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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
Jeff Goldblum Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Raines, Faerie Tale Theatre Jeffrey Lynn "Jeff" Goldblum is an American actor. His career began in the mid-1970s and he has appeared in major box-office successes including The Fly, Jurassic Park and its sequel ...more

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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, television personality, and radio personality. He is known for his critical ...more

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F. Murray Abraham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
F. Murray Abraham Homeland, Marco Polo, A.E.S. Hudson Street F. Murray Abraham is an American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus. He has appeared in many ...more

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Anthony Jeselnik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Anthony Jeselnik Down and Dirty with Jim Norton Anthony Jeselnik is an American comedian, television host, writer, producer, and actor. Jeselnik is known for his dark comedy style, which emphasizes misdirection, non-sequiturs, biting insults, ...more

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Julie Benz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Julie Benz Dexter, Defiance, No Ordinary Family Julie M. Benz is an American actress, known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and Rita Bennett on Dexter, for which she won the 2006 Satellite Award for Best ...more

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Zachary Quinto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Zachary Quinto American Horror Story, Heroes, That's Life Zachary John Quinto is an American actor and film producer. Quinto rose to prominence for his role as series antagonist Sylar in the science fiction drama Heroes from 2006 to 2010. He is also ...more

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Jennifer Darling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Jennifer Darling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Smurfs, Eight Is Enough Jennifer Darling is an American actress and voice actress. While her body of work as a voiceover artist greatly eclipses that of her on-stage career, she is, perhaps, nevertheless known best to ...more

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Ted Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Ted Cassidy The Incredible Hulk, The Addams Family, Challenge of the Super Friends Theodore Crawford "Ted" Cassidy was an American actor who performed in numerous television shows and films. Noted for his tall stature at 6 feet 9 inches, he tended to play unusual ...more

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James Widdoes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
James Widdoes Charles in Charge, Delta House, Park Place James "Jamie" Widdoes is an American actor and film and television director, sometimes credited as Jamie Widdoes.

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Joe Manganiello is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Joe Manganiello True Blood, So Notorious, American Heiress Joseph Michael "Joe" Manganiello is an American actor, director, producer, and author. He played Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man and Spider-Man 3 films and had various ...more

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Gillian Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Gillian Jacobs Community Gillian MacLaren Jacobs is an American actress and director. She portrays Britta Perry on the NBC comedy series Community. Jacobs has also appeared in television shows such as Fringe, Law and ...more

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Marc Daniels is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Marc Daniels Marc Daniels, 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
Joe Flaherty Freaks and Geeks, SCTV Channel, Second City Television Joe Flaherty is a American actor and comedian. He is best known for his work on the Canadian sketch comedy SCTV from 1976 to 1984, and as Harold Weir on Freaks and Geeks.

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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Andy Warhol Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and ...more

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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Gene Kelly North and South, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, The Funny Side Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks ...more

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Lou Scheimer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Lou Scheimer He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, She-Ra: Princess of Power Louis "Lou" Scheimer was an American producer, one of the original founders of Filmation, an animation company, and also credited as an executive producer of many of its cartoons.

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Regis Toomey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Regis Toomey Burke's Law, Hey Mulligan, Richard Diamond John Regis Toomey 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
Bill Cullen Pyramid, Chain Reaction, The Joker's Wild William Lawrence Francis "Bill" Cullen was an American radio and television personality whose career spanned five decades. His biggest claim to fame was as a game show host, and over ...more

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Grant Heslov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Grant Heslov Sleeper Cell Grant Heslov is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter and director, known for producing Argo for which he received an Academy Award for Best Picture as co-producer in 2013. He is also ...more

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Adolphe Menjou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Adolphe Menjou Turnabout, Your Favorite Story, Target (US) Adolphe Jean Menjou was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies. He appeared in such films as Charles Chaplin's A Woman of Paris, in which he played the lead role; ...more

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Lyle Talbot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Lyle Talbot The Bob Cummings Show, Ben Jerrod, Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe Lyle Talbot was an American actor on stage and screen, best known for his long career in film from 1931 to 1960 and for his frequent appearances on television in the 1950s and 1960s. He played ...more

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Sandy Fox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Sandy Fox Fushigi Yuugi, Mad Jack the Pirate, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Sandra Marie "Sandy" Fox is an American voice actress who has had numerous roles in various animated cartoon, anime and video games. Together with her husband, fellow voice actor and ...more

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Patrick Fabian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Patrick Fabian Providence, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Valentine Patrick Fabian is an American actor of film, stage and television, best known for his frequent guest star roles on episodic television.

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Chip Esten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Chip Esten Nashville, Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza Charles Esten Puskar III, known professionally as Chip Esten and Charles Esten, is an American actor, singer and comedian. Esten is best-known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on ABC's ...more

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Mitzi McCall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Mitzi McCall Snorks, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, Gravedale High Mitzi McCall is an American actress married to actor Charlie Brill. She performed on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Other credits include guest appearances on Life Goes On, The Twilight Zone, ...more

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John Davidson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
John Davidson Hollywood Squares, Pyramid, Kraft Music Hall John Hamilton Davidson, Sr. is an American singer, actor and game show host known for hosting That's Incredible!, Time Machine, and Hollywood Squares in the 1980s, and a revival of The $100,000 ...more

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Burt Brinckerhoff is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Burt Brinckerhoff Burton Field "Burt" Brinckerhoff is an American actor, director, and producer best known for directing the WB television series 7th Heaven from 1996 to 2002; some older works credit ...more

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Frank Gorshin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Frank Gorshin Batman, Rudolph's Shiny New Year, The ABC Comedy Hour Frank John Gorshin, Jr. was an American character actor, impressionist, and comedian. He was perhaps best known as an impressionist, with many guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and ...more

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Fritz Weaver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Fritz Weaver Holocaust Fritz William Weaver is an American stage and screen actor. Weaver has a long and wide variety of performances in television, stage, and motion picture acting and is well known for his roles in ...more

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George Benson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
George Benson George Benson is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a ...more

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Scott Glenn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Scott Glenn The Edge of Night Theodore Scott Glenn better known as Scott Glenn is an American actor. His roles have included Wes Hightower in Urban Cowboy, astronaut Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff, Emmett in Silverado, ...more

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Eve Gordon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Eve Gordon Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, The Powers That Be, The Good Life Eve Gordon is an American actress. Her television roles include playing Marilyn Monroe in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries A Woman Named Jackie, Congressional aide Jordan Miller in the ...more

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Pandro S. Berman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Pandro S. Berman Pandro Samuel Berman was an American film producer.

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Stephanie D'Abruzzo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Stephanie D'Abruzzo Sid the Science Kid, The Puzzle Place, Sheep in the Big City Stephanie D'Abruzzo is an American actress, singer, and puppeteer.

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William Powell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
William Powell William Horatio Powell was an American actor. He typically played highly self-confident characters, with a sophisticated sense of humor and wit. A major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he was ...more

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Charles Grodin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Charles Grodin The Young Marrieds, The Charles Grodin Show Charles Grodin is an American actor, comedian, author, and former cable talk show host. Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virginian. He had a ...more

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David O. Selznick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
David O. Selznick David O. Selznick was an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known for producing Gone with the Wind and Rebecca, both earning him an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Bill Nunn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Bill Nunn Sirens, The Job, Traps William G. "Bill" Nunn III is an American actor best known for his roles as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Robbie Robertson in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man film

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Cherie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Cherie Johnson It's Punky Brewster, 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up Cherie Johnson is an African American actress, writer and film producer and author. She is known for her roles on Punky Brewster and the long-running ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters, where she ...more

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Judith McConnell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Judith McConnell Another World, Santa Barbara Judith Lynn McConnell is an American actress, best known for her role as Sophia Wayne Capwell on the TV series Santa Barbara, on which she appeared from 1984 to 1993. McConnell was born in ...more

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Burt Mustin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Burt Mustin Date with the Angels, The Funny Side Burton Hill "Burt" Mustin was an American character actor. Over the course of his career, Mustin appeared in over 150 film and television productions. He also worked in radio and ...more

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Henry Polic II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Henry Polic II Webster, When Things Were Rotten, Pyramid Henry Polic II was an American stage, screen, and voice actor, best known as Jerry Silver on Webster. In the 1980s, Polic was often seen as a celebrity guest player on various game shows. His ...more

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Twink Caplan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Twink Caplan Mr. Belvedere, Clueless, Cousin Skeeter Twink Caplan is an American actress, comedian, and producer. She is probably best known for her roles in the box office hits Clueless and the Look Who's Talking series. As a producer, her ...more

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Irving Pichel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Irving Pichel Irving Pichel was an American actor and film director.

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Frank McHugh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Frank McHugh The Bing Crosby Show Francis Curray McHugh, known as Frank McHugh, was an American film and television actor.

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Regis Cordic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Regis Cordic The Transformers, The Scooby-Doo Show, The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour Regis John "Rege" Cordic was an American radio personality and actor. His career in entertainment divides roughly in half: from 1948 to 1965, he was the dominant morning drive-time ...more

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Tom Savini is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Tom Savini Thomas Vincent "Tom" Savini is an American actor, stuntman, director, and award-winning special make-up effects creator. He is known for his makeup and special effects work on many ...more

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Gerald Anthony is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Gerald Anthony General Hospital, Another World Gerald Anthony was an American actor.

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Billy Gardell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Billy Gardell Mike & Molly, Heist, Lucky William "Billy" Gardell is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. He has been visible within the comedy world industry since 1989. Gardell currently plays police ...more

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Carl Betz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
Carl Betz The Donna Reed Show, Judd, for the Defense Carl Lawrence Betz was an American stage, film and television actor. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Betz participated in childhood theatricals and later worked in summer stock. He ...more