The Greatest Actors You Never Heard Of

They've been responsible for some of the most interesting performances and scenes in movies and television; but who are they? Try to guess some these less well known, but none the less, very talented actors.
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Last updated: December 8, 2020
First submittedDecember 8, 2020
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As Gaear Grimsrud, put a guy through a woodchipper in movie 'Fargo'. Was one of the Nihilists in 'The Big Lebowski'
Peter Stormare
Sal in 'Do the Right Thing'; Tony in 'Leon: The Professional'
Danny Aiello
Cyrus in 'The Warriors': "Can you dig it!"
Roger Hill
Brother Justin in 'Carnivàle'; Captain Hadley in 'The Shawshank Redemption'; Kurgan in 'Highlander'
Clancy Brown
J. Peterman in 'Seinfeld'
John O'Hurley
V.M. Varga in 'Fargo' season 3; Knox Harrington in 'The Big Lebowski'; Johnny in 'Naked'
David Thewlis
Sgt. Jeffrey Rabin in 'The Usual Suspects; Joe Marty in 'Blood Simple'
Dan Hedaya
The hysterical Private Hudson in 'Aliens'; Sleazy used car salesman Simon in 'True Lies'
Bill Paxton
Played Scorpio(the killer) in 'Dirty Harry'
Andrew Robinson
Long haired stoner rocker in 'Withnail & I'(Danny) and 'Wayne's World 2'(Del Preston)
Ralph Brown
Blind radio station man who records the Soggy Bottom Boys in 'O Brother Where Art Thou'; Man who Hires Wells in 'No Country for Old Men'
Stephen Root
Joe Cabot in 'Reservoir Dogs'; Was Elaine's father, Alton Benes, in 'Seinfeld'
Lawrence Tierney
Played bio-writer W.W. Beauchamp in 'Unforgiven'; was The Frenchman on the train in 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs'
Saul Rubinek
Was Gnry. Sgt. Hartman in 'Full Metal Jacket'; Did the voice of the Sergeant in 'Toy Story' 1, 2 & 3
R. Lee Ermey
Jack Gallo in 'Just Shoot Me'; Albert 'Pops' Solomon in 'The Goldbergs'
George Segal
Was Zed in 'Pulp Fiction'("Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead"); Redfoot the Fence in 'The Usual Suspects'
Peter Greene
Was creepy Donny in 'Ted' 1 & 2; Moberg in 'The Rum Diary'
Giovanni Ribisi
Was the disfigured Richard Harrow in 'Boardwalk Empire'; the twitchy Odis Weff in 'Fargo' Series 4
Jack Huston
Lloyd Braun in 'Seinfeld'("Serenity Now!"); Councilman Ned Munson in 'Carnivàle'
Matt McCoy
Crazy outlaw George Nelson in 'O Brother Where Art Thou'; Mathilde's sleazy father in 'Leon: The Professional'
Michael Badalucco
Nurse Ratched in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
Louise Fletcher
Dennis Duffy in '30 Rock'; The Vulture in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'; Ryan O'Reilly in 'Oz'
Dean Winters
Ted (manager of Hard Bodies) in 'Burn After Reading'; Nathaniel Fisher in 'Six Feet Under'; Lotterman in 'The Rum Diary'
Richard Jenkins
Ed(man who gives you a new life) in 'Breaking Bad', 'El Camino' and 'Better Call Saul'; Max Cherry in 'Jackie Brown'
Robert Forster
Hector Salamanca in 'Breaking Bad' & 'Better Call Saul'; Alberto (The Shadow) in 'Scarface'
Mark Margolis
Chemist Gale Boetticher in 'Breaking Bad' & 'Better Call Saul'; Baltimore Sun Editor Thomas Klebanow in 'The Wire' Season 5
David Costabile
Norm in movie 'Fargo'; Walt's barber Martin in 'Gran Torino'; the very scary Varlyn Stroud in 'Carnivale'
John Carroll Lynch
T-1000 terminator in 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day'; Herman Baggerly in 'Perry Mason'
Robert Patrick
Ajax in 'The Warriors'; Ganz in '48 Hrs.'; Harry Morgan in 'Dexter'
James Remar
Kyle Reese in 'The Terminator'; Corporal Hicks in 'Aliens'
Michael Biehn
Prince Vultan in 'Flash Gordon'; King Richard IV in 'Black Adder' Season 1
Bryan Blessed
Dragline in 'Cool Hand Luke'; Ed Hocken in 'The Naked Gun' films
George Kennedy
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Dec 8, 2020
I came up with the idea for this quiz after seeing Peter Stormare playing Slippery Pete in 'The Frogger' episode of Seinfeld. I struggled to come up with a decent title. I apologize for the title being a bit lame, or perhaps misleading.