Every Actor Who Has Played Jeffrey Dahmer



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What's the best Jeffrey Dahmer movie or show? Hollywood's odd obsession with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has been a recurrent topic in movies and TV shows for decades. For those unaware, Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who slayed 17 men and boys over 13 years. He was eventually caught, and his interviews have been fodder for TV shows and movies ever since.

The world has unfortunately seen too many serial killers, each with a different modus operandi, but some have apparently been too fascinating for the entertainment industry to miss, making them part of our collective pop culture.

So, what is the best Jeffrey Dahmer portrayal on film? Who is the best actor to play Dahmer? Cast your votes below to decide. You might also like this list of the top actors who have played Charles Manson and the actors who've been Ted Bundy

  • Evan Peters - 'Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story'
    Photo: Netflix
    Evan Thomas Peters (born January 20, 1987) is an American actor, best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story, Stan Bowes in the first season of the FX drama POSE and his role as the mutant Quicksilver in the superhero films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), and Dark Phoenix (2019). He made his acting debut in the 2004 drama film Clipping Adam and starred in the ABC science fiction series Invasion from 2005 to 2006. From 2004 to 2010, Peters appeared in numerous national commercials for established brands such as Kelloggs, Papa John's Pizza and PlayStation. During this time he also had recurring roles on Disney Channel's Phil of the Future and The CW's One Tree Hill. In 2010, he had a supporting role in the superhero film Kick-Ass.
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Ross Lynch - 'My Friend Dahmer'
    Photo: My Friend Dahmer
    Ross Shor Lynch (born December 29, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He was the lead vocalist of the pop rock band R5 and one half of the band The Driver Era, with his brother, Rocky Lynch. As an actor, he is known for his debut role as Austin Moon on the Disney Channel original series Austin & Ally, and for his role as Brady in the Teen Beach Movie series. In 2017, Lynch branched into film, starring in the biopic My Friend Dahmer, where he played a teenaged Jeffrey Dahmer. In 2018, Lynch starred as Harvey Kinkle, Sabrina Spellman's boyfriend, on the Netflix television series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on the comic book series of the same name.
    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Littleton, Colorado, USA
  • Jeremy Renner - 'Dahmer'
    Photo: Dahmer / Peninsula Films
    Jeremy Lee Renner (born January 7, 1971) is an American actor, singer and songwriter. He began his career by appearing in independent films such as Dahmer (2002) and Neo Ned (2005). Renner earned supporting roles in bigger films, such as S.W.A.T. (2003) and 28 Weeks Later (2007). Renner was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Hurt Locker (2008) and for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his much-praised performance in The Town (2010). Renner played Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He also appeared in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), The Bourne Legacy (2012), Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), American Hustle (2013), Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), and Arrival (2016). Renner is also a rock musician, whose single "Main Attraction" was released in 2019.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Modesto, California, USA
  • Carl Crew - 'The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer'
    Photo: The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer / Moonlith Films
    630 votes

    Carl Crew - 'The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer'

    Carl Albert Crew is an American actor, screenwriter, author, artist and co-proprietor of the North Hollywood nightclub California Institute of Abnormalarts.
    • Age: 62
  • Rusty Sneary - 'Raising Jeffrey Dahmer'
    Photo: Raising Jeffrey Dahmer
    368 votes

    Rusty Sneary - 'Raising Jeffrey Dahmer'

  • Ford Austin - 'Dahmer vs. Gacy'
    Photo: Dahmer vs. Gacy / Angry Baby Monkey Pictures
    Ford Austin is an actor, film and television producer, screenwriter, film and television editor, film and television director, cinematographer and film score composer.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City