Birth Place Matching "Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Taylor Lautner

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 ...

2. Toni Trucks

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Toni Trucks was born on September 30, 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Antoinette Lindsay Trucks. She is an actress, known for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012), Grimm (2011) and NCIS: New Orleans (2014).

3. Eric Allan Kramer

Actor | True Romance

Eric Allan Kramer was born on March 26, 1962 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and director, known for True Romance (1993), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) and American Wedding (2003).

4. Paul Walter Hauser

Actor | I, Tonya

Paul Walter Hauser was born on October 15, 1986 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for I, Tonya (2017), Kingdom (2014) and Super Troopers 2 (2018).

5. Paul Schrader

Writer | Affliction

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...

6. Jackie Swanson

Actress | Cheers

Jackie Swanson was born on June 25, 1963 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. She is known for her work on Cheers (1982) and Lethal Weapon (1987).

7. Shawn Christian

Actor | Famous in Love

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 ...

8. Stacy Haiduk

Actress | Superboy

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 Superboy (1988), SeaQuest 2032 (1993) and Prison Break (2005). She has been married to Bradford Tatum since November 11, 1997.

9. 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 ...

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. Kim Zimmer

Actress | Body Heat

Kim Zimmer was born on February 2, 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for Body Heat (1981), Guiding Light (1952) and Shortcut to Happiness (2003). She has been married to A.C. Weary since July 1981. They have three children.

13. Elizabeth Wilson

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 ...

14. 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 ...

15. 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...

16. James T. Callahan

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 Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982). He was married to Peggy Cannon. He died on August 3, 2007 in Fallbrook, California, USA.

17. Lorna Gray

Actress | Daughter of Don Q

Born Virginia Pound, Lorna Gray was "discovered" by a Columbia Pictures 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...

18. Steven Ford

Actor | Starship Troopers

Steven Ford was born on May 19, 1956 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Steven Meigs Ford. He is an actor and director, known for Starship Troopers (1997), When Harry Met Sally... (1989) and Armageddon (1998).

19. 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 ...

20. Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Actress | Digimon Adventure tri. Saikai

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 Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion (2015), Danny Phantom (2004) and The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014). She has been married to Jason Villard since November 11...

21. Christopher Curry

Actor | Sully

Christopher Curry was born on October 22, 1948 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Christopher Root. He is an actor and writer, known for Sully (2016), Flags of our Fathers (2006) and City of Ghosts (2002).

22. 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 ...

23. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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...

24. Michael Jr.

Director | Comedy: The Road Less Traveled

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 ...

25. 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".

26. Chris Van Allsburg

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), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) and The Polar Express (2004). He has been married to Lisa Van Allsburg since 1974. They have two children.

27. Derrex Brady

Actor | S1m0ne

Derrex, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, began his career in the lead role of the independent film "The Others"; portraying a drummer teetering on the edge of insanity. Brady then landed a guest-starring role on the award winning Lifetime Television show "Any Day Now" (starring Annie Potts) ...

28. Kiff VandenHeuvel

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...

29. Brittany O'Neil

Actress | The Forbidden Dimensions

Brittany O'Neil was born on March 31, 1971 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for The Forbidden Dimensions (2013) and Ironhorse (2010).

30. Payton Simmons

Actress | Let's Try Anal

Comely, buxom, and shapely 5'6" blonde bombshell Payton Simmons was born on February 28, 1991 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Payton's first job was working as a babysitter. Simmons started out in the adult entertainment industry at age twenty-two in October, 2013 after she was discovered by an agent on...

31. Antonia Franceschi

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...

32. El DeBarge

Soundtrack | Short Circuit

El DeBarge was born on June 4, 1961 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Eldra DeBarge. He is married to Monique DeBarge. They have one child. He was previously married to Tracey Ferguson.

33. 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 ...

34. 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 ...

35. 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 ...

36. Zoe Anderson

Actress | Three at Once

Zoe Anderson was born on July 7, 1983 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for Three at Once (1986).

37. Harry O'Connor

Stunts | The Perfect Storm

Harry O'Connor was born on August 28, 1957 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on The Perfect Storm (2000), Air Force One (1997) and Charlie's Angels (2000). He died on April 4, 2002 in Prague, Czech Republic.

38. 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 ...

39. Mariea Luisa Macavei

Actress | The King of Oakes and Commerce

Mariea Luisa Macavei was born on February 24, 1988 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. She is known for her work on The King of Oakes and Commerce (2018), Return of the Scarecrow and Paint (2016).

40. Joshua Courtade

Writer | Alone in the Universe

Joshua Courtade was born on April 30, 1981 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Alone in the Universe (2015), Space Debris (2015) and Twenty Years Later (2014).

41. 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. ...

42. Drake Tester

Self | The Curse of Oak Island

Drake Tester was born on July 17, 2000 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He died on March 26, 2017 in Florida, USA.

43. James Toney

Actor | Ali

James Toney was born on August 24, 1968 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as James Nathaniel Toney. He is an actor, known for Ali (2001), Heart and Souls (1993) and Fight Night (2005).

44. 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), West Bound Limited (1937) and The Golden Idol (1954). He was married to Kitty Winifred Delevanti and Frances Caroline ...

45. Kurt Luedtke

Writer | Out of Africa

Kurt Luedtke was born on September 28, 1939 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is a writer, known for Out of Africa (1985), Absence of Malice (1981) and Random Hearts (1999).

46. Dick Stark

Self | Marge and Jeff

According to his obituary, Dick Stark had been a child actor and appeared in films such as ''Hearts of Humanity,'' and ''Out of the Wreck," and ''The Wedding March.'' He was a Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve for 30 years serving in the Pacific during World War II returning to active duty in ...

47. Jessica Rich

Actress | After Hours: The Movie

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, TV personality and television host - Jessica Rich has been in love with entertainment since her father worked hand-in-hand with Great Aunt Patti LaBelle under her management company PAZ. Watching her Aunt shoot for the stars and reach them inspired Rich to ...

48. Christopher Cosmos

Writer | American Rebel

Studied Screenwriting, Film and English at the University of Michigan.

49. 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 ...

50. Kevin Max

Actor | The Imposter

Kevin Max was born on August 17, 1967 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Kevin Max Smith. He is an actor, known for The Imposter (2008), Soupernatural (2010) and As Dreamers Do (2014). He has been married to Amanda MacDonald since April 2005. They have two children. He was previously married to ...


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