Actors From Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Will Smith, Charles Grodin, Bill Cosby, Kevin Norwood Bacon, Richard Gere and others.

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 1 Will Smith

Will Smith.
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Famous As: Actor
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 Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart.
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Famous As: Comedian
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.

 3 James Stewart

James Stewart.
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Famous As: Actor
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 Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum .
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 5 Kevin Norwood Bacon

Kevin Norwood Bacon.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 6 Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 7 Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
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 8 Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 3, 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.

 9 Richard Gere

Richard Gere.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 10 Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 11 Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor
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.

 12 Bam Margera

Bam Margera.
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Birthdate: September 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra

Professional skateboarder and stunt performer Bam Margera gained fame with the reality show Jackass. He has also hosted his own TV and radio shows, produced a video series, and appeared as an animated character in the Tony Hawk game franchise. He has directed films and also owns a music label.

 13 Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini

 14 Eugene Curran Kelly

Eugene Curran Kelly.
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Famous As: American dancer
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.

 15 Rob McElhenney

Rob McElhenney
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries

 16 Seth Green

Seth Green.
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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.

 17 Johnny Sins

Johnny Sins
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Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: December 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 18 Taylor Kinney

Taylor Kinney
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer

 19 Dane DeHaan

Dane DeHaan.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 20 Joey Lawrence

Joey Lawrence.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 21 Jaeden Lieberher

Jaeden Lieberher.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 4, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 22 Peter Boyle

Peter Boyle.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 23 Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels.
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Famous As: Singer
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.  

 24 Scott Glenn

Scott Glenn.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 25 Miles Teller

Miles Teller.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 26 Jack Palance

Jack Palance.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 27 Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 28 Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo

 29 Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 30 F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 31 Bryshere Gray

Bryshere Gray.
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Famous As: Actor, Rapper
Birthdate: November 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 32 Gary Dourdan

Gary Dourdan.
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Famous As: Actor
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

Matthew Fox.
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Famous As: Actor
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 Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

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 35 Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer

 36 Tony Lip

Tony Lip
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 4, 2013

 37 Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon.
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
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.

 38 Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 24, 2012

 39 John Barrymore

John Barrymore.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 40 Ted Cassidy

Ted Cassidy.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 41 Questlove

Questlove
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 42 Thomas F. Wilson

Thomas F Wilson.
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Famous As: Actor, Stand-up Comedian, Voice Actor, Writer, Musician, Painter
Birthdate: April 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries

Best known for his roles in the popular sci-fi film Back to the Future and its sequels, Thomas Francis Wilson has featured in a number of movies and television series and videogames. The American actor, comedian and voice-over artist also lent his voice to muscular characters in animation series like Batman and SpongeBob. He is a podcaster and a YouTuber.  

 43 Larry Fine

Larry Fine.
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Famous As: Comedian
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 Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore.
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 45 Shane Black

Shane Black
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Film director, Actor
Birthdate: December 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 46 Willam Belli

Willam Belli.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer

 47 Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo

Vic Mignogna is an American musician and voice actor. He is renowned for providing the English dubs for characters from Japanese anime shows and films like Dragon Ball, Ouran High School Host Club, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, and Digimon Adventure tri. His voice-over work in Fullmetal Alchemist, where he voiced Edward Elric, earned him the American Anime Award in 2007.

 48 Perry Como

Perry Como
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 13, 2001

 49 Vincent Margera

Vincent Margera
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Famous As: Television actor, Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 15, 2015

 50 Michael Schoeffling

Michael Schoeffling.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Michael Schoeffling is an American former model and actor. He is known for playing important roles in films like Sixteen Candles, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Vision Quest, and Mermaids. After retiring from acting, Schoeffling started a woodworking shop and began producing handcrafted furniture. In 2005, he was named in Teen magazine's Biggest Hunks of the 1980s list.