You know the feeling; you’re watching a movie and a character actor pops up that you’ve seen over and over again. ”Why can’t I remember his name?” Or worse yet, you’re trying to describe an actor that you like and you can’t remember the name so you start naming movies he’s been in. ”Oh yeah, I know who you mean.” But the name will never stick.
The lists out there are many, but this was the most comprehensive one that I came across. And quite frankly, any list that doesn’t have Vincent Shiavelli (pictured above) featured prominently should promptly be ignored. Conversely, and list that still contains Danny Trejo should also be ignored.
And riddle me this; why do actresses never make this list?
Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and pointed to the screen and said, “Hey! It’s That Guy!”? Well, here is where you’ll find him. This page is dedicated to the character actors collectively known as “That Guy”.
That Guy is easy to recognize and difficult to place. You can describe him but not name him.
If someone asks, “Do you know the old grubby guy with a big belly and wild white hair that always wears a beat up brown derby and plays a drunk in westerns?” You’ll know exactly who they mean, but you’ll have no idea that his name is Dub Taylor.
Here’s the lineup (filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database):