Entertainment 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 48
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 55
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)
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 47
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
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 44
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 93
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 42
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 70
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)
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 93
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
Dec. 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 89
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 42
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 23
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 54
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 49
Brian Vincent is an Actor.