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TV Actors from Fort Worth

Updated October 13, 2018 6.6k views74 items

List RulesOnly TV actors who were born or grew up in Fort Worth.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Fort Worth, with photos when available. These renowned Fort Worth actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Fort Worth, but everyone on this list grew up in Fort Worth and considers it to be their home. This list includes Fort Worth TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Fort Worth then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Fort Worth. Various bits of information are available for these Fort Worth celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

List is made up of a variety of TV actors, including Leighton Meester and Kelly Clarkson.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Fort Worth?" and "Who are the most famous Fort Worth actors?"
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  • 1

    Leighton Meester

    Gossip Girl, Surface

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She is best known for her starring role as the devious socialite Blair Waldorf on teen drama...  more

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  • 2

    Norman Alden

    Super Friends, Mary Hartman

    BirthplaceTexas, Fort Worth, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Norman Alden (born Norman Adelberg, September 13, 1924 – July 27, 2012) was an American character actor who performed in television programs and motion pictures. He first appeared on television on...  more
  • 3

    Bill Paxton

    Big Love, Hatfields & McCoys

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Near...  more

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  • 4

    Larry Hagman

    Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Larry Martin Hagman (September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012) was an American film and television actor, director and producer best known for playing ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing in the 1970s...  more

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  • 5

    Kelly Clarkson

    The Crazy Ones, Duets

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and television personality. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American Idol,...  more

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  • 6

    Wallace Langham

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Larry Sanders Show

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Wallace Langham II (born March 11, 1965) is an American actor. He played the role of David Hodges in the American crime drama television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation....  more
  • 7

    Harriet Sansom Harris

    The Lost Room, Another World

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Harriet Sansom Harris (born January 8, 1955), often credited as Harriet Harris, is an American actress best known for her portrayals of Bebe Glazer on Frasier and Felicia Tilman on Desperate...  more
  • 8

    Rod Roddy

    Soap, The Price Is Right

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Robert Ray "Rod" Roddy (September 28, 1937 – October 27, 2003) was an American radio and television announcer. He was primarily known for his role as an offstage announcer on game shows. Among the...  more
  • 9

    Gayle Hunnicutt

    The Martian Chronicles, A Woman of Substance

    BirthplaceTexas, Fort Worth, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    Gayle Hunnicutt, Lady Jenkins, (born February 6, 1943), is an American film, television and stage actress, She has made more than 30 film appearances....  more

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  • 10

    Roger Miller

    Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, That Gold Old Nashville Music

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs and his chart-topping country...  more

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  • 11

    Fess Parker

    Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett

    BirthplaceTexas, Fort Worth, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. (born F.E. Parker; August 16, 1924 – March 18, 2010), was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1954–1955 TV...  more

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  • 12

    Kirk Franklin

    Sunday Best, One Day

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kirk Dewayne Franklin (born January 26, 1970) is an American gospel musician, songwriter, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family,...  more

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  • 13

    Dennis Moore

    Newlyweds, The New Adventures of Spin and Marty

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dennis Moore (January 26, 1908 in Fort Worth, Texas – March 1, 1964 in San Bernardino, California) was an actor who specialized in western films and film serials. ...  more
  • 14

    Richard Gilliland

    Designing Women, McMillan & Wife

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Gilliland (born January 23, 1950) is an American television and movie actor....  more
  • 15

    Hunter Tylo

    The Bold and the Beautiful

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Hunter Tylo (born Deborah Jo Hunter, July 3, 1962) is an American actress, author and former model. She is best known for her role as Taylor Hayes (1990–2002, 2004, 2005–13, 2014, 2018–) on The Bold...  more
  • 16

    Betty Buckley

    Eight Is Enough

    BirthplaceBig Spring, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Betty Lynn Buckley (born July 3, 1947) is an American actress and singer. She won the 1983 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway...  more

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  • 17

    Kate Capshaw

    The Edge of Night, Black Tie Affair

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kathleen Capshaw Spielberg (née Nail) (born November 3, 1953) is an American retired actress, best known for her portrayal of Willie Scott, an American nightclub singer and performer in Indiana Jones...  more
  • 18

    George Eads

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Savannah

    BirthplaceTexas, Fort Worth, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    George Eads III (born March 1, 1967), is an American actor, known for his role as Nick Stokes on the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. On November 25, 2014, it was announced that Eads...  more
  • 19
    Martha Hyer (August 10, 1924 – May 31, 2014) was an American actress. She is best remembered for her role as Gwen French in Some Came Running (1958), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award...  more
  • 20

    Tamela Mann

    Meet the Browns

    BirthplaceTexas, Fort Worth, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Tamela Jean Mann (née, Johnson; born June 9, 1966) is an American gospel singer, and actress. Mann began her career as a singer with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family. She was a...  more

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  • 21

    Van Williams

    The Green Hornet, Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories

    BirthplaceTexas, Fort Worth, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Van Zandt Jarvis Williams (February 27, 1934 – November 28, 2016) was an actor best known for his leading role as Kenny Madison in both Warner Bros. television detective series Bourbon Street Beat...  more
  • 22
    Keith Alcorn is a film and television director, film television producer, screenwriter, film score composer and voice actor....  more
  • 23
    John Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997), better known as Townes Van Zandt, was an American singer-songwriter. He wrote numerous songs, such as "Pancho and Lefty", "For the Sake of the...  more

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  • 24

    BirthplaceDurango, Mexico

    NationalityUnited States of America, Mexico

    Julio César Cedillo is a Mexican-American actor, best known for the title role in the 2005 film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada....  more
  • 25

    David Mann

    Meet the Browns

    BirthplaceTexas, Fort Worth, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David Anthony Mann Sr. (born August 7, 1966) is an American stage actor, gospel singer, and stand up-comedian who has starred in many Tyler Perry plays, including I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea's...  more