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This list of TV actors from Kentucky is ordered by popularity so the names at the top will be the most recognizable. A few of the celebrities from Kentucky may not have technically been born in Kentucky, but grew up in Kentucky and at one time considered it their home. The list includes Kentucky TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons (voice-over work). So, which TV actors are from Kentucky? 

Among famous actors from Kentucky, Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, KY, but moved often as a child. George Clooney is originally from Lexington, KY. Like Depp, Clooney does double duty as one of the biggest movie stars from Kentucky, but many people forget they both got their start on television. 

Notable actresses from Kentucky include Jennifer Lawrence, who was born in Indian Hills, KY. Though she's also one of the biggest movie stars from Kentucky, she got her big break on the small screen in The Bill Engvall Show. Kentucy-born actress Kelly Rutherford hails from Elizabethtown, KY., and has made a career out of daytime and nighttime soap opera-style shows like Melrose Place and Gossip Girl. Veteran TV news journalist and ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer moved to Louisville, KY as a young child, and is one of the most famous people from Kentucky. 

If you grew up in Kentucky then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Kentucky. Various bits of information are available for these famous Kentucky actors as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
George Clooney ER, The Facts of Life, Sisters

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Johnny Depp 21 Jump Street

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Jennifer Lawrence The Bill Engvall Show

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Diane Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky

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Kelly Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Kelly Rutherford Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, The Adventures of Brisco County

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Jennifer Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky

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William Conrad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
William Conrad The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, The Return of the King, The Fugitive

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Rob Riggle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Rob Riggle Saturday Night Live, Ugly Americans, Upright Citizens Brigade

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Leigh-Allyn Baker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Leigh-Allyn Baker Good Luck Charlie, Back at the Barnyard, Fired Up

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Rebecca Gayheart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Rebecca Gayheart Dead Like Me, Earth 2, Loving

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Sean Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Sean Young Gone Country, American Playhouse, Tender is the Night

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D. W. Griffith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky

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Ned Beatty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Ned Beatty Homicide: Life on the Street, The Boys, Gulliver's Travels

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William Mapother is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky

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Jim Varney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Jim Varney Operation Petticoat, Fernwood 2 Night, America 2-Night

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Sarah Wright is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Sarah Wright Marry Me, Mad Love, The Loop

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Charles Napier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Charles Napier The A-Team, The Critic, Men in Black: The Series

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Nick Lachey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Nick Lachey Charmed

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Harry Dean Stanton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Harry Dean Stanton Big Love, Alice, Mongo Wrestling Alliance

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Molly Sims is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Molly Sims Las Vegas, Project Accessory, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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James Best is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
James Best The Dukes of Hazzard, The Dukes, Temple Houston

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Tommy Kirk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Tommy Kirk The Mickey Mouse Club, The Hardy Boys (1956)

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Maggie Lawson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Maggie Lawson Psych, Inside Schwartz, Back in the Game

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Josh Hutcherson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Josh Hutcherson Justice League, Moving On, House Blend

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Rosemary Clooney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Rosemary Clooney The Edsel Show, The Lux Show with Rosemary Clooney

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Telma Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Telma Hopkins Family Matters, Bosom Buddies, Gimme a Break!

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Keith Robinson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Keith Robinson American Dreams, Over There, Comanche Moon

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Michael Shannon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Michael Shannon Boardwalk Empire, Rock Follies, Anything More Would Be Greedy

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Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Loretta Lynn That Gold Old Nashville Music

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Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Chris Hardwick Back at the Barnyard, The X's, Attack of the Show!

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Lawrence Pressman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Lawrence Pressman Doogie Howser^! M.D., The Edge of Night, Ladies Man

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Gus Van Sant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Gus Van Sant Portlandia

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Dwight Yoakam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky

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James Horan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
James Horan Another World, Loving, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles

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Dick Curtis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Dick Curtis The Jonathan Winters Show, Cattanooga Cats, Motormouse and Autocat

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Tom London is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky

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Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky

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Josh Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Josh Hopkins Ally McBeal, Cougar Town, Swingtown

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Irene Dunne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Irene Dunne Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

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Leo Burmester is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Leo Burmester Flo, Alex Haley's Queen, True Blue

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Matt Long is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Matt Long The Deep End, Love Bites, Lucky 7

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William Earl Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
William Earl Brown Deadwood, American Crime, 1%

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Foster Brooks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Foster Brooks The Jetsons, Challenge of the GoBots, The New Bill Cosby Show

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Billy Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Billy Gilbert Andy's Gang

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Doug Basham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Doug Basham Impact Wrestling, Saturday Night's Main Event

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Tod Browning is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky

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Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Phil Simms Miss Universe Pageant

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Don Galloway is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Don Galloway Ironside, The Secret Storm, Arrest and Trial

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Jim Cornette is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Jim Cornette Impact Wrestling, WCW WorldWide, USA Championship Wrestling

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Roger Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Kentucky
Roger Davis Dark Shadows, Alias Smith and Jones, The Gallant Men