Entertainment Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga

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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
age 38
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 ...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 38
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
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
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
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 ...more

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Brett Rice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
age 64
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
age 75
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, ...more

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Coleman Barks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
age 81
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 60
Debi Moore is an actress.

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Dennis Haskins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
age 68
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 ...more

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Grady Sutton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
Dec. 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 ...more

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Gwen Welles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
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
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 49
John Kirkman is an actor.

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Lady Bunny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
age 56
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 ...more

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Leon Wagner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
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. ...more

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Leslie Jordan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chattanooga
age 63
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
age 62
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
age 55
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
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 ...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 ...more