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Famous TV Actors from United States

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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.
  • Dick Van Dyke1

    Dick Van Dyke

    The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder

    BirthplaceWest Plains, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • James Dean2

    James Dean

    Kraft Television Theatre, Lux Video Theatre

    BirthplaceMarion, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor from Indiana.... more on Wikipedia
  • Debbie Allen3

    Debbie Allen

    Grey's Anatomy, Fame

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Deborah Kaye Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Wayne Brady4

    Wayne Brady

    Sofia the First, Don't Forget the Lyrics!

    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an American actor, singer, and comedian who is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #137 of 190 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History#12 of 57 The Best Male Talk Show Hosts in TV History

  • John Corbett5

    John Corbett

    Sex and the City, Northern Exposure

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Joseph Corbett (born May 9, 1961) is an American actor and country music singer. He is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bryton James6

    Bryton James

    Family Matters, The Young and the Restless

    BirthplaceLakewood, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bryton Eric McClure (born August 17, 1986), also credited as Bryton James and Bryton, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Jim Belushi7

    Jim Belushi

    Hey Arnold!, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityAlbania, United States of America

    James Adam Belushi (; born June 15, 1954) is an Albanian-American actor, voice actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Drew Carey8

    Drew Carey

    The Drew Carey Show, The Price Is Right

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, sports... more on Wikipedia

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  • Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit9

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States

    Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit is an actor and the twin brother of Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit.
  • Rita Moreno10

    Rita Moreno

    Oz, The Rockford Files

    BirthplaceHumacao, United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico

    Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career... more on Wikipedia

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    #210 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#16 of 96 The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

  • E.G. Daily11

    E.G. Daily

    Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Elizabeth Ann Guttman (born September 11, 1961), credited as E. G. Daily and sometimes... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley MacLaine12

    Shirley MacLaine

    Downton Abbey, Shirley's World

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty; April 24, 1934) is an American film, television,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Quentin Tarantino13
    Quentin Jerome Tarantino (; born March 27, 1963) is an American filmmaker, actor, film... more on Wikipedia

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  • Regis Philbin14

    Regis Philbin

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US), The Neighbors

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (August 25, 1931 – July 24, 2020) was an American media... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jim Byrnes15

    Jim Byrnes

    Highlander: The Series, Beast Wars: Transformers

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Thomas Kevin Byrnes OBC (born September 22, 1948) is an American blues musician,... more on Wikipedia
  • Matthew Broderick16

    Matthew Broderick

    Faerie Tale Theatre, The West

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American actor, comedian and singer. His roles... more on Wikipedia

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  • Telly Savalas17

    Telly Savalas

    Kojak, Alice in Wonderland

    BirthplaceGarden City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης Σαβάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994)... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Hemingway18
    Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American journalist, novelist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • María Conchita Alonso19

    María Conchita Alonso

    Kingpin, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

    BirthplaceCienfuegos, Cuba

    NationalityVenezuela, United States of America, Cuba

    María Conchita Alonso Bustillo (born June 29, 1957), better known as María Conchita, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Fred Armisen20

    Fred Armisen

    Saturday Night Live, Portlandia

    BirthplaceUSA, Mississippi, Hattiesburg

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Fereydun Robert "Fred" Armisen (born December 4, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Joey Lawrence21

    Joey Lawrence

    Melissa & Joey, Blossom

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. (born April 20, 1976) is an American actor, musician, and game... more on Wikipedia

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  • Eric McCormack22

    Eric McCormack

    Will & Grace, Perception

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Eric James McCormack (born April 18, 1963) is a Canadian actor and singer known for his role... more on Wikipedia


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  • Karen Black23

    Karen Black

    Tales of the City (UK)

    BirthplaceUSA, Park Ridge, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Karen Blanche Black (née Ziegler; July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress,... more on Wikipedia

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  • George Burns24

    George Burns

    The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Wendy and Me

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum; Yiddish: נתן בירנבוים‎; January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996)... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Engvall25

    Bill Engvall

    The Bill Engvall Show, I Love the '90s: Part Deux

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Ray Engvall Jr. (born July 27, 1957) is an American comedian and actor best known for... more on Wikipedia

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