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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

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Ernest Truex is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Ann Sothern Show, Jamie, Cameo Theatre Ernest Truex was an American actor of stage, film, and television.

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John Quade is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Return to Lonesome Dove, Lucky Luke, Nichols John William Saunders III, better known by the stage name John Quade, was an American character actor who starred in film and in television. He was best known for his role as Cholla, the leader ...more

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Jason Wiles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Third Watch, Persons Unknown, A House Divided Jason Austin Wiles is an American actor known for his role in the TV series Third Watch. Wiles was born in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S., and raised in Lenexa, Kansas, where he attended Holy ...more

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Jean Harlow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Jean Harlow was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. After being signed by director Howard Hughes, Harlow's first major appearance was in Hell's Angels, followed by a series of ...more

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Shanna Reed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Major Dad, Texas, The Trouble with Larry Shanna Reed is an American dancer and actress, known for her roles on television and movies. She is best known for playing Polly Cooper McGillis on Major Dad. One of seven siblings, she is the ...more

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Edward Kerr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Pretty Little Liars, seaQuest DSV, What I Like About You Edward Kerr is an American actor. Raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he attended Rockhurst High School and Vanderbilt University before deciding to pursue an acting career. He moved to Hollywood ...more

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Terri Treas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Alien Nation, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Terri Treas is an American actress, writer and director. She has starred in films and on television. Terri is best known for her role as Newcomer Cathy Frankel on the Fox Network short-lived ...more

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Brooke Dillman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Kickin' It, Sean Saves the World, Good Morning Brooke Dillman is an American actress and comedian best known as a series regular maternal roles on the skit comedy Blue Collar TV.

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Craig Kilborn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Kilborn File Craig Anthony Marcus Kilborn is an American actor, political satirist, media critic, writer, producer, comedian, and television host. He was the original host of The Daily Show, a former anchor ...more

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John Kander is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
John Harold Kander is the American composer of a number of musicals as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb.

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Julia Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, Earth Star Voyager, Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love Julia Montgomery is an American actress. She has starred in television and in films, and infomercials. Montgomery's first role was on the soap opera One Life to Live as Samantha Vernon from ...more

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Tuc Watkins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
General Hospital, One Life to Live, Beggars and Choosers Charles Curtis "Tuc" Watkins III is an American actor, known for his roles as David Vickers on One Life to Live and Bob Hunter on Desperate Housewives.

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Stan Brakhage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
James Stanley Brakhage, better known as Stan Brakhage, was an American non-narrative filmmaker. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in 20th-century experimental film. Over ...more

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Holmes Osborne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Julie Reno, Bounty Hunter Holmes Osborne is an American actor, best known for starring in Richard Kelly's films Donnie Darko, Southland Tales and The Box. He has also played the father of Guy Patterson in the movie That ...more

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Diane Brewster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Leave It to Beaver, The Islanders Diane Brewster was an American television actress most noted for playing three distinctively different roles in television series of the 1950s and 1960s: confidence trickster Samantha Crawford ...more

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Angus Scrimm is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Angus Scrimm is an American actor and Grammy-winning author, best known for playing the Tall Man in the 1979 horror movie Phantasm and its sequels.

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T.J. Perkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Impact Wrestling, Wrestling Society X, Major League Wrestling: Underground TV Teddy James Perkins is an American professional wrestler of Filipino descent, better known as T.J. Perkins. He is signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is a former TNA X Division ...more

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John Ashley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The A-Team, Straightaway John Ashley was an American actor, producer and singer. He was best known for his work as an actor in films for American International Pictures, producing and acting in horror movies shot in the ...more

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Sandahl Bergman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Sandahl Bergman is an American dancer, stuntwoman, and actress.

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Leslie Charleson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Leslie Charleson is an American actress, best known for her role as Monica Quartermaine in the ABC daytime soap opera, General Hospital.

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Jeff Caster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Frank Herbert's Dune, Anne Frank: The Whole Story Jeff Caster is an American film and television actor. He has appeared in many films and television series in both Europe and Australia. His film appearances include in Running Scared, and his ...more

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Jamie Gold is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
National Heads-Up Poker Championship, High Stakes Poker, Pro-Am Poker Equalizer Jamie M. Gold is an American television producer, a talent agent, and poker player, based in Malibu, California. He is known for winning the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event and currently ...more

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Bobb'e J. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, The Tracy Morgan Show, Bobb'e Says Bobb'e Jacques Thompson is an American actor. He is known for playing Tracy Jr. on 30 Rock, Stanley on That's So Raven, Ronnie Shields in Role Models, Jimmy Mitchell on the short-lived NBC ...more

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Lyle Waggoner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
The Carol Burnett Show, Wonder Woman, Carol Burnett and Friends Lyle Waggoner is an actor.

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Shawn Batten is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Kansas City
Spyder Games Susan Shawn Batten is an American actress most known for her role as the second Sara Cummings in NBC's soap opera Sunset Beach and Natalia Carlisle on Spyder Games. Besides a one episode ...more