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Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga

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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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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"

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    Benjamin S. Carroll Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Benjamin S. Carroll is an actor.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Brett Rice is an American actor.

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    Charles Purcell Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Charles Purcell was an actor.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Coleman Barks is an actor.

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    D. Scott Lumpkin Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA D. Scott Lumpkin is a film producer.

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    Debi Moore Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Debi Moore is an actress.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Gwen Welles was an American actress.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Joey Ray was an actor.

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    John Kirkman Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA John Kirkman is an actor.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Leslie Allen Jordan is an American actor and playwright from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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    Leslie Wells Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Leslie Wells is an actress.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Lewis Smith is an American actor.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Lori Petty is an actress, film director and screenwriter.

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    Mary Alice Haney Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Mary Alice Haney is an actress.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Mike Monty Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Nina Jones is an actress and dancer.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Tennessee, USA, Signal Mountain 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

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Ralphie May is an American stand-up comedian.

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    Red Heaven Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Red Heaven is an actress.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Sally Crute Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Scott King Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Scott King is an actor, a screenwriter and a film producer.

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    Teresa Langley Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Teresa Langley is an actor.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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 Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Tom Nobles is an actor and a psychotherapist.

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    Tony Nudo Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Tony Nudo is an actor.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA Wayne White is an American artist, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist and illustrator.

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    Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA 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

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