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TV Actors from Kansas City

Updated October 13, 2018 12.3k views103 items

List RulesOnly 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 Asner1

    Ed Asner

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Gargoyles

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Yitzhak Edward Asner (; born November 15, 1929) is an American actor, voice actor and a former... more on Wikipedia

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  • Friz Freleng2

    Friz Freleng

    Iggy Arbuckle

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Isadore "Friz" Freleng (August 21, 1906 – May 26, 1995), often credited as I. Freleng, was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Cheadle3

    Don Cheadle

    House of Lies, Picket Fences

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Allan Melvin4

    Allan Melvin

    The Flintstones, The Brady Bunch

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Allan John Melvin (February 18, 1923 – January 17, 2008) was an American character actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric Stonestreet5

    Eric Stonestreet

    Modern Family, Scare Tactics

    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Eric Allen Stonestreet (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor and comedian. He is best... more on Wikipedia
  • Edie McClurg6

    Edie McClurg

    Portlandia, Snorks

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edie McClurg (born July 23, 1945) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer and voice... more on Wikipedia

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  • Johnny Yong Bosch7

    Johnny Yong Bosch

    Trigun, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Johnny Yong Bosch (born January 6, 1976) is an American actor, voice actor, martial artist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Harry Harris8
    Harry Harris (September 8, 1922 – March 19, 2009) was an American television and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Altman9
    Robert Bernard Altman (; February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dianne Wiest10

    Dianne Wiest

    Law & Order, In Treatment

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dianne Evelyn Wiest (; born March 28, 1946) is an American actress. She has twice won the... more on Wikipedia
  • Scott Foley11

    Scott Foley

    True Blood, Felicity

    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Scott Kellerman Foley (born July 15, 1972) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter.... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Cooper12

    Chris Cooper

    Lonesome Dove, Return to Lonesome Dove

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christopher Walton Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He has appeared in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Denis O'Hare13

    Denis O'Hare

    True Blood, American Horror Story

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityIreland, United States of America

    Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare (born January 17, 1962) is an American actor noted for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dee Wallace14

    Dee Wallace

    The Eden Formula, Together We Stand

    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Deanna "Dee" Wallace (née Bowers; born December 14, 1948), also known as Dee Wallace Stone, is... more on Wikipedia
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    Noah Beery, Jr.

    The Rockford Files, Circus Boy

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Noah Lindsey Beery (August 10, 1913 – November 1, 1994), known professionally as Noah Beery... more on Wikipedia
  • Burt Bacharach16
    Burt Freeman Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record... more on Wikipedia

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  • Elaine Joyce17

    Elaine Joyce

    Match Game, The Dating Game

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Elaine Joyce (born Elaine Joyce Pinchot; December 19, 1945) is an American actress.
  • Eddie Griffin18

    Eddie Griffin

    Malcolm & Eddie, Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edward Griffin (born July 15, 1968) is an American comedian and actor. He is best known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Wallace Beery19
    Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American film and stage... more on Wikipedia
  • Ellie Kemper20

    Ellie Kemper

    The Office, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Elizabeth Claire Kemper (born May 2, 1980) is an American actress and comedian. She played the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Columbus Short21

    Columbus Short

    Scandal, Judging Amy

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Columbus Keith Short, Jr. (born September 19, 1982) is an American choreographer, actor, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Massee22

    Michael Massee

    Rizzoli & Isles, Revelations

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Groo Massee (September 1, 1952 – October 20, 2016) was an American actor. He starred... more on Wikipedia
  • Jonathan Coachman23

    Jonathan Coachman

    Saturday Night's Main Event, WWE Jakked/Metal
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  • Wendy Moniz24

    Wendy Moniz

    Partners, Nash Bridges

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Ernest Truex25

    Ernest Truex

    The Ann Sothern Show, Jamie

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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