Birth Place Matching "Lansing, Michigan, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Scooby-Doo
Matthew Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Paula and Jeffrey Lillard. He lived with his family in Tustin, California, from first grade to high school graduation. The summer after high school, he was hired as an extra for Ghoulies Go to College (1990). Matthew was the MC of the Nickelodeon ...
Actor | On Deadly Ground
Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school math teacher. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. The enigmatic ...
Actor | Boogie Nights
Enduring, strong-featured, and genial star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in T.V. westerns in the 1960s and then carved his name into 1970s/1980s popular culture, as a sex symbol (posing nearly naked for "Cosmopolitan" magazine), and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a ...
4. John Hughes
Writer | Planes, Trains & Automobiles
John Hughes was born on February 18, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as John Wilden Hughes Jr. He was a writer, known for Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), The Breakfast Club (1985) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). He was married to Nancy Hughes. He died on August 6, 2009 in Manhattan, ...
Actor | The West Wing
Timothy Busfield is a producer, director and Emmy Award-winning actor with over 650 professional credits. As an actor he has been a series regular or recurring character in 14 series including "Thirtysomething", "The West Wing", "Entourage", "Sleepy Hollow", Secrets and Lies", "ED", "Studio 60 on ...
Actress | 10 Things I Hate About You
Susan May Pratt was born on February 8, 1974 in Lansing, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Drive Me Crazy (1999) and Open Water 2: Adrift (2006). She has been married to Kenneth Mitchell since May 7, 2006. They have two children.
7. Ryan Devlin
Actor | The War at Home
Ryan is an actor, host, and producer, described by his mother as "more handsome than most of those other boys on the TV." Outside of Hollywood, Ryan is a co-founder of This Bar Saves Lives, a social impact company that has helped to save the lives of thousands of children around the world.
12. Akie Kotabe
Actor | The Man in the High Castle
Akie Kotabe has long been sought after for his compelling presence on screen, and has built an impressive career playing a variety of roles in television and film, including playing a leading role opposite Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek in the action/thriller Everly.
Other notable roles include...
13. William Malone
Director | House on Haunted Hill
Born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, William Malone was inspired by films during weekly trips to the Lucian Theater to see the latest releases of horror films. By age 14 he was making home movies with an 8mm camera and designing monster masks for himself and friends to wear for Halloween.
14. Chris Jai Alex
Actor | ThunderCats Roar
Chris Jai Alex is from Lansing, Michigan. Chris was literally born into music. His mother, Gloria Sanford, was an aspiring artist since before his birth. With the exception of minor success and a star search appearance, she remained undiscovered. As the years passed she turned her attention over to...
15. Chris Hansen
Self | Dateline NBC
Chris Hansen was born on March 26, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Christopher Edward Hansen. He is an actor, known for Dateline NBC (1992), 30 Rock (2006) and To Catch a Predator (2004). He has been married to Mary Joan Gleich since November 18, 1989. They have two children.
16. Magic Johnson
Producer | Obsessed
Magic Johnson was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Earvin Johnson. He is an actor and producer, known for Obsessed (2009), Hair Show (2004) and Dead Tone (2007). He has been married to Cookie Johnson since September 14, 1991. They have two children.
18. Carl Benton Reid
Actor | In a Lonely Place
Carl Benton Reid was a drama graduate from Carnegie Tech who had several years of stage experience performing at the Cleveland PLayhouse in the 1920's, where he met his future wife, stage actress Hazel Harrison. After moving to New York, he became a noted actor on the Broadway stage with some ...
20. DJ Perry
Producer | 40 Nights
DJ Perry, is an international artist mostly known for his work in the motion picture realm. This Michigan born actor, producer and writer has built an impressive career in the entertainment industry. As CEO of Collective Development Inc. and as an independent producer he's supervised and/or ...
Producer | Wes Craven's New Nightmare
The wavy brunette and elegant producer Marianne Maddalena has Italian origins, but she was born in Lansing, Michigan in early 60s. She attended Michigan State University and she then traveled to Europe, to study and work in Italy and France. She enter in the world of cinema in early 1986, when she ...
24. Tim Holmes
Actor | Oz the Great and Powerful
Tim Holmes was born in Lansing, Michigan. He grew up working in his family's flower shop. At age 18, immediately after graduating from high school, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. He was signed to MCA Records as a solo artist, T.C. Holmes. He parlayed his music contacts into an...
25. John Collins
Art Director | Passengers
John Collins has designed and art directed over thirty-five feature films. He began his design career with a professional degree in architecture (Academic Honors in Writing and Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis) which included a year spent at the Volgograd Academy of Architecture in Volgograd, ...
26. Abigail Mason
Actress | Chicago Fire
Abigail Mason was born in Lansing, Michigan, and her interest in "acting" started at the young age of 8. She had done over twenty theatre productions and musicals by the time she was 14. At the age of 15, she attended a talent convention and convinced her parents it was time to visit Los Angeles. ...
27. Suzanne Malveaux
Suzanne Malveaux was born on December 4, 1966 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Suzanne M. Malveaux.
28. Max Koch
Max Koch (pronounced "Cook") was born in Lansing, Michigan, on August the 8th. He is an actor/writer/cartoonist who lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dogs. Max voiced Master Mantis (and countless other characters) on Nickelodeon's Emmy award-winning, animated series, "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of...
30. Darryl Kurylo
Actor | Power Rangers: Super Legends
Darryl Kurylo was born on November 17, 1965 in East Lansing, Michigan, USA as Darryl Hughes Kurylo. He is an actor, known for Power Rangers: Super Legends (2007), The Punisher (2004) and Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon (2008). He has been married to Breney Armas since July 27, 1991. They have...
31. Mark Daniel Cade
Actor | Nice Guy
A native of Michigan, Mark has a BFA in Musical-Theater from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. His father, a psychologist, his mother, an elementary school teacher, his oldest sister, a psychologist/lawyer and his other sister a...
Actor | Ordinary, Extra
Michael Simpson Jr was born in East Lansing, Michigan to Michael Simpson Sr and Laura Mask.
He lives in Los Angeles, California, and has been a professional actor since 2005.
He is a member of both SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP/BMI.
He is recognized professionally as both an an actor, and as a recording artist.
36. Kyle Misak
Director | Another Brick in the Wall
Kyle is a writer/director from Mattawan, Michigan. He started making short movies in high school and has since gone on to direct over a dozen films, working with many acclaimed actors, including: Creed Bratton ("The Office"), Larry Hankin (Billy Madison), Carel Struycken (The Addams Family), ...
40. Aaron Russman
Writer | Animus: The Tell-Tale Heart
Aaron Herman Russman has written, produced and directed projects at A Picture Show Film Company for over 15 years. His work includes narrative feature and short films, documentaries, reality and scripted television pilots and music videos. In August 2011 he released his debut feature film, Lost in ...
43. Ed Emshwiller
Director | Image, Flesh and Voice
After majoring in painting and illustration at the University of Michigan, Ed Emshwiller studied in Paris at the École des Beaux Arts and NYC's Art Students League. An abstract expressionist, he was also a major science fiction illustrator during the 1950s and 1960s, winning Hugo Awards for his ...
46. John DeMarco
Actor | Wild Faith
Johnny DeMarco is an Actor Born in Lansing, Michigan, His Family came through Ellis Island, New York from Italy with little money but a strong work ethic which has spilled over in his life. Passion for Acting came late in life and has successes in Acting, Producing and Production . Acting Roles ...
47. Bryan McBrien
Art Department | Minority Report
Bryan recently Designed the Sci-Fi thriller, Mentryville, (aka Spores) starring Danny Glover and Vinnie Jones, shot in the high deserts of North Los Angeles. Bryan A. McBrien entered the world of filmmaking, in Hollywood, when he was hired as a Greensman on the 1996 Robert Zemeckis film, Contact. ...
48. Karen Johnson
Producer | Thy Neighbor
Karen Johnson was born on October 16, 1974 in Lansing, Michigan, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Thy Neighbor (2018), Homeless for the Holidays (2009) and Dreamer: The Movie (2004). She has been married to George A. Johnson since June 26, 1999. They have three children.
49. Guy Adkins
Actor | The David Dance
Guy Adkins was born in East Lansing, Michigan on October 3rd, 1968. He grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and studied dance and musical theatre at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He spent years honing his craft in Chicago, Illinois, where he became a highly respected and beloved ...
50. Peter Hanson
Writer | Tales from the Script
Michigan native Peter Hanson studied film production as an undergraduate at NYU and earned his MFA in screenwriting at UCLA. An experienced writer, filmmaker, and teacher, Hanson is the director of films including the acclaimed screenwriting documentary "Tales from the Script," and the writer of ...