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Famous Film Actors From Cincinnati

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

Examples of items on this list include Steven Spielberg and Pete Rose.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Cincinnati?" and "Which famous actors were born in Cincinnati?"
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  • 1

    Aaron Clayton

    Age: 42

    Films Acted InFlesh for the Beast

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron Clayton is an actor and a film producer....
  • 2

    Films Acted In17 Again, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Hard Breakers, Saints and Soldiers: The Void

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'2"

    Adam Gregory (born December 28, 1987) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Thomas Forrester on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful....  more
  • 3

    Films Acted InHalloween, Crazy, Iowa

    BirthplaceUSA, Norwood, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.72

    Amanda Tepe (born October 16, 1977) is an American actress. Tepe is a native of Norwood, Ohio. She has appeared in several short and feature films. Her television credits include General Hospital,...  more
  • 4

    Amanda Lippert

    Amanda Lippert is an actress....
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    Ambrit Millhouse is a film actress....  more
  • 6
    Amy Ferguson is an American actress and model. Ferguson is also a singer-songwriter who goes by the stage name of "Grandma Dirt."...  more
  • 7

    Films Acted InPretty Woman, The Mask, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Problem Child

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'6"

    Amy Marie Yasbeck (born September 12, 1962) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Casey Chappel Davenport on the sitcom Wings from 1994 to 1997, and also having played the part of...  more

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  • 8

    Amy Simon

    Age: 43

    Films Acted InBlackwater

    BirthplaceUSA, Cincinnati, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Amy Simon is an actress....
  • 9

    Andrew Breving

    Age: 42

    Films Acted InThe Departed

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andrew Breving is a film and television actor....
  • 10

    Films Acted InBroadway Dance Center: Takes on Theatre Dance

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andy Blankenbuehler (born March 7, 1970) is an American dancer, choreographer and director primarily for stage and concerts. He has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Choreography five times,...  more
  • 11

    Ann May

    Dec. at 84 (1901-1985)

    Films Acted InThundering Hoofs, The Vermilion Pencil, Lombardi, Ltd.

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'1"

    Ann May (1901 – July 26, 1985) was a silent film star who appeared in motion pictures from 1919 to 1925. Her given name was Anna Max and she was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. In appearance she was...  more
  • 12

    Anthony Campanello

    Anthony Campanello is an actor....
  • 13

    Antrim Short

    Dec. at 72 (1900-1972)

    Films Acted InWhere the Trail Divides, Huck and Tom

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Antrim Short was an actor....
  • 14

    Arthur Thalasso

    Dec. at 71 (1883-1954)

    Films Acted InLittle Lord Fauntleroy, Cain and Mabel, The Strong Man, Behind the Headlines, Prison Shadows

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Arthur Thalasso (November 26, 1883 – February 13, 1954) was an American stage actor of vaudeville and musical comedy in the 1910s and, subsequently, a screen actor. He appeared in 71 films between...  more
  • 15

    Arthur V. Johnson

    Dec. at 40 (1876-1916)

    Films Acted InThe Two Brothers, The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwellian Period, Resurrection, Higgenses Versus Judsons, The Call of the Wild

    BirthplaceDavenport, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Arthur Vaughan Johnson (February 2, 1876 – January 17, 1916) was a pioneer actor and director of the early American silent film era. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Rev. Myron A. Johnson, Arthur...  more
  • 16

    Bill Ramsey

    Age: 89

    Films Acted InHomesick for St. Pauli, The Swissmakers

    BirthplaceUSA, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Bill Ramsey is a German-American jazz and pop singer, journalist and actor famous for his German-language hits....  more
  • 17

    Charles Gordone

    Dec. at 70 (1925-1995)

    Films Acted InCoonskin

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Gordone (October 12, 1925 – November 16, 1995) was an American playwright, actor, director, and educator. He was the first African American to win the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama and he...  more
  • 18

    Blanche Mehaffey

    Dec. at 60 (1908-1968)

    Films Acted InRiders of the North, The Battling Orioles, The Silent Code, Held for Ransom, Mounted Fury

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'2"

    Blanche Mehaffey (July 28, 1908 – March 31, 1968) was an American showgirl and film actress....  more
  • 19

    Films Acted InSacrifice 2011 (TV)

    Christopher Eric Harris (born December 25, 1973) is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he was formerly one-half of the tag team...  more
  • 20

    Films Acted InStanding in the Shadows of Motown, Moog, Parliament Funkadelic: The Mothership Connection: Live 1976, Learn to Play Funk Bass: Level 1, Learn to Play Funk Bass: Level 2

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'2"

    William Earl "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. Rising to prominence with James Brown in the early 1970s, and later with Parliament-Funkadelic,...  more

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    Brad Baker

    Brad Baker is an actor, a teacher and a stunt performer....
  • 22

    Brenda Scott

    Age: 77

    Films Acted InSimon, King of the Witches, Journey to Shiloh, Johnny Tiger

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brenda Scott is an American film and television actress. Her roles were in such films and television series as Alias Smith and Jones, Ironside, Journey to Shiloh, Johnny Tiger, Window on Main Street,...  more
  • 23

    Brian Pillman

    Dec. at 35 (1962-1997)

    Films Acted InHitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows, WWE: SummerSlam 1997

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'10"

    Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler and professional football player best known for his appearances in Stampede Wrestling in the 1980s and...  more

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  • 24

    Films Acted InThe National: A Skin, A Night

    BirthplaceUSA, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Bryce David Dessner (born April 23, 1976) is an American composer and guitarist based in Paris, also known as a member of the rock band the National. Dessner's brother Aaron is also a member of the...  more
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    Cajardo Lindsey is an actor....  more