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TV Actors from Detroit

Updated March 18, 2020 9.2k views258 items

List RulesOnly 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 Paulsen1

    Rob Paulsen

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Fairly OddParents

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert Fredrick Paulsen III (born March 11, 1956) is an American voice actor and singer, who...  more
  • Casey Kasem2

    Casey Kasem

    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American DJ, music historian,...  more

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  • Billy West3

    Billy West

    Futurama, The Ren & Stimpy Show

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Richard Werstine (born April 16, 1952), known professionally as Billy West, is an...  more

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  • Lily Tomlin4

    Lily Tomlin

    Murphy Brown, Damages

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer,...  more

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  • Jana Kramer5

    Jana Kramer

    One Tree Hill, Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Joan Gerber6

    Joan Gerber

    DuckTales, Snorks

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joan Gerber (July 29, 1935 – August 22, 2011) was an American voice actress who provided...  more
  • Robert Wagner7

    Robert Wagner

    Hart to Hart, Charlie's Angels

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and...  more

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  • Tom Sizemore8

    Tom Sizemore

    The Red Road, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr. (born November 29, 1961) is an American film and television actor...  more

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  • Harry Morgan9

    Harry Morgan

    M*A*S*H, AfterMASH

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsberg; April 10, 1915 – December 7, 2011) was an American actor...  more

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  • Tom Selleck10

    Tom Selleck

    Blue Bloods, Magnum

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and...  more

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  • David Alan Grier11

    David Alan Grier

    In Living Color, Life with Bonnie

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David Alan Grier (born June 30, 1956) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for...  more

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  • Roger Corman12
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  • Ed McMahon13

    Ed McMahon

    Concentration, Legends of the Superheroes

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game...  more

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  • Tom Skerritt14

    Tom Skerritt

    Picket Fences, Aftershock: Earthquake in New York

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Thomas Roy Skerritt (born August 25, 1933) is an American actor who has appeared in more than...  more

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  • Gene Reynolds15
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  • Judy Greer16

    Judy Greer

    Two and a Half Men, Archer

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Tim Meadows17

    Tim Meadows

    Marry Me, Glory Daze

    BirthplaceHighland Park, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Timothy Meadows (born February 5, 1961) is an American actor and comedian and one of the...  more

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  • Seymour Cassel18

    Seymour Cassel

    Tracey Takes On..., Magic City

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Seymour Joseph Cassel (January 22, 1935 – April 7, 2019) was an American actor who appeared in...  more
  • Ellen Burstyn19

    Ellen Burstyn

    Political Animals, The Book of Daniel

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ellen Burstyn (born Edna Rae Gillooly; December 7, 1932) is an American actress best known for...  more

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  • Dick Beals20

    Dick Beals

    The Jetsons, The Gumby Show

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard "Dick" Beals (March 16, 1927 – May 29, 2012) was an American voice actor, who...  more
  • Sherilyn Fenn21

    Sherilyn Fenn

    Twin Peaks, Rude Awakening

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sherilyn Fenn (born Sheryl Ann Fenn; February 1, 1965) is an American actress. She came to...  more

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  • Curtis Armstrong22

    Curtis Armstrong

    American Dad!, Moonlighting

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Armstrong (born November 27, 1953) is an American actor best known for playing the...  more
  • Butch Hartman23

    Butch Hartman

    The Fairly OddParents, Generations

    BirthplaceDetroit, Highland Park, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Kevin Nash24

    Kevin Nash

    WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Francis Ford Coppola25
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