A run-down of those featured in either of the Spotlights. There is no coherent or logical order in regards to who is analysed, other than actors and writers who have been involved with projects enjoyed by the Courageous Nerd team.


  1. Terry O’Quinn (LOST)
  2. Jesse L. Martin (Law and Order, The Flash)
  3. Zendaya (Spider-Man, Euphoria, Shake It Up)
  4. Emma Watson (Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast)
  5. John Bradley (Game of Thrones)
  6. Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
  7. Peter Facinelli (Twilight, SWAT)
  8. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser, ASOUE)
  9. Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey)
  10. Ashley Johnson (Blindspot, The Last of Us)
  11. Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb, Everybody Hates Chris)
  12. Jennifer Morrison (House, Once Upon A Time)
  13. Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
  14. Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order SVU)
  15. Grant Gustin (The Flash, Glee)
  16. Debby Ryan (Suite Life, Jessie, Insatiable)
  17. Joshua Rush (Andi Mack)
  18. Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why, Goosebumps)
  19. Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Chuck, Legends of Tomorrow)
  20. Nicholas Gonzalez (The Good Doctor)
  21. Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, Night at the Museum 3)
  22. Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa and Joey)
  23. Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13, Shooter)
  24. Jessica Parker Kennedy (The Flash, Black Sails, Smallville)
  25. Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead, A Million Little Things)
  26. Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
  27. Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series)
  28. Evangeline Lilly (LOST, The Hobbit, MCU)
  29. Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us, Heroes, Gilmore Girls)
  30. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm In The Middle)
  31. Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder, The Help, Doubt)
  32. Devin Druid (13 Reasons Why, Imperium)
  33. Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)
  34. Clark Gregg (Agents of Shield, MCU, The West Wing)
  35. Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther, People vs OJ Simpson)
  36. Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters, Arrow, Maze Runner)
  37. Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, Black Mirror, Unsolved)
  38. Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon, Big Little Lies)
  39. John Wesley Shipp (The Flash, Dawson’s Creek)
  40. Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, El Camino, Westworld)
  41. Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Killing Eve)
  42. Susan Kelechi Watson (This Is Us, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
  43. Daniel Dae Kim (LOST, Hawaii Five- 0, The Good Doctor)
  44. Andy Serkis (LOTR, Planet of the Apes, King Kong, MCU)
  45. Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter, GBF)
  46. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, Death at a Funeral)
  47. Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why, Love Simon)
  48. Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, The Walking Dead)
  49. Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who, Broadchurch)
  50. Zachary Levi (Chuck, Shazam)
  51. Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things, Les Mis on Broadway)
  52. Mandy Moore (This Is Us, A Walk to Remember)
  53. Candice Patton (The Flash, The Game)
  54. Michael Angarano (Sky High, This Is Us)
  55. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Solo: A Star Wars Story)
  56. Christopher Meloni (Law and Order SVU, Oz)
  57. Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead, Once Upon A Time)
  58. Chrissy Metz (This Is Us, Breakthrough)
  59. James & Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter)


  1. David Benioff & DB Weiss (Game of Thrones)
  2. Eric Wallace (The Flash)
  3. Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul)
  4. Darren Shan (Novelist; Saga of Darren Shan, Demonata)
  5. Dan Povenmire & Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh (Phineas and Ferb)
  6. Michael Grant (Novelist; GONE, Front Lines)
  7. Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere (Recess)
  8. Thomas Pound (The Flash)
  9. Matt and Ross Duffer (Stranger Things, Wayward Pines)
  10. Dan Fogelman (This Is Us, Crazy Stupid Love)
  11. Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal)
  12. Anthony Horowitz (Novelist; Alex Rider, Magpie Murders, The Word Is Murder)
  13. Brian Yorkey (13 Reasons Why, Next to Normal)
  14. Scott Myers (Go Into The Story)
  15. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
  16. Stephen King (Carrie, IT, Misery)
  17. George RR Martin (Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire)
  18. Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek)
  19. Damon Lindelof (LOST, The Leftovers, Watchmen)
  20. Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (Once Upon A Time, LOST, Dead of Summer)
  21. Derek Landy (Novelist; Skulduggery Pleasant, Demon Road)
  22. Becky Albertalli (Novelist; Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda)
  23. Sam Chalsen (The Flash, Sleepy Hollow)
  24. Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us, Love Simon)
  25. Judalina Neira (Hit The Floor, The Flash, Daisy Jones and the Six)
  26. Todd & Aaron Helbing (The Flash, Black Sails, Smallville)
  27. Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious)
  28. Sterling Gates (Supergirl Comics, CW’s Arrowverse)
  29. Angela Kang (Showrunner; The Walking Dead)
  30. Maya Houston (Arrow)
  31. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas (How I Met Your Mother)
  32. Tze Chun (Cold Comes the Night, Gotham, OUAT)
  33. Britta Lundin (Riverdale, Ship It)