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Fame Cast List

Updated June 14, 2019 22.0k views33 items

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

Don Cheadle and Janet Jackson are included on this list, along with many more.

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

In most cases you can click on the names of these popular Fame actors and actresses to find out more information about them. If you're looking for a particular Fame actor or actress, then type their name into the "search" bar to find them directly.
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    Albert Hague (born Albert Marcuse, October 13, 1920 – November 12, 2001) was a German-American songwriter, composer, and actor....  more
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    Arte Johnson

    The Pink Panther Show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
    Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson (January 20, 1929 – July 3, 2019) was an American comic actor who was a regular on television's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In — where he played characters including a German...  more
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    Billy Hufsey

    Fame, Confessions of a Teen Idol
    Billy Hufsey (born December 8, 1958 in Brook Park, Ohio) is an American actor and singer....  more
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    Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987 by Eilenna Productions in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and sponsored by Yamaha musical instruments,...  more
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    Carrie Louise Hamilton (December 5, 1963 – January 20, 2002) was an American actress, singer, and playwright. She was the daughter of comedian Carol Burnett and producer Joe Hamilton....  more
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    Cynthia Gibb

    Fame, Search for Tomorrow
    Cynthia Gibb (born December 14, 1963) is an American actress and former model who has starred in film and on television....  more
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    David Greenlee

    Beauty and the Beast, Fame
    David Greenlee is an American voice actor and actor best known for his portrayals of the nerdy hall monitor Dwight in seasons two through five of the 1982 television series Fame and Mouse in the...  more
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    Bruno Kirby

    Room 222, It's Garry Shandling's Show
    Bruno Kirby (born April 28, 1949 – August 14, 2006) was an American actor, singer, voice artist, chef, and comedian. He was known for his roles in City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally..., Good...  more
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    Dick Miller

    Fame, V: The Final Battle
    Richard Miller (December 25, 1928 – January 30, 2019) was an American character actor who appeared in more than 180 films, including many produced by Roger Corman. He later appeared in the films of...  more
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    Eric Pierpoint

    Alien Nation, Fame
    Eric Pierpoint (born November 18, 1950) is an American actor and author. He is perhaps best known for his role as George Francisco on Fox Network's Alien Nation. He has also notably appeared on...  more
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    Gene Anthony Ray

    Fame, New York Hot Tracks
    Gene Anthony Ray (May 24, 1962 – November 14, 2003) was an American actor, dancer, and choreographer. He was known for his portrayal of dancer Leroy Johnson in both the 1980 film Fame and the...  more
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    Janet Jackson

    Good Times, Fame
    Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious...  more
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    Jesse Borrego (born August 1, 1962 in San Antonio) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Cruz Candelaria in Blood In Blood Out, Jesse V. Valesquez in Fame, Gael Ortega in 24, and...  more
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    Joseph Anthony Fatone Jr. (born January 28, 1977) is an American singer, dancer, actor, and television personality. He is best known as a member of the boyband NSYNC, in which he sang baritone. In...  more
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    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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    Judy Farrell (born March 1, 1938) is an American actress most noted for her role as Nurse Able on the television comedy series M*A*S*H. She performed small roles in several other television series,...  more
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    Lee Curreri

    Fame, The 100 Greatest Musicals
    Leonard Charles "Lee" Curreri (born January 4, 1961) is an American actor and musician, most famous for his work in the film, Fame (1980) and its television spinoff, Fame (1982-1987). He was born in...  more
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    Erica Gimpel

    Veronica Mars, North and South
    Erica Fawn Gimpel (born June 25, 1964) is an American actress, singer, songwriter and dancer. She is best known for her roles on television shows Fame as Coco Hernandez and on Profiler as Angel...  more
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    Michael Cerveris

    Fringe, Fame
    Michael Cerveris (born November 6, 1960) is an American actor, singer, and guitarist. He has performed in many stage musicals and plays, including several Stephen Sondheim musicals: Assassins,...  more
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    Morgan Stevens

    Fame, Bare Essence
    Morgan Stevens (born October 16, 1951, in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American actor, primarily seen on television.He appeared as Paul Northridge in one episode of The Waltons and in three reunion...  more
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    Nia Peeples

    Pretty Little Liars, Walker
    Virenia Gwendolyn "Nia" Peeples (born December 10, 1961) is an American R&B and dance music singer and actress. Peeples is known for playing Nicole Chapman on the hit TV series Fame, Pam Fields, the...  more
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    P. R. Paul

    Fame, Falcone
    Paul Ray Rosenbaum, known by the stage name P. R. Paul, is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Montgomery McNeil on the TV series Fame....  more
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    Shannon Bex

    Making the Band 4, Fame
    Shannon Rae Bex (born March 22, 1980) is an American singer, reality show personality, professional dancer, and a member of the girl group Danity Kane. The group was founded by P. Diddy through the...  more
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    Graham Jarvis

    Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
    Graham Powley Jarvis (August 25, 1930 – April 16, 2003) was a Canadian character actor in American films and television from the 1960s to the early 2000s....  more
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    Valerie Landsburg

    Fame, You Again?
    Valerie Landsburg (born August 12, 1958) is an American actress, television and film director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her portrayal of Doris Schwartz in the 1982...  more