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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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Lauren Graham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Lauren Graham Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, Townies Lauren Helen Graham is an American actress, producer and novelist. She is best known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on the WB Network dramedy series Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman on

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Nicole Kidman Bangkok Hilton, Hemingway & Gellhorn, A Country Practice Nicole Mary Kidman, AC is an Australian actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. After appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she ...more

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Nicole Scherzinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger is an American recording artist, actress and television personality. After reaching one-hit wonder success with girl group Eden's Crush, she signed with Interscope Records in ...more

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Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Kelly Preston Joey, Riptide, Capitol Kelly Preston is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in more than 60 television and film productions, most notably including Mischief, Twins and Jerry Maguire. She is married ...more

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Kelly Hu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Kelly Hu Phineas and Ferb, Nash Bridges, Afro Samurai Kelly Ann Hu is an American actress, voice artist and former fashion model. She was Miss Teen USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA 1993. Hu starred as Dr. Rae Chang on the American television soap opera ...more

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Tia Carrere is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Tia Carrere Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., Lilo & Stitch: The Series Tia Carrere is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer who obtained her first big break as a regular on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. She played Cassandra Wong in the ...more

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Maggie Q is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Maggie Q Nikita, Stalker Margaret Denise Quigley, professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress and model. She achieved international fame starring as the title role on The CW's action-thriller series Nikita ...more

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Tahj Mowry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Tahj Mowry Kim Possible, Baby Daddy, Sonic the Hedgehog Tahj Dayton Mowry is an American actor, dancer, and singer best known for his role as T.J. Henderson on The WB sitcom, Smart Guy, and as Wade on the animated comedy, Kim Possible on the Disney ...more

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Timothy Olyphant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Timothy Olyphant Justified, Deadwood, Damages Timothy David Olyphant is an American actor. He is best known for his television work as Sheriff Seth Bullock in Deadwood, and Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in the series Justified. He has ...more

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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Bette Midler Bette, Vegetable Soup, Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On Bette Midler, also known by her informal stage name The Divine Miss M, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler ...more

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

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Shannyn Sossamon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Shannyn Sossamon Moonlight, How to Make It in America, Dirt Shannon Sossamon, popularly known as Shannyn Sossamon, is an American actress and musician. She has starred in the films A Knight's Tale, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The ...more

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Mark Dacascos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Mark Dacascos Hawaii Five-0, Iron Chef America, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Mark Alan Dacascos is an American actor and martial artist. He won numerous karate and various styles of kung fu championships between the ages of 7 and 18. Beginning in January 2005, Dacascos ...more

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Jason Momoa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Jason Momoa Game of Thrones, Stargate Atlantis, The Red Road Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is an American actor, model, director, writer, and producer. He is known for his television roles as Ronon Dex on the military science fiction television series ...more

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Maile Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Maile Flanagan Lab Rats, Bad Teacher, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Maile Flanagan is an American actress, best known for her roles as the protagonist ninja Naruto Uzumaki in Naruto, as Principal Perry on Lab Rats, and as Janet in Yes Man.

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Erin Gray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Erin Gray Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Silver Spoons, Malibu U Erin Gray 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 Kate Summers in the ...more

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Don Stroud is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Don Stroud Mike Hammer (1983), The New Mike Hammer, Mrs. Columbo Donald Lee "Don" Stroud is an American actor and surfer who appeared in many films in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and has starred in over 100 films and 175 television shows to date.

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Carrie Ann Inaba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Carrie Ann Inaba In Living Color Carrie Ann Inaba is an American dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer. She started her career as a singer in Japan, but became best known ...more

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Pam Arciero is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Pam Arciero Sesame Street, Between the Lions, Eureeka's Castle Pam Arciero, 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
Anthony Ruivivar Third Watch, Beware the Batman, Traveler Anthony Michael Ruivivar is an American actor known for his portrayal of FDNY paramedic Carlos Nieto in the TV series Third Watch, Batman/Bruce Wayne in Beware the Batman, and other law ...more

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Brian Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Brian Adams WCW Monday Nitro, Saturday Night's Main Event, WCW WorldWide Brian Keith Adams was an American professional wrestler. Adams is well known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation, under the name Crush, and for World Championship Wrestling under ...more

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Meg Wyllie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Meg Wyllie Hennesey, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Margaret Gillespie "Meg" Wyllie 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
Mike Starr Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House Michael Christopher "Mike" Starr was an American musician, best known as the original bassist in Alice in Chains, which he played with from the band's formation in 1987 until 1993.

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Austin Peck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Austin Peck Jeffrey Austin Peck known professionally as Austin Peck, 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
Jack Johnson Jack Johnson is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily for his work in the folk rock, soft rock, and ...more

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Scott Coffey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Scott Coffey The Outsiders Scott Coffey is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter. His acting credits include films such as Shag, Some Kind of Wonderful, Dream Lover, and Mulholland Drive. As a director he ...more

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Brian Gaskill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Brian Gaskill Models Inc. Brian Richard Gaskill is an American actor. While living in Neptune, he attended Red Bank Regional High School as a drama major in the school's prestigious Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. ...more

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Tanoai Reed is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Tanoai Reed American Gladiators, WXW Rage TV Tanoai Reed is a Hollywood stunt man. Reed was born in Honolulu, Hawaii of Samoan and Norwegian, Swedish and Irish descent. He is the cousin and stand-in double of Dwayne "The Rock" ...more

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James Shigeta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
James Shigeta James S. Shigeta was an American film and television actor. He was also a standards singer, musical theatre and nightclub performer, and recording artist. He was a Sansei or third-generation ...more

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Moe Keale is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Moe Keale Big Hawaii Wilfred Nalani "Moe" Keale was a musician of Hawaiian music, a ukulele virtuoso, and an American actor. He was the uncle and major musical influence of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

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Julie McCullough is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Julie McCullough Arly Hanks, Robin's Hoods Julie Michelle McCullough is an American model, actress and stand-up comedian. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for February 1986, and played the role "Julie Costello" ...more

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Richard Loo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Richard Loo Richard Loo was a third generation Chinese-American film actor who was one of the most familiar Asian character actors in American films of the 1930s and 1940s. A prolific actor, he appeared in ...more

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Darin Brooks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Darin Brooks Days of Our Lives, Blue Mountain State Darin Lee Brooks is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Max Brady on the NBC drama series Days of Our Lives, Alex Moran on the Spike TV series Blue Mountain State, and Wyatt ...more

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John Fujioka is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
John Fujioka Tales of the Gold Monkey, The Last Resort, Noble House John Fujioka is an American actor of Japanese descent. He is best known for his work in the movies Steel Dawn, Pearl Harbor and Mortal Kombat.

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Sasha Barrese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Sasha Barrese Run of the House, The More Things Change Alexandra "Sasha" Barrese is an American actress known for her role as Tracy Billings in The Hangover franchise.

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Misti Traya is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Misti Traya I Love the New Millennium, Living with Fran, Getting Away with Murder Misti Traya is an American actress. She landed her first prime time television series regular role playing 15-year-old Allison Reeves in The WB's comedy Living with Fran. She is the daughter of ...more

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Poncie Ponce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Poncie Ponce Hawaiian Eye, Television Parts Poncie Ponce was an American actor, musician and stand-up comedian. Born in Maui, Hawaii, he moved to Los Angeles, where from 1959–1963 he played the role of cab driver Kazuo Kim in the Warner ...more

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Amanda Schull is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Amanda Schull Pretty Little Liars, Suits, 12 Monkeys Amanda Schull is an American actress and former professional ballet dancer. She is best known for her recurring roles on One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars, and Suits. She currently stars in the ...more

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Yvonne Elliman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Yvonne Elliman Yvonne Marianne Elliman is an American singer who performed for four years in the first cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. She scored a number of hits in the 1970s and achieved a US #1 hit with ...more

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Clarissa Chun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Clarissa Chun Clarissa Kyoko Mei Ling Chun is an American Olympic Women's freestyle 48 kg wrestler. She is the first woman wrestler from Hawaii to win a medal at the Olympics.

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Akebono Tarō is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Akebono Tarō Akebono Tarō is an American-born professional wrestler and former sumo wrestler from Waimānalo, Hawaii. Joining the professional sport in Japan in 1988, he was trained by pioneering Hawaiian ...more

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Matt Knudsen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Matt Knudsen Out of Jimmy's Head Matt Knudsen is an American actor and boom operator. He is best known for playing the villain Sonny Appleday in the TV film Re-Animated and Out Of Jimmy's Head.

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Stacy Kamano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Stacy Kamano Baywatch, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, Hotlines Stacy Lee Kamano is an American television actress, best known for her role on Baywatch Hawaii.

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Al Kikume is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Al Kikume Al Kikume, born Elmer Kikume Gozier, was an American actor and stuntman of Hawaiian descent. He was born in either Honolulu or Kansas and died in Los Angeles. Beginning with his first credited ...more

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Nautica Thorn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Nautica Thorn My Bare Lady Nautica Thorn is an American pornographic actress.

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Jason Tam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Jason Tam Beyond the Break Jason Tam in Honolulu, Hawaii is an actor and dancer. His most notable roles include Markko Rivera on the daytime soap opera One Life to Live, Paul in the 2006 revival of the Broadway musical A ...more

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Mageina Tovah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Mageina Tovah Joan of Arcadia Mageina Tovah is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Glynis Figliola in the television series Joan of Arcadia and as Ursula Ditkovich in the Spider-Man films.

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Keiko Agena is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Keiko Agena Gilmore Girls Christine Keiko Agena is an American actress known professionally as Keiko Agena.

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Clay Stanley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Clay Stanley Clayton “Clay” Iona Stanley is an American volleyball player. Stanley has been on the U.S. men's national team since 2000 and has made three Olympic appearances, in 2004, 2008, and 2012. He was ...more

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Brandon Brooks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Hawaii
Brandon Brooks Malibu^! CA Brandon Brooks is an American sitcom actor. He has starred in a number of Peter Engel productions such as USA High and the role of the offbeat surfer Murray Updyke in Malibu, CA. He is of part ...more