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

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

List TV actors include Ted Nugent, Christie Brinkley and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Detroit?" and "Who are the most famous Detroit actors?"
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Rob Paulsen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Fairly OddParents, Animaniacs

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Robert Fredrick Paulsen III (born March 11, 1956) is an American voice actor and singer, who has done many voice roles in various films, television shows, and video games, including Raphael and ...more

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Casey Kasem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The Transformers

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American DJ, music historian, radio personality, and actor. He was the host of several music radio countdown programs, ...more

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Billy West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Futurama, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Doug

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

William Richard Werstine (born April 16, 1952), known professionally as Billy West, is an American voice actor, comedian, singer, musician, songwriter and former radio personality. He is known ...more

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Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Murphy Brown, Damages, The Magic School Bus

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer. Tomlin started her career as a stand-up comedian as well as performing ...more

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Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
One Tree Hill, Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Jana Rae Kramer (born December 2, 1983) is an country music singer and actress. She is known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began her musical career in ...more

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Joan Gerber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
DuckTales, Snorks, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Joan Gerber (July 29, 1935 – August 22, 2011) was an American voice actress who provided voices for a variety of cartoons.Her most challenging voice role was "all the children in a Japanese ...more
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Robert Wagner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Hart to Hart, Charlie's Angels, It Takes a Thief

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows It Takes a Thief (1968–70), Switch ...more

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Tom Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
The Red Road, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr. (born November 29, 1961) is an American film and television actor and producer. He is known for his supporting roles in films such as Born on the Fourth of July ...more

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Harry Morgan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
M*A*S*H, AfterMASH, Backstairs at the White House

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsberg; April 10, 1915 – December 7, 2011) was an American actor and director whose television and film career spanned six decades. Morgan's major roles included Pete ...more

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Blue Bloods, Magnum, P.I.

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Nationality: United States of America

Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and California Army National Guard veteran. He is most known for starring as private investigator Thomas ...more

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David Alan Grier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
In Living Color, Life with Bonnie, Chocolate News

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

David Alan Grier (born June 30, 1956) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color.

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Roger Corman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Detroit

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American director, producer, and actor. He has been called "The Pope of Pop Cinema" and is known as a trailblazer in the world of ...more

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Ed McMahon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Concentration, Legends of the Superheroes, Bruno the Kid

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game show host, comedian, trapeze artist, police officer, actor and singer. McMahon and Johnny Carson ...more

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Tom Skerritt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Picket Fences, Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, The Grid

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Thomas Roy Skerritt (born August 25, 1933) is an American actor who has appeared in more than forty films and more than two hundred television episodes since 1962. He is known for his film roles ...more

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Gene Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Detroit

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Gene Reynolds (born Eugene Reynolds Blumenthal, April 4, 1923) is an American actor, television writer, director, and producer. He was one of the producers of the TV series M*A*S*H.
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Judy Greer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Two and a Half Men, Archer, Love Monkey

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Judith Therese Evans (born July 20, 1975), known professionally as Judy Greer, is an American actress and author. She is primarily known as a character actor, who has appeared in supporting ...more

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Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Marry Me, Glory Daze, The Michael Richards Show

Birthplace: Highland Park, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Timothy Meadows (born February 5, 1961) is an American actor and comedian and one of the longest-running cast members on Saturday Night Live, where he appeared for ten seasons.

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Seymour Cassel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Tracey Takes On..., Magic City, Heist

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Seymour Joseph Cassel (January 22, 1935 – April 7, 2019) was an American actor who appeared in over 200 movies and televisions shows, and had a career that spanned over 50 years.Cassel first ...more
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Ellen Burstyn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Political Animals, The Book of Daniel, That's Life

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Ellen Burstyn (born Edna Rae Gillooly; December 7, 1932) is an American actress best known for her roles in films of the 1970s, such as The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, and Alice Doesn't ...more

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Dick Beals is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
The Jetsons, The Gumby Show, The Addams Family

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Richard "Dick" Beals (March 16, 1927 – May 29, 2012) was an American voice actor, who performed many voices in his career, which spanned the period from the early 1950s into the 21st ...more
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Sherilyn Fenn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Twin Peaks, Rude Awakening, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Sherilyn Fenn (born Sheryl Ann Fenn; February 1, 1965) is an American actress. She came to attention for her performance as Audrey Horne on the TV series Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017) for which ...more

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Curtis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
American Dad!, Moonlighting, The Emperor's New School

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Curtis Armstrong (born November 27, 1953) is an American actor best known for playing the roles of Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies, Herbert Viola on the TV series Moonlighting, Miles ...more
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Butch Hartman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
The Fairly OddParents, Generations

Birthplace: Detroit, Highland Park, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV (born January 10, 1965) is an American animator, YouTuber, illustrator, and voice actor, best known for creating the Nicktoons The Fairly OddParents, ...more
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Kevin Nash is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling, WCW Thunder

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959) is an American professional wrestler, actor and former basketball player, currently performing on the Independent circuit and signed to WWE under a Legends ...more

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Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Detroit

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Francis Ford Coppola (, Italian: [ˈkɔppola]; born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, film composer, and vintner. He was a central figure in the New Hollywood ...more

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