List of Dutch Americans - List - Entertainment


  • Christina Aguilera, Female singer, actress and model.
  • Reiko Aylesworth (1972 - ) actress, best known for playing Michelle Dessler in the television series 24
  • Carmit Bachar, member of the Pussycat Dolls, born to an Israeli father and Dutch-Indonesian mother
  • Shannon Bex, member of Danity Kane, is of Scottish and Dutch descent.
  • Humphrey Bogart (1899–1957) - His father was of Dutch descent. The name “Bogart” comes from the Dutch surname “Bogaert”. It is derived from the word “bogaard”, a short name for “boomgaard”, which means “orchard”.
  • Matt LeBlanc, actor (His father is part of Dutch descent)
  • Moon Bloodgood, (1975-) American actress.
  • Michelle Branch (1983 - ) American singer (Dutch through her maternal grandfather)
  • Marlon Brando (1924–2004) Hollywood film actor, father was of partial Dutch ancestry.
  • John Carradine (1906–1988) American actor, descendants of Dutch diamond merchant, Kiliaen van Rensselaer who settled the province of Albany, NY in the seventeenth century.
  • Keith Carradine (1949-) Actor and son of John Carradine
  • Robert Carradine (1954-) Actor
  • David Carradine (1931–2009) Actor
  • Ever Carradine (1974-) Actress and daughter of Robert Carradine
  • Wilhelmina Cooper - née Behmenburg, model who began with Ford Models and, at the peak of her success, founded her own agency, Wilhelmina Models
  • Robert De Niro (1943 - ) two time Academy Award winning actor
  • Montgomery Clift (1920–1966) actor, of partial maternal Dutch ancestry
  • Joyce DeWitt (1949 - ) actress
  • Thomas Dekker (1987 - ) American actor, his father is Dutch
  • Lee Van Cleef (1925–1989) film actor, his father was Dutch and his mother was Dutch-Indonesian.
  • Charlize Theron (1975 - ) South African actress of German, Dutch and French descent. Now naturalised citizen of the United States.
  • Clint Eastwood (1930 - ) film actor and director*
  • Frances Farmer (1913–1970) film actress, her mother was of Dutch ancestry.
  • Nina Foch (1924–2008) film actress, father was from the Netherlands
  • Bridget Fonda (1964 - ) actress
  • Henry Fonda (1905–1982) film actor
  • Jane Fonda (1937 - ), actress
  • Peter Fonda (February 23, 1940), actor, Ghost Rider
  • Ace Frehley (April 27, 1951) musician, Dutch Paternal side
  • Janina Gavankar (1980 - ) American actress of Indian and Dutch ancestry.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974 - ) actor, perhaps best known for his role as Zack Morris on NBC's Saved by the Bell
  • Lucas Grabeel (1984 - ) American actor of English and Dutch ancestry, best known for his role as Ryan Evans in High School Musical (film series)
  • Betty Grable (1916–1973) actress, singer, dancer and pin-up girl whose sensational bathing-suit photo became the number one pinup of the World War II era
  • Audrey Hepburn (1929 - ) Actress. Her mother, Baroness Ella van Heemstra (1900–1984), was a Dutch aristocrat.
  • Dexter Holland (1965 - ) singer of The Offspring
  • Laura Jansen, (1977 - ) Singer/Songwriter
  • Angelina Jolie, (1975) actress, Her mother has French Canadian and Dutch ancestry.
  • Kim Kardashian (1980 - ) actress and model, she played in the 2008 Disaster Movie, she has Dutch, Scottish and Armenian roots.
  • Eva LaRue, of Scottish, French, Dutch ancestry
  • Taylor Lautner, American actor of German, French and Dutch descent.
  • Jack Nicholson, (April 22, 1937), Hall of fame actor
  • Leighton Meester, (April 9, 1986), actress, best known for her role as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl
  • Jason Ritter
  • John Ritter
  • Rebecca Romijn (1972 - ) actress and former fashion model
  • Thelma Schoonmaker, an Academy Award-winning film editor
  • Jimmy Smits (1955 - ) Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor is half-Dutch, half Puerto Rican.
  • Cobie Smulders, actress, of Dutch and English descent.
  • Bruce Springsteen (1949 - ) singer, songwriter
  • Mary Steenburgen (1953 - ) Hollywood film actress
  • Steven Strait (1986 - ) Is of Dutch and Italian heritage - model, singer, and actor (Sky High)
  • Taylor Swift, country singer
  • Channing Tatum, Actor, Dutch father and a Dutch-American mother.
  • Lou Tellegen (1881–1934) film actor
  • Egbert Van Alstyne (1878–1951) songwriter and pianist
  • Louis van Amstel, (1972 -) professional dancer, choreographer, and a dancesport coach
  • Lee Van Cleef, (1925-1989) American film and television actor, well known for his roles in Westerns
  • James Van Der Beek (1977 -) television and film actor, best known as Dawson from Dawson's Creek
  • Anneliese van der Pol (1984 - ) television actress, perhaps best known for her role as Chelsea Daniels in the Disney Channel original comedy series, That's So Raven
  • Heather Vandeven (1981-), model and Pet of the Year 2007
  • Dick Van Dyke (1925 - ) famous television and film star and his brother, television actor Jerry Van Dyke (1931 - )
  • Barry Van Dyke (1951-) actor and son of Dick Van Dike.
  • Alex Van Halen (1953 - ) drummer and founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen
  • Eddie Van Halen (1955 - ) guitarist and founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen
  • Billy Van Zandt (1957- ) playwright, actor
  • Philip Van Zandt (1904–1958), Broadway and Hollywood actor, played in Citizen Kane
  • Townes Van Zandt (1944–1997) country-folk music singer-songwriter, performer, and poet.
  • Donnie Van Zant (1952 - ) founder and singer of .38 Special
  • Johnny Van Zant (1959 - ) lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd since 1987
  • Ronnie Van Zant (1948–1977) lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1970–1977
  • Paul Verhoeven (1938 - ) film director
  • Captain Beefheart (1941-2010), the stage name of musician and artist Don Van Vliet
  • Donald Voorhees (1903–1989) composer and conductor
  • Jan de Bont (1943 -) film director, producer and cinematographer
  • Carel Struycken (1948 -) film actor
  • Colonel Tom Parker (1909–1997) manager of Elvis Presley

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