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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?"
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Anthony Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Compton
Law & Order, The Shield, black-ish

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Anthony Anderson (born August 15, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and game show host. He has starred in his own short-lived sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the ABC ...more

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Compton
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and ...more

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Coolio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Compton
Pterodactyl, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Bootcamp

Birthplace: Compton, USA, California

Nationality: United States of America

Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), known by his stage name Coolio, is an American rapper, actor, chef, and record producer. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid-to-late 1990s ...more

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Tommy Lister is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Compton
Saturday Night's Main Event

Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Thomas "Tiny" Lister Jr. (born June 24, 1958) is an American character actor and occasional professional wrestler known for his roles as the neighborhood bully Deebo in the film Friday ...more

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DJ Quik is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Compton

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

David Marvin Blake (born January 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DJ Quik, is an American rapper, songwriter, DJ and record producer. According to Quik himself, his stage name reflects ...more

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Tayshaun Prince is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Compton

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Tayshaun Durell Prince (born February 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball executive and former player. The 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) small forward graduated from Dominguez High School ...more

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Krist Novoselic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Compton

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Krist Anthony Novoselic (; Croatian: Krist Novoselić; born May 16, 1965) is an American musician and political activist, best known as the bassist and a founding member of the grunge band ...more

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Elaine Devry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Compton

Birthplace: Compton, USA, California

Nationality: United States of America

Elaine Devry (born Thelma Elaine Mahnken, January 10, 1930) is an American actress.
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Suge Knight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Compton

Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. (; born April 19, 1965) is an American record producer, music executive, former American football player and convicted felon. He is best known as the ...more

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Chris Brennan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Compton

Birthplace: Compton, USA, California

Nationality: United States of America

Chris "The Westside Strangler" Brennan (born October 12, 1971) is an American mixed martial artist who last competed in the Middleweight division. A professional competitor from 1994 ...more
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Mike Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Compton

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Nationality: United States of America

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Cliff Livingston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Compton

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Clifford Lyman Livingston (July 2, 1930 – March 13, 2010) was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League for the New York Giants, the Minnesota Vikings and the ...more
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Yo-Yo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Compton
Miss Rap Supreme

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Yo-Yo (born Yolanda Whitaker; August 4, 1971) is an American hip hop recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Much of her music has advocated female empowerment, denouncing the frequent ...more

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Michel'le is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Compton

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Michel'le Denise Toussant (; born December 5, 1970), known mononymously as Michel'le, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. She is best known for her songs from the late 1980s to early ...more
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Nadine Conner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Compton
Nadine Conner

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Nadine Conner (February 20, 1907 - March 1, 2003) was an American operatic soprano, radio singer and music teacher.