- List of fictional actors
Fictional stories sometimes feature a fictional movie or play. In these cases, occasionally, a fictional actor appears. In movies, it is not infrequent that a real, famous actor plays the role of a fictional person who is also an actor.
Fictional actors in movies and TV
The following list features fictional actors including, in (parentheses), the real actor who played the fictional actor in a movie. At the end of the entry appears the name of the movie or the TV series where the fictional actor appeared.
* Larry Abbot (
Gene Wilder), radio actor in comedic horror series - " Haunted Honeymoon"
* Pugsley Addams (
Jimmy Workman), child who acted as turkey in a Thanksgiving Day play at the summer camp - "The Addams Family" & " Addams Family Values"
* Wednesday Addams (
Christina Ricci), child who acted as Pocahontasin a Thanksgiving Day play at the summer camp - "The Addams Family" & " Addams Family Values"
* Alicia (
Cecilia Roth), actress and friend of Hache - " Martín (Hache)"
* Tim Allgood (
Mark Linn-Baker), stagehand and occasional replacing actor ("The burglar") - " Noises Off..."
* Ned Alleyn (
Ben Affleck), theater actor in the time of William Shakespeare - " Shakespeare in Love"
* Jeffrey Anderson (
Kevin Kline), theater and TV actor, acted alongside with Celeste Talbert in soap opera "The Sun Also Sets" (acting as Dr. Rod Randall), former lover of Talbert - " Soapdish"
* Todd Anderson (
Ethan Hawke), student and member of the Dead Poets Society, who acted in a play even after threats - " Dead Poets Society"
* Anna (
Sally Kirkland), middle-aged Czech star looking for work in New York - "Anna"
* Joyce Arden (
Bette Davis), temperamental actress, frequent co-star and fiancée of Basil Underwood - " It's Love I'm After"
* Don Arturo (
Fernando Fernán Gómez), theater actor in the Spanish '40s and '50s - " El Viaje a Ninguna Parte"
* Brooke Ashton (
Nicolette Sheridan), theater actress who played Vicki - " Noises Off..."
Baby Herman(voiced by Lou Hirsch), toon actor - " Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
* Hrundi V. Bakshi (
Peter Sellers), an extra from India - "The Party"
* Diana Barrie (
Maggie Smith), Oscar-nominated actress - "California Suite"
* Bruce Baxter (
Kyle Chandler), movie star - "King Kong" (2005 film)
* Isabel Bigelow (
Nicole Kidman), witch who debuted as an actress with the 2005 remake of " Bewitched" - "Bewitched" (film)
* Belinda Blair (
Marilu Henner), theater actress playing Flavia Brent - " Noises Off..."
* Dusty Bottoms (
Chevy Chase), acted in westerns with Lucky Day and Ned Nederlander during the silent film era - " ¡Three Amigos!"
* Sally Bowles (
Liza Minnelliet al.), cabaret actress in Kit Kat Club, Berlin, during the 1930s - "Cabaret"
* Blair Brennan (
Paul Johansson), actor in soap opera "The Sun Also Sets" - " Soapdish"
* Hecky Brown (
Zero Mostel), actor who was blacklisted after he was suspected of being a Communist - " The Front"
* Lola Burns (
Jean Harlow), blonde movie sex symbol - "Bombshell"
* Dion (
Coolio) & Leon Brothers ( Chuck D.), directors and probably actors of blaxploitation - ""
* Truman Burbank (
Jim Carrey), who acted as himself - " The Truman Show"
* Johnny Cage (
Dan Pesinaand Chris Alexanderin video-games; Linden Ashbyin first movie; Chris Conradin ; Jeff Durbin, Bran Halsteadand Ted Nordblumin ), action movie star from "Mortal Kombat" series.
* Elsa Campbell (née Brinkmann) (
Kim Novak), unknown hired to portray ill-fated screen legend Lylah Clare in a biopic - " The Legend of Lylah Clare"
* Richard Cameron (
Dylan Kussman), student and member of the Dead Poets Society, who acted in a play even after threats - " Dead Poets Society"
* Judy Canfield (
Lucille Ball), sharp-tongued, Seattle-born aspiring actress, resident of the theatrical rooming house The Footlights Club - " Stage Door"
* Carol (
Christine Baranski), aging star on Bobby Bowfinger's productions - " Bowfinger"
* Claudia Casswell (
Marilyn Monroe), bubble-headed aspiring actress, "a graduate of the Copacabana School of Dramatic Arts" and protegé of columnist Addison DeWitt - " All About Eve"
* Margo Channing (
Bette Davis), temperamental, insecure, veteran Broadway star - " All About Eve". Margo Channing was also listed in the opening credits of the film "Sleuth" (but did not appear in that film) and on a poster briefly seen in the Bette Davis film " Connecting Rooms".
* Vera Charles (
Coral Browne), elegant, alcoholic Broadway star, born in Pittsburgh - " Auntie Mame"
* Johnny Drama (né Chase) (Kevin Dillon), Vincent Chase's half-brother, C-list actor, acted in hit TV series "
Viking Quest", had guest appearances in " Melrose Place" and " Nash Bridges". Also Vincent's cook and fitness consultant - "Entourage" (TV series)
* Vincent "Vince" Chase (
Adrian Grenier), up-and-coming Hollywood movie actor from Queens. Had breakout with "Head On", co-starring Jessica Alba; turned out big budget studio film "Matterhorn" to work on indie "Queens Boulevard", well received in Sundance. Played title character in James Cameron's " Aquaman" - "Entourage" (TV series)
* Cherish (
Alicia Witt), redhead porn actress who "parodies" Honey Whitlock's movies - " Cecil B. DeMented"
* Cherry Chester (
Margaret Sullavan), née Sarah Brown, temperamental movies star/heiress - " The Moon's Our Home"
* Christian (
Ewan McGregor), bohemian poet and forced actor in his own play in 1899 in the Moulin Rouge- " Moulin Rouge!"
* Lylah Clare (
Kim Novak), ill-fated screen legend (inspired by Greta Garboand Marlene Dietrich), being portrayed by Elsa Campbell (née Brinkmann) in biopic - " The Legend of Lylah Clare"
* Laura Claybourne (
Emma Samms), soap opera actress - "Delirious"
* Daisy Clover (
Natalie Wood), teenage singer/actress of the 1930s (inspired by Judy Garlandand Deanna Durbin), briefly married to bisexual actor Wade Lewis - " Inside Daisy Clover"
* Willie Coon (George Forbes), TV actor acting in racist series "That's My Boy" - ""
* Lori Craven (
Elisabeth Shue), actress in soap opera "The Sun Also Sets", related to star Celeste Talbert (character: Angelique) - " Soapdish"
* Richard Crosby (
Gary Oldman), two-time Academy Award nominee, acted in a war movie with Joey Tribbiani- " Friends"
* Nina Cruz (
Candela Peña), theater actress along with Huma Rojo in "A Streetcar Named Desire" - " All About My Mother"
* Frederick Dallas (
Christopher Reeve), tall and handsome theater actor who played Philip Brent - " Noises Off..."
* Charlie Dalton (
Gale Hansen), student and member of the Dead Poets Society, who acted in a play even after threats - " Dead Poets Society"
* Maria d'Amato (
Ava Gardner), née Maria Vargas, beautiful Spanish dancer who becomes a great star - " The Barefoot Contessa"
* Dante (
Eusebio Poncela), homosexual actor and uncle of Hache - " Martín (Hache)"
Ann Darrow( Fay Wray, remake Naomi Watts) - "King Kong" (1933 film) & "King Kong" (2005 film)
* Rachel Davenport (
Christina Milan), actress in "Warrior Angel", a superhero-themed motion picture - "Smallville"
* Jack Dawson (
Grant Show), famous action film star - "Dirt"
* Lucky Day (
Steve Martin), acted in westerns with Dusty Bottoms and Ned Nederlander during the silent film era - " ¡Three Amigos!"
* Peggy Dayton (
Janis Paige), wet-inside-the-ears swimming star miscast in the title role of the film "Not Tonight, Josephine!" - "Silk Stockings"
* Viola De Lesseps (
Gwyneth Paltrow), theater actressin the time of William Shakespeare - " Shakespeare in Love"
* Alexandra Del Lago (
Geraldine Page), faded movie star trying to make a comeback - " Sweet Bird of Youth"
* Herb Denning (
Dick Miller), secondary actor on Lawrence Woolsey's movies - "Matinee"
Norma Desmond( Gloria Swanson, future remake Glenn Close), star of silent movies - "Sunset Boulevard"
* Sara Devine (
Diana Sands), flamboyant aspiring actress, cousin of nurse Julia Baker - "Julia"
* Rose DeWitt Bukater (
Kate Winslet), motion picture actress living in Santa Monica, California, in the 1920s - "Titanic"
Mary Louise Dahlaka Baby Doll(voiced by Alison LaPlacain ', and Laraine Newmanin " The New Batman Adventures"), actress who starred in sitcom "That's Our Baby" - ' & " The New Batman Adventures"
* Maxwell Donahue (
Conrad Janis), lead actor from "Atomic Man", a 1960s superhero-themed TV show - " Remington Steele"
* Michael Dorsey (
Dustin Hoffman), failed male actor and successful TV actress as Dorothy Michaels - " Tootsie"
* Cameron Drake (
Matt Dillon), Oscar winner for his portrayal of a homosexualsoldier - " In & Out"
* Damian Drake (
Timothy Dalton), super-spy who also stars in movies acting as a super-spy - ""
* Phil Duncan (
Richard Vanstone), inspired in Humphrey Bogart, star of John Wilson's "The African Trader" - " White Hunter Black Heart"
* Frank Elgin (
Bing Crosby), alcoholic, has-been singer/actor who is given one last chance to star in a musical - "The Country Girl"
* Margaret Elliot (
Bette Davis), bankrupt, Oscar-winning star desperate to make a comeback - "The Star"
* Betty Elms (
Naomi Watts), young and aspiring actress from Deep River, Ontario - "Mulholland Dr."
* Mary Evans (
Constance Bennett), waitress who achieves screen fame as "America's Pal" - " What Price Hollywood?"
* Eve (
Eve Arden), extremely catty, cat-loving, aspiring actress, resident of the theatrical rooming house The Footlights Club - " Stage Door"
* Tom Farrell (
James Dreyfus) - "Gimme Gimme Gimme"
* Frankie Fane (
Stephen Boyd), obnoxious, Oscar-nominated actor - "The Oscar"
* Lloyd Fellowes (
Michael Caine), theater director and occasional replacing actor due to the behind-the-scenes action - " Noises Off..."
* Karen Flores (
Rene Russo), B-movie actress under Harry Zimm, later worked with Chili Palmer - " Get Shorty"
* Ward Fowler (
William Shatner), actor who played Lucerne, a TV detective, on an episode of "Columbo".
* Billie Frank (
Sherilyn Fenn), alcoholic has-been ex-soap actress who struggles with her self-destructive habits - "Rude Awakening"
* Dr. Tobias Fünke (
David Cross), from FOX's "Arrested Development", was the chief resident of psychiatryat Mass General, before he lost his medical license after administering CPRto a person who didn't need it. Tobias is now pursuing his acting career and is most known for his roles as Frightened Inmate #2 and his portrayal of his father-in-law George Bluth Sr. on an episode of the television show " Scandalmakers" - "Arrested Development"
* Carlos Galván (
José Sacristán), theater actor in the Spanish '40s and '50s; son of Don Arturo - " El Viaje a Ninguna Parte"
* Lily Garland (
Carole Lombard), née Mildred Plotka, extremely temperamental stage actress, protegé of egomaniacal Broadway producer Oscar Jaffe - "Twentieth Century"
* Kay Gibson (
Marisa Berenson), inspired by Katharine Hepburn, star of John Wilson's "The African Trader" - " White Hunter Black Heart"
* Hannah Gill (
Laura Linney), who acted as Meryl Burbank - " The Truman Show"
* Joel Glicker (
David Krumholtz), child who acted as Indian chief in a Thanksgiving Day play at the summer camp - "The Addams Family"
* Gary Granite (voice of Bob Hopkins), star of horror film "The Monster from the Tar Pits" - "
* Evan Greer (
Jason Lewis), plays Dr. Brock Sterling in soap opera followed by Dr. Gregory House- "House, M.D."
* Joseph Gribble (
Cliff Dunstan), waiter and theater actor in Leo Davis' "Hail and Farewell" - Marx Brothers' " Room Service"
* Sharon Groan (muppet, unknown performer), parody of
Sharon Stone, starred in "Basically It Stinks" - " The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland"
* Matt Hagen (
Ron Perlman), an actor and supervillain under the alias of Clayface- ""
* Kaye Hamilton (
Andrea Leeds), underemployed, hysterical, suicidal young actress, resident of the theatrical rooming house The Footlights Club - "" Stage Door
* Harry Hankle (
Mark Hadlow), old, failed vaudeville actor who played in Chicago - ""King Kong" (2005 film)"
* Eve Harrington (
Anne Baxter), up-and-coming Broadway star and fan of Margo Channing - " All About Eve"
* Gwen Harrison (
Catherine Zeta-Jones), usually paired with Eddie Thomas - " America's Sweethearts"
Harriet Hayes( Sarah Paulson), cast member of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (the show within the same-named " Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") - " Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"
* Joyce Heath (
Bette Davis), "jinxed" alcoholic actress - "Dangerous"
* John Henry (
Joseph Runningfox), Native American student who acted as Romeo in Shakespeare's play at school, even after racist threats - " Porky's"
* Daniel Hillard (
Robin Williams), professional actor who played Mrs. Doubtfire in real life and then on TV - " Mrs. Doubtfire"
* Jilli Hopper (
Téa Leoni), TV actress with a "bad girl" reputation, was murdered - " People I Know"
Baby Jane Hudson( Bette Davis), child vaudeville actress in the 1910s; failure of movie actress in the 1930s - "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"
* Blanche Hudson (
Joan Crawford), sister of Baby Jane Hudson, movie star in the 1930s until a car accident left her in wheelchair and retired - "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"
* B. Jackson, who starred "Tit for Tat" - "Noir"
Maggie Jacobs, Scottish bit-part extra, best friend of Andy Millman- "Extras"
Tom Jeter( Nate Corddry), cast member of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (the show within the same-named " Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") - " Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"
Tracy Jordan( Tracy Morgan), " TGS with Tracy Jordan", "Who Dat Ninja?", "Black Cop/White Cop", and "Honky Grandma be Trippin’" - " 30 Rock"
* Anthony John (
Ronald Colman), psychotic actor whose personal life takes on the characters that he is portraying - " A Double Life"
* Vance Michael Justin (no actor, only image on poster), idol of teenagers, starring in fantasy movie where fans go
cosplayto the premiere, Cornelia Hare is infatuated with him - "W.I.T.C.H."
* Stan "King" Kaiser (
Joseph Bologna), star of live television comedy-variety show c. 1954(loosely based on Sid Caesar) - " My Favorite Year"
* Anna Kalman (
Ingrid Bergman), actress on the London stage - "Indiscreet"
* Anton Karidian (
Arnold Moss), Shakespearean actor from "" episode "The Conscience of the King" - " Star Trek"
* Karla (
Melina Mercouri), lesbian screen legend - " Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough"
* Mrs. Kendal (
Anne Bancroft), actress and society friend of John Merrick - "The Elephant Man"
* "Wyoming Bill" Kelso (
Denny Miller), cowboy movie star - "The Party"
* Kira Klay (
Shannyn Sossamon), fictional actress in "Dirt" who died in the first episode of the series - "Dirt"
* Julia Lambert (
Annette Bening), successful actress with bad taste in men - " Being Julia"
* Lina Lamont (
Jean Hagen), "shimmering, glowing star" of silent movies - "Singin' in the Rain"
* Nick Lang (
Michael J. Fox), action film star - "The Hard Way"
* Cary Launer (
Ryan O'Neal), Oscar-awarded corrupt movie star; his public rep is Eli Wurman - " People I Know"
* Lauren (
Natascha McElhone), who acted as Sylvia - " The Truman Show"
* Helen Lawson (
Susan Hayward), tough, temperamental Broadway singer/actress - "Valley of the Dolls"
* Gary Lejeune (
John Ritter), theater actor who played Roger Tramplemain - " Noises Off..."
* Sandy Lester (
Teri Garr), actress, lover of Michael Dorsey, lost a role to Dorothy Michaels - " Tootsie"
* Vicki Lester (
Janet Gaynorin "A Star Is Born" (1937), Judy Garlandin "A Star Is Born" (1954)), real name Esther Victoria Blodgett, protegée of aging star Norman Maine - " A Star Is Born (1937 film)" & " A Star Is Born (1954 film)"
* Wade Lewis (
Robert Redford), bisexual matinée idol of the 1930s, briefly married to teenage singer/actress Daisy Clover - " Inside Daisy Clover"
* Brynn Lilly (
Amber Valletta), aspirant actress and wife of prolific TV writer David Lilly - " Man About Town"
* Tracy Lime (
Kirsten Dunst), teenage actress who acted as Albonian girl during fake war propaganda - " Wag the Dog"
* Don Lockwood (
Gene Kelly), the greatest actor ever - "Singin' in the Rain"
* Georgia Lorrison (
Lana Turner), alcoholic movie star, daughter of Shakespearean actor George Lorrison - " The Bad and the Beautiful"
* Eva Lovelace (
Katharine Hepburn), née Ada Love, Vermont-born aspiring actress - "Morning Glory"
* Lyle (
Adrian Grenier), star of Cecil B. DeMented's movie(s?) - " Cecil B. DeMented"
* Maureen MacKenzie (
unseen character), movie star - "King Kong" (2005 film)
* Chris MacNeil (
Ellen Burstyn), famous actress and mother of a possessed child - "The Exorcist"
Troy McClure(voice of Phil Hartman), B-movieactor and infomercialpitchman - " The Simpsons"
* Richard Mace (
Michael Robbins), a strolling thespian and occasional highwayman in 1666, in the " Doctor Who" serial " The Visitation".
* Norman Maine (
Fredric Marchin "A Star Is Born" (1937) and James Masonin the remake "A Star Is Born") - " A Star Is Born (1937 film)" & " A Star Is Born (1954 film)"
* Jean Maitland (
Ginger Rogers), sarcastic young actress/chorus girl/dancer, resident of the theatrical rooming house The Footlights Club, sometime mistress of producer Anthony Powell - " Stage Door"
* Julia Mallory (
Laura Allen), fictional film and TV actress - "Dirt"
* Ariel Maloney (
Teri Hatcher), plays Dr. Monica Demonico in soap opera "The Sun Also Sets" - " Soapdish"
* Doris Mann (
Shirley MacLaine), veteran star - " Postcards from the Edge"
* Ann Marie (
Marlo Thomas), an aspiring (but only sporadically employed) actress, living in New York City - " That Girl"
* Rita Marlowe (
Jayne Mansfield), the famous actress with the oh-so-kissable lips (suggested by Marilyn Monroe) - " Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?"
Jenna Maroney- " TGS with Tracy Jordan", "The Rural Juror", "" - " 30 Rock"
* Stone Mason - star of 'White Wagon Mastery" and "Tarzan: Lord of the Nigs" as well as multiple slave training films - ""
* Jean Louise McArthur (
Veronica Hart), a fictional porn star who went by the name "Viveca St. John" in an episode of "Six Feet Under". She stared in movies including "Deep Diving" and "Easy Slider" - "Six Feet Under"
* Holt McLaren (
Josh Stewart), fictional film actor - "Dirt"
* Jessica Medlicott (
Katharine Hepburn), aging grand dame of the London theater, accused by a young man of seducing and then abandoning him - "Love Among the Ruins"
* Steven Meeks (
Allelon Ruggiero), student and member of the Dead Poets Society, who acted in a play even after threats - " Dead Poets Society"
* Lora Meredith (
Lana Turner), glamorous stage and screen actress with complicated private life - "Imitation of Life (1959)"
* Dorothy Michaels (
Dustin Hoffman), TV star actress and secretly an actor - " Tootsie"
* Mickey Michaelson (
Chuck McCann), actor who played Captain Bellybuster, a mascot for Hamburger Heaven, a fast food restaurant - " The Greatest American Hero"
Andy Millman( Ricky Gervais), perennial extra and eventual sitcom star - "Extras"
* Montana Moorehead (
Cathy Moriarty), transsexual actor (real name Milton Moorehead) who acted as Nurse Nan in soap opera "The Sun Also Sets" alongside with rival Celeste Talbert - " Soapdish"
* Selsdon Mowbray (
Denholm Elliott), theater actor playing "the burglar" - " Noises Off..."
* Edward "Pee Wee" Morris (
Dan Monahan), student who acted as a fairy in Shakespeare's play at school - " Porky's"
* Ned Nederlander (
Martin Short), acted in westerns with Dusty Bottoms and Lucky day during the silent film era - " ¡Three Amigos!"
* Jason Nesmith (
Tim Allen), actor who played the role of Commander Peter Quincy Taggart in the fiction TV show "Galaxy Quest" - " Galaxy Quest"
* Julie Nichols (
Jessica Lange), soap opera star and co-star of Dorothy Michaels - " Tootsie"
* Steve Nichols - (
John Ritter), struggling actor who stops a robbery dressed in a superhero costume - " Hero at Large"
* Jennifer North (
Sharon Tate), beautiful but talentless star of European "art films" - "Valley of the Dolls"
* Neely O'Hara (
Patty Duke), neurotic, pill-popping singer/actress - "Valley of the Dolls"
* Anthony O'Malley (
Michael Caine), a veteran (and possibly gay, according to Thomas Quirk) actor - "The Actors" (2003)
* John O'Malley (
John Cullum) - Alcoholic stage actor who played the lead role of Don Quixote in " Man of La Mancha" - " Quantum Leap"
* Patty O'Neill (
Maggie McNamara), virginal singer/actress in Chloro-Foam Beer commercials - " The Moon Is Blue"
* Kathy O'Rourke (
Patty McCormack), bratty child star - " Kathy O'"
* Byron Orlock (
Boris Karloff), veteran horror-film star - " Targets"
* Dotty Otley (
Carol Burnett), theater actress playing Mrs. Clackett - " Noises Off..."
* Knox Overstreet (
Josh Charles), student and member of the Dead Poets Society, who acted in a play even after threats - " Dead Poets Society"
* Linda Paige (
Rosalind Russell), glamorous Broadway comedienne, wife of playwright Gaylord Esterbrook, who writes parts for her - " No Time for Comedy"
* Beatrice Page (
Ginger Rogers), beautiful, glamorous, but aging Broadway star who can't accept that she is too old to play ingénues - " Forever Female"
* Valerie Page (
Natasha Wightman), lesbian actress who starred in "The Salt Flats" - "V for Vendetta"
* Vickie Pearle (
Gilda Radner), radio actress in comedic horror series - " Haunted Honeymoon"
* Neil Perry (
Robert Sean Leonard), student and member of the Dead Poets Society, who acted in a play even against his father's wishes, only to commit suicide afterwards - " Dead Poets Society"
* Carlos Piñeiro (
Gabino Diego), theater actor in the Spanish '40s and '50s; long lost son of Carlos Galván - " El Viaje a Ninguna Parte"
* Gerard Pitts (
James Waterston), student and member of the Dead Poets Society, who acted in a play even after threats - " Dead Poets Society"
* Tony Powell (
Victor Mature), star framed by Aldo Vanucci (AKA Federico Fabrizi) - " After the Fox"
* Emma Prentiss (
Jane Seymour), actress romantically involved with Inspector Frederick Abberline(Prentiss was the only fictional character in this otherwise fact-based film) - " Jack the Ripper" (1988 TV miniseries)
* Thomas Quirk (Dylan Moran), a troubled, struggling actor - "The Actors" (2003)
Jessica Rabbit(voiced by Kathleen Turner), toon actress - " Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
Roger Rabbit(voiced by Charles Fleischer), toon actor - " Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
* I Lyan Rain, action star from "Lady Fighter" series of movies - "
* Kit Ramsey (
Eddie Murphy), black superstar - " Bowfinger"
* Rex Ranall stars as
Storm Saxon- "V for Vendetta"
* Terry Randall (
Katharine Hepburn), haughty young debutante and aspiring actress, resident of the theatrical rooming house The Footlights Club - " Stage Door"
* Larry Renault (
John Barrymore), alcoholic actor of stage and screen - "Dinner at Eight"
* Victor "Gaucho" Ribera (
Gilbert Roland), charismatic Latin lover-type movie star - " The Bad and the Beautiful"
* Dickie Roberts (
David Spade) - ""
* Huma Rojo (
Marisa Paredes), theater actress who played Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" - " All About My Mother"
* Gina Romantica (
Britt Ekland), alias of criminal Gina Vanucci - " After the Fox"
* "Ruth", surname unknown (
Mary Stockley), lesbian actress who starred in "The Salt Flats", lover of Valerie Page - "V for Vendetta"
* Jake Ryan (
Cody Linley), main character on "Zombie High" - " Hanna Montana"
* Satine (
Nicole Kidman), actress in 1899 in the Moulin Rouge- " Moulin Rouge!"
* Chuck Scarett (
Jim Belushi), former martial arts star, now martial arts instructor - " Joe Somebody"
* Rose Schwartz (
Whoopi Goldberg), writer of soap opera 'The Sun Also Sets", doing a cameo in one chapter - " Soapdish"
* Anna Scott (
Julia Roberts), star of "Helix", Oscar winner for "Double Helix" - "Notting Hill"
* Kathy Selden (
Debbie Reynolds), voice actress - "Singin' in the Rain"
* Diane Selwyn (
Naomi Watts), young, failed and unhappy actress - "Mulholland Dr."
* Curro Serrano (
Jorge García), teenage actor who played the huntsman in his school play " Little Red Riding Hood" - " Los Serrano"
* Santiago Serrano (
Jesús Bonilla), amateur actor who played the wolf in his nephew's school play " Little Red Riding Hood" - " Los Serrano"
* Severine (
Valentina Cortese), actress - " La Nuit américaine"
* Rita Shawn (née Emily Ann Faulkner) (
Kim Stanley), Hollywood sex goddess and superstar who is adored by millions of fans, but is miserable in her private life (said to be loosely based on Marilyn Monroe) - " The Goddess"
* Gil Shepherd (Jeff Daniels), who played Tom Baxter, who in turn jumped off the screen - "
The Purple Rose of Cairo"
* Neville Sinclair (
Timothy Dalton), 3rd best paid actor in 1938, Nazi spy, loosely based on Errol Flynn- "The Rocketeer"
* Iris Smythson (
Shirley MacLaine), (probably theater) actress who did Endora in the 2005 remake of " Bewitched", probably also a witch herself - "Bewitched" (film)
* Valerie Stanton (
Rosalind Russell), glamorous Broadway comedienne with a yen to play Ibsen - " The Velvet Touch"
* Ben Starr (
Harry Shearer), sitcom actor - "The Fisher King"
* Moe Stein (
Richard Herd), played Captain Galaxy in "Time Patrol", a 1950s children's show - "Quantum Leap"
* Alex Sternbergen (
Jane Fonda), alcoholic actress - "The Morning After"
* Jenny Stewart (
Joan Crawford), tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone - "Torch Song"
Simon Stiles( D. L. Hughley), cast member of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (the show within the same-named " Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") - " Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"
* Evan Stone (
Jim Davidson), kung fu star - " Charmed"
* Karen Stone (
Vivien Leigh(1961) & Helen Mirren(2003)), aging, mediocre stage actress - " The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"
* Alan Swann (
Peter O'Toole), aging, alcoholic, swashbuckling movie star (loosely based on Errol Flynn) terrified of appearing on King Kaiser's live television show - " My Favorite Year"
* Glorietta Swansong (voice actress unknown), bad actress (an anthropomorphic duck) from silent movies who regularly tries to perform a comeback (inspired by
Gloria Swanson's character Norma Desmond) - " Duck Tales"
* Celeste Talbert (
Sally Field), TV actress, vain and aging, acted as Maggie in soap opera "The Sun Also Sets", former lover of Jeffrey Anderson - " Soapdish"
* Poppy Taylor (
Julie Hagerty), theater actress and lover of Lloyd Fellowes - " Noises Off..."
* Tierney Taylor (
Peyton List) Papparazzo'ed, successful movie star; hired P.I. Mick St John during pre-production of "Lusitania" - "Moonlight"
* Pablo Thevenet (
Paul Naschy), veteran actor without luck until he meets sponsor Mr. Reficul - " Rojo Sangre"
* Eddie Thomas (
John Cusack), usually paired with Gwen Harrison - " America's Sweethearts"
* Paul Toombs (
Vincent Price), horror film and TV actor - "Madhouse"
* Simon Trent (
Adam West), who played the Gray Ghostwhen Bruce Wayne was a young child, influencing his later career - ""
* Barbara Jean Trenton (
Ida Lupino), secluded aged film star - " The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" episode of "The Twilight Zone"
* Olga Treskovna (
Alida Valli), unknown hired to play Joan of Arc in a biopic, whose death before the film is released leads to a "miracle" - " The Miracle of the Bells"
Joey Tribbiani( Matt LeBlanc) - " Friends"
* Joseph and Maria Tura (
Jack Bennyand Carole Lombard), Poland's greatest actor and actress - "To Be or Not to Be" (1942 film)
* Basil Underwood (Leslie Howard), egotistical actor, frequent co-star and fiancé of Joyce Arden - "
It's Love I'm After"
* Suzanne Vale (
Meryl Streep), movie actress and daughter of Doris Mann - " Postcards from the Edge"
* Víctor Ventura (
Javier Bardem), unemployed actor working for a phone-sex business - " Boca a boca"
* John Van Horn (
George Gaynes), veteran TV actor, acted in the same TV series as Dorothy Michaels, tried to seduce her - " Tootsie"
* Maria Vargas (
Ava Gardner), Spanish-born star - " The Barefoot Contessa"
* Peter Vincent (
Roddy McDowall), veteran star of horror films, and the host of a television show called "Fright Night" - " Fright Night" & " Fright Night II"
* Wendy Ward (
Illeana Douglas), ex-child star turned prostitute who acted on "The Elephant Princess" - "Action"
* Charlie Waterman (
Robert Warwick), hammy, downtrodden Hollywood actor - " In a Lonely Place"
* Carl Weathers (
Carl Weathers) - "Arrested Development"
* Sam Weber (
Tom Berenger), studly TV actor, star of "J. T. Lancer" - "The Big Chill"
* Martin Weir (
Danny DeVito), Academy Award-winning superstar, acted as main character in superproduction "Napoleon" and also as a homosexual quadriplegic who climbed Everest - " Get Shorty"
* Bobby Wheeler (
Jeff Conaway), aspiring actor - "Taxi"
* Grace Wheeler (
Janet Leigh), aging former movie star on an episode of "Columbo"
* Honey Whitlock (
Melanie Griffith), future aging star - " Cecil B. DeMented"
* Wendy Williams (
Kaki Hunter), student who acted as Juliet in Shakespeare's play at school - " Porky's"
* Terence Willis, who starred "So Many Men, So Many Minds" with Nataria Wong - "Noir"
* Miranda Wilson (
Beverly Garland), a former actress with whom Mysteriowas in love - "Spider-Man" (1994 animated series)
Rainier Wolfcastle(voice of Harry Shearer), action filmstar (parody of Arnold Schwarzenegger) - " The Simpsons"
* Nataria Wong, who co-starred "So Many Men, So Many Minds" with Terence Willis - "Noir
* Jack Wyatt (
Will Ferrell), star of movies like "An Onion for Willie" (boxer movie) or "Atticus Rex" (a movie about the Roman Empire with a character in sunglasses, so weird), failed with "Last Year in Katmandu" (a black-and-white movie with strange costume design), and then went to TV acting as Darrin in the 2005 remake of " Bewitched" - "Bewitched" (film)
* Tristan Zale (actor unknown), an alias used by
Clayfaceto become the star of the " Gray Ghost" movie - ""
* Mikey Simon in "
* Guano in "
* Mitsuki in "
* Lily in "
* Gonard in "
* Kirk Lazarus -
* Jeff Portnoy -
* Tug Speedman -
Fictional actors in literature
* Nick Bottom (theater character), weaver and actor -
William Shakespeare's " A Midsummer Night's Dream"
* María de Castro (novel character; played by
Ariadna Gilin adaptation), the most respected Spanish actress during the Golden Century - Arturo Pérez-Reverte's Captain Alatristenovel series and movie adaptation Alatriste)
* Francis Flute (theater character), bellows-mender and actor -
William Shakespeare's " A Midsummer Night's Dream"
* Laszlo Nicolavic (novel character), an actor specialized in secondary characters, also a swordsmaster and occasional thug; Lucas Corso identified him by comparing him with Rochefort -
Arturo Pérez-Reverte's " The Club Dumas"
* Peter Quince (theater character), carpenter and actor -
William Shakespeare's " A Midsummer Night's Dream"
* Tom Snout (theater character), tinker and actor -
William Shakespeare's " A Midsummer Night's Dream"
* Robin Starveling (theater character), tailor and actor -
William Shakespeare's " A Midsummer Night's Dream"
* Montana Wildhack (novel character, probably inspired in
Bettie Page), pornographic star abducted by the Tralfamadorians to be shown in a zoo - Kurt Vonnegut's " Slaughterhouse-Five"
Count Olaf, the notorious, chief villain - Lemony Snicket's " A Series of Unfortunate Events"
Sybil Vane, actress who falls in love with Dorian Grey - " The Picture of Dorian Grey"
In the book "Moving Pictures", the alchemists of the Discworld have invented moving pictures. Many hopefuls are drawn by the siren call of Holy Wood, home of the fledgling "movie" industry. Some of them begin working in movies, specially under producer
Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler. The following list only covers the characters in the book that work in movies, and only if their names are given (failed stars who do not get a single role are not listed). This list is also intended to cover any known theater actor in Discworld, in other books.
* Breccia (troll actor, details unknown)
* Charlie (professional Vetinari lookalike in "The Truth")
* Delores De Syn, real name Theda "Ginger" Withel
* Galena, alias Rock Cliff, troll actor
* Laddie the wonder dog
* Blanche Languish, details unknown
* The Librarian
* Victor Maraschino, real name Victor Tugelbend
* Morraine, troll actor, usually acts as a rock
* Sniddin (gnome actor, details unknown)
* Evil-Minded Son of a Bitch, camel actor
* part of the staff of the
* Vitoller's Men
** Olwyn Vitoller, actor-manager
LancreMorris Men/Comic Artisans
** Obidiah Carpenter
** Bestiality Carter
** Jason Ogg
Star Wars Expanded Universe
Although not a main part of the
Star Wars Expanded Universemainstream, theater and "holo-movies" are also featured in this universe, including the following actors, most of whom reached notoriety only after leaving show business.
* , theater actor, dark side inquisitor and father of Jaalib Brandl
* , former theater actor, Imperial governor later in his life
* , actress and sister of Rebel hero Wedge Antilles
* Nallu Koras, holo-actress, holovid dancer, and galactic celebrity
* , actor and con artist
* , former child actor of pro-Imperial movies, starfighter ace for the New Republic later in his life
* , theater actor and later Rebel general
* , holovid star
* , actor and later entrepreneur
* , entertainer, a reference to
Fictional actors in comic books
* Woodsy Alvin, parody of
Woody Allen, writing, directing and starring in movies where pretty girls feel oddly attracted towards Alvin's character - Little Annie Fanny
* Valerie Astro, American female star who was hired for Spanish movie "Tronak el Kártako" as the beautiful and evil sorceress "Tekla de Karb" -
* Louis Belski (
Marvel Comics), actor who played Dracula( Dracula Lives!# 4 - 1973, & Werewolf By Night# 19 - 1974)
* Moira Brandon, aging movie star who worked with the
West Coast Avengers- Marvel comics
* Brut Canlaster (clearly inspired in
Burt Lancaster), aged actor, left the old people's home to star as Great Karbalan in "Tronak el Kártako", died during the filming - Superlópez
* Frank Dean, an alien actor, married to Leslie Dean and father of superheroine Lucy in the Sky -
* Leslie Dean, an alien actress, married to Frank Dean and mother of superheroine Lucy in the Sky -
* Agnes Eckhart, a witch who played a witch on TV - "
Vampirella" comic series (episode "Haven't I seen you on TV", by Billy Graham)
* Little Annie Fanny, starring as a pretty girl strangely attracted to Woodsy Alvin's character, had on-screen sex with him -
Little Annie Fanny
* Madame Fatal, retired actor -
Lyla Lerrol, a Kryptonian actress who was a friend of Jor-Eland Lara's (Superman's birth parents), in the years just prior to Krypton's destruction
* Jonathan Lord, actor who appeared in motion pictures from the 1930s to the 1960s, now retired - "
Silverblade", a twelve issue maxi-series- DC Comics, 1987.
* Lindsay McCabe, actress and P. I., a friend of
Wolverineand Spider-Woman- Marvel comics
* Miguelito Miguel Gómez (comic book character, name may be a pun on
Fernando Fernán Gómez), bodybuilder without real physical strength, was hired to act in "Tronak el Kártako" as no serious actor would even consider the role - Superlópez
* Bobby Milestone, former child actor - "
Silverblade", a twelve issue maxi-series- DC Comics, 1987.
Ransak the Reject, an Eternal-aligned Deviant, trained in martial arts by Kingo Sunen, who found employment for him in Japanese movies - The Eternals comics in Marvel comicscontinuity.
* Gregory Reed - the actor who plays
Supermanin Superman movies of the DC Universe. A parody of George Reeves. - various " Superman" comics
* Arnold Schwarzburger, actor, star of the fictional series of movies "Arkon". Obvious parody of
Arnold Schwarzenegger- Marvel comics
* Arnold Schwarzheimer, super star, considered for the role of "Man of Kobar" in a possible movie of The Avengers. Obvious parody of
Arnold Schwarzenegger- Marvel comics
Kingo Sunen, famous star of Japanese cinema, usually plays the role of a Samurai; also an Eternal and a former Samurai during the feudal age of Japan - The Eternals comics in Marvel comicscontinuity.
* Brian Vane - played The Winged Avenger, a tv
superhero(The Vane character was based on actor George Reeves) - " Silverblade", a twelve issue maxi-series- DC Comics, 1987.
* Marcelino Vinopán (name is a pun on
Marcelino Pan y Vino), juvenile delinquent hired to act as "young Tronak" as his appearance was apparently similar to adult Tronak actor - Superlópez
Mary Jane Watson(adaptation Kirsten Dunst) - Spider-Man
* Simon Williams, superhero as
Wonder Man, stunt actor and then played the villain in fiction "Arkon IV" - Marvel comics
* Byrd Rentals, an anthropomorphic duck and Earth-C counterpart to
Burt Reynolds. Also known as Rubberduck, a member of the Zoo Crew.
Other fictional actors
* Gary Baldi - Actor who played "Jack, the stranger" in Ralph "La Bestia Abominable" Smith's "El Asesino Misterioso" (The Mysterious Murderer), music by Johann Sebastian Mastropiero; also a pun on
Giuseppe Garibaldi. - Les Luthiers' Mastropiero que nunca
* Ashley Brown, from trailer of videogame
* Zip Toad, a Toad actor from the videogame ""
* Peter Cantropus - Actor who played "old Sinclair" in Ralph "La Bestia Abominable" Smith's "El Asesino Misterioso" (The Mysterious Murderer), music by Johann Sebastian Mastropiero; also a pun on
Pithecanthropus. - Les Luthiers' Mastropiero que nunca
* Rose Flowerstink - Actress who played "old maid Miss Fortune" in Ralph "La Bestia Abominable" Smith's "El Asesino Misterioso" (The Mysterious Murderer), music by Johann Sebastian Mastropiero -
Les Luthiers' Mastropiero que nunca
* Richard Mace (
Geoffrey Matthews), an eccentric 1880s actor and amateur detective in a series of radio plays by Eric Saward(later adapted into the Doctor Who character mentioned above)
* Haiku McHuwen, a teen actor in "" who plays "Jimbo Hawkins" in the heavily adapted version of "
* Pretty Nuts - "Charming" actress who played "Molly" in Ralph "La Bestia Abominable" Smith's "El Asesino Misterioso" (The Mysterious Murderer), music by Johann Sebastian Mastropiero; also an obvious pun on the expression "(to be) pretty nuts" -
Les Luthiers' Mastropiero que nunca
George Spelvin- The " Alan Smithee" of actors
* Georgette Spelvin - The "
Alan Smithee" of actresses
* Georgina Spelvin - The "
Alan Smithee" of actresses
* Walter Plinge - The "
Alan Smithee" of actors
* Sharon Spitzer, an actress playing the female lead in the heavily altered version of "Treasure Island" in the game ""
* Will Powers and Jack Hammer who played The Steel Samurai and The Evil Magistrate in 'The Steel Samurai' in "". Powers also played the lead role in 'The Pink Princess'.
* Matt Engarde, who played The Nickel Samurai in the show of the same name, and Juan Corrida, who played The Jammin' Ninja in the show of the same name in "".
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List of fictional television shows
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