11) Dean Norris
He has been a character actor for years, often playing tough, world-weary characters in films and on television. Norris has appeared in high budget, blockbuster films such as Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), as well as story-driven, critically received movies like Little Miss Sunshine (2006). His television roles included Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles but audiences did not really recognize Norris’ talents until they saw him as Hank Schrader, the beleaguered brother-in-law in Breaking Bad. Norris says he is comfortable playing agent roles and that he has more fun playing the ‘bad guys’. While his characters may appear rough and unrefined, Norris has had a sterling education, having graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies. He is quoted as saying “I…was the first person in my family to go to college, and it happened to be Harvard”.