Famous Jewish Actors

May 5, 2012  

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There many famous Jewish actors working today and in the past. Some of the names you might know are Daniel Radcliff, Shia LaBeouf, Andrew Garfield, James Franco, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jeremy Piven, Tony Curtis, William Shatner, Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal. For convenience, the list below shows both Jewish actors and actresses.

Name Known For Birth Date
Aaron Schwartz Actor, The Mighty Ducks 4 January 1981
Abe Vigoda Actor, The Godfather 24 February 1921
Adam Arkin Actor, Hitch 19 August 1956
Adam Brody Actor, Mr. & Mrs. Smith 15 December 1979
Adam Goldstein Self, Iron Man 2 30 March 1973
Adam Lambert Self, Adam Lambert/Nicolas Cage/Demian Bichir/Jason Mraz 29 January 1982
Adam Pascal Actor, The School of Rock 25 October 1970
Adam Sandler Actor, Grown Ups 9 September 1966
Adam Shankman Miscellaneous Crew, Hairspray 27 November 1964
Alan Arkin Actor, Little Miss Sunshine 26 March 1934
Alan Rosenberg Actor, Righteous Kill 4 October 1950
Albert Brooks Actor, Finding Nemo 22 July 1947
Alicia Silverstone Actress, Clueless 4 October 1976
Alison Brie Actress, Scream 4 29 December 1982
Allan Corduner Actor, Gladiator 2 April 1950
Ally Sheedy Actress, The Breakfast Club 13 June 1962
Alona Tal Actress, Halo: Reach 20 October 1983
Alyson Hannigan Actress, American Pie 24 March 1974
Amanda Bynes Actress, Easy A 3 April 1986
Amanda Peet Actress, 2012 11 January 1972
Amy Winehouse Soundtrack, Life as We Know It 14 September 1983
Andrew Garfield Actor, The Social Network 20 August 1983
Andy Samberg Actor, Hot Rod 18 August 1978
Ari Graynor Actress, Mystic River 27 April 1983
Ashley Tisdale Actress, High School Musical 2 July 1985
Aubrey Graham Actor, Charlie Bartlett 24 October 1986
Ayelet Ben-Shahar Actress, Viking Pride 1 August 1986
Ayelet Zurer Actress, Angels & Demons 28 June 1969
B.J. Novak Actor, Inglourious Basterds 31 July 1979
Bar Refaeli Self, Episode #16.89 4 June 1985
Barbra Streisand Self, Barbra: The Concert 24 April 1942
Barry Manilow Soundtrack, Bowling for Columbine 17 June 1943
Ben Savage Actor, Little Monsters 13 September 1980
Ben Stiller Actor, Zoolander 30 November 1965
Billy Crystal Actor, Monsters, Inc. 14 March 1948
Billy Joel Soundtrack, A League of Their Own 9 May 1949
Bob Balaban Actor, Close Encounters of the Third Kind 16 August 1945
Bob Dylan Soundtrack, Forrest Gump 24 May 1941
Bonnie Franklin Actress, The Law 6 January 1944
Brad Garrett Actor, Finding Nemo 14 April 1960
Brooke Burke Charvet Self, ‘Smallville’ Backstage Special 8 September 1971
Bryan Greenberg Actor, Friends with Benefits 24 May 1978
Carol Kane Actress, Annie Hall 18 June 1952
Caroline Aaron Actress, Edward Scissorhands 7 August 1952
Carter Jenkins Actor, Aliens in the Attic 4 September 1991
Chris Pine Actor, Star Trek 26 August 1980
Christopher Guest Actor, This Is Spinal Tap 5 February 1948
Cole Hauser Actor, Good Will Hunting 22 March 1975
Corey Feldman Actor, Stand by Me 16 July 1971
Corey Haim Actor, The Lost Boys 23 December 1971
Craig Bierko Actor, Cinderella Man 18 August 1964
Dan Futterman Actor, A Mighty Heart 8 June 1967
Daniel Day-Lewis Actor, There Will Be Blood 29 April 1957
Daniel Radcliffe Actor, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 23 July 1989
Danny Nucci Actor, Titanic 15 September 1968
David Arquette Actor, Never Been Kissed 8 September 1971
David Cross Actor, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 4 April 1964
David Krumholtz Actor, 10 Things I Hate About You 15 May 1978
David Schwimmer Actor, Madagascar 2 November 1966
Debra Messing Actress, The Ex-Files 15 August 1968
Debra Winger Actress, Terms of Endearment 16 May 1955
Dianna Agron Actress, I Am Number Four 30 April 1986
Dinah Manoff Actress, Grease 25 January 1958
Don Diamont Actor, Anger Management 31 December 1962
Dustin Hoffman Actor, Kramer vs. Kramer 8 August 1937
Dyan Cannon Actress, Revenge of the Pink Panther 4 January 1937
Edward G. Robinson Actor, Double Indemnity 12 December 1893
Eli Marienthal Actor, The Iron Giant 6 March 1986
Eli Roth Producer, Grindhouse 18 April 1972
Elizabeth Banks Actress, Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10 February 1974
Ellen Barkin Actress, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 16 April 1954
Elliott Gould Actor, American History X 29 August 1938
Emmanuelle Chriqui Actress, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan 10 December 1977
Emmy Rossum Actress, Pilot 12 September 1986
Eric Dane Actor, Marley & Me 9 November 1972
Esti Ginzburg Actress, Twelve 6 March 1990
Evan Rachel Wood Actress, The Wrestler 7 September 1987
Fran Drescher Writer, The Nanny 30 September 1957
Fred Savage Actor, The Princess Bride 9 July 1976
Gabrielle Carteris Actress, Another World 2 January 1961
Gal Gadot Actress, Fast Five 30 April 1985
Gila Golan Actress, Our Man Flint
Gina Gershon Actress, Face/Off 10 June 1962
Ginnifer Goodwin Actress, Walk the Line 22 May 1978
Goldie Hawn Actress, Death Becomes Her 21 November 1945
Greg Grunberg Actor, Hollow Man 11 July 1966
Gregg Sulkin Actor, Avalon High
Hank Azaria Actor, The Simpsons Movie 25 April 1964
Harrison Ford Actor, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope 13 July 1942
Harvey Keitel Actor, Reservoir Dogs 13 May 1939
Helen Slater Actress, The Secret of My Succe$s 15 December 1963
Henry Winkler Actor, The Waterboy 30 October 1945
Ian Ziering Actor, Guiding Light 30 March 1964
Iddo Goldberg Actor, Defiance 5 August 1975
Isla Fisher Actress, Rango 3 February 1976
Jack Black Actor, Kung Fu Panda 28 August 1969
Jake Gyllenhaal Actor, Donnie Darko 19 December 1980
James Caan Actor, The Godfather 26 March 1940
James Franco Actor, 127 Hours 19 April 1978
James Maslow Actor, Big Time Movie 16 July 1990
Jami Gertz Actress, Twister 28 October 1965
Jamie-Lynn Sigler Actress, Dark Ride 15 May 1981
Jason Alexander Actor, The Soup Nazi 23 September 1959
Jason Isaacs Actor, The Patriot 6 June 1963
Jeff Goldblum Actor, Jurassic Park 22 October 1952
Jennifer Connelly Actress, Requiem for a Dream 12 December 1970
Jeremy Piven Actor, Old School 26 July 1965
Jerry Lewis Actor, The Nutty Professor 16 March 1926
Jerry Seinfeld Writer, Seinfeld 29 April 1954
Jesse Eisenberg Actor, The Social Network 5 October 1983
Joaquin Phoenix Actor, Gladiator 28 October 1974
Jon Favreau Actor, Iron Man 19 October 1966
Jonah Hill Actor, Superbad 20 December 1983
Jonathan Lipnicki Actor, Jerry Maguire 22 October 1990
Jonathan Silverman Actor, Weekend at Bernie’s 5 August 1966
Jordana Spiro Actress, Trespass 12 April 1977
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Actor, Inception 17 February 1981
Josh Peck Actor, Ice Age: The Meltdown 10 November 1986
Josh Radnor Actor, Slap Bet 29 July 1974
Judd Nelson Actor, The Breakfast Club 28 November 1959
Julianna Margulies Actress, Snakes on a Plane 8 June 1966
Justin Bartha Actor, The Hangover 21 July 1978
Justin Berfield Actor, Who’s Your Daddy? 25 February 1986
Kate Capshaw Actress, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 3 November 1953
Kate Hudson Actress, Almost Famous 19 April 1979
Kevin Pollak Actor, The Usual Suspects 30 October 1957
Kirk Douglas Actor, Spartacus 9 December 1916
Kyra Sedgwick Actress, Phenomenon 19 August 1965
Larry David Writer, Seinfeld 2 July 1947
Laura Silverman Actress, Half Baked 10 June 1966
Lauren Bacall Actress, The Big Sleep 16 September 1924
Leonard Cohen Soundtrack, Watchmen 21 September 1934
Leonard Nimoy Actor, Star Trek 26 March 1931
Liev Schreiber Actor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine 4 October 1967
Lisa Bonet Actress, Enemy of the State 16 November 1967
Lisa Edelstein Actress, What Women Want 21 May 1966
Lisa Kudrow Actress, Analyze This 30 July 1963
Lizzy Caplan Actress, Cloverfield 30 June 1982
Logan Lerman Actor, 3:10 to Yuma 19 January 1992
Louise Lasser Actress, Requiem for a Dream 11 April 1939
Maggie Gyllenhaal Actress, The Dark Knight 16 November 1977
Mandy Patinkin Actor, The Princess Bride 30 November 1952
Marc Jacobs Self, Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton 9 April 1963
Mare Winningham Actress, Turner & Hooch 16 May 1959
Margarita Levieva Actress, The Invisible 9 February 1980
Mark Feuerstein Actor, What Women Want 8 June 1971
Marla Sokoloff Actress, Dude, Where’s My Car? 19 December 1980
Marlee Matlin Actress, Children of a Lesser God 24 August 1965
Martin Landau Actor, Ed Wood 20 June 1928
Matthew Broderick Actor, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 21 March 1962
Mayim Bialik Actress, Beaches 12 December 1975
Mel Brooks Actor, The Producers 28 June 1926
Mia Kirshner Actress, Exotica 25 January 1975
Michael Rosenbaum Actor, Urban Legend 11 July 1972
Michael Vartan Actor, One Hour Photo 27 November 1968
Michelle Trachtenberg Actress, All My Children 11 October 1985
Mila Kunis Actress, Black Swan 14 August 1983
Mili Avital Actress, Stargate 30 March 1972
Mélanie Laurent Actress, Inglourious Basterds 21 February 1983
Natalie Portman Actress, V for Vendetta 9 June 1981
Natasha Lyonne Actress, American Pie 4 April 1979
Neve Campbell Actress, Scream 3 October 1973
Nikki Schieler Ziering Self, Playboy: Playmate Profile Video Collection Featuring Miss September 1997, 1994, 1991, 1988 9 August 1971
Noah Emmerich Actor, The Truman Show 27 February 1965
Noah Wyle Actor, Donnie Darko 4 June 1971
Oliver Hudson Actor, The Breed 7 September 1976
Patricia Arquette Actress, True Romance 8 April 1968
Paul Michael Glaser Actor, Something’s Gotta Give 25 March 1943
Paul Reiser Actor, Aliens 30 March 1957
Paul Rudd Actor, Role Models 6 April 1969
Paula Abdul Self, Brüno 19 June 1962
Peggy Lipton Actress, The Postman 30 August 1946
Peter Coyote Actor, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 10 October 1941
Peter Falk Actor, The Princess Bride 16 September 1927
Pink Self, Get Him to the Greek 8 September 1979
Rashida Jones Actress, I Love You, Man 25 February 1976
Rena Sofer Actress, General Hospital 2 December 1968
Richard Dreyfuss Actor, Close Encounters of the Third Kind 29 October 1947
Richard Kind Actor, A Serious Man 22 November 1956
Robert Kazinsky Actor, Red Tails 18 November 1983
Rosanna Arquette Actress, Pulp Fiction 10 August 1959
Sacha Baron Cohen Actor, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 13 October 1971
Sara Paxton Actress, The Innkeepers 25 April 1988
Sarah Michelle Gellar Actress, Cruel Intentions 14 April 1977
Sarah Silverman Actress, The School of Rock 1 December 1970
Scarlett Johansson Actress, Lost in Translation 22 November 1984
Scott Glenn Actor, The Silence of the Lambs 26 January 1941
Scott Mechlowicz Actor, EuroTrip 17 January 1981
Scott Weinger Actor, Aladdin 5 October 1975
Scott Wolf Actor, Go 4 June 1968
Seth Green Actor, Austin Powers in Goldmember 8 February 1974
Seth Rogen Actor, Pineapple Express 15 April 1982
Shia LaBeouf Actor, Transformers 11 June 1986
Shiri Appleby Actress, Swimfan 7 December 1978
Shirly Brener Actress, Righteous Kill 24 September 1974
Tony Curtis Actor, Some Like It Hot 3 June 1925
Tori Spelling Actress, Trick 16 May 1973
Victor Garber Actor, Titanic 16 March 1949
Walter Koenig Actor, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 14 September 1936
William Shatner Actor, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 22 March 1931
Woody Allen Writer, Annie Hall 1 December 1935
Zach Braff Actor, Garden State 6 April 1975
Zachary Gordon Actor, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 15 February 1998
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4 comments on “Famous Jewish Actors

  1. David K. Williams on said:

    Additions to list: Marilyn Monroe, Whoopi Goldberg. :)

  2. Barry W. Friedman on said:

    Two thoughts:

    a. How do you define ‘Jewish?’ Some of the people on this list would not be included if you went by strictly base on having a Jewish mother.

    b. Where are the classics like Lauren Bacall, Paul Newman, The Marx Brothers, The Three Stooges, etc.?

    • There is no perfect way to do this but this is probably the most accurate list on the web. If you want to make a list of additional people we could check it out and add them.

  3. The beautiful Logan Lerman is the next Tony Curtis. You should have a picture of Logan up. :-)

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