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TV Actors from New York

Updated June 14, 2019 26.1k views1.4k items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1

    Don Messick

    The Flintstones, The Jetsons

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Donald Earle Messick (September 7, 1926 – October 24, 1997) was an American voice actor, best known for his performances in Hanna-Barbera cartoons.His best-remembered vocal creations include...  more
  • 2

    Alan Oppenheimer

    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alan Louis Oppenheimer (born April 23, 1930) is an American actor and voice actor. He has performed numerous roles on live-action television since the 1960s, and has had an active career doing voice...  more
  • 3

    Carlos Alazraqui

    Rocko's Modern Life, The Fairly OddParents

    BirthplaceSacramento, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carlos Jaime Alazraqui (born July 20, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, singer, impressionist, producer and screenwriter, possibly best known for his role as Deputy James...  more
  • 4

    Dana Delany

    Desperate Housewives, Superman: The Animated Series

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is an American actress, producer, and activist. After appearing in small roles early in her career, Delany received her breakthrough role as Colleen McMurphy...  more

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  • 5

    Alyssa Milano

    Charmed, Who's the Boss?

    BirthplaceBensonhurst, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress, producer, activist, and former singer. She is known for her roles as Samantha Micelli in Who's the Boss?, Jennifer Mancini in...  more

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  • 6

    Ben Stiller

    Mr. Show with Bob and David, The Ben Stiller Show

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, musician and director. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne...  more

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  • 7

    Connie Stevens

    Fantasy Island, Hawaiian Eye

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Connie Stevens (born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia; August 8, 1938) is an American actress, director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and singer. She played the role of "Cricket"...  more
  • 8

    Bernadette Peters

    Animaniacs, Faerie Tale Theatre

    BirthplaceOzone Park, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bernadette Peters (born Bernadette Lazzara; February 28, 1948) is an American actress, singer, and children's book author. Over the course of a career that has spanned five decades, she has starred...  more

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  • 9

    David Schwimmer

    Friends, Band of Brothers

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor, director, activist, and producer. Schwimmer began his acting career performing in school plays at Beverly Hills High School. In...  more

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  • 10

    Donald Faison

    Scrubs, Clone High

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Donald Adeosun Faison (; born June 22, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor, best known for his leading role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC/NBC comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–2010), and a...  more

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  • 11

    Gilbert Gottfried

    Cyberchase, Hollywood Squares

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried (born February 28, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor. Gottfried's persona as a comedian features an exaggerated shrill voice and emphasis on crude...  more

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  • 12

    Christine Baranski

    The Good Wife, Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christine Jane Baranski (born May 2, 1952) is an American actress, singer, and producer. She is a 15-time Emmy Award nominee, winning once in 1995 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy...  more

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  • 13

    Angela Bassett

    American Horror Story, ER

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do...  more

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  • 14

    Alan Alda

    M*A*S*H, The West Wing

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alan Alda (born January 28, 1936) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, comedian and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he played Hawkeye Pierce in the war...  more

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  • 15

    Alec Baldwin

    30 Rock, Knots Landing

    BirthplaceMassapequa, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and liberal political activist. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the eldest of the four...  more

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  • 16

    David Duchovny

    The X-Files, Californication

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is known for playing FBI agent Fox Mulder on the television series...  more

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  • 17

    April Winchell

    Recess, Goof Troop

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    April Winchell Foley (born January 4, 1960) is an American actress, voice actress, writer, talk radio host and commentator. As of 1996, she is the official voice of Clarabelle Cow in the Disney...  more
  • 18

    Chuck McCann

    DuckTales, TaleSpin

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles John Thomas McCann (September 2, 1934 – April 8, 2018) was an American actor, voice artist, comedian, puppeteer, commercial presenter and television host, he was best known for his work in...  more
  • 19

    Felicity Huffman

    Desperate Housewives, Sports Night

    BirthplaceBedford, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Felicity Kendall Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an American actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild...  more
  • 20

    Christopher Reeve

    Love of Life, Faerie Tale Theatre

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor who played DC comic book superhero Superman, beginning with the acclaimed Superman (1978), for which he won a...  more

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    Anne Hathaway

    Get Real, Scrat's Treasure Hunt

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015, she has received multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a...  more

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    Deborah Ann Woll

    True Blood, Daredevil

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Deborah Ann Woll (born February 7, 1985) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as the vampire Jessica Hamby on the HBO drama series True Blood (2008–2014) and Karen Page in the Netflix...  more

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    Brooke Smith

    Grey's Anatomy

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brooke Smith (born May 22, 1967) is an American actress, known for her role as Dr. Erica Hahn on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, and for her role as Catherine Martin in the 1991 horror...  more
  • 24

    Christopher Knight

    The Brady Bunch, Another World

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christopher Anton Knight (born November 7, 1957) is an American actor and businessman. He is best known for playing Peter Brady on the 1970s series The Brady Bunch. He has since gone on to become a...  more

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    Billy Crystal

    Saturday Night Live, Soap

    BirthplaceUpper East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s and 80s for television roles as Jodie...  more

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