Name: Vincent Irizarry
Born As: Vincent Michael Irizarry
Birth date/place: November 12, 1959 in Queens, New York
Claim to Fame: As “Dr. David Hayward” on All My Children
Between 1985 and 1987 Irizarry made guest appearances on several television movies and series episodes. In 1987, he joined the cast of daytime soap Santa Barbara as “Dr. Scott Clark” until he left in 1989 and again appeared on a variety of television soaps and series including Murder She Wrote, Disappearing Act and Beverly Hills, 90210. Irizarry was on a few episodes of One Life to Live and The young and the Restless, but his major role has been “Dr. David Hayward, a role he originated, on All My Children. He first appeared on the long running soap in 1997 and was let go in 2006 due, according to producers, to a lack of story line. “Dr. David Hayward” was brought back to All My Children in 2008 and Irizarry has continued in the role since.
Name: Michael Jai White
Born As: Michael Jai White
Birth date/place: November 10, 1967 in Bridgeport, CT
Claim to Fame: As Al Simmons/Spawn in Spawn
White’s first major role was as “Mike Tyson: in the HBO film Tyson. His big screen debut appearance was in The Toxic Avenger Part II. White’s performance in Spawn gained him a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination for Best Male Newcomer. Other movie roles include: Universal Soldier: The Return, and Exit Wounds. White appeared in The Dark Knight as mob boss “Gambol”. He will play the lead role of “Isaiah Bone” in Blood and Bone to be released sometime in 2009.
Name: Taylor Kitsch
Birth date/place: April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia
Claim to Fame: As “Tim Riggins” on Friday Night Lights
Trivia: Was the youngest to appear on Men’s Health Magazine at age 25
Kitsch began his acting career with an appearance on one episode of a Canadian sitcom called Godiva’s. In 2006 he landed the role of “Tim Riggins” on Friday Night Lights which won the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding New Program. Kitsch appears in the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine as “Remy LeBeau/Gambit”. He will star as “Kevin Carter” in The Bang-Bang- Club, a movie documenting the final bloody days of the South African apartheid. The film will be released in 2010.
Name: Dave Annable
Born As: David Rodman Annable
Birth date/place: September 15, 1979 in Suffern, NY
Claim to Fame: As “Justin Walker” on Brothers & Sisters
Annable first appeared in an episode of TV series Third Watch in 2002. In 2007 he was “Aaron Lewis” in the one season 2005 TV program Reunion. In 2006 Annable landed the part of “Justin Walker” youngest sibling in the series Brothers & Sisters.
Watch for Annable in the film You May Not Kiss the Bride to be released in 2010.
Name: James Denton
Born As: James Thomas Denton, Jr.
Birth date/place: January 20, 1963 in Nashville, Tn
Claim to Fame: As “Mike Delfino” in Desperate Housewives
Trivia: Is a member of the Band From TV, made up of a group of television celebrities who perform in order to contribute money to charity. Members include founder Greg Grunberg, Bonnie Sommerville, Bob Guiney and Hugh Laurie
In 1994, Denton played “Ray Higgs” in the thriller movie Thieves Quartet. Since that time he has appeared in movies such as That Old Feeling, Face/Off, Primary Colors and Locked Up Down Shorty’s. Among many guest appearances on television series episodes are: Ally McBeal, The West Wing, The Drew Carey Show and JAG. Denton has played the complicated character of “Mike Delfino” on Desperate Housewives from 2004 to the present.
Name: Josh Holloway
Born : Joshua Lee Holloway
Birth date/place: July 20, 1969 in San Jose, CA
Claim to Fame: As “James ‘Sawyer’ Ford” on Lost
Trivia: His favorite foods are fried chicken and chocolate pie. Hard to believe because his first job was picking up dead chickens at a farm.
Holloway started as a model but changed to acting landing a small part in the series Angel in 1999. Thereafter, he continued working in television making guest appearances on Walker, Texas Ranger, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Lyons Den, and Good Girls Don’t. He also appeared in two movies: Whisper, a 2007 crime/ horror movie and the 2009 comedy, Stay Cool.
Holloway is one of the original cast members of the popular TV series Lost. He plays the role of “James ‘Sawyer’ Ford” a slick con man who was aboard the doomed Oceanic Flight 815.
Name: Van Hansis
Born As: Evan Vanfossen Hansis
Birth date/place: September 25, 1981 in North Adams, MA
Claim to Fame: As Luke Snyder on As the World Turns
Interesting Fact: He grew up in a mountain home and never had a TV as a child
In 2005 Hansis joined the cast of As the World Turns, a soap which first aired in April of 1952. He took over the role of “Luke Snyder” from actor Jake Weary. In the spring of 2006 “Luke” came out as a gay man and eventually became romantically involved with character “Noah Mayer” who is played by Jake Silbermann. ATWT airs on CBS and the station stands solidly behind the show and this particular storyline. CBS went so far as to team with GLAAD and create a PSA encouraging viewers “to be an ally and a friend” to gay people.
Name: Matt Lanter
Born As: Matthew Mackendree Lanter
Birth date/place: April 1, 1983 in Massillon, OH
Interesting Fact: Was a bat boy with the Atlanta Braves
In 2006, Lanter’s first acting break came when he played “Horace Calloway” in the short lived television political drama series Commander in Chief. From 2006 until 2009 Lanter made guest appearances on several TV shows. He can currently be seen on the new 90210 as recurring character “Liam Court”. There are plans to make Lanter’s character a regular on the show.
Name: Steve Zahn
Born As: Steven James Zahn
Birth date/place: November 13, 1967 in Marshall, MN
Little Known Fact: Zahn is an accomplished singer/guitarist and sang in That Thing You Do and Saving Silverman
Nude Steve Zahn’s early career was divided between film, theater and TV. He had a role in a touring theater production of Bye Bye Birdie, and as Phoebe Buffay’s husband in an episode of the television series Friends. In the mid-1990′s Zahn appeared in several films, one of them That Thing You Do! starring Tom Hanks. Another was the film Saving Silverman. His acting ability gained him a good deal of respect, and, in 1999 he was given the starring role Happy, in Texas, a critically-acclaimed independent film.
Zahn has done the voice of several characters in animated movies such as Stuart Little, Chicken Little and 2008′s Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby. 2009 saw him as “Cliff” in the horror film A Perfect Getaway.
Name: Stephen Moyer
Born As: Stephen John Emery
Birth date/place: October 11, 1969 in Brentwood, Essex, England
Claim to Fame: “Bill Campton” on True Blood
Nude Stephen Moyer began acting in local theatre in Brentwoon and Chelmford, Essex where he formed his own theatre company, The Reject Society. After training with LAMDA he began his professional stage career in England. He eventually turned to television and made guest appearances on British TV series.
In 2007 Moyer appeared in the short lived television comedy show The Starter Wife in the role of “Sam”. In 2008 he landed the role of “Bill Compton” in the popular HBO drama/horror series True Blood. Far from being the traditional concept of a vampire easily recognized by the black cape and long blood dripping fangs, “Bill Compton” is one sexy looking blood sucker.
Name: Ngo Okafor
Born As: Ngo Okafor
Birthdate/place: Decemeber 30 in Framingham, MS
Claim to Fame: 2008 Heavyweight Golden Gloves Champion
Okafor has achieved many goals in his life. Not only is he the 2008 Heavyweight Golden Gloves Champion, he is also a highly recognized male model and an actor. Okafor has been featured in several magazines such as Vogue, Fortune magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Vibe, The Source, ESPN magazine, W, among others. He just completed his first feature film, Rebound, with Catherine Zeta-Jones, to be released next spring. He has also worked on episodes of One Life to Live.
Name: Victor Webster
Birth date/place: February 7, 1972 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Claim to Fame: As “Brennan Mulwray” in Mutant X
Trivia: Is active in several charities including the Special Olympics, the ARK trust and charities to aid abused women and children
Webster’s first acting role was as “Roger” on Sunset Beach in 1998. His most memorable role was “Brennan Mulwray” on Mutant X from 2001-2004. Webster has been cast as “Caleb Brewer” a gay publicist on Melrose Place.
Name: Bradley Cooper
Birth date/place: Philadelphia, PA
Interesting Fact: Has spent many weekends with LEAP (Learning through the Expanded Arts Program) which teaches inner-city kids about acting
Cooper began his career in 1999 when he appeared in one episode of Sex and the City. He made several guest appearance in TV series such as The $treet, Touching Evil, and Jack & Bobby. He played “Zachary “Sack” Lodge” in the Wedding Crashers and then was cast as “Will Tippin” in the series Alias. From 2007 to 2009 he has played “Aidan Stone” in Nip/Tuck.
His most recent performance was the starring role of “Phil Wenneck” in 2009′s movie The Hangover.
Name: William Baldwin
Birthdate/place: February 21, 1963 in Massapequa, Long Island, NY
Claim to Fame: Played firefighter Brian McCaffrey in Ron Howard’s Backdraft (1991)
Bio: Baldwin is a HUGE New York Yankees fan. Before starting his acting career, Baldwin was a fashion model. He starred alongside Cindy Crawford in Fair Game (1995). He had a supporting role in The Squid and the Whale (2005). He has made many appearances in film and television throughout his career.
Name: Jesse Spencer
Born As: Jesse Gordon Spencer
Birth date/place: February 12, 1979 in Melbourne, Australia
Claim to Fame: “Dr Robert Chase: in House M. D.
Interesting Facts: Listed as one of T. V.s Sexiest Men in 2006 and People’s 100 Most Beautiful People in 2007
Spencer is well knows both in Australia and the UK as “Billy Kennedy” in Australian soap Neighbours. He appeared in the role from 1994 to 2000. In 2004 he won the role of “Dr, Robert Chase” on the highly popular, award winning television series House M. D.
Spencer is rumored to play the part of Jim in a drama/fantasy film titled The Storyteller which is in pre-production.