Famous actors from Colorado

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July 21, 2022
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Famous actors from Colorado

Admiring and envying the world's biggest stars is easy to do on Instagram. From A-list movie stars and major musicians to pro ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there's no shortage of evidence of just how good the good life is. They post pictures of themselves with other big shots on rooftop bars, at exclusive clubs, at backstage parties, and at restaurants where regular people can't get a reservation.

But the vast majority of these celebrities were born and raised outside of Hollywood, finding their way to the bright lights and big money of superstardom from obscure beginnings in regular small towns or cities across the country.

Stacker compiled a list of actors that were born in Colorado from IMDb’s most popular list. For each actor, we included a movie poster image from a film he is known for (all movie poster images from OMDb). Keep reading to see which favorite actors are from your home state.

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Jake Lloyd

- Born: Fort Collins, Colorado (3/5/1989)
- Known for:
--- Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999)
--- Jamie Langston in "Jingle All the Way" (1996)
--- Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode I - Racer" (2000)

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Tim Allen

- Born: Denver, Colorado (6/13/1953)
- Known for:
--- Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story" (1995)
--- Tim Taylor in "Home Improvement" (1991-1999)
--- Jason Nesmith in "Galaxy Quest" (1999)

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T.J. Miller

- Born: Denver, Colorado (6/4/1981)
- Known for:
--- Erlich Bachman in "Silicon Valley" (2014-2017)
--- Hud in "Cloverfield" (2008)
--- Fred in "Big Hero 6" (2014)

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Zahn McClarnon

- Born: Denver, Colorado (10/24/1966)
- Known for:
--- Running Fox in "Into the West" (2005)
--- Muerto Leader in "Strike One" (2014)
--- Crow Daddy in "Doctor Sleep" (2019)

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Jon Heder

- Born: Fort Collins, Colorado (10/26/1977)
- Known for:
--- Napoleon Dynamite in "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004)
--- Jimmy MacElroy in "Blades of Glory" (2007)
--- Clark in "The Benchwarmers" (2006)

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John Carroll Lynch

- Born: Boulder, Colorado (8/1/1963)
- Known for:
--- Mac McDonald in "The Founder" (2016)
--- Norm Gunderson in "Fargo" (1996)
--- Sheriff Ryan in "Gothika" (2003)

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Gregg Henry

- Born: Lakewood, Colorado (5/6/1952)
- Known for:
--- Grandpa in "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014)
--- Val Resnick in "Payback" (1999)
--- Jack MacReady in "Slither" (2006)

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JJ Feild

- Born: Boulder, Colorado (4/1/1978)
- Known for:
--- James Montgomery Falsworth in "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011)
--- Thax in "Centurion" (2010)
--- Mr. Henry Nobley in "Austenland" (2013)

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Jack Reynor

- Born: Longmont, Colorado (1/23/1992)
- Known for:
--- John in "Glassland" (2014)
--- Malcolm in "Macbeth" (2015)
--- Harry in "Free Fire" (2016)

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Jan-Michael Vincent

- Born: Denver, Colorado (7/15/1944)
- Died: 2/10/2019
- Known for:
--- Carbo in "Bite the Bullet" (1975)
--- Steve McKenna in "The Mechanic" (1972)
--- Ben Arnold in "Vigilante Force" (1976)

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Frank Welker

- Born: Denver, Colorado (3/12/1946)
- Known for:
--- Shockwave in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (2011)
--- Shao Kahn in "Mortal Kombat" (1995)
--- Galvatron in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (2014)

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Ross Lynch

- Born: Littleton, Colorado (12/29/1995)
- Known for:
--- Austin Moon in "Austin & Ally" (2011-2016)
--- Jeff Dahmer in "My Friend Dahmer" (2017)
--- Brady in "Teen Beach Movie" (2013)

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Ken Curtis

- Born: Lamar, Colorado (7/2/1916)
- Died: 4/28/1991
- Known for:
--- Festus in "Gunsmoke" (1959-1975)
--- Charlie McCorry in "The Searchers" (1956)
--- Nutsy - A Vulture in "Robin Hood" (1973)

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Logan Miller

- Born: Colorado (2/18/1992)
- Known for:
--- Carter Grant in "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" (2015)
--- Ben Miller in "Escape Room: Tournament of Champions" (2021)
--- Ben Miller in "Escape Room" (2019)

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Brandon Quinn

- Born: Aurora, Colorado (10/7/1977)
- Known for:
--- Ronnie Sullivan in "Sweet Magnolias" (2020-2022)
--- Gabe Duncroft in "The Fosters" (2016-2018)
--- Thompson McIntyre in "Rebel" (2017)

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Zachery Ty Bryan

- Born: Aurora, Colorado (10/9/1981)
- Known for:
--- Clay in "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" (2006)
--- Brad Taylor in "Home Improvement" (1991-1999)
--- Eric in "The Rage: Carrie 2" (1999)

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Ross Marquand

- Born: Fort Collins, Colorado (8/22/1981)
- Known for:
--- Aaron in "The Walking Dead" (2015-2022)
--- Red Skull (Stonekeeper) in "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018)
--- Paul Newman in "Mad Men" (2013)

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Denver Pyle

- Born: Bethune, Colorado (5/11/1920)
- Died: 12/25/1997
- Known for:
--- Amos Carruthers in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962)
--- Briscoe Darling in "The Andy Griffith Show" (1963-1966)
--- Frank Hamer in "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967)

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Kyle Howard

- Born: Loveland, Colorado (4/13/1978)
- Known for:
--- Arlo in "Orange County" (2002)
--- Gregory Alan 'Grover' Beindorf in "House Arrest" (1996)
--- Dickie in "Baby Geniuses" (1999)

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Dian Bachar

- Born: Denver, Colorado (10/26/1970)
- Known for:
--- Fee Fee the Birdgirl in "Nightmare Alley" (2021)
--- Squeak Scolari in "BASEketball" (1998)
--- Nervous Tech in "Galaxy Quest" (1999)

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Peter Scanavino

- Born: Denver, Colorado (2/29/1980)
- Known for:
--- Rhiga Desk Clerk in "Deception" (2008)
--- Ira in "Happythankyoumoreplease" (2010)
--- Chef in "Frances Ha" (2012)

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Keean Johnson

- Born: Denver, Colorado (10/25/1996)
- Known for:
--- Hugo in "Alita: Battle Angel" (2019)
--- James Murray in "Midway" (2019)
--- Adam Freeman in "Spooksville" (2013-2014)

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Tom Bower

- Born: Denver, Colorado (1/3/1938)
- Known for:
--- William Selig in "Senior Love Triangle" (2019)
--- Dan Dugan in "Out of the Furnace" (2013)
--- Frank Nixon in "Nixon" (1995)

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Chris Eigeman

- Born: Denver, Colorado (3/1/1965)
- Known for:
--- Nick Smith in "Metropolitan" (1990)
--- Des in "The Last Days of Disco" (1998)
--- Mike Simms in "Turn the River" (2007)

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Lon Chaney

- Born: Colorado Springs, Colorado (4/1/1883)
- Died: 8/26/1930
- Known for:
--- The Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925)
--- Paul Beaumont in "He Who Gets Slapped" (1924)
--- Blizzard in "The Penalty" (1920)

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Elias Harger

- Born: Denver, Colorado (10/22/2007)
- Known for:
--- Max Fuller in "Fuller House" (2016-2020)
--- Cain in "Popsy" (2014)
--- Actor in "Dead Love" (2018)

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Michael Boatman

- Born: Colorado Springs, Colorado (10/25/1964)
- Known for:
--- Carter Heywood in "Spin City" (1996-2002)
--- Pvt. Ray Motown in "Hamburger Hill" (1987)
--- Stanley Babson in "Arli$$" (1996-2002)

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Jeffrey Pierce

- Born: Denver, Colorado (12/13/1971)
- Known for:
--- Young Alan Pangborn in "Castle Rock" (2018)
--- Tommy in "The Last of Us" (2013)
--- Trevor Dobbs in "Bosch" (2017)

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Grant Withers

- Born: Pueblo, Colorado (1/17/1905)
- Died: 3/27/1959
- Known for:
--- Silas Meacham in "Fort Apache" (1948)
--- Ike Clanton in "My Darling Clementine" (1946)
--- U.S. Deputy Marshal in "Rio Grande" (1950)

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David White

- Born: Denver, Colorado (4/4/1916)
- Died: 11/27/1990
- Known for:
--- Larry Tate in "Bewitched" (1964-1972)
--- George Granville in "Brewster's Millions" (1985)
--- Mr. Eichelberger in "The Apartment" (1960)

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Earl Boen

- Born: Pueblo, Colorado (8/8/1941)
- Known for:
--- Dr. Silberman in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991)
--- Silberman in "The Terminator" (1984)
--- Dr. Felix Conrad in "The Man with Two Brains" (1983)

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Michael J. Anderson

- Born: Denver, Colorado (10/31/1953)
- Known for:
--- Mr. Roque in "Mulholland Drive" (2001)
--- Man From Another Place in "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" (1992)
--- Man From Another Place in "Twin Peaks" (1989-1991)

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Douglas Fairbanks

- Born: Denver, Colorado (5/23/1883)
- Died: 12/12/1939
- Known for:
--- The Earl of Huntingdon in "Robin Hood" (1922)
--- Don Diego Vega in "The Mark of Zorro" (1920)
--- The Thief of Bagdad in "The Thief of Bagdad" (1924)

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Jason Brooks

- Born: Colorado Springs, Colorado (5/10/1966)
- Known for:
--- Romulan Helmsman in "Star Trek" (2009)
--- Peter Blake in "Days of Our Lives" (1993-1998)
--- Air Force Security in "Super 8" (2011)

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Kelly Reno

- Born: Pueblo, Colorado (6/19/1966)
- Known for:
--- Alec Ramsey in "The Black Stallion" (1979)
--- Alec Ramsay in "The Black Stallion Returns" (1983)
--- Boy in 1985 in "Amazing Stories" (1985)

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Nick Stabile

- Born: Wheat Ridge, Colorado (3/4/1971)
- Known for:
--- Mark Wolper in "Sunset Beach" (1997-1998)
--- Jesse in "Bride of Chucky" (1998)
--- Dennis Wilson in "The Beach Boys: An American Family" (2000)

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Jesse Luken

- Born: Colorado Springs, Colorado (4/29/1983)
- Known for:
--- Eddie Stanky in "42" (2013)
--- Drew in "The Guest" (2014)
--- Drover (segment "Near Algodones") in "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018)

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Richard Epcar

- Born: Denver, Colorado (4/29/1955)
- Known for:
--- Raiden in "Mortal Kombat 11" (2019)
--- Ansem in "Kingdom Hearts III" (2019)
--- Richard Ooten in "Disconnected" (2018)

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Donald Cerrone

- Born: Broomfield, Colorado (3/29/1983)
- Known for:
--- Big Boy in "Spenser Confidential" (2020)
--- Belgian Backpacker in "The Equalizer 2" (2018)
--- Greg Rourke in "Apartment 213" (2022)

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Hayden Byerly

- Born: Lakewood, Colorado (10/11/2000)
- Known for:
--- Jude Adams Foster in "The Fosters" (2013-2018)
--- Young David Mason in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" (2012)
--- Nathan 'Nat' Vales in "40858" (2011)

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Bob Sapp

- Born: Colorado Springs, Colorado (9/22/1973)
- Known for:
--- Switowski in "The Longest Yard" (2005)
--- Ukafa in "Conan the Barbarian" (2011)
--- Stone in "Elektra" (2005)

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Buddy Baer

- Born: Denver, Colorado (6/11/1915)
- Died: 7/18/1986
- Known for:
--- Ursus in "Quo Vadis" (1951)
--- Police Sgt. Riley in "Jack and the Beanstalk" (1952)
--- Atlas in "Adventures of Superman" (1958)

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