Birth Place Matching "Springfield, Massachusetts, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Kurt Russell
Actor | The Hateful Eight
Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child on television series, including a lead role on the Western ...
Actress | Boys Don't Cry
Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over two dozen art house films to her credit, Chloë Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of independent cinema.
Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny attributes weekend ...
Soundtrack | Born to Dance
Eleanor Powell was born in 1912 in Springfield, Massachussetts, and got her professional start in Atlantic City clubs, from where she moved into in revue in New York at the Ritz Grill and Casino de Paris at the age of sixteen. She started her career on Broadway in 1929, where her machine-gun foot ...
Actress | Doctor Dolittle
Kristen Wilson was born and raised in Massachusetts where she trained as a dancer and performed with the Boston Ballet for four years. She received her BFA degree in musical theatre from Syracuse University. Taking time out in her junior year to take part in a national tour of "West Side Story", ...
5. John Ashton
Actor | Beverly Hills Cop
John has appeared in over 100 stage, film, and television productions throughout his more than 50 year illustrious career. His first professional acting role was in the premier production of "Othello" at the Hartford Stage Company at a young age. He then went on to perform in summer stock on Cape ...
Actor | Cam Girls
Born and raised in Springfield, MA, he began acting while in college, at first as an exercise to overcome stammering, which, he discovered, magically disappeared while on stage. He spent the next several years starring in his collegiate productions, then moving back and forth from Boston to London ...
7. June Foray
Actress | Mulan
Legendary voice actress June Foray was born June Lucille Forer on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Ida (Robinson) and Maurice Forer was of Russian descent and her mother Ida Robinson was of French Canadian And Native American descent.
She started in the voice field at the age of ...
9. Dr. Seuss
Writer | How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Acclaimed writer, Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, March 2nd, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading ...
10. Maura West
Actress | As the World Turns
Maura West was born on April 27, 1972 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Maura Jo Snyder. She is an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), General Hospital (1963) and The Young and the Restless (1973). She has been married to Scott DeFreitas since January 22, 2000. They have four children...
12. Billy Curtis
Actor | High Plains Drifter
Diminutive American actor Billy Curtis avoided the usual onus of freak-show employment as a youth, opting for a mainstream job as a shoe clerk. Encouraged by stock company actress Shirley Booth to take a little person role in a stage production, Curtis soon became a professional actor, with ...
14. Timothy Leary
Actor | Roadside Prophets
His mother was a teacher and his father a dentist. He attended West Point, joined the Army, and earned an undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Alabama while in service. Next he earned a master's degree from Washington State University and a doctorate in psychology from the ...
15. Eddie Fontaine
Actor | The Gallant Men
Eddie Fontaine was born on March 6, 1927 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Edward Reardon. He was an actor, known for The Gallant Men (1962), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Planet of the Apes (1974). He died on April 13, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
16. Frances Morris
Actress | The Ridin' Fool
Frances Morris was born on August 3, 1908 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. She is known for her work on The Ridin' Fool (1931), The Rawhide Terror (1934) and Miss Sadie Thompson (1953). She was married to Antrim Short and Russell Parker. She died on December 2, 2003 in Santa Clarita, California,...
17. Steve Susskind
Actor | Monsters, Inc.
Steve Susskind was born on October 3, 1942 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Steven R. Susskind. He is known for his work on Monsters, Inc. (2001), Friday the 13th: Part III (1982) and Sea of Love (1989). He was married to Ann Patricia Walker. He died on January 21, 2005 in Tujunga, California,...
18. John Krokidas
Director | Kill Your Darlings
John received his B.A. in Theater and American Studies from Yale University, where he studied acting and graduated with a Distinction in the Major before attending New York University's Graduate Film Program.
He wrote and directed two short films while at NYU. His first, "Shame No More" played at ...
20. Mike Scully
Producer | The Simpsons
Mike Scully was born on October 2, 1956 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Michael C. Scully. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and Parks and Recreation (2009). He has been married to Julie Thacker since April 30, 1999. They have one child. He ...
21. Babs Chula
Actress | jPod
Babz Chula grew up in a working-class Jewish neighborhood in Jamaica, N.Y. Her father Larry was a mechanic and stock-car driver who was killed in a race when he was just 27, leaving his wife, Abby, a 24-year-old widow, to raise Babz and her brother. Abby was a booking agent for Leonard Berstein. ...
22. George S. Irving
Actor | The Year Without a Santa Claus
George S. Irving was born on November 1, 1922 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as George Irving Shelasky. He was an actor, known for The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), Live From Lincoln Center (1976) and All in the Family (1971). He was married to Maria Karnilova. He died on December 26, 2016...
23. Nina Blackwood
Actress | Vice Squad
She was one of the original V.J.s on MTV when it debuted August 1, 1981. Her colleagues were Martha Quinn, Mark J. Goodman, Alan Hunter and J.J. Jackson. The first video to air was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles. Blackwood's MTV tenure lasted 1981-1986.
24. Peter Robinson
Actor | Freaks
Peter Robinson was born the son of Norwegian immigrants. He stated that during his childhood, he had a normal appearance until his early teens when his weight began to drop rapidly. He first went on exhibition in 1895, working at Coney Island and later Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
25. Seth Kozak
Actor | Dying of the Light
Seth is a formally-educated filmmaker with wide-ranging production experience. He is the recipient of several renowned industry awards, including two American Movie Awards for screenwriting. He is best known for his film and television roles in Dying of the Light (2014) Evil Stepmothers (2016) and ...
26. Michael Shapiro
Actor | Half-Life 2
Michael Shapiro was born in Springfield, Mass, in 1966. Of Jewish ancestry, Mike first got the taste of theatre when he played God in a school production. In 1987 he helped launch the Annex Theatre and participated in many productions. Voice acting soon snared his attention. For years, Mike voiced ...
27. Joshua Leary
Actor | Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Joshua Leary was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to David Winot and Tammy Leary. After spending several formative years in Naples, FL with his paternal grandmother he began to find deeper inspiration and work on his craft, and eventually realized he needed to be in Los Angeles.
Similar to many ...
28. Elizabeth Green
Actress | Freaks
Elizabeth Green (aka Betty Green) was an American sideshow performer who was presented to audiences as "The Human Stork" during the early 1900's. Elizabeth was actually the first "Koo Koo the Bird Girl" (predating Minnie Woolsey), and toured with Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus in the ...
29. George Tomasini
Editor | North by Northwest
George Tomasini has been something of an unsung hero in the editing business. He was for several years under contract to Paramount, before joining Alfred Hitchcock to collaborate on nine projects, beginning with Rear Window (1954). This partnership was to span a ten-year period, ending in ...
Actress | Dinner at Eight
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1872, character actress Louise Closser Hale (nee Louise Closser) began her acting studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and Emerson College of Oratory in Boston. On stage from 1894, her first hit show was in George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" in 1903 on ...
31. Ralph Sanford
Actor | The Glass Menagerie
Born on May 21, 1899 in Springfield, Massachusetts, veteran character actor Ralph Sanford came from a theatrical family. His parents were in the business, although not as actors.
An actor and stage manager on the Broadway stage in the early years of his career, Sanford appeared in such productions ...
32. Robert B. Parker
Writer | Jesse Stone: Night Passage
Robert B. Parker was born on September 17, 1932 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Brown Parker. He is known for his work on Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006), B.L. Stryker (1989) and Spenser: For Hire (1985). He was married to Joan H. Parker. He died on January 18, 2010 in Cambridge, ...
33. Paul Leder
Producer | Goin' to Chicago
Paul Leder was born on March 25, 1926 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Goin' to Chicago (1990), The Eleventh Commandment (1986) and My Friends Need Killing (1976). He was married to Etyl Leder. He died on April 9, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
34. Leonard Penn
Actor | Mysterious Island
Leonard Penn was born on November 13, 1907 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Leonard Monson Penn. He was an actor, known for Mysterious Island (1951), The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949) and The Dead Don't Dream (1948). He was married to Gladys George. He died on May 20, 1975 in Los Angeles, ...
35. Tommy Tallarico
Sound Department | Demolition Man
Tommy Tallarico is a veritable video game industry icon. As one of the most successful video game composers in history, he has helped revolutionize the gaming world, creating unique audio landscapes that enhance the video gaming experience. He is considered the person most instrumental in changing ...
36. Jeff Winkless
Actor | Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta
Jeff Winkless was born on June 2, 1941 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Jeff Alan Winkless. He was an actor and writer, known for Castle in the Sky (1986), Vampire Hunter D (1985) and Look Who's Talking Now (1993). He died on June 26, 2006 in Evanston, Illinois, USA.
Director | Thirteen or So Minutes
In January, 2008, Branden Blinn's short film "Confidences" was picked up for distribution by Hollywood Independents to be included in their short film compilation titled "Str8 Men and The Men Who Love Them 2." As Str8 Men neared release, Hollywood Independents found they were short ten minutes of ...
40. Leo Durocher
Actor | Main Street to Broadway
Leo Durocher was born on July 27, 1905 in West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Leo Ernest Durocher. He was an actor, known for Main Street to Broadway (1953), Matinee Theatre (1955) and Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952). He was married to Lynne Walker Goldblatt, Laraine Day, Grace Dozier and ...
42. Jake Robbins
Actor | Tonight It's Me
Jake Robbins was born in Springfield Massachusetts. He received a degree in writing and acting in NY and later studied at the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory. Jake starred in the adaption of James Franco's Best Selling Grammy nominated novel, Actors Anonymous alongside Scott Haze (Child of God). ...
43. Sandy Frank
Writer | Late Night with David Letterman
Sandy Frank was born on July 21, 1954 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Sanford Jay Frank. He was a writer and producer, known for Late Night with David Letterman (1982), Mister Sterling (2003) and In Living Color (1990). He was married to Pamela Frank. He died on April 18, 2014 in Calabasas, ...
Actor | Horror Time
Born in Massachusetts, Shawn grew up between the suburbs of Boston and small towns of Cape Cod. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where he played varsity football and earned his BA in Economics while beginning his career in theater and film.
Shawn resides in Brooklyn, NY ...
46. Nino Del Padre
Editor | A Schoolgirl's Day
Music Video and Commercial Director Nino Del Padre launched his videography business in 1991, shooting video of weddings and corporate events, basing his operations in a closet in his apartment where he was born in Springfield, MA. That was just a few years before the Internet and advances in ...
47. Lee Kheel
Actress | Jersey Guy
Lee Kheel was born on October 24, 1918 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Pearl Maida Provada. She was an actress, known for Jersey Guy (2003) and Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). She was married to Julian Kheel. She died on August 6, 2009 in Ithaca, New York, USA.
48. JoAnna Rhinehart
Actress | As the World Turns
Growing up in the steel mill city of Springfield, Massachusetts, living with her parents, and four brothers, being the youngest child and the only girl, her imagination became her best friend. During her teen years, She studied music and dance, ran track, played tennis and watched lots of movies. ...
49. Geno McGahee
Writer | Sickle
Geno McGahee is a Massachusetts filmmaker responsible for Evil Awakening (2001), Rise of the Scarecrows (2003), Family Secret (2009), Scary Tales (2014), Lone Gunman (2013) Sickle and Scary Tales: Last Stop. McGahee has been behind the camera since the age of 12, filming skits with friends before ...
50. Joseph Loftus
Camera Department | Through the Woods
Born in Providence Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Joseph Loftus began his acting career at South Hadley High School, acting in several musicals and one-act plays. He won several awards at the one-act play competitions, and one at regional competition. He continued acting after graduation in ...