When it comes to great actors who were born in New York State, most people look to New York City.  There, hundreds of famous entertainers came out of the five boroughs to grace the stage, screen, and television sets in America.

But, lets take a look at those who were born in Upstate New York.  Yes, some real giants on this list.

As a lover of movies and television for more than 50 years, let me share with you my absolute favorite entertainers born in our Upstate region.

You might be surprised at some of my choices.  Movie stars from the 1930s and 1940s are here.  Legends of early television too.  And while Lucille Ball and Kirk Douglas may be the greatest Upstate entertainment legends, you will see that I have always had a soft spot in my fan's heart for the character actors who have made so many films great to watch.  And they are on this list, also.

Some on here have won Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, and even music awards.  Some have been big hits on Broadway.  Some you might learn a little piece of new trivia about by reading this gallery.

Still, the one thing they have in common is that they were all born in Upstate New York. You will notice many stars not on this list, as I picked just my favorites.

So, if your favorite entertainer born in Upstate New York did not make this list we encourage you to go over to our Facebook page and give them a shout out!

Nine of the Most Favorite Actors Born in Upstate New York

Hundreds of actors have been born in New York City. Far fewer call Upstate New York their birthplace. This writer lists his nine favorite actors who were born in Upstate New York. Big stars of movies and television. Did you favorite make my list?

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

"Run For the Border" To Catch These 12 Great Museums Less Than 20 Miles Outside of New York State

There are dozens and dozens of great museums, big and small, in New York State. But there are also some interesting ones that are just minutes from the New York State border. Here are a dozen worth a visit, and just a a few miles (less than 20) from all corners of the New York state border.

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio