Birth Place Matching "Des Moines, Iowa, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Superman Returns
Brandon James Routh (pronounced like "south") was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in nearby Norwalk. He is the son of Catherine LaVonne (Lear), a teacher, and Ronald Wayne Routh, a carpenter. Routh has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. He attended the University of Iowa and starred in ...
Actress | The Last Picture Show
The legendary actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She ...
Actor | 7th Heaven
Stephen Collins was born on October 1, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Stephen Weaver Collins. He is an actor, known for 7th Heaven (1996), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and The First Wives Club (1996). He was previously married to Faye Grant and Marjorie Weinman.
Actor | Malcolm in the Middle
David Anthony Higgins was born on December 9, 1961 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Mike & Molly (2010) and The Wrong Guy (1997). He has been married to Julia since 2000. They have two children.
7. Bill Daily
Actor | The Bob Newhart Show
Congenial, unassuming and always ingratiating comic actor Bill Daily came to fame as the bumbling, jittery playboy astronaut Roger Healy, best buddy and sidekick to Larry Hagman's accident-prone Tony Nelson in the perennial sitcom favourite I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Though his role had initially ...
Producer | ATL
Tionne Tenese Watkins was born on April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa. She is also known as "T-Boz" in the R&B/Hip-Hop group, TLC. Born to parents of both African American and Native American descent. As a child she was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia (1 in 12 people of African American descent ...
Actor | The Flame and the Arrow
Gordon Alan Gebert was the only son of Gordon and Violette Gebert. His father was a salesman for a trailer company and later managed sales of truck and bus fleets for the Ford Motor Co. in Iowa. In 1946, a boy was needed for a role in a play for Drake University. Gordon was chosen and received ...
10. Kourtney Hansen
Actress | Nashville
Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Kourtney made her way to Nashville in 2008 by way of a job in radio and her love of the South. After graduating from Drake University with a degree in theater, Hansen has appeared on stage in professional theater productions and served as a sidekick to Hatfield ...
11. Frank Jenks
Actor | His Girl Friday
Wavy-haired American character actor and musician Frank Jenks was the son of advertising man Frank Jenks and pianist Lillian Sadler. After his family settled in Los Angeles, he attended the University of Southern California. He learned to play trumpet, trombone and clarinet, but eventually dropped ...
12. Charles McGraw
Actor | Spartacus
Gravel-voiced, stony-faced & grizzled-looking actor Charles McGraw notched up dozens of TV and film appearances, often portraying law enforcement figures or military officers, plus the odd shifty gangster. Notable appearances include as dogged cop Det. Sgt. Walter Brown protecting a mob witness in ...
14. Harriet Nelson
Actress | The Falcon Strikes Back
Harriet Nelson will always have a secure place alongside Barbara Billingsley and Jane Wyatt in the "TV's Golden Age Mom Hall of Fame." For fourteen years, she, husband Ozzie Nelson, and their two boys, David Nelson and Ricky Nelson, were the quintessential role models of the '50s ideal nuclear ...
15. Claire Dodd
Actress | Roberta
She was born Dorothy Anne Dodd on December 29, 1908, in Des Moines, Iowa while her mother was on a trip. This did not appeal to her Southern pride so she said she was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she was actually raised. Her father was a doctor who abandoned her and her mother before she ...
16. Nicholas Downs
Actor | Castle
Nicholas Downs grew up in the small Midwest town of Bondurant, Iowa as the second youngest of ten brothers and sisters. By high school, Nicholas found acting as a way to create a voice of his own. His English teacher, Mrs. Sandoval, helped him by guiding him into the fine arts. With guidance from ...
17. Phyllis Love
Actress | Profiles in Courage
Phyllis Anne Love was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 21, 1925. She attended Roosevelt High School in Des Moines along with her close friend, Cloris Leachman. After performing in various local and regional drama productions, Love enrolled in the Actors Studio in New York in 1948. Her movie ...
20. Sada Thompson
Actress | Family
Renowned and highly respected actress Sada Thompson has earned critical acclaim both on stage and TV for her noble, strong-minded matrons, but her more challenging and compelling work has come when her characters have displayed darker, more neurotic tones.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the ...
22. Shawn Johnson
Actress | The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Shawn Johnson was born on January 19, 1992 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Shawn Machel Johnson. She is an actress, known for The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008), Dancing with the Stars (2005) and Adventure Capitalists (2016). She has been married to Andrew East since April 16, 2016.
23. Shawn Crahan
Soundtrack | Resident Evil
Shawn Crahan has a wife named Chantel and 4 children: Alex, Gage, Gabrielle, and Simon. He has a side project called To My Surprise. His daughter Alex is currently working on an album. He founded the band Slipknot and has been leading it in the right direction ever since. The band has been ...
24. Ruth Kobart
Ruth Kobart was born on April 24, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Ruth Maxine Finkelstein. She was an actress, known for Op naar de Top (1967), Dirty Harry (1971) and Sister Act (1992). She died on December 14, 2002 in San Francisco, California, USA.
25. Vivienne Osborne
Actress | Dragonwyck
Vivienne Osborne was born on December 10, 1896 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Vera Vivienne Spragg. She was an actress, known for Dragonwyck (1946), Two Seconds (1932) and Tomorrow at Seven (1933). She was married to Francis Worthington Hine. She died on June 10, 1961 in Malibu, California, USA.
26. Tatum Shank
Actor | Lethal Weapon
Born in Des Moines, Iowa the son of a carpenter Tatum first experienced the "art of filmmaking" in high school. With the help of his best friend they took it upon themselves to create a remake of the classic film Hoosiers by cutting footage the old fashioned way - from VCR to VCR. After going off ...
29. Frances Cagney
Frances Cagney was born on June 19, 1899 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Frances Willard Vernon. She was married to James Cagney. She died on October 10, 1994 in Sharon, Connecticut, USA.
Costume Department | God Told Me To
Born Roy Frowick Halston on April 23, 1932 in Des Moines, Iowa, Halston was a product of America's heartland. He led a classic Iowa childhood playing in soap box derby races, fishing, visiting farms, and the like. Halston took an interest in sewing from his mother, and from an early age he showed a...
Actress | The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Valerie Leigh Bixler was born on February 17, 1956 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She is an actress, known for Het kleinste bordeel in Texas (1982). She has been married to SFC. Todd (T.W.) Youngs USA RET. since September 25, 1997. She was previously married to Patrick St. Esprit.
34. Babe London
Actress | Ain't Love Funny?
Babe was originally a stock player with Vitagraph then joined the Christie Company as a featured player and leading comedienne Later she played leads in Jack White's Educational Comedies and with Charlie Chaplin in 'A Day's Pleasure. Later she appeared in live and filmed television shows such as ...
37. Bobby Stone
Actor | 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge
Bobby Stone was born on September 28, 1922 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Joseph Aronow. He was an actor and production manager, known for 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge (1942), Smart Alecks (1942) and Hot Rods to Hell (1967). He died on May 9, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
41. Bill Bryson
Writer | A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1951. He settled in England in 1977 and lived in North Yorkshire for almost two decades. He now lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. His travel books are "The Lost Continent", "Neither Here Nor There", "Notes From a Small Island", "A Walk in the Woods", "I'm ...
43. Joy Hodges
Actress | Laughing at Danger
Frances Eloise Hodges, who died in California on 19 January 2003 following a stroke, was not only a successful singer and actor, but will also be remembered for her part in launching Ronald Reagan's film career by getting him to 'ditch the glasses.' This he did, and the rest is history.
She was born...
46. Max Smith
Actor | One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Max Smith was born on January 23, 1913 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), Puddin' Head (1941) and Jingle Belles (1941). He was married to Helen Leyser. He died on July 23, 1999 in San Luis Obispo, California, USA.
47. Thomas M. Disch
Writer | Miami Vice
Thomas M. Disch was born on February 2, 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Thomas Michael Disch. He was a writer and actor, known for Miami Vice (1984), The Brave Little Toaster (1987) and The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998). He died on July 4, 2008 in New York City, New York, USA.
50. Scott Kirfman
Actor | Backlash
Scott Kirfman was born in Des Moines Iowa, and moved all over the United States growing up. He has seen good times, bad times, high rent, low rent, and almost every style of living. Along his way he has met a wide variety of great, terrible, interesting, and outrageous people. He grew up mainly in ...