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

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

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Bill Cosby The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, I Spy William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by ...more

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Will Smith The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Rockin' Through the Decades, Saturday Morning Videos Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him ...more

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Rob McElhenney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Rob McElhenney It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Robert Dale "Rob" McElhenney is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for playing Mac on the FX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He ...more

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Kat Dennings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Kat Dennings 2 Broke Girls, Raising Dad Katherine Litwack (born June 13, 1986), known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. After making her acting debut in an episode of the HBO dramedy series Sex and the City, ...more

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Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Seth Green Family Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, It Seth Benjamin Green is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director. Green is the creator and executive producer and most-frequent voice on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, where he is ...more

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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Kevin Hart Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, Barbershop, The Big House Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at ...more

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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Bradley Cooper Alias, Nip/Tuck, Kitchen Confidential Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing. He was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by ...more

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Adam Carolla is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Adam Carolla Drawn Together, Crank Yankers, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Adam Lakers Carolla is an American comedian, radio personality, television host and actor. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a podcast which set the record as the ...more

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Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Grace Kelly Lux Video Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became Princess of Monaco. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Kelly appeared in ...more

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Danny Woodburn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Danny Woodburn Tracey Takes On..., Special Unit 2, Gemini Division Daniel Charles "Danny" Woodburn is an American film, television and stage actor. He may be best known for having played Mickey Abbott on the sitcom Seinfeld. He has dwarfism. As a ...more

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Kyle Gallner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Kyle Gallner Big Love Kyle Steven Gallner is an American actor. He is possibly best known for his portrayal of Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas in the Teen neo-noir television series Veronica Mars, and for ...more

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Michael Callan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Michael Callan Occasional Wife Michael Callan is an American actor. Born Martin Harris Calinieff in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he began his career as Mickey Calin, and it was with this name that he appeared on Broadway in ...more

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Richard Gere is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Richard Gere Richard Tiffany Gere is an American actor and activist. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar and a starring role in Days of Heaven. He came to ...more

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Audrey Landers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Audrey Landers Dallas, The Secret Storm, Somerset Audrey Landers is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Afton Cooper in the television drama series Dallas and her role as Val Clarke in the film version of A Chorus Line.

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Andrew Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Andrew Lawrence Recess, Brotherly Love, The Kids from Room 402 Andrew James Lawrence is an American actor. He is sometimes credited as Andy Lawrence or Andy J. Lawrence. Lawrence was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, the youngest of three boys to Donna, a ...more

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Holland Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Holland Taylor Two and a Half Men, The Practice, Bosom Buddies Holland Virginia Taylor is an American actress of film, stage, and television, and playwright. Her notable television roles include Ruth Dunbar in Bosom Buddies, senator's wife Margaret Powers ...more

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Larry Fine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Larry Fine The Three Stooges, Jerks of All Trades, The New Three Stooges Louis Feinberg, known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American comedian, actor, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act The Three Stooges.

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Jean Vander Pyl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Jean Vander Pyl The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo Jean Vander Pyl was an American actress on radio, television and movies. Although her career spanned many decades, she is best remembered as the voice of Wilma Flintstone for the Hanna-Barbera ...more

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Danny Bonaduce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Danny Bonaduce The Partridge Family, Goober and the Ghost Chasers, Fred Flintstone and Friends Dante Daniel "Danny" Bonaduce is an American radio/television personality, comedian, professional wrestler, and former child actor. Born in Broomall, Pennsylvania, Bonaduce is the son ...more

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Henry Gibson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Henry Gibson Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Wuzzles, Galaxy High School Henry Gibson was an American actor, singer and songwriter, best known as a cast member of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, for his portrayal of diminutive country star Haven Hamilton in Nashville, ...more

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Bruce Davison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Bruce Davison Hunter, Touched by an Angel, Kingdom Hospital Bruce Davison is an American actor and director. Davison is well known for his Academy Award nominated performance in Longtime Companion, which also awarded him a Golden Globe. Davison has also ...more

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Kevin Bacon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Kevin Bacon The Following, Bored to Death, Search for Tomorrow Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor and musician whose films include musical-drama film Footloose, the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK, the legal drama A Few Good ...more

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Kim Delaney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Kim Delaney CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, Army Wives Kim Delaney is an American actress best known for her starring role as Detective Diane Russell on the ABC drama television series, NYPD Blue, for which she has won an Emmy Award. Early in her ...more

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Jon Polito is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Jon Polito Crime Story, The Chronicle, Spawn: The Animation Jon Polito is an American actor and voice artist.

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Robert Picardo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Robert Picardo Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate Atlantis Robert Picardo is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's China Beach, the Emergency Medical Hologram, also known as The Doctor, on UPN's Star Trek: ...more

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Blythe Danner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Blythe Danner Huff, Tattingers, Presidio Med Blythe Katherine Danner is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal as Will Truman's mother, Marilyn, in the sitcom Will & Grace and for her role in the 2000 comedy hit Meet the ...more

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Charlie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Charlie O'Donnell The Gong Show, The Newlywed Game, Card Sharks Charles John "Charlie" O'Donnell was an American radio and television announcer, primarily known for his work on game shows. Among them, he was best known for Wheel of Fortune, where ...more

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Lionel Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Lionel Barrymore Underdog Lionel Barrymore was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul, and remains perhaps best ...more

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Lauren Cohan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Lauren Cohan The Walking Dead Lauren Cohan is an American-born English actress, best known for her role as Maggie Greene in The Walking Dead and for her recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Chuck.

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Holly Robinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Holly Robinson Mike & Molly, 21 Jump Street, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Holly Elizabeth Robinson Peete is an American actress, model and singer. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Judy Hoffs on the Fox TV police drama 21 Jump Street, Vanessa Russell on the ...more

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Kevin Hooks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Kevin Hooks The White Shadow, Backstairs at the White House, He's the Mayor Kevin Hooks is an American actor, and a television and film director; he is notable for his roles in Aaron Loves Angela and Sounder, but may be best known as Morris Thorpe from TV's The White

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Norman Fell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Norman Fell Three's Company, The Ropers, Win Norman Fell, born Norman Noah Feld, was an American actor of film and television, most famous for his role as landlord Mr. Roper on the sitcom Three's Company and its spin-off, The Ropers.

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Kelly Monaco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Kelly Monaco General Hospital, Port Charles, The Man Show Kelly Marie Monaco is an American model, actress, and reality television personality. She is the Playboy Playmate for the April 1997 issue of Playboy magazine. Monaco portrayed the character ...more

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Paul F. Tompkins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Paul F. Tompkins Mr. Show with Bob and David, Tenacious D, DAG Paul Francis Tompkins, best known as Paul F. Tompkins, is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is known for his work in television on such programs as Mr. Show with Bob and David, Real ...more

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Raven is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Raven WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling, ECW Hardcore TV Scott Levy is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name, Raven. A journeyman, he is known for his appearances with professional wrestling promotions ...more

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Sherman Hemsley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Sherman Hemsley The Jeffersons, Dinosaurs, Amen Sherman Alexander Hemsley was an American actor, best known for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television series All in the Family and The Jeffersons, Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC ...more

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The Sandman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
The Sandman WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling, ECW Hardcore TV James "Jim" Fullington better known by his ring name The Sandman, is an American professional wrestler, best known for his career with Extreme Championship Wrestling, where he ...more

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Henry Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Henry Jones Phyllis, These Are the Days, Project X Henry Burk Jones was an American actor of stage, film and television. Jones was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Helen and John Francis Xavier Jones. He was the grandson of ...more

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Joey Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Joey Lawrence Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Gimme a Break! Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, Jr, known professionally as Joey Lawrence, is an American actor, singer, and game show host. He is known for his roles as Joey Donovan in the TV series Gimme a Break!, ...more

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Clark Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Clark Johnson The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Women of Brewster Place Clark Johnson, sometimes credited as Clark "Slappy" Jackson, Clarque Johnson, and J. Clark Johnson, is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and film.

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Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Noam Chomsky Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as ...more

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Bob Saget is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Bob Saget How I Met Your Mother, Full House, Raising Dad Robert Lane "Bob" Saget is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Although he is best known for his family-friendly roles as Danny Tanner on Full House and the ...more

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Thomas Carr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Thomas Carr Thomas Carr was an American film director of Hollywood movies and television programs. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1907, Carr was born into an acting family. His father was the ...more

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James Rebhorn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
James Rebhorn The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, Texas James Robert Rebhorn was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and ...more

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Sidney Lumet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Sidney Lumet Sidney Arthur Lumet was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men, Dog Day ...more

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Nancy Walker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Nancy Walker Rhoda, Family Affair, McMillan & Wife Nancy Walker was an American actress and comedienne of stage, screen, and television. She was also a film and television director. During her five-decade long career, she may be best remembered ...more

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Paul McCrane is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Paul McCrane ER, Harry's Law, From the Earth to the Moon Paul David McCrane is an American film, television and theatre actor, as well as an occasional television director and singer. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Montgomery MacNeil in ...more

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Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Patti LaBelle Clash of the Choirs, Out All Night, Motown Returns to the Apollo Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards, better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. LaBelle spent 16 ...more

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Stuart Pankin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Stuart Pankin Dinosaurs, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News Stuart Pankin is an American film and television actor.

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Josh Cooke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Josh Cooke Dexter, Hart of Dixie, Four Kings Josh Cooke is an actor.