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TV Actors from New Jersey

Updated June 14, 2019 11.8k views819 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1

    Charlie Adler

    Rocko's Modern Life, Tiny Toon Adventures

    BirthplaceUSA, Paterson, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Michael Adler (born October 2, 1956) is an American voice actor, casting director and voice director, known as Buster Bunny in Tiny Toon Adventures, Ed and Bev Bighead in Rocko's Modern Life,...  more
  • 2

    Jason Alexander

    Seinfeld, Franklin & Bash

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jay Scott Greenspan (born September 23, 1959), known by his stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, voice actor, singer, comedian, and director. Alexander is best known for his role as...  more

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  • 3

    John DiMaggio

    Futurama, Adventure Time

    BirthplaceNorth Plainfield, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John William DiMaggio (; born September 4, 1968) is an American voice actor and comedian. His gruff, baritone voice features as Bender and others on Futurama, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, Marcus...  more
  • 4

    Janeane Garofalo

    24, The Larry Sanders Show

    BirthplaceUSA, New Jersey, Newton

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Janeane Marie Garofalo (; born September 28, 1964) is an American actress, voice artist, stand-up comedian, and writer. Garofalo began her career as a stand-up comedian and became a cast member on...  more

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  • 5

    Jess Harnell

    Animaniacs, The Tick

    BirthplaceUSA, Teaneck, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jess Q. Harnell (born December 23, 1963) is an American voice actor and singer, best known for voicing Wakko Warner in Animaniacs and Crash Bandicoot in the video game franchise of the same...  more
  • 6

    Frank Sinatra

    The Frank Sinatra Show, The Edsel Show

    BirthplaceHoboken, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one...  more

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  • 7

    Danny DeVito

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Taxi

    BirthplaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, director, producer, and filmmaker. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the...  more

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  • 8

    Tisha Campbell-Martin

    Martin, My Wife and Kids

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Tisha Michelle Campbell (born October 13, 1968) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and raised in New Jersey, She made her screen debut appearing in the 1986...  more
  • 9

    Patrick Warburton

    Family Guy, Rules of Engagement

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Patrick Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American actor and voice artist. On television, he has played David Puddy on Seinfeld, the titular role on The Tick, Jeb Denton on Less Than Perfect,...  more
  • 10

    Paul Wesley

    The Vampire Diaries, 24

    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski (Polish: ['pavɛw vaɕi'lɛfskʲi]; born July 23, 1982), known professionally as Paul Wesley and formerly as Paul Wasilewski, is an American actor, director, and producer. He is...  more

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  • 11

    Paul Rudd

    Wild Oats

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, before making his...  more

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  • 12

    Malinda Williams

    The John Larroquette Show, Soul Food

    BirthplaceUSA, Elizabeth, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Malinda Williams (born September 24, 1975) is an American actress and producer. She began her career on television, before appearing in films A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), High School...  more
  • 13

    Ashley Tisdale

    Phineas and Ferb, High School Musical

    BirthplaceWest Deal, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, Tisdale was featured in over 100 advertisements and had minor roles in television and...  more

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  • 14

    Bobby Cannavale

    Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods

    BirthplaceUnion City, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert Michael Cannavale (; born May 3, 1970) is an American actor known for various stage, film and television roles, including regular or recurring roles in Third Watch, Boardwalk Empire, Vinyl,...  more

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  • 15

    Ed Harris

    The Stand, Empire Falls

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edward Allen Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. His performances in Apollo 13 (1995), The Truman Show (1998), Pollock (2000) and The Hours...  more

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  • 16

    Charlie Schlatter

    Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Ben 10

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Thomas "Charlie" Schlatter (born May 1, 1966) is an American actor and voice actor, who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is best known for playing Dr. Jesse Travis,...  more
  • 17

    Richard Kind

    Stargate, Mad About You

    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Bruce Kind (born November 22, 1956) is an American actor and voice actor, known for his roles in the sitcoms Mad About You (as Dr. Mark Devanow) and Spin City (as Paul Lassiter). He also does...  more
  • 18

    Robert Ridgely

    Snorks, Thundarr the Barbarian

    BirthplaceTeaneck, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert Ridgely (December 24, 1931 – February 8, 1997) was an American actor and voice artist, known for both on-camera roles and extensive voice-over work....  more
  • 19

    Kal Penn

    House, Battle Creek

    BirthplaceMontclair, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kalpen Suresh Modi (born April 23, 1977), known professionally as Kal Penn, is an American actor, comedian, producer, and former civil servant. As an actor, he is known for his role portraying...  more

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  • 20

    Meryl Streep

    Angels in America, Web Therapy

    BirthplaceSummit, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accents. She has...  more

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  • 21

    Malcolm-Jamal Warner

    The Cosby Show, The Magic School Bus

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 22

    Jane Krakowski

    30 Rock, Ally McBeal

    BirthplaceParsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jane Krakowski (; born Jane Krajkowski; October 11, 1968) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for the roles of Cousin Vicki in National Lampoon's Vacation, and Jenna Maroney in the...  more

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  • 23

    Michael Douglas

    The Streets of San Francisco, NBC Nightly News

    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award,...  more

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  • 24

    Jerry Lewis

    The Jerry Lewis Show (1967), The Colgate Comedy Hour

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joseph Levitch (March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017), better known by his stage name Jerry Lewis, was an American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian and dubbed as "The King of Comedy"...  more

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    Nathan Lane

    Modern Family, Timon & Pumbaa

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Nathan Lane (born Joseph Lane; February 3, 1956) is an American actor and writer. He has played the roles of Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in...  more

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