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The Thorn Birds Cast List

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The Thorn Birds cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the The Thorn Birds main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these The Thorn Birds stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from The Thorn Birds focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on The Thorn Birds that are on here as well.

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Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Big Valley, The Colbys, The Thorn Birds
Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress, model, and dancer. Starting as a Ziegfeld girl in the 1920s, she was a film and ...more
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Barry Corbin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
One Tree Hill, Northern Exposure, Anger Management
Leonard Barrie "Barry" Corbin (born October 16, 1940) is an American actor. His most well-known role came in the television series Northern Exposure (1990–1995), for which he was ...more
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Brett Cullen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Falcon Crest, Devious Maids, The Young Riders
Peter Brett Cullen (born August 26, 1956) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures and television programs.
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Bryan Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
On the Beach, The Thorn Birds, Two Twisted
Bryan Neathway Brown, AM (born 23 June 1947) is an Australian actor. He has performed in over eighty film and television projects since the late 1970s, both in his native Australia and abroad. ...more
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Chard Hayward is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Number 96, The Thorn Birds
Chard Hayward (Roy Hayward, born 1949 (age 69–70), is a Welsh Australian television actor, director and producer, he is best known for his long-running role of camp barman Dudley Butterfield in ...more
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Christopher Plummer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Jesus of Nazareth, The World of David the Gnome, SuperTed
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian actor whose career has spanned six decades, beginning with his film debut in Stage Struck (1958). He is known for ...more
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Earl Holliman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Police Woman, Night Man, The Thorn Birds
Henry Earl Holliman (born September 11, 1928) is an American actor, animal–rights activist and singer known for his many character roles in films, mostly westerns and dramas, in the 1950s and ...more
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Jean Simmons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
North and South, Dark Shadows, The Thorn Birds
Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE (31 January 1929 – 22 January 2010) was a British-American actress and singer. One of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets", she appeared ...more
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John de Lancie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The Thorn Birds, Trial and Error
John de Lancie is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and voice artist, best known for his role as Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–94), and the voice of Discord in My Little ...more
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Ken Howard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Crossing Jordan, The White Shadow, The Colbys
Kenneth Joseph Howard Jr. (March 28, 1944 – March 23, 2016) was an American actor, best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson in 1776 and as basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player ...more
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Mare Winningham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Hatfields & McCoys, Mildred Pierce, The Thorn Birds
Mary Megan Winningham (; born May 16, 1959) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. An eight-time Emmy Award nominee, she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for ...more
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Philip Anglim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Thorn Birds
Philip Charles Anglim (born February 11, 1952) is an American actor. He is best known for his performance as Joseph Merrick in the stage and television versions of The Elephant Man, a role for ...more
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Piper Laurie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Twin Peaks, St. Elsewhere, Partners
Piper Laurie (born Rosetta Jacobs; January 22, 1932) is an American stage and screen actress known for her roles in the films The Hustler (1961), Carrie (1976), and Children of a Lesser God ...more
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Rachel Ward is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
On the Beach, The Thorn Birds, Rain Shadow
Rachel Claire Ward, (born 12 September 1957) is an English-born Australian actress, film director, television director, and screenwriter.
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Rance Howard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Thorn Birds, Sasquatch Mountain, Gentle Ben
Rance Howard (born Harold Rance Beckenholdt; November 17, 1928 – November 25, 2017) was an American actor who starred in film and on television. He was the father of actor and filmmaker Ron ...more
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Richard Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Challenge of the Super Friends, Centennial, Shōgun
George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934) is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare (1961–1966). He ...more
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Richard Kiley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Ray Bradbury Theater, The Thorn Birds, Do You Remember Love
Richard Paul Kiley (March 31, 1922 – March 5, 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor. He is best known for his distinguished theatrical career in which he twice won the Tony ...more
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Sydney Penny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Thorn Birds, Largo Winch, The New Gidget
Sydney Margaret Penny (born August 7, 1971) is an American actress. She is known for playing the roles of Julia Santos Keefer on the soap opera All My Children, and Samantha "Sam" ...more
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John Friedrich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Thorn Birds
John Friedrich (born March 15, 1958) is an American film actor. A character actor of the 1970s and early 1980s, John Friedrich is probably best known for his portrayal of Joey Capra in The ...more
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Han Hye-jin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
Jumong, 1% of Anything, Jejoongwon
Hye-jin ' (/he̞t͡ɕin/ or /çje̞t͡ɕin/) is a Korean feminine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 16 hanja with the reading ...more
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Kim Min-jung is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Thorn Birds Cast List
The Thorn Birds, Save the Last Dance for Me, Fashion 70s
Kim Min-jung or Kim Min-jeong (Korean: 김민정; RR: Gim Min-jeong; MR: Kim Minjŏng) is a Korean name consisting of the family name Kim and the given name Min-jung, and may refer to: Kim Min-jung ...more