Who played the most notorious,real Serial Killers?

by Burgwaechterchen | created - 28 Feb 2011 | updated - 06 Jun 2011 | Public

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1. Jeremy Renner

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of...

played Jeffrey Dahmer

2. William Forsythe

Actor | The Devil's Rejects

Dynamically entertaining heavyset US actor with piercing eyes, William Forsythe has a superb talent for playing some truly unlikable and downright nasty characters that dominate the films in which he appears! If you're cast as the hero against Forsythe's villain, then you have your work cut out for...

played John Wayne Gacy

3. Mark Holton

Actor | A League of Their Own

Mark Holton was born on July 19, 1958 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Mark Douglas Holton. He is an actor, known for A League of Their Own (1992), Leprechaun (1993) and Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985).

played John Wayne Gacy

4. Michael Reilly Burke

Actor | Ted Bundy

Michael Reilly Burke was born on June 27, 1964 in Marin County, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Bundy (2002), The Collector (2009) and Mars Attacks! (1996). He has been married to Kayren Butler since October 2008. They have two children.

played Ted Bundy

5. David Faustino

Actor | Married with Children

David Faustino was born on March 3, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David Anthony Faustino. He is an actor and writer, known for Married... with Children (1987), The Legend of Korra (2012) and Star-ving (2009). He was previously married to Andrea Faustino.

played Albert De Salvo,the "Boston Strangler"

6. Tomas Arana

Actor | Gladiator

Tomas Arana was born in Auburn, California. He grew up in San Francisco and studied classical theatre at its prestigious American Conservatory Theatre, afterwards relocating to New York and acting in off-Broadway productions. He then hitchhiked throughout Europe and ended up living in Naples, Italy...

played Angelo Buono,one of the "Hillside Stranglers"

7. Clifton Collins Jr.

Actor | Star Trek

An acting chameleon who can easily lose himself in the life of his film and television characters, Clifton Collins Jr. is a native Angeleno who grew up destined to become a part of the Latino entertainment industry. His great-grandparents on his mother's side were a Mexican trumpet player and ...

played Kenneth Bianchi,the 2nd "Hillside Strangler"

8. Michael Badalucco

Actor | Léon

Michael Badalucco, a Brooklyn native, got his start in the entertainment industry at a very young age, going to work with his father Giuseppe, a Sicilian-born immigrant, who worked as a carpenter on movie sets. In 1963, during the filming of Fail Safe starring Henry Fonda, a photo of a young boy ...

played Sam Berkovitz,the "Son of Sam"

9. George Kiseleff

Actor | Green River Killer

George Kiseleff is an actor, known for Green River Killer (2005).

played the "green river killer"

10. Klaus Kinski

Actor | Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Klaus Kinski was born as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began...

played "Jack the Ripper"

11. Gregg Henry

Actor | Payback

Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Gregg Lee Henry was born on May 6, 1952 in Lakewood, Colorado. Henry studied acting at the University of Washington in Seattle. Right after graduating from college, Gregg moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. He played in a ...

played Dennis Lynn Rader,the "BTK-Strangler"

12. John Carroll Lynch

Actor | The Founder

John Carroll Lynch was born August 1, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado, and was raised in Denver. It was there John found a passion for acting and became a Denver Broncos fan. He graduated in the mid-80s with a B.F.A. in theatre from the The Catholic University of America / Hartke Theatre Acting program. ...

played Arthur Leigh Allen,the possible "Zodiac-Killer"

13. Steve Railsback

Actor | The Stunt Man

Noted for his dangerous, chameleon-like portrayals while possessing the scariest-looking pair of eyes in the business, leathery-looking Steve Railsback has mesmerized us over the years with a number of weird, often warped roles both on film and television. While never achieving the degree of ...

played Ed Gein

14. Michael Rooker

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Michael Rooker was born on April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was thirteen, his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "...

played henry lee lucas

15. Tom Towles

Actor | Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

A character player, often playing scumbags or obnoxious men, who worked for more than a decade in Chicago theatre before establishing himself in films and TV beginning in the late 80s, often in lower-budget fare. Tom Towles drifted into acting after serving in the Marine Corps. Although he made an ...

played Otis Toole

16. Götz George

Actor | Der Totmacher

Götz George, born in Berlin in 1938, is the son of the famous actor Heinrich George and his wife, the actress Berta Drews. After first appearances on the stage of Berlin's Hebbel Theater during his childhood, Götz George was trained as an actor by the recognized teacher Else Bongers. At the age of ...

played Fritz Haarmann

17. Tobias Schenke

Actor | Harte Jungs

Tobias Schenke was born on March 27, 1981 in Rüdersdorf, Brandenburg, Germany. He is an actor, known for Ants in the Pants (2000), More Ants in the Pants (2002) and Love Scenes from Planet Earth (1998).

played Jürgen Bartsch

18. Antonio Sabato Jr.

Actor | The Big Hit

Antonio Sabato Jr. was born on February 29, 1972 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Antonio G. Sabato Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Hit (1998), Shark Hunter (2001) and General Hospital (1963). He was previously married to Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes and Tully Jensen.

played Henry Lee Lucas

19. Kostas Sommer

Producer | Xtreme Sommer

In Greece he became famous when he played an Albanian worker called Ilia in "Love came from far away" I agapi irthe apo makrya (2002)

He attended the German School of Athens.

played otis Toole

20. Robert Hossein

Writer | Les misérables

The son of orchestra conductor André Hossein, Paris-born Robert Hossein was trained at René Simon's acting school. Hossein labored away as actor/director with the legendary Theatre Grand Guignol in Montmartre, then spent several years on the "legitimate" stage. In films from 1955's Rififi (Rififi (...

played peter kürten

21. Jeffrey DeMunn

Actor | The Green Mile

Jeffrey DeMunn was born on April 25, 1947 in Buffalo, New York. He studied in England at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, then returned to America and was a member of the National Shakespeare Company. He has starred in many theatre productions, both on and off Broadway, including "K2" (for which...

play Andrej Chikatilo

22. Robert Sisko

Actor | Call Me King

Robert Sisko is known for his work on Call Me King (2017), White Wall (2010) and The Cursed Man (2016).

played Ed Kemper

23. Corin Nemec

Actor | Parker Lewis Can't Lose

Corin Nemec's name comes from his nickname, Corky, given to him as a child by his grandmother. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and later moved to Atlanta. He now lives in California. His first acting parts were in the series Webster (1983) and Sidekicks (1986). He then got a part in Tucker: ...

played ted bundy

24. Serge Bento

Actor | Landru

Serge Bento was born on November 25, 1931 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for Bluebeard (1963), Blue Panther (1965) and The Unfaithful Wife (1969).

played Maurice Landru

25. Patrick Bauchau

Actor | Panic Room

Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau was born in Brussels, Belgium. His father, Henry Bauchau, is a noted author, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, while his mother was an educator who also helped operate a publishing company. Coming from an intellectual family, it's not surprising that ...

played Albert Fish

26. Misha Collins

Actor | Supernatural

Misha Collins is an American actor best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the TV series Supernatural (2005). He has had recurring roles on ER and 24, and has guest-starred on NCIS, Nip/Tuck, NYPD Blue, CSI, CSI:NY, Monk and Charmed. On the big screen, Misha is most known for his role in a ...

played Paul Bernardo

27. Laura Prepon

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Laura Helene Prepon was born on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Coll) and Michael Prepon. Her father died in 1993, when she was 13 years old. Laura is the youngest of five children--she has a brother named Brad and three sisters: Danielle, Jocelyn, and ...

played Karla Homolka



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