Birth Place Matching "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Billy Porter
Actor | Pose
Before embarking on a career as a mainstream pop vocalist, Billy Porter built a substantial reputation as a theatrical singer in Broadway productions such as Grease and Smokey Joe's Cafe. He made his initial impact by placing 'Love Is On The Way' on the soundtrack to the film First Wives' Club, in ...
2. Julie Benz
Actress | Dexter
Julie Benz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on May 1, 1972. Julie's father is a Pittsburgh surgeon and her mother is a figure ice skater. The family settled in nearby Murrysville, when Julie was two, and she started ice skating at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in ...
Joe Manganiello is an American actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Susan (Brachanow) and Charles John Manganiello, and has a younger brother, Nicholas. His father is of Italian descent and his mother has German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon ...
4. Tom Savini
Actor | From Dusk Till Dawn
Actor/SFX wizard/stuntman/director Tom Savini was born in Pittsburgh. Inspired by the film Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), a young Savini became fascinated with the magic and illusion of film. He spent his youth in his room creating characters by tirelessly practicing make-up. Later, as a combat ...
Actress | Community
Gillian Jacobs was born on 19 October 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US. Her father, William F. Jacobs Jr., is an investment banker and her mother, Martina Magenau Jacobs, is an alumni relations officer at Carnegie Mellon University. She is an alumnus of Mt. Lebanon High School, Pennsylvania, ...
Actor | Jurassic Park
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.
Actress | Ballerina
Since the age of two, Maddie Ziegler has had a passion for performance. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Maddie's mother Melissa enrolled her and her younger sister, Mackenzie Ziegler, in dance classes at a local studio. A few years later the trio starred in the hit Lifetime reality series '...
Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. His father, Frederick Abraham, was from an Assyrian Christian (Antiochian) family, from Syria. His mother, Josephine (Stello) Abraham, was the daughter of Italian ...
Actor | The Last Exorcism
A working actor for over 20 years whose jobs have taken him all over the country and the world, Patrick's credits include playing with everyone from Angela Lansbury to Xena.
Hailing from Central Pennsylvania and armed with a BFA in Performance from Penn State University, Patrick went west to earn an...
10. Zachary Quinto
Actor | Star Trek
Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Margaret J. (McArdle), an Irish-American office worker, and Joseph John Quinto, an Italian-American barber. Zachary graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1995, where he won Pittsburgh's Gene Kelly Award ...
11. Casey King
Casey King is an American actor born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the second oldest of 4 boys.
King attended St. Olaf College on a football scholarship where he started his acting training.
After relocating to Los Angeles, King received training at Playhouse West under Robert Carnegie, and ...
12. Scott Glenn
Actor | The Hunt for Red October
Scott Glenn was born January 26, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Hope Elizabeth and Theodore Glenn, a salesman. As he grew up in Appalachia, his health was poor; he was bedridden for a year and doctors predicted he would limp for the rest of his life. During long periods of illness, Glenn was...
13. Ted Cassidy
Ted Cassidy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Philippi, West Virginia. He was a well respected actor who portrayed many different characters during his film and television career. His most notable role was Lurch, the faithful butler on the television series The Addams Family (1964)....
14. Mark Deklin
Actor | Designated Survivor
A critically-acclaimed actor and fight director, Mark has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at regional theaters across the country in addition to his work in film and television. He holds an MFA from the University of Washington's PATP conservatory, as well as a BA from Penn State University (...
15. Shane Black
Writer | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon (1987) screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout (1991) ...
16. Gene Kelly
Soundtrack | Singin' in the Rain
Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in...
18. Antoine Fuqua
Producer | The Magnificent Seven
Antoine Fuqua is an American film director, known for his work in the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer.
He has directed music videos for such artists as Arrested Development, Prince, ...
20. Charles Grodin
Actor | Midnight Run
Charles Grodin was born on April 21, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Grodinsky. He is an actor and writer, known for Midnight Run (1988), King Kong (1976) and Dave (1993). He has been married to Elissa Durwood since July 1983. They have one child. He was previously married to Julia...
21. William Powell
Actor | The Thin Man
William Powell was on the New York stage by 1912, but it would be ten years before his film career would begin. In 1924 he went to Paramount Pictures, where he was employed for the next seven years. During that time, he played in a number of interesting films, but stardom was elusive. He did ...
22. Amanda Cerny
Actress | Rim of the World
Amanda Rachelle Cerny was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Florida State University. With more than 35 million followers across YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, she has emerged as one of the top five most viewed Instagram story accounts in the world. Amanda has acted as an actress in ...
24. Billy Gardell
Actor | Bad Santa
Billy Gardell was born on August 20, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as William R. Gardell. He is an actor and producer, known for Bad Santa (2003), Avenging Angelo (2002) and Dragon Wars: D-War (2007). He has been married to Patty Lynn Knight since 2001. They have one child.
25. Kevin Peter Hall
Actor | Predator 2
This African American actor attended Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started his junior year at 6' 5" and finished it at 6' 9"! He played basketball throughout his high-school years and won a scholarship. He averaged 18 points a game and 10 rebounds! He played basketball ...
26. John Hodiak
Actor | Lifeboat
Pittsburgh-born John Hodiak was one of several up-and-coming male talents who managed to take advantage of the dearth of WWII-era superstars (MGM's Clark Gable, Van Johnson, Robert Taylor and James Stewart, among others) who were off serving their country. John's early death at age 41, however, ...
28. Sharif Atkins
Actor | ER
Sharif Atkins was born on January 29, 1975 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and director, known for ER (1994), The Open House (2018) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). He has been married to Bethany Hotchkiss since September 1, 2014. They have one child.
29. Burt Mustin
Actor | The Lusty Men
Burt Mustin was a salesman most of his life, but got his first taste of show business as the host of a weekly radio variety show on KDKA Pittsburgh in 1921. He appeared onstage in "Detective Story" at Sombrero Playhouse in Phoenix Arizona, and played the janitor in the movie version, (Detective ...
Actress | Total Eclipse
Mackenzie Ziegler has always loved performing on stage. Raised in Pittsburgh, Penn., Mackenzie's mother Melissa enrolled her and her older sister, Maddie Ziegler, in the Abby Lee Dance Company. Little did they know, a few years later their dance studio would be famously known and the trio would be ...
31. William Tracy
Actor | The Shop Around the Corner
Pittsburgh-born actor William Tracy was born on December 1, 1917, and began performing professionally as a youth. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, he appeared in musical and comedy roles until his big break arrived in 1937 at age 19 when he took over the role of fidgety military ...
33. Tom Atkins
Handsome, rugged, versatile and charismatic character actor Tom Atkins was born on November 13, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Atkins initially became an avid horror film fan in his childhood days; Howard Hawks' immortal classic The Thing from Another World (1951) made an especially strong ...
34. Jonathan Adams
"This fall, Jonathan Adams stars opposite Lacey Chabert in the Hallmark Channel film "The Sweetest Christmas".
Audiences will recognize Jonathan as "Chuck Larabee", the neighbor/cohort of Tim Allen, on "Last Man Standing", the ABC Series that he appeared for the past four seasons.
Prior to that he ...
35. Frank Gorshin
Actor | Twelve Monkeys
Frank John Gorshin Jr. was born on April 5, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank John Sr., was a railroad worker and his mother, Frances, was a seamstress. While in high school, Frank worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre and began doing impressions of some of his screen ...
36. Ed O'Ross
Actor | Red Heat
Rough'n'tumble character actor Ed O'Ross was born as Ed Oross on July 4, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was an altar boy as a kid and graduated from Munhall High in 1964. Following graduation O'Ross attended both Point Park College and Carnegie Tech. He was an amateur Golden Gloves boxing ...
37. Sam Sorbo
Actress | Miracle in East Texas
Sam Sorbo was born on October 18, 1966 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Sandra Jenkins. She is an actress and producer, known for Miracle in East Texas (2019), Andromeda (2000) and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995). She has been married to Kevin Sorbo since January 5, 1998. They have three...
38. Kurt Angle
Actor | Warrior
Kurt Angle was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He won a Olympic Gold Medal in 1996 having notoriously won it with a broken neck. In 1998 he transitioned into professional wrestling where he sky rocked to success after joining the World Wrestling Federation. He later became the first ever ...
39. Bill Nunn
Actor | Regarding Henry
Commanding performer Bill Nunn made his feature debut in fellow Morehouse College graduate Spike Lee's School Daze (1988), but really etched himself into moviegoers' minds as a formidable screen presence in his second film with Lee, Do the Right Thing (1989), playing Radio Raheem, whose ...
40. Adolphe Menjou
Actor | Paths of Glory
The words "suave" and "debonair" became synonymous with the name Adolphe Menjou in Hollywood, both on- and off-camera. The epitome of knavish, continental charm and sartorial opulence, Menjou, complete with trademark waxy black mustache, evolved into one of Hollywood's most distinguished of artists...
41. Stephen Chbosky
Writer | The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky was born on January 25, 1970 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Wonder (2017). He has been married to Liz Chbosky since 2010.
42. Lauren Morelli
Producer | Orange Is the New Black
Lauren Morelli was born on July 22, 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Tales of the City (2019) and Hum (2017). She has been married to Samira Wiley since March 25, 2017. She was previously married to Stephen Basilone.
43. Fritz Weaver
Actor | The Thomas Crown Affair
Fritz Weaver, the American actor, was born on January 19, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served in Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II, breaking into acting in the early 1950s. He made his Broadway debut in October 1955 in "The Chalk Garden," which ...
45. Cherie Johnson
Actress | Family Matters
Cherie Johnson (born November 21, 1975 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA), is an American actress, author, columnist, executive producer, producer, and writer. She is of African American and Puerto Rican descent.
Johnson first rose to fame, at age six, when she appeared on Punky Brewster (1984) as the ...
47. Carl Betz
Actor | Judd for the Defense
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carl Betz formed a repertory theatre company while still in high school, then worked in summer stock. He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, then attended Carnegie Tech. Following graduation, he worked as a radio announcer. He made his Broadway ...
48. John Davidson
Actor | Edward Scissorhands
They don't come any nicer than John Davidson. The dark-haired, Pittsburgh-born singer/TV personality, who was born in 1941 and the son of a Baptist minister, is highly-defined and sometimes cursed by his clean-cut, fresh-faced, apple-cheeked handsomeness. After graduating from high school in White ...
49. Eve Gordon
Actress | The Circle
Eve Gordon was born on June 25, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and director, known for The Circle (2017), The Grudge 2 (2006) and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves! (1997). She has been married to Todd Waring since November 14, 1987. They have two children.
50. Zelda Rubinstein
Actress | Poltergeist
A marvelously quirky and distinctive 4' 3" character actress, with a larger-than-life presence on film and TV, Zelda Rubinstein gave up a long and stable career in the medical field as a lab technician in order to strive for something more self-fulfilling as middle age settled in. At the age of 45,...