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Roots cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Roots main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Roots stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Roots focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Roots that are on here as well.

This list contains items like Ian McShane and Ed Asner

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from Roots?" or "Who starred on Roots?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

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Alex Haley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Roots Cast List

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Ben Vereen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Roots Cast List
Ben Vereen Roots, Intruders Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

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Chuck Connors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Roots Cast List
Chuck Connors Roots, The Rifleman Werewolf

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Cicely Tyson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Roots Cast List
Cicely Tyson Roots, The Women of Brewster Place The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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Beverly Todd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Roots Cast List
Beverly Todd Love of Life, The Redd Foxx Show Having Babies

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Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Roots Cast List
Ed Asner The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Gargoyles Roots

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Georg Stanford Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Roots Cast List
Georg Stanford Brown Roots, North and South The Rookies

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John Amos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Roots Cast List
John Amos The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Good Times Roots

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Leslie Uggams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Roots Cast List
Leslie Uggams Roots, All My Children Backstairs at the White House

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Doug McClure is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Roots Cast List
Doug McClure The Virginian, Out of This World Search

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LeVar Burton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Roots Cast List
LeVar Burton Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Planet and the Planeteers Roots

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Lloyd Bridges is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Roots Cast List
Lloyd Bridges Roots, Police Story Sea Hunt

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Lorne Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Roots Cast List
Lorne Greene Bonanza, Roots Battlestar Galactica

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Louis Gossett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Roots Cast List
Louis Gossett, Jr. Roots, Touched by an Angel Backstairs at the White House

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Lynda Day George is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Roots Cast List
Lynda Day George Mission: Impossible, Roots Rich Man^! Poor Man

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Ian McShane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Roots Cast List
Ian McShane Deadwood, Dallas Jesus of Nazareth

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Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Roots Cast List
Maya Angelou Roots, The Richard Pryor Show

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Moses Gunn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Roots Cast List
Moses Gunn Roots, The Women of Brewster Place Father Murphy

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Olivia Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Roots Cast List
Olivia Cole Roots, North and South The Women of Brewster Place

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Roots Cast List
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Roots, Welcome Back Kotter

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Ralph Waite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Roots Cast List
Ralph Waite NCIS, Carnivàle Roots

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Robert Reed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Roots Cast List
Robert Reed The Brady Bunch, Roots Mannix

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Sandy Duncan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Roots Cast List
Sandy Duncan Roots, My Little Pony The Hogan Family

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Scatman Crothers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Roots Cast List
Scatman Crothers The Transformers, Roots Hong Kong Phooey

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Thalmus Rasulala is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Roots Cast List
Thalmus Rasulala Roots, The Sophisticated Gents

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Vic Morrow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Roots Cast List
Vic Morrow Roots, Combat! B.A.D. Cats

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Lane Binkley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Roots Cast List
Lane Binkley Roots

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Macdonald Carey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Roots Cast List
Macdonald Carey Days of Our Lives, Lock-Up Doctor Christian

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Tanya Boyd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Roots Cast List

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Todd Bridges is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Roots Cast List
Todd Bridges Diff'rent Strokes, Skating with Celebrities Fish