Birth Place Matching "Joplin, Missouri, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


47 names.


1. Robert Cummings

Actor | Dial M for Murder

Effective light comedian of '30s and '40s films and '50s and '60s TV series, Robert Cummings was renowned for his eternally youthful looks (which he attributed to a strict vitamin and health-food diet). He was educated at Carnegie Tech and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Deciding that ...

2. Dennis Weaver

Actor | McCloud

Dennis Weaver first became familiar to television audiences as Matt Dillon's deputy Chester Goode in Gunsmoke (1955). After playing the part for nine years, he moved on to star in his own series, Kentucky Jones (1964). However, the show failed to find mass appeal and was cancelled after just one ...

3. John Beal

Actor | The Firm

John Beal was born James Andrew Bliedung on August 13, 1909, in Joplin, Missouri. The son of a department store owner and concert pianist, he began acting in school and church plays and decided to pursue it as a career following his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. The ...

4. Pauline Starke

Actress | Captain Salvation

Pauline Starke was born on January 10, 1901 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Captain Salvation (1927), Salvation Nell (1921) and A Royal Romance (1930). She was married to George Sherwood and Jack White. She died on February 3, 1977 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

5. Langston Hughes

Writer | Way Down South

The son of teacher Carrie Langston and James Nathaniel Hughes, James Mercer "Langston" Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. His father abandoned the family and left for Cuba, then Mexico, due to enduring racism in the United States. Young Langston was left to be raised by his grandmother in ...

6. Barbara Heller

Actress | Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Barbara Heller was born on March 7, 1926 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963), Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (1959) and Batman (1966). She was married to Chris O'Hara. She died on September 20, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

7. Stanley Davis Jr.

Actor | Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Stanley Davis Jr. was born on March 6, 1967 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Leon the Pig Farmer (1992) and CHiPs (1977).

8. Frederic Doss

Actor | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Fred is a born entertainer, but did not discover acting until his senior year in High School. After studying theater in college at Missouri Southern State University, he eventually earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, got married and shortly after 9/11 joined the US Air Force. It wasn't until ...

9. Benjamin Steeples

The Big Bang Theory

Benjamin Steeples was born on December 26, 1979 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on The Big Bang Theory (2007), Mom (2013) and Tosh.0 (2009).

10. Mrs. Miller

Actress | The Cool Ones

Mrs. Elva Miller rates highly as one of the single most colorful, unlikely, and hence oddly endearing musical celebrities to ever achieve a considerable amount of fame in the mid-1960's. Armed with an off-key, quivering, sub-Ethel Mermanesque operatic vibrato soprano voice, a sweetly humble, ...

11. Tony Black

Actor | Skyline

Tony Black was born on December 23, 1978 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Skyline (2010), Crash (2004) and Peaceful Warrior (2006).

12. Betty Brewer

Actress | Rangers of Fortune

Betty Brewer was born on November 14, 1924 in Joplin, Missouri, USA as Virginia Brewer. She is an actress, known for Rangers of Fortune (1940), Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) and The Round Up (1941).

13. Chip Gubera

Producer | Song of the Dead

In the last 20 years Chip Gubera directed and/or produced 7 feature films and over 40 short films, 15 of which have been accepted at film festivals around the world. 8 of these films have won awards at festivals worldwide. He lives in Columbia, Missouri where he is a professor teaching media ...

14. George T. Clemens

Cinematographer | The Twilight Zone

Cinematographer George T. Clemens was born on July 26, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Clemens started out in the film industry in 1923 as an assistant cameraman and camera operator for many of the leading cinematographers of the silent movie era. George spent the bulk of his career at Paramount, where ...

15. Mickey Mantle Jr.

Actor | 61*

Mickey Mantle Jr. was born on April 12, 1953 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on 61* (2001). He died on December 20, 2000 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

16. Garry Smith

Self | Dog the Bounty Hunter

Garry Smith was born on April 29, 1937 in Joplin, Missouri, USA as Garry L. Smith. He died on February 28, 2006 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

17. Bryce Lee

Actor | Abundant Sunshine

Bryce Lee was born on April 17, 1996 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Abundant Sunshine (2009), The Abattoir (2008) and The Lutheran (2008).

18. Harriette Ann Gray

Actress | House of Cards

Harriette Ann Gray was born on November 20, 1913 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for House of Cards (1947) and Down to Earth (1947). She died on April 20, 1987 in Columbia, Missouri.

19. Jamie McMurray

Actor | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Jamie McMurray was born on June 3, 1976 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), NASCAR on TNT (2001) and NASCAR on Fox (2001).

20. Lorin Raker

Actor | The Mystery of the Yellow Room

Lorin Raker was born on May 8, 1891 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1919), California Straight Ahead! (1937) and King Kelly of the U.S.A. (1934). He was married to Mildred Roberts. He died on December 25, 1959 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

22. Frank Shellenback

Actor | Fireman, Save My Child

Frank Shellenback was born on December 16, 1898 in Joplin, Missouri, USA as Frank Victor Shellenback. He was an actor, known for Fireman, Save My Child (1932) and 1952 MLB All-Star Game (1952). He died on August 17, 1969 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.

23. Lisa Adams

Actress | Floaters

Lisa Adams was born on March 1, 1972 in Joplin, Missouri, USA as Lisa Lynn Adams. She is an actress, known for Floaters (2006), GadgetGang in Outer Space (2017) and The Music of Regret (2006).

24. Bernard Newman

Costume Designer | Swing Time

Brother-in-law of Ruby Keeler and Gertrude Keeler.

25. Ryan L. Carroll

Actor | C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

Ryan L. Carroll was born on January 30, 1983 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004).

26. Darrell Porter

Self | 1985 National League Championship Series

Darrell Porter was born on January 17, 1952 in Joplin, Missouri, USA as Darrell Ray Porter. He was married to Deanne Gaulter and Teri Brown. He died on August 5, 2002 in Sugar Creek, Missouri.

27. Wheaton Galentine

Director | Treadle and Bobbin

Galentine's companion was Harold Eliot Leeds (1 Apr 1913-1929 Oct 2002), who founded the graduate program of Interior Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

28. Lisa Myers

Self | NBC Nightly News

Lisa Myers was born in Joplin, Missouri, USA.

29. Carolyn DeMerice

Actress | Purple Paradise

Carolyn DeMerice was born on August 20, 1975 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Purple Paradise (1999), Firedancer (2002) and Virgin (2003).

30. Robert Smiley

Writer | Let's Live Again

Robert Smiley was born in 1914 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Let's Live Again (1948) and Fury (1955).

31. Never Shout Never

Self | Last Call with Carson Daly

Never Shout Never was born on February 11, 1991 in Joplin, Missouri, USA as Christofer Drew Ingle.

32. Tristan Watson

Camera Department | 216 Stitches

33. Tito Landrum

Self | 1985 National League Championship Series

Tito Landrum was born on October 25, 1954 in Joplin, Missouri, USA as Terry Lee Landrum.

34. Charles McPherson

Soundtrack | Bird

McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New York in 1959 and performed with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. ...

35. Ilene Brewer

Actress | The Devil and Miss Jones

Ilene Brewer was born in 1926 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. She is known for her work on The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) and Riders of the Badlands (1941).

36. Barnett Shaw

Actor | Creature of Destruction

Barnett Shaw was born on December 10, 1909 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Creature of Destruction (1967), Under Age (1964) and The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1964). He was married to Alice Ritchie. He died on August 20, 2001 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

37. Powell York

Disraeli

Powell York was born on June 26, 1904 in Joplin, Missouri, USA as Horace Powell York. He was an actor, known for Disraeli (1929) and Old English (1930). He died in June 1979 in Joplin.

38. Mike Caro

Self | National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Mike Caro was born on May 16, 1944 in Joplin, Missouri, USA.

39. Sandra Ellis-Troy

Actress | 29th and Gay

Sandra Ellis-Troy was born in 1942 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for 29th & Gay (2005), Ready? OK! (2008) and The Tarot Reading (2011). She died on December 4, 2010 in Pleasanton, California, USA.

40. Pauline Guthrie

Metropolitan

Pauline Guthrie was born on November 24, 1907 in Joplin, Missouri, USA as Pauline Ruth Guthrie. She was an actress, known for Metropolitan (1935). She died on May 14, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. Hale Irwin

Self | PGA Tour Champions Learning Center

Hale Irwin was born on June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He has been married to Sally Stahlhuth since September 14, 1968. They have two children.

44. Percy Wenrich

Soundtrack | This Boy's Life

Percy Wenrich was born on January 23, 1887 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He was married to Dolly Connelly (actress). He died on March 18, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA.

45. Shawn Martin

Actor | School Dance

Shawn Martin was born on June 29, 1966 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on School Dance (2014), The Unusual Calling of Charlie Christmas (2012) and Charlie Christmas: Corndogs and Justice (2011).

46. Veronica Copher

Actress | Bloodstained Romance 2

Veronica Copher was born on June 19, 1991 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. She is an actress, known for Bloodstained Romance 2 (2010).

47. Thomas C. James

Art Department | Twin Peaks

Thomas C. James was born on January 22, 1949 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Twin Peaks (1990), Ghost Warrior (1984) and Scared to Death (1980).


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