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TV Actors from Oregon

Updated October 13, 2018 6.9k views175 items

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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of TV actors, like Sara Jean Underwood and River Phoenix, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Oregon?" and "Who are the most famous Oregon actors?"
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  • 1
    Katee Sackhoff

    Katee Sackhoff

    Battlestar Galactica, 24

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kathryn Ann Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Lieutenant... more on Wikipedia

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    Kirk Thornton

    Kirk Thornton

    Gungrave, Fushigi Yuugi

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kirk Thornton is an American voice actor, director and script writer working mainly with... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Laura Allen

    Laura Allen

    The 4400, Terriers

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Laura Allen (born March 21, 1974) is an American actress. She starred as Lily Tyler during... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jenny Wade

    Jenny Wade

    Reaper, The Good Guys

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jennifer "Jenny" Wade (born October 6, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Liz... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Sara Jean Underwood

    Sara Jean Underwood

    Attack of the Show!, Bridget's Sexiest Beaches

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sara Jean Underwood (born March 26, 1984) is an American model, television host, and actress... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Sally Struthers

    Sally Struthers

    All in the Family, TaleSpin

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sally Anne Struthers (born July 28, 1947) is an American actress, spokeswoman and activist.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Eric Christian Olsen

    Eric Christian Olsen

    NCIS: Los Angeles, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Eric Christian Olsen (born May 31, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Gene Nelson
    Gene Nelson (March 24, 1920 – September 16, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Brenda Strong

    Brenda Strong

    Desperate Housewives, Dallas

    BirthplaceBrightwood, Oregon, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brenda Lee Strong (born March 25, 1960) is an American actress. She began her career in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Dallas McKennon

    Dallas McKennon

    Daniel Boone, The Archie Show

    BirthplaceLa Grande, Oregon, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dallas Raymond McKennon (July 19, 1919 – July 14, 2009), sometimes credited as Dal McKennon,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Mitch Pileggi

    Mitch Pileggi

    Supernatural, The X-Files

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, USA

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Mitch Pileggi is an American actor. He played Horace Pinker in Shocker, Walter Skinner on... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Bridgette Wilson

    BirthplaceGold Beach, Oregon, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bridgette Leann Wilson-Sampras (born September 25, 1973) is an American former actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Matt Groening
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  • 14
    Lisa Rinna

    Lisa Rinna

    Veronica Mars, Melrose Place

    BirthplaceMedford, Oregon, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lisa Deanna Rinna (born July 11, 1963) is an American actress and television personality. She... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Howard Hesseman

    Howard Hesseman

    WKRP in Cincinnati, One Day at a Time

    BirthplaceOregon, USA, Lebanon

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Howard Hesseman (born February 27, 1940) is an American actor best known for playing DJ Dr.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    River Phoenix

    River Phoenix

    Robert Kennedy and His Times, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    BirthplaceMadras, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    River Jude Phoenix (né Bottom; August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Bob Steele

    Bob Steele

    F Troop

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bob Steele (born Robert Adrian Bradbury, January 23, 1907 – December 21, 1988) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Joel David Moore

    Joel David Moore

    Forever, E-Ring

    BirthplaceOregon, USA, Portland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joel David Moore (born September 25, 1977) is an American character actor and director. Born... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Kaitlin Olson

    Kaitlin Olson

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Brickleberry

    BirthplaceTigard, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aimee Kaitlin Willow Olson (born August 18, 1975) is an American actress, producer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Justin Kirk

    Justin Kirk

    Weeds, Animal Practice

    BirthplaceSalem, Oregon, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Justin Kirk (born May 28, 1969) is an American actor, known for portraying Prior Walter in... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Pinto Colvig

    Pinto Colvig

    Tom & Jerry Halloween Special

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Oregon, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Vance DeBar Colvig Sr. (September 11, 1892 – October 3, 1967), professionally Pinto Colvig,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    BirthplaceMedford, Oregon, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jon Robert Lindstrom (born October 18, 1957) is an American actor, writer, director, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Kim Rhodes

    Kim Rhodes

    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Another World

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kimberly Rhodes (born June 7, 1969) is an American actress, who is most known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Ty Burrell

    Ty Burrell

    Modern Family, Out of Practice

    BirthplaceGrants Pass, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Tyler Gerald Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He originally... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Jane Powell

    Jane Powell

    Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, Alcoa Theatre

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jane Powell (born Suzanne Lorraine Burce; April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and... more on Wikipedia

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