Actors From Minnesota

Minnesota has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Garrett Hedlund, Josh Hartnett, Vince Vaughn, Jesse Ventura, Ryan McCartan and others.

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 1 Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn
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Famous As: Actor and Comedian Known For His Role In The Movie 'Swingers'
Birthdate: March 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Vince Vaughn began his career with a Chevron commercial and then impressed audiences with his portrayal of Trent Walker in Swingers. He has appeared in comedies such as The Break Up and Old School. He was also featured in the 1998 remake of Psycho. A libertarian, he opposes gun control. 

 2 Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

From working at a video store, Josh Hartnett rose to being a Hollywood star. His filmography includes the war dramas Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down, thrillers such as The Black Dahlia, and horrors such as 30 Days of Night. He also appeared in the award-winning horror series Penny Dreadful.

 3 Seann William Scott

Seann William Scott
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

 4 Garrett Hedlund

Garrett Hedlund
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: September 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo

Garrett Hedlund has played important roles in many popular films. Also a skilled musician, Hedlund plays the violin and guitar. While filming Eragon, his friend Jeremy Irons taught him alternative violin techniques. Hedlund has released a couple of music videos and singles. Also known for his looks, he was named Man of the Year at the 2011 Glamour Awards.

 5 Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura
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Famous As: Politician, Wrestler
Birthdate: July 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer

WWE legend Jesse Ventura, known by his ring name “The Body,” also served as the mayor of Brooklyn from 1991 to 1995 and as the governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. He had previously served the U.S. Navy. He has also appeared in films and written several books.

 6 Steve Zahn

Steve Zahn
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Famous As: Veteran actor whose film credits include Saving Silverman, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Daddy Day Care
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 7 Vincent Kartheiser

Vincent Kartheiser
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 8 Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries

 9 James Arness

James Arness
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 3, 2011

 10 Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film actor
Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 11 Kevin Sorbo

Kevin Sorbo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra

 12 Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Mike Farrell is an American actor known for playing, Captain B.J. Hunnicutt, in the popular war comedy-drama TV series, M*A*S*H. Farrell's journey from being born into a working-class family to becoming a famous Hollywood actor is quite inspiring. Also a political and social activist, Farrell has worked on several activist campaigns. In 2001, he was honored with PETA's Humanitarian Award.

 13 Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 14 Ryan McCartan

Ryan McCartan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Ryan McCartan is best known as Diggie Smalls from Liv and Maddie. He has also appeared in Heathers: The Musical and the TV film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again. He was part of the pop duo The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, too.

 15 T. R. Knight

T. R. Knight
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

 16 Peter Graves

Peter Graves
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 14, 2010
Peter Graves won a Golden Globe for playing Jim Phelps in the series Mission: Impossible and its revival. Fans also loved him as Captain Clarence Oveur in the movie Airplane! and its sequel. He won an Emmy for hosting the show Biography and also narrated the interactive video-game film Darkstar.

 17 Peter Krause

Peter Krause
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Famous As: Television Actor,, film actor, director, actor
Birthdate: August 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo

 18 Nick Swardson

Nick Swardson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

Nick Swardson is an American actor, screenwriter, stand-up comedian, and producer. Swardson is best known for his work with Happy Madison Productions, a production company founded by actor Adam Sandler. He is also known for his portrayal of Terry Bernadino in the popular comedy television series, Reno 911!

 19 James Hong

James Hong
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces

 20 Breckin Meyer

Breckin Meyer
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Famous As: Actor Known for his Roles in 'Clueless', 'Road Trip' and 'Garfield: The Movie'
Birthdate: May 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Breckin Meyer is best known for his Emmy-winning writing for Robot Chicken: Star Wars. He has also played significant roles in films such as Garfield: The Movie, Clueless, and Road Trip. He has also voiced Joseph Gribble in King of The Hill and played Jared Franklin in Franklin & Bash

 21 Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark
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Famous As: Villainous Tommy Udo in his debut film, Kiss of Death
Birthdate: December 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 24, 2008

 22 John Hawkes

John Hawkes
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Famous As: actor, television actor, film actor
Birthdate: September 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo

 23 Gig Young

Gig Young
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 19, 1978
Gig Young is remembered for his Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performance in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? He also delivered stellar performances in films such as Come Fill the Cup and Teacher's Pet, and for his Emmy-nominated role in the TV film The Neon Ceiling.

 24 Morris Day

Morris Day
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 25 Mark Webber

Mark Webber
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Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter, Director
Birthdate: July 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer

 26 Freddy Moore

Freddy Moore
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer

 27 Ian Anthony Dale

Ian Anthony Dale
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

 28 Bob Backlund

Bob Backlund
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo

 29 Pete Docter

Pete Docter
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Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: October 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra

 30 Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 31 Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan
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Famous As: He was an Actor known for The College Widow (1927)
Birthdate: April 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 27, 1958

 32 Sayeed Shahidi

Sayeed Shahidi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 2003
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 33 Jason Behr

Jason Behr
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 34 E. G. Marshall

E. G. Marshall
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 24, 1998
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 35 James LeGros

James LeGros
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus

 36 Cedric Yarbrough

Cedric Yarbrough
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces

 37 Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly
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Famous As: Known for his roles as Dick Hallorann in Doctor Sleep
Birthdate: August 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo

 38 Dan Bakkedahl

Dan Bakkedahl
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 39 John Lurie

John Lurie
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 40 Lew Ayres

Lew Ayres
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 30, 1996

 41 Ed Flanders

Ed Flanders
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 22, 1995

 42 Nate Richert

Nate Richert
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus

 43 Charles Kimbrough

Charles Kimbrough
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini

 44 Benjamin Salisbury

Benjamin Salisbury
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

 45 Joel Gretsch

Joel Gretsch
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: December 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 46 Seth Numrich

Seth Numrich
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 47 Don LaFontaine

Don LaFontaine
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Famous As: Voice actor, Actor
Birthdate: August 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 1, 2008

 48 Jake Stormoen

Jake Stormoen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer

 49 Ethan Erickson

Ethan Erickson
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: August 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo

 50 Richard W. Simmons

Richard W. Simmons
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 11, 2003