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.
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 ...
5. Hugh O'Brian
Actor | Game of Death
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...
6. Mimi Kennedy
Actress | Midnight in Paris
Kennedy ignited her acting career on stage opposite television comedian Sid Caesar. Thereon, she delivered supporting yet memorable performance in several short-lived television comedies, including 3 Girls 3 (1977), Stockard Channing in Just Friends (1979), The Two of Us (1981) and Family Man (1988)...
7. 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...
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. Teddy Geiger
Actress | The Rocker
Teddy Geiger is an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. She was originally signed to Columbia Records as an artist, and now focuses on writing and production for other artists. She has written songs for artists including Shawn Mendes, One Direction, Tiesto, Empire of the Sun, ...
12. 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 (...
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 | 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.
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), The Best of Broadway (1954) and The Hathaways (1961). She was married to John Theodore Bischof and Charles Orlebar Carey, Jr. She died on February 15, 2014 in Santa ...
18. 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 ...
20. 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 ...
21. 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), Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988) and Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989). She has been married to Jamie Waldron since October 1997. They ...
22. 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,...
23. 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...
24. 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 Forever Young (2018), Blackhat (2015) and Lust, Caution (2007). He has been married to Jinglei Wang since November 27, 2013. They have two children.
25. Jenna Marbles
Actress | Road Hard
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 ...
26. 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 ...
30. William Holden
Actor | Not So Dumb
William Holden was born on May 22, 1862 in Rochester, New York, USA as Willis Chester Holt. He was an actor, known for Not So Dumb (1930), Holiday (1930) and Dance, Fools, Dance (1931). He was married to Louise Osborne. He died on March 3, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. Jerry Fogel
Actor | Tora! Tora! Tora!
Jerry Fogel was born on January 17, 1936 in Rochester, New York, USA as Jerome Fogel. He is an actor, known for Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), The Day of the Locust (1975) and Police Story (1973). He has been married to Sandra Nadlman Millstein since March 24, 2001. He was previously married to Barbara ...
32. 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, ...
34. Garson Kanin
Writer | Adam's Rib
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 ...
36. 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 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955). She was previously married to Charles William Curland and Stanley Kramer.
41. 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 ...
42. Vivek Maddala
Composer | Seto Surya
Vivek Maddala is an international award-winning composer and multi-instrumental performer. He has scored numerous feature films, theater and dance productions, and TV programs over the past decade. His diverse musical palette, often combining melodic symphony writing with modern textures from ...
43. Richard Rober
Actor | Port of New York
Richard Rober was born on May 14, 1910 in Rochester, New York, USA as Richard Steven Rauber. He was an actor, known for Port of New York (1949), The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) and Jet Pilot (1957). He was married to Mary Hay Barthelmess. He died on May 26, 1952 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
44. 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 University in Ohio and graduated with honors in Radio-TV-Film, Theater and Marketing. He began his professional acting ...
Music Department | Mortal Engines
Music is his passion, a guitarist since the age of 5 has been a musician, composer, dj, tour personal, studio tech, label consultant, radio show host and music writer fr various publications both regional and worldwide...
Likes to take on film projects which are pushing the envelope. His music ...
46. 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 ...
47. Robert Wilcox
Actor | Mysterious Doctor Satan
His father was a physician in Rochester, New York, who died when Wilcox was 16. He attended the University of Southern California but soon dropped out. A talent scout spotted him in a summer-stock production of "The Petrified Forest" and a series of "B" movies followed. In 1937 he married Florence ...
49. Gregory Lay
Actor | The Adjustment Bureau
Gregory Lay is an actor, writer and producer and a graduate of Boston University Film School and The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater in New York City. He grew up in Rochester, NY; West Hartford, CT and Paramus, New Jersey. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner; actor, writer and ...
50. Jon Huber
Actor | WWF SmackDown!
American professional wrestler who competed for a variety of wrestling promotions from 2003 to 2011 as Brodie Lee and as Luke Harper for WWE starting in 2011. Debuted for Roc City Wrestling and competed for NWA Upstate, Ballpark Brawl, Keystone Championship Wrestling, NWA Empire, Empire State ...