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TV Actors from New Orleans

Updated October 13, 2018 12.6k views162 items

List RulesOnly TV actors who were born or grew up in New Orleans.

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

TV actors include everything from Reese Witherspoon to Lil Wayne.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from New Orleans?" and "Who are the most famous New Orleans actors?"
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  • Jazz26

    Jazz

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  • Mark Duplass27

    Mark Duplass

    The League, The Mindy Project

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Dorothy Lamour29
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  • Barry Shabaka Henley30

    Barry Shabaka Henley

    FlashForward, Robbery Homicide Division

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Barry Shabaka Henley (born Barry Joseph Henley; September 15, 1954) is an American character...  more
  • Fred Weller31

    Fred Weller

    In Plain Sight, Aftershock: Earthquake in New York

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Dr. John32

    Dr. John

    Whoopi's Littleburg, Live from the House of Blues

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Lil Romeo

    Romeo!

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Paul Burke34

    Paul Burke

    Santa Barbara, Naked City

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Branford Marsalis35

    Branford Marsalis

    Friday Night Videos

    BirthplaceBreaux Bridge, USA, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Val Dufour36

    Val Dufour

    Another World, The Edge of Night

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Penelope Spheeris37

    Penelope Spheeris

    Do It For the Band: Women of the Sunset Strip

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Truman Capote38
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    Vance DeGeneres

    Let's Make a Deal, Gary the Rat

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Terence Blanchard40
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  • Eli Manning42

    Eli Manning

    Spike Guys' Choice Awards, Battle of the Gridiron Stars

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Arturo Gil43

    Arturo Gil

    Saul of the Mole Men, Cram

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Severn Darden44

    Severn Darden

    Beyond Westworld, Take Five

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Severn Teakle Darden Jr. (November 9, 1929 – May 27, 1995) was an American comedian and actor,...  more
  • Louis Prima45
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  • Marco St. John46

    Marco St. John

    Ryan's Hope, Ball Four

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Jeffrey Hunter47

    Jeffrey Hunter

    Temple Houston

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Taryn Terrell48

    Taryn Terrell

    ECW, WWE Superstars

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Aaron Neville49
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    Shelley Hennig

    Teen Wolf, The Secret Circle

    BirthplaceDestrehan, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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