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Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Pittsburgh.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Pittsburgh, with photos when available. These renowned Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, but everyone on this list grew up in Pittsburgh and considers it to be their home. This list includes Pittsburgh TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Pittsburgh then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Pittsburgh. Various bits of information are available for these Pittsburgh celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

Bill Russell and Dan Marino are only the beginning of the TV actors on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Pittsburgh?" and "Who are the most famous Pittsburgh actors?"
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Jeff Goldblum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Raines, Faerie Tale Theatre

Birthplace: West Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (; born October 22, 1952) is an American actor and musician. He has starred in some of the highest-grossing films of his era, such as Jurassic Park (1993) and Independence ...more

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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Dennis Michael Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, and comedian. He was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 ...more

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F. Murray Abraham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Homeland, Marco Polo, A.E.S. Hudson Street

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: United States of America

F. Murray Abraham (born Murray Abraham; October 24, 1939) is an American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning an Oscar for his leading role as Antonio Salieri in the ...more

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Anthony Jeselnik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Down and Dirty with Jim Norton

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Anthony Jeselnik ( JES-əl-nik; born December 22, 1978) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He is known for his dark comedy style, which emphasizes ironic misdirection, non ...more

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Julie Benz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Dexter, Defiance, No Ordinary Family

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Julie Marie Benz (born May 1, 1972) is an American actress, known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (1997–2004), and as Rita Bennett on Dexter (2006–2010), for which ...more

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Zachary Quinto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
American Horror Story, Heroes, That's Life

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Zachary John Quinto (; born June 2, 1977) is an American actor and film producer. He is known for his roles as Charlie Manx in NOS4A2, as Sylar on the science fiction drama series Heroes ...more

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Jennifer Darling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Smurfs, Eight Is Enough

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Jennifer Darling (born June 19, 1946) is an American actress and voice actress. Her best-known role on screen was as Peggy Callahan, the secretary to Oscar Goldman in the television series The ...more
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Ted Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
The Incredible Hulk, The Addams Family, Challenge of the Super Friends

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Theodore Crawford Cassidy (July 31, 1932 – January 16, 1979) was an American actor of radio, television and film and voice artist. Noted for his tall stature at 6 ft 9 in (206 cm) and his deep ...more
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James Widdoes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Charles in Charge, Delta House, Park Place

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

James Widdoes (born November 15, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American actor and director.
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Joe Manganiello is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
True Blood, So Notorious, American Heiress

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Joseph Michael Manganiello ( MANG-gə-NEL-oh; Italian: [maŋɡaˈnjɛllo], Neapolitan: [maŋɡaˈnjellə]; born December 28, 1976) is an American actor, director, and producer. His professional film ...more

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Gillian Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Community

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Gillian MacLaren Jacobs (; born October 19, 1982) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Britta Perry on the NBC/Yahoo! Screen comedy series Community and Mickey Dobbs on the ...more
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Marc Daniels is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh

Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Marc Daniels (January 27, 1912 – April 23, 1989), born Danny Marcus, was an American television director.
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Joe Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Freaks and Geeks, SCTV Channel, Second City Television

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Canada

Joe Flaherty (born June 21, 1941) is an American actor, comedian and voice artist. He is best known for his work on the Canadian sketch comedy SCTV from 1976 to 1984 (on which he also served as ...more

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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
North and South, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, The Funny Side

Birthplace: Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor of film, stage, and television, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer. He was known for his ...more

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Lou Scheimer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, She-Ra: Princess of Power

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Louis "Lou" Scheimer (October 19, 1928 – October 17, 2013) was an American producer, one of the original founders of Filmation, an animation company, and also credited as an executive ...more
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Regis Toomey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Burke's Law, Hey Mulligan, Richard Diamond

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

John Regis Toomey (August 13, 1898 – October 12, 1991) was an American film and television actor.
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Bill Cullen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Pyramid, Chain Reaction, The Joker's Wild

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

William Lawrence Francis Cullen (February 18, 1920 – July 7, 1990) was an American radio and television personality whose career spanned five decades. His biggest claim to fame was as a game ...more
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Grant Heslov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Sleeper Cell

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Grant Heslov (born May 15, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter and director, known for his producing and writing collaborations with George Clooney, which have earned him ...more
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Adolphe Menjou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Turnabout, Your Favorite Story, Target (US)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Adolphe Jean Menjou (February 18, 1890 – October 29, 1963) was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies. He appeared in such films as Charlie Chaplin's A Woman of ...more

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Lyle Talbot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
The Bob Cummings Show, Ben Jerrod, Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Lyle Talbot (born Lisle Henderson; February 8, 1902 – March 2, 1996) was an American actor on stage and screen, known for his career in film from 1931 to 1960 and for his appearances on ...more
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Sandy Fox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Fushigi Yuugi, Mad Jack the Pirate, Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Sandra Marie Fox (born July 13, 1963) is an American voice actress who has had numerous roles in various animated cartoon, anime and video games. She portrayed the live-action Betty Boop and has ...more
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Patrick Fabian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Providence, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Valentine

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Patrick Fabian (born December 7, 1964) is an American actor of film, stage and television. He is best known for his role on Better Call Saul as Howard Hamlin, the lawyer who, while cocky and ...more
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Chip Esten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Nashville, Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Charles Esten Puskar III (born September 9, 1965), known professionally as Chip Esten, is an American actor, musician and comedian. Esten is best known for his role as country singer Deacon ...more
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Mitzi McCall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Snorks, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, Gravedale High

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Mitzi McCall (born September 9, 1932) is an American actress.