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List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Hawaii, with photos when available. These renowned Hawaii 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 Hawaii, but everyone on this list grew up in Hawaii and considers it to be their home. This list includes Hawaii TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Hawaii then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Hawaii. Various bits of information are available for these Hawaii celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

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This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Hawaii?" and "Who are the most famous Hawaii actors?"
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Lauren Graham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, Townies

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Lauren Helen Graham (born March 16, 1967) is an American actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Lorelai Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007 and 2016), for ...more

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Australia

Nicole Mary Kidman (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress and producer. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five ...more

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Nicole Scherzinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Nicole Scherzinger (; born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente; June 29, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and television personality. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised ...more

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Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

Nationality: United States of America

Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (born October 13, 1962), better known by her stage name Kelly Preston, is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in more than sixty television and film ...more

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Kelly Hu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Phineas and Ferb, Nash Bridges, Afro Samurai

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Kelly Ann Hu (born February 13, 1968 simplified Chinese: 胡凯丽; traditional Chinese: 胡凱麗; pinyin: Hú Kǎilì) is an American actress, voice artist, former fashion model and beauty ...more

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Tia Carrere is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Althea Rae Janairo (born January 2, 1967), known professionally as Tia Carrere (), is an American actress and singer who obtained her first big break as a regular on the daytime soap opera ...more

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Maggie Q is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an Hawaiian-American actress, model and animal rights activist. She is known for starring as the title role on ...more

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Tahj Mowry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Tahj Dayton Mowry (; born May 17, 1986) is an American actor and singer. He is the younger brother of identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry and is known for his role on the show Smart Guy ...more

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Timothy Olyphant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Justified, Deadwood, Damages

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Timothy David Olyphant (; AHL-ə-fint; born May 20, 1968) is an American actor and producer. He made his acting debut in an Off-Broadway theater in 1995, in The Monogamist, and won the Theatre ...more

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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several ...more

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Clyde Kusatsu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Jem, Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?

Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

Nationality: United States of America

Clyde Kusatsu (born September 13, 1948) is an American actor and trade union leader of Japanese descent. Since 2013, he has served as the National Vice President of SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local.
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Shannyn Sossamon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Moonlight, How to Make It in America, Dirt

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon, commonly known as Shannyn Sossamon (born October 3, 1978), is an American actress, director, and musician. She has appeared in the films A Knight's Tale ...more

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Mark Dacascos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Hawaii Five-0, Iron Chef America, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven

Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

Nationality: United States of America

Mark Alan Dacascos (born February 26, 1964) is an American actor and martial artist. He has won numerous karate and kung fu championships between the ages of 7 and 18. He is best known for his ...more

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Jason Momoa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa (born August 1, 1979) is an American actor. He played Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe, beginning with the 2016 superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, ...more

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Maile Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Lab Rats, Bad Teacher, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

Nationality: United States of America

Maile Flanagan (born May 19, 1965) is an American actress and voice actress, best known for her roles as Naruto Uzumaki in the English dub of Naruto and Terry Perry on Lab Rats. She has also had ...more
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Erin Gray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Silver Spoons, Malibu U

Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

Nationality: United States of America

Erin Gray (born January 7, 1950) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Colonel Wilma Deering in the science fiction television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and as ...more

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Don Stroud is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

Nationality: United States of America

Donald Lee Stroud (born September 1, 1943) is an American actor, drummer, and surfer. Stroud has appeared in many films in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and has starred in over 100 films and 175 ...more
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Carrie Ann Inaba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Carrie Ann Inaba (born January 5, 1968) is an American television personality, dancer, choreographer, actress, and singer. She is best known for her work on ABC TV's Dancing with the Stars, as ...more

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Pam Arciero is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Sesame Street, Between the Lions, Eureeka's Castle

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Pam Arciero (born May 8, 1954), is a puppeteer and voice-over artist who portrays Oscar the Grouch's girlfriend, Grundgetta, on the PBS children's television series Sesame Street.
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Anthony Ruivivar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Third Watch, Beware the Batman, Traveler

Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

Nationality: United States of America

Anthony Michael Ruivivar (born November 4, 1970 (1970-11-04)) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of paramedic Carlos Nieto in Third Watch and as the voice of Bruce Wayne / ...more
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Brian Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Meg Wyllie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Margaret Gillespie "Meg" Wyllie (February 15, 1917 – January 1, 2002) was an American actress who appeared primarily on television.
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Mike Starr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Michael Christopher Starr (April 4, 1966 – March 8, 2011) was an American musician best known as the original bassist for the rock band Alice in Chains, which he played with from the band's ...more

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Austin Peck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Austin Peck (born April 9, 1971) is an American actor. He is best known for his work in daytime soap operas.
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Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii

Birthplace: USA, Hawaii

Nationality: United States of America

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