Famous actors from Ohio

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October 10, 2021
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Famous actors from Ohio

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 Ohio 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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Luke Grimes

- Born: Dayton (1/21/1984)
- Known for:
--- Kayce Dutton in "Yellowstone" (2018-2020)
--- Marc Lee in "American Sniper" (2014)
--- Teddy Q in "The Magnificent Seven" (2016)
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Clancy Brown

- Born: Urbana (1/5/1959)
- Known for:
--- Captain Hadley in "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994)
--- Sgt. Zim in "Starship Troopers" (1997)
--- Surtur in "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017)
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Paul Newman

- Born: Shaker Heights (1/26/1925)
- Died: 1/26/1925
- Known for:
--- Eddie Felson in "The Hustler" (1961)
--- John Rooney in "Road to Perdition" (2002)
--- Luke in "Cool Hand Luke" (1967)
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Ted Levine

- Born: Bellaire (5/29/1957)
- Known for:
--- Jame Gumb in "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)
--- Warden in "Shutter Island" (2010)
--- General McGrath in "Wild Wild West" (1999)
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Matt McCoy

- Born: Cincinnati (5/20/1956)
- Known for:
--- Michael in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992)
--- Dr. Daniel Nadler / Dr. Nadler in "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" (2018)
--- Pete Monahan in "Silicon Valley" (2015-2017)
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John Magaro

- Born: Akron (2/16/1983)
- Known for:
--- Charlie Geller in "The Big Short" (2015)
--- Dannie McElroy in "Carol" (2015)
--- Cookie in "First Cow" (2019)
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Matt Lanter

- Born: Massillon (4/1/1983)
- Known for:
--- Will in "Disaster Movie" (2008)
--- Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (2008)
--- Edward Sullen in "Vampires Suck" (2010)
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Robert Knepper

- Born: Fremont (7/8/1959)
- Known for:
--- Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell in "Prison Break" (2005-2017)
--- Johnson in "Transporter 3" (2008)
--- Yuri Marklov in "Hitman" (2007)
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Justin Chambers

- Born: Springfield (7/11/1970)
- Known for:
--- Dr. Alex Karev in "Grey's Anatomy" (2005-2021)
--- Massimo in "The Wedding Planner" (2001)
--- D'Artagnan in "The Musketeer" (2001)
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Luke Perry

- Born: Mansfield (10/11/1966)
- Died: 10/11/1966
- Known for:
--- Dylan McKay / Billy McCoy / Peter Brinkley in "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990-2000)
--- Billy in "The Fifth Element" (1997)
--- Pike in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992)
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Martin Sheen

- Born: Dayton (8/3/1940)
- Known for:
--- Queenan in "The Departed" (2006)
--- Kit in "Badlands" (1973)
--- Captain Benjamin L. Willard in "Apocalypse Now" (1979)
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Alan Ruck

- Born: Cleveland (7/1/1956)
- Known for:
--- Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick in "Twister" (1996)
--- Stephens in "Speed" (1994)
--- Cameron Frye in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986)
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Tanner Buchanan

- Born: Lima (12/8/1998)
- Known for:
--- Robby Keene in "Cobra Kai" (2018-2021)
--- Leo Kirkman in "Designated Survivor" (2016-2018)
--- Jack Downey in "The Fosters" (2016)
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Ed O'Neill

- Born: Youngstown (4/12/1946)
- Known for:
--- Al Bundy / Al's Father / Captain Courage / Seamus McBundy / Self in "Married... with Children" (1987-1997)
--- Hank in "Finding Dory" (2016)
--- Detective Paulie Sellitto in "The Bone Collector" (1999)
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Clark Gable

- Born: Cadiz (2/1/1901)
- Died: 2/1/1901
- Known for:
--- Peter Warne in "It Happened One Night" (1934)
--- Rhett Butler - Visitor from Charleston in "Gone with the Wind" (1939)
--- Christian in "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935)
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Shad Moss

- Born: Columbus (3/9/1987)
- Known for:
--- Twinkie in "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" (2006)
--- Calvin in "Like Mike" (2002)
--- Eric in "Scary Movie V" (2013)
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Josh Radnor

- Born: Columbus (7/29/1974)
- Known for:
--- Jesse Fisher in "Liberal Arts" (2012)
--- Sam Wexler in "Happythankyoumoreplease" (2010)
--- Ted Mosby in "How I Met Your Mother" (2005-2014)
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Jim Cummings

- Born: Youngstown (11/3/1952)
- Known for:
--- Winnie the Pooh / Tigger in "Winnie the Pooh" (2011)
--- Winnie the Pooh / Tigger in "Christopher Robin" (2018)
--- Ray in "The Princess and the Frog" (2009)
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Daniel von Bargen

- Born: Cincinnati (6/5/1950)
- Died: 6/5/1950
- Known for:
--- Pineview Sheriff Briscoe in "The Postman" (1997)
--- Moreno in "RoboCop 3" (1993)
--- Chief Grady in "Super Troopers" (2001)
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Sam Jaeger

- Born: Perrysburg (1/29/1977)
- Known for:
--- Nick Fisher in "Lucky Number Slevin" (2006)
--- Thom in "Take Me Home" (2011)
--- Agent Flatweed in "Inherent Vice" (2014)
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Burgess Meredith

- Born: Cleveland (11/16/1907)
- Died: 11/16/1907
- Known for:
--- Ammon in "Clash of the Titans" (1981)
--- Mickey in "Rocky" (1976)
--- Mickey in "Rocky II" (1979)
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Mark Boone Junior

- Born: Cincinnati (3/17/1955)
- Known for:
--- Burt in "Memento" (2000)
--- Flass in "Batman Begins" (2005)
--- Beau Brower in "30 Days of Night" (2007)
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Fred Willard

- Born: Shaker Heights (9/18/1933)
- Died: 9/18/1933
- Known for:
--- Buck Laughlin in "Best in Show" (2000)
--- Mike LaFontaine in "A Mighty Wind" (2003)
--- Ed Harken in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004)
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Eddie McClintock

- Born: North Canton (5/27/1967)
- Known for:
--- Michael in "The Sweetest Thing" (2002)
--- Pete Lattimer in "Warehouse 13" (2009-2014)
--- Colonel James Harper in "Supergirl" (2016)
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Philip Baker Hall

- Born: Toledo (9/10/1931)
- Known for:
--- Jimmy Gator in "Magnolia" (1999)
--- Floyd Gondolli in "Boogie Nights" (1997)
--- Sydney in "Hard Eight" (1996)
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Michael Chernus

- Born: Rocky River (8/8/1977)
- Known for:
--- Cal Chapman in " Orange Is the New Black" (2013-2019)
--- Phineas Mason / The Tinkerer in " Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017)
--- Edward Tavner in " Patriot" (2015-2018)
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Hal Holbrook

- Born: Cleveland (2/17/1925)
- Known for:
--- Ron Franz in " Into the Wild" (2007)
--- Preston Blair in " Lincoln" (2012)
--- Deep Throat in " All the President's Men" (1976)
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Jamie Farr

- Born: Toledo (7/1/1934)
- Known for:
--- Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger / Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger / Announcer in " M*A*S*H" (1972-1983)
--- Sheik in " The Cannonball Run" (1981)
--- The Sheik in " Cannonball Run II" (1984)
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Jack Weston

- Born: Cleveland (8/21/1924)
- Known for:
--- Max Kellerman in " Dirty Dancing" (1987)
--- Carlino in " Wait Until Dark" (1967)
--- Harvey Greenfield in " Cactus Flower" (1969)
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Eric Lange

- Born: Hamilton (2/19/1973)
- Known for:
--- Lyle Mitchell in " Escape at Dannemora" (2018)
--- Bill Stechner in " Narcos" (2016-2017)
--- Stuart Radzinsky in " Lost" (2009)
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Rich Sommer

- Born: Toledo (2/2/1978)
- Known for:
--- Michael Vaughn in " A Crooked Somebody" (2017)
--- Dean / Dean Riley in " In the Dark" (2019-2020)
--- Harry Crane in " Mad Men" (2007-2015)

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