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Not Just Andy Griffith: These Famous Hollywood Actors Are From Here In North Carolina

GREENVILLE, North Carolina (Stacker.com) – Admiring and envying the biggest stars in the world is easy to do on Instagram.

From movie stars and major musicians to professional ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there is no shortage of evidence on the quality of life. They post photos of themselves with other close-ups at rooftop bars, exclusive clubs, backstage parties, and restaurants where ordinary people can’t get reservations.

Jaime Pressly of Kinston leads a group of famous North Carolina actresses; three others may surprise you

But the vast majority of these celebrities were born and raised outside of Hollywood, finding their way to the bright lights and big pennies of stardom from obscure beginnings in small towns or mainstream towns across the country.

Stacker compiled a list of North Carolina-born actors from IMDb most popular list. For each actor we have included a movie poster image from a movie they are known for (all movie poster images from OMDb). Read on to see which favorite actors are from your home country.

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Michael C. Hall

– Born: Raleigh, North Carolina (1/1/1971)
– Famous for:
– Dexter Morgan in “Dexter” (2006-2013)
– Ken Castle in “Gamer” (2009)
– David Fisher in “Six Feet Under” (2001-2005)

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Brian Tyree Henry

– Born: Fayetteville, North Carolina (03/31/1982)
– Famous for:
– Jefferson Davis in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018)
– Daniel Carty in “If Beale Street Could Talk” (2018)
– Jamal Manning in “The Widows” (2018)

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Zach Galifianakis

– Born: Wilkesboro, North Carolina (1/10/1969)
– Famous for:
– Alan in “The Hangover” (2009)
– Jake in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” (2014)
– Ethan Tremblay in “Due Date” (2010)

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Aldis Hodge

– Born: Onslow County, North Carolina (9/20/1986)
– Famous for:
– Levi Jackson in “Hidden Figures” (2016)
– Jim Brown in “A Night in Miami…” (2020)
– Raymond in “Die Hard with a Vengeance” (1995)

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Nick searcy

– Born: Cullowhee, North Carolina (3/7/1959)
– Famous for:
– General Hoyt in “The Shape of Water” (2017)
– Father Montgomery in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017)
– Art Mullen in “Justified” (2010-2015)

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JB Smoove

– Born: Plymouth, North Carolina (12/16/1965)
– Famous for:
– Mr. Dell in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019)
– Cabbie in “Date Night” (2010)
– Apartments in “Hall Pass” (2011)

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Jim rash

– Born: Charlotte, North Carolina (7/15/1971)
– Famous for:
– Lewis in “The Way Back” (2013)
– Dean Pelton in “Community” (2009-2015)
– Writer in “Les Descendants” (2011)

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Paul schneider

– Born: Asheville, North Carolina (03/16/1976)
– Famous for:
– Gus in “Lars and the Real Girl” (2007)
– Paul in “All the real girls” (2003)
– Mr. Brown in “Bright Star” (2009)

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Andy griffith

– Born: Mount Airy, North Carolina (6/1/1926)
– Died: 07/03/2012
– Famous for:
– Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show” (1960-1968)
– Larry ‘Lonesome’ Rhodes in “A Face in the Crowd” (1957)
– Old Joe in “Waitress” (2007)

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Matthieu settles down

– Born: Hickory, North Carolina (09/17/1969)
– Famous for:
– Jacob Wheeler in “Into the West” (2005)
– Will Benson in “I always know what you did last summer” (1998)
– Larson in “U-571” (2000)

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Robert Duncan McNeill

– Born: Raleigh, North Carolina (9/11/1964)
– Famous for:
– Kevin Corrigan in “Masters of the Universe” (1987)
– Lt. Tom Paris in “Star Trek: Voyager” (1995-2001)
– Producer in “The battery” (1998)

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Christoph sanders

– Born: Hendersonville, North Carolina (04/21/1988)
– Famous for:
– Kyle Anderson in “Last Man Standing” (2011-2021)
– Hoyt in “Faith Based” (2020)
– Wood’s Boy in “Hounddog” (2007)

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Murray Hamilton

– Born: Washington, North Carolina (03/24/1923)
– Died: 09/01/1986
– Famous for:
– Vaughn in “Jaws” (1975)
– Mr. Robinson in “The Graduate” (1967)
– Alphonse Paquette in “Anatomy of a murder” (1959)

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John newton

– Born: Chapel Hill, North Carolina (12/29/1965)
– Famous for:
– Antonio ‘Tintín’ Vizintín in “Alive” (1993)
– The sergeant. Cody Cullen in “The Christmas Card” (2006)
– Ryan McBride in “Melrose Place” (1998-1999)

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Geno Segers

– Born: Winston-Salem, North Carolina (11/28/1976)
– Famous for:
– Dwayne in “Perfect Harmony” (2019-2020)
– Danny Trudeau in “Yellowstone” (2018)
– Chayton Littlestone in “Banshee” (2014-2016)

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Lee norris

– Born: Greenville, North Carolina (09/25/1981)
– Famous for:
– Young Mike Mageau in “Zodiac” (2007)
– Officer in “Gone Girl” (2014)
– Marvin ‘Mouth’ McFadden in “One Tree Hill” (2003-2012)

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Drew starkey

– Born: Hickory, North Carolina (04/11/1993)
– Famous for:
– Garrett in “Love, Simon” (2018)
– Cop 115 in “The Hate U Give” (2018)
– Rafe in “Outer Banks” (2020-2021)

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Edwin Hodge

– Born: Onslow County, North Carolina (1/26/1985)
– Famous for:
– Dorian in “The War of Tomorrow” (2021)
– Basketball Teen # 1 in “Big Momma’s House” (2000)
– Bloody Stranger in “The Purge” (2013)

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Brandon W. Jones

– Born: Greensboro, North Carolina (5/7/1988)
– Famous for:
– Andrew Campbell in “Pretty Little Liars” (2013-2015)
– Charlie Russell in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2011-2012)
– Liam in “Lie to Me” (2010-2011)

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Lachlan watson

– Born: Raleigh, North Carolina (4/12/2001)
– Famous for:
– Theo Putnam in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” (2018-2020)
– Sasha in “Electric Easy” (2021)
– Make-up department in “Passing” (2019)

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Sean bridger

– Born: Chapel Hill, North Carolina (3/3/1968)
– Famous for:
– Old Nick in “Bedroom” (2015)
– Chris Cleek in “The Woman” (2011)
– Will Sumrall in “Free State of Jones” (2016)

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Burgess jenkins

– Born: Winston-Salem, North Carolina (10/24/1973)
– Famous for:
– Ray Budds in “Remember the Titans” (2000)
– Dr Todd Lowry in “Chicago Med” (2021)
– Beau in “Uncle Frank” (2020)

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Richmond tequan

– Born: Burlington, North Carolina (10/30/1992)
– Famous for:
– Bryson Broyer in “Boomerang” (2019-2020)
– Drawn in “Everybody Hates Chris” (2005-2009)
– TJ Ashford in “General Hospital” (2012-2018)

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Brian huskey

– Birth: Charlotte, North Carolina (9/8/1968)
– Famous for:
– Léon West in “Veep” (2012-2019)
– Victor Schmemmerhorn-Fish V in “Another period” (2013-2018)
– Rudy of normal size in “Bob’s Burgers” (2013-2021)

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Isaac powell

– Born: Greensboro, North Carolina (12/30/1994)
– Famous for:
– Actor in “Cat Person”
– Rhys in “Dear Evan Hansen” (2021)
– Troy Lord in “American Horror Story” (2021)

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Christian Jules Le Blanc

– Born: Fort Bragg, North Carolina (08/25/1958)
– Famous for:
– Junior Patroller Abernathy in “In the heat of the night” (1988)
– Michael Baldwin in “The Young and the Restless” (1991-2021)
– Sheriff in “Perry Mason: The murderous kiss affair” (1993)

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Torrey B. Laurent

– Born: Rocky Mount, North Carolina (03/18/1974)
– Famous for:
– Saloon Hardcase in “The Harder They Fall” (2021)
– Joe in “Aquarium of the Dead” (2021)
– Gabriel in “The Annunciation” (2018)

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Yusuf Gatewood

– Born: Hillsborough, North Carolina (12/9/1982)
– Famous for:
– Doug in “The Interpreter” (2005)
– Howard in “Wonder Boys” (2000)
– Vincent Griffith in “The Originals” (2014-2018)

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Randy Boone

– Born: Fayetteville, North Carolina (01/17/1942)
– Famous for:
– Randy Benton in “The Virginian” (1964-1966)
– Easy in “Terminal Island” (1973)
– François in “Cimarron Strip” (1967-1968)

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George grizzard

– Born: Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina (1/1/1928)
– Died: 02/10/2007
– Famous for:
– John Bradley in “Flags of our fathers” (2006)
– Ed Thompson in “Bachelor Party” (1984)
– Senator Fred Van Ackerman in “Advise & Consent” (1962)

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James McEachin

– Born: Rennert, North Carolina (5/20/1930)
– Famous for:
– Victor Milson in “2010: The Year We Make Contact” (1984)
– Al Monte in “Play Misty for Me” (1971)
– Retail Arthur Brown in “Fuzz” (1972)

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Ben cook

– Birth: Eden, North Carolina (12/11/1997)
– Famous for:
– Aaron Fisher in “Paterno” (2018)
– Mouthpiece in “West Side Story” (2021)
– Adam Turner in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2017)

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Jack hogan

– Born: Chapel Hill, North Carolina (11/25/1929)
– Famous for:
– Kirby in “Fight!” (1962-1967)
– Chief Ranger Jack Moore in “Sierra” (1974)
– Billy Riker in “Sea Hunt” (1958-1959)

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Gregory Walcott

– Born: Wendell, North Carolina (01/13/1928)
– Died: 03/20/2015
– Famous for:
– Jeff Trent in “Plan 9 of Outer Space” (1957)
– The Pope in “The sanction of the Eiger” (1975)
– Potential backer in “Ed Wood” (1994)

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Sidney blackmer

– Born: Salisbury, North Carolina (07/13/1895)
– Died: 06/10/1973
– Famous for:
– Roman Castevet in “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968)
– Seth Lord in “High Society” (1956)
– Fernand Mondego in “Le Comte de Monte-Cristo” (1934)

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Eric Freeman

– Born: Raleigh, North Carolina (7/13/1965)
– Famous for:
– Ricky Caldwell in “Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2” (1987)
– Bones in “In Living Color” (1990-1992)
– Jeff in “The murder weapon” (1989)

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Jareb Dauplaise

– Born: North Carolina (03/18/1979)
– Famous for:
– Frat Guy in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009)
– Nacho Libre in “Epic Movie” (2007)
– Jareb in “Drillbit Taylor” (2008)

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Michael johnston

– Born: Rutherfordton, North Carolina (2/22/1996)
– Famous for:
– Corey in “Teen Wolf” (2015-2017)
– Adam in “Supergirl” (2018)
– Neil in “Slash” (2016)

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Loudon Wainwright III

– Birth: Chapel Hill, North Carolina (05/09/1946)
– Famous for:
– Beamen in “Big Fish” (2003)
– Grandfather Goodman in “G-Force” (2009)
– Uncle Dale in “Elizabethtown” (2005)

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David Aaron Baker

– Born: Durham, North Carolina (08/14/1963)
– Famous for:
– Millroy in “Edge of Darkness” (2010)
– Man entering cabin in “Two Weeks Notice” (2002)
– Dan Stein in “Burning Jessica Stein” (2001)