Actors From Kansas

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Kansas has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Dennis Hopper, Hugh Beaumont, Scott Foley, R. Lee Ermey, Buster Keaton and others.
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Buster Keaton
(Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Known for His Deadpan Expressions, Which Earned Him the Nickname ‘The Great Stone Face’)
Buster Keaton
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Birthdate: October 4, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 1, 1966

Buster Keaton was an American comedian, filmmaker, actor, and stunt performer. Regarded as one of the greatest actor-directors of all time, Keaton was renowned for his physical comedy. Counted among the greatest stars of classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute, Buster Keaton's films remain highly regarded. His 1926 film The General was admired by actors like Orson Welles.

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R. Lee Ermey
(American actor)
R. Lee Ermey
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Birthdate: March 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 15, 2018
R. Lee Ermey’s past as a Marine drill instructor later got him typecast in roles of authoritarian figures in movies. He is best remembered for his Golden Globe-nominated role in Full Metal Jacket. He also hosted the History Channel shows Mail Call and Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey.
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Dennis Hopper
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Birthdate: May 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper was an American actor, photographer, and filmmaker. His directorial film debut Easy Rider glorified the counterculture of the 1960s and became the cinematic symbol of counterculture, inspiring several youngsters. Also a photographer, Hopper’s photographs of the 1963 March on Washington were published. Hopper is also credited with influencing actress Amber Tamblyn whose father was one of his friends.

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Eric Stonestreet
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Birthdate: September 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Scott Foley
(Actor and Director Known for His Roles in TV Series: ‘The Unit’, ‘Scrubs’, ‘Felicity’, and ‘Scandal’)
Scott Foley
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Birthdate: July 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Scott Foley is best known for his Teen Choice Award-nominated role of Noel Crane in Felicity and the lead Will Chase in Whiskey Cavalier. Some of his other notable projects are Scrubs, The Unit, and Scandal. He also made his directorial and writing debut with Let's Kill Ward's.
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Colton Haynes
(Actor, Model)
Colton Haynes
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Birthdate: July 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer

Actor and model, Colton Haynes, starred as Jackson Whittemore in the MTV supernatural drama series Teen Wolf. This role made him a teen icon and gained him international popularity. Active in the entertainment field since he was 15, he first built a successful career as a model before venturing into acting. He is openly gay.

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Roscoe Arbuckle
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Birthdate: March 24, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 29, 1933
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Lyle Waggoner
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Birthdate: April 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 17, 2020

Lyle Waggoner was an American sculptor, actor, model, travel trailer salesman, and presenter. He is best remembered for his association with The Carol Burnett Show between 1967 and 1974. He is also credited with founding Star Waggons, a company that aimed at helping the entertainment industry by leasing customized location trailers.

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Hugh Beaumont
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Birthdate: February 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 14, 1982
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Victor Ortiz
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Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Kendall Schmidt
(Singer-songwriter)
Kendall Schmidt
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Birthdate: November 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Trai Byers
(Actor)
Trai Byers
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Birthdate: July 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Billy Drago
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Frank Nitti’ in the Film ‘The Untouchables’)
Billy Drago
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Birthdate: November 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 24, 2019
Billy Drago is best remembered as a villain in films such as Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider. He portrayed real-life gangster Frank Nitti in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables. He had also been part of series such as Charmed, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., and The X-Files.
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Milburn Stone
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Birthdate: July 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 12, 1980
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Johnny Damon
(Baseball Player)
Johnny Damon
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Birthdate: November 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Brandon Adams
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Birthdate: August 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
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Tom Kane
(Voice Actor)
Tom Kane
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Birthdate: April 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
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Brendon Miller
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Birthdate: August 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Del Close
(Actor)
Del Close
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Birthdate: March 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 4, 1999
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David A. R. White
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Birthdate: May 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Charles Rogers
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Birthdate: August 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 21, 1999
Christopher Connelly
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Birthdate: September 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 7, 1988
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Bill Russell
(Baseball Player)
Bill Russell
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Birthdate: October 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra