Actors From Pennsylvania

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Pennsylvania has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Miles Teller, Bradley Cooper, Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Hart and others.
Vote for Your Favourite Actors
 1 
Will Smith
(Actor)
Will Smith
84
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra

The charismatic, versatile and bankable American artist, Will Smith, tasted early success with rapping. A successful transition into films and television soon followed and made Smith a phenomenal success. With solid earnings, he has also frequently secured himself a place in the list of highest paid actors in world.

 2 
Richard Gere
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'American Gigolo', 'Pretty Woman' and 'Chicago')
Richard Gere
12
Birthdate: August 31, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo

Richard Gere's performance in the movie American Gigolo cemented his position as a sex symbol in the 1980s. He also established himself as a leading man, becoming one of Hollywood's most bankable and popular actors during the '90s. One of the most dedicated actors, he learned karate for his role in An Officer and a Gentleman and tap dance for Chicago.

 3 
James Stewart
(Ranked 3rd on the List of 'Greatest American Male Actors')
James Stewart
11
Birthdate: May 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 2, 1997

Best known for his everyman screen persona, James Stewart was ranked third in the greatest American male actors list published by the American Film Institute (AFI) in 1999. During his 55-year acting career, he displayed strong morality both on and off the screen, as a result of which he epitomized the ideal American man of the 20th century.

 4 
Eugene Curran Kelly
(Actor, Dancer, Singer, Filmmaker, and Choreographer)
Eugene Curran Kelly
4
Birthdate: August 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 2, 1996

Actor, dancer, singer, and filmmaker, Gene Kelly, was one of the most popular Hollywood figures in the 1940s and 1950s. Among his other achievements, he is credited to have popularized the genre of musical films in Hollywood. As a filmmaker, he often experimented with camera techniques and special effects. He received an Academy Honorary Award in 1952.

 5 
Bradley Cooper
16
Birthdate: January 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn

One of the highest-paid actors in the world, Bradley Cooper has been active in Hollywood for over two decades, playing roles ranging from comedic to dramatic. He was named on Time's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. He supports the charity, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.

 6 
Kevin Hart
(Comedian)
Kevin Hart
16
Birthdate: July 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer

American comedian and actor, Kevin Hart attained fame as a stand-up comic and then established himself as a leading comedic actor on the big screen with films like Get Hard, About Last Night, Ride Along and The Wedding Ringer. He has also been part of two Jumanji films. He was critically acclaimed for the 2019 comedy-drama film The Upside.

 7 
Jeff Goldblum
11
Birthdate: October 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra

Having starred in some of the highest-grossing films, such as Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum is one of the most bankable actors of his generation. He has also had an impact on the American TV and theatre scene. Also a musician, Goldblum has a couple of studio albums to his credit. He is married to Emilie Livingston, 30 years his junior.

 8 
Michael Keaton
(American Actor Best Known for Portraying Superhero 'Batman' in the films 'Batman' and 'Batman Returns')
Michael Keaton
10
Birthdate: September 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo

As an actor, Michael Keaton gained international fame after playing the title character in Batman and its sequel Batman Returns. A vastly experienced actor, Michael Keaton serves as a visiting scholar at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. He has supported PETA, asking tourists not to exploit animals, although he is an avid fisherman.

Kevin Norwood Bacon
5
Birthdate: July 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer

Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor well-known for his work in the film and TV industry. One of the most versatile and talented actors of his generation, Bacon was named in The Guardian as one of the best actors to have never received an Oscar nomination. Also a philanthropist, Kevin Bacon established a charitable foundation called SixDegrees.org in 2007.

 10 
Charles Bronson
(American Actor Best Known for Playing the Role of Police Officers, Gunfighters and Vigilantes)
Charles Bronson
6
Birthdate: November 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 30, 2003

American actor, Charles Bronson, had a tough-guy on screen persona and is best known for numerous action and vigilante movies. The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen and Hard Times are some of his notable films. Death Wish was his most popular film and it led to four sequels starring him. He worked from the 1950s to 1990s.

 11 
Miles Teller
( Actor Known for His Films: 'Whiplash', 'Top Gun: Maverick' and 'Divergent' Film Series)
Miles Teller
5
Birthdate: February 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces

Miles Teller is an American actor best known for his impressive performance as Andrew Neiman in the 2014 award-winning film Whiplash. A self-made man, Teller pursued acting out of his own interest; he even studied method acting before starting his acting career. Apart from acting, he can also play musical instruments, such as the piano, guitar, drums, and alto saxophone.

 12 
Joe Manganiello
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Alcide Herveaux’ in the HBO Series 'True Blood')
Joe Manganiello
5
Birthdate: December 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn

American actor Joe Manganiello’s breakthrough moment came in 2009 when he bagged the role of a werewolf in the third season of the television series True Blood. He was part of the show for the next five years. He has also acted in several films and his notable films include Spiderman, Spiderman 3, Magic Mike, Sabotage, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, Archenemy and The Sleepover.

 13 
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
(Known for His Role in the Sitcom ‘Home Improvement’)
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
7
Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, best known as Randy Taylor from Home Improvement, also voiced young Simba in the 1994 animation film The Lion King. He later left acting to study and eventually joined Harvard and Columbia universities. He also appeared in Tom and Huck and voiced Pinocchio in a live-action movie.

 14 
Lil Dicky
(Rapper)
Lil Dicky
5
Birthdate: March 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces

Lil Dicky is an American comedian and rapper. Apart from releasing internationally renowned songs like Ex-Boyfriend and Freaky Friday, Lil Dicky has also released charity singles, such as Earth, which featured celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Wiz Khalifa, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Kevin Hart. He is also credited with co-creating a television comedy series titled Dave.

 15 
Johnny Sins
(Adult Film Star)
Johnny Sins
6
Birthdate: December 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 16 
Rob McElhenney
4
Birthdate: April 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
 17 
Jonathan Groff
(American Film and Stage Actor & Singer)
Jonathan Groff
10
Birthdate: March 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries

Award winning stage, films and television actor and singer, Jonathan Groff gained recognition by featuring in Broadway production Spring Awakening. He further cemented his success by working in Netflix drama Mindhunter, Broadway production Hamilton and Frozen film series. He has been recognised for his work for LGBTQ community as well.

 18 
Seth Green
(Best Known for his Portrayal of Scott Evil in the 'Austin Powers' Film Series)
Seth Green
4
Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Seth Green is a popular American actor and voice artist who is credited with co-creating the famous adult animated comedy TV series Robot Chicken for Adult Swim. As a voice actor, Seth Green has contributed immensely to the success of series, Family Guy.

 19 
Taylor Kinney
4
Birthdate: July 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
 20 
Zachary Quinto
6
Birthdate: June 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
 21 
Dane DeHaan
4
Birthdate: February 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Dane DeHaan is best known for his award-winning role as Beat Generation member Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings. Fans also love him for his roles in Chronicle and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He also won an Obie Award for his role in the play The Aliens.
 22 
Joey Lawrence
(Actor, Musician & Singer Known for His Role as Joey Russo in 'Blossom' & Joe Longo in 'Melissa & Joey'.)
Joey Lawrence
4
Birthdate: April 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Joey Lawrence is best known for his portrayal of Joey Russo in the teen sitcom Blossom and Joe Longo in Melissa & Joey. He began as a child actor and appeared in quite a few commercials. He was also seen in Brotherly Love with his brothers Matthew and Andrew.
 23 
Jaeden Lieberher
4
Birthdate: January 4, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 24 
Peter Boyle
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Frank Barone’ in the TV Series ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’)
Peter Boyle
4
Birthdate: October 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 12, 2006

Peter Boyle was an American actor, best known for playing Frank Barone in the popular TV series Everybody Loves Raymond. Boyle's death, which was caused by multiple myeloma and heart disease, had a great impact on many of his colleagues. His widow, Loraine, founded the Peter Boyle Memorial Fund, which is the most successful fundraiser for the International Myeloma Foundation.

 25 
Bret Michaels
4
Birthdate: March 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces

Singer-songwriter and musician Bret Michaels first gained fame as the frontman of the rock band Poison. He also performs as a solo artist and has released many albums. He is an occasional actor as well and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows.  

 26 
Scott Glenn
4
Birthdate: January 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Scott Glenn is an American actor who has portrayed prominent roles in films, such as Urban Cowboy, The Hunt for Red October, and The Silence of the Lambs. Also known for his contribution to the TV industry, Glenn has appeared in TV films like Homeland Security and Code Breakers.

 27 
Jack Palance
(American Actor Who Was Known for Playing Tough Guys and Villains)
Jack Palance
3
Birthdate: February 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 10, 2006

Jack Palance was an American actor known for playing villains and tough guys in the '50s and '60s. In 1992, he was made an inductee of the Western Performers Hall of Fame. It is widely believed that comic book artist Jack Kirby modeled Darkseid on Jack Palance. Jack Palance was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 28 
Jonathan Frakes
3
Birthdate: August 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
 29 
Teller
(Magician and Illusionist Best Known as One-Half of the Comedy Magic Duo ‘Penn & Teller’)
Teller
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 30 
F. Murray Abraham
3
Birthdate: October 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 31 
Frankie Avalon
(Actor and Singer Best Known for His 1959 Hit Songs ‘Venus’ and ‘Why’)
Frankie Avalon
3
Birthdate: September 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Frankie Avalon gained fame with his Billboard-charting singles Venus and Why. He was also part of various Beach Party movies, teaming up with actor Annette Funicello. He is also known for his role in the stage production of Grease. He later launched a cosmetic brand and also published a cookbook.
 32 
Gary Dourdan
3
Birthdate: December 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Gary Dourdan is best known as Warrick Brown from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Shazza Zulu from A Different World. He also portrayed Mickey Monroe in the film Righteous Villains. He previously worked as a doorman at a rehearsal studio. He owns a huge collection of vintage cars.
 33 
Matthew Fox
(American Actor Best Known for His Role in the TV Series: 'Party of Five' and 'Lost')
Matthew Fox
3
Birthdate: July 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Matthew Fox is a former American actor best known for playing Jack Shephard in the popular drama TV series Lost, for which he received several nominations for various awards, including Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award. He retired from acting after facing accusations of mistreating women. He is also an ardent photographer.
 34 
Charles Grodin
3
Birthdate: April 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 18, 2021

Charles Grodin is an American actor, author, comedian, and former TV talk show host. He became a household name in the late-1970s and 1980s, as he appeared in prominent roles in several popular comedy films of the era. In 1993, he won the American Comedy Award for his portrayal of Murray Blum in the political comedy film, Dave.

Recommended Lists:
 35 
Sherman Hemsley
3
Birthdate: February 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 24, 2012
 36 
Jack Klugman
(Stage, Film and Television Actor)
Jack Klugman
4
Birthdate: April 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 24, 2012

Jack Klugman was an American actor best known for playing Oscar Madison in the popular TV series The Odd Couple, for which he received a Golden Globe Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Apart from being an actor, Klugman was also a Thoroughbred racing fan and owned a Thoroughbred racehorse named Jaklin Klugman, which competed in the 1980 Kentucky Derby.

 37 
Ted Cassidy
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Lurch’ in the TV Series ‘The Addams Family’)
Ted Cassidy
3
Birthdate: July 31, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 16, 1979
Ted Cassidy is best known as Lurch from the series The Addams Family. His towering frame of 6 feet 9 inches helped him play tall characters in films and series. He also voiced the titular character in the series The Incredible Hulk and Phobeg in Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle.
 38 
Anthony Jeselnik
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 39 
Matthew Lawrence
3
Birthdate: February 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 40 
Questlove
(Musician)
Questlove
3
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 41 
John Barrymore
(Best Known for His Silent Films: ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘The Sea Beast’)
John Barrymore
4
Birthdate: February 15, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 29, 1942
John Barrymore, father of actor Drew Barrymore, began his career as a stage actor, appearing in plays such as Hamlet. He was nicknamed “the Great Profile” and starred in films such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Sherlock Holmes. He struggled with alcoholism throughout his life.
 42 
Tony Lip
(Actor)
Tony Lip
3
Birthdate: July 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 4, 2013
 43 
Larry Fine
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Team the ‘Three Stooges’)
Larry Fine
3
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 24, 1975
Louis Feinberg, or Larry Fine, soared to stardom as a member of the comedy group The Three Stooges, appearing in movies such as Disorder in the Court and Men in Black. He was known for his signature frizzy hair and his violin skills. He had previously been a boxer.
 44 
Steve Burns
(Actor best known as the original host of the long-running children's preschool television program Blue's Clues from 1996 until 2002)
Steve Burns
4
Birthdate: October 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
 45 
David Dastmalchian
3
Birthdate: July 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
 46 
Perry Como
(Singer)
Perry Como
3
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 13, 2001
 47 
Bryshere Gray
(Actor, Rapper)
Bryshere Gray
3
Birthdate: November 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 48 
William Horatio Powell
(American Actor Known for His Role of 'Nick Charles' in Six 'Thin Man' Film Series)
William Horatio Powell
3
Birthdate: July 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 5, 1984

William Horatio Powell was an American actor who established himself as a prominent star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He is best remembered for appearing alongside Myrna Loy in The Thin Man film series. William Horatio Powell received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor for his performances in The Thin Man, My Man Godfrey, and Life with Father.

 49 
Lionel Barrymore
5
Birthdate: April 28, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 15, 1954

One of the earliest members of the famous Barrymore family of actors, Lionel Barrymore remains best known for his portrayal of Mr. Potter in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. Unlike many of his descendants, Barrymore also composed music. For his contribution to motion picture and radio, Barrymore was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 50 
Jamie Kennedy
(Comedian)
Jamie Kennedy
3
Birthdate: May 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini