Actors From Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Brad Pitt, Ron Howard, Chuck Norris, Lee Pace, Bill Hader and others.
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Brad Pitt
(American Actor Who is Known for His Good Looks and for His Portrayal of Unconventional Characters)
Brad Pitt
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Birthdate: December 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Counted among the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry, Brad Pitt is an actor and film producer who has appeared in many big-budget productions. He was cited as the world’s most attractive man for several years. He is also involved in various philanthropic and humanitarian endeavors.

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Chuck Norris
(Martial Artist and Actor Best Known for His Action Movies)
Chuck Norris
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Birthdate: March 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces

A black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu jitsu and Judo, Chuck Norris is an American martial artist, screenwriter and a popular action film star. He has won many martial arts championships. He later founded his own discipline, Chun Kuk Do. He has also written books on martial arts, philosophy, politics, Christianity, plus Western novels and biography.

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James Marsden
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Birthdate: September 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo

James Marsden is an American former model, actor, and singer. His portrayal of Cyclops in the X-Men superhero film series played a major role in the overall success of the franchise. Refusing to fall prey to stereotypes, James Marsden transitioned to comedy films before working in independent films. He has also had a successful career in music.

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Bill Hader
(Best Known for His Work as a Cast Member on 'Saturday Night Live')
Bill Hader
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Birthdate: June 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

Bill Hader is an American actor and comedian. He is credited with creating the popular HBO series Barry. A product of Saturday Night Live, Bill Hader's journey from being a below-average student at school to becoming a popular personality in the American film and TV industry continues to serve as an inspiration to many.

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James Garner
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Role as ‘Bret Maverick’ in the Western ABC Series ‘Maverick’)
James Garner
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Birthdate: April 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 19, 2014

James Garner was an American actor and producer. He is credited with mentoring fellow actor and producer Tom Selleck. He is also credited with helping celebrities like Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood establish themselves in the film industry. He was also an avid golfer and racing enthusiast; he owned the American International Racers racing team for a couple of years.

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Bill Goldberg
(Four-time World Champion in His Professional Wrestling Career (WWE & WCW))
Bill Goldberg
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Birthdate: December 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Professional wrestler and former football player. Bill Goldberg, is currently signed to WWE on a part-time deal. A very popular figure in the late 1990s/early 2000s, he has wrestled for many promotions and is best known for his stint with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Also an actor, he has appeared in numerous films and TV shows.  

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Lee Pace
(Actor Known for His TV Series ‘Pushing Daisies’ and Films: ‘Soldier's Girl’ and ‘The Good Shepherd’)
Lee Pace
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Birthdate: March 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Lee Pace is best known for his Emmy-nominated role in Pushing Daisies and his Golden Globe-nominated performance in Soldier's Girl. Fans also loved him as Garrett in the Twilight franchise and as Thranduil in The Hobbit trilogy. The queer actor has won the Berlinale Silver Bear for The Good Shepherd
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Tim Blake Nelson
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Birthdate: May 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Ron Howard
(Director, Producer and Former Child Actor)
Ron Howard
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Birthdate: March 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces

Ron Howard started his career in the show business as an actor, but it was in direction that he found his true calling. He is highly respected for his craft and films like Solo: A Star Wars Story, Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind. He won the Academy Award for the Best  Director for A Breautiful Mind.

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Tracy Letts
(Actor, Screenwriter)
Tracy Letts
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Birthdate: July 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer

Tracy Letts is a highly acclaimed American actor, screenwriter, and playwright. Letts has received several prestigious awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a couple of Tony Awards. Tracy Letts is credited with popularizing Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? which he revived in 2012.

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Wes Studi
(Actor)
Wes Studi
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Birthdate: December 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Will Rogers
(Vaudeville Performer, Humorist)
Will Rogers
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Birthdate: November 4, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 15, 1935
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Tony Randall
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Birthdate: February 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 17, 2004

Tony Randall is best remembered as Felix Unger from the sitcom The Odd Couple, based on the 1965 play of the same name, also winning an Emmy for the role. He also appeared in series such as Love, Sidney and delivered Golden Globe-nominated roles in films such as Pillow Talk.

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Cleavon Little
(Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Jerry Noland’ in the TV Series ‘Temperatures Rising’)
Cleavon Little
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Birthdate: June 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 22, 1992

Cleavon Little was an American actor best known for his performance in a musical titled Purlie, for which he received a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award. Also known for his work in TV, Little received a Primetime Emmy Award in 1989 for appearing in one of the episodes of the NBC sitcom Dear John.

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Rance Howard
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Birthdate: November 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 25, 2017
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Ben Johnson
(Stuntman)
Ben Johnson
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Birthdate: June 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 8, 1996
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Ray William Johnson
(Actor, Comedian, Musician)
Ray William Johnson
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Birthdate: August 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
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Paul Sparks
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Birthdate: October 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
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Clu Gulager
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Birthdate: November 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 5, 2022
Clu Gulager is best known as Billy The Kid from the series The Tall Man. He has also appeared in several horror films, such as The Feast franchise, A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2, and The Return of the Living Dead, and directed a Palme d'Or-nominated short film.
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Dale Robertson
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Tales of Wells Fargo’ and ‘Iron Horse’)
Dale Robertson
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Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 27, 2013

Dale Robertson was an American actor who achieved popularity in the 1950s, playing important roles in Western films, such as Return of the Texan and The Outcasts of Poker Flat. In 1985, he was honored with a Golden Boot Award for his contribution to Western films and TV series. 

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Will Sampson
(Painter)
Will Sampson
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Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 3, 1987
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Lon Chaney Jr.
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Birthdate: February 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 12, 1973
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Van Heflin
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Jeff Hartnett’ in the Film ‘Johnny Eager’)
Van Heflin
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Birthdate: December 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 23, 1971

A dependable character actor of his time, Van Heflin won the Academy Award for his performance as Jeff Hartnett in Johnny Eager. While he initially studied law, he later took up a master’s degree in theater at Yale. Apart from films, he also made a name for himself in radio and theater.

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Hoyt Axton
(Singer-songwriter)
Hoyt Axton
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Birthdate: March 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 26, 1999
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Thad Luckinbill
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Birthdate: April 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Ryan Merriman
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Birthdate: April 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
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Dan Rowan
(Comedians)
Dan Rowan
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Birthdate: July 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 22, 1987
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Sheb Wooley
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Birthdate: April 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 16, 2003
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Owen Joyner
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Birthdate: January 8, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Owen Joyner is best known as Crispo Powers from the Nickelodeon series 100 Things to Do Before High School. He began his career with the Oklahoma-based Sooner Theatre. Fans also loved him as Arc in the series Knight Squad and as Alex in the Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms.
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Chelcie Ross
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Birthdate: June 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Wade Williams
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Birthdate: December 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Danny Cooksey
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Birthdate: November 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Nyambi Nyambi
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Birthdate: April 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Bruce Timm
(Artist)
Bruce Timm
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Birthdate: February 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Mason Cook
(Actor)
Mason Cook
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Birthdate: July 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
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Marshall Bell
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Birthdate: September 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
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Dudley Dickerson
(Actor, Comedian)
Dudley Dickerson
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Birthdate: November 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 23, 1968
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Dennis Letts
(Actor, Educator)
Dennis Letts
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Birthdate: September 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 22, 2008
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Dale Cook
(Actor)
Dale Cook
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Birthdate: November 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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John Gruber
(Actor)
John Gruber
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Birthdate: December 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 24, 1981