The 20 Least Sought-After Character Actors in Hollywood

by tbell1826 | created - 17 May 2011 | updated - 17 May 2011 | Public

1. Alan Dale

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Alan Dale was born on May 6, 1947 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. He is best known for his eight year role as Jim Robinson in the long running Australian soap opera Neighbours (1985), played Caleb in the hit Fox series The O.C. (2003), featured on Lost (2004) and has a long list of recurring...

2. Dean Norris

Actor | Breaking Bad

Dean Norris was born on April 8, 1963 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Dean Joseph Norris. He is an actor, known for Breaking Bad (2008), Total Recall (1990) and Get the Gringo (2012). He has been married to Bridget since April 2001. They have five children.

3. Jay O. Sanders

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Jay O. Sanders was born on April 16, 1953 in Austin, Texas, USA as Jay Olcutt Sanders. He is known for his work on The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Kiss the Girls (1997) and Revolutionary Road (2008). He has been married to Maryann Plunkett since October 1, 1991. They have one child.

4. Melissa McCarthy

Actress | The Heat

Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. McCarthy began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her acting skills at The Actors Studio and ...

5. Billy Gardell

Actor | Bad Santa

Billy Gardell was born on August 20, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as William R. Gardell. He is an actor and producer, known for Bad Santa (2003), Avenging Angelo (2002) and Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017). He has been married to Patty Knight since 2001. They have one child.

6. Mike O'Malley

Actor | Meet Dave

Mike O'Malley was born on October 31, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Michael Edward O'Malley. He is an actor and producer, known for Meet Dave (2008), Glee (2009) and Sully (2016). He has been married to Lisa since 2000. They have three children.

7. Katie Finneran

Actress | Bloodline

Katie Finneran was raised in Miami, Florida. After a brief stint in conservatory training, she left college to make her mark in the entertainment industry. She quickly began racking up credits in theater, film and television. She has appeared in You've Got Mail (1998), Liberty Heights (1999) and ...

8. Nicki Micheaux

Actress | The Shield

In addition to her unforgettable performances in Six Feet Under (2001) and Soul Food (2000), Micheaux has held guest-starring and recurring roles on shows such as ER (1994),NYPD Blue (1993), The Practice (1997), and The District (2000). Micheaux's film credits include Ringmaster (1998), The ...

9. Kurt Fuller

Actor | Midnight in Paris

Kurt Fuller is best known for his work in the films Wayne's World (1992) with Mike Myers, Anger Management (2003), with Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, and most recently as part of the all star cast of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011).

Kurt was born in San Francisco and raised in the ...

10. Josh Hopkins

Actor | The Perfect Storm

Josh Hopkins was born on September 12, 1970 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as William Joshua Hopkins. He is an actor, known for The Perfect Storm (2000), G.I. Jane (1997) and Without a Trace (2002).

11. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Actress | The Abyss

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois, to Mary D. (Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio, who ran a bronze foundry. Her parents were of Italian descent. She was raised in Oak Park, IL, and began her career in school plays as a teenager. Mary attended the University of Illinois and ...

12. Julio Oscar Mechoso

Actor | Planet Terror

Julio Oscar Mechoso was born on May 31, 1955 in Florida, USA. He was an actor, known for Planet Terror (2007), Jurassic Park III (2001) and Blue Streak (1999). He died on November 25, 2017.

13. Connie Britton

Actress | American Ultra

Connie Britton began playing country music fading sensation Rayna Jaymes in Nashville (2012) after having wrapped production for the five season long Friday Night Lights (2006) alongside Kyle Chandler. She previously appeared in Universal's Friday Night Lights (2004) -the movie- directed by Peter ...

14. Kevin Alejandro

Actor | Arrow

Kevin Alejandro was born on April 7, 1976 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Kevin Michael Alejandro. He is an actor and producer, known for Arrow (2012), Southland (2009) and Bedtime Story (2017). He has been married to Leslie de Jesus Alejandro since February 14, 2004. They have one child.

15. Jeremy Ratchford

Actor | Cold Case

Jeremy Ratchford was born on August 6, 1965 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Cold Case (2003), Leatherheads (2008) and Blue Murder (2001).

16. Tamara Taylor

Actress | Serenity

Tamara Taylor's career took off when she landed a series regular role on Fox's Party of Five (1994). Since then she has appeared in Steven Bochco's City of Angels (2000), Hidden Hills (2002), Lost (2004), Numb3rs (2005), CSI: Miami (2002), NCIS (2003), and Fox's hit Bones (2005). She also had a ...

17. Andrea Roth

Actress | Dark Places

Andrea Roth, a first generation Scottish-Dutch Canadian, was born in Woodstock, Ontario. Her first theatrical appearance was in The Miracle Worker when she was eleven. She received her big show business break when she starred in the mini-series A Woman of Independent Means (1995), playing Sally ...

18. Michael Weston

Actor | Pathology

Michael Weston was born on October 25, 1973 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Rubinstein. He is an actor and writer, known for Pathology (2008), State of Play (2009) and Garden State (2004). He has been married to Priscilla Ahn since June 2010.

19. Frederick Weller

Actor | Armageddon

Frederick Weller was born on April 18, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Armageddon (1998), The Shape of Things (2003) and In Plain Sight (2008). He has been married to Ali Marsh since September 6, 2003. They have one child.

20. Mark Pellegrino

Actor | The Big Lebowski

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 ...