Actors From Texas

Texas has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Owen Wilson, Patrick Swayze, Machine Gun Kelly, Matthew McConaughey, Steve Howey and others.

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 1 Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Born into a family of mixed ancestry in Texas, actor Matthew McConaughey had an interesting childhood. He played sports as a young boy and aspired to become a lawyer. However, he ultimately changed course to venture into acting, a field where he was able to make a mark with his brilliant performances. He is also a producer.

 2 Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze, the American actor, dancer, singer and songwriter, was very popular during the 1980s. His movie the ‘Dirty Dancing’ catapulted him to stardom. Ghost was another of his hit films. Swayze died in September, 2009, at the age of 57 due to pancreatic cancer. His final role was that of a FBI Agent in the television series ‘The Beast’.

 3 Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian, Jamie Foxx became internationally famous for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray, a role that earned him an Academy Award. He is also known for hosting his own television sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. Besides acting, he is also a Grammy Award-winning musician who has released four albums.

 4 Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo

Veteran actor and filmmaker, Tommy Lee Jones, has had a career spanning over half a century.  he has played many notable roles onscreen and is especially known for portraying real-life characters like businessman Howard Hughes. He has won an Academy Award for his performance in the movie, The Fugitive. Tommy Lee Jones is an inductee to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

 5 Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson.
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Famous As: Actor, Activist
Birthdate: July 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo

Actor Woody Harrelson has been active in the entertainment world for over 40 years now. The son of a convicted hit-man, he had a difficult childhood and grew up in poverty. However, he was determined to build a good life for himself and earned a BFA in theater before venturing into acting. He is a vegan and an environmental activist.

 6 Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

In 2018, Jim Parsons was named by Forbes as the world's highest-paid TV actor. His role as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory has played a major role in determining his success as a TV actor. Apart from making him rich, the series was also responsible for earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 7 Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Regarded as one of the best actors to have not received an Oscar nomination by The Guardian, Dennis Quaid is popular for portraying a wide variety of roles. He fought drug addiction early in his career to become a successful actor. He is also a musician and golfer; Golf Digest magazine mentioned him as the top golfer among Hollywood celebrities.
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 8 Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 25, 2017

Versatile actor, Bill Paxton is recognised for his work in the movies, Apollo 13, Twister and Titanic, as well as the television series, Big Love. Before these, he began his career as a set-dresser, learnt acting under Stella Adler, did various minor roles and finally bagged films like The Terminator and Alien. His work as a director are Frailty and Fish Heads.

 9 Steve Martin

Steve Martin.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo

A man of many talents, Steve Martin is a successful comedian, actor, and musician. In 2004, he was ranked sixth in Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comics list. Despite achieving great fame and success as a comedian and actor, Steve decided to pursue a career in music and began appearing seldom in films to record and tour with bluegrass acts.

 10 Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces

Known for his Emmy-nominated performance as Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives, Jensen Ackles had initially wished to study sports medicine. He appeared in the series Supernatural, Dark Angel, and Smallville, and the film My Bloody Valentine 3D. He also voiced Jason Todd in Batman: Under the Red Hood.

 11 Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio

American actor, Ethan Hawke, is an acclaimed artist and has had a successful career. His breakthrough role was of a school student in the 1989 film Dead Poets Society. Training Day, First Reformed, Boyhood, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight are some of his critically appreciated movies. He has also directed several films and acted in many stage productions.

 12 Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer

Kris Kristofferson is a popular singer-songwriter and actor. Over the years, Kris has played a major role in the success of many famous singers, having contributed to their musical albums as a songwriter. For his achievements in the field of music, Kris Kristofferson was made a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee in 2004.

 13 Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jared Padalecki is an American actor who has been open about his struggle with depression. The Always Keep Fighting campaign, which was launched by him in 2015, raised funds for To Write Love On Her Arms, a nonprofit organization that supports people struggling with addiction and depression. He also owns a '90s-themed bar called Stereotype, in Austin, Texas.

 14 Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson.
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Comic actor, screenwriter and producer, Owen Wilson has earned praise for acting in movies like Wedding Crashers, Midnight in Paris, Inherent Vice and The Royal Tenenbaums, the last of which he also co-wrote with his long-time friend, Wes Anderson. The charming actor has also lent his voice to animation movies like Fantastic Mr. Fox, Free Birds and Cars film series.

 15 Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Forest Whitaker is best known for his Academy Award-winning performance as real-life dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. Fans also loved him in Rogue One and Ghost Dog. He is an advocate of the UN’s Global Goals and supports peace-building initiatives and programs that help war victims.

 16 Jesse Plemons

Jesse Plemons
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

 17 Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid.
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Birthdate: October 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra

Randy Quaid is an American actor who received critical acclaim for playing President Lyndon Johnson in the 1987 television movie LBJ: The Early Years. Controversy's favorite child, Randy Quaid could not work for almost a decade due to legal troubles; Quaid has been charged with burglary and defraud among other illegal activities.

 18 Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
A quintessential charming Texan, Luke Wilson stepped into films just like his two older brothers, Andrew and Owen Wilson. He initially focused on comedies, such as Charlie's Angels and Legally Blonde, but later deviated to thrillers such as Bad Seed. He is best known as Richie from The Royal Tenenbaums.

 19 William Gary Busey

William Gary Busey.
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: June 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Gary Busey initially performed as a drummer for country stars and used the pseudonym “Teddy Jack Eddy.” He is best known for his Academy Award-nominated role in The Buddy Holly Story and his countless character and guest roles in both movies and series. He also appeared on Celebrity Rehab.

 20 Steve Howey

Steve Howey.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Steve Howey is best known as Van Montgomery from the comedy series Reba and as Kevin Ball from Shameless. He has also been part of movies such as Bride Wars and DOA: Dead or Alive. He also appeared in and produced the film Class, written and directed by his father.

 21 Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer

Chace Crawford's journey from working as a car valet to becoming an actor in the film and TV industry has been quite inspirational. He also serves as an inspiration to college dropouts and to those who suffer from attention deficit disorder as he established a successful career after being diagnosed with ADHD and dropping out of Pepperdine University.

 22 Alan Tudyk

Alan Tudyk.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces

Alan Tudyk is best known as Hoban "Wash" Washburne from the film Serenity and the series Firefly. He has also appeared in the films DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Knocked Up, and 3:10 to Yuma, has voiced characters in animated features such as Zootopia, the Ice Age movies, and Frozen.

 23 Mark Salling

Mark Salling.
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Famous As: Actor, Musician
Birthdate: August 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 30, 2018

Beginning his career as a child actor, American actor, Mark Salling, gained fame with his portrayal of musically-inclined football star Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman’ in television series Glee. The actor, who was also a singer and musician, was arrested for possessing images of child pornography. He pleaded guilty but before his court sentencing, he was found dead from asphyxia by hanging.

 24 Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo

 25 Rip Torn

Rip Torn.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Rip Torn is best remembered for his Emmy-winning role of Arthur in The Larry Sanders Show and his Academy Award-nominated role of Marsh Turner in Cross Creek. Fans also loved him as Zed in the Men in Black franchise. He lent his voice to many animated films and video games.

 26 Angus T. Jones

Angus T. Jones.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Angus T. Jones is an American former actor. As a child actor, he gained international recognition for portraying Jake Harper in one of the most popular CBS sitcoms of all time, Two and a Half Men. Also known for his charity work, Jones has supported outfits, such as the First Star Organization, which helps neglected and abused children.

 27 Lucas Till

Lucas Till.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo

Lucas Till is an American actor best known for playing Havok in the X-Men movie series. He is also known for his portrayal of Angus MacGyver in the popular action-adventure television series MacGyver, for which he has received a couple of nominations at the Teen Choice Awards. Also a producer, Lucas Till has co-produced films like All Superheroes Must Die.

 28 Henry Thomas

Henry Thomas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo

 29 Troy Baker

Troy Baker
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Television actor
Birthdate: April 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries

 30 Jimmy Dean

Jimmy Dean
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 13, 2010
Jimmy Dean was an American television host, country music singer, businessman, and actor. He is credited with creating and popularizing a food company named Jimmy Dean Foods. He was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, although he was still alive when he was nominated for the honor in 2010.

 31 Dan Blocker

Dan Blocker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 13, 1972

 32 Isaiah Washington

Isaiah Washington.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo

Isaiah Washington is an American actor who achieved popularity after playing Dr. Preston Burke in the popular medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy. After learning about his African roots with the help of a genealogical DNA test, Isaiah Washington traveled to Sierra Leone where he touched the lives of many by building a school and donating supplies to a hospital.

 33 James Roday

James Roday.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries

 34 Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe.
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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 14, 2017
Powers Boothe is best known for his Emmy-winning performance as real-life cult leader Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. He started as a Shakespearean actor and later played significant roles in Deadwood, Tombstone, 24, and Nashville. He has also voiced characters in video games.
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 35 Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo

American singer and actor, Nick Jonas is one of the three members of the popular American pop rock band Jonas Brothers which has released five studio albums and worked in two successful Disney’s television films. When the band disbanded for sometime, Nick released solo albums, founded a record label and furthered his acting career with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

 36 Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 23, 2012
Larry Hagman, son of actor Mary Martin, is best remembered as astronaut Tony Nelson from the iconic series I Dream of Jeannie and as oil baron J.R. Ewing from the long-running soap Dallas. He had also delivered several guest performances and dabbled in direction and production, before dying of leukemia.

 37 Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra

Born Marvin Lee Aday, rock singer Meat Loaf is best known for his Bat Out of Hell trilogy. The Grammy-winning performer has also appeared in movies such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show. After breaking a leg during a concert in Canada, he completed the tour on a wheelchair.

 38 Ryan Guzman

Ryan Guzman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Ryan Guzman had to forego his love for baseball due to an injury. He later joined Wilhelmina Models and also learned mixed martial arts. His subsequent auditions bore fruit, and he never looked back after being cast as Sean Asa in the Step Up dance film franchise.

 39 Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 40 Steve Austin

Steve Austin.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Steve Austin, popularly known as Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American television host, actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler. He is one of the most popular and influential WWE wrestlers of all time. He played an important role in popularizing WWE's Attitude Era, during which he was the face of the company.

 41 William Jackson Harper

William Jackson Harper
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 42 Matt Stone

Matt Stone.
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Famous As: Actor, Animator, Producer, Director, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Matt Stone co-created the Comedy Central animated sitcom South Park, with Trey Parker. The duo voiced most of the show’s characters, too. The show won the duo five Emmys and was turned into a film. Stone has also co-directed the Grammy- and Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon, with Parker. 

 43 Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus

 44 Jonathan Majors

Jonathan Majors.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Yale alumnus Jonathan Majors is best known as Atticus Freeman from Lovecraft Country and Kang the Conqueror from Ant-Man 3. He is also known for the series When We Rise and the film The Last Black Man in San Francisco. He actively participated in the Black Lives Matter movement.

 45 Taylor Sheridan

Taylor Sheridan.
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Screenwriter/director Taylor Sheridan is best known for his Academy Award-nominated original screenplay in Hell or High Water. He also gained fame as an actor, playing David Hale in the Sons of Anarchy and Danny Boyd in Veronica Mars. He has also written Sicario and written and directed Wind River.

 46 Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 47 Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 20, 2020

Kenny Rogers was an American singer-songwriter. He is among the best-selling musicians of all-time list, having sold over 100 million records. His songs and albums remain influential among country music lovers. A multi-talented personality, Rogers was also successful as an actor and entrepreneur; he was the co-founder of the Kenny Rogers Roasters chain of restaurants.

 48 Caleb Landry Jones

Caleb Landry Jones
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 49 Glen Powell

Glen Powell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra

 50 Scoot McNairy

Scoot McNairy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio