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Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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