BHP Alumni Directory

The Alumni of the Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School are some of the top actors, directors and producers in the business. Below are just some of the students who have passed through our acting classes:

Anne Archer

Anne Archer

Nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Fatal Attraction, Archer has been seen continuously in film and television for over 30 years. Recent work includes the series Privileged and Ghost Whisperer. Anne Archer on IMDb.
Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Rudy was his breakout role, but most notable is Samwise Gamgee in the popular Lord of the Rings series. Also done a ton of tv shows and other movies. Sean Astin on IMDb.
Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Best known for her role as 'Mac' on JAG, Bell was also a series regular on the show Army Wives and has had memorable roles in films such as Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty. Catherine Bell on IMDb.
Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli

Originally recognized for her role on One Day at a Time, this Golden Globe winner continues to work regularly in the industry. Bertinelli was a regular on Touched by an Angel and is now a spokesperson for Jenny Craig. Valerie Bertinelli on IMDb.
Sonny Bono

Sonny Bono

Remembered for his talent in music and acting, Bono's career was diverse, encompassing The Sonny and Cher Show early on, along with his work as a singer/songwriter for years after. Sonny Bono on IMDb.
David Carradine

David Carradine

As far as careers are concerned, Carradine's seems to be never-ending. He first made his mark in television in the 1960's where he was ubiquitous for years. Carradine then introduced himself to younger generations with his memorable role in the Kill Bill films. He continued to work consistently until his death. David Carradine on IMDb
Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

While he is well known for his zany characters, Carrey has proven himself to be an accomplished dramatic actor as well. His work in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bruce Almighty and Man on the Moon are exemplary of his range. Jim Carrey on IMDb
David Cassidy

David Cassidy

Originally a teen heart-throb as a member of The Partridge Family, Cassidy has published a book about his days as Keith Partridge. He can still be seen from time to time on television in other shows as well. David Cassidy on IMDb
Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall

Many took notice of Cattrall in Mannequin, but she is perhaps best known for her role as Samantha on Sex and the City. Cattrall has been a heavy-hitter in the industry for decades. Kim Cattrall on IMDb
Kyle Chandler

Kyle Chandler

With a lustrous career in film and television, Chandler can now be seen on the popular NBC show Friday Night Lights. Former series include Early Edition and Homefront, as well as a meaty role in King Kong. Kyle Chandler on IMDb
George Clooney

George Clooney

This Academy Award-winning actor is also a very accomplished director and producer in Hollywood. He is well known for his roles in Michael Clayton, the Ocean's movies, and Syriana, for which he won his Oscar. George Clooney on IMDb
James Cromwell

James Cromwell

Nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Babe, and famed for his role as a corrupt captain in LA Confidential, Cromwell has in recent years played memorable roles in the HBO series Six Feet Under as well as 24, and played George H. W. Bush in Oliver Stone's W. James Cromwell on IMDb
Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly

Nominated for 5 Golden Globes, Daly has spent years as a series regular on quite a few television shows, including Judging Amy. She is also an incredibly gifted singer, and won a Tony Award for her role in Gypsy. Tyne Daly on IMDb
Ted Danson

Ted Danson

Winner of 3 Golden Globe Awards, Danson's career took off when he landed the role of Sam Malone on Cheers. He has since starred in several other television shows and films, and can currently be seen as Arthur Frobisher on Damages. Ted Danson on IMDb
Tony Danza

Tony Danza

Nominated for an Emmy and 4 Golden Globe Awards, Danza is best known for his lovable character on Who's the Boss?. Aside from several starring roles in television and film, beginning with Taxi, Danza has been recognized for his stage work in The Iceman Cometh on Broadway. Tony Danza on IMDb
Howard Deutch

Howard Deutch

Director of the popular "brat pack" film Pretty in Pink, Deutch has had much success in the industry. Among some of his films are The Replacements, Grumpier Old Men and the recent My Best Friend's Girl with Kate Hudson and Dane Cook. Howie on Deutch on IMDb
Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman

Television darling Elfman starred for years in the hit show Dharma and Greg. She is also an established producer and Golden Globe winner. She continues to thrive in front of and behind the camera. Jenna Elfman on IMDb
Tovah Feldshuh

Tovah Feldshuh

Emmy and Tony Award nominee, Feldshuh has graced the screen and stage for over 30 years. She received much acclaim (and her Tony nomination) for the title role in Broadway's Golda's Balcony. Tovah Feldshuh on IMDb
Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Ferrer has made a successful career for himself in both television and film. He was a series regular on Crossing Jordan, has had many guest and recurring spots on other shows, and was in such movies as Robocop, Traffic and The Manchurian Candidate. Miguel Ferrer on IMDb
Penny Fuller

Penny Fuller

Emmy Award winner Fuller (for her Guest appearance on ER) has held several recurring and guest spots over the years - her television appearances include Mad About You, Melrose Place and China Beach. Fuller also has a decades long career as a Broadway singer/actress, including a Tony nomination for her work in Neil Simon's The Dinner Party. Penny Fuller on IMDb
Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

Best known for his work as Hurley on the popular show Lost, Garcia has enjoyed rapid success in the industry. He has appeared in films and other shows including Becker and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Garcia won a SAG Award as part of an ensemble for his work in Lost. Jorge Garcia on IMDb
John Glover

John Glover

Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee, Glover is no stranger to the screen or stage. On television Glover is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Lionel Luthor on Smallville. He also recreated his Tony Award winning role in Love! Valour! Compassion! in the film version of the play, and he works nonstop both in television and on Broadway. John Glover on IMDb
Beth Grant

Beth Grant

The ubiquitous Grant consistently works in television and film. She portrayed Carla Jean's mother in No Country For Old Men, appeared in Little Miss Sunshine, Donnie Darko and Rain Man, and she has lent her voice to several episodes of King of the Hill and is currently in production with several films. Beth Grant on IMDb
Mary Hart

Mary Hart

While she is best known as the popular host of Entertainment Tonight, Hart has spent her career as a correspondent and host of other shows as well. She also acted in various shows over the past few years. Mary Hart on IMDb
Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Best known for his portrayal of Rupert Giles in the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Head has also held recurring roles on over a dozen other series, including Merlin and Little Britain - both for the BBC. Anthony Head on IMDb
Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

After making her mark as Penny Lane in Almost Famous (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award), Hudson has starred in popular films such as How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days and Bride Wars. Kate Hudson on IMDb
Stana Katic

Stana Katic

Quickly making her mark in Hollywood, Katic can be seen regularly in films and on television. Currently starring in the series Castle, Katic was also recently in the Bond film Quantum of Solace. Stana Katic on IMDb
Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

Nominated for a Golden Globe, Knight is perhaps best known for her singing and song-writing career. Additionally she has also acted in several television shows, including The Jeffersons, A Different World, and The Jamie Foxx Show. Gladys Knight on IMDb
Justina Machado

Justina Machado

This SAG Award winner (for her ensemble work in Six Feet Under) works consistently in the industry. In addition to acting in other series like ER and Kath and Kim, Machado has received much acclaim for her stage work in Los Angeles. Justina Machado on IMDb
Larry Miller

Larry Miller

Both an established comedian and actor, Miller has appeared in dozens of films and series. He played the vindictive doorman on Seinfeld, lent his voice to Dilbert and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and played opposite Eddie Murphy in the Nutty Professor movies. Larry Miller on IMDb
Chris Noth

Chris Noth

This Golden Globe nominee has spent much of his career as a series regular in various shows including Sex and the City as Mr. Big, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order as Detective Logan. Noth has also appeared in over 25 films. Chris Noth on IMDb
Michael Pena

Michael Pena

Before landing his memorable role as Daniel in the Academy Award winning film Crash, Pena had a bustling career. He has since starred in films such as World Trade Center and series including The Shield. Michael Pena on IMDb
Thaao Penghlis

Thaao Penghlis

This soap opera legend and Emmy Award nominee is best known for his role in Days of Our Lives. He has also held recurring roles in the series Santa Barbara and Mission Impossible. Thaao Penghlis on IMDb
Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer

Nominated for three Academy Awards, Pfeiffer has starred in popular movies for over 20 years. Some films include The Age of Innocence, Frankie and Johnny and The Fabulous Baker Boys. Michelle Pfeiffer on IMDb
Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley

After coming onto the scene with her role in Dallas, Presley starred in the popular Naked Gun movies with Leslie Nielsen. Priscilla Presley on IMDb
Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston

From her roles in Jerry Maguire to The Cat in the Hat, Preston has played an array of characters. Other films in include From Dusk till Dawn, and What a Girl Wants. Kelly Preston on IMDb
Autumn Reeser

Autumn Reeser

After charming audiences with her role as Taylor in the popular show The O.C., Reeser has starred in projects such as the musical movie The American Mall, the series Valentine, and she will also play a junior agent on HBO's Entourage. Autumn Reeser on IMDb
Gene Reynolds

Gene Reynolds

Reynolds has spent his career not only as an Emmy Award winning director, but as a producer and writer as well. For years, he produced the series M*A*S*H and Lou Grant. He wrote and directed several episodes for both. Reynolds also acted in dozens of television shows for over 30 years. Gene Reynolds on IMDb
Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi

An Emmy Award nominee, Ribisi has acted in over 45 movies in less than 15 years. Some films include Boiler Room, Lost in Translation and Saving Private Ryan. Ribisi has also guest recurred in shows such as Friends and My Name is Earl, and Entourage. Giovanni Ribisi on IMDb
Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts

This legendary five-time Emmy Award winner (for her unforgettable role as Marie Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond and for her supporting role in St. Elsewhere) has acted in dozens of films and television shows, as well as 11 Broadway productions. Doris Roberts on IMDb
Joel Schumacher

Joel Schumacher

This accomplished director has helmed dozens of popular films such as The Phantom of the Opera, Phonebooth and Flatliners. Joel Schumacher on IMDb
Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck

A Golden Globe winner, Selleck first charmed audiences with his title role in the series Magnum, P.I. He has since held recurring roles in the series Friends and Las Vegas. On the big screen, Selleck has starred in 3 Men and a Baby, In and Out, and Her Alibi, to name only a few. Tom Selleck on IMDb
Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

Swayze has starred in several popular movies over the years, including Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Point Break and Donnie Darko. He continues to work regularly in film and television. Patrick Swayze on IMDb
Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor

Nominated for six Emmy Awards, Tambor has spent the last 40 years entertaining audiences. He has been a series regular on The Ropers, The Larry Sanders Show, and Arrested Development. He also acts regularly in films, some of which include Girl, Interrupted, There's Something About Mary and Eurotrip. Jeffrey Tambor on IMDb
Robert Urich

Robert Urich

Known for his roles in Spenser: For Hire, Vega$ (for which he was nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards), and S.W.A.T., Urich had a prosperous career in film and television, having acted in 82 shows and 8 films. Robert Urich on IMDb
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