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Famous Film Actors From Kansas City

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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, Credits: Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, Tech N9ne: The Psychumentary & Vengeance

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.73

Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971), better known by his stage name Tech N9ne (pronounced "tech nine"), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and ...more

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Ada Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Dec. at 60 (1890-1950), Credits: Stormy Weather

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Ada Scott Brown (May 1, 1890 – March 30, 1950) was an American blues singer. She is best known for her recordings of "Ill Natural Blues", "Break o' Day Blues", and "Evil
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Alice Joyce is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Dec. at 65 (1890-1955), Credits: The Passionate Adventure, Dancing Mothers & So's Your Old Man

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Alice Moore, Peggy Harris

Alice Joyce (October 1, 1890 – October 9, 1955) 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 ...more
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Allan Melvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Dec. at 85 (1923-2008), Credits: With Six You Get Eggroll, The New Alice in Wonderland & The Magilla Gorilla Show

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Jennifer Melvin, Mya Melvin

Allan John Melvin (February 18, 1923 – January 17, 2008) was an American character actor, voice actor and impressionist, who appeared in several television shows including numerous recurring ...more
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Allison Hensel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Age 54, Credits: Grave Mistake, Easier with Practice & Nothing but Life

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

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
Dec. at 41 (1955-1996), Credits: Money Train, Dead Presidents & The Keeper

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Alvaleta Guess (born November 24, 1955, Kansas City, Missouri — d. September 2, 1996, New York City, New York) was an American stage/musical theatre actress, both on and off-Broadway, but also ...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, Credits: Desperation Boulevard

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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 63, Credits: Tin Cup

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Amy Alcott (born February 22, 1956) 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 ...more
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Angella Kaye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Age 43, Credits: Man on the Moon, Whatever It Takes & Dead Man on Campus

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Vincent Casale Jr.

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, Credits: John Dies at the End, Phantasm & Wishmaster

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'3"

Angus Scrimm (born Lawrence Rory Guy; August 19, 1926 – January 9, 2016) was an American actor, author, and journalist, best known for his portrayal of the Tall Man in the 1979 horror film ...more
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Anthony Avery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

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

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

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 42, Credits: People Like Us, Love Is All You Need? & William & Kate

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

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

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

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 70, Credits: A Darker Reality and Dark Reality

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

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
Dec. at 64 (1909-1973), Credits: The Only Way, Ben Webster: In Hannover: 1973 & Teddy Wilson: In Europe: 1969-1970

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Benjamin Francis Webster (March 27, 1909 – September 20, 1973) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He is considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with ...more

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Betty Boyd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Betty Boyd Dec. at 63 (1908-1971), Credits: Samson and Delilah, Companionate Service & The Quiet Worker

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Elizabeth "Betty" Boyd (May 11, 1908 – September 16, 1971) was an American film actress in the early days of Hollywood, mostly in the silent film era of the late 1920s and into the ...more
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Betty Farrington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Dec. at 91 (1898-1989), Credits: The Lady Eve, Samson and Delilah & Let Us Live

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

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, Credits: The Hangman, Return to Mayberry & Gun for a Coward

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Elizabeth Ann Theresa "Betty" Lynn (born August 29, 1926) is a retired American actress. She is best known for her role as Thelma Lou, Deputy Barney Fife's girlfriend, on The Andy ...more
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Big Joe Turner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Dec. at 74 (1911-1985), Credits: The American Folk-Blues Festival: The British Tours 1963-1966

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr. (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri. According to songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll ...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, Credits: The Nesting

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

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, Credits: National Lampoon's Van Wilder

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

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, Credits: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Role Models & Fred Claus

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Bobb'e Jacques Thompson (born February 28, 1996) is an American actor, dancer, rapper and comedian. He is known for playing Tracy Jr. on 30 Rock; his role as Stanley on That's So Raven; playing ...more
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Brian David is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kansas City
Age 53, Credits: Wristcutters: A Love Story

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

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, Credits: Black Dog, Blue Moon & Animal Room

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Brian Vincent is an Actor.