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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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    Films Acted InMozart: Don Giovanni: Carlos Alvarez

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityCanada

    Adrianne Pieczonka, OC (born March 2, 1963) is a Canadian soprano opera singer. Pronounced AY-dree-in pyeh-CHON-kuh....  more
  • 2

    Films Acted InThe Goodbye Girl, Harry and Tonto, Scream Blacula Scream, The Shakiest Gun in the West, Out Cold

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'9"

    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 Gun in the West...  more
  • 3

    Bernard J. Tarver

    Age: 60

    Films Acted InKeeping the Faith

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bernard J. Tarver is an actor....
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    Bill Duke

    Age: 77

    Films Acted InPredator, X-Men: The Last Stand, Red Dragon, Commando, Menace II Society

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'3"

    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 the...  more

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    #48 of 178 The Greatest Black Actors In Film History#59 of 147 Celebrities Who Practice Transcendental Meditation

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    Billy Name

    Age: 80

    Films Acted InHaircut #1, The Nude Restaurant, A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory, Couch

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 from...  more
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    Charlie Plummer

    Charlie Plummer is an actor....
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    Don Haggerty

    Dec. at 74 (1914-1988)

    Films Acted InDirty Harry, The Desperate Hours, Hell Is for Heroes, The Killers, Go for Broke!

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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

    Dec. at 54 (1924-1978)

    Films Acted InGlen or Glenda, Take It Out in Trade, Fugitive Girls

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edward Davis Wood Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978) was an American filmmaker, actor, and author. In the 1950s, Wood directed several low-budget science fiction, crime and horror films,...  more

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    #490 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#215 of 238 Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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    Edith Fields is an actress....  more
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    Films Acted InClueless, A Night at the Roxbury, Justice League of America, Spooky Buddies, Shark Swarm

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'6"

    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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    #75 of 163 The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses#151 of 310 Hallmark Channel Actors and Actresses

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    Ezra Masters

    Age: 40

    Films Acted InTransformers: The Ride - 3D

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 Killian,...
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    Karin Anger

    Age: 46

    Films Acted InLily and Jim

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Karin Anger is an actor....
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    Kathleen Littlefield

    Kathleen Littlefield is an actress....
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    Kortnee Simmons

    Age: 27

    Films Acted InThe Soloist, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Dadnapped

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kortnee Simmons is an actor....
  • 15

    Lee Miller

    Dec. at 70 (1907-1977)

    Films Acted InThe Blood of a Poet

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 going to Paris,...  more
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    Martin Faust

    Dec. at 57 (1886-1943)

    Films Acted InInvisible Agent, In Old California, Saddlemates, The Winter's Tale, The Vicar of Wakefield

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

    NationalityUnited 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, California....  more
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    Michael Chen

    Age: 23

    Films Acted InAladin, Children of Invention, A Birder's Guide to Everything

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Chen is an actor....
  • 18

    Films Acted InLicense to Drive, Sunstorm, Thank Heaven

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Manasseri (born February 28, 1974) is an American actor and film director....  more
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    Richard Denning

    Dec. at 84 (1914-1998)

    Films Acted InCreature from the Black Lagoon, An Affair to Remember, The Black Scorpion, Girls in Prison, Black Beauty

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'1"

    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

    Age: 54

    Films Acted InFootprints, What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height4'11"

    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 age to...  more
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    Stu Riley

    Age: 57

    Films Acted InKick-Ass, For Love of the Game, Shaft, The Best Man, The Adventures of Pluto Nash

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Stu Riley is an actor....  more
  • 22

    Films Acted InThe Warriors

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

    NationalityUnited 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 & Simon...  more
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    Films Acted InThe Stand, Psycho II, Hatchet II, A Walk in the Spring Rain, Model Shop

    BirthplacePoughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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

    Age: 68

    Films Acted InApollo 13, The Perfect Storm

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Poughkeepsie

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Walter Altman is an actor....