The Acting Corps

Postings on AZBlog about the notion as introduced in my 7/20/15 posting “The Acting Corps”:

I’ve been posting a good bit on acting on tv, with excursions into the movies and the stage, noting (frequently) that a great many of these people have extensive careers, with large numbers of acting credits, especially on television — where series (of several types) have an almost inexhaustible appetite for competent actors. So some people will pop up again and again. Some have a degree of celebrity, others are familiar faces you might not be able to put a name to, and even the well-known will often be cast in parts that have little to do with the characters they are famous for.

I’ve come to think of this bank of reliable actors as the Acting Corps.

(This inventory might be incomplete; I welcome suggestions for editing the list.)

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12/19/11: Hunks and their sacks:

Hunks and their sacks


Alain Delon, Victor Webster

12/20/11: Another hunk and his sack:

Another hunk and his sack


Adrian Paul

7/21/12: More Alain Delon:

More Alain Delon

11/13/12: Wong Huang Butterfly Hwang:

Wong Huang Butterfly Hwang


BD Wong

7/2/13: Lycanthropic shirtlessness:

Lycanthropic shirtlessness


Taylor Lautner

8/20/13: Five television hunks:

Five television hunks


James Marsden, Davd Boreanaz, Shemar Moore, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

8/22/13: Television hunks, separately and together:

Television hunks, separately and together


Brian Krause, Julian McMahon, Dylan Walsh

8/22/13: BK twink:

BK twink


Bran Krause

9/9/13: Riley/Xander:

Riley/Xander


Nicholas Brendon, Marc Blucas

10/13/13: Alan Ritchson (and Justin Hartley):

Alan Ritchson (and Justin Hartley)

10/27/13: House men:

House men


Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer, Omar Epps

10/6/14: More television hunks: NCIS: Los Angeles:

More television hunks: NCIS: Los Angeles


Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Eric Christian Olsen, Daniela Ruah

11/8/14: Happy birthday, Alain Delon:

Happy birthday, Alain Delon

12/6/14: Jeff Goldblum:

Jeff Goldblum

2/12/15: Danny Pino:

Danny Pino

2/13/15: Hunky mysteries of identity:

Hunky mysteries of identity


Chris Evans, Scott Evans

2/18/15: Morning name: Dana Delany:

Morning name: Dana Delany

2/24/15: Cops and DAs:

Cops and DAs


J.K. Simmons, BD Wong, Jeff Goldblum, Eric Bogosian, Ice-T, Richard Belzer, Jerry Orbach, Fred Thompson, Dianne Wiest

3/4/15: Hunks of CSI: NY:

Hunks of CSI: NY


Carmine Giovinazzo, Eddie Cahill, Hill Harper

3/14/15: Hawaii Five-O hunks:

Hawaii Five-0 hunks


Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan

3/29/15: Judi Dench (and Vin Diesel):

Judi Dench (and Vin Diesel)

4/1/15: Movies and tv: Doug McClure:

Movies and tv: Doug McClure

4/1/15: Movies and tv: ethnic versatility (Savalas):

Movies and tv: ethnic versatility (Savalas)


Telly Savalas

4/1/15: Movies and tv: ethnic versatility (Shalhoub):

Movies and tv: ethnic versatility (Shalhoub)


Tony Shalhoub

4/1/15: Movies and tv: Troy McClure, Troy Donohue, Robert Conrad:

Movies and tv: Troy McClure, Troy Donahue, Robert Conrad


Also: Ross Martin

4/1/15: Movies and tv: Cannonball Run II:

Movies and tv: Cannonball Run II


Burt Reynolds and a gigantic supporting cast

4/4/15: Morning: Cybill Shepherd:

Morning: Cybill Shepherd


also: Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Mark Harmon, Christine Baranski, Corbin Bernsen, James Roday, Dulé Hill

4/5/15: The voice of KITT:

The voice of KITT


William Daniels, David Hasselhoff, Bonnie Bartlett

4/5/15: At the movies: Julie Andrews:

At the movies: Julie Andrews


also: Dick Van Dyke, Jmes Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras

4/9/15: The hotel con:

The hotel con


Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Horst Bucholz, John Barrymore, Greta Garbo, Connie Sellecca, James Brolin, Anne Baxter

4/11/15: Ambling through television:

Ambling though television


Connie Sellecca, William Katt, Robert Culp, Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Bill Cosby, Don Galloway, BarbaraAnderson, Don Mitchell

4/11/15: Two obits:

Two obits


Richard Dysart; also Jill Eikenberry, Corbin Bernsen, Alan Rachins

4/13/15: James Garner:

James Garner


also: Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, Noah Beery, Jr.

4/15/15: Magnum:

Magnum


Tom Selleck

4/17/15: The Big Kowalski:

The Big Kowalski


Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Jeff Bridges

4/20/15: Doris Roberts:

Doris Roberts


also: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Brad Garrett, Peter Boyle, Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, David Spade, Wendie Malick

4/25/15: Morning: Conrad Ecklie:

Morning: Conrad Ecklie


Marc Vann; also William Petersen, Marg Hegenbarger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

4/27/15: Elsa Lanchester:

Elsa Lanchester


also: Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff

4/30/15: Feuilleton: Simon & Simon:

Feuilleton: Simon & Simon

4/30/15: Feuilleton: Allan Kayser:

Feuilleton: Allan Kayser


Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker

5/1/15: Feuilleton: Tim Reid:

Feuilleton: Tim Reid

5/31/15: Sam Waterston:

Sam Waterston

6/11/15: Hunkville

Hunkville


Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Sommerhalder

6/12/15: Morning: Vic Hitler (and Terry Kiser):

Morning: Vic Hitler (and Terry Kiser)


Terry Kiser

6/14/15: Barbara Babcock (and Jerry Orbach):

Barbara Babcock (and Jerry Orbach)

6/15/15: Movies and tv: Michael Gross:

Movies and tv: Michael Gross


also: Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter (Birney). Kevin Bacon

6/29/15: Milo Ventimigla:

Milo Ventimiglia

7/12/15: Acting news, Welsh news, gay news, Jewish news, real-estate news:

Acting news, Welsh news, gay news, Jewish news, real-estate news


all having to do with Roger Rees

7/14/15: Jeri Ryan and Luke Perry and more:

Jeri Ryan and Luke Perry and more


also Dana Delany

7/16/15: John Larroquette:

Sitcom watch: John Larroquette


also: Harry Anderson, Richard Moll

7/17/15: Television watch: David James Elliot:

Television watch: David James Elliott

7/19/15: Sitcom watch: Ted Danson:

Sitcom watch: Ted Danson


and the casts of Cheers; mentions of, among others, Rhea Perlman, Danny DeVito, Harry Anderson, Jay Thomas, Dan Hedaya, Kelsey Grammer

7/19/15: Geoffrey Nauffts:

Geoffrey Nauffts

7/20/15: The Acting Corps:

The Acting Corps


introduction to the label; John Ritter and Tom Skerritt as examplesl and as background to the postings listed on this Page

7/21/15: Marc Feuerstein:

Mark Feuerstein

7/21/15: Scott Bakula:

Scott Bakula


also: Ray Romano, Andre Braugher

7/20/15: Television watch: Erik Palladino:

Television watch: Erik Palladino

7/22/15: Two Bakular notes:

Two Bakular notes


Scott Bakula; also Candice Bergen, Chares Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto, Pat Corley

7/23/15: Great years in film:

Great years in film


Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

7/25/15: A dash of ornamental hunkiness:

A dash of ornamental hunkiness


Antonio Sabàto, Jr

7/26/15: Shirtless shark-fighting teens:

Shirtless shark-fighting teens


Ian Ziering; also Luke Perry, Jason Priestley

8/2/15: Danny John-Jules:

Danny John-Jules

8/3/15: Gary Carr:

Gary Carr

8/15/15: Len Cariou:

Len Cariou


also: Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Angela Lansbury

9/27/15: Two memorable actors:

Two memorable actors


Marianne Jean-Baptiste, CCH Pounder

10/4/15: Joseph Gordon-Levitt:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt


also: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

10/8/15: Rocky Horror at 40:

Rocky Horror at 40


Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

10/13/15: Numb3rs and a soap-opera-handsome hunk:

Numb3rs and a soap-opera-handsome hunk


Jordi Vilasuso

10/20/15: Shirtless Mondays:

Shirtless Mondays


David Paetkau, Matt Passmore, Seann William Scott

11/10/15: Movies amd tv: Matthew Gray Gubler:

Movies and tv: Matthew Gray Gubler


also: Thomas Gibson, Kirsten Vangness

11/12/15: Annals of miniaturization: Fantastic Voyage:

Annals of miniaturization: Fantastic Voyage


Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O’Brien, Donald Pleasence

11/12/15: Movies and tv: Grimm:

Movies and tv: Grimm


David Giuntoli

12/4/15: Thomas Gibson:

Thomas Gibson

12/10/15: Morning name: Park Overall:

Morning Name: Park Overall


also: Richard Mulligan, Kristy McNichol, David Leisure

12/15/15: Hugh Jackman:

Hugh Jackman

12/25/15: Brendan Fraser:

Brendan Fraser


also: Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave

2/23/16: Morning names: the two Gracies:

Morning names: the two Gracies


Gracie Fields; Gracie Allen (and George Burns)

2/29/16: Four mythic hunks:

Four mythic hunks


Sam Worthington, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Sorbo

3/10/16: Male beauty:

Male beauty


Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Pattinson, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Richard Grieco

3/20/16: Bulking up for Thor:

Bulking up for Thor


Chris Hemsworth

3/26/16: Ken Howard:

Ken Howard

4/20/16: Jon Huertas:

Jon Huertas

4/24/16: Meteor Storm:

Meteor Storm


Kari Matchett, Michael Trucco

4/24/16: Ed Wynn:

Ed Wynn

5/16/16: Morning name: zygomatic arch:

Morning name: zygomatic arch


Benedict Cumberbatch

5/24/16: Movies and tv: ethnic versatility (Nouri):

Movies and tv: ethnic versatility (Nouri)


Michael Nouri; also Jennifer Beals, Coté de Pablo, Telly Savalas, Tony Shalhoub, Jamie Farr, Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Salma Hayek, Kathy Najimy

5/30/16: Lili Darvas:

Lili Darvas


also: Billy Mumy

8/20/16: Give me sme men who are square-jawed men:

Give me some men who are square-jawed men


Yannick Bisson, Dylan Neal, Nelson Eddy, David Tennnt, Olivia Colemn, Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Rick Springfield, George Segal, Benton Fraser

8/21/16: Jamie Dornan:

Jamie Dornan


also: Gillian Anderson

9/4/16: Diversity on screen:

Diversity on screen


Jon Polito

9/9/16: Name time:

Name time


Chord Overstreet, Park Overall

11/24/16: Moonlight:

Moonlight


Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Monae, Mahershala Ali

1/14/17: Two character actors in the morning:

Two character actors in the morning


Gale Gordon, Tamara Tunie

2/28/17: Edward Sorel:

Edward Sorel


John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Humphrey Bogart

3/8/17: In the West Wing:

In the West Wing


Marc Feusterstein, Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenbarger; reference to Allison Janney, Stockard Channing

3/28/17: Michael Ontkean:

Michael Ontkean


also: Paul Newman, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Kyle MacLachlan

3/30/17: Billy Zane:

Billy Zane

3/31/17: The Phantom of the jungle library:

The Phantom of the jungle library


Billy Zane, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Carnes

5/13/17: Toxic moments:

Toxic moments


Sara Martins

7/21/17: Taking a dark ride:

Taking a dark ride


Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe

8/30/17: The Fountain of Angels in America:

The Fountain of Angels in America


Ron Leibman, Dan Futterman, Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker, Meryl Streep, Nathan Lane

11/2/17: Singing at the Theatre de Lys:

Singing at the Theatre de Lys


Bea Arthur, Charlotte Rae

11/29/17: The Unusual Two:

The Unusual Two


Eliz2abeth Montgomery, Charles Bronson

12/1/17: Male scale:

Male scale


Woody Harrelson, Robert Urich, Donnie Wahlberg, Marc Blucas, Tom Selleck, Ted Danson

12/3/17: Arnold Stang:

Arnold Stang

1/21/18: Donnelly Rhodes:

Donnelly Rhodes

2/4/18: Two cute guys with accents:

Two cute guys with accents


Eddie Cahill, Lucas Black

2/28/18: Nanette Fabray:

Nanette Fabray

3/22/18: The Legend of Hercules:

The Legend of Hercules


Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre

4/29/18: Visit to a Small Planet:

Visit to a Small Planet


Cyril Ritchard

5/26/18: In the morning: the B-list actor and the scholar:

In the morning: the B list actor and the scholar


A-list vs. B-list as crosscutting the Actor Corps classification: A-lister Meryl Streep, B-lister Margot Kidder

9/3/18: Goldenrods and Boston cops:

Goldenrods and Boston cops


Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Lorraine Bracco, Jordan Bridges

7/23/19: A note for Terry Kiser:

A note for Terry Kiser

10/5/19: A man, his hands, his pants:

A man, his hands, his pants


Luke Perry, Zac Efron, Daniel Craig, Victor Webster, Mark Wahlberg

11/17/19: Shoe-high pie:

Shoe-high pie


Matt Damon, Heath Ledger

11/25/19: Revisiting 38: more male beauty:

Revisiting 38: More male beauty


Clint Eastwood, Jean-Paul Belmondo

11/30/19: Kind Hearts and Coronets:

Kind Hearts and Coronets


Alec Guinness

12/3/19: Edward Winter:

Edward Winter

12/13/19: Two actor POP days:

Two actor POP days


Kurt Russell, Eva Marie Saint

12/23/19: Pareidolia, they control ya:

Pareidolia, they control ya


Karl Malden

7/23/20: Fear of furniture:

Fear of furniture


Billy Bob Thornton

9/30/20: The Acting Corps: Chris Mulkey:

The Acting Corps: Chris Mulkey

10/25/20: Louis Mandylor:

Louis Mandylor


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