Name: Jeffrey Donovan
Born As: Jeffrey T. Donovan
Birth date/place: May 11, 1968 in Amesbury, MA
Claim to Fame: Michael Westen, blacklisted spy on Burn Notice
Donovan graduated from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program with an MFA. His film debut was in 1995′s Inside Out. Other films were Throwing Down and Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. Donovan has made recurring appearances as “Kyle” on The Pretender, as “Detective David Creegan” in Touching Evil and “William Ivers” in Crossing Jordan. He currently stars as “Michael Westen” blacklisted spy on Burn Notice.
Name: Peter Krause
Born As: Peter William Krause
Birth date/place: August 12, 1965 in Alexandria, Mn
Claim to Fame: As “Nate Fisher” in Six Feet Under
Nude Peter Krause was a pre-med student before he turned to acting. He appeared in several films and television episodes before landing the role of “Nate Fisher” in Six Feet Under. Originally audition for the role of “David Fisher” because he was impressed by the role’s human rights message. Krause was chosen, instead to play “Nate” because producer Alan Ball saw a discernible chemistry with Rachel Griffiths who played the part of “Brenda Chenowith”. He was with the show from 2001-2005. He plays the lead character “Nick George” in Dirty Sexy Money.
Name: Hugh Grant
Born As: Hugh John Mungo Grant
Birthdate/place: September 9, 1960 in London, England, UK
Claim to Fame: as Charles in Four Weddings and Funeral (1994)
Bio: Grant’s trade marks are his english accent and his floppy hair. He shares, “Basically, my life is so boring, it’s embarrassing.”
Grant’s breakthrough role in Four Weddings and Funeral earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Other comedic performances include roles in Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Notting Hill (1999). When asked about kissing Julia Roberts he said, “Very big-mouthed! Literally, physically, she has a very big mouth. It is a very big mouth. When I was kissing her I was aware of a faint echo.” Other flms include Bridget Jone’s Diary, Two Weeks Notice, Love Actually, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
Name: Simon Baker
Born As: Simon Baker-Denny
Birth date/place: July 30, 1969 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Claim to Fame: “Nick Fallin” in The Guardian
Nude Simon Baker became known in 1992 after receiving Australia’s Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. He moved to Los Angeles and was given a small, but important, role in L. A. Confidential leading to roles in movies such as Love from Ground Zero and Red Planet. Baker had the starring role of “Nick Fallin” in The Guardian which ran from 2001-2004. His latest projects are the television series The Mentalist and the film The Killer Inside Me.
Name: Goran Visnjic
Birthdate/place: September 9, 1972 in Sibenik, Croatia
Claim to Fame: as Dr. Luka Kovac on the NBC hit medical drama ER (1999)
Bio: Visnjic’s hobbies are fencing, swimming, and diving. He talks about his accent saying, “Making my English better is a hard job, a slow job. But it’s getting better. Three years ago it would have taken me a half hour to say this sentence.”
Visnjic’s breakthrough role was as Risto, the Bosnian driver in Welcome to Sarajevo. This got the attention of Jack Orman and he was offer the role of the then unnamed doctor who would replace the George Clooney on ER. Visnjic joined ER in the sixth season in late 1999, eventually becoming the show’s male lead in mid-season 11. Visnjic made a series of appearances in season 14 before leaving the show early in season 15, ending his 9 year run on the medical drama.
Visnjic co-starred in The Deep End, voice-acted in Ice Age, and starred in Posljednja volja and Doctor Sleep. He appeared with Jennifer Garner in the movie Elektra. Visnjic is also appearing alongside Carla Gugino in a segment of the film New York, I Love You.
Name: Omari Hardwick
Born As: Omari Kenneth Hardwick
Birth date/place: January 9, 1974 in Savannah, GA
Hardwick attended the University of Georgia on a football scholarship where he joined the Athens Theater Company in his junior year and starred in a number of plays. His first major film role was “Dante” in Spike Lee’s Sucker Free City. He starred as “John ‘Sack’ Halllon” in the medical drama series Saved. Hardwick will play “Ty” in the upcoming police drama, Dark Blue.
Name: Mark Feuerstein
Birth date/place: June 8, 1971 in New York City
Feuerstein was named one of People magazines Most Beautiful People. He has been seen in recurring roles in several television series episodes such as: Caroline in the City, Once and Again, and The West Wing. He appeared in many film including: In Her Shoes, Rules of Engagement, What Women Want and Practical Magic. Feuerstein will star as “Hank Lawson” in the upcoming television comedy Royal Pains.
Name: Brando Eaton
Born As: Brando Matthew Eaton
Birth date/place: July 17, 1986 in Los Angeles, CA
Eaton began his acting career in 2006 as “Young Andy” in the film short The Powder Puff Principle. Other films include Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach, and in 2009s Queerantine where he played “TJ”. He has appeared in several television series episodes such as Zoey 101, The Mentalist, and Bones. Eaton will appear as “Gabe” in the new series Mental.
Name: Nicholas Gonzalez
Born As: Nicholas Edward Gonzalez
Birth date/place: January 3, 1976 in San Antonio TX
Claim to Fame: “Andy”, the gay yuppie, on Undressed
Gonzalez began his acting career with small parts in television series such as Dharma and Greg and One World. He played the role of “Andy” the gay yuppie on the MTV comedy/drama Undressed, which ran from 1999-2002. The episodes in which Gonzalez appeared are the most requested in the history of the series. He will play the role of “Dr. Arturo Suarez” in the new television drama Mental. Gonzalez has just completed the 2009 movie Falling Awake as “Eddie”.
Name: Logan Marshall-Green
Born As: Logan Marshall-Green
Birth date/place: November 1, 1976 in Charleston, SC
Handsome Shirtless Logan Marshall-Green has a twin brother Taylor. Makes for double the pleasure. In addition to film and television roles Marshall-Green also performs at the William Theater Festival in Williamstown, MA. He has made recurring appearances on Law & Order, 24, The O. C. and Traveler and will play “Dean” in Dark Blue, starring Dylan McDermott. The show will debut July 16, 2009.
Name: Bruce Willis
Born As: Walter Bruce Willis
Birtdate/place: March 19, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
Claim to Fame: as John McClane in Die Hard (1988)
Bio: Willis’ trade mark is his shaven head and he says, “Hair loss is God’s way of telling me I’m human.” He is also known for the roles that h e plays. His characters have often suffered a tragedy, lost something or had a crisis of confidence or conscience.
Willis is a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-wining actor. In 1987 he won for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series in the show Moonlighting. In the same year he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, also for Moonlighting. In 2000, Willis won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor – Comedy Series for his appearance on the show Friends.
One of his first film roles was Blind Date in 1987. His breakthrough film was Die Hard in 1988. He also starred in the three following Die Hard films. Some other very successful films that Willis has appeared in are The Sixth Sense (1999), The Whole Nine Yards (2000) its sequel The Whole Ten Yards (2004), Perfect Stranger (2007), and Blues Travler (2008). Willis is currently working on several films. He will star in the comedy film, Assassination of a High School President, where he will portray a Catholic school principal.
Name: Teddy Sears
Born As: Edward M. Sears
Birth date/place: April 6, 1977 in Washington, D.C.
Claim to Fame: as Richard Patrick Woosley in Raising the Bar.
Sears’ family can be traced back to Plymouth, MA in 1630
Sears began acting in 2001 as a bartender at the Break Bar in the television soap One Life to Live. The following year his character was given the name “Chad Bennett”. Sears made several appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman in a comedy bit playing the character ‘Detective Dunbar” in 2005. He also appeared in episodes of CSI: Miami,
Ugly Betty, and Samantha Who? Sears plays the part of “Richard Patrick Woosley,” a legal aide attorney, in Raising the Bar.
Name: Dylan McDermott
Born As: Mark McDermott
Birthdate/place: October 26, 1962 in Waterbury, CT
Claim to Fame: attorney Bobby Donnell on ABC’s The Practice
Shirtless Dylan McDermott was named one of People’s list of the “50 Most Beautiful People In The World” in 1998. The magazine called him a “a prime-time heartthrob” in 1998 and again in 2000.
McDermott landed his first role in Hamburger Hill in 1987. His first starring role was in the 1989 film Twister. Also in 1989 he appeared in the Neon Empire, a movie about the rise and fall of one man in Las Vegas. McDermott’s big break came in the acclaimed hit film In the Line of Fire, then he landed his first major gig in The Practice. In 2004, McDermott starred alongside Julianna Margulies in a four-part mini-series The Grid. In 2007 and part of 2008, McDermott starred in the television series Big Shots. It was canceled in 2008, due to viewership. McDermott is starrng in the new television series Dark Blue starting June 2009.
Name: Owain Yeoman
Birthdate/place: July 2, 1978 in Chepstow, Wales, UK
Claim to Fame: as Lysander in the film Troy
Yeoman made his film debut in 2004 with his role as Lysander in the film Troy. After this he had a small part in Beerfest and made a guest appearance in Midsomer Murders. He also played the major villain a T-888 model cyborg Terminator, in the pilot episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. In 2006 he appeared in the series The Nine and The Kitchen. Yeoman has recently landed the role as Officer Wayne Rigsby in the CBS television series The Mentalist.
Name: Dulé Hill
Born As: Karim Dulé Hill
Birthdate/place: May 3, 1975 in East Brunswick, NJ
Claim to Fame: as Charlie Young on The West Wing
Hill landed his first role in Sugar Hill (1993) when he was a senior in high school. His next role was in a Broadway show, Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. In 1999, Hill was cast on The West Wing as Charlie Young, aide to President Josiah Bartlet. He played this role through all seven of West Wings seasons. Hills next role is as Gus in the USA Network televsion Psych which premiered July 7, 2006.
Hill also had roles in She’s All That in 1999, the Disney movie Holes (2003), the movie and series 10.5 (2004), and The Guardian (2006).