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Famous Film Actors From Portland

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

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This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Portland?" and "Which famous actors were born in Portland?"
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A.J. Gordon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
A.J. Gordon Age 34, Credits: The Truth

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

A.J. Gordon is an actor and film producer.
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Aaron Corcoran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Aaron Corcoran Age 39, Credits: Body of Evidence

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Corcoran is an actor.
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Aaron DeCone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Aaron DeCone Age 43, Credits: The Hunted

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron DeCone is an actor.
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Aaron Katz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 37, Credits: Luke and Brie Are on a First Date and You Wont Miss Me

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Katz (born October 29, 1981) is an American independent filmmaker from Portland, Oregon.
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Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 66, Credits: Space Jam, NBA Hardwood Classics: Courtside Comedy & NBA: Kevin Garnett

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'2"

Ahmad Rashād;(born November 19, 1949) is an American sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former professional football player. He was the fourth overall selection of the 1972 NFL Draft, ...more

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Alex Frost is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 32, Credits: Elephant, Stop-Loss & Drillbit Taylor

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.77

Alex Frosty Frost (born February 17, 1987) is an American actor.
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Andrea Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 72, Credits: Anastasia, My Big Fat Greek Wedding & Wag the Dog

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'3"

Andrea Louise Martin (born January 15, 1947) is a Canadian-American actress, singer, author and comedian, best known for her work in the television series SCTV and Great News. She has appeared ...more

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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 30, Credits: Twilight, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World & The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'1"

Anna Cooke Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actress in theater productions. Her first starring role was in the 1998 Broadway ...more

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Anne Schedeen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 70, Credits: Exo-Man, Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster & Flight to Holocaust

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Luanne Ruth Schedeen (born January 8, 1949), known professionally as Anne Schedeen, is an American actress who worked primarily in television. She appeared in numerous guest-starring television ...more
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Ari Karczag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Ari Karczag

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Ari Karczag is an actor.
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Art Barr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Dec. at 28 (1966-1994), Credits: Hardcore Overload

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'0"

Arthur Leon Barr (October 8, 1966 – November 23, 1994) was an American professional wrestler. While he wrestled briefly for World Championship Wrestling, he found his greatest success in ...more
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Barbara Niven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 66, Credits: Redline, Serial Killing 4 Dummys & Depraved

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Height: 1.65

Barbara Niven is an American actress.

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Barry Carl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 68, Credits: The Other Guys and Joe's Apartment

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Barry Strauss Carl (born April 20, 1950) is an American voice-over actor and musician best known as the bass of the a cappella vocal band Rockapella while the group was house band on the PBS ...more

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Becky Patterson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Becky Patterson Age 36, Credits: The Space Between

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland

Nationality: United States of America

Becky Patterson is an actress.
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Benjamin W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Benjamin W. Smith Age 34, Credits: Transmorphers: Fall of Man

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland

Nationality: United States of America

Benjamin W. Smith is an actor.
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Bill Gratton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Dec. at 72 (1939-2011), Credits: The Green Mile, Life & Blast from the Past

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland

Nationality: United States of America

Bill Gratton is an actor.
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Bill Hudson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 69, Credits: Big Shots, Hysterical & Zero to Sixty

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

William Louis Hudson (born October 17, 1949) is an American musician and actor. He is best known for his role as a vocalist in the band The Hudson Brothers, which he formed in 1965 with his two ...more
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Bill Plympton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 72, Credits: Mutant Aliens, Lucas & the Ear of Corn

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Bill Plympton (born April 30, 1946) is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and filmmaker best known for his 1987 Academy Awards-nominated animated short Your Face and his series ...more
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Bill Wallace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 73, Credits: A Force of One, Los Bravos & Get A Job

Birthplace: Portland, Indiana, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'10"

Bill Wallace (born December 1, 1945) is an American martial artist who was a Professional Karate Association world full-contact karate champion. He was the Professional Karate Association (PKA) ...more
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Blanche Bates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Blanche Bates

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Blanche Bates (August 25, 1873 – December 25, 1941) was an American actress. She made her début in San Francisco in a benefit performance of Brander Matthews's This Picture and That. ...more
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Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Dec. at 73 (1920-1993), Credits: Coffy, Buck and the Preacher & Niagara Fools

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Robert Cleveland Johnson (May 4, 1920 – December 31, 1993), known professionally as Bob Johnson, was an American actor and voice actor who played supporting roles on series television and in ...more
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Bob Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Dec. at 81 (1907-1988), Credits: The Longest Day, The Big Sleep & The Shootist

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.65

Bob Steele (born Robert Adrian Bradbury, January 23, 1907 – December 21, 1988) was an American actor. He also was billed as Bob Bradbury Jr..
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Bonnie Root is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 43, Credits: Coming Soon, Love Takes Wing & Dancing at the Harvest Moon

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'4"

Bonnie Root (born August 24, 1975) is an American actress. She is primarily known for her recurring guest role in the CBS series Cold Case as ADA Alexandra Thomas and for her role in the soap As ...more
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Booth Colman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 96, Credits: The Man Who Wasn't There, Julius Caesar & Auntie Mame

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland

Nationality: United States of America

Booth Colman (March 8, 1923 – December 15, 2014) was an American film, television and stage actor. In his later years he played older authority figures, such as doctors and lawyers. Colman ...more
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Brad Wilk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Age 50, Credits: Sleeping Dogs Lie and Rage Against the Machine

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Bradley J. Wilk (born September 5, 1968) is an American musician, actor, and activist. He is best known as the drummer of the rock bands Rage Against the Machine (1991–2000; 2007–2011), ...more

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