Presidential Actors.

by big-gun | created - 01 Oct 2016 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Actors who have played real and fictitious U.S. Presidents.

1. Charlton Heston

Actor | Ben-Hur

With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As ...

President Andrew Jackson, The President's Lady.

2. William Devane

Actor | Knots Landing

William Devane, the movie and television actor, was born in Albany, New York, the son of Joseph Devane, who served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's chauffeur when he was Governor of New York. After graduating from New York City's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he appeared on-stage. He finally made ...

President John F. Kennedy, The Missiles of October. President Henry Hayes, Stargate SG-1.

3. Jim Curley

Actor | In the Line of Fire

Jim Curley is an actor, known for In the Line of Fire (1993), Deterrence (1999) and Jackaroo (1990).

The President, In the Line of Fire.

4. Martin Sheen

Actor | The Departed

Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking.

Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish ...

President John F. Kennedy, Kennedy. President Josiah Bartlet, The West Wing.

5. Michael Douglas

Actor | Wall Street

An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny ...

President Andrew Shepherd, The American President.

6. Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Actor | Friday

If you ever want a 6' 6", musclebound, broad-shouldered, shaved-head actor to play a terrifying bodyguard, a soldier of fortune or a fearsome gangster, then Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. is the man you want. This African-American basketball player turned actor first popped up in minor roles such as a ...

President Lindberg, The Fifth Element.

7. Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (pseudonym Nicholas Blake), Poet Laureate of the U.K., and his second wife, actress Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and ...

President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln.

8. Frank Langella

Actor | Frost/Nixon

Frank Langella was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Angelina and Frank A. Langella, a business executive. He is of Italian descent.

A stage and screen actor of extreme versatility, Frank Langella won acclaim on the New York stage in "Seascape" and followed it up with the title role in the Edward Gorey...

President Richard Nixon, Frost/Nixon.

9. Gary Sinise

Actor | Forrest Gump

Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. ...

President Harry S. Truman, Truman.

10. Edward Herrmann

Actor | The Lost Boys

Edward Herrmann was born on July 21, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward Kirk Herrmann. He was an actor, known for The Lost Boys (1987), Overboard (1987) and Annie (1982). He was married to Star Herrmann and Leigh Curran. He died on December 31, 2014 in New York City, New York, ...

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Annie.

11. Josef Sommer

Actor | Strange Days

Josef Sommer is a classically trained stage actor who has also been a prolific performer in films. He made his debut at the age of nine in a production of "Watch on the Rhine" with the Carolina Playmakers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He trained as an actor at the American Shakespeare Festival in...

President Gerald Ford, The Betty Ford Story. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Kennedys of Massachusetts. President Woodrow Wilson, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

12. Woody Harrelson

Actor | True Detective

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he...

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, LBJ.

13. Bill Murray

Actor | Lost in Translation

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, ...

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hyde Park on Hudson.

14. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lee Daniels' The Butler.

15. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

President Richard M. Nixon, Nixon. President John Quincy Adams, Amistad.

16. Howard Da Silva

Actor | 1776

Howard da Silva was one of 324 actors, writers and directors who fell victim to the Hollywood blacklisting of the early 1950s, and had his career halted in the blink of an eye. Originally was a steelworker before making his stage debut at age 20 in New York. He made a name for himself on Broadway ...

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover.

17. Andrew Duggan

Actor | Seven Days in May

Actor. Born in Franklin, Indiana on December 28, 1923, he was raised in Texas and went to college at Indiana University. There, on a speech and drama scholarship, he began to act and perform however this was interrupted by being called into the service. In World War II where he saw action overseas,...

President Abraham Lincoln, Bronco. President Trent, In Like Flint. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Tail Gunner Joe. President Lyndon Baines Johnson, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Backstairs at the White House. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, J. Edgar Hoover.

18. William Jordan

Actor | Kingpin

William "Will" Jordan is a veteran actor of over forty-five years of stage, screen and television experience with over 50 TV and film credits to his resume, Jordan played Major Jake Gatlin in the syndicated television series "Project UFO". Jordan, who usually appeared in roles as either authority, ...

President John F. Kennedy, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover.

19. Richard M. Dixon

Actor | Where the Buffalo Roam

Richard M. Dixon was born as James LaRoe. He is an actor, known for Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), The Faking of the President (1976) and Top of the Heap (1972).

President Richard M. Nixon, Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story. President Richard M. Nixon, Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper. President Richard M. Nixon, The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover.

20. David Morse

Actor | The Green Mile

David Morse, a 6' 4" tall blue-eyed blond who performed on stage for 10 years before breaking into film, has become established as a respected supporting, character actor and second lead.

He was born the first of four children of Charles, a sales manager, and Jacquelyn Morse, a schoolteacher, on ...

President George Washington, John Adams.

21. Paul Giamatti

Actor | Sideways

Paul Giamatti is an American actor who has worked steadily and prominently for over twenty years, and is best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor (2003), Sideways (2004), and Barney's Version (2010) (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in the films Cinderella ...

President John Adams, John Adams.

22. Stephen Dillane

Actor | The Hours

Stephen Dillane was born on March 27, 1957 in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Hours (2002), Game of Thrones (2011) and Spy Game (2001).

President Thomas Jefferson, John Adams.

23. Tom Howard

Actor | National Lampoon's Van Wilder

Tom Howard is an actor, known for Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002), JFK (1991) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, JFK.

24. John William Galt

Actor | Forrest Gump

John William Galt was born on April 4, 1940 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Forrest Gump (1994), Problem Child (1990) and JFK (1991).

President Lyndon Baines Johnson (voice), JFK. President Lyndon Baines Johnson (voice), Forrest Gump.

25. Stephen Collins

Actor | 7th Heaven

Stephen Collins was born on October 1, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Stephen Weaver Collins. He is an actor, known for 7th Heaven (1996), Star Trek (1979) and The First Wives Club (1996). He was previously married to Faye Grant and Marjorie Weinman.

President John F. Kennedy, A Woman Named Jackie. President Hathaway, Falling Skies.

26. Beau Bridges

Actor | The Fabulous Baker Boys

Beau Bridges was born in Hollywood, and is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and his wife, who was his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Bridges. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. Named Lloyd Vernet Bridges III, his ...

President Richard Nixon, Kissinger and Nixon. President Paul Hollister, 10.5. President Paul Hollister, 10.5: Apocalypse.

27. Lloyd Bridges

Actor | Airplane!

The star of many land and underwater adventures, Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. was born on January 15, 1913 in San Leandro, California, to Harriet Evelyn (Brown) and Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Sr., who owned a movie theater and also worked in the hotel business. He grew up in various Northern California ...

President Thomas 'Tug' Benson, Hot Shots! Part Deux.

28. Kevin Spacey

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in...

President Richard Nixon, Elvis & Nixon.

29. Mark Cuban

Producer | The Jacket

Mark Cuban was born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Shirley (Feldman) and Norton Cuban, an automobile upholsterer. His family, of Eastern European Jewish descent, was originally named Chabenisky. Mark graduated from Indiana University in 1981 with a degree in Business. After college, ...

President Marcus Robbins, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens.

30. Perry King

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Perry King was born on April 30, 1948 in Alliance, Ohio, USA as Perry Firestone King. He is an actor and director, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Mandingo (1975) and Class of 1984 (1982).

President Blake, The Day After Tomorrow.

31. John Cusack

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American ...

President Richard Nixon, Lee Daniels' The Butler.

32. James Marsden

Actor | Hairspray

James Paul Marsden, or better known as just James Marsden, was born on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Kathleen (Scholz) and James Luther Marsden. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University, and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced...

President John F. Kennedy, Lee Daniels' The Butler.

33. Liev Schreiber

Actor | Spotlight

Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born in San Francisco. His mother, Heather (Milgram), is a painter, and his father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is a theatrical actor who had a small role in The Keeper (1976). His mother is from a working-class Jewish family from Poland and ...

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Lee Daniels' The Butler.

34. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett), of English and Welsh descent, and Bernard Rickman, of Irish descent, who worked at a factory. Alan Rickman had an older brother (David), a younger brother (Michael), and a younger sister (Sheila). ...

President Ronald Reagan, Lee Daniels' The Butler.

35. James Cromwell

Actor | The Green Mile

Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University, James Cromwell is the son of film director John Cromwell and actress Kay Johnson. He studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon, and went into the theatre (like his parents) doing everything from ...

President Fowler, The Sum of All Fears. President Lyndon Baines Johnson, RFK. President D. Wire Newman, The West Wing. President George H. W. Bush, W.

36. Josh Brolin

Actor | Avengers: Endgame

Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.

Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist,...

President George W. Bush, W.

37. Dan Hedaya

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Dan Hedaya is a familiar face from his work in films and on TV, where he often plays a villain (although he had a good comic turn as the charmingly sleazy Nick Tortelli, Carla's ex-husband, in Cheers (1982) and its short-lived spin-off The Tortellis (1987)). He has also done much stage work, ...

President Richard Nixon, Dick.

38. Patty Duke

Actress | Valley of the Dolls

Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's ...

President Julia Mansfield, Hail to the Chief.

39. Tim Matheson

Actor | National Lampoon's Animal House

Tim Matheson is an American actor, director and producer perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth talking 'Eric "Otter" Stratton' in the 1978 comedy, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), but has had a variety of other well-known roles both before and since, including critical accolades...

President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. President Ronald Reagan, Killing Reagan.

40. Gene Hackman

Actor | The French Connection

Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After ...

President Allen Richmond, Absolute Power.

41. Ronny Cox

Actor | Total Recall

Ronny Cox is a superbly talented actor, singer-songwriter, and musician who has been consistently active in Hollywood for more than 40 years portraying a diverse range of characters. Born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, Cox received positive reviews for his first film role, his portrayal of ill-fated ...

President Jack Neil, Murder at 1600.

42. Brian Keith

Actor | The Parent Trap

Son of character actor Robert Keith and stage actress Helena Shipman. He grew up on the road with his parents while they toured in plays. First appeared at age 3 in film Pied Piper Malone (1924) with his father. Began acting in radio programs and on stage before World War II. Joined the Marines and ...

President Theodore Roosevelt, The Wind and the Lion. President William McKinley, Rough Riders.

43. Joseph Henabery

Actor | The Birth of a Nation

Joseph Henabery was born on January 15, 1888 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Birth of a Nation (1915), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) and The Man from Painted Post (1917). He was married to Lillian Nolan and Maceal Nolan. He died on ...

President Abraham Lincoln, The Birth of a Nation.

44. Victor Buono

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Larger than life, Laughtonesque, and with an eloquent, king-sized appetite for maniacal merriment, a good portion of the work of actor Victor Buono was squandered on hokey villainy on both film and television. Ostensibly perceived as bizarre or demented, seldom did Hollywood give this cultivated ...

President William Howard Taft, Backstairs at the White House.

45. Keith Carradine

Actor | Nashville

It seems the second generation of acting Carradines -- David, Keith and Robert -- are proudly continuing the family tradition and begetting a third generation of talent. The dynasty began with veteran Hollywood patriarch John Carradine, the son of a surgeon and a correspondent for the Associated ...

President Conrad Dalton, Madam Secretary.

46. Bill Pullman

Actor | Independence Day

William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in...

President Thomas J. Whitmore, Independence Day. President Dale Gilchrist, 1600 Penn. President Whitmore, Independence Day: Resurgence.

47. Lance Henriksen

Actor | Hard Target

An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch...

President Abraham Lincoln, The Day Lincoln Was Shot.

48. Benjamin Walker

Actor | The Choice

Benjamin Walker was born Benjamin Walker Davis in Georgia, and was raised in Cartersville, GA, the son of Jeannine (Walker), a music teacher, and Greg Davis, who worked in finance and owned a movie rental store. He has one older brother. Walker was educated at Cartersville High School in Georgia ...

President Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

49. Frank McGlynn Sr.

Actor | Little Miss Marker

Frank McGlynn Sr. was born on October 26, 1866 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Little Miss Marker (1934), The Littlest Rebel (1935) and The Plainsman (1936). He was married to Rose O'Byrne. He died on May 18, 1951 in Newburgh, New York, USA.

President Abraham Lincoln, The Life of Abraham Lincoln. President Abraham Lincoln, The Littlest Rebel. President Abraham Lincoln, The Prisoner of Shark Island. President Abraham Lincoln, Hearts in Bondage. President Abraham Lincoln, The Plainsman. President Abraham Lincoln, Western Gold. President Abraham Lincoln, Wells Fargo. President Abraham Lincoln, The Lone Ranger Ch. 1 (1938). President Abraham Lincoln, The Mad Empress.

50. Dick Crockett

Actor | The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Dick Crockett was born on February 27, 1915 in Maywood, Illinois, USA as Richard DeHart Crockett. He is known for his work on The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), The Pink Panther (1963) and Batman (1966). He died on January 25, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The President, The Pink Panther Strikes Again.

51. Peter Sellers

Actor | Being There

Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born Richard Henry Sellers to a well-off acting family in 1925 in Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth. He was the son of Agnes Doreen "Peg" (Marks) and William "Bill" Sellers. His parents worked in an acting company run by his ...

President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

52. 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 ...

President 'Bobby', Being There.

53. Cliff De Young

Actor | The Craft

Clifford Tobin De Young was born on February 12, 1945 in Los Angeles, California. He was the lead singer of the late 1960s rock band Clear Light, which played with such artists as The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. He went to New York City in 1970 after the band broke up, starred in the ...

President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and His Times.

54. Lane Smith

Actor | My Cousin Vinny

Lane Smith was born on April 29, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Walter Lane Smith III. He was an actor, known for My Cousin Vinny (1992), Red Dawn (1984) and The Mighty Ducks (1992). He was married to Deborah Lynn Price and Sydnee Roberta Balaber. He died on June 13, 2005 in Northridge, ...

President Richard Nixon, The Final Days.

55. Andrew Robinson

Actor | Hellraiser

Andrew Jordt Robinson was born in New York City and attended the University of New Hampshire, later receiving his B.A. in English from the New School for Social Research in NYC. After graduation, he spent a year in England at the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts on a Fulbright Scholarship...

President John F. Kennedy, The Twilight Zone (Profile in Silver)

56. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Path to War.

57. Harrison Ford

Actor | The Fugitive

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Minsk, ...

President James Marshall, Air Force One.

58. Jan Kohout

Actor | Running Scared

Jan Kohout is an actor, known for Running Scared (2006) and Fatherland (1994).

US President, Fatherland.

59. Rutger Hauer

Actor | Blade Runner

Blond, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer enjoyed an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a Dutch town and former municipality in the province of Utrecht.

He was the son of Teunke (...

President Nelson, Scorcher.

60. E.G. Marshall

Actor | 12 Angry Men

With over 150 Film and TV appearances to his credit, E.G. Marshall was arguably most well known as the imperturbable Juror No. 4 in the Sidney Lumet mystery 12 Angry Men (1957).

Some of his stand-out performances are in Creepshow (1982), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), and Nixon (1995).

...

The President, Superman II. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ike.

61. Jason Robards

Actor | All the President's Men

Powerful and highly respected American actor Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hope Maxine (Glanville) and stage and film star Jason Robards Sr. He had Swedish, English, Welsh, German, and Irish ancestry. Robards was raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at ...

President Abraham Lincoln, Abe Lincoln in Illinois. President Richard Monckton, Washington: Behind Closed Doors. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, F.D.R.: The Last Year. President Ulysses S. Grant, The Legend of the Lone Ranger. President Abraham Lincoln, The Perfect Tribute. President Abraham Lincoln (voice), Lincoln.

62. 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 ...

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, World War II: When Lions Roared.

63. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received an Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through ...

President James Dale, Mars Attacks!

64. Donald Moffat

Actor | The Thing

The cinema took a while to discover him. Born in England, the son of an insurance agent, RADA-trained Donald Moffat first appeared on the Shakespearean stage with the Old Vic. In 1954, he stage managed the popular revue "Salad Days". Then, 'discontentment' (which, he later explained, had much to do...

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, The Right Stuff. President Bennett, Clear and Present Danger.

65. Richard McKenzie

Actor | Being There

Richard McKenzie was born on June 2, 1930 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Richard Crews McKenzie. He is an actor, known for Being There (1979), MacGyver (1985) and Ike: The War Years (1979). He is married to Aza Cefkin.

President Harry S. Truman, Eleanor, First Lady of the World.

66. Bob Newhart

Actor | The Rescuers

Bob Newhart is an American actor and stand-up comedian. His comedic style involves deadpan delivery of dialogue, a slight stammer when talking, and comedic monologues. He has cited earlier comedians George Gobel (1919-1991), Ray Goulding (1920-1990), and Bob Elliott (1923-2016) as his main ...

President Manfred Link, First Family.

67. Kiefer Sutherland

Actor | 24

Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK, to Canadian actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, who moved to California shortly after his birth. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a Scottish-born Canadian politician who was a Premier of Saskatchewan for over 17 years and led ...

President Tom Kirkman, Designated Survivor.

68. Jon Voight

Actor | Midnight Cowboy

Jon Voight was born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Jonathan Vincent Voight. He is an actor, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Anaconda (1997) and Deliverance (1972). He was previously married to Marcheline Bertrand and Lauri Peters.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Pearl Harbor. President George Washington, An American Carol.

69. Chriss Anglin

Actor | Supergirl

Already an award winning stage actor for his performance as Mike Talman in Fredrick Knott's "Wait Until Dark", Chriss Anglin has made the transition from stage to both the big and small screen with effortless ease. A dynamic presence, Anglin recently starred in David Zucker's "An American Carol" ...

President John F. Kennedy, An American Carol. President Bill Clinton, Naked Run.

70. Fred Travalena

Actor | Black Scorpion

Fred Travalena was born on October 6, 1942 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Frederick Albert Travalena III. He was an actor and writer, known for Black Scorpion (2001), The Many Faces of Fred Travalena (1987) and Walker, Texas Ranger (1993). He was married to Lois Travalena. He died on ...

President Jimmy Carter, An American Carol.

71. Geena Davis

Actress | Thelma & Louise

As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston ...

President Mackenzie Allen, Commander in Chief.

72. Donald Pleasence

Actor | Halloween II

Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the ...

The President, Escape from New York.

73. Cliff Robertson

Actor | Spider-Man

Clifford Parker Robertson III became a fairly successful leading man through most of his career without ever becoming a major star. Following strong stage and television experience, he made an interesting film debut in a supporting role in Picnic (1955). He then played Joan Crawford's deranged ...

The President, Escape from L.A.

74. Jamie Foxx

Actor | Ray

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the biographical film Ray (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy...

President Sawyer, White House Down.

75. Aaron Eckhart

Actor | The Dark Knight

Aaron Eckhart was born on March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California, USA as Aaron Edward Eckhart. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Thank You for Smoking (2005) and In the Company of Men (1997).

President Benjamin Asher, Olympus Has Fallen. President Benjamin Asher, London Has Fallen.

76. Morgan Freeman

Actor | Se7en

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...

President Beck, Deep Impact. President Trumbull, Angel Has Fallen.

77. Stanley Anderson

Actor | Armageddon

A Theatre Degree graduate of San Jose State College in the sixties, Stanley Anderson began his professional acting career in 1967. Prior to 1990 and his work in film and television, he had spent twenty-three years in over two hundred productions as a professional actor working at (among others) ...

The President, The Rock. The President, Armageddon.

78. James Franciscus

Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

James Grover Franciscus graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1957 with a B.A. in English and theater. His father, John Allen Franciscus, was a pilot killed in action during WWII. His mother was named Loraine (nee Grover) and he had one sibling, a brother named John. Mr. Franciscus is ...

President James Cassidy, The Greek Tycoon. President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

79. Michel Gill

Actor | Mr. Robot

Michel is a first generation American born to parents who narrowly escaped the Holocaust. They themselves sprung from the Great Diaspora, which began in Moscow, Odessa and Kiev. Michel's mother, Nadine Gill, (née Racine) lives in New York, and his father, James Vladimir Gill, lived in Switzerland ...

President Garrett Walker, House of Cards.

80. Sandy McCallum

Actor | Death Race 2000

Sandy McCallum was born on December 17, 1926. He was an actor, known for Death Race 2000 (1975), Animated Stories from the Bible (1987) and Lou Grant (1977). He died on October 24, 2008 in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

Mr. President, Death Race 2000.

81. Tony Goldwyn

Actor | Ghost

Actor, director, producer Tony Goldwyn just finished a sold-out run of director Ivo Van Hove's Broadway production of "Network" with Bryan Cranston and Tatiana Maslany. He can be seen on the Netflix series, "Chambers," starring with Uma Thurman. Recently he concluded his role as 'President ...

President Fitzgerald Grant, Scandal.

82. Danny Glover

Actor | Lethal Weapon

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 35 years.

Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black ...

President Thomas Wilson, 2012.

83. Terry Crews

Actor | Idiocracy

Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews Sr. He earned an art excellence scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the ...

President Camacho, Idiocracy.

84. Hunt Block

Actor | Salt

First big break was selling Buick Centuries at the Chicago Auto show. (After working as a 2nd assistant cameraman (non-credited) for Andrzej Bartkowiak, Norman Leigh on the "The Brink's Job" - Billy Friedkin and Dino De Laurentiis).

Subsequently performed in numerous TV commercials, short films, and...

President Lewis, Salt.

85. John Ritter

Actor | Sling Blade

Jonathan Southworth Ritter was born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948. He was the son of legendary country singer/actor Tex Ritter and his wife, actress Dorothy Fay. The couple married in 1941 and had their first child, Tom Ritter, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. John was ...

President Chet Roosevelt, Americathon.

86. Tom Wilkinson

Actor | Michael Clayton

Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and comes from a long line of urban farmers. He is the son of Marjorie (Percival) and Thomas Wilkinson. Economic hardships forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Wilkinson was a child; after ...

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Selma.

87. Charlie Sheen

Actor | Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art ...

Mr. President, Machete Kills.

88. James Caan

Actor | The Godfather

A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred.

He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) ...

The President, Get Smart.

89. Ernie Meyers

Actor | Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

Ernie Meyers is an actor, known for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978).

The President, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

90. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

President Jackson Evans, The Contender.

91. 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.

President of the United States, Canadian Bacon.

92. Rob Lowe

Actor | St. Elmo's Fire

Rob Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Barbara Lynn (Hepler), a schoolteacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a lawyer. His brother is actor Chad Lowe. He has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Lowe's family moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was a child. Rob broke ...

President John F Kennedy, Killing Kennedy.

93. Billy Campbell

Actor | The Rocketeer

Billy Campbell can currently be seen on the CTV/HULU television series, "Cardinal" This year Billy won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor in "Cardinal" for the second year in a row as well as nominated for a 2018 International Emmy Award for Best Actor in a series. He is also known for his work...

President Abraham Lincoln, Killing Lincoln.

94. Greg Kinnear

Actor | As Good as It Gets

Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department, and Suzanne (nee Buck) Kinnear, a homemaker. He has two brothers -- James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and ...

President John F Kennedy, The Kennedys.

95. Kris Kristofferson

Actor | Blade

Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in ...

President Andrew Jackson, Texas Rising.

96. Eddie Albert

Actor | Roman Holiday

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his ...

The President, Dreamscape.

97. Bob Gunton

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

Bob Gunton was born on November 15, 1945 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Robert Patrick Gunton Jr. He is an actor, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Daredevil (2015) and Mountain Top (2017). He has been married to Carey Pitts since August 26, 2006. He was previously married to Annie ...

President Franklin Roosevelt, Kingfish, A Story of Huey P. Long. President Richard Nixon, Elvis Meets Nixon.

98. Henry Fonda

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ...

The President, Fail-Safe.

99. David Rasche

Actor | United 93

David Rasche was born on August 7, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for United 93 (2006), In the Loop (2009) and Burn After Reading (2008). He has been married to Heather Rasche since 1979. They have three children.

President Ballentine, The Sentinel.

100. Richard Crenna

Actor | Rambo III

Richard Donald Crenna was born in Los Angeles, California, into a modest-income family, the only child of Edith J. (Pollette) and Domenick Anthony Crenna, a pharmacist. His parents were both of Italian descent. His mother managed a small hotel in downtown Los Angeles, where Richard and his family ...

President Ronald Reagan, The Day Reagan was Shot.



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