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Top 10 Hallmark Movie Actors

We watch the Hallmark Channel to see people fall in love in small towns or with princes. However, we also watch Hallmark movies for the great actors featured in them. We can easily spent so much time watching Hallmark movies and talking about our favorite actors, so why not join us?

Whether they are starring in a film about a Hollywood reporter moving back to their small town in Rhode Island, Christmas in New York or Los Angeles, a heartwarming family story, or even social media these great Hallmark actors and cast members make these new movies and popular shows great!

There are Hallmark original movies for every holiday season. Even if holiday movies aren’t’ your cup of tea, the check out their sister channel Hallmark Drama!

Get the scoop on our picks for the top Hallmark movie actors!

1. Brendan Penny

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If you haven’t seen a Brendan Penny in a Hallmark movie, do you really watch Hallmark? He’s been in countless Hallmark films and series. You can watch him make wine in Autumn in the Vineyard, play a nurse in Magical Christmas Ornaments, and a chocolatier in Easter Under Wraps.

Whatever occupation he has in the movie, he rocks the part.

2. Paul Greene

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Paul Greene has been in many movies on the Hallmark Channel, such as Campfire Kiss, Anything for Love, and A Christmas Detour. Fans will be happy to know that he’s also a skilled guitar player.

He even played in Carnegie Hall! Find out further details in this article.

3. Carlos PenaVega

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You may know PenaVega from his familiar face in Big Time Rush or when he starred in Grease Live. However, he also has done his fair share of Hallmark movies and shows. You can watch him in the movies he stars in a leading role alongside his wife Alexa, including Love at Sea and Enchanted Christmas.

The couple also talked about their new podcast on The Sarah Scoop Show, called Cross Your Heart. Hallmark fans will love it!

4. Andrew Walker

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Andrew Walker is one of Hallmark’s fan favorites! Walker’s resume is filled with sixteen Hallmark movies including original Christmas movies like Merry & Bright, Love on Ice, and Christmas Tree Lane.

He also starred opposite Hallmark icon Nikki Deloach in Sweet Autumn. You can count on Andrew Walker to make your Christmas dream come true!

He’s a Canadian actor who used to play football and currently runs the juice company “Little West” alongside his wife and friend. We love him in Hallmark movies, no matter if he’s playing a businessman or a maple farmer.

5. Ryan Paevey

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Whenever Ryan Paevey is in a Hallmark movie, we swoon! One of our favorites is the romantic movie Matching Hearts, which also features the Supernatural actors Taylor Cole and Osric Chau.

His acting career is extensive. He also has been in a Christina Aguilera music video and the famous soap opera “General Hospital.”

6. Paul Campbell

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Whether it’s a Christmas or Wedding movie, Paul Campbell manages to steal the show. He usually plays an endearing character we can’t help but want to root for. Campbell has been in the Hallmark films Window Wonderland, Wedding Every Weekend, and Once Upon a Holiday.

7. Wes Brown

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Wes Brown was in the movie Christmas in Graceland as well as Wedding at Graceland which also features young actress Claire Elizabeth Green. He’s also in one of the best fall-themed Hallmark movies titled Love Under the Autumn Moon, as a rancher.

He’s also no stranger to hit television series, as he was on a season of “90210” and appeared as Gaston on “Once Upon a Time.” Luckily, his characters are much nicer in Hallmark movies.

8. Chad Michael Murray

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Chad Michael Murray was the heartthrob of the early 2000s, starring in A Cinderella Story and the tv series One Tree Hill. He also took a step in the Marvel world as a detective on Agent Carter and took a step into some darker work on Riverdale. But, he’s now made his way over to the Hallmark Channel, which we couldn’t be happier about!

You’ll most likely see him in Hallmark Christmas movies such as Road to Christmas.

9. Nathan Witte

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Witte has done multiple Hallmark films, including A Christmas Miracle and the recent film My Best Friend’s Bouquet. He talked about getting cast in that movie and how he’s been in many CW series on The Sarah Scoop Show.

At the age of seventeen, he entered the film industry and continues to act. We especially love his acting in Hallmark movies. You don’t need a good reason to watch these movies, just turn one on and enjoy!

10. Michael Rady

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He won our hearts as Kostas in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and continues to win it in Hallmark movies. Rady’s been in many Hallmark projects. He’s played in several Christmas programming movies like Darcy in Christmas at Pemberley Manor, a mayor in Christmas in Homestead, and a food truck owner in You’re Bacon Me Crazy.

This Hallmark actor also has a really high net worth. We can’t wait to see what role he takes on next!

11. Tyler Hynes

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Tyler Hynes is maybe the best actor Hallmark has! His lengthy career includes titles like 12th Date of Christmas, The Mistletoe Secret, Falling For You with Taylor Cole. He’s also appeared opposite Lacey Nicole Chabert in original Holiday movies like Winter in Vail. He also played Vince Legare in TV’s 19-2.

Catch him in new films like Roadhouse Romance appearing opposite American Idol star Lauren Alaina!

12. Michael Xavier

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This charming Hallmark actor captured our hearts playing a main role in the Christmas movies Christmas Comes Twice and A Christmas Treasure. Fans love him for his adorable smile, good looks, and great acting skills!

Xavier has also appeared in the Valentine’s Day movie and sweet love story Be My Valentine.

Some of our other favorite Hallmark actors include Gossip Girl actor Sam Page, Good Witch actor James Denton, Danny Glover, Cameron Mathison, Jesse Metcalfe, A Christmas Melody actor Brennan Elliott, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries actor Niall Matter, The Nine Lives of Christmas actor Brandon Routh, and many more!

Why We Love Hallmark Movies

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Avid Hallmark viewers know just how special Hallmark holiday movies and television shows are. Fans of the Hallmark movies love them because the stories always have just a little heaviness and a happy ending. These are the perfect movies to watch with your family and young girls and boys.

There is nothing more satisfying than settling in for a Hallmark movie night with your younger sister, and gingerbread cookies and some vegan eggnog. Turn on the Christmas lights and add your favorite Hallmark movies from last week or last year or even new Hallmark channel movies to your Christmas list!

There are always new Hallmark channel tv movies for you to enjoy! The way these movies bring families together is a beautiful thing. Clearly, former Hallmark president Bill Abbott did a great job, and the new president Mike Perry continues to do so!

Hallmark movies of course need a director and executive producer to be great, but the actors really make them special!

Who’s your favorite Hallmark actor? Tell us in the comments! Be sure to check out our list of Top 12 Best Hallmark Movie Actresses to see your favorites like Full House actresses Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin and Candace Cameron Bure, Mean Girls actress Lacey Chabert, A Very Merry Mix-Up actress Alicia Witt, The Wonder Years actress Danica McKellar, Torrey Devitto, Bailee Madison, Beverly Hills 90210 actress Jessica Lowndes (also starred with Tori Spelling), Holly Robinson Peete, and more!

For the ultimate movie night, watch some of these Hallmark Christmas 3 movie collections! It will make the perfect family Christmas gift!

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Saturday 6th of August 2022

TYLER HYNES GREAT ACTOR! Enjoy all of his performances.

Angie Cantwell

Saturday 25th of June 2022

1. Tyler Hynes 2. Ryan Paevey 3. Kevin McGeary


Sunday 22nd of May 2022

First off, I have to say Chris McNally is my favorite Hallmark actor. Him and Erin Krakow have great chemistry together in "When Calls the Heart" and season 9, Episode 5 is my favorite. After the race Lucas speaks from the heart "if we should marry". You can see the love he has for Elizabeth; the way he looks at her every time he sees her, his face just lights up. I just love his acting and heart felt expressions! Here are a few of my favorite actors and Hallmark movies! 1. Chris McNally-When Calls the Heart and Sailing into Love 2. Kevin Fair-Taking a Shot at Love 3. Kevin McGarry-The Wedding Veil 4. Brendan Penny-Easter Under Wraps 5. Ryan Peavey-A Summer Romance 6. Tyler Heines- An Unexpected Christmas 7. Paul Campbell-The Last Bridesmaid 8. Chad Michael Murray- Sand Dollar Cove 9. Michael Rady- Christmas in Homestead and Love to the Rescue 10. Niall Matter-Country at Heart 11. Will Kemp-Love, Romance and Chocolate and Christmas Waltz 12. Paul Greene-Anything for Love 13. Luke Macfarlane-Sense, Sensibility and Snowmen 14. and any movie with Lacey Chabert


Monday 9th of May 2022

Tyler Hynes is my favorite, his timing, expressions, inflection in his voice, humor and style is just so on the mark!! His acting is so good, it really puts you in the movie!

Brennan Elliott, Christopher Russell, Brendan Penny, Marcus Rosner, Jesse Metcalf, Paul Greene, Paul Campbell, Andrew Walker, Cameron Mathison...these guy's bring so much joy to the screen and laugh out loud humor, that my husband will even burst into laughter after some incredibly awkward, cheesy, and endearing interactions happen! We'll have an ongoing narration while the movie is on, and it makes it enjoyable for us to watch together!! You have or have had those moments when you date, so I think everyone can relate, and it makes for a great comedy, and great romcoms!! Feel good movies, that are FAMILY friendly is what I'll have on in my house. If I find my values are compromised watching a channel, I'll move to one that aligns....and I hope the actor's will as well!! Really look at who your audience is and will be for the long haul.


Saturday 17th of September 2022

@Patsy, totally agree. fab. My fav is....It was Great feel good film I.just


Friday 12th of August 2022

@Michelle, I totally agree with you about Tyler Hynes being #1 on the list… He has a special talent that no one else has. Every movie he is in is exceptional. So glad he came over to Hallmark. To me he is Hallmarks shining light! No comparison


Friday 15th of July 2022

@Michelle, Michelle, I agree with you that Tyler Hynes is my favorite actor. Also, your description of him is on point!


Monday 31st of January 2022

TheMovies with Ryan Paevey are great he is a great actor he really puts is all in the roll he is l playing wish to see more of him Thank You for great movies

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