Actors From Iowa

Iowa has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Ashton Kutcher, John Wayne, Elijah Wood, Adam DeVine, William Frawley and others.

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 1 John Wayne

John Wayne
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Famous As: A Popular Icon During Hollywood's Golden Age
Birthdate: May 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 11, 1979

Famous for his roles in Western films in the mid-20th century, actor John Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. In a career spanning over half a century, he starred in 142 motion pictures. Upon his death, he came to be recognized as “an enduring icon who symbolized and communicated American values and ideals.”

 2 Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Actor and producer, Ashton Kutcher, began his career as a model and soon ventured into acting, where he found success appearing in a string of romantic comedies. Besides acting, he is a venture capitalist and has successfully invested in several high technology start-ups. He is also actively involved in humanitarian work.

 3 Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius

American actor Elijah Wood is credited with bringing the iconic character Frodo Baggins to life with his portrayal of Frodo in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He is also the founder of the production company SpectreVision, which predominantly produces horror films. Wood touched the lives of many when he visited Curepto after it was struck by an earthquake.

 4 Adam DeVine

Adam DeVine
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Adam DeVine created the sketch-comedy group Mail Order Comedy. He appeared as Adam DeMamp in the sitcom Workaholics, co-created by him, and as Andy Bailey in Modern Family. He has also appeared in the Pitch Perfect movies and voiced characters in Ice Age: Collision Course and other animation films.

 5 Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Brandon James Routh started off as a model and later soared to fame as Superman in Superman Returns. Fans also loved him as The Atom in DC series such as Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. He also appeared in the film Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and the series Chuck.

 6 Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini

 7 George Reeves

George Reeves
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 16, 1959

George Reeves was an American actor best known for playing the iconic superhero, Superman, in the popular television series, Adventures of Superman. A committed role model, George Reeves avoided smoking cigarettes around children and eventually quit smoking. His death, at the age of 45, was mourned by many and it remains a controversial subject.

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 8 Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra

 9 William Frawley

William Frawley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 3, 1966
William Frawley is best remembered as Fred Mertz from the iconic sitcom I Love Lucy and as "Bub" O'Casey from My Three Sons. He had started his career as a vaudeville entertainer and later performed as part of the comedy duo Frawley and Louise, with his wife, Edna Louise Broedt. 

 10 Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: March 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Tom Arnold is best known for his role in True Lies. He has also appeared in Austin Powers and Nine Months. He was also part of The Best Damn Sports Show Period and The Jackie Thomas Show. He once recorded a call with Michael Cohen, related to the Falwell scandal.

 11 Robin Lord Taylor

Robin Lord Taylor
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

 12 Michael Emerson

Michael Emerson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo

 13 Hill Harper

Hill Harper
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus

 14 Jerry Mathers

Jerry Mathers
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Former child actor Jerry Mathers is best known as Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver from the sitcom Leave It to Beaver. He earned his first commercial at 2. He later also experimented with music and led the band Beaver and the Trappers, before growing up to become a banker and an investor. 

 15 Richard Beymer

Richard Beymer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces

 16 Bobby Driscoll

Bobby Driscoll
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 30, 1968

 17 Michael Mosley

Michael Mosley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo

 18 Paul Rust

Paul Rust
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries

 19 Zach Villa

Zach Villa
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces

 20 Bill Daily

Bill Daily
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 4, 2018

 21 Riley Smith

Riley Smith
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries

 22 Neville Brand

Neville Brand
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 16, 1992

 23 Toby Huss

Toby Huss
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 24 David Yost

David Yost
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 25 Jon Foster

Jon Foster
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo

 26 Fred Grandy

Fred Grandy
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Famous As: Former United States Representative, Actor
Birthdate: June 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer

 27 Steve Higgins

Steve Higgins
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: August 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo

 28 Brooks Wheelan

Brooks Wheelan
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo

 29 Mark Steines

Mark Steines
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini

 30 Jessie Godderz

Jessie Godderz
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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: April 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus

 31 Virgil Frye

Virgil Frye
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 7, 2012

 32 Macdonald Carey

Macdonald Carey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 21, 1994

 33 Nat Pendleton

Nat Pendleton
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Famous As: Olympic wrestler, film actor
Birthdate: August 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 12, 1967

 34 Dennis O'Keefe

Dennis O'Keefe
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 29, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 31, 1968
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 35 Sean Whitesell

Sean Whitesell
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Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: March 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 28, 2015

 36 Fred Ball

Fred Ball
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 23, 2017