3 Celebrities born in Helena, Montana



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Helena is the state capital of the U.S. state of Montana.

1. Patricia Belcher

Patricia Belcher was born on April 7, 1954. She is an American film, stage, and television actress. She is known for her roles as Ms. Dabney in the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie and as the United States Attorney Caroline Julian in the FOX crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones.

Patricia Belcher is known for playing judges, doctors, nurses, government officials, and other authority figures.

She has played in many films: The Number 23, Unknown, Jeepers Creepers, Heartbreakers, and (500) Days of Summer. 

Patricia Belcher also played in television series: Everybody Loves Raymond, Boston Legal, The Jake Effect, Twins, The Proud Family, Seinfeld, Sister, Sister, In Plain Sight, The Middle, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Still Sitting down, Beverly Hills, 90210, Bones, and How to Get Away with Murder. 

Patricia Belcher is also one of the most active actors appearing in commercials. She played and represented: GEICO, Staples, Time Warner, American Cancer Society, and Wells Fargo.


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2. Dirk Benedict

Dirk Benedict was born Dirk Niewoehner on March 1, 1945. He is an American movie, television, and stage actor and author. 

Dirk Benedict is best known for playing the characters Lieutenant Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series and Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A-Team television series. 

Dirk Benedict is the author of Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy and And Then We Went Fishing.

His film debut was in the 1972 film Georgia, Georgia. 

Dirk Benedict appeared as a guest lead on Hawaii Five-O. 

He also starred in the television series Chopper One, in 1974. Dirk Benedict made 2 appearances in Charlie's Angels. He also appeared on the "Donny & Marie" variety show.

Cahoots is the first screenplay, Benedict wrote and directed, in 2000.

In 2007, Dirk Benedict appeared as a contestant on the UK series of Celebrity Big Brother. 

In 2010, he starred in a stage production of Prescription: Murder playing Lieutenant Columbo for the Middle Ground Theatre Company in the UK. Benedict made a cameo appearance in the 2010 film adaptation of The A-Team as Pensacola Prisoner Milt.

In 2019, Dirk Benedict played in the B movie Space Ninjas written and directed by Scott McQuaid. 


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3. Colin Meloy

Colin Patrick Henry Meloy was born October 5, 1974. He is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and author best known as the frontman of the Portland, Oregon, indie folk-rock band The Decemberists. He also performs with an acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, harmonica, and percussion instruments.

In high school, Meloy was in the band Happy Cactus. In college, he was the lead singer and songwriter for Tarkio. Both were indie/folk/alternative country bands. 

In 2000, The Decemberists formed, after Meloy met Nate Query, who introduced him to keyboardist Jenny Conlee, and the three scored a silent film together. 

Colin Meloy had met multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk, who was a fan of Tarkio, at a solo show prior to meeting Conlee and Query. 

Meloy is the band's singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter. His work with The Decemberists thus far entails eight studio albums, ten EPs, twenty-two singles, two compilations, and two live albums.

In 2005, Meloy went on his first solo tour to support the self-released six-song. Meloy did a second solo tour in January 2006, playing with Laura Veirs and Amy Annelle. On this tour, he sold an EP featuring covers of British folk artist Shirley Collins. 2006 tour performances were recorded for a live release.

In 2008, Meloy began another solo tour and he releases his debut solo album. 

In 2013, Meloy appeared in the documentary film Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis", which detailed a one-off concert in New York City honoring traditional American folk music in preparation for the release of the Coen brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis. 

The concert was organized by T Bone Burnett. It featured several notable musicians representing multiple generations. 


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