Birth Place Matching "Akron, Ohio, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
2. Ray Wise
Actor | Batman: The Killing Joke
Raymond Herbert "Ray" Wise (born August 20, 1947) is an American actor. Some of his best-known roles include Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks (1990), henchman Leon C. Nash in RoboCop (1987), Jack Taggart Sr. in Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003), the Devil in the CW television series Reaper (2007), Donald ...
Actress | CSI: NY
Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, inspired her as a child. She began performing ...
Actress | Last Action Hero
Angie Everhart was born on September 7, 1969 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Angela Kay Everhart. She is an actress and producer, known for Last Action Hero (1993), Take Me Home Tonight (2011) and Bandido (2004). She has been married to Carl Ferro since December 6, 2014. She was previously married to Ashley...
Actress | Peter Gunn
Lola Jean Albright was born on July 20, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of John Paul Albright and Marion Harvey, both of whom were gospel singers. She worked as a model before moving to Hollywood in the mid-1940s, studied piano for 20 years and worked as a receptionist at radio station WAKR in ...
6. LeBron James
Actor | Trainwreck
LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, USA as LeBron Raymone James. He is a producer and actor, known for Trainwreck (2015), Smallfoot (2018) and Survivor's Remorse (2014). He has been married to Savannah Brinson James since September 14, 2013. They have three children.
8. Trent Ford
Actor | Gosford Park
Trent Ford was born in Akron, Ohio to a US Navy test pilot father and a British Airways head stewardess mother from Birmingham, West Midlands. He moved to the United Kingdom at the age of one with his parents, and grew up in Cradley and Malvern with his brother and two sisters. He studied Economics...
10. William Boyett
Actor | Newsies
William Boyett was born on January 3, 1927 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Harry William Boyett. He is known for his work on Newsies (1992), When a Stranger Calls (1979) and Turner & Hooch (1989). He was married to Joan Amelia Reynolds and Willagene Wither. He died on December 29, 2004 in Mission Hills,...
11. Elizabeth Franz
Actress | The Secret of My Success
Elizabeth Franz was born on June 18, 1941 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Elizabeth Frankovich. She is an actress, known for The Secret of My Success (1987), Christmas with the Kranks (2004) and Sabrina (1995). She was previously married to Edward Binns.
Composer | Thor: Ragnarok
Graduate of Woodridge High School in Peninsula, Ohio.
Attended Kent State University (1970-73) in Kent, Ohio, to focus on attaining an art degree. While at Kent State Mothersbaugh met Jerry Casale and Bob Lewis, who ultimately joined him in forming the 1970-80s avant-garde band Devo.
Awarded an ...
13. Marian Mercer
Actress | Nine to Five
Marian Mercer was born on November 26, 1935 in Akron, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for 9 to 5 (1980), Out on a Limb (1992) and It's a Living (1980). She was married to Patrick Hogan and Martin Cassidy. She died on April 27, 2011 in Newbury Park, California, USA.
14. Sydne Rome
Actress | L'uomo puma
Sydne Rome was born on March 17, 1951 in Akron, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for The Pumaman (1980), Some Girls Do (1969) and What? (1972). She has been married to Roberto Bernabei since May 20, 1987. They have two children. She was previously married to Emilio Lari.
16. Rhea Butcher
Actress | Take My Wife
Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Their blue collar brand of cool has endeared them to audiences nationwide, as they've performed standup and appeared on shows such as The ...
18. Stephen Curry
Actor | Ballers
Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Wardell Stephen Curry II. He is an actor and producer, known for Ballers (2015), Breakthrough (2019) and Emanuel (2019). He has been married to Ayesha Curry since July 30, 2011. They have three children.
19. James Ingram
Soundtrack | Junior
As a sophomore at the University of Akron, he left town to come to Los Angeles with his band, Revelation Funk. The band broke up shortly after arriving in L.A. Shortly afterward, Ingram started working with Ray Charles as a piano player.
After Quincy Jones heard James Ingram's voice on "Just Once," ...
20. Hugh Downs
Self | Live From Lincoln Center
Hugh Downs was born on February 14, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Hugh Malcolm Downs. He is an actor and producer, known for Live From Lincoln Center (1976), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and Concentration (1958). He was previously married to Ruth Shaheen.
21. David McLean
Actor | Days of Our Lives
Mr. McLean appeared for years on television commercials as the Marlboro Man. After he learned he had cancer, he became an anti-smoking crusader. At a meeting of stockholders of Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro, Mr. McLean asked them to limit their advertising. In addition to his movie credits, Mr. ...
22. Fredd Wayne
Actor | Man on the Moon
Busy American character actor, renowned for his numerous portrayals of Benjamin Franklin on both stage and screen. Born Fredd Wiener in Akron, Ohio, Fredd worked briefly as a delivery boy at Warner Brothers before being called up for military service during World War II. Being appointed as a '...
24. Rachel Sweet
Soundtrack | Tank Girl
Rachel Sweet began her career as a singer before moving towards acting, writing, and producing. She started out at 12 years old as a Country singer, mostly in New York and Nashville, but had already been in a few TV commercials before that. Her debut record was released in 1976 ,and two years later...
26. Howard Hewett
Soundtrack | Bulletproof
Howard Hewett was born on October 1, 1955 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Bulletproof (1996), The Santa Clause (1994) and The Meteor Man (1993). He has been married to Angie since 1998. They have one child. He was previously married to Nia Peeples, Mari Molina and Rainey Riley.
27. Heather Kozar
Actress | Shasta McNasty
Tall (5'8"), busty, and shapely blonde bombshell Heather Kozar was born on May 4, 1976 in Akron, Ohio. Heather was raised in a strict Christian household. She graduated from Green High School in 1994. Kozar was the Playmate of the Month in the January, 1998 issue of "Playboy." Heather graced the ...
30. Leah Rachel
Director | Ruby in Murdertown
Leah was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She is the middle child, between brothers Jaron and Joey. Her love of film and television brought her out West. She now lives and works in Los Angeles, as a writer and actress. Leah has television projects in development at Sony and HBO.
31. Richard Compton
Director | The Gathering
Writer/director/producer Richard Compton was born on March 2, 1938, in Philadelphia, PA. He began his career in the early 1960s making government propaganda movies for the United States Information Agency. His debut feature "The French Way", was never released in America. Compton followed this film...
33. Gary Kraus
Actor | Documentary Now!
Married high school sweetheart, Suzi, during their junior year of college at The University of Akron, in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. Promoted to Los Angeles in April 1999 while working for The Guinness Import Company, Gary left the corporate world behind in May 2004 to pursue acting full-time. ...
34. Kate Manx
Actress | Hero's Island
Kate Manx was born on October 19, 1930 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Kathrynne B. Mylroie. She was an actress, known for Hero's Island (1962), Private Property (1960) and Stoney Burke (1962). She was married to Leslie Stevens and Anthony Brady Farrell. She died on November 15, 1964 in Torrance, California...
35. Carroll Nye
Actor | Gone with the Wind
Carroll Nye was born on October 4, 1901 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Robert Carroll Nye. He was an actor, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), King of the Wild (1931) and The Heart of Maryland (1927). He was married to Dorothy Barnes Stewart, Roberta Clementine Woodburn and Helen Lynch. He died on March ...
39. Jim Boeke
Jim Boeke was born on September 11, 1938 in Akron, Ohio, USA as James Frederick Boeke. He was an actor, known for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), A Man Apart (2003) and Heaven Can Wait (1978). He was married to Peggy Nettleship. He died on September 26, 2014 in Fountain Valley, ...
40. J.R. Bookwalter
Producer | Robot Ninja
J.R. Bookwalter began his filmmaking career at the tender age of 11 years old in Akron, Ohio. Born August 16th, 1966, Bookwalter was raised on Dark Shadows (1966), the classic soap opera, which his mother used to watch religiously. After graduating high school in 1984, Bookwalter took photography ...
41. Vaughn Monroe
Soundtrack | Die Hard
Vaughn Wilton Monroe was born October 7, 1911 in Akron, Ohio, and his family moved to Wisconsin shortly thereafter. Monroe showed an early talent for the trumpet and focused most of his early efforts on that. Monroe wanted to be an opera singer, but the Depression made pursuing such a career ...
42. James III
Actor | Projecting
James III is an American actor, comedian, and writer known for The Adventures of Jamel: The Time Traveling B-Boy (2015) and Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] podcast. Originally from Akron, Ohio, he attended Miller South School for the Arts and Firestone High School: Campus of Performing Arts. He...
43. Damon Packard
Director | Reflections of Evil
The name which could have been synonymous with Steven Spielberg. Perhaps in a parallel dimension, but as things would turn out, not this one. Packard grew up in a rural district of Akron. His father Ray Packard was a professor of fine arts and highly regarded artist/collector/gallery-owner of Akron...
44. Kimberly A. Ray
Producer | Christmas Land
Kimberly A. Ray was born on August 8, 1965 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Kimberly A. Read. She is a producer and production manager, known for Christmas Land (2015), His Double Life (2016) and Fatal Acquittal (2014). She has been married to Fred Olen Ray since October 23, 1997. They have two children.
50. Patrick Waltz
Actor | Queen of Outer Space
Patrick Waltz was born on December 6, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Jack R. Waltz. He was an actor, known for Queen of Outer Space (1958), The Silencers (1966) and Bat Masterson (1958). He was married to Lisa Davis and Phyllis Dolores Showalter. He died on August 13, 1972 in Los Angeles County, ...