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China Beach Cast List

Updated April 8, 2020 17.8k views24 items

China Beach cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the China Beach main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these China Beach stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from China Beach focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on China Beach that are on here as well.

Vivica A. Fox and Dana Delany are included on this poll, along with many more.

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from China Beach?" or "Who starred on China Beach?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

In most cases you can click on the names of these popular China Beach actors and actresses to find out more information about them. If you're looking for a particular China Beach actor or actress, then type their name into the "search" bar to find them directly.
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    Chloe Webb

    China Beach, Tales of the City
    Chloe Webb (born June 25, 1956) is an American actress, best known for her roles in films Sid and Nancy (1986), The Belly of an Architect (1987), Twins (1988), and Heart Condition (1990). She also...  more
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    Concetta Tomei

    China Beach, Max Headroom
    Concetta Tomei (born December 30, 1945) is an American theatre, film and television character actress, best known for her roles as Major Lila Garreau on the ABC series China Beach (1988–1991) and as...  more
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    Dana Delany

    Desperate Housewives, Superman: The Animated Series
    Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is an American actress, producer, and activist. After appearing in small roles early in her career, Delany received her breakthrough role as Colleen McMurphy...  more
  • 4

    Jeff Kober

    China Beach, Kindred: The Embraced
    Jeff Kober (born December 18, 1953) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Jacob Hale Jr. in Sons of Anarchy and Joe in the fourth season of The Walking Dead....  more
  • 5

    Don Cheadle

    House of Lies, Picket Fences
    Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director, producer and writer. Following early roles in Hamburger Hill (1987), and as the gangster "Rocket" in the...  more
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    Marg Helgenberger

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, China Beach
    Mary Marg Helgenberger (born November 16, 1958) is an American actress. She began her career in the early 1980s and first came to attention for playing the role of Siobhan Ryan on the daytime soap...  more
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    Megan Gallagher

    Hill Street Blues, The Larry Sanders Show
    Megan Gallagher (born February 6, 1960) is an American theater and television actor. Having studied at the Juilliard School under the supervision of John Houseman, Gallagher began her career on...  more
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    Helen Hunt

    Mad About You, Empire Falls
    Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, director, and screenwriter. She rose to fame portraying Jamie Buchman in the sitcom Mad About You (1992–1999), for which she won...  more
  • 9

    Michael Boatman

    Anger Management, Spin City
    Michael Patrick Boatman (born October 25, 1964) is an American actor and writer. He is known for his roles as New York City mayoral aide Carter Heywood in the ABC sitcom Spin City, as U.S. Army...  more
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    Nancy Giles

    China Beach, PB&J Otter
    Nancy Giles (born July 17, 1960) is an American actress and commentator, perhaps best known for her appearances in the series China Beach and on CBS News Sunday Morning....  more
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    Nan Woods

    China Beach
    Susan Nan Woods (born June 21, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is a retired American actress who began her brief career in the mid-1980s. Her best-known role came as Cherry White in the ABC...  more
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    Ricki Lake

    China Beach, Gravedale High
    Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968) is an American actress, television presenter and producer. Lake is best known for her lead role as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 film Hairspray. She is also...  more
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    Robert Picardo

    Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager
    Robert "Bob" Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's China Beach; the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also known as The...  more
  • 14

    John Slattery

    Mad Men, From the Earth to the Moon
    John M. Slattery Jr. (born August 13, 1962) is an American actor and director known for his role as Roger Sterling in the AMC drama series Mad Men. Slattery's other acting credits include a starring...  more
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    Troy Evans

    China Beach, In Cold Blood
    Troy Evans (born February 16, 1948) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Desk Clerk Francis "Frank" Martin in the television drama series ER. He has also appeared in the...  more
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    Kyle Chandler

    Friday Night Lights, Early Edition
    Kyle Martin Chandler (born September 17, 1965) is an American actor. Making his screen acting debut in a 1988 television film, Chandler's first regular television role was in the ABC drama Homefront...  more
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    Tim Ryan

    NHL on CBS
    For the American sportscaster who primarily specializes in NFL broadcasts, see Tim Ryan (American football, born 1967).Tim Ryan (born May 16, 1939) is a retired Canadian-born American sportscaster....  more
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    Brian Wimmer

    China Beach, Flipper
    Brian Wimmer is an American actor. He is probably best known for his role as Cpl. Boonie Lanier in the TV series China Beach, which ran from 1988 until 1991. He also regularly appeared on Flipper and...  more
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    Tim Ryan

    China Beach
    Timothy Thomas Ryan (July 5, 1899 – October 22, 1956) was an American performer who is probably best known today as a film actor. He and his wife, Irene Ryan, who later played Granny on The Beverly...  more
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    Megan Mullally

    Bob's Burgers, Will & Grace
    Megan Mullally (born November 12, 1958) is an American actress, comedian and singer. She is best known for her starring role as Karen Walker on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace (1998–2006, 2017–present),...  more
  • 21

    Ned Vaughn

    The Beach Boys: An American Family
    Ned Vaughn (born November 20, 1964) is an American film and television actor who served as vice president of the Screen Actors Guild prior to becoming the founding executive vice president of...  more
  • 22

    R. Lee Ermey

    Human Target, All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series
    Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 – April 15, 2018) was an American actor, voice actor and marine. He achieved fame when he played Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which...  more
  • 23

    Vince Vaughn

    True Detective, The O'Reilly Factor
    Vincent Anthony Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. Vaughn began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before attaining...  more
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    Vivica A. Fox

    Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc.
    Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964) is an American actress, producer and television host. Fox began her career with roles on the daytime television soap operas Days of Our Lives (1988) and...  more