tek's favorite actors & actresses
Blum, Steve See voice actors A-B
She was awesome on Veronica Mars, really good in pretty much everything else I've seen, including Reefer Madness; and Heroes; and Fanboys; and When In Rome; and Forgetting Sarah Marshall; and Mary Poppins Quits (on Funny or Die); and The Good Place; and a small role in Safety Not Guaranteed. She appeared as herself in The Maya Rudolph Show and It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown. And she's in Sia's video for Santa's Coming for Us (with her husband, Dax Shepard). And I enjoyed her voice work as Cora in Astro Boy and Anna in Frozen (and in Ralph Breaks the Internet). And she's done lots of commercials (sometimes with Shepard).
I know him from the Evil Dead movies; and The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.; and a few eps of Hercules and Xena; and Escape from L.A.; and Jack of All Trades; and My Name is Bruce; and Bubba Ho-tep; and an ep of 1600 Penn; and an ep of Psych; and minor roles in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies; and a minor role in The Majestic. Oh, there's some Old Spice ads. Also some voice work. He's always terribly funny, always nice to see him in anything...
I know him from Ace Venture; and The Mask; and Batman Forever; and The Cable Guy; and Liar Liar; and The Truman Show; and Man on the Moon; and How the Grinch Stole Christmas; and Bruce Almighty; and A Series of Unfortunate Events; and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; and The Majestic; and Kick-Ass 2; and he played "Leap Dave Williams" in a fake movie in an episode of 30 Rock. Also voice work in Horton Hears a Who!
I loved her in The Guild, and always enjoy her in anything she does. There's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog; and Dragon Age: Redemption; and The Legend of Neil; and an episode of My Boys; the "Epitaph" eps of Dollhouse; and Red: Werewolf Hunter; and Eureka (starting with season 4.5); and a recurring role on Supernatural (seasons 7-10); and The Flog; and Dear Me: A Blogger's Tale; and several episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and voice work in Outlands; and an ep of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. And I really enjoyed her book, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).
DeLisle, Grey See voice actors D-F
Di Maggio, John See voice actors D-F
I first saw her in Rufus Wainwright's music video for "Across the Universe," in which she didn't speak, but even then, I was struck by how expressive she was, I thought it was amazing how someone so young could act so very well, especially without even saying anything. Later I would find that the video was from the soundtrack to the movie I Am Sam, which I didn't see till some time later. But she really was brilliant in it, at only like 7 years old. But actually, before that I started seeing ads for the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries Taken, and I wondered if it was the girl from the music video. Which it was. And she was brilliant in that, too. And she was pretty much the only thing that made The Cat in the Hat remotely watchable. She's often the best thing about any movie she's in, regardless of how good or bad the film is. I liked her in Hide and Seek, and Uptown Girls, and Hounddog, and War of the Worlds, and Dreamer, and Man on Fire, and Push, and The Runaways, and Charlotte's Web, and New Moon. Also some voice work.
I know him from One Life To Live; and Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (which I don't remember very well); and Dracula 2000; and Firefly and its spin-off movie Serenity; and Castle; and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and Drive; and Desperate Housewives; and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog; and Waitress; and Slither; and a couple eps of Community; and several eps of Modern Family; and an ep of Brooklyn Nine-Nine; and a couple eps of American Housewife; and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. And some voice work.
I first and foremost know her from Anne of Green Gables. Also there was Silver Bullet; and an episode of Ray Bradbury Theater; and Second Chances; and the Stratford Festival's stage production of Romeo & Juliet; and Reign.
Fox, Michael J.
Back to the Future, and Family Ties, and Spin City, and Teen Wolf, and The Frighteners, and Mars Attacks!, and Greedy, and The Secret of My Success, and Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, and The Michael J. Fox Show, and surely some other stuff...
There was a very small role in Supergirl; starring roles on Doctor Doctor; and Max Headroom; and Honey I Shrunk the Kids; an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation; and Taken; a recurring role on Eureka; the White Knight in Alice; a small role in Watchmen (+ Under the Hood); the TV movie Desperation; a bit of Supernatural; a recurring role on Timeless; and he voiced Jackal on Gargoyles; and Panic in Hercules.
Gellar, Sarah Michelle
Of course, first, foremost, and forever, she is Buffy. But actually, the first thing I ever saw her in was a campy little daytime teen soap opera called Swans Crossing, and she was totally my favorite character on the show. Even then I thought she was destined for major stardom. So I was happy when she later got a role on All My Children, and then I was thrilled when she got Buffy. I've also enjoyed her in other things like Scooby-Doo; and Cruel Intentions; and I Know What You Did Last Summer; and Scream 2; and The Grudge; and Southland Tales; and The Crazy Ones; and in the fourth installment of Princess Rap Battle. Also she voiced April in TMNT.
I know her best from Firefly and Serenity. But I've also enjoyed her work in The 4400, and The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Dollhouse, and The Cape, and season 2 of Arrow, and Knights of Badassdom, and The Initiation of Sarah, and an episode of Castle. And she appeared as herself in an episode of The Big Bang Theory. And she voiced Kara in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
Loved her in Gilmore Girls. She was also good on Parenthood, and in a recurring role on NewsRadio, and Bad Santa, and It's Kind of a Funny Story. And she voiced Flint's mom in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
He was great in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and the Austin Powers movies. And Greg the Bunny. Also liked him in Byrds of Paradise, though I don't remember it well. And there was Scooby-Doo 2; and It; and Can't Hardly Wait; and minor roles in My Stepmother Is an Alien; and Josie and the Pussycats. Of course there's also some voice work.
First and foremost are the Star Wars movies (starting with episode IV). But there were also a couple episodes of The Flash; and an ep of The Neighbors; and a few eps of The Flash (2014); and a minor role in Kingsman: The Secret Service; and of course I'm a big fan of a lot of his voice work.
First and foremost (IMHO), always, is her role as Willow on Buffy. But actually, I probably first saw her in My Stepmother Is an Alien, and she was pretty good in that. I also liked her in the American Pie movies. And it was nice to see her guesting on Veronica Mars. And I loved her on How I Met Your Mother.
Harris, Neil Patrick
Of course, I liked him in Doogie Howser, M.D. And I guess he was okay in Starship Troopers. And I liked him in Stark Raving Mad. And he was pretty good in Joan of Arc. But my favorite role I've seen him in so far is Barney in How I Met Your Mother, in which he is simply... awesome. Also awesome in the title role in the web miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. And various voice work.
I liked her a lot on Davis Rules, I loved her on The Building and The Bonnie Hunt Show, liked her well enough in Jumanji, and I thought she was decent on Life With Bonnie. There was a very small role in Now and Then. She was decent as Dolly in Toy Story 3. I've probably seen her in some other stuff, too.
Jackson, Samuel L.
Let's see, there's Do the Right Thing; and Black Snake Moan; and Django Unchained; and Jumper; and Jurassic Park; and Jackie Brown; and various "Marvel Cinematic Universe" movies (starting with a cameo at the end of Iron Man); and Pulp Fiction; and Snakes on a Plane; and The Spirit; and the Star Wars prequels; and Unbreakable; and Kingsman: The Secret Service; and some voice work. And commercials for things like iPhone and Capital One.
Let's see... there was Bangkok Hilton, which I don't remember well and didn't hugely care for. And Days of Thunder, which I'm pretty sure I saw, but don't really remember or care about. But I like (to varying degrees) most of the stuff she's been in, including Far and Away; and To Die For; and Batman Forever; and The Golden Compass; and The Others; and Just Go With It; and Bewitched; and Moulin Rouge; and Paddington.
Lee, Wendee See voice actors L
Mako See voice actors M-N
The Back to the Future trilogy is my favorite thing I've seen him in. He was also great in Taxi; and Who Framed Roger Rabbit; and the Addams Family movies; and Clue; and The Dream Team; and an episode of Psych that was basically a tribute to Clue; and Camp Nowhere; and Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. And voice work in Anastasia; and Over the Garden Wall. And I'm sure I've seen him in plenty of other stuff. Always a pleasure.
Probably the first thing I ever saw him in was Ghostbusters (and later its sequel). Liked him a lot in those movies. I suppose I must have later seen a bit of stuff from old eps of Saturday Night Live. There's also Little Shop of Horrors; and Scrooged; and Groundhog Day; and Lost in Translation; and Charlie's Angels; and Zombieland; and Moonrise Kingdom; and City of Ember; and very small roles in the Get Smart movie; and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anyway, he's done some other work I definitely want to see eventually. (Oh, and as a totally unimportant side note, he and I have the same birthday.)
I know him from Saturday Night Live; and the Wayne's World movies; and the Austin Powers franchise; and So I Married an Axe Murderer; and the Shrek franchise; and probably some other stuff. It's all good. (Well, except for The Cat in the Hat, but I'll forgive him for that.)
First, of course, was The Professional, in which she was quite good. And Beautiful Girls, which I don't remember well enough. And Mars Attacks!, which was rather fun. And Anywhere but Here. And all 3 Star Wars prequels. And there was V for Vendetta. She was quite good in The Other Boleyn Girl, even if I didn't much like her character. Liked her in the Thor movies, and Your Highness, and Garden State. And she was good in Goya's Ghosts.
I've seen her in a bunch of things, and usually quite like her. (But a few of her movies I didn't really like.) I know her from The Addams Family; and Mermaids; and Casper; and Little Red Riding Hood; and That Darn Cat; and The Ice Storm; and Sleepy Hollow; and Pumpkin; and Cursed; and Speed Racer; and Now and Then; and Prozac Nation; and Anything Else; and No Vacancy; and Penelope; and Black Snake Moan; and Z: The Beginning of Everything. And I've probably seen her in several other things, but there's also a great deal I haven't seen yet.
I know him from Wings; and the Men in Black movies; and Galaxy Quest; and Stark Raving Mad; and Monk; and a small role in Gattaca; and BrainDead; and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
My Dinner With Andre was sort of interesting I guess, though I don't remember it well. He was great in The Princess Bride. And several episodes of The Cosby Show, and Murphy Brown, and Eureka, and of course Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. And the TV movie Karroll's Christmas. And Kit Kittredge. He was okay in Southland Tales. And an episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. And he's done plenty of voice work.
Well, of course I knew him first as a rapper. And then I liked The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Then he became a huge movie star in all kinds of cool movies like Independence Day; and the Men in Black movies; and Wild Wild West; and I Am Legend; etc.
Strong, Tara See voice actors S
If I have to hear or read one more time "Probably best known as Puddy from Seinfeld," I may just shoot myself. Except that I don't have a gun. Damn. Yes, I remember him from that. Vaguely. It's one of his roles that I remember the least, when I think of him. But whatever, let the world think what it will. Anyway... I suppose the first thing I remember him from is Dave's World. There's also NewsRadio; and the live-action version of The Tick; and Men in Black II; and Scream 3; and Less Than Perfect (though I never saw much of that); and a small role in Get Smart; and Crowded; and a couple episodes of Agents of SHIELD; and a small role in Better Watch Out; and an episode of The Orville (where the only thing recognizable about him was his voice). But I'm mostly a fan of his voice work in animation. Also in 2011 he did a bunch of amusing commercials for Honda.
Mainly of course I know him as Wesley from Star Trek: The Next Generation. I always liked him in that, despite what many fans (and Wheaton himself) may think of the character. And um, there was also Stand By Me. And the radio drama Invasion from Mars. And he played (an evil version of) himself in a few eps of The Big Bang Theory (and later not evil). And he was Fawkes in seasons 3-4 of The Guild, which was cool. And several eps of Eureka. And various work on Geek & Sundry, including Titansgrave. And some voice work.
I know her from a minor role in Independence Day; and State of Grace; and Arrested Development; and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; and Thief; and Parenthood; and an episode of Suburgatory; and The Perks of Being a Wallflower; and The DUFF; and the Funny or Die short Rugrats; and a cameo in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life; and Good Girls. I'm also a big fan of her voice work.
I know him from Mork & Mindy; and Dead Poets Society; and The Fisher King; and Hook; and Toys; and Being Human; and Mrs. Doubtfire; and Jumanji; and Bicentennial Man; and What Dreams May Come; and Patch Adams; and The Crazy Ones; and Good Will Hunting. Of course, he's also done some pretty good voice work.