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With 13,578 biographies, Actors are the 3rd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Soccer Players, and Politicians.


Pantheon has 13,588 people classified as actors born between 600 BC and 2009. Of these 13,588, 9,694 (71.34%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living actors include Sylvester Stallone, Anthony Hopkins, and Alain Delon. The most famous deceased actors include Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Bruce Lee. As of April 2024, 1621 new actors have been added to Pantheon including Rodolfo Gucci, Henry Calvin, and Mizzi Kaspar.

Living Actors

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Deceased Actors

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Newly Added Actors (2024)

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Most actors were born in United States (6412), United Kingdom (1457), and India (619). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (635), Los Angeles (461), and Chicago (217).The most common death places of actors were United States (2277), United Kingdom (312), and France (242). By city, these were Los Angeles (634), New York City (180), and Moscow (109).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as actors in Pantheon are Isabella Andreini, Angelo Beolco, and Thespis.  The concentration of actors was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier actors are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Actors were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Actors since 1700.