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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

Birthplace: West Plains, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and dancer, whose entertainment career has spanned seven decades. He first gained recognition on radio and ...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

Birthplace: Marion, Indiana, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor from Indiana. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed ...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

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Nationality: United States of America

Deborah Kaye Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, television producer, and a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts ...more
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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

Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an American actor, singer, and comedian who is a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series Whose Line Is It ...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

Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

John Joseph Corbett (born May 9, 1961) is an American actor and country music singer. He is known for his roles as Chris Stevens on CBS' Northern Exposure and as Aidan Shaw on HBO's Sex and the ...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

Birthplace: Lakewood, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Bryton Eric McClure (born August 17, 1986), also credited as Bryton James and Bryton, is an American actor, voice artist and singer. As a child actor, he played Richie Crawford on the ABC/CBS ...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

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: Albania, United States of America

James Adam Belushi (; born June 15, 1954) is an Albanian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer and musician.He is the younger brother of late comic actor John Belushi and the father of ...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

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and making a name for himself in ...more

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Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Full House

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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

Birthplace: Humacao, United States, with Territories

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films ...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

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Nationality: United States of America

Elizabeth Ann Guttman (born September 11, 1961), credited as E. G. Daily and sometimes Elizabeth Daily, is an American actress, voice artist, comedian and singer, best known for voicing Tommy ...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

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty; April 24, 1934) is an American film, television, and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist, and author. An Academy Award winner, MacLaine ...more

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Quentin Jerome Tarantino (; born March 27, 1963) is an American filmmaker, actor, film programmer, and cinema owner. His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, satirical subject ...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

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (; born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. After graduating from the ...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

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

James Thomas Kevin Byrnes OBC (born September 22, 1948) is an American 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

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American actor, comedian and singer. His roles include the Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off ...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

Birthplace: USA, New York, Garden City

Nationality: United States of America

Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης Σαβάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American film and television actor and singer whose career spanned four decades. ...more

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Ernest Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and sportsman. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg ...more

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María Conchita Al... 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

Birthplace: Cuba, Cienfuegos

Nationality: Venezuela, United States of America, Cuba

María Conchita Alonso Bustillo (born June 29, 1957), better known as María Conchita, is a Venezuelan 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

Birthplace: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Fereydun Robert "Fred" Armisen (born December 4, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until ...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!

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. (born April 20, 1976) is an American actor, musician, and game show host. He got his start as a child star in the early 1980s and is best known for his role as Joey ...more

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Eric McCormack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Eric McCormack Will & Grace, Perception, Pound Puppies

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Eric James McCormack (born April 18, 1963) is a Canadian actor and singer known for his role as Will Truman in the American sitcom Will & Grace, Grant MacLaren in Netflix's Travelers and Dr. ...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)

Birthplace: USA, Park Ridge, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Karen Blanche Black (née Ziegler; July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter. She rose to prominence for her work in various independent ...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

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum; Yiddish: נתן בירנבוים‎; January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996) was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career ...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

Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

William Ray Engvall Jr. (born July 27, 1957) 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 ...more

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