Birth Place Matching "Des Moines, Iowa, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Brandon Routh

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 ...

2. Cloris Leachman

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 ...

3. Peter Hedges

Writer | About a Boy

Peter Hedges was born on July 6, 1962 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is a writer and director, known for About a Boy (2002), Pieces of April (2003) and Dan in Real Life (2007).

4. Stephen Collins

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.

5. Gregory Alan Williams

Actor | Remember the Titans

Gregory Alan Williams was born on June 12, 1956 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Remember the Titans (2000).

6. David Anthony Higgins

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 ...

8. Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

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 ...

9. Gordon Gebert

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 ...

13. Corey Taylor

Soundtrack | Resident Evil

Corey Taylor was born on December 8, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Corey Todd Taylor. He is an actor, known for Resident Evil (2002), Doctor Who (2005) and Final Fight: Streetwise (2006). He was previously married to Stephanie Luby and Scarlett Stone.

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 ...

18. Wally Wingert

Actor | Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren

Wally Wingert was born on May 6, 1961 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Wallace Eugene Wingert. He is known for his work on Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren (2005), Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) and Batman: Arkham City (2011).

19. Megan Hensley

Actress | The Center

Megan Hensley was born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Center (2015), The Crazies (2010) and The Toy Soldiers (2014).

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 ...

21. Martin Spellman

Actor | Beau Geste

Martin Spellman was born in October 1925 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for Beau Geste (1939), Let Us Live (1939) and Streets of New York (1939).

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

Actress | How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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 ...

27. Grant Monohon

Actor | Transamerica

Grant Monohon was born on January 3, 1984 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for Transamerica (2005), Lady in the Water (2006) and Rough Night (2017).

28. Don Pugsley

Actor | The Rocketeer

Don Pugsley was born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Rocketeer (1991), Child's Play 2 (1990) and Near Dark (1987).

29. Frances Cagney

The American Film Institute Salute to James 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.

30. Maggie Emma Thomas

Actress | The Parent Trap

Maggie Emma Thomas was born on August 7, 1987 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Margaret Thomas. She is an actress, known for The Parent Trap (1998) and Lunker Lake (1997).

31. Bob Jellison

Actor | Petticoat Junction

Bob Jellison was born on August 21, 1908 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Robert Dow Jellison. He was an actor, known for Petticoat Junction (1963), I Love Lucy (1951) and The Twonky (1953). He died on April 21, 1980 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

32. Halston

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...

33. Valerie Leigh Bixler

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 ...

35. John Rox

Soundtrack | Avalon

Once taught dancing in Laguna Beach with his brother Donald Granville Herring.

36. Sid Wilson

Actor | Blood Bath

Sid Wilson was born on March 15, 1978 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Sidney George Wilson. He is an actor and composer, known for Blood Bath (2016), Rollerball (2002) and Catch Hell (2014).

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.

38. Chris Fehn

Actor | Rollerball

Chris Fehn was born on February 24, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Christopher Fehn. He is an actor, known for Rollerball (2002), Officer Downe (2016) and Rage (1987).

39. Lolo Jones

Actress | Left Behind

Lolo Jones was born on August 5, 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Lori Susan Jones. She is an actress, known for Left Behind (2014), Navy Seals vs. Zombies (2015) and Red Bull Kluge (2012).

40. Joey Jordison

Soundtrack | Resident Evil

Joey Jordison was born on April 26, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Nathan Jonas Jordison. He is an actor, known for Resident Evil (2002), Rollerball (2002) and Fuck (2005).

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 ...

42. Carl Pitti

Actor | High Plains Drifter

Carl Pitti was born on August 11, 1916 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is known for his work on De vreemdeling zonder naam (1973), Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981) and Het kleine huis op de prairie (1974). He died on August 9, 2003 in Hemet, California, USA.

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...

44. Zach Martin

Sound Department | Super 8

45. Rocky Pepeli

Assistant Director | The Mooring

Rocky Pepeli was born on July 30, 1964 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is known for his work on The Mooring (2012), Diggstown (1992) and Serpent in the Bottle.

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.

48. Jesse May

Actor | The Cookout

Jesse May was born on July 28, 1980 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Cookout (2004), Late Night Poker (1999) and Anyone But Me (2008).

49. Jesse Graves

Actor | Safari

Jesse Graves was born on March 11, 1879 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for Safari (1940), Louisiana (1947) and Son of Ingagi (1940). He died on March 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, 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 ...


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