List of Actor Politicians

by pgrass13 | created - 02 Feb 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

this is a list of actors turned politicians/ Politicians turned actors While I was initially focusing on American politicians, I have now included others as well. I am also now including actors who ran for office but didn't win, yet were notable. I am also only counting more people with more than 1 or 2 acting credits, so john McCain's appearance in 24 doesn't count. These are candidates both serious and not serious.

1. Ronald Reagan

Actor | The Killers

Ronald Reagan had quite a prolific career, having catapulted from a Warner Bros. contract player and television star, into serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, the governorship of California (1967-1975), and lastly, two terms as President of the United States (1981-1989).

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Actor, President of SAG (1947, 1959), Governor of California (1967-1975), President of USA (1981-1989 had run unsuccessfully in 1968 and 1976). Republican

2. Donald Trump

Actor | Ghosts Can't Do It

Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946 at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in the Queens borough of New York City. He is the son of Mary Trump (née Macleod) and Fred Trump, a real estate millionaire. His mother was a Scottish immigrant who initially worked as a maid. His father was born in ...

US president (2017-) Republican. Also started to run in 2000 under the Reform party and threatened to run in 2012 as a Republican.

3. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor | Predator

With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...

Actor, Governor of California (2003-2011) Republican. Was also President's council on Physical Fitness 1990-1993.

4. Jesse Ventura

Actor | Predator

Jesse Ventura was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Bernice Martha (Lenz), a nurse who was of German descent, and George William Janos, a steam fitter of Slovak ancestry. In November 1990, professional wrestler turned actor Jesse Ventura was elected to a four-year term as mayor of Brooklyn Park, ...

Pro-Wrestler, Actor, Mayor of Brooklyn Park (1991-1994), then Governor of Minnesota (1999-2003). Reform/ Independent.

5. Al Franken

Writer | Saturday Night Live

Al Franken is best known for nearly two decades of work on Saturday Night Live (1975). During that time he wrote, performed in and produced hundreds of sketches, including "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" and "The Final Days," a piece about the last days of Richard Nixon's presidency. A ...

Actor, Writer, Senator from Minnesota (2009-2018) Democrat

6. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

Served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA (1986-1988) Republican or Independent depending. Famously spoke at 2012 RNC.

7. Jerry Springer

Actor | Domino

Jerry Springer was born on February 13, 1944 in London, England as Gerald Norman Springer. He is an actor and producer, known for Domino (2005), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Ringmaster (1998). He was previously married to Margaret 'Micki' JoAnn Velten.

Was mayor of Cinncinati (1977-1978), having first been elected to the city council in 1971. Democrat

8. Sonny Bono

Soundtrack | The Sonny and Cher Show

Sonny Bono was born on February 16, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Salvatore Philip Bono. He was married to Mary Bono, Susie Coelho, Cher and Donna Rankin. He died on January 5, 1998 in South Lake Tahoe, California, USA.

Singer, Actor, Mayor of Palm Springs (1988-1992),Congressman from California (1995-1998). Republican

9. Fred Dalton Thompson

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Fred Dalton Thompson was born on August 19, 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama, USA as Freddie Dalton Thompson. He was an actor, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), No Way Out (1987) and Sinister (2012). He was married to Jeri Kehn Thompson and Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey. He died on November 1, 2015 in...

Actor, lawyer, Senator from Tennessee (1994-2003), ran for President (2008). Republican

10. Kal Penn

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Kal Penn was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, to Asmita, a fragrance evaluator, and Suresh Modi, an engineer. His parents are Gujarati immigrants to America from India. He attended the Freehold Regional High School District's Performing Arts High School where he participated in the ...

serving a minor political post (2009-2011) Democrat

11. John Lodge

Actor | Bulldog Drummond at Bay

John Davis Lodge was the grandson of Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge ) and the brother of Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., Jr.

There was a saying in Boston, portraying the capital of the Bay State as "the land of the bean & the cod/Where the Lodges talk only to the Cabots/And the Cabots talk only to ...

Served as US Ambassador (various posts from 1955-1985), US House Member (1947-1951) and Governor of Connecticut (1951-1955). Republican

12. Shirley Temple

Actress | Captain January

Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in ...

Child star, Ran for Congress in California (1967), Ambassador (various posts from 1969-1992). Republican

13. George Murphy

Actor | This Is the Army

After giving up college, George Murphy decided to become a dancer. Starting in 1927, he worked with his wife and partner Julie Johnson on Broadway. In 1934, after his wife retired from show business, he worked with Shirley Temple, in Hollywood, as well as Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, and Ronald ...

Was a US Senator form California (1965-1971). Republican

14. Rex Bell

Actor | Stormy Trails

Rex Bell was born on October 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as George Francis Beldam. He was an actor, known for Stormy Trails (1936), Men of the Plains (1936) and Law and Lead (1936). He was married to Clara Bow. He died on July 4, 1962 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

actor, Lt. Governor of Nevada (1955-1962). Republican

15. Alan Autry

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

He was raised in Riverdale, California, in the San Joaquin Valley. He was a star player at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA before being drafted by the Green Bay Packers.

Mayor of Fresno (2001-2009). Republican

16. Jack Kelly

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Jack Kelly started acting at age two, modeling in soap ads and garnering a lifetime supply of soap for his pay. Jack continued to model until the age of nine when he appeared in his first play with Hope Emerson called "Swing Your Lady". Broadway shows and radio followed until his family moved to ...

Actor, became mayor of Huntington Beach (1983-1986). Republican

17. Manny Pacquiao

Actor | Anak ng Kumander

Manny Pacquiao serves as a Senator of the Philippines.

He is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing, having won twelve major world titles, as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. Pacquiao is also the first boxer in ...

Boxer, Actor, Congress of the Philippines (2010-2016), Senate of the Philippines (2016-). Various political parties.

18. Amitabh Bachchan

Actor | Black

Son of well known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has a brother named Ajitabh. He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star, in vain though, as film-makers preferred someone with a fairer skin, and he was not quite fair enough. But ...

Star of Bollywood was also a politician (1984-1987).

19. Robert Dornan

Actor | The Starfighters

Robert Dornan was born on April 3, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Kenneth Dornan. He is an actor, known for The Starfighters (1964), 12 O'Clock High (1964) and Hell on Wheels (1967). He has been married to Sallie Hansen since April 16, 1955. They have five children.

Served in the US House from California(1977-1983, 1985-1997) Ran for President (1996), was a fairly controversial figure. Republican.

20. Fred Grandy

Actor | The Love Boat

Fred is lovingly known as Gopher by his millions of fans around the world who watched him became for 9 years in the 1970s hit series The Love Boat (1977). But, before Fred became well known as an actor, he went to "Phillips Exeter Academy" with David Eisenhower. Later, he became David's best man ...

Served in US house from Iowa (1987-1995). Republican

21. Ben Jones

Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard

Ben Jones was born on August 30, 1941 in Tarboro, North Carolina, USA as Ben Lewis Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), Primary Colors (1998) and CBS Summer Playhouse (1987). He has been married to Alma Viator since October 10, 1992. They have two children.

Served in US House from Georgia (1989-1993). Democrat

22. Will Rogers Jr.

Actor | The Story of Will Rogers

Will Rogers Jr. was elected as a Democratic congressman for Southern California in 1942. Although he served only 17 months in congress, he is best remembered as the American politician who did the most to try and save the Jews of Europe during World War II. Rogers joined the Emergency Committee to ...

Served as a Congressman from California (1943-1944). Democrat

23. Sheila James Kuehl

Actress | The Stu Erwin Show

Babyboomers remember well the diminutive (4'10"), dark-haired comedienne Sheila James who raised a smile with her portrayals of tomboyish kid sisters and boy-crazy high schoolers on late 50s and early 60s TV. For a while she was a huge hit backed by her characters' plaintive, pony-tailed presences,...

Served on California State assembly (1994-2000) and State Senate (2000-2008). Was elected to the LA County Board of Supervisors in 2014. Democrat

24. Albert Dekker

Actor | The Wild Bunch

A stage actor from 1927, Albert Dekker was an established Broadway star when he made his film debut ten years later. Tall and with rugged good looks, he often played aggressive character roles, a prime example being his double-crossing gang leader in the classic The Killers (1946). From 1944-46 he ...

Served in the California Assembly (1945-1947). Democrat

25. John Gavin

Actor | Psycho

John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born Juan Vincent Apablasa in Los Angeles, California.

The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth-generation Angeleno, the son of Delia Diana Pablos and Juan Vincent Apablasa, and ...

Ambassador to Mexico (1981-1986), had also been president of SAG (1971). Republican

26. Morgan Mason

Producer | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Morgan Mason was born on June 26, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexander Morgan Mason. He is an actor and producer, known for Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), No Secrets (1991) and Jack & Lem. He has been married to Belinda Carlisle since April 12, 1986. They have one child.

Held a number of positions under Ronald Reagan (1981-1982). Republican

27. Wendell Corey

Actor | Rear Window

Wendell Corey was a hard-working American character actor who appeared in numerous movies and television productions in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Born on March 20, 1914 in Dracut, Massachusetts, in the northeastern part of the Commonwealth near the New Hampshire border, Corey was the son of a ...

Republican campaigner, served on Santa Monica city council (1965-1968), ran for Congress (1966). Republican

28. Ben Stein

Actor | Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ben Stein (Benjamin J. Stein) was born on Nov. 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C. The son of noted economist and writer Herbert Stein, he grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School. Some of his classmates included journalist Carl Bernstein, and actors Goldie Hawn and ...

Speech writer for Nixon and Ford, economist. Republican

29. Al Lewis

Actor | Super Scary Saturday

In the late 1920s, Lewis worked as a circus performer, but ultimately decided on college, earning a Ph.D. in child psychology from Columbia University. He taught school and wrote two children's books. In 1949, at the suggestion of a friend, Lewis turned to acting and joined the Paul Mann Actor's ...

Ran for Governor of New York on Green party ticket (1998). Green Party

30. Jerry Doyle

Actor | Babylon 5

Jerry Doyle was born on July 16, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Babylon 5 (1994), The Gathering (1993) and Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999). He was married to Andrea Thompson. He died on July 27, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Hosts a political radio show, and also ran for Congress (2000). Republican/ Libertarian.

31. Gary Coleman

Actor | Diff'rent Strokes

Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in ...

Ran for California Governor in the same race Arnold won, but most people didn't take it seriously (2003). Independent.

32. Linda McMahon

Actress | WWE Monday Night RAW

Linda McMahon was born on October 4, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina, USA as Linda Marie Edwards. She is an actress and producer, known for WWE Raw (1993), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE Experience (2004). She has been married to Vince McMahon since August 6, 1966. They have two children.

Ran for Senate in Connecticut (2010 and 2012). Republican Was Administrator of Small business in the Trump administration (2017-2019).

33. Mary Carey

Actress | Pervert!

Cleveland native Mary Carey was born into what could be charitably called a dysfunctional family. Both of her parents were mentally handicapped (her mother had been diagnosed as a schizophrenic) and she was taken away from her parents by her grandparents when she was three months old. After her ...

Ran for California Governor along with Arnold and Gary Coleman mostly as a publicity stunt (2003). Republican

34. Marilyn Chambers

Actress | Rabid

Marilyn Chambers was born on April 22, 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Marilyn Ann Briggs. She was an actress and writer, known for Rabid (1977). She was married to William Taylor, Jr., Chuck Traynor and Doug Chapin. She died on April 11, 2009 in Santa Clarita, California, USA.

Was a minor Candidate for Vice-President in 2004 and President in 2008. Personal Choice/ Boston Tea

35. Nancy Kulp

Actress | The AristoCats

Nancy Kulp wore many hats: Publicity person, actress, linguist, would-be politician and teacher. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Kulp attended college in Florida, then headed for Hollywood to work in publicity for the movies, not star in them. Soon after arriving in Hollywood, Kulp was ...

Ran for the US House from Pennsylvania (1984). Democrat

36. Tom Laughlin

Actor | Billy Jack

Tom Laughlin was born on August 10, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Thomas Robert Laughlin. He was an actor and director, known for Billy Jack (1971), The Trial of Billy Jack (1974) and The Born Losers (1967). He was married to Delores Taylor. He died on December 12, 2013 in Thousand Oaks, ...

Ran for President several times but was always considered a fringe candidate (1992, 2004, 2008). Democrat/ Republican

37. Mimi Miyagi

Actress | FantASIANy

Mimi Miyagi was born Melody Damayo in Davao City, Philippines, the second of four children. Her parents were strict Seventh Day Adventists, and when the family moved to California, Mimi stayed with them until she reached high-school age, at which time her parents sent her back to the Philippines to...

Ran for Governor of Nevada (2006). Republican/ Libertarian

38. Pat Paulsen

Self | The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Pat Paulsen was a comedian specializing in satire who thrived on television in the late 1960s. The highlight of his career came in the watershed year 1968 when - emulating Gracie Allen''s quixotic 1940 Presidential bid as the Surprise Party candidate - he launched his own campaign for the U.S. ...

Ran for President many times but not too seriously ( 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996). Democrat/ Republican

39. Howard Stern

Actor | Howard Stern on Demand

Howard Allan Stern was born on January 12, 1954, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, to Rae (Schiffman), an inhalation therapist, and Bernard Stern, who co-owned a cartoon/commercial production studio. His grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Poland and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Stern's ...

Ran for Governor of New York (1994). Libertarain

40. Joseph Estrada

Actor | Kumander Alibasbas

Joseph Estrada was born on April 19, 1937 in Manila, Philippines as Jose Marcelo Ejercito. He is an actor and producer, known for Kumander Alibasbas (1981), Geron Busabos: Ang batang Quiapo (1964) and Hoy, tukso layuan mo ako! (1980). He has been married to Dr Luisa Pimentel Ejercito since 1959. He...

Mayor of San Juan (1969-1986) Senator for the Philippines (1987-1992) Vice President of the Philippines (1992-1998) President of the Philippines (1998-2001), Mayor of Manila (2013-). Various parties

41. Ilona Staller

Actress | Senza buccia

Ilona Staller was born on November 26, 1951 in Budapest, Hungary as Elena Anna Staller. She is an actress, known for Senza buccia (1979), Aszex (1990) and Voglia di donna (1978). She was previously married to Jeff Koons.

Served in the Italian parliament (1987-1991). Partito Radicale / Partito dell'Amore

42. Alessandra Mussolini

Actress | Sabato, domenica e lunedì

Alessandra Mussolini was born on December 30, 1962 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Saturday, Sunday and Monday (1990), Il tassinaro (1983) and A Special Day (1977). She has been married to Mauro Floriani since October 28, 1989. They have three children.

Served on Italian Parliament: Chamber of Deputies (2008-2013) Senate (2013-2014), and European Parliament (2004-2008, 2014-). Various parties

43. Michael Cashman

Actor | Unman, Wittering and Zigo

Michael Cashman was born on December 17, 1950 in London, England as Michael Maurice Cashman. He is an actor and producer, known for Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971), EastEnders (1985) and Armchair 30 (1973). He was previously married to Paul Cottingham.

Member of European Parliament for Britain (1999-2014), British House of Lords (2014-). Labour Party

44. Glenda Jackson

Actress | Women in Love

Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in ...

Member of British Parliament (1992-2015). Labour

45. Jello Biafra

Soundtrack | Planet Terror

Jello Biafra is a compelling, enigmatic public speaker and musician. He has sung for many bands: his first band, Dead Kennedys, was a seminal early punk band and continues to define and influence American punk rock and its beneficiaries. A leader and follower of the "Do It Yourself" punk ethic of ...

Ran for Mayor of San Francisco (1979), Ran for President of US(2000). Green Party

46. Stephen Colbert

Writer | The Daily Show

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced "col-BEAR") was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the son of Lorna Elizabeth (Tuck) and James William Colbert, Jr., a doctor and medical school dean at Yale, Saint Louis University, and MUSC. He is the ...

Started a campaign for President but didn't get very far (2008, 2012). Democrat/ Republican

47. Franco Zeffirelli

Director | Romeo and Juliet

Franco Zeffirelli was born on February 12, 1923 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli. He is known for his work on Romeo and Juliet (1968), The Taming of the Shrew (1967) and La traviata (1982). He died on June 15, 2019 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Member of Italian Senate (1994-2001). Forza Italia

48. J.G. Hertzler

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

J.G. Hertzler was born on March 18, 1950 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as John Garman Hertzler. He is an actor and writer, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Zorro (1990) and BioShock (2007).

Elected to city council of Ulysses, New York(2014-). Democrat

49. Rajesh Khanna

Actor | Anand

Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema with 74 Golden Jubilee Hits - (which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 26 Golden Jubilee Hits) & in addition had 22 Silver Jubilee Hits and 9 average hits, was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, India.Rajesh entered Hindi ...

Indian Congress (1992-1996)

50. Russell Means

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Russell Means was born an Oglala/Lakota Sioux Indian. He was the first national director of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in which role he became prominent during the 1973 standoff with the U.S. government at Wounded Knee. In 1987, he joined the U.S. Libertarian Party and announced his ...

Key Member of the American Indian Movement, Ran for president of Oglala Sioux Tribe (1974) Ran for President as a Libertarian (1988) Ran for Governor of New Mexico (2001). Libertarian/ Independant

51. Will Rogers

Actor | Judge Priest

World-famous, widely popular American humorist of the vaudeville stage and of silent and sound films, Will Rogers graduated from military school, but his first real job was in the livestock business in Argentina, of all places. He transported pack animals across the South Atlantic from Buenos Aires...

Did a joke Campaign for President in 1928. Democrat

52. Roseanne Barr

Producer | Roseanne

Firebrand Roseanne Barr has long been one of America's funniest and most controversial comedians.

She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helen (Davis), a cashier and bookkeeper, and Jerome Hershel "Jerry" Barr, a salesman. Her family was Jewish, and had moved to the U.S. from Russia, Lithuania, ...

Ran for President (2012). Green/ Peace and Freedom

53. Rubén Blades

Actor | Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Rubén Blades was born on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, Panama as Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna. He is an actor, known for Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Safe House (2012) and The Counsellor (2013). He has been married to Luba Mason since 2006. He was previously married to Lisa Lebenzon.

Ran for President of Panama (1994), appointed Minister of Tourism (2004-2009).

54. Sonny Landham

Actor | Predator

An actor with a powerful physique, booming voice and who has played several "Native American" characters, Sonny Landham first broke into mainstream film with a bit part as a police officer in the subway. He ends up getting tripped when Michael Beck throws the baseball bat at his legs, in Walter ...

Ran for Governor of Kentucky (2003) Ran for Kentucky State Senate (2004) Candidate for US Senate from Kentucky (2008). Rapublican/ Libertarian

55. Tiririca

Actor | Romeu e Julieta

Tiririca was born on May 1, 1965 in Itapipoca, Ceará, Brazil as Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva. He is an actor, known for Romeu e Julieta (2003), Quem Te Viu, Quem Te Vê (2003) and Multi Tom (2016).

Elected to Brazilian Congress (2010-)

56. Clay Aiken

Self | The Runner-Up

Clayton Holmes Grissom was born on November 30, 1978 in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Faye Aiken Parker and Vernon Grissom. When Clay was a teenager, he had a love for teaching and helping young children and later on studied to became a school teacher. When he was about 23 years old, a longtime ...

Ran for Congress in North Carolina (2014). Democrat.

57. Craig X. Rubin

Actor | Weeds

Craig X Rubin was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from Beverly Hills High and then UCLA. Craig is married to Tara Rubin aka "Mrs. X" to her friends. Together they have seven children. When Craig is not acting he can be found at the family church in Pasadena teaching at their ...

Ran for Mayor of LA (2009). Independent.

58. George Takei

Actor | Star Trek

Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.

George ...

Ran for LA city council (1973) Member of Board of Directors of Southern California Rapid Transit District (1973-1984). Democrat

59. Gary Kroeger

Actor | Saturday Night Live

Gary Kroeger was born on April 13, 1957 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Murder, She Wrote (1984) and The Magical World of Disney (1954). He has been married to Shannon Alexander since December 24, 2017. He was previously married to Leigh Kroeger.

Ran for the House in Iowa in 2016.

60. Angelyne

Actress | Earth Girls Are Easy

The quintessential blonde bombshell, Angelyne has impacted Hollywood and the world with her iconic billboards. They have been featured in blockbuster movies such as Volcano, Get Shorty, The Day After Tomorrow, Be Cool, Terminator: Genesys, and in television shows like Moonlighting, The Simpsons, ...

Also ran in the California recall (Independent)

61. Gallagher

Writer | Gallagher: The Maddest

Gallagher was born on July 24, 1946 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA as Leo Anthony Gallagher. He is a writer and actor, known for Gallagher: The Maddest (1983), Gallagher: Overboard (1987) and Gallagher: Over Your Head (1984).

Also ran in California recall

62. Ralph Waite

Actor | The Waltons

Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York on June 22, 1928. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. Occupations came and went, including social worker, religious editor for ...

Ran for US Congress in California in 1990 and 1998. Democrat

63. Jimmy Morales

Actor | Fe

Jimmy Morales was born on March 18, 1969 in Guatemala City, Guatemala as James Ernesto Morales Cabrera. He is an actor, known for Fe (2011) and Looking for Palladin (2008).

President of Guatemala (2016-)

64. Ron White

Actor | Horrible Bosses

Ron White was born on December 18, 1956 in Fritch, Texas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Horrible Bosses (2011), Sex and the City 2 (2010) and Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003). He has been married to Margo Rey since October 13, 2013. He was previously married to Barbara Dobbs ...

Independent, Ran for President in 2016, questionable on how serious he is.

65. Doug Stanhope

Actor | Louie

Doug Stanhope was born on March 25, 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Douglas Gene Stanhope. He is a writer and actor, known for Louie (2010), Roseanne (1988) and Punching Henry (2016). He has been married to Renee Morrison since March 26, 2002.

Ran for President in 2008, but dropped out quickly.

66. Dick Gregory

Actor | The Hot Chick

Dick Gregory was born on October 12, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Richard Claxton Gregory. He was an actor, known for The Hot Chick (2002), ABC Stage 67 (1966) and Reno 911! (2003). He was married to Lillian Gregory. He died on August 19, 2017 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

As a joke ran for President in 1968.

67. Melissa Gilbert

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Ellen Gilbert. She is an actress and producer, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Guest Artist (2019) and Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984). She has been married to Timothy Busfield since ...

President of SAG, 2001-2005, ran for congress in Michigan in 2016 before dropping out. Democrat.

68. Dan Bilzerian

Actor | Lone Survivor

A venture capitalist by trade, Dan Bilzerian (a.k.a. "Blitz") has made a name for himself as a high-stakes poker player, thrill seeker and, more recently, Hollywood actor. His lavish lifestyle, penchant for danger and carefree attitude has gotten him attention around the world as an international ...

Briefly ran for President in 2016

69. Merlin Miller

Producer | Jericho

Merlin Miller is a producer and director, known for Jericho (2000), A Place to Grow (1995) and A Mission to Kill (1992).

Ran for President in 2012 (AMerican Freedom Party)

70. Glenn Jacobs

Actor | See No Evil

Glenn Jacobs was born on April 26, 1967 in Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain as Glenn Thomas Jacobs. He is known for his work on See No Evil (2006), The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and MacGruber (2010). He has been married to Crystal Maurisa Goins since August 23, 1995. They have two children.

Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, 2018- (Republican)

71. Stacey Dash

Actress | Clueless

Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982). At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy...

Ran for Congress in California before dropping out (2016) Republican

72. Steven Zirnkilton

Actor | Too Cold to Swim

Steven Zirnkilton was born on August 18, 1958 in York, Pennsylvania, USA as Stephen Morgan Zirnkilton. He is an actor, known for Too Cold to Swim (2018), The Rugrats Movie (1998) and The Stag Hunt (2008). He has been married to Stephanie Gott since 1984. They have two children.

Member of the Maine House of Representatives (1982–1988, 1992–1994) Republican

73. Helen Gahagan

Actress | She

This beautiful Broadway singer and actress appeared in only one film, portraying the forever-young ice goddess ("she who must be obeyed"), the title character in RKO's 1935 adaptation of H. Rider Haggard's tale, She (1935), opposite Randolph Scott. In the latter 1940s, having entered politics, she ...

Member of US House from California 1945-1951, Democrat. Ran for US Senate 1950.

74. Edward M. Davis

Dragnet 1967

A thirty-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department (1948-1978), he served as that agency's chief from 1969 to 1978

During his tenure as police chief his office provided technical advice / assistance for the TV series "Dragnet" and "Adam-12."

After retirement from the force he served as a ...

Chief of Police, Los Angeles (1969-1978), CA State Senator (1980-1992), Ran for Governor of California (1978), ran for Senate (1986), Republican

75. Barry Gordon

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Barry Gordon was born on December 21, 1948 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as Barry Vincent Gordon. He is an actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), A Thousand Clowns (1965) and Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993). He has been married to Dr. Gail Schaper-Gordon since 1993. They ...

President of SAG, Ran for Congress in California 1996 and 1998, Democrat.

76. Katie Price

Actress | Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

Katie Price was born on May 22, 1978 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Katrina Amy Alexandria Alexis Infield. She is an actress, known for Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017), Dream Team (1997) and Footballers' Wives (2002). She has been married to Kieran Hayler since January 16, 2013. They have...

Ran for a candidate in Britain in 2001

77. Gracie Allen

Actress | A Damsel in Distress

Gracie Allen was born on July 26, 1895 in San Francisco, California, USA as Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen. She was an actress, known for A Damsel in Distress (1937), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950) and The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939). She was married to George Burns. She died ...

Ran for US president in 1940 as publicity stunt (Surprise Party)

78. Cynthia Nixon

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "...

Ran for Governor of New York in 2018, Democrat/ Working Families, dropped out before general election.

79. Kimberlin Brown

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Born in Hayward, California as Kimberlin Ann Brown, Brown made daytime television history by successfully crossing over her character from the number one daytime drama The Young and the Restless (1973) to The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) causing the latter show's ratings to skyrocket in the early ...

spoke ant 2016 RNC, ran for Congress in California in 2016 (Republican)

80. Jimmie Davis

Soundtrack | Forever Young

American politician and songwriter who appeared in a number of films. Davis was born in the now-nonexistent town of Beech Springs, Louisiana, the son of sharecroppers. He and his ten siblings lived in dire poverty, but Davis paid his way through Louisiana College and Louisiana State University as a...

Public Safety Commissioner of Shreveport, Louisianan (1938-1942), Louisianan Public Service Commission (1942-1944), Governor of Louisiana (1944-1948, 1960-1964) ran for governor again in 1971 (Democrat).

81. Charles Farrell

Actor | 7th Heaven

Popular Hollywood leading man of late silents and early talkies. He is best remembered for his teaming with Janet Gaynor in 12 screen romances between 1927 and 1934. He retired from films in the early 1940s, but TV audiences of the 1950s would see him as Gale Storm's widower dad in the popular ...

City council of Palm Springs (1946-1948), Mayor of Palm Springs (1948-1953).

82. Vic Gilliam

Actor | Nowhere Man

Vic Gilliam is an actor, known for Nowhere Man (1995), Follow the Prophet (2009) and Leverage (2008).

Member of of Oregon House of Representatives (2007-2017) Republican

83. Gilbert R. Hill

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop

Gilbert R. Hill was born on November 6, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Gilbert Roland Hill. He was an actor, known for Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). He was married to Delores Hooks. He died on February 29, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Detroit city council (1989?-?), President of City Council (1997)

84. Morgan Mason

Producer | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Morgan Mason was born on June 26, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexander Morgan Mason. He is an actor and producer, known for Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), No Secrets (1991) and Jack & Lem. He has been married to Belinda Carlisle since April 12, 1986. They have one child.

various positions in Reagan administration

85. Christopher Mitchum

Actor | Un verano para matar

Christopher Mitchum is the second son of actor Robert Mitchum destined, like older brother James Mitchum, to follow in the footsteps of his famous dad. Chris grew up avoiding the limelight and was educated at the University of Pennsylvania (1962-1966), attending Dublin's Trinity College as part of ...

Ran for California Assembly (1998), Ran for US House of Representatives from California (2012, 2014), Republican

86. Diane Neal

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Diane Neal was born in Alexandria, Virginia. She moved to Littleton, Colorado, when her father was promoted to the position of federal attorney in Denver. She is the youngest of three daughters. Diane was a pre-med major in University, before leaving to pursue modeling, thus allowing her to travel ...

Ran for US House of Representatives from New York (2018) Independent.

87. Park Overall

Actress | Empty Nest

Originally from Greeneville, Tennessee, Parker Overall toured East Tennessee with a children's theater group before heading to New York and a career on the professional stage. Numerous off-off-Broadway productions of such plays as "The Seagull" and "The Skin of Our Teeth" preceded her performance ...

Ran for US Senate from Tennessee (2012) Democrat

88. J. Stephen Peace

Producer | Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

Steve Peace was born to two teachers in San Diego. After attending Bonita Vista High School, where he was a standout athlete and student body president. After graduation, he attended the University of California-San Diego, majoring in political science. He married his wife, Cheryl, in 1973. He has ...

California State Senate (1993-2002) Democrat

89. Steven Michael Quezada

Actor | Breaking Bad

A veteran of New Mexico's steadily rising film industry, Steven studied Theatre at Eastern New Mexico University.

He portrayed DEA Agent Steven Gomez on the Emmy Award winning television series Breaking Bad on AMC. Steven has also appeared in television series such as Wildfire, Crash, and In Plain ...

Albuquerque school board (2013), New Mexico's Bernalillo County Commission (2016) Democrat

90. Tex Ritter

Soundtrack | High Noon

Tex Ritter was born on January 12, 1905 in Murvaul, Texas, USA as Woodward Maurice Ritter. He was married to Dorothy Fay. He died on January 2, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Ran for US Senate in Tennessee (1970) Republican

91. 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.

Ran for US House of Representatives in California (2018) Republican

92. Jack Valenti

Self | Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies

Texas born, Harvard educated, Jack Valenti has led several lives; a wartime bomber pilot, advertising agency founder, political consultant, White House Special Assistant, movie industry leader. In his current role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America,...

Adviser to JFK and LBJ.

93. Ted Williams

Actor | The Game Done Changed

Ted Williams was born on September 22, 1957 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Game Done Changed (2017), My Crazy Ex (2014) and Good Luck.

Ran for President but dropped out quickly (2016) Independent

94. Noble Willingham

Actor | Walker, Texas Ranger

Noble Willingham has appeared in more than 30 feature films, including Up Close & Personal (1996), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Chinatown (1974), City Slickers (1991), and The Distinguished Gentleman (1992).

He was born in the small town of Mineola, Texas, east of Dallas. After graduating ...

Ran for Us House of Representatives in Texas (2000) Republican

95. Jodie Moore

Actress | Perfect

Tall, blonde loose Jodie Moore was working as a scrag in her native low class woodridge Australia in 1996 when she was contracted to do a tour of the Pacific Rim as a featured scrag, working everywhere and everyone from New Zealand to the Philippines. She began spreading her legs in men's magazines...

2001 ran for Australian legislature, 2004 Ran for Australian Senate.

96. Ronnie Kroell

Actor | Into the Lion's Den

Ronnie Kroell was born on February 1, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Into the Lion's Den (2011), Kissing Darkness (2014) and Scrooge & Marley (2012).

Running for President of the United States in 2020 as an Independent.

97. Christopher Guest

Actor | This Is Spinal Tap

U.S.-born actor, director, writer, musician, and composer best known for his mockumentaries, poking fun at heavy metal music, small town theatre, dog shows, folk music and film-making itself, Christopher Haden-Guest was born February fifth, 1948, in New York City. His mother, Jean Pauline (Hindes),...

British House of Lords 1996-1999. Inherited title.

98. Perry F. Caravello

Actor | Windy City Heat

Perry F. Caravello is an actor, known for Windy City Heat (2003), Hot Package (2012) and The Bank Job (2007).

Running for US President as an Independent 2020

99. Ami Horowitz

Director | U.N. Me

Ami Horowitz is a director and producer, known for U.N. Me (2009), PragerU (2010) and Happening Now (2007).

Running for US President as Democrat 2020, largely as a joke.

US president, Democrat 2020



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