Actors From Washington

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Washington has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Jonathan Banks, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Rainn Wilson, Bing Crosby, Jim Caviezel and others.
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan
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Birthdate: April 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jeffrey Morgan is an American actor who shot to fame with television series Supernatural and Grey’s Anatomy. But it was his role in movie, Watchmen, and the still running zombie horror series, The Walking Dead, that really made him a star. Jeffrey wanted o be a basketball player but an injury ended his sports dream and turned him towards acting.

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Rainn Wilson
(Best Known for His Role as 'Dwight Schrute' on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')
Rainn Wilson
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Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Rainn Wilson is an actor and writer who used his popularity to make his YouTube channel, SoulPancake, a success. Also a climate change advocate, Wilson made a documentary titled The Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change, based on his trip to Greenland. He is known for his charitable works and has adopted a vegan diet since adopting Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs.

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Jim Caviezel
(Actor Known for His Role as ‘Jesus Christ’ in the Film ‘The Passion of the Christ’)
Jim Caviezel
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Birthdate: September 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra

Jim Caviezel is an American actor. He is credited with playing important roles in films that have touched the lives of people in many ways. After playing Jesus in the movie The Passion of the Christ, he has been serving as a public speaker at religious venues. He believes that his film Sound of Freedom would save children from sex trafficking.

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Adam West
(American Actor Who Portrayed 'Batman' in Several Movies and Television Shows)
Adam West
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Birthdate: September 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 9, 2017

Adam West was an actor best known for his portrayal of Batman in the 1960s live-action TV series of the same name. One of the first actors to play Batman, West is considered the most popular actor to play the iconic character. After his death, the Bat-Signal was projected on Los Angeles’ City Hall as a tribute to the actor.

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Nick Robinson
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Birthdate: March 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries

Nick Robinson is an American actor known for his contribution across all three major acting mediums. He started his career as a child artist before going on to establish himself in the film, TV, and theater industry; in 2018, he was mentioned in Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list. 

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Jonathan Banks
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Birthdate: January 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Jonathan Banks became the first actor to receive nominations for Primetime Emmy Award under the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for three different shows, all of which feature him in the main cast. He has also made contributions to a couple of video games, namely Batman: Arkham Knight and Lego The Incredibles.

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Kyle MacLachlan
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Birthdate: February 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Craig T. Nelson
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Birthdate: April 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries

Craig T. Nelson is an American stand-up comedian and actor. One of the earliest members of the popular comedy troupe The Groundlings, Nelson went on to form his own comedy team along with Rudy De Luca and Barry Levinson. Also an avid racer and motorsports fan, Nelson founded the Screaming Eagles Racing in 1992.

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Samuel Burl  Kinison
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Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 10, 1992
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Cheyenne Jackson
(Actor and Singer)
Cheyenne Jackson
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Birthdate: July 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

Cheyenne Jackson is an American singer and actor. Jackson is known for his contribution across all three major acting mediums; he has played leading roles in films, TV series, and stage plays. Also known for his charity work, Jackson serves as an ambassador for The Hetrick-Martin Institute. An openly gay actor, Jackson serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community.

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Randy Couture
(Actor, Former Mixed Martial Artist & Greco-Roman Wrestler)
Randy Couture
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Birthdate: June 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer

Randy Couture is a former U.S. Army sergeant and retired mixed martial artist. He currently works as an actor. He began his career as an army man and later turned to mixed martial arts. In this field, he was a three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. After quitting UFC, he became an actor and starred in the hit film The Hard Way. 

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Karan Brar
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Chirag Gupta’ in the Film ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Karan Brar
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Birthdate: January 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Karan Brar is an American actor. Starting his career as a child artist, Brar landed the role of an Indian boy named Ravi Ross in the comedy TV series Jessie; the casting directors were so impressed with Brar that they decided to recreate the role as Ravi Ross was originally intended to be a South American boy named Javier.

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Ryan Stiles
(Best Known for his TV Show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?')
Ryan Stiles
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Birthdate: April 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus

Ryan Stiles is an American-Canadian comedian and actor. Stiles, whose forte is improvisational comedy, is known for his work in the TV series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Also known for his charity work, Stiles has been working hard to raise fund for children with burn injuries. Since 2009, he has raised over $500,000 for a foundation called the Burned Children Recovery Center.

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Cam Gigandet
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Birthdate: August 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
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Bing Crosby
(Actor and One of the Most Popular and Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Bing Crosby
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Birthdate: May 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 14, 1977

Bing Crosby was an American singer, actor, and comedian. Widely regarded as the first multimedia star, Bing was a leader in motion picture grosses, radio ratings, and record sales from 1930 to 1954. His intimate singing style influenced several popular singers, such as Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, John Lennon, and Elvis Presley among others.

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Billy Burke
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Charlie Swan’ in ‘Twilight’ Film Series)
Billy Burke
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Birthdate: November 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Billy Burke is an American actor best known for playing Charlie Swan in the film series,The Twilight Saga. Also known for his writing skills, Burke contributed to the story of the 2004 musical zombie comedy film, Dead & Breakfast. A multi-talented personality, he also released an album titled Removed in 2010 and went on to release another album, The Underkill, in 2018.

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Darren McGavin
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Birthdate: May 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 25, 2006

Darren McGavin was an American actor whose journey from being a squatter in Tacoma to becoming a popular stage, film, TV actor was quite remarkable. He started his career as a set painter for Columbia Pictures before trying his hand at acting and eventually receiving a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his work in the sitcom TV series, Murphy Brown.

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Blair Underwood
(Best Known for His Role as Attorney Jonathan Rollins in the NBC Legal Drama Series 'L.A. Law')
Blair Underwood
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Birthdate: August 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Blair Underwood is best known as Jonathan Rollins from the series L.A. Law. He has played significant roles in series such as City of Angels and Dirty Sexy Money, and in films such as Deep Impact. The five-time NAACP Image Award winner has also won an Emmy and a Grammy.
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Richard Karn
(Actor and Game Show Host Known for His Role ‘Al Borland’ in the TV Series ‘Home Improvement’)
Richard Karn
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Birthdate: February 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Richard Karn is an American actor and former game show host. He is known for hosting the popular game show, Family Feud, and for playing Al Borland in the television series Home Improvement. Karn used the popularity, which he achieved through Home Improvement, to author a couple of books on home renovation, such as House Broken and Handy at Home.

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Clarence Gilyard
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Birthdate: December 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Clarence Gilyard is a college professor, actor, and author who has been active in the entertainment industry since the 1980s. He studied acting at California State University and began his career as a theater actor. He eventually moved into TV and films as well. He then took a break from acting to build a teaching career.

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Michael Winslow
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Birthdate: September 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Rick Yune
(Actor)
Rick Yune
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Birthdate: August 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
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Chuck Jones
(Animator, Filmmaker, Cartoonist, Author, Artist, & Screenwriter)
Chuck Jones
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Birthdate: September 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 22, 2002

Chuck Jones was an American animator, painter, and voice actor. Jones is best remembered for his work on Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes. He is credited with founding Chuck Jones Enterprises where he produced and directed the film adaptation of The Phantom Tollbooth. During the course of his career, Chuck Jones received three Academy Awards and the Edward MacDowell Medal.

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Sig Hansen
(Actor)
Sig Hansen
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Birthdate: April 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
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John McIntire
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Birthdate: June 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 30, 1991
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Steven Hill
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Birthdate: February 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 23, 2016
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Peter Horton
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Birthdate: August 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
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Brian Thompson
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Birthdate: August 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Brian Stokes Mitchell
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Birthdate: October 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Larry Hovis
(Singer)
Larry Hovis
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Birthdate: February 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 9, 2003
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Beau Mirchoff
(Canadian-American Actor)
Beau Mirchoff
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Birthdate: January 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Beau Mirchoff is a Canadian-American actor who achieved popularity after playing Matty McKibben in the popular teen comedy-drama TV series Awkward, for which he received the prestigious Teen Choice Award under the TV Breakout Star: Male category. His performance in the series earned him leading roles in other series, such as Now Apocalypse.

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Jake Shears
(Singer)
Jake Shears
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Birthdate: October 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
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Kevin McCarthy
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Birthdate: February 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 11, 2010
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Paul Johansson
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Birthdate: January 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Chad Lindberg
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Birthdate: November 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Don Simpson
(Producer)
Don Simpson
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Birthdate: October 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 19, 1996
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Aneesh Chaganty
(Made his feature film directorial debut with the 2018 thriller Searching)
Aneesh Chaganty
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Birthdate: January 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Marcus Chong
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Birthdate: July 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Daran Norris
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Birthdate: November 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Mike O'Hearn
(Actor, Bodybuilder)
Mike O'Hearn
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Birthdate: January 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Connor Trinneer
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Birthdate: March 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Nathan Gamble
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Birthdate: January 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Herman Brix
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Birthdate: May 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 24, 2007
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Terence Knox
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Birthdate: December 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Taky Kimura
(Karateka, Actor)
Taky Kimura
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Birthdate: March 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 7, 2021
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Tommy Noonan
(Actor, Director)
Tommy Noonan
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Birthdate: April 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 24, 1968
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Deshae Frost
(Stand-up Comedian)
Deshae Frost
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Birthdate: January 9, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Mikey Tua
(Actor)
Mikey Tua
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Birthdate: June 12, 2002
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Kevin Love
(Actor)
Kevin Love
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Birthdate: March 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries