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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 Robert Fredrick "Rob" Paulsen III is an American actor who is most active in voice over roles. He is best known for providing the voices of Raphael and Donatello from the 1987 cartoon ...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 Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, and actor, known for being the host of several music radio countdown programs, most ...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 William Richard "Billy" West is an American voice actor, singer and comedian best known for his voice-over work in a number of television series, films and commercials. He has done ...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 Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s, when she began a career as a ...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 Jana Rae Kramer is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began a country music career in 2012 ...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 Joan Gerber was an American voice actress who provided voices for a variety of cartoons. Her first voice role was "all the children in a Japanese train wreck" for a Godzilla television ...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 Robert John Wagner, Jr. is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows Switch and Hart to Hart. He also had a recurring role as Teddy ...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 Thomas Edward "Tom" Sizemore, Jr. is an American film and television actor and producer. He is known for his supporting roles in films such as: the dark comedy film True Romance; the ...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 Harry Morgan was a prolific American actor and director whose television and film career spanned six decades. Morgan's major roles included Pete Porter in both December Bride and Pete and ...more

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Blue Bloods, Magnum, P.I. Thomas William "Tom" Selleck is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his starring role as the private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, ...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 David Alan Grier, also known as DAG, is an American actor and comedian. He is 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
Roger William Corman is an American independent film producer, director and actor. He has mostly worked on low-budget B movies. Much of Corman's work has an established critical reputation, such ...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 Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekick, announcer, and ...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 Thomas Roy "Tom" Skerritt 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 roles in MASH, ...more

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Gene Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Gene Reynolds is a former American actor turned award-winning television writer, director, and producer. He was one of the producers of the popular 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 Judy Greer is an American actress and author, best known for portraying a string of supporting characters, including Kitty Sanchez on the Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development and Cheryl Tunt ...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 Timothy "Tim" Meadows is an American actor and comedian best known as one of the longest running cast members on Saturday Night Live, where he served for ten seasons. He currently ...more

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Seymour Cassel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Tracey Takes On..., Magic City, Heist Seymour Joseph Cassel is an American actor. Cassel first came to prominence in the 1960s in the pioneering independent films of writer/director John Cassavetes. He has since appeared in an array ...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 Ellen Burstyn is an American actress. Her career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next decade included several films and television series. Burstyn's performance in the ...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 Richard "Dick" Beals was an American voice actor. He performed many voices in his career, which spanned the period from the early 1950s into the 21st century. He specialized primarily ...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 Sherilyn Fenn is an American actress. She came to international attention for her performance as Audrey Horne on the 1990 cult TV series Twin Peaks for which she was nominated for both a Golden ...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 Curtis Armstrong is an American actor known for his portrayal as Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies, as Herbert Viola on Moonlighting, as famed record producer Ahmet Ertegün in the ...more

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Butch Hartman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
The Fairly OddParents, Generations Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV is an American animator, writer, director, producer, illustrator and voice actor, best known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Fairly ...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 Kevin Scott Nash is an American professional wrestler and actor, currently signed to WWE under their legends program. Nash has wrestled under several ring names, but is best known by his real ...more

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Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. In 1970, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay ...more

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Diana Patience Beverly Ross, relative of Robert Ross, was an English children's author and occasional and longtime resident of Shaw, near Melksham, in Wiltshire. A graduate of the Central School ...more

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J.K. Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Oz, The Legend of Korra, The Closer Jonathan Kimble "J. K." Simmons is an American actor of film, television and stage. He is known for his roles as Dr. Emil Skoda on the NBC series Law & Order, neo-Nazi Vernon ...more

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Ken Jeong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Community, Burning Love, Cedric the Entertainer Presents Kendrick Kang-Joh "Ken" Jeong, M.D. is an American actor, comedian and physician. He is best known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series Community ...more

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Piper Laurie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Twin Peaks, St. Elsewhere, Partners Piper Laurie is a theatre director.

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
100 Most Shocking Music Moments, Midsummer Rock Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa ...more

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Michael Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Law & Order, Taken, The Glass Menagerie Michael Moriarty is an American-Canadian stage and screen actor and a jazz musician. He played Benjamin Stone for the first four seasons in the TV series Law & Order.

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Eric Bischoff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling, WCW Thunder Eric Aaron Bischoff is an American entrepreneur, television producer, professional wrestling booker, on-screen personality and occasional wrestler. He is best known for serving as Executive ...more

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Della Reese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Chico and the Man, Touched by an Angel, Charlie & Co. Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese, is an American singer, actress, game show panelist of the 1970s, one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister. She started her ...more

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Mary Lynn Rajskub is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
24, The Larry Sanders Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David Mary Lynn Rajskub is an actress, writer, and performer. Her continuing, fan favorite role as computer genius Chloe O'Brian in Fox's smash hit 24, helped earn the show a 2006 Emmy Award win for ...more

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Gail O'Grady is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
NYPD Blue, Hellcats, American Dreams Gail Ann O'Grady, an American actress and producer, is best known for her roles on television. Her roles include Donna Abandando in the ABC police drama NYPD Blue, and Helen Pryor in the NBC ...more

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Elisabeth Harnois is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Point Pleasant, Miami Medical Elisabeth Rose Harnois is an American actress. Her career started at the age of five, where she began appearing in a number of film and television roles.

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Ted Raimi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Xena: Warrior Princess, seaQuest DSV, Planet Raptor Theodore "Ted" Raimi is an American actor, director and writer perhaps best known for his roles as Lieutenant Tim O'Neill in seaQuest DSV and starring as Joxer the Mighty in Xena: ...more

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Lynne Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
General Hospital, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, That's My Mama Lynne Moody is an American actress who has made many appearances on television. Her most prominent roles include Tracy Curtis Taylor in That's My Mama and was replaced by Joan Pringle in the ...more

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Marlo Thomas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
That Girl, The Joey Bishop Show, The Danny Thomas Hour Margaret Julia "Marlo" Thomas is an American actress, producer, and social activist known for starring on the sitcom That Girl and her award-winning feminist children's franchise, Free ...more

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James Lipton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Another World, Capitol, The Hamptons (2002) James Lipton is an American writer, composer, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He is the executive producer, writer and host of the ...more

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John Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
The Boondocks, The Wayans Bros., The Richard Pryor Show John Witherspoon is an American comedian and actor who has had roles in several films and television shows. Witherspoon is best known for his role as Willie Jones for the Friday series, he has ...more

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Rodney Saulsberry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Spider-Man, The Bold and the Beautiful, Capitol Rodney Jerome Saulsberry is an American voice-over performer, actor, vocalist, announcer and author, known for his voice work on commercials, his two books and the voice of Joe Robbie Robertson ...more

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Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Jerry Bruckheimer is a film and television producer.

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Pam Dawber is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Mork & Mindy, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, My Sister Sam Pamela Gene "Pam" Dawber is an American actress best known for her lead television sitcom roles as Mindy McConnell in Mork & Mindy and Samantha Russell in My Sister Sam.

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Vondie Curtis-Hall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Chicago Hope, Cop Rock Vondie Curtis-Hall is an American actor and film director and television director. As an actor, he known for his role as Dr. Dennis Hancock on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope created by David ...more

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Max Wright is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
ALF, Buffalo Bill, The Norm Show George Edward Maxwell Wright credited professionally as Max Wright, is an American actor, best known for his role as Willie Tanner on the sitcom ALF.

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Grant Show is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Melrose Place, Devious Maids, Accidentally on Purpose Grant Alan Show is an American actor best known for his role on Melrose Place as Jake Hanson, which he played from 1992 to 1997.

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Kim Hunter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
The Edge of Night, Backstairs at the White House, Once an Eagle Kim Hunter was an American film, theatre, and television actress. She won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, each as Best Supporting Actress, for her performance as Stella Kowalski ...more

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Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Pimp My Ride Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor, and television host. He is known as the host of the MTV show Pimp My Ride, which brought him ...more

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Michael Tylo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Detroit
Zorro Michael Tylo is an American actor.