Actors You May Not Have Realized Are Republican

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The below actors must have shown public support for Republican candidates or conservative causes.

This list of conservative actors includes well known right-wingers as well as a few surprises. It includes photos & biographical info - and contains current and historic famous actors who are Republicans. What actors are Republicans? More than you might think, considering Hollywood's reputation for being liberal. Obvious Republican actors, like Clint Eastwood, are on this list, but there are also a few surprises– like Vince Vaughn and Adam Sandler. Republican actors are, of course, entitled to their own beliefs like anyone else, but many fans may be surprised that their favorite funny actors are also involved in politics.

This list of Republican actors in Hollywood are listed by which stars you might find most surprising. This list includes both right wing movie stars who have declared themselves to be full-fledged conservatives, as well as actors who have at one point publicly supported a Republican candidate or candidates. All conservative movie stars and actors who have donated to the Republican party are also included here.

If you've ever wondered about the political views of Kevin James, Kurt Russell, or Adam Sandler, than you might want to check out this list. Some of these Republican actors and actresses might be some of your favorite stars!

For a full list of all Republican celebrities, including singers, writers, and TV personalities, see this list of Republican celebrities, and for a full list of all Hollywood conservatives, see Conservatives in Hollywood.

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  • Adam Sandler
    Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York

    A powerhouse in the comedy genre, Adam Sandler has crafted a successful career both as an actor and producer. With iconic roles in films such as Billy MadisonHappy Gilmore, and The Waterboy, Sandler has shown his undeniable talent for making audiences laugh. His production company, Happy Madison Productions, is behind numerous successful film and television projects.

  • Vince Vaughn
    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    Known for his witty humor and tall stature, Vince Vaughn has become a staple in American comedy films. Hugely successful movies like Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball have showcased his ability to deliver memorable performances that resonate with audiences. Often paired alongside fellow comedic actors, Vaughn's magnetic personality adds levity to any project he's a part of.

  • Kurt Russell
    The Thing, Stargate, Death Proof
    • Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

    With a versatile acting career spanning over six decades, Kurt Russell has solidified his position in Hollywood as a dependable leading man. From early roles in Disney films to iconic action movies like Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China, Russell has demonstrated an ability to excel in various genres. His collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino on films such as The Hateful Eight and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood showcased his continued relevance in the industry.

  • Jessica Simpson
    Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, The Master of Disguise, DreamChaser Tour
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

    Beginning her career as a pop singer, Jessica Simpson eventually made her mark in Hollywood as a charming and lighthearted actress. Her role as Daisy Duke in the film adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard brought her widespread recognition, while other projects including the reality show Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica solidified her celebrity status. Beyond acting, Simpson has built a successful fashion empire, cementing her long-lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

  • Heather Locklear
    Dynasty, T.J. Hooker, Melrose Place
    • Birthplace: Westwood, California, USA

    Initially making a name for herself on the popular television series Dynasty, Heather Locklear skyrocketed to stardom in the 1980s and '90s. Her captivating beauty and strong screen presence have landed her leading roles in shows such as Melrose Place and Spin City. Despite facing personal challenges throughout her career, Locklear remains a beloved figure in the world of entertainment.

  • Patricia Heaton
    Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle, Space Jam
    • Birthplace: Bay Village, Ohio, USA

    Best known for her role as the strong-willed matriarch in the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Patricia Heaton has enjoyed a successful career in television. Her subsequent starring role in The Middle has further solidified her talent for bringing warmth, humor, and relatability to her characters. In recent years, Heaton has become an advocate for various charitable causes, leveraging her fame to make a positive impact.