KSNF/KODE — December 18th, a day that marks the birth of a movie star known for his intense roles and good looks. His roots are deep in two of the Four States.

Brad Pitt was born on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He grew up in Springfield, Missouri and attended Kickapoo High School. Just short of graduating from the University of Missouri, Pitt dropped out and moved to California to become an actor.

Young Brad Pitt, Photo Courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS)

Pitt is now an acclaimed actor and producer with a net worth of $300 million. His first leading role came in the 1992 film titled “A River Runs Through It.” You can read more about his ties to the Four States and his career here.