Actors Famous Film Actors From Knoxville

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

List contains items like Christina Hendricks and Randy Orton.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Knoxville?" and "Which famous actors were born in Knoxville?"

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Adora Dupree is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Adora Dupree Died at 55 (1949-2004) Adora Dupree was an actress.

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Brad Renfro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Died at 26 (1982-2008) Brad Barron Renfro was an American actor and musician. He made his film debut at the age of eleven in the lead role of Joel Schumacher's The Client, going on to star in 21 feature films, several ...more

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Brownie McGhee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Died at 81 (1915-1996) Walter Brown McGhee was a Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player Sonny Terry.

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Carl Low is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Carl Low Died at 72 (1916-1988) Carl Low is an actor.

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Charles Meredith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Died at 70 (1894-1964) Charles Meredith was an American film and television actor.

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Christina Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 43 Christina Rene Hendricks is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Joan Harris in the AMC television series Mad Men, for which she has been nominated for five Emmy Awards. A poll ...more

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Christopher Douglas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 49 Christopher W. Douglas is an actor, best known for roles on the soap operas One Life to Live as Dylan Moody and Passions as Antonio Lopez-Fitzgerald.

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Cleavant Derricks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 65 Cleavant Derricks, Jr. is an American actor and singer-songwriter, who is best known for his role of Rembrandt Brown on Sliders.

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Clinton Derricks-Carroll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 65 Clinton Derricks-Carroll is an American actor and musician. He is the twin brother of Cleavant Derricks, who is also an actor. Clinton starred in the TV series Wally Brown and Sanford. He also ...more

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Cylk Cozart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 61 Calvin Cylk Cozart is an American actor who has appeared in over 30 films and 20 television shows.

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Dale Dickey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 57 Dale Dickey is an American film, stage and television character actress. Dickey has won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance as Merab in the 2010 ...more

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David Keith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 64 David Lemuel "Davey" Keith is an American actor and director. He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor and New Star of the Year – Actor for his performance in An ...more

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Jim Garrison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Died at 71 (1921-1992) Earling Carothers "Jim" Garrison – who changed his first name to Jim in the early 1960s – was the District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, from 1962 to 1973. A member of the ...more

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Ellia Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Ellia Thompson age 48 Ellia Thompson is an actress.

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Emily A. Burton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 41 Emily A. Burton is an actress.

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Gina Marie May is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 44 Gina Marie May is an actress and a former model.

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Henry Cho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 57 Henry Cho is an American stand-up comedian. His work can be heard nationwide several times weekly on XM Radio's Channel 151, Laugh USA and Sirius Radio's Blue Collar Radio channel 103, Pandora ...more

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J. Don Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Died at 75 (1933-2008) J. Don Ferguson, sometimes credited as "Don Ferguson", was a prolific American character actor who appeared in feature films and television programs. He was a prominent stage actor in ...more

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Jack Hanna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 71 John Bushnell "Jack" Hanna is an American zookeeper who is the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He was Director of the zoo from 1978 to 1993, and is viewed as ...more

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Jack Kyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 50 Jack Kyle is an actor.

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Jack Landry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 40 Jack Landry is an actor.

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Jake Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 28 Jake Thomas is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Matt McGuire, the titular character's younger brother, in the Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire. In 2002, he won a Young ...more

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Jamie Marchi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 41 Jamie Lynn Marchi is an American voice actress, ADR director and script writer who works for Funimation/OkraTron 5000. She has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of ...more

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Jasper Redd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 39 Jasper Redd is an American comedian from Knoxville, Tennessee. Jasper's brand of comedy is distinguished by his use of polyrhythmic timing. Earlier in his career, this was more pronounced. ...more

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Jeff Joslin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Jeff Joslin is an actor, film producer, film director, screenwriter, film editor, model and former American football player.

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Jerome Courtland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Died at 86 (1926-2012) Jerome Courtland was an American actor, director and producer. He acted in films in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and in television in the 1950s and 1960s. Courtland also appeared on Broadway in ...more

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John Cullum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 88 John Cullum is an American actor and singer. He has appeared in many stage musicals and dramas, including On the Twentieth Century and Shenandoah, winning the Tony Awards for Best Leading Actor ...more

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John Gross is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 37 John Gross is a film director, producer, editor and screenwriter.

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Johnny Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 47 Philip John "PJ" Clapp Jr., known by his stage name Johnny Knoxville, is an American stunt performer, comedian, actor, screenwriter and film producer. He is best known as a co-creator ...more

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Justin Hartley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 41 Justin Scott Hartley is an American actor, known for his roles as Fox Crane in the NBC daytime soap opera Passions and Oliver Queen in The CW's superhero series Smallville. Hartley also starred ...more

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Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 50 Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney is an American singer and songwriter. He has recorded eleven albums, nine of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA. He has also produced ...more

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Lara Parker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 81 Lara Parker is an American television, stage, and film actress best known for her role as Angelique on the cult ABC-TV serial Dark Shadows which aired from 1966 to 1971.

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Lillian Randolph is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Died at 82 (1898-1980) Lillian Randolph was an American actress and singer, a veteran of radio, film, and television. She worked in entertainment from the 1930s well into the 1970s, appearing in hundreds of radio ...more

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Linda Carlson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 73 Linda Carlson is an American actress.

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Margaret Goodman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Margaret Goodman age 82 Margaret Goodman is an actress.

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Mary Costa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 88 Mary Costa is an American singer and actress, who is best known for providing the voice of Princess Aurora in the 1959 film, Sleeping Beauty. She is also a professional opera singer.

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Meghan Falcone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Meghan Falcone age 33 Meghan Falcone is an actress.

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Mike Guy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Mike Guy age 67 Mike Guy is an actor.

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Mitch Rouse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 54 Edward Mitchell "Mitch" Rouse is an American film and television actor, director and screenwriter. Rouse was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where he ...more

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Morgan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 67 Morgan Stevens is an American actor, primarily seen on television. He appeared as Paul Northridge in one episode of The Waltons and in three reunion movies. In A Wedding on Walton's Mountain, ...more

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Nikki Estridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Nikki Estridge age 36 Nikki Estridge is an actress.

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Patrick N. Millsaps is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Patrick N. Millsaps age 45 Patrick Neill Millsaps is a producer the co-founder and partner of HBS Management, a talent management firm with locations in Atlanta, Nashville and Los Angeles. Prior to his work in the ...more

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Polly Bergen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Died at 84 (1930-2014) Polly Bergen was an American actress, singer, television host, writer, and entrepreneur. She won an Emmy Award in 1958 for her performance as Helen Morgan in The Helen Morgan Story. For her ...more

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Preston Douglas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Preston Douglas age 28 Preston Douglas is an actor.

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 55 Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, and actor. His films are characterized by non-linear storylines, satirical subject matter, and an ...more

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Randy Orton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
age 38 Randall Keith "Randy" Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is signed to WWE, where he is a 12-time world champion, having held the WWE Championship eight times and ...more

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Roy Cockrum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Roy Cockrum age 62 Roy Cockrum is an actor.

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Sam Dalton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Sam Dalton age 68 Sam Dalton is an actor, writer, film director and film producer.

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Stacy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Stacy Cunningham is an actress.

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Tim Steed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Tim Steed age 61 Tim Steed is an actor.