American actors who became politicians

not to be confused with politicians who are pretty good actors

It is interesting that, although Hollywood seems to be full of liberal activists, the people coming out of there who actually run for office tend to be conservative.

SALVATORE (SONNY) BONO* songwriter and actor Republican mayor of Palm Springs, California
U.S. congressman from California
CLINT EASTWOOD movie star and director Republican mayor of Carmel, California
FRED GRANDY Gopher on "Love Boat" moderate
U.S. congressman from Iowa
BEN JONES Cooter on "Dukes Of Hazzard" conservative
U.S. congressman from Virginia
RONALD REAGAN movie and T.V. star Republican governor of California
president of U.S.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER action movie star Republican governor of California
FRED THOMPSON D.A. on "Law And Order" Republican U.S. senator from Tennessee,
short-time presidential candidate
honorable mention:
JERRY DOYLE Michael Garibaldi on "Babylon 5" Republican ran for
U.S. congressman from California

There are apparently only a few other actors who are politically conservative.
Here are some reputed to be so:

  1. Stephen Baldwin
  2. Delta Burke
  3. Dean Cain (a "registered Republican though not a staunch one")
  4. Dixie Carter
  5. Bo Derek
  6. Robert Duvall
  7. Andy Garcia
  8. JoAnna Garcia (Cheyenne on "Reba")
  9. Mel Gibson (called conservative by liberals)
  10. Kelsey Grammer
  11. Angie Harmon
  12. Elisabeth Hasselbeck (of "The View")
  13. Patricia Heaton (of "Everybody Loves Raymond")
  14. Charlton Heston
  15. Dennis Hopper (part-time conservative?)
  16. Victoria Jackson
  17. Shirley Jones
  18. Cheryl Ladd
  19. Jackie Mason
  20. Dennis Miller (prime-time political show host)
  21. Chuck Norris
  22. Adam Sandler
  23. Telly Savalas
  24. Ron Silver (a "9/12 Republican")
  25. Sylvester Stallone
  26. Ben Stein (former speechwriter for Nixon)
  27. Vince Vaughn
  28. Jon Voight
  29. Clint Walker
  30. James Woods

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* The people who worked on his campaigns did their work Pro-Bono.