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TV Actors from New York

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

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

A list made up of TV actors like Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lopez.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from New York?" and "Who are the most famous New York actors?"
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Amanda Peet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from New York
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Partners, Togetherness
Amanda Peet is an American actress who has appeared in film, stage, and television. After studying with Uta Hagen at Columbia University, Peet began her career in television commercials, and ...more
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Donna Murphy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from New York
Another World, Made in Jersey, What About Joan?
Donna Murphy is an American actress and singer, known for her work in musical theater. A five-time Tony Award nominee, she has twice won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical; for her role as ...more
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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from New York
American Playhouse, Storybook Cinema, Peter Pan Live!
Christopher Walken is an American actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, Brainstorm, True Romance, Pulp ...more
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David Hyde Pierce is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from New York
Frasier, Hercules, The Powers That Be
David Hyde Pierce is an American actor and comedian. Pierce is known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the hit NBC sitcom Frasier, for which he won four Emmy Awards during the ...more
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Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from New York
Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is best known for his ...more
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from New York
Saturday Night Live, Remote Control, Cubed
Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many ...more
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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from New York
Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record ...more
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Ana Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from New York
Ugly Betty, Devious Maids, Over There
Ana Ortiz is an American actress and singer. She began her acting career in theatre, and in early 2000s starred in the short-lived NBC sitcoms Kristin A.U.S.A., and had a dramatic recurring ...more
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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from New York
MMC
Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television ...more
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David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from New York
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Bones
David Boreanaz is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for his role as the vampire Angel on the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and as FBI ...more
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Charles Durning is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from New York
Homicide: Life on the Street, Rescue Me, Amazing Stories
Charles Edward Durning was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's memorable roles included the Oscar-winning The Sting and Dog Day ...more
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Dom DeLuise is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from New York
Amazing Stories, The Dean Martin Show, Win
Dominick "Dom" DeLuise was an American actor, comedian, film director, television producer, chef, and author. He starred in a number of movies directed by Mel Brooks, in a series of ...more
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Charles Nelson Reilly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from New York
The Pink Panther Show, Millennium, The Pink Panther
Charles Nelson Reilly was an American actor, comedian, director and drama teacher, known for his comedic roles in stages, films, children's television and cartoons, and as a game show panelist.
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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from New York
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Shining Time Station
George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, ...more
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Estelle Getty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from New York
The Golden Girls, Fantasy Island, Empty Nest
Estelle Scher-Gettleman, better known by her stage name Estelle Getty, was an American actress and comedienne, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best known for her role as ...more
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Adam Arkin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from New York
Sons of Anarchy, Life, Chicago Hope
Adam Arkin is an American television, film and stage actor and director. He played the role of Aaron Shutt on Chicago Hope. He has been nominated for numerous awards, including a Tony as well as ...more
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Bob Hastings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from New York
Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, Challenge of the Super Friends
Robert "Bob" Francis Hastings was an American radio, film, and television character actor. He also provided voices for animated cartoons. He was best known for his portrayal of ...more
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Fran Drescher is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from New York
The Nanny, Happily Divorced, Living with Fran
Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher is an American film and television comedian, model, actress, producer, ordained minister, and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the ...more
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Carl Reiner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from New York
Your Show of Shows, Father of the Pride, Linus the Lionhearted
Carl Reiner is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and singer. He is best known for his role in a comedy duo with Mel Brooks. He is also known for his role on Your ...more
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Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from New York
Suddenly Susan, Lipstick Jungle, Retrosexual: The '80s
Brooke Christa Shields is an American actress, model and former child star. Shields, initially a child model, gained critical acclaim for her leading role in Louis Malle's controversial film ...more
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D. B. Woodside is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from New York
24, The Temptations, Murder One
David Bryan "D.B." Woodside is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of White House Chief of Staff Wayne Palmer on the FOX action/drama series 24. Additionally, ...more
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Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from New York
Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, Challenge of the Super Friends
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. was a Golden Globe-winning American actor known for his starring roles in the television series 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. He is also known as recurring character ...more
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Eric Stuart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from New York
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series
Eric Stuart is an American voice actor and voice director who worked for 4Kids Entertainment, NYAV Post, and Central Park Media. He provides voices for English dubs of anime, cartoons, and video ...more
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Gina Torres is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from New York
Firefly, Suits, Justice League
Gina Torres is an American television and movie actress. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, the short-lived Cleopatra ...more
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Carla Gallo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from New York
Bones, Carnivàle, Californication
Carla Paolina Gallo is an American actress notable for recurring roles in the television series Undeclared, Carnivàle, Bones, Californication, and a number of film roles. She is a ...more