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Famous TV Actors from Chicago

Updated June 14, 2019 71.1k views807 items

List RulesOnly TV actors who were born or grew up in Chicago.

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

List TV actors include Jennifer Morrison, Dwyane Wade and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Chicago?" and "Who are the most famous Chicago actors?"
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  • Jennifer Morrison26

    Jennifer Morrison

    House, Once Upon a Time
    Jennifer Marie Morrison (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress, producer, director, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Richard Newman27

    Richard Newman

    Beast Wars: Transformers, Spider-Man Unlimited

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Newman may refer to: Richard Newman (actor) (born 1946), American voice actor Richard... more on Wikipedia
  • Lauren Tom28

    Lauren Tom

    Futurama, King of the Hill

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lauren Tom (born August 4, 1961) is an American actress and voice actress. Her roles include... more on Wikipedia
  • Marilu Henner29

    Marilu Henner

    Taxi, The Tracey Ullman Show

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Lucy Denise Henner (born April 6, 1952) is an American actress, producer, radio host, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil30
    Aimee Nezhukumatathil (born in Chicago, Illinois) is an American poet, best known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • Cassidy Freeman31

    Cassidy Freeman

    Smallville, Longmire

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Cassidy Freeman (born April 22, 1982) is an American actress and musician. She is known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Z. Leonard32
    Robert Zigler Leonard (October 7, 1889 – August 27, 1968) was an American film director,... more on Wikipedia
  • Martin Mull33

    Martin Mull

    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Martin Eugene Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American actor and comedian who has appeared... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian Doyle-Murray34

    Brian Doyle-Murray

    The Middle, Get a Life

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brian Doyle-Murray (né Murray; born October 31, 1945) is an American actor, voice actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jack Benny35

    Jack Benny

    The Jack Benny Program, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky, February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) (often called... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bonnie Hunt36

    Bonnie Hunt

    Life with Bonnie, The Bonnie Hunt Show

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bonnie Lynn Hunt (born September 22, 1961) is an American comedian, actress, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Larenz Tate37

    Larenz Tate

    Rescue Me, Love Monkey

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Larenz Tate (born September 8, 1975) is an American film and television actor. Tate is best... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sendhil Ramamurthy38

    Sendhil Ramamurthy

    Heroes, Beauty & the Beast

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sendhil Amithab Ramamurthy (born May 17, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Adam Baldwin39

    Adam Baldwin

    Firefly, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    BirthplaceWinnetka, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor and voice actor. He starred in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hugh Hefner40

    Hugh Hefner

    The Girls Next Door, E!'s Pam: Girl on the Loose!

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Quincy Jones41

    Quincy Jones

    Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Virginia Madsen42

    Virginia Madsen

    Unsolved Mysteries, American Dreams

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Virginia G. Madsen (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress and producer. She made her... more on Wikipedia
  • Barbara Barrie43

    Barbara Barrie

    Barney Miller, Suddenly Susan

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Barbara Barrie (born Barbara Ann Berman, May 23, 1931) is an American actress of film, stage... more on Wikipedia
  • Gillian Anderson44

    Gillian Anderson

    The X-Files, Hannibal

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gillian Leigh Anderson, (born August 9, 1968) is an American-English film, television and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jennifer Beals45

    Jennifer Beals

    Lie to Me, The L Word

    BirthplaceSouth Side, Chicago

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963) is an American actress and a former teen model. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Madsen46

    Michael Madsen

    Vengeance Unlimited, Animal Precinct

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Søren Madsen (born September 25, 1957) is an American actor, producer, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Avery Schreiber47

    Avery Schreiber

    The Jetsons, Animaniacs

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Avery Lawrence Schreiber (April 9, 1935 – January 7, 2002) was an American comedian and actor.... more on Wikipedia
  • Billy Zane48

    Billy Zane

    The Deep End

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William George Zane Jr. (born February 24, 1966) is an American actor and producer. He is best... more on Wikipedia

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  • Christine Ebersole49

    Christine Ebersole

    Bobby's World, The Hogan Family

    BirthplaceWinnetka, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christine Ebersole (born February 21, 1953) is an American actress and singer. She has... more on Wikipedia
  • Kel Mitchell50

    Kel Mitchell

    Kenan & Kel, All That

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kel Johari Rice Mitchell (born August 25, 1978) is an American actor, stand-up comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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