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1. Brad Dourif Brad Dourif Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, after which his mother married Bill Campbell...
2. John Corbett John Corbett Actor, Raising Helen
3. Josh Stewart Josh Stewart Actor, Interstellar Joshua Regnall Stewart was born in Diana, West Virginia, to Margie (Skidmore) and Charles Regnall Stewart, a teacher and Baptist pastor. He studied at the T. Schreiber studios in New York City and was a company member of the 13th Street Repertory Theatre. He continued his theater in Los Angeles performing in 'Light Bulb,' and 'Beacon' alongside 'Robert Forster' and Brooke Shields...
4. Chris Sarandon Chris Sarandon Actor, The Princess Bride The handsome, versatile, worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has played everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in magnetic performances that have not only been controversial but hard to miss. He was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. His mother, Cliffie (Cardullias), was born in Norfolk, Virginia...
5. Joyce DeWitt Joyce DeWitt Actress, A Man About the House Joyce Anne DeWitt was born the second oldest of four to parents Paul and Norma DeWitt on April 23, 1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia but grew up in Indiana. Joyce began taking acting lessons when she was in high school. Although her father was hardly thrilled at his daughter's ambition, she persuaded him to let her major in theater in college...
6. Don Knotts Don Knotts Actor, Pleasantville Don Knotts, the legendary television character actor, was born Jesse Donald Knotts on July 21, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to William Jesse Knotts and the former Elsie L. Moore. He was the youngest of four sons in a family that had been in America since the 17th century. His first stint as an entertainer was as a ventriloquist...
7. Conchata Ferrell Conchata Ferrell Actress, Edward Scissorhands It took 30 years since it was first predicted, but Conchata Ferrell finally achieved television stardom, albeit of the supporting variety, as the housekeeper "Berta" in the situation-comedy Two and a Half Men. Ferrell originally had been tipped for stardom with her turn as the prostitute "April" in the Norman Lear-produced series Hot L Baltimore...
8. Steve Harvey Steve Harvey Self, The Original Kings of Comedy
9. Bobby Campo Bobby Campo Actor, The Final Destination Robert Joseph Camposecco, known as Bobby Campo was born in Wheeling at 9, 1983 is an American actor. Debuted in the movie Vampire Bats television for 2005, in this movie he was credited as Bobby Camposecco. He came gaining popularity after starring in the movie Legally Blondes The film that elevated the career of Bobby is The Final Destination.
10. Katie Lee Katie Lee Self, Episode #5.14
11. Morgan Spurlock Morgan Spurlock Producer, Super Size Me
12. Elizabeth McLaughlin Elizabeth McLaughlin Actress, The Clique Elizabeth McLaughlin began her acting career with community theatre groups in Tampa, Florida. At eight years old, she joined the apprentice cast of Entertainment Revue, a professional show choir in Tampa, and was promoted to the professional cast two year later. Performances have included singing for Governers Bush and Schwarzenegger...
13. Paul Dooley Paul Dooley Actor, Insomnia Dooley was a keen cartoonist as a youth and drew a strip for a local paper in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He joined the Navy before discovering acting while at college. Moving to New York, he soon found success as a regular on the stage. Also having an interest in comedy, Dooley was a stand-up comedian for five years...
14. Ann Magnuson Ann Magnuson Actress, Panic Room Ann Magnuson is a performance artist and one-half of the founding members of the former psychedelic rock group "Bongwater". The characters she has played before-the-camera include, David Bowie's victim in the vampire film in The Hunger, a cigarette girl in Susan Seidelman's independent film Desperately Seeking Susan...
15. Brad Paisley Brad Paisley Soundtrack, Cars
16. Karen Austin Karen Austin Actress, Summer Rental Masters Degree from Northwestern University in Dramatic Literature. B. A. in Theatre from Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia in Theatre and Philosophy. Shakespeare at St. Anne's Oxford, England with 'Hugo Dyson'. Member Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance, NUTS. One daughter, Olivia, was born in 1989.
17. Devon Odessa Devon Odessa Actress, Uncle Buck
18. Jeff Richmond Jeff Richmond Composer, Baby Mama
19. Ashlie Rhey Ashlie Rhey Actress, Bikini Drive-In Actress and comedienne Ashlie Rhey was born in Wheeling, West Virginia and grew up in Navarre, Ohio. Ashlie was cast in her very first acting role while working as a model with Wilhelmina Models, for that role she portrayed movie starlet with Edd Byrnes of 77 Sunset Strip in a commercial. Ashlie's...
20. Joanne Dru Joanne Dru Actress, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon The daughter of a West Virginia druggist, Joanne Dru came to New York in 1940. In New York she worked as a model and was cast by Al Jolson as one of the showgirls in his Broadway play "Hold Onto Your Hats." When the show closed in 1941, she married popular singer Dick Haymes and went with him to Hollywood...
21. Kevin Sizemore Kevin Sizemore Actor, Transformers: Dark of the Moon A Princeton, WV native & graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh w/ a degree in Communications before studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first commercial was "Maxwell House Coffee". Portrayed Buffalo Bill "Indians" for his first stage performance. In its final season, "Matlock" was his first notable television role.
22. Sam Ball Sam Ball Actor, One Life to Live
23. David Selby David Selby Actor, The Social Network Actor David Selby, highly regarded for his villainous work on both daytime and nighttime soap classics, was born in Morgantown, West Virginia. He attended West Virginia University and graduated with both B.S. and M.A. degrees from West Virginia University, then earned a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale...
24. Bernie Casey Bernie Casey Actor, Never Say Never Again
25. Lesli Kay Lesli Kay Actress, General Hospital
26. John Davis Chandler John Davis Chandler Actor, The Outlaw Josey Wales Character actor John Davis Chandler was born on January 28, 1935, in Hinton, West Virginia. He was raised in Charleston, West Virginia. Tall and thin, with fair hair, piercing blue eyes, a pale complexion and a nasal, whiny voice, Chandler specialized in portraying mean, neurotic and dangerous villains...
27. Lou Myers Lou Myers Actor, Tin Cup
28. Jack Erdie Jack Erdie Actor, The Road
29. Joshua Harto Joshua Harto Actor, The Dark Knight
30. Allison Hayes Allison Hayes Actress, General Hospital Anyone who loves B-movies of the 1950s appreciates this lovely actress Allison Hayes. She was born Mary Jane Hayes on March 6, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia. The raven-haired beauty was the 1949 Washington, D.C. entry into the Miss America pageant. Shortly afterwards, Mary Jane adopted the familiar first name of Allison...
31. Joe Chrest Joe Chrest Actor, 21 Jump Street A stage veteran of over 60 plays, Joe holds an MFA degree from LSU and a BFA in Directing from Marshall University. He is a founding member of the regional theatre, Swine Palace, with RSC Director Emeritus Barry Kyle, and is the Founding Artistic Director of TriCoast Stage Company. He has performed on stages from The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles to the Kennedy Center in Washington...
32. Peter Marshall Peter Marshall Self, The Hollywood Squares
33. Morgan Paull Morgan Paull Actor, Blade Runner
34. Kristen Ruhlin Kristen Ruhlin Actress, She Wants Me After graduating from The Ohio State University with a BS in Fiber Properties, she moved to New York joining the famed Upright Citizens Brigade, forming her extensive improv background. Ruhlin, then started her NY experience with performing, The O'Neil readings at Provincetown Playhouse for artistic director...
35. Robert R. Shafer Robert R. Shafer Actor, Psycho Cop Robert Ray Shafer Jr. was born in Charleston, West Virginia, in April, 1958. His father was a heavy equipment operator and his mother a housewife. As a child he also lived in Bowie, Maryland, and graduated from high school in Romeo, Michigan, in 1976. After attending Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale...
36. Bill Withers Bill Withers Soundtrack, American Beauty Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bill Withers was born on July 4, 1938 in the small coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia and was raised in the nearby town of Beckley. He was the youngest of six children. His coal miner father died when Withers was only thirteen. Bill worked a series of odd jobs to help his mother out...
37. Blaze Starr Blaze Starr Actress, Blaze Legendary stripper and burlesque dancer Blaze Starr was born Fannie Belle Fleming in 1932 in Wilsondale, West Virginia. Her parents were Lora Evans and Goodlow Mullins. Blaze left home and moved to Washington, DC, while only in her mid-teens. She was discovered by her first manager Red Snyder working as either a hat-check girl or at a doughnut shop...
38. Walter Barnes Walter Barnes Actor, Every Which Way But Loose An American character actor described to some as a 'rugged outdoor western/war type', proved to be Walter Barnes status in motion pictures for nearly thirty years. A pro football player, Barnes made a mark into playing roles in pictures with his performance in the 1957 film "Westbound". Although, Barnes found work in countless foreign films of the 1960s...
39. T.D. Jakes T.D. Jakes Self, Woman Thou Art Loosed
40. Jean Carson Jean Carson Actress, The Party All this shapely character "broad" had to do was open her mouth to induce laughter--and so she did, primarily on TV during the '50s and '60s. And although she milked that unmistakable rasp for all its worth, she also showed great comedy sense. Born Jean Leete on February 23, 1923, in Charleston, West Virginia...
41. Wylie Draper Wylie Draper Actor, The Jacksons: An American Dream Wylie Hughes Draper Jr. was born May 5 1969 in West Virginia. He seemed destined for stardom from the very start, at the age of ten Wylie's brother Desmond would throw parties at a local skating rink where Wylie would dance like Michael Jackson often becoming the main attraction at the party! Even as a child many people noted the strong resemblance between Wylie and Michael Jackson...
42. Elaine Riley Elaine Riley Actress, The Big Clock
43. Charlie Barnett Charlie Barnett Actor, D.C. Cab He first made a name for himself in the late 1970s and early 1980s, performing several shows of raunchy comedy a day at outdoor parks in New York City, most notably in Washington Square Park, where he competed for crowds with musicians, Frisbees players, jugglers and other entertainers. Charlie was...
44. Evans Evans Evans Evans Actress, Bonnie and Clyde
45. Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith Soundtrack, Left Behind: The Movie Michael W. Smith was born in Kenova, West Virginia. His dad worked in an oil refinery and his mom was a caterer and church secretary. His two passions growing up were baseball and music. He became a Christian at the age of 10 and after graduation, moved to Nashville. Unable to get a record deal, Smitty...
46. Frank De Vol Frank De Vol Music Department, Kiss Me Deadly Frank DeVol was born to Herman Frank DeVol and Minnie Emma Humphreys DeVol in Moundsville, West Virginia, on September 20, 1911. He grew up in Canton, Ohio. His father had a "pit" orchestra at the local movie house, and his mother had a sewing shop in Canton. His father was also an accountant. Frank De Vol graduated from McKinley High School in 1929...
47. Douglas Dick Douglas Dick Actor, Rope
48. Ed Catmull Ed Catmull Visual Effects, Toy Story
49. Steve Yeager Steve Yeager Self, Hey Coach Former Major League baseball player & longtime member of the Los Angeles Dodgers (1972-1985). Also played for the Seattle Mariners in 1986. Member of the Dodgers World Series teams of 1974, 1977, 1978 & championship team of 1981 (co-Series MVP). A catcher during his playing days, but portrayed a relief pitcher in "Major League". Created stir during his career by posing nude for Playgirl Magazine.
50. Ann Talman Ann Talman Actress, Serendipity
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