12 Actors You Probably Recognize But Can't Name

You know you've seen them before.

  1. 1

    Xander Berkeley

    Xander Berkeley is an American actor best known for his television role as George Mason in the critically acclaimed political thriller "24". Berkeley is also an accomplished painter and sculptor.

  2. 2

    Bruce Davison

    Davison has fostered a successful career spanning over 40 years not only as an actor, but as a writer, producer and director as well. He is best known for his role as Senator Kelly in the X-Men trilogy.

  3. 3

    Luis Guzman

    Luis Guzman has played more roles than half of the actors on this list combined. Odds are you've probably seen him in at least four movies, a half-a-dozen T.V. shows, and eleven commercials just while scrolling through the channels for your favorite show (which he was probably in as well).

  4. 4

    Mark Rolston

    Rolsten's extensive acting career includes notable roles in Shawshank Redemption, Aliens, and The Departed. He is often cast as the villain due to his trademark icy stare.

  5. 5

    Timothy Omundson

    Omundson played fan-favorite Carlton Lassiter in the smash-hit television show Psych. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters.

  6. 6

    Wade Williams

    As well as maintaining a successful acting career, Williams is also a fully trained medical doctor. He is best known for his roles in Prison Break and The Dark Knight Rises (coincidentally both as prison wardens).

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    Cliff Curtis

    Born in New Zealand, Curtis is known for being able to play any ethnicity Hollywood has to throw at him. He has had notable roles in movies ranging from Live Free or Die Hard to The Last Airbender.

  8. 8

    Rick Worthy

    A native Detroiter, Worthy has been appearing in television and film since the early 90's, notably playing five different characters in the Star Trek franchise.

  9. 9

    Zach Grenier

    Tony Award winner Zach Grenier has garnered an impressive career as an American film, television, and stage actor. He can currently be seen playing family lawyer David Lee on the CBS series "The Good Wife".

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    Zeljko Ivanek

    Ivanek's distinct recognizability is partly due to the years of intensive training he has put into his craft (first studying theatre at Yale and then the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) and partly to the fact that he often lands recurring roles in T.V.'s most binge-watchable shows such as "Heroes" and "24".

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    Michael Emerson

    Emerson is known for his role as Ben Linus in "Lost" and more recently as Harold Finch in CBS's hit television drama "Person of Interest". He and his wife Carrie Preston have been appearing in film and television series together since the early 2000's.

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    Jeffrey Wright

    Arguably one of the most underrated and underexposed actors of his caliber, Wright is known for his portrayal of Beetee in The Hunger Games film franchise.

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