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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 Dec. at 55 (1949-2004), Credits: Ernest Scared Stupid

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Adora Dupree was an actress.
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Brad Renfro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Dec. at 26 (1982-2008), Credits: Sleepers, Ghost World & The Jacket

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.73

Brad Barron Renfro (July 25, 1982 – January 15, 2008) was an American actor. He made his film debut at the age of 11 in the lead role in The Client, and went on to star in 21 feature films. His ...more

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Brownie McGhee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Dec. at 81 (1915-1996), Credits: The Jerk, Angel Heart & A Face in the Crowd

Birthplace: Tennessee, Knoxville, Great Smoky Mountains, United States of America, United States, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee (November 30, 1915 – February 16, 1996) was an African-American folk music and Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaboration with ...more

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Carl Low is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Carl Low Dec. at 72 (1916-1988), Credits: Hud

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Carl Low is an actor.
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Charles Meredith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Dec. at 70 (1894-1964), Credits: Giant, Samson and Delilah & Ocean's 11

Birthplace: USA, Knoxville, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Charles Meredith (August 27, 1894 – November 28, 1964) was an American film and television actor. Meredith was born in Knoxville, Pennsylvania. He was a popular silent film leading man and ...more
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Christina Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Age 43, Credits: Drive, Life as We Know It & Detachment

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'7"

Christina Rene Hendricks (born May 3, 1975) is an American actress and former model. Her accolades include six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Critics' ...more

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Christopher Douglas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Age 49, Credits: Playing Mona Lisa

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.83

Chris or Christopher Douglas may refer to: Chris Douglas (born 1974), musician from San Francisco Chris Douglas (cricketer) (born 1989), cricketer from Bermuda Chris Douglas (football coach), ...more
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Cleavant Derricks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Age 65, Credits: Rome & Jewel, The Slugger's Wife & Moscow on the Hudson

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Cleavant Derricks Jr. (born May 15, 1953) is an American actor and Tony Award winning 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, Credits: Hostel 3, The Sky Is Gray & When Hell Freezes Over

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Clinton Derricks-Carroll (born May 15, 1953 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American actor and musician who is best known for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), Wally Brown (1979) and Sanford ...more
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Cylk Cozart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Age 62, Credits: In the Line of Fire, White Men Can't Jump & Conspiracy Theory

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'11"

Calvin Cylk Cozart (born February 1, 1957) 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, Credits: Iron Man 3, Super 8 & Winter’s Bone

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Diana Dale Dickey (born September 29, 1961), known professionally as Dale Dickey, is an American actress who has worked in theater, film, and television. Dickey won the Independent Spirit Award ...more

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David Keith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Age 64, Credits: Daredevil, An Officer and a Gentleman & U-571

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.83

David Lemuel Keith (born May 8, 1954) is an American actor and director. His breakthrough role was that of aspiring Navy pilot Sid Worley in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), for which he was ...more
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Jim Garrison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Dec. at 71 (1921-1992), Credits: JFK and The Big Easy

Birthplace: Denison, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

James Carothers Garrison (born Earling Carothers Garrison; November 20, 1921 – October 21, 1992) 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 49, Credits: Metropolitan, Men Lie & Little Insects

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

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, Credits: A Thousand Words, The D Word & Out at the Wedding

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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, Credits: Direct Contact

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.72

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
Henry Cho Age 57, Credits: McHale's Navy, Say It Isn't So & Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Henry Cho (born December 30, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian. His work can be heard nationwide several times weekly on XM Radio's Channel 151, Laugh USA, Sirius Radio's Blue Collar Radio ...more

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J. Don Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Dec. at 75 (1933-2008), Credits: Remember the Titans, I Know What You Did Last Summer & Tank

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

J. Don Ferguson (1933 – October 1, 2008), sometimes credited as "Don Ferguson", was an American character actor who appeared in feature films and television programs. He was a ...more
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Jack Hanna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Jack Hanna

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

John Bushnell "Jack" Hanna (born January 2, 1947) is an American zookeeper who is the director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He was director of the zoo from 1978 to 1992, ...more

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Jack Kyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Age 50, Credits: Outbreak, Kiss the Girls & Junior

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

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, Credits: The Bay, Contraband & A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

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 29, Credits: A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Lizzie McGuire Movie & National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'8"

Jake Thomas (born January 30, 1990) is an American actor voice actor and photographer perhaps best known for his role as Matt McGuire, the title character's younger brother, in the Disney ...more

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Jamie Marchi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Age 41, Credits: Heaven's Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Jamie Lynn Marchi (; born October 8, 1977) is an American voice actress, ADR director and script writer who works for Funimation and Sentai Filmworks. She has provided a number of voices for ...more
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Jasper Redd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville
Age 39, Credits: Frankenhood

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Jasper Redd (born June 9, 1979) 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
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Jeff Joslin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Knoxville

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Knoxville

Nationality: United States of America

Jeff Joslin is an actor, film producer, film director, screenwriter, film editor, model and former American football player.