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TV Actors from Compton

Updated October 13, 2018 9.1k views15 items

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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 Anderson1

    Anthony Anderson

    Law & Order, The Shield

    BirthplaceCompton, USA, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Anthony Anderson (born August 15, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and game show...  more

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  • Dr. Dre2

    Dr. Dre

    Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special

    BirthplaceCompton, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American...  more

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  • Coolio3


    Pterodactyl, Celebrity Big Brother

    BirthplaceCompton, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), known by his stage name Coolio, is an American...  more

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  • Tommy Lister4

    Tommy Lister

    Saturday Night's Main Event

    BirthplacePine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Thomas "Tiny" Lister Jr. (June 24, 1958 – December 10, 2020) was an American character actor...  more

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  • DJ Quik5
    David Marvin Blake (born January 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DJ Quik, is an...  more

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  • Tayshaun Prince6
    Tayshaun Durell Prince (born February 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball...  more

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  • Krist Novoselic7
    Krist Anthony Novoselic (; Croatian: Krist Novoselić; born May 16, 1965) is an American...  more

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  • 8
    Elaine Devry (born Thelma Elaine Mahnken, January 10, 1930) is an American actress....  more
  • Suge Knight9
    Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. (; born April 19, 1965) is an American record producer, music...  more

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    Chris "The Westside Strangler" Brennan (born October 12, 1971) is an American mixed martial...  more
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  • Cliff Livingston12
    Clifford Lyman Livingston (July 2, 1930 – March 13, 2010) was a professional American football...  more
  • Yo-Yo13


    Miss Rap Supreme

    BirthplaceCompton, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Yo-Yo (born Yolanda Whitaker; August 4, 1971) is an American hip hop recording artist, actress...  more

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  • Michel'le14
    Michel'le Denise Toussant (; born December 5, 1970), known mononymously as Michel'le, is an...  more
  • 15

    Nadine Conner

    Nadine Conner (February 20, 1907 - March 1, 2003) was an American operatic soprano, radio...  more