Admiring and envying the world’s biggest stars is easy to do on Instagram. From A-list movie stars and major musicians to pro ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there’s no shortage of evidence of just how good the good life is. They post pictures of themselves with other big shots on rooftop bars, at exclusive clubs, at backstage parties, and at restaurants where regular people can’t get a reservation.
But the vast majority of these celebrities were born and raised outside of Hollywood, finding their way to the bright lights and big money of superstardom from obscure beginnings in regular small towns or cities across the country.Stacker compiled a list of actors that were born in Delaware from IMDb’s most popular list. For each actor, we included a movie poster image from a film he is known for (all movie poster images from OMDb). Keep reading to see which favorite actors are from your home state.

  • Ryan Phillippe

    – Born: New Castle, Delaware (9/10/1974)
    – Known for:
    — Officer Hanson in “Crash” (2004)
    — Henry Denton in “Gosford Park” (2001)
    — Sebastian Valmont in “Cruel Intentions” (1999)

  • Doug Hutchison

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Doug Hutchison holds up a poster in support of his wife, Big Brother housemate Courtney Stodden, as Dustin Diamond is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house at Elstree Studios on September 6, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

    – Born: Dover, Delaware (5/26/1960)
    – Known for:
    — Percy Wetmore in “The Green Mile” (1999)
    — Loony Bin Jim in “Punisher: War Zone” (2008)
    — Ifty in “I Am Sam” (2001)

  • Raúl Esparza

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 04: Raúl Esparza attends the premiere for Hulu’s “Dopesick” at Museum of Modern Art on October 04, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (10/24/1970)
    – Known for:
    — Tony Compagna in “Find Me Guilty” (2006)
    — Rafael Barba in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2012-2021)
    — Moreno in “Ferdinand” (2017)

  • John Gallagher Jr.

    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 05: John Gallagher Jr. attends the Premiere of HBO’s “Westworld” Season 3 at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 05, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (6/17/1984)
    – Known for:
    — Emmett in “10 Cloverfield Lane” (2016)
    — Mason in “Short Term 12” (2013)
    — The Man in “Hush” (2016)

  • Chuck Wicks

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 07: Chuck Wicks attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    – Born: Smyrna, Delaware (6/20/1979)
    – Known for:
    — Actor in “CMT Hot 20 Countdown”
    — Chuck Wicks in “CollegeHumor Originals” (2012)
    — Andrew Campbell in “A Unicorn for Christmas” (2021)

  • Judge Reinhold

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – NOVEMBER 01: Amy Reinhold (L) and actor Judge Reinhold attend the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (5/21/1957)
    – Known for:
    — Det. Billy Rosewood in “Beverly Hills Cop” (1984)
    — Brad Hamilton in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982)
    — Billy Rosewood in “Beverly Hills Cop II” (1987)

  • Marc Rambeau

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (12/21/1942)
    – Died: 2/9/1985
    – Known for:
    — Alec Malloy in “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” (1963-1964)
    — Joey Jared in “Arrest and Trial” (1963)
    — Eddie in “Alcoa Premiere” (1963)

  • Stanton Heck

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (1/8/1877)
    – Died: 12/16/1929
    – Known for:
    — Jasper Hardy in “The Bad Man” (1923)
    — Poggin in “The Lone Star Ranger” (1923)
    — John Gorman in “Is That Nice?” (1926)

  • Bill Neff

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (6/30/1913)
    – Died: 12/27/1999
    – Known for:
    — Lieutenant Lee Thompson in “A Foreign Affair” (1948)
    — Capt. Jack Ramsey in “I Was a Male War Bride” (1949)
    — The real Schuyler Tatlock in “Miss Tatlock’s Millions” (1948)

  • William Alland

    – Born: Delmar, Delaware (3/4/1916)
    – Died: 11/11/1997
    – Known for:
    — Jerry Thompson in “Citizen Kane” (1941)
    — Producer in “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954)
    — Producer in “The Deadly Mantis” (1957)

  • Michael Oosterom

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (9/28/1967)
    – Known for:
    — Cornelius – Main Performer (2020) in “Earth to Ned” (2020-2021)
    — Rankle in “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” (2018)
    — Armond Mite in “No, You Shut Up!” (2013-2016)

  • Timothy Stickney

    NEW YORK – MARCH 4: Actor Timothy D. Stickney attends the post-performance party of the opening night of King Lear at B-Bar March 4, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (1/31/1965)
    – Known for:
    — R.J. Gannon in “One Life to Live” (1994-2009)
    — Window Yeller in “Cop Land” (1997)
    — Suave Man in “Coming Soon” (1999)

  • Lyman Chen

    LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 21: Lyman Chen attends the premiere of The Asylum & Fathom Events’ “Sharknado 2: The Second One” at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (10/12/1971)
    – Known for:
    — Translator in “The Departed” (2006)
    — William Zhai in “Next” (2020)
    — Xun in “Mr. Robot” (2016-2017)

  • Joey Perillo

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (4/9/1952)
    – Known for:

    TELEVISION

    • Veep         Sergeant at Arms (recurring)   HBO
    • The Sopranos     John Stefano (recurring)     HBO
    • The Wire        M.E. Investigator (recurring)   HBO
    • ER        Leo Leipziger (Co-Star)   Warner Bros
    • Hack        Larry Noble (principal)       CBS
    • Homicide : Life on the Street Bernard Munch (recurring)    NBC

    FILM

    • Rachel Getting Married    Neighbor (principal)        Dir: Jonathan Demme
    • The Manchurian Candidate   FBI agent (principal)      Dir: Jonathan Demme
    • Unbreakable       Security Chief (principal)   Dir: M. Night Shyamalan
    • The Opportunists     NYPD Sergeant (principal)  Dir: Myles Connell
    • Beloved        Carnival Manager (principal)  Dir: Jonathan Demme
    • The Negotiator      Intel Technician (principal)  Dir: F. Gary Gray
    • Twelve Monkeys      Detective Franki (supporting) Dir: Terry Gilliam
    • Philadelphia       Filko, law partner (supporting) Dir: J. Demme
    • Her Alibi       Carmine the Clown (principal)  Dir: Bruce Beresford
    • Cry Baby       Photographer (principal)      Dir: John Waters
    • Hairspray        Security Guard (supporting)  Dir: John Waters
    • Wide Awake          Freddy’s father (principal)   Dir: M. Night Shyamalan
    • Two Bits           Ballyhoo Truck Driver (principal)  Dir: James Foley
    • LA Without A Map         Joe McCrea (supporting)      Dir: Mika Kourismaki
    • Killer Instinct              Police Detective (principal)       Dir: Ken Barbet
    • Condition Red            Asst. D.A. (supporting)        Dir: Mika Kourismaki
    • THEATRE
    • Reckonings In New Hope – Jack -The Actors Center Bucks County (AEA Showcase)
    • The Shadowbox        Joe        Stella Adler Theatre, Hollywood
    • Born Yesterday (w/Julie Hagerty)      The Barber   Phila. Drama Guild (dir: Art Wolff)
    • Sign In Sidney Brustein’s Window     Sidney  Theatre Center Philadelphia
    • A Raisin In the Sun       Mr. Lindner    Theatre Center Philadelphia
    • The Onion Monologues   Frank Purdue, Jr. L’Etage/ Idiopathic Ridiculopathy
    • Self-Torture and Strenuous Exercise   Alvin  AEA Festival (dir: Drucie McDaniel)
    • America’s Soapbox        Lefty Joe  Society Hill Playhouse (dir: Drucie)
    • Celebrity!      Graham Carver   New Feathers at Michener Museum
    • Seceedin’ From Eden   Satan       New Feathers at Michener Museum
    • Love Bite        Nosferatu James-Lorah Theatre
    • Arsenic & Old Lace     Dr. Einstein Chapel Street Theatre
    • Founding Fathers Nat’l Tour (1987)  Elbridge Gerry American Historical Theatre
  • George Maguire

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (12/4/1946)
    – Known for:
    — Wally in “13 Reasons Why” (2017)
    — Bill O’Connell in “Generations” (2018)
    — Police Clerk in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (2006)

  • Kevin Ruf

    LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 27: Kevin Ruf poses for a portrait at The Groundlings Alumni Return To The Stage To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With ‘2000’s Decade Night’ at The Groundlings Theatre on May 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for The Groundlings)

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (12/7/1961)
    – Known for:
    — Kenny Carlisle in “Halfway Home” (2007)
    — Karen Williams’ Receptionist in “Fun with Dick and Jane” (2005)
    — Ted Tucker in “Jenny” (1997-1998)

  • Chris Lobban

    – Born: Delaware (5/29/1905)
    – Known for:
    — Kevin St. James in “Welcome Freshmen” (1991-1993)
    — Bobby Johnson in “In the Heat of the Night” (1991-1994)
    — Young Ernie in “Superboy” (1991)

  • Zach English

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (3/31/1983)
    – Known for:
    — Patrick in “The Real McCoy” 1993
    — Dane O’Neill in “The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years” 1996

  • Joe Garcio

    – Born: New Castle, Delaware (4/24/1904)
    – Died: 4/11/1982
    – Known for:
    — Ozzie – Henchman [Chs.13-15] in “The Black Coin” (1936)
    — Miller in “Where the West Begins” (1938)
    — Squint – Henchman in “Overland Mail” (1939)

  • Bernie McInerney

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (12/4/1936)
    – Known for:
    — James Lamson in “Dan in Real Life” (2007)
    — Dr. Cornfeld in “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” (1989)
    — Hospital Doctor in “The Natural” (1984)

  • Dave Sheridan

    LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 16: Actor Dave Sheridan arrives to the premiere of Open Road Films’ “A Haunted House 2” at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

    – Born: Newark, Delaware (3/10/1969)
    – Known for:
    — The Killer in “Scary Movie” (2000)
    — Doug in “Ghost World” (2001)
    — Mark in “Bubble Boy” (2001)

  • Patrick Kerr

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (1/23/1956)
    – Known for:
    — Michael in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000-2004)
    — DMV Manager in “Domino” (2005)
    — George Deakins in “ER” (2004)

     

  • Eddie Paskey

    – Born: Delaware (8/20/1939)
    – Died: 8/17/2021
    – Known for:
    — Lt. Leslie in “Star Trek: The Original Series” (1966-1968)
    — Admiral Leslie in “Star Trek Phase II” (2004)
    — Policeman in “Ben Casey” (1965)

  • Adam Robert Worton

    – Born: Newark, Delaware (11/16/1992)
    – Known for:
    — Baby Bink #1 in “Baby’s Day Out” 1994

  • Jacob Joseph Worton

    – Born: Newark, Delaware (11/16/1992)
    – Known for:
    — Baby Bink #2 in “Baby’s Day Out” 1994

  • Tim Quill

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (10/18/1962)
    – Died: 9/25/2017
    – Known for:
    — Pvt. Joe Beletsky in “Hamburger Hill” (1987)
    — Alan Sosa in “Argo” (2012)
    — Kevin O’Roarke in “Hiding Out” (1987)

  • Ryan Spahn

    PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 21: Filmmaker Ryan Spahn attends Night 4 of ChefDance on January 21, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for ChefDance)

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (6/18/1980)
    – Known for:
    — Joel in “The Bite” (2021)
    — Billy in “Modern Love” (2021)
    — Writer in “Nora Highland” (2020)

  • Murphy Guyer

    NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 20: Actor/cast member Murphy Guyer attends the “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” Broadway Opening Night after party at The Edison Ballroom on March 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

    – Born: Dover, Delaware (12/25/1952)
    – Known for:
    — Officer Kaplan in “Arthur” (2011)
    — James Gordon in “Batman: The Telltale Series” (2016)
    — NSC Representative in “The Jackal” (1997)

  • Brian Guest

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware
    – Known for:
    — Gym Dude in “Workaholics” (2014)
    — Avery in “The Oath” (2018)
    — Asst. U.S. Attorney in “Narcos” (2017)

  • Paul Tulley

    – Born: Newark, Delaware (5/1/1942)
    – Known for:
    — Mr. Taylor in “Real Genius” (1985)
    — Sgt. Roberts in “Harry O” (1975-1976)
    — Fosbender in “Police Story” (1976-1978)

  • Patrick Mealey

    – Born: New Castle, Delaware (10/27/1997)
    – Known for:
    — Nobuhiro in “Genshin Impact” (2020)
    — Jonathan in “War Islands” (2020)
    — Masato Kurogane in “Lucid9: Inciting Incident” (2016)

  • Andrew Shue

    NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 25: Andrew Shue attends the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) New York Symposium & Awards Luncheon at New York Hilton Midtown at New York Hilton Midtown on October 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Breast Cancer Research Foundation)

    – Born: Wilmington, Delaware (2/20/1967)
    – Known for:
    — Billy Campbell in “Melrose Place” (1992)