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Columbo cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Columbo 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 Columbo stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Columbo focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Columbo that are on here as well.

Everything from Martin Sheen to William Shatner is included on this poll.

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Bruce Kirby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Columbo Cast List
Bruce Kirby Columbo, Car 54, Where Are You?
Bruce Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu, April 24, 1928) is an American character actor.
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Christopher Titus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Columbo Cast List
Titus, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, Prey
Christopher Todd Titus is an American comedian and actor. He grew up in Newark, California. Titus came to network audiences with the eponymous FOX show Titus, of which he was the star, executive ...more
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Fred Draper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo
Frederick Paul Draper II (September 2, 1923 – December 28, 1999) was an American film and television actor. He was roommates in New York City with Harry Mastrogeorge and John Cassavetes while ...more
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Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Columbo Cast List
The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder, The Phil Silvers Show
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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John P. Finnegan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo
John P. "J.P." Finnegan (August 18, 1926 – July 29, 2012) was an American film and television actor, mostly known for his recurrent role on the American crime fiction series Columbo. ...more
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Patrick McGoohan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo, The Prisoner, Danger Man
Patrick Joseph McGoohan (19 March 1928 – 13 January 2009) was an Irish-American actor, screenwriter and director. He began his career in the United Kingdom in the 1950s, relocating to the United ...more
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Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo, The Law and Mr. Jones, The NBC Mystery Movie
Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo (1968–2003), for which he ...more
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Robert Culp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo, The Greatest American Hero, I Spy
Robert Martin Culp (August 16, 1930 – March 24, 2010) was an American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director, widely known for his work in television. Culp earned an international ...more
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Ian McShane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Columbo Cast List
Deadwood, Dallas, Jesus of Nazareth
Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor. He is known for his television performances, particularly the title role in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994) and as Al ...more
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Steven Gilborn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo, Teech
Steven Neil Gilborn (July 15, 1936 – January 2, 2009) was an American actor and educator. Gilborn was born in New Rochelle, New York. He attended Swarthmore College, where he was awarded a ...more
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Val Avery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo, Mr. Broadway, 100 Centre Street
Sebouh Der Abrahamian (July 14, 1924 – December 12, 2009), known professionally as Val Avery, was an American character actor who appeared in hundreds of movies and television shows. In a career ...more
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Kristin Bauer van Strate... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Columbo Cast List
True Blood, Justice League, The Soup
Kristin Bauer van Straten is an American film and television actress, notable for her roles as vampire Pamela Swynford De Beaufort on the HBO television series True Blood, Jerry's girlfriend ...more
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Vito Scotti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo, The Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park
Vito Giusto Scotti (January 26, 1918 – June 5, 1996) was an American character actor who played many roles on Broadway, in films, and later on television, primarily from the late 1930s to the ...more
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Martin Landau is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Columbo Cast List
Mission: Impossible, Buffalo Bill, Space: 1999
Martin James Landau (; June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American actor, acting coach, producer, and editorial cartoonist. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances ...more
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Dianne Turley Travis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo
Dianne Turley Travis is an actor.
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Jerome Guardino is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo
Jerome Guardino is an actor.
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Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Columbo Cast List
The Simpsons, The West Wing, Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez (born August 3, 1940), known professionally as Martin Sheen, is an American actor who first became known for his roles in the films The Subject Was ...more
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Mike Lally is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo
Mike Lally was an actor and a stunt performer.
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Matthew Rhys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Columbo Cast List
The Americans, Brothers & Sisters, P.O.W.
Matthew Rhys Evans (born 4 November 1974; ) is a Welsh actor. He is known for playing Philip Jennings in the acclaimed television series The Americans (2013–2018), for which he received two ...more
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Charles D. Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Columbo Cast List
Charles D. Miller Columbo
Charles D. Miller is an actor.
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Ed McCready is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo
Ed McCready was an actor.
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Shera Danese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Columbo Cast List
Columbo
Shera Danese (born October 9, 1949) is an American actress and the widow of actor Peter Falk.
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Nina Foch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Columbo Cast List
NCIS, Bull, Tales of the City (UK)
Nina Foch (; born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock; April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) was a Dutch American actress. After signing a contract with Columbia Pictures at age 19, Foch became a regular in ...more
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Patrick O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Columbo Cast List
Patrick O'Neal The Defenders, The Doris Day Show, The Nurses
Patrick O'Neal is the name of: Patrick O'Neal (actor) (1927–1994), American television, stage and film actor Patrick O'Neal (sportscaster) (born 1967), studio host and reporter for Fox Sports ...more
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Sal Mineo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Columbo Cast List
The Alcoa Hour, Griff, The Ann Sothern Show
Salvatore Mineo Jr. (January 10, 1939 – February 12, 1976) was an American film and theatre actor and director. Mineo is chiefly known for his performance as John "Plato" Crawford ...more