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Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia

Updated June 14, 2019 36.9k 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.

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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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  • 1
    Bill Cosby

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Will Smith

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Rob McElhenney

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Kat Dennings

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Seth Green

    Seth Green

    Family Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    BirthplaceOverbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Seth Benjamin Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, voice artist, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Kevin Hart

    Kevin Hart

    Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, Barbershop

    BirthplaceNorth Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and producer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper

    Alias, Nip/Tuck

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 8
    Adam Carolla

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Grace Kelly

    Grace Kelly

    Lux Video Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

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  • 10
    Danny Woodburn

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Kyle Gallner

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Michael Callan

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Richard Gere
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  • 14
    Audrey Landers

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Andrew Lawrence

    Andrew Lawrence

    Recess, Brotherly Love

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andrew James Lawrence (born January 12, 1988) is an American actor and singer. He is known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Holland Taylor

    Holland Taylor

    Two and a Half Men, The Practice

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 17
    Larry Fine

    Larry Fine

    The Three Stooges, Jerks of All Trades

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 18
    Jean Vander Pyl

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Danny Bonaduce

    Danny Bonaduce

    The Partridge Family, Goober and the Ghost Chasers

    BirthplaceBroomall, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 20
    Henry Gibson

    Henry Gibson

    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Wuzzles

    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 21
    Bruce Davison

    Bruce Davison

    Hunter, Touched by an Angel

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 22
    Kevin Bacon

    Kevin Bacon

    The Following, Bored to Death

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 23
    Kim Delaney

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Jon Polito

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Robert Picardo

    Robert Picardo

    Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

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