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

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

This list has a variety of TV actors, like Shaquille O'Neal and Zoe Saldana, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from New Jersey?" and "Who are the most famous New Jersey actors?"

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Charlie Adler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Rocko's Modern Life, Tiny Toon Adventures, The Smurfs Charles Michael "Charlie" Adler is an American voice director and voice actor.

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Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Seinfeld, Franklin & Bash, Duckman Jay Scott Greenspan (born September 23, 1959), known by his stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and director. Alexander is best known for his role as George ...more

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John DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Futurama, Adventure Time, Teen Titans John William DiMaggio is an American voice actor and comedian, best known for his work as Bender from the television show Futurama, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, Wakka and Kimahri from Final ...more

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Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
24, The Larry Sanders Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David Janeane Garofalo is an American film actress, stand-up comedian, liberal political activist, and writer. Garofalo began her career as a stand-up comedian and became a cast member on the Ben ...more

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Jess Harnell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Animaniacs, The Tick, The Looney Tunes Show Jess Harnell is an American voice actor and singer, best known for voicing Wakko Warner in Animaniacs, Ironhide in the Transformers film series, and Chilly in Doc McStuffins. Harnell has been ...more

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
The Frank Sinatra Show, The Edsel Show Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, director, and producer. Beginning his musical career in the swing era as a boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, ...more

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Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Taxi, Amazing Stories Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. is an American actor, producer and director. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on Taxi, for which he won ...more

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Tisha Campbell-Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Martin, My Wife and Kids, Rags to Riches Tisha Michelle Campbell-Martin is an American actress and singer. She is known for her starring roles in the FOX television series Martin as Gina Waters-Payne from 1992 to 1997; and as Janet ...more

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Patrick Warburton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Family Guy, Rules of Engagement, The Venture Bros. Patrick John Warburton is an American actor. He is known for his several television roles, including the title role on The Tick, David Puddy on Seinfeld, Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, Jeb Denton ...more

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Paul Wesley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
The Vampire Diaries, 24, Smallville Paul Wesley is an American actor, director, and producer.

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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Wild Oats Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, ...more

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Malinda Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
The John Larroquette Show, Soul Food, The Client Malinda Williams is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Erica Wright in the 1996 movie A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, as Young Alicia in the 1999 movie The Wood, and as ...more

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Ashley Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Phineas and Ferb, High School Musical, Kim Possible Ashley Michelle Tisdale is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In ...more

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Bobby Cannavale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Third Watch Robert "Bobby" Cannavale is an American actor known for his leading role as Bobby Caffey in the first two seasons of the television series Third Watch. Cannavale also had a recurring ...more

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Ed Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
The Stand, Empire Falls, Game Change Edward Allen "Ed" Harris is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for his performances in Pollock, Appaloosa, The Rock, The Abyss, A Beautiful Mind, A History ...more

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Charlie Schlatter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Ben 10, Sonic the Hedgehog Charles Thomas "Charlie" Schlatter is an American actor who has appeared in numerous TV series and films. He is probably best known for playing Dr. Jesse Travis over five seasons of ...more

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Richard Kind is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Stargate, Mad About You, Spin City Richard John Kind is an American actor known for his roles in the sitcoms Mad About You and Spin City.

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Robert Ridgely is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Snorks, Thundarr the Barbarian, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Robert Ridgely was an American actor and vocal artist, known for both on-camera roles and extensive voice-over work.

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Kal Penn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
House, Battle Creek, We Are Men Kal Penn is an American actor, producer, and civil servant. As an actor, he is known for his role portraying Dr. Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as the character Kumar ...more

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Angels in America, Web Therapy, Holocaust Meryl Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The ...more

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
The Cosby Show, The Magic School Bus, The Magic School Bus Malcolm-Jamal Warner is an American actor, director, and musician. He is best known for his roles as Theo Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and as Malcolm McGee on the UPN ...more

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Jane Krakowski is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
30 Rock, Ally McBeal, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Jane Krakowski is an American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Jenna Maroney on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, for which she received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations ...more

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Michael Douglas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
The Streets of San Francisco, NBC Nightly News Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won four Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, two Academy Awards—as producer of ...more

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Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
The Jerry Lewis Show (1967), The Colgate Comedy Hour, MDA Show of Strength Jerry Lewis AM is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally ...more

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Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Modern Family, Timon & Pumbaa, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Nathan Lane is an American actor and writer. He is known for his roles as Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys ...more

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Joanna Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Superman: The Animated Series, Body of Proof, Buffalo Bill Joanna Cassidy is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her roles as the replicant Zhora in Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner and Dolores in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. She ...more

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Joe Pantoliano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
The Sopranos, EZ Streets, Dr. Vegas Joseph Peter "Joe" Pantoliano is an American actor. Pantoliano is best known for portraying Ralph Cifaretto on The Sopranos, Bob Keane in La Bamba, Cypher in The Matrix, Teddy in ...more

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Katrina Bowden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
30 Rock Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
House of Cards, Unsub, TriBeCa Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, writer, producer, and comedian. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast ...more

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Dr. Kildare John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. Throughout his career, Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles, many of which ...more

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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, Being Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop ...more

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John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Welcome Back, Kotter, Mr. T and Tina John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box ...more

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
NBA on TNT, Love Shaq, Shaq's Big Challenge Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired professional basketball player, former rapper, actor and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft ...more

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Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Clerks: The Animated Series, Comic Book Men, I Love the '90s: Part Deux Kevin Smith is a film producer.

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Laura Prepon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Orange Is the New Black, That '70s Show, Are You There Laura Prepon is an American actress, known for her role as Donna Pinciotti in all eight seasons of the Fox sitcom That '70s Show. She is also known for the role of Hannah Daniels on the ABC ...more

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Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ice Loves Coco, Retrosexual: The '80s Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer, and actor. He began his career as a rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he ...more

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Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Living Single, I Love the '80s Strikes Back Dana Elaine Owens, better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show host. ...more

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Brian Keith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Family Affair, Centennial, Hardcastle and McCormick Brian Keith was an American film, television, and stage actor who in his six decade-long career gained recognition for his work in movies such as the 1961 Disney family film The Parent Trap, the ...more

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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Game of Thrones, Threshold, Ultra Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent, he starred in many films, such as Elf, Find Me Guilty, Underdog, the British film Death at a Funeral ...more

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Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Fargo Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American-German actress, singer, model and director. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories. At ...more

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James Avery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling James LaRue Avery was an American actor. He played patriarch and Judge Philip Banks in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. This character was ranked #34 in TV Guide '​s "50 Greatest TV ...more

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Zoe Saldana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Rosemary's Baby Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario, known as Zoë Saldana or Zoe Saldana, is an American actress and dancer. She had her breakthrough roles in the films Center Stage and Crossroads. She later ...more

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Andrew McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Amazing Stories, Lipstick Jungle, Kingdom Hospital Andrew Thomas McCarthy is an American actor, award-winning travel writer and television director from Westfield, N.J. He is known for his roles in the 1980s films St. Elmo's Fire, Mannequin, ...more

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Greg D'Agostino is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Life on Mars, The Bedford Diaries Greg D'Agostino is an actor.

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Richard Anderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
The Six Million Dollar Man, The Fugitive, The Bionic Woman Richard Norman Anderson is an American film and television actor. Among his best-known roles is his portrayal of Oscar Goldman, the boss of Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers in both The Six Million ...more

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen ...more

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Tara Reid is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
G vs E, Child's Play Tara Reid is an American model and actress. Reid has acted on television shows such as Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Days of Our Lives, California Dreams, and Scrubs. Her film debut came in ...more

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Frank Langella is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Kitchen Confidential, Unscripted, 10.5: Apocalypse Frank A. Langella, Jr. is an American stage and film actor. He has won three Tony Awards, two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon in the play Frost/Nixon and ...more

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Josh Sussman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Warren the Ape Josh Sussman is an American actor, best known for his role as Hugh Normous in Wizards of Waverly Place and his role as Jacob Ben Israel in Glee.

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Linda Hunt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
NCIS: Los Angeles, Carnivàle, Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' Lydia Susanna Hunter, better known by her stage name Linda Hunt, is an American film, stage and television actress known for her role as Henrietta Lange in the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles. ...more