Stan Laurel (1890-1965) Real name was Arthur Stanley Jefferson and was the other half of the famous comedy team 'Laurel and Hardy.' This talented British redhead was a writer, film director, and comedy actor. Stan worked in silent films, even working with Charlie Chaplin for a time, and was teamed with Oliver Hardy in 1927. The comedy team became a hit with audiences, appearing in many short and feature films. Stan continued working until after World War II. For his pioneering work in the comedy field, this famous actor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award in 1961. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Howie Seago Born DEAF, this redhead Texan-born American actor, author, teacher, producer, and director began acting in college and considered one of the top deaf actors. He joined the National Theatre of the Deaf, winning their Helen Hayes Award in 1986. This famous actor has skillfully played American Sign Language (ASL) roles in "hearing" as well as deaf productions. Films roles include Peter Sellars' 1986 production of 'Ajax' ; David Byrne's 1989 German production of 'The Forest' ; and 'Beyond Silence in 1996. TV roles included appearances in 'Hunter'; the kids' show 'Rainbow's End' ; 'The Equalizer' ; and my favorite as the deaf mediator Riva in the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' episode "Loud as a Whisper." (His brother Billy Seago is also deaf and active in the American deaf community and deaf theatre.)
Sean Berdy (born 1993) DEAF American actor. He plays the deaf character Emmett Bledsoe in the TV series 'Switched at Birth'; Sean and Katie LeClerc are the 2 main deaf characters. Another deaf actress on the show, Marlee Matlin, plays Emmett's mom Melody Bledsoe. Sean also appeared in the 2005 film 'The Sandlot 2' (Sammy "Fingers" Samuelson), 'The Bondage,' a Sprint Relay commercial, and several ASL films ('The Deaf Family' and 'The Legend of the Mountain Man'). (Thanks to Malka!)
Forrest Landis (born 1994). A talented redhead, blue-eyed child actor from America who has appeared in the 2003 film 'Cheaper By The Dozen' and in 2005 film sequel 'Cheaper By the Dozen 2' as character Mark Baker. Other films include the 2005 movie 'Flightplan' as Rhett Loud and 2008 movie 'Spy School' as Thomas Miller.
Sean Marshall (born 1965). American child actor mainly during the 1970s. He's probably best known for his role as Pete in the 1977 musical Disney film 'Pete's Dragon' costarring singer Helen Reddy. His short career included other films like 'The New Adventures of Heidi' and Disney's 'The Small One.' He appeared in commercials and various TV series such as 'The Fitzpatricks''Stickin Together' and guest spots in 'The Carol Burnette Show' and 'Kung Fu' and others. (Thanks to Sedwin)
David Wenham (born 1965). Born in Australia, this famous actor has appeared in films, TV series, on stage, and done voice-overs. This famous actor played the character Faramir in the popular 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, as Audrey in the 2001 film 'Moulin Rouge' as well as the character Dilios in the 2007 American film '300.' In Australia he's appeared in various TV series and known for playing Diver Dan in the popular Australian TV show 'SeaChange' from 1998-2001.
Mickey Daniels (1914-1970). Freckled red-haired child actor with the toothy grin who made regular appearances as one of the lead characters in the popular 'Our Gang' comedies, signed by Hal Roach in 1923 -(Mickey appeared during the silent period of the series). As an adolescent he would appear in short comedies.
Don Most (Donny Most) (born 1953). Handsome freckled, redhead American actor probably best known for playing Ralph Malph in the hit American TV sitcom series 'Happy Days.' Later TV appearances include 'Star Trek:Voyager' 'Yes, Dear' 'CHiPs' and 'The Love Boat' as well as films on Showtime and CBS and voice acting. This famous actor appeared in the 2005 film 'Planting Melvin' and 1999 film 'EDtv' among others and some independent films. He also has moved into directing.
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Jackie "Butch" Jenkins (1937-2001). Freckled, redhead, American child actor who appeared in films in the 1940s. He stole the scenes in movies because he looked like an average "all-American boy" with tousled hair, space between his teeth, and tons of freckles. During his brief career, his film appearances included 'National Velvet' and 'Boys Ranch' plus the successful 1943 movie 'The Human Comedy' as Mickey Rooney's little brother. After developing a stutter, he retired from acting at age 11 yrs; he apparently never planned to make acting a career.
James Cagney (1899-1986) This talented blue-eyed red-haired American famous actor was born of Irish-American father and Irish-Norwegian mother. He appeared on stage and film and in 1999 he was ranked 8th in the American Film Institute's list of "50 Greatest American Screen Legends." Because many of his movies are in black & white, not many are aware he was a brilliant redhead! Cagney was a tap dancer, boxer, street fighter, baseball player, and loved to paint and sail. He's best remembered for his "tough guy" and gangster roles. This famous actor won an Academy Award for his role as George Cohan in the 1942 film "Yankee Doodle Dandy." (Thanks to Brian!)
Alan Bunce (?1900-1965) Born in New York, this redhead actor worked in radio, stage, TV, and films. He apparently appeared in Ethel and Albert (radio/tv situation comedy), Young Dr. Malone (radio soap opera), Sunrise at Campobello (Broadway play and film), and Homicidal (horror/thriller film). I'd read that the young redhead actor James Cagney also worked in New York about the same time during their early years.
Max Martini (born 1969). Talented redhead American actor who has appeared in theater, TV roles, and films; he's also an accomplished painter-sculptor. He's known for his TV roles in the military drama "The Unit" as Master Sergeant Mack Gerhardt, and also in the drama "Level 9" as Wiley. He played Corporal Fred Henderson in the 1998 film "Saving Private Ryan", plus as First Sergeant Sid Wojo in the 2005 war film "The Great Raid." (Thanks to Tracy!)
Tony Curran (born 1969). This talented redhead was born in Glasgow and became a famous actor via the BBC television series 'This Life.' He's since appeared in various major films including 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' as the Invisible Man. TV roles have included the American series 'The Mentalist' as C.D.C.A Agent Dean Harkin and the BBC series 'Doctor Who' as Vincent Van Gogh.
Robert Horton (born 1924) This ruggedly handsome auburn-haired American actor is most famous for his role in the Western TV series "Wagon Train" (1957-1962) as the frontier scout Flint McCullough, for which he did his own stunts/riding. This famous actor also starred in the TV series "A Man Called Shenandoah" (1965–1966). From 1951 to 1989 he appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies. He returned to his love of musical theater and performed for many years throughout America and Australia and also recorded several albums. He was described as "6 feet of redheaded dynamite." Now silver-haired, he's an accomplished pilot and collects cars. He played opposite another redhead, actress Luciana Paluzzi, in the cult classic 1968 sci-fi film 'The Green Slime' as Commander Jack Rankin, seen here. (Thanks to Kelsey!)
Sir Alec Guinness (1914-2000) This British famous actor was not a natural redhead but did play one in the 1960 movie 'Tunes of Glory' as redhead Major Jock Sinclair and was one of his best roles (playing opposite John Mills). (see a YouTube clip on my 'Your Videos" pages.) His long career spanned stage, TV, and films. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor in the film 'The Bridge on the River Kwai.' He also played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 'Star Wars' movies. Among his many honors, he was knighted in 1959.