Entertainment 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 "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, Enemy at ...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