Actors From Minnesota

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Minnesota has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Garrett Hedlund, Vince Vaughn, Josh Hartnett, Mike Farrell, Peter Graves and others.
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Vince Vaughn
(Actor and Comedian Known For His Role In The Movie 'Swingers')
Vince Vaughn
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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. 
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Josh Hartnett
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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.

Seann William Scott
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Birthdate: October 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
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Garrett Hedlund
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'Tron: Legacy', 'Unbroken' and 'Four Brothers')
Garrett Hedlund
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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.

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James Arness
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Birthdate: May 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 3, 2011
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Steve Zahn
(Veteran actor whose film credits include Saving Silverman, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Daddy Day Care)
Steve Zahn
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Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Louie Anderson
(Comedian)
Louie Anderson
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Birthdate: March 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
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Terry Gilliam
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film actor)
Terry Gilliam
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Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Vincent Kartheiser
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Birthdate: May 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Peter Krause
(Television Actor,, film actor, director, actor)
Peter Krause
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Birthdate: August 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Richard Dean Anderson
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Birthdate: January 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Kevin Sorbo
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Birthdate: September 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
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Mike Farrell
(Actor & Public Speaker Known for His Role in the TV Series M*A*S*H)
Mike Farrell
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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.

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T. R. Knight
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Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
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Ryan McCartan
(Actor and Singer)
Ryan McCartan
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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.
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Peter Graves
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Jim Phelps’ in the TV Series ‘Mission: Impossible’)
Peter Graves
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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.
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James Hong
(Actor)
James Hong
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Birthdate: February 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Nick Swardson
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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!

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Breckin Meyer
(Actor Known for his Roles in 'Clueless', 'Road Trip' and 'Garfield: The Movie')
Breckin Meyer
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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
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Richard Widmark
(Villainous Tommy Udo in his debut film, Kiss of Death)
Richard Widmark
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Birthdate: December 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 24, 2008
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John Hawkes
(actor, television actor, film actor)
John Hawkes
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Birthdate: September 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Gig Young
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘They Shoot Horses, Don't They?’ and ‘Teacher's Pet’)
Gig Young
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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.
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Morris Day
(Musician)
Morris Day
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Birthdate: December 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Ian Anthony Dale
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Birthdate: July 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Freddy Moore
(Musician)
Freddy Moore
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Birthdate: July 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Mark Webber
(Actor, Screenwriter, Director)
Mark Webber
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Birthdate: July 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Pete Docter
(Animator)
Pete Docter
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Birthdate: October 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
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Brock Pierce
(Actor, Film actor)
Brock Pierce
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Birthdate: November 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Bob Backlund
(Wrestler)
Bob Backlund
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Birthdate: August 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
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Sayeed Shahidi
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Birthdate: February 14, 2003
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Robert Ryan
(He was an Actor known for The College Widow (1927))
Robert Ryan
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Birthdate: April 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 27, 1958
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E. G. Marshall
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Birthdate: June 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 24, 1998
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Lew Ayres
(Actor)
Lew Ayres
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Birthdate: December 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 30, 1996
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Jason Behr
(Actor)
Jason Behr
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Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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William Demarest
(Known for Playing 'Uncle Charley' in 'My Three Sons')
William Demarest
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Birthdate: February 27, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 27, 1983

Starting his career with vaudeville and then moving on to Broadway, William Demarest later soared to fame with his role of retired sea captain Uncle Charley in the sitcom My Three Sons. His role in the biopic The Jolson Story got him nominated for an Academy Award.

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Cedric Yarbrough
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Birthdate: March 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
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James LeGros
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Birthdate: April 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Carl Lumbly
(Known for his roles as Dick Hallorann in Doctor Sleep)
Carl Lumbly
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Birthdate: August 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
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John Lurie
(Musician)
John Lurie
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Birthdate: December 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Dan Bakkedahl
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Birthdate: November 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Ed Flanders
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Birthdate: December 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 22, 1995
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Joel Gretsch
(Film actor)
Joel Gretsch
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Birthdate: December 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Benjamin Salisbury
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Birthdate: October 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
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Charles Kimbrough
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Birthdate: May 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Nate Richert
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Birthdate: April 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Seth Numrich
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Birthdate: January 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Don LaFontaine
(Voice actor, Actor)
Don LaFontaine
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Birthdate: August 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 1, 2008
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Jake Stormoen
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Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Ethan Erickson
(Actor, Model)
Ethan Erickson
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Birthdate: August 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
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Richard W. Simmons
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Birthdate: August 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 11, 2003