Famous actors from New Mexico

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June 14, 2022
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Famous actors from New Mexico

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 New Mexico 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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Neil Patrick Harris

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (6/15/1973)
- Known for:
--- Barney Stinson in "How I Met Your Mother" (2005-2014)
--- Desi Collings in "Gone Girl" (2014)
--- Carl Jenkins in "Starship Troopers" (1997)

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Adrian Grenier

- Born: Santa Fe, New Mexico (7/10/1976)
- Known for:
--- Vincent Chase in "Entourage" (2004-2011)
--- Nate in "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006)
--- Vince in "Entourage" (2015)

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French Stewart

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (2/20/1964)
- Known for:
--- Harry Solomon in "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996-2001)
--- Lieutenant Ferretti in "Stargate" (1994)
--- Inspector Gadget in "Inspector Gadget 2" (2003)

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Ronny Cox

- Born: Cloudcroft, New Mexico (7/23/1938)
- Known for:
--- Cohaagen in "Total Recall" (1990)
--- Drew in "Deliverance" (1972)
--- Lt. Bogomil in "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984)

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Jace Norman

- Born: Corrales, New Mexico (3/21/2000)
- Known for:
--- Henry Hart in "Henry Danger" (2014-2020)
--- Henry Hart in "Danger Force" (2020-2021)
--- Spark in "Spark: A Space Tail" (2016)

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Raoul Max Trujillo

- Born: Santa Fe, New Mexico (5/8/1955)
- Known for:
--- Lockspur in "Riddick" (2013)
--- Zero Wolf in "Apocalypto" (2006)
--- Tomocomo in "The New World" (2005)

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Nick Wechsler

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (9/3/1978)
- Known for:
--- Kyle Valenti in "Roswell" (1999-2002)
--- Jack Porter in "Revenge" (2011-2015)
--- Nick in "The Player" (2015)

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Dylan Kenin

- Born: Taos, New Mexico (not available)
- Known for:
--- Delta Leader in "Sicario" (2015)
--- Spalding in "Roots" (2016)
--- Road Block Trooper in "Hell or High Water" (2016)

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Benito Martinez

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (6/28/1971)
- Known for:
--- Luis Torres in "Sons of Anarchy" (2011-2012)
--- Alonzo Gutierrez in "American Crime" (2015-2017)
--- Todd Denver in "How to Get Away with Murder" (2016-2018)

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Austin St. John

- Born: Roswell, New Mexico (9/17/1974)
- Known for:
--- Jason Lee Scott in "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie" (1997)
--- Jason Lee Scott in "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" (1993-1995)
--- Jason Lee Scott in "Power Rangers Zeo" (1996)

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Chris Conner

- Born: Silver City, New Mexico (4/4/1975)
- Known for:
--- Poe in "Altered Carbon" (2018-2020)
--- Actor in "Gaslit" (2021)
--- Jeffrey Toobin in "American Crime Story" (2016)

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Paul Benedict

- Born: Silver City, New Mexico (9/17/1938)
- Died: 12/1/2008
- Known for:
--- Butler in "The Man with Two Brains" (1983)
--- Reverend Lindquist in "Jeremiah Johnson" (1972)
--- Mark in "The Goodbye Girl" (1977)

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Bruce Cabot

- Born: Carlsbad, New Mexico (4/20/1904)
- Died: 5/3/1972
- Known for:
--- John Driscoll in "King Kong" (1933)
--- Saxby in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)
--- Sam Sharpnose in "Big Jake" (1971)

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Glenn Strange

- Born: Weed, New Mexico (8/16/1899)
- Died: 9/20/1973
- Known for:
--- The Monster in "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948)
--- Sam in "Gunsmoke" (1961-1973)
--- Frankenstein Monster in "The Adventures of the Spirit" (1963)

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Forrest Goodluck

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (8/6/1998)
- Known for:
--- Hawk in "The Revenant" (2015)
--- Adam in "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" (2018)
--- James Lightfoot in "Cherry" (2021)

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Paul Brinegar

- Born: Tucumcari, New Mexico (12/19/1917)
- Died: 3/27/1995
- Known for:
--- Wishbone in "Rawhide" (1959-1965)
--- Lutie Naylor in "High Plains Drifter" (1973)
--- Stage Driver in "Maverick" (1994)

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Baron Vaughn

- Born: Portales, New Mexico (12/18/1980)
- Known for:
--- Nwabudike Bergstein in "Grace and Frankie" (2015-2022)
--- Tom Servo in "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (2017-2018)
--- Writer in "The New Negroes" (2019)

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Joe Kapp

- Born: Santa Fe, New Mexico (3/19/1938)
- Known for:
--- Walking Boss in "The Longest Yard" (1974)
--- Cooper in "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974-1977)
--- Paul in "Police Woman" (1975-1977)

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Steven Michael Quezada

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (2/15/1963)
- Known for:
--- Steven Gomez in "Breaking Bad" (2008-2013)
--- Steven Gomez in "Better Call Saul" (2020)
--- Juan Delgadillo in "Wish Man" (2019)

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Slim Summerville

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (7/10/1892)
- Died: 1/6/1946
- Known for:
--- Tjaden in "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)
--- Captain Nazro in "Captain January" (1936)
--- Tommy Wall in "The Last Warning" (1928)

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Jeff Bezos

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (1/12/1964)
- Known for:
--- Starfleet Official in "Star Trek Beyond" (2016)
--- Security Guard in "Tooth Fairy" (2004)
--- Self - CEO and Founder: Amazon.com in "The Virtual Revolution" (2010)

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Bryce Robinson

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (12/16/1999)
- Known for:
--- Older Sebastian in "The Switch" (2010)
--- Kid in Jump-Jump in "Four Christmases" (2008)
--- Edison in "Valentine's Day" (2010)

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Richard Travis

- Born: Carlsbad, New Mexico (4/17/1913)
- Died: 7/11/1989
- Known for:
--- Bert Jefferson in "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1942)
--- Johnny Vickers in "Jewels of Brandenburg" (1947)
--- Steve Dayton in "Missile to the Moon" (1958)

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Geno Silva

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (1/20/1948)
- Died: 5/9/2020
- Known for:
--- Memo Lucero in "A Man Apart" (2003)
--- The Skull in "Scarface" (1983)
--- Martinez in "1941" (1979)

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Greg Baldwin

- Born: Grants, New Mexico (9/13/1960)
- Known for:
--- Aku in "Samurai Jack" (2017)
--- Additional Voices in "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (2006-2008)
--- Communist Writer in "Hail, Caesar!" (2016)

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Isaac Kappy

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (2/17/1977)
- Died: 5/13/2019
- Known for:
--- Pet Store Clerk in "Thor" (2011)
--- Garfunkel in "Fanboys" (2009)
--- Barbarosa in "Terminator Salvation" (2009)

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Seth Adkins

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (10/30/1989)
- Known for:
--- Slovakian 3 Year Old Boy in "Titanic" (1997)
--- Robbie Reimuller in "...First Do No Harm" (1997)
--- Jimmy in "Bad News Bears" (2005)

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Joey Zimmerman

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (6/10/1986)
- Known for:
--- Adam Berkow Jr. in "Very Bad Things" (1998)
--- Jeff Andrews in "Becker" (2000)
--- Dylan Piper in "Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge" (2001)

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Valentin de Vargas

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (4/26/1935)
- Died: 6/10/2013
- Known for:
--- Judge Filo Cedillo in "To Live and Die in L.A." (1985)
--- Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez in "Hatari!" (1962)
--- Pancho in "Touch of Evil" (1958)

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Jerry G. Angelo

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (4/27/1977)
- Known for:
--- LT Adam Hodge in "Trigger Warning" (2022)
--- Producer in "Obscura" (2022)
--- Juror #2 in "All Rise" (2019)

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Will Bledsoe

- Born: New Mexico (not available)
- Known for:
--- Giles Stewart in "The Dark Side of the Moon" (1990)
--- Joe Douglas in "Fame" (1986)
--- Dorian Grey in "Alien Nation" (1989)

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Hank Baskett

- Born: Clovis, New Mexico (9/4/1982)
- Known for:
--- Stephen A. Templesmith in "The Hungover Games" (2014)
--- Video VJ in "All American Christmas Carol" (2013)
--- The Man behind a Supermom in "Supermoms" (2012)

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Richard Romancito

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (5/6/1905)
- Known for:
--- Wolf in "Rooster Cogburn" (1975)
--- Black Eagle in "ABC Weekend Specials" (1977)
--- Ben Mamoa in "Nightwing" (1979)

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David Schaal

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (5/27/1963)
- Known for:
--- Terry in "The Inbetweeners 2" (2014)
--- Jay's Dad in "The Inbetweeners" (2011)
--- Thug 1 in "Mr. Nobody" (2009)

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Jeremy Ray Valdez

- Born: Santa Fe, New Mexico (7/10/1980)
- Known for:
--- Bobby in "Line of Duty" (2013)
--- Jes Rivera in "La Mission" (2009)
--- Liquor Store Clerk Nico in "Constantine" (2005)

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Arian Foster

- Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico (8/24/1986)
- Known for:
--- Ray Jennings in "Draft Day" (2014)
--- Arian Foster in "Baywatch" (2017)
--- Writer in "Where We Dwell" (2015)

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Tony Genaro

- Born: Gallup, New Mexico (10/15/1941)
- Died: 5/7/2014
- Known for:
--- Watering Station Owner in "The Mask of Zorro" (1998)
--- Bus Driver in "The Craft" (1996)
--- Miguel in "Tremors" (1990)

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Charles Glover

- Born: New Mexico (7/20/1962)
- Known for:
--- Ambassador Lansing in "Shin Godzilla" (2016)
--- Enoch in "Prisoners of the Ghostland" (2021)
--- Officer Danziger in "Mitchell" (1975)

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