10 Most Famous Jewish Actors

Monday, March 21 by Sheldon Reid

The ten most famous Jewish actors have appeared in numerous roles, collectively covering a wide range of movie genres. Some of these actors are veterans to the big screen, while others are still working their way into the cinema history books.

  1. Adam Sandler. Sandler is a comedian both on stage and on screen. This famous Jewish actor starred in numerous comedies, such as "Big Daddy" and "Mr. Deeds." His talents also extend to writing.
  2. Shia LaBeouf. Famous mostly for his role as the leading man in the "Transformers" movies, LaBeouf is a young actor with Jewish and Cajun blood. In "Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," he starred alongside Harrison Ford.
  3. Daniel Radcliffe. This Jewish actor is famous for playing the lightning bolt branded hero of the "Harry Potter" series. If the accent isn't enough to tip you off, he hails from England.
  4. Jonah Hill. This comedic actor appeared in films such as "Get Him to the Greek" and "Superbad."  In addition to starring in the live-action films ,Hill performed vocal work for "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Megamind."
  5. Seth Rogen. Rogen is another comedic actor with a Jewish heritage. If you want to see Rogen in action, "Pineapple Express," "Knocked Up" and "The Green Hornet" are a few movies to check out. 
  6. Jack Black.  Before he reached the big screen, Black appeared in small roles on television series. Now you can hear this Jewish actor rock out in "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" and "School of Rock.
  7. Mel Brooks.  Brooks served as director and writer for many popular comedy films, including: "Blazing Saddles," "Space Balls" and "Young Frankenstein." However, he's not just a behind the scenes force. Brooks also appears as an actor on occasion.
  8. Woody Allen. In addition to being a Jewish actor, Allen is also a well-known writer and director. "Match Point" and "Small Time Crooks" are just some examples of his many works.
  9. Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman received much praise for successfully taking on the role of the autistic character Raymond in "Rain man." He also won an Oscar for Best Actor for his leading role in "Kramer vs. Kramer."
  10. Jeff Goldblum. Most movie-watchers will recognize this Jewish actor from the 1993 film "Jurassic Park." However, he has appeared in many other well-known films, such as "Independence Day."
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COMMENTS

  1. March 21, 2011 8:24 am

    gurbest

    Logan Lerman.


  2. March 21, 2011 8:24 am

    gurbest

    otherwise, just take this list
    http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-young-male-actors/

    and strike out Bell, Lautner, Cera, and Pattinson, and you’d have a much better Jewish actors list! :-)