Native Scrantonians

by 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.

2. Adam Rippon

Actor | Will & Grace

Adam Rippon was born on November 11, 1989 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Will & Grace (1998), This Day in Useless Celebrity History and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2013).

3. Alex Crisci

Actor | Magic City

Alex Crisci was born on November 20, 2000 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Magic City (2012) and Snap (2011).

4. Alexander Lester

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 ...

5. Amy Wilson

Actress | Kinsey

Amy Wilson was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Kinsey (2004), Occupant (2011) and Norm (1999).

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.

8. Beverly Tyler

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 ...

9. Bob Casey

Self | Ain't Easy Being Green

Bob Casey was born on April 13, 1960 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Patrick Casey Jr. He has been married to Terese Foppiano since 1985. They have four children.

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).

11. Brian Stann

Actor | Fight Night

Brian Stann was born on September 24, 1980 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Fight Night, UFC on Fox (2011) and UFC 25 Years in Short (2018). He has been married to Teressa since 2006. They have two children.

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...

15. Chad Damiani

Actor | Crank: High Voltage

Chad Damiani was born on May 15, 1972 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Crank: High Voltage (2009), The Golden Age: The Lost Treasure of Zheng He and Capeshooters.

16. Charles Emmett Mack

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, ...

17. Charles Keeling

Self | Dennis Weaver's Earthship: Documentary

Charles Keeling was born on April 20, 1928 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles David Keeling. He was married to Louise Barthold. He died on June 20, 2005 in Hamilton, Montana, USA.

18. Charles MacArthur

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...

19. Charles Taylor

Actor | Climax!

Charles Taylor was born on August 30, 1940 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Climax! (1954), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955) and The Edge of Night (1956). He died on December 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida, USA.

21. Chick Shorten

Self | World Series Games 1916, Boston vs. Brooklyn

Chick Shorten was born on April 19, 1892 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Henry Shorten. He died on October 23, 1965 in Scranton.

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 ...

25. Donald Hall

Listen to Me

Donald Hall was born on November 18, 1955 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Listen to Me (1989) and Operation Warzone (1988).

26. Dutch Savage

Self | In Your Face

Dutch Savage was born on June 9, 1935 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He was married to Willa. He died on August 3, 2013 in the USA.

27. Dylan Hubbard

Actor | The Marc Pease Experience

Dylan Hubbard was born on August 23, 1988 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for The Marc Pease Experience (2009), The Last Summer (2004) and Bruno (2000).

28. Dylan Jury

Casting_department | Inception

Dylan Jury was born on March 22, 1983 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Inception (2010), Dragonball Evolution (2009) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).

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 ...

30. Frank Carlucci

Self | Les mercredis de l'histoire

Frank Carlucci was born on October 18, 1930 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Frank Charles Carlucci III. He was married to Marcia Myers and Jean Anthony. He died on June 3, 2018 in McLean, Virginia, USA.

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 ...

32. Gary Lavelle

Self | 1985 American League Championship Series

Gary Lavelle was born on January 3, 1949 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Gary Robert Lavelle.

33. Gene Biscontini

Actor | The Empty Building

Gene Biscontini was born on March 1, 1993 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Gene Daniel Biscontini. He is an actor, known for The Empty Building (2004).

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.

36. Hank Bullough

Self | The NFL on CBS

Hank Bullough was born on January 24, 1934 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Henry Charles Bullough.

38. Hugh Ellsworth Rodham

Self | Hearts Afire

Hugh Ellsworth Rodham was born on April 2, 1911 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on April 7, 1993 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

39. J. Grubb Alexander

Writer | Svengali

Vaudeville Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter and Composer.

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"...

41. Jeanine Russell

Stay Until Tomorrow

Huge fan of the movie "Cool Hand Luke" and looks up to Paul Newman.

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, ...

43. Jerry Penacoli

Actor | Galaxy Quest

Jerry Penacoli was born on July 9, 1956 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), Columbus Circle (2012) and Woman on Top (2000).

44. Jimmy Caras

Actor | Super Cue Men

Jimmy Caras was born on December 17, 1908 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Super Cue Men (1949). He died on December 3, 2002 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

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 ...

46. Joe Collins

Actor | It's My Turn

Joe Collins was born on December 3, 1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Edward Kollonige. He was an actor, known for It's My Turn (1980), 1956 World Series (1956) and 1955 World Series (1955). He died on August 30, 1989 in Union, New Jersey, USA.

47. Joe Grzenda

Self | 1969 American League Championship Series

Joe Grzenda was born on June 8, 1937 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Charles Grzenda. He died on July 12, 2019 in Covington Township, Pennsylvania.

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 ...

49. John Kilker

Producer | The Paragon Cortex

John Kilker was born on July 14, 1972 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on The Paragon Cortex (2013), The Gidge (2003) and Bonneville (2006).

50. Jonathan Lomma

Actor | Brain Twisters

Jonathan Lomma was born on April 29, 1977 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a talent agent and actor.

51. Joseph Fedo

Art_department | The Purge: Anarchy

Member of I.A.T.S.E Local 44 Affiliated Property Craftspersons, I.A.T.S.E Local 729 Set Painters and Signwriters, and the Screen Actors Guild.

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).

53. Karl R. Coolidge

Writer | The Fast Express

Butterfly expert

54. Kevin P. Regan

The Paragon Cortex

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 ...

55. Lauren Weisberger

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 ...

58. Louise Williams

Actress | Busting Loose

Louise Williams was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Busting Loose (1977), The World's Greatest SuperFriends (1979) and The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977).

59. Lucas Slick

Never Among Friends

On Location in Freehold, New Jersey filming Jason M. Allentoff's Never Among Friends.

60. Marc Spindler

Self | The NFL on CBS

Marc Spindler was born on November 28, 1969 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Marc Rudolph Spindler.

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. ...

64. Melanie Smith

Actress | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Melanie Smith was born on December 16, 1962 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), As the World Turns (1956) and Seinfeld (1989). She has been married to Michael Eidel since 1996.

65. Michael Berberich

Actor | Zack and Michael

Michael Berberich was born on June 25, 1983 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Zack and Michael (2008), The A-hole (2010) and Curvy Girls Rock (2018).

66. Michael Kuchwara

Self | Theater Talk

Michael Kuchwara was born on February 28, 1947 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Michael Charles Kuchwara. He was married to Johnnie Kay Kitchen. He died on May 22, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

67. Michael Patrick King

Producer | Sex and the City 2

Michael Patrick King was born on September 14, 1954 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Sex and the City 2 (2010), Sex and the City (1998) and Sex and the City (2008).

68. Michael Yanni

Deja Vu

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.

69. Mike Lynn

Self | The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...

Mike Lynn was born on May 18, 1938 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Michael Lynn. He was married to Jorja. He died on July 21, 2012 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA.

70. Mike Munchak

Self | The NFL on NBC

Mike Munchak was born on March 5, 1960 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Michael Anthony Munchak.

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 ...

73. Pete Barbutti

Actor | Get Smart

Pete Barbutti was born on May 4, 1934 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Get Smart (1965), Liars Club (2001) and Up All Night (1989).

74. Polly Bailey

Actress | Wedding Bells

Polly Bailey was born on July 29, 1882 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Wedding Bells (1921), Tearin' Loose (1925) and Her Primitive Man (1944). She died on August 25, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

76. Ria Coyne

Actress | Batman Forever

Ria Coyne was born on February 20, 1962 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Ria Michelle Coyne. She is an actress and writer, known for Batman Forever (1995), Seven Days of Grace (2006) and Canine Sex Scandal (2012).

78. Robert Paton Gibbs

Actor | Robinson Crusoe

Robert Paton Gibbs was born in 1860 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Robinson Crusoe (1916), The Jungle (1914) and The Fall of the Romanoffs (1917). He died on February 22, 1941 in Staten Island, New York, USA.

79. Robert Pittack

Cinematographer | The Twilight Zone

Younger brother of silent film star Wanda Hawley.

80. Robert Reich

Actor | Love & Taxes

Robert Reich was born on June 24, 1946 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Bernard Reich.

81. Russ Morgan

Soundtrack | G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Russ Morgan was born on April 29, 1904 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He was married to Shirley. He died on August 8, 1969 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

82. Sally Victor

Vogues of 1938

Sally Victor was born on February 23, 1905 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She is known for her work on Vogues of 1938 (1937) and The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957). She died on May 14, 1977 in New York City, New York, USA.

83. Scott Bushnell

Producer | Popeye

Amelia Island, Florida (retired)

84. Siobhan Engles

Actress | The Basement Bunnies

Siobhan Engles was born on March 22, 1985 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for The Basement Bunnies (2014) and Mini-Golf Massacre (2013).

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 ...

86. Stanley Rochinski

Soundtrack | L.A. Confidential

Stanley Rochinski was born on August 31, 1900 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He was married to Marie A. Soper. He died in October 1974 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

87. Steve Shebaugh

Meet Dave

Steve Shebaugh was born on October 27, 1984 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Meet Dave (2008), Stay in the Car (2013) and Parade Day (2010).

88. Thomas Benton Roberts

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.

89. Tim Ruddy

Actor | Gettysburg

Tim Ruddy was born on April 27, 1972 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Gettysburg (1993), Ten Degrees West (2020) and Ballistic (1995).

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 ...

92. Walter Bobbie

Actor | Thinner

Walter Bobbie was born on November 18, 1945 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Thinner (1996), The First Wives Club (1996) and One Life to Live (1968).

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 ...

95. William Dorfman

Assistant_director | Notorious



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