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

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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 47 Aaron Dontez Yates, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums ...more

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Ada Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 60 (1890-1950) Ada Brown was an American blues singer. She is best known for her recordings of "Ill Natural Blues", "Break O' Day Blues", and "Evil Mama Blues.

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Alice Joyce is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 65 (1890-1955) Alice Joyce was an American actress, who appeared in more than 200 films during the 1910s and 1920s. She is known for her roles in the 1923 film The Green Goddess and its 1930 remake also called ...more

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Allan Melvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 85 (1923-2008) Allan John Melvin was an American character actor who appeared in several television shows, including the roles of Corporal Henshaw on The Phil Silvers Show; Alice’s boyfriend, Sam the Butcher, ...more

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Allison Hensel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 54 Allison Hensel is an actress.

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Alvaleta Guess is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 41 (1955-1996) Alvaleta Guess was an American stage/musical theatre actress, both on and off-Broadway, but also played the occasional supporting role on television and in feature films. She appeared on ...more

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Amber J. Lawson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Amber J. Lawson age 46 Amber J. Lawson is a film producer and an actress

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Amy Alcott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 62 Amy Alcott is an American professional golfer and golf course designer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1975, and won five major championships and 29 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a ...more

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Angella Kaye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 43 Angella Kaye is an actress , voice actress, and singer.

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Angus Scrimm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 92 Angus Scrimm is an American actor and Grammy-winning author, best known for playing the Tall Man in the 1979 horror movie Phantasm and its sequels.

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Anthony Avery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Anthony Avery is an actor.

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Anthony Pawley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Anthony Pawley Anthony Pawley is an actor.

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Antoine Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 41 Antoine Williams is an actor.

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Arnie Pantoja is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Arnie Pantoja is an American actor. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he graduated from East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida in 2003. After attending Florida State University for a ...more

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Arthur Bullock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 69 Arthur Bullock is an actor.

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Ben Webster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 64 (1909-1973) Benjamin Francis Webster, a.k.a. "The Brute" or "Frog", was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. Webster, born in Kansas City, Missouri, is considered one of the ...more

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Betty Boyd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Betty Boyd Died at 63 (1908-1971) Elizabeth "Betty" Boyd was an American film actress in the early days of Hollywood, mostly in the silent film era of the late 1920s and into the early 1930s in B-movies.

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Betty Farrington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 91 (1898-1989) Betty Farrington was an actress.

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Betty Lynn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 92 Betty Lynn is an American actress. She is best known for having played Thelma Lou in The Andy Griffith Show. She and Elinor Donahue are the last surviving regular female cast members from the

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Big Joe Turner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 74 (1911-1985) Big Joe Turner was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll would have never happened without him." ...more

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Bill Rowley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Bill Rowley age 88 Bill Rowley is an actor.

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Billy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 41 Billy Taylor is an actor.

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Bobb'e J. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 22 Bobb'e Jacques Thompson is an American actor. He is known for playing Tracy Jr. on 30 Rock, Stanley on That's So Raven, Ronnie Shields in Role Models, Jimmy Mitchell on the short-lived NBC ...more

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Brian David is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 53 Brian David is an actor.

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Brian Vincent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 48 Brian Vincent is an Actor.

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Brooke Dillman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 52 Brooke Dillman is an American actress and comedian best known as a series regular maternal roles on the skit comedy Blue Collar TV.

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Bruce Lietzke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 67 Bruce Alan Lietzke is an American professional golfer who has won 13 tournaments on the PGA Tour, including two victories in the Canadian Open. He has had seven victories on the Champions Tour, ...more

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Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 90 Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, he is known for his popular ...more

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Calvin Trillin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 83 Calvin Marshall Trillin is an American journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, memoirist and novelist.

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Candy Samples is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 78 Candy Samples is an American pornographic actress and exotic dancer.

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Caprice Crawford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 47 Caprice Crawford is an actress.

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Charlie Parker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 35 (1920-1955) Charles Parker, Jr., also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in ...more

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Chely Wright is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 48 Richell Rene "Chely" Wright is an American country music singer and gay rights activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music named her Top New ...more

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Chris Cooper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 67 Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He became well known in the late 1990s. He has appeared in supporting performances in several major ...more

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Chris Odo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 64 Chris Odo is an actor.

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Chris Palmer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 44 Chris Palmer is an actor.

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Christina Janine Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 34 Christina Janine Rodgers is an actress, model, writer, film producer and entrepreneur.

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Columbus Short is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 36 Columbus Keith Short, Jr. is an American choreographer, actor, and singer. He choreographed Britney Spears's Onyx Hotel Tour and worked with Brian Friedman. He is best known for his roles in the ...more

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Connee Boswell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 69 (1907-1976) Constance Foore "Connee" Boswell was an American female vocalist born in Kansas City but raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. With her sisters, Martha and Helvetia "Vet" ...more

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Conrad Rooks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 77 (1934-2011) Conrad Rooks was an American writer, director and producer most renowned for his 1972 filmed adaptation of Hermann Hesse's novel Siddhartha. Rooks was an heir to the Avon Products cosmetics ...more

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Craig Kilborn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 56 Craig Anthony Marcus Kilborn is an American actor, political satirist, media critic, writer, producer, comedian, and television host. He was the original host of The Daily Show, a former anchor ...more

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 46 Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of the group D12, ...more

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Dana Suesse is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 78 (1909-1987) Nadine Dana Suesse was an American musician, composer and lyricist.

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Daniel Bateman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Daniel Bateman is an actor.

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Daniel Joseph is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Daniel Joseph is an actor, film director, producer, editor and screenwriter.

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Dante Henderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
age 49 Dante Henderson is a singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, model and actor. Henderson and his family moved to California when he was about 2 years old. Raised in Los Angeles, Dante studied ...more

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David Imboden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 87 (1887-1974) David Imboden is a film actor.

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David Rollins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Died at 90 (1907-1997) David Rollins was an actor.

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Dawn McMillan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Dawn McMillan is an actress.

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Debra Alden is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Debra Alden Debra Alden is an American actress best remembered for her role as Ruth Stockton in the 1947 film, Code of the West. Debra Alden was born in Kansas City, Missouri as Shirley Fedderson. Her ...more