Birth Place Matching "Reno, Nevada, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Dawn Wells
Actress | Gilligan's Island
A wholesome beauty with comedic appeal, Dawn Elberta Wells was born on October 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada. Wells' childhood was a happy and healthy one. She and her mother grew their own fruits and vegetables in their gardens and Dawn rode horses. In her high school years, she was the class treasurer...
2. Kristoffer Polaha
Actor | Jurassic World Dominion
Kristoffer Polaha was born in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Jurassic World: Dominion (2022), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) and Where Hope Grows (2014). He has been married to Julianne Morris since June 7, 2003. They have three children.
3. Chris Browning
Actor | Bright
Tall and imposing, Nevada native Chris Browning initially intended to be a screenwriter but enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles without realizing it was a school for actors only. Taking to the craft, Browning received one of his first parts in a Dr. Pepper commercial ...
4. Jaylen Barron
Actress | Blindspotting
Jaylen Barron is an American actress known for playing the lead role "Zoe" on the Netflix original series Free Rein. She started her career as a model for the tween store Justice and moved over to acting full time with guest and recurring roles on hit Disney and Nicolodeon shows and eventually ...
5. Gabriel Damon
Actor | RoboCop 2
Gabriel was born in Reno, Nevada to Anne & David. From a young age Gabriel was surrounded by music and the performing arts and at the age of three his familly moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career for him in acting.
Gabriel got work quickly, landing a coveted role in the 1984 TV series Call to ...
6. Bryce Johnson
Actor | Darkness Rising
Actor, Producer, and Podcaster Bryce Johnson is always looking for his next adventure, whether acting in film and television, voicing characters, pod-casting or hunting down the elusive creature known as Bigfoot, Bryce Johnson is forging new paths in the entertainment industry.
Although born in Reno...
7. Curtis Hanson
Director | L.A. Confidential
After small films like The Bedroom Window (1987) and Sweet Kill (1972), Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), The River Wild (1994) and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997). Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was ...
8. Ron Thomas
Actor | Cobra Kai
Ron Thomas was born on November 15, 1961 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor, known for Cobra Kai (2018), The Karate Kid (1984) and The Big Bet (1987).
9. Chase Ellison
Actor | Tooth Fairy
Chase Ellison was born on September 22, 1993 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor, known for Tooth Fairy (2010), Mysterious Skin (2004) and That's What I Am (2011).
10. Deke Anderson
Actor | Devious Maids
In some ways, the seemingly impossible dream of acting was made for someone as tenacious as Dee Christian, a.k.a. "Deke" Anderson. In high school, at a mere 138 pounds, he was an All State Center for the Reno High Huskies. And at only 19, he owned and operated the largest bodybuilding gym in ...
11. Frances Sherman
Actress | Disconnected
Frances Raines was a lovely and shapely brunette actress who popped up in a handful of enjoyably trashy low budget exploitation pictures made throughout the 80s. Raines was born on July 17, 1962 in Reno, Nevada. She's the grand niece of legendary actor Claude Rains and spent the bulk of her acting ...
12. Kevin Geer
Actor | The Pelican Brief
Kevin Geer's celebrated acting career includes appearances in feature film, on television, Broadway, Off-Broadway and London's West End. He recently completed one of the lead roles in the independent feature film Bunker Hill, from director Kevin Willmott (CSA: Confederate States of America). Geer ...
13. Chris Gann
Actor | The Old Man
Born and raised on a goat farm in Reno, Nevada, Chris is a former world and national champion Jet Ski racer, who has been working as an actor for over 15 years. After graduating from Cal state Sacramento with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Chris moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting...
14. Amelia Gotham
Actress | Judgment Call
Amelia M. Gotham is a performance artist living in the Los Angeles area. She studied theater, dance and singing techniques at The Pacific Conservatory of The Performing Arts in Central California before moving south in 2008. Since then, she's acted in numerous plays, commercials and films as well ...
15. Ashleigh Kizer
Actress | Deadwood
Ashleigh Kizer was born on June 6, 1983 in Reno, Nevada, USA. She is an actress, known for Deadwood (2004) and Dead & Nowhere (2008). She has been married to Mark Kemper since September 16, 2006. They have two children.
16. Kevan Moezzi
Actor | Raimbo
Kevan "K-von" Moezzi (born on August 1, 1985 Reno, Nevada) is an internationally touring standup comedian / actor / host best known for his work on MTV's "Disaster Date", "Last Comic Standing" (NBC) to name a few. He has appeared in movies, television shows, and on the talk show circuit and has ...
17. Sean Palmer
Actor | Chicago
Sean Palmer was born on January 23, 1973 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor, known for Chicago (2002), Easy Virtue (2008) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).
18. Connie Woods
Connie LoLan Woods is an American actress. She was cast as "The New Girl at One-Eyed Jack's" by director David Lynch in the television series Twin Peaks (1990). She has several television and film rolls to her credit. She played the roll of Janis, one of Elvis Presley's many lovers in the ...
19. Ben Erway
Actor | The Bishop's Wife
Ben Erway was born on April 25, 1892 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He was an actor, known for The Bishop's Wife (1947), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Mountain Rhythm (1943). He was previously married to Gladys George. He died on February 6, 1981 in Sun City, California, USA.
20. Marjorie Steele
Actress | No Escape
Pert blonde actress Marjorie Steele was in films for a very short time, making only four in all. She was born in Reno, Nevada on August 27, 1930 in a log cabin built by her father, a contractor. Her mother was part Russian and Swedish while her father came from German and Sioux Indian parentage. ...
21. Noelle Balfour
Noelle Balfour was born on December 11, 1984 in Reno, Nevada, USA. She was an actress and casting director, known for The Rite (2011), Exit Strategy (2012) and Banking on Love (2008). She died on October 11, 2017 in Escondido, California, USA.
22. John Rogers
Producer | Clown Fear
Director JJ Rogers company statement is: independent studio helping independent filmmakers. This statement says it all. His clients make him their first call for any project from concept to distribution. JJ opened XVIII Entertainment LLC and has launched a film distribution branch of the company. ...
23. Deana Deatherage
Actress | Nightwing: The Series
Deana Deatherage was born in Reno, Nevada, to Dorothy (Arthur), an X-Ray Technician, and Tony Deatherage, an industrialist. She is of German, English, French, Norwegian, and Irish descent. Deatherage began acting as a child as a member of the Booth Street Players and Scene Stealers in Reno, Nevada,...
24. Jennifer Harman
Actress | Lucky You
Jennifer Harman was born on November 29, 1964 in Reno, Nevada, USA. She is an actress, known for Lucky You (2007), The Big Blind (1999) and Full Tilt Million Dollar Cash Game (2006).
25. Joseph Bell
Actor | Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
Joseph was born in Nevada and attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a major in communication theory and mass media and minor in psychology. He also took courses in screenwriting, cinematography, and theater. He completed graduate work at Arizona State University in Tempe judging ...
26. Amy Ecklund
Actress | The Guiding Light
Amy Ecklund was born on June 25, 1970 in Reno, Nevada, USA. She is an actress, known for Guiding Light (1952), The Accusation (2003) and The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (1998). She was previously married to Jon Ecklund.
27. Erin Lear
Actress | Supercross
Erin Lear is an entrepreneur and humanitarian based in LA, California. Erin is the youngest grandchildren of Bill Lear inventor of the Learjet, Motorola, and the Eight Track Stereo System. She was born January 5th, 1984 in Reno, Nevada to David and Sally Lear. Her family's involvement in the ...
28. Tara Alexandra Brown
Actress | Bosch
Tara Alexandra Brown was born in Reno, Nevada and is an award winning actress, director, writer, and producer. During a visit to Los Angeles when she was 14, Brown was discovered by renowned casting director, Fern Champion, after performing in a casting workshop meant for adults. Champion was so ...
29. Chris Fogel
Music Department | Severance
Chris is a multiple Grammy and Emmy-winning recording engineer and mixer based in Los Angeles, California. He has recorded and mixed the scores and soundtracks to over 200 major motion pictures and television shows, including the Oscar-winning score to Black Panther and the Emmy-winning score to ...
30. Christopher Emerson
Actor | What Women Want
Christopher Emerson was born on October 10, 1981 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for What Women Want (2000), Resident Evil 6 (2012) and Miami Medical (2010).
31. Eric Ritter
Actor | Coyote Ugly
Eric Ritter was born on August 29, 1976 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Coyote Ugly (2000), Scandal (2012) and F***ing Identical Twins. He has been married to Cindy Ritter since September 18, 2011. He was previously married to Michelle Obenrader.
32. Chad Michael Ward
Director | Strange Blood
Chad Michael Ward was born on May 16, 1972 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is a director and editor, known for Strange Blood (2015), Seven Saturdays: One in 3 (2013) and Seven Saturdays: The Shallow End - White Sea Remix (2010).
33. Andy Mingo
Producer | Romance
Andy Mingo is a Pacific Northwest-based writer, director, and producer whose work has gained recognition at national and international film festivals and screenings. Andy holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University and is a squad member of Corporeal Writing LLC located in ...
34. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner
Actor | Robot Holocaust
Dr. Buzz provides commentary for the television show CopyCat Killers which airs on the REELZ Channel. Prior to gaining his doctoral Buzz appeared in a string of slasher horror films in the late 1980s. Later as a psychologist working with a forensic population Buzz became known to the public as "Dr....
35. Jason Ganzel
Producer | Grey's Anatomy
Jason Ganzel was born in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), Queen of the South (2016) and Graceland (2013).
36. Chris Lerude
Actor | Wie Feuer und Wasser
Chris Lerude was born on August 24, 1966 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor, known for Katie Fforde: Wie Feuer und Wasser (2014), Nikki & Sara Live (2013) and Nova (1974).
37. Harlan Howe
Actor | Invitation Playhouse: Mind Over Murder
Harlan Howe was born on September 13, 1921 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He was an actor, known for Invitation Playhouse: Mind Over Murder (1952) and Gunsmoke (1955). He was previously married to Joanne Nathan and Eva Winnifred Koons. He died on January 22, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
38. Heather Montanez
Actress | Sleeping Beauty
Heather Montanez was born on May 6, 1984 in Reno, Nevada, USA. She is an actress and casting director, known for Sleeping Beauty (2014), The Boneyard Collection (2008) and Not Another High School Show (2007). She has been married to Tanner Stapp since September 10, 2011.
39. Dustin Ardine
Actor | A Walking Miracle
Winner of Multiple Best Acting Awards, Dustin Ardine started acting at the young age of 6. Classically trained, he has played a vast array of character and leading roles from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams, in repertory theaters across the USA. He has also appeared in dozens of TV shows, ...
40. Caroline Jennings
Actress | Cynthia
Caroline Hedley-Ann Jennings was born September 29, 2012, in Reno, Nevada, USA, to Rebecca Ann Jennings and Aaron Hedley Jennings. Her mother was an executive general counsel for a public mining company (now retired) and her father is CEO for a cybersecurity company and technology investor. ...
41. Clare Halstead
Actress | Goosebumps
Born in Nevada, Clare grew up in a small town in Wisconsin known for its extensive climate changes. Although she started out playing soccer, she quickly made her move to the stage in '98 in the play Star Struck as a cute little snail hunter. She then proceeded to spend her childhood on the stage of...
42. Connor Sullivan
Actor | Jesus Freaks
Connor Sullivan was born on February 9, 1992 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Jesus Freaks (2019), Thane of East County (2015) and Millennials (2021).
43. Dane Nielsen
Editor | Picturesque
Dane Nielsen was born on January 7, 1985 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor and editor, known for Picturesque (2009), Dane's World (2013) and The Day Job (2008).
44. Jed Williams
Actor | Close to Home
Jed is a child of the 80's. He grew up in suburban Puyallup, WA to a nurse Mother and a Boeing airplane engineer Father. He spent his childhood riding bikes and playing in the woods. His family moved 13 times before he was 12 years old. He attributes his sense of humor and love of comedy to his ...
45. Christiana Frank
Actress | Devil in the Flesh 2
Christiana Frank was born on August 24, 1973 in Reno, Nevada, USA. She is an actress, known for Devil in the Flesh 2 (2000).
46. Eric Whitacre
Music Department | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Eric Whitacre is a conductor, broadcaster and public speaker.
The first piece he ever performed - Mozart's Requiem - changed his life. Inspired to compose, his first piece Go, Lovely Rose, was completed at the age of 21. He went on to the Juilliard School (New York), earning his Master of Music ...
47. Reno Browne
Actress | Across the Rio Grande
American B-Western actress. Growing up in her native Reno, Nevada, she made her entree into films with small parts in films shooting on location in the Reno area. She travelled to Hollywood and got work as a trick rider and stuntwoman and eventually as a leading lady in low- budget Westerns for ...
48. Valdar Wilt
Art Department | Bobby
Valdar Wilt was born in Reno, Nevada, USA. Valdar is known for Bobby (2006), Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice (2001) and American Horror Story (2011). Valdar is married to Shawn Wilt. They have one child.
49. Guido Deiro
Actor | Crime Story
Guido Deiro was born on February 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor, known for Crime Story (1986), The Will (2010) and Revealed (2002).
50. Michael Sweeney
Camera Department | Bloodthirst
Michael Sweeney was born on September 9th, 1983 in Reno, NV. As a child, Michael took an interest in movies, inspired by the worlds that they presented, Michael knew what he wanted to do with his life. Seeking out his first camera at the age of 10 he plugged it into the VCR and shot his first movie...