Name: Cillian Murphy
Birth date/place: May 25, 1976 in Douglas, Cork, Ireland
Best known as: “The Scarecrow” in Batman Begins and “Jackson Rippner” in Red Eye.
Cillian Murphy has done many films and television series episodes. Along with doing “The Scarecrow” in Batman Begins and “Jackson Rippner” in Red Eye. Cillian Murphy has recently played “John Skilpa” in the 2009 thriller Peacock and “Richard Neville” in Hippie Hippie Shake to be released in February of 2010.
Name: Jeremy Piven
Born As: Jeremy Samuel Piven
Birth date/place: July 26, 1965 in New York City
Claim to Fame: As “Ari Gold” in Entourage
Interesting Fact: At one time shared an apartment with John Cusak and has acted in movies with John Cusak such as: Bob Roberts, Elvis Stories, The Grifters, Gross Point Blank and others.
Pivens played recurring roles in The Larry Sanders Show, and Cupid. In 1995 he joined the cast of Ellen as Spence Kovak.
Piven is currently on the HBO comedy series Entourage as Hollywood agent “Ari Gold”. The show is in its sixth season.
Name: Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
Born As: Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
Birthdate/place: August 22, 1967 in London, England, UK
Claim to Fame: Simon Adebisi in the HBO prison series Oz
Bio: Abgaje received his masters in Law from the University of London, but took a different career path when bitten by the acting bug. He is probably best known for his role as the cunning, fierce super-criminal Adebisi on “Oz” (1997). He went from playing Ernie Hudson’s good friend, the guide “Kahega” to Hudson’s “Capt. Munro” in Congo (1995), to playing his enemy, the sociopath “Adebisi” to Hudson’s hard-headed “Warden Glynn” in “Oz” (1997).
After completing his part in the hit series Lost, Adebisie stated, “When a star character on a hit show chooses to leave there’s always speculation as to whether or not they’ve done this or that or not gotten along with this or that person. Straight up: it was probably one of the best relationships I’ve ever had in terms of developing a character, and I think the character will be a testament to that.” -on working on “Lost” (2004).
Name: Rusty Joiner
Born As: Jason Russell Joiner
Birth date/place: December 11, 1972 in Montgomery, AL
Trivia: Was chosen the official Structure Underwear Model in 1997
Joiner is primarily known as a male fashion and fitness model. After being discovered by a model scout he quickly became one of the most well-known and sought after models in the fashion industry. He modeled for Prada, American Eagle, Levi’s, Abercrombie and Fitch and Powerade and has appeared on the covers and pages of Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone and 11 covers of Men’s Fitness Magazine.
Joiner has also done some acting. He has guest starred on television programs such as: CSI: Miami, ER, Bones, The Closer and Days of Our Lives. He recently had a small role in a made for DVD film called Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.
Name: Luke Macfarlane
Born As: Thomas Luke Macfarlane, Jr.
Birth date/place: January 19, 1980 in London, Ontario
Claim to Fame: As “Scotty” on Brothers & Sisters
Although Nude Luke Macfarlane’s acting career began in theater productions, he is best known as “Scotty Wandell” “Kevin Walker’s (played by Matthew Rhys) husband on Brothers & Sisters. He has had leading roles in Kinsey (2004), Over There (2005), and Iron Road (2008).
When in the 8th grade at Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts Macfarlane Macfarlane was lead singer and a songwriter for a band he formed along with some of his classmates. The group didn’t have a name when it was about to do its first performance so they named themselves Slipnaught, a name they chose at random from a dictionary. They later changed the name to Fellow Nameless.
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: 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: 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: 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.
Name: Lenny Kravitz
Born As: Leonard Albert Kravitz
Birth date/place: May 26, 1964 in New York City
Claim to Fame: Hit single Let Love Rule
Often playing all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and percussion instruments himself when recording, Kravitz is, among many things, a singer-songwriter, actor, interior and clothing designer. His worldwide album sales have been estimated at 38 million. Kravitz’s musical talents have earned him 4 Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002. He has also won the American Music Award, MTV Video Mucis Award, Radio Music Award, BRIT Award, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award. Between 1989 and 2008 Kravitz released 9 albums, all of them (except 2008s It Is Time for a Love Revolution) have been certified either Gold or Platinum with 200s Greatest Hits being a 3-time platinum album.
Kravitz did a voice role in the 1998 The Rugrats Movie. He played himself in Being Bick and Zoolander and the character “John” in the 2009 film Precious.
Name: Peter Reckell
Born As: Peter Luke Reckell
Birth date/place: May 7, 1955 in Elkhart, IN
Claim to Fame: As Bo Brady in Days of Our Lives
Nude Peter Reckell is an avid environmentalist who rides his bike 9 miles to work and drives an electric car. He also states that his daughter, Loden Sloan, will be his only biological chile because of his concerns for population control.
Reckell’s television debut was on the long running television soap As the World Turns as “Eric Hollister” in 1982. He played the role of “Bo Brady on another long-running soap, Days of Our Lives from 1983 to 1987, again from 1990 to 1992, and returning to the show in 1995 to the present. Between his stints on Days of Our Lives Reckell appeared in episodes of Knots Landing as Johnny Rourke from 1988 to 1989 and guest appearances on Baywatch, Sheena and Broken Bridges.
Name: James Purefoy
Born As: James Brian Mark Purefoy
Birth date/place: June 3, 1965 in Taunton, Somerset, UK
Puerfoy screen tested for the part of “James Bond” in 1995 for Goldeneye but lost to actor Pierce Brosnan.
Purefoy spent his early career doing theater, film and television roles in the UK. In 1997 he had a distinguished role in a UK TV mini-series, A Dance to the Music of Time. From 2005-2007, Purefoy played the part of “Mark Antony” in an HBO/BBC original television series. In episode 4 he appeared in a full frontal nude scene causing quite a sensation among viewers.
Currently, Purefoy will appear as “Teddy Rist” in the new NBC action series The Philanthropist.
Name: Bobby Cannavale
Born As: Roberto M. Cannavale
Birth date/place: May 3, 1971 in Union City, NJ
With no formal training as an actor, Cannavale started his career in the theater. Noticed by film makers, he was given roles in Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) and The Bone Collector(1999) which starred Denzel Washington. Cannavale appeared in several episodes of television series such as, Trinity, Third Watch, 100 Centre Street, Ally McBeal and Six Feet Under. He played in 15 episodes of Will & Grace as the character Vince D’Angelo. Cannavale stars in the 2009 movie Apples and will have a supporting role in Weakness, a comedy/drama.
Name: Neil Patrick Harris
Born As: Neil Patrick Harris
Birth date/place: June 15, 1973 in Albuquerque, NM
Claim to Fame: As Doogie Howser on Doogie Howser, M. D.
Although Harris guested on several television programs, his major break came in 1989, at age 16, when he won the role of “Doogie Howser” on Doogie Howsaer, M. D. until the series ended in 1993. When the series ended, Harris switched to stage acting. Between the years of 1993 and 2005, he split his time between theater, film and guest appearances on many television series.
Harris returned to television in the series How I Met Your Mother cast in the role of “Barney Stinson”. In 2005 TV Guide Magazine named him the Best Return to Television and the same year was voted People Magazine’s Sexiest Comeback. Harris was nominated for the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008 for his role in How I Met Your Mother.