Actors From Ohio

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Ohio has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Paul Newman, Luke Perry, Dean Martin, Clark Gable, Ed O’Neill and others.
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Paul Newman
(One of the Most Influential Actors of 20th-Century)
Paul Newman
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Birthdate: January 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 26, 2008

One of the most celebrated actors of the 1960s and 1970s, Paul Newman was a multi-faceted man. Apart from winning acting accolades, such as the Academy Award, he had also won many championships as a driver as part of the Sports Car Club of America. Also known for his philanthropy and political activism, Newman founded many nonprofit organizations.

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Clark Gable
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Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 16, 1960

Popularly known as The King of Hollywood, Clark Gable appeared as a leading man for 30 years in an acting career that spanned 37 years. One of the most bankable Hollywood stars in the history of American cinema, Clark Gable was named in the greatest male star of classic American cinema list published by the American Film Institute.

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Martin Sheen
(Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Apocalypse Now' and TV Series 'The West Wing')
Martin Sheen
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Birthdate: August 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo

One of the most celebrated actors of Hollywood, Martin Sheen has won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes. Best known to fans as Captain Benjamin Willard from Apocalypse Now, he has also been involved in countless protests against nuclear power and strongly opposes abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia.

 4 
Luke Perry
(Actor)
Luke Perry
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Birthdate: October 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 4, 2019

Luke Perry was an actor who became a teen idol in the 1990s after portraying Dylan McKay in the popular TV series, Beverly Hills, 90210. Before his death at the age of 52, due to an ischemic stroke, he had advocated the testing of colorectal cancer through colonoscopy.

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Dean Martin
(One of the Most Popular and Enduring American Entertainers of the Mid-20th Century)
Dean Martin
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Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 25, 1995

An actor, singer, and comedian, Dean Martin earned the nickname The King of Cool for his effortless self-assurance and charisma. One of the most popular entertainers of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, Dean performed in nightclubs and concert stages and appeared in film and TV productions. Such is his popularity that his songs continue to be featured across popular culture.

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Ed O’Neill
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Al Bundy' in the Fox Network Sitcom ‘Married...With Children’)
Ed O’Neill
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Birthdate: April 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Footballer-turned-actor Ed O'Neill is best known for his Golden Globe-nominated role of Al Bundy in Married... with Children and his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Jay Pritchett in Modern Family. He was seen in the Wayne's World films and did voice-work in Finding Dory. He has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
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Drew Carey
(Actor)
Drew Carey
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Birthdate: May 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Comedian Drew Carey is best known for Whose Line is it Anyway? and The Drew Carey Show. He has also hosted The Price Is Right. The former U.S. Marine has also been a professional wrestler. He supports libraries, is an occasional sports photographer, and has written an autobiography.
 8 
Bow Wow
(Rapper and Actor Known for His Albums ‘Beware of Dog’ and ‘Doggy Bag’)
Bow Wow
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Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Rapper Bow Wow, earlier known as "Lil Bow Wow,” was discovered by Snoop Dogg. He is best known for songs such as Bow Wow (That's My Name). He has also appeared in movies such as Like Mike and All About the Benjamins, and in series such as Entourage.
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Ryan Dunn
(Stunt Performer)
Ryan Dunn
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Birthdate: June 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 20, 2011
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Fred Willard
(Actor known for his roles in several Christopher Guest mockumentary films such as Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show)
Fred Willard
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Birthdate: September 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 15, 2020
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Clancy Brown
(Known for His Negative Roles)
Clancy Brown
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Birthdate: January 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Best known for his villainous roles, American actor Clancy Brown is the son of renowned publisher and politician Clarence J. "Bud" Brown Jr. He soared to fame with his performance as Captain Byron Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption. He also voiced Mr. Krabs in the Nickelodeon animated series Spongebob Squarepants.

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Josh Radnor
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Birthdate: July 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Josh Radnor is best known as Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother. He wrote and directed the Sundance Audience Award-winning movie HappyThankYouMorePlease. A seasoned theater artist, he was also seen in the Tony-nominated Broadway play Disgraced. He also appeared in the series Hunters, Rise, and Mercy Street.
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Wes Craven
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Wes Craven
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Birthdate: August 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 30, 2015
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Tim Conway
(Actor)
Tim Conway
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Birthdate: December 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 14, 2019
 15 
Burgess Meredith
(One of the Most Accomplished Actors of the 20th Century)
Burgess Meredith
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Birthdate: November 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 9, 1997
Burgess Meredith is best remembered as The Penguin from Batman and as Mickey Goldmill from the Rocky franchise. The two-time Academy Award-nominated actor has also won many Emmy awards. He played memorable roles in The Day of the Locust and Tail Gunner Joe and narrated for Twilight Zone: The Movie.
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Katt Williams
(Stand-Up Comedian and Actor Known for His Role as ‘Money Mike’ in the Film ‘Friday After Next’)
Katt Williams
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Birthdate: September 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo

Comedian and rapper Katt Williams is best known as Money Mike from the comedy film Friday After Next. He was also part of Nick Cannon's improv show Wild 'N Out and played Lord Have Mercy in the movie Norbit. He has won an Emmy for his guest role in Atlanta

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Luke Grimes
(Best Known for His Roles in the Film ‘American Sniper’ and TV Series ‘Yellowstone’)
Luke Grimes
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Birthdate: January 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Best known as Elliot Grey from the Fifty Shades movie series and as Marc Lee from American Sniper, Luke Grimes moved from Ohio to New York to pursue his acting dreams. He was once in the news for quitting True Blood, because he apparently refused to enact same-sex love scenes.
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Alan Ruck
(Actor)
Alan Ruck
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Birthdate: July 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer

Alan Ruck is an American actor who started his career in Broadway. After being born into a working-class family, Alan Ruck worked hard to establish himself as an actor in the American film and TV industry. He has been an important actor since landing his breakthrough role as Cameron Frye in the 1986 teen comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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Chris Wood
(American Actor Known for His Role as ‘Kai Parker’ in the TV Series ‘The Vampire Diaries’)
Chris Wood
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Birthdate: April 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

Chris Wood is best known for his Teen Choice Award-nominated roles of Kai Parker in the series The Vampire Diaries and Mon-El in Supergirl. Fans also loved him as Adam Weaver from The Carrie Diaries. He is an advocate of mental health awareness and is associated with Mental Health America

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Ted Levine
(Best Known for His Role in Film ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and TV Series ‘Monk’)
Ted Levine
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Birthdate: May 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini

Ted Levine is an American actor known for portraying important roles in popular films, such as The Silence of the Lambs, The Fast and the Furious, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A self-made man, Ted Levine serves as an inspiration to aspiring actors with no or little background in the entertainment industry.

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Robert Urich
(Actor and Producer)
Robert Urich
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Birthdate: December 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 16, 2002

Robert Urich was an American actor whose contribution to the TV industry earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; he was the only person on the walk with a name starting with the alphabet U until Usher was added. Apart from his contribution to the entertainment industry, Robert Urich also worked towards raising money for cancer research.

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Hal Holbrook
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Birthdate: February 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 23, 2021

Actor, TV director, and writer, Hal Holbrook, has been active in the entertainment industry for seven decades. In his extensive career, he has appeared in hundreds of films, TV shows, and stage productions. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards. He was honored with the National Humanities Medal in 2003.

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Jim Cummings
(Actor, Dub actor, Singer)
Jim Cummings
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Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Paul Lynde
(Comedian and Actor Known for His Role as ‘Uncle Arthur’ in the TV Series ‘Bewitched’)
Paul Lynde
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Birthdate: June 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 10, 1982

Paul Lynde was an American comedian, actor, game show panelist, and voice artist. Lynde was much-loved and admired by his peers and often featured in lists, such as the most-liked TV stars. Throughout his life, Lynde was rumored to be homosexual and was popular among the homosexual community. In 2020, it was revealed that Lynde's biopic was in the making.

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Tyrone Power
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Birthdate: May 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 15, 1958
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Arsenio Hall
(Comedian)
Arsenio Hall
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Birthdate: February 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Matt Lanter
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Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Matt Lanter soared to fame with the roles of Liam Court in the series 90210. He has also voiced multiple characters in Ultimate Spider-Man, Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Arthur Curry/Aquaman in the Justice League movie franchise. He has also appeared in Pitch Perfect 3.
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Jamie Farr
(Best Known for His Role of Cross-Dressing Corporal 'Maxwell Q. Klinger' in the Sitcom 'M*A*S*H')
Jamie Farr
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Birthdate: July 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jamie Farr is an American actor and comedian best known for his portrayal of Maxwell Q. Klinger in the popular war comedy-drama TV series, M*A*S*H. In 1985, Jamie Farr was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the American entertainment industry.

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Roy Rogers
(King of the Cowboys)
Roy Rogers
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Birthdate: November 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 6, 1998

Roy Rogers was an American singer, television host, and actor. Credited with co-founding one of America's earliest Western singing groups, Sons of the Pioneers, Rogers is widely regarded as one of the most famous Western stars of his generation. One of the earliest actors to popularize Western films, Roy Rogers was often referred to as the King of the Cowboys.

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Michael Owen
(Stuntman)
Michael Owen
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Birthdate: October 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
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Robert Knepper
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Birthdate: July 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Tom Segura
(Comedian)
Tom Segura
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Birthdate: April 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
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Jonathan Winters
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Films: ‘It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ and ‘The Loved One’)
Jonathan Winters
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Birthdate: November 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 11, 2013

Two-time Grammy-winning artist and comedian Jonathan Winters is best remembered for his comedy albums such as Crank(y) Calls. He won an Emmy for playing Gunny Davis in the sitcom Davis Rules and voiced Papa Smurf in The Smurfs franchise. He also wrote a bestselling short-story anthology and held painting exhibitions.

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Jim Backus
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Thurston Howell III’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Gilligan's Island’)
Jim Backus
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Birthdate: February 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 3, 1989
Jim Backus is best known as Thurston Howell III from Gilligan's Island and as Frank Stark from Rebel Without a Cause. He also became popular as the voice of the animated character Mr. Magoo. He was also a skilled golfer and has his own show, The Jim Backus Show.
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Justin Chambers
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Birthdate: July 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer

Actor and former model Justin Chambers worked for brands like Calvin Klein, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana before venturing into acting. He received professional training in acting before making his debut in a TV show. He has since appeared in many TV series and films and is especially known for his role in the TV series Grey's Anatomy.

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Joel Grey
(Actor, Singer, Dancer)
Joel Grey
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Birthdate: April 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries

Joel Grey is an American actor, dancer, singer, photographer, and director. He is best known for his portrayal of the Master of Ceremonies in the popular musical Cabaret, for which he won the 1967 Tony Award. He then reprised his role in the 1972 film adaptation, winning an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award for his performance.

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Jonathan Bennett
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Birthdate: June 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Chad Lowe
(Actor, Director)
Chad Lowe
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Birthdate: January 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Chad Lowe, younger brother of actor Rob Lowe, is best known for his Emmy-winning performance as Jesse McKenna in the series Life Goes On. Fans also loved him as Byron Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars. He won a Sarasota Film Festival award for his direction in Beautiful Ohio.
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Charles Michael Davis
(Best Known for His Roles on the TV Series 'The Originals' and 'Younger')
Charles Michael Davis
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Birthdate: December 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Charles Michael Davis is an American actor, producer, director, and model. He is best known for playing Marcel Gerard in the popular fantasy supernatural drama TV series, The Originals. Apart from acting in the series, Davis was also credited with directing a couple of episodes of The Originals.

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Michael Behling
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Birthdate: March 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
 41 
Ray Wise
(Known for His Lead Role as 'Leland Palmer' in the ABC TV Series 'Twin Peaks')
Ray Wise
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Birthdate: August 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo

Ray Wise is an American actor best known for playing Leland Palmer in the drama television series, Twin Peaks. Wise's portrayal of Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks earned him similar roles. While he has taken up roles that have come his way, Ray Wise has also remained cautious about playing stereotypical roles, thus establishing himself as a versatile actor.

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James Ingram
(Singer)
James Ingram
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Birthdate: February 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 29, 2019
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Philip Baker Hall
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Birthdate: September 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Chris Zylka
(Actor, Model)
Chris Zylka
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Birthdate: May 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Philip Michael Thomas
3
Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
 46 
Tom Poston
(Actor)
Tom Poston
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Birthdate: October 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 30, 2007
 47 
Mark Boone Junior
3
Birthdate: March 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
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George Chakiris
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Bernardo Nuñez’ in the Film ‘West Side Story’)
George Chakiris
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Birthdate: September 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
George Chakiris is best known for his Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Bernardo Nuñez in the musical drama film West Side Story. He has also been part of series such as Dallas, Superboy, Santa Barbara, and Murder, She Wrote. He owns a brand of handmade sterling silver jewelry.
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Luke Kleintank
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Birthdate: May 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Zach Roerig
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Birthdate: February 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces