Birth Place Matching "Rochester, New York, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. John Lithgow
Actor | 3rd Rock from the Sun
If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was ...
Actor | Jackie Brown
Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He is of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first become interested in acting ...
Actress | Silicon Valley
Suzanne Cryer was born on January 13, 1967 in Rochester, New York, USA as Suzanne Rossell Cryer. She is an actress, known for Silicon Valley (2014), Seinfeld (1989) and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998). She has been married to Gregory Luke since September 23, 2000. They have three children.
4. Mimi Kennedy
Actress | Midnight in Paris
Mimi Kennedy began her acting career on stage opposite famed TV comedian Sid Caesar. Her theater credits also include her work as Jan in both the national tour and the original Broadway production of "Grease". Work on television has been plentiful for Kennedy following her leading role on the ...
Actress | The Walking Dead
Sabrina Gennarino was born in Rochester, New York. She moved to New York City to continue modeling and attend college. She rediscovered her passion for acting when a friend asked her to be in a play. She played two different roles, after only two nights of rehearsal, to rave critical review.
Actress | Frank McKlusky, C.I.
Chyna had been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments went far beyond the wrestling ring and anyone's guess. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows,
Chyna was a shy girl who was born Joan Marie Laurer in ...
7. Hugh O'Brian
Actor | Ten Little Indians
Hugh O'Brian had the term "beefcake" written about him during his nascent film years in the early 1950s, but he chose to avoid the obvious typecast as he set up his career.
O'Brian was born Hugh Charles Krampe in Rochester, New York, to Ohio-born parents Edith Lillian (Marks) and Hugh John Krampe, a...
8. Cab Calloway
Soundtrack | The Blues Brothers
Bandleader, songwriter ("Minnie the Moocher", "Are You Hep to That Jive?"), composer, singer, actor and author, educated at Crane College. While studying law, he sang with the band The Alabamians, and took over the group in 1928. He led The Missourians orchestra, then organized and led his own ...
Actor | Phineas and Ferb
Vincent Michael Martella was born in Rochester, New York, to Donna and Michael Martella, who owns a pizza chain. He was raised in Florida, and is of Italian descent.
Martella, responsible for breathing life into the animated character Phineas in the hit Disney Channel television show Phineas and ...
11. Pete Duel
Actor | Alias Smith and Jones
Born on 24 February 1940 in Rochester, New York, Pete Duel moved to West Hollywood in 1963 following a tour with the National Road Company's "Take Her, She's Mine". After landing small guest spots on various TV series, Pete was cast in a recurring role alongside Sally Field on Gidget (1965) in 1965...
12. Ann Mahoney
Actress | Bad Moms
Shortly after Ann Mahoney was born in Rochester, NY her family moved to New Orleans. After dedicating herself to the craft of acting at the tender age of 9, she went on to get her BA in Acting from Greensboro College, and her MFA in Acting from UCONN, studying Japanese theatre master Tadashi ...
13. Teddy Geiger
Actor | The Rocker
Teddy's career in the entertainment industry started when he entered into the VH1 2004 TV Contest 'In Search of the Partridge Family' where he caught the eye of influential industry execs and was signed to Columbia Records.
He subsequently catapulted to stardom with the international hit, "For You I...
14. Savanna Samson
Actress | Looking In
Savanna Samson was trained as a ballerina, spending years at ballet school. That training eventually served her well when she decided to become an exotic dancer, and her talent and extraordinary beauty landed her a job at Scores, one of the country's top "gentleman's clubs", in New York City. Her ...
17. Elaine Bromka
Actress | Uncle Buck
Elaine Bromka has been an actress for over thirty years. Film: Cindy, the mom in Uncle Buck; In the Family, Without a Trace. T.V.: Girls, The Sopranos, Sex & the City, E.R., Providence, Dharma & Greg, Sisters, all the Law and Order series, Law and Order: Special Victims' Unit, L&O: Criminal Intent,...
Actress | Green Acres
Mary Grace Canfield was born on September 3, 1924 in Rochester, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Green Acres (1965), Pollyanna (1960) and The Best of Broadway (1954). She was married to John Theodore Bischof and Charles Orlebar Carey, Jr. She died on February 15, 2014 in Santa Barbara, ...
22. Joy Tanner
Actress | House at the End of the Street
Joy Tanner was born on March 7, in Buffalo, New York. She spent four months there when her dad was transferred to Rochester, New York, where she and her brother were raised. She attended SUNY Potsdam, where she graduated a year early, with a double honours degree in English and Theatre. Joy went to...
23. Ric Reitz
Actor | Safe Haven
Ric is an actor, writer, composer, director and producer who has been active in show business for more than 40 years. Born in Rochester, New York, he attended Bowling Green State Univeristiy in Ohio and graduated with honors in Radio-TV-Film, Theater and Marketing. He began his professional acting ...
26. Karen M. Waldron
Actress | Space Cowboys
Karen M. Waldron was born on March 20, 1961 in Rochester, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Space Cowboys (2000), Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989) and Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988). She has been married to Jamie Waldron since October 1997. They ...
Actress | Reform School Girls
Wendy O. Williams was born on May 28, 1949 in Rochester, New York, USA as Wendy Orleans Williams. She was an actress, known for Reform School Girls (1986), Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog (1989) and MacGyver (1985). She died on April 6, 1998 in Storrs, Connecticut, USA.
30. Jenna Marbles
Producer | Maximum Ride
Jenna Mourey, more commonly known as Jenna Marbles, is an American YouTube personality. Jenna attended Brighton High School in Rochester, New York. Later on, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend college at Suffolk University, obtaining a B.S. in Psychology. She then attended Boston ...
31. Paul Pape
Actor | Saturday Night Fever
Paul Pape began his professional acting career in New York as one of the original members of the Collonades Theater Lab (a repertory company). He did his apprenticeship with CTL, that also featured future notables Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Jeff Goldblum, Kathleen Noone and Michael O'Keefe. After ...
33. John Lund
Actor | High Society
One of six children born to an immigrant Norwegian glassblower, John Lund had a rather unsettled childhood. He dropped out of school at the age of 14. For a while, he tried his hand at several part-time jobs but never stayed long. He then devised various entrepreneurial ways to generate an income, ...
35. Frank Trigg
Stunts | Snatched
Born in Rochester, New York, Trigg was one of seven children, Trigg's early years were not always easy. Growing up in a home with seven brothers, money was tight. That's how Trigg discovered grappling. Naturally, with so many boys in the household, sibling rivalry was rampant, particularly when it ...
37. Richelle Ryan
Actress | Big Wet Butts
New York native Richelle Ryan was born on July 11, 1985. Born in Rochester, NY, Richelle attended Catholic schooling. A self-described "big tomboy", Richelle loved football the most of any sport. Also a self-described "naughty school girl", Richelle lost her virginity between ages 15 and 16. The ...
38. Paul Scherrer
Paul Scherrer's fourth grade teacher advised his parents to enroll him in a drama class because of his enormous energy. An audition for "A Christmas Carol" garnered him the part of Peter Cratchit. By the age of 13 he had earned an Encore Award (Central Indiana's version of a Tony) for best ...
39. Leehom Wang
Actor | Wu Wen Xi Dong
Leehom Wang was born on May 17, 1976 in Rochester, New York, USA as Alexander Lee Hom Wang. He is known for his work on Wu Wen Xi Dong (2018), Blackhat (2015) and Lust, Caution (2007). He has been married to Jinglei Wang since November 27, 2013. They have two children.
41. Garson Kanin
Writer | Pat and Mike
Garson Kanin has worked as an actor on stage and as a director on Broadway and in Hollywood, but his best-known work is as a writer. During the Great Depression, he dropped out of high school to help support his family by working as a musician and later as a comedian. He attended the American ...
43. Mickey Simpson
Actor | Giant
A burly American supporting actor, Mickey Simpson was born Charles Henry Simpson to Fred and Bertha Rogers Simpson in Rochester, New York. His paternal heritage was Irish. He was the eldest of four sons, one of whom, Richard, died in childhood. When his father was unable to find work following the ...
44. John Bolton
Actor | Gossip Girl
John Bolton is best known as a New York/Broadway theater actor. In 2017, Bolton can be seen as Vlad Popov in the new Broadway musical of Anastasia. He has appeared many Tony Award-Winning productions including Spamalot, Contact and Titanic. He originated the role of The Old Man (Mr Parker) in the ...
45. Jeffrey Boam
Writer | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Jeffrey Boam was born on November 30, 1946 in Rochester, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Dead Zone (1983) and The Phantom (1996). He was married to Paula M. Boam. He died on January 26, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
47. Marilyn Erskine
Actress | Westward the Women
Marilyn Erskine was born on April 24, 1926 in Rochester, New York, USA as Marilyn Betty Erskine. She is an actress, known for Westward the Women (1951), Science Fiction Theatre (1955) and Lux Video Theatre (1950). She was previously married to Charles William Curland and Stanley Kramer.
48. Tom Keene
Actor | Plan 9 from Outer Space
Not much is known about the early life of ruggedly handsome cowboy actor Tom Keene, born George Duryea in Rochester, New York. However, he arrived in Hollywood in the late 1920s after college studies at Columbia and Carnegie Tech and immediately made some impact as the lead of The Godless Girl (...
49. Edythe Chapman
Actress | Beyond the Rocks
Edythe Chapman was born in Rochester, New York on October 8, 1863. A stage actress who came upon movies late in life, she nonetheless made 97 motion pictures. She was 51 years old when she played in _Richelieu (1914)_. Edythe was one of the busier actresses in the early silent era appearing in as ...
50. Julie Cialini
Actress | Cover Me
Julie Cialini was Playboy's Miss February 1994 and Playboy's 1995 Playmate of the Year. She has also appeared in many Playboy's popular videos like Playboy Wet & Wild: The Locker Room (1994), Playboy: Sexy Lingerie VI, Dreams & Desire (1994), Playboy Wet & Wild: Hot Holidays (1995) and ...