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15 Best American-Italian Actors (American Actors with Italian Names)

Celebrities mainly belong to one race, but sometimes they can be mixed, which means having parents or ancestors of different races. It is also said that mixed-race individuals are more attractive than non-mixed-race individuals because

Darwinian theory says cross-breeding between diverse genetic backgrounds naturally leads to more genetically ‘fit’ people who tend to be more attractive. In this article, we will look at American-Italian mixed-race actors.


1) Michael Cimino

NameMichael Cimino
Age23  years
PopularityLove, Victor

Michael Cimino is not a very popular actor, but he is well known for his role in the television series Love Victor as Victor Salazar. He has also worked as a voice artist in the Disney Channel animated series Hamster & Gretel for the character Kevin Grant-Gomez.

He is also known for the television series Annabelle Comes Home. Michael Cimino is American by nationality, but his father is of Italian-German ancestry, making him half-Italian.

2) Pete Davidson

NamePeter Michael Davidson
Age29 years
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Writer
PopularityThe Suicide Squad, Saturday Night Live

Pete Davidson’s father was a New York City firefighter who died during service. Pete Davidson was very much affected mentally due to the loss. Later, in 2013, Davidson started his career as a comedian and got hired by the NBC late-night sketch comedy series.

He later also starred in the movie Big Time Adolescence. He also appeared in big hits like The Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Fast X. Pete Davidson’s father has distant Italian roots.

3) Justin Baldoni

NameJustin Louis Baldoni
Age39 years
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker
PopularityJane the Virgin

Justin Baldoni achieved his first award at the peak of his career, the Audience Choice Award, for his first music video. You must have seen Justin Baldoni in the famous romantic drama Jane the Virgin.

He is also an outstanding director; his best movies for direction include Five Feet Apart and Clouds. Justin Baldoni’s mother belongs to a Jewish family, and his father is of Italian ancestry, but he looks more like an Italian-American guy.

4) Corbin Bleu

NameCorbin Bleu Reivers
Age34 years
ProfessionActor, Singer
PopularityA High School Musical, Catch That Kid

Corbin Bleu is known for adventure and action films. He started his career as a teenager in the comedy film Catch That Kid; later, he got roles in adventure and action television series.

His career boomed after the Disney Channel original film High School Musical, which was very successful with an audience of 7.7 million television viewers. Later, he also pursued a music career and released some successful albums.

Corbin’s mother is of Italian descent, making him cross-race.

5) Matthew Daddario

NameMatthew Quincy Daddario
Age35 years

Matthew Daddario is a well-known and very hot actor. He is the younger brother of actress Alexandra Daddario. He appeared in many films in supporting roles, but his major debut came with the film Breathe

In. Later, he gained popularity and fame when he starred in the television series Shadowhunters. His paternal grandfather, Emilio Q. Daddario, was of Italian, English, Irish, Hungarian, and Slovak ancestry.

6) Jake Cannavale

NameJacob Lumet Cannavale
Age28 years
ProfessionActor, Musician
PopularityThe Mandalorian, Romance & Cigarettes, Nurse Jackie

Jake Cannavale is an underrated actor. He appeared onscreen in some films and television shows, but when he did, he pulled everyone’s attention. He is known for his roles in television’s Nurse Jackie and The Mandalorian. He has appeared in the well-known comedy Fish in the Dark.

Jake Cannavale is an American-Italian actor, as his grandfather was Italian. But her mother’s ties to Italian ancestry make her half-Italian.

7) Dylan Obrien

NameDylan Rhodes OBrien
Age32 years
PopularityTransformers, Teen Wolf

Dylan O’Brien is a very handsome and hot actor. You must have seen him in the famous supernatural drama Teen Wolf for his central role as Stiles Stilinski. He has worked in many hit movies, like Maze Runner, which led his career to rise and get offers for many more films.

He has also appeared in the science fiction superhero movie The Transformers. Overall, his career was a huge success. Dylan O’Brien is an American of partial Italian descent.

8) Shawn Pyfrom

NameShawn Caminiti Pyfrom
Age37 years
ProfessionActor, Singer
PopularityThe Shaggy Dog

Shawn Pyfrom has appeared in numerous films and television shows. He appeared in hits like the Walt Disney Pictures film The Shaggy Dog, but he is best known for his role as Andrew Van de Kamp on Desperate Housewives, a famous ABC television series.

He is also a singer, but he is more of an actor. Shawn Pyfrom’s maternal grandfather was of half-Italian and half-Hungarian ancestry.

9) Steven Strait

NameSteven Strait
Age37 years
ProfessionActor, Singer
PopularitySky High, The Expanse

Steven Strait started his career as a model; he used to model for magazines like L’Uomo Vogue, Pop Magzine, Surface, and more. He started to pursue acting at 11, and after some years, he began to appear in films and series, but he is most famous for the film Sky High as Warren Peace and the series The Expanse.

He made a screen appearance a few times but had a successful career. Steven Strait was born and raised in America, but his ancestry is Dutch and Italian.

10) Zachary Quinto

NameZachary John Quinto
Age46 years
ProfessionActor, Producer
PopularityStar Trek Beyond, Star Trek

Zachary Quinto has made his television debut in numerous television series and films; he is also a good film producer. You must have noticed him as the main antagonist in the science fiction and drama film Star Trek and its sequels, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond.

He also received a nomination for an Emmy award as Dr. Oliver Thredson in American Horror Story: Asylum. Zachary Quinto is an American actor born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was of Italian descent, while his mother was of Irish ancestry.

11) Jai Rodriguez

NameJai Rodriguez
Age44 years
ProfessionActor, Musician
PopularityQueer Eye for the Straight Guy

Jai Rodriguez is an American actor. He has appeared in a few movies and a lot of television shows. Besides acting, he is also a good musician. You must have also seen him as a straight guy on the American reality program Queer Eye.

He has also hosted some television shows; he is a multi-talented guy. Jai Rodriguez is American by nationality, but he is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent.

12) John Lloyd Young

NameJohn Lloyd Mills Young
Age48 years
PopularityOy Vey! My son is gay! , Sangam, Jersey Boys

John Lloyd Young was a very handsome actor during his prime. His mom died when he was just two years old. He is best known for his role as Frankie Valli in Broadway’s Jersey Boys.

He is also the only American actor to date to have received a lead actor award in Musical Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle. President Obama appointed him to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

He was the son of Rosemarie Joan and Karl Bruce Young, a Strategic Air Command tanker-squadron commander, and his mother was of Italian descent.

13) David Clayton Henrie

NameDavid Clayton Henrie
Age34 years
ProfessionActor, Writer, Director
PopularityWizards of Waverly Place

David Clayton Henrie first appeared onscreen at 31 in a supporting role in The Pitts. Later, he got signed for leading roles in many television and film series, but audiences knew him for some series and films, i.e., Ted Mosby’s future son Luke on How I Met Your Mother, Wizards of Waverly Place, Little Boy, and Walt Before Mickey.

David Clayton is an American, but his maternal grandparents were Italian.

14) Frank Anthony Grillo

NameFrank Anthony Grillo
Age58 years
ProfessionActor, Writer, Director
PopularityBlind Justice, Prison Break

If you feel like you have seen this actor somewhere, you might be right; he has appeared in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies as a villain, Brock Rumlow or Crossbones, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame, and the animated series What If.

The audience appreciated him for his role in the MCU, from which he gained tremendous popularity and fame. Frank was born in New York City, and his family was Italian-American.

15) Leonardo DiCaprio

NameLeonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Age48  years
ProfessionActor, Producer
PopularityTitanic, The wolf of wall street, Inception

Who doesn’t know this name? Everyone does; he is very famous around the world. He achieved this amount of popularity and fame after his role in Titanic as the leading actor. His films have grossed over $7.2 billion worldwide.

He has been placed eight times in the annual rankings of the world’s highest-paid actors. Leonardo was a handsome actor in his prime with his sharp jawline, beautiful eyes, and silky hair. Leanardo is an American, but his father is of Italian descent.


According to some scientists, mixed breeders tend to be more fit and beautiful or handsome than single-breed people, but it doesn’t matter because, at last, we are fundamentally human.

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