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Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia

Updated June 14, 2019 37.4k views422 items

List RulesOnly 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.

This is a list that features TV actors like Kobe Bryant and Will Smith.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Philadelphia?" and "Who are the most famous Philadelphia actors?"
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  • Bill Cosby1

    Bill Cosby

    The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,...  more

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  • Will Smith2

    Will Smith

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Rockin' Through the Decades

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper and media...  more

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  • Rob McElhenney3

    Rob McElhenney

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert McElhenney (born April 14, 1977) is an American actor, director, producer, and...  more

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  • Kat Dennings4

    Kat Dennings

    2 Broke Girls, Raising Dad

    BirthplaceBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Katherine Victoria Litwack (born June 13, 1986), known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an...  more

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  • Seth Green5

    Seth Green

    Family Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    BirthplaceUSA, Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Seth Benjamin Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, voice artist, producer,...  more

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  • Kevin Hart6

    Kevin Hart

    Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, Barbershop

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and producer....  more

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  • Bradley Cooper7

    Bradley Cooper

    Alias, Nip/Tuck

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been...  more

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  • Adam Carolla8

    Adam Carolla

    Drawn Together, Crank Yankers

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adam Carolla (; born May 27, 1964) is an American comedian, radio personality, television...  more

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  • Grace Kelly9

    Grace Kelly

    Lux Video Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American film actress who...  more

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  • Danny Woodburn10

    Danny Woodburn

    Tracey Takes On..., Special Unit 2

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Daniel Charles "Danny" Woodburn (born July 26, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, and...  more
  • Kyle Gallner11

    Kyle Gallner

    Big Love

    BirthplaceWest Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kyle Steven Gallner (born October 22, 1986) is an American actor. He is known for his...  more
  • Michael Callan12

    Michael Callan

    Occasional Wife

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Callan (born November 22, 1935) is an American actor best known for originating the...  more
  • Richard Gere13
    Richard Tiffany Gere (IPA: geer; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. He began in...  more

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  • Audrey Landers14

    Audrey Landers

    Dallas, The Secret Storm

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Audrey Landers (born Audrey Hamburg, July 18, 1956) is an American actress and singer, best...  more

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  • Andrew Lawrence15

    Andrew Lawrence

    Recess, Brotherly Love

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andrew James Lawrence (born January 12, 1988) is an American actor and singer. He is known for...  more
  • Holland Taylor16

    Holland Taylor

    Two and a Half Men, The Practice

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Holland Virginia Taylor (born January 14, 1943) is an American actress and playwright. She won...  more
  • Larry Fine17

    Larry Fine

    The Three Stooges, Jerks of All Trades

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Louis Feinberg (October 5, 1902 – January 24, 1975), known professionally as Larry Fine, was...  more

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  • Jean Vander Pyl18

    Jean Vander Pyl

    The Flintstones, The Jetsons

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jean Thurston Vander Pyl (October 11, 1919 – April 10, 1999) was an American actress and voice...  more
  • Danny Bonaduce19

    Danny Bonaduce

    The Partridge Family, Goober and the Ghost Chasers

    BirthplaceBroomall, USA, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dante Daniel Bonaduce (born August 13, 1959) is an American radio/television personality,...  more

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  • Henry Gibson20

    Henry Gibson

    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Wuzzles

    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Henry Gibson (born James Bateman, September 21, 1935 – September 14, 2009), was an American...  more
  • Bruce Davison21

    Bruce Davison

    Hunter, Touched by an Angel

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bruce Davison (born June 28, 1946) is an American actor and director of television, film, and...  more

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  • Kevin Bacon22

    Kevin Bacon

    The Following, Bored to Death

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor and musician. His films include...  more

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  • Kim Delaney23

    Kim Delaney

    CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kim Delaney (born November 29, 1961) is an American actress known for her starring role as...  more

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  • Jon Polito24

    Jon Polito

    Crime Story, The Chronicle

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jon Raymond Polito (December 29, 1950 – September 1, 2016) was an American character actor and...  more

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  • Robert Picardo25

    Robert Picardo

    Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert "Bob" Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is known for his...  more