The Men of Playhouse Westby smonlineorder | created - 20 Jun 2011 | updated - 20 Jun 2011 | Public
Male actors from the prestigious Playhouse West Repertory Theatre located in Hollywood, California. The school was founded by Jeff Goldblum and Robert Carnegie.
1. James Franco
Actor | 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...
2. Scott Caan
Actor | Ocean's Eleven
Scott Caan is the son of tough guy actor James Caan. While it is obvious that he admires tough method actors like Marlon Brando and Sean Penn, Scott also has a strong egalitarian streak, evidenced by his reasoning for baring his body in films. He is quoted as saying that originally only the women ...
3. Val Lauren
Actor | Sal
Val will next be seen on Netflix in Robert Zemeckis' Anthology series, "MEDAL OF HONOR".
He is best known for his portrayal of Sal Mineo in the independent film "SAL", written and directed by James Franco. The film had the Saturday Night premiere at the Venice Film Festival with Val's performance ...
4. Jim Parrack
Actor | Suicide Squad
Jim Parrack, born February 8, 1981, is an American actor. He had a starring role as "Hoyt Fortenberry" in the HBO series, True Blood (2008), and appeared in the film, Battle Los Angeles (2011), which was released in March 2011. He currently stars in the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's novel...
Actor | Mulholland Dr.
Mark Pellegrino was born on April 9, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mark Ross Pellegrino. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Lebowski (1998), National Treasure (2004) and The Number 23 (2007). He has been married to Tracy Pellegrino since October 30, 2008. They have two ...
Actor | Jurassic Park
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.
7. Sean Astin
Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer, family man, author, marathon runner, political activist and philanthropist who is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing...
8. Jim Carrey
Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...
9. Scott Wolf
Actor | The Night Shift
Scott Wolf is an actor and producer known for his roles in Party of Five (1994), White Squall (1996), Go (1999), Everwood (2004), V (2009), Perception (2012), The Night Shift (2014) and many others. In addition to his extensive work on screen and TV, Wolf's prestigious stage experience includes the...
10. Damon Wayans
Actor | My Wife and Kids
An outrageous cueball-domed comedian of film and television satire, fortified by a dazzling, sly smile, New York-born Damon Wayans is the third of ten children of Elvira Alethia (Green), a social worker and singer, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. He grew up humbly in the Fulton Housing ...
11. Nestor Carbonell
Actor | The Dark Knight
He is most often recognized for his integral role in the series "Lost" as Richard Alpert, as well as his turn as Mayor Anthony Garcia opposite Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight". He reprised his role as the Mayor in the box-office hit "The Dark Knight Rises".
Nestor can be seen ...
12. Wentworth Miller
Actor | Prison Break
Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film.
Wentworth Earl Miller III was born June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller...
13. Marshall Allman
Actor | Hostage
Marshall Allman, born April 5th, 1984 in Austin, Texas, realized his talent for acting at the age of seventeen when he was given his first role in a summer production of Clive Barker's "The History of the Devil". Giving up his pursuits in art and athletics, he moved to Hollywood weeks after ...
14. Reed Diamond
Actor | Homicide: Life on the Street
Reed was born and raised in New York City. He studied acting at the Juilliard School, and made his professional debut co-starring in the movie Memphis Belle (1990). He has performed on Broadway, in numerous films, and in 100s of episodes of television.
Reed's big screen appearances include Joss ...
15. James Le Gros
Actor | Drugstore Cowboy
It isn't hard to make James LeGros bust a gut laughing. Just call him Brad Pitt. Okay, so he doesn't get $6 million a film or have his photo air-kissed by legions of swooning schoolgirls during recess. But if you've caught LeGros' quirky personality, you may wonder why he's still toiling away. But ...
16. Larry Wilmore
Writer | The Bernie Mac Show
Larry Wilmore was born in Los Angeles and grew up in suburban Pomona. He graduated from Damien High School in La Verne in 1979. He studied theatre at California State Polytechnic University but dropped out because he wanted to get his Actors' Equity Association card and begin his career as a ...
17. Mark Thompson
Actor | Mother Ghost
Mark Thompson was born on December 1, 1955 in Florence, Alabama, USA as Mark LaMarr Thompson. He is an actor and writer, known for Mother Ghost (2002), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) and 2:13 (2009). He has been married to Lynda since August 21, 1982. They have three children.
20. Oleg Taktarov
Actor | Predators
"Oleg makes an impression." On his DVD commentary for "Righteous Kill" (2008), director Jon Avnet remarks that he needed a powerful actor to play Russian mob enforcer Yevgeny Mugalat, a character who survives six gunshots at close range. International star Oleg Taktarov, born in Sarov, Russia, ...
21. Duane Clark
Director | Soulmates
Having graduated UCLA Film School a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, Duane Clark has worked for 30 years as a director, starting in 1989 with the indie feature "Shaking the Tree" which he also co-wrote. Later seguing to a career in television, Clark left the entertainment business in 2018.
23. Sean Whalen
Actor | The People Under the Stairs
Sean was born in Washington D.C. The youngest of four, he was raised in Silver Spring/Olney Maryland and graduated from Sherwood High School. He moved west and graduated from UCLA four years later. Like most actors, he worked as a waiter while studying and performing at the famed Groundling Theater...
24. Stephen McCain
Stunts | Peaceful Warrior
Olympic and Hall of Fame Artistic Gymnast, Stephen McCain has been performing since the age of 10. His fearless childhood curiosity for discovering the limitations of his body became focused when his mother enrolled him in gymnastics. Demands of the intensity of the sport drove McCain to experience...
25. Jesse Ruda
Actor | S.W.A.T.
He was born Jesse Joseph Ruda on January 18 in Baker City Oregon. His father, Benny Ruda, was a bareback rider on the professional rodeo tour turned rancher and horse trainer. His mother, Belinda, was a longtime runway model, turned salon owner and artist. At the age of 3, Jesse suffered a broken ...
28. Ric Maddox
Actor | American Crime Story
Richard Lawrence Maddox was born in Kingsville, Texas, to Laura Lee Myers, a waitress turned massage therapist and Richard Calvin Maddox, a cowboy and competitive team roper. He has Scottish, Dutch, German, and Cherokee Ancestry, with his paternal grandmother coming from a Cherokee band from ...