Three Things You Never Knew About Your Favorite Sci-Fi Actor Nominees

By Josh Sorokach | 9:30 am on November 22, 2013

Stop the presses! Before you cast your next People’s Choice Award vote for your favorite sci-fi/fantasy actor you need to do a little homework. Not homework homework. We don’t need you to learn the capital of Mississippi or find out who was the seventh President of the United States (one word two answers: Jackson!), but before we all cast our next vote let’s get to know our favorite sci-fi nominees just a little better.

The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln

1. His original name is Andrew Clutterbuck.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay’s Chris Martin’s daughter, Apple Martin, served as the flower girl at his wedding.

3. Andrew Lincoln played “Mark” in the cult romantic classic Love Actually.

Which one was Mark again? Oh, that’s right. THIS GUY!

The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder


1. Somerhalder began modeling at age 10, but he doesn’t like to talk about it because he doesn’t want people to think of him as being just another pretty face.

2. Somerhalder opened a reclaimed furniture shop named “Built of Barnwood” with his brother Bob where they build and sell pieces themselves.

3. Somerhalder and his siblings own a pizza parlor in Idaho.

Good looks and unlimited pizza? Is Ian Somerhalder Aladdin? Somebody search this guy for a magic lamp.

Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki

1. Padalecki has a quirky superstition: “Whenever I drive under a yellow light, I always kiss my finger and tap it on the roof of the car. And I do that when I get onto a plane as well!”

2. He’s so close with Supernatural co-star Jensen Ackles that he even calls his father Papa Ackles.

3. Padalecki and co-star Jensen Ackles were voted People Magazine’s “Sexiest Ghostbusters” in 2005.

But who were the “Sexiest Ghostbusters” from 2006-2013, People Magazine. WHO?!

Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles


1. Ackles had planned to study sports medicine at Texas Tech University and become a physical therapist but instead moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

2. Ackles is best friends with his Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki. “It gives us the opportunity to make the relationship between Sam and Dean have credibility,” Ackles says of his relationship with Padalecki. “I think the audience feels how much Jared and I like being together.”

3. Ackles claims to be a “mad gummi fan” saying, “I always have Gummis in my trailer. But you can’t eat too many because then you get Gummi tummy, and that’s no good.”

Gummi tummy is not only an adorable expression, but it is also a phenomenal band name.

Arrow’s Stephen Amell


1. Amell just had a baby! His new daughter, Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell, was born on October 15th, 2013.

2. Amell attended an all boys private school called St. Andrew’s College located in Aurora, Ontario.

3. Apparently, Amell is a fan of the NBC series Parenthood.

Who do you think will take home the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor?

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32 Responses

  1. suzyackles says:

    jensen should win…cuz he is the BEST he is perfect in every way……model face, womenizer, hot hunter, perfect acting, charming ,adorable all the way he is stunning actor….u will win JENSEN.

  2. Anusha says:

    Ian,Jensen n Stephen!<3

  3. rayday09 says:

    Jensen and Jared <3

  4. g i k n says:

    Ian all the way!!

  5. lhfr says:

    You can do it Ian!! πŸ‘πŸ’–

  6. lifr says:

    Just have to be Ian!!

  7. mdsis says:

    I-A-N!! Ian somerhalder

  8. osis says:

    Go Ian!! Luv u! 😍

  9. mdsi says:

    Ian for the win!! πŸ˜€

  10. oksana says:

    Jensen Ackles is the best.

  11. Patricia says:

    Going by what Clif and the boys suggested, Jensen all the way for this year.

  12. Vicki Fairless says:

    Why wasn’t Jay Ryan nominated for favorite Sci Fi/fantasy actor?

  13. sehrishahmed3 says:

    jared and jensen are the hottest and sexiest men on earth,ever…..,their chemistry is awesome,they really have become brothers,and in spn way “family don’t ends with blood” is true for them:) love them in spn and in real:)

  14. ChrisCross says:


  15. Mickey says:

    To clarify spngirl515′s comment, the coin toss meant we vote for Jensen this year AND we vote for Jared next year. I always vote for Jared but I’m voting for Jensen this year so they BOTH get a shot at winning. I’m trusting the Jensen fans to honor their end of the deal and vote for Jared next year.

  16. raab says:

    JENSEN is perfect and superb actor,he will win IN SHAA ALLAH

  17. Sianie says:

    I cant decide between Jared and Ian… they are both incredible actors who deserve to win.

  18. Kathy says:

    They are all good actors,,, but I am voting for Ian Somerhalder because he is an animal rights activist & an environmentalist

  19. bahar says:


  20. daniel says:

    jensen ackles is the best

  21. spngirl515 says:

    Jensen and Jared did a coin toss and told the fans to vote for Jensen cause he won the coin toss

  22. biba says:

    Ian Somerhalder the one and only u deserve to win and u will love u so much and i’ll keep voting until the last second <3

  23. mania says:

    I proud of J2
    they are the best
    I wish they put both of them as one person!
    but also if u wanna write nice things about them do not copy paste it from their IMBD!!
    go to tumblr & search J2

  24. aniania says:

    difficult to choose, but Jensen will win!

  25. Maddie says:

    I can’t believe we have to chose between Jared and Jensen. As long as one of them wins, I’ll be happy.

  26. Ananya says:

    Why didn’t they nominate Jensen and Jared for Best Dramatic actor? We could’ve made them both win at least one award each.
    It’ll not be fair if one wins and the other doesn’t. Both are deserving.

  27. jeanette king says:

    Once again Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are running against each other for this award. They are equally deserving of the award. The fandom’s vote gets split but my money is still on Ackles.

  28. xayian says:

    Jensen will prob win this year just for the cuteness of the term ‘gummi tummy’ lol

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