Birth Place Matching "Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Twilight
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. He is of English, German, Dutch, and ...
3. Stacy Haiduk
Actress | The Young and the Restless
Stacy Haiduk was born on April 24, 1968 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Stacy Lynne Haiduk. She is an actress and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Superboy (1988) and Prison Break (2005). She has been married to Bradford Tatum since November 11, 1997. They have one child.
Writer | First Reformed
Although his name is often linked to that of the "movie brat" generation (Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different than theirs. His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a...
Actor | Meet Dave
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Shawn Christian grew up acting purely for the love of it. "Acting in and writing for talent shows and school plays was simply a small town passion until I graduated from Ferris State University." After earning a degree in Marketing Shawn left the next day to ...
Actress | The Graduate
Elizabeth Wilson was born April 4, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Marie Ethel and Dunning Wilson. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Elizabeth's debut film appearance was an uncredited role in ...
10. Anthony Kiedis
Actor | Point Break
Anthony Kiedis is a singer with the hugely successful alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, the other members being Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, and Chad Smith. Red Hot Chili Peppers have scored five top-five albums in the UK and America, and have sold over sixty million records worldwide since ...
11. Matt Keeslar
Actor | Scream 3
At eighteen, Matt Keeslar moved from Adrian, Michigan to New York City to attend the drama division of The Juilliard School. The Juilliard faculty had selected him to fill one of twenty spots in "Group 24", the twenty-forth class to participate in Juilliard's rigorous acting program. Along with the...
12. Andy Richter
Actor | Madagascar
Andy Richter was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the second of four children of Glenda (Palmer), a kitchen cabinet designer, and Laurence R. Richter, who taught Russian at Indiana University. He was raised in Yorkville, Illinois. His parents divorced when he was four. Richter attended the ...
13. Blackie Dammett
Actor | Lethal Weapon
He was married to Peggy - real name Margaret - and they divorced when their son Anthony was young. Blackie has two children - Anthony who was born in 1962, and James, who was born in 1991. He lived in Los Angeles for many years and whilst living there, he changed his name from John Kiedis to ...
16. Jess Walton
Actress | The Young and the Restless
Jess Walton was born on February 18, 1949 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Mary Jesse Walton. She is an actress and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Capitol (1982) and Wasted in Babylon (1999). She has been married to John W. James since December 20, 1980. They have one child...
18. Ray Teal
Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives
Most familiar to TV audiences as no-nonsense Sheriff Roy Coffee on the long-running western series Bonanza (1959), Ray Teal was one of the most versatile character actors in the business. In his almost 40-year career he played everything from cops to gunfighters to sheriffs to gangsters to a judge ...
Actor | Knight Rider
James T. Callahan was born on October 4, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as James Thomas Callahan. He was an actor, known for Knight Rider (1982), The Runaways (1978) and Black Sheep Squadron (1976). He was married to Peggy Cannon. He died on August 3, 2007 in Fallbrook, California, USA.
Actress | Danny Phantom
Colleen O'Shaughnessey was born on September 15, 1971 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Colleen Ann O'Shaughnessey. She is known for her work on Danny Phantom (2004), Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion (2015) and Sonic Boom (2014). She has been married to Jason Villard since November 11, 2000. They ...
21. Lorna Gray
Actress | Daughter of Don Q
Born Virginia Pound, Lorna Gray was "discovered" by an agent while modeling in a fashion show. She was given a screen test, and Columbia was impressed enough to sign her to a contract (it was at this time that she was given the name "Lorna Gray", which she kept until 1945, when she changed it to "...
Actress | Grease
Antonia Franceschi was born in Ohio, on 30th March 1960 but raised in New York City. Antonia started her career performing in 'Grease' and then playing a lead in "Fame" Hilary Van Doren. She was then chosen by George Balanchine for The New York City Ballet. Prior to that she danced in Markarova and...
23. Michael Jr.
Actor | More Than Funny
Michael's entry into comedy was almost preordained. Years ago in a crowded Grand Rapids, Michigan movie theater, the projector malfunctioned. The film snapped, the house lights came on, and acting on a dare, young Michael jumped in front of the restless crowd and took center stage. When the theater ...
Actor | BioShock Infinite
Kiff VandenHeuvel is originally from Grand Rapids, MI and is an alumni of The Second City comedy theatre. Kiff is an accomplished improviser and sketch comedy director, and he teaches voiceover, improv and directing at Second City Hollywood. Kiff has appeared in hundreds of TV and radio commercials...
25. Phillips Holmes
Actor | Men Must Fight
A future in movies for this fair-haired, fresh-faced young adult of the 1930s was by no means certain at the time of his untimely death in a mid-air plane collision. Hints of the All-American leading man promise Phillips Holmes managed to convey during the early to mid decade, particularly in the ...
26. Ron Hale
Actor | All the President's Men
Ron Hale was born on January 2, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is an actor, known for All the President's Men (1976), Ryan's Hope (1975) and General Hospital (1963). He was previously married to Helen Stewart Davis Kenny Hale/Thigpen, nicknamed Dood for "Doodlebug".
27. Leonard Schrader
Writer | Naked Tango
He and his brother, Taxi Driver (1976) screenwriter Paul Schrader, were born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Their family, of the Dutch Calvinist religious sect, forbade them to see any movies in their youth. Paul was quoted as saying, "That was a church edict. What they called worldly amusements were ...
Writer | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Chris Van Allsburg was born on June 18, 1949 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Jumanji (1995) and Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005). He has been married to Lisa Van Allsburg since 1974. They have two children.
30. James Kirkwood
Director | In Wrong
A veteran stage actor, James Kirkwood entered films in 1909 as an actor and was soon playing leads in many of D.W. Griffith's early pictures. He turned to directing in 1912, and by 1914 was the favorite director of Mary Pickford, with whom he made nine films; he also co-starred in three of them. ...
Producer | The Boy
Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr. (born Floyd Joy Sinclair; February 24, 1977) is an American retired professional boxer. Widely considered the greatest boxer of his era, undefeated as a professional, and a five-division world champion, Mayweather won twelve world titles and the lineal championship in four...
32. Pamela Guest
Casting Department | Blue Velvet
Pamela Guest was born on August 5, 1950 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Pamela Ann Seamon. She is an actress and casting director, known for Blue Velvet (1986), Married (2014) and Nuts (1987). She has been married to Nicholas Guest since November 26, 1989. They have one child. She was previously ...
33. Del Shannon
Soundtrack | Wristcutters: A Love Story
Born Charles Westover in Coopersville, Michigan, on December 30, 1934, rocker Del Shannon claimed legendary country-western singer Hank Williams as an early influence, but his first record was unadulterated rock: the classic "Runaway" in 1961, highlighted by Shannon's falsetto and keyboardist Max ...
34. Derrex Brady
Actor | S1m0ne
Derrex, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, began his career with a guest-starting role on the award winning Lifetime Television show "Any Day Now" (starring Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint) playing Ajoni, boyfriend of Mary Elizabeth's (Potts) daughter. Brady's role ended after a couple episodes...
37. Ruth Taylor
Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Ruth Alice Taylor was born on January 13, 1905 (some sources say 1908) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. When she was a child her family moved to Oregon. At the age of nineteen Ruth went to Hollywood and started her career as an extra at Universal Studios. In 1925 she signed a two year contract with Mack ...
38. Jason Grutter
Actor | 24
Jason Grutter grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his parents and three younger brothers. He graduated high school as a National Merit Scholar and accepted a full-ride academic scholarship to the University of Houston's Honors College. He later transferred to Graceland University, where he ...
42. Becky Gable
Actress | Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Becky Gable was born on September 25, 1972 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Rebecca Gable. She is an actress, known for Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) and Mortal Kombat 3 (1995). She has been married to Nolan Sanchez since July 2012. They have two children.
46. William Dufty
Writer | Lady Sings the Blues
William Dufty was born on February 2, 1916 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He was a writer, known for Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Round Trip (1967) and Reputations (1994). He was married to Gloria Swanson and Maely Bartholomew. He died on June 28, 2002 in Birmingham, Michigan.
47. Ford Beebe
Director | Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
Ford Beebe was born on November 26, 1888 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Ford Ingalsbe Beebe. He was a writer and director, known for Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), The Golden Idol (1954) and Lord of the Jungle (1955). He was married to Kitty Winifred Delevanti and Frances Caroline ...
48. Brian Vander Ark
Actor | Rock Star
Brian Vander Ark is the lead singer and principal songwriter for The Verve Pipe. The band has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide and produced a string of hit singles, including the #1 song 'The Freshmen.' Since the success of 'The Freshmen', Brian has released 4 solo albums, 2 Verve Pipe ...