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

259 255
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Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock - Taylor Momsen

129 127
Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
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Alternative hip hop, Hip Hop - Donald Glover

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Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music - Zooey Deschanel

131 171
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Bluegrass - Steve Martin

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

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

131 201
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Bruce Willis and the Accelerators Blues - Bruce Willis

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

100 159
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Pop music, Rock music, Garage rock - Jason Schwartzman

29 25
Hollywood Vampires is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
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Johnny Depp

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

19 27
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
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The Petalstones - Malin Akerma... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors
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Folk music, Folk rock, Indie rock - Ryan Gosling

65 166
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Kevin Costner and Modern West Country rock, Country - Kevin Costner

50 130
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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Dennis Quaid and the Sharks Dennis Quaid

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The Germs Punk - Shane West

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

43 131
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Blues-rock, New Wave, Pub rock - Wilko Johnson