The 80s were an exceptionally strong decade for both movies and television. In just about every genre, the decade delivered timeless classics that we watch again and again. In the movie world, there were classic action films such as Top Gun and the Indiana Jones series, epic sci-fis such as Back to the Future and The Terminator, and iconic comedies in Ghostbusters and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. On television, we had beloved sitcoms such as Cheers and Happy Days, action hits in Miami Vice and Magnum, P.I. and we even saw the birth of the all-time classic drama Baywatch. There was truly something for everyone.
However, it’s important to remember that these films and shows we all know and love would be nothing without the many stars that played our favorite characters. Indeed, it’s the actors and actresses that keep us coming back to these classics. From Harrison Ford to Tom Cruise and Meg Ryan, the 80s certainly had no shortage of acting talent.
They brought their roles to life, drawing us into their world. How many 80s actors and actresses do you think you can identify? Test your knowledge with this 80s actors quiz!Start quiz