Emmy Winners for Best Supporting Actor - Drama

by slash388 | created - 19 Feb 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. James Brolin

Actor | Traffic

James Brolin was born on July 18, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Craig Kenneth Bruderlin. He is an actor and producer, known for Traffic (2000), The Amityville Horror (1979) and Westworld (1973). He has been married to Barbra Streisand since July 1, 1998. He was previously married to Jan ...

Role: Dr. Steven Kiley on Marcus Welby, M.D. (1970)

2. David Burns

Actor | The Saint in London

David Burns was born on June 22, 1901 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Saint in London (1939), Let's Make Love (1960) and ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969). He was married to Mildred Todd. He died on March 12, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Role: Mr. Solomon on Hallmark Hall of Fame (1971)

3. Jack Warden

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Jack Warden was born John Warden Lebzelter, Jr. on September 18, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, to Laura M. (Costello) and John Warden Lebzelter. His father was of German and Irish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of seventeen, young Jack ...

Role: George Halas on Brian's Song (1972)

4. Scott Jacoby

Actor | The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Scott Jacoby was born on November 26, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), That Certain Summer (1972) and Baxter! (1973). He has been married to Lyn Jacoby since June 23, 1985. They have two children.

Role: Nick Salter on That Certain Summer (1973)

5. Michael Moriarty

Actor | Courage Under Fire

As one of Hollywood's tallest actors standing at 6' 4", he will always be noticed. Michael Moriarty is one of the great character T.V. actors of all time. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1941. Moriarty was to move to London, England, where he built up a name as a great stage actor. It was also...

Role: Jim O'Connor on The Glass Menagerie (1974)

6. Will Geer

Actor | The Waltons

Will Geer was born William Aughe Ghere in Frankfort, Indiana, to Katherine (Aughe), a teacher, and Roy Aaron Ghere, a postal worker. Will admired his grandfather, a man who said hello to trees by their Latin names and who had used what he brought back to Indiana from the California gold rush to ...

Role: Zebulon Walton on The Waltons (1975)

7. Anthony Zerbe

Actor | The Omega Man

Hailing from Long Beach, California, talented character actor Anthony Zerbe has kept busy in Hollywood and on stage since the late 1960s, often playing villainous or untrustworthy characters, with his narrow gaze and unsettling smirk. Zerbe was born May 20, 1936 in Long Beach, and served a stint in...

Role: Lt. Trench on Harry O (1976)

8. Gary Frank

Actor | Family

A long-time member of the famed Actor's Studio, Gary Frank began studying with Lee Strasberg in 1969, as well as renowned teachers Peggy Feury and Bill Traylor. Gary's career on film began in 1974 when he was cast by director Richard Donner in the television movie "Senior Year", which went on to ...

Role: Willie Lawrence on Family (1977)

9. Robert Vaughn

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Robert Francis Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932 at Charity Hospital in New York City, the son of show business parents, Marcella Frances (Gaudel) and Gerald Walter Vaughn. His father was a radio actor and his mother starred on stage. Robert came to the public's attention first with his ...

Role: Frank Flaherty on Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1978)

10. Stuart Margolin

Actor | Death Wish

Stuart Margolin, the Emmy Award-winning actor and director, was born in Davenport, Iowa. He won two Best Supporting Actor Emmies playing James Garner's former cell-mate "Angel" Martin in The Rockford Files (1974).

Margolin made his debut in The Gertrude Berg Show (1961) before becoming a series ...

Role: Evelyn 'Angel' Martin on The Rockford Files (1979, 1980)

11. Michael Conrad

Actor | Hill Street Blues

Michael Conrad was a powerfully built and toweringly tall New York-born American character actor, best known for his role as the pompous but beloved desk sergeant Phil Esterhaus on Hill Street Blues (1981), for which he won two Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Awards (1981, 1982)...

Role: Sgt. Phil Esterhaus on Hill Street Blues (1981, 1982)

12. James Coco

Actor | Murder by Death

Born in New York City of humble means, character player James Coco was the son of Feliche, an Italian shoemaker, and Ida (Detestes) Coco. Shining shoes as a youngster with his father, his interest in acting occurred early on as a child. At age 17 he toured with a children's theatre troupe for three...

Role: Arnie on St. Elsewhere (1983)

13. 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 ...

Role: Detective Mick Belker on Hill Street Blues (1984)

14. Edward James Olmos

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Edward James Olmos was born in Los Angeles, California, to Eleanor (Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder. His family was of Mexican descent. If Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered...

Role: Martin Castillo on Miami Vice (1985)

15. John Karlen

Actor | Cagney & Lacey

John Karlen was born on May 28, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as John Adam Karlewicz. He is an actor, known for Cagney & Lacey (1981), Dark Shadows (1966) and House of Dark Shadows (1970). He was previously married to Betty Karlen.

Role: Harvey Lacey on Cagney & Lacey (1986)

16. John Hillerman

Actor | Magnum, P.I.

The impeccably urbane Englishman Jonathan Quayle Higgins III (VC !) -- Tom Selleck's sophisticated majordomo in Magnum, P.I. (1980) -- was of French, German and Austrian descent, raised in a small Texas town and educated at a Catholic high school. He majored in journalism from the University of ...

Role: Higgins on Magnum, P.I. (1987)

17. Larry Drake

Actor | Darkman

Larry Drake was born on February 21, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Lawrence Richard Drake. He was an actor and director, known for Darkman (1990), The Karate Kid (1984) and L.A. Law (1986). He was married to Ruth de Sosa. He died on March 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Role: Benny Stulwicz on L.A. Law (1988, 1989)

18. Jimmy Smits

Actor | NYPD Blue

Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jimmy L. Smits. He is an actor and producer, known for NYPD Blue (1993), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and The West Wing (1999). He was previously married to Barbara Smits.

Role: Victor Sifuentes on L.A. Law (1990)

19. Timothy Busfield

Actor | The West Wing

Timothy Busfield is a producer, director and Emmy Award-winning actor with over 650 professional credits. As an actor he has been a series regular or recurring character in 14 series including "Thirtysomething", "The West Wing", "Entourage", "Sleepy Hollow", Secrets and Lies", "ED", "Studio 60 on ...

Role: Elliot Weston on thirtysomething (1991)

20. Richard Dysart

Actor | The Thing

Richard Dysart served for four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a founding member of the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. He received the Drama Desk Award in 1972 and a Emmy Award in 1992. He was good friends with Diana Muldaur, who played Rosalind Shays on L.A. Law.

Role: Leland McKenzie Jr. on L.A. Law (1992)

21. Chad Lowe

Actor | Unfaithful

Chad Lowe is an American actor, director, and producer.

He was born Charles Davis Lowe II in Dayton, Ohio, to Barbara Lynn (Hepler), a school teacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a trial lawyer. He is the younger brother of actor Rob Lowe. Chad first appeared opposite Rob in the movie Oxford Blues (1984)...

Role: Jesse McKenna on Life Goes On (1993)

22. Fyvush Finkel

Actor | Picket Fences

Fyvush Finkel was born on October 9, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Philip Finkel. He was an actor, known for Picket Fences (1992), Nixon (1995) and A Serious Man (2009). He was married to Gertrude (Trudi) Lieberman. He died on August 14, 2016 in Manhattan, New York.

Role: Douglas Wambaugh on Picket Fences (1994)

23. Ray Walston

Actor | Popeye

Ray Walston started his acting career as a spear carrier with a local stock company. When the family moved to Houston, Texas, Walston's father wanted to teach him the oil business, but Walston instead joined a traveling repertory company (selling tickets as well as acting). He went on to associate ...

Role: Henry Bone on Picket Fences (1995, 1996)

24. Hector Elizondo

Actor | Pretty Woman

Hector Elizondo was born in New York City, New York, where he was raised, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is the son of Carmen Medina Reyes and Martín Echevarría Elizondo. Hector is of Basque and Puerto Rican descent, and "Elizondo" means "at the foot of the church" in Basque. His lifestyle...

Role: Dr. Phillip Waters on Chicago Hope (1997)

25. Gordon Clapp

Actor | NYPD Blue

Gordon Clapp grew up in the ski resort town of North Conway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He developed an interest in acting at an early age when he was cast in a production of THE HAPPY TIME at a local summer theater. He attended Williams College where he majored in English but spent ...

Role: Greg Medavoy on NYPD Blue (1998)

26. 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 ...

Role: Jimmy Berluti on The Practice (1999)

27. Richard Schiff

Actor | Man of Steel

Richard was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the middle of three sons of Edward, a real estate lawyer, and Charlotte, a cable TV and publishing executive. His parents divorced when he was 12. He dropped out of high school but obtained an equivalency diploma. He tried studying at the City College of New ...

Role: Toby Ziegler on The West Wing (2000)

28. Bradley Whitford

Actor | Get Out

Bradley Whitford's credits in film, television and theater include work with some of the most noted writers, directors and playwrights in the arts, and constitute a career worthy of a Juilliard-trained actor -- which he is. But stardom is something else altogether, and it remained elusive, at least...

Role: Josh Lyman on The West Wing (2001)

29. John Spencer

Actor | The West Wing

John Spencer was born John Speshock, Jr. in New York City, the only son of Mildred (Benzeroski), a homemaker and occasional waitress, and John Speshock, a truck driver. He grew up near Paterson, New Jersey, and left at age 16 to attend the Professional Children's School. In 1963, he landed a ...

Role: Leo McGarry on The West Wing (2002)

30. Joe Pantoliano

Actor | Memento

With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business (1983) to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run (1988), Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive (1993), Cypher...

Role: Ralph Cifaretto on The Sopranos (2003)

31. Michael Imperioli

Actor | The Sopranos

Imperioli was born James Michael Imperioli in Mt. Vernon, New York on March 26, 1966. His film work began in the late 1980s. An early part that brought him recognition was in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990), as Spider, a local kid who works for the gangsters and has a run-in with a psychopathic ...

Role: Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos (2004)

32. William Shatner

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.

Shatner was born ...

Role: Denny Crane on Boston Legal (2005)

33. Alan Alda

Actor | M*A*S*H

Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), The Four Seasons (1981) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children.

Role: Arnold Vinick on The West Wing (2006)

34. Terry O'Quinn

Actor | Lost

Terrance Quinn (born July 15, 1952), known professionally as Terry O'Quinn, is an American actor. He played John Locke on the TV series Lost, the title role in The Stepfather and Stepfather II, and Peter Watts in Millennium, which ran for three seasons (1996-1999). He has also hosted Mysteries of ...

Role: John Locke on Lost (2007)

35. Zeljko Ivanek

Actor | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Zeljko Ivanek was born on August 15, 1957 in Ljubljana, Slovenia as Zeljko Simic-Ivanek. He is an actor, known for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Argo (2012) and Seven Psychopaths (2012).

Role: Ray Fiske on Damages (2008)

36. Michael Emerson

Actor | Lost

Michael Emerson was born on September 7, 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for Lost (2004), Person of Interest (2011) and Saw (2004). He has been married to Carrie Preston since September 5, 1998.

Role: Ben Linus on Lost (2009)

37. Aaron Paul

Actor | Breaking Bad

Aaron Paul was born Aaron Paul Sturtevant in Emmett, Idaho, to Darla (Haynes) and Robert Sturtevant, a retired Baptist minister. While growing up, Paul took part in church programs, and performed in plays.

He attended Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. It was there, in eighth grade, that Aaron ...

Role: Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (2010, 2012, 2014)

38. Peter Dinklage

Actor | Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and theatre plays. Since 2011, Dinklage has portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. For this he won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama ...

Role: Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (2011, 2015, 2018, 2019)

39. Bobby Cannavale

Actor | The Station Agent

In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying money but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite ...

Role: Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire (2013)

40. Ben Mendelsohn

Actor | Rogue One

Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager.

Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick ...

Role: Danny Rayburn on Bloodline (2016)

41. John Lithgow

Actor | 3rd Rock from the Sun

If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was ...

Role: Winston Churchill on The Crown (2017)



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