Birth Place Matching "Akron, Ohio, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Jim Jarmusch

Director | Broken Flowers

Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.

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 ...

3. Melina Kanakaredes

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 ...

4. Angie Everhart

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...

5. Lola Albright

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.

7. Chrissie Hynde

Soundtrack | Happy Feet

Chrissie Hynde was born on September 7, 1951 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Christine Ellen Hynde. She was previously married to Lucho Brieva and Jim Kerr.

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...

9. Drew Waters

Actor | True Detective

Drew Waters was born on August 20, 1973 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Drew Benjamin Waters. He is known for his work on True Detective (2014), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) and Bones (2005).

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.

12. Mark Mothersbaugh

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.

15. Maynard James Keenan

Soundtrack | Escape from L.A.

Maynard James Keenan was born on April 17, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, USA as James Herbert Keenan.

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 ...

17. Ian Fried

Actor | Rocky III

Ian Fried was born on December 17, 1974 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He is an actor, known for Rocky III (1982), The Secret of NIMH (1982) and St. Elsewhere (1982).

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 '...

23. Jani Lane

Soundtrack | Rock of Ages

Jani Lane was born on February 1, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, USA as John Kennedy Oswald. He was married to Kimberly Nash, Rowanne Brewer and Bobbie Brown. He died on August 10, 2011 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

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...

25. Liam Lynch

Director | Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Liam Lynch was born on September 5, 1970 in Akron, Ohio, USA as William Patrick Niederst. He is a director, known for Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006), School of Rock (2003) and The Sifl & Olly Show (1998).

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 ...

28. Sebastian La Cause

Actor | Hustling

Sebastian La Cause was born on December 12, 1971 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Hustling (2011), The Producers (2005) and Premium Rush (2012).

29. Gary A. Hecker

Sound Department | Watchmen

Gary A. Hecker was born on August 25, 1960 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Gary Allan Hecker. He is known for his work on Watchmen (2009), War of the Worlds (2005) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).

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...

32. Michael Wadleigh

Director | Wolfen

Michael Wadleigh was born on September 24, 1939 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Wolfen (1981), Woodstock (1970) and No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger (1968).

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 ...

36. Jimmy Butler

Actor | Battle of Greed

Jimmy Butler was born on February 20, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Battle of Greed (1937), Tough As They Come (1942) and The Awakening of Jim Burke (1935). He died on February 18, 1945 in France.

37. Eddie Frierson

Actor | Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta

Eddie Frierson was born on November 22, 1959 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Edward Davies Frierson. He is known for his work on Castle in the Sky (1986), Doctor Dolittle (1998) and Akira (1988).

38. Jane A. Johnston

Actress | The Witches of Eastwick

Jane A. Johnston was born on August 4, 1934 in Akron, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Cold Case (2003) and JAG (1995). She was previously married to George Wallace.

39. Jim Boeke

Actor | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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.

45. Rowland Brown

Writer | Angels with Dirty Faces

Studied at the University of Detroit and the Detroit School of Fine Arts.

46. Daniel Craig Baker

Captive State

Daniel Craig Baker was born on May 12, 1985 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Captive State (2019), The Empty Man (2020) and An Acceptable Loss (2018).

47. James Harrison Jr.

Actor | S.W.A.T.

James Harrison Jr. was born on May 4, 1978 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He is an actor, known for S.W.A.T. (2017), Remember Amnesia (2019) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970).

48. David Allan Coe

Soundtrack | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

David Allan Coe was born on September 6, 1939 in Akron, Ohio, USA.

49. Tom Jarmusch

Location Management | Broken Flowers

Tom Jarmusch was born on December 18, 1961 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Thomas Ralph Jarmusch. He is an actor, known for Broken Flowers (2005), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) and Down by Law (1986).

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, ...

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