CMU Actors

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1. Yancey Arias

Actor | Kingpin

Yancey Arias was born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. At the age of twelve his first experience in entertainment was when his grandmother threw him on stage to sing a song for a neighborhood talent show at Henry Street Settlement in downtown Manhattan.

Yancey was discovered by ...

2. William Atherton

Actor | Die Hard

William Atherton's career has spanned motion pictures, Broadway and television. He first achieved international recognition as the leading man in Steven Spielberg's debut feature The Sugarland Express (1974), and next starred in John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust (1975), Robert Wise's The ...

3. Rene Auberjonois

Actor | Boston Legal

René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City, to Princess Laure Louise Napoléone Eugénie Caroline (Murat), who was born in Paris, and Fernand Auberjonois, who was Swiss-born. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss ...

4. Shari Belafonte

Actress | Hotel

Shari Belafonte was born on September 22, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA. She is known for her work on Hotel (1983), Plastic Daydream (2018) and Primrose Lane (2015). She has been married to Sam Behrens since December 31, 1989. She was previously married to Robert Harper.

5. Paul Ben-Victor

Actor | Daredevil

Paul Ben-Victor has built a career on the small and big screen appearing in over 60 films and TV series. A director's favorite, Paul has worked with some of the biggest names in film including Tony Scott, Steven Zallian, and Clint Eastwood. Paul Can be seen next opposite Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro ...

6. Lourdes Benedicto

Actress | ER

Lourdes Benedicto was born on November 12, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for ER (1994), V (2009) and 24 (2001). She has been married to Matthew Curley since June 9, 2006.

7. Steven Bochco

Writer | Hill Street Blues

Attended Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon U) as a playwriting major. Barbara Bosson, Michael Tucker, Bruce Weitz and Charles Haid were classmates; he and Tucker drove cross-country to Hollywood for full-time jobs at Universal, where Bochco would remain for 12 years. In 1978, he moved to MTM ...

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8. Matt Bomer

Actor | The Normal Heart

Matthew Staton Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, and educated at Klein High School, near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in...

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9. Barbara Bosson

Actress | Hill Street Blues

Barbara Bosson, who earned an Emmy Award nomination for her performance on Murder One (1995), was raised in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, a small coal-mining town about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh. When she was a teenager, she and her family moved to Florida, where she attended Boca Ciega High ...

10. Abby Brammell

Actress | Jobs

Abby Brammell was born on March 19, 1979 in Kentucky, USA as Abigail Brammell. She is an actress, known for Jobs (2013), The Unit (2006) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). She has been married to Stefan Bishop since January 22, 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Jake La Botz.

11. Albert Brooks

Actor | Drive

Albert Brooks was born on July 22, 1947 in Beverly Hills, California, USA as Albert Lawrence Einstein. He is an actor and writer, known for Drive (2011), Broadcast News (1987) and Defending Your Life (1991). He has been married to Kimberly Shlain since March 15, 1997. They have two children.

12. Rhys Coiro

Actor | Entourage

As a teenager, Coiro, a talented visual artist, spent summers building sets and operating lights at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. Inspired by numerous productions, including Julie Taymor's "Titus Andronicus" at Theater For A New Audience, Coiro decided to study theater at Carnegie Mellon ...

13. Amanda Jane Cooper

Actress | Selfie

Amanda Jane Cooper was born on June 15, 1988 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Selfie (2014), Jessie (2011) and Days Like This (2015).

14. Nicole DeHuff

Actress | Meet the Parents

Nicole DeHuff was born on 6 January 1975 in Oklahoma. She began her acting studies at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon Acting Conservatory. Her first screen role was in the comedy hit Meet the Parents (2000), in which she co-starred with Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller. Her character (Deborah Byrnes)...

15. Kim Director

Actress | The Deuce

Kim Director was raised in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania and went on to attended Carnegie Mellon University. Kim had her breakout role as Kim Diamond, the goth girl, in 2000's BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2. She is most recognized for her work in films from director Spike Lee, most notably playing ...

16. Dagmara Dominczyk

Actress | The Count of Monte Cristo

Dagmara Dominczyk was born on July 17, 1976 in Kielce, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. She is an actress, known for The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), They (2002) and Rock Star (2001). She has been married to Patrick Wilson since June 18, 2005. They have two children.

17. Barbara Feldon

Actress | Get Smart

Barbara Feldon was born on March 12, 1933 in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA as Barbara Anne Hall. She is an actress, known for Get Smart (1965), Fitzwilly (1967) and Smile (1975). She was previously married to Lucien Verdoux-Feldon.

18. Laura San Giacomo

Actress | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Laura San Giacomo was born November 14, 1962 in West Orange, New Jersey, to MaryJo and John San Giacomo. She was raised in the nearby city of Denville. She went to Morris Knolls High School in Denville, where she got the acting bug and had the lead in several school plays. Laura got a Fine Arts ...

19. Renée Elise Goldsberry

Actress | One Life to Live

Renee Goldsberry was born in San Jose, California, and raised in both Houston, Texas, and Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a bachelors degree in acting, and went on to attend graduate school at the University of Southern California, where she received her ...

20. Frank Gorshin

Actor | Twelve Monkeys

Frank John Gorshin Jr. was born on April 5, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank John Sr., was a railroad worker and his mother, Frances, was a seamstress. While in high school, Frank worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre and began doing impressions of some of his screen ...

21. Charles Haid

Actor | Altered States

Charles Haid was born on June 2, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA as Charles Maurice Haid III. He is an actor and director, known for Altered States (1980), ER (1994) and Murder One (1995). He was previously married to Elisabeth Harmon-Haid, Deborah Richter and Penelope Windust.

22. LisaGay Hamilton

Actress | True Crime

Lisa's mother, Tina, is a retired social worker. Her late father, Ira, worked as an engineer and then went into business as a general contractor. A sister, Heidi, is a lawyer. Lisa started acting as a child and played Flip Wilson in a 3rd grade performance. During junior high, she started traveling...

23. Ethan Hawke

Actor | Training Day

Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the ...

24. Holly Hunter

Actress | The Piano

Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first...

25. Sally Jessy Raphael

Self | The Addams Family

Sally Jessy Raphael was born on February 25, 1935 in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA as Sally Lowenthal. She is an actress and producer, known for The Addams Family (1991), The Guru (2002) and The Equalizer (1985). She has been married to Karl Soderland since 1962. They have one child. She was previously...

26. Jack Klugman

Actor | The Odd Couple

As a film character actor, Klugman was the epitome of the everyman. He was one of the pioneers of television acting in the 1950s, and is best remembered for his 1970s TV work as Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple (1970) and as the medical examiner on Quincy M.E. (1976).

27. Frederick Koehler

Actor | Death Race

Frederick Koehler was born on June 16, 1975 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Death Race (2008), Mr. Mom (1983) and The Circle (2017).

28. Joe Manganiello

Justice League

Joe Manganiello is an American actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Susan (Brachanow) and Charles John Manganiello, and has a younger brother, Nicholas. His father is of Italian descent and his mother has German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon ...

29. Sonia Manzano

Actress | Sesame Street

Sonia Manzano was born on June 12, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Sesame Street (1969), Follow That Bird (1985) and Firepower (1979). She has been married to Richard Reagan since 1986. They have one child.

30. Nancy Marchand

Actress | The Sopranos

Nancy Marchand's mother, a pianist, sent her shy daughter to acting classes in hopes of breaking her out of her shell. As a student at Carnegie Tech (Carnegie Mellon University), she studied the works of William Shakespeare and the other great playwrights and, upon graduation, set off to New York ...

31. Caroline McWilliams

Actress | Mermaids

Caroline McWilliams was born on April 4, 1945 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Caroline Margaret McWilliams. She was an actress and director, known for Mermaids (1990), Benson (1979) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). She was married to Michael Keaton. She died on February 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, ...

32. Katy Mixon

Actress | Hell or High Water

Katy Mixon was born and raised in Pensacola, FL, one of seven children. She graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Her first acting job came in 2001, playing "Calpurnia" in the Utah Shakespearean Festival's presentation of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar". She moved to Los Angeles...

33. Cote de Pablo

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Cote de Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile, but was raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Arvida Middle School in Miami and then Carnegie Mellon University. She graduated in 2000 after studying music theater. Whilst at Carnegie Mellon she appeared in several theater productions, including "...

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34. George Peppard

Actor | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Handsome and elegant George Peppard occasionally displayed considerable talent through his career, but was too often cast in undemanding action roles. Following Broadway and television experience, he made a strong film debut in The Strange One (1957). He started getting noticed when he played ...

35. Jack Plotnick

Actor | Girls Will Be Girls

Jack Plotnick was born on October 30, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Jack Stuart Plotnick. He is an actor and producer, known for Girls Will Be Girls (2003), Space Station 76 (2014) and Mystery Men (1999).

36. Zachary Quinto

Actor | Star Trek

Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Margaret J. (McArdle), an Irish-American office worker, and Joseph John Quinto, an Italian-American barber. Zachary graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1995, where he won Pittsburgh's Gene Kelly Award ...

37. Aron Ralston

Writer | 127 Hours

Aron Ralston was born on October 27, 1975 in the USA. He is an actor and writer, known for 127 Hours (2010), The Simpsons (1989) and Tosh.0 (2009).

38. Phylicia Rashad

Actress | The Cosby Show

Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. ...

39. Lori Rom

Actress | Biohazard Regeneration

Lori Rom was born on August 16, 1975 in Red Bank, New Jersey, USA as Loren Rom. She is an actress, known for Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008), He Got Game (1998) and Charmed (1998). She is married to Ronnie Steadman.

40. George A. Romero

Writer | Land of the Dead

George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; by all indications, though, he was very successful. The director of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 ,in New York City to Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. His father was born in Spain and raised in Cuba, and...

41. Emily Skinner

Actress | Andi Mack

Emily Skinner began her acting career at the age of seven when she took a community acting class and was encouraged to meet with an agent in LA. She signed with that agent soon after and began going out on professional auditions. Since that time, Emily has appeared in TV shows, films, and web ...

42. Aaron Staton

Actor | L.A. Noire

Aaron Staton is an actor and writer, known for L.A. Noire (2011), Mad Men (2007) and The Nanny Diaries (2007). He has been married to Connie Fletcher since December 18, 2006. They have one child.

43. Michael Tucker

Actor | L.A. Law

Baltimore-born actor Michael Tucker developed an interest in performing as a teen, when he made a chorus appearance as a "Lost Boy" in an amateur theater presentation of "Peter Pan". Following high school, he studied drama at Carnegie Tech., then found work in stock shows and in such repertory ...

44. Blair Underwood

Actor | Deep Impact

Smart, confident, eloquent, exceptionally handsome African-American actor Blair Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1964, the son of Marilyn Ann, an interior decorator, and Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr., an army colonel. With his family, he lived all over the world. Trained in musical theater...

45. Bruce Weitz

Actor | Hill Street Blues

Bruce Weitz was born on May 27, 1943 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA as Bruce Peter Weitz. He is an actor, known for Hill Street Blues (1981), Half Past Dead (2002) and Deep Impact (1998). He has been married to Vivian Davis since December 2, 1986. They have one child. He was previously married to ...



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