Famous Actors You Wouldn’t Think Were Born in Missouri, But Were
When you think of actors that were born in Missouri, there are several that come to mind and many of those are wrong. Brad Pitt, for example, grew up in Missouri but was not born here. I found a new list that included many actors that were born in the Show Me State and many surprised me and maybe they will you, too.
Stacker recently dropped a comprehensive Famous Actors From Missouri article. I'll skip the obvious ones like John Hamm and John Goodman since most everyone knows their Missouri roots. There were several that stood out to me as genuine surprises including the first one in particular who I've always associated with Florida for obvious reasons.
1. Don Johnson - Born December 15, 1949 in Flat Creek, Missouri
2. Dick Van Dyke - Born December 13, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri
3. Kevin Kline - Born October 24, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri
4. Scott Bakula - Born October 9, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri
5. David Koechner - Born August 24, 1962 in Tipton, Missouri
6. Vincent Price - Born May 27, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri
Sad side note: Michael Massee who played Fun Boy in The Crow was the one who tragically fired the gun without knowing a bullet fragment was lodged in it that killed Brandon Lee in 1993. He reportedly took a year off from acting after the incident and never watched the movie. He said he never fully recovered from the trauma of that. He was born in Missouri on September 1, 1952.
I would highly recommend checking out the entire Slacker list. Quite a few actors in movies like Fast and the Furious and Spiderman that you will recognize along with these favorites.