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Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different items, including Bill Duke and Ed Wood.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Poughkeepsie?" and "Which famous actors were born in Poughkeepsie?"
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Adrianne Pieczonka is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Age 55, Credits: Mozart: Don Giovanni: Carlos Alvarez

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: Canada

Adrianne Pieczonka, OC (born March 2, 1963) is a Canadian soprano opera singer. Pronounced AY-dree-in pyeh-CHON-kuh.
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Barbara Rhoades is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Age 72, Credits: The Goodbye Girl, Harry and Tonto & Scream Blacula Scream

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.77

Barbara Rhoades (born March 23, 1946) is an American actress, known primarily for her comedy and mystery roles, especially as lady bandit Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushings in The Shakiest ...more
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Bernard J. Tarver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Bernard J. Tarver Age 59, Credits: Keeping the Faith

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Bernard J. Tarver is an actor.
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Bill Duke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Age 76, Credits: Predator, X-Men: The Last Stand & Red Dragon

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.93

William Henry Duke, Jr. (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer of film and television. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke's works primarily in ...more

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Billy Name is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Age 79, Credits: Haircut #1, The Nude Restaurant & A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

William George Linich (February 22, 1940 – July 18, 2016), known professionally as Billy Name, was an American photographer, filmmaker, and lighting designer. He was the archivist of The Factory ...more
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Charlie Plummer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Charlie Plummer

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Charlie Plummer is an actor.
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Don Haggerty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Dec. at 74 (1914-1988), Credits: Dirty Harry, The Desperate Hours & Hell Is for Heroes

Birthplace: New York City, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Don Haggerty (July 3, 1914 – August 19, 1988) was an American actor of film and television. Before he began appearing in films in 1947, Haggerty was a Brown University athlete and served in the ...more
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Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Dec. at 54 (1924-1978), Credits: Glen or Glenda, Take It Out in Trade & Fugitive Girls

Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, Contiguous United States, New York, Dutchess County, United States of America, + more

Nationality: United States of America

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Edith Fields is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie

Birthplace: New York City, USA, Poughkeepsie, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Edith Fields is an actress.
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Elisa Donovan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Age 48, Credits: Clueless, A Night at the Roxbury & Justice League of America

Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'6"

Elisa Donovan (born Lisa Adaline Donovan; February 3, 1971) is an American actress, writer, and producer. She is most recognized as the character Amber from the 1995 film Clueless, in which she ...more

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Ezra Masters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Ezra Masters Age 38, Credits: Transformers: The Ride - 3D

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Ezra Masters is was born upstate New York but raised in Miami, FL from the age of 5 years old. He attended high school in Miami where he was star and captain of his basketball team at Miami ...more
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Karin Anger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Karin Anger Age 44, Credits: Lily and Jim

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Karin Anger is an actor.
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Kathleen Littlefield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Kathleen Littlefield

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.71

Kathleen Littlefield is an actress.
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Kortnee Simmons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Kortnee Simmons Age 25, Credits: The Soloist, Hannah Montana: The Movie & Dadnapped

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Kortnee Simmons is an actor.
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Lee Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Dec. at 70 (1907-1977), Credits: The Blood of a Poet

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Elizabeth "Lee" Miller, Lady Penrose (April 23, 1907 – July 21, 1977), was an American photographer and photojournalist. She was a fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before ...more
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Martin Faust is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Dec. at 57 (1886-1943), Credits: Invisible Agent, In Old California & Saddlemates

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Martin Faust (January 16, 1886 – July 19, 1943) was an American film actor. He appeared in 107 films between 1910 and 1944. He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and died in Los Angeles,
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Michael Chen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Michael Chen Age 21, Credits: Aladin, Children of Invention & A Birder's Guide to Everything

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Michael Chen is an actor.
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Michael Manasseri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Age 44, Credits: License to Drive, Sunstorm & Thank Heaven

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Michael Manasseri (born February 28, 1974) is an American actor and film director.
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Richard Denning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Dec. at 84 (1914-1998), Credits: Creature from the Black Lagoon, An Affair to Remember & The Black Scorpion

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.57

Richard Denning (March 27, 1914 – October 11, 1998) was an American actor best known for starring in science fiction films of the 1950s, including Unknown Island (1948), Creature from the Black ...more
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Riley Weston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Riley Weston Age 52, Credits: Footprints and What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.52

Riley Elizabeth Weston is an actress and screenwriter from Poughkeepsie, New York. Weston became embroiled in a debate about ageism in Hollywood after it was discovered that she lied about her ...more
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Stu Riley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Age 55, Credits: Kick-Ass, For Love of the Game & Shaft

Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Stu Riley is an actor.
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Terry Michos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Age 65, Credits: The Warriors

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Terry Michos (born December 26, 1953) is an American actor. He is known for the role of Vermin in the 1979 cult classic film The Warriors. His last acting credit was in the US TV show Simon ...more
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Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Age 75, Credits: The Stand, Psycho II & Hatchet II

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Tom Holland (born July 11, 1943) is an American screenwriter, actor, and filmmaker best known for his work in the horror film genre, penning the 1983 sequel to the classic Alfred Hitchcock film ...more
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Walter Altman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Poughkeepsie
Walter Altman Age 66, Credits: Apollo 13 and The Perfect Storm

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

Nationality: United States of America

Walter Altman is an actor.