Archive for the ‘Horror Actors’ Category

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The horror actor that I would like to mention today is James Marsters! I know him from playing Spike on the awesome tv show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as I’m sure many of you know him from too. Playing Spike on Buffy is what made me love him, haha. James Marsters was born August 20, 1962 in Greenville, California. He attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre and then did stage work for ten years before moving to Los Angeles to become an actor. He had his big break as Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Apparently the character Spike was supposed to be killed off after a few episodes, but the role of the platinum blonde, sarcastic, (not to mention extremely attractive) vampire Spike became so popular that James became a regular on Buffy, and later the spin-off show Angel. James has been in films such as House on Haunted Hill and P.S. I Love You, as well as on tv shows such as Supernatural, Smallville and Without A Trace.

If you are a horror lover, you will have seen James Marsters before. If you say you haven’t, I would say you have some serious catching up to do.

 

I would like to tell you about an actor that I have seen recently in two movies: Jonathan Sadowski. While he has only been in two horror films, much fewer than the horror actors I usually write about, he happens to have the same last name as a friend of mine (Dan Sadowski, of the awesome band The Little Black Dress http://thelittleblackdressmusic.com/). Jonathan has been in Friday the 13th (2009) and Chernobyl Diaries (2012), both of which are good horror films. He has also been in the film She’s The Man, and tv shows such as House, Entourage and NCIS. When I first bought and watched Chernobyl Diaries, I was like hey I recognize that guy! Granted, I watch a lot of movies and almost every movie or tv show I see I happen to recognize at least one actor from something else I’ve seen, but nonetheless I found it amusing. Jonathan Sadowski was born on November 23, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, and is also a producer.

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I haven’t written any posts about horror actors lately, and I would like to mention an actress who has been in a few horror films. Lindy Booth is an actress from Oakville, Ontario, born on April 2nd, 1979. I see Lindy from time to time in films and on tv, and would not be surprised if you have seen her too. Lindy started acting in the late 90’s, and has been in the horror films Wrong Turn (2003), Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Cry_Wolf (2005). She has also had roles in television shows such as Big Wolf on Campus, The Twilight Zone, Ghost Whisperer and Supernatural, among many others.

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The next horror actress I would like to mention is Jodie Foster. I thought that she would be the next appropriate person to mention since she has worked with Anthony Hopkins who was my last horror actor! Jodie Foster has been acting for a very long time, and has been in many tv shows and movies. As far as horror films/ thrillers go, she has been in The Silence of the Lambs, Panic Room and Flightplan. I think these films are more thrillers than horror, but I think she is a great actress to mention. All three of those films are great and have a ton of suspense, so if you have never watched them be sure to check them out now!

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The next horror actor I would like to mention is Anthony Hopkins. You probably know him from his role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs, Hannibal and Red Dragon. He was also in The Wolfman, The Rite and the thriller Fracture. Anthony Hopkins is a very well known actor and was excellent in his role of Hannibal Lecter. If you for some reason have never seen him in a film before, watch his movies!

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The next horror actor I would like to mention is Jack Nicholson. He was Jack Torrance in The Shining, which is one of Stephen King’s most famous films. I don’t think he has been in many horror films, but The Shining was a popular one. Jack Nicholson is a very famous actor for roles in many other types of films such as dramas and comedies.

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The next horror actor I would like to mention is Jensen Ackles. Jensen is the other lead on the show Supernatural, which is now in it’s eighth season. He has also starred in the horror films Devour (2005) and My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009). Jensen is a great actor who is very talented, and of course very cute. He and Jared Padalecki make a great team on Supernatural (they play brothers on the show). If you have never watched Supernatural before, make sure to check it out, and if you have never seen Jensen’s acting, watch one of his movies as well.

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