accident where a curtain rod injured him and affected his voice. Andy Devine always held the ambition of becoming an actor, but many felt that his voice would be a problem in talkies.


Yet it became his trademark. Devine starred alongside Roy Rogers in many Westerns. He also worked with John Wayne in Stagecoach, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and How the West Was Won. He also worked in The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, A Star Is Born, Robin Hood, etc.



19. Richard Boone


Richard Boone


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 18, 1917
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1949
Debut Movie/ TV series The Front Page


Richard Boone was an American actor, known for his role in Westerns. He starred in the hit TV series, Have Gun – Will Travel.


Richard Boone is the great-grandson of Squire Boone. Squire and Daniel Boone were famous frontiersmen, politicians, and city planners in the old days.


Richard Boone quit university before graduation to work in odd jobs like bartender, painter, oil rigger, writer, etc. He joined the US Navy to serve in WWII and later trained in drama at the Actors Studio using the G I.Bill.


Boone starred in films like Vicki, Big Jake, The Richard Boone Show, The Alamo, Ocean’s Eleven, The Medic, Playhouse 99, etc.



20. Bill Pullman


Bill Pullman


Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 17, 1953
Place of Birth Hornell, New York, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1986
Debut Movie/ TV series Cagney & Lacey


William Pullman is an actor with a long career in stage, film, and television series. He studied theatre and drama at SUNY Delhi and SUNY Oneonta to receive his bachelor’s degree.


From the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Pullman has a Master of Fine Arts degree. Initially, Pullman taught theatre at SUNY Delhi and Montana State University.


With encouragement from his students, Pullman began his film career with Ruthless People. He went on to act in Spaceballs, The Accidental Tourist, Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping, Casper, Lake Placid, Independence Day, Lost Highway, etc.



21. Kiefer Sutherland


Kiefer Sutherland


Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 21, 1966
Place of Birth Paddington, London, England, UK
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 1983
Debut Movie/ TV series Max Dugan Returns


Kiefer Sutherland is a Canadian actor and the son of Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas. Kiefer Sutherland was named after director Warren Kiefer who directed Donald Sutherland in his first feature film in Hollywood.


Sutherland has starred in several memorable roles in films like Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, Young Guns, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, The Three Musketeers, A Time to Kill, Dark City, Phone Booth, Melancholia, Pompeii, etc.


Kiefer Sutherland won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two SAG awards, etc. for his performance in the Fos Drama series 24.



22. Edward Burns


Edward Burns


Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 29, 1968
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series The Brothers McMullen


Edward Burns is an actor, director, producer, and scriptwriter. He studied at the State University of New York Oneonta and the University of Albany.


Edward Burns began acting after his graduation and appeared in movies like The Brothers McMullen, which he also wrote, directed, and produced.


Burns balanced his acting assignments with directing and production jobs and also wrote the script for films. He made She’s The One, The Groomsman, Purple Violets, Nice Guy Johnny, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas,  Public Morals, etc.


Edward Burns made Nice Guy Johnny with a budget of just $25000. Following that, he made the film Newlyweds on an even more stringent budget of $9000.



23. Tom Waits


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Tom Waits’s voice is often described as gravelly, raspy, and weathered, with a rich, deep timbre. Waits’s voice is also characterized by its wide range, from a baritone to a tenor, and its ability to convey a wide range of emotions, from tenderness and vulnerability to anger and despair.


While Tom Waits is primarily a singer and composer, he has also acted in quite a few films. Some of his works include Seven Psychopaths, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Short Cuts, Down By Law, The Book of Eli, The Old Man & the Gun, etc.


As a composer and musician, Waits created the music theme for many series and films, including One From The Heart, The Tiger and The Snow, The Wire, etc.



24. Tim Mcgraw


Tim Mcgraw


Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 1, 1967
Place of Birth Delhi, Louisiana, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series The Jeff Foxworthy Show


Timothy ‘Tim’ McGraw is a country music singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He has won three Grammy awards for his Country music performances and earned 17 more Grammy nominations.


He also earned Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, etc. Tim McGraw started working in film and television roles in the late 1990s.


He has performed in films like Tomorrowland, The Blind Side, Flicka, Friday Night Lights, 1883, Yellowstone, Country Strong, Four Christmasses, etc.


Tim McGraw married fellow country music artist Faith Hill, and together, they performed the Soul2Soul II Tour. It was the highest-grossing tour in country music history and among the top, in general.



25. Robert Patrick


Robert Patrick


Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 5, 1958
Place of Birth Marietta, Georgia, USA
Height 1.82 m
Debut year 1987
Debut Movie/ TV series Equalizer 2000


Robert Patrick is an actor who rose to fame when he portrayed T-1000, the villain in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He specializes in villainous roles. However, he also portrays the role of a silent and honourable elder with aplomb.


Robert Patrick was working as a house painter when he met with a boating accident at Lake Erie. He almost drowned while trying to look for and rescue fellow survivors.


This convinced him to move to LA and take up acting. Apart from Terminator, Patrick is famous for his roles in The Faculty, The Marine, Safe House, The X-Files, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Ladder 49, The Unit, Scorpion, We Are Marshall, Peacemaker, etc.



26. Penn Jillette


Penn Jillette


Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 5, 1955
Place of Birth Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
Height 2 m
Debut year 1985
Debut Movie/ TV series Miami Vice


Penn Jillette is an illusionist, magician, actor, writer, TV presenter, and more. He is one half of the magician duo Penn and Teller.


He is famous for his Off-Broadway and Broadway shows under the Penn & Teller show. Jillette also worked on TV shows like Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Penn & Teller Get Killed, The Drew Carey Show, Scorpion, Hackers, Penn & Teller: BullShit, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, and many more hit series.


Jillette is an atheist and actively advocates atheism, scientific scepticism, etc. As a young child, he became sceptical of religion after reading the Bible. When he asked too many questions that turned other church-goers into sceptics, the church asked him to leave.



27. Cuba Gooding Jr


Cuba Gooding Jr


Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 2, 1968
Place of Birth The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.79 m
Debut year 1986
Debut Movie/ TV series Better Days


Cuba Gooding Jr. is an actor best known for his Oscar-winning performance in Jerry Maguire. Cuba Gooding Jr. is the son of singers, with his father being the lead vocalist in the group, The Main Ingredient.


After finishing high school, Gooding spent time learning martial arts and working as a breakdancer. Once he decided to pursue acting as a career, Cuba Gooding Jr. started working in supporting roles in TV series like Better Days, MacGyver, Hill Street Blues, etc.


He got his break when he was cast in the movie Boyz N The Hood. He followed it up with strong performances in A Few Good Men, As Good As It Gets, The Fighting Temptations, American Gangster, Gifted Hands, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, etc.



28. Harvey Fierstein


Harvey Fierstein


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 6, 1954
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1983
Debut Movie/ TV series The Demon Murder Case


Harvey Fierstein is a very prominent theatre personality. He acted and wrote on Broadway and on stage. Fierstein is an actor, playwright, and screenwriter.


For his work on stage, he won four Tony Awards, multiple Drama Desk Awards, etc. He also won a  Primetime Emmy award.


Apart from his considerable work on Broadway, Fierstein made his screen debut in 1983 and gained recognition with the TV sitcom Cheers.


His notable screen roles include Mrs Doubtfire, Independence Day, Torch Song Trilogy, Bullets Over Broadway, etc. The unique aspect of Harvey Fierstein is his unusually gravelly voice. He has an overdeveloped vestibular fold in his vocal cords. This resulted in his unique voice.



29. Michael Rooker


Michael Rooker


Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 6, 1955
Place of Birth Jasper, Alabama, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1986
Debut Movie/ TV series Crime Story


Michael Rooker is an actor who received critical acclaim for his roles over the years. He studied drama and acting at the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University.


After that, he worked in stage plays. With a keen interest to try something new, Rooker made his screen debut in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.


The film earned Rooker critical acclaim and opened the doors to many more such roles. He acted in Mississippi Burning, Eight Men Out, JFK, Cliffhanger, Days of Thunder, Mallrats, Jumper, Slither,  The Bone Collector, The Walking Dead, etc.


Michael Rooker and James Gunn formed a good working relationship and he appeared in all of Gunn’s films that include the two Guardians of the Galaxy films.



30. Steven Tyler


Steven Tyler


Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 26, 1948
Place of Birth Yonkers, New York, USA
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band


Steven Tyler is the professional name of Steven Victor Tallarico. During the show Who Do You Think You Are?, it was determined that Steven Tyler’s ancestry included Italian, German, Ukrainian, English, and African American.


He is a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, known for his band Aerosmith. Steven Tyler was a member of the rock band Aerosmith and released multiple studio albums and several hit singles.


He is known for his lively stage performances, colourful clothing, and a unique singing voice that has a wide vocal range.


Some of his hit songs include Walk This Way, Dream On, Sweet Emotion, etc. Steven Tyler expanded his artistic horizon when he took acting jobs and also worked with American Idol.


Tyler mostly made cameo appearances in shows and documentary shows. He also did voice acting in Polar Express, Epic, Armageddon, etc.



31. Frank Oz


Frank Oz


Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 25, 1944
Place of Birth Hereford, England, UK
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1963
Debut Movie/ TV series The Jimmy Dean Show


Frank Oz is the professional name of Frank Richard Oznowicz. He was born in England at the end of World War II.


His father was in the Dutch Brigades, and after the war ended, Frank Oz lived in Belgium. His mother was a puppeteer, and he picked up this talent from her to become a puppeteer, actor, and filmmaker in Hollywood.


Frank Oz began his career as a puppeteer in The Muppets Show, where he did multiple characters. He also worked on Sesame Street and worked on the Cookie Monster, Grover, and Bert.


In Star Wars, Frank Oz voiced Yoda. As a filmmaker, he made The Dark Crystal, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Death At A Funeral, etc.



32. Thomas Dekker


Thomas Dekker


Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 28, 1987
Place of Birth Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1993
Debut Movie/ TV series The Young and the Restless


Thomas Dekker is an actor, musician, singer, and filmmaker. He is the son of artistic parents; his mother was a concert pianist, acting coach, and singer, while his father was an opera singer, actor, and artist.


He inherited his artist’s genes from them and has dabbled in multiple forms of artistry. Thomass Dekker began young by being a child actor in Star Trek Generations, Star Trek Voyager, Village of the Damned, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, etc.


He continued to play supporting and guest roles in TV series into his teenage years with Fillmore!, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House, etc.


Dekker got his break with Heroes as Zach. He followed it up with Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, My Sister’s Keeper, From Within, The Land Before Time V-IX, An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island, An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster, Kaboom, etc.



33. Brian Doyle-Murray


Brian Doyle-Murray


Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 31, 1945
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series Fuzz


Brian Murray is famous by his stage name Brian Doyle-Murray. He added his grandmother’s maiden name, Doyle, as there was another Brian Murray. He is an actor, comedian, and screenwriter. Brian Murray is the brother of actors Bill Murray and Joel Murray.


Doyle-Murray has notable performances in Caddyshack, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, Groundhog Day, The Razor’s Edge, Sullivan & Son, Lodge 49, The Middle, etc.


He did voice acting in The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Spongebob Squarepants, etc. Brian Doyle-Murray has three nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards for his screenwriting in Saturday Night Live in 1978, 79, and 80.



34. Keith Szarabajka


Keith Szarabajka


Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 2, 1952
Place of Birth Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1979
Debut Movie/ TV series Bleacher Bums


Keith Szarabajka is an American actor known for his roles in The Equalizer, Argo, The Dark Knight, and more. However, he has a more prominent presence in the world of video games. He did voice acting on Dead Space, Mass Effect 2, L. A. Noire, Halo 4, etc.


Szarabajka has voiced the characters in games like Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, X-Men Destiny, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, Darksiders, Guardians of Middle-earth, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, etc.


He has acted in films like Transformers: Dark of The Moon, We Were Soldiers, Supernatural, Star Wars: Rebels, etc.



35. Jason Beghe


Jason Beghe


Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 12, 1960
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1985
Debut Movie/ TV series Compromising Positions


Jason Beghe is an actor known for his roles in award-winning films and TV series. He has a very significant gruff voice that was a result of intubation when he met with an accident.


He said that placing and removing the tube often made his voice worse than before. Jason Beghe has starred in projects like Chicago P. D., Monkey Shines, G. I. Jane, Thelma & Louise, To Have and To Hold, Picket Fences, Melrose Place, Chicago Hope, American Dreams, Cane, Californication, etc.


There is another reason behind the fame of Beghe, which is that he is an outspoken opposer of The Church of Scientology. He had joined the church and quit it after 12 years, and started speaking against it in 2008.



36. George C Scott


George C Scott


Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 18, 1927
Place of Birth Wise, Virginia, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1951
Debut Movie/ TV series The Bigelow Theatre


George C. Scott was one of the most distinguished actors, directors, and producers. He was praised by The Guardian as an actor with rare courage. George C. Scott earned four Oscar nominations and won an Oscar for his titular role in the film Patton.


George C. Scott refused his Academy Award on philosophical grounds, stating that he felt that it was not correct to compare the craft of different actors as each role was different.


He had lodged his concern with the AMPAS months in advance. Scott also won Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes, Tony Awards, etc.


George is known for his gruff and authoritative presence in most of his roles. His most prominent films were Anatomy of a Murder, Dr. Strangelove, The Hospital, The Hustler, The List of Adrian Messenger, etc.



37. James Remar


James Remar


Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 31, 1953
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series On the Yard


William James Remar is an actor with a long career in television and films. He is known for his choice of intense characters that are often violent and sometimes sociopathic.


Remar is a good-looking character actor with four SAG nominations for being in the cast of Dexter. James Remar is famous for his prominent roles in The Warriors, 48 Hrs, Miracle on the 24th Street, Sex and The City, Dexters, Gotham, Black Lightning, The Path, The Shannara Chronicles, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, State of Affairs, The Legend of Korra, Grey’s Anatomy, etc.



38. Warren Oates


Warren Oates


Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 5, 1928
Place of Birth Depoy, Kentucky, USA
Height 1.81 m
Debut year 1956
Debut Movie/ TV series The United States Steel Hour


Warren Oates was an American actor who starred in many acclaimed films and TV series between the 1960s and 70s.


He is well-known for his multiple collaborations with Sam Peckinpah in films like Major Dundee, The Wild Bunch, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, etc.


Oates also starred in award-nominated films like Two-Lane Blacktop, The Hired Hand, In The Heat of The Night, Race With The Devil, Dillinger, Stripes, Sleeping Dogs, etc.


Warren Oates built a cult following for himself with his performances in Sam Peckinpah films and also with Peter Fonds. He was once described by Richard Linklater as a God who walked the earth.



39. William Hickey


William Hickey


Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 19, 1927
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1952
Debut Movie/ TV series The Philco Television Playhouse


William Hickey was an American actor of Irish descent. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Prizzi’s Honor.


Hickey was usually cast in roles of shrewd or cunning old men or as a cantankerous old man who gets the last laugh over all others.


William Hickey had a distinguished career on stage, in television shows, and in films. However, the most important role that Hickey played was that of a teacher.


He taught acting at the HB Studio, and some of his students include Herbert Berghof. George Segal, Sandy Dennis, Barbra Streisand, etc.


Some critical roles of Hickey include those in Prizzi’s Honor, A Nightmare Before Christmas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Name of The Rose, The Producers, etc.



40. David Doyle


David Doyle


Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 1, 1929
Place of Birth Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1955
Debut Movie/ TV series The Philco Television Playhouse


David Doyle was an actor known for his role as John Bosley in the hit TV series Charlie’s Angels. He was one of the only two actors who appeared in all 110 episodes of the show and earned praise and acclaim for his performance.


Apart from his work in Charlie’s Angels, Doyle was the voice of Grandpa Lou Pickles in the Rugrats TV series. He voiced the role till his death in 1997. Apart from the TV series, David Doyle is also well known for his stage performances.


His sister was also a prominent stage actress. Doyle performed in plays like Richard Wilbur’s translation of Tartuffe, Beg, Borrow or Steal, Something About a Soldier, Here’s Love, I Was Dancing, and South Pacific.



41. Robert Loggia


Robert Loggia


Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 3, 1930
Place of Birth Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1951
Debut Movie/ TV series Search for Tomorrow


Salvatore “Robert” Loggia was an American actor of Sicilian descent. He graduated with a degree in journalism but joined the army to serve in the Korean War.


After returning from the war, Loggia joined the Actors Studio and went on to work in stage plays. After appearing in Broadway shows, he moved on to film and television.


The Greatest Story Ever Told, the Pink Panther films, An Officer and a Gentleman, Big, Scarface, Prizzi’s Honor, Oliver & Company, Innocent Blood, Independence Day, Lost Highway, etc.


Robert Loggia earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Jagged Edge.



42. Kenny Rogers


Kenny Rogers


Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 21, 1938
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, USA
Height 1.82 m
Debut year 1968
Debut Movie/ TV series The Red Skelton Hour


Kenny Rogers is a singer, songwriter, and actor. He is best known for his country music albums that earned him multiple Grammy awards and nominations.


However, Kenny Rogers also sang in other genres like pop, jazz, folk, etc. As a child, Kenny Rogers was the first in his family to finish high school.


He began his music career in the 1950s and starred in TV series and movies in supporting roles and guest appearances.


In 1973, his screen career began. The memorable roles were in Longshot, Touched By An Angel, Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, Six Pack, No Escape, Rio Diablo, Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, etc.



43. Robert Guillaume


Robert Guillaume


Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 30, 1927
Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1966
Debut Movie/ TV series Porgy in Wien


Robert Guillaume is the stage name of Robert Peter Williams. Guillaume is French for Williams. Hence he adopted this stage name when he started working in theatre and on Broadway.


For his work on stage, Guillaume earned multiple Tony Award nominations. Later, Guillaume began working on TV series and film roles. His most notable role was in Soap and its spin-off series Benson. For these two TV series, he won two Emmy Awards.


He also voiced the role of Rafiki in The Lion King. Robert Guillaume won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for his audiobook, The Lion King.



44.  Jim Varney


Jim Varney


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 15, 1949
Place of Birth Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1974
Debut Movie/ TV series Pop! Goes the Country


Jim Varney was an American actor and comedian best known for his portrayal of the lovable character Ernest P. Worrell.


Varney gained fame through a series of commercials, where he brought Ernest to life, and later starred in movies featuring the character.


He became known for his distinctive voice, physical comedy, and ability to create memorable catchphrases like “Know what I mean, Vern?”


Varney’s comedic talent extended beyond Ernest, as he also appeared in other films and television shows, showcasing his versatile acting skills.


Sadly, Jim Varney passed away in 2000, but his portrayal of Ernest continues to be cherished by fans, making him a beloved figure in the world of comedy.



45. William Hootkins


William Hootkins


Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 5, 1948
Place of Birth Dallas, Texas, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1973
Debut Movie/ TV series Big Zapper


William Hootkins was an actor known for playing supporting roles in films like Star Wars, Raiders of The Lost Ark, Batman, Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, etc.


He also appeared in TV series like The West Wing, Extreme Machines, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, etc. William Hootkins studied in the same high school as Tommy Lee Jones and also acted in movies.


Upon the advice of John Lithgow, Hootkins went to London to study drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


He also lent his voice to video games like Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick, etc.



46.  JD Pardo


JD Pardo


Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 7, 1980
Place of Birth Panorama City, California, USA
Height 1.80 m
Debut year 2001
Debut Movie/ TV series Titans


JD Pardo is an American actor known for his notable roles in television and film. He gained recognition for his portrayal of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, the lead character in the television series “Mayans M.C.”


Pardo’s performance as EZ, a prospect in a motorcycle club, earned him critical acclaim for his complex and nuanced portrayal.


Prior to “Mayans M.C.,” Pardo appeared in various television shows, including “Revolution” and “East Los High,” showcasing his versatility as an actor.


He has also appeared in films such as “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” “A Cinderella Story,” etc.



47. Joaquim de Almeida


Joaquim de Almeida


Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 15, 1957
Place of Birth São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 1979
Debut Movie/ TV series Un uomo americano


Joaquim de Almeida is a Portuguese actor who has worked in many Hollywood films. He trained at the Lisbon Conservatory till it was closed and later moved around Europe before landing in New York.


There, he studied drama and acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. After this, de Almeida began his career with theatre plays.


He got his break in Hollywood with the film The Soldier, and followed it up with Good Morning, Babylon. The film that got him recognized was Clear and Present Danger. He also starred in Desperado, 24, Fast Five, etc.


Joaquim de Almeida worked on International projects like Retrato de Família, Adão e Eva, O Xangô de Baker Street, The Honorary Consul, Only You, La Cucaracha, One Man’s Hero, Behind Enemy Lines, etc.



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