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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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This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Philadelphia?" and "Who are the most famous Philadelphia actors?"
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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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. He held an active career for over six decades before being ...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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper and media personality. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith ...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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Robert McElhenney (born April 14, 1977) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for playing Mac on the FX/FXX 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

Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Katherine Victoria Litwack (born June 13, 1986), known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Max Black in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls ...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

Birthplace: USA, Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Seth Benjamin Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, voice artist, producer, writer and director. He is best known as the co-creator, executive producer and most frequent voice on ...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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur ...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

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including seven Academy Awards and a Tony Award, and has won a Grammy ...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

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Carolla (; born May 27, 1964) is an American comedian, radio personality, television host, actor, podcaster, and director. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a ...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

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: Monaco, United States of America

Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American film actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956. After embarking on an ...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

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Daniel Charles "Danny" Woodburn (born July 26, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, and activist for the disability rights movement linked to his dwarfism. He played Mickey Abbott on ...more
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Kyle Gallner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Big Love

Birthplace: USA, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Kyle Steven Gallner (born October 22, 1986) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas in the television series Veronica Mars, superhero Bart ...more
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Michael Callan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia
Occasional Wife

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Michael Callan (born November 22, 1935) is an American actor best known for originating the role of Riff in West Side Story on Broadway, and for his film roles for Columbia Pictures, notably ...more
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Richard Gere is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Richard Tiffany Gere (IPA: geer; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. He began in films in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and a starring role in ...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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Audrey Landers (born Audrey Hamburg, July 18, 1956) is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Afton Cooper on the television series Dallas and her role as Val Clarke in the ...more

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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

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Andrew James Lawrence (born January 12, 1988) is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles as Andy Roman in Brotherly Love (starring with his real life brothers Joey and Matthew) ...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

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Holland Virginia Taylor (born January 14, 1943) is an American actress and playwright. She won the 1999 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as ...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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Louis Feinberg (October 5, 1902 – January 24, 1975), known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American actor, comedian, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act ...more

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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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Jean Thurston Vander Pyl (October 11, 1919 – April 10, 1999) was an American actress and voice actress. Although her career spanned many decades, she was cast as the voice of Wilma Flintstone ...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

Birthplace: Broomall, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Dante Daniel Bonaduce (born August 13, 1959) is an American radio/television personality, comedian, professional wrestler, and former child actor. Bonaduce is the son of veteran TV ...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

Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Henry Gibson (born James Bateman, September 21, 1935 – September 14, 2009), was an American actor, singer, and songwriter. His best-known roles include his time as a cast member of the TV ...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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Bruce Davison (born June 28, 1946) is an American actor and director of television, film, and theater. Davison is well known for his starring role as Willard Stiles in the cult horror films ...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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor and musician. His films include musical-drama film Footloose (1984), the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK ...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

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: Ireland, United States of America

Kim Delaney (born November 29, 1961) is an American actress known for her starring role as Detective Diane Russell on the ABC drama television series NYPD Blue, for which she won an Emmy Award. ...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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Jon Raymond Polito (December 29, 1950 – September 1, 2016) was an American character actor and voice artist. In a film and television career spanning 35 years, he amassed over 220 credits. ...more

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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

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Robert "Bob" Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's China Beach; the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also ...more