Birth Place Matching "West Virginia, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Brad Dourif
Actor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Gaunt character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, ...
2. Josh Stewart
Actor | Interstellar
Joshua Regnall Stewart was born in Diana, West Virginia, to Margie (Skidmore) and Charles Regnall Stewart, a teacher and Baptist pastor. He studied at the T. Schreiber studios in New York City and was a company member of the 13th Street Repertory Theatre. He continued his work in theater in Los ...
3. John Corbett
Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding
John Corbett is an American actor who received Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Chris Stevens in Northern Exposure (1990), and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Aidan Shaw in Sex and the City (...
4. Karen Austin
Actress | Summer Rental
Karen Austin has worked continually on film, television and stage in a wide variety of roles. She received an MA in Theatre and Philosophy from Northwestern University. She won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award for Lead Performance for the play NUTS. Known for her ...
Actor | The Nightmare Before Christmas
The handsome, weird and worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has shown his versatility in everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in hypnotic performances that have been controversial but irresistible. He was born Christopher Sarandon, Jr. and raised in Beckley, West Virginia of Greek heritage on both ...
Actress | Two and a Half Men
It took 30 years since it was first predicted, but Conchata Ferrell finally achieved television stardom, albeit of the supporting variety, as the housekeeper "Berta" in the situation-comedy Two and a Half Men (2003). Ferrell originally had been tipped for stardom with her turn as the prostitute "...
7. Don Knotts
Actor | The Andy Griffith Show
Don Knotts, the legendary television character actor, was born Jesse Donald Knotts on July 21, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to William Jesse Knotts and the former Elsie Luzetta Moore. He was the youngest of four sons in a family that had been in America since the 17th century.
His first stint ...
8. Ryan Dorsey
Actor | Big Sky
Ryan Keith Dorsey was born on July 19, 1983 in Chesapeake, West Virginia. Ryan was talked into auditioning for Ayn Rand's Night of January 16th during his senior year of high school. Landed one of the leads as middle-aged attorney and the acting bug was caught. Enrolling at Western Carolina ...
9. Joyce DeWitt
Actress | Three's Company
Joyce Anne DeWitt was born the second oldest of four to parents Paul and Norma DeWitt on April 23, 1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia but grew up in Indiana. Joyce began taking acting lessons when she was in high school. Although her father was hardly thrilled at his daughter's ambition, she persuaded...
10. Paul Dooley
Actor | Hairspray
Dooley was a keen cartoonist as a youth and drew a strip for a local paper in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He joined the Navy before discovering acting while at college. Moving to New York, he soon found success as a regular on the stage. Also having an interest in comedy, Dooley was a stand-up ...
11. Karen Sue Trent
Actress | Leave It to Beaver
Karen Sue Trent was born on March 14, 1948 in Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Leave It to Beaver (1957), Garden of Eden (1954) and Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958). She died on February 20, 2022 in Wimauma, Florida, USA.
12. Allison Hayes
Actress | Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Anyone who loves B-movies of the 1950s appreciates this lovely actress Allison Hayes. She was born Mary Jane Hayes on March 6, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia. The raven-haired beauty was the 1949 Washington, D.C. entry into the Miss America pageant. Shortly afterwards, Mary Jane adopted the ...
13. Ann Magnuson
Actress | Panic Room
Ann Magnuson is a performance artist and one-half of the founding members of the former psychedelic rock group "Bongwater". The characters she has played before-the-camera include, David Bowie's victim in the vampire film in The Hunger (1983), a cigarette girl in Susan Seidelman's independent film ...
Actor | Adventures in Babysitting
Character actor John Davis Chandler was born on January 28, 1935, in Hinton, West Virginia. He was raised in Charleston, West Virginia. Tall and thin, with fair hair, piercing blue eyes, a pale complexion and a nasal, whiny voice, Chandler specialized in portraying mean, neurotic and dangerous ...
17. Steve Harvey
Producer | The Steve Harvey Show
Broderick Stephen Harvey, Sr. is an American television host, actor, writer, producer, and comedian. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, the Miss Universe competition, Family Feud Africa, and the arbitration-based court comedy Judge Steve Harvey.
Harvey began ...
18. Amelita Ward
Actress | The Jungle Captive
Amelita Ward was born on July 17, 1923 in Magnolia, West Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for The Jungle Captive (1945), Gildersleeve's Ghost (1944) and Seven Days Ashore (1944). She was previously married to Sidney Allen McSloy and Leo Gorcey. She died on April 26, 1987 in Alexandria, ...
19. Bernie Casey
Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bernie Casey was born on June 8, 1939 in Wyco, West Virginia, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Never Say Never Again (1983) and Revenge of the Nerds (1984). He was previously married to Paula. He died on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, ...
20. David Selby
Actor | Falcon Crest
Tall (6'3"), darkly handsome, seriously-looking David Selby, highly regarded for his villainous work on both daytime and nighttime soap classics, was born on February 5, 1941, in Morgantown, West Virginia. He attended West Virginia University and graduated with both B.S. and M.A. degrees from West ...
21. Joe Chrest
Actor | Stranger Things
After serving in the United States Air Force where he was recognized for Cold War service and for expert marksmanship, Chrest earned a BFA Degree in Directing from Marshall University (West Virginia) and a MFA Degree from Louisiana State University.
A veteran of over 100 screen roles, and over 60 ...
22. Bobby Campo
Actor | The Final Destination
Robert Joseph Camposecco, known as Bobby Campo was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, on March 9, 1983, and is an American actor. Debuted in the movie Vampire Bats (2005) television for 2005, in this movie he was credited as Bobby Camposecco. He gained popularity after starring in the movie Legally ...
23. Joanne Dru
Actress | Red River
The daughter of a West Virginia druggist, Joanne Dru came to New York in 1940. In New York she worked as a model and was cast by Al Jolson as one of the showgirls in his Broadway play "Hold Onto Your Hats." When the show closed in 1941, she married popular singer Dick Haymes and went with him to ...
25. John Wright
Actor | McHale's Navy
John Wright was born on March 30, 1942 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for McHale's Navy (1962), McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965) and Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966). He is married to Brenda Kay Davis. They have two children.
26. Sam Pancake
Actor | A Million Little Things
Sam Pancake is an actor, writer, improvisor and comedian who was born in Petersburg, VA on May 10, 19?? and grew up in Romney, WV. He attended Hampshire High School and gradated cum laude from West Virginia University with a BFA in Theatre. For nearly thirty years, he has been one of the very few ...
27. Morgan Spurlock
Producer | Super Size Me
Morgan Spurlock was born on November 7, 1970 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Super Size Me (2004), The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) and Léon: The Professional (1994). He has been married to Sara Bernstein since May 2, 2016. He was previously ...
28. Lory Patrick
Actress | Surf Party
Lory Patrick was born on April 8, 1938 in Beckley, West Virginia, USA. She is an actress, known for Surf Party (1964), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) and The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960). She was previously married to Dean Jones and Harlan Ellison.
Actress | Hand of God
Elizabeth McLaughlin was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and raised in a small town outside of Tampa, Florida. Soon after moving to Los Angeles in 2007, she booked the role of 'Massie Block' in The Clique (2008). She is also known for her role as 'Alicia' in Amazon's Hand of God (2014), Pretty ...
33. Katie Lee
Actress | Groundswell
Katie Lee was born on September 14, 1981 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Groundswell (2022), Younger (2015) and The Kitchen (2014). She has been married to Ryan Biegel since September 1, 2018. They have one child. She was previously married to Billy Joel.
35. Brad Paisley
Actor | Brad Paisley: Online
Brad Paisley was born on October 28, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA. He is a music artist and actor, known for Brad Paisley: Online (2007), Cars (2006) and Cars 3 (2017). He has been married to Kimberly Williams-Paisley since March 15, 2003. They have two children.
36. Robert R. Shafer
Actor | Dick Dickster
Robert Ray Shafer Jr. was born in Charleston, West Virginia, in April, 1958. His father was a heavy equipment operator and his mother a housewife. As a child he also lived in Bowie, Maryland, and graduated from high school in Romeo, Michigan, in 1976. After attending Broward College in Ft. ...
37. Walter Barnes
Actor | High Plains Drifter
An American character actor described to some as a 'rugged outdoor western/war type', proved to be Walter Barnes status in motion pictures for nearly thirty years. A pro football player, Barnes made a mark into playing roles in pictures with his performance in the 1959 film "Westbound". Although, ...
38. Jeramie Rain
Actress | The Last House on the Left
Jeramie Rain was born on August 23, 1948 in Charleston, West Virginia. After appearing on episodes of General Hospital (1963) and The Doctors (1963), she gained international recognition in 1972 for her convincing portrayal of the sadistic Sadie in Wes Craven's controversial debut film The Last ...
39. Peter Marshall
Peter Marshall was born on March 30, 1926 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965), Annie (1982) and Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (1977). He has been married to Laurie Marshall since August 19, 1989. He was previously married ...
40. Douglas Dick
Actor | Rope
Douglas Dick was born on November 20, 1920 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Rope (1948), The Second Hundred Years (1967) and Bewitched (1964). He was previously married to Peggy Chantler Dick and Rhoda (Ronnie) Marion Noyer. He died on December 19, 2015 in ...
42. Jean Carson
Actress | The Party
All this shapely character "broad" had to do was open her mouth to induce laughter--and so she did, primarily on TV during the '50s and '60s. And although she milked that unmistakable rasp for all its worth, she also showed great comedy sense. Born Jean Leete on February 23, 1923, in Charleston, ...
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored ...
44. Ashlie Rhey
Actress | Daisy Power
Actress and comedienne Ashlie Rhey was born in Wheeling, West Virginia and grew up in Navarre, Ohio, where she graduated from Fairless High School with the Class of 1979.
Ashlie was cast in her very first acting role while working as a model with Wilhelmina Models, for that role she portrayed movie ...
46. Mary Lou Retton
Actress | Scrooged
Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the ...
47. Kevin Sizemore
Actor | A Christmas Tree Miracle
Kevin Sizemore is an actor and producer born and raised in Princeton, West Virginia. Kevin caught the acting bug when he was cast in a Maxwell House Coffee commercial during his senior year of high school and then attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. ...
Actress | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Janie is a Los Angeles based actress who graduated from the MFA program for Actors at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She was based out of New York City for three years, before pursuing acting in Los Angeles. She is originally from just outside of Charleston, West Virginia but was ...
49. Emily Shaffer
Actress | FBI
Emily Shaffer was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia as Emily Suzanne Shaffer. Her mother is a catholic school teacher and her father is a lawyer with his own private practice. She has one sister named Hannah . Emily is married to her college sweetheart. She got her start on HBO's How To Make It In ...
50. Lesli Kay
Actress | General Hospital
Lesli Kay is an American actress best known for her character Molly Conlon McKinnon on As the World Turns, who she won an Emmy for in 2001. She relocated to Los Angeles in 2004 by using General Hospital as a means to get there. After a 1 year contract as Lois Cerullo on General Hospital, Lesli went...