Just Jared Jr's Top 20 Actors of 2012

Just Jared Jr's Top 20 Actors of 2012

Check out JustJaredJr‘s Top Actors of 2012!

We’ve got a werewolf, a few vampires, a tribute, a few college students and more. Who on the list surprises you?

Be sure to stay tuned to JJJ to see which television show was your favorite!

WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE actor of 2012?

20. Alex Pettyfer
19. Jake T. Austin
18. Taylor Lautner
17. Nat Wolff
16. Kendall Schmidt
15. Chris Zylka
14. Angus T. Jones
13. Cole Sprouse
12. Joshua Bowman
11. Josh Peck
10. Logan Lerman
9. Ian Somerhalder
8. Austin Butler
7. Matthew Lewis
6. Josh Hutcherson

Click inside to see who your Top 5 Actors of 2012 are…

5. Dylan Sprouse
Dylan returned to Disney Channel briefly with twin brother Cole for a spot on So Random. Right now, Dylan is keeping his head in the books at New York University where he’s a double major in poetry and studio art with a concentration in video game design. Be sure to read his most recent interview about his studies and beyond.

4. Ross Lynch
Ross has had an amazing year — from Austin & Ally starting a second season to hitting the road with his band (and family), R5. We even got a first look at Ross in the upcoming DCOM, Teen Beach Musical. Earlier in the spring, Ross joined co-star Laura Marano at the Kids & Nature Celebration at Walt Disney World.

3. Robert Pattinson
Robert had a busy year — jumping around the world to promote the final film in The Twilight Saga with co-stars Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart before being thrust in a different kind of limelight after news of girlfriend Kristen‘s cheating with director Rupert Sanders emerged. After they reconciled, Rob signed on for the upcoming Hold On To Me.

2. Liam Hemsworth
After announcing his engagement to Miley Cyrus, Liam headed off to film quite a few movies including Empire State and Paranoia. We also got a sneak peek at Love & Honor with Aimee Teegarden and Teresa Palmer. Liam is nominated for a 2013 People’s Choice Award — can’t wait to see if he wins!

1. Zac Efron
Topping the list for another year, Zac had a wonderful year. The 25-year-old actor lent his vocal talents to one of Dr. Seuss’ beloved books and even sang a song with co-star Taylor Swift for Ellen. Zac also hopped all over the world to premiere other films The Lucky One, At Any Price and The Paperboy. Next year, we’ll see Zac in Are We Officially Dating?, You Belong To Me, and Parkland. Also, be sure to see everything we have with Zac as the face of John John Denim. But our favorite Zac moment this year? His Sesame Street appearance with Elmo!

FYI: These rankings are calculated by a number of factors, including pageviews/hits from readers, comments, and social media interaction.

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Posted to: 2012 Year End Recap
  • OK

    Number one Zac !!!!! Love you

  • colombian girl

    zac deserves, without paparazzi as he remains relevant by working

  • Marie

    YAY ZAC!!!!!!!!!! love u!! he doesn’t need attention to get better..!! #NotPaparazzis

  • WOW

    why is austin buttler here?

    no one care about him, everyone go to see him because of his girfriend.. LOL

  • Mia

    Efron deserves this..

    Robert <3




    @WOW: Agreed.. i can’t believe he wins over Taylor, Alex and Jake. I mean he is famous bc of V!!

  • nic

    Congrats Zac!!! Hope you have a Happy New Year and a year of even greater things in 2013!!!!

  • lol

    HOW the heck is Butler even on this list? And on top of Logan Lerman? Give me a break!

  • BO

    wow !!! Zaaaacccc! my baby !!! you made it to be the first celeb WITHOUT CALLING PAPS AT ALL . there aren’t at last 10 pap posts of him ,all throughout the year on jjjr .

    your ex , uhm , failed to make it the top celeb even calling paps soooo much and having her face posted all over the site evry f*cking day !! way to go Zac . YOU MADE THE TOP CELEB BECAUSE OF YOUR WORK !!! KEEP ON WORKING BABY !! GOOD LUCK AND MAY THE NEXT YEAR BE A MUCH BETTER YEAR FOR YOU !!!!

  • lol

    Also, the top celebs listed on this page should be redone and have Zac on top not Vanessa. JS

  • colombian girl

    @GODOY: must be borne in mind that the list is based on not only the race but also in other aspects such as amount of post and comments, and austin butler that if you ride this year lol

  • http://justjaredjr sarah



    @colombian girl: i don’t think that autin would have more comments than Taylor and logan.. look at their posts..

  • http://justjaredjr michelle

    the only reason austin is famous is because of vanessa and the only reason vanessa is famous is because of ZAC…. and austin only has like one or two post without vanessa with him.. NO body cares about AUSTIN why? is he on this list?

  • http://deleted yets

    not a fan of Zac , but think he deserves this !!! He’s one classy guy who doesn’t call paps .

  • http://u fan here

    Josh Hutcherson is 6th and Austin Butler is 8th ? really jr ?

  • chanda w.

    I just adore Taylor Lautner!! He’s handsome, talented, mature and well mannered……….a beautiful combination. People sleep on his acting skills, but he’s gonna go the distance and then some…at only 20 he has plenty of time.

  • colombian girl

    @GODOY: I know, he is in this list only for be the vanessa’s toyboy

  • http://tertert ohohrich

    @michelle: True that! i also think that maybe they broke up because vanessa tired of recognizing zac’s girlfriend she was insecure!! but at the end we still don’t know what really happens!! but i also think they are meant to be they are both maniacs

  • Claudia

    YAY!!!! ZAC FIRST!!!

    Even though i don’t care that much about this kind of lists, i think it’s great that Zac is first because this is the result of his HARD WORK! No paparazzis, no scandals, being under the spotlight… He’s a real role model!! I remember him saying: “I may not be the best actor, but i’ll be the one who works the most” That’s why directors want to work with him… he’s just very passionate about his career…. love it!

    PS: Are you kidding me??? Austin Butler??? That gave me a good laugh!

  • colombian girl

    @michelle: lol is like a food chain

  • lorel

    michelle , yeah .So at the end of the day ,they are both known because of Zac .

  • OK

    It is an honor for everyone one the list no matter who, but our Zac is number one !!!!!!

  • http://d APPLE

    Buttler is known only for his relationship just like his famewhoring GF NOT AT ALL for any work .

  • http://d BO

    yeah , we know how much you fancy Buttler @ok ! not surprising coming from you .but i’m sure you must have noticed that others don’t share your same pinion.

  • OK

    I said eveybody . The only one I mentioned by name is Zacy Baby.
    What is it t you Bo , who I like?

  • .

    almost 15 comments here are from BO! lol she just changes her name

  • http://d BO

    uhm .excuse me ? i change my name ? lol why do i have to change my name ?
    and this coming from a person who uses dozen names on st.tropez thread .* wink wink *lol

  • tori307

    YAY!!!! ZAC FIRST!!!

  • http://emmalucy1133 Lucy

    Awwwwwww Ian somerhalder

  • http://arisha10 ariadne

    Matthew Lewis and Logan Lerman! <3

  • http://girlpowerrox Emaan

    Yayyieeee Zac is number one! =D
    He desereved it. I lovee you Zac <3333333333333333

  • pita

    Zac Efron is number one….he deserved it…….


    I cant believe austin is here, just because the girlfriend is famous!

    Zac Efron, is the best, he deserves it !!! <333

  • woohoo

    austin butler??? WTF??? what about andrew garfield?

  • jabaga

    Logan deserves to be at the top five.

  • Regina

    @michelle never been truer!
    Not a fan if vanessa she always has this smirk on her face & shes getting worse dating austin butler i mean ew-sliiiimyyy
    Gooo zacccc!!!!!! U so deserve this!Liam n cole r great actors too n robert

  • http://billmartin_can bill martin

    I like your list but once 2013 is over and Nat Wolff’s 4 new movies are out in the public he will move wayyyyy up your list. He will have the highest upward movement of anyone for next year’s selections.

  • Kris

    Where are Chris Hemsworth and Cam Gigandet!!!???
    out of them Liam Hemsworth is the best!

  • Mayra

    YAY Zac is the best and he deserves it !! :D He is such a great actor and so down to earth. Love him.

    NOWWW!! How could you put Austin Butler BEFOREEEEEE Ian Somerhalder! That is crazy that stupid dont even deserve a place here. If he gain a little fame this year was all because his @ª girlfriend.

  • dixie

    Jake Short MUST have been #21! Check him out practicing his new driving skills heading to Las Vegas this weekend.


  • IMO

    Zac !!!

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