Entertainment 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, The Good ...more
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Marc Daniels is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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