Category:Male actors from Tampa, Florida
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The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Dave Bautista – David Michael "Dave" Bautista Jr. is an American actor and former professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. He won the 2014 Royal Rumble match, after which he headlined WrestleMania XXX. In August 2012, Bautista signed a contract with Classic Entertainment & Sports to fight in martial arts. Batista won his MMA debut on October 2012, defeating Vince Lucero via TKO in the first round. Batista was representing the Philippines. Batista has also appeared in direct-to-video films since 2009. Bautista was born in Washington, D.C. His mother, Donna Raye, has Greek ancestry, his father, David Michael Bautista, is the son of Filipino immigrants to the United States. His parents eventually divorced. His paternal grandfather served in the Philippine military, held other jobs to feed the family. He has said that he is not ashamed to admit he lived in poverty. He has admitted to having a hard life; before he had reached the age of nine, three murders had occurred on his front lawn. As young as age 13, Batista was stealing automobiles. By age 17, Batista was considered estranged despite admitting later: "I am proud of my parents. They are good, hard-working folks.Dave Bautista – Bautista at the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere in July 2014.
2. Nick Carter (musician) – Nickolas Gene "Nick" Carter is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, record producer, author and video director. Carter is best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys. Carter starred in his own reality shows, House of Carters and I Nick Carter. Carter gained fame as a teen idol. Carter is also the only brother of singer Aaron Carter. Nickolas Gene Carter was born in Jamestown, New York, where Jane Elizabeth Schneck and Robert Gene Carter, owned a bar called the Yankee Rebel. Several years later, the family managed the Garden Villa Retirement Home, where they added to the family. Carter's siblings are Bobbie Jean, twins Aaron and Angel. Carter's father has Ginger Carter, from a previous marriage. His parents divorced in 2003. His father had a son, Kaden Brent, in June 2005. Carter performed such as the Florida State Lottery and The Money Store. Carter played the lead role at Miles Elementary School. Carter also made an appearance as a child playing on a slip and slide. Sandy, placed him in his first group called "Nick and the Angels".Nick Carter (musician) – Nick Carter performing in Canada on August 19, 2012
3. Robert Gant – Robert Gant is an American actor. He is sometimes credited as Robert J. Gant. Gant was born in Tampa, Florida, of Spanish, Italian, Irish, English descent. He was raised Baptist. He joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of ten in his home state of Florida. At the age of 11, he performed a soft-shoe routine as part of Hope's USO tour. He then studied law at Georgetown University Law Center. The international firm's Los Angeles office was closed soon after. Rather than continuing his career in law, he decided to focus on acting thereafter. Gant is involved with a great deal of focus going to the issue of aging in the gay community. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Between 2005, Gant appeared on television in Showtime's Queer as Folk as Ben Bruckner, his best-known role to date. Prior to Queer as Folk, he appeared in recurring roles in the City. Other guest appearances on television programs include Ellen, Friends and Nip/Tuck, among others. In June 2004, Gant starred in the short film Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer!, an homage to 1950s educational films.Robert Gant – Gant at a 2009 GLAAD summer event
4. Rondo Hatton – He was known for his facial features which were the result of acromegaly, a syndrome caused by a disorder of the pituitary gland. He was born to Missouri-born teachers. Hatton was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was designated Handsomest Boy in his class his senior year. In Tampa, Hatton worked for The Tampa Tribune. He continued working until after World War I, when the symptoms of acromegaly developed. Acromegaly distorted the shape of Hatton's head, face, extremities in a gradual but consistent process. Hatton, eventually became severely disfigured by the disease. After some hesitation, Hatton moved in 1936 to pursue a career playing similar, often uncredited, bit and extra roles. His most notable of these were as a contestant-extra in the "ugly competition" in the RKO production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He had another supporting-character role as a member of the lynch mob in the 1943 film of The Ox-Bow Incident. He made two films playing "the Creeper", The Brute Man. Hatton died in 1946. Hatton's name -- and brutish face -- have become recurring motifs in popular culture. As the artist Brian Bolland revealed with David Bishop: "The picture of Dredd's face --, a 1940s actor called Rondo Hatton.Rondo Hatton – Hatton's acromegalic features made him a Hollywood horror film icon.
5. Hulk Hogan – Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and rock bassist. Aside from those promotions, he has notably performed for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Hogan is a twelve-time champion: a six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He was the first wrestler to win consecutive Royal Rumbles, in 1990 and 1991 respectively. Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He has Italian, Panamanian heritage. When he was one and a half years old, his family moved to Port Tampa, Florida. As a boy, he was a pitcher in Little League Baseball. An injury ended his career. He began watching professional wrestling at 16 years old. While in high school, he revered Dusty Rhodes, he regularly attended cards at the Tampa Sportatorium. Hogan was also a musician, spending ten years playing fretless guitar in Florida-based rock bands. He went on to study at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida. Eventually, Hogan and two local musicians formed a band called Ruckus in 1976. The band soon became popular in the Tampa Bay region.Hulk Hogan – Hogan in 2005
6. Carter Jenkins – Carter Mark Jenkins is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in Struck by Lightning. On television, Jenkins was part of the main cast of Surface and Viva Laughlin. Jenkins was raised in Carrollwood, Florida, where he attended Independent Day School. His family later moved to Los Angeles. He has an older sister, Tiffany. Like his character in Keeping Up with the Steins, Jenkins attended Hebrew school. He is also an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Jenkins began performing in theatre, then on local and national commercials. In 2009, Jenkins appeared in the Attic playing the lead role Tom Pearson. In 2010, he appeared in the romantic-comedy Valentine's Day, playing the boyfriend of Emma Roberts' character. Jenkins had a supporting role in the 2012 coming-of-age Struck by Lightning, which starred Chris Colfer, who also wrote the screenplay. In 2015, Jenkins portrayed one of the main roles in the supernatural thriller Nightlight. Carter Jenkins at the Internet Movie Database Carter Jenkins' fashion shoot in The Block. Issue 20 - FameCarter Jenkins – Jenkins at the 2012 premiere of Struck by Lightning
7. Joe Lala – Joseph Anthony "Joe" Lala was an American musician, actor and voice actor. In 1966, he co-founded the band Blues Image. Lala was born to parents from Contessa Entellina. He left the family when Joe was a little kid, so he was raised by his mother on her own. Lala's mother, an avid dancer, took her son to as many shows as she could. Lala spoke fluent Italian. He started before forming the band Blues Image. He also occasionally sang lead vocals, most notably on the song "Leaving My Troubles Behind". Lala contributed to Whitney Houston's eponymous 1985 debut album. Throughout his career, Lala accumulated 28 platinum records. He played on the movie soundtracks of Saturday Night Fever, Staying Alive, D.C. Cab, Streets of Fire, All the Right Moves, Breathless, Defiance, The Lonely Guy and Airplane!. A severe case of carpal syndrome ended Lala's career as a percussionist. Joe Lala was the last in the stool for the handful of concerts given in February 1973 by the disintegrating Byrds. More recently, as a actor, he dubbed Kun Lan of the video game Killer7.Joe Lala – Lala (Manassas, TopPop 1972)
8. Aasif Mandvi – Aasif Hakim Mandviwala, known professionally as Aasif Mandvi, is an Indian-American actor and comedian. Mandvi began appearing on August 2006. On March 12, 2007, he was promoted to a regular correspondent. Mandvi is also the author of the book No Land's Man. Mandvi was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, to a Dawoodi Bohra Muslim family. Although Mandvi identifies himself as a "working-class kid from Bradford", he attended the independent Woodhouse Grove School. His father grew frustrated with Margaret Thatcher's Britain and moved his family to Tampa, Florida when Mandvi was 16. After graduating with a degree in Theatre, he worked at Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. He later moved to New York City where he began appearing in off-Broadway productions. During this time, he was active in the band Cowboys and Indian. Mandvi won an Obie Award for his acclaimed show Sakina's Restaurant. On Broadway, Mandvi appeared as Ali Hakim in the 2002 revival of Oklahoma! Directed by Trevor Nunn. He also appeared in the play Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner. He portrayed Fritz Haber in the off-Broadway play Einstein's Gift.Aasif Mandvi – Mandvi in November 2007
9. Shawn Pyfrom – He is of Irish descent. His middle name, is the maiden name of his mother, Gail. Pyfrom has an older brother named a younger sister named Amber. He played the role, as a recurring appearance, throughout the show's first season. Shawn appeared opposite Erin Foster. In 2009, Pyfrom continued to make frequent guest appearances, including the series finale. In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death by overdose, Pyfrom admitted five-month recovery as of February 2014 from drug addiction and alcoholism.Shawn Pyfrom – Pyfrom at the 2007 GLAAD Awards
10. Roy Roberts – Roy Roberts was an American character actor. Over his more than 40-year career, he appeared on stage and screen. After appearing in 1956, he became part of several television series for which he is best remembered. In a show, the precursor to The Love Boat, Roberts played the ship's captain for four years in Storm's next hit, Oh! Susanna, which aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960. Also well known performance was as publisher Jackson in The Andy Griffith Show who tried to get Andy removed from office. In 1953 he appeared in House of Wax. In 1956 he was Colonel Sam Sherman in The First Texan. He also appeared in the neo-noirs The Outfit and Chinatown. He also had a small role in the hit 1963 Stanley Kramer comedy, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World as a police officer. Unfortunately, his role was cut from later movie versions to reduce running time. Roberts appeared in an episode of the comedy A Touch of Grace in 1973. His last appearance was on the 21 January 1974 CBS broadcast of Here's Lucy. In that installment, "Lucy Is N.G. As An R.N.", Roberts played a veterinarian.Roy Roberts – Roy Roberts in trailer for "The Brasher Doubloon" (1947)
11. Channing Tatum – Channing Matthew Tatum is an American actor, dancer, former stripper. He made his debut in the drama film Coach Carter. His role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up, which introduced him to a wider audience. He is known for his portrayal of the character Duke in the 2009 action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Although both G.I. Joe films received negative reviews from critics, they were commercially successful, grossing more than $300 million at the box office. Tatum appeared as Dear John and The Vow. His other films include She's the Man, The Dilemma, White House Down, the drama Foxcatcher, Hail, Caesar!. . He was born in Cullman, the son of Kay, an airline worker, Glenn Tatum, who worked in construction. Tatum has a sister named Paige. Tatum is mostly of English ancestry, from elsewhere in Europe. His family moved to Mississippi area when he was six.Channing Tatum – Tatum at the premiere of Magic Mike XXL in Sydney Australia, July 2015
12. Patrick Wilson (American actor) – Patrick Joseph Wilson is an American actor and singer. He spent his early career starring in Broadway musicals, beginning in 1995. He is a two-time Tony nominee for his roles in The Full Monty and Oklahoma!. . Mark, currently works as a news anchor and reporter for WTVT. Wilson attended Shorecrest Preparatory School. In 1995, Wilson graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. In 1995, Wilson made his acting debut as an understudy in the role of Chris Scott in the national touring production of Miss Saigon. He portrayed Billy Bigelow in the national tour of Carousel. Circa Wilson completed work on the film My Sister's Wedding, which has never been released. He sang "On the Street Where You Live" from My Fair Lady for Julie Andrews' awards ceremony when she received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2001. In 2004, Wilson made his first film appearance in The Alamo, playing William B. Travis. He co-starred in the musical film The Phantom of the Opera as Viscount Raoul de Chagny. He starred alongside Ellen Page in the psychological thriller film Hard Candy, portraying a pedophile named Jeff Kohlver.Patrick Wilson (American actor) – Wilson at the Montclair Film Festival, May 2015