Birth Place Matching "Joliet, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Nick Offerman

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Nick Offerman was born on June 26, 1970 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), The Founder (2016) and Fargo (2014). He has been married to Megan Mullally since September 20, 2003.

2. Janina Gavankar

Actress | Blindspotting

Janina Zione Gavankar (born November 29, 1980) is an American actress and musician. Gavankar is also trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist. She majored in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Gavankar's roles include Papi, a lesbian lothario in The L ...

3. Audrey Totter

Actress | Lady in the Lake

One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was an "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ...

4. Anthony Rapp

Actor | Rent

Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.

5. Mercedes McCambridge

Actress | Giant

Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut.

Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ...

6. Laura Soltis

Actress | Hiccups

Laura Soltis was born on July 31, 1961 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Hiccups (2010), Step Up All In (2014) and Black Sash (2003). She was previously married to Gary Sandy.

7. Vince Vieluf

Actor | Rat Race

Vince Vieluf recently wrapped Love Inc, a pilot for UPN, he quickly returned to Vancouver, British Columbia where he has been working alongside Paul Bettany and Harrison Ford in the feature film Firewall. Vince packed up all his belongings in 1996, rented a 13 foot U-haul and with his cat Groovy ...

8. Paula Pell

Writer | Saturday Night Live

Paula Pell was born on April 15, 1963 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is a writer and actress, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Inside Out (2015) and 30 Rock (2006).

9. Lynne Thigpen

Actress | The Warriors

Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen was born Cherlynne Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, on December 22, 1948. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a...

10. Adrianne Curry

Self | America's Next Top Model

After gaining stardom by winning America's Next Top Model at the age of 20, Curry went on to appear on numerous magazine covers, runway shows and advertisements.

She was a regular fixture on reality television shows as a participant, host and producer. She was named one of Maxim's Hot 100, Playboy's...

11. Tyler Christopher

Actor | General Hospital

Tyler Christopher was born on November 11, 1972 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Tyler Christopher Baker. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Into the West (2005) and Out of the Black (2001). He has been married to Brienne Pedigo since September 27, 2008. They have two children. He was ...

12. Kathryn Hays

Actress | As the World Turns

Kathryn Hays was born on July 26, 1933 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Kay Piper. She is an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). She was previously married to Wolfgang G Lieschke and Glenn Ford.

13. Paul Dillon

Actor | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Paul Dillon is an actor born in Joliet who began his career in show business in Chicago. His movie career began in 1994 with the movie Blink (1993) in which he played the role of Neal Booker. He played Patty O'Brien in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), the most successful film in ...

14. Roger Hewlett

Actor | Road House

Roger Hewlett was born on May 2, 1958 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Road House (1989), Changeling (2008) and Dexter (2006).

15. Larry Delrose

Actor | Night Club

Well known real estate investor/financier who turned actor, film producer and writer later in life. Following his heart "to pursue what you love to do in life" he re-invented himself and entered the movie business". He also has a radio feature called "Minute of Wisdom".

16. Adam Rapp

Writer | Blackbird

Adam Rapp was born on June 15, 1968 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Blackbird (2007), Flesh and Bone (2015) and The Looming Tower (2018).

17. Alycen Malone

Actress | Telenovela

Alycen Rose Malone grew up in a small rural town an hour south of Chicago, Illinois. There she attended school and was a very active little girl. She played volleyball, softball, track, took gymnastics and was a cheerleader. But soon she grew out of her inner athlete by junior high and started to ...

18. Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger

Actor | Rudy

Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger was born on August 23, 1948 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Daniel E. Ruettiger. He is an actor and producer, known for Rudy (1993), Born in June and Outwitting the Devil.

19. Jodi Carlisle

Actress | Café Society

Jodi Carlisle was born on August 28, 1960 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Café Society (2016), Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985) and Desperate Housewives (2004).

20. Glen Meadows

Actor | Black Tie Nights

Glen Meadows was born in 1974 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Black Tie Nights (2004), The Atonement of Janis Drake (2013) and Embrace the Darkness 3 (2002). He has been married to Beverly Lynne since April 22, 2006.

21. Jermaine Stegall

Music Department | Dumbo

Jermaine Stegall is a composer, conductor, and producer of film and television music. In 2016, he was selected as a Sundance Composer Lab Fellow held at Skywalker Ranch, and has worked closely over the years with some of Hollywood's biggest composers including Danny Elfman, Christophe Beck, Marco ...

22. Amanda Bentley

Actress | The Scorpion King

Amanda Bentley was born on May 18, 1978 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for The Scorpion King (2002), Sex and the City (1998) and The Girls Next Door (2005).

23. Dan Telfer

Writer | The Onion's Extremely Accurate History of the Internet

Dan Telfer was born on September 14, 1978 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Daniel William Telfer. He is known for his work on The Onion's Extremely Accurate History of the Internet (2012), The High Court (2017) and Johnny Ostrich and His American Songbag (2002).

24. Myrtle Vail

Actress | Myrt and Marge

Myrtle Vail was born on January 7, 1888 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Myrt and Marge (1933), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and A Bucket of Blood (1959). She was married to George Damerel. She died on September 18, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

25. Sandy Bentley

Actress | Sex and the City

Sandy Bentley was born on May 18, 1978 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Sex and the City (1998), The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) and Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored (2001).

26. Matt Gossen

Writer | Talking Tom and Friends

Matthew Daniel Gossen was born in Joliet, Illinois and raised in New Lenox, Illinois. He attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a bachelor's degree in Film and Video with concentrations in directing and screenwriting. Matt currently works in Los Angeles, California as a television ...

27. Robert D. Novak

Actor | Contact

Conservative columnist with the Chicago Sun-Times. Teamed up with Roland Evans (who retired in 1993) to write the "Inside Report", a several-times weekly political column distributed to 300 newspapers by Creators Syndicate.

28. Ann Nesby

Soundtrack | Gigli

A consummated actress, entertainer, songwriter and vocalist are a few of the creative attributes that describe and are possessed by Ann Nesby.

With a thespian career spanning over two decades she has worked alongside a who's who list of incomparable talents in the world of theater, film, and music.


29. Margaret Teele

Actress | The Human Duplicators

Margaret Teele (born Margaret J. Poby, 5 November 1942 in Joliet, Illinois) and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In one of the local high school productions, "The King and I", Teele played Tony Shalhoub's mother.

Margaret retired from acting after getting married and starting a family. She now ...

30. Justin Lee

Director | Casting Couch

Justin Lee was born on December 17, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Casting Couch (2019), Humbug (2016) and Foodoo Doll (2016).

31. Dan Gutierrez

Assistant Director | Jurassic World

32. Joseph Herbst

Actor | The Terror of Tiny Town

Joseph Herbst was born on April 7, 1908 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Terror of Tiny Town (1938). He died on July 6, 1993 in Joliet.

33. Stu Rosen


Rosen's family moved to Long Beach when he was age 7 and he graduated from Long Beach State by 1963. Shortly after he got a job at KCET as a production assistant. In 1965, channel 2 was looking for a kid's show, so Rosen pitched Dusty's Treehouse (1968) to CBS and ended up doing the show for 10 ...

34. Frank Marocco

Music Department | The Matrix Reloaded

Frank Marocco was born on January 2, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Frank L. Marocco. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Election (1999) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). He was married to Anne. He died on March 3, 2012 in San Fernando Valley,...

35. Brian David Paul

Music Department | Valiant

36. Matthew Ray

Actor | Petunia

Matthew Ray was born on September 3, 1982 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Petunia (2012), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and White Collar (2009).

37. Charles Bowden

Writer | El Sicario, Room 164

Charles Bowden was born on July 20, 1945 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Charles Clyde Bowden. He was a writer and producer, known for El Sicario, Room 164 (2010), National Geographic Explorer (1985) and The House I Live In (2012). He died on August 30, 2014 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.

38. Jimmy Chamberlin

Actor | Smashing Pumpkins: Disarm

Jimmy Chamberlin was born on June 10, 1964 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as James Joseph Chamberlin. He is known for his work on Smashing Pumpkins: Disarm (1993), Smashing Pumpkins: Zero (1996) and Smashing Pumpkins: Today (1993). He has been married to Lori Chamberlin since April 2002. They have two ...

39. Brian Udovich

Producer | The Wackness

Brian Udovich is a producer of film and television. He has a Masters degree from the AFI (American Film Institute) and is the curator of the screening series REEL GRIT in Los Angeles. His feature films have won awards and premiered at major international festivals like Sundance, Toronto, AFI and ...

40. Arbender J. Robinson

Actor | Les Miserables: The Broadway Musical

Arbender Robinson is no stranger to the stage. On Broadway he has managed to master the NYC audition process and has had successful runs in the Tony Award winning shows Hairspray, Hair, The Book of Mormon and currently Disney's The Lion King. He has also appeared in Disney's The Little Mermaid and ...

41. Neil Fernandez

Camera Department | Ava Snow Battles Death

Neil Fernandez, born in Joliet and raised in Downers Grove, now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is a very successful young adult who lives a life of a Hollywood Editor. He works for the company called "Go Go Luckey Entertainment" which they have done such shows like Laguna Beach and Paranormal...

42. James J. Agazzi

Production Designer | Moonlighting

James J. Agazzi was born on October 23, 1940 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He was an art director and production designer, known for Moonlighting (1985), There Must Be a Pony (1986) and Hart to Hart (1979). He was married to David Brewer. He died on September 15, 2019 in California, USA.

43. Stephen Donnelly

Writer | The Righteous Twelve

Stephen Donnelly was born in Joliet, Illinois to loving parents Edward and Norma. He began his creative career at age 7 with the Butterfly Poem, "I saw with my eye a small butterfly - I had one look, then off it took." His love for storytelling and the arts was further inspired by his two great ...

44. Robert A. Baum

Robert A. Baum was born on September 29, 1915 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Robert Allison Baum. He was married to Phyllis Ann Millsap. He died on December 24, 1988 in Newport Beach, California, USA.

45. Bill Telfer

The Blues Brothers

Bill is a Chicago-area writer/artist. With an acting background (he attended Chicago's Goodman School of Drama in the late 1960s and early 1970s), he shows up in small film roles from time to time, particularly for films shot in Illinois.

46. William Nero Jr.

Actor | Public Enemies

William Nero Jr. was born on November 1, 2001 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as William Ray Nero Jr. He is known for his work on Public Enemies (2009), Couples Retreat (2009) and Animal Witness (2008).

47. Chris Papadopoulos

Actor | The Camel's Back

Chris Papadopoulos was born on August 23, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Christopher Papadopoulos. He is an actor, known for The Camel's Back (2009), Illuminata (1998) and Treadmill (2006).

48. Les Halstead

Transportation Department | Tic

Les Halstead was born on December 20, 1961 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Leslie Joseph Halstead. He is known for his work on Mob Rules (2010), Europa (2011) and Removal (2010).

49. Scott Vinci

Actor | Smokey Eyes

Scott Vinci was born near Chicago, Illinois and lived there until his dad changed jobs and relocated the family to Rockwall, Texas. He graduated from college at the University of North Texas, majoring in drama. Scott's acting roots link back to live theater.

After earning his B.A., Scott moved back ...

50. Tom Thayer

Self | The NFL on CBS

Tom Thayer was born on August 16, 1961 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Thomas Allen Thayer.

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