Throughout the series, there have been many actors and actresses that participated in the movies, but for some it was just the beginning.
Below are the actors and actresses that are still very well known around the world to this day.
- Johnny Depp - This was his first film, and definitely not his last. He would continue to star in many well known roles throughout the years. Such as: Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, 21 Jump Street, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and so much more.
- Patricia Arquette- She played Kristen in the third Freddy movie, Dream Warriors. This was a good movie because Nancy returns, and Patricia delivered a wonderful first performance. She had become a well liked actress, starring in the indie classic movie Boyhood, that is also being nominated for an Oscar.
- Lisa Wilcox- She played Alice in the Dream Master and the Dream Child, and although some people may have never heard of the actress afterwards, she has starred in many memorable roles. A few you might know would be the Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures television series, Unauthorized Brady Bunch: The Final Days, and Fear Clinic.
- Jason Ritter- If you have ever seen Three's Company, you can probably already see the striking resemblance between Jason and the main character of that television show. Well that's because Jason is the son of John Ritter! If the last name didn't already give it away, that is. Jason plays character Will in Freddy vs Jason, and later starred in many television shows such as Parenthood, Drunk History, Gravity Falls, and Joan of Arcadia.
- Kelly Rowland - This diva played Kia in Freddy vs Jason, which was her first major role in a movie. Everybody knew that she was in Destiny's Child, and to see her play in a horror film was definitely a big change for her career. Nowadays she's most known for her appearances on the X Factor.
- Kellan Lutz- He played Dean, a very short lived character in the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. You may recognize him from his role as a Cullen brother in the Twilight series, Prom Night, or 90210.
- Katie Cassidy- Also in the remake, she played Kris (basically the Tina in the original). Katie Cassidy is a very well known hollywood starlet, starring in many shows and movies. People might know her from the television show Arrow, Supernatural, or even Gossip Girl.
- Rooney Mara- She plays Nancy, the girl next door and the survivor. With several films to be filmed, she has also been featured in the Social Network, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Her. A promising young actor, who surprisingly did not do a bad job as Nancy in the remake.