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Famous TV Actors from Buffalo

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

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Buffalo, with photos when available. These renowned Buffalo 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 Buffalo, but everyone on this list grew up in Buffalo and considers it to be their home. This list includes Buffalo TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Buffalo then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Buffalo. Various bits of information are available for these Buffalo celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different TV actors, including David Boreanaz and Warren Spahn.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Buffalo?" and "Who are the most famous Buffalo actors?"
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Chad Michael Murray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
One Tree Hill, Agent Carter, Movie Life: House of Wax

Birthplace: Area code 716, Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Chad Michael Murray (born August 24, 1981) is an American actor, spokesperson, writer and former fashion model. He is best known for playing Lucas Scott in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill ...more

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Jeffrey DeMunn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
The Walking Dead, Storm of the Century, Mob City

Birthplace: USA, Buffalo, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Jeffrey DeMunn (born April 25, 1947) is an American stage, film and television actor known for playing Captain Esteridge in The Hitcher (1986), Sheriff Herb Geller in The Blob (1988), Andrei ...more

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Wolf Blitzer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Wolf Blitzer Reports

Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Wolf Isaac Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is a German-American journalist, television news anchor and author who has been a CNN reporter since 1990. He is the host of The Situation Room. Blitzer ...more

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Don Messick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Donald Earle Messick (September 7, 1926 – October 24, 1997) was an American voice actor, best known for his performances in Hanna-Barbera cartoons.His best-remembered vocal creations include ...more
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Christine Baranski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
The Good Wife, Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?, Another World

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Christine Jane Baranski (born May 2, 1952) is an American actress, singer, and producer. She is a 15-time Emmy Award nominee, winning once in 1995 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy ...more

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Wendie Malick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Hot in Cleveland, Just Shoot Me!, The Emperor's New School

Birthplace: USA, Buffalo, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Wendie Malick (born December 13, 1950) is an American actress and former fashion model, known for her roles in various television comedies. She starred as Judith Tupper Stone in the HBO sitcom ...more

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David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Bones

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

David Boreanaz (; born May 16, 1969) is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for playing the roles of vampire-turned-private investigator Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer ...more

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Kyle Chandler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Friday Night Lights, Early Edition, Tour of Duty

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Kyle Martin Chandler (born September 17, 1965) is an American actor. Making his screen acting debut in a 1988 television film, Chandler's first regular television role was in the ABC drama ...more

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Nancy Marchand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
The Sopranos, Lou Grant, Another World

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Nancy Lou Marchand (June 19, 1928 – June 18, 2000) was an American actress. She began her career in theatre in 1951. She was perhaps most famous for her television portrayals of Margaret Pynchon ...more
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William Sadler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Roswell, Wonderfalls, The Pacific

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

William Thomas Sadler (born April 13, 1950) is an American film and television actor. His television and motion picture roles have included Chesty Puller in The Pacific, Luther Sloan in Star ...more
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James Read is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Charmed, Remington Steele, North and South

Birthplace: USA, Buffalo, New York

Nationality: United States of America

James Christopher Read (born July 31, 1953) is an American actor. He played the role of George Hazard in the North and South television miniseries. and had a recurring role as Victor Bennett on ...more
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Jesse White is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
The Danny Thomas Show, Linus the Lionhearted, Pandamonium

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Jesse White (born Jonah Marcus Weidenfeld, January 3, 1917 – January 9, 1997) was an American character actor and voice actor.
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Johnny Swinger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling, ECW Hardcore TV

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Joseph Dorgan (born July 3, 1975) is an American professional wrestler . He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop ...more
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Nick Bakay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The Angry Beavers

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Nicholas Bakay ( bə-KAY; born October 8, 1959) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, comedian and sportscaster. He is known as the voice of Salem Saberhagen on ABC/The WB's Sabrina the ...more
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Brian McKnight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Celebrity Duets, Vegas Live! with Clint Holmes & Sheena Easton

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and musician. McKnight is most recognized for his strong falsetto and ...more

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Lawrence Block is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar ...more
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Chelsea Noble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Growing Pains, Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers, The Growing Pains Movie

Birthplace: Cheektowaga, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Chelsea Noble (born Nancy Mueller, December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Kate Mcdonald on the television sitcom Growing Pains (1989–1992). She is the wife of her ...more

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Dick Shawn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
The Year Without a Santa Claus, Hail to the Chief, Mary

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Dick Shawn (born Richard Schulefand, December 1, 1923 – April 17, 1987) was an American actor and comedian. He played a wide variety of supporting roles and was a prolific character actor. ...more
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Peter Michael Goetz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
AfterMASH, The Cavanaughs, Room for Two

Birthplace: USA, Buffalo, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Peter Michael Goetz (born December 10, 1941) is an American actor.
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Sorrell Booke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
The Dukes of Hazzard, Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers, The Dukes

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Sorrell Booke (January 4, 1930 – February 11, 1994) was an American actor who performed on stage, screen, and television. He is best known for his role as corrupt politician Jefferson Davis ...more
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Ani DiFranco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Angela Maria "Ani" DiFranco (; born 1970) is an American singer/songwriter. She has released more than 20 albums. DiFranco's music has been classified as folk rock and alternative ...more

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David Milch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

David Sanford Milch (born March 23, 1945) is an American writer and producer of television series. He has created several television shows, including NYPD Blue (co-created with Steven Bochco) ...more
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Jeffrey Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Deadwood, The People Next Door

Birthplace: USA, Buffalo, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Jeffrey Duncan Jones (born September 28, 1946) is an American character actor best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus (1984), Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off ...more

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Tom Fontana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Tom Fontana (born September 12, 1951 in Buffalo, New York) is an American writer and producer. An Emmy winner, Fontana worked on NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street and created HBO's Oz.
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Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Buffalo
Baseball Tonight, Sunday Night Baseball, National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Orel Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is an American former baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1983 to 2000. He later became a broadcast ...more

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