Actors From Connecticut

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Connecticut has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Gaten Matarazzo, Seth MacFarlane, Justin Long, Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Brandis and others.
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Robert Mitchum
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic American Cinema)
Robert Mitchum
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Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 1, 1997
Robert Mitchum is best known for his film noirs, such as Undercurrent, and for defining the antihero in movies of the 1950s and 1960s. Fans loved him in The Story of G.I. and Joe and as U.S. Navy Captain Victor Henry in The Winds of War and its sequel.
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Gaten Matarazzo
(Best Known for Playing ‘Dustin Henderson’ in the Netflix Hit Series ‘Stranger Things’)
Gaten Matarazzo
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Birthdate: September 8, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo

Gaten Matarazzo is best known for his SAG Award-winning performance as Dustin Henderson from the Netflix series Stranger Things. He has also hosted the show Prank Encounters and has been part of the Broadway shows Priscilla and Les Misérables. He has cleidocranial dysplasia and helps raise awareness about the condition.

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Christopher Lloyd
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Birthdate: October 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra

Christopher Lloyd's popularity as an actor increased after he played Dr. Brown in one of the most popular film trilogies of all time - Back to the Future. The trilogy, which revolves around a time travel device, was responsible for stirring the imagination of many. With four failed marriages, Christopher might've hoped for a time machine in real life!

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Seth MacFarlane
(Known for Creating the Television Series Family Guy, American Dad, the Cleveland Show, and the Orville)
Seth MacFarlane
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Birthdate: October 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Seth MacFarlane is best known as the creator of animated television series Family Guy and American Dad. He won many awards for Family Guy, including couple of Emmys. He also created and starred in the sci-fi comedy-drama television series The Orville. He’s worked in films too and acted in and directed Ted and Ted 2. He is also an accomplished singer.

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Justin Long
(Know for His Roles in 'Jeepers Creepers', 'Dodgeball', 'Accepted')
Justin Long
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Birthdate: June 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

Justin Long is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing the boy next door characters, thanks to his looks and physique. Long was applauded for his courage when he shared his story of being victimized of drugging and abduction by a group of local individuals in Michigan. His story encouraged others to share their own stories.

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Jonathan Brandis
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Birthdate: April 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 12, 2003
Jonathan Brandis began as a child actor/model and made his acting debut with One Life to Live. He was best known for his Saturn Award-nominated performance in The Never Ending Story II and for his role of Lucas Wolenczak in seaQuest DSV. He eventually committed suicide due to depression.
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Paul Giamatti
(Actor and Film Producer)
Paul Giamatti
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Birthdate: June 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini

Paul Giamatti is an American actor known for playing important roles in popular films like The Illusionist and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Paul Giamatti became the subject of a famous campaign called Wax Paul Now, which inspired a short film. The short film was premiered in October 2019 at the Virginia Film Festival.

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Dylan McDermott
(Actor known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series The Practice)
Dylan McDermott
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Birthdate: October 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Brian Dennehy
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Birthdate: July 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 15, 2020

Brian Dennehy was a prolific stage actor with two Tony Awards under his belt. He is credited with exploring playwright Eugene O'Neill’s works and bringing his popular characters to life at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. Also an acclaimed television and film actor, Brian Dennehy appeared in more than 180 films and several TV series.

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James Van Der Beek
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Birthdate: March 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Ernest Borgnine
(Actor Best Known for His Gruff Voice and Gap-Toothed Cheshire Cat Grin)
Ernest Borgnine
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Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 8, 2012

Ernest Borgnine was an American actor well-known for his Cheshire cat grin and gruff but calm voice. An Academy Award winner, Borgnine's film career spanned over 60 years. Also known for his work on television, Ernest Borgnine voiced Mermaid Man, an important character in the popular series SpongeBob SquarePants. Ernest Borgnine's hometown Hamden, Connecticut named a street in his honor.

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Evan Ross
(Actor and Musician)
Evan Ross
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Birthdate: August 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Evan Ross, son of singer Diana Ross and mountaineer Arne Næss Jr, gained prominence with his roles in ATL and The Hunger Games films. He is also an R&B singer. Fans loved him as Charlie Selby in 90210, Angel Rivera in Star, and Dre in 96 Minutes.
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John Ratzenberger
(Actor who portrayed Cliff Clavin on the comedy series Cheers, for which he earned two Primetime Emmy nominations)
John Ratzenberger
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Birthdate: April 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
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Bob Crane
(Actor)
Bob Crane
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Birthdate: July 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 29, 1978
Bob Crane was a radio show host before soaring to fame with his portrayal of Colonel Robert Hogan in the two-time Emmy-nominated series Hogan's Heroes. In his later career, he hosted The Bob Crane Show and performed in dinner theater. He was a victim of an unsolved homicide in 1978.
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Titus Welliver
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘Lost’, ‘Deadwood’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Bosch: Legacy’)
Titus Welliver
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Birthdate: March 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Titus Welliver, son of painter Neil Welliver, is best known for his roles of Jimmy O’Phelan in Sons of Anarchy, Silas Adams in Deadwood, and Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch in Bosch. He has also appeared in films such as Argo and Transformers: Age of Extinction and has narrated several audiobooks.  
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Gary Burghoff
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Radar O'Reilly’ in the TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
Gary Burghoff
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Birthdate: May 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini

Gary Burghoff is an American actor who is credited with originating the popular role of Charlie Brown in the 1967 Broadway musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is also known for originating the role of Walter Eugene O'Reilly in the 1970 black comedy war movie MASH and the popular TV series of the same name.

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Richard Belzer
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author)
Richard Belzer
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Birthdate: August 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Richard Belzer is best known as John Munch from the series Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: SVU. He continued to play the role in several other series and a TV movie. He has also written several books on conspiracy theories, of which two became bestsellers.
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Paul Lieberstein
(Actor, Writer, Producer)
Paul Lieberstein
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Birthdate: February 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
A Primetime Emmy Award winner, Paul Lieberstein is best-known as the writer, and as Toby Flenderson on the NBC sitcom The Office. Besides being the writer of the show, he was also the showrunner. Though he didn't know how to act, it took him sometime to nail the role of Toby and the rest is history.
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Nolan North
(Actor, Baseball player, Dub actor, Television actor)
Nolan North
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Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Treat Williams
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Birthdate: December 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Michael Flynn
(Actor)
Michael Flynn
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Birthdate: September 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
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Thomas Sadoski
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series 'The Newsroom' and 'Life in Pieces')
Thomas Sadoski
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Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Thomas Sadoski is best known as Don Keefer from The Newsroom. He is a seasoned theater actor, too, known for his Obie Award-winning performance in the play Other Desert Cities and his Tony- and Drama Desk-nominated role in Reasons to Be Pretty. He is also part of the non-profit INARA.
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Christopher Abbott
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Birthdate: 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Christopher Abbott is best known as Charlie Dattolo from Girls and as Mason Tannetti from The Sinner. He also had significant roles in the miniseries Catch-22 and the films First Man and James White. He is also a talented stage actor and has appeared in both Broadway and off-Broadway plays.
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Ted Knight
(Known for Playing Comedic Roles in Various Sitcoms)
Ted Knight
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Birthdate: December 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 26, 1986

Ted Knight was an American actor known for portraying comedic roles in TV series like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Too Close for Comfort. For his contributions to the TV industry, Knight was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 1985. After his death, his hometown of Terryville dedicated a bridge in his memory.

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Kenny Johnson
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Birthdate: July 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Kenny Johnson is best known as Detective Curtis Lemansky from The Shield and as Butch "Burner" Barnes from Pensacola: Wings of Gold. He has also been part of Saving Grace, Prime Suspect, S.W.A.T., and Bates Motel. He had previously been a full-time model and an arm wrestler.
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Will Friedle
(Actor, Film actor, Television actor)
Will Friedle
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Birthdate: August 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
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Eriq La Salle
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Birthdate: July 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
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Thomas Ian Griffith
(Best Known for Portraying 'Terry Silver' in the 1989 Film the 'Karate Kid Part III')
Thomas Ian Griffith
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Birthdate: March 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces

Thomas Ian Griffith is an American actor, writer, producer, and martial artist. He is best known for playing Terry Silver in the 1989 martial arts drama film The Karate Kid Part III. Thomas Ian Griffith is also renowned for his expertise in martial arts; he holds black belts in tae kwon do and kenpo karate.

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Jesse Bradford
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Birthdate: May 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
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Birthdate: March 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Henry Simmons
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Birthdate: July 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Dan Levy
(Comedian)
Dan Levy
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Birthdate: March 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Ron Palillo
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Birthdate: April 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 14, 2012
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Lee Tergesen
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Birthdate: July 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Tom Noonan
(Actor)
Tom Noonan
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Birthdate: April 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
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Roger Bart
(Actor)
Roger Bart
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Birthdate: September 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
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Ed Begley
(Actor)
Ed Begley
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Birthdate: March 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 28, 1970
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Bill Moseley
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Birthdate: November 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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William Atherton
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Birthdate: July 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
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Warren Lieberstein
(Actor, Producer)
Warren Lieberstein
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Birthdate: September 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo

Warren Lieberstein is an American TV producer and writer known for his work in shows, such as The Office and Carpoolers. For his work in The Office, Lieberstein earned a Writers Guild of America award nomination. He has also written for other sitcoms like Modern Men and Second Time Around.

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Gary Merrill
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Birthdate: August 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 5, 1990
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Matt Ross
(Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His Roles in TV Series 'Silicon Valley', 'Big Love' and 'American Psycho')
Matt Ross
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Birthdate: January 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Matt Ross is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for directing a comedy-drama film titled Captain Fantastic which earned him the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. As an actor, he is known for his portrayal of Eddie Scott in the historical drama film Good Night, and Good Luck.
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Peter Dante
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Birthdate: December 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Jacob Pitts
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Birthdate: November 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Kevin Heffernan
(Film actor)
Kevin Heffernan
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Birthdate: May 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
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D. J. Cotrona
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Birthdate: May 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Adam LaVorgna
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Birthdate: March 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
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John Mitchum
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Birthdate: September 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 29, 2001
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Grant Goodeve
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Birthdate: July 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Dylan Bruno
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Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo