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TV Actors from Michigan

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

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Michigan, with photos when available. These renowned Michigan 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 Michigan, but everyone on this list grew up in Michigan and considers it to be their home. This list includes Michigan TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Michigan then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Michigan. Various bits of information are available for these Michigan celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

List TV actors include Madonna, Kate Upton and many additional TV actors as well.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Michigan?" and "Who are the most famous Michigan actors?"
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Rob Paulsen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Fairly OddParents, Animaniacs

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Robert Fredrick Paulsen III (born March 11, 1956) is an American voice actor and singer, who has done many voice roles in various films, television shows, and video games, including Raphael and ...more

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Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Gunsmoke, Evening Shade, Win

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Lansing

Nationality: United States of America

Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke ...more

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Casey Kasem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The Transformers

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American DJ, music historian, radio personality, and actor. He was the host of several music radio countdown programs, ...more

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Billy West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Futurama, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Doug

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

William Richard Werstine (born April 16, 1952), known professionally as Billy West, is an American voice actor, comedian, singer, musician, songwriter and former radio personality. He is known ...more

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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Heroes, Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars

Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American actress. She began her acting career by starring in stage productions while attending the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. ...more

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Elizabeth Berkley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Saved by the Bell, Life Goes On, Brother's Keeper

Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Elizabeth Berkley (born July 28, 1972) is an American actress and reality show personality. Berkley's most notable roles were as Jessie Spano in the television series Saved by the Bell, and as ...more

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Hal Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
The Flintstones, DuckTales, The Andy Griffith Show

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Petoskey

Nationality: United States of America

Harold John Smith (August 24, 1916 – January 28, 1994) was an American actor and voice actor, who was best known for his role as Otis Campbell, the town drunk on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show. ...more
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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Michigan

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Madonna Louise Ciccone (, Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, ...more

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Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Murphy Brown, Damages, The Magic School Bus

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer. Tomlin started her career as a stand-up comedian as well as performing ...more

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Terry O'Quinn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Lost, Hawaii Five-0, Millennium

Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Terrance Quinn (born July 15, 1952), known professionally as Terry O'Quinn, is an American actor. He played John Locke on the TV series Lost, the title role in The Stepfather and Stepfather II, ...more

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Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
One Tree Hill, Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Jana Rae Kramer (born December 2, 1983) is an country music singer and actress. She is known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began her musical career in ...more

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Joan Gerber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
DuckTales, Snorks, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Joan Gerber (July 29, 1935 – August 22, 2011) was an American voice actress who provided voices for a variety of cartoons.Her most challenging voice role was "all the children in a Japanese ...more
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Robert Wagner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Hart to Hart, Charlie's Angels, It Takes a Thief

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows It Takes a Thief (1968–70), Switch ...more

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Cynthia Watros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Lost, The Drew Carey Show, Titus

Birthplace: Michigan, Lake Orion, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Cynthia Michele Watros (born September 2, 1968) is an American actress. Watros is known for her roles as Libby Smith on the ABC TV series Lost, Kellie in The Drew Carey Show, Erin in Titus, and ...more

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Lee Majors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
The Six Million Dollar Man, The Big Valley, The Fall Guy

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Wyandotte

Nationality: United States of America

Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary; April 23, 1939) is an American film, television and voice actor. Majors is best known for portraying the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television ...more

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Tom Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
The Red Road, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr. (born November 29, 1961) is an American film and television actor and producer. He is known for his supporting roles in films such as Born on the Fourth of July ...more

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Harry Morgan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
M*A*S*H, AfterMASH, Backstairs at the White House

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsberg; April 10, 1915 – December 7, 2011) was an American actor and director whose television and film career spanned six decades. Morgan's major roles included Pete ...more

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Blue Bloods, Magnum, P.I.

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and California Army National Guard veteran. He is most known for starring as private investigator Thomas ...more

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David Alan Grier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
In Living Color, Life with Bonnie, Chocolate News

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

David Alan Grier (born June 30, 1956) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color.

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Arte Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
The Pink Panther Show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Pink Panther

Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson (January 20, 1929 – July 3, 2019) was an American comic actor who was a regular on television's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In — where he played characters including a ...more
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Roger Corman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Michigan

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American director, producer, and actor. He has been called "The Pope of Pop Cinema" and is known as a trailblazer in the world of ...more

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Matthew Lillard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., The Bridge

Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Matthew Lyn Lillard (born January 24, 1970) is an American actor, voice actor, director, and producer. His early film work includes Chip Sutphin in Serial Mom (1994), Emmanuel "Cereal ...more

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Austin Nichols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Deadwood, One Tree Hill, Surface

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Ann Arbor

Nationality: United States of America

Austin Nichols (born April 24, 1980) is an American actor and director, known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill. He is also known for his roles in the films The ...more
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Kate Upton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Michigan

Birthplace: St. Joseph, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Katherine Elizabeth Upton (born June 10, 1992) is an American model and actress. She first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, and was the cover model for the 2012, 2013 ...more

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Ed McMahon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Michigan
Concentration, Legends of the Superheroes, Bruno the Kid

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Nationality: United States of America

Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game show host, comedian, trapeze artist, police officer, actor and singer. McMahon and Johnny Carson ...more

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