Hallmark movies and shows have been seeing an upward trend in the United States of America and various other regions of the world.
Whether it is a comedy, romance, or a Christmas-themed feature, projects backed by Hallmark have a feel-good vibe to them - a trope that has been working wonders for the network, especially in the recent past.
Needless to say, the fact that Hallmark motion pictures and shows have been seeing an unquestionable growth in their audience also means that the actors who appear in these projects are thriving professionally as well; and deservingly so.
A lot many actors who work in the Hallmark features specialize in telling stories that attempt to not only trace how single women find their better half during the Christmas season but also follow characters that reunite with their families during the time of the holidays.
The characters written for Hallmark feature films are often seen embracing the concepts of family values and tradition.
Not only that but these characters also come across as apolitical and, therefore, more receptive to the average viewer.
However, this does not negate the fact that they could come across as both corny and cheesy and, yet, immensely likable as well.
Today, we are bringing our readers the names of 50 such actors who have tried to make a name for themselves by working in Hallmark-backed projects.
50. Colin Ferguson
|Date of Birth||July 22, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Are You Afraid of the Dark?|
Colin Ferguson is an actor, filmmaker, and producer who has starred as Jack Brewster in the Hallmark original film, titled 'Every Christmas Has a Story.' He is also known for portraying Sheriff Jack Carter on 'Eureka' and Lewis on 'Then Came You.'Ferguson has been a part of many television films and shows.
The actor has starred in film and television titles such as 'Christmas in Paradise', 'Lake Placid 3', 'The Vampire Diaries', and 'Haven' among others.
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49. Steve Bacic
|Date of Birth||March 13, 1965|
|Place of Birth||Lisičić, Croatia|
|Debut TV Show||21 Jump Street|
Steve Bacic, who made his debut on the celebrated television show titled '21 Jump Street' in 1991, is known for television shows such as 'Andromeda', 'Street Justice', 'The Outer Limits', 'Highlander', and 'Smallville' among others.
Some of his major film appearances are in the 'Garage Sale Mysteries' series of television films, 'The 6th Day', 'The Colt', 'Deck the Halls', 'She Made Them Do It', and 'Safe Harbor' among others.
Steve Bacic has been heard acknowledging that he originally wished to be a professional athlete and that acting was always his second choice.
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48. Bobby Campo
|Date of Birth||March 9, 1983|
|Place of Birth||Wheeling, West Virginia, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Vampire Bats|
Robert Joseph Camposecco, who is professionally known as Bobby Campo, is another American actor who has worked for the Hallmark network in several features.
He is best known for portraying Nick O'Bannon in the popular horror film, titled 'The Final Destination.'He has appeared on the cover of Throne Magazine and has featured on the L'Uomo Vogue issue of March 2010 as well.
Bobby Campo, who has been seen in Hallmark movies such as 'My Christmas Love', 'Christmas Camp', and 'Sharing Christmas', was also cast for a recurring role in the third season of the supernatural drama television show called 'Being Human.'
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47. Mark Deklin
|Date of Birth||December 3, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Guiding Light|
Mark Deklin is a classically-trained stage actor who has worked greatly on Broadway and off-Broadway.
When it comes to television, he has been seen on shows such as 'Grace and Frankie', 'Justice', 'The Ex List', 'Hawaii Five-O', 'Shades of Blue', 'Rizzoli & Isles', and 'Major Crimes' to name few.
The actor is also known for voicing Deimos in the video game called 'God of War: Ghost of Sparta.' Not only that but he has also lent his voice to the immensely popular game, 'Call of Duty 3.'
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46. Carlo Marks
|Date of Birth||August 24, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Tofino, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Pure Pwnage|
Carlo Marks, who started acting at a young age and who knows a great deal about being in the spotlight, is well-known for playing the role of Ian Thomas on the television series, titled 'Pretty Little Liars.'His parents encouraged him to get a degree in Acting successfully.
Carlo Marks has never looked back ever since. The 'Christmas with the Darlings' star has also starred in titles such as 'Moonlight In Vermont' and 'Love at Sunset' among others.
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45. Jonathan Scarfe
|Date of Birth||December 16, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Family Passions|
Jonathan Scarfe, whose maiden leading role was on the Canadian teen drama titled 'Madison', has also done several television guest appearances.
Not only has he been seen on the medical-drama show called 'ER' but also on 'NYPD Blue', 'The L Word', 'CSI: Miami', and 'Grimm', respectively.
Jonathan Scarfe has featured in flicks such as 'Judas', 'The Sheldon Kennedy Story', and 'Burn: The Robert Wraight Story' among others.
At one point, the 'Raising the Bar' actor had taken a break from acting in order to spend two and half years sailing around the world with his family.
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44. Kavan Joel Smith
|Date of Birth||May 6, 1970|
|Place of Birth||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Debut TV Series||Destiny Ridge|
Kavan Joel Smith, who is best known for playing Major Evan Lorne in 'Stargate Atlantis' and 'Stargate SG-1', has also appeared in numerous television shows such as 'Supernatural', 'Battlestar Galactica', 'Sanctuary', 'Smallville', 'Tru Calling', 'Human Target', 'The Twilight Zone', and 'Outer Limits.'He has featured in movies like 'When Calls the Heart' and 'Metal Shifters' among others.
Not only that but the actor is also credited with narrating Canadian-made documentaries like 'Combat School' and 'Jetstream.'
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43. Nathan Witte
|Date of Birth||June 6, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Aliens in America|
Known for portraying the main lead in several Netflix movies and shows, Nathan Witte has been a part of multiple Hallmark projects.
The actor has been involved in show business from a very young age and has, therefore, featured in films, commercials, and television shows, respectively.
Even though he is better known in his home country, his shows on Netflix and social media profiles on Instagram and Tiktok have made the audience overseas acknowledge him as well.
Nathan Witte has featured in titles such as 'My Best Friend’s Bouquet' and 'A Christmas Miracle.'
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42. James Thomas Denton Jr.
|Date of Birth||January 20, 1963|
|Place of Birth||Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Thieves Quartet|
James Thomas Denton Jr. is famous for playing Mike Delfino on the comedy-drama series titled 'Desperate Housewives' and Dr. Sam Radford on Hallmark Channel's comedy-drama series called 'Good Witch.' Needless to say, he aces it on both the shows.
Denton has been a part of several films. Some of his most notable ones are 'Face Off', 'Primary Colors', and 'That Old Feeling.' In addition, he has appeared in some other well-known television shows such as 'Two Guys and a Girl', 'The West Wing', 'JAG', 'Dark Skies', 'Sliders', and 'Ally McBeal.'That being said, he has also been seen playing the lead role of Special Agent John Kilmer in the crime thriller series, titled 'Threat Matrix.'
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41. Jesse Hutch
|Date of Birth||February 12, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Alberta, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Dark Angel|
Jesse Hutch is known to spend a decent amount of his time traveling between Canada and the United States of America.
The 'American Dreams' actor was also seen playing a crucial character in the television movie, titled 'Termination Point.' That said, Jesse Hutch had a recurring role to play in the second seasons of 'Arrow' and 'Batwoman', respectively.
In addition, he was the main lead in a series called 'About a Girl' that aired on The N network.
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40. Marcus Rosner
|Date of Birth||August 10, 1989|
|Place of Birth||Campbell River, British Columbia|
|Debut TV Series||This American Housewife|
Born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Marcus Rosner has been a part of a range of television and film projects ever since his debut in the year 2012.
Some of his most prominent roles have come on television shows such as 'Arrow', 'Supernatural', 'Unreal', and 'Once Upon a Time.'The 'A Christmas Detour' actor had given his career as an actor a kick-start in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He has reportedly spent most of his time living in Toronto, Ontario.
39. Jack Turner
|Date of Birth||August 29, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Weymouth, Dorset, England|
|Debut TV Show||Discovered|
Ever since he shifted to Los Angeles, Jack Turner has been appearing in films, on television, and in video games and commercials.
The actor was seen playing the love-sick Myles in his debut feature film titled 'The 10 Year Plan.' That said, Jack Turner has appeared in several Hallmark movies.
Jack Turner, who portrayed J. R. R Tolkien on 'D. C Legends of Tomorrow', has also appeared on 'Stitchers' for two seasons as the enigmatic bad guy.
That said, we would also like to add that Jack Turner is a musician with over 10 years of experience on keyboards and guitar.
38. Marcus Paul Blucas
|Date of Birth||January 11, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Butler, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
Marcus Paul Blucas, whose maiden screen role was for the television movie titled 'Inflammable', has been seen playing Riley Finn in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', abolitionist John Hawkes in 'Underground', and Matthew Donnelly in 'Necessary Roughness', respectively.
A basketball player in college, Marcus Paul Blucas soon began to star in projects such as 'Summer Catch', 'First Daughter', and 'We Were Soldiers' among others.
The actor has also been seen playing lead roles in titles like 'The Killing Floor' and 'Thr3e' in 2007.
37. Andrew Michael Scott Francis
|Date of Birth||May 27, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Debut Film||Not Our Son|
Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, Andrew Michael Scott Francis, who is popularly known as Andrew Francis, has appeared in several television shows and films.
The actor got indulged in the profession at a very young age and has been a voice actor since the tender age of 4.
Having voiced a number of classic cartoon characters, he quickly became one of the top voice actors within the industry.
Having said that, Andrew Michael Scott Francis has also featured in titles such as 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic', 'Sushi Pack', 'Hero 108', 'Lamb Chop's Play Along', 'Poltergeist: The Legacy', 'The L Word', 'Dark Angel', 'Smallville', 'Twilight Zone', and 'Chesapeake Shores' among others.
He has also been seen in theatrical releases such as 'Agent Cody Banks', 'Final Destination 3', 'Knockaround Guys', and 'The Invisible.'
36. Duane Henry
|Date of Birth||March 18, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom|
|Debut TV Show||The Afternoon Play|
A resident of Los Angeles, California at present, Duane Henry is mostly known for his work on projects such as 'W.E.', 'NCIS', and 'Doctors.'Duane Henry, who first began performing for the screen in the year 2004, was seen in the British television anthology series titled 'The Afternoon Play.' He followed that up with a number of guest appearances on famous British dramas such as 'The Bill', 'Doctor Who', and 'The Cut', respectively.
For his aforementioned endeavors, he was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Screen National Award for Best Emerging Talent in the year 2010.
35. Antonio Cupo
|Date of Birth||January 10, 1978|
|Place of Birth||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Beggars and Choosers|
Antonio Cupo is known to have performed in several theatrical productions from the age of six to sixteen.
Not only that but the 'Hollywood Files' actor was also the lead singer of a band called Hybrid Cartel.
That said, Antonio Cupo is relatively known in Italy for his role as the male lead in the second season of 'Elisa di Rivombrosa.' He can be seen in a number of Hallmark Channel original features such as 'Hats Off to Christmas', 'For Better or for Worse', 'Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade', and 'In My Dreams' among others.
34. Chad Michael Murray
|Date of Birth||August 24, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Buffalo, New York, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Undressed|
Chad Michael Murray, who debut on the television series titled 'Undressed' in the year 2000, had become a heartthrob in the early 2000s.
His first feature film was 'Megiddo: The Omega Code 2' and he was also seen in projects such as 'A Cinderella Story' and 'One Tree Hill.'Also seen playing a detective on 'Agent Carter', Chad Michael Murray has also been seen in Hallmark Christmas movies such as 'Road to Christmas' and 'Too Close For Christmas' among others.
33. Hans Warren Christie
|Date of Birth||November 4, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom|
|Debut TV Show||Pasadena|
A native of Belfast, Ireland, Hans Warren Christie made his much-awaited debut for the Hallmark network with the holiday feature film, titled 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.'However, it took him another three years to reappear in another Hallmark movie.
The film was called 'Three Weeks, Three Kids.' That said, he has been recently seen in the Hallmark hit, titled 'Crashing Through the Snow.'Two of his other top movies are 'If I Only Had Christmas' and 'The Color of Rain', respectively.
32. Ryan John McPartlin
|Date of Birth||July 3, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Chicago, Illinois, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||The Nanny|
Ryan John McPartlin's first performing role was on 'The Nanny'; a series in which he was seen playing a Leonardo DiCaprio-type character in a Titanic spoof.
Having said that, the actor is best known for his roles as Hank Bennett on the popular soap opera 'Passions' and as Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb on the action-comedy series titled 'Chuck.'In addition, he has also been seen playing the recurring roles of police detective Dwayne Freeman on 'Mystery Girls' and Billy the fireman on 'Bad Judge', respectively.
31. Paul Greene
|Date of Birth||June 2, 1974|
|Place of Birth||Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Freddie|
Paul Greene, who has been seen in holiday hits such as 'Christmas in Angel Falls' and 'Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy', has been among the most popular faces for the network ever since he made an appearance in features such as 'A Christmas Detour' and 'Perfect Match.'
A native of Canada, he has also been a part of projects like 'A Wish for Christmas', 'Anything for Love', and 'Campfire Kiss and My Favorite Wedding.' In addition, he also performs as Dr.
Carson Shepherd on 'When Calls the Heart.'Paul Greene is majorly seen playing characters who come across as nice.
30. Colin Donnell
|Date of Birth||October 9, 1982|
|Place of Birth||St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Pan Am|
Colin Donnell, who is famous for playing Billy Crocker in 'Anything Goes', has also made a name for himself by portraying Tommy Merlyn in the hit television series, titled 'Arrow.'
A native of Missouri, he showed up on the Hallmark network for the first time in 'Love Is a Four-Letter Word.'The actor plays complex yet engaging characters and has also appeared in titles such as 'Chicago Med', 'Love on Iceland', and 'To Catch a Spy' among others.
29. Steve Lund
|Date of Birth||January 9, 1989|
|Place of Birth||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Debut TV Series||Yukonic!|
Steve Lund is best known for portraying the role of Jake in 'Schitt’s Creek' and Nick Sorrentino in 'Bitten.'Before he took up acting as a career, he played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
However, a series of concussions was responsible for him being forced to not continue playing the sport.
However, one has to give it to Steve Lund for not giving up on hope.
Just months after his sporting career ended, he began to take acting classes in Vancouver and, thus, found a new and exciting profession to look forward to.
Steve Lund has made his presence felt in a number of Hallmark Channel television films and shows.
He has featured in titles such as 'Single All the Way', 'The Christmas Cottage', 'Unlocking Christmas', 'Street Legal', 'Reign', and 'Haven' among others.
28. Gabriel Hogan
|Date of Birth||May 17, 1973|
|Place of Birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Night Heat|
Gabriel Hogan, who gave his career a kick-start by featuring in a television series titled 'Night Heat', is best known for his renewing roles on Canadian hit dramas such as The Associates, Traders, and Heartland.
Most of his prominent roles have been given to him on the Canadian television platform.
Gabriel Hogan, who is a fan of ice hockey and an expert player, has also made his presence felt in a title like 'Red Scorpion 2' and the pilot episode of 'FlashPoint.'
27. Michael Rady
|Date of Birth||August 20, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Debut Film||The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants|
Michael Rady made his debut for the Hallmark network with 'Cloudy With a Chance of Love.' In the feature, he was seen portraying a television producer who falls head over heels in love with someone who he hires as a weather girl.
Michael Rady, who was also seen in 'Christmas in Homestead', has been a regular for Hallmark ever since the release of the aforementioned film.
He most recently was seen playing a part in 'A New Year’s Resolution' and 'Christmas Bow', respectively.
That said, Michael Rady is mostly seen playing sweet characters and has also featured in titles such as 'Two Turtle Doves', 'Christmas at Pemberley Manor', 'You’re Bacon Me Crazy', 'Love to the Rescue' to name a few.
26. Jesse Eden Metcalfe
|Date of Birth||December 9, 1978|
|Place of Birth||Carmel Valley, California, United States of America|
|Debut Film||44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out|
Jesse Eden Metcalfe first made his appearance for the Hallmark network in 'Fairfield Road.' Prior to this, he was seen portraying John Rowland on the acclaimed show, titled 'Desperate Housewives.'Jesse Eden Metcalfe again featured in 'A Country Wedding' for the Hallmark network in 2015.
He played a singer who returns to his roots in order to sell his parent's estate.
However, he soon falls for the girl next door and, thus, begins a healthy relationship.
The actor has also been seen in projects such as 'Chesapeake Shores', 'Christmas Next Door', the 'Vineyard Mysteries' movie franchise, and 'Christmas Under the Stars' among others.
25. Eric Harry Timothy Mabius
|Date of Birth||April 22, 1971|
|Place of Birth||Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Welcome to the Dollhouse|
Eric Harry Timothy Mabius, who rose to fame after playing Daniel Meade on the comedy-drama series titled 'Ugly Betty', has worked in theatre productions before he shifted to doing television shows and movies.
The actor made his debut for Hallmark Channel with 'How to Fall in Love.' He was soon then seen in a feature called 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered' and its subsequent movies.
Eric Harry Timothy Mabius has also been seen making his quirky presence felt in projects such as 'Welcome to Christmas', 'It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas', 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground', and 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Alter' among others.
24. Peter John Wagner II
|Date of Birth||October 3, 1959|
|Place of Birth||Washington, Missouri, United States of America|
|Debut TV Series||A New Day in Eden|
This actor, who also happens to be a performing singer, is best known for the characters that he played on soap operas such as 'Santa Barbara', 'General Hospital', 'Melrose Place', and 'The Bold and the Beautiful.'
One of the few screen performers over 50 to make it to this list, Peter John Wagner II has featured in several made for television films.
Some of his most notable ones are 'Moving Target', 'Lady Killer', 'Frequent Flyer', and 'Dirty Little Secret.'
23. Stephen Huszar
|Date of Birth||January 24, 1984|
|Place of Birth||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Debut Film||The Cradle Will Fall|
Even though Stephen Huszar had a tiny role to play in features like 'Time After Time' and 'Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick', he did manage to make his much-awaited Christmas debut with 'Magical Christmas Ornaments.'
One of Hallmark Channel's go-to guys during the holiday season, Stephen Huszar has starred in a number of cheerful films for the network.
The good-looking actor has been seen in projects like 'Return to Christmas Creek', 'Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas', 'A Homecoming for the Holidays', and 'Ruby Herring Mysteries' series of films.
22. Dylan Jeremy Neal
|Date of Birth||October 8, 1969|
|Place of Birth||Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Echoes in the Darkness|
This 'The Bold and the Beautiful' actor kick-started his stint with the Hallmark network by agreeing to play a role on 'Cedar Cove.'Soon after, he grabbed the golden opportunity to play a role in a feature titled 'Looks Like Christmas.' Dylan Jeremy Neal has also been playing detective Henry in the 'Gourmet Detective' television series.
That said, the confident and stylish performer has also featured in films such as 'Truly, Madly, Sweetly', 'Christmas She Wrote', 'Fifty Shades of Grey', and 'Fifty Shades Freed' to name a few.
21. Christopher McNally
|Date of Birth||November 8, 1988|
|Place of Birth||North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Killer Instinct|
Christopher McNally, who is known as Chris McNally, was first seen playing a supporting character in 'Hearts of Christmas.' However, he found his first leading character to play as the charming Nate in a feature called 'The Sweetest Heart.'
Mostly seen playing a hard-working adventurer who is always working on something new and exciting, Christopher McNally has also appeared in projects such as 'Snowkissed', 'Sweetest Heart', 'A Winter Princess', and 'Sailing Into Love' among others.
20. Travis Scott Van Winkle
|Date of Birth||November 4, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Victorville, California, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||MADtv|
Travis Scott Van Winkle, who is best known for starring in the feature film 'Accepted', has also appeared in the third season of the popular Netflix series titled 'You.'He is also known for portraying Trent Sutton-DeMarco in titles such as 'Transformers' and the 2009 reboot of 'Friday the 13th', respectively.
Having said that, the actor has also featured in the suspense thriller '247°F' and in an independent comedy called 'Last Call.'In addition, Travis Scott Van Winkle also starred in shows such as '2 Broke Girls', 'Happy Endings', and 'Two and a Half Men' among others.
19. Aaron John O'Connell
|Date of Birth||April 8, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Dayton, Ohio, United States of America|
|Debut Film||LAID: Life as It's Dealt|
Courtesy of his good looks, Aaron John O'Connell has been featured in major publications such as GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Vogue Paris, Arena Homme +, and VMAN.
He is best known for his portrayal of Wyatt Cryer in the prime-time television drama titled 'The Haves and the Have Nots.' The show airs on the Oprah Winfrey network.
He has appeared in the seasonal comedy for Hallmark network titled '12 Gifts of Christmas', and was later seen playing the main lead in 'A Prince for Christmas.'He also starred in 'With Love, Christmas' alongside Emilie Ullerup.
18. Kevin McGarry
|Date of Birth||March 19, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Kincardine, Ontario, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Lovebites|
John Kevin McGarry, popularly known as Kevin McGarry, graduated with a degree in Creative Writing in 2007.
He first appeared for the Hallmark network in 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris With Love.' However, he could star as the main lead only two years later in 'Love at First Bark.'
The Canadian native, who began portraying Mountie Nathan Grant on 'When Calls the Heart', has been seen in other features such as 'Christmas Scavenger Hunt', 'Winter Castle', and 'Winter Love Story' among others.
17. Carlos Roberto PenaVega
|Date of Birth||August 15, 1989|
|Place of Birth||Columbia, Missouri, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||ER|
Carlos Roberto PenaVega's wife, Alexa PenaVega, had helped him make the transition from Nickelodeon to Hallmark.
It was not surprising then to see the couple teaming up for 'Enchanted Christmas' and 'Love at Sea' among other projects.
Carlos Roberto PenaVega, who mostly plays a creative and outgoing man who is ready to bend to make his partner happy, has been seen in flicks like 'A Midnight Kiss', 'Love at Sea', and the 'Picture Perfect Mysteries' series as well.
16. Victor Webster
|Date of Birth||February 7, 1973|
|Place of Birth||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Sunset Beach|
The 'Charmed' alum truly charmed the fans of Hallmark with his performance in the feature, titled 'Puppy Love'; a story that sees his character agreeing to split ownership of his dog with Megan and her daughter.
Victor Webster, who returned to Hallmark with 'Summer Villa', has continued to star in their projects ever since.
He started playing Detective Kyle Cooper in the series, titled 'Matchmaker Mysteries.'The actor is often seen playing moody and athletic characters and has been seen in features such as 'Hearts of Winter', 'Home for Christmas Day', 'Five Star Christmas', and 'A Harvest Wedding' among others.
15. Kristoffer Polaha
|Date of Birth||February 18, 1977|
|Place of Birth||Reno, Nevada, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Angel|
The 'Life Unexpected' actor, who starred alongside Meghan Markle in his maiden outing for Hallmark network titled 'Dater’s Handbook', is seen playing a tall and enigmatic character in most of the projects that he appears in.
The Nevada native has been seen in feature films such as 'Pearl in Paradise', 'Hearts of Christmas', 'Small Town Christmas', 'Rocky Mountain Christmas', 'Double Holiday', and the 'Mystery 101' franchise of Hallmark television movies among other notable television shows and films.
14. Cameron Arthur Mathison
|Date of Birth||August 25, 1969|
|Place of Birth||Sarnia, Ontario, Canada|
|Debut Film||Any Mother's Son|
Popular for 'All My Children', Cameron Arthur Mathison has been one of Hallmark network's leading men since the release of 'The Christmas Ornament.'Cameron Arthur Mathison has appeared in projects such as 'Along Came a Nanny' and 'Holidaze' before starting to portray Detective Mike Kingston in the 'Murder, She Baked' series of television films.
A former soap star, he has also been co-hosting Hallmark Channel’s daytime talk show called 'Home & Family' for quite a few years now.
Often seen playing a handsome authoritative figure, he has also appeared in titles such as 'A Christmas to Remember', 'The Christmas Club', 'At Home in Mitford', and 'A Summer to Remember.'
13. Niall Matter
|Date of Birth||October 20, 1980|
|Place of Birth||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||The Best Years|
Niall Matter, who came into the spotlight by playing Clay Castleberry in 'Stop the Wedding', was seen playing the same role in the holiday feature film, titled 'Finding Father Christmas.'
The 'When Calls the Heart' actor has also been seen portraying Ian McAndrick in titles like 'Engaging Father Christmas' and 'Marrying Father Christmas.'
Known to play characters that come across as polite and a bit intellectual, Niall Matter has been seen in memorable movies such as 'Christmas Pen Pals', 'Frozen in Love', 'Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater', 'Christmas at Dollywood', 'Country at Heart', and the 'Aurora Teagarden' mysteries among others.
12. James Wesley "Wes" Brown
|Date of Birth||January 26, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America|
|Debut Film||The Lady Is a Doll|
James Wesley "Wes" Brown, popularly known as Wes Brown, has been a part of titles such as 'Christmas in Graceland' and 'Wedding at Graceland.'
Even though his characters are comparatively nicer in Hallmark projects, the 'Love Under the Autumn Moon' actor has also been seen on successful television shows such as '90210' and 'Once Upon a Time', respectively.
Wes Brown has also featured in Hallmark Channel films like 'Love's Everlasting Courage', 'Love Begins', and 'Christmas Cookies' among others.
11. Trevor Donovan Neubauer
|Date of Birth||October 11, 1978|
|Place of Birth||Bishop, California, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Quintuplets|
Trevor Donovan Neubauer is professionally known as Trevor Donovan. He grew up skiing and snowboarding and is best known for his role as Teddy Montgomery on the hit teen drama television series titled '90210.'
An American actor and model, he made his screen debut on the television series titled 'Quintuplets.' However, his film debut was in the Bruce Willis-led feature called 'Surrogates.'
He has also been seen in features such as 'Snow Globe Christmas' and 'Love Finds You in Charm' among others.
10. Daniel Aaron Lissing
|Date of Birth||October 4, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Debut TV Show||Pizza|
Daniel Aaron Lissing, who played Conrad De Groot in 'Crownies', grew up at the beaches of Sydney.
After having featured in the aforementioned series, he also appeared in the American military drama titled 'Last Resort' as James King - a petty officer of the US Navy, and a Navy SEAL. Daniel Aaron Lissing's character play of Canadian Mountie, Jack Thornton, for 'When Calls the Heart' has also been among the news.
However, he decided to quit the role at the end of the fifth season.
9. Paul Campbell
|Date of Birth||June 22, 1979|
|Place of Birth||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||The Dead Zone|
Another actor from Canada to make it our list is the 'The Battlestar Galactica' alum, Paul Campbell.
He started his stint on the network with the holiday feature film, titled 'Window Wonderland.'The characters that he plays are so likable that one often feels like befriending them immediately.
Paul Campbell, who is often seen starring alongside Kimberley Sustad, has been seen in movies such as 'Love, Sun, Sand & Romance', 'Wedding Every Weekend', 'The Last Bridesmaid', and 'Christmas by Starlight' among others.
8. Brendan James Penny
|Date of Birth||November 9, 1978|
|Place of Birth||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Jake 2.0|
Brendan James Penny, who is best known for playing Detective Brian Lucas in the crime drama series titled 'Motive', made his Hallmark Channel debut with 'Along Came a Nanny' in the year 2014.
The actor found his maiden Christmas role to play in '‘Tis the Season for Love.' Penny, who was seen in 'Autumn in the Vineyard' and its two sequels, is known to play calm and confident characters in his Hallmark features.
Brendan James Penny has also been seen in projects like 'The Secret Ingredient', 'A Dash of Love', 'Magical Christmas Ornaments', 'Valentine in the Vineyard', 'The Charm Bracelet', and 'Easter Under Wraps' among others.
7. Brett Patrick Dalton
|Date of Birth||January 7, 1983|
|Place of Birth||San Jose, California, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Blue Bloods|
Best known for playing Grant Ward and Hive in the extremely popular series titled 'Agents of SHIELD.', Brett Patrick Dalton's first taste of mainstream was when he featured in a show called 'Blue Bloods.'However, before appearing in two aforementioned shows, he was also seen in a couple of short films.
Today, Brett Patrick Dalton is one of the most reliable leading men for Hallmark Channel.
He has also featured in titles such as 'Once Upon a Christmas Miracle' and 'The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone', respectively.
Brett has won one Teen Choice Award and earned one nomination for his performance in the sci-fi TV series Agents of SHIELD.
6. Tyler Jeffrey Hynes
|Date of Birth||May 6, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Tyler Jeffrey Hynes has been one of Hallmark Channel favorites for quite a few years now.
A native of Canada, the actor has been seen in holiday feature films such as 'On the 12th Date of Christmas' and 'It’s Christmas, Eve.'
He has also made his presence felt in motion pictures such as 'The Mistletoe Secret', 'Flip That Romance', 'My Boyfriend's Back: Wedding March 5', 'Sweet Carolina', 'It Was Always You', and 'Winter in Vail' among others.
5. Samuel Page
|Date of Birth||November 5, 1976|
|Place of Birth||Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Popular|
Samuel L. Elliott, known by his professional name Samuel Page, has been a part of several popular television shows such as 'House of Cards', 'Mad Men', 'Switched at Birth', 'Desperate Housewives', 'Scandal', 'The Bold Type', 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt', and 'Gossip Girl.'
He kick-started his stint with the Hallmark Channel by playing Ted in a feature called 'Annie Claus is Coming to Town.'
He went on to make his presence felt in titles such as 'All Things Valentine', 'The Perfect Christmas Present', 'The Story of Us', 'Walking the Dog', 'A Royal New Year's Eve', 'The One and Only', 'A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love', and 'Christmas in Rome.'
4. Thomas Luke Macfarlane
|Date of Birth||January 19, 1980|
|Place of Birth||London, Ontario, Canada|
Best known for playing Scotty Wandell on the television drama titled 'Brothers & Sisters', Thomas Luke Macfarlane is one of the most popular romantic leads in several Christmas-based Hallmark feature films.
A go-to Hallmark lead for the holiday season, he is known to play kind-hearted characters.
This is one reason why the viewers are seen rooting for him to find his true love.
Some of his other features include 'Just Add Romance', 'The Birthday Wish', 'Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen', 'Taking a Shot at Love', and 'A Valentine’s Match' among others.
3. Ryan Jacob Paevey-Vlieger
|Date of Birth||September 24, 1984|
|Place of Birth||Torrance, California, United States of America|
|Debut Television Film||4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker|
Ryan Jacob Paevey-Vlieger, who is professionally known as Ryan Paevey, was first seen in a television movie titled 'Unleashing Mr. Darcy' for Hallmark. A native of California, his maiden holiday feature film on Hallmark was titled 'Hope at Christmas.'There is one cliche that the characters that the blue-eyed Ryan Paevey plays follow.
His characters often come across as snobbish at the start of the motion pictures. Be that as it may, they do manage to charm both the leading lady and the audience by the end of the screenplay.
Some of Ryan Paevey's most popular films are 'From Friend to Fiancé', 'Harvest Love', 'Christmas at the Plaza', 'A Summer Romance', 'A Little Daytime Drama', 'A Timeless Christmas', and the 'Mr. Darcy' features.
2. Brennan Elliott
|Date of Birth||March 24, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Debut Film||Stone Coats|
Brennan Elliott, who cemented his place as a trustworthy Hallmark guy by playing Warren Saget on 'Cedar Cove' from 2013 to 2015, had first been seen on the channel in 'The Nanny Express.'
The Canadian native is best known for playing Lieutenant Logan O’Connor in the 'The Crossword Mysteries.' Aside from the aforementioned show, he has also been seen working alongside Lacey Chabert in the 'All of My Heart' trilogy of films.
Often seen to be portraying smart and intriguing characters, Brennan Elliott has featured in projects such as 'Flower Shop Mysteries', 'Love You Like Christmas', 'All Summer Long', 'Christmas in Vienna', and 'All of My Heart.'
He also appeared in the feature movie 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, and Owen Wilson.
1. Andrew William Walker
|Date of Birth||June 9, 1979|
|Place of Birth||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Sirens|
Andrew William Walker, who is among the most popular Hallmark actors today, kicked off his time with the network with projects like 'Finding Mrs. Claus' and 'A Bride for Christmas', respectively. The actor continued to see more leading roles coming his way as he charmed both his colleagues and viewers with his screen presence.
Some of his most prominent holiday hits are 'Christmas Tree Lane', 'Snowed-Inn Christmas', and 'Christmas on My Mind.'However, Andrew William Walker has also appeared in features such as 'The Perfect Catch', 'Bridal Wave', 'My Secret Valentine', 'Appetite for Love', 'Bottled With Love', 'A Christmas in Tennessee', 'The 27-Hour Day', and 'Sweet Autumn' among others.
Hallmark's Best Lead Movie Actors Are Ryan Paevey and Andrew Walker, Plus Kevin McGarry | Soaps.com.Who is the top male Hallmark actor? ›
- 8/13 David Haydn-Jones.
- 7/13 Sam Page.
- 6/13 Colin Ferguson.
- 5/13 Cameron Mathison.
- 4/13 Andrew Walker.
- 3/13 Tyler Hynes.
- 2/13 Ryan Paevey.
- 1/13 Duane Henry.
Two for the WinWho is the face of Hallmark? ›
Seen by many as essentially the face of Hallmark's lineup, with 29 films under her belt, Cameron Bure signed a deal with GAF's parent company, Great American Media, in mid-April 2022, according to Variety.Who is the king of Hallmark? ›
If you look at only the telefilms that have aired between the two TV channels, it might surprise long-time devotees to learn that actor Steve Bacic has appeared in the most Hallmark movies.Who is the best male kisser in Hallmark movies? ›
Andrew Walker--One of the Best Hallmark Kissers!Is Candace Cameron Bure leaving Hallmark? ›
Candace Cameron Bure shocked fans in April 2022 when she announced that she was leaving Hallmark Media for Great American Media. The Full House alum starred in 10 holiday films for Hallmark Channel during her 13 years with the network, earning her the title of “Queen of Christmas” from viewers and critics alike.Why did Cameron Bure leave Hallmark? ›
Bure, who portrayed D.J. Tanner on the popular sitcom, told Variety in September “it didn't work out with Hallmark” and “it just so happened that my contract was expiring when Great American Family started up.” The faith-promoting company plays holiday specials as part of its religious programming.Why does Hallmark use mostly Canadian actors? ›
Harmon thinks tax incentives are a major reason. "There is no question tax credits are a big part of it," he said, "and also the dollar, the exchange on the dollar is a big factor." Hiring Canadian actors, directors and writers trigger tax incentives. Plus B.C. is really easy to dress up.How much does Hallmark pay its lead actors? ›
According to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) pay scale, for a leading role, a Hallmark actor could make between $1,251.00 to $3,575.00 per week. Of course, for bigger stars, that amount could be more. Keep scrolling to find out the net worths of some of the network's most popular actors.
- The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008 TV Movie) ...
- Christmas Next Door (2017 TV Movie) ...
- Journey Back to Christmas (2016 TV Movie) ...
- The Christmas Ring (2020 TV Movie) ...
- One Royal Holiday (2020 TV Movie) ...
- Christmas Unwrapped (2020 TV Movie) ...
- Matching Hearts (2020 TV Movie)
She appeared to follow in the footsteps of her co-star Danica who departed in October 2021. Fellow Hallmark leads like Jessica Lowndes, Trevor Donovan and Jen Lilley have also left for GAC throughout the past year.What actors and actresses are leaving Hallmark for GAC? ›
In the last year, Great American Media has announced they've signed several actors to deals, including Danica McKellar, Jen Lilley, Jessica Lowndes, and Trevor Donovan. And now they've plucked one of the shiniest gems from from Hallmark's crown: Candace Cameron Bure!Who is leaving Hallmark for GAC? ›
Candace Cameron Bure Explains Why She Left Hallmark for GAC Family: They're 'Christians That Love the Lord' With Candace Cameron Bure's first GAC Family Christmas movie set to premiere later this month, Hallmark Channel's former holiday queen is speaking out about her decision to switch networks.Is Lacey Chabert leaving Hallmark? ›
Hallmark's parent company announced in February 2022 that it cemented a deal with Lacey Chabert, who is the star of one of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries franchises, signaling that they weren't backing down from Great American Media's fight over talent.Are any Hallmark actors dating each other? ›
Carlos and Alexa PenaVega
Carlos Pena of Big Time Rush married Spy Kids star Alexa Vega in 2014. The two, who met at a Bible study group, have since gone on star in multiple Hallmark Channel movies, including the Picture Perfect Mysteries series, Enchanted Christmas, and Love in the Limelight.
Having 30 Hallmark movies to her name, Lacey Chabert – known for her roles on “Party of Five” and “Mean Girls” – has been called the “Queen of Hallmark Movies,” something the actress takes as a compliment.What religion is Hallmark? ›
History. The Hallmark Channel traces its history to the launch of two separate religious cable channels, the American Christian Television System (ACTS) and the Vision Interfaith Satellite Network (VISN).How much do actors get paid for Hallmark Christmas movies? ›
An actor can make good wages during this time. Hallmark Actors get paid between $400 to $1,200 per day. And to complete a Hallmark movie Director needs 14 to 20 days. So finally they get around $5,600 to $24,000 per movie as per their popularity, and the average budget of a hallmark movie is 2 Million Dollars.Which movie has most kisses? ›
24 best movie kisses, ranked
- Pretty Woman (1990)
- Titanic (1997) ...
- The Notebook (2004) ...
- Gone with the Wind (1939) ...
- Sixteen Candles (1984) ...
- Ghost (1990) ...
- Spider-Man (2002) ...
- Selena Gomez in The Suite Life on Zack and Cody. ...
- Josh Hutcherson in Little Manhattan. ...
- Mila Kunis in That '70s Show. ...
- Kay Panabaker in Summerland. ...
- Kirsten Dunst in Interview with the Vampire. ...
- Jesse Eisenberg in Roger Dodger. ...
- Tyler Posey in Doc.
A Perfect Pairing is a 2022 American romantic comedy film. The film follows the story of Lola, an LA-based wine executive. Stuart McDonald directs the film and Victoria Justice stars as Lola while Adam Demos appears as Max.Why do stars leave Hallmark for GAC? ›
Candace Cameron Bure revealed why she left the Hallmark Channel for GAC in a new interview. The actress said “it didn't work out” during contract renegotiations. Bure will star in an upcoming Christmas movie and work behind the scenes on additional holiday productions this season.Who is Hallmark target audience? ›
As The New Yorker notes, the Hallmark Movies audience is decidedly Middle-American and Christian.How are actors chosen for Hallmark movies? ›
We generally cast the leads from film, or from some knowledge or relationship with them. The rest of the cast is read from the location casting director or I hire a casting director to read and cast the roles.Do lead actors get royalties? ›
For TV's biggest stars, key roles on successful shows mean huge paychecks — but the payoff doesn't stop there. When shows are syndicated, redistributed, released on DVD, purchased by a streaming service or otherwise used beyond what the actors were originally paid for, those actors get residual checks called royalties.How rich is Lacey Chabert? ›
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth||Sep 30, 1982 (40 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Purvis|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)|
Hired talent can expect a minimum of 10–15 paid gigs throughout the season with the potential for more. Pays $75–$500 per day for an estimated 20 days of work. Runs weekends from Thanksgiving through Christmas Day with Christmas Eve availability preferred.What is Hallmark's #1 Christmas movie? ›
1. A Royal Christmas (2014) Starring Chabert (of course), Jane Seymour, Stephen Hagan and Katie Flynn, the title pretty much gives this one away.Why did Danica Leave Hallmark Channel? ›
In April, Bure announced that she was leaving the Hallmark Channel to make original shows for Great American Family, a channel owned by Great American Media, formerly known as Great American Country.
Andrew Walker--One of the Best Hallmark Kissers!How much do top Hallmark actors make? ›
According to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) pay scale, for a leading role, a Hallmark actor could make between $1,251.00 to $3,575.00 per week. Of course, for bigger stars, that amount could be more. Keep scrolling to find out the net worths of some of the network's most popular actors.Who is the most paid actor in history? ›
Robert Downey Jr.
The actor's work outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has cemented the fact that he has an inherent gift for his craft, but it's the role as genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Iron Man that has made him a box office sensation as well as the highest paid actor in the world.
The Mean Girls actress made an exclusive multi-picture deal with Hallmark Media in February 2022.