Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Born in Texas?

Okay, maybe they weren't all born in Texas, the ones in red were raised here though and I'm claiming them anyway. I got this idea from Toni and her list of Canadians. Some of these people I knew about, but there were a few surprises. I left off a lot of soap opera people as they would only be known by those of us who watched (or do watch) these shows (i.e. Greg Vaughan who plays Lucky on General Hospital). There are a few, like Steve Martin, who were born in Texas but left in early childhood. I only cited shows/movies of those people whose faces would be familiar but maybe not the name, i.e. Christian Kane. Some of these citations would only be familiar if you are around my age – which means you are older than dirt. Singers are included only if they appeared in a movie of some note, i.e. you should have heard of the movie. Unlike Toni – I didn’t separate them by gender. Source: imdb.com

F. Murray Abraham
Amy Acker (Fred – Angel)
Jensen Ackles (Supernatural)
Debbie Allen
Gene Autry
Joe Don Baker (the original Walking Tall)
Robby Benson
Patricia Blair (Rebecca Boone – Daniel Boone)
Dan Blocker (Hoss – Bonanza)
Pat Boone
Powers Boothe (Cy Tolliver – Deadwood)
Betty Buckley (Abby – Eight is Enough)
Carol Burnett
Gary Busey
Kate Capshaw
Cyd Charisse
Thomas Haden Church (Wings)
Dabney Coleman
Barry Corbin (Maurice – Northern Exposure)
Pat Corley (Phil the bartender on Murphy Brown)
Billy Cradup (MI:III; Almost Famous)
Joan Crawford
Mac Davis (North Dallas Forty)
Jimmy Dean (yes, of sausage fame – but he was also an actor with a regular role on Daniel Boone)
Bob Denver
John Denver
Michael Dorn (Worf – Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Hilary Duff
Sandy Duncan
Shelley Duvall
George Eads
Shannon Elizabeth (That ‘70s Show)
Ron Ely (TV’s Tarzan – who what a crush)
Morgan Fairchild (Fashion House; Flamingo Road; Falcon Crest)
Farrah Fawcett
Frederick Forrest (Capt. Jenko – 21 Jump Street; Apocalypse Now)
Steve Forrest (Hondo – S.W.A.T. - the TV original)
Robert Foxworth (Falcon Crest)
Jamie Foxx
Jennifer Garner
Peri Gilpin (Frasier)
Summer Glau (River – Firefly)
Larry Hagman
Angie Harmon (Law and Order)
Woody Harrelson
Lisa Hartman-Black
Jennifer Love Hewitt
John Hillerman (Higgins – Magnum P.I. – nope, not English)
Lee Horsley (Matt Houston)
Larry Hovis (Carter – Hogan’s Heroes)
Carolyn Jones (Morticia Addams – The Addams Family)
Tommy Lee Jones
James Jordan (Veronica Mars)
Christian Kane (Close to Home; Lindsey – Angel)
Beyonce Knowles
Kris Kristofferson
Eva Longoria
Lyle Lovett
Peter MacNicol (Larry – Numb3rs)
Meredith MacRae (Billie Jo Bradley – Petticoat Junction)
Stuart Margolin (Angel – Rockford Files)
Steve Martin
Matthew McConaughey
George “Spanky” McFarland (Our Gang)
Bruce McGill (Jack Dalton – MacGyver)
Jeff McKay (Mac on Magnum P.I. ; Corky on Tales of the Gold Monkey)
Meat Loaf
Ann Miller
Don Mitchell (Ironside)
Audie Murphy
Willie Nelson
Michael Nesmith (The Monkees)
James Noble (the governor on Benson)
Annette O’Toole (Martha Kent – Smallville; Lana Lang – Superman II)
Buck Owens
Jared Padalecki (Supernatural)
Fess Parker (Daniel Boone; Davy Crockett)
Bill Paxton
Robin Wright Penn
Lou Diamond Phillips
Joan Prather (Janet – Eight is Enough)
Dennis Quaid
Randy Quaid
Phylicia Rashad
Debbie Reynolds
Christopher Rich (ex-husband on Reba; Miller Redfield – Murphy Brown)
Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement)
Kenny Rogers
Lulu Roman (HeeHaw)
Ashlee Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Lori Singer (Footloose)
Anna Nicole Smith
Jaclyn Smith
Sissy Spacek
Aaron Spelling (he was an actor before he became a producer)
Brent Spiner
Patrick Swayze
Regina Taylor (The Unit; I’ll Fly Away)
Brynn Thayer (Matlock)
Henry Thomas (ET)
Stephen Tobolowsky (Hugo Jarry – Deadwood; Asst. D.A. Don Huffman – CSI:Miami)
Rip Torn
Alan Tudyk (Wash – Firefly)
Janine Turner (Northern Exposure)
Peter Weller (RoboCop)
Lisa Whelchel (Blair – Facts of Life)
Forest Whitaker
JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist; The Big Chill)
Van Williams (The Green Hornet)
Noble Willingham (C.D. Parker – Walker, Texas Ranger)
Luke Wilson
Owen Wilson
Renee Zellweger

Oh, and there's a new review at Isn't It Romantic

And the "What I'm Reading" section of my website has been updated.

16 comments:

Brandy said...

Wow! That's an impressive list of names.

Sasha White said...

HUGE list iof names. I think Christian Kane is hot. :)

Sandy J said...

Country music stars, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chestnut, and Clay Walker grew up in my home town 90 miles east of Houston!

Wow! Great list! I didn't know most of them were Texas Born or Texas Bred

Bailey Stewart said...

Brandy - and these were just the few I thought y'all might know.

Sasha - it could have been bigger. Yea, his characters death was one of the reasons I quit watching Close to Home

Sandy - a lot of Country Music stars - but I had to leave them off. Wow, three from your home town - now that's interesting. Is there something in the water?

Kelly said...

Wow, that's quite the list!

Dennie McDonald said...

you forgot Denise McDonald - LOL
(not born here but got here as quick as possible and raised here!)

Meretta said...

Thazza a lot of Texans! And Mac Davis, too? He got me hooked on country when I was a wee lass. Baby, baby, don't get hooked on me...

Bailey Stewart said...

Kelly - you ain't seen the half of it.

Dennie - when you make that big movie we'll talk. LOL Actually, I wasn't born here either, but I am Texas raised.

Meretta - I loved to watch his old TV show.

Tori Lennox said...

That's quite a list! Then again, Texas is a BIG state! :)

I started looking up people born or raised in Arkansas and it wasn't nearly as long a list.

Bailey Stewart said...

Tori - you have Billy Bob Thornton! I know this because I looked him up thinking he might have been from Texas. Oh well.

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

There are so many favorites on that list!

Just wanted to say that it’s great to see you blogging again, Bailey. Hope you’re doing well. :-D

Jordan Summers said...

I thought Kate Capshaw was from Missouri. The list is definitely impressive.

Bailey Stewart said...

Jordan - she was born in Fort Worth, but attended the University of Missouri. I don't know if she was born in Texas and then raised in Missouri or if she just attended college there, the biography didn't say.

Glenice said...

And WHY do I care about this???hm??? :) :) :)

Well since I am come from the state of Confusion--a state where Bebo has lived--I bet my list is WAY longer :) hee hee

OHHHH...I still have not seen any pics of the bedroom....

Are you reading Loreth's online read at eHarlequin?? I am sure enjoying it!!

Toni Anderson said...

That is an incredible list :)

Such a good idea :D I'm sure I'd love Texas ;)

Glenice--I'm reading it--just off now to catch up on todays chapter, it is very good :)

bebo said...

Cyd Cherise was TEXAN???!!! Tops my list as all-time-favorite most-elegant-ever dancer.

Yes, Glenice & I both hail from the state of Confusion. ;>