Entertainment TV Actors from Detroit

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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