(Closed) Amazing actors that aren’t household names…

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) and Philip Baker Hall (Magnolia, Boogie Nights and Mr. Bookman on Seinfeld) are the first two that come to mind.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Melissa McCarthy, though she is gaining popularity NOW. She’s been around since the 90s.

She was always so good/adorable in Gilmore Girls. Now she has a show called Mike & Molly that I love. And she was in Bridesmaids recently. But she’s been in the business for YEARS.

And yes, she’s Jenny McCarthy’s cousin. You can kind of see it in the face. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@PutABirdOnIt: The whole cast of Sox Feet Under was excellent, but I agree with you especially about Richard Jenkins. 

There’s most of the cast of Firefly. Nathan Fillion is becoming a household name with Castle, but he wasn’t until recently. Alan Tudyk and Jewel Staite (my screen name is from her character) should receive much more attention.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well, depends on which side of the Atlantic you’re on – I know in the UK he absolutely is a household name, but in the US, most people have no idea who I’m talking about when I mention my favorite actor (for both acting skills and hotness..hehe)

David Tennant:

(sigh)

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Bob Gunton always plays the best bad guys, and no one ever knows who he is! I love him!

Dougray Scott has an amazing range as well (Ever After as the charming prince, MIssion Impossible: 2 as a totally evil bad guy)

I also really appreciate Catherine O’ Hara. She is one of the absolute best comediennes, an extremely versatile actress. Maybe some people know her more now, but I have always thought she was under appreciated.

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Buzzing Beekeeper

Oops, forgot pics

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@kaylee26: agreed-that whole cast was amazing, especially Frances Conroy and Patricia Neal. Two more uncommon household names:)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Adam Scott, hands down. Party Down was so awesome. He shines in Parks and Rec. I watch Monster in Law on mute and only unmute it when he’s in a scene.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@brox: I hope he and Leslie get back together Frown

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@KatyElle: Me too. They were so damn cute together. He gave her an eclair!! It melted my heart so much.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

!!Ahhh yes David Tennant! I saw Fright Night just because he was in it.

 

also Scottish actor Alan Cumming

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Sugar bee

@KatyElle:  Oh, we know Bob! The best baddest badass warden ever to grace a screen. Shawshank people, Shawshank!

 

@fiver: What’s going on here? Those are the hosts of PBS shows that I watch religiously. David hosts Masterpiece Contemporary and Alan Cumming hosts Masterpiece Mystery! and I love both of them to pieces. I noticed that I love me some British actors. Laurence Fox is the hotness and Matthew Goode also makes an appearance. And for my African roots, one must not forget David Oyelowo (recently in The Help) and Chiwetel Ejiofor. How come they are all British Undecided

 

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