Birth Place Matching "Appleton, Wisconsin, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Willem Dafoe
Actor | Spider-Man
Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...
Actor | Dark Skies
Michael Patrick McGill is the first of two sons born to Anne McGill and the late Gerald F. McGill, Jr. His brother Patrick was born in 1976. Mike grew up in the Fox River Valley and graduated from Appleton East High School in 1991. He attended The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point from 1991 ...
Director | Ghost World
Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Zwigoff held several jobs before making his breakthrough feature: the documentary Crumb (1994) in 1994. His previous jobs included musician, shipping clerk, printer and welfare office worker. In fact, Zwigoff traces his film career back to discovering a rare blues ...
Actress | Notorious
Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Greta Van Susteren was awarded a Bachelor's degree with Distinction in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1976. In 1979, she was awarded a law degree and, in 1982, a master of laws in trial advocacy from Georgetown Law Center, serving as a civil and criminal ...
10. Michael Laurino
Actor | I Am Frankie
Michael Laurino was born in Appleton, Wisconsin and is the youngest of six children. At the age of 13 he moved to Massachusetts. He graduated with honors from The George Washington University. From there Michael was a fellow at The Shakespeare Theatre Company under the direction of Michael Kahn. ...
12. William Forsche
Make Up Department | Critters
At the age of 15, disguised with a false beard and with a fake ID and $15, William Forsche ran away from his Wisconsin home and hitchhiked to Hollywood. Forsche soon found work at Universal Studios Tour. It was there he met make-up artist David B. Miller who gave him insights to the business and a ...
14. Steve Truitt
Actor | Enterprise
One of the most prolific television hosts today, Truitt hosts the brand new show for the Discovery Channel called "Cool Stuff and How It Works", debuting in the Spring of '07. Other diverse hosting credits include: "Dream Decoders" on the Discovery Health Channel, "Ground Rules" on HGTV, "The Human...
15. Rocky Bleier
Rocky Bleier was born on March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA as Robert Patrick Bleier. He is a writer, known for Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (1980), Backstreet Justice (1994) and The NFL on NBC (1965). He has been married to Jan Gyurina since 1996. They have two children. He was ...
17. Matthew Brown
Producer | Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
Matthew Brown has extensive experience within the public and private sectors and has industry experience with investments in real estate, as well as renewable and traditional energy industries.
Prior to Energent, Matthew spent the previous five years at Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners, a New ...
20. Sean McKeever
Sean McKeever was born on January 8, 1972 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan (2014), Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2008) and Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire (2015).
Art Department | Divergent
Ryan Patrick Kelly is the son of a Navy Corpsman, grandson to a Merchant Marine, and great-grandson to a Master Shipbuilder. His love of the sea ended when he nearly drowned to death gargling saltwater (for a sore throat) as a child. Currently his acting/writing career has been put on hiatus due to...
25. Alfred Milotte
Cinematographer | The Best of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures
Alfred Milotte was born on November 24, 1904 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on The Best of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures (1975), The African Lion (1955) and Seal Island (1948). He was married to Elma Milotte. He died on April 24, 1989 in Pierce County, Washington, USA.
27. Travis Randall
Sound Department | Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Travis Randall was the bass player for the indie band Stone Bogart. The singer of Stone Bogart [Sean Anders] went on to make the critically acclaimed independent movie Never Been Thawed.
Travis resides in Los Angeles where he is working as a producer and a technical director. He plays bass for Black...
29. Morgan Windbeil
Actor | Live a Little, Love a Little
Morgan Windbeil was born on January 3, 1919 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA as Morgan Windbiel. He was an actor, known for Live a Little, Love a Little (1968), Too Soon to Love (1960) and Highway Patrol (1955). He died on March 2, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. Michelle O'Brien
Actress | Indecent Proposal
Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin; Lawrence University, Bachelor of Music - Oboe Performance, 1987. Involved with theatre from an early age, from Wisconsin to New England, California, Texas. Film work including P.A., extra/featured extra in California & Texas. Member, IATSE Local 205 since 1998. ...