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TV Actors from Oregon

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List Rules Only 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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Katee Sackhoff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Battlestar Galactica, 24, Longmire

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Kathryn Ann Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica ...more

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Kirk Thornton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Gungrave, Fushigi Yuugi, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Kirk Thornton is an American voice actor, director and script writer working mainly with English-language versions of Japanese anime shows. His major roles include Brandon Heat in Gungrave, ...more
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Laura Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
The 4400, Terriers, Awake

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Laura Allen (born March 21, 1974) is an American actress. She starred as Lily Tyler during the first two seasons of the USA Network show The 4400.
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Jenny Wade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Jenny Wade Reaper, The Good Guys, Project Greenlight

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Jennifer "Jenny" Wade (born October 6, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Liz Traynor on the Fox television series The Good Guys, Nina in The CW television series Reaper, ...more
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Sara Jean Underwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Attack of the Show!, Bridget's Sexiest Beaches, Models B4 10am

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Sara Jean Underwood (born March 26, 1984) is an American model, television host, and actress who was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine and later ...more

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Sally Struthers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
All in the Family, TaleSpin, Dinosaurs

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Sally Anne Struthers (born July 28, 1947) is an American actress, spokeswoman and activist. She played the roles of Gloria Stivic, the daughter of Archie and Edith Bunker (played by Carroll ...more

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Eric Christian Olsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
NCIS: Los Angeles, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, The Loop

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Eric Christian Olsen (born May 31, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film ...more
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Gene Nelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Oregon

Birthplace: Astoria, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Gene Nelson (March 24, 1920 – September 16, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, screenwriter, and director.
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Brenda Strong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Desperate Housewives, Dallas, The Help

Birthplace: Brightwood, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Brenda Lee Strong (born March 25, 1960) is an American actress. She began her career in television, including appearances in Twin Peaks, Party of Five, Seinfeld, Blossom, and Sports Night. She ...more

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Dallas McKennon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Daniel Boone, The Archie Show, Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse

Birthplace: La Grande, Oregon, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Dallas Raymond McKennon (July 19, 1919 – July 14, 2009), sometimes credited as Dal McKennon, was an American actor and voice actor, in a career lasting over 50 years.
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Mitch Pileggi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Supernatural, The X-Files, Stargate Atlantis

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

Nationality: Italy, United States of America

Mitch Pileggi is an American actor. He played Horace Pinker in Shocker, Walter Skinner on The X-Files, Colonel Steven Caldwell on Stargate Atlantis, Ernest Darby in Sons of Anarchy, and Harris ...more
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Bridgette Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Carpoolers

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Gold Beach

Nationality: United States of America

Bridgette Leann Wilson-Sampras (born September 25, 1973) is an American former actress, singer, model, and Miss Teen USA award winner. Wilson began her career as an actress after being crowned ...more
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Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Oregon

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Matthew Abraham Groening ( (listen) GRAY-ning; born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell ...more

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Lisa Rinna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Veronica Mars, Melrose Place, Merge

Birthplace: Medford, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Lisa Deanna Rinna (born July 11, 1963) is an American actress and television personality. She is best known for her roles as Billie Reed on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives and ...more

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Howard Hesseman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
WKRP in Cincinnati, One Day at a Time, Head of the Class

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Lebanon

Nationality: United States of America

Howard Hesseman (born February 27, 1940) is an American actor best known for playing DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati, Captain Pete Lassard in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, ...more

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River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Robert Kennedy and His Times, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, USA

Nationality: United States of America

River Jude Phoenix (né Bottom; August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and animal activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty ...more

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Bob Steele is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
F Troop

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Bob Steele (born Robert Adrian Bradbury, January 23, 1907 – December 21, 1988) was an American actor. He also was billed as Bob Bradbury Jr..
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Joel David Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Forever, E-Ring, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland

Nationality: United States of America

Joel David Moore (born September 25, 1977) is an American character actor and director. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Moore studied acting in college before relocating to Los Angeles to ...more
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Kaitlin Olson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Brickleberry, Unsupervised

Birthplace: Tigard, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Aimee Kaitlin Willow Olson (born August 18, 1975) is an American actress, producer and comedian. She began her career in the Groundlings, an improvisational group in Los Angeles, California, and ...more

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Justin Kirk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Weeds, Animal Practice, Angels in America

Birthplace: Salem, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Justin Kirk (born May 28, 1969) is an American actor, known for portraying Prior Walter in Mike Nichols's acclaimed screen adaptation of Angels in America, for which he was nominated for the ...more
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Pinto Colvig is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Tom & Jerry Halloween Special

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Vance DeBar Colvig Sr. (September 11, 1892 – October 3, 1967), professionally Pinto Colvig, was an American vaudeville actor, voice actor, newspaper cartoonist and circus performer, whose ...more
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Jon Lindstrom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Rituals

Birthplace: Medford, Oregon, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Jon Robert Lindstrom (born October 18, 1957) is an American actor, writer, director, producer, and musician. He is well known for his role as Kevin Collins on the ABC Daytime soap opera General ...more
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Kim Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Another World, The Lot

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Kimberly Rhodes (born June 7, 1969) is an American actress, who is most known for her portrayal as Ensign Lydnsey Ballard in "Ashes to Ashes" episode of Star Trek Voyager, she also ...more
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Ty Burrell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Modern Family, Out of Practice, Back to You

Birthplace: Grants Pass, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Tyler Gerald Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He originally rose to prominence in several roles on Broadway including Macbeth, and the off-Broadway plays ...more
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Jane Powell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Oregon
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, Alcoa Theatre

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Jane Powell (born Suzanne Lorraine Burce; April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and actress who rose to fame in the mid-1940s with roles in various Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals. Powell ...more