Birth Place Matching "Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Lori Petty
Actress | Tank Girl
After this feisty, kinetic, highly offbeat actress from Chattanooga, Tennessee, broke into TV in the 1980s, she immediately set herself apart from the norm with the mini-movie Bates Motel (1987). This rather inauspicious beginning would also set Lori Petty off on a career as a fighter and a misfit,...
Actor | First Blood
Bill McKinney, the movie and television character actor who was one of the great on-screen villains, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 12, 1931. He had an unsettled life as a child, moving 12 times before joining the Navy at the age of 19 during the Korean War. Once, when his family ...
3. Lewis Smith
Lewis Smith was born on August 1, 1956 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Lewis Collie Smith. He is an actor and director, known for The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), Wyatt Earp (1994) and The Man Who Fell to Earth (1987).
Actor | Saved by the Bell
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Before pursuing a television career Dennis has worked as a music manager, agent and concert promoter. Among his customers were Tom Jones and Gregg Allman. He wrote a guide for actors called "Rating the Agents". On screen he had guest roles in series like The Twilight...
Actress | One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Betty Lou Gerson was born on April 20, 1914 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for 101 Dalmatians (1961), Cinderella (1950) and Cats Don't Dance (1997). She was married to Louis R Lauria and Joe Ainley. She died on January 12, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | All American
Hunter Clowdus is an American actor originally from Chattanooga, TN. He began is acting career at 18 with a supporting role on MTV's Teen Wolf. He has since worked on some of the most prestigious sets with some of the most prominent and distinguished actors in Hollywood. His work ethic is ...
7. Tom Reese
Actor | Ellery Queen
Tom Reese (real name: Tom Allen) was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on August 8, 1928; his father and uncle were country-western singers, "The Chattanooga Boys," traveling around performing their bluegrass music with the family, including Tom, in tow. Around 1940 the Allens relocated to New York, ...
8. Ralphie May
Actor | For da Love of Money
Ralphie May was born on February 17, 1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Ralph Duren May. He was a writer and actor, known for For da Love of Money (2002), Whoopi (2003) and Cubed (2009). He was married to Lahna Turner. He died on October 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
10. Gwen Welles
Actress | Nashville
Gwen Welles was born on March 4, 1951 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Gwen Goldberg. She is known for her work on Nashville (1975), Desert Hearts (1985) and New Year's Day (1989). She was married to Harris Yulin. She died on October 13, 1993 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
11. Grady Sutton
Actor | College Humor
Grady Sutton was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He arrived in California in 1924. He got his first break in Hollywood from director William A. Seiter who used him as an extra in The Mad Whirl (1925) starring May McAvoy. Grady remained a Hollywood staple for the next 55 years.
He specialized in ...
12. Walter James
Actor | The Monster
Walter James was born on June 3, 1882 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Monster (1925), Battling Butler (1926) and Street Scene (1931). He was married to Ida James (c.1880-1930). He died on June 27, 1946 in Gardena, California, USA.
16. D. Scott Lumpkin
Producer | Den of Thieves
D. Scott Lumpkin was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. He is a producer and production manager, known for Den of Thieves (2018), The Foreigner (2017) and Masterminds (2016). He has been married to Kate Lumpkin since 2007. He was previously married to Amy Lumpkin.
17. The Lady Bunny
Actress | Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!
With glitzy outfits, sky-high wigs, and false eyelashes long enough to embarrass even Tammy Faye Bakker, multi-talented drag artiste Lady Bunny would turn heads even if looking glamorous was his only talent. But this isn't just another man in a dress. Lady Bunny is a successful comedienne, emcee, ...
Composer | Mortal Kombat
George S. Clinton began his professional musical career as a songwriter, arranger, and session musician in Nashville, while earning degrees in music and drama at Middle Tennessee State University. The summer after graduation, George attended the Atlanta Pop Festival and, upon hearing Joe Cocker ...
20. Wayne White
Actor | Pee-wee's Playhouse
Wayne White is an American artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer, and much, much more. Born and raised in Chattanooga, Wayne has used his memories of the South to create inspired works for film, television, and the fine art world. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, ...
25. Reggie White
Actor | Touched by an Angel
Reginald Howard White was born on December 19, 1961 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born to unmarried parents, Charles White and Thelma Dodd Collier. He was raised by his mother until age eight when he was placed with his grandmother, Mildred Dodd.
At Howard High School, Reggie lettered in ...
39. John Zachary
Production Designer | Act of Valor
John Zachary was born on January 2, 1956 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. He is a production designer and art director, known for Act of Valor (2012), Kingpin (1996) and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996).
Director | ATL Homicide
Christopher Mitchell was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Christopher frequently works in Brooklyn and New York City. He has lived in New York three to four months out of the year for the past five years. He is an avid outdoors-man and has been honored with the rank of Eagle Scout. His activities ...
42. Leon Wagner
Actor | A Woman Under the Influence
Leon Wagner played 12 major league seasons (1958-69) as a left handed hitting, right handed throwing outfielder for the Giants, Cardinals, Angels, Indians and White Sox. Finished his career with a lifetime batting average of .272 and 211 home runs. His best power season was 1962 when he hit 37 home...
43. David W. Leitner
Director | My Sister's Wedding
David Leitner is a producer, cinematographer, and DP on television, feature-length documentaries and feature films. A former I.A.T.S.E. 644 Director of Photography, Leitner has photographed for documentary directors Fred Wiseman, Allan Miller, Alan Berliner, Joe Berlinger, DeWitt Sage, Oren ...
44. John Kirkman
Actor | Girl, Interrupted
John was born in Tennessee in 1969. He moved around a lot as a child, living in Tennessee, North Carolina, New Jersey, California, and Connecticut. John got involved in school plays in high school and was voted Drama Club president his senior year. He attended college in Greensboro, North Carolina ...
45. Johnny D. Kirk
Director | Vici
Kirk is a Social Science and Film graduate from Cal State University, Los Angeles, and has recently entered its Film Scriptwriting/ Photography graduate program. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was an actor at a young age, he was featured in several cable and independent films, such as the...
47. Bill Brundige
Actor | Crazylegs
Bill Brundige was born on February 2, 1915 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as William Wenrich Brundige. He was an actor, known for Crazylegs (1953), Perry Mason (1957) and The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962). He was married to Jane Cairns. He died on April 23, 2004 in Fullerton, California, USA.
49. Sam Gooden
Actor | Three the Hard Way
Sam Gooden was born on September 2, 1939 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Samuel Gooden. He is an actor, known for Three the Hard Way (1974), Movin' on Up: The Music and Message of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions (2008) and ME1 TV Talks To: The Impressions (2014). He has been married to Gloria...
50. Valaida Snow
Self | Take It from Me
Valaida Snow was the product of a musical family; her mother, a music teacher, taught Valaida and her sisters to play a wide variety of instruments, among them cello, bass, mandolin, violin, clarinet, saxophone and accordion. The girls also sang and danced, but when Valaida turned professional at ...