Actors From Michigan

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Michigan has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Steven Seagal, Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, Terry Crews, Taylor Lautner and others.
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Burt Reynolds
(American Actor, Considered An Icon of American Popular Culture During the 1970s & 1980s)
Burt Reynolds
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Birthdate: February 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 6, 2018

Called a sex symbol, Burt Reynolds was one of the most charismatic actors to rule the silver screen. The star of movies like The Longest Yard, Boogie Nights and Best Friends was a massive box-office attraction from 1978 to 1982, with Smokey and the Bandit being his biggest hits. However, he really did not get thumbs up from movie critics.

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Tom Selleck
(Best Known for His Role of 'Thomas Magnum' in the TV Series 'Magnum, P.I.')
Tom Selleck
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Birthdate: January 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius

An actor famous for his rugged good looks, Tom Selleck is best known for playing tough police officers and investigators in TV shows and films. Even though he has been active in the entertainment industry since the 1960s, he finally gained stardom only in the 1980s and continues to be a popular actor to date.

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Terry Crews
(Actor, American Football Player)
Terry Crews
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Birthdate: July 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo

Terrence Crews is an actor, comedian, activist and a body-builder. He’s also a former professional football player. He has starred in sitcoms like Everybody Hates Chris and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Plus, he has acted in many movies including the Expendables series. In 2017, Crews talked about a sexual assault on him by a Hollywood executive. He fiercely advocates for women's rights.

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Ken Jeong
(Stand-Up Comedian and Actor Best Known for His Role in 'The Hangover' Film Series)
Ken Jeong
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Birthdate: July 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer

From being a licensed physician, Korean-American actor Ken Jeong went on to do stand-up comedy and eventually ventured into acting. He got his breakthrough role with film Knocked Up but he garnered widespread fame with The Hangover film franchise and the acclaimed sitcom Community. His other notable films include Pineapple Express, Crazy Rich Asian and a recent Netflix stand-up special.

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Taylor Lautner
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Jacob Black’ in ‘The Twilight Saga’ Film Series)
Taylor Lautner
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Birthdate: February 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Actor and model, Taylor Lautner, gained international fame for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series. He began his career by taking up small roles in TV shows. A handsome young man, he soon became a teen sex symbol and started getting film offers. He was named on Glamour's The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010 list.

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David Spade
(Actor, Comedian and Writer)
David Spade
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Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer

David Spade is an American comedian and actor. Also a well-known philanthropist, David Spade helped the Phoenix Police Department buy 300 firearms by making a donation of $100,000. In 2013, he donated $200,000 to rebuild Oklahoma after it was hit by a tornado. In 2018, he donated $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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Dax Shepard
(Known for His Role in NBC Comedy Series 'Parenthood' & Host of the Podcast 'Armchair Expert')
Dax Shepard
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Birthdate: January 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Keegan-Michael Key
(Known for Co-Creating & Starring in the Comedy Central Sketch Series 'Key & Peele')
Keegan-Michael Key
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Birthdate: March 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Keegan-Michael Key is an American actor, producer, comedian, and writer. He is credited with co-creating Comedy Central's sketch comedy series Key & Peele for which he has received a couple of awards including a Primetime Emmy Award. He is also known for his philanthropic efforts; he has participated in the Young Storytellers Foundation's annual fundraiser.
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Iggy Pop
(Vocalist and Lyricist of Proto-Punk Band 'The Stooges')
Iggy Pop
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Birthdate: April 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus

Iggy Pop is an American singer-songwriter, actor, musician, and record producer. Nicknamed the Godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop was an important member of the proto-punk band Iggy and the Stooges. One of the first singers to perform stage-dive, Pop is credited with popularizing the activity. A culture icon, Iggy Pop has had a major influence on musicians of various genres.

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Lee Majors
(Actor)
Lee Majors
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Birthdate: April 23, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus

Lee Majors is an American actor known for his performance in TV series like The Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy. Majors is credited with inspiring the popular song Midnight Train to Georgia. He serves as an inspiration to orphans around the world as he established himself in Hollywood after he was orphaned at the age of one.

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Robert Wagner
(Best Known For His Role in the TV Series ‘It Takes a Thief’, ‘Switch’ and ‘Hart to Hart’)
Robert Wagner
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Birthdate: February 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Best known as Jonathan Hart from the series Hart to Hart, Robert Wagner was scouted while dining at a restaurant. He played memorable roles in projects such as the Austin Powers trilogy and Two and a Half Men. He had multiple affairs, too, which he revealed later, in his autobiography.
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Matthew Lillard
(Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor)
Matthew Lillard
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Birthdate: January 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Sam Raimi
(Known for the cult horror comedy Evil Dead films and the original Spider-Man trilogy)
Sam Raimi
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Birthdate: October 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
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Dean Cain
(Best Known for Portraying 'Superman' in the TV Series 'Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman')
Dean Cain
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Birthdate: July 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo

Dean Cain is an American actor best known for playing Superman in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. As a television presenter, Cain is credited with popularizing the show Ripley's Believe It or Not! Dean Cain also proved to be a responsible citizen by swearing-in as a reserve police officer in St. Anthony, Idaho, USA.

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Bruce Campbell
(Famous for His Potrayal of Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead' Franchise)
Bruce Campbell
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Birthdate: June 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer

Bruce Campbell is an American actor, filmmaker, and writer. Best known for his portrayal of Ash Williams in the Evil Dead franchise, Campbell is also known for his work in several cult films like Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, Maniac Cop, Crimewave, and Bubba Ho-Tep. Since 2014, he has been organizing the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival.

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Courtney B. Vance
(film actor, television actor, stage actor)
Courtney B. Vance
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Birthdate: March 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
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George Peppard
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Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 8, 1994
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Richard Kiel
(Best Known for His Role in the Movie 'Happy Gilmore')
Richard Kiel
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Birthdate: September 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 10, 2014
Richard Kiel is best remembered for his towering frame of 7 feet 2 inches, which led him to play villainous roles such as Jaws in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Fans also loved him for his iconic role of Mr. Larson in Happy Gilmore.
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Danny Thomas
(Creator & Star of the Highly Successful Sitcom 'The Danny Thomas Show')
Danny Thomas
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Birthdate: January 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 6, 1991

Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian, actor, singer, and producer. He is credited with creating one of the most successful sitcoms in the history of American TV, Danny Thomas Show. Also a well-known philanthropist, Danny Thomas founded the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a nonprofit medical corporation that focuses on children's catastrophic diseases, such as leukemia and other cancers.

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Tom Skerritt
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Birthdate: August 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo

Veteran actor Tom Skerritt has been professionally active for almost six decades. He has appeared in over 40 movies and 200 TV episodes. He is best known for his role in the TV series Picket Fences, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award. Besides acting, he is the founder of Heyou Media, a Seattle-based digital media company. 

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Tom Sizemore
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Birthdate: November 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Paul Walter Hauser
(Actor and Comedian)
Paul Walter Hauser
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Birthdate: October 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra

Paul Walter Hauser is an American comedian and actor. Hauser played a major role in the critical success of Clint Eastwood's film Richard Jewell, in which he played the title role; the biographical film showcased Hauser as real-life security guard Richard Jewell who saved many lives after spotting a bomb at Centennial Olympic Park.

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Dave Coulier
(Best Known for His Role 'Joey Gladstone' on the ABC Sitcom 'Full House')
Dave Coulier
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Birthdate: September 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo

Dave Coulier is an American actor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, and television host. He is known for portraying Joey Gladstone in the popular sitcom Full House. Also a private pilot, Coulier owns a B35 Bonanza. He also likes ice hockey and takes part in charity events organized by the Detroit Red Wings.

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Jalen Rose
(Basketball player)
Jalen Rose
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Birthdate: January 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Daniel Henney
(Actor & Model)
Daniel Henney
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Birthdate: November 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Daniel Henney is best known for his roles in films such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Shanghai Calling. Owing to his Korean-Irish descent, he has also starred in several K-dramas, such as My Lovely Sam Soon. He played the lead role of Matt Simmons in Criminal Minds and its spin-off.
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Ernie Hudson
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Birthdate: December 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Michael Schur
(Actor, Producer, Writer)
Michael Schur
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Birthdate: October 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Michael Schur is best known for his Emmy-winning screenwriting on the show SNL and the series The Office. Some of the other shows co-created by him are Brooklyn 99 and Parks and Recreation. His is known for his positive storylines. He has also collaborated with The Decemberists for Calamity Song.
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Steven Seagal
(Actor and Martial Artist)
Steven Seagal
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Birthdate: April 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries

A multi-talented personality, Steven Seagal started his career as a martial artist; he is the first foreigner to run an aikido dojo in Japan. He then showcased his skills in many of his films. Also a skilled guitarist, Seagal has worked with legends like Stevie Wonder. A well-known animal rights activist and environmentalist, Seagal holds American, Russian, and Serbian citizenship.

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Harry Morgan
(Prolific Character Actor Who Starred in More Than 100 Films)
Harry Morgan
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Birthdate: April 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 7, 2011

Harry Morgan was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films in a career that spanned six decades. Apart from contributing to the success of several films, Morgan also appeared in many TV series; for his performance in the series M*A*S*H, Morgan received an Emmy. In 2006, he was made an inductee of the Hall of Great Western Performers.

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Sinbad
(Stand-up comedian)
Sinbad
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Birthdate: November 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Xzibit
(Rapper known for his third album, Restless was a certified platinum in the U.S)
Xzibit
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Birthdate: September 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
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David Alan Grier
(actor, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor)
David Alan Grier
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Birthdate: June 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jack Falahee
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Birthdate: February 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Paul Feig
(Known for Directing Films Starring ‘Melissa McCarthy’, Including Bridesmaids (2011), the Heat (2013), Spy (2015))
Paul Feig
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Birthdate: September 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo

Filmmaker and actor Paul Feig is known for creating films such as Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters. His comedy series Freaks and Geeks later achieved cult status. Known for his frequent collaborations with Melissa McCarthy, he, apparently, is always dressed in a suit and a tie when he directs.

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Glenn Frey
(Singer-songwriter)
Glenn Frey
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Birthdate: November 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 18, 2016

American singer, songwriter and vocalist, Glen Frey was the co-founder of the extremely famous rock band of the 1970s—Eagles. The band delivered hit albums like Hotel California before disbanding after a decade. The six time Grammy award winner then enjoyed a successful solo career with hit songs like Smuggler’s Blues and The Heat Is On before re-joining his band.

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Sean Giambrone
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Birthdate: May 30, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Steven Crowder
(Known for His 'YouTube' show, 'Louder with Crowder')
Steven Crowder
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Birthdate: July 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer

Steven Crowder is an American-Canadian comedian, media host, and conservative political commentator. His YouTube channel, which has more than five million subscribers, was demonetized following repeated use of homophobic and racist slurs to describe Carlos Maza. Crowder contributed to the origin of the popular Internet meme, Change My Mind.

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Brian d'Arcy James
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Birthdate: June 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
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David Burtka
(Actor and Professional Chef Known for His Role in the TV Show ‘How I Met Your Mother’)
David Burtka
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Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

David Burtka is an American actor and chef. He is known for his roles in popular television series, such as How I Met Your Mother. An openly gay actor, David Burtka serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community. Along with his husband Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka contributes to the welfare of the LGBT community.

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Martin Milner
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Route 66’ and ‘Adam-12’)
Martin Milner
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Birthdate: December 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 6, 2015
Martin Milner is best remembered for his roles as Tod Stiles in Route 66 and Officer Pete Malloy in Adam-12. Fans also loved him as Karl Robinson in The Swiss Family Robinson. He was a polio survivor and has begun acting at local children’s theater at the age of 9.
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Andy Richter
(Actor, Comedian)
Andy Richter
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Birthdate: October 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Tim Meadows
(American actor)
Tim Meadows
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Birthdate: February 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Terry O'Quinn
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Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Timothy Busfield
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Birthdate: June 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Timothy Busfield is best known for his Emmy-winning role of Elliot Weston in Thirtysomething. Fans also loved him as Danny Concannon in the series The West Wing and as Dr. John 'J.T.' McIntyre in Trapper John, M.D. He owns the non-profit B Street Theatre and Fantasy Theatre for Children.
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Sam Richardson
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Birthdate: January 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Jeremy Davies
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dickie Bennett’ in the TV Series ‘Justified’)
Jeremy Davies
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Birthdate: October 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra

Jeremy Davies is best known as Ray Aibelli from Spanking the Monkey and as Corporal Upham from Saving Private Ryan. He has also appeared in the series Lost, has won an Emmy for the series Justified, and has earned a BAFTA for the video game God of War.

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Colin Egglesfield
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Birthdate: February 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Garrett Clayton
(Actor, Singer, Dancer)
Garrett Clayton
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Birthdate: March 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Algee Smith
(Actor, Singer)
Algee Smith
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Birthdate: November 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Curtis Armstrong
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Birthdate: November 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius