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TV Actors from Kansas City

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Updated October 13, 2018 12k views 103 items

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

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Yitzhak Edward Asner (; born November 15, 1929) is an American actor, voice actor and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his role as Lou Grant during the ...more

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Friz Freleng is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Iggy Arbuckle

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Isadore "Friz" Freleng (August 21, 1906 – May 26, 1995), often credited as I. Freleng, was an American animator, cartoonist, director, producer, and composer known for his work at ...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

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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 ...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

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Allan John Melvin (February 18, 1923 – January 17, 2008) was an American character actor, voice actor and impressionist, who appeared in several television shows including numerous recurring ...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

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Eric Allen Stonestreet (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for portraying Cameron Tucker in the ABC mockumentary sitcom Modern Family, for which he ...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

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Edie McClurg (born July 23, 1945) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer and voice actress. She has performed in nearly 90 films and 55 television episodes, often portraying ...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

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Johnny Yong Bosch (born January 6, 1976) is an American actor, voice actor, martial artist and musician. His first major role was the portrayal of Adam Park, the second Black Power Ranger and ...more

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Harry Harris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Harry Harris (September 8, 1922 – March 19, 2009) was an American television and film director.Harris moved to Los Angeles in 1937 and got a mailroom job at Columbia Studios. After attending ...more
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Robert Altman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Robert Bernard Altman (; February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an ...more

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Dianne Wiest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Law & Order, In Treatment, The 10th Kingdom

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Dianne Evelyn Wiest (; born March 28, 1946) is an American actress. She has twice won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for the Woody Allen films Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and ...more

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Scott Foley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
True Blood, Felicity, The Unit

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Scott Kellerman Foley (born July 15, 1972) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. Foley is known for roles in television shows such as The Unit, Scrubs, Felicity, and Scandal, and in ...more
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Chris Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Lonesome Dove, Return to Lonesome Dove

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Christopher Walton Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He has appeared in supporting performances in several major Hollywood films, including the drama American Beauty (1999), ...more

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Denis O'Hare is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
True Blood, American Horror Story, Maggie Hill

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare (born January 17, 1962) is an American actor noted for his award-winning performances in the plays Take Me Out and Sweet Charity, as well as portraying vampire king ...more

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Dee Wallace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Eden Formula, Together We Stand, Sons & Daughters

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Deanna "Dee" Wallace (née Bowers; born December 14, 1948), also known as Dee Wallace Stone, is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Mary, the mother, ...more
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Noah Beery, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Rockford Files, Circus Boy, Riverboat

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Noah Lindsey Beery (August 10, 1913 – November 1, 1994), known professionally as Noah Beery Jr. or just Noah Beery, was an American actor specializing in warm, friendly character roles similar ...more
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Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Burt Freeman Bacharach ( BAK-ə-rak; born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s ...more

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Elaine Joyce is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Match Game, The Dating Game, I've Got a Secret

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Elaine Joyce (born Elaine Joyce Pinchot; December 19, 1945) is an American actress.
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Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Malcolm & Eddie, Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke, Black Poker Stars Invitational

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Edward Griffin (born July 15, 1968) is an American comedian and actor. He is best known for portraying Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie, the title character in the 2002 comedy ...more

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Wallace Beery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City

Birthplace: Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American film and stage actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill (1930) opposite Marie Dressler, as Long ...more
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Ellie Kemper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Office, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office: Subtle Sexuality

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Elizabeth Claire Kemper (born May 2, 1980) is an American actress and comedian. She played the receptionist Erin Hannon in the NBC comedy series The Office (2009–2013) and later the starring ...more

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Columbus Short is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Scandal, Judging Amy, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Columbus Keith Short, Jr. (born September 19, 1982) is an American choreographer, actor, and singer. He choreographed Britney Spears's Onyx Hotel Tour and worked with Brian Friedman (of So You ...more
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Michael Massee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Rizzoli & Isles, Revelations

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Nationality: United States of America

Michael Groo Massee (September 1, 1952 – October 20, 2016) was an American actor. He starred as Funboy in 1994 film The Crow, Ira Gaines in 24, and The Gentleman in the 2012 film The Amazing ...more
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Jonathan Coachman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Saturday Night's Main Event, WWE Jakked/Metal, VGX Award Show

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Jonathan William Coachman (born August 12, 1973), also known as "The Coach", is an American sports interviewer, analyst and professional wrestling personality currently signed to WWE ...more
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Wendy Moniz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Partners, Nash Bridges, The Guardian

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Wendy Moniz Grillo (born January 19, 1969) is an American television actress, best known for her roles as Dinah Marler in the CBS soap opera Guiding Light, as Rachel McCabe in Nash Bridges, and ...more
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Ernest Truex is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Ann Sothern Show, Jamie, Cameo Theatre

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Ernest Truex (September 19, 1889 – June 26, 1973) was an American actor of stage, film, and television.