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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Chattanooga, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Chattanooga, as in some cases Chattanooga may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Chattanooga then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Chattanooga, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

Items here include everything from Reggie White to Bessie Smith.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Chattanooga?" and "Which famous actors were born in Chattanooga?"

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Ben Curtis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Ben Curtis age 37 - Benjamin Bowmar Curtis, also known as the Dell Dude or Slacker Steve, is an American actor and former promoter for Dell Computers. Curtis was prominently featured in the popular "Dell Dude" ...more

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Benjamin S. Carroll is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Benjamin S. Carroll age 37 - Benjamin S. Carroll is an actor.

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Bessie Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Bessie Smith Died at 43 (1894-1937) - Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest ...more

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Betty Lou Gerson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Betty Lou Gerson Died at 85 (1914-1999) - Betty Lou Gerson was an American actress, predominantly in radio, but also in film and television, and as a voice actress.

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Bill McKinney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Bill McKinney Died at 80 (1931-2011) - William Denison "Bill" McKinney was an American character actor, whose most famous role was the sadistic mountain man in John Boorman's 1972 film Deliverance. McKinney was also recognizable ...more

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Brett Rice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Brett Rice age 63 - Brett Rice is an American actor.

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Charles Purcell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Charles Purcell Died at 77 (1885-1962) - Charles Purcell was an actor.

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Clyde Stubblefield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Clyde Stubblefield age 74 - Clyde Stubblefield is a drummer best known for his work with James Brown. Stubblefield's recordings with James Brown are considered to be some of the standard-bearers for funk drumming, including the ...more

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Coleman Barks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Coleman Barks age 80 - Coleman Barks is an actor.

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D. Scott Lumpkin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
D. Scott Lumpkin D. Scott Lumpkin is a film producer.

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Debi Moore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Debi Moore age 59 - Debi Moore is an actress.

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Dennis Haskins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Dennis Haskins age 67 - Dennis Haskins is an American actor known for his role as principal Richard Belding in the teen sitcom Saved by the Bell, which ran from 1989 to 1993 on NBC. He then went on to star in Saved by the ...more

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Grady Sutton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Grady Sutton Died at 89 (1906-1995) - Grady Harwell Sutton was an American film and television actor from the 1920s to the 1970s. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sutton was raised in Florida where he attended St. Petersburg High School. ...more

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Gwen Welles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Gwen Welles Died at 42 (1951-1993) - Gwen Welles was an American actress.

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Joey Ray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Joey Ray Died at 54 (1904-1958) - Joey Ray was an actor.

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John Kirkman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
John Kirkman age 48 - John Kirkman is an actor.

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Lady Bunny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Lady Bunny age 55 - The Lady Bunny is an American drag queen, nightclub DJ, promoter and founder of the annual Wigstock event. She has also released disco singles such as "Shame, Shame, Shame!" and "The ...more

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Leon Wagner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Leon Wagner Died at 70 (1934-2004) - Leon Lamar Wagner was an American Major League Baseball left fielder who played with the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. He ...more

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Leslie Jordan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Leslie Jordan age 62 - Leslie Allen Jordan is an American actor and playwright from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Leslie Wells is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Leslie Wells Leslie Wells is an actress.

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Lewis Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Lewis Smith age 61 - Lewis Smith is an American actor.

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Lori Petty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Lori Petty age 54 - Lori Petty is an actress, film director and screenwriter.

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Mary Alice Haney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Mary Alice Haney Mary Alice Haney is an actress.

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Melville Shyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Melville Shyer Died at 73 (1895-1968) - Melville Jacob Shyer was an American film director, screenwriter and producer and one of the founders of the Directors Guild of America. His career spanned over 50 years, during which he worked with ...more

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Mike Monty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Mike Monty Died at 70 (1936-2006) - Mike Monty was an American character actor, born in 1936 in Chattanooga, Tennessee as Michael O'Donahue but he changed his name to Mike Monty late in life. He left the United States for Italy in the ...more

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Nina Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Nina Jones Nina Jones is an actress and dancer.

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Norman Blake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Norman Blake age 79 - Norman Blake is an American instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter. In a career spanning more than 60 years Blake has played in a number of folk and country groups. He is considered one of the ...more

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Rachel Boston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Rachel Boston age 35 - Rachel Elizabeth Boston is an American actress and producer. Boston had the leading roles in a number of independent films, and was regular cast member in the several television series. She starred in ...more

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Ralphie May is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Ralphie May age 45 - Ralphie May is an American stand-up comedian.

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Red Heaven is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Red Heaven age 37 - Red Heaven is an actress.

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Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Reggie White Died at 43 (1961-2004) - Reginald Howard "Reggie" White was an American college and professional football player who was mostly a defensive end but also played some defensive tackle in the National Football League ...more

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Richard McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Richard McKenzie Died at 70 (1932-2002) - Richard McKenzie is an American character actor who is known for his guest role as Fred Bunker, younger brother of Archie Bunker on the hit CBS-TV sitcom series All in the Family in seasons 7 and 8. ...more

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S. David Freeman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
S. David Freeman age 91 - S. David Freeman is an American engineer, attorney, and author, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who has had many key roles in energy policy. Freeman has been termed an "eco-pioneer" for his ...more

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Sally Crute is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Sally Crute Died at 85 (1886-1971) - Sally Crute was an actress of the silent film era from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Before entering motion pictures she performed on stage. Crute was generally cast as a widow or man charmer in movies. She ...more

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Scott King is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Scott King Scott King is an actor, a screenwriter and a film producer.

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Teresa Langley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Teresa Langley age 52 - Teresa Langley is an actor.

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Terry Gordy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Terry Gordy Died at 40 (1961-2001) - Terry Ray Gordy Sr. was a professional wrestler who was best known in North America for being a member of the Fabulous Freebirds.

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Tom Nobles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Tom Nobles age 75 - Tom Nobles is an actor and a psychotherapist.

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Tony Nudo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Tony Nudo age 41 - Tony Nudo is an actor.

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Tyler Kain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Tyler Kain age 35 - Tyler Kain is an American actress who played Julia Capshaw on the MyNetworkTV limited-run serial Saints & Sinners. Her previous acting credits include guest appearances on My Name Is Earl, Cold ...more

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Walter James is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Walter James Died at 64 (1882-1946) - Walter James was an American film actor. He appeared in 51 films between 1915 and 1942. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and died in Gardena, California from a heart attack.

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Wayne White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Wayne White age 60 - Wayne White is an American artist, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist and illustrator.

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Yusef Lateef is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Yusef Lateef Died at 93 (1920-2013) - Yusef Abdul Lateef was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community after his conversion to the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam in 1950. Although Lateef's ...more