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Famous Film Actors From Cedar Rapids

Updated October 13, 2018 5.1k views23 items

List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Cedar Rapids, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Cedar Rapids, as in some cases Cedar Rapids may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List items include Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood and many additional items as well.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Cedar Rapids?" and "Which famous actors were born in Cedar Rapids?"
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  • Ashton Kutcher1

    Films Acted InThe Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, No Strings Attached, Dude, Where's My Car?

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.89

    ParentsDiane Finnegan Kutcher, Larry M. Kutcher

    Christopher Ashton Kutcher (; born February 7, 1978) is an American actor, producer, and...  more

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  • 2

    Films Acted InThe Evil Dead, Brutal Massacre, Witches' Night

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Betsy Baker (born May 8, 1955) is an American actress, best known as playing Linda in the film...  more
  • Bobby Driscoll3

    Bobby Driscoll

    Dec. at 31 (1937-1968)

    Films Acted InPeter Pan, Song of the South, Treasure Island, Melody Time, So Dear to My Heart

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsIsabelle Kratz Driscoll, Cletus Driscoll

    Robert Cletus Driscoll (March 3, 1937 – March 30, 1968) was an American child actor and artist...  more

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  • Brian Gross4

    Films Acted InBig Momma's House 2, Sorority Boys, 2001 Maniacs, Hope Ranch, Bone Eater

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brian Gross is an actor starring in the 1998 TV series Wind on Water as Kelly Connolly and has...  more
  • 5

    Bruce Spielbauer

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  • 6

    Films Acted InTake This Waltz, Mary Silliman's War, Good Neighbors, Striking Poses, A Family Divided

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Diane D'Aquila (born 1953) is an American-Canadian actress. She has appeared in both...  more
  • Don DeFore7

    Don DeFore

    Dec. at 80 (1913-1993)

    Films Acted InThirty Seconds Over Tokyo, It Happened on Fifth Avenue, Too Late for Tears, The Facts of Life, Dark City

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'0"

    ParentsJoseph Ervin DeFore, Albina Sylvia Nezerka

    Donald John DeFore (August 25, 1913 – December 22, 1993) was an American actor. He is best...  more
  • Douglas Barr8

    Films Acted InSpaced Invaders, The Unseen, Fortune Lane

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Douglas Barr (born May 1, 1949), also credited as Doug Barr, is an American actor, writer, and...  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Dow Mossman (born 1943 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American writer, known for his novel The...  more
  • Elijah Wood10

    Films Acted InThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Sin City

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.68

    ParentsDebra Krause, Warren Wood

    Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor, film producer, and DJ. He...  more

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  • 11

    Fred Burrell

    Age: 83

    Films Acted InKlute, Kinsey, We Own the Night

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Fred Burrell is an actor....
  • 12

    Hannah Wood

    Age: 36

    Films Acted InThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Radio Flyer

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsDebra Krause, Warren Wood

    Hannah Wood may refer to: Hannah Wood (actress), who appeared on an episode of the...  more
  • 13

    Films Acted InWedding Crashers, Poseidon, Powder Blue

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 14

    Joseph Canales

    Age: 31

    Films Acted InThe Dilemma

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Michael Emerson15

    Films Acted InSaw, For Love of the Game, Unfaithful, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'8"

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  • 16

    Orville Stoeber

    Age: 72

    Films Acted InMouseHunt, Switchback

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Orville Stoeber is an actor and film score composer....
  • 17

    Preston Hanson

    Dec. at 87 (1921-2008)

    Films Acted InJulius Caesar, Action Jackson, Goodbye, Norma Jean, Cage of Evil

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Preston Hanson (January 17, 1921 – February 12, 2008) was an American actor....  more
  • Riley Smith18

    Films Acted InBring It On, Not Another Teen Movie, Radio, Eight Legged Freaks, New York Minute

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'0"

    ParentsRoxanne Smith, Russ Smith

    Riley Smith (born April 12, 1978) is an American actor. He is known for his roles on...  more
  • Ron Livingston19

    Films Acted InOffice Space, Adaptation, Swingers, The Time Traveler's Wife, The Conjuring

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'10"

    ParentsLinda Livingston, Kurt Livingston

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  • Terry Farrell20

    Films Acted InBack to School, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, The Deliberate Stranger, Danielle Steel's Star

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'11"

    ParentsDavid W. Grussendorf, Kay Carol Christine Bendickson, Edwin Francis Farrell Jr.

    Theresa Lee "Terry" Farrell (born November 19, 1963) is an American actress and fashion model....  more
  • 21

    Thomas McGowan

    Age: 71

    Films Acted InWhen in Rome, Die Hard Dracula

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Thomas McGowan is an actor....
  • Tiana Brown22

    Tiana Brown

    Age: 38

    Films Acted In17 Again, Burlesque, Fat Albert

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Tiana Chanel Brown (born July 13, 1981) is an American dancer. Brown is known for dancing for...  more
  • 23

    Wade Crosby

    Dec. at 70 (1905-1975)

    Films Acted InWestworld, Airport 1975, Arizona, Under California Stars, J. W. Coop

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Wade Crosby was an actor....  more