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Famous Film Actors From Fort Wayne

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

This list has a variety of items, like Jenna Fischer and Carole Lombard, in it.

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

    Allison Flanagan

    Age: 37

    Films Acted InDon't Fade Away

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Allison Flanagan is an actress.
  • Cameron Scher2

    Films Acted InThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Beerfest, The Second Chance

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Cameron Scher is a child actor.
  • Carole Lombard3

    Carole Lombard

    Dec. at 34 (1908-1942)

    Films Acted InMy Man Godfrey, To Be or Not to Be, Nothing Sacred, Ben-Hur, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'3"

    ParentsFrederick C. Peters, Elizabeth Knight

    Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #141 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#601 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • Dan Butler4

    Dan Butler

    Age: 65

    Films Acted InThe Silence of the Lambs, Enemy of the State, Manhunter, Crazy, Stupid

    BirthplaceHuntington Township, Huntington, Indiana, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsAndrew Butler, Shirley Butler

    Daniel Eugene Butler (born December 2, 1954) is an American actor known for his role as Bob... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    Cody Strack

    Age: 35

    Films Acted InGun

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Cody Strack is an actor.
  • 6

    Debbie Campbell

    Age: 46

    Films Acted InEve's Dropping In

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Debbie Campbell is an actor.
  • Dick York7

    Dick York

    Dec. at 64 (1928-1992)

    Films Acted InInherit the Wind, Cowboy, They Came to Cordura, Operation Mad Ball, Inherit the Wind

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'0"

    Richard Allen York (September 4, 1928 – February 20, 1992) was an American radio, stage, film... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    Earl McCarthy

    Dec. at 27 (1906-1933)

    Films Acted InThe Magic Garden, Clancy of the Mounted, Cupid's Victory, Sign Them Papers, Rudolph's Revenge

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Earl McCarthy was an actor.
  • 9

    Films Acted InVertical Limit

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edmund Viesturs (born June 22, 1959) is a high-altitude mountaineer and corporate speaker. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric Bruskotter10

    Films Acted InStarship Troopers, Can't Buy Me Love, Crimson Tide, In the Line of Fire, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Eric Bruskotter (born March 22, 1966) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    George Poorman

    Age: 50

    Films Acted InRudy

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    George Poorman was an American football player.
  • 12

    Jan Schweiterman

    Age: 47

    Films Acted InGood Burger, Warlock III: The End of Innocence

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jan Schweiterman is an American former film and television actor who has appeared in several... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Jan Stine

    Dec. at 72 (1938-2010)

    Films Acted InThe Horse Soldiers, Summer Magic

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jan Stine was an actor.
  • Jason Fabini14

    Films Acted InMade

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height2.01

    Jason Tamer Fabini (born August 25, 1974) is a former American football offensive lineman. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Films Acted InWar of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave, The Butcher, The Da Vinci Treasure, The 9/11 Commission Report, Journey to the Center of the Earth

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jason S. Gray is an actor.
  • Jenna Fischer16

    Films Acted InThe 40-Year-Old Virgin, Slither, Hall Pass, Blades of Glory, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'4"

    ParentsJim Fischer, Anne Fischer

    Regina Marie Fischer (born March 7, 1974), better known as Jenna Fischer, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #176 of 222 The Best Actresses Working Today#90 of 278 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

  • 17

    Jeridan Frye

    Age: 42

    Films Acted InBobby

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jeridan Frye is an actor.
  • Jill Bennett18

    Films Acted InAnd Then Came Lola, In Her Line of Fire, Expiration Date, The Pleasure Drivers, Secrets & Toys

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'4"

    Jill Bennett (born August 14, 1975 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is an American actress. She may be... more on Wikipedia
  • Jon Fitch19

    Jon Fitch

    Age: 41

    Films Acted InUFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch, UFC 64: Unstoppable, UFC 76: Knockout, UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'0"

    Jonathan Parker Fitch (born February 24, 1978) is an American mixed martial artist, competing... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Lyn Thomas

    Dec. at 75 (1929-2004)

    Films Acted InThe Missourians, Space Master X-7

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lyn Thomas was an actress.
  • 21

    Martha Merrill

    Dec. at 75 (1916-1991)

    Films Acted InCain and Mabel

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Martha Merrill is an actress.
  • 22

    Maurice Hill

    Dec. at 89 (1918-2007)

    Films Acted InAirplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel, Downtown

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Maurice Hill was an actor and screenwriter.
  • Patrick McVey23

    Patrick McVey

    Dec. at 63 (1910-1973)

    Films Acted InNorth by Northwest, Bang the Drum Slowly, Desperate Characters, Tarzan's New York Adventure, The Visitors

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Patrick McVey (March 17, 1910 – July 6, 1973) was an American actor who starred in three... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Peter Meyer

    Age: 36

    Films Acted InLucky You

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Peter Meyer is an actor.
  • 25

    Randy Thompson

    Age: 65

    Films Acted InSingles, Desperate Measures

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Fort Wayne

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Randy Thompson is an actor, comedian, film director, film producer, screenwriter, musician and...