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

This list includes Dr. Dre, Coolio and more TV actors.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Compton?" and "Who are the most famous Compton actors?"
Anthony Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Compton
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Anthony Anderson is an American actor and writer, and the star of ABC's Black-ish. He has also starred in his own sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during the fifth and final season of the show. He is also known for his leading roles in television dramas ...more

Acted In: Law & Order, The Shield, black-ish, Guys with Kids, K-Ville, + more

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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#96 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

#53 on The Best Celebrity Partners to Have on a Game Show

#55 on Who Deserves to Win the Most at the 2016 Emmy Awards?

#1 on Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Compton
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Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. Dre was previously the co-owner of, and an artist on, Death Row Records. He has produced albums for and ...more

Acted In: Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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#57 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#77 on The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

#13 on The Rappers with the Dirtiest Rhymes

#8 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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Coolio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Compton
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Coolio


Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American musician, rapper, chef, actor, and record producer. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid 1990's with his albums It Takes a Thief, Gangsta's Paradise, and My Soul. He is best known for his Grammy winning hit single ...more

Acted In: Pterodactyl, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Bootcamp, Coolio's Rules

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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#79 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#50 on The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

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#43 on The Best Singers Who Only Need to Go By One Name

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Tommy Lister is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Compton
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Tommy "Tiny" Lister is an American character actor and retired professional wrestler known for his role as the neighborhood bully Deebo in the Friday trilogy series of movies and his role as President Lindberg in The Fifth Element. He also had a short-lived professional wrestling career, wrestling ...more

Acted In: Saturday Night's Main Event

Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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