Poll: Favorite "that guy" actor? Part 2
You know their face but you may not know their name. They are the indispensable character actors who truly make a film great. Which of these contemporary journey-men actors do you most enjoy? Vote on part 1 here Discuss the list here
Poll by: yrnej
Created Nov 9 2014
Fun trivia: Frequently plays seemingly milquetoast, bland men who are actually concealing their dark, even evil true natures.
Fun trivia: Don Johnson & Philip Michael Thomas edged out Cole and Jimmy Smits for the roles of Crockett & Tubbs in Miami Vice (1984).
Fun trivia: Studied ballet at Stephens College in Columbia.
Fun trivia: Was the first actor to portray Dr. Hannibal Lecter on film.
Fun trivia: Portrayed Keith the Southwood Carpenter in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe segments on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in the '80s.
Fun trivia: Director Robert Aldrich gave advice to Davison when he was starting out as an actor. "Be a character actor. Hero or villain, characte…
Fun trivia: Many of his co-stars in the Lord of the Rings trilogy were under the impression that he was actually English because of the British accent…
Michael Clarke Duncan
Fun trivia: Supposedly gave $5.00 to anyone who recognized him on the street and knew what his full name was.
Fun trivia: Did not start acting until he was 37 years old, after stints in the military and 18 years with the Chicago Police Department.
Fun trivia: Is a talented racing driver - overall winner of the 2011 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race during the Grand Prix of Long Beach, finishing ahead of…
Fun trivia: Once worked as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman.
Fun trivia: Is a fine fiddle player and can be seen playing it in Michael Collins (1996) and also in Cold Mountain (2003).
Fun trivia: He was a social worker, working especially with young people. He also was very involved with his community, arranging events, before becom…
Fun trivia: Turned down the role of The Governor in the television series The Walking Dead.
Fun trivia: Was illiterate until the age of thirty, when he learned to read by studying movie scripts.
Fun trivia: Shares the same birth name as Richard Burton.
Fun trivia: His parents are both of Greek descent, from the Mani Peninsula and he is a fluent Greek and French speaker.
Fun trivia: Runs the famed Actors Studio in New York along with Lee Grant, Al Pacino and others.
Fun trivia: Lived with actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg (separated in March 2001).
Fun trivia: Broke several fingers during a fight scene in Disturbia (2007) but remained in character and finished the take.
Fun trivia: He has been married to Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011; they have one child.
Fun trivia: Began as a long-haired lead singer for a band called "Razzamachazz."
Fun trivia: After filming the original pilot for St. Elsewhere (1982), he was replaced in the role of Dr. Wayne Fiscus by Howie Mandel.
Fun trivia: At the beginning of one hit wonder "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba, it's his voice that says these words from the movie Brassed Off…
Fun trivia: With his part as the squirrelly "Milton Waddams" in the cult classic Office Space (1999), Root has developed a fan base; he has …
Fun trivia: Has been the voice of the yellow peanut M&M on the commercials since the late 1990s, replacing John Goodman after the original 1995 co…
Harry Dean Stanton
Fun trivia: Critic Roger Ebert so admired him that he created the "Stanton-Walsh Rule," which states that "no movie featuring either Ha…
Fun trivia: He was accidentally hit by Mark Hamill during a fight scene in Commander Hamilton (1998). He has broken his nose four times, last time dur…
Fun trivia: Father of Tay Strathairn, keyboard player for American folk-rock band Dawes.
Fun trivia: Was the lead singer in the first band formed by guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. They went to school together in Dallas.
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Fun trivia: Has a condition called Nystagmus, which causes his eyes to involuntarily move back and forth.
Fun trivia: Founded a theater company called Malaparte with Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Steve Zahn.
Fun trivia: Founded the charity "Clothes off our Back" with his former wife, Jane Kaczmarek, in 2002. Clothes off our Back runs on-line auct…
Fun trivia: Younger brother of Jeff Wincott.
Fun trivia: Was offered the role of Jimmy McNulty in The Wire (2002), which he turned down because he didn't want to move to Baltimore, away from his …
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