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Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia

Updated June 14, 2019 37.9k 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?"
  • 1

    Bill Cosby

    The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
    William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,...  more

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  • 2

    Will Smith

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

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  • 3

    Rob McElhenney

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    Robert McElhenney (born April 14, 1977) is an American actor, director, producer, and...  more

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  • 4

    Kat Dennings

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

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  • 5

    Seth Green

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

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  • 6

    Kevin Hart

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

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  • 7

    Bradley Cooper

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

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  • 8

    Adam Carolla

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

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  • 9

    Grace Kelly

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

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  • 10

    Danny Woodburn

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    Daniel Charles "Danny" Woodburn (born July 26, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, and...  more
  • 11

    Kyle Gallner

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    Kyle Steven Gallner (born October 22, 1986) is an American actor. He is known for his...  more
  • 12

    Michael Callan

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    Michael Callan (born November 22, 1935) is an American actor best known for originating the...  more
  • 13
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  • 14

    Audrey Landers

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

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  • 15

    Andrew Lawrence

    Recess, Brotherly Love
    Andrew James Lawrence (born January 12, 1988) is an American actor and singer. He is known for...  more
  • 16

    Holland Taylor

    Two and a Half Men, The Practice
    Holland Virginia Taylor (born January 14, 1943) is an American actress and playwright. She won...  more
  • 17

    Larry Fine

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  • 18

    Jean Vander Pyl

    The Flintstones, The Jetsons
    Jean Thurston Vander Pyl (October 11, 1919 – April 10, 1999) was an American actress and voice...  more
  • 19

    Danny Bonaduce

    The Partridge Family, Goober and the Ghost Chasers
    Dante Daniel Bonaduce (born August 13, 1959) is an American radio/television personality,...  more

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  • 20

    Henry Gibson

    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Wuzzles
    Henry Gibson (born James Bateman, September 21, 1935 – September 14, 2009), was an American...  more
  • 21

    Bruce Davison

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

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  • 22

    Kevin Bacon

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

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  • 23

    Kim Delaney

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

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  • 24

    Jon Polito

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

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  • 25

    Robert Picardo

    Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager
    Robert "Bob" Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is known for his...  more