An actor who's a geek hero is a special thing. Different from cult actors, who specialize in cult films, geek heroes can be found in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror genres both in film and on television. A geek hero doesn't have to appear in a ton of movies. They could simply be a part of one memorable film or TV show to gain a legion of followers.

For many reasons, fans get attached to their geek heroes and worship them as genre gods. Here's a look at this phenomenon over the years.