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Famous Film Actors From Pittsburgh

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

This list is made up of many different items, including Dan Marino and Julie Benz.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Pittsburgh?" and "Which famous actors were born in Pittsburgh?"
  • 1

    Films Acted InLorenzo's Oil, Biophage, Passed Away, Wicked Spring, Tangy Guacamole

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Aaron Jackson may refer to: Aaron Jackson (actor) (born 1973), American actor Aaron Jackson (basketball) (born 1986), American basketball player Aaron Michael Jackson Aaron Jackson (American...  more
  • 2

    Adam Lynn

    Age: 43

    Films Acted InUltimate Athlete Fighting II: The Gathering

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

  • 3

    Adam Wade

    Age: 85

    Films Acted InClaudine, Brother to Brother, Across 110th Street, Texas Lightning

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    ChildrenJamel Wade, Patrice L. Wade, Sheldon W. Wade

    Patrick Henry Wade, known professionally as Adam Wade, (born March 17, 1935) is an American singer, musician and actor. Wade is perhaps most known for his stint as the host of the CBS game show...  more
  • 4

    Adolphe Menjou

    Dec. at 73 (1890-1963)

    Films Acted InPaths of Glory, Pollyanna, Stage Door, A Farewell to Arms, A Star Is Born

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    ParentsNora Joyce, Albert Menjou

    ChildrenPeter Menjou

    Adolphe Jean Menjou (February 18, 1890 – October 29, 1963) was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies. He appeared in such films as Charlie Chaplin's A Woman of Paris,...  more
  • 5

    Films Acted InTroy, The Scorpion King, Hidalgo, Bad Company, The Deviants

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    ParentsPetro Maropis

    Adoni Maropis (born July 20, 1963) is a Greek-American actor. Maropis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the middle of three sons. He is best known for playing Quan Chi in Mortal Kombat:...  more
  • 6

    Films Acted InAhmad Jamal: Live, Jazz Legends Live! 5, Jazz Legends Live! 3, Jazz Legends Live! 9, Ahmad Jamal: Live in Cannes

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Ahmad Jamal (born Frederick Russell Jones, July 2, 1930) is an American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders...  more
  • 7

    Al Checco

    Age: 95

    Films Acted InBullitt, Pete's Dragon, The Party, The World's Greatest Athlete, Extreme Close-Up

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Al Checco is an actor...  more
  • 8

    Films Acted InAirport 1975, Slaves

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Aldine King is an actor....  more
  • 9

    Alex Kubik

    Age: 75

    Films Acted InBe Cool, Carnal Crimes

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Alex Kubik is an actor....
  • 10

    Films Acted InThe Shining, Lovers and Other Strangers, Dirty Dingus Magee, Funny About Love, The Bell Jar

    BirthplaceMillvale, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    ParentsStella Germaine, John Ivan Jackson

    ChildrenRoberta Wallach, Katherine Wallach, Peter Wallach

    Anna Jane Jackson (September 3, 1925 – April 12, 2016) was an American actress of stage, screen, and television. She was the wife of actor Eli Wallach, with whom she often co-starred. In 1956, she...  more
  • 11

    Alexander Rhodes

    Age: 31

    Films Acted InThe Perks of Being a Wallflower, Jack Reacher, Won’t Back Down

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    ParentsAlthea Azeff Rhodes, Phillip Rhodes

    Alexander Rhodes is an actor....
  • 12

    Films Acted InPitch Perfect, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Project X, Couples Retreat, So Undercover

    BirthplaceAllegheny, Pennsylvania, USA

    ParentsBradford Elwood Knapp

    ChildrenKai Knapp

    Alexis Merizalde Knapp is an American actress known for her appearances in the 2012 comedy films Project X and Pitch Perfect....  more
  • 13

    Alma Kruger

    Dec. at 92 (1868-1960)

    Films Acted InHis Girl Friday, Saboteur, Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938, Dr. Kildare's Strange Case, A Scandal in Paris

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Alma Kruger (September 13, 1871 – April 5, 1960) was an American actress....  more
  • 14

    Andy Warhol

    Dec. at 59 (1928-1987)

    Films Acted InTootsie, The Driver's Seat, Cocaine Cowboys, Blank Generation, Normal Love

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    ParentsJulia Warhola, Andrej Warhola

    Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and...  more

    True Stories About Andy Warhol's Life In The Underground Art World#373 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#1121 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • 15

    Films Acted InMiss March, Down & Dirty with Jim Norton

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    ParentsStephanie Jeselnik, Anthony Jeselnik

    Anthony Jeselnik ( JES-əl-nik; born December 22, 1978) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He is known for his dark comedy style, which emphasizes ironic misdirection, non...  more
  • 16

    Films Acted InNo Deposit, No Return, Fitzwilly, Smile, Last Request

    BirthplaceBethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA

    Barbara Feldon (born March 12, 1933) is an American character actress who works mostly in the theatre, but is primarily known for her roles on television. Her most prominent role was that of Agent 99...  more
  • 17

    Art Blakey

    Dec. at 71 (1919-1990)

    Films Acted InBallerina, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Modern Jazz at the Village Vanguard, Jazz Icons: Art Blakey: Live in '65, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Paris 1959, Jazz Icons: Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Live in '58

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Arthur "Art" Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was briefly known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim in the late 1940s.Blakey...  more

    The Best Art Blakey Albums of All Time#6 of 42 Famous Bands from Pittsburgh#30 of 501 The Best Drummers Of All Time

  • 18

    Arthur Hohl

    Dec. at 75 (1889-1964)

    Films Acted InThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Island of Lost Souls, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, The Sign of the Cross, Wild Boys of the Road

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Arthur Hohl (May 21, 1889 – March 10, 1964) was an American stage and motion-picture character actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and began appearing in films in the early 1920s. He...  more
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    Autumn Federici is a film actress, film producer, and model....  more
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    Avi Sagild

    Dec. at 62 (1933-1995)

    Films Acted InThat's Me, Too, Quiet Days in Clichy

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    ChildrenPaprika Steen, Nikolaj Steen, Kim Sagild

    Avi Sagild (22 February 1933 – 19 September 1995) was a Danish film actress. She appeared in 21 films between 1958 and 1993. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States and died in...  more
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    B. Smith

    Age: 71

    Films Acted InSantorini Blue

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Barbara Elaine Smith (born August 24, 1949), professionally known as B. Smith, is an American restaurateur, model, author, businesswoman and television host....  more
  • 22

    Ben Tatar

    Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)

    Films Acted InBattle of the Bulge, The Wind and the Lion, The Cemetery Club, Land Raiders

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Ben Tatar was an actor....  more
  • 23

    Films Acted InIdiocracy, Stop-Loss, Piranha 3DD, A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, Tara Rum Pam Pam

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Beth Gosnell is an actress....  more
  • 24

    Films Acted InFlirting with Disaster, Whipped, Saturday Morning

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Beth Ostrosky Stern (born July 15, 1972) is an American actress, author, model, and animal rights activist....  more

    #316 of 355 The Hottest Women Over 40 in 2013#29 of 38 The Most Essential Howard Stern Show Cast Members#39 of 51 The Best Frequent Howard Stern Guests

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    Films Acted InThe Silence of the Lambs, Gung Ho, Hoffa, Sudden Death, Money for Nothing

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Bill Dalzell is an actor....  more