Famous TV Actors from Jamaica

List of famous TV actors from Jamaica, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Jamaica has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Jamaican TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Jamaica this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Jamaica then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Jamaican TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Jamaica?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Jamaica in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Jamaican actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.
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  • Philip Akin
    Highlander: The Series, Swamp Thing, Caitlin's Way
    • Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
    • Nationality: Canada, Jamaica

    Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Philip Akin has made an indelible mark on the entertainment world with his multifaceted talents. As the founding member of two major Canadian theater companies - Obsidian Theatre and The Black Theatre Workshop - Akin's Jamaican roots have influenced countless actors around him. Akin's impressive acting career includes his memorable role as Charlie DeSalvo in the cult classic television series Highlander, solidifying him as one of Jamaica's most iconic TV actors.

  • Roger Cross
    24, Continuum, First Wave
    • Birthplace: Christiana, Jamaica
    • Nationality: Canada, Jamaica

    Born in Christiana, Jamaica, Roger Cross has become a household name in the realm of television due to his consistent and prolific work on a slew of popular TV shows. An avid lover of science fiction, Cross has undoubtedly made his homeland proud with his notable roles as Travis Verta in Continuum and Six in Dark Matter. His undeniable talent and dedication to his craft have established him as a leading figure in Jamaican-originated television acting.

  • Best known for his distinctive voice and chart-topping music, few people realize that Grammy-award-winning artist Sean Paul hails from Kingston, Jamaica. However, his Jamaican heritage is more than evident in his patois-infused lyrics and reggae-inspired beats, which pay homage to his Caribbean upbringing. Although primarily known as a singer and songwriter, Sean Paul has also dabbled in acting, appearing in the Jamaican crime film Belly, showcasing his diverse talents in the entertainment industry.

  • Undoubtedly Jamaica's most famous son, Bob Marley epitomizes the best of Jamaican culture through his revolutionary music and activist spirit. Born in Nine Mile, Marley's Rastafarian beliefs and political messages were intertwined in his songs, which promoted peace, love, and understanding. Though primarily a legendary singer and musician, Marley was also featured in the critically acclaimed 1978 Jamaican film The Harder They Come, further solidifying his place as an iconic artistic figure.

  • Sheryl Lee Ralph
    Designing Women, Moesha, It's a Living
    • Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America

    Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, to a Jamaican mother, Sheryl Lee Ralph's Jamaican heritage has always played a significant role in her life and career. The talented actress first rose to fame on Broadway in the smash hit musical Dreamgirls, but it was her portrayal of Dee Mitchell on the popular TV sitcom Moesha that catapulted her to stardom. As a proud advocate for her Caribbean roots, Ralph has championed several philanthropic endeavors, such as founding the DIVA Foundation, which raises awareness on HIV/AIDS.

  • Madge Sinclair
    Trapper John, M.D., Midnight Caller
    • Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
    • Nationality: United States of America

    Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Madge Sinclair took the acting world by storm with her appearances in groundbreaking television series and films. Perhaps best known for her role as Queen Aoleon in the iconic comedy Coming to America, Sinclair's Jamaican heritage was showcased in her stellar performance as the matriarchal figure. Her Emmy-nominated role on the hit TV show Trapper John, M.D. also cements Sinclair's status as one of Jamaica's most beloved TV actors.