Birth Place Matching "Des Moines, Iowa, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Cloris Leachman

Actress | The Last Picture Show

The legendary actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She ...

2. Brandon Routh

Actor | Superman Returns

Brandon James Routh (pronounced like "south") was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in nearby Norwalk. He is the son of Catherine (Lear), a teacher, and Ronald Routh, a carpenter. He has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. Brandon attended the University of Iowa and starred in many ...

3. Stephen Collins

Actor | 7th Heaven

Stephen Collins was born on October 1, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and director, known for 7th Heaven (1996), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and The First Wives Club (1996). He was previously married to Faye Grant and Marjorie Weinman.

4. Gregory Alan Williams

Actor | The Righteous Gemstones

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Williams graduated from East High School, and attended Coe College and served in the United States Marine Corps before pursuing a career in acting. He is known for portraying LAPD Officer Garner Ellerbee in Baywatch. From 2011 until 2013, Williams portrayed the role of ...

5. David Anthony Higgins

Actor | Malcolm in the Middle

David Anthony Higgins was born on December 9, 1961 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Mike & Molly (2010) and The Wrong Guy (1997). He has been married to Julia since 2000. They have two children.

6. Bill Daily

Actor | The Bob Newhart Show

Congenial, unassuming and always ingratiating comic actor Bill Daily came to fame as the bumbling, jittery playboy astronaut Roger Healy, best buddy and sidekick to Larry Hagman's accident-prone Tony Nelson in the perennial sitcom favourite I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Though his role had initially ...

7. Shawn Johnson

Actress | The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Shawn Johnson was born on January 19, 1992 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She is an actress, known for The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008), Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008) and Dancing with the Stars (2005). She has been married to Andrew East since April 16, 2016. They have ...

8. Harriet Nelson

Actress | The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Harriet Nelson will always have a secure place alongside Barbara Billingsley and Jane Wyatt in the "TV's Golden Age Mom Hall of Fame." For fourteen years, she, husband Ozzie Nelson, and their two boys, David Nelson and Ricky Nelson, were the quintessential role models of the '50s ideal nuclear ...

9. Charles McGraw

Actor | Spartacus

Stony-faced, grizzled-looking tough guy Charles McGraw (real name Charles Butters) notched up dozens of TV and film credits, usually portraying law enforcement figures or military officers, plus the odd shifty gangster. While at high school he worked as a theatre usher and was nicknamed "Chick" by ...

10. Phyllis Love

Actress | Play of the Week

Phyllis Anne Love was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 21, 1925. She attended Roosevelt High School in Des Moines along with her close friend, Cloris Leachman. After performing in various local and regional drama productions, Love enrolled in the Actors Studio in New York in 1948. Her movie ...

11. Sada Thompson

Actress | Family

Renowned and highly respected actress Sada Thompson has earned critical acclaim both on stage and TV for her noble, strong-minded matrons, but her more challenging and compelling work has come when her characters have displayed darker, more neurotic tones.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the ...

12. Corey Taylor

Soundtrack | Thunder Force

Corey Taylor was born on December 8, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Thunder Force (2021), Resident Evil (2002) and Rollerball (2002). He has been married to Alicia Dove since October 6, 2019. He was previously married to Stephanie Luby and Scarlett Stone.

13. Daniel Hall

Actor | Mad Men

Daniel Hall was born on February 6, 1971 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Mad Men (2007), Quarry (2016) and The Young and the Restless (1973).

14. Nicholas Downs

Actor | NCIS: Los Angeles

Nicholas Downs grew up in the small Midwest town of Bondurant, Iowa as the second youngest of ten brothers and sisters. By high school, Nicholas found acting as a way to create a voice of his own. His English teacher, Mrs. Sandoval, helped him by guiding him into the fine arts. With guidance from ...

15. Peter Hedges

Writer | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Peter Hedges was born on July 6, 1962 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is a writer and director, known for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ben Is Back (2018) and Pieces of April (2003).

16. Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

Producer | ATL

Tionne Tenese Watkins was born on April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa. She is also known as "T-Boz" in the R&B/Hip-Hop group, TLC. Born to parents of both African American and Native American descent. As a child she was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia (1 in 12 people of African American descent ...

17. Wally Wingert

Actor | Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren

Wally Wingert is an American voice actor, collector and comedic actor from South Dakota. He is most well-known for voicing the Riddler in several Batman video games and cartoons, dozens of characters in Family Guy, Ant-Man from Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Almighty Tallest Red and Mortos der...

18. Frank Jenks

Actor | His Girl Friday

Wavy-haired American character actor and musician Frank Jenks was the son of advertising man Frank Jenks and pianist Lillian Sadler. After his family settled in Los Angeles, he attended the University of Southern California. He learned to play trumpet, trombone and clarinet, but eventually dropped ...

19. Ruth Kobart

Actress | How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Ruth Kobart was born on April 24, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), Dirty Harry (1971) and Sister Act (1992). She died on December 14, 2002 in San Francisco, California, USA.

20. Gordon Gebert

Actor | Holiday Affair

Gordon Alan Gebert II was the only child of Gordon Alan Gebert Sr. and Violette Gebert. His father was a salesman for a trailer company and later managed sales of truck and bus fleets for the Ford Motor Co. in Iowa. In 1946, a boy was needed for a role in a play for Drake University. Gordon was ...

21. Kourtney Hansen

Actress | Nashville

Kourtney Hansen was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. After studying acting for the theater, she earned her BFA from Drake University in 2003. Following graduation, she appeared on stage in professional theater productions and served as a sidekick to Hatfield and McCoy on their morning show on ...

22. Halston

Costume Department | God Told Me To

Born Roy Frowick Halston on April 23, 1932 in Des Moines, Iowa, Halston was a product of America's heartland. He led a classic Iowa childhood playing in soap box derby races, fishing, visiting farms, and the like. Halston took an interest in sewing from his mother, and from an early age he showed a...

23. Patty Dunning

Actress | A Distant Thunder

Patty Dunning was born on September 11, 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Her first role was as Patty Myers in A Thief in the Night (1972). She went on to an uncredited role in All the King's Horses (1977), then was featured in the second installment of the "Thief in the Night" series, A Distant ...

24. Megan Hensley

Actress | This Is Us

Megan Hensley was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch and Welsh descent. She went to North High School and Grand View University. She started her career in the Midwest by driving around with 2 other actresses and auditioning in ...

25. Bob Jellison

Actor | Petticoat Junction

Bob Jellison was born on August 21, 1908 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for Petticoat Junction (1963), I Love Lucy (1951) and Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958). He was previously married to Lacey. He died on April 21, 1980 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

26. Boyd Bodwell

Actor | Cheers

Boyd Bodwell was born on December 12, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for Cheers (1982), Remington Steele (1982) and Phyllis (1975).

27. Katelyn Epperly

Soundtrack | A California Christmas

Katelyn Epperly was born on March 21, 1990 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She is an actress and composer, known for A California Christmas (2020), The Stand at Paxton County (2020) and American Idol (2002).

28. Lolo Jones

Actress | Left Behind

Lolo Jones was born on August 5, 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She is an actress, known for Left Behind (2014), Navy Seals vs. Zombies (2015) and Global Games (2017).

29. Shawn Crahan

Soundtrack | Resident Evil

Shawn Crahan has a wife named Chantel and 4 children: Alex, Gage, Gabrielle, and Simon. He has a side project called To My Surprise. His daughter Alex is currently working on an album. He founded the band Slipknot and has been leading it in the right direction ever since. The band has been ...

30. Joy Hodges

Actress | Laughing at Danger

Frances Eloise Hodges, who died in California on 19 January 2003 following a stroke, was not only a successful singer and actor, but will also be remembered for her part in launching Ronald Reagan's film career by getting him to 'ditch the glasses.' This he did, and the rest is history.

She was born...

31. Grant Monohon

Actor | Transamerica

Grant Monohon was born on January 3, 1984 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for Transamerica (2005), Lady in the Water (2006) and Rough Night (2017).

32. Don Pugsley

Actor | The Rocketeer

Don Pugsley was born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is known for The Rocketeer (1991), Child's Play 2 (1990) and Near Dark (1987).

33. Carl Pitti

Actor | High Plains Drifter

Carl Pitti was born on August 11, 1916 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for High Plains Drifter (1973), Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981) and Little House on the Prairie (1974). He was previously married to Ethelynne Mae (Micky) Clark. He died on August 9, 2003 in Hemet, California, USA.

34. Sid Wilson

Actor | Rollerball

Sid Wilson was born on March 15, 1978 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and composer, known for Rollerball (2002), Blood Bath (2016) and Officer Downe (2016).

35. Valerie Leigh Bixler

Actress | The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Valerie Leigh Bixler was born on February 17, 1956 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She is an actress, known for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). She has been married to SFC. Todd (T.W.) Youngs USA RET. since September 25, 1997. She was previously married to Patrick St. Esprit.

36. Vivienne Osborne

Actress | Two Seconds

Vivienne Osborne was born on December 10, 1896 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for Two Seconds (1932), Dragonwyck (1946) and Tomorrow at Seven (1933). She was previously married to Francis Worthington Hine. She died on June 10, 1961 in Malibu, California, USA.

37. Frances Cagney

Self | AFI Life Achievement Award

Frances Cagney was born on June 19, 1899 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She was previously married to James Cagney. She died on October 10, 1994 in Sharon, Connecticut, USA.

38. Joey Jordison

Soundtrack | Resident Evil

Joey Jordison was born on April 26, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Resident Evil (2002), Rollerball (2002) and Terminator 5: Smert Gollivuda (2004). He died on July 26, 2021 in Waukee, Iowa, USA.

39. Evan Sheedy

Evan is a former hotel receptionist with a serious addiction to shopping!

~ A Biography ~

Evan Andrew Sheedy is a former hotel receptionist who enjoys bowling, working on cars and painting. He is a voracious reader and yet most of the time finds it difficult to focus his attention when it comes to ...

40. Juanita Hansen

Actress | Broadway Love

Juanita Hansen's career goes back to at least 1915, and she worked for D.W. Griffith before becoming one of Mack Sennett's "Bathing Beauties." Sennett was so struck by her beauty that he often featured her over the other girls, which caused some friction among them. That could well be the reason ...

41. Tatum Shank

Actor | Blonde

Born in Des Moines, Iowa the son of a carpenter Tatum first experienced the "art of filmmaking" in high school. With the help of his best friend they took it upon themselves to create a remake of the classic film Hoosiers by cutting footage the old fashioned way - from VCR to VCR. After going off ...

42. Eric A. Pot

Assistant Director | NCIS: Los Angeles

Eric A. Pot is a Los Angeles based Television Director, known for his work on NCIS: Los Angeles, which is now one of the longest running shows in Television history. Before Spending the last decade+ on NCIS: LA he worked as an Assistant Director on features such as Jonah Hex (2010), Final ...

43. Maggie Emma Thomas

Actress | The Parent Trap

Maggie Emma Thomas was born on August 7, 1987 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She is an actress, known for The Parent Trap (1998) and Lunker Lake (1998).

44. Bob Hopkins

Actor | One Step Beyond

Bob Hopkins was born on April 23, 1918 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for One Step Beyond (1959), On Stage Everybody (1945) and Flight to Hong Kong (1956). He was previously married to Virginia Harford and Mavis Russell. He died on October 5, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

45. Darrell Mapson

Actor | Lost Outlaw

Mapson was raised in Minneapolis until the age of 13 and has been in California since. He went to Bullard High in Fresno and Bethany College in Scotts Valley. His film debut was in More American Grafitti as a draft protestor and has 30 years of acting since as a cop, sheriff, guard, detective, ...

46. Bill Bryson

Writer | A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1951. He settled in England in 1977 and lived in North Yorkshire for almost two decades. He now lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. His travel books are "The Lost Continent", "Neither Here Nor There", "Notes From a Small Island", "A Walk in the Woods", "I'm ...

47. Jeff Wiens

Actor | Get Hit

Jeff received his education at the University of Southern California's School of Theatre BFA acting program where he received the Jack Nicholson Award, the school's highest award for achievement.

As part of comedy duo, Franco and Billy, Jeff Wiens wrote, directed and starred in the critically ...

48. Babe London

Actress | Ain't Love Funny?

Babe was originally a stock player with Vitagraph then joined the Christie Company as a featured player and leading comedienne Later she played leads in Jack White's Educational Comedies and with Charlie Chaplin in 'A Day's Pleasure. Later she appeared in live and filmed television shows such as ...

49. Martin Spellman

Actor | Beau Geste

Martin Spellman was born in 1925 in Des Moines, Iowa. His family moved to California, and at the age of nine he first entered the MGM Studios as a newsboy. He became such a familiar figure at the Studios that for Christmas 1937, they decided to give him a very special Christmas present. He was ...

50. Jesse Graves

Actor | Safari

Jesse Graves was born on March 11, 1879 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for Safari (1940), Louisiana (1947) and Son of Ingagi (1940). He died on March 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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