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TV Actors from Kansas City

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Kansas City.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Kansas City, with photos when available. These renowned Kansas City 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 Kansas City, but everyone on this list grew up in Kansas City and considers it to be their home. This list includes Kansas City TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Kansas City then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Kansas City. Various bits of information are available for these Kansas City 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 Kansas City?" and "Who are the most famous Kansas City actors?"
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Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Gargoyles, Roots
Edward "Ed" Asner is an American film, television, and stage actor, voice actor, and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning ...more
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Friz Freleng is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Iggy Arbuckle
Isadore "Friz" Freleng, often credited as I. Freleng, was an American animator, cartoonist, director, and producer famous for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of ...more
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Don Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
House of Lies, Picket Fences, The Golden Palace
Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr. is an American actor. Cheadle had an early role in Picket Fences and followed it with performances in Devil in a Blue Dress, Rosewood and Boogie Nights. ...more
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Allan Melvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Flintstones, The Brady Bunch, Gomer Pyle
Allan John Melvin was an American character actor who appeared in several television shows, including the roles of Corporal Henshaw on The Phil Silvers Show; Alice’s boyfriend, Sam the Butcher, ...more
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Eric Stonestreet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Modern Family, Scare Tactics, This Might Hurt
Eric Allen Stonestreet is an American actor, best known for his starring role as Cameron Tucker on the ABC comedy Modern Family. Stonestreet has received critical acclaim for his performance on ...more
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Edie McClurg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Portlandia, Snorks, Bobby's World
Edie McClurg is an American stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, voice artist, and comedienne, best known for her perky North Central dialect, common to persons from Middle America. She has ...more
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Johnny Yong Bosch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Trigun, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers
Johnny Yong Bosch is an American actor, martial artist, voice actor and musician. His first major role was portraying Adam Park, the Black Power Ranger in the Power Rangers franchise. which led ...more
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Harry Harris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Harry Harris was an American television and film director. Harris moved to Los Angeles in 1937 and got a mailroom job at Columbia Studios. After attending UCLA, he became an apprentice sound ...more
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Robert Altman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, ...more
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Yvette Vickers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Mike Hammer (1983), Northwest Passage, The Rough Riders
Yvette Vickers was an American actress, pin-up model and singer.
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Dianne Wiest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Law & Order, In Treatment, The 10th Kingdom
Dianne Evelyn Wiest is an American actress on stage, television and film. She has won two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Wiest has also been nominated for a BAFTA
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Scott Foley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
True Blood, Felicity, The Unit
Scott Kellerman Foley is an American actor. He is known for roles in television shows such as The Unit, Felicity and Scandal, and in films such as Scream 3. He has also guest starred in series ...more
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Chris Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Lonesome Dove, Return to Lonesome Dove
Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He became well known in the late 1990s. He has appeared in supporting performances in several major ...more
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Denis O'Hare is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
True Blood, American Horror Story, Maggie Hill
Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare is an American actor noted for his award-winning performances in the plays Take Me Out and Sweet Charity, as well as portraying the vampire Russell Edgington on HBO's ...more
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Dee Wallace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Eden Formula, Together We Stand, Sons & Daughters
Dee Wallace, also known as Dee Wallace Stone, is an American actress and scream queen. She is perhaps best known for her roles in several popular films mainly in the horror genre. Her most ...more
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Noah Beery, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Rockford Files, Circus Boy, Riverboat
Noah Lindsey Beery, known professionally as Noah Beery, Jr. or just Noah Beery, was an American actor specializing in warm, friendly character parts similar to the ones played by his uncle, ...more
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Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, he is known for his popular ...more
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Elaine Joyce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Match Game, The Dating Game, I've Got a Secret
Elaine Joyce is an American actress.
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Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Malcolm & Eddie, Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke, Black Poker Stars Invitational
Edward Rubin "Eddie" Griffin is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for portraying Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie and the title character in the 2002 ...more
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Wallace Beery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Wallace Fitzgerald Beery was an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill opposite Marie Dressler, as Long John Silver in Treasure Island, as Pancho Villa in ...more
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Ellie Kemper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Office, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office: Subtle Sexuality
Elizabeth Claire "Ellie" Kemper is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best known for her role as Erin Hannon in the NBC series The Office, as well as her supporting ...more
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Columbus Short is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Scandal, Judging Amy, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Columbus Keith Short, Jr. is an American choreographer, actor, and singer. He choreographed Britney Spears's Onyx Hotel Tour and worked with Brian Friedman. He is best known for his roles in the ...more
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Michael Massee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Rizzoli & Isles, Revelations
Michael Massee is an American actor who has worked in film and television.
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Jonathan Coachman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Saturday Night's Main Event, WWE Jakked/Metal, VGX Award Show
Jonathan William Coachman, also known as "The Coach", is a former professional wrestling color commentator and authority figure. He is also a former college basketball player, and ...more
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Wendy Moniz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Partners, Nash Bridges, The Guardian
Wendy Moniz Grillo is an American television actress, best known for her roles as Dinah Adele Chamberlain Marler in the CBS soap opera Guiding Light, as Rachel McCabe in Nash Bridges, and as ...more