VOTE The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors  

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List Rules Bands led by a celebrity who is most well known for his or her acting.

This list ranks the best bands fronted by actors, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several actors have fronted bands over the years, but this list contains only the best. Some of the best bands are fronted by comedic actors, while others are fronted by dramatic stars. One band is even fronted by an Academy Award-winning actor. Which is the best band fronted by an actor? Cast your votes below.

One band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, is fronted by Jared Leto. In 2014, Leto won an Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. Rilo Kiley is fronted by Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett. Lewis appeared in Pleasantville and Sennett appeared in the show “Salute Your Shorts.”

Childish Gambino is fronted by Donald Glover. As an actor, Glover is best known for his role as Troy on “Community.” He was also a writer for “30 Rock.” Tenacious D is fronted by School of Rock funnyman Jack Black and the Steep Canyon Rangers are often fronted by comedian and actor Steve Martin.

Which of these bands fronted by famous actors do you think is the best? Maybe yo prefer Kevin Costner's group to Michael Cera's, or Kevin Bacon's to Jada Pinkett Smith. Upvote the best bands below, all of which are fronted by a celebrity known for his or her acting.
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Rock music, Heavy metal, Acoustic music - Jack Black

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Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock - Jared Leto

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Hip hop music, Eurodance - Mark Wahlberg

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Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock - Taylor Momsen

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129 126
Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
Maxq1 added Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Alternative hip hop, Hip Hop - Donald Glover

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Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music - Zooey Deschanel

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158 217
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Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock - Kevin Bacon

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130 171
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Bluegrass - Steve Martin

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118 174
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Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock - Juliette Lewis

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131 200
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Bruce Willis and the Accelerators Blues - Bruce Willis

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120 187
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Rock music, Grunge, Power pop - Keanu Reeves

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99 159
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Pop music, Rock music, Garage rock - Jason Schwartzman

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97 161
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Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock - Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett

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26 25
Hollywood Vampires is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
Ferry73 added Hard Rock -

Johnny Depp

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Jeff Bridges & the Abiders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
Ferry73 added Jeff Bridges & the Abiders Folk Rock -

Jeff Bridges

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Glenn Frey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
Angelia Brinn Shackelford added Pop music, Rock music, Country rock

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The Petalstones - Malin Akerma... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
TeddyB.DelosSantos added The Petalstones - Malin Akerman

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Folk music, Folk rock, Indie rock - Ryan Gosling

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Kevin Costner and Modern West Country rock, Country - Kevin Costner

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49 130
Coconut Records is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
Indie, Pop music, Rock music - Jason Schwartzman

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56 150
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Dennis Quaid and the Sharks Dennis Quaid

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42 124
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The Germs Punk - Shane West

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35 108
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Rock music, Garage rock, Folk rock - River Phoenix

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Rock music - Russell Crowe

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42 131
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Blues-rock, New Wave, Pub rock - Wilko Johnson

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36 122
The One and Only Singles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
The One and Only Singles Scarlett Johansson

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The Long Goodbye Indie music - Michael Cera

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Nu metal, Heavy metal, Rap metal - Jada Pinkett Smith

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26 105
Dirt Nasty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
killakane94 added Simon Rex

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Corey Feldman's Truth Movement Ska - Corey Feldman

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32 125
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The Pizza Underground Rock, Cover Band - Macaulay Culkin

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26 112
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Rock music, Rockabilly, Country rock - Billy Bob Thornton

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3 24
Mothxr - Penn Badgley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
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Headstones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
Luke Albright added Alternative rock, Hard rock

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Toni Collette and the Finish Toni Collette

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20 104
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100 Monkeys Funk - Jackson Rathbone

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killakane94 added Three Loco Comedy hip hop - Andy Milonakis

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17 98
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The Nasty Delicious Craig Robinson

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18 103
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Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge - Michael Pitt

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Rock music, Indie rock - Adam Brody

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Martini Ranch New wave - Bill Paxton

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18 107
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Kingsfoil Indie pop, Indie rock - Frankie Muniz

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14 99
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Molotov Jukebox Natalia Tena

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Mook Paul Dano

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The Peth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
dazter added The Peth Rock music - Rhys Ifans

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Zero 1 - Hal Sparks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
Raefern added Zero 1 - Hal Sparks