TV's Most Versatile/Memorable Guest Stars

by ParadiseChama | created - 27 Dec 2011 | updated - 06 Nov 2013 | Public

I'm a television junkie and would like to acknowledge some overlooked actors from my last 15 years of small screen addiction.

1. Timothy V. Murphy

Actor | National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Timothy V Murphy was born in County Kerry, Ireland. Murphy began his career in Dublin where he trained in the Focus Theater.

Living in Los Angeles, California; Murphy is known for his roles as Galaan in the FX hit, Sons of Anarchy and Ian Doyle in Criminal Minds.

Murphy is known for the films; ...

2. William Mapother

Actor | Lost

William Mapother was born on April 17, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as William Reibert Mapother Jr. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in English. He is the co-founder of the film finance marketplace Slated. He is known for his work on Lost (2004), In the Bedroom (2001)...

3. Barry Shabaka Henley

Actor | The Terminal

Barry Shabaka Henley was born on September 15, 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Barry Joseph Henley. He is an actor, known for The Terminal (2004), Collateral (2004) and Rush Hour (1998).

4. Elaine Hendrix

Actress | Dynasty

Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Elaine Hendrix spent her early years in nearby Knoxville and Morristown. At 15 she moved with her divorced mother to Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended the Northside School of Performing Arts. She started her professional career as a dancer and model but gave up ...

5. Jonathan LaPaglia

Actor | Seven Days

Jonathan is the youngest of three brothers. Older brother, Anthony LaPaglia, is also an actor. Middle brother, Michael, is a car wholesaler in Los Angeles. His parents are, Eddie LaPaglia, an Australian auto dealership owner, and Maria, a secretary. He initially wanted to pursue fine arts as a ...

6. Aida Turturro

Actress | The Sopranos

Aida Turturro was born on September 25, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Sopranos (1999), Deep Blue Sea (1999) and Mickey Blue Eyes (1999).

7. Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor | The Wire

Emmy nominated actor and producer, Michael Kenneth Williams is one of this generation's most respected and acclaimed talents. By bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life-often with surprising tenderness-Williams has established himself as a gifted and versatile performer with a ...

8. Christopher Evan Welch

Actor | Lincoln

Christopher Evan Welch was born on September 28, 1965 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Lincoln (2012), The Master (2012) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). He was married to Emma Welch. He died on December 2, 2013 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

9. Steve Harris

Actor | The Practice

Steve Harris is the son of John, a bus driver, and Mattie, a housewife, who stressed his and younger brother, Sherwin's education over his love for football. Steve attended St. Joseph High in Westchester, Illinois, a private school known for developing star athletes such as basketball star Isiah ...

10. Kevin Sussman

Actor | Burn After Reading

Kevin Sussman was born on December 4, 1970 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Burn After Reading (2008), Killers (2010) and Almost Famous (2000). He has been married to Alessandra Young since January 3, 2006.

11. Aisha Tyler

Actress | Death Sentence

Aisha Tyler, born September 18, 1970, is an American talk-show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is known for portraying Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer (2005), voicing Lana Kane in Archer (2009), and portraying Mother Nature in the Santa ...

12. Rebecca Field

Actress | A Star Is Born

Rebecca Field is an actress and director, known for A Star Is Born (2018), October Road (2007) and American Reunion (2012).

13. Stelio Savante

Actor | Running for Grace

A trilingual South African born New Yorker, he speaks Afrikaans & Greek fluently although American English is his first language. His versatility through three decades of award winning individual & ensemble performances opposite iconic actors & with some of the most celebrated producers & directors...

14. Dedee Pfeiffer

Actress | Falling Down

Dedee Pfeiffer was born on January 1, 1964 in Midway City, California, USA as Dorothy Diane Pfeiffer. She is an actress and producer, known for Falling Down (1993), Cybill (1995) and The Allnighter (1987). She was previously married to Kevin Ryan, Santiago A. Gomez and Gregory Fein.

15. Chris Diamantopoulos

Actor | The Three Stooges

Chris grew up splitting his time between Greece and Canada. At age 9, he started doing TV commercials and professional theater. He left home at 18 to perform in a series of US national tours after which, he landed on Broadway. Chris now splits his time between New York and Los Angeles acting in TV ...

16. Tracy Middendorf

Actress | Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Tracy Middendorf was born on January 26, 1970 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA as Tracy Lynn Middendorf. She is an actress and producer, known for New Nightmare (1994), Mission: Impossible III (2006) and Scream: The TV Series (2015). She has been married to Franz Wisner since January 2, 2005. They have...

17. James Urbaniak

Actor | American Splendor

James Urbaniak was born on September 17, 1963 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for American Splendor (2003), The Venture Bros. (2003) and Legally Blonde 2 (2003). He has been married to Sara Pocock since March 30, 2017. He was previously married to Julie.

18. Belita Moreno

Actress | Grosse Pointe Blank

Belita Moreno was born on November 1, 1949 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Aurabela Belita Moreno. She is known for her work on Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), George Lopez (2002) and Clear and Present Danger (1994). She has been married to Joel Rudnick since July 12, 1981. They have two children.

19. Anne Bedian

Actress | I Promised Her Life

Canadian born actress Anne Bedian didn't start her young career in the arts, but rather in the military as a soldier. Bedian served in the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of 17 as a Bosn, She was one of the first women to enter that trade, which included training for demolitions, small arms, ...

20. Jonny Coyne

Actor | Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Jonny was born the middle child of a seamstress and a professional footballer. His earliest performances were in school productions including a celebrated double bill of Oscar Wilde's "The Ballad Of Reading Gaol" and Ovid's "Chariot Of The Sun" in which he played respectively the Judge and Phaeton....

21. Josie Davis

Actress | Stumptown

This Hollywood, California native has been acting all of her life. Josie Davis began her career at the age of 3, starring in numerous television commercials. She was cast as a series regular on the hit television show Charles in Charge (1984) (Davis played the adorable, intelligent poet "Sarah ...

22. Edoardo Ballerini

Actor | The Sopranos

Edoardo Ballerini was born on March 20, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Sopranos (1999), Quarry (2016) and Dinner Rush (2000).

23. Marlyne Barrett

Actress | Night Call

Marlyne Barrett was born on September 13, 1978 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Marlyne Nayokah Afflack. She is an actress and producer, known for Night Call (2017), Heist (2001) and Hitch (2005). She has been married to Gavin William Barrett since May 15, 2009.

24. Gideon Emery

Actor | Teen Wolf

An award-winning actor best known for his role as the eloquent Deucalion on 3 seasons of cult hit Teen Wolf (2011) and his namesake Gideon in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014), Emery was raised in both England and South Africa. While a student, he was discovered by lauded stage actor Bill Flynn...

25. Anthony Azizi

Actor | Eagle Eye

Anthony Azizi started his career many years ago, as a child, acting in plays for the Touchstone Theater run by Bill and Bridget George in Bethlehem, PA. He also started writing and staging his own plays at the age of eight for school and other public venues. He continued in the arts throughout all ...

26. Adrian Martinez

Actor | Stumptown

Adrian Martinez is an actor, writer, producer, and director, with over 100 film and TV credits. Adrian plays the lead and produces his directorial debut, "iGilbert" based on his original screenplay, with Dascha Polanco (Orange is the new black) and Raul Castillo, (El Chicano). "iGilbert" is ...

27. Laurie Fortier

Actress | Unsolved

Laurie has been working professionally for over 20 years and has worked with legends including James Caan, Dennis Hopper, Martin Landau, Michele Pfiffer, James Gandolfini, Danny Aiello and Hugh Laurie to name only a few. She has also shared memorable scenes with Gary Sinise, Claire Danes, Famke ...

28. Robert LaSardo

Actor | Nip/Tuck

Robert LaSardo was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began his career studying at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, before going on to the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy. For two of those years, he handled Navy attack dogs in the Aleutian Islands...

29. Emilio Rivera

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Emilio Rivera has discovered that turning your life around is the key to making dreams come true. His acting credentials have allowed him to top the list of successful Latino actors. His resume continues to grow with starring roles in films such as High Crimes (2002) with Ashley Judd and Morgan ...

30. Brian Kubach

Actor | Piranha 3D

Brian Kubach was born on February 19, 1984. He is an actor, known for Piranha 3D (2010), Fuel (2009) and She Wants Me (2012).



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