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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.

A factual list, featuring items like Anna Kendrick and Sara Jean Underwood.

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 35
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 40
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 44
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 38
Aaron Katz is an award-winning independent American filmmaker from Portland, Oregon.
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Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
age 70
Ahmad Rashād is an American sportscaster and former professional football player. He was the fourth overall selection of the 1972 NFL Draft, taken by the St. Louis Cardinals. An All-American ...more
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Alex Frost is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
age 32
Alexander Richard "Alex" Frost is an American actor. He had a starring role in Gus Van Sant's Columbine-based film Elephant, which was awarded the Palme d'Or prize in 2003. Since ...more
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Andrea Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
age 72
Andrea Louise Martin is an American actress and comedian. She has appeared in films such as Black Christmas, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, on stage in productions such as ...more
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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
age 34
Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, for which she received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden ...more
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Anne Schedeen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
age 70
Luanne Ruth Schedeen, known professionally as Anne Schedeen, is an American actress, best known as Kate Tanner on ALF, which ran from 1986-1990. One of her earliest starring roles was as ...more
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Ari Karczag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Ari Karczag
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)
Arthur Leon "Art" Barr was an American professional wrestler. While he wrestled briefly for World Championship Wrestling, he found his greatest success in Mexico's Asistencia ...more
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Barbara Niven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
age 66
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 69
Barry Strauss Carl is an American musician and voice-over actor best known as the bass of the a cappella vocal band Rockapella while the group was house band on the PBS children's geography game ...more
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Becky Patterson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Becky Patterson age 37
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 35
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)
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 70
William Louis "Bill" Hudson is an American musician and actor. He is best known for being in the band The Hudson Brothers.
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Bill Plympton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
age 73
Bill Plympton is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his 1987 Academy Award-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 74
William "Bill" Louis Wallace is an American martial artist who was a Professional Karate Association world full-contact karate champion. He was the Professional Karate Association ...more
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Blanche Bates is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
Blanche Bates Dec. at 68 (1873-1941)
Blanche Bates was an American actress, born in Portland, Oregon. She made her début in San Francisco in a benefit performance of Brander Matthews's This Picture and That. Among her early ...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)
Robert Cleveland Johnson, known professionally as Bob Johnson, was an American actor and voice actor who played supporting roles on series television and in films from the late 1950s until a few ...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)
Bob Steele was an American actor.
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Bonnie Root is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
age 44
Bonnie Root 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 the World Turns as the ...more
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Booth Colman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
age 96
Booth Colman was an American film, television and stage actor. In his later years he played older authority figures such as doctors and lawyers. Colman appeared in films since 1952, when he ...more
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Brad Wilk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Portland
age 51
Bradley J. "Brad" Wilk is an American musician, actor, and activist, best known as the drummer of the American rock band Rage Against the Machine. Wilk started his career as a drummer ...more