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Famous Film Actors From Kansas City

Updated October 13, 2018 22.3k views224 items

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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This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Kansas City?" and "Which famous actors were born in Kansas City?"
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  • Tech N9ne1

    Tech N9ne

    Age: 48

    Films Acted InNight of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, Tech N9ne: The Psychumentary, Vengeance, T9X: The Tech N9Ne Experience, The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia!

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.73

    Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971), better known by his stage name Tech N9ne...  more

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  • Ada Brown2

    Ada Brown

    Dec. at 60 (1890-1950)

    Films Acted InStormy Weather

    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ada Scott Brown (May 1, 1890 – March 30, 1950) was an American blues singer. She is best known...  more
  • Alice Joyce3

    Alice Joyce

    Dec. at 65 (1890-1955)

    Films Acted InThe Passionate Adventure, Dancing Mothers, So's Your Old Man, A Battle of Wits, The Young Millionaire

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenAlice Moore, Peggy Harris

    Alice Joyce (October 1, 1890 – October 9, 1955) was an American actress, who appeared in more...  more
  • Allan Melvin4

    Allan Melvin

    Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)

    Films Acted InWith Six You Get Eggroll, The New Alice in Wonderland, The Magilla Gorilla Show, Pufnstuf, Yogi's Ark Lark

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenJennifer Melvin, Mya Melvin

    Allan John Melvin (February 18, 1923 – January 17, 2008) was an American character actor,...  more
  • 5

    Films Acted InGrave Mistake, Easier with Practice, Nothing but Life

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Allison Hensel is an actress....  more
  • Alvaleta Guess6

    Alvaleta Guess

    Dec. at 41 (1955-1996)

    Films Acted InMoney Train, Dead Presidents, The Keeper

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alvaleta Guess (born November 24, 1955, Kansas City, Missouri — d. September 2, 1996, New York...  more
  • 7

    Amber J. Lawson

    Age: 47

    Films Acted InDesperation Boulevard

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Amber J. Lawson is a film producer and an actress...  more
  • Amy Alcott8

    Amy Alcott

    Age: 63

    Films Acted InTin Cup

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Amy Alcott (born February 22, 1956) is an American professional golfer and golf course...  more
  • 9

    Films Acted InMan on the Moon, Whatever It Takes, Dead Man on Campus, Demolition High, Money for Nothing

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenVincent Casale Jr.

    Angella Kaye is an actress , voice actress, and singer....  more
  • Angus Scrimm10

    Films Acted InJohn Dies at the End, Phantasm, Wishmaster, Phantasm II, I Sell the Dead

    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'3"

    Angus Scrimm (born Lawrence Rory Guy; August 19, 1926 – January 9, 2016) was an American...  more
  • 11
    Anthony Avery is an actor....  more
  • 12

    Anthony Pawley

    Anthony Pawley is an actor....
  • Antoine Williams13

    Films Acted InPeople Like Us, Love Is All You Need?, William & Kate, Howlin' for You

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Antoine Williams is an actor....  more
  • Arnie Pantoja14
    Arnie Pantoja is an American actor. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he graduated from East Lake...  more
  • 15

    Films Acted InA Darker Reality, Dark Reality

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Arthur Bullock is an actor....  more
  • Ben Webster16

    Ben Webster

    Dec. at 64 (1909-1973)

    Films Acted InThe Only Way, Ben Webster: In Hannover: 1973, Teddy Wilson: In Europe: 1969-1970, The House of Temperley, Miriam Rozella

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Benjamin Francis Webster (March 27, 1909 – September 20, 1973) was an American jazz tenor...  more

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  • 17

    Betty Boyd

    Dec. at 63 (1908-1971)

    Films Acted InSamson and Delilah, Companionate Service, The Quiet Worker, Along Came Youth

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Elizabeth "Betty" Boyd (May 11, 1908 – September 16, 1971) was an American film actress in the...  more
  • 18

    Betty Farrington

    Dec. at 91 (1898-1989)

    Films Acted InThe Lady Eve, Samson and Delilah, Let Us Live, Down to Their Last Yacht, Play Girl

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Betty Farrington was an actress....  more
  • 19

    Betty Lynn

    Age: 93

    Films Acted InThe Hangman, Return to Mayberry, Gun for a Coward, Cheaper by the Dozen, Behind the High Wall

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Elizabeth Ann Theresa "Betty" Lynn (born August 29, 1926) is a retired American actress. She...  more
  • Big Joe Turner20

    Big Joe Turner

    Dec. at 74 (1911-1985)

    Films Acted InThe American Folk-Blues Festival: The British Tours 1963-1966

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr. (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues...  more

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  • 21

    Bill Rowley

    Age: 89

    Films Acted InThe Nesting

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 22

    Films Acted InNational Lampoon's Van Wilder

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Billy Taylor is an actor....  more
  • Bobb'e J. Thompson23

    Films Acted InCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Role Models, Fred Claus, Land of the Lost, Idlewild

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bobb'e Jacques Thompson (born February 28, 1996) is an American actor, dancer, rapper and...  more
  • 24

    Films Acted InWristcutters: A Love Story

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brian David is an actor....  more
  • 25

    Films Acted InBlack Dog, Blue Moon, Animal Room, Under Hellgate Bridge, My Man Is a Loser

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brian Vincent is an Actor....  more