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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; and Aidan, Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend, ...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, and an ...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

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J. Pat O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Maude, My Favorite Martian, The Mickey Mouse Club James Patrick O'Malley was an English singer and character actor, who appeared in many American films and television programmes from the 1940s to 1982, using the stage name J. Pat O'Malley. He ...more

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Joey Heatherton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
I Spy, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Nurses Davenie Johanna "Joey" Heatherton is an American actress, dancer, and singer.

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Polly Bergen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
The Winds of War, Commander in Chief, Baby Talk Polly Bergen was an American actress, singer, television host, writer, and entrepreneur. She won an Emmy Award in 1958 for her performance as Helen Morgan in The Helen Morgan Story. For her ...more

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Jerry Springer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
I Love the '90s Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer is an English-born American television presenter. He is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, news anchor, actor, and musician. He has hosted ...more

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Tab Hunter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
The Tab Hunter Show, Forever Fernwood, Sex: The Revolution Tab Hunter is an American actor, singer and author who has starred in over forty films.

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Bam Margera is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Viva La Bam, Bam's Unholy Union Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American professional skateboarder, actor, musician, and stunt performer. He came to prominence after appearing in MTV's Jackass crew. He has since ...more

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Martha Raye is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
McMillan & Wife, Alice in Wonderland, The Bugaloos Martha Raye was an American comic actress and standards singer who performed in movies, and later on television. She also acted in plays, including Broadway. She was honored in 1969 with an ...more

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Renee Olstead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Still Standing, Reunited Rebecca Renee Olstead is an American actress and singer. Active since childhood as an actress, she is best known for her roles in the TV sitcoms Still Standing as Lauren Miller and The Secret ...more

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Pauly Shore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Minding the Store, Pauly, Pauly Shore's America Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore is an American actor, comedian, director, writer and producer who starred in several comedy films in the 1990s and hosted a video show on MTV in the late ...more

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Christopher Atkins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Caved In: Prehistoric Terror, Confessions of a Teen Idol, Rock 'N' Roll Summer Action Christopher Atkins is an American actor, who became famous in his debut role with co-star Brooke Shields in the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon.

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Mark McGrath is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Extra, Pussycat Dolls Present Mark Sayers McGrath is an American singer of the rock band Sugar Ray. McGrath is also known for his work as a co-host of Extra, and he was the host of Don't Forget the Lyrics! in 2010. Mark is ...more

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Betty Grable is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Star Stage Betty Grable was an American actress, dancer, and singer and popular contract star for 20th Century-Fox during the 1940s and 1950s. Grable began her film career in 1929 at age twelve, after ...more

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Audrey Landers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Dallas, The Secret Storm, Somerset Audrey Landers is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Afton Cooper in the television drama series Dallas and her role as Val Clarke in the film version of A Chorus Line.

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Gwen Verdon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
In Cold Blood Gwenyth Evelyn “Gwen” Verdon was an actress and dancer who won four Tony awards for her musical comedy performances and served as uncredited choreographers assistant and specialty dance coach ...more

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Jenni Rivera is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
El show de Cristina, I Love Jenni Jenni Rivera is an actress, singer and television producer.

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Isabel Allende is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Isabel Allende is a Chilean-American writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is famous for novels such as The House of the Spirits and ...more

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David Naughton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
My Sister Sam, Makin' It, At Ease David Walsh Naughton is an American actor and singer known for his starring roles in the 1981 horror film, An American Werewolf in London, and the 1980 Disney comedy, Midnight Madness. He also ...more

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Tom Wopat is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
The Dukes of Hazzard, Cybill, The Hive Thomas Steven "Tom" Wopat is an American actor and singer. He first achieved fame as Luke Duke in the long-running 1979 television series The Dukes of Hazzard, along with John ...more

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Fred Durst is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Revelations William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director from Jacksonville, Florida. He spent his formative years playing in a number of local bands in Jacksonville, ...more

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Dan Tamberelli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
The Magic School Bus, The Magic School Bus, The Adventures of Pete & Pete Daniel "Danny" Tamberelli is an American actor, comedian and musician.

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Shirley Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
The Partridge Family, Shirley, Silent Night Shirley Mae Jones is an American singer and actress of stage, film and television. In her six decades of show business, she has starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical ...more

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Lisa Hartman Black is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Knots Landing, Tabitha, 2000 Malibu Road Lisa Hartman Black is an American actress and singer.

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, poet and songwriter best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors. Due to his songwriting, baritone voice, wild personality and ...more

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Steve Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Alice in Wonderland, Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders Steve Lawrence is an American singer and actor, perhaps best known as a member of a duo with his wife Eydie Gormé, billed as "Steve and Eydie." The two appeared together since ...more

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Dorothy Lamour is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from United States
Dorothy Lamour was an American actress and singer. She is best remembered for appearing in the Road to... movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Lamour began ...more