Crave Online names DC Pierson "Actor to Watch in 2012"Crave Online January 4, 2012
10 Actors to Watch in 2012
by Sax Carr
Who's going to steal the show in 2012? Here are 10 actors whom we feel have the chops.
Welcome to CraveOnline's annual look at actors whom we feel you should keep your eyes on for the next year. This is not a list of the best or most famous actors of all time. Why? Because you already know those people! No, these are the folks who you should add to your list of actors to follow from project to project because you know, as we do, that they are not going to let you down.
Acting is important and it's just as much an artform as any impressionist painting. This list features actors who don't just nail the lines, they make them something ever greater. It's the personal energy they add to their parts and it's wonderful. With some exceptions, we've chosen folks who haven't really "broken out" yet either, so these are the actors who are going to be big in a very fresh way.
This year's "to watch" lists feature three of our choices from last year at #10. Either these guys took a little while longer breaking into the public eye than we predicted, or took a more indirect route. But we think in 2012 it's going to be their year. Well, their year and your year dear readers, as you get to watch them chew the scenery like it was so much fame cake. FAME CAKE!
10. David Blue - DC Pierson - Ryan Robbins
These three guys continue to make us smile each time they hit the screen. They are really gifted and they do so much with characters that they really raise the bar of each project they take on. However, something hasn't quite clicked yet, and these performers aren't as well exposed as we might have hoped. But they will be and we predict 2012 is the time.
DC Pierson spent most of this year being funny. He's really, really good at it. This veteran of the same comedy troupe as Donald Glover has some serious chops and we're waiting to see his emergence into major roles on this sitcom or the next. Here is an example of his genius, a fantastic parody he did of the controversial Rick Perry "Strong" video:
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9. Danny Pudi
8. Mac Lethal
7. Seth Gabel
6. Seamus Dever
5. Giancarlo Esposito
4. Ryan Cartwright
3. Jason Clarke
2. Evan Peters
1. Jim Rash