Birth Place Matching "Joliet, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Nick Offerman

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Nick Offerman was born on June 26, 1970 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), The Founder (2016) and Fargo (2014). He has been married to Megan Mullally since September 20, 2003.

2. Janina Gavankar

Actress | Blindspotting

Janina Zione Gavankar (born November 29, 1980) is an American actress and musician. Gavankar is also trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist. She majored in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Gavankar's roles include Papi, a lesbian lothario in The L ...

3. Anthony Rapp

Actor | Rent

Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.

4. Audrey Totter

Actress | Lady in the Lake

One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was an "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ...

5. Paula Pell

Writer | Saturday Night Live

Paula Pell was born on April 15, 1963 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is a writer and actress, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Inside Out (2015) and 30 Rock (2006).

6. Laura Soltis

Actress | Hiccups

Laura Soltis was born on July 31, 1961 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Hiccups (2010), Step Up All In (2014) and Black Sash (2003). She was previously married to Gary Sandy.

7. Adrianne Curry

Actress | Hot Properties

After gaining stardom by winning America's Next Top Model at the age of 20, Curry went on to appear on numerous magazine covers, runway shows and advertisements.

She was a regular fixture on reality television shows as a participant, host and producer. She was named one of Maxim's Hot 100, Playboy's...

8. Vince Vieluf

Actor | Rat Race

Vince Vieluf recently wrapped Love Inc, a pilot for UPN, he quickly returned to Vancouver, British Columbia where he has been working alongside Paul Bettany and Harrison Ford in the feature film Firewall. Vince packed up all his belongings in 1996, rented a 13 foot U-haul and with his cat Groovy ...

9. Mercedes McCambridge

Actress | Giant

Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut.

Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ...

10. Lynne Thigpen

Actress | The Warriors

Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen was born Cherlynne Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, on December 22, 1948. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a...

11. Tyler Christopher

Actor | General Hospital

Tyler Christopher was born on November 11, 1972 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Tyler Christopher Baker. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Into the West (2005) and Shouting Secrets (2011). He has been married to Brienne Pedigo since September 27, 2008. They have two children. He was ...

12. Kathryn Hays

Actress | As the World Turns

Kathryn Hays was born on July 26, 1933 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Kay Piper. She is an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). She was previously married to Wolfgang G Lieschke and Glenn Ford.

13. Paul Dillon

Actor | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Paul Dillon is an actor born in Joliet who began his career in show business in Chicago. His movie career began in 1994 with the movie Blink (1993) in which he played the role of Neal Booker. He played Patty O'Brien in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), the most successful film in ...

14. Adam Rapp

Writer | Blackbird

Adam Rapp was born on June 15, 1968 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Blackbird (2007), Flesh and Bone (2015) and The Looming Tower (2018).

15. Roger Hewlett

Actor | Road House

Roger Hewlett was born on May 2, 1958 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Road House (1989), Changeling (2008) and Dexter (2006).

16. Larry Delrose

Actor | Night Club

Well known real estate investor/financier who turned actor, film producer and writer later in life. Following his heart "to pursue what you love to do in life" he re-invented himself and entered the movie business". He also has a radio feature called "Minute of Wisdom".

17. Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger

Actor | Rudy

Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger was born on August 23, 1948 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Daniel E. Ruettiger. He is an actor and producer, known for Rudy (1993), Born in June and Outwitting the Devil.

18. Jodi Carlisle

Actress | Café Society

Jodi Carlisle was born on August 28, 1960 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Café Society (2016), Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985) and Desperate Housewives (2004).

19. Glen Meadows

Actor | Black Tie Nights

Glen Meadows was born in 1974 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Black Tie Nights (2004), The Atonement of Janis Drake (2013) and Embrace the Darkness 3 (2002). He has been married to Beverly Lynne since April 22, 2006.

20. Margaret Teele

Actress | The Human Duplicators

Margaret Teele (born Margaret J. Poby, 5 November 1942 in Joliet, Illinois) and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In one of the local high school productions, "The King and I", Teele played Tony Shalhoub's mother.

Margaret retired from acting after getting married and starting a family. She now ...

21. Dan Telfer

Writer | The Onion's Extremely Accurate History of the Internet

Dan Telfer was born on September 14, 1978 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Daniel William Telfer. He is known for his work on The Onion's Extremely Accurate History of the Internet (2012), The High Court (2017) and Talking Dead (2011).

22. Alycen Malone

Actress | Telenovela

Alycen Rose Malone grew up in a small rural town an hour south of Chicago, Illinois. There she attended school and was a very active little girl. She played volleyball, softball, track, took gymnastics and was a cheerleader. But soon she grew out of her inner athlete by junior high and started to ...

23. Dan Gutierrez

Assistant Director | Logan

24. Myrtle Vail

Actress | Myrt and Marge

Myrtle Vail was born on January 7, 1888 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Myrt and Marge (1933), A Bucket of Blood (1959) and The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). She was married to George Damerel. She died on September 18, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

25. Amanda Bentley

Actress | The Scorpion King

Amanda Bentley was born on May 18, 1978 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for The Scorpion King (2002), Sex and the City (1998) and The Girls Next Door (2005).

26. Scott Vinci

Actor | Smokey Eyes

Scott Vinci was born near Chicago, Illinois and lived there until his dad changed jobs and relocated the family to Rockwall, Texas. He graduated from college at the University of North Texas, majoring in drama. Scott's acting roots link back to live theater.

After earning his B.A., Scott moved back ...

27. Brian David Paul

Music Department | Valiant

28. Jermaine Stegall

Music Department | Dumbo

Jermaine Stegall is a composer, conductor, and producer of film and television music. In 2016, he was selected as a Sundance Composer Lab Fellow held at Skywalker Ranch, and has worked closely over the years with some of Hollywood's biggest composers including Danny Elfman, Christophe Beck, Marco ...

29. Ann Nesby

Soundtrack | Gigli

A consummated actress, entertainer, songwriter and vocalist are a few of the creative attributes that describe and are possessed by Ann Nesby.

With a thespian career spanning over two decades she has worked alongside a who's who list of incomparable talents in the world of theater, film, and music.


30. Brian Udovich

Producer | The Wackness

Brian Udovich is a producer of film and television. He has a Masters degree from the AFI (American Film Institute) and is the curator of the screening series REEL GRIT in Los Angeles. His feature films have won awards and premiered at major international festivals like Sundance, Toronto, AFI and ...

31. Robert D. Novak

Actor | Contact

Conservative columnist with the Chicago Sun-Times. Teamed up with Roland Evans (who retired in 1993) to write the "Inside Report", a several-times weekly political column distributed to 300 newspapers by Creators Syndicate.

32. Stu Rosen


Rosen's family moved to Long Beach when he was age 7 and he graduated from Long Beach State by 1963. Shortly after he got a job at KCET as a production assistant. In 1965, channel 2 was looking for a kid's show, so Rosen pitched Dusty's Treehouse (1968) to CBS and ended up doing the show for 10 ...

33. James J. Agazzi

Production Designer | Moonlighting

James J. Agazzi was born in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He was an art director and production designer, known for Moonlighting (1985), There Must Be a Pony (1986) and Hart to Hart (1979). He was married to David Brewer. He died on September 15, 2019 in California, USA.

34. Sandy Bentley

Actress | Sex and the City

Sandy Bentley was born on May 18, 1978 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Sex and the City (1998), The Daily Show (1996) and Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored (2001).

35. Stefan L. Smith

Composer | Lazarus

Stefan L. Smith was born in Joliet, IL. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2008, Stefan studied at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music on a full tuition scholarship for a Masters Degree in Viola Performance with Professor Donald McInnes. His two Bachelors of Music Cum Laude...

36. Frank Marocco

Soundtrack | Election

Frank Marocco was born on January 2, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Frank L. Marocco. He is known for his work on Election (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). He was married to Anne. He died on March 3, 2012 in San Fernando Valley,...

37. Mabel Doerfler

Self | What's My Line?

Mabel Doerfler was born on July 16, 1913 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Mabel R. Dent. She was married to Doerfler, Roy. She died on October 11, 1997 in Spring Valley, Illinois.

38. Matt Gossen

Writer | Talking Tom and Friends

Matthew Daniel Gossen was born in Joliet, Illinois and raised in New Lenox, Illinois. He attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a bachelor's degree in Film and Video with concentrations in directing and screenwriting. Matt currently works in Los Angeles, California as a television ...

39. Alex Pacheco

Director | Unnecessary Fuss

Alex Pacheco was born on August 19, 1958 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Alexander Fernando Pacheco. He is a director and writer, known for Unnecessary Fuss (1984), Silver Spring Monkeys (1981) and I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA (2007).

40. Joseph Herbst

Actor | The Terror of Tiny Town

Joseph Herbst was born on April 7, 1908 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Terror of Tiny Town (1938). He died on July 6, 1993 in Joliet.

41. Jimmy Chamberlin

Actor | Smashing Pumpkins: Disarm

Jimmy Chamberlin was born on June 10, 1964 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as James Joseph Chamberlin. He is known for his work on Smashing Pumpkins: Disarm (1993), Smashing Pumpkins: Zero (1996) and Smashing Pumpkins: Today (1993). He has been married to Lori Chamberlin since April 2002. They have two ...

42. William Nero Jr.

Actor | Public Enemies

William Nero Jr. was born on November 1, 2001 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as William Ray Nero Jr. He is known for his work on Public Enemies (2009), Couples Retreat (2009) and Animal Witness (2008).

44. Guerilla Black

Soundtrack | Into the Blue

Guerilla Black was born in 1977 in Joliet, Illinois, USA.

45. Justin Lee

Director | Casting Couch

Justin Lee was born on December 17, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Casting Couch (2019), Humbug (2016) and Foodoo Doll (2016).

46. Arbender J. Robinson

Actor | Les Miserables: The Broadway Musical

Arbender Robinson is no stranger to the stage. On Broadway he has managed to master the NYC audition process and has had successful runs in the Tony Award winning shows Hairspray, Hair, The Book of Mormon and currently Disney's The Lion King. He has also appeared in Disney's The Little Mermaid and ...

47. Michael Alstott

Actor | Adventure Scouts

Michael Alstott was born on December 21, 1973 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Michael Joseph Alstott. He is an actor, known for Adventure Scouts (2010), The NFL on CBS (1956) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970).

48. Russell T. Butterbach


Russell T. Butterbach was born on January 29, 1920 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Zodiac (2007) and This Is the Zodiac Speaking (2008). He died on May 26, 2008 in Vallejo, California, USA.

49. Charles Bowden

Writer | El Sicario, Room 164

Charles Bowden was born on July 20, 1945 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Charles Clyde Bowden. He was a writer and producer, known for El Sicario, Room 164 (2010), National Geographic Explorer (1985) and The House I Live In (2012). He died on August 30, 2014 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.

50. Bill Haller

Self | 1968 World Series

Bill Haller was born on February 28, 1935 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as William Edward Haller.

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