The Julliard School which is a now a school of dance, drama and music and is located at Lincoln Center in New York City was founded in 1905 and was known at the time as The Julliard School of Music. Over the years however they have adapted both dance and drama into its curriculum of teaching. This school is also the beginning of acting for many and the alma matter of quite a few big name actors in the entertainment business of acting today. Since the Julliard School is over 100 years old one can imagine correctly that the list is quite long. The following are a few of the Julliard graduates who have truly become household names as well as being some of the most accomplished actors of today,
Robin Williams, famous for his breakout role as the loveable alien Mork from Ork in the hit television show Mork and Mindy and went on to star in leading roles in films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, What Dreams may Come, Hook, The Dead Poets' Society, Good Morning Vietnam, Popeye, and Moscow on the Hudson.
Kevin Spacey, who has won two Academy Awards to date, one for his role in American Beauty and one for his role in The Usual Suspects. He is also well known for his roles in Pay it Forward, K-Pax, and L.A. Confidential, to name a few of his best.
Christopher Reeve, the actor who played Superman in the original Superman series I,II and III, Somewhere in Time, Anna Karenina, Etc as well as several television and stage productions. Sadly Reeves has passed away due to complications from his paralysis, which was caused after a horseback riding accident that caused that paralysis in 1995.
Kelsey Grammer and Bebe Neuwirth these two actors can credit the television show Frasier (a spin off of the hit television show Cheers) for their popularity. With Kelsey in the lead role of Frasier and Bebe as his wife/ex-wife Lilith.
Kelly McGillis who starred along side Tom Cruise in Top Gun, Harrison Ford in Witness and with Jody Foster in The Accused to name a few of her most popular contributions.
Val Kilmer, one of his first roles was in the fantasy flick Willow but he went on to play perhaps more memorable roles in Billy the Kid, True Romance, Top Gun and The Doors.
Some other actors worth an honorable mention as The Julliard School graduates include: Marcia Cross, Elizabeth McGovern, Eriq La Salle, Carrie Preston, Jeanne Triplehorn and Laura Linney.