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Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

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

List items include Brad Paisley, Don Knotts and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from West Virginia?" and "Which famous actors were born in West Virginia?"
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Aaron Staton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 38, Credits: August Rush, The Nanny Diaries & One Night

Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Beckett Staton

Aaron Staton (born August 10, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Ken Cosgrove on the AMC drama series Mad Men (2007–2015) and for portraying Cole Phelps in the video ...more
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Ada "Bricktop"... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Dec. at 90 (1894-1984), Credits: Honeybaby and Honeybaby

Birthplace: Alderson

Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, better known as Bricktop, (August 14, 1894 – February 1, 1984) was an American dancer, jazz singer, vaudevillian, and self-described ...more
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Alan R. Kessler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Alan R. Kessler Age 72, Credits: The Shawshank Redemption

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Beckley

Nationality: United States of America

Alan R. Kessler is an actor.
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Allie Raye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 55, Credits: Minority Report, Featherweight & Lost in Hollywood

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Parkersburg

Nationality: United States of America

Having served as writer, producer or star in numerous film and television projects for nearly twenty years, Allie Raye's colleagues find it hard to imagine the award-winning artist not standing ...more
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Amelita Ward is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Amelita Ward Dec. at 64 (1923-1987), Credits: Clancy Street Boys, When a Girl's Beautiful & Who's Guilty?

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Magnolia

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Jan Gorcey, Leo Gorcey Jr.

Amelita Ward was an American film actress. She played supporting roles in over twenty films between 1943 and 1949, generally in B Pictures such as Gangway for Tomorrow and The Falcon in Danger. ...more
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Ann Magnuson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 63, Credits: Panic Room, Desperately Seeking Susan & The Hunger

Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Ann Magnuson (born January 4, 1956) is an American actress, performance artist, and nightclub performer. She was described by The New York Times in 1990 as "An endearing theatrical ...more
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Ann Muffly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Dec. at 85 (1926-2011), Credits: Creepshow, Flashdance & Season of the Witch

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Charleston

Nationality: United States of America

Ann Muffly was an actress.
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Anna Stuart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 70, Credits: The Angel Levine

Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Anna Stuart (born November 1, 1948) is an American actress. She has primarily played roles in daytime soap operas.
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Art Hern is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Art Hern Dec. at 90 (1907-1997), Credits: Airport and In His Steps

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Art Hern was an actor.
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Ashley Stinnett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Ashley Stinnett Age 38, Credits: We Are Marshall

Birthplace: USA, Huntington, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Ashley Stinnett is an actor, film producer, film director, model and politician.
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Beau Bowden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Beau Bowden Age 38, Credits: Wedding Crashers, The Skull Rosary Of Frao' Ranggoh & Guests of the Ayatollah

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Clarksburg

Nationality: United States of America

Beau Bowden is an actor.
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Bernie Casey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 79, Credits: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Revenge of the Nerds & Brian's Song

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Wyco, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Bernard Terry Casey (June 8, 1939 – September 19, 2017) was an American actor, poet, and professional football player.
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Bill Mazeroski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936) is an American former baseball second baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, from 1956–72. ...more

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Bill Withers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 80, Credits: The Old Grey Whistle Test: Vol. 1, Remember: The '70s Greatest Hits Live & Super Soul Session

Birthplace: Slab Fork, USA, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Todd Withers, Kori Withers

William Harrison Withers Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded several major hits, including ...more

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Carey Lowell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 58, Credits: Sleepless in Seattle, Licence to Kill & The Guardian

Birthplace: USA, Huntington, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Homer James Jigme Gere, Hannah Dunne

Carey Lowell (born February 11, 1961) is an American actress and former model.
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Billy Cox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 77, Credits: Rainbow Bridge and Experience Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix

Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

William "Billy" Cox (born October 16, 1939) is an American bassist, best known for performing with Jimi Hendrix. Cox is the only surviving musician to have regularly played with ...more
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Blanche Dee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Blanche Dee Dec. at 65 (1922-1987), Credits: Hallelujah the Hills

Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Blanche Dee was an actress.
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Blaze Starr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 86, Credits: Blaze Starr Goes Nudist and Behind the Burly Q

Birthplace: Wilsondale, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Blaze Starr (born Fannie Belle Fleming; April 10, 1932 – June 15, 2015) was an American stripper and burlesque star. Her vivacious presence and inventive use of stage props earned her the ...more
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Bob Huggins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 65, Credits: Find a Way: 2009 West Virginia University Basketball Highlights

Birthplace: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Jenna Leigh Huggins, Jacqueline Huggins

Robert Edward Huggins (born September 21, 1953), nicknamed "Huggy Bear," is an American college basketball coach. He is the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers men's ...more
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Bob Ney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Wheeling

Nationality: United States of America

Robert William Ney (born July 5, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. In 2007, he was convicted on charges of corruption and sentenced to 30 months in jail. A Republican, ...more
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Bobby Campo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 35, Credits: The Final Destination, Legally Blondes & Love's Christmas Journey

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Wheeling

Nationality: United States of America

Robert Joseph Camposecco (born March 9, 1983) known professionally as Bobby Campo, is an American actor. He is known for playing the lead role as Nick O'Bannon in the 2009 horror film The Final ...more

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Brad Dourif is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 68, Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers & One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Fiona Dourif, Kristina Dourif Tanoue

Bradford Claude Dourif (; born March 18, 1950) is an American actor. He was nominated for an Oscar, and won Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for his supporting role as Billy Bibbit in the film One ...more

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Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 46, Credits: Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special

Birthplace: Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Children: William Huckleberry Paisley, Jasper Warren Paisley

Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album Who Needs Pictures, he has released eleven studio albums and a ...more

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Brianne Siddall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Age 55, Credits: Digimon: The Movie, Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation & The Best of Tokyo Pig

Birthplace: West Virginia, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Brianne "Bree" Siddall (born August 25, 1963 in Encino, California), also known under her stage names of Jetta E. Bumpy, Ian Hawk, Jetta Bird, and Brianne Brozey, is an American voice ...more
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Cary A. Davisson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia
Cary A. Davisson Age 48, Credits: Geronimo: An American Legend

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Clarksburg

Nationality: United States of America

Cary A. Davisson is an actor.