From the hills of West Virginia to the hill of Hollywood. Here are 15 Mountaineers who have made a name for themselves in Tinseltown.

1. Ted Cassidy

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The actor was raised in Barbour County and played Lurch and Thing in The Addams Family.

2. John Corbett

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The actor best known for his roles in Sex and the City, Northern Exposure and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, was born and raised in Wheeling.

3. Bob Denver

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The actor of Gilligan’s Island fame wasn’t born here but he eventually retired to Mercer County.

4. Joyce DeWitt

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The Three’s Company star was actually born in Wheeling.

5. Conchata Ferrell

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She was born in Charleston and played several roles on television shows including LA Law and Two and a Half Men.

6. Jennifer Garner

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The actress best known for her work in Alias was raised in Charleston.

7. Steve Harvey

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Host of The Steve Harvey Show and Family Feud was born in Welch.

8. John Hendricks

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The founder of Discovery Communications and Discovery Channel was born in Matewan.

9. Don Knotts

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The multiple-Emmy winning actor well known for beloved roles in The Andy Griffith Show, Three’s Company and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken was born in Morgantown.

10. Peter Marshall

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The original host of The Hollywood Squares was born and raised in Huntington.

11. Soupy Sales

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The comedian/actor best known for cameo role on What’s My Line was also raised in Huntington.

12. David Selby

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The actor of Falcon Crest and Dark Shadows fame was born and raised in Morgantown.

13. Morgan Spurlock

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This Oscar-nominated director/producer of Super Size Me fame was born and raised in Parkersburg.

14. Brad Paisley

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Mainly a musician but is also known for his role in the television show According to Jim. He was born and raised in Glen Dale.

15. Kathy Mattea

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Another Grammy-winning musician also took a turn as an actor appearing in “Touched by an Angel.” She’s originally from South Charleston.

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