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TV Actors from New Jersey

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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 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 ...more
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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, singer, comedian, and director. Alexander is best known for his role as ...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 (; 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, ...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 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 ...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 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
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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 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 ...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 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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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 (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 ...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 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 ...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
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 ...more
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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Wild Oats
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 ...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 (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 ...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 (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 ...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 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, ...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 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 ...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 (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. ...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 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 ...more
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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 (December 24, 1931 – February 8, 1997) was an American actor and voice 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
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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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Angels in America, Web Therapy, Holocaust
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 ...more
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Malcolm-Jamal Warner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from New Jersey
Malcolm-Jamal Warner The Cosby Show, The Magic School Bus, The Magic School Bus
Malcolm-Jamal Warner (born August 18, 1970) is an American actor, director, producer, musician, and writer. He is best known for his roles as Theo Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and ...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 (; 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 ...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 (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 ...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
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 ...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 (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