Christians involved in movies

Christians involved in movies, simple as that.
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David A.R. White
David A.R. White has been a working actor, director and producer in Los Angeles for twenty years. He was raised in a small Mennonite farming community outside of Dodge City, Kansas. At the age of 19, without knowing anyone, David moved to LA, and only six months after moving, landed a recurring role on the hit top 10...
 
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Al Kasha
Al Kasha has reached the top of every field that he has lent his talents to: as a writer, producer, composer, motivational speaker and executive working in theatre, film, television, home video, music publishing, and recording. Kasha is one of those rare artists who, as a composer/lyricist, has had hit records over the last five decades...
 
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John Schneider
John Richard Schneider was born April 8, 1960, in Mt. Kisco, New York, to Shirley and John Schneider III, a pilot and U.S. Air Force veteran. His parents divorced when he was two. John began acting at the age of eight. He was in many plays in New York. He and his mother moved to Atlanta, Georgia, when he was fourteen...
 
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Victoria Jackson
Actress, UHF
Victoria was raised in a Bible-believing, piano-playing, gymnastic home with no TV. Her dad was a gym coach so she competed in gymnastics from age 5 to l8. Was a cheerleader and a homecoming queen. Attended Florida Bible College; received gymnastic scholarship to Furman University, attended Auburn University one year and ended up in Hollywood...
 
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Kirk Cameron
Kirk Thomas Cameron was born in Panorama City, California, to Barbara Cameron (née Barbara Jeanne Bausmith), a homemaker, and Robert Cameron, a teacher. Though his parents initially did not project show business aspirations onto their children, a family friend in the business noted to Barbara that both Kirk and his sister...
 
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Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001). Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s...
 
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Jon Erwin
Director, October Baby
Jon & Andrew Erwin are a directing team that focus on developing and producing unique stories of redemption, faith, and triumph of the human spirit. The duo began their career as teenagers in their hometown of Birmingham, AL, working as camera operators for ESPN. Local games at the university of Alabama soon became a full time career as sports cameramen...
 
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Judge Reinhold
Educated at Mary Washington College & North Carolina School of the Arts; performed at various regional theatres, including Burt Reynolds' Dinner Theater in Jupiter, Florida before getting national exposure on TV in the 1970s.
 
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Louis Gossett Jr.
Actor, Enemy Mine
Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. was born on May 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City. He made his professional acting debut at age 17, winning the Donaldson Award as best newcomer to theatre. He went to New York University on a basketball scholarship and was invited to try out for the New York Knicks, yet...
 
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Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston...
 
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Jenn Gotzon
Actress, Frost/Nixon
Since portraying Tricia Nixon in Ron Howard's Oscar-Nominated Frost/Nixon, Jenn's become an American leading lady in uplifting and redemptive movies. Film Advisory Board's "Award of Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment World" was given to Jenn Gotzon last year for her performance in "Doonby"...
 
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Rene Russo
Actress, The Intern
Rene Russo was born in Burbank, California, to Shirley (Balocca), a barmaid and factory laborer, and Nino Russo. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Her father, a sculptor and mechanic, left the family when Rene was just two, and thus her mother raised Rene and her sister, Toni, as a single mom...
 
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Patricia Heaton
While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper, Heaton made her Broadway debut in the gospel musical "Don't Get God Started". She and her fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that produced plays Off-Broadway. They took one production, "The Johnstown Vindicator"...
 
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Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College...
 
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Andrea Logan White
Logan White grew up in a small town in Illinois. She moved to San Diego with her father after she graduated high school and attended Mira Costa College. At this time she got the acting bug while taking a theatre class. She jumped right into modeling and auditioning. This led her to move up to Hollywood...
 
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Timothy A. Chey
Producer, Fakin' Da Funk
Educated at Harvard University, USC Film School, and Boston University School of Law. Chey's work has been seen on E! Entertainment, The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times, VIBE TV, MTV, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter, TNT, USA Networks, the Dove Awards, MovieGuide Awards, People Magazine, and the New York Times...
 
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Kevin Downes
Actor, Courageous
Kevin Downes is a California native. He grew up in Visalia, just 3 hours north of Los Angeles where most of the Christian films he and his friends and co-workers have made were shot. Before writing and producing The Moment After, Kevin worked with David White on The Crossing and The End of the Harvest...
 
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Bobby Downes
Downes holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from California Polytechnic State University. In the early 1990's, after a three year teaching stint in public education, Bobby spent much of the 90's leading teams of missionaries into more than 20 countries as an ambassador. Bobby has produced more than a dozen feature films for the faith market...
 
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Bradley Dorsey
Producer, Taken by Grace
At the age of 17, Bradley had created and was producing the radio drama/series Just South of Normal in Dallas, TX. Just South of Normal has aired on over 300 radio stations world wide, and has made a big impact on the radio drama world. At 19, he had edited 15 episodes of Marriage & Family Magazine (now titled Marriage Today)...
 
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Mike Norris
Mike Norris is the son of actor and karate champion Chuck Norris. His brother is director Eric Norris and his uncle is producer Aaron Norris.
 
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Janine Turner
This lovely, fresh-faced Lincoln, Nebraska native was born on December 6, 1962, to stalwart Texans Turner and Janice Gauntt. The younger of two children, she grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and trained, while a child, in ballet, tap, theater, and modeling (from age 3). A cheer leading beauty into her teens...
 
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Sean Michael Afable
Sean Michael Afable was born in Southern California on November 20th, 1988, raised in a Filipino and European family. Growing up with 1 brother, his 18 first cousins, and his cat Winston; he enjoyed the life of a big family. Sean graduated Parkridge private high school on November 20, 2005... what a great way to celebrate his birthday...
 
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Mr. T
Actor, The A-Team
Mr. T was born Laurence Tureaud on 21 May 1952, in the rough south side ghetto of Chicago. He is the second to youngest of twelve children (he has four sisters and seven brothers) and grew up in the housing projects. His father, Nathaniel Tureaud, left when Laurence was 5, and his mother raised the family on $87 a month welfare in a three-room apartment...
 
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Corbin Bernsen
Actor, L.A. Law
Corbin Bernsen made his initial mark on the seminal television series L.A. Law as opportunistic divorce lawyer "Arnie Becker" earning him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations over the show's eight-year run. He proved along the way the role was not to be a dead-end stereotype, maintaining a steady career in both television and film over the course of three decades...
 
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Zachary Levi
Actor, Chuck
The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh, on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname, because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "Pew"; his other ancestry is English...
 
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John Woo
Director, Face/Off
Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow established...
 
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Bruce Marchiano
Marchiano was born in Orange County, California. He is a son of Italian descent; his mother is Syrian. His first role was in a 1985 episode of Murder, She Wrote, which was followed by appearances in LA Law, Columbo, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital to name a few. Marchiano has portrayed Jesus in more films than any actor in history; a distinction he holds as a great honor.
 
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D. David Morin
D. David Morin was born and raised in Hollywood, California. He took Rita Wilson (Mrs. Tom Hanks) to his Senior Prom at Hollywood High. His father Volney graduated Harvard law school and moved to California to work in chemical patents for Technicolor. His mother, Marty Morin, was also an actress. His aunt, Patricia Ellis, was a movie star signed to Warner Bros. in the 1930s...
 
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Dallas Jenkins
Dallas Jenkins produced the independent feature Hometown Legend at the age of 25 and shepherded it to distribution by Warner Brothers. He made his directing debut with the short film Cliché, and his next short film, Midnight Clear, starring Stephen Baldwin, won a Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival and was the opening night selection of the San Diego Film Festival...
 
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Alex Kendrick
Actor, Courageous
Born in Athens, Georgia as the middle of three sons to Larry and Rhonwyn Kendrick. Grew up in Smyrna, GA and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. Worked as a Christian DJ for two radio stations before attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and being ordained into the ministry...
 
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Stephen Kendrick
Writer, Courageous
Stephen Kendrick was born in Athens, Georgia. He has dedicated his life to serving Jesus Christ and to making Him known around the world. Stephen is a co-writer for the screenplays and books and the producer for the Kendrick Brothers' films. He has spoken to churches, conferences, and seminars around the nation...
 
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Erin Bethea
Actress, New Life
Erin Bethea is an actress, writer, and producer originally from Albany, GA. Bethea made her feature film debut in the lead role of Catherine Holt in the faith-based hit Fireproof. Fireproof became the #1 independent film in the nation upon its 2008 release, and the role catapulted Erin to the top of the list for inspirational film actresses...
 
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Andrew Erwin
Director, October Baby
Andrew Erwin and his brother Jon are the filmmaking team known by most as the Erwin Brothers. The Birmingham, Alabama born brothers grew up around college football and entertainment. Their father, a local news anchor introduced them to the television industry at a young age. As teenagers they began their career in sports television with ESPN as camera operators...
 
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Shari Rigby
Actress, October Baby
Growing up in North Dakota, Shari dreamed of being an entertainer. For Shari, success in print modeling came at a young age and quickly evolved into commercial work & film. She has been credited with eight films, and an assortment of print awards. She is currently working on the promotion & release of the film, Not Today.
 
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Gavin MacLeod
Gavin MacLeod was raised in Pleasantville, New York, the son of a gas station owner who was part Chippewa Indian (Ojibwa). He followed his 1952 graduation from Ithaca College with military service, then moved to New York City and worked for a while as an usher and elevator operator at Radio City Music Hall...
 
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Nancy Stafford
Actress, Matlock
Nancy Stafford was born in Wilton Manors, Florida, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she was raised in a Southern Baptist family home. She has starred in many TV shows, such as Riptide, Remington Steele, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Who's the Boss?, Hunter and Quantum Leap. She also guest-starred on an episode of Magnum, P.I....
 
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Jennifer O'Neill
Actress, Scanners
Jennifer O'Neill was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on February 20, 1948. Her father Oscar (deceased 2009 at age 91) was of Irish-Spanish descent, and her mother Irene ("Rene") was English. Whereas Elvis was riding high on the fame of his hit record "Blue Suede Shoes" in 1956, when she was nine years old in 1957...
 
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Eduardo Verástegui
Actor, Bella
Born and raised in Xicotencatl, Tamaulipas, a tiny village in Northern Mexico, Verástegui was the son of a sugar cane farmer. At the age of 18, he left his small town and headed to Mexico City to pursue a career in entertainment. Twelve years later, Eduardo had toured the world as a singer in the Mexican pop sensation Kairo and as an acclaimed solo recording artist...
 
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Ali Landry
Actress, Eve
Ali Landry broke onto the scene and gained instant fame as "the Doritos Girl", when she was featured in a commercial for Frito Lay during the 1998 Super Bowl telecast. The next day, the NY Post hailed in a cover story "A star was born during Superbowl XXXII". Later that year, she was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful"...
 
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Steve Taylor
Steve Taylor was born in Brawley, California on December 9, 1957 and grew up in Denver, Colorado. He studied music, filmmaking and acting at Colorado University in Boulder, then began a career as a recording artist that spanned twelve years and garnered him two Grammy nominations for "Meltdown" (1984) and "Squint" (1993)...
 
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Rich Christiano
Producer, Time Changer
Rich Christiano was born October 2, 1956, raised in Waterloo NY, and graduated from St. John Fisher College in Rochester NY in 1978. He became a born-again Christian in 1980 at the age of 23 while living in North Hollywood, CA. Rich began his film career along with his twin brother Dave in 1985 when they produced a short Christian movie called "The Daylight Zone." Working together...
 
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Dave Christiano
Dave Christiano was born and raised in Waterloo NY and attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He became a Christian at the age of 22 while in Jonesboro. He received a Masters Degree at the University and then taught two years at San Antonio Junior College in Texas. At that time he began his filmmaking career as a writer...
 
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Brent Ryan Green
Producer, The Veil
Director and Producer Brent Ryan Green founded Toy Gun Films and has since produced the short film En Tus Manos in Colombia, and produced and directed the short films Paper Flower in Japan, Half Good Killer in South Africa, and Running Deer in Oklahoma, which stars Boo Boo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past...
 
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Rachel Hendrix
Actress, October Baby
Born and raised in Alabama, Hendrix is an award-winning film actress known for her break-out role in the indie drama OCTOBER BABY. She was introduced to filmmaker Kris Kimlin (cinematographer of Mom's Night Out, Coffee Shop, Woodlawn) while studying photography at the University of Montevallo. After accepting his offer for a lead role in his first short film "Letting Go"...
 
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Kevin Sorbo
Kevin spent 3 years traveling around the world, modeling for print ads and appearing in over 150 commercials, before landing in his breakout series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Kevin David Sorbo was born in Mound, Minnesota, on September 24, 1958, to Ardis (Thompson), a nurse, and Lynn Nain Sorbo, a high school teacher...
 
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Ralph Winter
Producer, X-Men
 
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Ving Rhames
Strikingly featured and muscular American actor Ving Rames was born Irving Rameses Rhames in Harlem, New York, to Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. A good student, Ving entered the New York High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. He studied at the Juilliard School of Drama...
 
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Jay Underwood
Actor, Uncle Buck
From his breakout role in "The Boy Who Could Fly to 'Sonny Bono' in "The Sonny and Cher Story" to appearances at the Sundance Film Festival, Jay Underwood has enjoyed a career of much diversity both in the parts he's played and the mediums he's played in. Underwood began his theatrical pursuits while...
 
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Armie Hammer
Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a prominent tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie's recent ancestry includes Russian...
 
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Paul Walker
Paul Walker was an American actor. Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel. Walker gained prominence with breakout roles in coming of age and teen films such as She's All That and Varsity Blues. In 2001, Walker gained...
 
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Angela Bassett
Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son...
 
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Tyler Perry
Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a teenager...
 
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Candace Cameron Bure
Actress, Full House
Candace Cameron was the youngest of four children, born in southern California to Robert and Barbara Cameron. Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk Cameron, (who played Mike Seaver for 7 seasons on the hit show Growing Pains), Candace decided to pursue acting herself. She appeared in several commercials...
 
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Dave Moody
Dave Moody is a music artist, songwriter, producer and filmmaker with numerous industry awards and peer acknowledgments to his credit. As a member of The Moody Brothers, he earned two Grammy Award nominations in the '80s, and spent most of the '90s in Paris, France working for The Walt Disney Company...
 
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Brent McCorkle
Composer, Unconditional
Brent McCorkle has loved movies for as long as he can remember. After seeing Star Wars more than forty times as a kid, he and his brother stopped counting. Brent's films are known for their compelling, heartfelt and emotionally-visceral storytelling...including an award-winning project that caught the eye of Steven Spielberg...
 
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Darren Moorman
Born in Maryland, Darren grew up passionate for film and media and began acting at age 19. Over the years, he found his true calling to producing and ventured out to L.A., to continue pursuing his dreams. Within two years of being in Hollywood, he produced his first feature film, "All Over Again", starring Craig T...
 
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Michael Joiner
Since his break out starring role as 'Mac McDonald' in Sony Pictures "The Grace Card" where he received outstanding reviews in both "The Hollywood Reporter" and "Variety", Michael Joiner has starred and/or co starred in no less than 11 Movies, his career showing no signs of slowing down. Michael is also known as one of the worlds funniest clean comedians...
 
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