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List of famous TV actors from United States, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. United States 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 American TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from United States this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from United States then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

TV actors here include everything from Jim Byrnes to Cathy Carr.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best American TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from United States?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of United States in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented American actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.

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Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder, The Phil Silvers Show
Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning almost seven decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van ...more

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James Dean is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Kraft Television Theatre, Lux Video Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in ...more

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Debbie Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Grey's Anatomy, Fame, Roots: The Next Generations
Debbie Allen is an author.

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Wayne Brady is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Sofia the First, Don't Forget the Lyrics!, Shorty McShorts' Shorts
Wayne Alphonso Brady is an American actor, singer, comedian, and television personality, known for his work as a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series ...more

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John Corbett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Sex and the City, Northern Exposure, United States of Tara
John Joseph Corbett, Jr. is an American actor and country music singer. He is best known for playing Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995. He also played the leading male role ...more

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Bryton James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Family Matters, The Young and the Restless, The Kids from Room 402
Bryton Eric James, also credited as Bryton and Bryton McClure, is an American actor and singer. As a child actor, he played Richie Crawford on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters. He currently ...more

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Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Hey Arnold!, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
James Adam "Jim" Belushi is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is best known for playing the role of James "Jim" Orenthal on the long-running sitcom According to ...more

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Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
The Drew Carey Show, The Price Is Right, Power of 10
Drew Allison Carey is an American actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and making a name for himself in stand-up comedy, Carey eventually ...more

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Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Full House
Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit is an actor and the twin brother of Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit.

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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Oz, The Rockford Files, Happily Divorced
Rita Dolores Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress and singer. She is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards, which include an ...more

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E.G. Daily is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls, Duckman
Elizabeth Ann Guttman, better known by her stage names of Elizabeth Daily and E.G. Daily, is an American voice actress and musician, who is best known for voicing Tommy Pickles in Rugrats and ...more

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Shirley MacLaine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Downton Abbey, Shirley's World, The Sid Caesar Show
Shirley MacLean Beaty, known professionally as Shirley MacLaine, is an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. She has won one Academy Award, five ...more

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, and actor. His films are characterized by non-linear storylines, satirical subject matter as well ...more

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Regis Philbin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US), The Neighbors, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Sometimes called "the hardest working man in show ...more

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Jim Byrnes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Highlander: The Series, Beast Wars: Transformers, X-Men: Evolution
James Thomas Kevin "Jim" Byrnes is a blues musician, guitarist, and actor.

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Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Faerie Tale Theatre, The West
Matthew Broderick is an American actor who, among other roles, played the title character in the comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off, voice of the Adult Simba in the Disney animated film The Lion ...more

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Telly Savalas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Kojak, Alice in Wonderland, Acapulco
Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas was an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades. Perhaps best known for playing the title role in the 1970s crime ...more

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Ernest Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public ...more

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María Conchita Alonso is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Kingpin, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Maneater
María Conchita Alonso, better known as María Conchita, is a Cuban-born Venezuelan-raised three time Grammy Award–nominated singer/songwriter and actress.

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Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Saturday Night Live, Portlandia, The Looney Tunes Show
Fred Robert Armisen is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer, director, singer, musician, and comedian. Widely known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until 2013, ...more

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Joey Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Gimme a Break!
Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, Jr, known professionally as Joey Lawrence, is an American actor, singer, and game show host. He is known for his roles as Joey Donovan in the TV series Gimme a Break!, ...more

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Eric McCormack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Will & Grace, Perception, Pound Puppies
Eric James McCormack is a Canadian/American actor, musician, and writer. Born in Toronto, he began his acting career performing in high school plays. He left Ryerson University in 1985 to accept ...more

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Karen Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Tales of the City (UK)
Karen Blanche Black was an American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. She is known for her appearances in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby and Airport ...more

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George Burns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Wendy and Me, George Burns Comedy Week
George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, award-winning actor and best-selling writer. George Burns was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned ...more

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Bill Engvall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
The Bill Engvall Show, I Love the '90s: Part Deux, Blue Collar TV
William Ray "Bill" Engvall, Jr. is an American comedian and actor best known for his work as a stand-up comic, his signature "Here's Your Sign" bit, and as a member of the