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Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

Updated October 13, 2018 17.3k views165 items

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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  • 1
    Aaron Staton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InAugust Rush, The Nanny Diaries, One Night, Lost Revolution, Preservation

    BirthplaceHuntington, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenBeckett Staton

    Aaron Staton (born August 10, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Ken... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Ada "Bricktop" Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Ada "Bricktop" Smith

    Dec. at 90 (1894-1984)

    Films Acted InHoneybaby, Honeybaby

    BirthplaceAlderson

    Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, better known as Bricktop, (August 14, 1894... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Alan R. Kessler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Alan R. Kessler

    Age: 73

    Films Acted InThe Shawshank Redemption

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Beckley

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alan R. Kessler is an actor.
  • 4
    Allie Raye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Allie Raye

    Age: 56

    Films Acted InMinority Report, Featherweight, Lost in Hollywood, A Perfect Life, Purple Rose

    BirthplaceParkersburg, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Having served as writer, producer or star in numerous film and television projects for nearly...
  • 5
    Amelita Ward is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Amelita Ward

    Dec. at 64 (1923-1987)

    Films Acted InClancy Street Boys, When a Girl's Beautiful, Who's Guilty?, The Falcon In Danger, Seven Days Ashore

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Magnolia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenJan Gorcey, Leo Gorcey Jr.

    Amelita Ward was an American film actress. She played supporting roles in over twenty films... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Ann Magnuson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InPanic Room, Desperately Seeking Susan, The Hunger, Glitter, Tank Girl

    BirthplaceCharleston, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ann Magnuson (born January 4, 1956) is an American actress, performance artist, and nightclub... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Ann Muffly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Ann Muffly

    Dec. at 85 (1926-2011)

    Films Acted InCreepshow, Flashdance, Season of the Witch

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Charleston

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ann Muffly was an actress.
  • 8
    Anna Stuart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InThe Angel Levine

    BirthplaceBluefield, West Virginia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Anna Stuart (born November 1, 1948) is an American actress. She has primarily played roles in... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Art Hern is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Art Hern

    Dec. at 90 (1907-1997)

    Films Acted InAirport, In His Steps

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Art Hern was an actor.
  • 10
    Ashley Stinnett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Ashley Stinnett

    Age: 39

    Films Acted InWe Are Marshall

    BirthplaceUSA, Huntington, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ashley Stinnett is an actor, film producer, film director, model and politician.
  • 11
    Beau Bowden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Beau Bowden

    Age: 39

    Films Acted InWedding Crashers, The Skull Rosary Of Frao' Ranggoh, Guests of the Ayatollah

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Clarksburg

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Beau Bowden is an actor.
  • 12
    Bernie Casey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InBill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Revenge of the Nerds, Brian's Song, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Spies Like Us

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Wyco, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936) is an American former baseball second... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Bill Withers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InThe Old Grey Whistle Test: Vol. 1, Remember: The '70s Greatest Hits Live, Super Soul Session

    BirthplaceSlab Fork, USA, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenTodd Withers, Kori Withers

    William Harrison Withers Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Carey Lowell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InSleepless in Seattle, Licence to Kill, The Guardian, Fierce Creatures, Love Affair

    BirthplaceUSA, Huntington, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenHomer James Jigme Gere, Hannah Dunne

    Carey Lowell (born February 11, 1961) is an American actress and former model.
  • 16
    Billy Cox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Billy Cox

    Age: 78

    Films Acted InRainbow Bridge, Experience Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William "Billy" Cox (born October 16, 1939) is an American bassist, best known for performing... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Blanche Dee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Blanche Dee

    Dec. at 65 (1922-1987)

    Films Acted InHallelujah the Hills

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Blanche Dee was an actress.
  • 18
    Blaze Starr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InBlaze Starr Goes Nudist, Behind the Burly Q

    BirthplaceWilsondale, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Blaze Starr (born Fannie Belle Fleming; April 10, 1932 – June 15, 2015) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Bob Huggins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InFind a Way: 2009 West Virginia University Basketball Highlights

    BirthplaceMorgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenJenna Leigh Huggins, Jacqueline Huggins

    Robert Edward Huggins (born September 21, 1953), nicknamed "Huggy Bear," is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Bob Ney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Bob Ney

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Wheeling

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert William Ney (born July 5, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio.... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Bobby Campo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InThe Final Destination, Legally Blondes, Love's Christmas Journey, Vampire Bats, General Education

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Wheeling

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert Joseph Camposecco (born March 9, 1983) known professionally as Bobby Campo, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Brad Dourif is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Blue Velvet, Child's Play

    BirthplaceHuntington, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenFiona Dourif, Kristina Dourif Tanoue

    Bradford Claude Dourif (; born March 18, 1950) is an American actor. He was nominated for an... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InCarrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special

    BirthplaceGlen Dale, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenWilliam Huckleberry Paisley, Jasper Warren Paisley

    Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Brianne Siddall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Films Acted InDigimon: The Movie, Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation, The Best of Tokyo Pig

    BirthplaceWest Virginia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brianne "Bree" Siddall (born August 25, 1963 in Encino, California), also known under her... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Cary A. Davisson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From West Virginia

    Cary A. Davisson

    Age: 49

    Films Acted InGeronimo: An American Legend

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Clarksburg

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Cary A. Davisson is an actor.
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