Native Scrantoniansby DJS3 | created - 24 Feb 2014 | updated - 24 Jan 2016 | Public
Actual natives of Scranton, Pennsylvania. As much as I would like to add them, employees (former or current) of the Michael Scott Paper Company and Dunder-Mifflin Inc. (Scranton) will not be included in this list. If you know of any omissions, please post a comment so they can be added. --- Update 2016.01.24 - Although Jason Miller surely drank more than his share in Scranton, he is not a native Scrantonian, as he was born in Long Island City, New York. There is no Charlie Murphy or John Mahon verified and listed by IMDb as native Scrantonians.
Actor | Signals 2
Alexander Lester was born Alexander Isaiah Darby Lester in Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 3rd, 1989. He is an actor known for Get Him to the Greek (2010) and Simply True Show (2007). He graduated from Misericordia University with a bachelor degree in Philosophy and Lackawanna College with an ...
6. Ann Crowley
Actress | Musical Comedy Time
Ann Crowley was born on October 17, 1929 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Musical Comedy Time (1950), Schlitz Playhouse (1951) and Studio One in Hollywood (1948). She has been married to Dr. Stephen N. Jones since July 1955. They have one child.
7. Ann Evers
Actress | Riders of the Black Hills
Ann Evers was born on September 6, 1915 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Riders of the Black Hills (1938), Frontier Town (1938) and The Mad Miss Manton (1938). She was married to Seton I. Miller. She died on June 4, 1987 in Edison, New Jersey, USA.
Actress | Musical Comedy Time
This relatively obscure, sweet-faced "B" level ingénue of the post-war 40s and 50s was born Beverly Jean Saul of modest beginnings in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on July 5, 1927. Her mother was a secretary who secured piano and music lessons for her young daughter. Her father was employed with a ...
10. Brian Lynch
Producer | Lanny Birch's Skatepark Blog
Brian Lynch was born on March 19, 1974 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Lanny Birch's Skatepark Blog (2008), Switch (2009) and Lanny Birch's Skatepark Blog: Battleskate Galabtica (2009).
12. Byrne Piven
Actor | Being John Malkovich
Byrne Piven was born on September 24, 1929 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Bernard Piven. He was an actor, known for Being John Malkovich (1999), Very Bad Things (1998) and The Untouchables (1993). He was married to Joyce Hiller Piven. He died on February 18, 2002 in Evanston, Illinois, USA.
13. Cameron Texter
Actor | Instant Aggression
Cameron Texter has served the people of the City of York, Pennsylvania, as a City Councilman, school board member, local television host, producer and editor.
Cameron first won election to the York City Council in November 2001 and joined the Council in January 2002. He served as Council President ...
14. Carrie DeMar
Actress | Foxy Grandpa Shows Boys He Is a Magician
Carrie DeMar was a retired vaudeville performer and the widow of Joseph Hart. She entered a Catholic order in 1950.
Miss De Mar first appeared in David Henderson's extravaganza company at the Chicago opera house. Then she played one of the Duchess' daughters in Adonis. In 1891, when she was still in...
Actor | Dream Street
Charles Emmett Mack was born on November 25, 1895 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Stewert McNerney. He was an actor, known for Dream Street (1921), Old San Francisco (1927) and The First Auto (1927). He was married to Marianne Lovera (actress). He died on March 17, 1927 in Riverside, ...
Writer | The Scoundrel
"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers out there are starving!" When Patrick Dennis's fictional Auntie Mame uttered this pithy observation, she could have been speaking of Charles MacArthur. Charlie never shied away from the feast, and he certainly never went hungry. Arriving in November 1895 in...
22. Chris Barnes
Actor | Pacific Blue
From Scranton, PA. 1970's Stand Up Comedian Catch a Rising Star, Tramps, Erics National Lampoon Radio/ Rolling Stone Radio/Comedy Central Mock Rock Concert 1980's Second City Chicago/Santa Monica Main Stage Actor Television Appearances: 30 Rock, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, According To Jim, ...
23. Cy Endfield
Director | Zulu
The son of a struggling businessman, Cy Endfield--born Cyril Raker Endfield--worked hard to be admitted to Yale University in 1933. While completing his education he became enamored with progressive theatre and appeared in a New Haven production of a minor Russian play in 1934. He was also ...
24. Desira Pesta
Actress | Red Pearl
Desira Pesta is a costume designer and artist with a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University and a Masters in Costume Design from New York University. For a decade, Desira ran an ethically-produced avant garde fashion line where she designed and handmade a small run fashion line sold throughout ...
29. Emile de Antonio
Director | In the King of Prussia
The son of a wealthy physician, Emile de Antonio grew up in the tough coal-mining town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and it made a deep impression on him. His sympathies were always with working-class people (although he was a Harvard graduate, he was at times a dock worker, a peddler, the captain of ...
31. Frank Gibney
Self | The Fifties
Frank Gibney was born on September 21, 1924 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Frank Bray Gibney Jr. He is known for his work on The Fifties (1997), Crusade in the Pacific (1951) and Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998). He was married to Hiroko Doi, Harriet Cochran Suydam and Harriet Harvey. He ...
34. Georgie Roland
Director | Me and My Old Man
A graduate of Cornell University, Georgie Roland studied further at The London School of Economics and at the University of Southern California Graduate Film Program. After winning awards for both writing and directing, yet disillusioned by Hollywood, he returned to his home town in Pennsylvania ...
35. Grace Albertson
Actress | Arson Squad
Grace Albertson was born on August 4, 1919 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Mary Grace Gillern. She is an actress, known for Arson Squad (1945), Unmasked (1950) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She was previously married to Robert E. Meredith and Frank Albertson.
40. Jean Kerr
Writer | That Certain Feeling
Author, playwright and songwriter. She joined ASCAP in 1959, and her chief musical collaborators included LeRoy Anderson, Jay Gorney, Jean Ford, and her husband, Walter Kerr. She authored "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" and "The Snake Has All the Lines", the plays "Jenny Kiss'd Me", "King of Hearts"...
42. Jeanne Madden
Actress | Stage Struck
Jeanne Madden was born on November 10, 1915 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Jeanne Ethel Madden. She was an actress, known for Stage Struck (1936), Sea Racketeers (1937) and Talent Scout (1937). She was married to George Keith Martin (fine artist). She died on January 15, 1989 in Moscow, ...
45. Joe Biden
Self | Finding Match
Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. He is an actor, known for Finding Match, The Cancer Moonshot Story and Lorena (2019). He has been married to Jill Biden since June 17, 1977. They have one child. He was previously married to Neilia ...
48. Joe Van Wie
Actor | Local Band
Put together the flying abilities of Superman, the geeky tech gadgets of Batman and the mind-reading abilities of Charles Xavier, and what do you have?
The greatest superhero of all time?
You'd have Joe Van Wie, CEO of JVW Inc.
Ok, well maybe he doesn't actually have those superpowers (give it a few ...
52. Judy McGrath
Producer | Joe's Apartment
Judy McGrath was born on July 15, 1952 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Judith Ann McGrath. She is a producer, known for Joe's Apartment (1996), Choose or Lose: Facing the Future with Bill Clinton (1992) and Rock and Roll Inaugural Ball (1993).
54. Kevin P. Regan
Kevin was accepted into the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts as an M.F.A candidate in the Writing for Screen and Television division.
At USC Kevin was a founding member and Executive Board President of Comedy@SCA's student organization. As a part of his studies he has ...
Writer | The Devil Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger was born on March 28, 1977 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Lauren Beth Weisberger. She is an actress and writer, known for The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Today (1952) and The 2nd Annual Quill Awards (2006). She has been married to Mike Cohen since April 5, 2008. They have two ...
56. Lindsay Barrasse
Producer | Solacium
Lindsay Barrasse is cinematographer and director from Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She was was born June 17, 1983. Lindsay has received awards in video production, created dozens of international, national, and regional commercials, and has worked on as well as produced both short and feature films...
57. Lizabeth Scott
Actress | Too Late for Tears
Lizabeth Scott was born Emma Matzo on September 29, 1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six children of Mary (Pennock) and John Matzo, who were Slovak immigrants. Scott attended Marywood Seminary and the Alvienne School of the Theatre in New York City, where she adopted the stage name of ...
62. Mark Dennebaum
Producer | Ae C
Mark Dennebaum, Jr. is the President and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios, Inc. located in Scranton, PA. Mark grew up in Northeast PA and was a graduate of Abington Heights High School. He decided to go south to obtain his Bachelor's Degree in Film from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. ...
68. Michael Yanni
Michael Yanni was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania and has lived in Los Angeles since July 2001. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Michael worked on the 2000 Britney Spears Oops! I did it again World Tour. Michael has been working in the Entertainment and Music Industry for over 10 years.
71. Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson was born on October 6, 1988 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
72. Ned Washington
Music_department | Pinocchio
Prolific American lyricist and songwriter, one of the giants of Tin Pan Alley. He contributed numerous popular standards to jazz and to the big band scene. His catalogue includes such titles as "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (theme song for bandleader Tommy Dorsey), the ballad "I Don't Stand a ...
85. Sonny Burke
Music_department | The Wild Bunch
Songwriter ("Midnight Sun", "Black Coffee"), arranger, conductor, composer, and record executive, educated at the University of Detroit and Duke University. He arranged for dance orchestras, and was artists-and-repertoire director for Decca Records for fourteen years and Reprise Records for three ...
Special_effects | Liberty
Thomas Benton Roberts was born on August 27, 1901 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Liberty (1929), Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (1928) and Rainy Days (1928). He was married to Lois O. Roberts. He died on May 11, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
91. Todd Senofonte
Stunts | Double Team
Todd has been in the movie business for over two decades. As an actor/stuntman/athlete, he's a man of many talents. He always dreamed of being in movies. With his drive and persistence he was hired on the film Sudden Death in 1994 to be Jean-Claude Van Damme's stand-in/photo double. After a few ...
94. Wanda Hawley
Actress | Hearts and Spangles
Wanda Hawley was a popular leading lady of the silent era who specialized in sweet romantic comedies and romantic dramas. Due to Wanda's petite status, she billed herself as Wanda Petit for a brief period in her career. She rose to stardom in Cecil B. DeMille films and later starred in films for ...