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Columbo Cast List

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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.

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

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

  • 1

    Bruce Kirby

    Columbo, Car 54
    Bruce Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu; April 28, 1925 – January 24, 2021) was an...  more
  • 2

    Christopher Titus

    Titus, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
    Christopher Todd Titus is an American comedian and actor. He grew up in Newark, California. ...  more
  • 3
    Frederick Paul Draper II (September 2, 1923 – December 28, 1999) was an American film and...  more
  • 4

    Dick Van Dyke

    The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder
    Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and...  more
  • 5
    John P. "J.P." Finnegan (August 18, 1926 – July 29, 2012) was an American film and television...  more
  • 6

    Patrick McGoohan

    Columbo, The Prisoner
    Patrick Joseph McGoohan (19 March 1928 – 13 January 2009) was an Irish-American actor,...  more
  • 7

    Peter Falk

    Columbo, The Law and Mr. Jones
    Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, known for his...  more
  • 8

    Robert Culp

    Columbo, The Greatest American Hero
    Robert Martin Culp (August 16, 1930 – March 24, 2010) was an American actor, screenwriter,...  more
  • 9

    Ian McShane

    Deadwood, Dallas
    Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor. He is known for his television...  more
  • 10

    Steven Gilborn

    Columbo, Teech
    Steven Neil Gilborn (July 15, 1936 – January 2, 2009) was an American actor and...  more
  • 11

    Val Avery

    Columbo, Mr. Broadway
    Sebouh Der Abrahamian (July 14, 1924 – December 12, 2009), known professionally as Val Avery,...  more
  • 12

    Kristin Bauer van Straten

    True Blood, Justice League
    Kristin Bauer van Straten is an American film and television actress, notable for her roles as...  more
  • 13

    Vito Scotti

    Columbo, The Flying Nun
    Vito Giusto Scotti (January 26, 1918 – June 5, 1996) was an American character actor who...  more
  • 14

    Martin Landau

    Mission: Impossible, Buffalo Bill
    Martin James Landau (; June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American actor, acting coach,...  more
  • 15
    Dianne Turley Travis is an actor....  more
  • 16
    Jerome Guardino is an actor....  more
  • 17

    Martin Sheen

    The Simpsons, The West Wing
    Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez (born August 3, 1940), known professionally as Martin Sheen, is...  more
  • 18

    Mike Lally

    Mike Lally was an actor and a stunt performer....  more
  • 19

    Matthew Rhys

    The Americans, Brothers & Sisters
    Matthew Rhys Evans (born 4 November 1974; ) is a Welsh actor. He is known for playing Philip...  more
  • 20

    Charles D. Miller

    Charles D. Miller is an actor....
  • 21
    Ed McCready was an actor....  more
  • 22
    Shera Danese (born October 9, 1949) is an American actress and the widow of actor Peter Falk....  more
  • 23

    Nina Foch

    NCIS, Bull
    Nina Foch (; born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock; April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) was a Dutch...  more
  • 24

    Patrick O'Neal

    The Defenders, The Doris Day Show
    Patrick O'Neal is the name of: Patrick O'Neal (actor) (1927–1994), American television, stage...  more
  • 25

    Sal Mineo

    The Alcoa Hour, Griff
    Salvatore Mineo Jr. (January 10, 1939 – February 12, 1976) was an American film and theatre...  more