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. Eric Allan Kramer

Actor | Lodge 49

Eric Allan Kramer was born on March 26, 1962 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Lodge 49 (2018), Good Luck Charlie (2010) and American Wedding (2003).

3. Paul Schrader

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...

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), BlacKkKlansman (2018) and Cobra Kai (2018).

5. Shawn Christian

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 ...

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. 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).

8. 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), Prison Break (2005) and Superboy (1988). She has been married to Bradford Tatum since November 11, 1997. They have one child.

9. 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 ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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 MacGyver (1985). She has been married to A.C. Weary since August 29, 1981. They have three children.

12. 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 ...

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. 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...

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 Black Sheep Squadron (1976). He was married to Peggy Cannon. He died on August 3, 2007 in Fallbrook, California, USA.

17. 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 ...

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 Escape from New York (1981).

19. Colleen O'Shaughnessey

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), Sonic Boom (2014) and Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion (2015). She has been married to Jason Villard since November 11, 2000. They ...

20. 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 ...

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. 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 "...

23. 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...

24. 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 ...

25. 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 ...

26. 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...

27. 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.

28. 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...

29. 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 ...

30. 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), Jumanji (1995) and Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005). He has been married to Lisa Van Allsburg since 1974. They have two children.

31. 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...

32. 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 ...

33. 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 ...

34. 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.

35. 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".

36. Brennan Prill

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Prill was born November 26, 1990 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Michelle Ellison and Daniel Prill. He was raised in Grand Rapids, MI from 1990-1994 and was moved to Lowell, MI where he graduated at Lowell Senior High School in 2010. Prill has two sisters, one half brother, and two step ...

37. Richard Murphy

Writer | The Ticket

Richard Murphy was born on August 10, 1966 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Ticket (1995), Betty (1998) and Dandelion (2004).

38. 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. ...

39. 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).

40. 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), Charlie's Angels (2000) and Air Force One (1997). He died on April 4, 2002 in Prague, Czech Republic.

41. 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).

42. 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).

43. Blair Wingo

Actress | Alias

Blair Wingo was born on November 27, 1984 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for Alias (2001), Miracles (2003) and The Division (2001).

44. Todd Edwards

Writer | Chillicothe

Todd Edwards was born on September 17, 1971 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Chillicothe (1999), Hoodwinked! (2005) and Jeffie Was Here (2010).

45. Jackson Ezinga

Actor | License & Registration

Jackson Ezinga was born on October 2, 1990 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on License & Registration (2019), The King of Oakes and Commerce (2018) and Relaxer (2018).

47. Christopher Cosmos

Writer | American Rebel

Graduated from Lowell High School (Lowell, Michigan) in 2004.

48. 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 ...

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. James DeBarge

Actor | DeBarge: Rhythm of the Night

James DeBarge was born on August 22, 1963 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is an actor, known for DeBarge: Rhythm of the Night (1985), American Bandstand (1952) and Solid Gold (1980). He was previously married to Janet Jackson.


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