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TV Actors from Boston

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Boston.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Boston, with photos when available. These renowned Boston actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Boston, but everyone on this list grew up in Boston and considers it to be their home. This list includes Boston TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Boston then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Boston. Various bits of information are available for these Boston celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

This list is made up of TV actors like Uma Thurman and Mark Wahlberg.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Boston?" and "Who are the most famous Boston actors?"
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Tabitha St. Germain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Boston
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Ed, Edd n Eddy
Tabitha St. Germain, known as Tabitha or Kitanou St. Germain, is an American-Canadian actress, comedian and singer. She is known for a variety of roles across many different shows.
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John Slattery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Mad Men, From the Earth to the Moon, Homefront
John M. Slattery Jr. (born August 13, 1962) is an American actor and director known for his role as Roger Sterling in the AMC drama series Mad Men. Slattery's other acting credits include a ...more

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Sam Jones III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Blue Mountain State, The Defenders, Smallville: Chloe Chronicles
Samuel L. Jones III (born April 29, 1983) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Pete Ross on the first three seasons of the Superman television series Smallville, Willie Worsley in ...more
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Maura Tierney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Boston
ER, NewsRadio, The Affair
Maura Lynn Tierney (born February 3, 1965) is an American film and television actress best known for her roles as Lisa Miller on the sitcom NewsRadio, Abby Lockhart on the medical drama ER and ...more

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Mike O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Yes, Dear, Figure It Out
Michael Edward O'Malley (born October 31, 1966) is an American actor and writer who has appeared in films and television series. Born in Boston and raised in New Hampshire, O'Malley hosted the ...more
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Jennifer Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Boston
2 Broke Girls, Joey, The Life & Times of Tim
Jennifer Audrey Coolidge (born August 28, 1961) is an American actress, comedian and activist. She is best known for playing Jeanine Stifler (Stifler's Mom) in the American Pie franchise ...more

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Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Star Trek: The Original Series, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek: The Animated Series
Leonard Simon Nimoy (; March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter. He was known for playing Spock in the Star Trek ...more

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Boston
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Connie Britton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Boston
American Horror Story, Friday Night Lights, Nashville
Constance Elaine Britton (née Womack; born March 6, 1967) is an American actress, singer, and producer. Britton made her feature film debut in the independent comedy-drama film The ...more

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Peyton List is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Boston
The Tomorrow People, FlashForward, Big Shots
Peyton List may refer to: Peyton List (actress, born 1986), American actress from Massachusetts; played Jane Sterling on the TV series Mad Men and "Nicole Kirby" on the TV series ...more
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Lisa Edelstein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Boston
House, Superman: The Animated Series, The Legend of Korra
Lisa Edelstein (; born May 21, 1967) is an American actress and playwright. Edelstein is known for playing Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the Fox medical drama series House. Between 2014 and 2018, she ...more

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Anne Dudek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Boston
House, Covert Affairs, The Book Group
Anne Louise Dudek (born March 22, 1975) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Tiffany Wilson in the 2004 film White Chicks, Danielle Brookson in the USA Network television series ...more
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Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Boston
My Little Pony, Cosby, Road to Avonlea
Madeline Gail Kahn (born Madeline Gail Wolfson; September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, comedian, voice actress, and singer, known for comedic roles in films directed by ...more

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Colm Feore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Boston
24, The Borgias, Storm of the Century
Colm Feore OC (; born August 22, 1958), is an American-born Canadian stage, film and television actor. A 13-year veteran of the Stratford Festival, he is best known for his Gemini-winning turn ...more
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Donnie Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Band of Brothers, Blue Bloods, Rizzoli & Isles
Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. (born August 17, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and film producer. He is a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. ...more

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Neal McDonough is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Justified, Desperate Housewives, Band of Brothers
Neal P. McDonough (born February 13, 1966) is an American actor and voice actor, known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers ...more

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James Remar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Dexter, Sex and the City, The Legend of Korra
William James Remar (born December 31, 1953) is an American actor and voice artist. He has played Richard in Sex and the City (2002–2004), Ajax in The Warriors (1979), Albert Ganz in 48 Hrs. ...more
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George Wyner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Good Advice, Matt Houston, Nero Wolfe
George Wyner (born October 20, 1945) is an American film and television actor. Wyner graduated from Syracuse University in 1968 as a drama major, and was an in-demand character actor by the ...more
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Allison Janney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Phineas and Ferb, The West Wing, Mom
Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress. A prolific character actress, Janney has received many accolades, including an Academy Award, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, ...more

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Uma Thurman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Boston
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, The Slap
Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action ...more

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Eugene Roche is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Webster, Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, Take Five
Eugene Harrison Roche (September 22, 1928 – July 28, 2004) was an American actor. He was the original "Ajax Man" in 1970s television commercials.
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James Spader is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Boston
The Office, The Blacklist, Boston Legal
James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), the action ...more

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Chick Corea is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (born June 12, 1941) is an American jazz pianist/electric keyboardist and composer. His compositions "Spain", "500 Miles High", ...more

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Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Strange Days on Planet Earth
Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received multiple awards and nominations including a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award ...more

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Frank Frankson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Boston
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Winx Club
Gregory Abbey, also known under the aliases John Campbell and Frank Frankson, is an American voice actor who is known for working with 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video, NYAV Post and ...more