Lakewood and Hollywood

As "Fun Size" producers decide whether to shoot in Lakewood — bringing some Hollywood stars to our city — we thought we'd go over a few of the stars that have Lakewood connections.

While Lakewood waits for "Fun Size" producers to , it’s worth noting that Lakewood has its fair share of Hollywood connections.

You don’t have to play Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon to find people who have had success in film and TV in Lakewood – included in this list are those that got their start here, were born here, former residents and Lakewood High School graduates.

  • Lindsay Davis, actress, model – 90210, Entourage, Franklin and Bash, The Playboy Club
    Lakewood High School graduate, class of 2004.
  • Zach Mills, actor - Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Steam, Super 8
    Born in Lakewood.
  • Trent Reznor, recording artist, composer – leader of industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails
    Got started with performances at the Chamber and Phantasy Theater in Lakewood.
  • Dee Hoty, actress – American musical theater and television - Law & Order, As the World Turns, more
    Attended high school in Lakewood.
  • Tom Hanks, actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director
    Started his career as an intern with the Great Lakes Theater Festival at Lakewood Civic Auditorium.
  • Teri Garr, actress
    Born in Lakewood.
  • Burgess Meredith, actor – Batman television series and Rocky
    Attended Elementary School in Lakewood.
  • Jack Riley, actor - Bob Newhart Show
    Lakewood native.
Carolyn Larzelere June 22, 2011 at 02:01 PM
Don't forget Marge Redmond the actress. Think she had a famous commercial "The Tucker Inn"? where she sold either coffee or Cool Whip.
Paul Grimm June 22, 2011 at 02:06 PM
Scenes in the movie American Splendor were filmed at the Detroit Theater.


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