Burton Gilliam, from Dallas has been one of Hollywood’s iconic character actors for over 35 years,he started his film career by being cast in 2 Academy Award-winning films in a row. Peter Bogdanovich's PAPER MOON as "Floyd, The Desk Clerk", next was Mel Brooks' BLAZING SADDLES as "Lyle". He's appeared in FLETCH, BACK TO THE FUTURE III & more than 40 other films & has worked with Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Nicolas Cage, Michael J. Fox & others including luminaries Jimmy Stewart & Roy Rogers.

Tommy Lee Jones was born on September 15, 1946 in the central Texas town of San Saba. Jones was raised in Midland & graduated from Midland's Robert E. Lee High School. Jones speaks fluent Spanish & currently resides in a suburb of San Antonio. He also owns a 3000 acre cattle ranch in San Saba County and a ranch near Van Horn. He is an avid San Antonio Spurs fan & he is often seen courtside at Spurs games.

Tommy Lee Jones. He's all Texan! born in San Saba, TX in 1946, film and TV actor, director

ANOTHER TALENTED TEXAN: Chill Wills AKA Chill Theodore Wills Born: 18-Jul-1903 Birthplace: Seagoville, TX Died: 15-Dec-1978 Location of death: Encino, CA Cause of death: Cancer

A lifelong Texan, the straightforward, hardworking Dr. James "Red" Duke is a world famous trauma surgeon. Rarely is he seen outside the hospital, his stomping ground since 1972.

Barry Corbin, native Texan from Lamesa. Graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas

Kris Kristofferson, born in Brownsville, TX

Noble Willingham (1931-2004), actor, (C.D. on Walker, Texas Ranger), born in Mineola, Tx.

Bobby Dan Blocker aka Eric "Hoss" Cartwright of the TV show, Bonanza. He was born in De Kalb, Texas.

Dennis Quaid

Barry Corbin - actor with more than one hundred film, television and video game credits. Lamesa, TX

Larry Hagman

Forrest Whittaker, Longview, Texas

Dale Evans - Uvalde, TX

Actor and director, Lou Diamond Phillips (born Lou Diamond Upchurch) was born on February 17, 1962 on the Subic Bay Naval Station in the Philippines. His father, Gerald Upchurch, was an officer in the United States Navy at the time of Phillips' birth. Phillips was named after Marine legend Leland "Lou" Diamond. After his father died, he took his stepfather's surname "Phillips" as his own. Phillips as raised in Texas, where he attended Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi graduating in 1...

Texas/Louisiana border marker

Lee Horsley, actor, born in Muleshoe, Bailey Co., Tx.

Gene Autry - Born in Tioga, Texas. American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. From 1934 to 1959, Autry appeared in 94 films and 91 episodes of The Gene Autry Show television series.

Red Adair, an Texas oil well firefighter. He became world notable as an innovator in the highly specialized and extremely hazardous profession of extinguishing and capping blazing, erupting oil well blowouts, both land-based and offshore.

Kenny Rogers, born in 1938 in Houston, TX, singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur, and author

Gene Autry - Tioga, TX